Once again, the PTA came through with a great carnival for the students and their families. It was a bit windy and cloudy, so most of the fun was in the gym. The bounce toys outside were a hit. But the big winner of the day was the dunk tank. Thanks to the brave teachers and staff who took the plunge!!
Students from Santaquin 6th grade were able to travel "to new frontiers" as part of their space center experience on Thursday, April 25.
The new Discovery Space Center had a blow up dome planetarium for the students to do some star-gazing without having to stay up all night.
A lesson was given to the students on light, sound, and outer space.
The highlight of the experience was the chance to have a "simulated" flight experience and learn the value of team work.
Because of a few glitches on the field trip for one of the groups, the entire 6th grade has been invited to bring their entire family to a Monday Night star show at the Discovery Space Center in Pleasant Grove FREE of charge! Tell the director you are with the Santaquin Elementary group. Information is available at:
Santaquin 6th Grade Students enjoyed a day at the Payson High School Track as they participated in the annual Hershey Track Meet. Our students competed in several running events and well as field events such as softball throw and the long jump.
The weather was a little bit cold, but perfect weather for running!
Congratulations to our athletes.
PTA members spent Friday after school decorating classroom doors so the school will be ready for "Teacher Appreciation Week". Teachers and students will be delighted with the new 'decor'!!! Santaquin PTA members are very clever and we can't wait to see it all put together.
For their End of Year Science Review, the 5th Grade Teachers at Santaquin Elementary came up with a totally fun idea to engage their students ... Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader / Minute to Win It! Guest contestants from the Administrative Team struggled to keep up with these fifth graders as they demonstrated their knowledge about the Earth's surface, Matter, Electricity, and Magnets. The students practiced the movement of rocks, which is called erosion, in a relay race moving rocks from one bucket to the other. They had one minute to mix pancake batter, demonstrating the chemical change that took place when the ingredients were combined together. For electricity, they had to blow up a balloon and rub the balloon against their head to make static electricity, then they had to run down and make a complete circuit. To demonstrate their understanding of magnets, the students needed to pull apart magnets with an extremely strong magnetic force. What a fun way to review science! I think everyone learned something today ... thanks fifth grade!!
On Thursday, March 28th, our very own Mrs. Nilson was awarded the prestigious Crystal Apple Award. Mrs. Nilson is a favorite among students for her generous and caring nature. She goes the extra mile to meet the needs of students and faculty alike. We feel so blessed to have Mrs. Nilson as one of our treasured teachers at Santaquin Elementary. Congratulations, Mrs. Nilson ... We love you!