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The Parent-Teacher Association at Sunrise Elementary last week organized the school’s first ever “I’m Going To College Week,” which featured activities encouraging students to prepare for college or trade school educations.Games and activities focusing on study habits and college preparations were planned for each day of the special week. Each class became its own university and created a name, banner, mascot, and colors that they took to an assembly on Friday, April 30. Students also were shown authentic university class catalogues so they could create a “dream schedule” of classes that sounded interesting. An essay contest on the theme “Why…
Jordan Valley School is hosting a Bike Fair and Fun Run community event to help raise money for adaptive tricycles, which allow students with severe disabilities a chance to improve motor skills – and experience the exhilaration of riding a bike alongside their peers. The fair is Friday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jordan Valley School, 7501 S. 1000 East in Midvale. The fair offers free entry and will feature adaptive trikes for students with disabilities to try; a professional bike stunt show; free bike helmets, a bike safety course, and goodie-bags; a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk…
Attention, teenage students:  Life after high school is soon approaching. Are you ready for college? Are your grades good enough to get into the university you want to attend? Do you know where you want to go? How you will pay for it?  Where will you live when you get there? Which schools have the best programs?  You can ask an expert for advice on college-related issues Wednesday, May 5, when the Deseret News will host a 45-minute “Twitterlogue” with Henry J. Eyring, who recently penned the book “Major Decisions,” which focuses on getting the most out of a college…
Monday, 03 May 2010 15:06

URS Announces Retirement Seminars

If you’re thinking of retiring in the next 10 years, you may have questions regarding where to start.  Utah Retirement Systems is hosting a series of seminars to help soon-to-be-retirees learn about their options.  These all-day Pre-Retirement Seminars will focus on the URS Pension Plan, 401k and 457 plans, IRAs, legal and estate planning, Social Security, and Medicare. For your convenience, these seminars will be held in three locations: June 25 — 70 E. 100 North, Farmington July — 2001 S. State, Salt Lake July 30 —3100 S. 1365 West, West Valley City To register for a seminar, call 801-366-7750…
A Brighton High School senior has earned $35,000 for placing second in a national public health competition for high school students. Jessica Wilder Hart competed against nearly 60 other regional finalists to win the scholarship at the Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition. Hart, who will graduate this spring from Brighton, won the award Monday in Washington, D.C. More than 100 scholarships are awarded each year to high school juniors and seniors who impress judges at the YES Competition. At the national contest, students are asked to give detailed reports on health-related research they have conducted using epidemiological methods of analysis. Hart,…
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