㽶ֱ Episode 249: Beloved Brasilandia Celebrated at Bluffdale Elementary School

Superintendent with Portuguese DLI students It is a beloved tradition at Bluffdale Elementary School now in its tenth year.

On this episode of the 㽶ֱ, we take you inside an educational celebration called Brasilandia. Hear how the event helps students use and develop new skills in the Portuguese language and how it enhances their love of the Portuguese DLI program at the school. It is a traditional taste of Brazilian culture and food that everyone has definitely grown to love over the past decade.

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㽶ֱ Episode 248: Herriman High Student Musicians Proudly Perform at National Vietnam Veterans Day Parade in Hawaii

Dr. Godfrey standing with Herriman High School students and a teacher It was a huge honor for the Herriman High School Choir, Orchestra, and Tour Concert Band traveling to Hawaii to share their music with military veterans.

On this episode of the 㽶ֱ, we talk to the talented students who represented the entire state of Utah with amazing performances at the National Vietnam Veterans Day Parade. They showed their pride and respect, honoring war veterans in such a meaningful way with music. It was an experience that will last a lifetime.

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West 㽶ֱ Middle School Shows the Love for Resource Officer Chris Reyes

It was a big surprise and an even bigger show of love and support for West 㽶ֱ Middle School Resource Officer Chris Reyes. The school’s faculty, staff, and students honored Detective Reyes with a well-kept secret, surprising him at a school awards assembly. On stage, in front of a packed auditorium, Detective Reyes was told he was being charged (in a good way) with committing big acts of kindness, being responsive and always available to support any situation at the school, being a friend to all, being overall amazing, and always keeping students safe.

West 㽶ֱ City Mayor Dirk Burton and members of the West 㽶ֱ Police Department were on hand, along with 㽶ֱ School District Safety Coordinator Matt Alvernaz, to applaud Detective Reyes and show their support for all he does as a Resource Officer at West 㽶ֱ Middle.

Congratulations, Detective Chris Reyes, thank you for all you do to protect and serve students, teachers, staff, and the West 㽶ֱ Middle Community.

㽶ֱ Episode 247: A College Degree Before Graduating High School? How it Happened for Some 㽶ֱ PREP Students

Superintendent with PREP graduatesThey walked and received a one-year college degree before stepping onto the stage to receive their high school diplomas.

On this episode of the 㽶ֱ, meet some incredibly smart and driven students in what is called the 㽶ֱ PREP program. Find out how dedicating their summers to a rigorous academic mathematics program starting in sixth-grade, propelled the students to college success, while they were still in high school.

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㽶ֱ Episode 246: She Has “A Way with Words,” Daybreak Student Competes in National Scripps Spelling Bee Championship in Washington, D.C.

Superintendent with Sophia MontanaYou could say she has “a way with words.” We’re talking about Sophia Montana, a 6th grade student at Daybreak Elementary School.

On this episode of the 㽶ֱ, find out how Sophia managed to win the Utah Regional Spelling Bee in a tough five-hour competition propelling her to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. How is she preparing to go up against the best in the U.S.? Listen and find out.

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