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Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:46am

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Mrs. Poulsen's class has been studying magnetism in science with Mr. Lai. This week they made maglev trains. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Box Tops Competition

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:42pm
Attributions: Mrs. Orr
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Can you find the winning class of our box top competition? I'll give you a clue, that particular witch is sporting 23 stripes on her hat. That's right! Congratulations Mrs. McFarland's class; collectively you brought in 575 box tops, earning your class free tickets to Jaker's pumpkin patch.

Thank you everyone who participated and sent in box tops. It was really fun watching these hats grow. (If you missed getting your box tops in before the competition ended or you're saving your box tops for a later competition, you may want to double check and make sure they're not going to expire. Many box tops will be expiring Nov 1st.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Jumping At Recess

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:51am
Attributions: Mrs. Cofie

Third-grade jumping circle at recess.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Ancient Egypt

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:21pm
Attributions: Mrs. Howard
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Students have been learning about Egypt in art and learning all about what life was like. You need to visit the school to see this display, pictures don't do it justice. Classes worked on different things. 

Household pots were made from river clay. The clay was first prepared by adding fine sand to make it easier to work. The potters then shaped the vessels using the coil method and smoothed then inside and out to a remarkably even thickness. Pots were then 'Fired' to make the clay hard and water tight. 

Death Masks completed the mummy. Royal masks were made of gold, while others were made of linen or papyrus and painted to look like gold.

The Collar necklace was seen on the "Royals" clothing, as well as the priests. Gold jewels adorned the collar.

Many beautiful objects have survived from ancient Egypt, indicating that the Egyptians were skilled and creative. They made papyrus sheets to write on, and rich adorned their houses with ornaments and fabrics.

A Cartouche was your name or signature in Hieroglyphs. Egyptians used 27 hieroglyphs, or signs, to represent sounds. There were an additional 700, which could be used in various combinations to give particular meanings or else to represent groups of two or three consonants.

Worn by rich and poor, men and women, and even some sacred animals. Elaborate costume jewelry was worn to adorn otherwise plain clothing and as a sign of social position.

The Chariot was introduced to Egypt by the Hyksos from southern Palestine. The rich were the only people able to afford chariots.

Worn by many Egyptians who shaved their head or kept their hair short. Elaborately curled and beaded wigs were worn on special occasions. The base was made from a net of woven hair with individual strands looped into the netting.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Museum Of Natural Curiosity

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:27am

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On September 29 third-grade students got to go to Thankgiving Point's Museum of Natural Curiosity thanks to an iSEE Scholarship from Thanksgiving Point and other business. Students got to learn about our five senses, and how they help us make sense of the world around us. Lots of curious minds exploring and learning at the museum. Thanks to all the parents who helped chaperone.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

The Living Planet Aquarium

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:59am
Attributions: Mrs. Stone
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The students had a great time! The first-grade team wants to thank the parent volunteers. We couldn't have done it without them!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Students Of The Month For September

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:29am

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Septembers theme was 'Unity'. The following students were selected by their teachers as students that show this trait the last month. 

Paisley Mason, Bentley Nielsen, Hailey Plake, Teagan Ortiz, Caleb Christensen, Zander Miller, Daiana Pastor, Elizabeth Sorensen, Jazzi Orr, Aisley Faust, Tynsley Soots, Yael Bermundez, Kakayla Broderick, Levi McFarland, Milo Oldham, Mallory Marvin, Jordyn Keisel, Braxton Headman, Vance Lillywhite, Necia Wilson, Dayvin Johnson, Brynley Hirst, Adelyn DeNovellis, Savannah Johnson, Felicity Wilkerson, Anamaria Ceja, Joshua Cox, Hallee Christensen, Blakleigh Edwards, Melinda Bartholomew, Ester Wolfe, Samantha Heath, Molly Clayson, Angel Vasquez, Morgan Lines, Chase Christensen, Sophie Smith, Daniel Ceja, Benjamin Peacock, Ashlynn Rowley, Jacelyn Keisel, Elissa Petrell, Emily Losee, Brock Cary, Kaylie Durfee, Malaylie Stone, Cooper Soots, Emily Wood, Sophia Sweet, Kaydrie Slider, Brayden Rowley, Jakenzie Jones, Mauricio Peralta, Mary Wolfe, Omar Del Billar-Vasquez, Kelsey Miller, Kelsey Hales, and Ryan Booth.

