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July 2015 | Vol. 9 Iss. 7


Lives Changed

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Draper Volunteers Vital To Prison Programs’ Successes

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Prison relocation Editor: Someone is going to make millions of dollars on the property that the prison now sits on. When Draper annexed the area they knew the prison was there. Someone is going to make millions by building a new prison that is not needed. The two pods built to replace the Sugar House prison in the early 1950s need to be replaced;

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He says all of the property has a lot of room to expand unless the State has already started selling it off on the west side (on the east side of I-15 is the corrections office and training center for corrections). My daughter-in-law was over corrections and in corrections for 30 years. She retired the first of January 2015 and her second in command also retired, and the top man in the men’s corrections also retired. Why do you think they retired?

Photo of the month caption. they are the Wasatch and Oquirrh pods. All that needs to happen is build a new pod on the open property available and tear down and replace it, and then you can do the same thing with the second pod. There is no need to relocate the entire prison when the majority of it is in great shape. My son was over the men’s prison and supervised the building of the Timpanogos pod, which opened in 1983. After 20 years in corrections he was called by Governor Leavitt to work in the Governors office.

There was a survey of the corrections staff, volunteers, visitors and the vendors. 93% of them said the prison was in the perfect spot for all of the above. If it was moved they would have to look for other jobs. About 1300 to 1500 volunteers a month said they may not be able to travel too far and visitors said the same thing. If regular inmate visitors are no longer able to visit due to time and travel, you have unhappy inmates, which could be a problem. —Bill Finch, Holladay

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Lives Changed For The Better Draper Volunteers Vital To Prison Programs’ Successes By Erin Dixon


his year the political topic of conversation has been where a new state prison should be built to replace the facility currently in Draper. The conversation has been far from calm, as communities from Saratoga Springs to Tooele have shouted their dismay at the possibility of the new prison in their own backyards. Most of the outcry has come because residents feel they don’t have any say in the move, and that the decision is being made behind their backs. There have been a few very rowdy public meetings. On the flip side, many Draper citizens protested to keep the prison where it is. If the prison is moved there may be a long-term gain, but there also may be great short-term difficulties. The prison inmates thrive on the work of the nearly 1,300 volunteers, 141 of whom live in Draper. These volunteers come to the prison on a weekly or even daily basis. In comparison, there are only 1,132 employees. This is the highest number of volunteers per capita at a state prison in the nation. Brooke Adams, prison public information officer, said, “Volunteers are essential to our operations and help inmates return to the community as law-abiding residents of Utah. We are very appreciative of the terrific service they provide in helping inmates stay productively engaged while serving their sentences and in changing their lives. It is fair to say they are a critical component of our operations.” If a volunteer is unable to come to the prison, the inmates simply have to return to their dormitories. Many of the local volunteers say point-blank that if the prison moves, they are not willing or able to make a long drive. Lisa Clayton of Draper has been volunteering at the women’s prison for several years in their crochet program. She said, “If the prison moved further out I think it would be very hard to get the same numbers to support these wonderful programs. The prison was here in Draper when we all moved here. It was a factor when we were deciding whether or not to live here. I understand the apprehension these other communities feel at the prospect of it going to their areas. The inmates are impacted by our programs. Their lives change for the better with the opportunities and love shown them through these programs.” Another volunteer, Mrs. Price, said, “I don’t want the prison moved. I can be over there and back in 15 minutes. [If it’s moved] I’m not going.” Another community piece of the prison is The Serving

Time Cafe. It is owned and operated by the Utah Correctional Industries, but its service is open daily to the general public. Lunch rush lines often run out the door. Business and social groups regularly visit the cafe as a matter of tradition. Carolyn Price, manager of the cafe, doesn’t know what would happen if the prison moved. It would indeed be a loss, inside and out, if it were unable to reopen in a new location. 85 percent of their business is from the community (the rest is the on-duty officers), and if the prison is far from any public to serve, they wouldn’t be able to function. Female inmates are employed there as well and gain experience for after their release. Price said that, “Working with the public is totally different for the inmates. It helps with their self-esteem, and builds good work habits.” The public consensus seems to be that the prison should not be moved from Draper to save tax dollar spending, but the legislature and Prison Relocation Commission have decided otherwise. Three public hearings were held with the Prison Relocation Commission during the spring where there was a lot of clamor for the prison to remain in Draper, but the decision seems to remain unchanged. Several authorities have said that a move will be the most beneficial to the state long-term, and more than just financially. E.J. “Jake” Garn, a former U.S. senator from Utah and former Salt Lake City mayor, published an article in the Salt Lake Tribune June 20, 2015 saying, “Much has changed since the state prison was built in the early 1950s. The prison in Draper is outdated and in major need of improvements and upgrades. As a result, programs to help inmates return back into society have suffered due to lack of space and funding.” Furthermore, Governor Gary Herbert said in the Salt Lake Tribune’s website, “Why do we need a new prison? Well, the one we currently have is obsolete. It doesn’t function very well. The economic benefit is just more gravy on the potential for moving the prison.” In his article, Garn gives some statistics and argues that


