DIBELS at Loa Elementary School

DIBLESAt Loa Elementary School we use DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills. The students in the elementary are regularly tested to track the extent they are meeting their literacy goals. It has been shown that students who have high literacy skills by the end of the 3rd grade will more successful throughout the remainder of their school years. The state measures the percentage of students that make typical growth or better. The state expectation for the 3rd grade is 47.83% of the students making typical growth or better. The Utah State Board of Education recently informed us that the 3rd grade growth rate at Loa Elementary was 93%. This is impressive growth and hats off to Ashlee Jackson and Stephanie Williams who were the 3rd grade teachers and to the Loa Elementary reading tutors. This phenomenal growth in literacy is just part of the excellent education the students are receiving at Loa Elementary. The teachers and principal at Loa Elementary are committed to continue the outstanding education that our children deserve.

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Wayne Schools Start a New Year

Nearly 450 students will return to classes on August 23rd at the four schools in the Wayne School District. Principal, teachers and staff are excited to come back after the summer to be once again teaching the great kids in Wayne County. 

Registration and Back to School nights will be different at each district school: 

Hanksville Elementary: 
Registration: Come in when you bring your child to school 
Preschool Registration: Aug 23 from 1:00 to 3:00
Back to School: August 29 at 5:00

Loa Elementary 
Registration: During Back to School night 
Back to School: August 22 at 4:00

Wayne Middle 
Registration: During Back to School night 
Back to School: August 22 at 6:00

Wayne High 
Registration: August 15 from 9-2 and August 16 from 1-4
Back to School: August 28 at 6:00

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Wayne School Facilities Continue to Improve

PlaygroundsDuring the summer months schools are closed, but that does not mean that there is no activity. Each summer the maintenance and technology staffs of Wayne School District work endless hours maintaining the buildings and updating the facilities. This year the district staff completed many projects that will improve the quality of our children’s education and their quality of life. One our big projects was to upgrade the playground facilities at our elementary schools. We removed many of the old pieces of equipment and added several new items. In Hanksville a new big toy was added, and soft wood chips we put under much of the play areas in Hanksville and Loa. Wayne Middle School replaced it old computer lab with the newest equipment. Boiler repairs were made at Loa Elementary. Many rooms in the district received new carpet including the high school auditorium. We have put up new shades in a number of classrooms in the middle and elementary school. New steps were poured for the county library that is attached to the district office. Many other projects have been completed so that our schools will be ready and safe when the new school year starts on August 23rd.

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2017-18 Proposed Budgets

The Wayne County School District School Board will review and approve proposed budgets for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 at the board meeting scheduled on June 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the Wayne Middle School Library located at 75 North Center Bicknell, Utah.

The Board will also hold a public hearing on the same date and place to amend budgets for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Budgets are available to review in the District Office building during normal business hours.

Budget detail is also available here.

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Hanksville Elementary Music Night

HES Music Night

On Thursday May 18 Hanksville Elementary presented a musical program called Music Makes My Heart Happy. The students showed a great amount of enthusiasm as the sang and danced for parents and family. The adorable preschool students also were involved when they sang the song Shake My Sillies Out. During the year the elementary students learned how to play recorders and they demonstrated their skill. It was a fun event and all in attendance were filled and left with happy hearts. A special thanks to Kori Weihing who put the event together. 

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Loa Elementary Preschool Promotion


On May 17th and 18th the 40 students attending Loa Elementary preschool were promoted to the kindergarten. During this school year the students had long time teacher Mrs. Jan Brown as the teacher. Jan’s outstanding paraprofessionals, Iris Peterson and Kathy Woolsey, assisted her. Mrs. Brown introduced children to basic concepts such as shapes, letters, numbers and colors. The students learned nursery rhymes, songs and had many hands on activities. But preschool is about learning much more than what a circle looks like. It's where children first develop a relationship with learning. Children spend most of the preschool day working together with classmates. We are grateful for the support we have had from parents and want to specifically thank Mrs. Brown for a job well done. 

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