District Building Projects

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Construction is moving at a furious pace in Southern Utah and the Washington County School District is no exception. In an effort to keep up with demand the WCSD is currently constructing three new schools. A high school, middle school and intermediate.

For questions regarding these projects please contact:

Craig Hammer
Director of Facilities
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South Mesa Elementary St. George City Completed - Will open beginning 2020-21 school year  

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To improve communication with parents, guardians and students, Washington County School District has expanded its ability to deliver phone, email and SMS text messages by using the SchoolMessenger System.

SchoolMessenger will be used to communicate in emergency situations as well as inform parents of day to day progress and school events.

We invite you to fully participate in the process by opting in to SMS Text messaging and by keeping your contact information in PowerSchool up to date.

PLEASE NOTE! It is your responsibility to login to PowerSchool and check your primary phone number is correct.

To sign up for School Messenger and receive these important messages, just complete two simple steps:

  1. Make sure your contact information (primary cellular phone number) is up to date by logging in to your PowerSchool Account and accessing the "Demographics" page.
  2. Opt in to SMS Messaging by sending the word YES, via text message, to the number 67587. SchoolMessenger will only send text messages to cell phone numbers whose recipients have agreed to receive them.

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New Director of Technology

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Esplin as the Washington County School District Technology Director. Lawrence will replace Charlie Roberts who will retire at the end of this contract year.

Lawrence Esplin began his teaching career at Dixie High School in the fall of 1981 after graduating from SUSC, now Southern Utah University. He taught World and US History, Psychology, Sociology, Consumer Math and computer classes. He coached sophomore football and worked with the Academic Decathlon team. He also worked as a school counselor at DHS.

At Pine View Middle School Lawrence taught an introduction to computers and technology to 8th and 9th grade students. In the middle of his PVMS tenure he spent a year as a teacher on special assignment implementing computer labs in the elementary schools.

When Snow Canyon Middle School opened, Lawrence continued to teach Computers, Technology and coach football. His interest in technology eventually led to working as Secondary Schools Technology Coordinator in the beautiful bungalow called the Tech Coop, behind what is now Southwest High. Y2K fears prompted the district to adopt a new Student Information System and PowerSchool became his focus. Lawrence continued to serve as a technology coordinator with Charlie Roberts leading Technology as an independent district department.

Lawrence reports, “The best thing about working in the school district is the diligent and dedicated people. What was the least favorite thing? In my early days of teaching at Dixie High School, I often became a target at pep rallies for pie throwing. I was a Cedar High graduate and at that time Cedar was the rival. Things have changed and cross town rivals have replaced DHS vs CHS.”

Lawrence married Elaine Matheson while attending SUSC. They are the parents of two boys and three girls, all attended and graduated from WCSD schools. His favorite hobby is being grandpa to 14 amazing students and prospective students. Other interests including: reading, writing, technology, biking and hiking in the red rocks of southern Utah.

Please join with us in welcoming Lawrence to his new responsibility as the new Director of Technology.