School News

Summer Reading through Santaquin and Payson Libraries

Attributions: 
Misty Rindlisbacher

Santaquin City and Payson City Libraries have teamed up!  Now, people with Santaquin City library cards have the opportunity to check out books from the Payson City library as well!  (Visit the library for more details: 20 W. 100 S. Santaquin) This is great news for our Santaquin Elementary students!  Additionally, each library has a separate summer reading program and children are allowed to participate in both programs.  Please take advantage of these wonderful resources as you keep students reading throughout the summer!

 

Mr. Argyle is the Utah National Distinguished Principal of the Year

In a suprise assembly this morning,  Mr. Argyle was awarded the Utah National Distinguished Principal of the Year for the state of Utah!  This award is given to one principal out of 600 in the state of Utah each year. Mr. Argyle and his wife will travel to Washington D.C. to have a black tie affair with the 50 other principals from around the nation who each received this award in 2018. Congratulations Mr. Argyle!!!

 

 

Track and Field Day

Attributions: 

Track and Field Day for 3rd thru 6th grades is coming up soon. Track and Field Day  will be held at the Payson High school track. Please send water, sunscreen, and anything else your child may need to make the track day enjoyable!

6th Grade  Tuesday  April 24

5th Grade  Thursday  April 26

4th Grade  Tuesday   May 1

3rd Grade  Thursday  May 3

 

 

Mrs. Hogan receives Crystal Apple Award

Attributions: 
Keely Holt, Kristal Taylor

Willetta Hogan is the recipeint of the Crystal Apple Award this year.  The Crystal Apple is an award given to a teacher who belongs to the Nebo Education Association.  Each year a teacher is nominated and voted by their peers to receive the Crystal Apple Award.  The teacher chosen is one that the staff feels does an exemplary job. Congratulations Mrs. Hogan! 

Keeley Holt is Santaquin Elementary's Nebo Teacher of the Year

Attributions: 
Nebo School District, Santaquin Elementary PTA

We are excited to announce our Nebo Teacher of the Year!  Keeley Holt has taught kindergarten at Santaquin Elementary for 12 years!  Keeley is married to Nate Holt, they have three children and reside in Payson, Utah.  We are so proud she is part of our school! 

“Keeley is a dedicated teacher that plans for success with each of her students. The love she has for teaching and her students is always apparent. Keeley’s genuine love and concern for students is always present as she strives to help each child reach their full potential. She is a leader among her peers and gives direction and focus to her team and constructively contributes to the whole school learning community. Mrs. Holt has a productive attitude, devoted character, and passion towards learning.”

Fun facts about Mrs. Holt:

Super Power she wants:  The ability to do laundry by magic with a finger snap.

Unique Abilities:  She can do the splits and clog.

Terrified of:  Snakes and spiders

Favorite hobbies:  Shopping, boating at Lake Powell, spending time with family and reading.

Favorite Childrens book:  Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Favorite Disney Character:  Belle

Hates:  Pickels and Onions

Loves:  Husband, 3 Kids and PEPSI  

Break Out Review

Attributions: 
Megan Camper

Ms. Camper's class enjoyed a fun review lesson today. They had 45 minutes to unlock their box as a group. The students sorted nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns to figure out the answer to the number lock. To find the answer to the directional lock the students had to put the place value houses in order from greatest to the least. The students were able to solve the word lock by completing two and three-digit addition and subtraction problems. Then they used a cipher wheel to determine the correct letter for each problem. One of the trickiest clues they had to find was hidden around the room. The students had to solve a problem and use that clue to find the hidden key. The class enjoyed solving tricky problems and working well together. All groups were able to unlock their box with 47 seconds left. It was an awesome day!

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