Serving Time Cafe, located next to the women’s prison, is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo Courtesy of the Utah Department of Corrections a relocated prison will be more beneficial in the future, even if immediate consequences are difficult. “National recidivism rates remain stubbornly high, with more than four out of 10 adult offenders returning to prison within three years of their release. In Utah, the prison population grew amid recent national decline: 6 percent growth in Utah prison population over past three years. It is estimated that the relocation of the prison will provide the state $1.8 billion in annual economic output and $94.6 million of annual tax revenue for the state and local governments when the current Draper site is redeveloped. Utah should invest dollars from this redevelopment and future averted prison growth into programs proven to reduce recidivism, restore victims and cut crime. Utah has been one of the fastest growing states in the nation, with an estimated growth of more than 2.5 million new Utahns by 2050.” In the end, however, Adams summed up the coming decision as follows: “It’s not up to us, it’s up to the lawmakers and we’re just here to carry out whatever it is they decide. Our number one priority is that we get a new facility.” If you are interested in volunteering at the prison, please visit: corrections.utah.gov. l

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Draper Voters To Decide On Taxation For Improved Transportation


By Chloe Bartlett

his November, Draper residents may have the opportunity to dramatically alter the way they get around town. Though Salt Lake County has not yet made a decision to include it on this year’s ballot, voters potentially have the chance to decide if they want to consent to a sales tax increase of 0.25%, 0.10 of which would be given to the city to combat transportation issues. Over the course of a year, that 0.10 would amount to approximately $1 million in additional revenue for the city to spend on correcting problems with roads, sidewalks and travel in general. The increase, which is authorized under HB 362, a new law that took effect July 1, has already been put on other cities’ ballots. These cities, along with Draper, believe that additional funds would ultimately lead to a transportation system that is safer, more reliable and overall better for the community. “All the mayors across the county have been working on this proposal for a number

Utah’s obesity problem. The solution, then, would be to make additions to what Draper already has in place in order to secure the well being of all residents. But in spite of the numerous benefits that would come about as a result, the mere mention that there could be a sales tax increase has left Draper residents distressed. “Personally, I think we might want to solve some of the more minor issues we have first before we jump into bigger projects. We have enough trouble just making sure that our trails are maintained properly,” Draper resident Fred Jansen said. Erick Wilkins, who also opposes the tax hike, said, “Unless I start getting paid more, I can’t say that I would be happy about a tax increase.” The city acknowledges that these are both valid concerns, but urges residents to see past them and consider the immense improvements that could be made if the tax is set in motion.

Construction is recently underway to extend and widen Lone Peak Parkway. Photo by Chloe Bartlett of years … this is specifically one of those taxes that if the voters approve it, it will go specifically to road projects and transportation. It doesn’t get spent anywhere else,” Draper Mayor Troy Walker said. With the immense growth that Utah anticipates in the next few years, local and state governments are seeing the need to create more transit options not only for the sake of travel, but also to generate jobs and increase economic development. Health and safety for residents are also major concerns. The state’s poor air quality harms residents who struggle with asthma and other breathing restrictions; the lack of adjoining trails, sidewalks and bike lanes endangers those who regularly use them and, if they are not used, could be contributing to

Many issues that residents would like resolved have not been addressed and have repeatedly been backlogged due to insufficient funding. Many would like to see a push towards mass transit, including Jane Isaacs who said, “I hate trying to even get out of my neighborhood and onto 1300 East, especially now with the construction they’re doing on it. I wouldn’t mind riding TRAX, but I have to use that same road [1300 East] to get there. If they put another station in Draper that would be great.” Depending on what the ballot looks like this fall, Draper residents may have a larger responsibility placed on them than usual, but a thoughtful consideration of what the tax would achieve will lead to a decision that suits the community’s wants and needs. l

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Peripheral Neuropathy: WAR NING

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However, none of these are the reason neuropathy can be a deadly condition. The biggest risks from peripheral neuropathy are the balance problems and falls that this condition can cause. You see, the nerves in your feet help send signals to your brain to maintain proper balance. When the nerves are damaged by neuropathy it is common to feel like you are off balance, or going to fall. Many of you reading this may have already fallen, and live in fear that your next fall may result in a fracture or concussion. Sadly, over 2.4 million seniors in the U.S. every year visit the emergency room each year due to falls, and nearly 23,000 die. This damage that results in balance problems is commonly caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves in the hands and feet which causes the nerves to begin to degenerate due to lack of nutrient flow. As you can see in Figure 2, as the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased they shrivel up which causes the nerves to not get the nutrients to continue to survive. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems as well as, pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and many additional symptoms. Figure 2: When these very small blood vessels become diseased they begin to shrivel up and the nerves begin to degenerate.

To make matters worse, too many doctors simply prescribe medications which don’t fix the cause of the problem. Even worse, some of these drugs have side effects that include dizziness and loss of balance! There is now a facility right here in South Jordan that offers you hope without taking those endless drugs with serious side effects. (See the special neuropathy severity examination at the end of this article.) In order to effectively treat your neuropathy three factors must be determined. 1) What is the underlying cause? 2) How Much Nerve Damage Has Been Sustained. NOTE: Once you have sustained 85% nerve loss, there is likely nothing that we can do for you. 3) How much treatment will your condition require? The treatment we use in our office is like watering a plant. This technology will allow the blood vessels to grow back around the periphFigure 3: The blood vessels will grow back around the nerves much like a plant’s roots grow when watered. eral nerves and provide them with the proper nutrients to heal and repair. It’s like adding water to a plant and seeing the roots grow deeper and deeper. The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to fully recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation. As long as you have not sustained at least 85% nerve damage there is hope! Dr. M. Shane Watt at NeuroBolic Health Center will do a Neuropathy Severity Examination to determine the extent of the nerve damage for only $57. This neuropathy severity examination will consist of a detailed sensory evaluation, extensive peripheral vascular testing, and a detailed analysis of the findings of your neuropathy. Call 801-495-4444 to determine if your peripheral neuropathy can be treated, pain reduced, and your balance restored. Our Peripheral Neuropathy program is the most comprehensive and state of the art treatment that exists in Utah. Dr. M. Shane Watt Chiropractic Physician