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:25am

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At the student of the month assembly on October 6th we were so excited to debut our school mascot Hero. Our wonderful art teacher Mrs. Sunny Howard has been working hard with Mrs. Fordiani's class to make the costume. They did a wonderful job. The student bringing Hero is Luke Paul, one of our student council members. 


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Winners Of The Fire Prevention Week Coloring Contest

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:19pm
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Congratulations to the winners from Spring Lake Elementary for the annual Fire Prevention coloring contest. Kindergarten through sixth-grade participated and the winners are: Jaquelle Jones, Samantha Adams, Caleb Carrick, Makinley Renzello, Kambri Muir, Elissa Petrell, and Amberly Peacock. They enjoyed lunch at the Payson City Firehouse on Wednesday October 11th, along with winners from other schools. Thanks to all those that entered.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Hawk Happenings

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:43pm
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It's Picture Day at Spring Lake Elementary

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:55pm

Today is our Lifetouch picture day!  All students will be photographed so that we can update our Aspire/SIS system with a recent picture and add each student to their class photo.

If you are interested in ordering individual school pictures there are many easy ways to pay:

Send cash or check (payable to Lifetouch) in the envelope from the Lifetouch picture packets that were sent home last week.


Log on to

Click on "Order Now"

Click on "Picture Day Finder"

Type in the required information (state, city, school) 

Click on "Shop Now"

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Boot Camp

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:32pm
Attributions: Mr. Ewell
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On September 29th, Spring Lake Elementary 5th Grade students converged on Payson Memorial Park for a memorable day of teamwork and physical activity at their Battle Boot Camp. Thanks to the help of many willing parents, the students enjoyed several rotation activities in their day of Boot Camp training. They ran an obstacle course and had "marching practice" strapped in groups to 2x4s. Reconnaissance was practiced with a scavenger hunt about the park. Team work was practiced with games of Steal the Flag and a Laser Web Escape activity, as well as an obstacle course. The students enjoyed swinging across a “piranha infested river” to get their team safely onto a platform. That took some teamwork!

            The weather was perfect, especially in comparison to the deluge day when the classes were originally scheduled to go to the park. The students’ favorite activity of the day was certainly the Flour Bomb Battle where they played in massive teams lobbing flour loaded nylon stockings at the opposing players. Morale waned a bit as the flour dusted troops marched back to the school, but they were able to keep trudging on with the memories of a great day.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Fables and Fairy Tales

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:14am
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware's class has been busy learning fables and fairy tales. The class has been making murals to retell The Three Little Pigs!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Free At-home Kindergarten Readiness Program

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 8:41am
Attributions: Nebo School District
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UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Please see attached flyers.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Reading Stamina

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 7:07am
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware's class reached their goal of 20 minutes of reading stamina!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

National Walk or Bike to School Day

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:39pm
Attributions: Mrs. Jordan
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Over 400 students participated in National Walk or Bike to School Day using safe walking routes to school. Even bus students participated by walking once they arrived. Everyone got great exercise and had fun. Students were rewarded with fruit snacks and reflective safety stickers for their bikes and backpacks.

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:10pm
Attributions: Mrs. Fordiani
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This year's STEM Fest at the Sandy Expo Center was filled with exciting hands-on learning experiences and demonstrations. The sixth-graders had the opportunity to discover many exciting career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Community Helpers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:50am
Attributions: Mrs. McFarland
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It is community helper week in Kindergarten. Thank you Captain Mittelman of Murray Fire for teaching us!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

SEPS And Food Truck Rally

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:33pm

Come join us for our upcoming SEP Food Truck Rally! (Let your friends and neighbors know too.)

* When: OCTOBER 5, 2017
* Where: SPRING LAKE ELEMENTARY 1750 South 500 West Payson (use Google Maps the neighborhood can confusing)
* Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

We have secured the first three trucks already and hope to secure the last three.
* Worlds Best Corndogs
* Crepes Divine
* Best Tacos in Town (the one next to Big O Tires is sending one of their other trucks)
* Fiore Pizza (Hoping to secure)
* 7 Brothers Burgers (Hoping to secure)

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Hawk Happenings October Second

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:40pm
Categories: Elementary, Payson