Education

Doug Freed, a teacher at Monument Valley High School, was honored with the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) Excellence in Education award at the State Capitol on February 5. The award highlights students and educators who exemplify a commitment to advancing civic engagement, embracing...
The San Juan School District will not participate in two Community Reinvestment Agency (CRA) projects. In a unanimous vote at the January 22 board meeting, the school board declined participation in projects that would have assisted the Bluff Dwellings project in Bluff and a proposed...
For the first time this year, Monticello High School Counselor Jeff Hunt led an after-school group centered around suicide prevention. The discussion was on Dec. 13 in the Monticello High School Library. It’s something the school did last year several times in order to provide students...
The San Juan School District (SJSD) held off on making a decision on the controversial Community Reinvestment Agency (CRA) policy Nov. 13 during their monthly board meeting at Monticello High School. The CRA discussion was the longest discussion topic of the evening for the board and...
In the quarter-century anniversary of the Heritage Language Conference, 200 educators, students, and linguists alike gathered at Monument Valley High School on Nov. 16 for the annual meeting. The theme of this year’s conference was “Walking in Beauty and Unity.” The welcome address for...
Jane Austen’s timeless novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’ has been adapted as a play by the Monticello High School Theatre Department and will run Nov. 28-30 at 7 p.m. each evening. Tickets for the play are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for preschoolers. The play is directed by...
All the ghoulish family members of the Addams Family were present at the Blanding High School during the five day presentation of the musical put on by the San Juan High School Drama Club. The play was artfully directed under the supervision of Drama Teacher Kayla Vernon. “There has...
It’s the kind of morning that you wake up and hear the wind unrelentingly bear down on everything in its path. It’s the kind of day where many stay inside, warm and cozy against the winter winds. But for the Monticello Rotary Club and many of their grandchildren and children, they spent...
The San Juan School District cultural and planning committees gathered for their last official meeting on Oct. 16 in Bluff. The meeting signals the final stages of the planning phase for the new Bluff Elementary school. In the meeting, the committees and district looked over a final...
Juan Schwartz Hansen was born February 7, 1931 in Rupert, ID to Margaret Schwartz and Reno T. Hansen.  Some wonder how he received the name Juan.  After World War I, Juan’s father received a homestead on Summit Point in San Juan County. He couldn’t make a living here, so he moved to...

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