Salt Lake County Youth Services arranged for a gentleman to come teach the students Anime drawing. Carlos Nieto III is from LA and has illustrated for The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He was super dynamic and you can see the results for yourself!
During Granite Park Junior High School’s cultural celebration week, one of our students was privileged to participate in the pledge of allegiance in the Navajo language in front of the entire school. She wore a traditional dress and necklace and was also invited to walk in the grand entrance with the a visiting tribe from the Northern Ute Tribe. What an awesome opportunity to share her culture and heritage.
Students in Daria’s class at Genesis Youth Center, participated in an in-class design competition using Sketch Up, a design software. They learned 10 basic Sketch Up tools and watched a TED Talk presentation on the history of functionality and aesthetics of building design. The task was then to design their ideal school. What a cool project!
Submitted by Daria, Teacher, Genesis Youth Center
Here are the first and second place winners.
This is Teacher Appreciation Week. Typically it’s a week of cards and simple remembrances from parents recognizing and showing gratitude for the influence of dedicated and caring teachers. The facilities in which we serve recognize the teachers for their service, but the dynamics of YESS are such that many parents aren’t even aware that their child attends school while in a facility or special program, let alone know that there are dedicated and caring teachers providing as normal of a school experience as they can for their child. Well…that changed this week for the teachers at the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center. A parent did recognize the dedication of the teachers there and remembered them with a treat! This kind act brought tears to the eyes of DT teachers who were deeply touched by this parent’s thoughtful gesture in remembering the work they do for her child, as well as other youth in care. Thank you to that thoughtful parent!
In an endeavor to collect valid data in her classroom, Cindy, Health Teacher and Site Facilitator at the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center, decided to approach data collection with a creative flair. She’s been trying out Plickers, a combination of paper and computer to collect immediate responses from students. Baamboozle, an online site where you can use the site’s quizzes or you can create your own. Students can work in teams or individually as they answer questions. Cindy has found both sites to be engaging for students and a means of additional data collection for her.
Our Diego Rivera mural project for the conclusion of Mexican Geography & Culture: The Flower Carrier.
Everyone in Gemstone/Genesis participated by first examining a 1 inch square of a portion of the mural. Then they had to replicate that pattern in a 6 x 6 inch square to fit 36 squares together in the window.
Submitted by Daria, teacher at Genesis Youth Center
Mrs. Horgan, teacher at Salt Lake County Youth Services, takes her students regularly to the library. She received an e-mail recently indicating that a write-up about YESS and Youth Services was included in the Salt Lake County Library’s newsletter. Pep Talk at the County Library. Awesome! Thanks for the recognition!
Students at AIM, formerly ARTEC, had some unique experiences lately. They were able to attend Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Grand Theater at Salt Lake Community College. They read the play ahead of time in class and the students made the bulletin board, too. They also went on a field trip to Deer Valley Ski Resort. They rode the chair lift, toured the kitchens, ate pizza and cookies, and toured the machine shop, where they were able to go inside the cabs of the snow cats. Such cool experiences!
Submitted by Sandy, teacher at AIM
According to University of Utah virologist, Dr. David Belnap, one virus is one-millionth of a millimeter.
Now, that’s miniscule to the millionth.
On Friday, the University of Utah Nakarni Lab presented the world of viruses, in 3-D, to the Decker Lake students, staff, and teachers. With the use of magnetized marbles and rods, students constructed models of various, which, speaking of millions, come in that number of sizes and varieties.
The scientists from the U will be making a return visit in May for a more artistic look at viruses.
by Paula, English Teacher, Decker Lake Youth Center