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New summer program gives South Kearns students chance to explore STEM

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake Linda sat alone at a desk in the front row of a South Kearns Elementary classroom, her rounded rectangular glasses reflecting her laptop screen that displayed the latest project for her storytelling through coding class. The rising sixth grader was coding a short story […]

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Day of Action gives school custodial staff support to start school year right

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake When the final bell tolls on the last day of school, students rejoice at the chance to step away from the bustling hallways, looming project deadlines, and exams to enjoy summer break. But the summer months are anything but quiet on the Cottonwood High […]

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UWSL announces its 2018 Changemakers

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake announced its United for Change Changemaker award honorees for 2018. United Way will honor Gail Miller, owner and chair of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies; the Promise Partnership Regional Council’s Co-Chair Kirk Aubry, and Founding Co-Chairs Martin […]

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Breaking Language Barriers in South Salt Lake!

by Meredith Muller Cottonwood High School Community School Director South Salt Lake is a community rich with diversity. Our residents come from all over the world and speak over 40 languages. Our schools are microcosms of our world, allowing learning beyond the classroom between students and families. It does however create one challenge: communication. Finding someone […]

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Dealertrack and Others Support Students for Stuff the Bus

by Stephanie Rokich Volunteer Engagement Manager Stuff the Bus donations are in, and 78 companies, nonprofits, government agencies, community groups, scout troops, and individuals donated 130,378 school supply items! Juana DuPratt works for Dealertrack, a company with a culture of giving back to the community. She organized her company’s online school supply drive. Here’s what […]

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Helping Students See Success

by Newton Gborway Community School Director As a Community School Director at West Kearns Elementary, one of the most rewarding moments is working with parents, students, and staff.  Added to that, working with diverse partners within the community is a great effort that pays off as well. One of our partners, Utah Partners for Health, provides […]

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Supporting Families, Supporting Communities

by Rosemary Mitchell Community School Director, South Kearns Elementary For years, Utah has repeatedly been cited as the most generous state in regards to donations and volunteer work. South Kearns Elementary has been fortunate to see this firsthand with organizations, individuals, and companies dedicating both time and money to our school. Working with partners like […]

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It starts with YOU! Impact a student’s life today!

Ben Mallett GPJH Reading Clinic Coordinator With the support of the University of Utah Reading Clinic, Granite Park Junior High (GPJH) is excited to continue its reading program for a third year. The reading program consists of students working either individually or in groups with a trained tutor. During the session, students read, chorally, from […]

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Finding Resources at South Kearns Elementary

by Rosemary Mitchell Community School Director, South Kearns Elementary This school year has seen many changes at South Kearns Elementary. Not only do we have a new principal and many new teachers, but we have renewed enthusiasm for supporting our students and families in the best way possible. When planning for parent teacher conferences, we […]

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The Stars of Success Align at Oquirrh Hills!

by Maribel Rodriguez Oquirrh Hills Community School Director The first day of school jitters and excitement at Oquirrh Hills Elementary could be felt throughout the school — our students, families, and our very own teachers and staff were buzzing. We all jumped right in with a new year of hope and a blank page just waiting […]

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