Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U. S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 31st-most-populous, 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains 2.5 million people. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, Nevada to the west, it touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making Utah the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. This influences Utahn culture and daily life; the LDS Church's world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City. The state is a center of transportation, information technology and research, government services, a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation.
In 2013, the U. S. Census Bureau estimated. St. George was the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah has the 14th highest median average income and the least income inequality of any U. S. state. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic and health-related outlook metrics. A common folk etymology is that the name "Utah" is derived from the name of the Ute tribe, purported to mean "people of the mountains" in the Ute language. However, the word for people in Ute is'núuchiu' while the word for mountain is'káav', offering no linguistic connection to the words'Ute' or'Utah'. According to other sources "Utah" is derived from the Apache name "yuttahih" which means "One, Higher up" or "Those that are higher up". In the Spanish language it was said as "Yuta", subsequently the English-speaking people adapted the word "Utah". Thousands of years before the arrival of European explorers, the Ancestral Puebloans and the Fremont people lived in what is now known as Utah, some of which spoke languages of the Uto-Aztecan group.
Ancestral Pueblo peoples built their homes through excavations in mountains, the Fremont people built houses of straw before disappearing from the region around the 15th century. Another group of Native Americans, the Navajo, settled in the region around the 18th century. In the mid-18th century, other Uto-Aztecan tribes, including the Goshute, the Paiute, the Shoshone, the Ute people settled in the region; these five groups were present. The southern Utah region was explored by the Spanish in 1540, led by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, while looking for the legendary Cíbola. A group led by two Catholic priests—sometimes called the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition—left Santa Fe in 1776, hoping to find a route to the coast of California; the expedition encountered the native residents. The Spanish made further explorations in the region, but were not interested in colonizing the area because of its desert nature. In 1821, the year Mexico achieved its independence from Spain, the region became known as part of its territory of Alta California.
European trappers and fur traders explored some areas of Utah in the early 19th century from Canada and the United States. The city of Provo, Utah was named for one, Étienne Provost, who visited the area in 1825; the city of Ogden, Utah was named after Peter Skene Ogden, a Canadian explorer who traded furs in the Weber Valley. In late 1824, Jim Bridger became the first known English-speaking person to sight the Great Salt Lake. Due to the high salinity of its waters, He thought. After the discovery of the lake, hundreds of American and Canadian traders and trappers established trading posts in the region. In the 1830s, thousands of migrants traveling from the Eastern United States to the American West began to make stops in the region of the Great Salt Lake known as Lake Youta. Following the death of Joseph Smith in 1844, Brigham Young, as president of the Quorum of the Twelve, became the effective leader of the LDS Church in Nauvoo, Illinois. To address the growing conflicts between his people and their neighbors, Young agreed with Illinois Governor Thomas Ford in October 1845 that the Mormons would leave by the following year.
Young and the first band of Mormon pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Over the next 22 years, more than 70,000 pioneers settled in Utah. For the first few years, Brigham Young and the thousands of early settlers of Salt Lake City struggled to survive; the arid desert land was deemed by the Mormons as desirable as a place where they could practice their religion without harassment. The Mormon settlements provided pioneers for other settlements in the West. Salt Lake City became the hub of a "far-flung commonwealth" of Mormon settlements. With new church converts coming from the East and around the world, Church leaders assigned groups of church members as missionaries to establish other settlements throughout the West, they developed irrigation to support large pioneer populations along Utah's Wasatch front. Throughout the remainder of the 19th century, Mormon pioneers established hundreds of other settlements in Utah, Id
Kindergarten is a preschool educational approach based on playing, practical activities such as drawing, social interaction as part of the transition from home to school. Such institutions were created in the late 18th century in Bavaria and Strasbourg to serve children whose parents both worked outside home; the term was coined by the German Friedrich Fröbel, whose approach globally influenced early-years education. Today, the term is used in many countries to describe a variety of educational institutions and learning spaces for children ranging from two to seven years of age, based on a variety of teaching methods. In 1779, Johann Friedrich Oberlin and Louise Scheppler founded in Strasbourg an early establishment for caring for and educating pre-school children whose parents were absent during the day. At about the same time, in 1780, similar infant establishments were established in Bavaria. In 1802, Princess Pauline zur Lippe established a preschool center in Detmold, the capital of the principality of Lippe, Germany.
