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Jose Chacon Dare to Dream Fund in Honor of Mr. Doug Stephens

We are excited to announce a new opportunity to support the students at Ben Lomond High School! Each year, as many as 150 students at BLHS do not have the $30 registration fee required to enroll in concurrent enrollment classes, which enables high school students to receive college credit during high school. This not only saves money for the student in the future, but often provides the first impetus for a student to attain higher education opportunities. One such student was Class of 2011 Alum Jose Chacon.

As a high school junior, Jose was unable to cover the $30 registration fee for the Weber State University Concurrent Enrollment  Program for his American History class, but his teacher, Mr. Doug Stephens, quietly paid the fee so that Jose could earn the college credit. Mr. Stephens let Jose know that "we couldn't let a few dollars stop you." Since that time, Jose was the first in his family to graduate from high school, the first to go on to college, and has earned a degree in Chemistry from WSU. He made a promise to himself that one day, he would pay it forward. "I want to build a future where money is not an issue for children to dare to dream," he said.

Jose has made good on his promise, making the first donation to the newly established Jose Chacon Dare to Dream Fund in Honor of Mr. Doug Stephens, but we need your help to reach our goal of $5,000 so that we can help even more deserving BLHS students on their path to educational success!

To make a donation, visit our Donation Page here. Select the Jose Chacon Dare to Dream Fund in Honor of Mr. Doug Stephens from the dropdown menu.

 

Crayons for Kids Service Project

Due to COVID-19 regulations, our elementary students are no longer allowed to share art supplies such as crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc. The Ogden School District has approximately 3,300 students who participate in art instruction in our elementary schools, and our elementary art specialists need our help to provide 3,300 individual art kits for these students! So how can you help? Below is a list of items that our teachers are hoping to include in each individual art kit:

  • Sketch Pads and/or loose white drawing paper (thicker high-quality)
  • Crayons (24 per box)
  • Black Sharpies (regular size, fine point)
  • #2 pencils (pre-sharpened preferred)
  • Sharpeners (compact size, high-quality with screw-on lid preferred)
  • Erasers (large size)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Washable Color Markers (set of 8)
  • Individual Watercolor Paint and Brush Sets (24 per set)
  • Pastels (set of 12)

Supplies can be dropped off at Bennions Craft located at 4335 Harrison Blvd.

Monetary donations may also be made on our Donation Page here. Please select "Elementary Art Kits" in the dropdown menu.

Thank you to the Ogden Utah Weber Heights Stake for partnering with us to make sure our students are still able to participate in the arts in the upcoming school year!

 

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Telitha Lindquist Greiner Excellence in Teaching Awards! Selected by their peers, a winner is chosen from each school who exemplifies best practices in teaching and for going above and beyond for their students. Winners are each given a  $500 award, will be invited to the Evening of Appreciation banquet and will be recognized in our newsletters throughout the year. Since we couldn't present the awards as we normally would this year, board members presented the awards to each teacher individually, social distancing style. We had a blast!

 

POSTPONED: Golf Classic at Wolf Creek

Due to current conditions relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ogden School Foundation Golf Classic scheduled for Thursday, May 28th has been postponed until Monday, August 10th!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that our teams will still be able to join us in August. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email us at ogdenschoolfoundation@ogdensd.org or call us at 801-737-7305.

For more information, visit our Golf Page here.