Students creating skeletons in Mrs. Taylor's class. They are using Q-tips and other art supplies to create this scary art project.
Thanks to all of the parents who have volunteered to help in the classroom and at home doing various projects. Mister Rogers said, "All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world." We couldn't do it without everyone's help. THANK YOU!
After surviving an election campaign of writing an essay, making a poster, and delivering a speech to the student body, these 10 students got the most votes, and get the title of student council representative! Front Row: Sami Branch, Irelynn Reid, Shaylee Taylor, Journey Palfreyman, Rachel Meservey, Axuray Talbot. Back Row: Joey Hill, Carter Flory, Topher Riding, Brad Dixon. Congratulations students!
As a reward for their daily reading several students were chosen to have popcorn and watch a movie with the principal.
The third grade had an amazing opportunity of planting tulips on the west side of Cherry Creek. Friends from Thanksgiving Point donated the bulbs to beautify our school. They let us observe and dissect tulip bulbs while explaining the anatomy of each bulb.
We will continue to make observations about our tulips as they grow throughout the school year. Come April and May, our red tulips will bloom! A big thank you to Thanksgiving Point.
The 3rd grade classes had an opportunity of visiting the Springville Library. Mrs. Moon taught us how to get library cards and reminded us of all the things we can check out: not just books. We had a behind the scenes tour of the Snake: the library sorting system. We appreciate having such a wonderful resource in our community.
Parents & students in Mrs. Clea Comte's class for Parents' Night (more pictures available)
Barnett Elementary recently held their First Annual Parent Night where parents could come meet with grade levels to receive instruction on how to help their children at home with reading, writing, and math. Teachers were excited to share with parents ways to check for understanding when reading, ideas to get kids writing at home, and how to solve real world math problems. Parents appreciated handouts, games, and strategies they could use at home with their children. Prizes were handed out to families as a thank you for attending. We would like to thank Little Caesars, Poor Boys BBQ & Dawgs, Kneaders, Mi Rancherito, Tsing Tao, and Pizza Factory for donating prizes for this special night. It was a great evening where Barnett teachers, parents, and the community of Payson worked together to help the students at Barnett.
Mrs. Christine Riley of Nebo School Board reading to Mr. Jack White's class (more pictures available)
Barnett Elementary had a special visitor to celebrate Read for the Record, an event where children across America celebrate literacy by reading the same book. Nebo School District Board Member, Christine Riley visited our school to share the book for this year, Otis by Loren Long. Mrs. Riley read to Kindergarten and 1st graders the book, Otis, about an important tractor and even shared a story abouther own family’s tractors. She then donated the book she read to our school library. The children loved listening to the story, Otis read by our special visitor. Thanks for visiting our school Mrs. Riley!
Our 1st Grade Grandparent's Day was a major success!! Love letters from grandparents, eating treats, and singing "Edelweiss" was a great way to share the day with our amazing grandparents!
Just a reminder that there is no school on October 10th or October 11th, because of Fall break. Have a great long weekend and don't forget to read!
The second grade studenta at Orchard Hills enjoyed a hayride to the pumpin patch to pick out a pumpkin for their class!
The second grade started off with a bang this year! Each class tie-dyed shirts and participated in the 2nd Grade Olympics. We started off with an Opening Ceremony, did events all throughout the week and ended it with a Closing Ceremony. The kids had fun and learned the importance of hard work, good sportsmanship and setting goals.
Congratulations to our September Fantastic Falcons!
AM: Spencer Hopkins, Zacharias Watson, Kylie Fausett, Kael Theobold
PM: Aston Cook, Clara Porter, Ruby Harris, Nathan Jones
Miss Taylor's Class: Dannie Fillmore
Ashton Thompson, Paisley Tucker, Tyler Baker, Skyler Remkes, Tayton Fuja, Aliya Jackson, Anna Ludwig, Samuel Wride, Miguel Zavala, Carter Berrett, Riann Francom, Regan Swenson
SHHS Football had a service day and several team player came to Foothills Elementary to tape squares on the basketball standards. Students have enjoyed playing basketball with the aid of the squares. One student said, "It is easy to make a basket now." Thanks to the SHHS Football Team for your service.
Mrs. Barnett’s, Mrs. Rogers' and Miss. Hansen's classes were excited to have Mr. Rowley come in and read them an Otis book. They were able to listen to the fun story and answer some meaningful questions about the author's purpose. Gage and Kade Christensen were super excited because they were able to listen to their grandpa read the story to their classes. Thank you Mr. Rowley for taking time out of your busy schedule to read to our classes! We appreciate it.
We had over 50 applications for student council this year. How exciting to have so many students want to make Foothills Elementary a better place to be. Each applicant was asked to write a one page essay on how they could be a productive student council member. The essays were fabulous and made selecting 12 student council members a difficult thing to do.
Our SEP Conferences were held October 2nd and 3rd. Mrs. Reynolds arranged for them to last a little later on Wednesday to accommodate more parents' schedules. The teachers discussed grades, reading programs, testing results for 2013, behavior and goals for this year, with the parents and students.The Kindergarten teachers had the students actually help with the SEP Conferences. They showed their parents the work they've been doing and explained what they've been learning.
Thanks to staff and students SEP Conferences were a great success this year.
Mapleton third grade students went on a Discover Mapleton field trip October 1. The students visited four sites, Mapleton Heritage Museum, Conversation with a DUP speaker, the Hollow, and the trail out of Whiting campground, with their field journals to gather information for their green mapping art project. They will be working with storyteller Lora Schmidt to bring Mapleton history to life through drama. The art project has been made possible through a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tigers of the Month for September1st Grade: Kimbal McFerson, Kayden Bjarnson, Kayden Allan, Taylor Roberts, Ashley M Fitzgerald, Ava Barker.2nd Grade: Brooklyn Toelupe, Dallin Kilgrow, Ellie Grover, Patrick Hansen.3rd Grade: Hazel Velazquez, Julio Castillo, Saul Chavez, Nelson Barrett.4th Grade: Seth Rigtrup, Slade Anderson, Mia Roberts, Halley Caldwell5th Grade: Wally Averett, Wesley Mangum, Denver Hamberlin, Logan Peterson.6th Grade: Trey Gardner, Kaylee Larsen, Tim Harlow
Congratulations for your terrific examples to the Brookside kids!