Kane County School District
Parents/Guardians: Kane School District has recently enabled a feature to allow parents/guardians to sign up for their own account through Aspire. This will allow parents to have a single sign in to check attendance, grades and lunch balances for all of their children enrolled in Kane County Schools. Just click on the link below for detailed instructions on how to do this. We hope that this will make things easier and make student information more accessible for parents. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Travis Terry at 435-644-2555 ext. 6 or your students school secretary.
Congratulations to Mr. Braxton Bateman for being recognized as Principal of the Year by the Utah Rural Schools Association for the 2016 year. The URSA is governed by a board of directors consisting of representatives from rural Utah; district superintendents, elementary classroom teachers, principals, secondary teachers, and school board members. Braxton Bateman was born in Salt Lake City and lived in Sandy, UT until he was 15. His family then moved to Ephraim, UT where he attended Manti High School as a Templar and gained a love of small town life. Braxton has been known to call himself a BYU Cougar fan, even though his father, a former NFL football star, played at the rival ”U”. After high school, Braxton took a break from his freshman year at Snow College to serve an LDS mission in Oregon. He then returned to Ephraim where he completed his Associate’s Degree at Snow and met and married his wife Nicole, a basketball star and Snow College Athlete of the Year! He spent the next few years in Cedar City attending Southern Utah University where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Elementary Education along with his Administrative, Reading, and Technology Endorsements. After SUU he was lured by warmer temperatures to Washington County to teach at Washington Elementary School. He spent eight years with a wonderful staff at Washington Elementary, six of those years teaching 3rd and 5th grades, and two final years serving as the Title-I Site Coordinator/Vice Principal. Braxton loves technology and was awarded the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award. Some of his other responsibilities have included being a Data Coach, a District Technology Trainer, a Literacy Implementation Coach, and a Site Technology Specialist. He and his wife Nicole are proud parents of 5 beautiful children. When people discuss Mr. Bateman we typically hear, “he is awesome!” Yes, Mr. Bateman, you are an awesome principal and deserve the honor of being recognized as Principal of the Year 2016 from the Utah Rural Schools Association. We are proud that you are a Kanab Elementary Buckaroo right here at Kane School District. Congratulations!
Kane School District
With the recent passing away of Kane School Board member Lex Chamberlain, Kane School District began the process to appoint an interim board member to fill the vacancy. On June 30th and July 7th advertisements for the vacant board position were advertised in the local newspaper and on the district web page. At the conclusion of the advertisement period, the district had received three applications from individuals who currently reside in the same voting precinct as Mr. Chamberlain. During the July 19th regular school board meeting, the Kane School Board interviewed the three candidates during their public meeting. After much consideration, the Board appointed Pam Aziz to fill the vacancy until January 2, 2017, at which point the newly elected school board member will fill the vacancy. As many of you know, Mrs. Aziz has been involved in the development of preschool programs, worked as a special education teacher, and was the principal at Kanab Elementary for a number of years. We welcome Pam to the Kane County School Board and look forward to working with her in this capacity.
Kane School District
Recently the state released the scores from the SAGE end of level testing. The Utah State Office of Education released The Public School Data Gateway to provide access to these scores. The psdGateway is a compilation of data from recent end of level testing, attendance/enrollment as well as other forms of information regarding the schools in the state. We invite you to visit the site and view the results from SAGE testing and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact a district or school representative.
The agenda for the upcoming and past Board Meetings can be viewed by following this link. Board meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month unless posted otherwise.