It Pays to Read at Santaquin!

On Thursday, August 30th, the students at Santaquin Elementary participated in the first of many It Pays to Read assemblies.  To recognize the importance of reading throughout the summer and all year long, students were treated to new books of their very own!  Names were called to shoot baskets for cash, as well as for the grand prize of a brand new bike, the winner of which had read over 8000 pages during the summer!  We want to thank the Road to Success reading program for keeping us excited about books!  Keep up the great work! 

Santaquin Elementary 'Back to School' Night

Parents, students, teachers, and faculty were all in attendance Thursday evening at our annual Back to School Night at Santaquin Elementary, August 23rd.  Families were able to visit with teachers about the procedures and policies in their students' classrooms, as well as receive information and sign up for upcoming events through the efforts of our wonderful PTA.  We were excited to review our school vision of:  Everyone caring, involved, and improving.  At Santaquin, we celebrate success because ... ALL students are OUR students!  Thank you for your support of our learning!

Safe School Assembly at Santaquin

On Thursday morning, August 23rd, students and faculty participated in our 'kick off' Safe School Assembly.  We were reminded of school-wide expectations, such as:  what appropriate behavior looks like, safety always comes first, respect for ourselves and others, etc.  We are so grateful to have a beautiful school building to come to each day where we know we are safe and able to learn.  We each make the difference at Santaquin Elementary!

5th Grade Readers' Theater in Santaquin

The 5th grade teachers at Santaquin Elementary, joined by members of the Adminsitrative Team, treated the fifth grade students to an original portrayal of the classic 'Little Red Riding Hood' in their literary introduction to Readers' Theater.  The students cheered wildly as the Wolf, played by Mr. Kern, 'dismissed' the grandmother, portrayed by our very own Principal Argyle (in full costume).  To everyone's great relief, the reading concluded with a rousing game of baseball!  Thank you, Fifth Grade Teachers, for making literature come alive for our students!


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':



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!!