UINTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1

October 2018-Newsletter, Vol. 31

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WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT CHANGE

1. Change is a process, not an event. One of the most persistent tendencies of those who do not appreciate the complexities of change is to equate change with handing over a new program, which is an event. This, in fact, was the false tenet on which school improvement was based in the past. We now know that change is a process occurring over time, usually a period of several years. Recognition of this is an essential prerequisite of successful implementation of change.

2. Change is accomplished by individuals. A common notion in considering change is to think about it in ambiguous, impersonal terms. But change affects people, and their role in the process is of utmost importance. Therefore, individuals must be the focus of attention in any implementation.

3. Change is a highly personal experience. What we mean here is that individuals are different; people do not behave collectively. Each individual reacts differently to a change, and sufficient account of these differences must be taken. Some people will assimilate a new practice much more rapidly than others; some will engage in the process more readily than others. Change will be most successful when its support is geared to the diagnosed needs of the individual users. If change is highly personal, then clearly different responses and interventions will be required for different individuals.

4. Change involves developmental growth. We have discovered from studies of change that the individuals involved appear to express or demonstrate growth in terms of their feelings and skills. These feelings and skills tend to shift with respect to the new program or practice as individuals pass through an ever-greater degree of experience.


Taken from the work of Shirley M. Hord PhD- Concerns Based Adoption Model


SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE COMMUNITY FORUM

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 7pm

537 10th Street

Evanston, WY

Uinta County School District #1, in partnership with the Evanston Education Association (EEA) will be conducting a school board candidate forum for the community. The forum has been scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Education Service Center located at 537 Tenth Street (Boardroom). The forum will be streamed live and recorded for community members that cannot attend in person. Each candidate will have time for a short opening and closing statement. Questions will be collected from school district employees and the community. Questions will be asked by a moderator, and each candidate will be asked to respond to the questions. There will be no live interaction between the audience and the candidates. The forum is scheduled to last ninety minutes.

HELP WANTED!!!

UCSD#1 needs substitute workers in food service. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Kristine Hayduk in Human Resources at (307) 789-7571, ext. 1023.

BIRTHDAYS!!!

8th- Todd Kennedy, Kathleen Rees, Jerri Liechty

9th- Alexis Moscinski, Ruby Privett, Becky Stephens, Carmen Iwen

10th- Mayra Casas, Clorice Walton

11th-Taia Hillstead

12th- Brittney Ellison, Rebekah Harvey, Garth Wagstaff

13th- Helen Bair

14th- Oswaldo Flores, Jenny Robinson, Jessica Schmidt, Shannon Vetos


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

UCSD#1 Administration

Ryan Thomas, Superintendent Ext.1020

Cheri Dunford, Supt., Board Exec. Assistant Ext. 1021

Dr. Joseph Ingalls, Assistant Superintendent K-5 Ext. 1026

Doug Rigby, Assistant Superintendent 6-12 Ext. 1025

Alicia Johnson, Instructional Services Admin. Asst. Ext. 1024

Kristine Hayduk, Human Resources Ext. 1023

Matt Williams, SPED Director Ext. 1040

Diana Olson, SPED Admin. Asst. Ext. 1041

Bubba O'Neill, Activities Director Ext. 1060

Dauna Bruce, Activities Admin. Asst. Ext. 1061

John Williams, Business Director, Ext. 1030

Jaraun Dennis, Facilities Director, Ext. 1075