Education

Following 40 years of service, current Utah State University (USU) Blanding Associate Vice President Guy Denton has announced he will retire June 30. Denton’s career has spanned various positions throughout USU’s statewide system, as well as Africa and Ohio State University. “It has been a...
Heritage Language programs at Blanding Elementary dominated discussion at the April 16 meeting of the San Juan School Board. The board discussed at length the success (and challenges created by that success) of the Navajo Language (HL) Instructional program at Blanding Elementary School....
San Juan School District teachers are some of the top earning teachers in the state. Surprised? That’s according to a report from the Utah Foundation, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization. The report, Apples to Apples: How Teacher Pay in Utah Stacks Up to the Competition,...
If riding bulls, flying drones, solving crimes, racing a pinewood derby, enjoying a magic show, and seeing elephant toothpaste sounds like a fun day to you, make sure you don’t miss the sixth annual USU Eastern-Blanding STEAM Expo. It runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday, April 12 on the college’...
“Triumph and Tragedy” is the theme of the annual History Fair that was held on April 1 at the Utah State University Blanding campus. Students from Monticello and Blanding participated in the annual event, with the top finishers qualifying for a spot at the state History Fair later this month. A...
The Monticello High School Prom, “A Night in Paris,” was held on March 22. Royalty includes: (left to right) second attendants Quay Walker and Aaron Christiansen, Queen Adri Lewis, King Atticus Sheeran, and first attendants Eldean Lammert and Alexa Peterson. Cheryl Lewis photo
Extended Friday schedules will be used to make up the two days lost to bad weather in the San Juan School District. The District announced that instead of holding school on Saturdays or previously-scheduled holidays, the school day would be extended on four Fridays between now and the end of the...
Jamie Carling, a Science teacher at San Juan High School, is the 2019 Teacher of the Year for the San Juan School District. Carling was honored for her work at a March 4 banquet. Carling has taught in the San Juan School District for a number of years, including at San Juan High for the past three...
Construction of the long-anticipated, $10 million elementary school in Bluff is finally underway. On February 26, students, teachers, district staff, and community members gathered on a dirt lot just west of Cottonwood Wash to watch the official groundbreaking ceremony. The new school will be...
Meetings were held last week in Monticello and Blanding to educate attendees about a new program to train workers in online remote work opportunities. Utah is pioneering an initiative that aims to bring jobs back to rural communities – jobs created by individuals for themselves, I might add....

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