‘Acceptance Day’ Encourages Students to Treat Each Other With Kindness and Respect

Students, teachers and members of the community will come together on Saturday at Bingham High School in a number of events to encourage everyone to treat each other with kindness, respect and acceptance. What is being called ‘Acceptance Day,’ is an effort on the part of PTA members and others to stop bullying and the negative impact bullying can have on young teens. There will be classes and other activities with an anti-bullying message.

In addition, the day is a celebration of the acceptance of lacrosse as an official high school sport. Lacrosse games will be played throughout the day.

Jamie Vargas Recognized as an American Graduate Champion!

Jamie VargasJamie Vargas, a CTE and School Counseling Program Specialist in Jordan School District is being recognized as a champion among school counselors in the state of Utah. Mr. Vargas was one of 14 educators selected by the Utah Education Network (UEN) as an American Graduate Champion. He was selected because of his dedication in mentoring school counselors and new teachers.

Colleagues say, for Jamie, mentoring is more about showing than telling. With a calm approach, strong listening skills and excellent advice, he coaches school counselors and new teachers, passing along the behaviors and knowledge they need to mentor students more effectively. Jamie’s colleagues say he is “irreplaceable” and that his leadership “raises the bar” in their workplace.

Congratulations, Jamie Vargas.

Foothills Elementary is ABC4’s Midday Weather School

Students in the 4th grade Chinese Dual Language Immersion classes at Foothills Elementary got a first-hand lesson in weather forecasting. The children were featured on ABC4’s Midday Weather School with meteorologist Devon Lucie. Between live TV weather segments, the students were educated about the science of weather and discussed the upcoming winter weather forecast.

Check out the video segment from yesterday’s broadcast on ABC4.