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The first graders kicked off the first week of school by earning "Magic Beads" for making good choices, following rules, being kind, etc. Each bead they earned was threaded onto a pipe cleaner that was taped to their desk. On Friday we turned those pipe cleaners with beads into bracelets and talked about what it was that we thought made them so magical! Some of their ideas were: they glow in the dark, they change color with hot/cold water, and they can do things you tell them to do! We tried all of their suggestions, but nothing worked....until we walked outside! Their reactions were priceless when those beads instantly turned colors in the sun! Making good choices and being kind always pays off!
Don't forget picture day is tomorrow at 9:00am. There are extra packets available in the office if you need one.
Congratulations to Mrs. Finch, who received the district's PEAK award last night at the school board meeting! This award is given to those who have made a significant difference in their school by showing kindness and a positive attitude. She was nominated by Mrs. Sumsion and Mrs. Peck. Here's what they had to say about Mrs. Finch:
“Katelyn is amazing with her students and their parents/guardians. She is very patient and helps everyone feel at peace with the services that are being offered. She has exceptional lessons that help students improve a lot. She helped one student raise his SAGE writing score by 139 points!! Katelyn works diligently with teachers on student IEPs. She works with the Dance Festival and other events for our Events Action Team. She is always positive and willing to go the extra mile to make it above and beyond awesome.”
“I am impressed with Katelyn. She has a heavy load as a resource teacher. Katelyn consistently communicates with me on how we can both meet my five self-contained students’ needs and be a team to help them academically and socially. She is happy to accommodate or try different and new approaches so our students succeed. Katelyn has been wonderful to work with and is a huge asset to our special education program at our school. She is kind and friendly to everyone. She has welcomed new students to her class with a loving attitude and is always positive.”
ACT Practice Test: The Practice ACT for sophomores is next Monday, September 18th. Only sophomores will come to school that day; juniors and seniors have a day off! Room assignments will be posted around the school on Friday, and the test will commence promptly at 7:55AM, so don’t be late! School will end at 11:15am.
College Campus Tours: It’s time again for our yearly senior campus tours! Each year, coinciding with the day the sophomores take the ACT exam, SHS gives seniors the opportunity to tour one of 10 different colleges/universities in Utah (there are a couple trips that actually include two colleges).
What: College Campus Tours!
When: Monday, September 18th
Where: Depending on the tour you are taking, buses will be leaving from the ALC Salem campus between 7:00AM and 9:00AM
Cost: $5 payable to the finance office How: Starting today, get blue registration form from either the counseling center or Ms. Tuttle (I-215), choose which tour you'd like to take, fill out the form, pay $5 to finance office, and take the completed registration form and the $5 receipt to Ms. Tuttle. This is on a first come first serve basis so register quickly! No registration forms will be accepted after the 15th.
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Karen Burton, Teacher, at Art City Elementary received a Nebo PEAK award on September 13, 2017. Karen was Nominated by: Lisa Muirbrook. “Karen absolutely loves her job. She is very experienced and knowledgeable about special education students and student development. She is willing to share her knowledge and expertise with all faculty members at any time. She has volunteered her time in other classrooms offering intervention ideas and techniques to teachers. She not only cares about her students but each student and staff member at Art City. Karen truly exemplifies positive energy and kindness.”
Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department.
Hi my name is Miranda Ferris. I graduated from Lehi High School and college from Utah Valley University. This is my first year teaching and I'm so excited to be teaching kindergarten! I was born in Bedford, Texas; I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and Saratoga Springs, Utah, and currently live in Lehi. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have been married for three amazing years. We have a one year old son named Oliver. He is a ball of energy and keeps us on our toes. My favorite things to do outside of school include traveling, writing music, and spending time with my family. Teaching is my passion and I love being a part of the Art City family.
Hi my name is Heidi Heath. I graduated high school from George W. Jenkins Senior High School in Lakeland, Florida. I graduated College from Brigham Young University in Orem. This is my sixth year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching second grade. I am married and living in Provo. I was born and raised in Florida. I am the oldest child in my family . I have one younger sister who lives in New Mexico. My parents still live in Florida in the city I grew up in. I was married in January 2015. My husband is the youngest of eight so I married into a very big (and sweet) family! Both of our families live in Florida so we still get to take lots of fun vacations there! My favorite things to do outside of school include: reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.
Cherry Creek PTA is so excited to announce our School Fall Carnival and Fundraiser! This is our biggest carnival yet and believe me you do not want to miss it!!! Friday, September 22nd from 5:00-8:00 PM Please come, have dinner, treats and enjoy a fun evening out with your family. We have an amazing Magic Show that starts @ 5:30 PM. We also have over 25 activities for kids including: bounce house/slides, obstacle course, balloon animals, prizes, drawings and tons of carnival games as well. Prices and details are on the attached flier. We will also be debuting our Student Art Show that evening so be sure to come by and check out all the the talent we have at our school. We are still accepting entries so please encourage your children to participate and turn in their piece by September 19th. Money from this fundraiser is used by the PTA to provide activities for the students throughout the school year. They truly depend on your support. We will also be needing some volunteers. If you are able to help that evening please sign up here. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44aea72fa2fb6-cherry
Art City Elementary second grade classes are beginning their life cycle unit of the butterfly. The caterpillers were delivered on Friday, September 8th. The students are excitted to see the transformation they will go through over the next few weeks. Friday they painted buterflies and later they will make a butterfly life-cycle diagram.