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Royalty On The Rise By Chloe Bartlett

The Rising Empresses making their first live appearance. Photo by Chloe Bartlett


rowing up is no easy task, and trying to find sound role models to follow often proves to be even more challenging. But where others said, “Oh, well,” founder Cindy Harris saw an opportunity. Rather than sitting and waiting for a solution to appear, she envisioned an inspiring and engaging way to promote self-assurance in young girls, and her idea soon became was is now known as Rising Empress. With over a decade’s involvement in organizations for women and children, she understands what the foundations of a positive self-image are. “We wanted to create a product that would raise girls to a higher level. Not only be magical and beautiful and enchanting, but something that would teach and inspire and lead girls to discover their gifts and talents,” Harris said. Her primary motivation to develop this concept was her daughter, who had drastically changed her self-perception as she transitioned from childhood to adolescence, and Harris has worked very hard since then to ensure that her brand continually fosters self-acceptance and confidence, especially for girls. While Rising Empress is first and foremost a channel


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for self-discovery, its line of trading cards, storybooks and jewelry emphasizes fun along the way, and, seeing how quickly Rising Empress has grown since it was launched, it’s clear that girls enjoy the balance of fun and learning that this program offers them. In a private event in last month, dozens of young empresses were thrilled to receive the royal treatment, courtesy of Margaret Lee, creative director for Rising Empress. She ensured that all in attendance would have a fun-filled and magical experience by creating a fantasyland in the midst of Draper Historical Park. Though her work could be seen in nearly every aspect of the event, the most notable of her artistic accomplishments were the dresses she designed and sewed for each of the empresses. A beaming Lee said, “I’m just loving watching the empresses walking around, and it seems like the girls really like them.” In all, her work set the stage for the day’s main event: an opportunity for girls to get to know their royal role models in the Rising Empresses first public appearance. “We have nine Rising Empresses…each one has timeless values that teaches and empowers girls to rise and be the best they can be,” Harris explained. “These values are part of the reason why the new storybook is so important. It details all characters in the world of Rising Empresses, what their talents and likes are, and allows girls a very interactive experience.” To become involved with Rising Empress, girls aged 5 to 12 are encouraged to go online to www.risingempress.com to explore, learn and become their own rising empress. l

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n a City Council meeting on June 16, the Council made an amendment to Draper City’s consolidated fee schedule and voted in favor of a 1.3 percent water rate increase that will affect Draper residents who live outside of WaterPro’s service area. This increase comes after the city was notified that the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, which oversees Salt Lake County’s water usage, had adopted new water rates for the current fiscal year. The total increase to Draper is 1.3 percent, which results in a 3 percent increase to each individual commercial and residential rate.

According to Draper City finance director Bob Wylie, the reason behind the elevated rates is “a combination of water cost and the infrastructure that goes with it. The infrastructure that we have is that we have to maintain the water system.” Additionally, the charge to use fire hydrants has also risen by 3 percent, but Zone 2 and Zone 3 customers will have differentials of $.14 and $1.26, respectively, added if they use this service. These new water rates have been in effect since July 1.

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Male Inmates Crochet For Charity By Erin Dixon


he Utah State Prison is home to many volunteer programs. Several months ago the Draper Journal published a story about a particular program for the women that gives them an opportunity to crochet items for charity. But crocheting is not limited to just the females. Mr. and Mrs. Price (who asked that only their last name be used) of Draper are the directors of the crochet program and music

and the goods go to whomever is in most need at the time. Mrs. Price said that, “They’re doing a lot of really nice, pretty things. One man said that he’d never crocheted anything outside of prison, but he’s made seven blankets, plus scarves and shawls and hats.” The program relies completely on volunteers. If a volunteer is not available, the men are sent back to their dormitories. Many of the inmates prefer to be in the chapel where

Yarn is donated to the prison for the inmates to transform into clothing and blankets, which are in turn donated to charity. school at the Oquirrh division at the prison. Twice a week for three hours, the men here are invited to participate to learn an instrument, or to crochet items to be donated. Anyone is welcome as long as they pass certain behavioral requirements. All of the crochet supplies are donated, and the finished pieces are given to a homeless shelter, Primary Children’s Hospital or to the VA. The men teach each other, some never having touched a hook before prison. They make hats, beanies, sweaters, scarves and more,

the classes are held than anywhere else in the prison. Mrs. Price said, speaking about an inmate’s perspective, “It’s not fun to sit in the dorm and be there. It’s not a pleasant place to be. Coming to the chapel, it’s quieter, it’s more relaxed, there’s not the hassle going on. A lot of them would rather come to the chapel when it’s open to have that break.” She said that when they are there, they “yearn for home.” If you are interested in volunteering at the Utah State Prison, please visit: corrections.utah.gov l


