The objective was for students to learn about raptors. HawkWatch International brought two eagles in to help students understand how humans impact and change the natural environment and how it effects the lives of these eagles. Students learned about Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) an insecticide used in agriculture which was banned in the United States in 1972. […]
The Gemstone Mural was created by the youth at Gemstone with the help of Roger Whiting a local artist. Roger came and met with the youth and used their ideas to conceptualize what the youth wanted to create. Roger worked with the youth and staff of Gemstone about twice a week for about two months […]
Students at the Transition Classroom spent the afternoon with rakes, shovels, leave blowers, and wheelbarrows collecting leaves and garbage from the play ground, parking lot and playing fields. After the hard work of cleaning they enjoyed lunch. We welcome new teachers. Alena, Mason and Keetete. New Counselor Melanie. Students are working hard to make up […]
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 […]