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Hi my name is Hannah Beus. I graduated from Jacobs High School in Illinois and Brigham Young University. This is my first year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching third-grade!! I was born in Pennsylvania. I grew up in Colorado, Japan, and Illinois (Chicago area). I live in Provo. My family now lives in Houston. In other words, I miss Chicago deep dish. My parents are basically Chip and Joanna Gaines minus the farm and plus a few kids. I am the oldest of six children, with one married sister and four brothers. I'm single. My identical twin brothers are coming to Brigham Young University in the fall as freshman and I'm excited to show them around the area. Fun fact: If I had decided to teach fifth-grade in Houston I could have had my youngest brother in my class this year. He said that was weird. I said it would have been fun, for me. My favorite things to do outside of school include: reading anything I can get my hands on, writing the novel I've been working on for 10 years, watching and quoting movies, doing family history, listening to Imagine Dragons, and doing anything involving the word "competition"--whether or not I actually stand a chance.
Hi my name is Heidi Heath. I graduated from George W. Jenkins Senior High School in Lakeland, Florida. I graduated College from Brigham Young University in Orem. This is my sixth year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching second grade. I am married and living in Provo. I was born and raised in Florida. I am the oldest child in my family. I have one younger sister who lives in New Mexico. My parents still live in Florida in the city I grew up in. I was married in January 2015. My husband is the youngest of eight so I married into a very big (and sweet) family! Both of our families live in Florida so we still get to take lots of fun vacations there! My favorite things to do outside of school include: reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.
Hi my name is Marisa Channell. I graduated from Mountain View High School in Orem and Brigham Young University-Idaho. This is my seventh year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching first grade. I was born in Provo, Utah. I grew up in Orem, Utah. I now live in Orem. I am the second in my family. I am single. My mom worked for 30 years in the district as a speech therapist. My dad worked at Brigham Young University for 30 years as a professor in speech and language pathology. My older sister works at Disney World along with her husband and they just had my first niece who is my favorite ever!! My favorite things to do outside of school are: quilting, reading, watching movies, listening to music, hanging out with friends and traveling the world!!! I am also a Harry Potter addict and had the opportunity to go to London this summer and live out my dreams of seeing a lot of Harry Potter things!!
Hi my name is Emily Jayme. I graduated from Sugar-Salem High School in Sugar City, Idaho, Ricks College and Brigham Young University. This is my fourth year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching sixth grade. I was born in Rexburg, Idaho and I grew up in Sugar City, Idaho. I now live in Springville, Utah. I am the eighth in my family. I am married. To tell you a little about my family. I am married and have three daughters. My oldest two daughters are married with their own families. My youngest is in sixth grade. My favorite things to do outside of school include: Putting together jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, hanging out with my family and keeping my house clean.
Hi my name is Amber Park. I graduated high school from Logan High School and attended College at Utah State University. This is my second year as a technician in Nebo School District. I am so excited to be the Skill Building Coach at Art City. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I grew up in Arizona, England, Texas, New Mexico, and Utah. (My dad was in the Air Force) I now live in Springville, Utah. I am the fifth of six children in my family. I am married and have four children (three boys and one girl).
Hi my name is Makayla Thomas. I graduated high school from Maple Mountain High and college from Utah Valley University. This is my second year teaching and I am so excited to be teaching fifth grade. I was born in Payson, Utah. I grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. I now live in Spanish Fork. I am the middle child of two sisters in my family. I am married. To tell you a little about my family: I married my husband, Tyler, last year. We dated all through high school. We live in Spanish Fork, Utah and have a dog. I also have a niece and two nephews who I am obsessed with! My favorite things to do outside of school include: Going shopping, repainting furniture, going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Help us kick off Chinese Culture Week with a night of Chinese and Western music!
Join the University of Utah Confucius Institute and School of Music on Sunday, September 24th as we showcase faculty members Ning Lu and Jie Lu, along with members off the Utah Symphony.
This free concert will run from 7 to 8pm at Libby Gardener Hall. We hope to see you there!
You can find out more about this event by clicking the button below:
Registration forms available at: Counseling, Front Office, and Ms. Tuttle, I-215. Registration closes September 15. Reserve your seat today. All busses leave from the ALC in Salem.
Valerie Bodily is our new 10th grade math teacher at Springville High. For the past five years she taught at Springville Junior High.
“I want to help students learn and be prepared to be successful in the future,” said Bodily.
She is also our new Red Devil Assistant Coach for Cross Country; previously she was track coach at Springville Junior.
“The team is doing great! We have a very exciting season ahead of us,” said Bodily.
Bodily is married to Robert Bodily and they have two children named Annie (2) and Bennett (3 months).
Bodily loves being outside including walking, running, swimming, playing with her children. In addition, she also enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. She also plays the trumpet and loves to sing.
Her most unusual job was when she was earning money for college she worked each summer at a baseball stadium. Her job was to supervise concession stands and take inventory.
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Sixth graders explored the moon phases to discover the reason why we have different moon phases. This was a great STEM activity.