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hat is it with oatmeal and longevity? When I thought about my grandpa, who ate a huge bowl of oats every morning until his death at age 93, or my 87-year-old father who finishes off a bowl before venturing on his daily hike near his Draper home, I began to wonder: is such a simple grain an elixir to longevity? Sure, I could consult nutritional studies for information, but I decided instead to ask some locals who have eaten oatmeal for decades and are living proof. I found 95-year-old Sandy resident Affra Nelson at the Draper pool doing push-ups off the side. She recently broke her hip but is back at the pool enjoying the outdoor water aerobic classes. “It has my endorsement,” said Affra, who has eaten and loved oatmeal since her childhood in a tiny Utah mining town. But, she also added, “exercise, whole wheat bread and fresh produce” to that endorsement. Eating oatmeal has contributed to her healthy heart and a life free from digestive complaints. “And, I enjoy the warmth,” she added. Growing up, Affra was served oatmeal twice a week. It wasn’t until she married after World War II that she started to consume more. “The American Heart Association came out with an ad campaign that advertised oatmeal as the thing to do (to help your heart).” So, she brought out the double boiler—the best way to prevent scorching—and cooked oats several times a week. For years white sugar was her only oatmeal embellishment, but she switched to dark brown sugar for health reasons. Sometimes, she’ll treat herself and adorn the oats with



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peaches—many of which she canned herself— or other fresh fruit. For others, such as my father Hans Lundgren, childhood and oatmeal bring back mixed memories. He recalls his Swedish mother frying up leftover, hardened oatmeal. “I didn’t mind the oatmeal, but I hated the fried oatmeal,” he said. “I still remember how much I hated it. But we had to eat it. Nothing was thrown in the garbage like today.” Prior to breakfast, he chopped wood, filled the stove, lit it and waited. “In those days oatmeal wasn’t crushed like it is today, so it took a long time — almost an hour — to cook.” Every morning he’d enjoy oatmeal with a little sugar, except on Sundays when his father prepared a Swedish smorgasbord. “There is no question oatmeal has contributed to my long life,” Lundgren asserts. “I don’t eat all of that processed foods. I try to maintain eating well.” Today, he tops his oatmeal with strawberry jam or lingonberries, a cousin of the cranberry and a staple in Scandinavian cuisine. Another long-lived oatmeal eater is Draper resident Nancy Bateman, a 79-year-old artist and friend of Affra who also participates in water exercise. She began eating oatmeal with raisins during The Great Depression. “We didn’t have breakfast cereals back then and it always seemed like winter,” she recalls of her Ohio childhood home. “It was nice to have a pot of oats cooking on the stove.” Nancy said that her cupboard has never been without oatmeal and is fond of stocking it with Coach’s Oats from California. “They are heavier than normal oats and toasted.” If unavailable, she enjoys Quaker Old Fashioned

$100 Million Mine Beautification

io Tinto Kennecott has begun a beatification process called “The Alternative View Construction Project,” a facelift of the Bingham Canyon Mine, enhancing the aesthetics of areas visible from nearly everywhere in the Salt Lake Valley and will provide “optionality for mine-life extension.” “This work will be similar to other largescale construction projects seen across the valley each year,” Kennecott environmental engineer Zeb Kenyon said. More than a century of mining has taken place on Salt Lake Valley’s west side, the Oquirrh Mountains; the main pit has produced such an amount of valuable metal, it has been known as the ‘richest hole on earth,’ as well as one of the largest manmade ones. Mining has taken its toll on the mountainside. “While this work will be more visible compared to what we do inside the mine,

we are committed to minimizing impacts and maintaining all regulatory compliance,” Kenyon said. The Alternative View Construction Project is occurring on the south and east facing waste rock piles, a long-term improvement in the “appearance and performance of the waste rock piles and associated storm water management systems” by enhancing surface and ground water infrastructure. The material will be regraded at a slope, allowing for the regrowth of vegetation on the surface, senior advisor of communications Kyle Bennett said in a recent press release. Reclamation of the freshly placed material will supposedly create long-term benefits by improving the aesthetics of the base of the valley-facing west rock piles. The project also “provides optionality for mine-life extension work that could take the operation through 2029 and enable further reclamation of the historic waste rock piles.”

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Hans Lundgren, 87, on one of his walks in Draper. He credits his continued health and longevity to eating oatmeal for breakfast.   Oats, but never the oats in those “little packets.” She adds fresh berries, a drop of stevia and some cinnamon. At holiday time she buys fresh cranberries and mixes them into the oatmeal. “Absolutely delicious,” she said, but warned, “Stock up on the fresh cranberries because once they’re gone, they’re gone for the year.” As far as oatmeal being a source of her longevity, she doesn’t give it much thought, but she likes the youthful benefits. Just recently at the doctor’s office, the nurse asked if Nancy had started menopause yet. Nancy looked quizzically at the nurse and asked, “Are you serious?” The nurse looked at her, then looked at her age on the chart. “Oh my!” exclaimed the nurse, “I thought you were in your 50s.” “That,” Nancy laughed, “was the best compliment I’ve ever had.” l

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“I’m privileged to be a part of this project because of the potential it affords for future reclamation and the optionality it provides to help us extend the life of the mine,” said Kennecott project manager Michael Piercy. “The investment in this project underscores the great potential that exists in this operation.” l

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Save Time And Money With New Shopping App By Rachel Hall


great deal is hard to find, especially when life gets busy. Angela Ramirez, founder of snach.it, understands that time is valuable for everyone. That is why she created the new shopping app to put the right deal in the right hands at the right time. “I love to shop. I am a mother of two. I work and I am always on the go,” Ramirez said. Her morning routine of browsing through Facebook and Groupon, coupled with her expertise as a former merchandise manager, helped spur the idea for an app that would supply great deals without having to search through irrelevant items.

