We will be having our annual Halloween Parade tomorrow, Oct. 31 at 2:00 pm. The students and teachers will be walking around the block surrounding Park Elementary. We want to invite all parents and friends to come and watch. Please remember that masks and weapons are not allowed at school. We hope to see you there!
Seniors and parents. MMHS will be holding Utah College Application Week during November 6th-10th. Seniors will have the opportunity to fill out college applications with counselors during their English classes. Students are encouraged to have their SSN available and a card to pay any application fees. Dixie, Snow, SUU and Westminster are waiving their application fees during UCAW. Don't forget about our FAFSA Completion Night on November 9th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be an expert from UHEAA to help students and parents fill out the FAFSA. Students may also get an hour of detention for completing the FAFSA. This will take place in the MMHS library lab.
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Students in 7th grade Language Arts played a fun variation of the old “Kick Me” trick this month to learn about analogies.
Instead of having a “kick me” sticker stuck on students’ backs, the stickers are words that are the answer to an analogy. Analogies are word pairs that show relationships between ideas such as hot is to cold as wet is to dry.
As students enter the classroom, each student is slapped on the back with a sticker. Then during class, students are up and about, looking at stickers on each others' backs as they search for the answer to each analogy. Fun!
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We were so excited to have our Mustang Pride asssembly today!
We had Officer DeWitt here to talk to our students about integrity. We appreciate all that Officer DeWitt does for our school.
We were able to recognize a few of our great teachers and some awesome students!!!
We have Mustang Pride!
Larsen 4th and 6th graders and the unique opprotunity to visit the Jordanelle Dam and take a tour of the sight sponsored by CUWCD . Students were able to learn how they use water to create electricity. The Jordanelle Dam Hydropower plant is a green power source—it leaves no carbon footprint. Hydropower is one of the most efficient ways to generate energy. After touring the Dam the students were provided lunch and even got some prizes to take home. Thank you CUWCD for letting Larsen Elementary visit.
Our Fiiz Friday winner today was Naomi Good. Naomi has perfect attendance for the entire 1st term of school. That's 46 days being here at school ready to learn, nice job Naomi!
This is a reminder that we have changed our NC/NG policy this year. In order to graduate from SFHS, each student will need 32 academic credits and 32 citizenship credits.
At the end of the term, we will no longer put an NG over an academic grade for attendance issues. We will, however, keep the NC in the Citizenship column and students will still need to serve detention and pay for the citizenship recovery as they have in the past.
Please see the overview sheet attached to this post.
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7th grade students in the Career and Technical Education classes enjoyed learning from guest speakers Sherwin Lott and Tim Glover Friday. Students learned about the heart, what happens in a Cath lab, and even spent time working on a pig heart! It was a great expereince!
We must have had a great week this past week, because we sure have a huge, amazing group of Heroes!! Thanks students!
We are SO excited to announce the final total for our very first school fund-raiser Jog-a-Thon. Drum roll please . . . . Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to raise $5,019.90 for Spanish Oaks Elementary! All of this money will go directly to the school to purchase guided reading books and technology for student use in classrooms. A huge "shout out" to WalMart in Payson for their support through donations of water bottles, fruit snacks and granola bars to refuel all our runners. It was an amazing day, and we are so grateful for your continued support!
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Don't forget to come by East Meadows for our Parent Teacher Conferences. The conferences will be held Thursday Octover 26th from 3:00pm to 8:15pm. All conferences will be held in the auditorium.
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It’s All GREEK to Me!
By Jaynee Tanner
Here ye! Here ye! The Gods of Olympus are pleased! For the past few weeks we’ve been learning about the Ancient Greece and their beliefs. Did you know they were polytheistic? They believed in many gods! We’ve also been doing projects, reading books, and even playing games to learn about this fascinating culture.
Building the Greek temples was really fun. It was also hard because we only had a short amount of time. It also involved us working as a team. We had to communicate and we each had to do different things to finish it. It was very interesting seeing a visual representation of a Greek temple.
Each Polis (city state of ancient Greece) is also doing a research project about information on something from ancient Greeks. My table is studying ancient Greek music. It’s really cool to see how the music has changed from then to now. It was interesting to see the instruments that ancient Greeks used. The instruments now are completely different from theirs.
