10 things teachers wish parents knew

It’s back-to-school season, and parents aren’t the only ones excited to get their kids back to the classrooms. Teachers are counting down the days until school starts again, and not in a don’t-go-summer sort of way. “Teachers care a lot more about their students than parents think they do,” says Steve Herrmann, a third-grade teacher […]

Power playlist: 5 ladies with toe-tapping tales

We all do it. Step our stilettos staccato. Repeat Aretha Franklin tunes. And roll down the windows when “Roar” pounces through the speakers. From Disney to disco, music gives strength, fuels courage and energizes minds. Below we’ve paired five local ladies with their favorite female power anthems. We’re celebrating all that a good girl power […]

Angels Among Us: Utah Valley residents good enough to take flight

Our Utah Valley takes flight because of their wings. Granted, the wings aren’t real, but the way these local angels watch over and bless the lives of others is completely, absolutely legit. The strength of a community comes from how we take care of each other, and each July we highlight a few who are […]

I Will Survive: Lani Sitake’s principles on love leave a legacy in local education

Female Power Anthem of Choice: ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor Lani Sitake’s life philosophy is about more than mere survival — it’s about surviving well. Born in Hawaii and raised in Utah, Lani has been  principal for Windsor Elementary for the past four years. She retired this May from an almost 30-year career in […]

Angels Among Us: Reaching the hearts and minds of children in her community

The elementary school where Linda Chadburn attended as a young girl in Littleton, Colorado had a deaf unit. Then in junior high, she was a peer tutor for students with severe disabilities — helping them in physical education class. “I came out of those experiences feeling like everyone needed to be valued and included,” she […]

2018 high school graduation schedule for Utah County

Hundreds of Utah County high school seniors will don a cap and gown over the next two weeks to celebrate the end of their high school careers. Here is the graduation schedule for 19 Utah County public high schools. Provo School District Monday, May 21 Ceremony held at the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University. […]

New Lehi High School coming in June 2021

If you’ve driven down Main Street in Lehi recently, you probably noticed the missing tennis courts and construction project at Lehi High School. It’s all part of the rebuilding of the school, funded by the bond passed by voters in 2016. The total Lehi High School rebuild will happen in phases over the next several […]

Free lunches available for kids in south Utah County

This summer, if your kids are out at the Springville Splash Pad, Payson Community Pool, Spanish Fork City Center Library Park, Taylor Elementary in Payson or Santaquin’s Centennial Park at lunch time on weekdays, they’re in for a free meal. For the second year in a row, the Utah Food Bank is offering free lunches […]

Alpine School Board passes $387 million bond for November ballot

The Alpine School District Board of Education passed a resolution to include the $387 million bond on the November ballot. The board voted 6–1 to include the bond in the ballot with board member Brian Halladay casting the one opposing vote. “They’ve been studying this over a year and they want to take it out to the […]

New Skyridge High in Lehi almost ready for fall

The mascot has a name (Flash), teachers are hired, sports teams and cheerleaders are in place and by the end of this week, staff of the new Skyridge High School in Lehi will start moving in. “Our contractors and our district staff are doing a great job, and we are super excited about the finished […]

From video game development to sports: Summer camps in Utah Valley

Your kids could spend their summer vacation playing with friends, being bored, swimming at the local pool — or they could spend four weeks learning to code and developing their own video games. This year World Tech Academy is offering three sessions of a Video Game Summer Camp that’s three days a week for four […]

7 things Ryan Radebaugh wants you to know about Orem

Elementary school teacher Ryan Radebaugh moved to Orem when he was in second grade. After graduating from Orem High School, he took a short venture down south to BYU to get his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s in educational leadership, but his love for Orem didn’t keep him away for long. He has […]

Prominent artist gives Utahns a TASK to create and connect

[pullquote]  If you go… When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. Where: Mapleton Memorial Recreation Center Cost: FREE Site: Facebook event [/pullquote] Armed with aluminum foil, tape, string and raw creativity, more than 50 students at Mountain View High School created a masterpiece Wednesday — one of interpersonal connection and transformation more than a tangible […]

