School News

Chess Champions

1st Grade Champions
2nd Grade Champions
3rd Grade Champions
4th Grade Champions
5th Grade Champions
6th Grade Champions

Did you know that we have a chess club at Santaquin Elementary?  Every Wednesday morning at 8:00am our club meets to play and learn about the game of chess.  We hosted our first tournament last week and it was a huge success.  Our winners in each grade are listed below.  Congratulations!


1st: 1. Ellana Larsen 2. Caleb Olson 3. Taylee Sorensen

2nd: 1. Ryalie Williams 2. Lilly Shaw 3. Cambri Bezzant

3rd: 1. Brody Gunnell 2. Gavin Snelson 3. Eli Webster

4th: 1. Luke Kirk 2. Jonah Shaw 3. Charlie Nelson

5th: 1. Cai Williams 2. Aiden Bezzant 3. Brock Manning

6th: 1. Isaac Webster 2. Grace Cummings 3. Mckell Ekins 

Shout out to a Superstar!

Ryan Chilton 3rd Grade Santaquin Superstar

Ryan Chilton is a 3rd grader in Ms. Hillams class.  Since the beginning of this school year he has improved  6 reading levels.  Mr. Argyle wanted to reward Ryan for his hard work and let Ryan pick a prize and a book.  Keep up the good work, You are a Santaquin Superstar!

It Pays to Read


Students at our school put in a lot of time reading.  They are rewarded for their efforts by earning reading tickets. The reading tickets are put into a  drawing. At our Pays to Read assembly, Mr. Argyle draws out reading tickets for the students to earn books and prizes.  This is a fun assembly as kids get to shoot baskets, cheer others on and have a chance to win a brand new bike.  At Santaquin Elementary, IT PAYS TO READ!  Keep it up!

Grandparent Day


Our kindergartners were able to bring their grandparents with them to class last week.  The grandparents helped their kindergartner with some projects, read books with them and were then treated to a fun program.

Thank you for coming and visiting our school!

Thank You Veterans!


Last Friday we had a special assembly to honor the Veterans.  We had many Veterans come into class and we were able to learn from them.  We truely apprecaite all of our Veterans and the freedoms we are able to enjoy because of their service.  THANK YOU!!!

Dancing to Discover

Melanie Fillmore
Students dance with three different types/shapes of bacteria: spheres, rods, and spirals.

This past week 3rd-6th grade students and their teachers participated in the GAINS (Growing Arts in Nebo Schools) program.  The District Dance Specialist, Melanie Fillmore, has been visiting with students and teachers to help integrate more movement into their day to day learning.  

3rd grade students used dance to reinforce the idea of multiplication and the distributive property.  Dancing and analyzing movement and how it relates to a multiplication sentence.

4th grade danced about the “author’s purpose.”  Author’s usually have 3 different purposes for their writing, and we danced in 3 distinct and related ways to help us remember what they are.  

5th grade choreographed their own dance phrases then used the writing/reading skill of “compare and contrast” to analyze the dances of themselves and their partners.  

6th grade danced in a “sea of bacteria” as they learned characteristics of bacteria.  Ask them to tell you what they remember about bacteria from the experience.  

Many students are also regularly dancing the BRAINDANCE in their classrooms.  The BRAINDANCE is a series of movement patterns that helps the brain to integrate and work more effectively.  

Ask your student or their teacher for more information if interested!