Our class is having a great time learning about ancient Greece. Dr. Lisa Bean (the district theater specialist) came in and acted like an oracle. We learned how to find our fates and how they sacrificed “goats”. We also had the Olympic games. The over all winning Polis (team) was Sparta. Our class is having a spectacular time doing our Greek unit!
In full Halloween costume, our Diamond Fork orchestra performed last night at Spanish Fork high school. It was a fantastic concert and our students, led by Mrs. Searcy, did a tremendous job!
I was once asked by a cute first grader: “Mrs. Killian, what is your favorite word?” I stared. I had never been asked that question before.
I should have a favorite word. All teachers should have a favorite word. Words are our life. How does one go about choosing a favorite word? Is it as simple as picking something I love – like family, or dessert, or traveling, or grandson? It would definitely not be diet or treadmill. Maybe it should be two words. Bus duty would be out. So would recess duty. It could be sleeping in or ice cream.
Yesterday, I went into Mrs. Taylors’s class and watched some students decoding words with the ‘ch’ digraph and then I tip-toed through the halls could hear a student reading aloud to Mrs. Marziale. And later that day I found my favorite words. It happened after I finished reading a book to a 2nd grader who was in the learning pit and was struggling with her math. She and I read a story about having a bubble gum brain; a brain that likes to grow and stretch and isn’t afraid to keep trying when learning gets tough. We finished reading, I closed the book, she looked at me, worked at her math problem and solved it and then said; “Books are good!” What a rich life teachers have!
On Halloween, we will begin our morning with a Halloween parade. Into the school on Halloween morning will walk Superman, a clown, an angel, some devils, the Disney princesses will be present, maybe an astronaut, a pack of Ninjas, Darth Vader, and possibly some pirates.
We will be parading outside this year. We invite you to drop your children off, find a parking stall, pull out the lawn chairs, choose a good seat on the parade route and stay for the “Monster March.” Students will assemble in their classroom and after the morning bell and announcements, we will begin our parade. The ghouls and goblins will exit from the school, parade around the sports park, re-enter and parade through the halls; dropping each class off at their classroom door.
Afternoon Kindergarten will begin their parade at 12:30 p.m. They will parade around the Kindergarten Playground.
Come watch the fun!
Check out spoooooky Riverview RAM scarecrow this Halloween season. Our entry in the Spanish Fork City Scarecrow Contest is directly in front of Central Bank on Main Street. Don’t forget to vote for our scarecrow. The winner gets $100 and bragging rights!
Nebo Boys/Girls After-School
Session 2 clubs will begin on Monday, October 30th. There will be no clubs on Tuesday, October 31st.
Payment WILL NOT be online this time, please bring your payment to the office by FRIDAY, October 27th to secure your spot. If you need payment arrangements or have any question please contact RaeAnn Nelson at email@example.com.
The Riverview Elementary Mothers/Sons Activity is quickly approaching; Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Classic Fun Center in Orem.
Free skating admission for mothers and sons. Add bouncing & climbing or laser tag for $3. Add all three for $4.
Skate rental included. Blade, scooter, skate mate rental is $3. You may also bring your own skates, blades, or scooters. 60 tokens for $5.
Dinner deals for $3; Nachos & Drink, Pizza & Drink or Corn Dog & Drink.
Two more school days until the book fair; October 30th – November 2nd.
Find books for all ages and interests! Don’t know what to buy? Watch for teacher picks and teacher requests.
Halloween Book Haunt at the Book Fair-Tuesday, October 31st; Immediately following the Halloween parade. Parents, this is a chance for you to shop for Christmas presents without your kids.
Family Night at the Book Fair-Thursday, November 2nd; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Don’t miss this fun event! There will be piles of prizes and games galore. You’ll think you’re on a real dude ranch!
Each book fair we raise money for ‘All for Books.’ This is a program in which 100% of the proceeds go to buying books for Riverview. Show you pride (Utes or Cougars) by donating to this great cause.
