School News, October 31 - November 4, 2016
The Enoch Elementary PTA Halloween Carnival was a smashing success. Thank you to those who worked so tirelessly for this annual event. Our school recently participated in a mock Presidential election. It was exciting for kids to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice. Learning more about the voting process is an important part of social studies curriculum and Enoch students learned that each and every vote is valuable. Our school will once again be participating in the Operation Christmas Child service project. Students will be bringing home information about filling shoeboxes with small items for those less fortunate. This was such a positive service project at our school last year and we are thrilled to once again participate and help those in need. Mrs. Marcy Christensen is spearheading this service project and she can be reached at our school for more information.
On October 14, 2016 the Fiddlers Elementary PTA held its annual Color Run. This fundraising event promotes healthy lifestyles in a very "colorful" way. Funds raised from the event will go towards school "Buddy Benches" and resources for STEM programs. Staff, teachers, and volunteers at Fiddlers also chose the Spirit of Sorrel recipients for fall. Those chosen were Terri Linford (teacher), Angie Lambeth (staff), and Jen Macinnis (volunteer). These individuals were chosen for their "Sorrel" like qualities. They demonstrate both dedication and determination to those students they teach and to their colleagues with whom they work.
Iron Springs Elementary
We celebrated one of our favorite weeks of the year, Red Ribbon Week. At Iron Springs we integrated our art, music, and PE time and dedicated it to talking about drugs and how to say no! Of course our favorite part was having cops and their dogs come to our mid week assembly. Kids at Iron Springs know how to say NO to drugs!!
North Elementary would like to thank Sgt. Jerry Womack and the Cedar City Police Department for their great help and support for our 2nd Annual Round-the-Block Halloween Parade. Their professionalism and kindness really helped the kids have a fun time while being perfectly safe as they walked around the block showing off their costumes. We'd also like to thank our neighbors for their patience as we blocked entrance to their driveways, etc. Thank you to all who made it such a fun day for our students! On another note, we'd also like to inform our parents that the leadership habit for November is Habit #3: Put first things first. This means we work before we play. Your help in emphasizing this important life habit will make a great difference in your child's education and beyond!
The Parowan Elementary PTO sponsored the annual Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Students and parents a like, enjoyed a great time with costumes, games, trunk-or-treat, and dinner. Thank you to the numerous volunteers who made this delightful evening such a huge success. We appreciate the many hours of service our PTO renders. In addition, to the carnival they have just finished a fundraiser selling Krispy Cream donuts. Thanks, PTO, for all you do for us and for helping make our school a great place to be!
The past week has been full of learning and adventures. In addition to classroom work, some of our students have been to the pumpkin patch, The Southern Museum of Art, The Gath and Jeri Frehner Museum of Natural History, and The Frontier Homestead State Park Museum. Mrs. Bell, our PE teacher has had some extra fun Halloween PE activities for the students. We celebrated Red Ribbon Week thanks to our awesome PTA. Thanks to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department for the Police Dog Assembly. South’s students have made a pledge to say BOO to drugs and bullying.
Three Peaks Elementary
Three Peaks Elementary hosted the annual 5th grade maturation program on November 7 at 2:30 pm. The PTA and our school nurse, Mrs. Jana Carter, prepared presentations and information packets for all of the 5th grade boys and the girls. Thank you to the parents who were able to attend this event with their students. Thanks to generous funding from the Utah State Office of Education Professional Outreach Program to Schools (POPS) and Festival sponsors, the Timpanogos Storytelling program will be bringing a world-class storyteller to Three Peaks Elementary on November 16. Students will learn how to create and perform their own short storytelling piece. The teachers will also attend a workshop and be provided with lesson plans and DVD resources.
Canyon View Middle
Here is the latest News Nugget. I have included a picture from the story contest. It is a little dark, but hopefully it will work. I have also included a couple from the spirit activity. This past week we celebrated the beginning of second quarter with a spirit activity. Mr. Aitken acknowledged those who make honor roll and honor society. (433 students made a 3.7 or higher first quarter and can qualify to be on Honor Society! If your student qualified and has not signed up for honor roll yet, please encourage them to do so). Working hard and keeping focus pays off. Congratulations to all. 8th grade core students have been working hard on composing scary stories during the unit on suspense. On October 31st, students competed by reading their stories in front of the 8th grade core. The writing produced by all was outstanding. We have some very creative students at our school. Congratulations to Claire Swope, Karson Creamer, and Bailey Bybee for winning their individual core contest.
Cedar Middle School was thrilled to partner with the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition to bring the band Foreign Figures to our school. This incredible band put on a concert for our students and used their music as a way to talk with our student body about treating each other with kindness. Clint Pulver mesmerized our students by sharing his experiences in middle school regarding bullying and how we should treat each other. A big thank-you to SUU Athletics and Student Athletes for spending a few days with our students in PE and at lunch. We appreciate the positive SUU Athlete role models, and the students loved answering trivia questions for free tickets to SUU athletic events.
Canyon View High
The Canyon View High School Student Council under the direction of Rob Potter and Mark Comstock leads the way in Falcon Pride. So far this year, they have organized Homecoming Week and Spirit Week. Next up is Freedom Week and CV Christmas. Freedom Week is designed to educate students on the freedoms they enjoy as well promote Patriotism. CV Christmas is an annual tradition at Canyon View. Student Council raises money through a wide variety of activities and then helps provide Christmas for Canyon View student who are in need.