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Librarians Help Ogden Students to Success in Utah History Day 2015
After becoming familiar with Utah History Day last year, the District Teacher Librarians initiated Utah History Day with students from various schools including Taylor Canyon Elementary, Wasatch Elementary, Highland Jr. High, Ben Lomond Jr. High, and Ogden High. Students participated in the categories of papers, exhibits, websites, and performance. The theme for the year was Leadership and Legacy, focusing on individuals in history who have been influential and who demonstrated leadership qualities. Students participated in a District History Day on March 9th, with the top projects advancing to the Weber/Davis/Morgan Regional Competition at Weber State University on March 20th. Ogden students presented well and several were selected to advance to the State Utah History Day on April 18th at Murray High School. We congratulate the following students on their achievements at the regional competition:
Matthew Rees from Taylor Canyon
Annie Roe from Taylor Canyon
Maddox Lister and Zach Oveson from Taylor Canyon
Jacob McShane from Ogden High
Marissa Salerno from Ben Lomond High
Yasmynn Alacio from Ben Lomond High
Lily Jones and Jessica Haro from Ben Lomond High
Best of luck to the students who advanced to the state competition. Thank you to all students and teachers who participated in Ogden School District’s first year at Utah History Day!
Ben Lomond High Literacy Night 2015
Families were treated to personal attention from various student organizations from Ben Lomond High school at Literacy Night on March 19th. The JROTC and bagpipers kicked off the event along with a welcome from Principal Wilkinson. They were followed by the drama department who presented a scene from their production of Animal Farm and then answered questions from the children in the audience. The Bonnie Lassies performed and the Cheerleaders brought the children in the midst of them to teach them various cheers. Families make their own writing journals with the SBOs, and author presentations by Sarah Boucher & Jo Ann Schneider capstoned the evening. Thank you to all who attended, and all of the student groups and guest speakers that made the night special!
OSD Sends Many Students to 2015 WSU Storytelling Festival
Over 60 students were invited and participated in the 9th Annual Ogden School District Storytelling Festival on January 21 at Ogden High. The attendance at the festival was the highest ever as families, administrators, and other faculty came out to support their school’s storytellers. More than 30 students from 1st to 12th grade were selected to share their stories at the Weber State Storytelling Festival Feb. 23 – 25.
Congratulations to the following storytellers who advanced to the WSU Festival:
- Mekhila Bowcutt & Madison Felix – Bonneville 5th
- Siarra Cardenas – Gramercy 5th
- Caylee Hull & Lacie Williams – Gramercy 5th
- Sawyer Norton – Hillcrest 1st
- Jalan McKenzie Nye – Horace Mann 4th
- Miguel Juarez Martinez – James Madison 5th
- Jaycee Duran – Lincoln 5th
- Gabriella Lopez – Lincoln 5th
- Byrdie Packham – Polk 3rd
- Alyssa Wangsgard – Polk 3rd
- Brianna Powell & Jenisy Barker – Polk 5th
- Amy Cardon – Shadow Valley 6th
- Maria Moesinger – Shadow Valley 6th
- Ashlen White & Tate Beasley – Shadow Valley 6th
- Kate Pearson – Taylor Canyon 3rd
- Brianna Bailey – Taylor Canyon 4th
- Logan Shobe – Taylor Canyon 6th
- Stella Hunter & Rally Carver – Wasatch 4th
- Carter Shupe – Wasatch 5th
- Jade Barajas – Highland 7th
- Lindsay Christensen – Highland 8th
- Mandy Arguello – Mound Fort 7th
- Jacqueline Ruiz – Mound Fort 8th
- Benjamin Keller – Mount Ogden 9th & Aleisha Keller – Ogden 12th
- Autumn Townsend – Ben Lomond 11th
Thanks to all of the library clerks, teachers, and students who participated in and facilitated the festival on the school and district levels. Their efforts have been a major contributor to the growth of the event.
The 19th Annual Weber State Storytelling Festival is a 3-day event filled with storytellers from the schools in the Ogden, Davis, Weber, and Morgan school districts, and national storytellers. Workshops are also offered. All events are FREE except for the banquet Tuesday evening.
Dia de los ninos / High School Literacy Nights 2014
April 15th and 24th, students and their families from various elementary schools were invited to their future high schools for a night of fun and reading! The District Teacher Librarians worked with Ben Lomond and Ogden High Schools to put on literacy nights in conjunction with American Library Association’s annual Dia de los ninos. Grants were received from the Utah State Library to fund the endeavor.
Student organizations from the schools came to perform and welcome elementary students to their future schools. These included the BLHS Theater Department, the Bonnie-Lassies, the BLHS Bagpipers, the BLHS JROTC, Future Educators of America, Latinos in Action, OHS Mexican Ballet, and the OHS Student Body Officers. Many activities were enjoyed including read-alouds from library clerks, student-created writer’s notebooks, a free book and activity for every family, and Carlos Camacho, a bilingual storyteller who loves to get the audience involved!
This was the first attempt at this event and other elementary schools that couldn’t be invited this year will be invited next year to come and enjoy a night of fun and look forward to their educational future!
Teacher Librarians Judge at the Utah History Day North Region Competition
On March 25th, OSD’s District Teacher Librarians assisted with the Utah History Day North Region Competition at Weber State University. This event is the Utah affiliate of the National History Day Competition managed by the Utah Division of State History. 4th – 12th grade students may participate in researching and analyzing historical topics dealing with a yearly theme. They present their work in websites, exhibits, performances, and documentaries. Each project required a process paper and bibliography. 2014′s theme was “Rights and Responsibilities.” More than 4,500 students generally participate in Utah.
The DTLs served as judges for exhibits, performances, and documentaries. The top two winners in each category move on to the state contest at Thanksgiving Point in April. Winners from there will go to the national contest in Maryland.
The DTLs were meticulous in their judging efforts, and learned a great deal about the structure of the competition to help bring this great learning opportunity to Ogden School District next year.