Inside Our Schools Oct. 19, 2017

Inside Our Schools


Compiled by Linda Petersen

Oct. 19, 2017


Manti Elementary School
Last Thursday the school hosted a “Pajamas and Pancakes” day as a reward for students with good behavior who have not received a white slip or who have received one and worked it off.

Students of the Month in Reading, Math and Leadership (who are chosen by their teachers) run through the halls on the last Friday of every month to celebrate their achievements.

Picture make-up day will be Thursday, Oct. 26.

Upcoming events include Safety Week, Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 and the Halloween parade on Main Street on Oct. 31 at 12:15 p.m.


Ephraim Elementary

Next Monday, Oct. 23, kindergarten students will visit the pumpkin patch at Beck Family Farms in Centerfield. They will learn about how pumpkins are grow and get to enjoy the straw maze and pick out their own pumpkin.

Next Tuesday, Oct. 24, will be picture retakes at the school.


Gunnison Valley Middle School

This week was Red Ribbon Week at the school. The theme this year is “Your future is key so stay drug free.” To celebrate, students were asked to write essays on the theme and winners were chosen and awarded prizes on Monday. Monday was also “Put Drugs to Sleep Day where students dressed in their PJs, complete with crazy hair. On Tuesday the theme was “Make drugs a thing of the past” where students dressed up in clothing from their favorite decade. Wednesday was a camo day with a “Hide from drugs” theme.

Coming up next week on Monday, Oct. 23, SMILES Dental will visit the school. Parents can sign up for their children to receive free dental work from the SMILES volunteers. Contact the school for more information.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. the music department will hold its fall concert at the high school. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade bands, the string students, the seventh-grade chorus and Opus II, (the eighth-grade chorus) will perform.


Gunnison Valley High School

On Monday, Oct. 23, the school will have its fall concert in the auditorium. The symphonic band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, string orchestra, and the two choirs, SONOS and Cantus! will perform. The choirs have a theme this year of “We are Ohana” and will be singing songs from Polynesian Islands at this concert.



Fairview Elementary School
The PTA and students recently decorated custodian Lee R. Sorenson’s door to express their appreciation for him during Custodian Appreciation Week.
After a community member donated this pumpkin to the school, the PTA held a contest for students to guess its weight. Kaylyn Kelson guessed the closest to the pumpkin’s weight (97 pounds) without going over with a guess of 96 pounds, and she got to take it home last Monday.

The school’s fall festival is coming up next Friday, Oct. 27. $5 and $3 punch cards can be pre-purchased at the school or at the festival that evening.


Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Students are again participating in a school-wide reading incentive program called Books and Beyond. The program has been very successful in promoting student reading, and runs through March of next year. During this period, the children will record their reading time and submit it on a “Super Readers!” log. Kindergarteners and first graders will advance one level for every 100 minutes read. Second through fifth graders will advance one level for every 200 minutes read. Students will earn tags for each level in the program. They can collect their tags on a chain that will be given to them when they complete the first level.


Manti High School

Next Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., the music department’s performing ensembles will give a fall concert. With a burgeoning music program, they’ve split the jazz band into two bands. Concert-goers will enjoy an evening of choral and instrumental music, including music from the musical “Memphis”, some sword-dancing strings, and the debut performance of MHS Jazz Band A.


North Sanpete High School

The Halloween dance and spook alley, which is hosted by the student council, will be next Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4. Wear your costume to the dance, there will be a prize for the best costume.


North Sanpete High School
H.O.P.E. Squad members participated in suicide prevention training at Richfield High School earlier this month, from left, Abigail Clawson, Mayzie Talbot, Christian Sanchez, Devin Palmer and Trey Robinson.