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25
September
2015

WCSD Foundation Golf Tournament

WCSD Foundation Golf Tournament

Washington County School District Foundation announces a great back to school fundraiser for those who love the game of golf. The Tournament will be held Friday, October 30, 2015 at Coral Canyon Golf Course. All funds raised are going directly to teacher classroom grants for the students of Washington County School District.

24
September
2015

Spooky Town Fair 2015 - WCSD Foundation

Spooky Town Fair 2015 - WCSD Foundation

 

The Washington County School District Foundation supports the students of Washington County by looking for opportunities to raise extra dollars to help our schools.  Spooky Town Fair was created as a way to help accomplish that goal. We look to the community for much of that help. Our relationship with local businesses and individuals is vital.

 

15
September
2015

Statement from Water Canyon School

Water Canyon School - HILDALE UTAH

hildale"I have received many phone calls, texts, and emails with encouraging thoughts and prayers being offered to Water Canyon and the residents of Hildale. The tragedy that struck here last night was severe and will have lasting effects for some time. I wanted to let you know that there were no students from Water Canyon involved in the incident; although many had relatives who perished. We are and will continue to work though the events of yesterday and do what we can to support our students. Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts during this tragic time."

Darin Thomas - Principal K-12

24
August
2015

The Independent Reviews "On Dreams of Dixie" Documentary

Read the review of 'On Dreams of Dixie' from George Scott of The Independent.

Read Review

17
August
2015

March 2015 - WCSD Award for Excellence - Desert Hills Middle School

March 2015 - WCSD Award for Excellence - Desert Hills Middle School
The following employees and volunteer at Desert Hills Middle School were recognized by the Board of Education and the Superintendent with the WCSD Award for Excellence - March 2015.
 
L to R: Debbi Jorgensen – Secretary, Kori Esplin – Volunteer, Angela McKean – Secretary, Nicole Baum – Secretary, Shelli Barnum – CTE PLC Collaborative Team, Amy Peterson – CTE PLC Collaborative Team, Chad Campbell – CTE PLC Collaborative Team,Mindi Matheson– CTE PLC Collaborative Team, and Todd Sparks – CTE PLC Collaborative Team.
 
Thank you for your service to the students in Washington County.
17
August
2015

March 2015 - WCSD Award for Excellence - Coral Cliffs Elementary School

March 2015

March 2015 - WCSD Award for Excellence - Coral Cliffs Elementary School
The following employees and volunteer at Coral Cliffs Elementary School were recognized by the Board of Education and the Superintendent with the WCSD Award for Excellence - March 2015.
 
L to R: Jeanice Erickson – Special Education Paraprofessional, Dawn Taylor – 5th Grade PLC Collaborative Team, Melisa Chappell – 5th Grade PLC Collaborative Team, Reece Jacobsen – 5th Grade PLC Collaborative Team, and Sheila Smith – Volunteer.
 
Thank you for your service to the students in Washington County.
11
August
2015

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

 

As Superintendent of Washington County School District I am very excited for the start of another successful school year, and welcome back the many students and staff at each of our schools. I want to wish each student the very best for a rewarding and successful school year. I encourage all students to get involved in the many extra-curricular activities offered at our schools.

05
August
2015

‘On Dreams of Dixie’ world premiere at Desert Hills High School a big hit

The Independent

‘On Dreams of Dixie’ world premiere at Desert Hills High School a big hit

A special thanks to The Independent and George Scott for a great coverage of the 'On Dreams of Dixie' world movie premier!

Read the article at: http://suindependent.com/on-dreams-of-dixie-world-premiere-at-desert-hills-high-school-a-big-hit/

03
August
2015

Safety Pays Incentive

Safety Pays Incentive

Amy Wilcox at Coral Cliffs Elementary. Amy's faculty won the "Safety Pays Incentive" for being one of our accident free locations during the 2014-2015 school year! Way to go team!

03
August
2015

Golden Corral & WCSD Work to keep us safe!

Golden Corral & WCSD Work to keep us safe!

Michael Lee from the Risk Management arm of Human Resource presents a plaque to the owner of Golden Corral for their many years of generous contributions to Washington County School District.

22
July
2015

Celebrating 100 Years in WCSD

Celebrating 100 Years in WCSD

 

St. George, UT, July 22, 2015  — In conjunction with the 100-year anniversary of the Washington County School District, a variety of activities at each school location throughout the district are being planned during the coming 2015-2016 school year. Bob Sonju, Executive Director K-12 Student Learning for Washington County School District announced the kick off event will be the premier showing of the documentary film "On Dreams of Dixie", celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Washington County School District. Sonju stated, “We are committed to helping viewers understand that education is vitally important. As demonstrated in this heartfelt film, education weaves lives together, prepares us for life and demonstrates that through school, work and play, communities grow and prosper.”

01
July
2015

Documentary Film about Washington County School District

Documentary Film about Washington County School District

On Dreams of Dixie - World Premier | Aug. 1, 2015

We invite you to attend the World Premier of "On Dreams of Dixie" to be held in Saint George, Utah - August 1, 2015 at Desert Hills High School

Location: 828 East Desert Hills Drive - St. George, Utah 84790

Public Showing: 8:45pm

The public showing of the premier will be at 8:45pm and be on a first come, first serve basis. Theater seating is limited to 900 occupants.


If we max out the public showing we will hold a second screening immediately after.

Synopsis

"On Dreams of Dixie," a Documentary Film

It was 1861 when tattered pioneers began arriving in southern Utah's red, barren desert. Amid sacrifice and loss, many had traveled across wide oceans and unforgiving plains for a place they could call their own.

Committed to education, school classes were first held in the back of covered wagons and in the areas first church houses. In 1915, the state of Utah issued an order for the area's scattered schools to join together as one and Washington County School District was formed with 1,833 registered students.

Through heartfelt interviews and stories found in the archives of county history, 'On Dreams of Dixie' gives viewers a multi-dimensional experience and character-driven look at what it was like attending school in southern Utah's early settlement communities.

More than 28,000 students are now enrolled in Washington County schools with students learning skills that prepare them for life. Looking back over the shoulder of history, it is important to acknowledge that life in southern Utah started out at a much slower pace, when times were simple. Written and produced by Melynda Thorpe, narrated by Wilford Brimley, and with an original score by Keith R Owen, "On Dreams of Dixie" provides a powerful viewer experience.

World Premier August 1, St. George, Utah.

28
May
2015

Public Review - Secondary Math Core Standards

Public Review - Secondary Math Core Standards

The Secondary Mathematics Utah Core Standards have undergone proposed revisions during the 2014-2015 school year. Various stakeholders, including parents, teachers, specialists, faculty from higher education, and business leaders have provided input toward making these revisions. Key recommended revisions from the 2010 adopted standards include:

19
May
2015

Surplus Sale - June 6, 2015

Washington County School District

Public Surplus Sale

Saturday, June 06, 2015
Open at 9:00 am
811 East Brigham Road, St. George, UT
We will only accept: cash, cashiers check or money order
(NO PERSONAL CHECKS)

Items must leave with you!
Additional information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
15
May
2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT A NEW BOARD COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

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TO ADOPT A NEW BOARD COMPENSATION SCHEDULE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
 
Washington County School District
121 W Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770
May 26, 2015
5:00 p.m.
 
  1. PUBLIC HEARING - All interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard relative to the adoption of a new board compensation schedule.
  2. ACTION ITEMS - Adoption of New Board Compensation Schedule
  3. ADJOURNMENT
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