Dear Altamont Elementary and High School Stakeholders, April 4, 2024, the Utah State Board of Education made the final decision regarding the daily schedule for our Altamont schools. The decision was in favor of moving to a 4-day school week. (The waiver request was approved.) This means that, starting in August, school will begin at 7:45 am and end at 3:15 pm Monday through Thursday. The buses will pick up students at very close to the same time as they do now, and drop them off back home approximately a half hour to forty-five minutes later than they do now. The total amount of riding time (time on the bus) will remain the same because the bus routes will be the same. The schedules of both schools will operate differently. At the elementary, we will still have three recesses per day, but the specific times of when each subject is taught will be altered. At the high school, we will move to a hybrid schedule that is partly based on the block schedule and partly based on a 7-period day. This is to preserve the instructional time of the core subjects of English and Math, while still allowing students some flexibility to explore many areas such as music, art, CTE, etc. Students will not be allowed to miss instruction to travel to sporting events. This is only a brief summary of changes. Schools will communicate other changes in the coming weeks. We are grateful to all who participated in this process. Obviously, we had some in favor of a 4-day week, some in favor of a 5-day week, and some who felt it would be fine either way. Regardless of what your preference was, we respect your input and value your perspectives. School leaders and teachers will take all of the passion, energy, feedback, ideas, and intuitive thinking and roll them together into a strategic plan of improvement going forward. We feel that we can use this process as a great catalyst to help students learn at a higher level. We ask that all of us will now unify together for the sake of our children. We hope that where reconciliation is needed, reconciliation will happen. We envision schools where all children are loved, supported, and taught in a nurturing environment. Jason Young Superintendent Duchesne County School District
about 2 months ago, Shaun Long
The AHS Honors Society is looking for volunteers to help with the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th from 7:30am-10:30am. Please let either Shana Oman or Michelle Miles know if you are interested in helping. Thank you.
2 months ago, Shaun Long
Be an attendance Hero
2 months ago, James Sasser
Be an attendance superhero
Hi, I want to write you to let you and your students know about West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience (SLE). At West Point we develop Leaders of Character, and we are looking for high-achieving young people who are in great standing with their school and community, and who want to challenge themselves. Please see the attached flyer to share with your students, educators, and parents! What is SLE? SLE is a one-week program for current Juniors (High School Class of 2025) to visit West Point in June. Students in this program get to spend the week with our cadets, live in the barracks, and eat in the mess hall. Learn about West Point’s world class academics by trying 4 of our 17 academic workshops. Learn about military training and becoming a Leader of Character at West Point by completing two military days to include rappelling, Zodiac boats, combatives (like Jiu-Jitsu) training and more! Challenge themselves physically by attempting the Candidate Fitness Assessment, conducting physical training, and sports. Complete their admissions interview with a cadet. Spend the week making friends with other students from all over the US who are applying to West Point. All the students that I have spoken with have really enjoyed this program and they especially enjoy interacting with the cadets. Your students may sign up for this program now by using the QR code in the attached “2024 SLE FLYER” or directly at westpoint.edu We will accept applications until April 15th. SLE is competitive and not all who apply are offered to attend. Learn more about SLE- https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program Apply now- https://apply.westpoint.edu/portal/candidate Please direct any questions to admissionsne@westpoint.edu. I appreciate all that you do for your students and thanks for helping us get the word out! Sincerely, Richard M. Simpson Major, U.S. Army Northeast Regional Commander Directorate of Admissions United States Military Academy The Corps Starts Here!
2 months ago, Shaun Long
3/21/24
This event is for all Juniors, Seniors, community members, and local businesses. There will be fun door prizes and give-aways.
2 months ago, Shaun Long
3/21/24
On Wednesday March, 27th Altamont High School will be holding CCR (College Career Readiness) group sessions for each of the classes in the upcoming year. Times are as follows: (next years- 12th graders 8:35-9:05 am, 11th graders 9:45-10:15am, 10th graders 10:20-10:40am, 9th graders 1-:1:20pm, 8th graders 2:10-2:35. Parents are welcome to come but not required. We will have individual CCR meetings at a later date.
2 months ago, Shaun Long
National Reading Month
2 months ago, James Sasser
National Reading Month
Make time for Self Reflection...... Is what you're doing helpful and beneficial?
2 months ago, Shana Oman
Whats working
Juniors, the "Students Working Against Tobacco Youth Scholarship" is now open. *Two Junior Students from each school will be awarded at least $1,000 *Deadline: 4/19/24 *See the attached application for additional information.
3 months ago, Shana Oman
SWAT
SWAT Scholarship
AHS Students and Parents, The Counseling Center will be offering a social skills group every Thursday during lunch (starting after spring break). There will be one group for Jr. High Students and one group for High School Students. We will be focusing on building positive relationships, advocacy skills, identifying friendship qualities, communication, etc. See the counseling center if you are interested in participating.
3 months ago, Shana Oman
Signed Jazz Photo
3 months ago, Shaun Long
3/11/24
Are you on the 5 day plan?
3 months ago, James Sasser
5 day plan
Hi, I want to write you to let you and your students know about West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience (SLE). At West Point we develop Leaders of Character, and we are looking for high-achieving young people who are in great standing with their school and community, and who want to challenge themselves. Please see the attached flyer to share with your students, educators, and parents! What is SLE? SLE is a one-week program for current Juniors (High School Class of 2025) to visit West Point in June. Students in this program get to spend the week with our cadets, live in the barracks, and eat in the mess hall. Learn about West Point’s world class academics by trying 5 of our 17 academic workshops. Learn about military training and becoming a Leader of Character at West Point by completing two military days to include rappelling, Zodiac boats, combatives (like Jiu-Jitsu) training and more! Challenge themselves physically by attempting the Candidate Fitness Assessment, conducting physical training, and sports. Complete their admissions interview with a cadet. Spend the week making friends with other students from all over the US who are applying to West Point. All the students that I have spoken with have really enjoyed this program and they especially enjoy interacting with the cadets. Your students may sign up for this program now by using the QR code in the attached “2024 SLE FLYER” or directly at westpoint.edu Our priority application deadline for SLE is the following Friday on March 15th and we will accept applications until April 15th. SLE is competitive and not all who apply are offered to attend. Learn more about SLE- https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program Apply now- https://apply.westpoint.edu/portal/candidate I appreciate all that you do for your students and thanks for helping us get the word out! Sincerely, Richard M. Simpson Major, U.S. Army Northeast Regional Commander Directorate of Admissions United States Military Academy The Corps Starts Here!
3 months ago, Shaun Long
3/6/24
UBtech will be at AHS on Friday, March 15th during lunch with corn hole and their mascot, Tek the Titan.
3 months ago, Shana Oman
UBTech week
Wellness Wednesday Message- Social Connection
3 months ago, Shana Oman
Social Connection
It was wonderful to be with our Sterling Scholars last night to honor them for the amazing students they are! They epitomize the portrait of a graduate in our county! Join us in wishing them well in the regional competition on March 12. Good luck!
3 months ago, Jason Young
sterling scholars 2024
Seniors, Duchesne County School District and Altamont High School are offering a scholarship to the class of 2024. Check your email or see the counseling center for more information. Deadline is April 10th.
3 months ago, Shaun Long
Hats off to reading - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss.
3 months ago, James Sasser
Hats off to reading
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Hats off to Reading
3 months ago, James Sasser
Hats off to Reading
Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to all of those who participated in our poster contest.
3 months ago, James Sasser
K-2 winners
3-5 Winners
6-8 winners
High School Winners