In 1816, Robert Owen, a philosopher and pedagogue, opened the first British and globally the first infants school in New Lanark, Scotland. In conjunction with his venture for cooperative mills Owen wanted the children to be given a good moral education so that they would be fit for work, his system was successful in producing obedient children with basic numeracy. Samuel Wilderspin opened his first infant school in London in 1819, went on to establish hundreds more, he published many works on the subject, his work became the model for infant schools throughout England and further afield. Play was an important part of Wilderspin's system of education, he is credited with inventing the playground. In 1823, Wilderspin published based on the school, he began working for the Infant School Society the next year. He wrote The Infant System, for developing the physical and moral powers of all children from 1 to seven years of age. Countess Theresa Brunszvik, who had known and been influenced by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, was influenced by this example to open an Angyalkert on May 27, 1828, in her residence in Buda, the first of eleven care centers that she founded for young children.
In 1836 she established an institute for the foundation of preschool centers. The idea became popular among the nobility and the middle class and was copied throughout the Kingdom of Hungary. Friedrich Fröbel opened a "play and activity" institute in 1837 in the village of Bad Blankenburg in the principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Thuringia, as an experimental social experience for children entering school, he renamed his institute Kindergarten on June 28, 1840, reflecting his belief that children should be nurtured and nourished "like plants in a garden". Women trained by Fröbel opened kindergartens around the world; the first kindergarten in the US was founded in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1856 and was conducted in German by Margaretha Meyer-Schurz. Elizabeth Peabody founded the first English-language kindergarten in the US in 1860; the first free kindergarten in the US was founded in 1870 by Conrad Poppenhusen, a German industrialist and philanthropist, who established the Poppenhusen Institute.
The first publicly financed kindergarten in the US was established in St. Louis in 1873 by Susan Blow. Canada's first private kindergarten was opened by the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1870. By the end of the decade, they were common in cities. In 1882, The country's first public-school kindergartens were established in Berlin, Ontario at the Central School. In 1885, the Toronto Normal School opened a department for kindergarten teaching. Elizabeth Harrison wrote extensively on the theory of early childhood education and worked to enhance educational standards for kindergarten teachers by establishing what became the National College of Education in 1886. In Afghanistan, children between the ages of 3 and 6 attend kindergartens. Although kindergartens in Afghanistan are not part of the school system, they are run by the government. Early Childhood Development programs were first introduced during the Soviet occupation with the establishment in 1980 of 27 urban preschools, or kodakistan.
The number of preschools grew during the 1980s, peaking in 1990 with more than 270 in Afghanistan. At this peak, there were 2,300 teachers caring for more than 21,000 children in the country; these facilities were an urban phenomenon in Kabul, were attached to schools, government offices, or factories. Based on the Soviet model, these Early Childhood Development programs provided nursery care and kindergarten for children from 3 months to 6 years of age under the direction of the Department of Labor and Social Welfare; the vast majority of Afghan families were never exposed to this system, many of these families were in opposition to these programs due to the belief that it diminishes the central role of the family and inculcates children with Soviet values. With the onset of civil war after the Soviet withdrawal, the number of kindergartens dropped rapidly. By 1995, only 88 functioning facilities serving 2,110 children survived, the Taliban restrictions on female employment eliminated all of the remaining centers in areas under their control.
