Education

by Paul Murdock, Special Ed and Preschool Director, San Juan Schools Preschool programs are located at every elementary school throughout the district and at the White Mesa Education Center. Our teachers happily welcome three- and four-year-old disabled and non-disabled children into their...
Student Career and Technical Education leaders in the San Juan School District gathered for a day of competition at the Utah State University Campus in Blanding. Pictured back row left to right: Mikell Yazzie, Jaslene Begay, Shayla Pehrson, Alise Lewis, Brad Skow, Evan Keith. Pictured front row L to R: Hope Palmer, Macee Palmer, Ella Davis, Elise Dalley, Lance Begaye. Courtesy photo
Students from across the San Juan School District recently participated in the second annual “Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Competition.  The event, hosted by CTE programs at the Utah State University Blanding Campus, brings the classroom to life, allowing students to demonstrate...
Gabrielle Dance, a student at Whitehorse High School, won the $100 Sorenson Award in the 2024 Utah High School Clean Air Marketing Contest. More than 1,000 high school teens from southern Utah to southern Idaho participated in creating clean air public service announcements (PSAs) for the contest...
Winter Storytelling events are being held this winter inside the campus hogan at the Utah State University campus in Blanding.  Courtesy photo
In many Native American cultures, the winter season is the time for storytelling. Traditional storytelling is reserved for the winter months for many tribes, often waiting for the first snowfall before some cultural stories are permitted to be shared. Utah State University Blanding is honoring this...
By Jeanna Grover Career Technical Education Director, San Juan School District As we step into February, we are celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month – a time to acknowledge the invaluable role CTE plays in shaping the future of our students and our communities. CTE pathways, which...
The 25th Navajo Nation Council voted 17-0 to approve $500,000 from the Navajo Nation’s Síhasin Fund to help Utah State University (USU) construct a new higher education facility in Monument Valley, Utah.  According to the legislation sponsor, Council Delegate Herman Daniels, Jr. (Shonto, Naa’tsis’...
Rendering shows a possible look at the new Blanding Elementary School. The image was part of a presentation to the public provided by MHTN Architects as part of a public meeting on January 22. The public can provide feedback through a survey. Courtesy MHTN Architects
The San Juan School District received word in January that the state legislature through the state board of education will be awarding $20 million towards the new Blanding Elementary School. The award is anticipated to cover about 42-percent of the estimated $47 million cost for the new school in...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan School board held a public hearing before approving application for federal impact aid, and received a report on state health and risk prevention survey at their latest meeting. At their January 24 meeting, members of the San Juan School Board...
The San Juan School District is hosting a public forum to share an update on the new Blanding Elementary School on January 22. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm at the San Juan High auditorium. The forum will include an update from the design team, addressing costs and funding of the project and an...
First generation celebration at Utah State University in Blanding.  Courtesy photo
Utah State University Blanding held its inaugural First-Generation Celebration, spanning four days from November 6-9. The celebration paid tribute to the remarkable achievements of first-generation students, faculty, staff, and community members, all of whom have played a pivotal role in shaping...

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