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
West High School (Utah)
West High School is the oldest public high school in the U. S. state of Utah. It was founded in 1890, it is part of the Salt Lake City School District, its original name was Salt Lake High. The school colors are red and black and the school mascot is a panther, it has a current enrollment of 2,840. West High is located in close to downtown, at 241 North 300 West; the historical structure still functions as the school's main building, has undergone major restorations. It is surrounded by newer buildings, the newly updated stadium. West High is accessible because it is three blocks away from the UTA TRAX line and close to the Gateway Mall. Several films have been filmed at West High and it has been noted in the History Channel's Gangland TV series. West High students participate at state tournaments in the following sports, according to the season: Fall sports: cross country, boys' golf, tennis, volleyball Winter sports: basketball, wrestling, swimming Spring sports: lacrosse, soccer, tennis, girls' golfWest High has won 21 state football championships 1898-1992 and hold many records in football.
Many players and coaches have gone on to major sports programs. West's boys' basketball team beat Provo high school in the 2009 state championship game, ending Provo's 40 game win streak and earning West High its first championship since 1975. Nathan Chen, figure skater Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author Tony Finau, PGA golfer Shannon Hale, Class of 1992, young adult author Earl Holding owner of Sinclair Oil Larry H. Miller, prominent businessman, former owner of the Utah Jazz Thomas S. Monson, former president of the LDS Church Dick Nemelka, former ABA basketball player Gordon Rhodes, former Major League Baseball player Aldo Richins, football player Harold W. Ross, founder of The New Yorker magazine George Von Elm, prominent golfer in 1920s and 1930s Dan Wells and young adult author Robison Wells, young adult author D. Frank Wilkins, Utah Supreme Court Justice Mark Willes, CEO of the LA Times and General Mills List of high schools in Utah List of school districts in Utah West High School official website
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA was known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Prior to 1965, attempts at creation of national skill organizations failed. There was still a demand for trade organizations, however. In 1960, the American Vocational Association held a meeting, where a committee was formed to facilitate a solution. Representatives from the U. S. Office of Education and the National Association of State Supervisors of Trade and Industrial Education formed the committee. By 1962, the AVA encouraged the Office of Education to hire an employee to form the national organization. At the 1964 AVA convention, powerful leaders of industry and organizational leaders to include U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Secondary School Principals spoke in favor of the proposed organization.
The constitution establishing the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America was adopted at the Trade and Industrial Youth Conference May 6–8, 1965 at the Hotel Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee. Representatives for 14 states, consisting of 200 students and business and labor representatives, gathered to choose the club's name, motto and goals; the official red blazer, part of the organization's uniform, was patterned after the blazer from Illinois's organization. These representatives were from existing vocational education groups which agreed to finance the effort, from the states of Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. Illinois provided the salary for Philip Baird to be the first executive secretary of the newly founded VICA; the National FFA Organization is credited with making the first financial contribution. The American Vocational Association offered office space at no cost in its Washington headquarters. Additionally, the AVA's Trade and Industrial Division provided a grant.
Tommy Snider from Griffin, Georgia was elected as VICA's first student president and Larry W. Johnson, the assistant supervisor of T&I education and state advisor for the Vocation Industrial Clubs of North Carolina, became the first executive secretary of VICA on July 1, 1965, he continued in the position until 1987. By 1966, membership was up to 29,534, spanning 1,074 clubs across territories. Additionally, the first issue of the club's magazine was produced. At the national conference, held in Little Rock, the VICA emblem was unveiled, the first official state charters were presented. In 1969, the Postsecondary Division of VICA was approved during a Constitutional Convention held in Memphis, bringing total membership to 82,000; the following year, the first edition of the VICA Leadership Handbook was published. On VICA's 10-year anniversary, the organization inducted its one millionth member. Three years VICA saw the start of the construction of its National Leadership Center in Leesburg, Virginia.
