Much Ado About Nothing 5th Grade Shakespeare Play

William Shakespeare once said, “The play’s the thing.”  Well, the play was certainly “the thing” for Dilworth Elementary fifth graders, who performed Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on November 16 and 17.  The experience began with research on the Elizabethan Age, a whole class reading of The Shakespeare Stealer, and some theatrical training; then culminated in four performances involving all 87 fifth graders.  The unit provided great cross-genre comparison between non-fiction texts on Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth, a historical fiction novel, and one of Shakespeare’s comedies.  Along the way, students learned new facts and vocabulary, became acquainted with Shakespearean dialect, explored plot and characterization, created artwork including coats of arms and masquerade masks,  learned a maypole dance, participated in all the technical aspects of theater from costuming to using the sound system, and built lasting friendships and memories.  As Stephanie Nelson, one of the two parent directors, told the audience on the night of the performances, “Now, when the students meet Shakespeare again in future years, he will be like an old friend.”

Online Scheduler for SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences will take place on January 25 and 26 for grades K-4.  Grades 5 & 6 begin conferences the second week of January.  To make your SEP appointment, click HERE.  

December is the Time for Sharing

The students at Dilworth Elementary have the holiday spirit.  Over the past week, students continued the fifteen-year tradition of making ornaments and decorating Sugarhouse Zions Bank’s Christmas tree. Friday, December 2, our Peer Leadership Team, along with their advisor, Ms. Shelly Stansfield and our principal, Jared Wright hung over 100 ornaments to adorn the bank’s tree. The Peer Leadership Team sang some holiday songs after they decorated the tree and then enjoyed holiday cookies with the staff at Zions Bank.  This is a great way to reach out to our businesses in our community and let them know how much we appreciate all they do to support public education.  We want to thank Zions Bank for their continued support of Dilworth Elementary. 

In addition, Dilworth has a giving tree in the main hall of the school.  We are encouraging our school community to donate new gloves, hats and scarves to those in need.  These items will hang on the tree reminding us that the true spirit of the holiday season is giving of ourselves to those in need.  Please join the Dilworth School community this holiday season by remembering others and sharing the joy of the season.

Dilworth Welcomes Timpanogos Storyteller Donald Davis

Donald Davis visited Dilworth Elementary on Tuesday, December 6, and helped each student and teacher believe that they, too, were storytellers.  As each listener laughed at Mr. Davis’ stories, they realized that their own stories could be shared through word of mouth, art, or writing.  “Donald Davis is considered one of the foremost storytellers in the country.  He has performed on PBS, NPR, CNN, and ABC as well as some of America’s most iconic stages, including the Smithsonian, National Storytelling Festival, and the World’s Fair.  Donald has recorded over thirty albums and written eighteen books.”  Donald Davis currently lives in Okracoke Island, North Carolina.  Utah State Office of Education’s POPS Art Education and Professional Development Program, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, and Timpanogos Storytelling sponsored the event.

SLCSD Open Enrollment Notice

Press Release/Notice

For the coming school year, students interested in enrolling in a Salt Lake City school, who live outside the district or school boundaries, may submit an Open Enrollment Application during the Early Enrollment period from December 1, 2016 through February 17, 2017. Applications are taken in the Student Services Department of the Salt Lake City School District Administration Building.

Students may apply for enrollment in schools designated as “Open” to transfer. Selected schools, programs and grades may be at capacity for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year and not available as a choice for out-of-resident students.  A list of available schools, grades, and programs or other information pertaining to the open enrollment policy may be obtained after November 30, 2016 from the Student Services office at the above address or by calling (801)578-8206 or (801)578-8475.

Students currently enrolled in (6th) grade must apply for transfer to the middle school of their choice and eighth (8th) grade students must make application for the high school of their choice during the Early Open Enrollment period.

A $5.00 processing fee will be charged at the time of application and may be waived for qualified applicants.

Parents and students will be notified in writing by March 31, 2017 of acceptance or rejection of the request for an Open Enrollment transfer to that school.

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A currently enrolled nonresident student shall be permitted to remain enrolled, subject to the same rules and standards as resident students, without renewed applications in subsequent years unless any of the following occurs:

  • The student graduates or is no longer a Utah resident;
  • The student is suspended or expelled from school;
  • The district determines that school enrollment will exceed the open enrollment threshold;

If the transfer of a currently enrolled student is being rejected for the coming year, parents will be notified in writing by March 15, 2017.

PTA Website

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new Dilworth PTA website.  This website is sponsored by the PTA and is another great way to stay connected to the school.  The new site can be found at


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