Attention all parents: Please consider signing up to decorate your students classroom door for teacher appreciation week. The teacher feels very loved and appreciated by this and the kids love it! Please click on the link below: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449afac2fa1f58-teacher2
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The following students won top placement in their events:
Jaynee Giffing, 1st Place, Prepared Public Speaking, she will compete nationally this October
Alexia Gornachec, Chloë Wimmer, and Jaynee Giffing, 1st Place, Video Contest
“Dig into Local Ag” sponsored by Newman Construction
Alumni Auction Basket, 1st Place, basket was filled with local Springville products. Proceeds used for scholarships
Mallory Murdoch, James Cope, and Chalise Nuttall, 2nd Place, Chapter Records
In addition, Chloë Wimmer was selected as Utah State FFA Reporter (2018-2019) and Trista Alvey created a great chapter display. Charlize Fredickson, Brandon Hawkins, and Jaynee Giffing sang for a crowd of 2000+ members.
Springville High FFA also facilitated a fundraiser and granted $3,800 in scholarship money to FFA members across the state.
Thank you Springville High community for supporting our Red Devil FFA members.
Watch 1st Place, Video Contest “Dig into Local Ag” by Alexia Gornachec, Chloë Wimmer, and Jaynee Giffing:
Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Scholarship info, FFA results, Baseball, Softball, Winterguard, Drill team parent meeting, April driver's ed and more info.
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Last week was National School Breakfast Week, and our amazing lunch room staff made it a fun and motivating week for the kids. The best day was Friday when the teachers were invited to enjoy breakfast with their students in the cafeteria. The kids were so excited to see their teachers coming to eat with them! They had big smiles on their faces as they grabbed a tray and found a seat by their teacher. Breakfast is such an important thing to get your day started off right!
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On Friday, March 9, Springville High’s AP Composition and Literature students in Mrs. Lisa Simmons class participated in the 6th annual Austenesque Regency High Tea held in the transformed SHS Library.
Students enjoyed a five course buffet. Tea was substituted with a hot chocolate bar and authentic period food included English scones with cucumber tea sandwiches, gourmet European cheeses, jams, jellies, authentic French macarons, chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake petits fours, Belgium crème puffs, and chocolate eclairs.
Dancing, promenading, and playing games such as “Pass the Slipper” were some of the activities the costumed guests enjoyed.
“Lady Rabner,” Mrs. Lanell Rabner, SHS Media Specialist, schooled the students in proper etiquette and comportment (conduct and demeanor). Students learned proper tea drinking etiquette.
All of the students dressed in realistic time period dresses and/or men’s formal wear. Emma Ferrin wore an authentic Regent period pattern dress based on an authentic design sewn by her mother, Sarah Ferrin. It took a solid week to sew the dress with a total of 25-30 working hours. The dress consisted of ten yards of fabric made from cotton and cotton muslin. In the time period, it would have had to been sewn completely by hand.
In preparation for today’s event, Mrs. Sarah Ferrin (SHS substitute teacher) also hosted a six-hour viewing of BBC's Pride and Prejudice at her home with breakfast and lunch for her daughter, Emma, and five or more of her classmates on Tuesday, March 6, while the juniors took the ACT.
Student Ryan Stevenson put his calligraphy to work by creating a unique “calling card” invitation for each student. Stevenson said, “It took me about two days and 15 minutes per card to calligraphy one for each student.”
Each student took part in preparing the day’s events through displays, food preparation, costumes, and games.
Senior Erin Call was delighted to be a part of the tea party. Call prepared for the event by learning how to play time period games and reading a book by Jane Austen, “Sense and Sensibility.” Call came up with her costume from a lot of pictures online and then headed for the DI. There she found everything to make her costume.
During the tea party, Call explained how she felt about learning etiquette, “It’s a lot harder than it looks, but it is still a lot of fun!” Call’s favorite food was “the cucumber sandwiches.”
Parents Sarah Ferrin and Amy Stewart volunteered their time to set-up and take-down the event and to bake, prepare, arrange, and serve. These parent volunteers also filled in for dance partners and ensured that students had a fantastic learning experience.
Mrs. Leslie Christensen, SHS Library Aide, created invitations and bookmarks, assisted with decorating; and, as a former dance teacher, she mentored the student Regency Dance Leader.
Christensen researched timer period dances clothing; she dressed as a chamber maid. Her favorite food was the cucumber sandwiches and she enjoyed the game “Pass the Slipper.” She liked how the dances had more contact with all the party guests and you could dance with more than one partner.
Joslyn Morrison watched videos on how to do her hair. Her costume was made custom for her sister. She made gummies and learned proper etiquette to not fidget or talk across the table while eating. Morrison’s favorite foods were the grapes and hot chocolate. She enjoyed playing the game, “Pass the Slipper,” in which you try to guess who as it.
Mckay Carr wore a costume made by his aunt to the event. He brought a game called “Pass the Shoe.” Everyone stands in a circle and passes a shoe behind their backs. The person in the middle of the circle can’t see the shoe and must deduct where it is.
Dancing was also a part of this event. Carr explains that it is different than how we dance today because everyone is coordinated. It’s a more sophisticated style. Carr said, “This event took a lot of work and preparation from lots of different people to make it happen.” Carr and others were grateful to all who worked to make this day an amazing experience for the students.
Gavin Karren, Senior, brought some of his best regency formal attire, and also borrowed some from the school drama department. In preparation for this event, he watched the six hour version of Pride and Prejudice, and from it, got a pretty good idea on how to dress. In etiquette training, he learned that you don’t hold a tea cup by its handle, only by the actual cup. His favorite menu item was the Wassel. A new game he learned was “Pass the Slipper,” which is basically the game signs, but with a slipper. Dancing in Jane Austen’s time, according to Gavin, was very structured.
