Dieter the English teacher at Decker Lake helped students to learn more about Hispanic Heritage and students created presentations that were presented to the students in the facility. The students worked hard on the presentations. Then all were treated to lunch. Below are examples of the people they studied and made presentations about.
Katie and Ashley were chosen to receive $350 each from the Granite Credit Union Foundation Teacher Grants 2023. They applied for it during Granites Opening Institute in the fall. Hundreds of teachers applied and they were two of fifteen that were chosen. They will use the money to buy filament for their 3D printer, books, […]
Youth-In Custody work with STEMCAP to create art about water as a unifying element: a finite resource that connects all living things. They first discuss water issues in Utah and the impact of collective and shared waterways on individuals and communities. They were asked to reflect on the importance of water as a shared and […]
YESS celebrates Halloween.
A celebration was held in the honor of two students at Decker Lake Youth Center who achieved their General Education Certificates from Utah Tech University. Students worked hard to complete the requirements to receive their General Education Certificates. These two students at Decker Lake were the first to earn the General Education Certificate while incarcerated. […]
First Lady Abby Cox Show Up For Teachers Initiative is focused on supporting Utah educators by making mental health and emotional well being a priority to enable teachers to better support the students they teach. In July all educators were invited to the Second Annual Show Up for Teachers conference. Pamela, our English and Music […]
The Willis Education Center was officially opened in August for the use of all students at Salt Lake Valley Detention Center. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held August 24, 2023 to officially open the Willis Education Center. The center is named after Cindy Willis who has been a teacher at the Detention Center since 1997 […]
YESS Staff, Teachers and Mentors attend District meetings to get ready for the new school year. We have lots of new people joining us this year. Alena and Mason at Transition @ Roosevelt. Nick at Salt Lake Valley Detention. Brittany at DSI/Gemstone. Melanie is our new Councilor. Hauna as our new instructional assistant. Erin as […]
Sharon was recognized at an awards night banquet. She was awarded UEA’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” for 2023. Students feel loved in her class. Sharon is motivated by a past teacher and this influences the way Sharon teaches today. Everyday is different in Sharon’s one room school.