In 2007, there were about 260 kindergarten/pre-school centers serving over 25,000 children. Though every government c
South Salt Lake, Utah
South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census. Jesse Fox Jr. developed the area South Salt Lake refers to as Central Park around 1890. Mr. Fox chose the name after seeing Central Park there, he was impressed by its design within an urban environment. Despite South Salt Lake being rural at the time, he decided to name the area Central Park. In 1925 the LDS Central Park Ward was named after the development. In 1936, an attempted annexation by Salt Lake City failed due to concerns over funding and implementation of a sewer system. On August 14, 1936 a resolution creating the Town of Central Park was approved by the Board of County Commissioners - however, this did last long, as voters decided to disincorporate the town in 1937. In a close vote, voters approved incorporation of South Salt Lake. On September 29, 1938, still in need of a sewer system, South Salt Lake voted to incorporate as the Town of South Salt Lake, with Robert R. Fitts as the first town president.
The town was lacking many other basic amenities at the time that would be easier to implement with incorporation, such as a post office and fire department. In 1939, the Works Progress Administration began construction of a sewer system, with a cost of $462,000; the original boundary of South Salt Lake was from 500 East to 300 West and 2100 South to Mill Creek on the south. On August 1, 1950 the population had increased enough for South Salt Lake to be designated as a third class city; this changed the form of government to a city council. The town president of the time, Marlow Callahan, became the first mayor of the City of South Salt Lake. In the 1990s, South Salt Lake annexed portions of an unincorporated portion of Salt Lake County to the south, nearly doubled in land area and population. On January 4, 2010, Cherie Wood became South Salt Lake's first female mayor. During her administration, South Salt Lake has seen extensive redevelopment efforts. In 2012, a Chinatown development opened on a lot in the city near State Street.
It is the only Chinatown in the Intermountain West. In addition to having many Asian-themed restaurants, it has a large Asian-themed supermarket. In 2017, after nearly 7 years of planning, ground was broken on a new mixed-use development known as The Crossing between State St. and Main St. just south of 2100 South, intended to serve as South Salt Lake's "downtown". This development is oriented around mass transit, with an S-Line streetcar stop adjacent to the development, 1 stop away from the Central Pointe TRAX Station; the first phase includes a townhome development. This downtown development is planned to have 2,500 family housing units, 1.5 million square feet of retail, 3 million square feet of office and commercial space, additional greenspace and trails. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles, all land. The city is bordered by the Jordan River on the west, 500 East and 700 East on the east, 2100 South on the north, 3900 South on the south.
West Valley City lies to the west, Salt Lake City to the north and northeast, Millcreek to the east and south. Because of its location next to the Jordan River and well away from the mountains, it is flat, only ranging in elevation from about 4,330 feet to 4,380 feet. According to estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau, as of 2017, there were 24,956 people in South Salt Lake; the racial makeup of the county was 52.4% non-Hispanic White, 8.3% Black, 2.5% Native American, 11.4% Asian, 2.1% Pacific Islander, 3.6% from two or more races. 21.0 % of the population were Latino of any race. As of the census of 2010, there were 23,617 people, 9,160 housing units, with a total of 8,554 households; the population density was 3,401.1 people per square mile with a land area of 6.94 miles. The racial makeup of the city was 69.5% White, 4.4% African American, 2.6% Native American, 5.0% Asian, 1.0% Pacific Islander, 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 29.1% of the population. There were 8,554 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 46.2% were non-family house holds.
34% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.24. In the city, the population was spread out with 77.8% over the age of 18, 11.5% from 20 to 24, 12.5% from 25 to 29, 6.1% from 45 to 49, 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 121.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,547 and the median income for a family was $37,632. Males had a median income of $27,432 versus $22,275 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,786. According to US Census Bureau data, the number of persons below the poverty level in 2009-2013 was 29.7%, over twice the Utah average. According to the Deseret News, ground breaking on the new Chinatown occurred in 2011 for a Chinese-themed shopping mall with a "... 27,000 square foot Asian grocery store, 65,000 square foot indoor mall including 38 Asian-themed shops and 12,000 square feet Asian-themed strip mall".
