Caught Ya' Doin" Good!

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:26pm
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Mt. Loafer teachers like to "catch" their students doing good things...following school rules, practicing the Mt. Loafer life skills, using safe behaviors, making a good effort, just helping create a fun, safe school!

When a student is "caught" doing good, they get sent to the principal's office.  Oh, that's bad!...No, that's great!  When the student gets caught doing good the teacher hands the student a principal 200 celebrity coupon.  The student takes the coupon to the office, signs the celebrity book, gets an enthusiastic high 5 from any of the office staff, draws a number tile, goes to the Principal 200 board, writes their name in the corresponding numbered box, and gets a phone call home reporting the great news.  

Once the 200 squares on the board are filled, ten numbers between 1-200 are drawn and those students are rewarded with an ice cream party.  

Congratulations to: Gavin Dent, Seth Meservy, Austin Hicks, McKenzie Carter, Hans Otte, Kylee Costin, Sawyer Taylor, and Sam Levie for having their names drawn.  There was plenty of ice cream for all and many giggles shared with Mrs. Killian, Mt. Loafer's principal!

 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Leadership Day

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:30am
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March 31st was a big day for the students of Cherry Creek; it was their very first Leadership Day. Cherry Creek became a Leader in Me school this year and on this special day, visitors from all over the community came to see what being a leader is all about. Right when they walked in the door, guests were not greeted or directed by adults and teachers, but student leaders were the ones running the show. The afternoon started off with student speakers, musical performances, and mission statements- all conducted and carried out by students in K-6th grade. The guests were surprised when they had student tour leaders give them detailed tours through the school, in classrooms, and in hallways. In these tours, students throughout the school were able to show how they implement the 7 Habits in their classrooms and in their own lives. Students demonstrated how they are leaders, how they “Begin with the End in Mind” by setting class and individual goals, and how they take responsibility for themselves and their actions. The closing ceremony continued to impress the community visitors and it was easy to see the leadership and talent in each one of the students!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

First Grade Habitat Day

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:15am
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The first grade classes at Orchard Hills have been learning about habitats and the animals that live in them.  We have studied the desert, rain forest, ocean, and forest.  We researched and wrote reports about different animals.  We invited parents to listen to us read and we also created our animals using various elements of art.  We also presented our reports to our first grade friends.  What a wonderful week!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

PTA Carnival and Fun Run at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:41pm

Mark your calendars for our second annual "Fun Run" Fund Raiser:  5K Race and "Fun (1 mile) Run".  A $15.00 donation purchases entry into the race (1 mile / 5K), along with an awesome t-shirt. 

  • Friday, May 15, 2015  PTA School Carnival ... 5:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015  5K Race / "Fun (1 mile) Run" ... 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

The race will start and finish at the school.  Fruit, water and other refueling needs will be provided at the finish.  Come join the fun!  Online registration @ https://nebo.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=13

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Camp Floyd Adventures

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:01pm
Attributions: Shalese Rogers, Katelyn Hansen
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Riverview 4th graders had tons of fun at Camp Floyd.  They were able to go inside an old fashioned school house and be treated like a student in the pioneer times.  They were able to go to a museum and learn about the history of how Camp Floyd came to be.  They were able to explore an old home transformed into a hotel for soldiers and people passing through.  They made candles, built adobe brick, and participated in a military drill.  It was tons of fun.  Thanks to the parents that volunteered in making all the activities there possible.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Most Valuable Player: Heidi Dimmick

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:29pm
Attributions: Article by: Misty Bard, PTA

Heidi Dimmick has spent the past 5 years teaching preschool out of her home while raising her kids.  Prior to teaching preschool, Heidi taught both Kindergarten and 1st grade at Westside Elementary for three years before transferring to Riverview Elementary, when it opened.  At Riverview, Mrs. Dimmick was a kindergarten teacher for 2 years.  Now that her youngest is attending kindergarten, Mrs. Dimmick is back to teaching in elementary school, in 3rd grade this time.  Having spent her teaching career up until this year with students all 7 years and under, 3rd grade was a little bit of a transition for Heidi.  Third graders, in comparison, are far more independent.  Every so often Heidi has to remind herself that her 3rd graders can solve problems, think critically, and just do a lot for themselves.  That independence goes a long way when it comes to Heidi's favorite subject to teach this year:  math. "There is something so exciting about teaching an idea or concept that might be hard for a student to understand at first, and then the look in their eyes as they start to understand it.”

