Education briefs, June 7-9
June 6, 2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, a nonprofit that provides adult mentoring for youths, is seeking male volunteers. According to a press release, the organization is aiming to get 60 men to sign up to serve as "Big Brothers" for children. The organization has, on average, 250 boys waiting for an adult mentor. The goal of the push is to make it so no boys have to wait more than a year to be assigned a mentor. Men who are interested in volunteering can find more information at bbbsu.org.
TMJH solicits help for end-of-year party
Treasure Mountain Junior High School is looking for community members to provide supplies for the school's end-of-year party. According to the school's website, the celebration is scheduled for Friday, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the school. The event will feature ping pong tables, inflatable obstacle courses, a photo booth, dunk tank and other activities. The school is seeking volunteers to provide things like vegetable trays and eating supplies. Volunteers can sign up by following a link on the school's website.
New state education official named
The Utah State Board of Education has named Patty Norman deputy superintendent of student achievement. According to a press release, Norman has been an assistant superintendent in the Davis School District since last summer and will be one of three deputy state superintendents. She replaces Rich Nye, who is leaving for a position as superintendent of the Ogden School District. "I am honored to work with the amazing team at the State Board of Education in this different capacity," she said in the release. "Together, we can lead out to provide more opportunities for students, raise achievement for all while closing equity gaps, and increase avenues of communication for stakeholders."