School News, February 27-March 3, 2017
Students at Fiddlers Elementary participated in "Kids College" on February 17th. Various presenters came to share their knowledge and experiences from their careers with the students at Fiddlers. This experience was both fun and educational. Each student had the opportunity to end three sessions. Presenters included a pediatrician, an optometrist, an author, a Professor from SUU, a pharmacist, a business owner, a homemaker, a pilot, a correctional officer, a mining engineer, a physical therapist, a government recruiter, a basketball coach, and a college adviser. A thanks to all those who shared their professions with our students and to Mr. Thorley and the PTA for making the event possible.
Congratulations to Andrew Eves and Sojung Bok from South Elementary for winning the District Spelling Bee! Andrew won 1st Place and Sojung won 2nd Place. We want to thank all of our students who worked so hard at becoming great spellers. This week the students had a big treat in an assembly celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. Matt Nickerson, from SUU's Gerald R. Sherratt Library, conducted an enthusiastic program using Dr. Seuss stories and songs. He played the guitar, piano, and read stories encouraging the students to use their imaginations!
North Elementary is thrilled to be seeing our new building progressing so nicely. It looks like our move to the new school will be on schedule. Parents are reminded that North Elementary students' last day of the school year will be on Wednesday, May 17--that's one week earlier than the other schools in the district. The very next day the teachers and staff (with lots of help from the community) will begin the move over to our new classrooms, etc. We really appreciate the district office and the contractors for their hard work at making this happen! All families and friends of North Elementary are also invited to a "farewell" open house on May 1, from 6:30 to 8:00. Alumni are welcome to walk through the old building and revisit fond memories of North. There will be refreshments, entertainment, and fun times for all! Please come!
CANYON VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
On Friday, February 17th 7th and 8th grade students with P.E. or weights during 2nd semester attended the ski trip up at Brian Head. Students were given the opportunity to attend the trip with rental equipment and a full day pass for $30.00. Students worked with an instructor for 1 1/2 hours to help them learn better ski/snowboarding skills. Students were then given the afternoon to ski/snowboard on their own. For some students, this was the first time on skis or a snowboard. The experience was a memorable one for all who attended. Next Friday, March 3rd 8th grade students will have the opportunity to watch the play Diary of Anne Frank performed at Canyon View High School. As they have been learning about WWII, the holocaust and Anne Frank, this is a great way for them to connect with the text they have been studying.
IRON SPRINGS ELEMENTARY
Our 5th graders from Iron Springs had the amazing opportunity to attend a field trip to Salt Lake City! While there they enjoyed a tour of the State Capitol. While they were there they got to witness bills being passed and being voted on. During that same session they were recognized by the senate. While touring they ran into the governor which rarely happens!! They were all a little star struck. The kids had an amazing experience that they will never forgot.
CEDAR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mrs. Candace Rowley’s classes had an open mic day where students shared poetry they wrote themselves. Parents and other family came to support, and it was a lot of fun. Honors Society is going on a ski trip Tuesday, March 7th. All of our remarkable CMS bands had their annual pops concert last week. The halls are still echoing with their rockin' renditions of everyone's favorite oldies and movie themes. Congratulations on your superb performances. We look forward to hearing your spring band concerts.
This past week was STEAM Week at Enoch Elementary. A group of teachers from our school are soon to complete the STEM endorsement. These teachers spearheaded a week celebrating science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. In every classroom students participated in hands-on activities based on the principles of STEAM education. With visiting guests, special assemblies, and fun rotations centered around these concepts; you could feel the energy in the air all week long. We appreciate the time and effort that our entire faculty and staff put toward making this giant endeavor a successful one. Enoch faculty members are concerned and mindful of constantly seeking innovative teaching methods. As end of level assessments near, this was a great way to loosen up and take the time to get hands dirty, create new projects, and explore side by side with students. We look forward to making this celebration an annual tradition.
Students at Parowan Elementary have been focusing on Habit 6 of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Habit 6 is Synergize. Students learned that synergize means teamwork, and they engaged in teamwork activities during their classroom guidance lessons throughout the month of February. Some classes constructed towers using a limited amount of spaghetti, string, tape, and one large marshmallow. The students realized that it is not always easy to work together. Other classes colored pictures as a team, and their final products were excellent. All the students were able to participate as a class in the hula-hoop challenge and Mr. Burton's class was the fastest with a time of 43 seconds! Students realized that teamwork can be lots of fun, but it can also be challenging.
THREE PEAKS ELEMENTARY
Three Peaks Elementary was thrilled to have Ryan Dalebout from SUU, educate our PE classes about disc golf. The students were taught basic rules, how to properly hold and throw the disc, and how to play several types of disc golf games. Each student was given a brochure containing maps of the local disc golf cages in our area and the basic rules. We would like to thank Cedar City/Brian Head Tourism for providing the brochures and Enoch City for lending us the disc golf cages. A big thanks goes to Jolene Lee, Enoch City Council, for arranging this fun event. Just a reminder that school will not be held on March 9 & 10.