Riverton High Silver Rush Begins with Emotional Message

Riverton High students celebrate the kick-off of Silver RushIt is officially Silver Rush season! The annual holiday fundraising event at Riverton High School began today with that declaration from Riverton Mayor Bill Applegarth. Students gathered to reflect back on last year when they raised more than $144,000 for Mitchell’s Journey and were reminded of all the ways the money has helped offer hope and healing to children struggling with Muscular Dystrophy around the world.

Then, it was time for the big reveal of this year’s charity. The 2016 Silver Rush will benefit Millie’s Princess Foundation for local families of children battling cancer. Riverton students met the families and some of the children who will be recipients of their fundraising efforts. Silver Rush season runs from Dec. 1 – 21. We wish these big-hearted students great success in their fundraising season, which will undoubtedly bring change to the lives of many.

Enjoy a photo gallery of the Silver Rush kickoff on our Facebook page.

Winter Weather Safety Reminder

Dear Students, Patrons and Staff,

Weather reports indicate more snow showers are on the way for the Thursday morning commute. Again, we ask you to please give yourselves extra time for safe travel.  Buses may be running a bit late due to weather and traffic.  Please be aware of icy conditions on school grounds, in driving areas and on walkways.

We appreciate everyone making safety a priority.

Herriman High Student Makes Her Mark as Winner in State Competition

Picture of book markerHerriman High’s Aliyah Hagen is getting a little help in saving up for college. That’s because the high school senior was recently chosen as one of eight students statewide as a winner in the “Make Your Mark” contest. It is a competition held in conjunction with Governor Gary Herbert’s declaration of September as College Savings Month and advocates saving and preparing for higher education. About 1,500 students entered the competition, which required them to design fun inspirational bookmarks. The winners each received a $1,000 Educational Savings Plan (UESP) college savings scholarship account. Congratulations to this talented Herriman High student and the other winners. Good luck with your futures in higher education!

Herriman Elementary Students Produce & Star in Safety Video

Herriman Elementary students work together to produce a video, group shot
They tackled a problem head on and now the playground and recess will likely be safer for students at Herriman Elementary.

After too many cases of kids being too rough or injured at recess, particularly in football and soccer games, student leaders at the school decided to find a solution to the problem. They wrote and produced a safety video, which they hope will help everyone better understand the new safety rules in soccer and football, how to use playground equipment properly so you don’t get hurt and how to resolve conflicts during recess.

The video also sends a positive message about being a good sport, getting along and just having fun. Stay tuned, the video will be posted for everyone to see soon.

Enjoy a photo gallery of students as they are photographed during production of the video.

Hayden Peak Students Stand Tall Against Bullying

Students celebrate school spirit and deliver a message of anti-bullying at Hayden PeakCharacters from the movie ‘Trolls’ made a surprise appearance at Hayden Peak Elementary to the delight of students who watched the colorful characters dance and sing delivering a serious message.

It was all part of an anti-bullying assembly called ‘Stand Tall, Respect for All.’ Principal, David Butler, transformed into a troll himself with big ears and a tall mass of hair on his head. He told students that bullying is something that is done on purpose and it hurts other people.

Mr. Butler asked all students to protect one another from bullying by wearing wristbands and taking the Bully Blocker Pledge. Congratulations to everyone involved in this important assembly.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.