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Wax Museum - 5th Grade

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:23pm
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5th graders participated in our annual wax museum.  To prepare for the museum,  each student researches about the life of a historical figure. They gather and memorize facts and stories about a famous person and in essence become that person for a day.  Students are encouraged to come dressed as the person they represent and then present their character to other students and parents throughout the day.  Great Job 5th graders!

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Veterans Day - I'm proud to be an American

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 8:25pm
Attributions: Laura Snelgrove
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Students and guests particpated in a patriotic program learning the history of Veterans Day, and celebrating Veterans.  We had many Veterans who joined our program and were honored by being escorted by a student relative down a corridor of Cub Scouts from our school.  Over 30 of our own scouts were standing in uniform showing respect for the Veterans.  Each of the Veterans stood as their branch of the military was announced and all the students in the school sang the song, "Thank You Military" and "I'm Proud To Be An American". Throughout the rest of the day, you could hear children singing patriotic songs as you walked through the halls.  Each class in the school was also visited by a Veteran who talked about their service for our country.  From Santaquin Elementary,  we would like to say THANK YOU to our Veterans!  Veterans who participated were:

Bowdy Gonzales, father to Saber Gonzales - Army

Josh Nielsen, father to  Parker NIelsen - USMC SGT

Braden Parish - Corporal USMC

Terry Jones, grandfather to McKinzee Marshall - Army Staff Sergeant 

Dale Barnett, great grandfather to Bryan and Chrisian Degraw -Army Sergeant

Ernest Newton, grandfather to Owen Newton - Army E-4 

William Jackson, father to Dayna Chatwin - USMC Corporal E-4

Chad Carson, father Cade and Layci Carsonto - Army SGT E5

Daniel Paas, uncle to Madeline, Timmy and Lily Gull - E9 Master Chief USN

Donald Paas, grandfather to Madeline, Timothy and Lily Gull -Sergeant Air Force

Lynn E Weight, grandfather to Hayden Weight - Speciales E5 US Army

Rhett Larsen, father to Jacob and Jameson Larsen - Captain Army

Phil Snelgrove, Neavy Seaman

Scott Fraser, father to Landon, Keaton, Camerson and Hayden Fraser - Sergeant Army

Don Ashcraft, grandfather to Mylee Villenuva - US Air Force Senior Master Sergant 

Robert James, grandfather to Turner Larsen, Ellana Larsen and Brexton Larsen - MSGT Air Force, Navy, Army

Brian Johnson, father to Melissa and Matthew Johnson -US Navy

Quentin Francom grandfather to  Rebecca Laker - Army Sergeant E5

Melissa Webster, Army Reserve

Deployed Veterans include:

Jeff Sonderegger

Colton Cruz

Samir Sayago

Tracy James

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

November Newsletter

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 2:15pm
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Veterans Day Program

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:26pm

Santaquin School is planning a Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, November 10th, as a way to teach students about Veteran’s Day and to honor veterans from our Santaquin community.

As part of our celebration, we would like to invite veterans who are family members or neighbors of Santaquin students and staff to come to the school at 9:05 AM that morning.

If you know of a veteran who would be willing to come to the school and participate in our celebration of veterans, please click on the link below. Fill out the information on the form and return it to the office.

We would also like to honor Santaquin family members currently serving in the military who might be deployed or serving away from home. 





Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Happy Halloween

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:00pm

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Uncle John and Jack

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 9:05am
Attributions: Mrs. Harward's 3rd Grade Class
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Uncle John is really cool. Uncle John is Mrs. Harward’s uncle and she invited him to come and tell us stories. They are stories about a jackrabbit named Jack.  He happens to be bigger than all other jackrabbits.  

 He told us how Jack had forced him and his friends to agree not to shoot them anymore; his trip to Jack’s burrow to meet him and his wife and all his children and having lots of trouble getting down through the hole; saving a kitty who had fallen into a mine shaft by using a rabbit ladder and catching some escaped convicts from a detention camp a little east of Pioche who were threatening three people at Delmue’s Ranch (also required using a hoard of his lieutenants).  

 We loved hearing his “Jack” stories. We loved the details.  We were amazed by the stories and we didn’t want him to quit. We were thankful he would use his spare time to tell us stories.  Thank you Uncle John.

Written by Mrs. Harward’s third grade students (and John, of course)

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Parents are Powerful!

