Weber School District is excited to announce the opening of a new high school center

Weber School District is excited to announce the opening of a new high school beginning in the fall of 2015. Weber Innovation High School, located at 1007 W. 12th Street in Ogden, will offer students the opportunity to master and accelerate their learning using an innovative combination of digital curriculum and traditional face time courses.

In partnership with Weber State University, Snow College and Ogden Weber Applied Technology College, students will have multiple opportunities to earn early college credit and pursue career certifications.

Online applications and/or more information regarding Weber Innovation High School for incoming 9th, 10, or 11th grade students can be found at http://innovation.wsd.net/index.php/parents/registration-information .

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Weber School Board Recognizes Student and Volunteer for Accomplishments

This month the Weber School District had the opportunity to recognize Marybai Huking and Stephanie Holbrook during our monthly school board meeting. Marybai is a student at Fremont whose accomplishments in the face of adversity are nothing short of remarkable. Stephanie Holbrook is a parent volunteer extraordinaire who has kick-started an art program at Valley Elementary which has inspired student creativity and a love of art.

Marybai Huking was nominated for the Excellence in Achievement Award by Dr. Rod Belnap, Principal of Fremont High School. Marybai's scholastic and athletic achievements are impressive. This young woman is a member of the National Honor Society, maintains a 4.0 GPA, earned a score of 30 on the ACT, and is a member of the Olympic Goal Ball team. In addition, she donates countless hours in the service of others with civic and leadership responsibilities including being the yearbook editor. What makes Marybai particularly special is that she has achieved these things in the face of great adversity: Marybai is blind. Despite this, she has not allowed her physical challenges to limit her achievements or her dreams. Dr. Belnap states that "Marybai is a young lady with determination and grit who has the unique ability to identify the good in each of her peers and inspire them to use these abilities". He tells the story of when Marybai arrived to take her AP test, and due to some confusion, the adapted test with extra-large font that they had ordered for her had not arrived. "Instead of becoming disheartened or discouraged, Marybai took the same test that every other student took, even with the severe visual impairment". She went on to score a 5 on the test, the highest possible score. We are honored to recognize Marybai Huking with our Excellence in Achievement Award.

The importance of art education is an undeniable component of a well-rounded curriculum. Creative activities are pertinent building blocks of child development. Mrs. Stephanie Holbrook of Valley Elementary PTO is a parent volunteer who has played a crucial part in strengthening children's art education. "Art Start" is an art-based lesson curriculum delivered by a small force of parent volunteers. Mrs. Holbrook personally created these lesson plans to ensure that the children of Valley Elementary were learning about art history, notable artists, and art styles in addition to musical composers and genres. Each lesson includes a student art project. At the end of the school year, the students' artwork is showcased in a whole-school art show. The students and teachers look forward to this remarkable program and enjoy exploring their creativity through art projects and music. Mrs. Holbrook's involvement is not limited to the Art Start program, however. She also volunteers in the reading program and multiple other PTO programs and efforts at the school. Mrs. Holbrook was nominated by Principal Hales and was chosen to receive the Volunteerism Award for the month of January 2015.

Congratulations to these remarkable women. It is our privilege to recognize their efforts. We express our appreciation and gratitude for their willingness to enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff, and others in the Weber School District community.

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Astronaut Visits H. Guy Child Elementary

It's not every day that an astronaut comes to your school to speak but that's exactly what happened for students at H. Guy Child Elementary thanks to ATK and volunteer Shannon Sebahar who helped coordinate the event.

Kent Rominger, NASA Astronaut and former Navy fighter pilot, came to H. Guy Child to talk with students about the life of an astronaut. Rominger, who has been to space no less than five times, told students about the importance of hard work, math and science, and teamwork while showing them pictures and videos of his time working on the International Space Station.

Students had the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the assembly and they were very interested in what everyday life was like in space. Rominger answered questions about black holes, astronaut ice cream, floating in space, where he went in space, and how time in space works. He also told students about NASA's current project, a new rocket that will be going to Mars. Whispers were heard and energy was felt as he told students, "You all are the perfect age to go on this rocket and go to Mars. "Several students raised their hands and told Rominger they wanted to "...be an astronaut just like him."

