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Registration Time

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:13pm
Attributions: Alicia Rudd

It's time to register for the 2014-2015 school year!  Come to the school on Thursday, July 31 from 8:00-4:00.  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Music Through the Decades

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:07pm
Attributions: Ann Makin

The 6th grade rocked the house this week with their show, "Music Through the Decades."  The students worked hard on this program and it showed; singing, dancing, gymnastic stunts and even a witch doctor livened up the stage.

Click on the link below to see the complete video.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Making Peanut Butter in 2nd Grade!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 8:44pm
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Second graders at Brookside have been learning about natural resources and goods & services.  As an activity students made peanut butter.  Students shelled peanuts, and watched as salt, suger and oil were added to the ground up peanuts to make peanut butter.  Students tasted it and loved it!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

2nd Grade Animal Report & Habitat Display

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 8:33pm
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Second graders spent the last month researching animals and creating habitats for their animals.  As a culminating activity they created an exhibit in their hall for the other grades to tour.  Parents were also invited to attend. It was a huge success!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

April Tigers of the Month

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 8:07pm

Tigers of the Month for April were 1st Grade: Lauren Clark, Jeremy Franco, Sophia Melendez, Taven Castillo, McKenna Brand and Harlee Crandall.   2nd Grade: Sabrina Southern, Abigail Hansen, Devon Anderson and Charity Barlow.  3rd Grade: Blaise Toelupe, Allie Prestwich, Sophie Laing and Matisse Jorgenson.  4th Grade:  Zackery Antonino, Trevor Grover, Calianne Skinner and Lydia Brooks 5th Grade: Adi Whiting, Maia Kentjana Putra, Elizabeth Nunez and Anahi Magallanes.   6th Grade: Josh Clark, Jordan Pugmire and Brayden Archer.

Thanks for showing your Tiger Pride!


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Monday Message for April 28th

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:53pm

Hello Tigers,

Our School Community Council elections are now closed.  The following have been added to our 2014-2015 Council:

                  LuAnn Hawker, Catherine Sanders, and Jennifer Roper

Our district assessments window for first and second grade opens Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 16th.  Please help your child get a good nights rest and a yummy breakfast.  I love to see the growth over the year for these little ones.  They work so hard and it shows!

Our Utah State Standards testing for third through sixth grade will run for two more weeks.  I have been impressed with student attitudes during this first time taking the new SAGES test.  It is rigorous and students are doing their best.

This week we will attend the fourth grade Hershey track meet.  The date is Thursday, April 1st and will begin about 9:30.  Parents are welcomed and encouraged to come celebrate.  You may sit in the stands or on the grass south of the track.   Please no parents on the field or track.  You may take pictures on the track as long as you’re not in the way of the race.  Such a fun day and the weather looks to be great!  Third grade will race on Thursday, May 8th.

Our year is winding down quickly.  You may want to start preparing for a few of our year-end events listed below.

Thank you,

Mrs. Rudd


Upcoming Events:

May 1                          4th Hershey Track

May 2                          Kinder Nature Walk

May 5                           Student Placement forms are available

May 8                          3rd Hershey Track

May 9                          Last day to check out library books

May 15                        1st Program @ 2:30 for Amy Bird, Annette Bird, and Corine Clark

May 16                        1st Program @ 2:30 for Curtis, Spencer, and T. Smith

May 22                        1st Field Trip to Springville Library

May 23                        Last day of Kindergarten and Author’s Party at 2:45

May 27                        6th Field Trip to Jolly’s Ranch and Kindergarten assessments begin

May 28                        3rd Spelling Bee @ 1:45 in Tiger’s Den

May 29                        6th Swimming

May 30                        6th Celebration @ 9:30 and school is dismissed at 12:00 to begin summer vacation



Categories: Elementary, Springville

Darla Stapel Receives The Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 8:51pm

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Second grade teacher, Darla Stapel received the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education on Thursday, April 24th.  

Mrs. Stapel was quite surprised when her door opened and in walked Mrs. Huntsman, her family, several members of the facuty and PTA. Mrs. Huntsman spotlighted Mrs. Stapel for quite awhile and didn't leave until she got her very own second grade "Licence;" something all of her students have.

The official award will be presented to Mrs. Stapel on May 16th at an awards dinner for all of this year's Huntsman Award recipents.

The following are some quotes about the impact Mrs. Stapel has had on the lives of many people:

Candice Poole, PTA: “Mrs. Stapel tries to always be fair and consistent. To teach responsibility, it costs students $1 of classroom money to use the bathroom pass. Once when Mrs. Stapel had to use the pass, she felt it was only fair that it cost her also, so she paid out $1 to every student. It was a concrete lesson in fairness. That is the paradigm in which she operates.”

Bridgette Sahlin, 2nd grade team member: “In the past 7 years I have had the distinct honor and privilege of witnessing her influence on other faculty, students and members of her community. Darla has a way of making others feel important, valued, and welcome. She carries that same feeling through to the students in her classroom. Her students know she cares and they love being around her. It is my sincere belief that she is eminently qualified to be a recipient of the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education.”

Alicia Rudd, current Brookside principal: : "Darla is an excellent teacher. She teaches math and science to two different groups of students everyday. Her lessons are well-planned, fun and engaging. I love to walk into her classroom to witness the students with their hands “in math.” Darla’s students are touching and manipulating math problems and science experiments every day. Year after year her students score well on year-end tests, but more importantly, they walk away with the love of learning."