VICA hosted the International Youth Skill Olympics—held a competition following the National Leadership and Skills Conference —for the first time in 1979, in Atlanta. In 1995, the national competition known as the United States Skill Olympics, was renamed to the SkillsUSA Championships during the NLSC. In, 1999, during the NLSC, VICA was renamed to SkillsUSA-VICA; the name was shortened to SkillsUSA in 2002. SkillsUSA has over 690,420 members, organized into at least 2 classrooms and 69 states and territorial associations as well as alumni members. 19,500 teachers and school administrators serve as professional SkillsUSA members and instructors. More than 600 corporations, trade associations and labor unions support SkillsUSA on a national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with local chapters. SkillsUSA programs include local, regional and national competitions. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,500 students compete in 100 hands-on skill and leadership contests.
SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom and is cited as a "successful model of employer-driven youth development training program" by the U. S. Department of Labor; the SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite, introduced in 2017, includes three parts. Career Essentials: Foundations called the Career Readiness Curriculum, includes 29 lesson plans based on Common Core State Standards, it infuses 21st-century skills into student engagement activities. Career Essentials: Experiences replaces the Professional Development Program; the new online curriculum has 15 project-based learning experiences. The third component of the suite, Career Essentials: Assessments known as Skill Connect Assessments, offers reliable evaluation of over 40 technical and employability areas; the assessments were developed through a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Student2Student Mentoring gives high school students a chance to mentor younger students. Jump into STEM! provides tools for high school students to mentor middle- and
West Valley City, Utah
West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U. S. state of Utah. The population was 129,480 at the 2010 census; the city incorporated in 1980 from a large growing unincorporated area, variously known as Granger, Hunter and Redwood. It is home to the Maverik USANA Amphitheatre; the earliest known residents of the western Salt Lake Valley were Native American bands of the Ute and Shoshoni tribes. The first European people to live in the area were the Latter-day Saints; the Euro-Americans arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. The area was first staked out by settler Joseph Harker and his family in the area they named as "over Jordan"; the Granger area was settled by Welsh Latter-day Saints who had come to Utah with Dan Jones in 1849. Irrigation systems and agriculture were developed in the area, it was Elias Smith who proposed the area's name on account of its successful farming. At other times high alkali content made farming difficult, but there were enough Latter-day Saints to form a separate Granger Ward in 1884.
Granger and vicinity had about 1,000 people in 1930. Hunter was not settled until 1876; this settlement was started by Rasmus Nielsen, Edward Rushton, August Larsen and about seven others along with their families. Irrigation began in 1881 and the main crop was fruit trees; the city began to experience rapid growth in the 1970s, when the area, now West Valley City consisted of the four separate communities of Hunter, Granger and Redwood. These four unincorporated areas merged in 1980 to form the present-day city. During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, West Valley City was the official venue for men's and women's ice hockey. On May 19, 2011, the city unveiled an official plan to create a downtown area for the city over the course of 10 years, building on plans and development that existed, it will be known as Fairbourne Station and will consist of 40 acres, costing $500 million to build. The center will include a civic center, an eight-story Embassy Suites hotel, a plaza, residential development, as well as the end of the TRAX Green Line, a stop on the 3500 South MAX bus rapid transit line.
Valley Fair Mall and the Maverik Center are located nearby, as is I-215. As of 2016 of the development is incomplete, with the TRAX line having opened in 2011 and the hotel in 2012, but the City Hall and government center are under construction. Serial killer Ted Bundy was arrested in Granger on August 1975, on a routine traffic stop. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.5 square miles of which 35.4 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. West Valley is located on the northwest side of the Salt Lake Valley between Salt Lake City on the north, South Salt Lake on the east, Magna Township on the west, Taylorsville and Kearns Township on the south; the Oquirrh Mountains loom over the city to the west, while the Jordan River marks the eastern boundary. West Valley City has a nonpartisan, strong city manager form of government, which means that the city manager is analogous to a corporation's CEO, while the mayor fills a role similar to chairman of the board, with the City Council acting as the "board".