“I would find myself browsing through pages and pages under Groupon trying to find great fashionable items, but all I would find was toothpaste [and] granola bars,” she said. Daily deals will be available to the customer through the app, but timing is of the essence. Each item is offered for thirty seconds during which the decision to snatch up the deal must be made. The only way to gain additional time to view an item is to share the deal. “I saw the need for an app that could present a customer every morning with a curated collection of items. We are taking the time urgency from Snapchat, the amazing deals from Groupon, and the social aspect from Facebook,” she said. Ramirez’s focus on the start up of snach.it aligns with her belief that mobile shopping is where the future lies, even for major retailers trying to simplify the customers’ experience. “With us, you will only get an app – no website. Therefore, the way the app is being built, it truly simplifies your shopping habits and with three clicks you can purchase an item of your choice,” she said. Companies such as RayBan, Beats, Nike, Safavieh, Cavalli, Michaels Kors, Skull Candy, Sterling Arts, Diesel and Under Armour are already listed to offer deals with the new shopping app. For more information, visit http://snach.it. l

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anyons School District elementaprovide high-quality, well-planned, ry schools will restore early-out standards-based instruction and dismissals on Fridays beginning this work closely with classroom teachschool year after this past year of elimers to ensure student achievement. inating the earlier dismissal times. “This is an investment in movThe goal also is to provide ing forward student achievement,” teachers with the tools they need to Tingey said. “All of this is about helphelp ensure success for every stuing our students to use these elemendent, Canyons Superintendent James tary years to lay a strong foundation Briscoe said. for their educational experience.” Early-out days will be held on According to the school board, Fridays only. School will not release the new schedule will give teachearly on other days during short weeks ers time during the school day to in which classes are not held on Fricollaborate to ensure each student days. The newly announced schedule succeeds. Trained specialists will will affect Draper students who attend provide curriculum-based instruction a Canyons School District elementary. in areas such as physical education, Draper Elementary students’ arts or music while teachers meet to schedule Monday through Thursday collaborate and plan their instrucwill be 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., with tional strategies. Friday schedules releasing students at “It’s not one-size-fits-all,” 1:40 p.m. Kindergartners will attend School Performance Director Alice school from either 8:45 a.m. to 11:25 Peck said. “Schools are going to be a.m. or 12:40 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. on able to look at their needs and tailor Mondays through Thursdays, with the schedule to make sure it fits their Fridays for two hours starting either school.” at 8:45 a.m. or 11:40 a.m. The schedule came from a proOak Hollow and Willow Springs Students line up for the first day of school. Photo cour- posal crafted by the task force, which will have the same schedule, with tesy of Julie Slama included teachers from each of Canschool beginning at 9 a.m. and beyons School District’s 29 elementary ing dismissed at 3:35 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and schools and Jordan Valley School. The task force has met on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. Kindergartners will attend since December 2014 and held public meetings beginning in from either 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. or 12:55 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. on January. The school board held discussions on the proposal Mondays through Thursdays and on Fridays, for two hours in February and March. beginning at 9 a.m. or 11:55 p.m. The new schedule refines elementary education imThe unanimous Canyons Board of Education decision provement efforts. The 2014-2015 elementary school schedwas met with cheers and applause from teachers and parents. ule was adjusted as part of the 2014-2015 teachers contract Canyons Board of Education Second Vice President approved by the Canyons Education Association and ratified Nancy Tingey said the reduction in instructional time must by the Canyons Board of Education. The schedule eliminated be replaced with higher-quality instructional time. early-out Fridays to improve teacher planning and instrucShe also sought assurances that collaboration and plan- tion, but, according to the school board, it had “unintendning time will be used effectively, and that specialists will ed consequences” for parents and teachers. l


By Julie Slama

ignitaries from Midvale, Midvale Middle School, Canyons School District and the state legislature, as well as the architecture and construction firm leaders, turned the first shovels of dirt June 11 signaling the beginning of construction of a new Midvale Middle School. The 203,000-square-foot, three-wing building was made possible with proceeds from a $250 million bond and will be constructed at 7852 South Pioneer Street, the same site as the current school. Demolition on the current 60-year-old building is scheduled to begin in July.

In the meantime, Midvale Middle students will attend school at the former Crescent View Middle School, 11150 South 300 East in Sandy. Many Sandy and Draper students are enrolled in the District’s accelerated program, which is housed at Midvale Middle School. The school, scheduled to be completed in fall 2017, will include natural lighting, high-tech classrooms, teacher-collaboration spaces, a 650-seat auditorium, indoor and outdoor student commons areas, a full-length basketball court with an elevated running track, and dance and exercise rooms. After the community leaders took their turn, current, former and future students took their turn with the shovels.