Rominger came to the school as part of World Space Week. World Space Week is the largest public space event on Earth. According to the World Space Week website, "More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement of space [last year]." Other activities H. Guy Child participated in included having students trying to pick things up wearing large gloves to simulate how hard it is to do things in space, Alka-Seltzer rocket launches, and of course, eating astronaut ice cream. Students also signed a banner along with ATK employees that will be sent to the Kennedy Space Center in support of the Orion test launch taking place in December. The launch of the Orion capsule is part of the next generation of space travel and will enable people to travel to places such as asteroids outside of our atmosphere and even Mars, as Rominger talked about.

If you would like more information on World Space Week please visit http://www.worldspaceweek.org/

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School Holiday Charity Projects Help Those in Need

It is the time of year when most people's thoughts turn to family, treats, celebrations, and of course, giving. It is hard to resist the holiday spirit, and the folks at Weber School District are no exception. Many student groups at our secondary schools participate in yearly charitable drives to help local families in need, not just during Christmas season, but year round. All of our schools are getting into the spirit:

Fremont High School: The student government is busy with their yearly Kash-4-Kids charity drive. Activities and fundraisers are held which raise money that goes to help disadvantaged Fremont students and families year round with expenses such as medical bills, braces, and glasses.

Bonneville High: The Annual Shop with a Hero Project is in full swing. This is a program run by student body officers, and raises money for local police officers to take needy children Christmas shopping. Students get into the spirit of things by selling pizza, pancakes, and hot chocolate, and even play the part of Santa's elves in the parking lot.

Weber High: "Weekend Warriors" is a wonderful program where food packages are sent home with elementary aged children who face hunger outside of school. Funds are being raised to cover the $5,000 per-school price tag to keep these hungry children fed. In addition, students are helping to raise money to pay medical bills for a former WHS student who was in a tragic car accident just two days after graduation this past summer.

Wahlquist Junior High: Students have been very busy raising funds for their annual Sub-for-Santa Drive. So far, they have managed to raise $7000 to help approximately 10 needy families this year. Student body officers will shop for families, then will wrap and deliver the gifts before Christmas.

South Ogden Junior High: Food, fun, and games -- that's how the students at South Ogden Junior High school like to raise money for charity! Student body officers are right in the middle of their annual "South for Santa" charity drive. Students are selling hot chocolate during lunch and sponsoring class fundraising competitions. Events will conclude with a teacher vs. student dodgeball game. Funds raised will be spent purchasing Christmas gifts for deserving families which the SBOs will wrap and deliver.

Roy Junior High: Friendly competition between classrooms helped to spur the charitable spirit of students in raising nearly $700 to buy Christmas gifts for needy families at the school. In addition, students contributed to a food drive at the school's winter dance that raised both food and funds for the annual "Sub-for-Santa" campaign. 

Snowcrest Junior High: During a two-week charity drive, Snowcrest students collected canned goods and money. Fun activities were held including a Chick-fil-A fundraiser, $10 Tuesday, a "traveling tree", a silent auction, and last but not least, students enjoyed the signing talents of the staff as they performed from class-to-class while collecting donations.

Orion Junior High: In conjunction with Weber High School, Orion students, faculty, and staff have managed to donate over 5000 cans of food and have raised $2475.00 to help families in their community.

We are proud of our students, faculty, and staff for their charitable spirit. It is our hope that many families will be touched by their efforts. Wishing everyone a peaceful and memorable holiday season with best wishes for the coming New Year.

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Hotline Allows Students to Send Officials Concerns

To send an anonymous tip through the hotline, text the word "friends" then your message to 274637.

The Weber School District is pleased to introduce The Friends Hotline, an SMS Text-A-Tip application that allows students to anonymously submit information to participating law enforcement agencies and schools about situations that they feel are a threat to their safety or the safety of others. This is a secure application that allows the tipster and the investigator to have a two-way dialog while keeping the tipster’s identity completely anonymous. The program is being offered through a partnership with the Ogden Police Department Real Time Crime Center, the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, and all police departments in Weber County that serve our students.

Students may hesitant to report threatening behavior such as bullying, threats, fights, weapons, alcohol, drugs, sexual misconduct, dating violence, or suicidal behaviors for fear of retaliation. This valuable programs allows tipsters make anonymous reports both on and off campus. When a text message is received, it is sent to a computer system located in Canada. All identifiers (student phone number) on the text are stripped from the message, then forwarded to our representatives. The student will not be identified unless they wish to be.

