Wasatch School District

Utah State Board of Education

Wasatch School District was recognized at the Utah State Board of Education meeting last week.

The Wasatch County School District had an 11% gain in literacy proficiency according to assessments from the state. Superintendent Paul Sweat explained to the state board that after careful planning the district implemented several tools to increase literacy, including additional training for teachers.

Nearly 100 students at Wasatch High participate in the Wasatch CAPS program. The students recently heard from Utah’s Lt. Governor who spoke with them about collaboration.

CAPS stands for the Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies. The program is in its third year. Wasatch CAPS director Weston Broadbent explains what the program does.

Many teachers drove to their first day of school in the same car year after year, but one lucky Wasatch District teacher drove in to the first day in a brand-new car.

Wasatch High School English Teacher Becca Wilhite won a year lease on a car during a district wide teacher training. The district invited the educators of the year from each of the schools in the district onto the stage. Wilhite explains what happened next.

Wasatch School Board Passes $45 Million Tax Increase

Aug 20, 2018
Wasatch School District

  The Wasatch School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a $45 million tax increase. The Truth in Taxation Hearing held on Thursday night attracted about 70 people to the school district offices and nearly 30 people gave public comment.  Carolyn Murray has this.

With the start of the academic year just around the corner Wasatch School District is shoring up some work to improve the wellness and safety of their students. 

Wasatch School District’s additional emphasis on school safety comes in part due to a community meeting held earlier this year. The meeting came in response to school shootings across the U.S. and a social media threat by a Wasatch High student. Wellness director Ben Springer says that the meeting resulted in some positive changes.

Wasatch School District is focused on improving the mental wellbeing of their students. In addition to the safety upgrades at each of the schools, Wasatch School District this year has also added a school resource officer at every school.

Wasatch School Wellness Director Ben Springer says the addition of school psychologists to Wasatch School District is another important step in improving the mental wellbeing of Wasatch County students.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong who has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Wasatch School District Wellness Director Ben Springer and District Spokesperson Kirsta Albert talk about the mental health initiatives under way in the Wasatch school district. Violinist Lucia Micarelli has details about her show this Sunday at City Park - part of the Big Stars Bright Night Concert Series and Park City. And final guest Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen talks about how to plan for this weekend's Arts Festival impacts.

Wasatch County School District

The Wasatch School District has hired a new Communications Director. She talks with KPCW about the top three priorities of Safety, Teacher Pay and Literacy.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Communications Director Kirsta Albert started her new job with the Wasatch School District on July 2nd.  The district has 8 schools and about 7000 students enrolled for the fall of 2018. Albert has a background in journalism, marketing and communications with non-profits and children’s programs.

Lassonde Institute University of Utah

$20,000 has been awarded to students in the 2018 Lassonde Institute Utah High School Entrepreneur Challenge.  Out of 150 innovations submitted, five teams from Park City High School and one from Wasatch High School finished in the top 20. 

Student Threat Under Investigation

Mar 29, 2018

A Treasure Mountain Junior High School student made a threat of violence toward another student.  The Park City Police Department learned of the incident late in the day on Wednesday.  Early today (Thursday) a notice was posted to the school district newsroom website and parents were alerted through the automated text messaging system.  Carolyn Murray has this: