Inside Our School – Nov. 11-28

Inside Our Schools


Daniela Vazquez

Staff writer



All schools in the North Sanpete School District will dismiss students at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving break. School will reconvene on Monday, Nov. 28 with a normal schedule.


Ephraim Elementary

            The last chance to order books from the Scholastic Book Fair is tomorrow. Kids can place orders between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Orders can be placed online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ephraimelementaryschool. The school will get credit for orders placed online to help teachers fulfill their classroom and school wish lists.

A brunch will be served an hour before regular lunch time and school will be dismissed at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving break. School will reconvene on Monday, Nov. 28.


Ephraim Middle School

            Students will be dismissed from school at 1:40 p.m. for Thanksgiving break. School will reconvene on Monday, Nov. 28.

Midterm grades will be released on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Gunnison Valley Elementary

            The school hosted several vets in a Veteran’s Day assembly on Nov. 11. Veterans in attendance were presented with quilts made by the local quilt guild as a way to say thank you for his or her time in service.

A chocolate sale assembly will be held at the school today from 2:30-3:10 p.m.

The deadline for the student’s art entries is tomorrow. Kids are required to hand them in by 10 a.m.

The bookmobile will be at the school at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23 a professional rodeo rider will speak at an assembly at 10 a.m. Students will be let out of school at 11:30 a.m. for Thanksgiving break.


Gunnison Valley Middle School

            The bookmobile will be at the school at from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., so be sure to return old items and check out new ones.

The school will hold Red Ribbon Week beginning on Monday, Nov. 23. A noteworthy activity students will participate in is writing contest themed around the disadvantages that alcohol, drugs and tobacco have on growing minds. The three topics students can write on are “You Booze, You Lose,” “Teen Drinking Not Stinking,” and “Tobacco Sucks.”

Kids will also get to dress up and wear crazy hair that week before school lets out for Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 1:20 p.m.


North Sanpete High School

            Mr. Brad Bentley presented his human physiology students with guest speaker Dr. Glen Olsen who gave young minds real world experiences related to the curriculum. Students incorporated work-based learning and gained internship information about the field of dentistry and oral hygienists.

North Sanpete Middle School

            Students at North Sanpete Middle School (NSMS) voted teacher Tara Syme as Teacher of the Month.

The students have a long standing tradition to nominate a student to be recognized as student of the week. But this year, NSMS Counselor Kami Millet said the student council wanted to recognize a teacher as well because of “all of the hard work they do.”

Teachers recognized fill out a fact sheet about themselves, and Tara said the accomplishment she is most proud of is graduating from college.

As for college, Jose Enrique, founder of the Latinos in Action organization, presented at an assembly on Tuesday as part of the schools GearUP Week, meant to promote college preparedness.

The Latinos in Action and Hope Squad are hosting a Glow Night Dance tomorrow from 7-10 p.m.


Moroni Elementary

            School Spirit insignia wear is still available for sale. The shirts and hoodies available ones left over from the PTA’s last order. Shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The PTA plans to place another order, but require that a few more orders be placed to do so. Orders are due by Friday. Order forms can be found in the school’s front office.


Spring City Elementary

            Spring City Elementary turned Red Ribbon Week into Red, for anti-drugs; White for bully-free schools; and Blue for child abuse prevention Week from Nov. 7-11. The week was kicked off with a performance from a local magician, followed by a presentation from Officer Clark Christensen of the Spring City Police Department.

The week was filled with crazy hair, the Fall Carnival, and came to an end with students going to the cemetery to put flags on veteran’s graves.