Granite School District http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Granite School District en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:01 MDT Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:29:41 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Suspected burglar bitten in the ear by police dog assisting in arrest http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607784/Suspected-burglar-bitten-in-the-ear-by-police-dog-assisting-in-arrest.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607784/Suspected-burglar-bitten-in-the-ear-by-police-dog-assisting-in-arrest.html A man who police say broke into a West Valley elementary school had to undergo surgery Wednesday after being bitten on the... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:20:00 MDT Salt Lake County property tax increases proposed http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607583/Salt-Lake-County-property-tax-increases-proposed.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607583/Salt-Lake-County-property-tax-increases-proposed.html Several entities are proposing to increase property tax revenues within Salt Lake County. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:20:00 MDT Canyons School District appoints new business administrator http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606663/Canyons-School-District-appoints-new-business-administrator.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606663/Canyons-School-District-appoints-new-business-administrator.html The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday appointed Leon Wilcox as business administrator, effective immediately. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:37:12 MDT About Utah: He's leaving them wanting more; Paul Watson leaving remarkable teaching career http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604308/Hes-leaving-them-wanting-more-Paul-Watson-leaving-remarkable-teaching-career.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604308/Hes-leaving-them-wanting-more-Paul-Watson-leaving-remarkable-teaching-career.html After 30 years of superior performance, Paul Watson is bringing the curtain down on a remarkable teaching career. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:30:00 MDT Photo gallery: Granite schools join in Unity Walk to celebrate opening http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601842/Photo-gallery-Granite-schools-join-in-Unity-Walk-to-celebrate-opening.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601842/Photo-gallery-Granite-schools-join-in-Unity-Walk-to-celebrate-opening.html Students and staff at Hartvigsen School — Granite School District’s primary special education center — are... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:41:16 MDT Granite District counselor receives state award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599959/Granite-District-counselor-receives-state-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599959/Granite-District-counselor-receives-state-award.html A Granite School District counselor has received recognition for her efforts to help children, teachers and families. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:54:00 MDT Granite School District to host Latino Family Night http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599535/Granite-School-District-to-host-Latino-Family-Night.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599535/Granite-School-District-to-host-Latino-Family-Night.html The Granite School District is inviting Latino families to connect with district leaders and gather information about... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:11:39 MDT Granite Education Foundation announces Excel Award recipients http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599462/Granite-Education-Foundation-announces-Excel-Award-recipients.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599462/Granite-Education-Foundation-announces-Excel-Award-recipients.html Ten Granite School District educators have been selected as recipients of the 2014 Excel Award. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:13:50 MDT Man arrested after gunfire triggers school lockdown http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598457/Man-arrested-after-gunfire-triggers-school-lockdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598457/Man-arrested-after-gunfire-triggers-school-lockdown.html A gunshot fired in a domestic dispute Tuesday triggered a lockdown at a nearby elementary school. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:10:00 MDT University of Utah to honor veterans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590163/University-of-Utah-to-honor-veterans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590163/University-of-Utah-to-honor-veterans.html The University of Utah will honor 11 Utah veterans, including a female admiral, at its 16th annual Veterans Day Commemoration... Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:05:14 MST Lawmakers pay visit to schools failing under new grading system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589873/Lawmakers-pay-visit-to-schools-failing-under-new-grading-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589873/Lawmakers-pay-visit-to-schools-failing-under-new-grading-system.html Five Utah legislators toured two high schools Monday that received low marks from the new school grading system, giving the... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:49:40 MST Utah schools find creative ways to promote healthy lunch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589598/Utah-schools-find-creative-ways-to-promote-healthy-lunch.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589598/Utah-schools-find-creative-ways-to-promote-healthy-lunch.html School districts in Utah are implementing creative strategies to get people to jump on board with school lunch. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:25:00 MDT Salt Lake County mayor, council laud public preschool expansion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589073/Salt-Lake-County-mayor-council-laud-public-preschool-expansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589073/Salt-Lake-County-mayor-council-laud-public-preschool-expansion.html A results-based financing model approved by the Salt Lake County Council has expanded public preschool in the county by 600... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:28:19 MDT Thurl Bailey leading effort to build community center to enhance refugees' work, life skills http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588540/Thurl-Bailey-leading-effort-to-build-community-center-to-enhance-refugees-work-life-skills.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588540/Thurl-Bailey-leading-effort-to-build-community-center-to-enhance-refugees-work-life-skills.html Government and private organizations are collaborating to raise funds and construct a community center to better serve... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:10:21 MDT Survivor of Sudan civil war thrives in Utah among 50,000 refugees http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588538/Survivor-of-Sudan-civil-war-thrives-in-Utah-among-50000-refugees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588538/Survivor-of-Sudan-civil-war-thrives-in-Utah-among-50000-refugees.html Some 50,000 refugees from 20 countries have been resettled in Utah, state lawmakers were told Wednesday. All but about 300... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:00:00 MDT Granite School District Advanced Learner testing is open http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588435/Granite-School-District-Advanced-Learner-testing-is-open.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588435/Granite-School-District-Advanced-Learner-testing-is-open.html Granite School District has announced testing window dates for its Advanced Learner programs. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:37:53 MDT Granite School District seeking nominations for favorite principal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588224/Granite-School-District-seeking-nominations-for-favorite-principal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588224/Granite-School-District-seeking-nominations-for-favorite-principal.html The Granite School District is seeking nominations for their favorite principal to be recognized for his or her educational... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:40:55 MDT Granite School District receives grant to train principals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587585/Granite-School-District-receives-grant-to-train-principals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587585/Granite-School-District-receives-grant-to-train-principals.html Granite School District has been awarded a multimillion-dollar grant as part of a U.S. Department of Education initiative to... Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:31:38 MDT Program seeks to honor students for volunteer service http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587213/Program-seeks-to-honor-students-for-volunteer-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587213/Program-seeks-to-honor-students-for-volunteer-service.html The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is seeking young Granite School District students who have given their time... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:25:00 MDT Preschool, child health advocates urge support of federal tobacco tax http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587066/Preschool-child-health-advocates-urge-support-of-federal-tobacco-tax.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587066/Preschool-child-health-advocates-urge-support-of-federal-tobacco-tax.html Local and national child advocacy groups have announced their support of a proposal by President Barack Obama to expand early... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:13:39 MDT Utah teacher receives career, technical education award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585023/Utah-teacher-receives-career-technical-education-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585023/Utah-teacher-receives-career-technical-education-award.html A Granite School District teacher has received a national career and technical education award. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:25:06 MDT Schools make final preparations as students return from summer break http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584929/Schools-make-final-preparations-as-students-return-from-summer-break.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584929/Schools-make-final-preparations-as-students-return-from-summer-break.html Many students will return to class alongside ongoing construction projects. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:00:00 MDT $14,000 for school, extracurricular activities stolen from principal’s car http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584540/14000-for-school-extracurricular-activities-stolen-from-principal7s-car.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584540/14000-for-school-extracurricular-activities-stolen-from-principal7s-car.html A Utah principal who had $14,000 in cash and checks for school registration fees stolen from his car is apologizing for... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:08:31 MDT 9 Granger football players charged in robbery crime spree http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584313/9-Granger-football-players-charged-in-robbery-crime-spree.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584313/9-Granger-football-players-charged-in-robbery-crime-spree.html Nine Granger High School football players — including several seniors — have been banned from playing football by... Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:45:00 MDT 9 Granger High football players suffer heat exhaustion at practice http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584267/9-Granger-High-football-players-suffer-heat-exhaustion-at-practice.