To use the system, the student will begin their message with the word "friends", enter a space, list their school name and send the message to 274637. The word friends must be first and must be followed by a space or the message will fail. The word "friends" is not case sensitive. The student will receive a return text immediately asking them to call 911 if it is an emergency, and it provides the student an identifier code so that the computer can communicate with them. The counselor or SRO may then communicate with the student’s alias if the student allows. If the student does not wish to have further communication, they may text STOP and the texting will end.

Our goal is to allow students who are not comfortable speaking to our administration or school resource officers the opportunity to share information about their concerns. It is important for the students to know that all reports go to a real time crime center and are logged. Prank text messages will be treated seriously.

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Roy High Seniors Participate in College Application Week

roy-high-application-week01The Roy High School Counseling Department has set a lofty goal for its senior class this year. They aim to make sure that 100% of their seniors graduate from high school, and taking it one step further, they would like to see 100% of their graduates have the opportunity to go to college or technical training. November 17th-21st marked Roy High School's first annual College Application Week. A kick-off assembly was held, and staff decorated their doors with fanfare from their favorite schools. Ambassadors from local universities attended the kick-off to represent their schools and to answer any questions the students had.

The idea behind College Application Week was to improve accessibility to higher education for all students by guiding them through the application process. Counselor Pam Jacobsen explains that this process can be daunting, particularly for those who are first-generation college students. So often seniors do not know where to begin the application process, and many fear that they will not be accepted if they do apply. The computer lab was opened to the students where they were given the opportunity to submit applications to the schools of their choice with help from the counseling staff.

Oftentimes, a significant barrier to higher education is cost. Pam Jacobsen stated that several weeks ago, seniors were given help to register on the U.S. Department of Education's website where they were given a pin number to apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA). This gave students an important head start in the financial aid process, allowing them to apply for grants and student loans after the first of the year once funds become available for the coming academic year. Several local universities also waived their application fees for this week only in an effort to spur participation in College Application Week.

Ultimately, 280 out of 465 seniors applied to one or more schools. That is roughly 60% of the senior class. Mrs. Jacobsen reports that they are very pleased with the results and hopes that these numbers will increase in years to come.

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Principal Sends Home Letter Concerning Fremont Incident

Today, (12/1) a student came to the office and reported to Fremont administration that she had seen another student with a gun. Together, administration and our school resource officer detained the student and confiscated the gun. In cooperation with local law enforcement and the significant threat it posed, a decision was made with law enforcement and administration to lock down and evacuate the building. At that time, all students were evacuated and student backpacks were searched to ensure that all threats to students safety were neutralized.

We appreciate our student and staff response as well as your cooperation, understanding and assistance as parents. This was a team effort to ensure that students and staff are safe. As per our standard response protocol, our district communication system was used instantaneously and was extremely helpful. For those who were not notified, we encourage each of you to update your information on the portal or to contact the office as they are happy to help you with this valuable and timely resource.

For your information, the student who was in possession of the gun has been charged accordingly. We are confident that any threat to student safety has been addressed, however, if you or your student have any information that you feel might be helpful to this case, you are encouraged to contact the school.

We want you to know that the safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority here at Fremont. Please assure your student(s) that any homework that may have been affected by this series of events will be allowed to be completed with additional time needed. Finally, if your student(s) left their backpack in a classroom or hallway, he/she can return to the classroom or to the main office to get it first thing in the morning. Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we work through this sensitive situation.

Professionally,

Rod Belnap
Principal

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Post High School Assistance Available for Students with Disabilities

“…But what happens after graduation…?” What happens after graduation is a question posed by students and parents with more intensity the closer it gets. For students with disabilities, the question is even more critical. To help parents and students know what continuing support might be available, Weber State University’s Special Education Department held two Parent Transition Nights in an open house format featuring speakers from a variety of agencies to share information and answer questions. Speakers from Weber State University, Workforce Services, the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation and the Division of Services for People with Disabilities spoke about their agencies and the ways in which students may be supported in a post-secondary education or employment environment as well as while completing their high school graduation requirements.

