Decker Lake Youth Center hosted the first USSL Art and Talent Show on Saturday, January 13. With entries from the secure facilities statewide, the show included an array of art and a cornucopia of talent performed by students. Two Decker students took first place and second place in the competition; one placed first with his […]
A student in Shawn’s class at Granger High was recently notified that she is a finalist in the Untold Stories 2018 writing contest. Way to go! Congratulations!
National School Counselors Week
It’s National School Counselors Week! We honored our school counselors, Carol, Chad, Lee, and Nick (though he’s currently out of town) with a luncheon yesterday. We appreciate all that these amazing counselors do for the students in YESS. You’re awesome and we all are grateful for your invaluable contributions to YESS!
Music Teacher Extraordinaire
Our very own Pamela, who teaches at English and music at Genesis Youth Center, is gaining notoriety on the professional development presentation circuit in Granite School District! Recently she presented Songs, Rhythms, and Drums for the Granite School District Preschool Conference. We’re glad that you’re sharing your talents, but don’t leave us to hit the […]
Ann’s New Digs!
Ann Jones, Lead Mentor for YESS, has moved her office into the main YESS Office. We are so glad to have her here!
The school staff at Genesis treated the facility staff to cookies and hot cider this week as a ‘thank you’ for their support and hospitality. YESS values the relationships it has with the facilities for whom it serves; we endeavor to build rapport and work collaboratively so that student success is optimized.
Elevated Scores in the Forklift Program
The new virtual reality Forklift Certification program, established this quarter at Genesis by teacher Daria, has a student who is halfway through the program. This is the printout of the student’s scores on each of the modules completed. Way to go!
Drums and Poems at UCTE
Pamela, English and music teacher at Genesis, not only presented at Granite District’s opening conference earlier this year; she also presented recently at the Utah Council of Teachers of English (UCTE) Conference! She does a remarkable presentation on integrating drums into poetry. Thank you for sharing your talents, Pamela! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbgNMECMYTU
Teacher Traditions at ARTEC
The teachers at ARTEC held their annual potluck Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixin’s last week! The faculty there have a lot of fun with traditions they’ve established!
DT’s Teacher of the Month
The staff of Salt Lake Valley Detention Center recently honored Cathleen, the new ESL and Humanities teacher at DT. Though new to DT, Cathleen is a seasoned teacher that joined YESS a few years ago coming from the Young Parents Program. Her classroom and teaching style is rich and inviting and the students are […]
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