Inside Our Schools Feb. 22, 2018

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.


Fairview Elementary

Last week was Red Ribbon Week at the school. On Monday, which had a Hawaiian theme, “Lei Off Drugs,” students heard from local emergency medical technicians and firefighters how to help others during an emergency. Tuesday was “Too Smart to Start” (also Crazy Hair Day) where students learned how to team up against drugs and bullying. Valentine’s Day was “BEE Kind” (Crazy Sock Day) where students were encouraged to perform random acts of kindness. Thursday had a theme of “If you ‘mustache’ our school is drug and bully free’ and students got to wear a mustache to school.

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.

Last Friday, Feb. 16, the student body officers (SBOs) sponsored a Winter Olympics assembly. The SBOs created different versions of four events: figure skating, biathlon, bobsled and hockey. Classes competed for the spirit stick .The seniors won all four events and claimed the spirit stick.

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.


Wasatch Academy

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.