The Heart of our School!

Canyon Elementary News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:14pm

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The students planned a secret assembly, and sang a few songs to Mrs. Higginson. They also had each written her a note on a heart, and placed in on some posters for her. The kids have all loved Mrs. Higginson, and they know that she loves each of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Perfect Attendance

Riverview Elementary News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:22am
Attributions: Lisa Muirbrook

Congratulations to our Riverview students for having perfect attendance all year long!  They had zero absences and tardies all year!  Keep up the great attendance!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

End of Year Swim Party

Riverview Elementary News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:15am
Attributions: Lisa Muirbrook
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Riverview students celebrated the end of the school year by participating in a swim party!  Thank you for a great year! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Utah's 4th Lighthouse School!

Park Elementary News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:07pm
Attributions: Article by Adam Gull

Recently, Park faculty, parents and students rejoiced at the wonderful news of becoming a Lighthouse School.  When you think of a lighthouse, you imagine a beacon illuminating its light in all directions beckoning to the incoming ships there is safety after the storm.  A lighthouse also warns of danger of rocks and other obstacles that stand in the way of reaching the shore.

How fitting is it then that Park Elementary will now stand as a beacon of leadership in the community of Spanish Fork?  Kids are faced with so much these days that they need something to look to.  They need somewhere they can go to learn not only academics, but develop skills that will prepare them for life’s storms and rocky shorelines.  Whether you know Park Elementary as the school in the middle of town up Center Street, or you sit nearby during the Fiesta Days Parade, or you have played ball at the baseball diamond, or you were one the thousands that attended elementary here… you KNOW Park Elementary.  When you think of Park Elementary now, you will know it as a Lighthouse school that prepares leaders in education and in the community.

So what does “Lighthouse School” mean?  Sean Covey, Education Practice Leader of FranklinCovey, states: “The Leader in Me Lighthouse School title is awarded by FranklinCovey to honor the attainment of a well-rounded leadership model.”  “Lighthouse Schools serve as models of leadership and mentors to other schools. It is sort of like getting your blackbelt.”  “Lighthouse Schools have achieved extraordinary results by meeting the standards laid out in the Lighthouse Criteria. These nine criteria have been identified as critical to the development of a leadership culture.”  To learn more, please visit www.theleaderinme.org.

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

The Great Egg Drop

Park Elementary News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:03am
Attributions: Article by Adam Gull Photos by Shauna Gardner
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After lessons on gravity, second grade students participated in an Egg Drop where they designed devices to prevent an egg from breaking when dropped from the roof of the school.  As Humpty Dumpty Hales sat on the wall dropping the eggs over easy for a great fall, students cheered their egg on to live another day or hoping the king’s men could put it back together again.  Some eggs were packed with cushions and some glided to the pavement with a parachute, while others would simply never see a frying pan.  It was definitely a sunny-side up day for second grade! 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Cruise Day

Park Elementary News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:31am
Attributions: Article and Photos by Adam Gull and Jen Sorensen
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“Aruba, Jamaica, ooh 5th Grade wants to take ya… on their Cruise Day.”   Well, it wasn’t exactly Kokomo, even though that is where we would wanna  go, fifth grade students enjoyed themselves nonetheless.

Students worked all through the month of May to earn enough points to go on the cruise on May 27th.  Activities included visiting 7 different "islands" and working on different writing activities, art, and math tasks.  The afternoon included a "beach day" with their first grade reading buddies where they shared stories while relaxing on their beach towels and enjoying a Popsicle. 

Although students may be dreaming of Key Largo or Montego or even a trip to the snow shack, they are hard at work these past few days to finish out a successful and fun fifth grade year. 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Otter Pops and Recess

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:59pm
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As the temperature has risen the student council, Mr. Killpack's class and Mr. Melton's class have been selling otter pops during lunch recess for the last week of school.  This has been super fun for the students.  Thank you Mr. Liddiard!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2nd Grade Superhero Day!

