School News

Mrs. Hogan receives Crystal Apple Award

Attributions: 
Keely Holt, Kristal Taylor

Willetta Hogan is the recipeint of the Crystal Apple Award this year.  The Crystal Apple is an award given to a teacher who belongs to the Nebo Education Association.  Each year a teacher is nominated and voted by their peers to receive the Crystal Apple Award.  The teacher chosen is one that the staff feels does an exemplary job. Congratulations Mrs. Hogan! 

Keeley Holt is Santaquin Elementary's Nebo Teacher of the Year

Attributions: 
Nebo School District, Santaquin Elementary PTA

We are excited to announce our Nebo Teacher of the Year!  Keeley Holt has taught kindergarten at Santaquin Elementary for 12 years!  Keeley is married to Nate Holt, they have three children and reside in Payson, Utah.  We are so proud she is part of our school! 

“Keeley is a dedicated teacher that plans for success with each of her students. The love she has for teaching and her students is always apparent. Keeley’s genuine love and concern for students is always present as she strives to help each child reach their full potential. She is a leader among her peers and gives direction and focus to her team and constructively contributes to the whole school learning community. Mrs. Holt has a productive attitude, devoted character, and passion towards learning.”

Fun facts about Mrs. Holt:

Super Power she wants:  The ability to do laundry by magic with a finger snap.

Unique Abilities:  She can do the splits and clog.

Terrified of:  Snakes and spiders

Favorite hobbies:  Shopping, boating at Lake Powell, spending time with family and reading.

Favorite Childrens book:  Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Favorite Disney Character:  Belle

Hates:  Pickels and Onions

Loves:  Husband, 3 Kids and PEPSI  

Break Out Review

Attributions: 
Megan Camper

Ms. Camper's class enjoyed a fun review lesson today. They had 45 minutes to unlock their box as a group. The students sorted nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns to figure out the answer to the number lock. To find the answer to the directional lock the students had to put the place value houses in order from greatest to the least. The students were able to solve the word lock by completing two and three-digit addition and subtraction problems. Then they used a cipher wheel to determine the correct letter for each problem. One of the trickiest clues they had to find was hidden around the room. The students had to solve a problem and use that clue to find the hidden key. The class enjoyed solving tricky problems and working well together. All groups were able to unlock their box with 47 seconds left. It was an awesome day!

We are Champions!

Our Chess Club has been meeting every Wednesday morning since February.  Just before spring break,  Chess Club finished up with a school tournament.  Students competeted against classmates in their grade to determine grade level winners.  A big congratulations to our Chess Champions!  We also want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of our parent volunteers, Mr. Argyle, Mr. Mechum and Mr. Ekker.  These champions spent so much time teaching chess to our students.  We appreciate you all so much!   

Grade Level Chess Champions

Kindergarten

  1. Logan Wright
  2. Ava Beesley
  3. John Moray

1st Grade

  1. James Nielsen
  2. Jesse Anderson
  3. Grayson Page

2nd Grade

  1. William Von Benedict
  2. Timothy Gull
  3. Aaron Hess

3rd Grade

  1. Cambri Bezzant
  2. McKay Wright
  3. Thomas Nielsen

4th Grade

  1.  Jane Teemant
  2.  Ryker Lawrensen
  3.  Jacob Anson

5th Grade

  1. Cole Ward
  2. Jonah Shaw
  3. Autumn Partridge

6th Grade

  1. Kaden Harris
  2. Courtney Roth
  3. Jarrett Johnson

 

Summer Fun at Lagoon

Attributions: 
Lana Hinskey

For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.  This is a partnership that helps the Nebo Education Foundation fund teacher grants.

Click HERE for promo code!

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The Winner is...

Attributions: 
Misty Rindlisbacher

Brighton Bowles a 6th grader in Mrs. Rawle's class was our only student who filled out a perfect bracket for our Library March Madness!  Our Upper Grade Winning Book was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and our Lower Grade Winning book was The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors.

The winning books were picked by students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade who voted for their favorite books from the 16 most checked-out books at the school and students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade voted for their favorite book Mrs. Rindy has read aloud in the library.  Congratulations Brighton!

Library March Madness

Attributions: 
Misty Rindlisbacher

Our students have been having a blast doing centers in the library.  Some of the new centers include reading big books, creating their own bookmarks, reading on the bean bags, playing literacy games, and using whisper phones to help with fluency and expression.  Our students are also participating in March Madness!  4th, 5th, and 6th graders are voting for their favorite books from the 16 most checked-out books at the school. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders are voting for their favorite book Mrs. Rindy has read aloud in the library.  Each week, votes are cast on iPads or Chromebooks and soon we'll have our winning Best Books decided.  Ask your student to tell you about their favorite library center and which books are in the Final Four!

Sardines or Guacamole?

Attributions: 
Sydney Smith

Do you like Sardines or Guacamole?  How about oysters and olives?  The students in Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade class had a lesson on trying new things.  First they noted what food items they think they would like, then they got to choose which foods they wanted to try.  The food choices included raisens, green olives, guacamole,  sardines, oysters, cottage cheese, hot cheetos, spam, and crackers.  After they tasted each food, they noted if they liked it or disliked it then compared their before and after results. Finally they graphed the differences of what they thought they would like versus what they really ended up liking or disliking.  What foods do you think you would like?

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