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584267/9-Granger-High-football-players-suffer-heat-exhaustion-at-practice.html Nine Granger High School football players were transported to area hospitals Wednesday after apparently suffering heat... Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:40:00 MDT Public-private partnership pumps dollars into preschool program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583232/Public-private-partnership-pumps-dollars-into-preschool-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583232/Public-private-partnership-pumps-dollars-into-preschool-program.html Salt Lake County will soon offer high quality preschool to an additional 600 at risk children in the Granite and Park City... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:05:00 MDT Deputies arrest 3 Wyoming residents in Utah kidnapping case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582816/Deputies-arrest-3-Wyoming-residents-in-Utah-kidnapping-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582816/Deputies-arrest-3-Wyoming-residents-in-Utah-kidnapping-case.html Three people are in a Wyoming jail, accused of kidnapping an 8-year-old Utah girl from a summer camp operated by the Granite... Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:45:00 MDT Two boys left behind at Lagoon following field trip, no one taking blame http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579827/Two-boys-left-behind-at-Lagoon-following-field-trip-no-one-taking-blame.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579827/Two-boys-left-behind-at-Lagoon-following-field-trip-no-one-taking-blame.html A West Valley City mother wants answers after she says her 10-year-old son was left behind on a field trip to Lagoon. She... Fri, 10 May 2013 17:05:00 MDT 4 schools locked down after student flees with BB gun http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579820/4-schools-locked-down-after-student-flees-with-BB-gun.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579820/4-schools-locked-down-after-student-flees-with-BB-gun.html Granite Peaks High School and three other schools were briefly put in lockdown Friday after a student with a BB gun ran from... Fri, 10 May 2013 16:35:00 MDT 15 Utah high schools ranked in Daily Beast's top 2,000 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579585/15-Utah-high-schools-ranked-in-Daily-Beasts-top-2000.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579585/15-Utah-high-schools-ranked-in-Daily-Beasts-top-2000.html A total of 15 Utah high schools were included in the Daily Beast's rankings of the top 2,000 U.S. schools. The state was led... Tue, 07 May 2013 13:15:00 MDT Soccer league issued warning following attack on referee http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579453/Soccer-league-issued-warning-following-attack-on-referee.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579453/Soccer-league-issued-warning-following-attack-on-referee.html A 17-year-old boy accused of attacking a soccer referee, leaving him in extremely critical condition, remained in juvenile... Fri, 03 May 2013 18:20:00 MDT Eccles foundation, others to receive United Way service awards http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579409/Eccles-foundation-others-to-receive-United-Way-service-awards.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579409/Eccles-foundation-others-to-receive-United-Way-service-awards.html The George S. and Dolores DorÉ Eccles Foundation will receive United Way of Salt Lake’s Compassionate Leader of... Fri, 03 May 2013 13:06:26 MDT United Way of Salt Lake wins Common Good Award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579212/United-Way-of-Salt-Lake-wins-Common-Good-Award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579212/United-Way-of-Salt-Lake-wins-Common-Good-Award.html United Way of Salt Lake is among just three affiliates worldwide to receive the United Way Common Good Award for Innovation... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:05:54 MDT Utah's child poverty rate rising, 2013 KIDS COUNT report says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578987/Utahs-child-poverty-rate-rising-2013-KIDS-COUNT-report-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578987/Utahs-child-poverty-rate-rising-2013-KIDS-COUNT-report-says.html Sixteen percent of Utah children live in poverty, according to the latest KID COUNTS report released Thursday. For the first... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:36:26 MDT Granite School District calendar set for 2013-14 school year http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578379/Granite-School-District-calendar-set-for-2013-14-school-year.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578379/Granite-School-District-calendar-set-for-2013-14-school-year.html The Granite Board of Education has set the Granite School District's calendar for the 2013-14 school year. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:03:43 MDT Granite School District seeks nominations for student honor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577195/Granite-School-District-seeks-nominations-for-student-honor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577195/Granite-School-District-seeks-nominations-for-student-honor.html Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:21:22 MDT Olympus High gets ready for move to new campus http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576936/Olympus-High-gets-ready-for-move-to-new-campus.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576936/Olympus-High-gets-ready-for-move-to-new-campus.html While students in the Granite School District are enjoying spring break next week, Olympus High School staff will be busy... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:40:00 MDT Elementary principal charged with viewing porn at school http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576541/Elementary-principal-charged-with-viewing-porn-at-school.