Inside our Schools Mar. 22, 2018

Inside our Schools


Compiled by Linda Petersen

Mar. 22, 2018


Ephraim Elementary

2018 Kindergarten Registration — Parents of all children who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2018, are eligible to attend kindergarten at Ephraim Elementary School. Registration will be held on Wednesday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school. If your student will be attending kindergarten in the fall, please call the school at 283-4171 in advance to have your child placed on the enrollment list. If your child is currently enrolled in Ephraim Elementary Preschool, they are already on the kindergarten list. On April 11, please bring your child, their current immunization record and their birth certificate. The process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will need a valid email address to complete the online registration that day. The Central Utah Health Department will also be available in the morning if students need immunizations for school entry.


Manti Elementary

This week is Spirit Week at the school. Monday was Mustache Day where the faculty “mustache” the students to have school spirit. On Tuesday, with a theme of “we’re all a team,” students got to wear sports clothing and/or hats. On Wacky Wednesday, they could wear wacky clothing and have wacky hair. Today, PJ Thursday, they’re “tired” of bullying and are wearing pajamas. Tomorrow for Spirit Day, everyone can dress in the school colors, red and white.

The PTO has new baseball tees. They are $15 with glitter and $12 without glitter. (View on the PTO Facebook page.) Orders need to be turned in to the office by tomorrow. There are extra order forms in the office.


Gunnison Valley High School

The four-member speech and debate team recently took fourth place overall in the state 2A debate competition (L-R): Craig Jensen, Dylan Nielson, Larisa Martinez, K’Leigh Halliday and adviser Scott Jackson.
“We had a smaller team than most schools, but we double-entered our speakers,” adviser Scott Jackson said. “Each speaker performed extremely well in their respective events. As a result, we were able to place ahead of teams with many more competitors.”
Individual team members also did well. Dylan took first in SPAR (Spontaneous Argumentation) and third in Lincoln-Douglas debate, Larisa placed third in SPAR and K’Leigh came in sixth in Student Congress.


Manti High School

Korben Cox, the first soloist ever fielded at Day of Percussion from Manti High, did well. Last Friday, March 16, the Percussion Ensemble traveled to Juan Diego High School to perform as part of the Utah Day of Percussion, hosted by the Utah chapter of Percussive Arts Society. The Percussive Arts Society, according to its website, is “the world’s largest percussion organization” and is considered “the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages.” Schools from around the state competed for top honors in performances. The Percussion Ensemble performed three pieces, receiving consistently good ratings for all three.

On Tuesday, Student Government treated everyone to a free pancake breakfast.

Tomorrow and Saturday, the school is hosting the regional drama competition. Students from the seven participating schools—Manti, North Sanpete, Richfield, South Sevier, Emery, Grand and San Juan—will compete in various areas including one-act plays, musical theatre, dramatic/comedic monologues, classical/contemporary scene and pantomimes.


North Sanpete High School

Last Friday, March 16, GEAR UP students were able to spend the day at Camp Williams in Riverton learning about military careers and how the military can help them pay for college.

This week is Future Business Leaders of America Week at the school. Monday was Pajama Day. On Tuesday it was Superhero Day. Wednesday was Jersey/Hat Day. Today is Spirit Day, and tomorrow students “get” to dress in business casual attire for Business Casual Day.

On Tuesday, Student Body President Makade Talbot was chosen to be a Southern Utah University Ambassador.