Angie McLean, from Weber State University’s Services for Students with Disabilities, presented information about how students can apply for accommodations and support at the post-secondary level. Assistance is available for registration, interpreting, tutoring, and adaptive technology in addition to classroom accommodations. Angie emphasized the importance of teachers and parents encouraging students to aim high and to recognize their abilities, not just focus on their disabilities. Many students with disabilities successfully complete college degrees- students will never know if they might have succeeded, unless they try.

Lindsey Johnson, from Workforce Services (WIA Youth), spoke about their focus of helping students obtain marketable skills, which lead to gainful employment. Since the first step in obtaining employment is graduation, WIA provides a variety of incentives to help a student reach this goal. Through their individualized plan, students may earn incentives for improving grades and attendance, volunteering, or enrolling in training opportunities. For example, students may participate in a course through WIA on resume writing and interviewing strategies. Students will gain valuable skills, while earning a cash stipend for participating.

Rich Mackay, from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Vocational Rehabilitation), explained the opportunity for individualized restoration services through their agency. The goal of Vocational Rehabilitation is to assist eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment in order to increase their independence. Services can potentially include counseling, education, job placement, job coaching, and/or career evaluations.

Tammy Davis, from the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), emphasized the critical need for parents to complete the application process while their student is still young and possibly not yet in need of support. Examples of support provided by DSPD are respite care, day programs after post high, job training and coaching. Services for persons who qualify are available for the entire life span of the individual.

Many of these agencies, including our public schools, collaborate to assist people with disabilities and achieve great things. With approximately 80 students and their parents attending, the evenings were a great success! Participants received valuable information about continuing services and many questions were answered.

The Special Education Department looks forward to continuing to offer Parent Transition Nights each year and to expand the presentations.

Contact information for the agencies listed above may be found on this website through the following links: departments>special education>transition or you may input the agency name into the search engine on your computer.

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STEM Exposition A Great Opportunity for Students

Weber School District is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Northern Utah STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) College and Career Exposition to be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Davis Conference Center. From 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, nominated students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on demonstrations, will gain insight into future career paths and will be able to seek guidance from local higher-education institutions. 

Parents and students from all grades are invited to attend a free Family STEM Evening that night which will provide an opportunity for participants to visit with over 50 businesses and educational institutions. Hands-on activities, opportunities to investigate possible career paths and the ability to become more aware of the ever-changing world will be central to the evening’s offerings.

This event has been sponsored by Tesoro in collaboration with the Davis, Weber, Ogden and Morgan School Districts as well as the Weber State University College of Science. Please join us in this great opportunity to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics pursuits and to network with leading industry experts.

For more information, please contact Sheri Heiter (sheiter@wsd.net) or Matt Patterson (mpatterson@wsd.net). Details are available at: https://webertube.com/download.php?key=139a252aa37a456ff366. We look forward to a great night of exploration, learning and networking centered on the exciting and crucial area of STEM education!

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Testing Aide, Bus Driver, Receive Extra Mile Awards

Weber School District is honored to announce the recipients of the Extra Mile Award for the month of October 2014. The Extra Mile Award is designated to recognize classified employees of the district who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to both their profession and to those they serve.

Shari Erisoty of Fremont High School was nominated by Principal Rod Belnap. Shari has worked at Fremont in the Writing Lab, overseeing testing of all students. As her responsibilities have evolved and grown, Shari has proven herself to be an invaluable asset to both students and faculty alike. Shari gladly carries out her job responsibilities in a passionate and dedicated manner, always making sure that she stays until the job is done. This past year, 97% of Fremont’s juniors took the ACT test; a direct result of Shari’s efforts to ensure that every student had been taken care of. Many times due to absences and schedule changes, help is needed in the main office or in attendance. Without fail, Shari is the first to step up to the plate to lend a hand. She exemplifies what it means to be a team player.

What truly sets Shari apart is her dedication to the students at Fremont High. Her emotional connection to students and staff is evident in her kind demeanor and “open door” policy. Recently, Shari spearheaded a project to provide data on failing and struggling students after Dr. Belnap expressed concerns regarding these particular students. Shari provided data that helped shed light onto the problem, but more importantly, broke down failing students into classes, departments, and individuals – her primary objective was to put a face to the names of these struggling students. As a result of her work, Fs in the school were reduced by an impressive 30% last term. Shari’s tireless efforts have directly contributed to the success of countless students at Fremont High. Dr. Belnap states that Shari is a “tireless, determined employee… and a delightful person.” He also says that “She truly represents all that is great about Fremont and the Weber School District by always putting the student first.”