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St. John Student Named Safety Patroller Of The Year For Region By Julie Slama


ast fall, when Saint John the Baptist fifth grader Christian Kindler was named to the safety patrol at his school, he wanted to ensure students’ safety. His dedication was still evident as he was honored May 29 as the region’s winner for Safety Patroller of the Year. “I wanted kids to be safer than they were being when I started in August,” he said. “ I just wanted to help them.” As AAA Safety Patroller of the Year for the Utah/Nevada region, Christian received a plaque and a $75 Target gift card, and the school received a $2,700 check in his honor, which will be put toward safety patrol equipment. “I wrote an essay for the award and talked about how being a safety patroller helped me be a better leader and good communicator,” Christian said. His application was also reviewed for his commitment to safety patrol, his leadership qualities, school involvement and citizenship. On May 29, Scott Jensen and Trevor Cole, of AAA Utah, presented the plaque and check. In addition, Christian was featured in an AAA video, which showed him helping students as a safety patroller in March. The video is on the AAA website. “My dad got a call from the vice prin-

cipal the night before I learned I won and I thought, ‘Why is she calling? Maybe I got in trouble somehow.’ Then, I learned the next day that I won and I couldn’t believe it. I was just so surprised since I don’t get that many awards,” he said. Christian and three other students wrote essays. The school then advanced Christian’s to the contest. “I think lots of kids at school are excited about safety patrol now because of the award,” Christian’s mother, Renee Kindler, said. However, Christian said his favorite part remains helping students cross safely. “I like seeing them being safe and learn how to do it, kind of like how teachers help you work through Scott Jensen and Trevor Cole, of AAA Utah, presented Saint John the concepts in math, you keep helping until they get it and know how to do the Baptist student Christian Kindler with a $2,700 check for his school after he was named AAA Safety Patroller of the Year for the it on their own,” he said. Christian, who will be 11 in July, Utah/Nevada Region. Photo courtesy of Nevah Stevenson plans to either pursue a career as a leadership and communication skills,” Director police officer or a veterinarian. “The Safety Patrol Program at Saint John of Advancement Nevah Stevenson said. “Christhe Baptist Elementary fosters responsibility, tian is an outstanding example to his peers.” l

Canyons School District Hosts Storytelling Showcase By Julie Slama


lementary students from Canyons School District schools had the opportunity to present stories, fairytales or folk tales at the 5th annual district storytelling showcase, Story Weavers. “Story Weavers engages students in the pursuit of literature and the arts and nurtures the preservation of the oral tradition of storytelling,” said Eden Steffey, district evidence-based learning learning specialist. “Story Weavers aids in supporting and extending the core curriculum by helping students develop an appreciation of literature and the art of storytelling, develop listening and speaking skills and develop individual confidence in one’s ability to use oral language.” Steffey said through storytelling, students will develop an appreciation for literature and confidence in speaking and presentation skills in telling stories. Before the district festival on May 26, each school was encouraged to hold a school storytelling festival or provide an opportunity for students to tell their stories. At the district event, eight elementary students were given the opportunity to perform their choice of published stories either

Abigail Slama-Catron [disclosure: reporter’s daughter] gestures while telling “The Legend of Devils Tower.” Photo courtesy of Scott Catron individually or with another student and tell their three- to five-minute folk tale, fairy tale, myth, legend, fable or tall tale out loud from memory without using props or costumes in front of families and judges. Afterward, students are critiqued on their performance, such as presenting with confidence and poise, enunciating and using facial expressions and eye contact, and good use of body language and enthusiasm in the story presentation. Students also are given feedback on things they did really well and things they can work on improving, as well as receiving a certificate and ribbon. Those who qualified to participate include Sophia Cheng and Ainsely Cardall with “Magic Mirror: Snow White,” Elsa Christensen presenting “The Legend of Lightning Larry,” Mina Hwang with “Fisherman and His Wife,”Asadullah Khan with “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” Max McFarland

Storytelling Showcase continued on page 13

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By Lewi Lewis Online charter school Mountain Heights Academy teacher, Amy Pace, is one of four teachers nationwide - and the only one from Utah - to be selected to attend the 2015 TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy in Tokyo, Japan. Pace will join a team of Japanese counterparts to design disaster-resilient smart communities of the future, and work with other teachers and students toward development of solutions to problems that are central to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the engineering design process. “I was super excited,” Pace said about her chances of being selected. “I felt like when I applied it was a long shot because they were only taking four teachers in the entire United States. But I decided I would just give it a shot.” That shot hit its mark. The passion Pace has for teaching is evident in the essay she wrote that got her selected to the program at the Science & Technology Leadership Academy. It outlines how she has utilized growing technology to improve her teaching, as well as the experience for her students. The technology of the online classroom has more benefits than the traditional classroom, according to Pace. “One of the things is that if you know what is going on you don’t just have to sit there,” she said, explaining that the students get to set a pace that they are comfortable with. “You can go through the material much quicker than you would [in a traditional school] … and even though the students are in the same class, because of this technology, I am able to really customize what each student sees.” But does Pace miss the orthodoxy of the physical classroom? Parts of it, she admits. “I don’t miss interacting with my students

Storytelling Showcase continued from page 12 with “The Five Chinese Brothers,” Abigail Slama-Catron presenting “The Legend of Devils Tower” and Nicholas Wilkins with “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.” “Canyons School District sponsors a number of extended learning opportunities for students that extend and support the regular curriculum,” Steffey said. Next year, the Story Weaver event will be held Feb. 25 and invite students in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate. The change of date comes from the District partnering with Story Crossroads.

