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The Utah Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics
Why A Utah Core?
Mr. Dave Harlan, principal of Canyon Elementary, spoke to the Nebo School Board of Education and stated that they are making great Cougar tracks. Mr. Harlan said, “I want to thank our community, patrons, and parents for their strong support. We have the highest percentage of PTA members at Canyon. Canyon has a strong and dedicated staff, and we enjoy a collaborative culture at Canyon.”
Park Elementary School has been recognized by the Utah State Office of Education as one of the 2011 Utah High Performing Title I Schools. This recognition is for Utah Title I Schools that are able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. To earn the Utah High Performing Title I School Award, schools must make Annual Yearly Progress for at least two years, score at or above the state average on math and language arts tests, and be nominated by their district superintendents. Park’s teachers, staff, students, and parents have worked very hard to accomplish this achievement. Cong
Sage Creek Elementary second-grade teachers, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Lund, Mrs. Greenwood, Mrs. Ellis, and Ms. Sayers presented to the Nebo School Board of Education. Sage was invited to share their exemplary teaching practices in integrating the fine arts curriculum into academic subjects throughout the day. The second-grade teachers explained that initially the teachers reviewed their existing curriculum map and highlighted what the teachers were already doing in the fine arts areas.
On October 13, an East Meadows student, unexpectedly collapsed on the playground. Becky Paice, the physical education teacher, quickly called the office. Office secretary, Janell Haskell, and office assistant, Linda Beck, responded. Mrs. Haskell began CPR while Mrs. Beck called 911. Mrs. Jen Jolley, the student’s classroom teacher, and Mr. Garrett Andersen, a mentor, also came to assist.