Inside Our Schools
Compiled by Linda Petersen
Feb. 22, 2018
Ephraim Elementary School
Monday, March 5, will be a half day of school, and 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.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, Sanpete County 4H sponsored Family Fun Night at the school where students and their families enjoyed games and refreshments.
North Sanpete Middle School
Students enjoyed a Sweethearts Dance sponsored by the business club on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the evening. There was a photo booth, “kissing” booth and Cupid’s snack shack.
The school’s science department was recently recognized as one of three outstanding science departments of the year by the Utah Science Teachers Association. An elementary school and a high school were the other winners.
Manti High School
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, juniors participated in Post-Secondary Day where guests from several Utah colleges and universities shared information with them about their schools, including BYU, Dixie State, LDS Business College, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, Utah College of Applied Technology, Utah State University, University of Utah, Utah Valley University and Weber State University.
North Sanpete High School
The school will host a Paradigm Shift Workshop next Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. for seventh- to 12th-grade students and their parents. The workshop will help students and their parents prepare for success in college. Children ages 2 to 12 can participate in activities in the commons. Dinner will be provided for the whole family.
Hannah Ostraff recently won a juror’s award in the All-State Art Show in Springville. Her piece was selected as one of 25 pieces included in the traveling exhibition. She was also one of 28 students to have their artwork displayed in the State Capitol Art Show. Hannah received a $350 cash award.
The Wasatch Academy Sustainability Committee, made up of students and faculty, has kicked off a “Ban the Bottle” campaign to reduce waste caused by plastic bottles. The school currently provides bottled water for campus events in a number of settings.
It is the committee’s goal for Wasatch Academy to be a “plastic water bottle free school” by Sept. 1.
Committee members and the Development Office have set a goal to raise $24,500. Funds raised through this campaign will be used to purchase and install 15 rapid bottle-filling stations and provide every member of the school community a Wasatch Academy logo bottle.