Press Releases

Learn more about what's happening at Salt River Schools! 

 Questions? Email the School Communications & PR Director Taté Walker at tate.walker@srpmic-ed.org or call 480-362-2570.

 

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May 22, 2017: Salt River Schools announces *NEW* start/end times and Academic Calendar for 2017/18 SY 

As the 2016/2017 school year comes to a close, Salt River Schools is looking ahead to next school year (2017/2018), when many changes will take place, including NEW school start/end times and a NEW Division-wide Academic Calendar that includes information for all sites! Check out the attachments (here and here) for details.

  

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May 15, 2017: SRHS Track and Field Athletes Bring Home the Gold

Seven athletes bring home 16 medals and one team title for Salt River High School at the CAA Division I State Track & Field Championships. 

  

 

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May 11, 2017: SRHS Eagles to Make School History at Upcoming Track Field Championships

Salt River High School athletes head into the CAA Track & Field State Championships this weekend with a shot at finishing at the top. Senior Brandon Ventour (pictured below) is looking to set records, while the school aims to make its own history by bringing home its first-ever track and field titles.

  

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May 1,  2017: Educator Appreciation Week

A message to the fabulous educators at Salt River Schools from Superintendent Dr. Louis Laffitte, Jr. 

 

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April 24, 2017:  Announcing the 2017 Summer Reading Program at the Tribal Library

The Salt River Tribal Library Summer Reading program is a fun way to incorporate reading and related activities in summer family time and help children maintain and improve their reading skills. This year's theme is "Building a Better World." 

  

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March 22, 2017: Community Forum Presentation 

Salt River Schools reaches out to stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians and the Community, in multiple ways. Recently, our Superintendent, Dr. Louis Laffitte, Jr., began sharing critical Division information and his vision with stakeholders at what will become quarterly "Community Forums." These forums are a chance to meet with Dr. Laffitte, learn about the challenges and opportunities of Salt River Schools and share ideas, suggestions and concerns with Division leadership. A full meal (and snacks!) will be served at the next Community Forum March 30. The event will be held at the Lehi Community Building from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Can't make it? Download Dr. Laffitte's presentation here

 Download the flyer here.

 

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March 21, 2017:  Communicating Student-Focused Change & Progress

A letter to Salt River Schools staff, students and families regarding changes seen and felt in the Division, as well as ways to actively engage in the Division's decision-making process.

 

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March 13, 2017: Invitation to Participate in Strategic Planning

A letter to Salt River Schools' stakeholders (staff, parents/guardians and families, students and Community members) to join us as we embark on a 5-year strategic planning process. 

 

 

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Feb. 14, 2017: Salt River Schools #LovetheBus <3

Our love for the Salt River Schools' buses and bus drivers is year-round! The American School Bus Council celebrates its annual #LovetheBus campaign every February and this year Salt River Schools took part to show our drivers how much we appreciate them and their commitment to student safety. Check out this video we did with Route 4 driver Jamie and her passengers! Please share and tell us what you love about the bus!

Salt River Schools Bus Facts:

  • SRS buses serve 474 students from Head Start through high school
  • There are 4 routes, 5 drivers, and 4 on-board monitors to help with rowdy kiddos
  • Total years of bus-driving experience among Salt River Schools drivers: 65 years!
  • Drivers begin their work days at 6 a.m., take a 2.5-hour break for lunch, then end the day around 5:45 p.m. What troopers!
 
About 'Love the Bus'
Love the Bus began in 2007 and is held every February. It is a month-long celebration of the importance of the yellow school bus, with a particular focus on thanking school bus drivers for safely transporting 25 million children to and from school every day. Love the Bus events are held at schools, school bus facilities, and other locations across the country. The events raise awareness and appreciation for the experience of riding the bus to and from school, and recognize the diverse set of individuals whose daily efforts make the yellow school bus part of the fabric of American life. 
 
 

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February 2, 2017: In emergency situations, student and staff safety is our No. 1 priority 

An informational letter to parents and guardians about the lockdown emergency that occurred Feb. 1, 2017. 

 

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January 9, 2017: Preview: Robots take over at Salt River High School tournament

 

 Students in the robotics class at Salt River High School create snap-together robots to compete against each other. Photo by Taté Walker, Salt River Schools Communications and Public Relations Director.

 

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January 9, 2017:  Salt River High School hosts first-ever STEAM Night on Jan. 24. 

 

See how students infuse cultural knowledge (for instance, learning the indigenous uses of devil's claw) into STEAM curriculums (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) at Salt River High School's first-ever STEAM Night for families and the Community! Photo courtesy of Salt River Schools.

 

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December 20, 2016:  Year-End Reflections from Superintendent Dr. Louis Laffitte, Jr.

 

Salt River Schools Division staff and administrators, as well as extra helpers, prepare to deliver food and gifts donated during the 2016 Stuff the Bus campaign. Photo by Taté Walker, Salt River Schools Communications and Public Relations Director. 

 

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December 8, 2016:  SRHS drama students pen their own showcase, Hamlet at Hogwarts  

  

 

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November 4, 2016:  Salt River Schools adopts BoardDocs, next-gen board management technology

  

 

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October 21, 2016:  Salt River Schools opens the doors to the Division's first College and Career Center 

 Salt River High School 8th grader Ava Chiago holds up her "college cookies" during the College and Career Center Open House Oct. 21. Photo by Taté Walker, Salt River Schools Communications and Public Relations Director.

 

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October 21, 2016:  Salt River Elementary commitment to health, wellness exemplified in new running track

  

SRPMIC President Delbert Ray and Salt River Schools Superintendent Dr. Louis Laffitte high-five students  running on the Salt River Elementary School track for the first time Oct. 21. Photo by Taté Walker, Salt River Schools Communications and Public Relations Director.

 

 

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