Wasatch School District

Prom season is in the air, but COVID-19 continues to impact social gatherings.

 

Tara Low owns Posh, a salon on Main Street in Midway. She said the prom season in her salon isn't as busy as it used to be. She said her business caters primarily to locals.

 

"With prom around here, I don't get a lot of clients anymore because they do group dates with color and stuff and haircuts, and there's a lot of nails that go on for prom preparation,” Low said.

 

Wasatch High School

Two Wasatch High School students were taken into custody after making possible threats against the school. 

The arrests were made after the two students made a statement to a fellow classmate. The classmate informed their parents, who alerted Heber City Police, according to a press release from Wasatch County School District.

The two students who made the threats were taken into custody by school resource officers Saturday. They were charged with threats of terrorism, which is a second-degree felony and threats against a school, which is a class A misdemeanor.

Kimberly Dickersen

The Wasatch School District East seat has two new candidates running this term. Kimo Paulse and Kimberly Dickerson are vying for the seat covering the neighborhoods of Jordanelle, Hideout, Timber Lakes and other areas east of Heber City.

Kimo Paulsen says he is very involved in his children’s education. He believes he has the management and financial experience to take on the challenges of meeting growth demands, student’s educational needs and controlling spending by the school district. He claims 35-years of business management in multi-national and fortune 100 companies.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:04) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report.

( 05:05) Wasatch School District Superintendent Paul Sweat and Scott Hanson talk about Thursday’s School Board meeting where they announced the final study from the Army Corps of Engineers and the formation of a new Future Schools Project community task force. 

( 22:43 ) Senate District 19 Republican Candidate John Johnson

On today's Local News Hour:

( 04:40 ) Wasatch school district academic director Garrick Petersen talks about the vote the school board will take at Tuesday’s meeting to open schools in the district. 

( 20:40 ) Peace house clinical director Nicole Herway talks about expanded clinical offerings for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence.  ( 33:19) Snyderville basin trails manager Matt Waggoner explains the changes coming to manage parking and usage issues at a couple of popular trailheads n the Basin.     

Wasatch High School Graduation occurs Wednesday night. The event which will include a live stream and fireworks at dark.

Wasatch School District

Wasatch County has eight reported cases of COVID-19, as of Sunday.   And in the meantime, some 2400 students and staff are quarantined and are conducting school online.

But Wasatch School officials see a silver lining in the disruption.   They say this is something they prepared for.

The spokesman for the Wasatch School District, John Moss, said they’re doing well, because the District was the first in the state to adopt a digital education system.         

Wasatch School District

Wasatch County School District confirmed with the Wasatch County Health Department that a Wasatch High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, the Wasatch County Health Department has issued a quarantine for all 2,300 Wasatch High students, as well as staff.

Wasatch School District

In order to respond to increasing questions, Wasatch School District Superintendent Paul Sweat along with Wasatch High Principal Tod Johnson recorded a video distributed along social media channels to inform the public about the district’s plans.

CDC

The Murray School District announced Thursday they will close all 10 of their district schools due to a potential direct contact exposure of teachers and students to someone with COVID-19. School districts in Summit and Wasatch Counties are preparing for the potential of an immediate shutdown.

Teachers are preparing lessons to send home with elementary students while secondary school teachers are updating on-line lesson plans so that in the event schools shut down, students can access on-line learning programs.

Wasatch County Parks & Rec

Teenagers and parents of Wasatch County are invited to a free event Wednesday evening to discuss a variety of issues including preventing teenage suicide, basic self-defense and navigating social media.


Wasatch School District

In a study session before the Wasatch County School District’s regular meeting on February 20th the board and administrators heard from Davis Demographics. The firm showed an updated outlook on growth within the district over the next decade.


Heber Valley Elementary School

President’s Day weekend is starting early for one Wasatch County School District Elementary School.


Summit County Sheriff's Office

A Wasatch County School District employee was booked into Summit County jail on Wednesday following an investigation by Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Midway Boosters hosted a forum regarding the $150 million school bond that would create a new high school in the valley and replace Midway Elementary School on Thursday evening.

The event allowed two Midway parents, one for and one against the bond, to lay out their reasoning for their votes. Member of Citizens Building Education Brad Wagstaff went first. He started by pointing out the reality of rapid growth in the Heber Valley.

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