School News, January 23-27, 2017
Canyon View Middle
The seventh graders celebrated their good grades with a Cougar Pride Activity at the Cedar City Aquatic Center Thursday, January 19. Students who achieved a 3.2 GPA or better during first and second quarter qualified to go, and over 80 students ended up attending. At the aquatic center students listened to a quick safety talk and then enjoyed a couple hours of swimming, playing in the lazy river, munching on snacks and sending time with friends. A math counts competition was held at Kanab Middle School. 20 students participated. The following students placed in the top ten: 9th place was Colter Gasser, 8th place was Noah Nichols, 6th place was Joshua Walton working his way up to 3rd place overall. We also had two teams place in the top 10 out of 22 teams. The following team placed 3rd: Noah Nichols, Carter Hunt, Anna Sowards, Anthony McUne. The following team placed 5th: Colter Gasser, Jesilyn Anderson, Ian Jensen, Malorie Hunt. Congratulations to all who participated!
Three Peaks Elementary
Three Peaks Elementary honored the volunteer of the year, Lucy Brown, and the classified employee of the year, Durk Fuson, at the school board meeting held on January 24, 2017. Both of these people have spent countless hours supporting the teachers and students at Three Peaks. We are so thankful for all they have done for us. We would also like to thank the following Science Ambassadors for presenting how they teach science concepts to younger students: Briar Adams, Asa Burns, Esteban Camba, Justin Carter, Taylor Hardin, Jaxon Langford, Dax Nicoll, Trexton Nicoll, Lincoln Rushton, Hallie Shortt, and Maylee Spencer. A special thanks to the students in Mr. Jason Robison's class for reciting the Gettysburg address and to Cory Brown for leading the pledge and Maylee Spencer for presenting the inspiring thought.
Cedar North Elementary would like to thank Dr. Bill Heyborne and the SUU Center for STEM Teaching and Learning for their help with our 5th grade science fair on Tuesday, January 24th. Dr. Heyborne generously gave of his time to arrange for SUU students to come and judge our fair. They did an excellent job and we so appreciate their help! The winners of our 5th grade fair will be attending the SUU regional science fair in March. Parents are reminded that our 3rd grade fair will be on March 21 and our fourth grade fair will be on March 23rd. Students in grades K-2 will be doing class projects together that will be displayed at our parent STEAM Night on May 1st. The teachers in these younger grades will be explicitly teaching the scientific method to their students in preparation for their participation in our science fairs starting in 3rd grade.
During the week of Monday, January 30th through Friday, February 3rd, teachers at Parowan Elementary School will be meeting with parents and students for Mid-Year SEP Conferences. Teachers will report and discuss student progress. Students will be dismissed from school at 1:30 pm all week.
The Fiddlers Elementary Mustangs raised $1,224.22 for “Quarters for Christmas”. “Quarters for Christmas” is sponsored by KSL in efforts to see that children do not go without shoes or coats during the winter months. During two weeks in December, the Mustangs competed in their own "Quarter Wars" competition. As part of the competition, each classroom had a jar for quarters in which students could contribute. The class that raised the most money earned a pizza party. The winning class was Mrs. LeAnne Jones' 5th grade class. The class raised $265.48. Fiddlers Elementary PTA also just announced its Winter Spirit of Sorrel Recipients. Three times a year, the PTA chooses a teacher, a staff member, and a volunteer who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the students at Fiddlers Elementary. The recipients were: staff, Principal Michelle Jones, Volunteer, Mckell Callister, and teacher, Cindy Werber.
Teachers are busily preparing for parent teacher conferences coming up next week. Thank you for taking the time to come visit your child’s teacher and review the academic progress that is taking place. During this latter portion of the school year, attendance is so critical for student success. Please make sure your child is present in school. Obviously, home is the best place for ill children during the cold and flu season. But all well children should be in attendance every day. Our PTA is promoting an upcoming Family Week during February. February 15 and 16 are designated as days to come eat lunch with your kids. Children have brought home a schedule for this two-day event. Adult lunches cost $4.00 and specific times have been scheduled for the different grade levels. If you have questions about this, contact your child’s teacher. Family is important at Enoch Elementary School.