Today was a day to honor one of our students as he graduated and received his high school diploma! He is the second graduate this year from the newly created Transition Classroom! We wish him the very best as embarks on this new stage of life and the adventures ahead; oh, the places he can […]
Our AWESOME Administrative Assistants
Last week we honored our Administrative Assistants. It takes many people to run a program such as YESS and our administrative Assistants wear multiple hats and are key to the day-to-day operations. Jason treated them to lunch in appreciation of all they do. Thanks Carol, Cathy, Christy, Sandi, and our newest kid-on-the-block, Ann for all […]
Some Shel Silverstein
Check out this cool video we made for National Poetry Month. All stop motion, narration and music done by our awesome students. Poem by Shel Silverstein. Submitted by Jodie
After 29 years of devoted service to YESS, Helene decided to retire. She worked in a number of capacities throughout the years in the program, the majority in the office as registrar for student placements and administrative secretary. An open house was held in her honor with representatives from numerous cooperating agencies, colleagues within […]
A Graduation at WYC
Yesterday was a day for celebrating, as one of the residents at Wasatch Youth Center received his high school diploma! In attendance were family, church volunteers, facility and school staff and several staff and a teacher from another facility to support him in this achievement. Curt Hansen, the Director of Prevention and Student Placement, presented […]
Spring break at the University of Utah means UCET Conference for Utah’s educators! Five of us from YESS were privileged to attend UCET 2018 (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology). The conference offered two renowned keynote speakers (one was snowbound on the east coast, but presented live via the wonders of technology), sessions taught by educators […]
YESS at UCCYIC
Jason Rosvall, the Associate Director over YESS, recently presented a snapshot of our school to the UCCYIC Oversight Committee. Jason jumped in with two feet last year as our new director and hasn’t stopped running! His focus is to collaborate with the various agencies as we all endeavor to serve at-risk youth in state care. […]
Decker Flies High at USSL Academic Competition – by Paula, English Teacher, Decker Lake Youth Center March 12, 2018—After four weeks of study session after study session, flash cards, drills, and some pretty amazing comradery, the Decker Lake Ducks showed how cool it is to be smart. Performing today at the USSL state competition, the […]
Prospective College-Bound Students from Wasatch Youth Center
There are four students at Wasatch Youth Center that are taking the Accuplacer exam today. This is an online adaptive test designed to provide information to colleges for accurate placement in entry level courses. A representative from Salt Lake Community College is going to the WYC facility to administer the exam. Do your best!
One of the students in Shawn’s class at Granger High School joined the school’s golf team! Shawn, who is also the golf coach, said that this provides an opportunity to have a sense of belonging, learn to work as part of a team, to be accountable, to better oneself at a skill, and it keeps […]
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