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Dr. Rochelle Orr, DO Amy Pace is one of four teachers in the nation to be chosen to attend the 2015 TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy in Tokyo, Japan. because I do that probably more so now than I ever did in a regular classroom, and I taught in a regular classroom for 11 years so I have a really grasp on that aspect of teaching.” Pace said that the cyber classroom gives her more time focusing on a really good lesson, rather than repeating the same lesson multiple times throughout the day. Pace knows just how great an opportunity that the acceptance to the Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy is, not just for herself, but for her students as well. “I hope that I can make some contacts with the other teachers from the United States and Japan so that we can work together on projects between our students using the digital technology … so we can see what kind of things in science they are doing and they can see what we are doing, hopefully for the best, and incorporate that shared knowledge into our classes.” l Those students who are selected from the Story Weaver showcase will be invited to audition for the Story Crossroads event, which will be April 15-16, 2016 at the Viridian Center in West Jordan. According to its website, the Story Crossroads event is Utah-based and will feature more than 50 professional multicultural story artists as well as more than 80 community members telling stories in the main stage event. Story Crossroads aims to gather and unify people across generations and cultures to celebrate story and promote creative communities that thrive through strengthened communication, preservation and empathy.  l

Dr. Orr is an experienced OBGYN with special interest in gynecology care. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University in Nevada, before completing a residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Orr grew up in Las Vegas and has a focus on preventative medicine and treating the body as a whole. She describes herself as a true foodie and considers cooking dinner at the end of a long day the ultimate way of relaxing. She is also an avid reader and enjoys crossfit.

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Corner Canyon High Welcomes New Administrative Intern By Julie Slama


orner Canyon High School’s new administrative intern Bruce Eschler loves to learn. “I like being at school, that’s why I’m here,” Eschler said. “I like to learn to expand my horizon and have seen my influences as a teacher and see that as an administrator, I’ll be able to reach more students and help them fulfill their potential and be college and career ready.” Eschler, who has taught the last 11 years at Hillcrest Junior High in Murray School District and previously student-taught at Highland High and ran the family literacy program at West High, plans to complete his educational leadership doctorate program from Brigham Young University in December. “The main reason I began this is because of advocacy. I’ve been teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) at Hillcrest and I’ve been an advocate for them. It’s what I do, helping students achieve, become better,” he said. Eschler said that he owes his commitment to education, when he was a Highland High 10th grader from a blue-collar family, and his teacher stopped him from just coasting through. “She looked at me and asked, ‘Why are you in class? Why aren’t you in honors, preparing for college, taking charge of your education and life?’ She woke me up right then,” he said. He said he began challenging himself, taking honors classes, and building relationships with teachers to improve

himself. Eschler said after earning his bachelor’s in English, his love of education just continued to grow. “I’m studying leadership policy so I can find problems, look at data, review educational research and put the logical, next step forward. I’m looking into teacher collaboration in Finland and how they are working together and finding better ways to get things done. When we work together, we can do so much more,” he said.


utting his background to use in data and research analysis and working with teacher collaboration are two of the things he sees he can bring to Corner Canyon. He already has met with Principal Mary Bailey, the school community council and some of the staff and administration. “I’m excited when it comes to working with high schools. In junior high, sometimes they split off and some students play sports with the high schools, so it’s hard to create a school pride for that level. Here, I see the school pride in the sports teams and I like supporting the arts since I was the creative magazine editor and did ceramics when I was a student. There’s more diverse options here and more opportunities for students,” Eschler said. l

Corner Canyon High School administrative intern Bruce Eschler has a passion for education and advocates for students to fulfill their potential. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Covington

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Me and My Shadow By Peri Kinder


n the morning of my second birthday, my sister, Jenny, was born and destroyed my life forever. Instead of my parents fawning over me with glitter and ponies, they were in the hospital, snuggling with this red-faced creature called a “sister” like she was the greatest thing since chocolatecovered Twinkies. At 2, I wasn’t even sure what a “sister” was, but I knew it wasn’t anything good. Once I realized she would be sticking around for a while, I decided to punish my mom and dad for trying to replace me with this whining little monster. Was I not enough? Did they think they should start over with a new daughter? Each year in July, when our birthday rolled around, I made sure my mom knew I was not going to share a cake with Jenny, and I was not going to share a birthday party, and I was going to act like an inconsolable selfish brat until I became a teenager. Then I’d get really bad. Instead of slapping me and telling me to calm the hell down, my mom made two birthday cakes, planned two parties (inviting many of the same kids) and sewed two dresses that could not match. She was patience personified. And she cried a lot. Not only did Jenny steal my birthday, but she was so cute that she got away with EVERYTHING and found a way to get me in trouble for stuff I DID NOT DO. Well, sometimes I did. Okay, usually I did. I learned that a little sister is like having a rash. No matter

how much you scratch it and claw at it, it just never goes away. If I tried sneaking off to my friend’s house, I’d hear, “Pe-RI! Jenny wants to go, too.” If I was playing with my doll and didn’t want to share, I’d hear, “Peri Lynn! You let Jenny play with you.” Then Jenny would cut my doll’s hair and I’d get in trouble for screaming. And punching.

