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South Valley Riverton Journal

10 Years Of Excellence Celebration

Aug 04, 2015 10:50AM ● By Bryan Scott

North Star Academy, a top performing school in Utah, recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary.

By The Community Reports

South Valley - North Star Academy has been a top performing school in Utah in comparison to other charter schools and traditional public schools, which is one of the reasons we have 986 students who have applied to our lottery for the 2015 - 2016 school year and remain full each year. This was an opportunity to recognize the many people who make this happen.  

Our Parent Teacher Organization, Board of Trustees, North Star Administration, and faculty members lead by Shana Absey as the committee chairperson worked together to celebrate throughout the year. May 29 was the final culminating activity with the schoolwide assembly and carnival where all students participated in ten year writing projects of what is their favorite memories of North Star, and what are their predictions for life ten years from now. 

The time capsule was built and donated by local Bluffdale family Nate and Natalie Hall, whose children attend North Star Academy ,and all of the essays, along with our current yearbook, were placed inside.  North Star invited back the kindergarten teachers who opened up the school 10 years ago to speak to their now middle school students.  The 9th graders were thrilled to see and hear how much these teachers, Stephanie Proud and Jamie Maio, still cared and remembered them.