West Ridge Academy Devotional Speaker-April 13th

Devotional Speaker This Sunday-April 13th
Brad Edison Bonham is the cofounder of Walker Edison Furniture, one of Utah’s fastest growing businesses as named in Utah Business Magazine.  He has been featured in industry publications such as Furniture Today, Home Furnishing Business, HFN Magazine, and was recently nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.  Brad is an Adjunct Professor at the LDS Business College where he teaches entrepreneurship.  In addition to helping others start successful businesses–he loves cars, golf, and his beautiful Wife and four children.  He is very active with the Make a Wish and Tyler Robinson charity foundations.

Families are invited to attend with their student if minimums have been met.

West Ridge Academy High School Graduates

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At the end of 3rd Quarter we had several students receive their high school diplomas and graduate from high school a quarter early. Congrats to all of you and best wishes!

Radio Show-Gary Leavitt and Jeff Horton


Our Executive Director Gary Leavitt and Jeff Horton will be speaking on a radio show next Tues at 2:00 pm Mountain time about West Ridge, Neuro Feedback and working with youth. Hopefully you will be able to tune in. http://americaswebradio.com/
Detailing Addictions with Dr. Susan Blank, MD

DBT Skills Groups for Young Women- West Ridge Academy Outpatient Services

We are starting another session of DBT Groups anyone is welcome to join.

DBT SKILLS GROUP for girls ages 13-17

May 1st-July 3rd @ West Ridge Academy

Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm 10 Week Group

DBT SKILLS GROUP for young women ages 18-25

April 29th-July 1st @ West Ridge Academy

Tuesdays 6:00 7:30pm 10 Week Group

Learn how to: 

Assertively communicate your feelings and needs

Recognize, understand and control your emotions

Deal with life challenges more effectively.

Cost; Only $200 (many insurance plan accepted)

Please contact Rachel Noble to sign up!

801-282-1013 or rnoble@wracademy.com

DBT stands for “Dialectical Behavior Therapy…” But don’t let the big words scare you! It is just a fancy way of saying we are going to learn how to best deal with the ups and downs of daily life. We will talk about understanding and controlling our emotions, how to not freak out in a moment of panic, and how to settle down our minds and bodies so we can focus on the things that are most important to us. And we will develop all these great life skills while still having lots of fun!

Weekend Activity at West Ridge Academy


This weekend the boys and girls attended the “Lamb of God” performed by the Witness Music Choir and Orchestra. We try to expose them to a variety of activities including cultural events. Those that attended said that the music was great.

Track Meet Cancelled

The track meet on Saturday has been cancelled. As soon as we know the date of the next one we will post it, thanks.

West Ridge Academy Track Season Begins

The boys and girls first track meet will be this Sat at UVU.  They will be leaving at 7:00 am for the meet. The boys coaches are George Bruce and Robert Wilson, the girls are coached by Julie McLachlan.  Their was more interest in track this year so we are doing that instead of soccer and golf.

West Ridge Academy Parent Seminar


We had a great Parent Seminar on Friday. It’s the first time we streamed it so that those who couldn’t attend could view it too. The therapists did a great job in presenting “parenting tools”. We hope you can join us for the parent retreat coming up in May.

Weekend Activities at West Ridge Academy

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The girls’ off campus was to a women’s wellness fair up in SLC and then for a treat.  Then in the evening they had a bon fire with hot dogs and smores.

The boys’ left right after chores were completed with sack lunches to go snowshoeing at Donut Falls. 

West Ridge Academy Parent Seminar March 14th

Parent Seminar March 14, 2014.  Begins at 8:30 am in the girls spiritual living center-breakfast and lunch will be served.

The seminar will be focused around parenting tools such as the 7 Functions of a Family and benefits of Neurofeedback will be discussed. The seminar will be available via video stream (instructions to come) for those parents who will be unable to attend in person.  Please RSVP to your student’s therapist as to whether you will be attending in person or via video stream no later than Monday March 10th.  See you there!

WRA Clinical Staff