Vickie Grant of the District’s Transportation Department was nominated by her supervisor, Sue Morgan. Vickie has been a dedicated bus driver for our district since 1998. Not only is Vickie a role model for drivers in the district, she also shows genuine care and concern for all her students who she takes to and from school every day. When Ms. Morgan asked Vickie’s fellow employees about examples of Vickie’s unselfish acts in behalf of the children, she received many touching stories of Vickie’s dedication. One year, a little girl who told Vickie that her family would not be having Christmas that year. Vickie found out what the little girl wanted for Christmas as well as the size of clothes the parents wore. She bought the family presents and a Christmas tree, and left the items on the family’s front porch. After Christmas break, wearing the Air Jordans that she had received for Christmas from their anonymous Santa, this little girl excitedly boarded Vickie’s bus exclaiming that, “There is a Santa Clause and he is real!”

Her generosity has extended to many families on her route. She has donated money to families enduring hardship, replaced a stolen bike, and even paid a boy to take the gauges out of his ears – much to the delight of the boy’s grandfather, who flagged her down to thank her for being a positive example to his grandson. Vickie once had a child on her bus who was born with a disability. After observing the treatment this boy received from the other students, Vickie got to school one morning, and after the disabled child got off the bus, she kept the other children on the bus so that she could explain to them how she expected them to treat him, that he was no different than anyone else. These are only a few of the memorable things Vickie has done through the years. She genuinely cares about each of her students. She is a true professional and also a role model for others to follow.

Congratulations to our two award recipients! We thank you for your dedication and exemplary service, and are honored to recognize your efforts.

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Green Acres Initiates Elementary STEM Program

Green Acres Elementary is becoming a Weber School District STEM Emphasis School to help students become better problem solvers and more engaged learners.

The Grizzlies are choosing to emphasize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)in order to help prepare students for their life after graduation. According to the National Academy of Sciences, an ever-increasing number of employers and public officials have said that young people need to, “…have some degree of scientific and technological literacy in order to lead productive lives as citizens, whether or not they ever work in a STEM-related field… such literacy is important to being a smart consumer and thoughtful participant in democratic decision making and to making sense of the world more generally.”

Green Acres is one of two schools in the state using Launch, the elementary version of Project Lead the Way (PLTW); with Municipal Elementary following about a month behind them as a third school. Launch/PLTW is the curriculum that is used for the engineering component of STEM. There is one teacher in each grade level who is a PLTW teacher and they make sure every student in that grade level gets through at least one of the engineering modules. This year, the school is starting with the engineering design process.

“Part of what we want kids to know is that you learn a lot from mistakes and that if you get it wrong the first time that’s great because you learn a lot more that way than if you already knew it,” Principal Lisa Gilstrap said. “We emphasize a growth mindset so people don’t think ‘I’m not a math person,’ or, ‘I’m not a science person.’ Instead, they think, ‘I can do math. I can do science. I just have to figure out how to figure it out.”

The school will be integrating STEM ideas throughout the curriculum. For example, Gilstrap explained students may have to engineer a beanstalk when reading and learning the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” or come up with a design for a paintbrush in art. “Really, it’s about becoming problem solvers.” The problem solving instructional approach emphasizes students taking more responsibility for their learning in all subjects.

The program is in its early stages at the school with pre-surveys and students just starting to work into it now, and it will continue to grow. “I think it’s really good for students,” Gilstrap said. “I think it will engage the students that are more hands-on. It challenges our students that have things come easy to them- they’re going to have to learn to work through stuff. It’s going to be good for both my faculty and for my students. Plus, I love that all of my students get to participate in this as well. That’s a beautiful thing.”

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What Did You Learn Today?

Our students' math classes are looking quite different from those we've been accustomed to in our educational experiences. The Utah Core State Standards have increased emphasis on understanding the why (conceptual understanding) to ensure success for our students in future mathematics studies and to encourage college and career readiness. This is not to say that procedural understanding (the how), skill and fluency are not important. Rather, procedures and algorithms follow mastery of conceptual understanding. 

Finally, quality mathematics instruction integrates the application of mathematics in which students use mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems. The ability to apply mathematical knowledge represents the deepest level of understanding and demonstrates the essential skills of critical thinking. In today's mathematics classes, students are expected to work collaboratively with others, to persevere in solving challenging problems, to develop critical thinking skills, to communicate their mathematical understanding to others, and to be more active and engaged in their learning process.