Senior Miriam Hall talked and read a lot about Jane Austen to prepare for the day’s events. She borrowed her cousin’s prom dress for her costume. Hall brought different European cheeses to share. Hall learned very strict and structured etiquette. Her favorite item on the menu was a chocolate covered cream puff filled with chocolate mousse. Hall also learned how to play “Pass the Slipper.” She said it was like signs but with a slipper. Hall said, “Dancing in Jane Austen’s time was different because it was more like a group dance.”
Brookside Elementary Student Lead Conferences will be held, Thursday, March 15th. The PTA is providing dinner at 5pm for the teachers. If you can help out with bringing a food item it would be appreciated. Please click on the link below to sign up. Thank you so very much!
This week we have been celebrating National School Breakfast Week. The students have been busy entering our art contest all week. There were so many great pieces of art turned in that it was very difficult to choose winners. We did come up with 6 winners, 1st Grade Brooke Engle, 2nd Grade Etta Kmetzch, 3rd Grade Sawyer Grover, 4th Grade Rhett Morrison, 5th Grade Jens Cutler, and 6th Grade is Sabrina Southern. Great job to everyone that participated, we have amazing artists at Brookside.
Art City Students in Mrs. Luther's class show they are Safe, Respectful and Responsible by the choices they make every day while in school. They earned ten Eagle Bucks and redeemed them for their picture with friends on the school website!
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We had a tasty morning filled with lots of Dad's and/or father figures and dounts. Thank you Brookside PTA for all the volunteers who made it such a great event.
These are such amazing students at Sage Creek. With so many crazy things going on in the world it's so wonderful to get to be around such incredible students that can make a difference. Great job Dragons!
The February "Students-in-Action" skit can be viewed by clicking on the "YouTube" icon to the left under "Follow Us
January students of the Month at Art City Elementary are students who are recognized for going above and beyond school expectations.
"Stand Strong" Students of the Month demonstrate"Stand Strong" behaviors which are: Safe, Respectful, Responsible.
Art City teachers, Julia Murray, Kim Larsen, Justin Boswell, and DeAnna Lindsey were recognized by their peers for being Awesome Eagles. Each month Rich Davis from Allstate insurance sponsors a gift for their devotion and dedication to Art City Elementary school and our students.
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Students in 4th grade Had the incredible opportunity to see the Utah Symphony perform. They heard several differerent musical numbers. and learned about several different instruments and musical techniques.
On Wednesday, March 7, Carter Goff placed 3rd in Web Design at FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) State Competition. Goff is qualified for FBLA Nationals in Baltimore, Maryland, the summer.
All children who are 5 years old before September 1 are eligible for Kindergarten.
Online Pre-Registration will begin Monday, March 12. Please go to our webpage at http://westside.nebo.edu/registration. Complete the online portion of Aspire/SIS.
After you have completed the online portion of the registration, please come to the school on Thursday, March 22 and submit the following required documents between the hours of 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
- Birth Certificate
- 2 forms of Proof of Residency
- Application for Spanish Dual Immersion program (if applicable)
Your child will not be considered for Dual Immersion until all the above, required documents are received.
(If you do not have access to a computer to complete online pre-registration, computers will be available on March 22 in the main office.)
Kindergarten online pre-registration will begin Monday, March 12th. Please click the Registration Tab on our school website for instructions to register.
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Mrs. Shaffer's 1st grade classes have worked very hard to wirte, revise, edit, and publish their very own stories as a hard back book. These are stories that they will look back on when they are older and smile. Great job 1st graders! We have a lot of future authors and publishers at Sage Creek!
At Springville Junior High the students worked hard to bestow upon you Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The students who made it have been staying after school continuously since the beginning of January. The dedicated students are eager to give you the behind scenes of the play and how it works.
In the past the school has put on a variety plays, some of which include The Music Man, I’m Crazy for You, and Singing in the Rain. Many of these plays have brought family and friends closer together. Though the idea seems almost unreal the play has the potential to bring the entire society together.
“The most fun part of the play is the time we get to spend with our friends on and off the stage. It also helps that we have the opportunity to hang out with friends while we are doing something that is helping us to grow and doing something that we love,” said an eighth grader by the name of Zachary Jackson. Haley Hawks, another eighth grader, said that she likes to perform the play itself because she likes “the hard work congratulated through cheering.”
Ashley Edwards, an eighth grader, stated, “I think the play helps develop relationships and helps to build on new ones because it gives you the opportunity to get to know new people. It also helps when you need to work with other people and you develop friendships with them.” Haley expounded on Ashley’s idea and said, “I didn’t know many people last year because my friends did not do it, but the play helped me to get to know other new people.” She continued to say that to gain new friends she went up to groups of friends that she saw and talked to them. The play helps teenagers to gain confidence in themselves and helps them get out in the open for social purposes.
The students all agreed that for the after-school practice they mostly learn and do their choreography. Haley said that they also learn the music so they know how it works in terms to the play. Ashley concurred and
added saying, “The choreography is the most important and we spend most of the time getting it stuck in our heads. Some of the time when you are not acting you will have the opportunity to talk to friends and enjoy their company.
The play is often overlooked and thought not too important, but whether we like it or not the play has brought our society together. We have not only grown stronger as a society from the connections the play has brought, but we have also grown in our talents, confidence, and social interaction. The play helps to build people up, which we see seldom in today’s world. Zach Jackson ended saying, “The play gives those in it the opportunity to perform while you meet new people, and make new friends.”