School News

The second graders love QR codes and reading!

Megan Camper, Charles Hanoseck


The second graders love QR codes and reading! So why not combine them? The second graders were excited to share and exciting project with their parents at Parent Teacher Conferences. Students selected their favorite book, wrote a book summary about it, turned it into a fun art craft and then recorded their voice telling about their book. Once everything was complete they turned their recording into a QR code. Parents enjoyed scanning the QR codes and listening to their child tell about their story. Three students from Ms. Camper's class taught all the classes how to use the Chromebooks to record their audio book talks. These students are currently training other students and classes throughout the school.

Just Planning

Patricia Garcia

Our kindergarteners gave Mr. Argyle some suggestions to make our playground more fun, safe and inviting.  He took notes and drew pictures!  The kids even helped him take some measurements. They were so helpful!


6th Grade Padlock Competition

Vicki Lyons
Rylan Nuttail, Kam Schimpf

This week our 6th graders have been practicing how to open locks to prepare for Jr. High lockers.  Mrs. Lyons our school counselor put together a competition to see who were the fastest students to open a lock.

Congratulations to our overall winners!

1st - Rylan Nuttail

2nd - Kam Schimpf

Individual class winners:

Mecham:  Arzadia Maestas, Brooklyn Darling

Greer:  Josh Laker, Guadalupe Cortes

Griffeth:  Tori Ludlow, Kam Schimpf

Rawle: Rylan Nuttail, Aspen Cummings



STEM and Leprechauns??

Daphne Black, Megan Camper

Our 2nd graders had a great STEM project to celebrate St. Patricks Day.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

The students had to design, engineer and build a leprechaun trap to see if they could catch a leprechaun.  Unfortunately that crazy leprechaun was too tricky and made a huge mess!  Maybe they will catch him next year??

Moving Fish

Krystal Taylor

For the fourth grade activity a few weeks ago, we made Moving Fish! The fourth grade activity is a reward for students who have all their work caught up. It also gives kids who need a little extra time and help a chance to work in a smaller group with a teacher.

CMI Math Project in First Grade

Kellie Brandley, Rebecca Dooley


During the month of February, first grade learned about Abraham Lincoln and that he lived in a one room log cabin.  The students learned about how a log cabin was constructed.  Then, the teachers taught a CMI math lesson that involved all the students in counting and bundling popsicle sticks in groups of tens to see how many the class had. Students were able to count large numbers of sticks counting by tens.  After counting the initial group of sticks, the teacher gave them more sticks as it was determined that in order for each student to build their own log cabin more sticks would be necessary.  In the end, each student had 68 sticks to build their own replica of a one room log cabin.


Congratulations to Mr.Goudy - Nebo District Classified Employee of the Year!


“Mr. Goudy brightens everyone's day. He is more than a custodian; he helps run the school. He plows snow early in the morning and even cleans snow off the staff’s car windows. Mr. Goudy stops by classrooms to see if anyone needs any help. He assists students with their science projects and will dress up as the gingerbread man for Christmas. He is known for coordinating the Reading Rodeo for our students in the summer. Mr. Goudy is so kind and helpful and makes others feel special. He has a beautiful soul and finds time for positive interaction with the students and staff and makes Santaquin Elementary feel warm an inviting.”