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:52pm
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The 2nd grade students dressed up as their favorite superhero for school today.  It was fun seeing all those Hero's on the playground.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kindergarten End-of-Year Program

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:36pm

Who doesn't love the Tony Chestnut song the kindergarten sings for their end of year program?  The Kindergarten ended the year last Friday, May 23, 2014.  We look forward to seeing them in August as big 1st graders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

5th Grade End-of-Year Program

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:50am
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The 5th grade ended their school year with a program held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

4th Grade End-of-Year Program

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:46am

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The 4th Grade program was held on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Sixth-Graders Share Their Country Reports!

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:09am
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To go along with the sixth-grade world history curriculum, students chose a country that they wanted to learn more about and do a report on. Each student researched pictures and interesting facts about his/her assigned country. Each student made a visual display representing their country.  Some presented on a poster, some dressed up in clothes typical of their country, and some brought artifacts.  All students shared facts about their country at their sixth-grade graduation for family and friends to see. It was a great way to learn about the many countries in the world.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

BYU International Folk Dancers Entertain Brockbank Students

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:12am
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Recently the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble presented a concert program of dances from several nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico, and the United States to Brockbank students. The students really enjoyed all the bright costumes and watching them dance!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Second Graders Learn How to Do Research!

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:53am
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As a learning experience for social studies, Brockbank second-graders were assigned to do an oral report for their class. They chose either an animal or continent, did research on that animal or place, and then did a report on it. The students did a really good job preparing and giving their reports to the class. Parents and grandparents were invited to come and listen to their student give their report. Some of the students brought live animals to class. It was a great learning experience!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Schedule for the last day of school

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 3:12pm
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1st period - 8-8:25
4th period - 8:30-8:55
6th period - 9-9:25
8th period - 9:30-9:55
Open period (In the girls gym) - 10:00 - 11:15

All students and teachers are expected to be in the girls gym during the open period. All students must leave the building when the final bell rings at 11:15.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Fourth Graders Celebrate End of Year Testing by Having a Disney Day!

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:16pm
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Fourth-graders in Mrs. Cynthia Loreen's class held a "Disney Day" to help celebrate end-of-year testing being done. Students wore Disney clothes and brought in Disney memorabila to celebrate this fun day!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Hershey Track Meet Winners!

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:56pm

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Brockbank Hershey Track Meet winners; Third Grade Seth Argyle - 1st place softball throw (105') and 2nd place 50 meter run. Ethan Benson - 5th place 50 Meter Run. Mekeli Clark - 1st place 400 Meter Run, 5th place 100 Meter Run, and 2nd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Andrew Fox - 2nd place 400 Meter Run. Oaklee Giles - 1st place Softball Throw (65' 6") and 2nd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Austin Hansen - 6th place 50 Meter Run. Tess Newitt - 2nd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Aileen Sandoval - 3rd place Softball Throw (58' 3"). Garrett Smith - 5th place100 Meter Run, 1st place 200 Meter Run, and 3rd place Softball Throw (102' 7").

Meilani Stranton - 2nd place 200 Meter Run and 2nd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Fourth Grade- Gwen Beagley - 3rd place Standing Long Jump (5' 11 1/2"). Brinnley Gordon - 2nd place 200 Meter Run. Emmie Olson - 3rd place 400 Meter Run. Lexi Green - 2nd place Softball Throw (101' 1"). Kiley Mitchell - 1st place Softball Throw (107' 10"). Autumn Shaw - 4th place 50 Meter Run. Brenner Shepherd- 3rd place boys 4X100 Meter Relay, Easton Romero - 3rd place boys 4X100 meter relay. Riley Peterson -  2nd place Softball Throw (136' 8"). Darian Harrison - 3rd place 200 Meter Run and 3rd place boys 4X100 Meter Relay. Dax Newman - 3rd place boys 4X100 Meter Relay, 1st place Softball Throw (138' 5"), and 3rd place 50 Meter Run. Fifth Grade - Trinity Benson - 1st place 100 Meter Run, 1st place 200 Meter Run and 3rd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Brooklyn Pintar - 6th place100 Meter Run, 1st place Softball Throw (111'), and 3rd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Jade Cloward - 3rd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Taylor Gull - 3rd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Macie Clark - 2nd place Softball Throw (102'). Morley Bennett - 3rd place Standing Long Jump (6' 7"), 1st place 100 Meter Run, and 3rd place Softball Throw (148' 4"). Sixth Grade - Elizabeth Ash - 3rd place 800 Meter Run and 6th place 200 Meter Run. Lauren Ethington - 3rd place Standing Long Jump (6' 3 3/4"). Mason Olson - 2nd place boys 4X100 Meter Relay and 3rd place 800 Meter Run. Josh Vargas - 3rd place Standing Long Jump (6' 10"). Dillan Shaw - 5th place 100 Meter Run, 3rd place 200 Meter Run and 2nd place boys 4X100 Meter Relay. Hunter Jones - 2nd place boys  4X100 Meter Relay. Cody Herbst -  2nd place boys 4X100 Meter Relay.