Mrs. Dimmick is one of 6 of our wonderful teachers that share a classroom and teaching duties with another teacher.  Heidi teaches in the morning, and is home in time to spend the afternoon with her daughter.  The other half of this third grade tandem is Angela Olsen, who spends the mornings teaching kindergarten.  The best thing about this arrangement is her teaching partner. “Angela is a great listener and has been so helpful.”  Heidi and Angela find it very helpful to each other to talk about their class, as well as having two minds to solve problems or come up with fun ideas.  The worst thing, Heidi admits, about not being there all day is the “missing out.”  Mrs. Dimmick might be their teacher just half day, but her students adore her.

Heidi loves being at Spanish Oaks saying, "Spanish Oaks has an incredible faculty and staff that work hard at helping people feel like they are a part of things."  It isn't just the faculty and staff, our students and their families have impacted Heidi, as well. "The students' families are welcoming, and the students know each other and are kind."

When she isn't at work, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family; her husband of 13 years and her 3 children, ages 9, 7 & 6.  Reading is also one of her preferred activities, and … Bridge to Teribethia is her favorite book.  Heidi's favorite color is purple and she loves daises.  She likes to snack on Reeses Pieces and drink Dr. Pepper 10.  Mrs. Dimmick is an amazing teacher with a huge heart, and always a smile on her face.

"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2nd Grade Spring Field Trip to Farm Field Day at Harward Farms

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:56pm
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Our second graders visited Harward Farms in Springville for their spring field trip. Farm Field Days is sponsored by the Utah County Farm Bureau and allows children to see how a farm works and to learn about different things in agriculture.  There are different stations that the kids go too. They go to stations about sheep growers, beef growers, pork growers, bee farmers, a petting zoo, mink growers, hand sanitation, dairy farms, chicken farms, farm  safety, etc.  It allows children to see where food and other household items come from.  They also visited the Springville Museum of Art.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Dragons Invade Larsen Elementary

Larsen Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:56pm

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1st thru 4th graders at Larsen had the opprotunity to learn how to make Oriental dragons out of construction paper in Mrs. Knopp's art class.  The dragons have some intricate detail and even bend and move.  The students did a great job on this project.  Mrs. Knopp said that it took really good listening skills, following directions and patience by each student to have them turn out.  Thank you Mrs. Knopp for all the fun activities you do in your class!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Shelly Larsen Receives Classified Employee Award

Larsen Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:57pm
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Larsen Elementary custodian Shelly Larsen received the Classified Employee of the Year Award for our school.  Craig Harvey from Horrace-Mann Insurance came and presented it to her at a faculty meeting.  Shelly is an outstanding employee and is always going the extra mile to help everyone here at Larsen.  She always has a smile on her face and is a joy to be around.  The faculty, as well as the students, love her and are so glad she is a part of Larsen Elementary. Our school is a better place because of her. Thanks for all you do Shelly!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Penny Wars!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:45am
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This week we are having penny wars!

Here are the basic rules, Paper and pennies are positive. Silver is negative. Before and after school there will be jars for each grade available in front of the office. Students can put the positive money in their grade and the negative money in another grade.

The money we raised will go toward a donation for the school to be used for technology in the classrooms.

6th Grade Solar Systems

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 9:42pm
Attributions: Lisa Muirbrook
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6th grade students made models of the solar system.  Each model was created to size using different items per AU (astronomical unit).  Amazing job 6th graders! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Basketball Tournament

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:18pm
Attributions: article and photos by Sage Patterson
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Our fantastically talented Mr. Myles Peterson has been giving Sierra Bonita two years of a fun and exciting competition.  And this year we are welcoming the third annual 5th and 6th grade basketball tournament! Our 5th grade girl’s championship game was between Kaitlin Dixon and Sheridan Liggett.  The championships went into overtime. No shots were made in the two minutes of overtime and sudden death approached the players. After five rounds, Kaitlin made a basket. Sheridan had one last chance to make a basket and keep the championships going. Sheridan missed her foul shot. It was a game full of hard work and sweat, but in the end, Kaitlin came out as the reigning champion.

