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.
YESS had 3 teacher retire spring of 2023. Emily at DT, Kathy at DSI/Gemstone and Jaqueline at Roosevelt Transition. It is a bittersweet moment for everyone at YESS. On one hand they are embarking on a new chapter of their life, filled with rest and relaxation, while on the other hand, the students and staff […]
Graduations were held at Decker Lake Youth Center, Salt Lake Valley Detention Center and Transition Units. Decker Lake Youth Center Graduation Decker Lake had 9 graduates this year. Graduation speakers were Brett Peterson, Anthony E Loubet Utah State House representative for District 27, Stephanie Sinju Facility Director and Jason Rosvall YESS Associate Director. Angie Wilcox […]
Field trips to the Bee’s Game and Lagoon. Students at Youth Services were invited to attend a Bee’s game in the First Utah Bank suite! The kids had so much fun, and we got to meet the Bee! First Utah Bank donated their suite for us, and provided food, drinks, and snacks. Youth Services go […]
DSI/Gemstone held their 4th quarter Honors Assembly to recognize the hard work of their students. They also were able show off they talents of students.
Students at DSI/Gemstone learn how to play the ukulele in their music class. They were excited to be able to attend the Ukuleles Orchestra of Great Britain concert at Kingsbury Hall .They enjoyed the concert and were excited to practice back in their music class.
Graduate students at Decker Lake Youth Center painted a mural in the graduate classroom with the assistance of Roger Whiting. They started in February and got in so far on it when the students expressed that they didn’t like what they were painting. Roger worked with them to come up with an different idea that […]
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 […]