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Monday, April 14, 2014

UPDATED: Weber High Teacher Suspended Over Genetalia Lesson

UPDATED: 4/15/2014 @ 9:00 AM

Ogden Valley Students Appear On KSL

Weber High School teacher Ashley Williams has been suspended after a parent called administrators to complain about an 'inappropriate' genitalia naming exercise.  The class is "Adult Roles and financial literacy" and is a college level course taught by a high school teacher through the Concurrent Enrollment program.  Concurrent Enrollment allows high school students to receive college credit while still attending high school.

Apparently KSL was also contacted and they originally broke the story on April 11, 2014.  Two Weber High Students who reside in Ogden Valley,  Austin Hanni and James Allen, were interviewed for the story, which can be seen by clicking here.

Teacher suspended over 'inappropriate' lesson

The Standard followed up with

Weber High teacher suspended over genitalia naming exercise

"We had some students who reported to administration that a teacher was having an exercise where they were put into groups, male and female, to come up with names for genitalia," said Nate Taggart, spokesman for the Weber School District. "These were any names that the kids could come up with, and then they were listed on the board ... on the whiteboard."
Upon hearing the students' concerns, administration went to Williams' classroom.
"It was still on the whiteboard, and they had her erase it immediately," said Taggart.

 In an Ogden Valley Forum exclusive, we were able to obtain a photo of the words that were written on the whiteboard.

Many of the words are explicit so we will post the photo on our archive page.  By clicking on the link you acknowledge that you may be viewing 'inappropriate' slang words that are used to describe genitalia.  Click here to view the whiteboard.

The Standard added an article Monday evening written by Rachel Trotter.

Weber teacher was using method to teach adult class she learned at conference

 Weber High School teacher Ashley Williams was teaching a method learned at a Current Technical Education Conference last summer when she instructed students to list slang terms for genitalia, according to a teachers union official,   

The conference was paid for by Weber School District.  Williams is currently on paid administrative leave while district officials investigate accusations of an inappropriate lesson taught in her "Adult Roles and Financial Literacy Class" on Friday. One parent, whose child is enrolled in the class, said parents signed a statement allowing their children to attend the class and acknowledging the subject matter. The parent, who asked not to be identified, supports Williams.

 What do you think Ogden Valley Forum faithful?

Was the exercise inappropriate?

Should the teacher be reprimanded?

Update: 4/15/2014 @ 9:00 am
 We think the Standard's Mark Saal nailed it this morning with:

Teaching genitalia slang not the disturbing crisis in our schools

Mark states,

I am in no way excusing what this teacher did in her "Adult Roles and Financial Literacy" class. I'm just saying that on a scale of 1-to-10, with 10 being the absolute worst thing that could happen at your kid's school, this rates a 2 -- maybe a 3, tops.

Walking onto school property and opening fire? There's a 10. Teacher having sex with a student? Another 10. Bullying? Arguably, and depending upon the severity, an 8. Cheating on tests? There's a 6 or a 7. All that food getting thrown out after school lunch? A solid 5.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Author Suzanne Freeman to share her experiences Wednesday, April 9 in Eden

Freedom First Society
Suzanne Freeman
Author of:

“Led by the Hand of Christ”,  “Through the Window of Life”, and “The Spirit of Liberty”

Suzanne Freeman had an amazing near-death experience that changed her life.  Although reluctant to share her experience at first, her message of hope and love has made a profound impact upon many people’s lives since sharing it.  Come and hear her amazing story.

Wednesday,  April 9, 2014,  6:30 PM
Eden Park Bowery

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ogden Valley Design Charrette to be presented tonight.

The Ogden Valley Design Charrette is complete.  The results are stunning and imaginative.  The Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning student team leaders are fully prepared to present their findings and recommendations.

Their first presentation is to County Commissioners Gibson, Zogmaister, and Bell on 1 April 2014 at 7:00 pm in the County Commission Chambers at 2380 Washington Blvd in Ogden.  Ogden Valley Planning Commissioners, Weber County Planning Division, GEM Committee members, and valley residents are invited to attend this presentation.  The 15 charrette team leaders will summarize and highlight their work in an hour-long slide show.  The 63 charrette posters will be taped to the walls of the overflow room at the back of the Commission Chambers.  Attendees may view the posters beginning at 6:00 pm and continue after the formal presentation to the County Commissioners.  The team leaders will be available for questions and comments.

The second presentation will be at Snowcrest Junior High School in Eden.  The 63 charrette posters will be on display in the balcony area up the stairs and overlooking the library.  Valley residents can come anytime from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 14 through 17 April 2014.  Visitors are welcome to spend as much or as little time as they wish studying or scanning the posters.  It’s easy to get to where the posters will be displayed.  Go through the main entrance, left past the administrative offices, across the large foyer, into the library, and up the stairs.  The Snowcrest administrative staff, faculty, and librarians will see that you get to where the posters are.  There will be paper and envelopes available for your comments and questions.

The 2014 Ogden Valley Design Charrette does not constitute the final plan for the future of Ogden Valley.  It is an important to step to visually display some ideas and gather thoughts and comments from valley residents.  The Weber County Commissioners have allocated money to engage a professional planning firm this year.  April 1 and April 14 - 17 are two of your chances to point these professionals in the right direction before they submit their proposals and the winner starts work.

By far the best way to ensure your ideas and comments enter the public record and are fully considered is to email them to the Weber County Planning Division at