The strip mall is now open. Margaret Yee, a 1962 graduate said that "... 10,000-plus Chinese nationals living in the area have wanted for a long time...." By late 2012, the Chinato
Murray City School District
The Murray City School District is a school district in Murray, United States. Although the district was formally established in 1906, the first known school building in the area was built in 1851, it was a small, single-room adobe structure, crudely constructed, heated with a one small stove. Between 1874 and 1900, three brick schools were built and rebuilt to keep up with the growing population. In 1905, Murray City annexed an area of land that increased the population to 5000; as a result, the city decided it was necessary to have its own school district, which enrolled nearly 1000 pupils in the first year. There was a staff of twenty teachers, two music and art specialists. A beginning teacher made $45 a month; the three school buildings in the newly established district were renamed through a student competition in 1906. The names selected were Arlington School, Liberty School, Pioneer School, located near 300 West and 5300 South. By 1911, Bonnyview and Hillcrest Schools had been built. Development of a high-school curriculum began at the Hillcrest School.
A new grade level was added each year until diplomas were awarded in May 1917, to the first five high-school graduates. Kindergarten was permanently instituted in the 1920s. Between 1950 and 1970, the district experienced rapid growth. Seven schools were built: a new Murray High School facility, Riverview Junior High, McMillan, Viewmont and Longview elementary schools. Horizon Elementary School was built in the 1980s, when the old Arlington School was converted into Murray's new city hall. Creekside High School was an alternative high school for adult students and teenagers that needed help in schooling; the school was closed in the 2006-07 school year, due to dropping student numbers, the remaining students were transferred to Murray High School. Today, the district has over 6000 students in grades K–12, enrolled in seven elementary schools, two junior highs, one high school. Murray schools benefit from the PTA, Murray Education Foundation, Murray High School Renaissance Program, each school's Community Council, an adult Community Education program with diverse class offerings.
The rebuilt Murray High, the district's newest school, opened in 2003, has an enrollment of around 1500 students. The 260,000-square-foot school is built on the same 21 acres as the previous high school, it is a state-of-the-art facility, with high ceilings and skylights, a commons area, wireless network connections in every classroom, a geothermal heating and cooling system, an expanded auditorium, two gyms, a courtyard. Hillcrest and Riverview Junior High schools have a combined enrollment of nearly 1500 students. Both schools have many extracurricular activities, including athletics and band. There is a variety of opportunities for academic enrichment through an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on higher-level thinking skills, problem solving and independent studies; the seven elementary schools average around 22 students per classroom. The Kennecott Nature Center of Murray gives students the opportunity to enjoy observing and learning about nature up close and hands on. At the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, district administrators started a program to save energy and money.
Murray is the first school district in the Salt Lake Valley to implement such a program. Adjustments were made including changes to thermostats. During weekends and long breaks, copy machines and computers are unplugged, running water to restrooms is turned off. Students help by recycling; the extra money saved goes to improve the budgets of school programs. Gideon M. Mumford, July 1905 - June 1912 Carl Ephraim Gaufin, June 1912 - July 28, 1928 E. Allen Bateman, 1928 - 1933 James Clove, 1933–1950 J. Easton Parratt, August 1, 1950 - 1972 Richard H. White, July 1 - October 1972 Glen C. Oldroyd, December 1972 - 1986 Ronald L. Stephens, 1986 - July 1, 1998 Richard Tranter, July 1, 1998 - July 1, 2011 Steven Hirase, July 1, 2011 - July 1, 2017 Jennifer Covington, July 1, 2017 - present Murray Schools Goes Green List of superintendents Murrayschools.org
Kearns is a Metro Township and census-designated place in Salt Lake County, United States. Named after Utah's U. S. Senator Thomas Kearns, it had a population of 35,731 at the 2010 Census; this was a 6.2 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 33,659. Kearns is home to the Utah Olympic Oval, an indoor speed skating oval built for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Actor and entertainer Palmer Scott was raised in Kearns from 1956 to 1980. See also: Kearns Army Airfield for information about the military use of the facility Kearns came into existence 1 May 1942 as a World War II United States Army Air Forces training facility known as Kearns Army Air Base. Construction of the base involved building airplane runways and hangars, with several taxiways and a large parking apron and a control tower. Several hundred buildings were constructed and assembled. Most base buildings, not meant for long-term use, were constructed of temporary or semi-permanent materials. Most support buildings sat on concrete foundations but were of frame construction clad in little more than plywood and tarpaper.
