School News

Teacher Retreat - Santaquin Canyon

Mrs. Greer

A few days before school, the teachers gathered to share summer stories and plans for the new year.  Mr. Goudy made a delicious breakfast.  Mr. Argyle taught us about personality traits, and the faculty enjoyed it all!  Santaquin is a great place to be!

Mrs. Taylor Snow

Mr. Eric Kern


I have been married to my husband, Matt, for just a little over a year.  I have a brother and sister who are 10 and 12 years younger than me.  I often call them “the kids” or “my kids”.  I grew up in Morgan, UT, living with my mom, amazing step dad, and the kids on a small farm.


             Food:        Cheeseburger, Fries, Pizza

            Drink:        Coke, Calypso, and Water

            Treat:        Swig Sugar Cookie

          Movie:        We Bought a Zoo

            Book:        Way too many!

           Music:        Country, Pop, Alternative Rock

     Vacation:        California / Disneyland

   NFL Team:        49ers

            Color:        Blue

Teaching Experience

This will be my first year teaching as I just graduated from Utah State in May. I am so excited to be teaching here at Santaquin Elementary!  I am ready to learn and grow throughout this year as a teacher.


I love to read, swim, snowmobile, board and card games, and small crafts.

I enjoy going to movies and arcades with my husband and spending time with our families and friends.


Health Information Regarding Lice

Mr. Chad Argyle

Dear Parents:

Each year within the school there are a few cases of head lice.  This is a common situation among elementary age children and is not life threatening, but is a nuisance no one wants to have in their family.  When individual cases are made known to the school, we follow the appropriate protocol for the situation in order to mitigate the lice and to inform parents of their infected child.  We also work to protect and respect the families who have been infected and to minimize student concern that could interrupt their academic learning.

There are two links below that will answer many questions you may have regarding lice.

Lice Information 1

Lice Information 2

Our school nurse, Laurie Kay, will be happy to answer any additional questions.  She is also willing to meet for one-on-one training and education.  Please call (801) 754-3611 to schedule an appointment with her.

Thanks so much for your understanding and support of Santaquin Elementary.

Dance Around the Moon

Mrs. Judy Rawle

The 6th grade classes worked with District Dance Specialist (Melanie Fillmore) to combine dance with science.  The students created moon phase with with their bodies as they orbited the earth (an exercise ball).  The students had fun waxing and waning around the earth as they pretended they were the moon.

Tooth Varnishing

Mrs. Lynn Smith

Tooth varnishing is Friday, October 7th.  The permission forms have been sent home.  Please have children return them in a timely manner.

We need ALL forms (Yes or No) returned to school.

Johnny Appleseed

Ms. Megan Camper

The second grade students have been learning about Johnny Appleseed.  He visited them in the afternoon, reading them a story about his life.  When the kids returned to their desk, they found an apple waiting for them.

"Was Johnny Appleseed a real person?" Find out in the text below from the Library of Congress website.

"You've probably heard about the legendary "Johnny Appleseed" who, according to story and song, spread his apple seeds all over the nation. Did you know there really was a "Johnny Appleseed"? His name was Jonathan Chapman. Born in Massachusetts on September 26, 1775, Chapman earned his nickname because he planted small orchards and individual apple trees during his travels as he walked across 100,000 square miles of Midwestern wilderness and prairie. He was a genuine and dedicated professional nurseryman."

-Johnny Appleseed Was Born,,