The mayor is a voting member of the City Council. The West Valley City Council meets each Tuesday night at 6:30 PM, except fifth Tuesdays. City Hall is located at 3600 South Constitution Boulevard; the mayor and six councilors are elected to four-year terms. Mayoral elections are held the same year as three of the councilors; the other three councilors are staggered two years from the mayoral. Two council seats are at-large, or citywide, the remaining four seats represent districts of 28,000 residents. Officials are not subject to term limits; as of November 2013, the most recent election was held in November, 2013. In the Utah State Legislature, West Valley City is in Senate Districts 1, 3, 5, 12 represented by Democrat Luz Robles, Democrat Gene Davis, Democrat Karen Mayne, Republican Daniel Thatcher and House Districts 30, 31, 33, represented by Republican Fred Cox, Republican Sophia DiCaro, Republican Craig Hall. Federally, West Valley City lies in the 2nd and 4th congressional districts, represented by Republican Chris Stewart and Republican Mia Love.
The West Valley City Police Department is administered by Chief Lee W. Russo with support from four Deputy Chiefs. With "194.5 sworn officers" and 45 civilian employees, the West Valley City Police Department responds to more than 110,000 calls for service annually, As of 2016. In 2013, the city police's narcotics unit was disbanded due to rampant corruption among its officers; these officers were found stealing small items from seized vehicles, taking evidence, placing tracking devices on potential suspects' vehicles without warrants. The fire department responds to more than 10,000 calls for service each year; the department has five strategically located fire stations to respond to medical emergencies, fire emergencies, various other calls for assistance. WVFD is dispatched by Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center. According to estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau, as of 2017, there were 136,170 people in West Valley City; the racial makeup of the county was 46.8% non-Hispanic White, 2.4% Black, 1.0% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 4.4% Pacific Islander, 4.3% from two or more races.
37.7% of the population were His
State schools are primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation. While such schools are to be found in every country, there are significant variations in their structure and educational programs. State education encompasses primary and secondary education, as well as post-secondary educational institutions such as universities and technical schools that are funded and overseen by government rather than by private entities; the position before there were government-funded schools varied: in many instances there was an established educational system which served a significant, albeit elite, sector of the population. The introduction of government-organised schools was in some cases able to build upon this established system, both systems have continued to exist, sometimes in a parallel and complementary relationship and other times less harmoniously. State education is inclusive, both in its treatment of students and in that enfranchisement for the government of public education is as broad as for government generally.
It is organised and operated to be a deliberate model of the civil community in which it functions. Although provided to groups of students in classrooms in a central school, it may be provided in-home, employing visiting teachers, and/or supervising teachers, it can be provided in non-school, non-home settings, such as shopping mall space. State education is available to all. In most countries, it is compulsory for children to attend school up to a certain age, but the option of attending private school is open to many. In the case of private schooling, schools operate independently of the state and defray their costs by charging parents tuition fees; the funding for state schools, on the other hand, is provided by tax revenues, so that individuals who do not attend school help to ensure that society is educated. In poverty stricken societies, authorities are lax on compulsory school attendance because child labour is exploited, it is these same children whose income-securing labour cannot be forfeited to allow for school attendance.
The term "public education" when applied to state schools is not synonymous with the term "publicly funded education". Government may make a public policy decision that it wants to have some financial resources distributed in support of, it may want to have some control over, the provision of private education. Grants-in-aid of private schools and vouchers systems provide examples of publicly funded private education. Conversely, a state school may rely on private funding such as high fees or private donations and still be considered state by virtue of governmental ownership and control. State primary and secondary education involves the following: compulsory student attendance. In some countries, private associations or churches can operate schools according to their own principles, as long as they comply with certain state requirements; when these specific requirements are met in the area of the school curriculum, the schools will qualify to receive state funding. They are treated financially and for accreditation purposes as part of the state education system though they make decisions about hiring and school policy, which the state might not make itself.
