School News

Zero the Hero

Attributions: 
Keeley Holt

100th Day of School

I'm so old, I started losing my hair!
Ms. Campers oldest students.
Ms. Miller's Oldies
Mrs. Tuckers class is too old.
Mrs. Black's golden oldies.
Mrs. Brandley's class
This is just too good not to share!

We are celebrating our 100th day of school!  We are 100 days smarter! In first grade, we brought a bag with 100 items in it.  We had a read-a-thon and many other fun 100 day activities.  In 2nd grade,  we dressed up like we were 100 years old.

Love and Logic

Attributions: 
Nebo School District

Love and Logic is a free parenting workshop that Nebo School District provides to the public.

There's a lot of advice out there on how to raise your kids -- some is better than others. "Love and Logic" is a favorite of therapists, family life educators, teachers, principals and most importantly parents. It's practical, easy to learn and very effective. Come and enjoy this fun, upbeat, useful and free workshop!

Currently Available Love and Logic Courses

Half Way!

Where we are now!
Where we started!
Where we are going!
Our PTA is amazing!

Can you believe it?  We are already half way through the school year.  Our kids are learning and doing amazing things.  As a school we have read over 1,125,000 minutes so far this school year.  Our goal is to read 2.5 million minutes by the end of the school year!  If we reach our goal the PTA will treat us to a water party. WE CAN DO IT!!

Tie Trouble

Attributions: 
Megan Camper

In Ms.Campers class during Journeys, we read a story called "Mr. Tanens Tie Trouble".  After we read the story,  Mr. H taught us how to tie a tie.  We had a little trouble but ultimately we tamed those ties!

Delayed Start Today!

Attributions: 
Nebo School District

As of 7:00am, due to the recent storm, all schools will be operating on a two-hour delayed start today.  This means that if your school normally starts at 8:00 a.m., it will be starting at 10 a.m.  Morning-only programs, such as AM Kindergarten classes, have been cancelled.  Afternoon-only programs, such as PM Kindergarten will proceed as usual.  For up-to-the-minute information, please feel free to call our hotline at 801-354-7498, or go to our webpage at www.nebo.edu/schools/status. Thank you.

Granna Epperson gets a High Five

Attributions: 
Patty Garcia
Mrs. Vasquez, Granna Epperson, Mrs. Garcia
Granna with the OEK students.
Students snuggeling up in their new blankets.
Granna giving her own High 5's
Granna being interviewd by KSL

Granna Epperson comes to our school each Christmas season and gives each of our OEK students a handmade quilt.  This year Granna Epperson was awared a High Five from KSL Channel 5 news.  Thank you Granna Epperson!

Beth Alice Waller Epperson was born on February 17, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She was born at home in a house on 33rd South in East Mill Creek.  She weightd 5 lbs. and was so small she fit in a box of her Grandfather's new boots.  They put her on the oven door of the coal stove to keep her warm.

Her family was quite poor.  In 1929 all of teh vbanks closed and her dad lost all of his money.  They lived on an acre of land, so her Dad grew lots of vegetables and every kind of fruit grown in Utah.  These are some of the prices in 1927, the year she was born: Bread - 9 cents/loaf, ground beef - 13 cents/lb, eggs - 14 cents/dozen, gas 12 cents/gallon.  A new car was $495.00 and the average income was $2400.00/yr.

When she was 12, her best friend's mother (Phoebe Castleton) gathered the primary girls and taught them how to knit.  This was the beginning of a lifelong talent.

She was married to Robert John Epperson on August 29, 1947 in her sorority house at the University of Utah.  They were married for 68 years.  Grandpa Epperson passed away in April of 2015.  They have two children, Robert and Elizabeth, 10 grandchildren, and 38 great- grandchildren.

In 1960, Granna Epperson bought the "Knit Wits" shop for $1800.00. It was a shop where people came to learn how to knit and it became a profitable buisness.  Her talents have blessed many people.  She has knit a Christmas stocking for every member of her family and has made 100's of patchqork quilts.  In the early 1990's she started counting what she had given to Primary Children's Hospital, homeless shelters, kindergarten children, Africa, etc. (971 and counting).

Granna Epperson's whole life has been didicated to serving others.  She has volunteered in many hospitals, in church callings, and served LDS missions with her gusband to St. George, Utah and to Piladelphia, Pennsylvania.

Granna and Grandpa Epperson traveled the world and have been to 77 different countries.  She has had a wonderful, adventurous 89 years!

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