In order to make this a successful book fair, the PTA MUST have many volunteers. You DO NOT have to be a member of the PTA to volunteer. PLEASE follow this link to sign-up and support our wonderful Riverview Rams. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ihhcM1G20JFsSaj1anqNR05dwHlQrAvfbZkjH7wAVig/edit#gid=0.
Riverview Elementary PTA presents the “Reflections” contest. Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography. The 2017-2018 Theme: “Within Reach.” Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office. Deadline: Friday, November 3rd.
If you have a family member who has served in the military, please be willing to share with us a copy of his/her photo. Mrs. RaeAnn Nelson will be posting the pictures in the hall in honor of all those who are serving our country.
The Riverview website http://riverview.nebo.edu/. has been updated in order to hopefully make it easier to access school information.
Please click on the ‘Parents’ link to find all information regarding after-school clubs, busing information, map for dropping off/picking up, our positive behavior intervention and support system (PBIS), PTA information, contact information when bullying is occurring (SafeUT), school community council (SCC), and the school handbook. The main column will allow you to read all newsletters sent home by me this year.
The ‘Students’ link will allow students connect to online homework resources and learning sites.
The ‘Learning to Learn’ link will allow you to see our philosophy of learning. Riverview is committed to making learning visible. We are purposefully teaching learners to get out of ‘I am stuck in my learning’ situations. Being stuck is celebrated as an opportunity to grow and stretch our brains; thereby building our learning capacity. We have ‘Learner Powers’ that are integrated into all lessons. The Learner Powers are an important part of enabling students to advance in their own learning. By making learning visible and empowering our students, children are building their confidence and are ‘Making a Mark, Making it Matter’
Cool weather is upon us. Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess. In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name.
Riverview School website
Riverview Facebook & Instagram
Please continue to check the website for additional information.
- October 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly 2:30
- October 26th – Mother/Sons Activity at Classic Fun Center, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
- October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
- October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park; Kindergarten Afternoon Parade 12:30; Around the Kinder playground
- November 2nd – Family Night at the Bookfair, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- November 3rd – Reflections entries due; Popcorn Friday
- November 6th – Food Drive/Penny Wars begins
- November 8th – student council conference
- November 10th – Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Reward Activity
- November 14th – Veteran’s Assembly 9:00 a.m.
- November 16th – Reflections assembly 2:00 p.m.
- November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
- November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
In Ben Gasser's English 12 class, students have been working for the last few weeks on a major project. The assignment is a real-world attempt to understand the theoretical ideas of 2300 Years ago in Ancient Greece. Aristotle believed that in any situation that there is a specific way to convince another person to your side.
(more pictures available) MMHS presents the October Students of the Month! Sarah Estes Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I see my self going to college and doing a job that I love. What are your favorite hobbies? Art, horse backriding, animation, & writing. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would love to talk to Walt Disney and have a conversation about how to achieve what he has achieved. Orlando Corona Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In a big house with a million in the bank. What are your favorite hobbies? Sports and learning new things. Elizabeth Wheeler Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Married, author, living in Utah or New Zealand (somewhere tropical or warm) college graduate or in the process. What are your favorite hobbies? Piano, writing, reading, singing, sleeping, eating. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Emma Smith, how were you able to stand for what you believe in despite the persecution? Dallin Burton Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I hope to see myself working on my college degree and trying to learn the software. What are your favorite hobbies? Some of my hobbies are programming, running, and sports. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would talk to Einstein, as cheesy as it sounds, I really would enjoy it. Be able to see his thought process and the logic that they hold would be so fascinating. Also, I would ask his opinion on multiple current scientific discoveries. It would be amazing to just be able to see him do what he does best. Think! Elise Hill Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Back from my LDS mission and going to college. What are your favorite hobbies? Photography, reading, hiking, rock climbing If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? J.D. Salinger: I would ask him about the inspirations for his books and what other novels he had planned. It would be amazing to hear his thoughts about current events, and what he would write about now.
Congratulations to our Reflections winners. They did a great job! We had winners in Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Dance Choreography, Visual Art, and 3D Art. The winning entries will now be submitted at the district level. Thank you to our amazing PTA for sponsoring Reflections.