Exceptions removed for ninth graders in high school sports
FARMINGTON — Exceptions will no longer be allowed for ninth graders participating in high school sports at schools outside their boundary school.
Davis School Board voted unanimously to remove an existing exception that allowed children of employees to participate in sports at schools where their parents teach.
To avoid making additional changes to accommodate other requests, the board chose to remove all exceptions.
Enrollment changes require calendar adjustments
FARMINGTON — Changing enrollment in Davis School District will make it possible for some district schools to return to a traditional calendar, and require others to switch to a year-round schedule.
“We figure we can increase the capacity of a building by 25 percent if we go to year-round schools,” said Chris Williams, community relations director.
Lincoln, Antelope and Syracuse elementary schools will return to a traditional calendar for the 2013-14 school year because they no longer have the population to warrant the year-round schedule, said Williams.
Schools that have gotten to a point where even with portables they have insufficient space for students, are Buffalo Point in Syracuse, Eagle Bay in Farmington and Sand Springs in Layton. They will switch to a year-round calendar for the coming school year.
A new elementary school is being built in Woods Cross to accommodate student growth there. Foxboro Elementary, nearby in North Salt Lake, has been on a year-round calendar since last year and population continues to grow. Last week, the Davis School Board approved a guaranteed maximum price of $17,049,579 for construction of the new school.
Local families sought to host exchange students next year
BOUNTIFUL — Exchange students interested in experiencing life in America need host families for the coming academic year.
ASSE (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) brings students from multiple countries to study in America.
“These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family,” said Cindy Keeney in a press release.
Students are ages 15 to 18 and have their own insurance and personal spending money. Families interested in hosting can call 1-800-733-2773.
Student art places in contest
OGDEN — Art by several Davis County high school students was recognized in a contest held by the Ogden campus of Stevens-Henager College.
Baylee Berglund, a student at Clearfield High, received first place overall and the Viewer’s Choice award. Emma Nielsen, of Northridge High, received second place overall. Third place overall and Best in Show went to Melissa Gally of Northridge High, and Ty Holberg, also of Northridge, won an honorable mention.