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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...
Megan Decker, a language arts teacher at Monument Valley High School, was the recent winner of an extreme makeover of her classroom by Brittany Wheaton, who runs the SuperHERO Teacher blog. Decker was the winner of the 5,000 teachers across the nation who signed up for the contest....
The Monticello High School drama department will present “Be Careful What You Wish For” on Wednesday and Thursday, April 4 and 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium. The evening will also include region-winning performances by three students. Cast members include: (...
A total of 17 local students received honors at the annual Sterling Scholar competition, including three local students who were named Sterling Scholar. The three top winners from local schools are Ashley Berrett, a drama and vocal performance student from San Juan High School; Brayson...
Debbie Pugh, a Special Education Instructor at Blanding Elementary School, is the 2018 Teacher of the Year for the San Juan School District. Pugh was honored for her work at a March 5 banquet. Her supervisors state that Pugh, “has worked tirelessly to advocate not only for students with...
“Conflict and Compromise” is the theme of the annual History Fair that was held on February 13 at the Utah State University Eastern campus in Blanding. Students from Monticello and Blanding participated in the annual event, with the top finishers qualifying for a spot at the state...

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