School News



Third grade students learn about communities and how they work.  Our students created their own community in each class.  They are given the opportunity to run for mayor by giving a campaign speech.  They also decide what will be in the community and then map it out.  Students cover a shoe box and decorate it to look like something in their community.  

#santaquinelementary  #thirdgrade  #community  

Jumping Up and Down For Measurement


First graders in Mrs. McMullin's class started their measurement unit by jumping and measuring their jumps. Teams worked together to build and count cubes. When asked about their jumps one student replied "I'm just a really good jumper I guess!" Students  were very excited to be up and moving for math. "This is the farthest jump I've ever jumped in my whole entire life! I'm serious!"   #santaquinelementary  #measurementfirstgrade  #firstgrade  #mcmullen  




Ien Richins

We had our First BINGO for Chieftain Pride!! Students earn CHIEFTAIN PRIDE cards by showing Preparation, Respect, Influence, Drive, and Excellence. Great Job!!! Keep earning those cards and we can’t wait for our next group of Bingo Winners!!!!  

#santaquin  #chieftainpride #goodstudentseverywhere

He Left Us

Mr. Dave Packard has been with us for seven years.  He is a great help in our lunchroom, cleaning our school, shoveling snow and all around happiness spreader.  Dave recently moved with his family out of the area.  We will miss his smile and friendship.   We had a surprise assembly and all of the students sang to him. No good bye's, just see you later.  

Good Luck Dave!

#santaquinelmentary  #besthelp  #wewillmissyou

Life In The Ocean

Laura Snelgrove

Third Grade students in Mrs. Snelgrove’s class researched ocean animals and learned how living things need non-living things to survive. This integrated technology unit allowed the students to learn how to research online using Chromebooks in the classroom. Then the students used Adobe Spark to create narrated movies about their animals. Finally, the students created four giant ocean scenes using the life-size animals they made. Special thanks to Mr. Hanosek, district technology specialist.  Thank you also to Mrs. McKenna and Mr. Packard for their assistance in helping the students hang their artwork.      



Mr. Simister is an Engineer


Third grade is learning about engineering. We have made toothpick towers, spagetti towers and pendulums.  We were lucky enough to have a parent of a third grader come and tell us what he does at work as a process engineer.  It was great to learn how our education could impact our future. The future looks bright with these students learning to think like an engineer. Thank you Mr. Simister!!

#santaquinelementary  #engineeringisthefuture  #brightfuture  

Discovery Gateway Visits 5th Grade

Hannah Camit

Each year Discovery Gateway comes to do an assembly with the 5th grade. They conduct physical and chemical changes experiments for the students to review our science core. After the hour assembly, the students have the opportunity to attend a lab session where they get to show what they learned by conducting their own experiments. It is a great assembly each year. 

#santaquinelementary  #sciencerocks  #discoverygateway

Read Across America Day


Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2nd.  Many schools across America spend time reading to celebrate his birthday.  Santaquin Elementary had a school wide read-a-thon at the end of the day. One of his most popular books is, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."  The school provided Swedish Fish and Goldfish crackers. 

#santaquinelementary  #welovereading  #readacrossamerica

Someone Has Rocks In Their Head

Stephanie Ostler

Not really, but he thinks about them a lot.  Paul’s dad, Kyle Gardner, shared his knowledge about rocks with the class.  He let the students look at the rocks, and hold the rocks. He even brought a dinosaur vertebrae for the students to see. The second graders had a lot of questions, and Kyle answered them all!  The students had a fun time learning about different types of rocks. It was the perfect ending to our rock unit. We are so grateful for parents!

 #santaquinelementary  #rocks  #santaquinparentsrock  #thankyou


40 Book Challenge

Misty Rindlisbacher

Our Santaquin Chieftains are reading machines!  These students have all completed the library's 40 Book Challenge and have enjoyed prizes like bookmarks, candy bars, movie passes, and a free book of their choice!  Way to go!

 #santaquinelementary  #40bookchallenge  #readingrocks  #mrsrindyisthebest