Officer Johnson conducted the graduation proceedings for the 5th graders at Santaquin Elementary. All graduates wrote an essay explaining their commitment to stay drug and violence free. The three top essays, one from each class, were chosen to be read at the graduation. Essays written by Edna Garcia, Maddie Mtichell and Chelsey Davis were the top essay winners. Justus Jensen, Gavin Zeeman, and Nicola Mortensen were the top dare students. Congratulations!!!
Many students were rewarded for their efforts with reading during the It Pays To Read assembly at Santaquin Elementary. Viridiana Sandoval and Chastin Allred won bikes!! Dakota Davis won a complete Thanksgiving dinner. Many students won money and prizes. Congratulations to all the winners. KEEP READING EVERY DAY!!
Sixth grade students at Santaquin learned to sculpture with tape in their art class. Mrs. Marzan taught them to work collaboratively as they sculpted body parts. Once the individual pieces were completed, they were taped together to make a whole person. The students were jumping rope, flying, and playing basketball.
LaMarque Ward and colleagues from the Cincinnati Dream Academy visited Santaquin Elementary with a Dream Building message. They want students around the world to know that dreams begin with a strong foundation of personal desire, positive attitude and support from family, friends, community, etc. They inspired students and teachers to DREAM BIG!!
Santaquin Elementary School kicked-off the new Reflections Theme at an assembly featuring Native American dancers. The 2011-12 Reflection Theme is ‘Diversity Means…’. We encourage all students to enter the contest to explore ideas of what diversity means to them. Contest rules and entry forms are available at the school office.
Bob and Cindy Wakefield and athletes from Brigham Young University visited Santaquin Elementary School 4th graders to talk about the importance of staying drug free. The program The Buff Don't Puff is presented to elementary students by athletes who have committed to keeping themselves physically fit from the inside out. The students watched a motivating video featuring BYU athletes and answered important questions about tobacco and drugs. Each class received a commitment poster to hand in their classroom to help them remember to be drug free.