Granite School District http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Granite School District en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:12:50 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Parent empowerment and leadership conference urges parental involvement in school http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620327/Parent-empowerment-and-leadership-conference-urges-parental-involvement-in-school.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620327/Parent-empowerment-and-leadership-conference-urges-parental-involvement-in-school.html Granite School District's inaugural Parent Leadership & Empowerment Conference held Saturday encouraged parents to get... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:05:00 MST Granite District taking 2016-17 school year calendar survey http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619506/Granite-District-taking-2016-17-school-year-calendar-survey.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619506/Granite-District-taking-2016-17-school-year-calendar-survey.html Granite School District is offering an online survey to provide input on the proposed 2016-2017 school calendar. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:33:39 MST Granite School District to host Pacific Islander Family Night http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618844/Granite-School-District-to-host-Pacific-Islander-Family-Night.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618844/Granite-School-District-to-host-Pacific-Islander-Family-Night.html Granite School District will be hosting Pacific Islander Family Night on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Granger High School. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:04:49 MST In our opinion: S.L. County finding social impact bonding is well worth a try http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618583/SL-County-finding-social-impact-bonding-is-well-worth-a-try.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618583/SL-County-finding-social-impact-bonding-is-well-worth-a-try.html Salt Lake County is testing a "social impact bond" to expand free preschool for at-risk kids in the Granite School District.... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Schools at top and bottom of Title I achievement list announced http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618276/Schools-at-top-and-bottom-of-Title-I-achievement-list-announced.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618276/Schools-at-top-and-bottom-of-Title-I-achievement-list-announced.html This year's lowest- and highest-performing Title I schools in Utah were identified Monday by the Utah State Office of... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:25:00 MST 'Maximizing local choice': What the governor's budget means for Utah's classrooms http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617705/Maximizing-local-choice-What-the-governors-budget-means-for-Utahs-classrooms.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617705/Maximizing-local-choice-What-the-governors-budget-means-for-Utahs-classrooms.html Gov. Gary Herbert announced last week a budget proposal that would bring $500 million in new funds to education, the largest... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:30:00 MST Education leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about graduation rate increases http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617633/Education-leaders-cautiously-optimistic-about-graduation-rate-increases.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617633/Education-leaders-cautiously-optimistic-about-graduation-rate-increases.html Utah's high school graduation rate continues to climb, with minority students taking a larger share diplomas awarded,... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:15:36 MST Granite district revises calendar for Jewish holiday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616115/Granite-district-revises-calendar-for-Jewish-holiday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616115/Granite-district-revises-calendar-for-Jewish-holiday.html The Granite School District has made adjustments to its 2015-16 calendar to accommodate the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:38:44 MST Granite District early open enrollment period approaching http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615753/Granite-District-early-open-enrollment-period-approaching.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615753/Granite-District-early-open-enrollment-period-approaching.html Granite School District will begin its early open enrollment period next month. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:48:33 MST Teacher charged with accidentally shooting gun at school, resigns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612812/Teacher-charged-with-accidentally-shooting-gun-at-school-resigns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612812/Teacher-charged-with-accidentally-shooting-gun-at-school-resigns.html An elementary school teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor after accidentally discharging her concealed firearm at... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:25:00 MDT State School Board names 4 candidates for superintendent position http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612538/State-School-Board-names-4-candidates-for-superintendent-position.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612538/State-School-Board-names-4-candidates-for-superintendent-position.html The Utah State Board of Education announced Monday the names of four people being considered to fill the position of state... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:57:55 MDT Granite School District announces testing for gifted and talented program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612162/Granite-School-District-announces-testing-for-gifted-and-talented-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612162/Granite-School-District-announces-testing-for-gifted-and-talented-program.html Parents and teachers may refer students for consideration of assessment for the gifted and talented program for Granite... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:16:17 MDT Granite School District reaches agreement with family of teen who killed himself http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612023/Granite-School-District-reaches-agreement-with-family-of-teen-who-killed-himself.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612023/Granite-School-District-reaches-agreement-with-family-of-teen-who-killed-himself.html The family of a teen who killed himself outside a Taylorsville junior high school in 2012 announced a settlement with the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:45:00 MDT Granite School District reminds teachers of don't ask/don't tell gun policy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611570/Granite-School-District-reminds-teachers-of-dont-askdont-tell-gun-policy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611570/Granite-School-District-reminds-teachers-of-dont-askdont-tell-gun-policy.html If teachers are going to carry concealed weapons, they shouldn't advertise it, according to the Granite School District. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:45:00 MDT Granite School District to host parent seminars on youth protection http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611137/Granite-School-District-to-host-parent-seminars-on-youth-protection.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611137/Granite-School-District-to-host-parent-seminars-on-youth-protection.html Granite School District will host six parent seminars in several locations this fall in an effort to educate parents about... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:25:49 MDT Taylorsville teacher injured after her gun discharges in school bathroom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610697/Taylorsville-teacher-injured-after-her-gun-discharges-in-school-bathroom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610697/Taylorsville-teacher-injured-after-her-gun-discharges-in-school-bathroom.html A sixth-grade teacher in Taylorsville was injured Thursday when her concealed firearm accidentally went off inside an... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:40:00 MDT Granite School District introduces new logo http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609603/Granite-School-District-introduces-new-logo.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609603/Granite-School-District-introduces-new-logo.html Granite School District has released a new logo in preparation for the 2014-15 school year. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:42:03 MDT 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