Inside our Schools

Compiled by Linda Petersen

Mar. 8, 2018

 

Fairview Elementary

A recent fundraiser at the school for LeeR and Janeen Sorensen was very successful, PTA organizer Trine Huntington said. More than 500 hot dog meals were purchased, and the community was very generous in their monetary donations and donations for the silent auction.

The Sorensens are longtime Fairview residents, and LeeR has worked at the school and Janeen at Cache Valley Bank for several years. Both of the Sorensens have had serious health issues for some time, and Janeen had undergone two brain surgeries and had been hospitalized since November.

“Sadly, Janeen passed away last night,” Huntington reported on Monday, “but I know the love and help from family and friends will be forever appreciated.”

 

Manti Elementary

Next Tuesday, March 13, is Parent Leadership Day. Parents are invited to come to the school for a 9 a.m. student presentation, classroom visits and tours at 9:30 a.m., followed by a panel discussion and overview at 10:15 a.m. This Leadership Day is specifically for parents and not for any children.

 

North Sanpete Middle

Tomorrow is Spring Picture Day. Students can have their photos taken with siblings, friends and faculty. A free online preview will be available so parents/students can choose their favorites.

 

Gunnison Valley High School

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Gunnison Valley High School hosted the Region 18 Jazz Festival at Gunnison Valley.

Just two other region schools, Parowan and Enterprise, have jazz bands, so the three schools made up the entire band participation.

Philip Kuehn from Snow College and Bryan Sullivan of Manti High School were the judges.

Each band played three prepared songs and then participated in a sight-reading session.

Gunnison Valley High scored superior ratings, and the other two schools scored excellent ratings.

 

Manti High School

On Thursday, March 1, several Manti High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society.

Last week the music department held school-level solo and ensemble qualifiers to choose students to participate in the Region Solo and Ensemble Festival at Richfield High School on March 22.

Those students are Kirah Pratt, Emily Frischknecht, Anna Johnson, Abigail Mack, Brayden Powell, Carter Mack, Erin Frischknecht, Nathan Howell, Andrew Olsen, Diego Bradley, Nathaniel Cox, Katelyn Allred, Carson Lawrence, Abigail Huff, Adam Huff, Aidan Hammer, Keegan Cheney, Bethany Malone, Avery Allred, Meagan Dennis, Anna Allred, Emma Allred, Kyleena Boylan, Cortlynd Cox, Emilie Lewellen, Jodi Christensen, Jaymee Ramirez, Sienna Thompson, Sierra Roberts, Jaxon Sharp, Kirah Pratt, Carter Mack, Kent Larsen, Katelyn Mathews, Maria Peterson, Angel Huff, Amelie Henry, Bridger Thompson, Joshua Vernon, Korben Cox, Cody Alder. Also chosen were MHS Small Percussion No. 1 and MHS Small Percussion No. 2.

 

North Sanpete High School

At the North Sanpete Idol talent show held last Friday, March 3, in conjunction with the junior prom assembly, eight participants performed a variety of talents: piano, short film production, Hamilton rap, dance solo and four vocal solos. Mikayla Robinson (above) sang a solo.

On Thursday, March 1, Cohort 2 GEAR UP students had the opportunity to spend time with Paradigm Shift, where they learned how to use their own personal leadership skills to begin getting ready for college.
Paradigm Shift is a collaboration of facilitators from across the U.S. specifically trained to lead powerful events for students. They discussed team building, high school success and developing oneself as a leader.

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