School News, November 14-18, 2016
Enoch Elementary fifth grades presented their annual Veteran’s Day program last week. Once again, this program evoked a strong sense of patriotism and appreciation for service men and women. So much work goes into preparing this program and our appreciation goes out to the fifth grade teachers for their hard work and dedication to instilling a sense of patriotism in the students at Enoch Elementary. Hats off to the student participants. They presented a tribute to America’s veterans flawlessly. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, faculty and staff at our school would like to let the parents and students they serve know how much they are appreciated. Parent and student support is critical for school success. We value our relationships with families. Enjoy Thanksgiving and travel safely. School will not be in session November 23, 24, and 25. School will resume on Monday, November 28. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Fiddlers Elementary Principal, Michelle Jones and fourth grade teacher, Jeff Shirley recently returned from China as part of the Iron County School District team. The trip was sponsored by the Confucius Center and was designed to establish and strengthen educational ties to schools in China. While there the group was able to visit the sites of China including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Summer Palace, and the National Park, Zhangjiajie. However, the trip was most advantageous for Jones and Shirley as Fiddlers will be the first to welcome the Chinese Dual immersion program next year.
North Elementary would like our parents to know of our first school-wide goal for the 2016-17 school year. We are determined as faculty, staff, and students to improve attendance by 1% this year. As an incentive, every day 100% of the students in a classroom show up to school on time, the teacher will add an "ice cream scoop" to their class "attendance cones." When this has been done 10 times (not in a row) the class will receive an ice cream party provided by the PTA! We've already had three classes achieve this goal and have started earning their second party. Please support our efforts by ensuring your children are here by 8:50 every day they are not ill! Missing school hurts kids' chances for success! It's that simple.
South Elementary would like to thank the members of our community who help enrich our students' learning. We had a wonderful Veteran's Day Assembly. Thank you Master Singers and First Graders! Students from SUU’s Art Department judged the PTA’s Reflection contest. The winners are as follows: Literature: Chloe Wittwer, Spencer Price, Wyatt Barker, Hailey Wittwer, Brooklyn Wittwer, Matthew Price and Jared Schofield. Dance: Lyla Longhurst, Grace Leavitt, Wyatt Barker, Audrey Leavitt, and William Barker. Film: Wyatt Barker, Max Ulrich, McKay Price, Hayes Longhurst, and William Barker. Photography: Carson Warby, Aubri Williams, Wyatt Barker, Grace Leavitt, Brent Martin, Kassi Duncan, Hayes Longhurst, and Audrey Leavitt. Music Composition: Grace Leavitt, Wyatt Barker, Audrey Leavitt, Kamri Longhurst, William Barker. 3D Art: Ann Frei, Lyla Longhurst, and Grace Leavitt. 2D Art: Kailoni Kamachi, Chloe Wittwer, Wyatt Barker, Isabella Daniel, Sojung Bok, Virginia Price, Megan Nielson, Shelby Thorley and Meadow Sheehan. Congratulations Winners!
Three Peaks Elementary
Paint day! Many of our classes this year are participating in Opera By Children, a professional outreach program through Utah Festival Opera in Logan. The program guides students to invent stories, write lyrics, compose melodies, practice, and perform operas of their own making. Students at our school wrote operas that support grade-level standards in language arts, science, and social studies. On November 10 and 11, Three Peaks had some very special guests from Opera By Children drive all the way down from Logan to help students paint their opera backdrops. The artists included MarLyn McKinley, Chelsea Hernandez, Lori Pomeroy, Sallie Petersen, and April Ricks. Students planned setting elements together then coordinated to create an enormous painting on large cardboard sheets. Students were very proud of the work they completed, and the paintings look beautiful! Classes will perform their operas in February.
Canyon View Middle
On Friday November 11th, more than 400 students in the band, orchestra, musical theater, and choir performed in honor of Veterans. While performing patriotic songs, Veterans who attended were asked to stand and were recognized for their service. Along with performing for Veterans and the entire school, the musical theater class went to Bella Terra to perform for the residents. A huge “thank you” to the teachers who were able to put together such a moving and respectful program. Canyon View Middle School is very lucky to have you. Honor Society is preparing an Angel Tree for this holiday season. Please take a minute to stop by and choose a name. There are many children in our school who would be without a gift at Christmas if not for the love and generosity of our school community members. Gifts can be brought to the school office by December 19th.
The Creative Writing class at CMS had the opportunity to learn book making from retired elementary teacher Mona Woolsey. Mrs. Woolsey volunteered her time to share her artistic skills with the class. Each student created and decorated their own book in which they will put some of their creative writings. We want to thank Mrs. Woolsey for her time and plan to invite her back to show off our finished products!
Canyon View High
Canyon View High School November's Falcon's Finest award recipients are the following: Freshmen - Danielle Shewmake and Malayna Steffensen; Sophomores - Porter Merrell and Luckaia Strand; Juniors - Jonathan Edwards and Brynlee Bybee; and Seniors - Logan Ekker and McKenna Daughton. These students demonstrate excellence both in and out of the Classroom. Their examples encourage other Falcons to "Fly High."