The students at Santaquin Elementary read over 90,000 days this year!! At the beginning of the year Mr. Argyle committed to run one foot for every day they read. Although 18 miles would have met his commitment, Mr. Argyle ran an additional 8.2 miles to show the students that they can always ‘go the extra mile’ by reading one more book or five more minutes. Congratulations to all the students and to Mr. Argyle!!!
One student from every class was selected to have a pizza party with Mr. Argyle. These students earned tickets for meeting their reading goals. Some of these students regularly visit the Santaquin City Library to check out their reading material. Congratulations students!! More pictures on our website under 'school news': santaquin.nebo.edu
Mr. Argyle, principal at Santaquin Elementary, continues to pay students to read. This month in our ‘It Pays to Read’ assembly, students who meet their reading goals have a chance to win money and prizes. Students chosen may win books, toys or candy, be able to shoot a basketball to win money or even a new bicycle. This month’s winners of the new bikes are 1st grader, Rachel Bentley and 6th grader, Jasmine Gonzales!! CONGRATULATIONS AND KEEP READING EVERY DAY!!
Cleone Brost is a 2nd grade teacher at our school. Cleone plans for success with each of the students. Cleone’s experience and understanding of students, facilitates her ability to assist students with specific needs. She actively works with staff members and shares her expertise as an educator. Cleone is committed to implement new ways of teaching in order to meet the needs of individual students. Love and genuine concern is always apparent as she strives to help each child reach their full potential. She is a leader in her classroom and throughout the school.
The second grade teachers at Santaquin Elementary School invited parents to come back to school to learn how they can help their students at home. The students were also invited to attend. Comprehension, vocabulary and word work strategies were shared. Parents also had the opportunity to work with their students on the computers creating their own stories. Parents and students went home with books, hands-on manipulatives and activities. Thanks to the parents and teachers who made this night a success
Santaquin Elementary School students celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday all week by wearing crazy hats, hair, socks and clothes. On Friday guest readers were invited to read to students. The Grinch made his appearance and read to the students. It was an exciting week full of fun activities to help motivate students to read more. Thanks to all those who helped make it a success.