School News, January 16-20, 2017
Photo: East Elementary Lego Legends.
Canyon View Middle
We are extremely excited and pleased to announce that our team of Science teachers were chosen as Outstanding Junior High Department of the year by USTA (Utah Science Teachers Association). They include Jenny Roundy, Heather Lambert, Jami Riley and Cassy Sandoval. Thursday, January 19th the 7th grade Cougar Pride activity will be held at the Aquatic Center. Students with no "U's" and a GPA of 3.2 and higher are invited to attend. The cost will be $1.00, and students will be traveling home on the late buses. Looking toward February, the library will be holding another reading contest-"Go on a blind date with a book." Students will be asked to pick a book based on the first sentence of the book! There will be more information to come in the next few weeks.
Three Peaks Elementary
Three Peaks Elementary fourth grade students will be presenting a program about "Utah" on January 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the gym. Parents are invited. We will hold SEP conferences January 30-February 3. Students will be dismissed at 2:30 pm every day, including Wednesday. Teachers will send home appointment times for each student. Please make every effort to attend these meetings so that parents and teachers can discuss and share valuable information about each student. Students do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending SEP conferences is a way to be involved and help your child succeed. The PTA will host the Buy One, Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair in the library during SEP week. Hours will be 11:30 am-1:00 pm and 2:30-4:00 pm Monday-Thursday. All are welcome to attend.
We’d like to make parents aware of our efforts to constantly improve instruction and learning here at North. We have decided to focus on the following instructional priorities: 1) Implement STEAM curriculum integration across the subject areas. 2) Gather and give quality FEEDBACK about the skill being taught. This strategy is meant to foster meaningful and specific communication from teacher to student, from student to teacher, and from student to student. This strategy works to ensure that all students are aware of how to improve and reach their learning goals. 3) Teach students to use METACOGNITION as they encounter new information. We teach them to “think about what they’re thinking” and to put it into an understandable and sustainable format as they learn. Students use thinking maps and data binders to categorize and reflect on information and skills they are being taught.
On January 14th, Southern Utah University hosted the First Lego League competition titled Animal Allies. This competition is designed for elementary students to learn about and create projects to help animals in their area coupled with the focus of programming Lego robots. East Elementary sent two teams to the competition. Our Lego Legends took first place out of 30 teams in the project category! Our Lego Legends and our Microbots did well enough to move on to the state level competition to be held in February! We're proud of our students and coaches!
East Elementary's Lego Legends and Microbots!