Emma Rich, former student: "One reason she is my favorite teacher is because she remembers my name."

Catherine Rich, parent of former students and nominating person: "Mrs. Stapel’s deep love of teaching and connection with her students was plainly evidenced last year during a unique event. During the last month of school she was diagnosed with cancer. Treatments began immediately and lasted throughout the summer and into the fall. Although she was seriously ill, she couldn’t wait until school started to meet her new students. She showed them how to face a serious problem with a positive attitude. Inspired by her courage, these brand new 2nd graders faithfully washed their hands and protected her from their sniffles. They took turns pushing her wheelchair. They learned a life lesson about bravery and not quitting. I can’t imagine a better person to teach and inspire my children."


Categories: Elementary, Springville

5th Grade Hershey Track Meet

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 5:20pm
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The fifth graders attended the Hershey Track Meet on April 24, 2014. The weather was perfect for competing in these events. The students worked hard and their effort paid off. Congratulations to all the winners.

 100 Meter Boys

5th - Wesley Mangum

1st - Clark Warren

200 Meter Boys

5th - Ryan Witney

1st - Clark Warren

200 Meter Girls

4th - Ashley Donahue

2nd - Paige Thompson

400 Meter Boys

Tied for 3rd - Elian Lopez and Mckay Francom

400 Meter Girls

4th - Ashley Donahue

3rd - Molly Hunter

800 Meter Boys

1st - Mckay Francom

800 Meter Girls

3rd - Jaydn Rees

Softball throw Boys

6th - Wally Averett

Standing Long Jump - Boys

6th - Wesley Mangum

5th - Daxton Ash

1st - Clark Warren

Standing Long Jump - Girls

2nd - Paige Thompson



Categories: Elementary, Springville

Boys Book Club Gets a Nice Surprise!

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 5:13pm
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The Brookside Boys Bookclub has been reading about snakes.  Alison Whiting made their day by bringing in a snake collection.  She sure made reading come to life!!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Springtime Chicks

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:41pm

Kindergarten students got a special treat! The Rich Family shared their baby chicks. Students got a hands-on experience as they held the chicks and learned interesting facts from Mrs. Rich. It was a fantastic day.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Exploring Seashells in Kindergarten

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:38pm

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Kindergarten students have been learning about the ocean. Students enjoyed a hands-on activity with seashells. The students sorted the shells and compared the weight of the different shells.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

2014 Crystal Apple Award Recipient - Susan Bird

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:35pm

Susan Bird is a delight to work with. She is an upbeat, positive, happy person who makes the best out of any situation. Whenever we are planning as a team, she has the ability to think through the plans and see the details and potential problems before they happen.  She is always willing to share ideas and shoulder much of the team’s load.  She befriends others on the staff and is quick to offer assistance when needed. Her students benefit from her thorough planning and she makes sure the activities are enjoyable.  She cares about each student and goes the extra mile to make sure all succeed.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Learning About Insects in First Grade!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:33pm
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Mr. Mike Whiting, an entomologist from BYU came and shared his insect collections in Mrs. Smith's First Grade class.  He taught all about these amazing bugs and answered our questions too. Thanks, Mr. Whiting!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Visits Brookside

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:31pm
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The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium came to Brookside on Tuesdays to teach 2nd grade students about the earths rainforests and some of the animals that live in them. Students were treated to a very animated presentation given by Holly and Kirsten.  Children were able to see, up close, some live animals from the rain forest. They even got to touch some of them.  Students saw animals from 4 of the 7 continents.  From Asia, they saw a Crocodile Skink, Blood Python and a White's Tree Frog.  From, Australia they saw a Crested Gecko.  From Africa, the saw a Madagascar Hissing Cockroack.  Lastly, from South America a Cave Cockroack and a Rainbow Boa Constrictor.   As you can imagine, the children loved the Living Planet Aquarium's visit.


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Brookside Teacher of the Year

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:15pm

This year's Brookside Teacher of the Year is first grade teacher Amy Bird. Amy has provided interventions for those students that struggle. She is organized and a skilled teacher. Amy truly loves her students and loves what she does every day. Amy cares about each child and works extremely hard to help them. She is leaving a legacy for her students to become life-long learners.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

PTA Service Award

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:18am

The Brookside PTA selects a person from the school community each year for the PTA Service Award.  This year they naturally chose an outstanding teacher; Darla Staple.   She team teaches 2nd grade and is an icon of the school. Thank you Mrs. Staple.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Miss Sahlin Receives Grant for iPad Mini

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:46pm

The following is statement made by Miss Sahlin:I am so thankful for the Nebo Education Foundation and their willingness to support the use of technology in the classroom. They have helped add another iPad and avenue for learning into the hands of my students. Their support has helped to create a more engaging environment.  I believe students will be more motivated in their learning. Having the use of an iPad will allow them to research topics they are curious about, practice different skills and bring their own creations to life. 
The struggling readers in my class will enhance their phonics instruction by utilizing many different phonics and reading apps available for education. Many students will use the iPad to help in the memorization of math facts. The majority of my students will be using the iPad to play math games to support their math understanding. 



Categories: Elementary, Springville