Inside Our Schools Feb. 15, 2018

Inside Our Schools


Compiled by Linda Petersen

Feb. 15, 2018


Next Monday, Feb. 19, all Sanpete County schools will have the day off for Presidents’ Day.


Ephraim Elementary School

The school’s Box Tops for Education collection drive ends Friday, Feb. 23. The class that turns in the most box tops will win a prize.


Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the fourth grade enjoyed a field trip to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The rest of the school enjoyed Valentine’s parties beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The school’s Box Tops for Education collection drive ends Feb. 26.


Ephraim Middle School

Students enjoyed a Valentine’s dance at the school last Friday, Feb. 9. Sixth-grade students could go to a dance for their sixth and seventh periods, or, if they preferred, enjoy an activity in the gym or the library. A dance for seventh and eighth graders took place at the school from 6-8 p.m. that evening.

GEAR UP is sponsoring a free trip to the Saturday, Feb. 24, BYU STEM Conference for interested students.


North Sanpete Middle  School

GEAR UP cohort 1, 2 and 3 students enjoyed a trip to the Living Planet Aquarium last Thursday, Feb. 8.



Gunnison Valley High School

A team took first place in parliamentary procedure at the recent Future Farmers of America (FFA) contest hosted by North Sanpete High School.


Manti High School

Last Friday, Feb. 9, the final regional basketball game against North Sanpete was Senior Night, and the school honored the senior members of the basketball, drill and cheer teams.

At halftime, Snow College hosted a halftime competition to kick-off the college’s SnowBlast Showdown. Showdown is a competition between Delta, Juab, North Sanpete, Manti, Gunnison and North Sevier to see who can get the most juniors/seniors to sign up and attend the SnowBlast Feb. 23-24 or April 6-7. The school that gets the most students to sign up and attend will get an ice cream party hosted by the Snow Ambassadors.

This weekend several juniors and seniors will attend Southern Utah University’s Red Riot where they will find out what SUU has to offer. GEAR UP is paying for attendance and transportation.

Theater students are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their upcoming performance of “Something’s Afoot,” a musical murder mystery comedy. Show dates are Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.


North Sanpete High School

Last week, to celebrate FFA, students dressed up each day. Monday’s theme was Merica when they wore patriotic colors. On Tuesday they could dress as twins, and on Wednesday they wore hats. Thursday for Spirit Day they wore school colors, and on Friday they wore yellow, the national FFA color. The week finished off with the FFA-sponsored Sweethearts Dance on Saturday, Feb. 10.

The North Sanpete High School Future FFA chapter recently hosted the Area 7 contest with eight chapters competing: North Sanpete, Manti, Gunnison, North Sevier, Richfield, South Sevier, Delta and Mt. Nebo (Juab).

Chapter members competed in prepared speaking, extemporaneous speaking, job interview, conduct of chapter meeting, creed speaking and parliamentary procedure.

First-place winners will advance to the state contest at the Utah FFA State Convention to be held in Cedar City in March.

A team from Gunnison Valley High School took first place in parliamentary procedure.

Mason Mayo from North Sanpete High School took second place in extemporaneous speaking.

This year the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers also hosted a discussion meet where FFA members discussed current agricultural issues.