Education

The results are in and there is good news and bad news for the twelve schools in the San Juan School District. Report cards for the schools were discussed at the February 12 meeting of the school board. Three schools in the district – Monument Valley High, Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary, and Bluff...
Adriana Johnson was the winner again in the San Juan School District Spelling Bee on February 5. Johnson, an eighth grade student at Albert R Lyman Middle School (ARL), is no stranger to the top of the spelling bee podium. Kaidence Mitchelle, a fifth grade student at Bluff Elementary, finished in...
Robert Turk, a fifth grade teacher at Blanding Elementary School, was awarded the Elementary Science Teacher of the Year for the southeast region by the Utah Science Teacher Association (UtSTA).  Several science teachers from San Juan School District made the annual trek to Provo, UT to attend the...
Doug Freed, a teacher at Monument Valley High School, was honored with the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) Excellence in Education award at the State Capitol on February 5. The award highlights students and educators who exemplify a commitment to advancing civic engagement, embracing...
The San Juan School District will not participate in two Community Reinvestment Agency (CRA) projects. In a unanimous vote at the January 22 board meeting, the school board declined participation in projects that would have assisted the Bluff Dwellings project in Bluff and a proposed...
For the first time this year, Monticello High School Counselor Jeff Hunt led an after-school group centered around suicide prevention. The discussion was on Dec. 13 in the Monticello High School Library. It’s something the school did last year several times in order to provide students...
The San Juan School District (SJSD) held off on making a decision on the controversial Community Reinvestment Agency (CRA) policy Nov. 13 during their monthly board meeting at Monticello High School. The CRA discussion was the longest discussion topic of the evening for the board and...
In the quarter-century anniversary of the Heritage Language Conference, 200 educators, students, and linguists alike gathered at Monument Valley High School on Nov. 16 for the annual meeting. The theme of this year’s conference was “Walking in Beauty and Unity.” The welcome address for...
Jane Austen’s timeless novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’ has been adapted as a play by the Monticello High School Theatre Department and will run Nov. 28-30 at 7 p.m. each evening. Tickets for the play are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for preschoolers. The play is directed by...
All the ghoulish family members of the Addams Family were present at the Blanding High School during the five day presentation of the musical put on by the San Juan High School Drama Club. The play was artfully directed under the supervision of Drama Teacher Kayla Vernon. “There has...

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