Government schools are free to attend for Australian citizens and permanent residents, whereas independent schools charge attendance fees. They can be divided into two categories: selective schools; the open schools accept all students from their government-defined catchment areas. Government schools educate 65% of Australian students, with 34% in Catholic and independent schools. Regardless of whether a school is part of the Government or independent systems, they are required to adhere to the same curriculum frameworks of their state or territory; the curriculum framework however provides for some flexibility in the syllabus, so that subjects such as religious education can be taught. Most school students wear uniforms. Public or Government funded; these schools teach students from Year 1 to 10, with examinations for students in years 5, 8, 10. All public schools follow the National Board Curriculum. Many children girls, drop out of school after completing the 5th Year in remote areas. In larger cities such as Dhaka, this is uncommon.
Many good public schools conduct an entrance exam, although most public schools in the villages and small towns do not. Public schools are the only option for parents and children in rural areas, but there are large numbers of private schools in Dhaka and Chittagong. Many Bangladeshi private schools teach their students in English and follow curricula from overseas, but in public schools lessons are taught in Bengali. Per the Canadian constitution, public-school education in Canada is a provincial responsibility and, as such, there are many variations among the provinces. Junior kindergarten exists as an official program in only Ontario and Quebec while kindergarten is available in every province, but provincial funding and the level of ho
DECA Inc Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a 501 not-for-profit career and technical student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, China, Guam, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs. DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles and focus of its members; the High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in universities; the organization's mission statement is DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The four components of the organization's Comprehensive Learning Program are that DECA integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business, promotes competition.
DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Dr. Ed Davis served as Executive Director from 1992 to 2014. Paul Wardinski served as Executive Director from 2014 to 2018. On February 15, 2018, DECA Inc. named Lou DiGiola as the new Executive Director of DECA Inc. DiGiola began his term on April 1, 2018. Executive Director - The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the Board’s policies, serving as the fiscal agent and primary spokesperson of the organization, employing such staff as necessary to plan and execute the Board's policies; the current Executive Director is Lou DiGioia. Board of Directors - A twelve member Board of Directors establishes policies relative to the interpretation and implementation of the constitution and bylaws; the current President of the Board of Directors is Mary Peres and the current President-Elect is Jacklyn Schiller. National Advisory Board - DECA’s National Advisory Board is composed of business partners that provide strategic advice for the organizations, professional insight on content and crucial financial support for programming.
The current chair of the NAB is Andy Chaves from Inc.. Congressional Advisory Board - DECA’s Congressional Advisory Board is a bipartisan group of United States Senators and Congressmen representing varied political philosophies, but all supporting Career and Technical Student Organizations as an integral part of delivering Career and Technical Education to ensure that America’s youth are college and career ready; the International Career Development Conference is available to all DECA members. Although only qualifying members may take part in the competitive events series, the conference offers workshops and networking for students who wish to further their business skills. DECA ICDC is held in April or May of each year and 21,000+ members and business professionals attend the conference; the location of the conference rotates between four cities: Anaheim, California. Competition hierarchy: Regional State Career Development Conference or Provincial Competition International Career Development Conference Other conferences include: Central Region Leadership Conference Emerging Leader Summit Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference New York Experience North Atlantic Region Leadership Conference Southern Region Leadership Conference State Competitive Conferences Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference Ultimate DECA Power Trip Western Region Leadership Conference DECA AMPED DECA allows members to participate in ten different types of competitive events: Principles of Business Administration Events Team Decision Making Events Individual Series Events Personal Finance Literacy Event Business Operations Research Events Chapter Team Events Entrepreneurship Events Marketing Representative Events Professional Selling and Consulting Events Online EventsCompetitive events fall into six different career clusters: Business Management & Administration Entrepreneurship Marketing Finance Hospitality & Tourism Personal Financial Literacy DECA's executive officer teams consist of one president and four vice presidents.
A new team of officers is elected every year at the International Career Development Conference by voting delegates from around the globe. The executive officer teams serve as brand ambassadors for the organization during their term by attending conferences where they give speeches and present workshops. Official website