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576541/Elementary-principal-charged-with-viewing-porn-at-school.html The principal of Gearld Wright Elementary School was charged Friday with viewing pornography at the school. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:15:00 MDT Olympic athletes visit elementary school to encourage active lifestyles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576202/Olympic-athletes-visit-elementary-school-to-encourage-active-lifestyles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576202/Olympic-athletes-visit-elementary-school-to-encourage-active-lifestyles.html Students at Crestview Elementary School welcomed some special visitors to their morning jog Tuesday — Olympians Derek... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:26:55 MDT Granite School District hosts cook-off for fourth-graders http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575972/Granite-School-District-hosts-cook-off-for-fourth-graders.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575972/Granite-School-District-hosts-cook-off-for-fourth-graders.html Donning chef hats and aprons, 20 student finalists from Granite School District elementary schools went head to head in the... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:55:00 MDT No legislative bridge for achievement gap for Utah's at-risk students http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575361/No-legislative-bridge-for-achievement-gap-for-Utahs-at-risk-students.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575361/No-legislative-bridge-for-achievement-gap-for-Utahs-at-risk-students.html According to the Utah State Office of Education, at-risk students — generally defined as students from low-income and... Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:30:00 MST March is month to apply for federal student aid http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575242/March-is-month-to-apply-for-federal-student-aid.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575242/March-is-month-to-apply-for-federal-student-aid.html The College and Career Readiness department at Granite School District is reminding all high school seniors that March is... Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:46:24 MST Senate GOP rejects preschool bill that would have set public-private partnerships http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574942/Senate-GOP-rejects-preschool-bill-that-would-have-set-public-private-partnerships.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574942/Senate-GOP-rejects-preschool-bill-that-would-have-set-public-private-partnerships.html SB71 would have created a system of public-private partnerships in which investors would contribute the money necessary to... Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:40:00 MST New plan unveiled to fund public preschool with private dollars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574828/New-plan-unveiled-to-fund-public-preschool-with-private-dollars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574828/New-plan-unveiled-to-fund-public-preschool-with-private-dollars.html Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, said his proposed bill would create public-private partnerships in which private investors... Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:40:00 MST Income disparity limits access to technology at school http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574598/Income-disparity-limits-access-to-technology-at-school.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574598/Income-disparity-limits-access-to-technology-at-school.html A new Pew Research Center survey asks teachers about access to technology at home and at school. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MST Curing Utah's 'silent epidemic' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574056/Curing-Utahs-silent-epidemic.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574056/Curing-Utahs-silent-epidemic.html Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Utah's youth and each day, two children ages 10-17 are treated for suicide... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:40:00 MST A path forward: Finishing high school with college degree http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572754/A-path-forward-Finishing-high-school-with-college-degree.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572754/A-path-forward-Finishing-high-school-with-college-degree.html Through a combination of advanced placement, concurrent enrollment and early college courses, students are able to begin... Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:25:00 MST House passes bill preventing sex offenders against children from running for school board http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572562/House-passes-bill-preventing-sex-offenders-against-children-from-running-for-school-board.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572562/House-passes-bill-preventing-sex-offenders-against-children-from-running-for-school-board.html The House passed a bill 47-27 Thursday intended to keep felons convicted of sex crimes against children from running for a... Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:35:00 MST Mom of Cyprus High student charged with choking teen http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572265/Mom-of-Cyprus-High-student-charged-with-choking-teen.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572265/Mom-of-Cyprus-High-student-charged-with-choking-teen.html The mother of a Cyprus High student has been charged with aggravated assault after a school official said she strangled a... Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:49:59 MST Paraeducators honored by Granite School District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571831/Paraeducators-honored-by-Granite-School-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865571831/Paraeducators-honored-by-Granite-School-District.html Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:31:58 MST