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Applications are now open for the summer History Academy for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers.  The Academy will run June 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7th.  Teachers will receive instruction on using literacy skills to teach history and will receive a stipend for attending and completing the Academy.

Priority will be given to school teams of a 4th, 5th and 6th grade teacher or teams of grade level teachers.  There are only 15 slots available.  Applications need to be emailed to Pam Su'a at by April 12.

To apply please submit the following information:

  1. Name and grade of teachers wishing to participate.
  2. A statement that all teachers on the team will attend every day of the Academy and participate fully.
  3. A statement detailing how much social studies you currently are able to teach.

Selected teachers will be notified by April 15 and given further details.

Roth Rocks - full text in postThe advantage of a Roth IRA is the potential to withdraw tax-free in retirement.

You pay taxes upfront by contributing after tax dollars. In return, you enjoy tax-free withdrawals when you meet certain conditions — generally, that the account is at least five years old and you’re over age 59.

Contribute to your URS Roth IRA through payroll deductions. You may also roll funds from other Roth IRAs or other retirement plans to your URS account.

IRS limits apply to your combined contributions to all traditional and Roth IRAs.

Because most of your retirement income sources — pension, Social Security, 401(k) — will likely be taxed, the Roth IRA gives you tax diversity in retirement.

Here’s another great thing about the Roth IRA: You can withdraw your contributions (not counting any earnings) without taxes or penalties at any time. This makes it perfect for saving for both retirement and unexpected expenses.

Learn more about the URS Roth IRA on the URS Roth IRA page.

Digging in the Dirt Flyer - Full text in postDo you feel like you have been hibernating all winter? Wake up from your winter blues and rejuvenate your body and mind in the garden. It’s easy to participate:

  • Register using this link or at
  • Track your activity
  • Report your step total at the end of the month
  • Enter drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card!

Any activity counts towards “steps” whether you walk, run, bike, swim, or play basketball! QUESTIONS? Call: 801-366-7300 Toll Free: 855-366-7300 or Email: