Inside our Schools Dec. 14, 2017

Inside our Schools


Compiled by Linda Petersen

Dec. 14, 2017


The school board of North Sanpete School District recently made a change to the school calendar. All district schools will now break for the holidays at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, instead of at the previously scheduled time of 2:30 p.m.

Students at the following county schools will hear from Miss Sanpete County Michayla Jackson next week at assemblies where she will present her platform: “Honor, Educate and Respect Others”:

  • Spring City Elementary School on Monday, Dec. 18, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Manti Elementary School on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 8 a.m.
  • North Sanpete High School on Friday, Dec. 22, at 8 a.m.


Fairview Elementary

Students and their families enjoyed Holiday Family Fun Night last Friday evening. They visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, made a craft and enjoyed holiday movies and snacks.


Mt. Pleasant Elementary
Fifth grader Aurora and her teacher Sharon Larsen got to try out the anchor chairs in the KSL studio in Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City.

The fifth grade recently traveled to Junior Achievement of Utah’s JA Biz Town at the Discovery Gateway (formerly The Children’s Museum of Utah) in downtown Salt Lake City where they “worked” at more than 20 storefronts sponsored by businesses and had a great time. While there, the students got the opportunity to learn about all kinds of different kinds of jobs.

Next Thursday, Dec. 21, students will get to enjoy a free PTA Christmas movie, “The Santa Clause,” with their families at the school at 6 p.m.


Ephraim Middle School

On Tuesday, the sixth grade held its annual Sounds of the Season Concert at the Snow College Eccles Center.

Last night, the school presented its annual Candlelight program at the Eccles Center where the school band, orchestra and chorus performed. Two citizens were presented with candles in recognition of their service to the community. Eighth-grade students who earned a 4.0 grade point average were also recognized for their achievement.


Manti High School

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the basketball game against Gunnison Valley High School, Mid-Utah Radio, Manti Telephone, and the Sanpete Pantry hosted a basketball shoot-out between Freedom Ford of Gunnison and Jorgensen Chevy Buick GMC of Ephraim to benefit the Sanpete Pantry.

The public brought cans of food and donated cash in Ford or Chevy buckets at the door.

Jorgensen Chevy Buick GMC won the shoot-out, but Freedom Ford had the most votes (based on donations).

More than $600 in monetary donations was matched by an anonymous donor, resulting in $1,200 for the food bank, along with 160 pounds of donated food.


North Sanpete High School
Matthew Hindes (L-R), Tausha Simiskey, Donnivan Kubota, Serena Smith, Emily Hill and Katelyn Hill of North Sanpete High School’s speech and debate team did well in their first competition of the season.

The speech and debate team traveled to Carbon High School in Price on Dec. 2 to compete in the Central Utah Speech and Debate Circuit competition.

Everyone did well in their events. Emily Hill took second place in Lincoln Douglas debate, and Katelyn Hill and Serena Smith took second place in Public Forum debate. Donnivan Kubota took fifth in Original Oratory.

The school has wrapped up its Sub for Santa fundraiser. The students, faculty, staff and community raised $4,000, which was used to purchase toys and other items which were donated to Sanpete County Humanitarian Council’s Toys for Tots/Sub for Santa.

Next week, Dec. 18 to 22, is Holiday Spirit Week/Prevention Week with activities associated with themes such as “don’t drive stupid,” tobacco prevention, drug prevention and digital citizenship (social media responsibility).

Monday is Christmas Eve PJ Day, Tuesday students wear flannel, and on Wednesday, students can dig out their fuzzy socks for Crazy/Fuzzy/Holiday Sock with Sandal Day.

Thursday is Holiday Headwear, and Friday is Ugly Sweater Day.