School News

Foothill Cloggers at Santaquin

We were very privileged to have the Foothill Cloggers come and perform at our school.  We have several students this year who performed as well as some of our previous students.  The cloggers never dissappoint.  They are energetic, professional, precise and prepared.  Thank you for sharing with us Foothill Cloggers.

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Utah Shakespeare in Nebo Schools

Lana Hiskey

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free. 

Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”

Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!

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Butterflies for Spring

Becca Dooley

First grade enjoyed learning about the life cycle of the butterfly and concluded their learning with a butterfly party where they pretended to be butterflies and sucked nectar with their straw proboscis.

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Third grade students learn about communities and how they work.  Our students created their own community in each class.  They are given the opportunity to run for mayor by giving a campaign speech.  They also decide what will be in the community and then map it out.  Students cover a shoe box and decorate it to look like something in their community.  

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Jumping Up and Down For Measurement


First graders in Mrs. McMullin's class started their measurement unit by jumping and measuring their jumps. Teams worked together to build and count cubes. When asked about their jumps one student replied "I'm just a really good jumper I guess!" Students  were very excited to be up and moving for math. "This is the farthest jump I've ever jumped in my whole entire life! I'm serious!"   #santaquinelementary  #measurementfirstgrade  #firstgrade  #mcmullen  




Ien Richins

We had our First BINGO for Chieftain Pride!! Students earn CHIEFTAIN PRIDE cards by showing Preparation, Respect, Influence, Drive, and Excellence. Great Job!!! Keep earning those cards and we can’t wait for our next group of Bingo Winners!!!!  

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He Left Us

Mr. Dave Packard has been with us for seven years.  He is a great help in our lunchroom, cleaning our school, shoveling snow and all around happiness spreader.  Dave recently moved with his family out of the area.  We will miss his smile and friendship.   We had a surprise assembly and all of the students sang to him. No good bye's, just see you later.  

Good Luck Dave!

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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!!

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