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22nd Annual Heritage Language Conference

  • 3/28/16 |
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San Juan School District will hold the 22nd annual Heritage Language Conference Friday, April 1st, at Monument Valley High School. The conference begins at 8:00am and this year's keynote speaker is Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.    For more information on this year's conference, please view/download the following: The conference agenda The conference registration The conference poster The preconference concert (Thursday, March 31st) If you have further questions, please call 435-678-1251 or 435-678-1316.   …

February 2014 Board Meeting Highlights

  • 2/13/14 |
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The San Juan School Board met on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Whitehorse High School in Montezuma Creek, UT. The meeting began at 3:00 p.m. and adjourned around 8:30 p.m. The following is an outline of the major points of the meeting: School Reports: Reports were given by principals Boyd Silversmith of Montezuma Creek Elementary, and John Fahey of Whitehorse High School. Both schools reported significant progress in student achievement. Also, both reported that most everything has returned to normal following the Carbon Monoxide leak in November of 2013. The district is working with lo …

Board Meeting Highlights - January 2014

  • 1/21/14 |
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The San Juan School Board met on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at Monument Valley High School in Monument Valley, UT. The meeting began at 3:00 p.m. and adjourned around 8:30 p.m. The following is an outline of the major points of the meeting: School Reports: Reports were given by principals Lisa Young of Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary, and Sylvia McMillan of Monument Valley High. Both schools have recently undergone some significant changes. Both Ms. Young and Dr. McMillan have worked with their respective staffs to set goals, establish plans, and set priorities to achieve succ …

Board Meeting Highlights-November 2013

  • 11/14/13 |
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The San Juan School Board met on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Monticello High School in Monticello, UT. Prior to the meeting the Board took a tour of the new Elementary school being constructed in Monticello, then returned to the high school for the Board Meeting. The meeting began at 3:00 p.m. and adjourned around 8:30 p.m. Here is an outline of the major points of the meeting: School Reports: Reports were given by Shelly Thayn of La Sal Elementary, and Julie Holt of Monticello Elementary. Both highlighted the achievements and challenges of their schools. Policies:  The distr …

SJSD Board Meeting Highlights-September 2013

  • 9/19/13 |
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The San Juan School Board met on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Bluff Elementary School in Bluff, UT. The meeting began at 3:00 p.m. and adjourned around 7:30 p.m. Here is an outline of the major points of the meeting: School Reports: A report was given by Principal Barbara Silversmith on the challenges and celebrations at Bluff Elementary school. Although they have significant turnover in their teaching staff this year, they have also experienced significant improvement over the last year, in particular in mathematics scores. Bus Routes:  Officials from the County Roads depart …

First Board Meeting of 2013-14 School Year

  • 8/23/13 |
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On Tuesday, August 13th, the SJSD School Board held their first meeting of the new school year. It was held at the District Office, and began at 3:00 p.m. and ended at 7:00 p.m. Here are a few of the highlights of the meeting: -The plan for future Capital Projects was discussed. Business Administrator Clayton Holt presented the ages and histories of each of the buildings in the district, and outlined the future need to replace buildings and structures. The Board was asked to be thinking of how they would like to proceed, and further input from them will be sought at a later date. -S …

Board Meeting Highlights May 2013

  • 5/21/13 |
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On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the San Juan School District Board of Education held their monthly meeting at the District Office. Here are a few highlights from the meeting: Individuals retiring at the end of the school year were recognized by the board, and thanked for their time spent with the district. The district has 14 retirees this year, 7 of whom were present at board meeting. Combined, our retirees have over 400 years of service with the district. Each retiree received a gift, and Superintendent Doug Wright expressed heartfelt thanks, on behalf of the district, for all they have don …

New Principal named at Monument Valley High School

  • 5/20/13 |
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On May 14, 2013, the San Juan School District Board of Education approved Dr. Sylvia McMillan as the new principal for Monument Valley High School.  Dr. Douglas E. Wright, Superintendent of Schools, stated, “we are very pleased that the District was able to hire a highly-qualified candidate to fill the Monument Valley High School principal position and we believe that Dr. McMillan will be an outstanding educational leader for the school.”  Dr. Sylvia McMillan has a Ph.D in Educational Leadership and has over three decades of leadership experience in various busines …

Board Meeting Summary: April 16, 2013

  • 4/29/13 |
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The San Juan School District School Board held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Navajo Mountain High School. The Board discussed many issues, including the following: -USBA Meeting: Issues from the Utah School Boards Association (USBA) Meeting, including concealed weapon permits for employees, consent agendas, policies, and law enforcement notifications of safe school violations. Debbie Christiansen gave a report of these issues, and the recommendations from USBA. -Staffing Update: Kit Mantz provided the board with a report showing how many teachers will need to b …

District Spelling Bee Winners

  • 2/27/13 |
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The San Juan School District Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. at San Juan High School. Contestants were sent from five of our schools: Monticello Elementary, Monticello High School, Blanding Elementary, Albert R Lyman Middle School, and Bluff Elementary. The three finalists were: Annsheri Reay of Monticello Elementary (3rd),  Noah Kemner of Albert R Lyman Middle School (2nd), and Jared Ward of Albert R Lyman Middle School (1st). These three finalists will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee in Moab on March 19th. We are proud of all of the contestants …

Board Meeting Summary: February 2013

  • 2/13/13 |
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The San Juan School District Board Meeting was held on Tuesday, February 12th at Whitehorse High School. The meeting began at 3:00 p.m. At the beginning of the meeting, Superintendent Doug Wright gave a presentation to the board about the district’s focus on the schools which have been identified by the State as being either Focus or Priority Schools due to low academic achievement.  Recently, three of these schools (Montezuma Creek Elementary, Monument Valley High, and Whitehorse High). were assessed by outside evaluating teams to help them develop a plan to improve the student& …

Board Meeting Summary: January 15, 2013

  • 1/22/13 |
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The San Juan School Board had their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 15th. The meeting was held at Monticello High School, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Here are the highlights of that meeting: Board Members Bill Boyle, Merri Shumway and Debbie Christiansen were sworn in by Business Administrator Clayton Holt. These members were re-elected in the recent election. The Board reorganized its leadership. Bill Boyle was elected as School Board President, and Debbie Christiansen was elected Vice President. A big thank you for his excellent service for the past four years goes o …

Board Meeting Summary: December 11, 2012

  • 12/14/12 |
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The San Juan School Board met on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the District Office in Blanding. The meeting began at 2:00 p.m. and adjourned around 9:30 p.m. Here is an outline of the major points of the meeting: School Reports: Reports were given by the following schools: -Blading Elementary-Mark Burge, Principal -Albert R Lyman Middle School- Kim Bailey, Principal -San Juan High School-Bob Peterson, Principal Business Administrator Contract Renewal:  Business Administrator Clayton Holt’s Contract was renewed for an additional two years. Clayton was praised f …

New BoardDocs software to improve board meeting processes

  • 12/14/12 |
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San Juan School District is leveraging the power of Internet to radically improve the governance process while saving time and taxpayer dollars. The remarkably powerful, easy-to-use solution will enable the district to maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically increasing productivity. The paperless meeting solution, called BoardDocs® LT, is a 100% Web-based service. By making meeting agendas and supporting documents available on the Internet, the distric …