Congratulations to Horizon Elementary school for being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School! National Blue Ribbon School Program
On October 21, 2022, WCSD brought together ALL of our elementary teachers K-5 for Professional Development on how to integrate Computer Science into core subjects; Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies! WCSD is launching elementary computer science in all 28 of our elementary schools this year and now offers computer science education in EVERY school in our school district K-12 for EVERY student.
Learning innovative and creative problem solving and critical thinking skills is important to every educational discipline and to every career pathway in today's world! At the big elementary kick-off event, teachers and schools received equipment purchased from the Utah Computer Science K-12 Initiative Grant and were then trained on that equipment. Follow us to learn of our journey through this exciting implementation! #washk12computercoding #CSforAll #computerscience #computerscienceeducation #k5education #computerscienceforkids #washk12 #elementaryeducation #stemeducation #STEM
Note that our feedback from elementary principals and elementary teachers has been tremendous!
The Washington County School Board recognized the accomplishments achieved by district high school students at the Career and Technical Student Organizations competitions at both the state and national levels.
Introducing the selected students and faculty advisers to the school board was Dave Gardner, the Career and Technical Education Director for the district.
“It is a pleasure to pay some great respect to some great work done in the last year,” Gardner said.
The high school program had not competed in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain selected students who made an appearance at the board meeting all placed within the top 10 of the national competitions for their categories.
L to R: Bennett Allen, Benjamin Hulse, Tasia Smith, Britney Greer, Rebecca Morales, Adrie Earl, and Addisyn Prisbrey. WCSD students who placed in the top of the Career & Technical Student Organizations state and national competitions were applauded by school board members on Aug. 9, 2022 | Photo by Nick Yamashita, St. George News
Parents will need to apply for Free/Reduced Lunch for their students for the 2022-23 school year by completing the application. Please go to > https://www.washk12.org/food-service/free-and-reduced on the school district website to apply.
Applications are available in English and Spanish versions.