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Inside our Schools

Compiled by Linda Petersen

Mar. 1, 2018

 

Ephraim Elementary School

Next Monday, March 5, will be a half day of school. Students will be excused early at 11:30 a.m. The teachers will be attending a district reading training in the afternoon. Students will be served lunch an hour early and then excused to go home. Buses will run as usual. There will be morning kindergarten and morning preschool classes; no afternoon sessions.

 

Fairview Elementary

Last night, a fundraiser was held at the school for Lee and Janeen Sorensen. Longtime Fairview residents who have worked at the school and Cache Valley Bank for several years, both of the Sorensons are dealing with serious health issues. Janeen has already undergone two brain surgeries and has been hospitalized since December. There was a hot dog meal, concessions, a silent auction and a donation jar. Attendees also enjoyed a free showing of “Wonder.” Those interested in contributing can call Trine Huntington at 262-7168.

 

Ephraim Middle School

 

The jazz band participated in the Snow College Jazz Summit last Friday, Feb. 17.

Yesterday, in partnership with the PTA and Manti High School, the school provided an anti-pornography assembly entitled “Fight the New Drug” at Manti High School to seventh- and eighth-grade students. The physiological and psychological effects of pornography were addressed at the assembly. A program for parents on this subject was held at Ephraim Middle School last night. Sixth-graders attended a separate internet safety Netsmartz assembly sponsored by the technology department at the middle school.

 

North Sanpete Middle School

The cast of “Visiting Grandparents” is (front row, L-R) Talon Batt, James Reed, Cody Cox, Taylin Griffith, Emma Johansen, Sitlali Ortiz Oslo, (back row) Shaylee Wilkes, Emily Willden, Marlee Crozier and Iven Cox.

The Theater Foundations classes of North Sanpete Middle School did two performances of teacher Kim Markworth’s comedy-mystery, “Visiting Grandparents,” yesterday evening. This is a significant year for Markworth who has directed around 2,000 students in over 80 casts the past 20 years at North Sanpete Middle School.

“One of the best aspects of this job is seeing students of all abilities get to be a part of the performance and to see them succeed,” she said. “I have many great memories of working with the wonderful students of North Sanpete.”

 

Gunnison Valley High School

The Junior Prom will be held this Saturday from 8:30-11:30 p.m. The theme is “Enchanted Evening.” The promenade begins at 9 p.m. Seating starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

 

Manti High School

The speech and debate team took first place in the Central Utah Speech and Debate Circuit season championship last Tuesday, Feb. 20, beating second-place winner Grand County High School by 17 points.
Tom Krzymowski took first place in Congress; Jessica Everit took fourth place.
Warren Hess tied for first place in Lincoln-Douglas debate with a perfect 90 overall score.
In Original Oratory Jasmine Alcala was the first-place winner while Jessica Everit took fourth.
Second place in Public Forum Debate was Hunter Palmer and Taylor Palmer with an undefeated 3-0 record on the day.

Juniors can “Rewrite the Stars” at Junior Prom this Saturday. The promenade will begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per couple and $5 for spectators.

 

North Sanpete High School

At the Central Utah Speech and Debate Circuit season championship last Tuesday, Feb. 20, eight of the nine participating students qualified for State. Donnivan Kubota took third place in Original Oratory; Matthew Hindes took third in Congress. Emily Hill took fourth place in Lincoln-Douglas debate and Katelyn Hill and Serena Smith took fourth in Public Forum.

Lucy Quinn (left) took first place in the school’s Poetry Out Loud contest and will represent North Sanpete at the regional level at Poetry Out Loud! Liz Madsen (right) is first runner-up and alternate. The two are pictured here with Makade Talbot, student body president.

With a theme of “The Enchanted Forest,” Junior Prom will be held tomorrow and Saturday at the school gymnasium. Pictures will be at 7 p.m. with the promenade at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4.