School News

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!


Red Ribbon Week Door Contest Winners

Mrs. Rawle - The Funniest
Ms. Camit - The Cutest
Mrs. Black - The Spookiest
Mrs. Wright and Ms. Camper - Hocus Pocus Award
Mrs. Wright and Ms. Camper - Hocus Pocus Award

Congratulations to our Contest winners!  We had a great Red Ribbon week as we got to dress up as cowboys, wear our PJ's and wear crazy hats and socks!

Patriotic Contests

Mrs. Lana Hiskey

The Freedom Festival sponsors multiple patriotic contests each year in categories including Art, Essay, Speech, Storytelling, and Video. The video contest is open to everyone; other contests are open only to students. The contest theme this year is Freedom.

In addition to receiving cash prizes, contest winners enjoy having their work promoted in the community by the Freedom Festival all year.

The deadline for all contests is November 14, so get moving!

Go to for details on each contest, including age requirements and cash prizes. We are so excited to receive your entries!

Fire Drill


Students and teachers practice evacuation procedures in case of a fire.  The drill was very successful.

Farm Day

Miss Camper and Mrs. Tucker

2nd grade field trip to Farm Field Day and Discovery Park. The students were able to learn all about producers, consumers, and different animals like pigs, cows, sheep, and honey bees! We had a great time!

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.