The 5th grade boy’s championship was between Trace Jackson and Ryker Richards. Ryker was up 3-1 and in the last seven seconds, Trace shot and made a basket to bring the score to 3-2. Unfortunately for Trace, time was up leaving the victory to Ryker.

Our 6th grade boy’s championship was between Cole Rollins and Kyson Hall. The championship was speedy. Both boys put sweat and effort into this game. Cole, last year’s 5th grade champion, took a loss this year to Kyson with a final score of 5-3.

The 6th grade girl’s championship included Addison Huff and Brianna Farnsworth. This game was filled with hard work, time, and effort. Each of the girls played fantastic! However, with room for only one winner, we want to congratulate Brianna with a score of 4-2.

We spent eight days doing the basketball tournament. We want to congratulate the 4 winners! Kaitlin Dixon is the 5th grade girl’s champion! Ryker Richards with the win for the 5th grade boys! Brianna Farnsworth is the 6th grade girl’s champion! Last but not least, Kyson Hall with the 6th grade boy’s championship title! We want to thank and congratulate every participant in the third annual Sierra Bonita Basketball Tournament. Again we want to thank Mr. Peterson for making this possible.

 

Helping Each Other

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:59pm
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2nd grade tutors help Kindergarten students learn base 10 numbers.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

AmazonSmile Donation to Nebo Education Foundation

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:51pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

If you are planning on shopping on Amazon, you can always select the Nebo Education Foundation to receive a donation. The following tells you how. Remember that all donations go back to teachers and students through the Nebo Education Foundations grant applications. AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.Thank you for all you do!

 Learn how to earn AmazonSmile donations with Mother's Day shopping

 


With Mother's Day just over five weeks away, now's a great time to plan a marketing campaign promoting Nebo Education Foundation's involvement with AmazonSmile. Shoppers turn to Amazon for great Mother's Day gifts like jewelry, flowers, and electronics. Grow your AmazonSmile donation potential by encouraging your supporters to shop at smile.amazon.comin support of Nebo Education Foundation. 

A combination of email, website placements, and social media is the best way to remind your staff, volunteers, and donors to support you by shopping at smile.amazon.com. Remember to always share your charity's special link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0546418

If you have any questions, please sign in to http://org.amazon.com and click on the Help tab to see our FAQ topics. 

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Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

How Long?

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:41pm
Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Foothill Cloggers Visit Santaquin Elementary

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:38pm
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Many students at Santaquin Elementary dance with the Foothill Cloggers.  We were very fortunate to have them come to our school and share their talent.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

UVU 2015 Youth Basketball Camp

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:31pm
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UVU is offering a Youth Basketball Camp. If you are interested, simply print this flier and fill out the information.  Contact Coach Cathy Nixon with questions: cathy.nixon@uvu.edu 801-863-8691

Down on the Farm

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:17pm
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The 2nd grade students spent a day on Harward Farms.  The students rotated between several booths where they learned interesting facts about animals, insects, plants, and trees.  They even watched a farmer shear a sheep.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Champions Challenge Reading Reward Winners!

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:07pm

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Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Champions Challenge Reading challenge.  Wayne Andersen visited our school and helped draw a winner from each grade.  These students each win 2 tickets to the Champions Challenge Rodeo on May 30, 2015 here in Spanish Fork.  The grade level winners are as follows: Kindergarten-Konnor Johnson, First Grade-Alex Nickle, Second Grade-Dallin Rust, Third Grade-Judson Parker, Fourth Grade-Libbie Ferre, Fifth Grade-Casey Jenkins and Sixth Grade-Ryen Hansbrow.   Out of those winners two overall winners were drawn to receive a pair of cowboy boots from Reams Western Wear.  Congratulations to Konnor Johnson and Libbie Ferre they are our Overall winners of the cowboy boots.  Every student who participated is a winner in the fact that by reading they have increased their ability to read and learn.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Art City Elementary News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:03pm
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As you are walking the halls at Art City Elementary School you were sure to see many students wearing as much green as possible and as you walked into the Kindergarten where a "Leprechaun" visited on St. Patrick's Day you knew that the students like "St. Patrick's Day"

Categories: Elementary, Springville

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