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More than an event — a chance to improve the quality of education in Ogden
Perhaps you heard Sue Monk Kidd is speaking at the Ogden School Foundation’s Fall Author Event. And perhaps you just love Kidd’s best-selling novel, “The Secret Life of Bees,” but you heard tickets for her Nov. 9 appearance at the Eccles Conference Center were sold out.

Best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd bringing life lessons to Ogden schools event
Anyone searching for their true voice might want to check out this year’s Ogden School Foundation Fall Author Event. New York Times best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd will be the featured guest for the 21st rendition of the event that begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center Grand Ballroom, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden.

Ogden teachers surprised with $283K in grants for projects to help kids learn
The Ogden School Foundation surprised teachers throughout Ogden School District with almost $283,000 in grants. The foundation’s annual “surprise patrol” went around to schools Monday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 17, handing out big checks and balloons to lucky teachers.

Traditional African Drum Classes
Drum and dance instructor, Deja Mitchell, kicks off a week of workshops with mentor and visiting artist Sekou Soumah. The workshops were made possible by grants from Weber County Commission r.a.m.p (recreation arts museums and parks) and The Ogden School Foundation. Mitchell holds drum and dance classes weekly at the Eccles Community Art Center.

Young adult sci-fi, fantasy author Brandon Mull coming to Ogden High School
Utah science fiction author Brandon Mull will be at this year’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Day. The event on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Ogden High School and is free and open to the public. Event organizer Kathy Gambles said workshops will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on a variety of topics, including the history of comic books, publishing and writing. The keynote event featuring Mull will begin at 4 p.m.

The Secret Life of Bees' author coming to Ogden schools' Fall Author Event
Acclaimed author Sue Monk Kidd will be coming to Ogden in a few months for the 2017 Fall Author Event. Kidd penned “The Secret Life of Bees,” “The Mermaid Chair,” “Traveling With Pomegranates” and “The Invention of Wings.” Her first book, “The Secret Life of Bees,” was on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a movie. The Fall Author Event is held annually by the Ogden School Foundation, and proceeds go to back into the district’s schools.

Utah Shakespeare Festival troupe to give free performance at Ben Lomond High
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s traveling troupe is performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at Ben Lomond High School. The event is free and open to the public. The Shakespeare Festival’s professional actors have been coming to work with students and perform for 17 years, said Ogden School Foundation Executive Director Janis Vause.

Benedictine sisters give last of assets to Northern Utah nonprofits
They’ve given all their funds. Now, they give their faith. The former sisters of St. Benedict Monastery in South Ogden traveled to Ogden Monday, Feb. 13, to distribute the last of the about $5 million of their foundation’s net worth. The monastery left the area nearly five years ago.

Award-winning author Anthony Doerr headlines Ogden School District fundraiser
Award-winning author Anthony Doerr is adding his name to a long list of writers who have attended the Ogden School District Foundation’s annual Fall Author Event. The event is the foundation’s largest fundraiser every year, drawing about 1,000 people in recent years and filling the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. Other authors who have attended include Ray Bradbury, Amy Tan, Neil Gaiman and Ken Burns.

Ogden School District teachers surprised with grant money during class
Tina Mathewson’s class of fifth grade students was almost as excited as she was when members of the Ogden School District Foundation surprised her with a $1,000 check Monday morning. Mathewson, who teaches IT, language arts and science at Wasatch Elementary School, said she’s going to use the grant to buy four or five Chromebooks for her kids.

Utah Humanities Book Festival spreads to Ogden
Ogden School Foundation director Janis Vause sits on the festival committee with Gambles. “Our community owes a lot of credit to Kathy (Gambles). She really rallied the community to bring this together and it will be incredible,” Vause said. “She has done this out of pure love for her community,”

Ogden students with top attendance get night out at Raptors baseball game
United Way has partnered with the Ogden School Foundation to support student attendance by featuring students in the Ogden School District for perfect attendance. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, more than 1,770 elementary students will be featured at the Ogden School Foundation's "Night at the Raptors" baseball game. Those students have 98 percent or higher "perfect attendance" in Ogden School District.

Spence Eccles Ogden Community Sports Complex celebrates its grand opening
The Ogden School District welcomed guests to the grand opening of the complex Friday, May 13, and local philanthropist Spence Eccles was the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

Fannie Flagg, author of "Fried Greed Tomatoes" booked for Fall Author Event
The Ogden School Foundation has announced Fannie Flagg as the star of this year's Fall Author Event. Flagg, bestselling author of "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven" and "I Still Dream About You," will speak about her work on Thursday, Nov. 10, during a dinner gala at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.

Utah Shakespeare Festival bringing free performance of 'Hamlet' to Ogden
The Ogden community will get a taste of the Utah Shakespeare Festival next week when its traveling troupe performs "Hamlet" on March 23. Admission to the show will be free thanks to the Ogden School Foundation and its sponsors, Weber County RAMP, Suzanne Lindquist, Weber State University Stewart Library and Ogden High School.

Ogden's new community sports complex slated for grand opening in mid-May
Just under a year since work began on the Spence Eccles Ogden Community Sports Complex, the Ogden facility is expected to officially open its doors to local athletes in mid-May.

Renowned author shares success stories with Utah school students
Best-selling author Simon Winchester advises young people who dream of writing for a living not to major in it at school. Instead, study something like science, geography, botany, history or philosophy. "Then you've got something to write about," he told students from Ben Lomond and Ogden high schools. "Write, by all means, and read -- reading is hugely important -- but study something completely unrelated to writing so you know something else."

Ogden Community Soccer Complex invites lacrosse and possible new name to facility
The Ogden Community Soccer Complex may be getting a new name. Ogden School District's Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the name during its next meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 20. The meeting will be held in the board room of the district's administration building, 1950 Monroe Blvd., Ogden.

Donations help build Ogden soccer complex
Utah Youth Soccer Association presented a $25,000 check to Ogden High School soccer teams to help pay for the construction of the new Ogden Community Soccer Complex. The passing of the check, on Monday, June 15, was made on the turf of the nearly completed first phase of the complex, being built on land just north of the Ogden City School District offices at 1950 Monroe Blvd.

FIELD OF DREAMS: Community breaks ground for soccer complex
The dream of a high end soccer complex in Ogden is one step closer to reality as dignitaries from the Ogden community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony the Ogden Community Soccer Complex Thursday on the property of the Ogden School District offices.