WCSD Parade Home

House Rendering

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We are excited to announce that our students who are part of the WCSD Building Construction program have just completed a beautiful home that will be featured in this year's Parade of Homes!

Home Details: https://paradehomes.com/web/homes/3694/

Location: 2763 E 410 N  St. George, UT 84790

Patrons may tour the home during the regular Parade of Homes Show between February 14th - 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Feb. 23). Please note that a home show ticket is not required to tour this home. Students will also be staffing the home, so we request that patrons honor these show dates/times. 

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Panorama Elem. Model PLC School 2020

Panorama School Staff with banner that says "Solution Tree 202 - Model PLC School"

Panorama School Staff with banner that says "Solution Tree 202 - Model PLC School"

PLC School in Utah! Being designated and recognized as a Model PLC School is an earned recognition that demonstrates a commitment by our teachers to help every child learn, grow and achieve year after year. Responding to the recognition, Principal Steve Gregoire said, "We are honored and feel we are on the right track to improvement. Our teachers, teams and staff put student learning first and foremost."

This is such a difficult recognition to achieve, that only 11 schools in Utah are designated as Model PLC Schools. It is also important to know that of those 11 schools, seven of them are right here in Washington County School District.

Teachers at these schools work together in collaborative teams to get more children learning at higher and higher levels; in fact, they have to do it consistently for at least three years, and they have to establish cultures where high levels of learning can continue for many years to come. This is the only way to earn Model PLC status. We are proud of our teachers and staff at Panorama and how they consistently help our students succeed. Congratulations Panorama Elementary!

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New Asst. Principal - Desert Hills High

Steve Showalter
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We are pleased to announce the selection of Steve Showalter as the Assistant Principal of Desert Hills High School.  Steve will replace Eric Christensen who will move to the Assistant Principal position at Dixie High School on July 1, 2020.
 
Steve was born in Cleveland, Ohio but moved to Southern California when he was young and lived there for eight years.  He moved to Park City, Utah when he was in the fifth grade and lived there until he moved to St. George when he was a junior in high school.  Steve graduated from Snow Canyon High School in 1999.  He attended Arizona State University for his Bachelor’s Degree, where he met his wife Denise, before coming back to St. George to teach 5th grade at Diamond Valley Elementary for seven years.  He received his Administrative Master’s Degree in 2011 from Southern Utah University and moved down to become the Title I Coordinator at Dixie Sun Elementary for four years and then moved on to become the Assistant Principal at Dixie Middle School for the last four years.  He loves spending time with his wife, his son Andrew, and their two dogs hiking, traveling, golfing, and going to baseball games. He has loved his time at Dixie Middle School and will miss everyone there, but is very excited to work with the students, parents, and faculty at Desert Hills High School.
 
Please join us in congratulating Steve!

New Asst. Principal - Desert Hills Middle

Luke Rowley
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We are pleased to announce the selection of Luke Rowley as the Assistant Principal of Desert Hills Middle School.  Luke will replace Ron Sharp who was selected as principal.  Luke will begin his new assignment on July 1, 2020. 
 
Luke grew up in Monticello, Utah where he attended Monticello Elementary and later graduated from Monticello High School. He received an Associates from CEU, a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Weber State University, and a Master of Education Degree from Southern Utah University. Luke started his education career by teaching fourth grade at Bloomington Elementary. He then spent six years teaching and serving as a Learning Coach at Hurricane Intermediate School.  Lastly he has served seven years as the principal of Enterprise Elementary.

Luke is the proud father of three boys and two girls. In his free time, he enjoys attending his kids sporting events and playing in the outdoors.  He is excited about this new opportunity, but will greatly miss the wonderful school community at Enterprise.
 
Please join us in congratulating Luke!
 

New Asst. Principal - Pine View High

Brett Gifford
Brett Gifford
 
We are pleased to announce the selection of Brett Gifford as the Assistant Principal of Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School.  Brett will swap positions with Randy Wyatt on July 1, 2020
 
Brett Gifford was born and raised in Washington, Utah where he attended Pine View High School. He then graduated from Dixie College with his Associates Degree and from Southern Utah University with his Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and Physical Education. He later received his Master's Degree from Southern Utah University.

Brett taught Special Education at Pine View Middle and Pine View High School. He was also an Assistant Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach. He later taught Physical Education and served as the Learning and Data Coach at Pine View Middle School. He has recently had the wonderful opportunity to work as an Assistant Principal at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School.

Brett has been happily married to his wife Jennifer Terry Gifford for almost 20 years. They have four children Kesley (19), Corben (16), Makayla (15), and Brielle (11). He loves spending time with his family and watching them participate in various sports and activities.

Brett is sad to be leaving the great staff at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate, but excited for the opportunity to work with great staff and students at Pine View High School.
 
Please join us in welcoming Brett to his new position.