KSL Teacher Feature Mrs. Vicki Gardner

KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Vicki Gardner, World Civilization and Geography teacher at Diamond Fork Junior High in Spanish Fork, for the "Teacher Feature" program this past week. This program was developed to recognize outstanding teachers who have gone the extra mile, not only in the classroom, but who have also made a significant impact on many young lives.

Athletes Reading and Recess Program

Spanish Fork High Schools Letter Men's Club, lead by counselors Alan Albright and Dawn Anderson, visited Canyon Elementary School's first graders for their ninth annual Reading and Recess Program. The purpose of the program is to allow high school athletes to spend time with the first graders by reading books and doing physical activities. This program gives athletes a way to show the younger students that sports and school go hand in hand. All students that belong to the Letter Men's Club are athletes who play sports while maintaining a high grade point average.

Cherry Creek Outstanding Employee Award 2010: Mr. Randel Talbot

Craig Harvey, with Horace Mann Insurance Company, presented the Outstanding Employee Award to Randel Talbot, the head custodian at Cherry Creek Elementary. The staff relies on Mr. Talbot's dependable service. When anyone asks Mr. Talbot to do a task, he gets right to the request. He often replies, "I'll do it right now, so I won't forget."

He is great with the students and keeps our campus neat and clean. A while back he brought in a horned-toad for a 2nd grade class pet from one of his hunting trips.

Studying the Wetlands at Salem Pond

by Bentlee Hatch and Aleesa Hardy

Rees' multi-age classes all had a very fun time studying about Utah Wetlands last Friday. About 10:30 a.m. we loaded the buses and headed to Salem. When we go there, we ate our lunches at the park. It was a nice change to have recess right their by the pond. The we rotated through five stations. One station was learnind about bird adaptations and dissecting Owl Barf with Mrs. Wiley! Owls can't digest the bones and hair of their prey so they throw it up. I found a mouse skull in my pellet. I liked to pull the little teeth out.

Principal Transfer

Recently, Goshen Elementary found out that Principal Jim Welburn will be transferring to Salem Elementary next year. Goshen wants to thank their principal for all his hard work and dedication over his four years of service.

His dedication to students and their well-being is seen in his professional attitude and attention to detail. Each of his decisions is made for the benefit of the students. His focus on fostering a productive environment while maintaining a relationship with students is reflected in the time he spent allowing students to get to know him.

Crystal Apple Award at Spanish Fork Jr. High

Chris Hall was recently awarded the Horace Mann Classified Employee of the Year Award at Spanish Fork Jr. High School. Chris has been at Spanish Fork Jr. High for ten years. The last seven of those years has been spent in the finance office. She is extremely organized and efficient in all she does for the school. Teachers and staff know they can go to Chris for any help of any kind and she will immediately take care of their needs. She not only runs the finances for the school, but is continually helping make faculty functions and other activities successful.