Parents can support their child's learning by asking critical questions, such as "What did you learn today in math?" It is also beneficial for parents to have their students teach them how they went about solving a problem in class and describe their thinking process. This is a great opportunity to solidify instruction that occurred during class and to increase the likelihood of long-term retention.

A video showcasing current teaching practices:

Sharing Strategies for Counting Collections (Teaching Channel)

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Documents that provide productive questions to promote a meaningful math conversation with your child:

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Wahlquist Legacy Continues

Seventy-six years ago, on April 7, 1938, the Weber School District Board of Education formally considered construction of a new school in Northwest Weber County. The new school would be a combined elementary and junior high school to replace schools in Harrisville, Farr West, Slaterville and Marriott. Authorization was granted in May of 1938 to apply for a Works Project Administration grant and plans were approved the following June. Built at the cost of $160,121, the WPA provided the labor and the School Board furnished the materials for the building. The new structure was thought to be the most modern school plant in the state! On April 27, 1939, six acres of land was purchased for the new school site.

Wahlquist was named after the late Keith C. Wahlquist, Superintendent of Schools when construction began. Wahlquist opened on November 24, 1941 with an enrollment of 300 students. Sidney L. Wyatt was the first principal and nine teachers were on staff. During the 1949-50 school year, an additional 13 acres of land was purchased and a new wing was constructed on the west side of the original building. Wahlquist became a junior high school in the fall of 1950 with 750 students enrolled with a faculty of 26 members.

Since those first early years, thousands of students have passed through Wahlquist's corridors—many of them sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters and even great and great-great grandsons and granddaughters of those pioneer students. Because of this, Wahlquist Jr. High School has been built upon a proud heritage of community spirit and tradition. Wahlquist Jr. High is much more than just a building or a school--it is an institution of love, friendship and character. Wahlquist Jr. High School is home to many and a symbol of pride to the fourteen communities she has served over the years.

This fall Wahlquist Jr. High School moved to a new building situated on 25 acres of land and built at a cost of over $23,000,000. Over eleven hundred students are currently enrolled, with a staff numbering more than 80. We've come a long way, baby! As students embark this new journey, they will be continually reminded of the legacy of their past.

Through the generosity of the Andrew F. Wahlquist and Andrea K. Wahlquist, son and granddaughter of Keith C. Wahlquist, more than $22,000 was donated in the last year to the new Wahlquist Jr. High School. The donation consisted of a bronze plaque memorializing Keith C. Wahlquist, hanging above a stone bench in the foyer of the school as well as a large oil painting commissioned as a gift to the school to hang in the front hallway of the building. The painting, by former Wahlquist student and renowned artist David Jackson, depicts an Eagle in the Ogden-Weber Valley. Because Keith Wahlquist was an author as well as an educator, a display case has also been installed in the Media Center to display memorabilia such as Wahlquist's typewriter, a scrapbook of writings for students to check out and read, a stopwatch, and a photo of Wahlquist.

These items will serve as a reminder of Wahlquist's rich history for many generations to come.

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New School Year Brings New Schools, Other Projects

The 2014-2015 school year is sure to bring excitement for students, faculty and staff of Weber School District.

Two new schools will be opening its doors for the 2014-2015 school year. The new North Park Elementary will open with a dedication ceremony to be held August 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Wahlquist Junior High will also be opening for the 2014-2015 year, with its dedication ceremony scheduled for August 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. We invite you to come out and see these two beautiful new schools.

The students of West Weber Elementary will be attending the old Wahlquist Junior High school, while their new school is being built. The new West Weber Elementary will be completed and ready for students in August of 2015.

North Ogden Junior High School, home of the Knights, will be getting a new gym with construction beginning in 2014. The project design has been awarded to Bott Pantone Architects. With a new gym, comes an auditorium to be located in the original gym providing for a larger cafeteria.

New to Weber School District for the 2014-2015 school year is the Weber Innovation Center located on 12th street. This school will house our Weber Online program as well as Project Lead the Way.

Last, but certainly not least, we will be breaking ground for the Club Heights/Marlon Hills new combined elementary school in the spring of 2015. This school should be up and running by August 2016.

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