The thousands of soldiers and airmen stationed there temporarily made the base one of the largest cities in the state. On 15 August 1946 the Air Force inactivated the base, turned the facility over to the State of Utah; the presence of roads and other infrastructure made the area attractive to developers. Houses and business sprang up on what had just a few years earlier been farmland. Today only two buildings remain of the former Air Base; the airfield part of Kearns Army Air Base today is known as South Valley Regional Airport. Since Kearns came into existence, it has been known as a township; however in the years of 2010-2015 a movement began and Kearns became a Metro Township. In 2016 the first election was held for the Metro Township to elect the first council members. There were 5 elections for each of the 5 districts in the Kearns Metro Towniship. In 2017 the first council members of the Metro Township Were sworn into office. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles, all of it land.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kearns has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. According to estimates from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute of the University of Utah, as of 2015, there were 36,530 people in Kearns; the racial makeup of the county was 60.21% non-Hispanic White, 0.89% Black, 0.79% Native American, 2.07% Asian, 1.95% Pacific Islander, 2.41% from two or more races. 31.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2010, there were 35,731 people, 9,789 households, 9,209 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 7,444 people per square mile. There were 10,169 housing units at an average density of 2,118.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.29% White, 1.39% African American, 1.44% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 2.64% Pacific Islander, 18.72% from other races, 3.45% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.83% of the population. There were 9,789 households out of which 54.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 13.8% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.65 and the average family size was 3.88. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 37.2% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 13.4% from 45 to 64, 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,711, the median income for a family was $46,598. Males had a median income of $31,444 versus $22,838 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $14,110. About 5.1% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
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Salt Lake County, Utah
Salt Lake County is a county in the U. S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,029,655, making it the most populous county in Utah, its county seat and largest city is the state capital. The county was created in 1850. Salt Lake County occupies the Salt Lake Valley, as well as parts of the surrounding mountains, the Oquirrh Mountains to the west and the Wasatch Range to the east. In addition, the northwestern section of the county includes part of the Great Salt Lake; the county is noted for its ski resorts. Salt Lake County is the central county of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area; this area was occupied for thousands of years by cultures of indigenous peoples. The future Salt Lake County area was settled by European Americans in 1847 when Mormon pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fled religious persecution in the East, they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley after descending what settlers called Emigration Canyon. Brigham Young, their leader, declared "This is the place" after seeing the valley.
Compared to eastern regions, it seemed unpromising to some of the migrants. Settlers used extensive irrigation to develop agriculture and the flourishing, self-sufficient city, known as Great Salt Lake City. Thousands of Mormons joined them in the next several decades; the county was organized on January 31, 1850, with more than 11,000 residents recorded. The initial territorial settlement was in Great Salt Lake City proper, but Brigham Young desired to secure a substantial population base across the then-uninhabited Great Basin, so he soon asked members to resettle farther out from the central point, they declared themselves a state in hopes of gaining admittance to the Union, to assure the nascent state would grow uniformly, they named an as-yet-unbuilt settlement in mid-state as the state's capital. The idea of statehood for the new area was tossed aside by the federal government, the area was declared a territory in September 1850 - the Utah Territory. Construction of the capitol building in Fillmore was completed in 1855, so the territorial legislature traveled to the small community for their first session there.