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 2:16pm

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We wanted to let our parents know how much we appreciate you!  We have great parent involvement at our school. Did you know, parent involvement is the number one predictor for early literacy success?   At our grade level literacy nights,  we have had a high percentage of parents attend.  

Research shows that students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
  • Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
  • Graduate and go on to postsecondary education

We also had many parents come to our parents and pastries activity this week and read a book with their students.  Thank you!  We think parents are powerful!



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Nebo School District Seeks Public Input

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:56am
Attributions: Nebo School District

Nebo School District Is seeking public input on the Bond Survey.  We appreciate your support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you to provide an exceptional education for our students. We would appreciate your input on the Bond Survey.  Please go to to begin the survey.  You will watch a 3 minute informational video and then be directed to the survey. We thank you for your time and your support!

Click here to go to Nebo School District home page.


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Wedding Day for Q and U

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:09pm
Attributions: Patricia Garcia

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Students taking over Technology in 4th Grade

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:56pm

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Students in our 4th grade classes have been learning about and using technology.  On parent night,  the parents of our 4th graders watched a video their students made describing topics they had learned in class.  They also were able to use a QR code reader on their smart device to listen and watch their student read a letter to a child they had written to in Uganda.  Mr. "H" our digital coach and the 4th grade teachers helped the students create the videos and QR codes. 

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Johnny Appleseed

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:05pm
Attributions: Megan Camper, Daphne Black
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The 2nd grade enjoyed celebrating John Chapman's birthday. We did several apple activities.  What's your favorite kind of apple, how to keep a cut apple from turning brown, and we had a special guest Johnny Appleseed!

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First Grade Field Trip

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Becca Dooley, Kellie Brandley, Dru Tucker
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We had an exceptional First Grade Field trip last week.  Gentry from the Forest Service came and discussed the importance of keeping nature clean and not starting fires. She brought along her friend Smokey the Bear and each class got their picture taken with him. We also learned the five rules from Smokey. The rules we learned from Smokey the Bear are as follows: Only you can prevent wild fires.Always be careful with your fire.Never play with matches or fires.Always watch your campfire.Make sure your campfire is completely out. 

We did five activities as well: 1) learned of plants in Utah and got a marshmallow target game, 2) learned the legend of how the flute came to be and got to decorate their own Indian flute, 3) got to decorate a t-shirt with a boot print to talk about activities to do in nature, 4) cracked a code to make a book about different animal paw prints, and 5) made a necklace from tree branches and beads.

Even though it rained and we couldn't go hike the Grotto, we still had a great time.


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reading Rodeo

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:07pm
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The Santaquin Elementary reading rodeo was started a few years ago as an incentive to get the students reading over the summer. Our students had to read 60 days this summer to participate in the rodeo. The events in our rodeo are the stick horse race, lassoing a rocking horse, a snake in my boot, panning for gold, the horse shoe competition and the bouncy horse race.

This year, our reading rodeo was a huge success as we had 250 students who qualified to participate.  The students rotated through the different events. The kids had a great time doing all of the events but the bouncy horse race may have been the favorite as the horses were definately spirited and several kids were "bucked" off.  

Mr. "H" told a funny story about an elephant, a whale, and a rabbit while we enjoyed smores. We finished off the day with Mr. Aryle doing a hide race and barrel racing by Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Argyle and Mrs. Teemant.  Mrs. Lyons was the sure winner as Mrs. Teemant couldn't get Daisy the mule to go the right way and Mr. Argyle was a close second.  Congratulations to all our participants in the rodeo!  A big thank you to our reading rodeo committee and the PTA for making it happen.  YeeHaw!

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September Newsletter

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 2:05pm

Santaquin Sentinel 2017

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Bucket Tower Engineering Contest

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:06pm
Attributions: Laura Snelgrove
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4th graders did a STEM Engineering project. We worked in teams to create a bucket tower that would hold the most pennies.

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School T-Shirts

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:24pm
Attributions: Jammie Weight

We are so excited about our new school shirts.  The PTA has done a great job.  Each Friday we wear our school colors to show our school pride and spirit.  If you would like to order a shirt, please use the link below.


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PTA First Meeting

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:40pm

Our PTA is having their first meeting of the school year this Friday, September 1st at 9:15am in the teachers lounge.  Come get involved with our PTA.



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Kindergarten 1st Day

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:42pm
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It is so fun to have our Kindergarten students join us today!  They were so excited to be here and even did a treasure hunt to get to know our school!

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