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Teacher Idol

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:14pm
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Competition was tight in this year’s Teacher Idol assembly.  Grade level teachers came together and showcased their musical talents in a friendly rivalry.  The judge panel included the notorious Captain James Hook, the narcissistic Evil Queen, Wonderland’s adventurous Alice, the thrill-seeking Kristoff, and Princess Anna of Arendelle.  Each judge brought their own unique insight to the competition.

 The show stopping performance from the sixth grade team, a surprising rendition of the popular “What Does the Fox Say,” became a clear front runner in the competition and the ultimate winner.  Ms. McKell Cope sealed the deal with unexpected dance moves taking their number right to the top!

 Third grade team’s surprising comeback grabbed a second place win.  The cleverly arranged video to American Authors “Best Day of My Life” became a quick favorite among the younger grade levels.  The show was spectacular however judges felt the video may have sent the wrong message regarding what teachers do in their free time.   Encouraging questionable behaviors such as riding scooters in the hallways and throwing water balloons from the school rooftop, along with other shenanigans, seemed to be the overall theme. 

 First grade team wowed the audience with awe inspiring routine to Frozen’s “Let it go.”  The number was perfectly choreographed to Mrs. Coley’s vocal and piano accompaniment.  When questioned regarding her moving performance, Mrs. Coley replied “it’s all for the kids!” 

 The rousing 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem “Wavin Flag” was performed by the fourth grade team.  The motivational presentation brilliantly incorporated participation from all students in the fourth grade.  Judges could feel the passion behind the lyrics as fourth grade students chanted “when I get older, I will be stronger, they’ll call me freedom.”

 The judge’s panel was astonished at the performance from the second grade team; a mash up of feline inspired songs.   The judges were impressed with their purrfect costumes and outstanding choreography.  The second grade team definitely came to compete this year.

 The fifth grade team impressed the judges and audience with their superior knowledge of the states and capitals.  The fast paced upbeat “States and Capital” ditty, not only was sung flawlessly, but team members were able to correctly answer difficult follow-up geography questions.  Kudos to the fifth grade team for keeping it educational.

Thanks to everyone involved in Teacher Idol!!!

 

Bike Helmets Donated by the Utah County Health Department

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:37am
Attributions: Nicole Norris-PTA President
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Over 100 BIKE HELMETS were given away on Wednesday 5/21 as part of the PTA Safety Assembly!  The PTA applied for and received the bike helmets from the Utah County Health Department because of the safety programs we've implemented at East Meadows.  After the Safety Assembly on 5/19 which included Student Council, PTA, a bike safety video and a visit by Officer Warner of the Spanish Fork Police and registering 70 bikes and scooters, we pledged to be safe this summer and year round. THANK YOU to everyone that reviewed the safety pledge and returned it signed. You were entered into the drawing to receive a helmet!  It was fun to see the happy faces of students and teachers as the helmets arrived.  Remember to label your helmet with your name and that the PTA motto of "GREEN means GO safely" is practiced year round so practice safety this summer also. Thank you to East Meadows, the Utah County Health Department, the SFPD and the East Meadows PTA. ​

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

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