Shawn Johnson is the recipient of the 2010 Crystal Apple Award. This is a unique award given to teachers who go out of their way to provide help and friendship to the students and co-workers at their school. “I’ve never seen a person who cares more about students than him. Not only the education but about their lives too,” said fellow teacher Jeremy Chapman. Mrs. Brotherson admitted that Shawn would hate the publicity, he doesn’t like to do things publicly; he helps each student without making a big deal about it; he keeps it quiet and to himself.
At Park View, learning is not an option. Teachers have committed themselves to making sure all students learn at high levels. This motto is not only on their shirts, it is in their instruction and in their hearts.
“We want all students to learn at high levels,” says Principal Kristie Reynolds. “According to RTI (Response to Intervention) principles, children are non-learners either because of motivation or ability. We want to make accommodations to reach both types of learners.”
Who answers our questions? Who keeps us organized? Who knows where everything is? At our school that person would be Mrs. Jeanie Clements. Craig Harvey with Horace Mann presenting the award for outstanding employee at Brookside Elementary to Jeanie on Tuesday, April 20th. Jeanie is always the first person to warmly greet patrons as they enter the doors of our school. She takes things as they are thrown at her with loads of patience and grace.
KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Marcy Noorda, first-grade teacher at Brockbank Elementary 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.
Five affirmative and five negative teams (20 students) competed in the Utah Debate 2010 Elementary Division II on Friday April 23 2010. Students from Brockbank, Hobble Creek, and Mapleton Elementary debated "Resolved: that the state of Utah should develop a policy to expand energy exports within in its borders."
East Meadows delighted the Nebo School Board of Education with their profusion of learning strategies. The students and teachers demonstrated learning through document cameras, Star boards, and Smartboards. It was amusing to watch the students and school board test their knowledge on science questions using clickers, which provide immediate feedback to both teacher and students.
The audience and school board then had the pleasure of listening to a drama selection and recorder music by the fourth-grade students.
Athletic Academic All-State
- Jacob Embley--Football
- John Sommerfeldt—Football
- Deson Haynie—Cross Country
- Samantha Raleigh—Cross Country
- Kyrie Carpenter—Cross Country
- Halie Bingham—Drill Team
- Janelle Robbin—Girls Basketball
- Lacie Zeeman—Girls Basketball
- Paige Rowley—Girls Soccer
Salem Hills High
There is no one more deserving of this award than Bridget Black! She has two mottos that she lives by. One is, "It's a beautiful thing," and the other is, "It's all good." Anyone will hear these phrases often when visiting with her. She impresses everyone because she is always positive and
happy. Bridget goes the extra mile every day in her work. If you have had her clean your room or do anything for you, she does it willingly and thoroughly. She takes great pride in what she does, and it shows by how Foothills Elementary looks. Congratulations, Bridget! We all love you!!!
Verlynn Wiley—Food Services at Westside Elementary
Amy Nelson is the daughter of Lowell and Rita Nelson of Highland. Amy has 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Her 10 nephews and 7 nieces love her dearly. She was born in Yakima, Washington. Amy lived there, and then in Ogden followed by Highland. She is now living in a cute little place in Provo.
Amy loves to travel. She would travel the world over if she could. She taught English to preschoolers in Russia. Amy started serving an LDS mission in Albania. During some eventful times she had to be airlifted and shipped to England where she finished serving.