D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Our 5th graders at Santaquin Elementary have just finished the program! Way to Go!!!
We are celebrating the 100th day in school this week. In second grade, students and teachers came dressed as if they were 100 years old. They also brought 100 items from home to participate in some fun math and other educational activities. Each of our five second grade classes also had a goal to do 100 acts of service by the 100th day!
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.
Santaquin students enjoyed the Pays to Read assembly this week. The Pays to Read assembly is a reward and motivator for reading. Our students have read just over One Million minutes already this year. Students earn reading tickets during the term for reading. During the assembly, Mr. Argyle randomly picks tickets for the students to choose a book or a prize. Many students leave the assembly with a book. Several students are chosen to participate in the basketball shoot contest, and two students win a bike. Congratulations to our bike winnners, Kristy Jessop a kindergartner in Mrs.
Second Grade read "Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble" this week. As part of our language arts curriculum we enjoyed a visit from our amazing Tech Coach, Mr. Hanosek, who taught us how to tie a tie. Students practiced "How To Writing." They also practiced oral language skills by interviewing a classmate in order to design a tie for them. They then wrote about their experience. We had alittle trouble but ultimately we tamed those ties!
We are proud to inform you our school is implementing an exciting, new literacy program called myON!
myON is the first-of-its-kind personalized literacy environment that integrates technology and students’ ability to match their reading level with their preferred choice of books into one comprehensive online literacy program.