School News

Life In The Ocean

Laura Snelgrove

Third Grade students in Mrs. Snelgrove’s class researched ocean animals and learned how living things need non-living things to survive. This integrated technology unit allowed the students to learn how to research online using Chromebooks in the classroom. Then the students used Adobe Spark to create narrated movies about their animals. Finally, the students created four giant ocean scenes using the life-size animals they made. Special thanks to Mr. Hanosek, district technology specialist.  Thank you also to Mrs. McKenna and Mr. Packard for their assistance in helping the students hang their artwork.      



Mr. Simister is an Engineer


Third grade is learning about engineering. We have made toothpick towers, spagetti towers and pendulums.  We were lucky enough to have a parent of a third grader come and tell us what he does at work as a process engineer.  It was great to learn how our education could impact our future. The future looks bright with these students learning to think like an engineer. Thank you Mr. Simister!!

#santaquinelementary  #engineeringisthefuture  #brightfuture  

Discovery Gateway Visits 5th Grade

Hannah Camit

Each year Discovery Gateway comes to do an assembly with the 5th grade. They conduct physical and chemical changes experiments for the students to review our science core. After the hour assembly, the students have the opportunity to attend a lab session where they get to show what they learned by conducting their own experiments. It is a great assembly each year. 

#santaquinelementary  #sciencerocks  #discoverygateway

Read Across America Day


Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2nd.  Many schools across America spend time reading to celebrate his birthday.  Santaquin Elementary had a school wide read-a-thon at the end of the day. One of his most popular books is, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."  The school provided Swedish Fish and Goldfish crackers. 

#santaquinelementary  #welovereading  #readacrossamerica

Someone Has Rocks In Their Head

Stephanie Ostler

Not really, but he thinks about them a lot.  Paul’s dad, Kyle Gardner, shared his knowledge about rocks with the class.  He let the students look at the rocks, and hold the rocks. He even brought a dinosaur vertebrae for the students to see. The second graders had a lot of questions, and Kyle answered them all!  The students had a fun time learning about different types of rocks. It was the perfect ending to our rock unit. We are so grateful for parents!

 #santaquinelementary  #rocks  #santaquinparentsrock  #thankyou


40 Book Challenge

Misty Rindlisbacher

Our Santaquin Chieftains are reading machines!  These students have all completed the library's 40 Book Challenge and have enjoyed prizes like bookmarks, candy bars, movie passes, and a free book of their choice!  Way to go!

 #santaquinelementary  #40bookchallenge  #readingrocks  #mrsrindyisthebest  


Underground Railroad

Hannah Camit

The 5th graders recently learned about the Civil War. As part of this unit, the children participated in an underground railroad simultation. For this actvity, the students traveled to four station masters on their way to freedom on the underground railroad. They had to hide in small spaces and travel on a cart as to not get caught and sent back to the South. The students also had the opportunity to take apart cotton and seperate out the seed pods. The students loved this activity and getting a glimpse into how the Undeerground Railroad worked and why it was important to American history. 

#santaquinelementary  #undergroundrailroad  #fifthgrade  #cottonpicking  #cottonpod

Let Me Hear It

Judy Rawle

The Payson Junior High band, orchestra, and jazz band came to perform for the 6th graders to introduce them to the instruments and get them interested in trying out a musical instrument in 7th grade.

#santaquinelementary  #sixthgradeadventures  #readyforseventh

And the Winner Is...


We had an assembly to reward students for reading and turning in their minutes.  There were several prizes given away.  Most exciting was four bikes.  There were two given to the lower grades and two given to the upper.  Keep on reading! More exciting assemblies to come and lots of adventures in a book.