Our teacher at Christmas Box House Sharon was awarded the UEA’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” for 2023. She was one of eight teachers to receive this award. Teachers were picked whose efforts in the classroom have had significant impact on the life of an individual child or group of children. Sharon was notified last week […]
DSI/Gemstone Honors Assembly
End of term is time to recognize the hard work of students. At DSI/Gemstone they have an assembly were students and teachers show off the new talents they have learned during the quarter.
Stem cap at DSI/GEM
Stem cap presented a lesson on biodiversity at DSI/Gemstone. We had a marine biologist and an oceanographer help us understand how species live together. Taught us about sea monkeys and the Coral Reef. The students created their own Coral Reef.
Our Transition classroom at Roosevelt Continuation School made guitars this last quarter. Students worked hard to design and build them and put it all together to make a beautiful sound. Finished products!!
It is with sad hearts that we say goodbye to Nick Young a counselor with YESS. Nick passed away on March 14, 2023 at his home. We are so grateful for the time Nick was with us. He did such an amazing job working with our students. He always had a smile to give away. […]
Shakespeare at Decker
Utah Shakespeare Festival came to Decker Lake and presented Othello to students. Dieter’s students worked through a unit learning about Shakespeare focusing on Othello. The Actors presented the play to the students. After the play the students and actors came on stage and had a discussion about the play. Students were able to ask questions […]
Writing Workshop At Gemstone
Michelle Sanchez arranged for Heidi Schreck to do a writing workshop with the Gemstone girls at DSI/Gemstone. Heidi is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actress. She wrote and performed in What the Constitution Means to Me. Her play was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and also a finalist for the Tony […]
Decker Lake Celebrates Black History Month
Even with a COVID-19 out break and quarantined for most of the month. Students were treated to a traditional feast prepared by Redd, DLYC Staff, with many helping hands. Student created poster, wrote a report and presented it to the residents, staff and visitors. I am currently working on the audio of the presentation so […]
Transition Class has Honors Party
Student were rewarded on how many credits they were able to complete during the quarter. They were able to put in for a drawing for prizes. They played games and ate great food.
Decker Lake and AIM Students Newspaper
Dieter (Decker Times) and Daren (Short Stories) are finding success in publishing students work in a newspaper. Students are engaged in the writing process. They share the papers with facility staff, parents and friends. Dieter had students write some opinion pieces that focused on life at Decker Lake with positives and negatives of it brought […]