Education

Bluff Elementary School fifth grade teacher Nicole Wallis is one of ten educators to be honored with a 2018 Excellence in Teaching award from the Utah Education Association (UEA). Wallis will receive the UEA/dõTERRA Excellence in Teaching award on May 18 during the KeyBank Superstars in...
More than 125 students from San Juan, Monticello, and Whitehorse high schools joined 40 other Utah high schools for an enthusiastic, all-student matinee performance of “Hamilton” in Salt Lake City on May 4. “Wow,” said Vincent Saltclah, a senior at Whitehorse High School, after the...
Whitehorse High School Principal Kim Schaefer was named the School Administrator of the Year in Utah on May 2 at the inaugural Utah’s Partner in Education gala. Governor Gary R. Herbert presented the award at the event which honors teachers, administrators, students, and advocates of...
Five students from Monticello High School earned a trip to the National History Day Fair when they were named state champions at the Utah History Day Fair on April 28. “Conflict and Compromise” is the theme of the state competition. It was held at Hillcrest Junior High School in Murray...
The San Juan School District has named two new principals and also received approval for a land swap that will allow construction of a new school in Bluff. Jay Porter is the new principal of Blanding Elementary School and KC Olsen is the new principal of Monticello Elementary School. ...
The San Juan High School drama department recently completed a rousing run of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast under the direction of Kayla Vernon. The cast includes Skyler Jensen, Jared Webb, Jaden Bethea, Ammon Ward, Levi Ward, Brody Nielson, Carter Redd, Connor Christensen, Halli Black...
Adriana Johnson, a seventh grade student at Albert R. Lyman Middle School in Blanding, finished second in the 2018 SESC Regional Spelling Bee at Green River High School on March 8. The SESC Regional Spelling Bee is a local competition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winner of...
A new elementary school in Bluff is closer to reality after the San Juan School Board approved a trade of land on April 4. With a 5-0 vote, the board approved a land swap with the Utah Navajo Trust Fund (UNTF). Five acres of ground in Monument Valley, which is currently owned by the...
by JoAnna Bethea, San Juan School District During the 2017-2018 school year, the San Juan School District Bilingual Education Department followed the theme “It’s Up to You” in most of the K-12 school district Native American events and heritage languge classrooms. This theme is...
San Juan Counseling, San Juan Public Health, and the San Juan Health Service Clinic in Blanding are now comfortably at home in a beautiful new building in Blanding. With the move, the three health entities abandoned their existing facilities. The future use of the facilities is coming...

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