USU Extension, WSU to sponsor Celebration of Women

Utah State University Extension and Weber State University are teaming up to sponsor The Celebration of Women.

The event, which will focus on wellness and balance, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Weber State University Davis campus in Layton, 2750 University Park Blvd., according to a release.

Meg Johnson will be the keynote speaker. The event will also include workshops from local experts.

To register, go to or call 1-801-399-8207. The cost is $15 per person through Sept. 9 and $20 per person afterward.

Roy Jr High teacher chosen by FDA to participate in training program

Thirty-two teachers were selected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to participate in a week-long food science training program in Washington, D.C., and Roy Junior High family consumer science teacher Tena Pate was among them.

According to a release on the Weber School District’s Facebook page, the program "is part of a sustained effort to train America’s teachers to use FDA’s curriculum in their classrooms and to educate teachers and students about critical food safety issues by exploring the science behind them.”

Teachers were taught about topics such as nutrition, food allergies, cosmetics safety and color additives and were given materials to help educate students about the Nutrition Facts label.

“We worked with FDA scientists in the lab to investigate how a single bacteria cell can multiply into millions in just a few hours and how different temperatures like heating, chilling, freezing and room temperature affects the growth of bacteria,” Pate said in the release. “We cooked hamburgers to various temperatures and then tested them for bacteria and other organisms that cause disease.”

OTech cosmetology school ranked No. 1

Based on data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, Ogden-Weber Technical College’s cosmetology school recently was ranked by EDsmart as the nation’s top cosmetology and beauty school for 2018-19, according to a release.

EDsmart is a research organization for higher education.

The cosmetology program completion rate is 54 percent and the net price is $2,961, the release states. The program also has a 94 percent job placement rate and a 99 percent licensure rate.

According to the release, OTech “offers an affordable education with the promise of a bright future for graduates.”

The program lasts 16 months and fills 40 hours a week.

T.H. Bell, Layton Elementary teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year

The Utah State Board of Education announced five finalists for 2019 Utah Teacher of the Year and the list includes teachers from T.H. Bell Junior High and Layton Elementary School.

Jeffrey R. Jackson, who teaches German and math at T.H. Bell, and Anjanette McNeely, a kindergarten teacher at Layton Elementary, were announced as finalists, according to a release posted on the Utah Education Association’s website.

Finalists were chosen from a pool of 32 district and charter school teachers of the year throughout the state and selected by a panel comprised of representatives from the Utah Education Association, parents, charter schools, the Utah State Board of Education and 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year Aaryn Birchell, the release states.

The winner and two runners up will be announced Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, with the winner representing the state in the National Teacher of the Year Program in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Bishop’s Veterans Resource Fair to take place on Sept. 10

Congressman Rob Bishop is holding a Veterans Resource Fair from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2018,  at Hill Aerospace Museum, 7961 Wardleigh Road.

The fair is designed to instruct veterans and their families regarding their benefits.

Bishop will provide opening remarks.

Weber School District seeking answers for softball field vandalization

The North Ogden Junior High softball field has been vandalized, resulting in what the district estimates to be thousands of dollars worth of damage and unsafe conditions, according to a post on the Weber School District’s Facebook page.

“Over the summer, someone started vandalizing the girl’s softball field at North Ogden Junior High School,” the release said. “It appears some type of substance was sprayed or dumped on the infield grass, causing it to die in dozens of spots.”

According to the release, a reward is being offered by the school for “information leading to the prosecution of those responsible.”

Those with information are advised to contact the school at 801-452-4800 or North Ogden Police at 801 629-8221.

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