It was to be their last, as they chose to meet in Great Salt Lake City the following year, in 1857 formally voted to make Salt Lake City the capital of the Territory. In 1858, when the Utah Territory was declared in rebellion, the federal government sent troops to install a new governor and keep watch over the area; the government transition was made peacefully the troops set up Camp Floyd to the south in Utah County. In 1862, Fort Douglas was established on the eastern bench, near the current site of the University of Utah, as the federal government wanted to ensure loyalty of the territory during the American Civil War. Patrick Edward Connor, the leader of the garrison at Fort Douglas, was anti-Mormon, he sent out parties to scout for mineral resources in the nearby mountains, hoping to encourage non-Mormons to settle in the territory. During the late 19th century, mines were established in the Wasatch mountains, most notably around Alta. Exploiting the mineral wealth was difficult until the Utah Central Railroad was constructed and reached this area in 1870.
In the Oquirrh Mountains, the Bingham Canyon Mine, which contains vast deposits of copper and silver, was developed as the most productive of the county's mines. The mine, located in the southwest portion of the county, attracted thousands of workers to the narrow canyon. At its peak, the city of Bingham Canyon contained 20,000 residents, all crowded along the steep walls of the canyon, natural disasters were a frequent occurrence. By the early 20th century, most of the mines in the county had closed. However, the Bingham Canyon Mine kept on expanding. In the early 21st century, it is among the largest open-pit mines in the world. After the railroad came to the county, the population began to expand more and non-Mormons began to settle in Salt Lake City. During the early 20th century, heavy industry came to the valley as well. Local and interurban trolley systems were built covering the more urban northeastern quarter of the valley; the city dismantled the trolley system by 1945. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the east side of the valley began to be more densely settled.
In 1942, Kearns Army Air Base, a large military installation developed for World War II, was located in what is now Kearns and Taylorsville on the western side of the valley. After the camp was closed in 1946, the land was sold for private development. Rapid postwar residential settlement of the area began; the federal government established other major defensive installations along the Wasatch Front and in the Great Salt Lake Desert during World War II, which stimulated the economy and brought more people to the area, establishing Utah as a major military center that benefited from federal investment. In the nationwide suburban boom of the late 1940s, 1950s, early 1960s, such cities as South Salt Lake, Murray and much of the east side of the valley grew rapidly. In common with other industrialized cities, Salt Lake City faced inner-city decay in the 1960s, when residents moved to newer housing in the suburbs. Cities such as Sandy, West Jordan, what would become West Valley City grew at boomtown rates in the 1970s and 1980s.
Huge residential tracts were developed through the center of the valley, within ten years, the entire area ha
Kearns High School
Kearns High School is a public high school located at 5525 S. Cougar Lane Kearns, United States, it was opened in 1966 with its first graduating class graduating in 1967. It serves 10th, 11th and 12th grade students; the official mascot is a Cougar and the school colors are green and gold. On November 5, 2010, Kearns High School started using the iSchool Initiative with money from a federal stimulus Enhancing Education Through Technology grant; the media specialist, Rachel Murphy, wrote the grant to start the program. The program has each student use an iPod Touch to keep track of assignments, take notes, learn different languages, do research. Kearns High School is the first school of its size to use the iSchool Initiative. Principal - Maile Loo Assistant Principal - Brett Hansen Assistant Principal - Tysen Fausett Assistant Principal - Scott Wooldridge Principals' Secretary - Jeri Maples Bookkeeper - Erin Winkler Athletic Directors - Dave Ballard and Emily Williams Go, Mighty Cougars, on we'll go.
Strive, Mighty Cougars, in fame we will grow. We're loyal Cougars to Green. On, Kearns High Cougars, to Victory! Go, ye Cougars, go! Mighty Cougars go! We will rally, her fame and honor grown. Loyal to the Cougars—to the Gold and Green. Fight, ye Kearns High Cougars to Victory! Go, Mighty Cougars, on we'll go. Strive, Mighty Cougars, in fame we will grow. We're loyal Cougars to Green. On, Kearns High Cougars, to Victory! Brandon Duckworth, baseball player DaMarques Johnson, professional Mixed Martial Artist with the UFC Gary Padjen, former NFL player Official webpage Alternative webpage