School Hero Lunch Day - May 5

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WCSD to Honor the School Lunch Heroes Serving Healthy Meals
Celebrating School Lunch Hero Appreciation Week May 1-5
And National School Lunch Hero Day on May 5, 2023

Please join us in showing love for our amazing Food Service Staff for Appreciation Week/Day next week. These amazing
women and men work hard each and every day to make sure that every student has access to a healthy and delicious
meal. This year, the WCSD staff serves an average of 2,531 breakfasts and 12,965 lunches each day!
Between preparing delicious food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering
service with a smile, WCSD nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and
commitment, we would encourage schools to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 5. This day has been celebrated
annually since 2013. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities
to thank those who provide healthy meals each school day.
Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole
grains and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats. The importance and
nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and
nutrient-rich meal of their day.

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Notice of Public Hearing

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, April 27, 2023, the Washington County School District Indian Education Program will hold and conduct a public hearing to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of and proposed budget of the U.S. Department of Education 2023-2024 Indian Education Formula Grant Program in the approximate amount of $134,720.00 based on the funding formula. The program funds are designated for American Indian/Alaska Native student programs. The hearing will be held during a public meeting that is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 27, 2023 at the Coral Cliffs Professional Learning Center, 2100 West 2060 North, St. George, Utah.

DATED this 11th day of April 2023.

New Appointment

Wade Jensen

Washington County School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Wade Jensen as the new executive director of secondary schools. Wade is currently principal of Lava Ridge Intermediate, and will be replacing Cheri Stevenson, who was recently appointed as the new assistant superintendent of secondary education. Please join us in congratulating Wade in this new position.

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National School Breakfast Week

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Students Can “Dig In” to Healthy Breakfast Options at School
National School Breakfast Week Campaign Focuses on Benefits of School Breakfast

St. George, Utah March 6, 2023 – To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices
available with school breakfast, WCSD schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) during
March 6-10, 2023. The NSBW campaign theme, “DIG IN to School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school
community that healthy breakfast options available at school provide an energizing start to the day for students.
U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious
breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program serves more than 14 million students every
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately,
WCSD schools offer nutritious school breakfasts, complete with fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure
students are fueled for learning every school day.
Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert
  • Maintain a healthy weight

School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for school breakfast
from March 6-10 as the district celebrates NSBW with special menus, activities, and more. [Insert details on your
planned activities for “DIG IN to School Breakfast” meal plans and/or date and time of special NSBW events.]
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students are nourished and ready to learn,”
said Sharon Stuki. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about
all the nutritious and delicious choices we offer.”

The “DIG IN to School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s®.

Parents and students can follow the fun on using the hashtag #NSBW23.
For more information about WCSD meals, visit or
About National School Breakfast Week
National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast
Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare
institutions since 1975.

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New Superintendent Announcement

Richard Holmes

After months of consideration and interviewing candidates, the Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Richard Holmes as the new superintendent of schools for Washington County School District. He is replacing Superintendent Larry Bergeson, who is retiring on June 30. Richard will begin his transition to these duties beginning April 1. Please take a moment to congratulate Superintendent Holmes on this new position within the District.

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