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Once, after being forced to take my sister to the field with me to play, I cut my hand on some barbed wire while climbing into the swamp I wasn’t allowed to enter. Jenny was frantic with worry, both because I was trespassing and because I probably had tetanus. “I’m gonna tell mom,” she said, stupidly. “If you do, I’ll never play with you again.” She kept the secret for one day, then I heard her crying to mom, “I don’t want Peri to die. She cut her hand on a fence and she’s gonna die.” Needless to say, I didn’t die. But I made sure Jenny paid for her tattletelling concern for my life. She was a constant companion. I had to walk with her to school, play with her on weekends and share a bedroom. We’d lie in our bunk beds at night and create imaginary ice cream sundaes for each other. She would give me mint chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge topping and extra cherries. I’d give her mud-flavored ice cream with mayonnaise. Now, several decades later, I reluctantly admit that sisters are kind of cool. Thanks to my parents’ indifference to my opinion, I ended up with three sisters—and a brother who is still undergoing electroshock therapy to counteract being raised with four sisters. Every year on our birthday, I apologize to Jenny and let her know I forgive her for ruining my childhood. I grudgingly confess my life would be bleaker without her. But I still get my own cake. l

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here are nearly 23,000 low income families with one or more children under the age of five living in Salt Lake County. Data shows that low-income mothers and their children are more at risk to experience troublesome birth, health and development

school diploma. Can we make this county a better place for children and families by investing in what works, by testing and retesting it and by holding ourselves to a higher standard? I believe the answer is yes.

“Parents as Teachers” to be our lead agency. The concept for Parents as Teachers was developed in Missouri in 1981, when educators there noted that helping parents embrace their important role as their child’s first and best teacher made a striking difference in the child’s development of learning skills.


outcomes, compared to the general population. Low-income moms are 17 percent more likely to have a premature baby. About half of these low-income children score poorly as 3-yearolds on standard language development tests. Being at such a disadvantage so early in their lives makes is more likely they’ll continue in the cycle of poverty, trapping their mothers—75 percent of whom don’t have a high

In April, we began a search for a nonprofit partner who would provide services to this specific population. The proposal we issued asked that our prospective partner should have an evidence-based track record, can provide services to both mothers and children, can provide educational employment services to mothers and has experience providing this service to similar groups. In July we selected

he county is now working on contract details with Parents as Teachers. Specifics will include a timeline and total number of participants to receive services. But rather than pay for a program, we will only pay for specific outcomes that are achieved. Those outcomes include: reductions in premature births, reductions in emergency room use, improvement in standard school readiness tests and an increase in the mother’s employment and income. In other words, this is our next Pay for Success project. Pay for Success is an innovative new tool to measurably improve outcomes for communities in need. It builds on public/private partnerships in a way that delivers more money more quickly to address social needs, such as homelessness or criminal justice. Government often means well, but has a poor track record. Sometimes a program continues year after year, with no proven results. But with our emphasis

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5 TIPS FOR HOSTING A SPECTACULAR YARD SALE By Joani Taylor It’s summertime and that means yard sales. For some this means hitting the road looking for great bargains; for those on the other side of the coin, hosting a sale is the fun. I’ve hosted many great yard sales: my last one bagged me over $1,000. Here’s some tips I’ve learned along the way for making your sale a success.

#1 Make a plan A great yard sale doesn’t happen overnight. It takes careful pre-planning and organizing. A few weeks before your sale scour the house from top to bottom and clear out the clutter. Decide if you will be selling any large furniture items and price them. Plan to take a couple of vacation days to price and organize your items. It’s also a great idea to team up with other neighbors, family or friends. It makes your sale more fun and allows you to have more items. #2 Store up your clutter throughout the year Create a corner of the house where you can store your yard sale goods. When I find items I think are worth selling, I stash them away in a guest room closet, but under the stairs or in a corner of the garage also works. Price the items as you put them in boxes. By the time yard sale weather hits, you’ll have a lot of your stuff ready to go. #3 Advertise Spreading the word about your sale is likely going to be the number-one factor in how well your sale does.

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f you’re looking for a place to rent in Draper, your choices just multiplied. Triton Terrace is Draper’s brand-new apartment community, located on a new road, Travel Drive, off of Bangerter Parkway and Vestry Road. Triton Terrace leases apartments and townhomes ranging in size from one bedroom with one bath, to three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms. Triton Terrace was built with no shortcuts in the quality of construction or management by Triton Investments. Triton Investments is a family-owned business located in Draper, which primarily builds and manages apartment communities. With more than 30 years in the industry, they have devoted their expertise to building and maintaining quality apartment homes. Their apartments are well designed, large, and competitively priced. Currently

Triton Investments operates 19 beautiful communities, all located in the Mountain West. “We consider Triton Investments much more than just a business,” says Carol Morris, vice president of Triton Investments. “Triton Investments has been established to provide an honorable living for our employees, our families and our investors. [We work hard to] develop caring communities, not just apartment properties.”  It’s easy to see how they have done that with their new community, Triton Terrace. From the amazing pool and sun deck, to the pet-friendly Bark Park, Triton Investments has built a community for people from all walks of life. Granite countertops and stainless steel fridges will please those who like to spend



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time in the kitchen, while the park-sized playground and basketball court will thrill young and old alike. “Triton Terrace is an apartment community that caters to so many different styles of living,” says Morris. “There is literally something for everyone.” The location of Triton Terrace is perhaps one of its greatest features. It is easy to get

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riton Terrace has flexible lease terms and is now open for applications. Visit tritonterrace.com to read more, see apartment pricing, and to apply. Make an appointment today to get first pick of the apartments and hear about Triton’s special offers. l


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anywhere you want to go, with quick access to I-15 and the planned TRAX light rail station. Parks, golf courses, bike and running trails, skiing, and even hang gliding are all just minutes away. With amazing mountain views from every side, it can’t get much better. “We are very excited about opening up,” says Morris, “and we think (Triton Terrace) will be the gem of our properties.”

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Draper Journal - July 2015 - Vol. 9 Iss. 7  

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