Is school stressing your kids out? 7 tips for managing school-related stress

Starting school each fall is like starting a new job. The first few weeks are often exciting but it can be stressful to adjust to a new routine and get a grip on the realities of the job. By mid-September, students that were once excited about school may feel stress and anxiety about homework and […]

Skyridge High update: Sod being laid; donations needed for library

Less than a year away from its first day of school, construction on the new Skyridge High School in Lehi is on schedule, the sod is being installed on the playing fields this week and its raising money for a matching grant for library books. “Things are going very well,” said Skyridge Principal Joel Perkins. […]

The first 100 years are the hardest: Alpine School District turns 100

[pullquote]Alpine by the numbers 25,000 computers 5,000 iPads 2,400 Kindles 74,310 students 29,223 lunches served daily 4,224 breakfasts served daily 18,754 average miles driven daily 3 immersion languages (elementary) 9 foreign languages (secondary)[/pullquote] In 1915, the Alpine School District launched with less than 5,000 students and 22 schools. A century later, Utah’s largest school district […]

Weekend best bets (May 29–31)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend:  1. Princess […]

Sam Jarman named new Alpine School District superintendent

Samuel Y. Jarman was unanimously voted in by the Board of Education as superintendent of Alpine School District today. Previously, Jarman served as assistant superintendent of K-12 Educational Services and Schools since 2012 when Gary Seastrand announced his retirement. Prior to that Jarman was an administrator in the Alpine School District for eight years and served […]

Name, mascot chosen for new Lehi high: Skyridge Falcons

The new high school in Lehi is more than a year away from opening, but now it has a name and mascot — Skyridge High School Falcons. The school colors are burnt orange and steel gray, which the Alpine school board chose at its meeting Tuesday night. School principal Joel Perkins opened an online survey to […]

School name, colors and mascot finalists announced for new Lehi high school

The new Lehi high school is one step closer to having a name. After receiving more than 7,000 input responses from the public on school name, mascot and color ideas, the Alpine School District has narrowed down the options. According to the update letter from Principal Joel Perkins, each of the names has a significance […]

New Lehi high school ahead of schedule

Construction on the new high school in Lehi is ahead of schedule, and the school board will get a presentation on proposed names, mascots and colors next month. The yet-to-be-named high school is 50 percent completed, according to the district’s website. And the winter weather has allowed construction workers to get ahead, said Kimberly Bird, […]

Kyle Van Noy accidentally switches laptops with Traverse Mountain Elementary’s principal

LEHI — It turns out that accidentally switching computers with a stranger in the airport security line can be a good thing. Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy unknowingly exchanged laptops with the woman in front of him in the airport security line. That woman was Traverse Elementary School’s Principal Ilene Strong, Alpine School District posted […]

10 sure signs it’s time for the kids to go back to school

It’s not that you don’t love your kids. It’s just that three months is too long for summer vacation. Here are 10 signs you’re ready for your kids to go back to school. 1. You. Just. Cannot. Do. One. More. Kid. Craft. From. Pinterest.   2. Your ambitious family summer schedule that involved Reading! Writing! […]

Lone Peak basketball’s next big thing – Dubai

Just when it looked like Lone Peak High School’s basketball program couldn’t be any bigger, now comes this — an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai to participate in the MPAC Elite International Tournament. The Knights, who are trying to become the first Utah team to win four straight state titles, are one of five teams from […]

Lehi OKs annexation, zone change for new high school property

LEHI — In a room packed with Boy Scouts who may be its first students, the Lehi City Council OK’d an annexation agreement and zoning for the last piece of property needed for the second high school in Lehi. The high school is scheduled to open in August 2016. The groundbreaking is scheduled for spring. […]

10 ways to break from boredom during fall break

Provo, Alpine and Nebo school districts go on fall break October 10, 11 and 14. Keep your kids entertained during the vacation with these 10 ideas for fall fun:   1. Make an autumn basket Gather the signs of the season into a wicker basket. Items like pinecones, fallen leaves, squash and pumpkins make great […]

2013-2014 School calendars for Alpine, Provo and Nebo districts

The first day of school isn’t here yet, but the days are already numbered. Your kids’ first holiday from the classroom is less than two weeks away thanks to Labor Day, and Fall Break follows a little more than a month after that. All told, grade school, junior high and high school students in Utah […]