Inside our Schools Nov. 15, 2017

Inside our Schools Nov. 15, 2017


Ephraim Elementary School

Ephraim Elementary students performed a reader’s theater where they introduced  different branches of the military and honored invited veterans who belonged to each branch. Snow college student Zachary Rhodes played the piano and sang original songs, as well as several old favorites. The veterans were served light refreshments and spent time visiting with each other.

The PTA is holding a family movie night with “Finding Dory” tonight at the school at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a concession stand where attendees can purchase candy, popcorn and soda.


Ephraim Middle School
Red Ribbon Week poster contest winners, from left, Alison Olsen (second place), Brinley Wathen (first place), and Marianne Everitt (third place).

The school celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. On Monday, students could wear a team jersey, School Pride shirt, or purple/turquoise-colored clothes for “Team Up, take Pride, we can help Prevent Suicide.” On Tuesday, they wore Halloween costumes or red-colored clothes for “Don’t be Tricked, Drugs are No Treat.” Wednesday was crazy hair, crazy socks or yellow-colored clothes for “Don’t be wacky. Watch what you post” Internet Safety. On Thursday, it was Decade Day or blue-colored clothes for “Let’s Keep Bullying a Thing of the Past.” On Friday students wore Sunday best (dresses, slacks, ties) or green-colored clothes for “Your future is Key, Stay Drug Free and Dress for Success.”  Students who participated in the dressing up received treats and entries to prize drawings. Every day during lunch, the students were able to watch a short three to six-minute video clip that went along with the daily themes.

On Monday EMS librarian, Ann Banta, began the kick off assembly for Red Ribbon week. She shared how her life has been impacted by the negative effects of drug abuse. Carra Ward and two Snow College peer educators also talked about suicide prevention.

On Wednesday all the students watched a movie about drug abuse called, “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” during a class period.  On Friday, the students were all invited to sign a banner committing to be drug-free.

The school is seeking candle recipient nominations for this year’s Candlelight program. If you would like to nominate someone for this year’s Candlelight Award, email Principal Tim Miller at tim.miller@ssanpete.org, bring your written nomination to the school office, or mail it to Ephraim Middle School. The school will recognize one citizen from Ephraim and one from the Manti-Sterling area who have demonstrated exceptional service to their communities. Nominations are due by Tuesday, Nov. 28.  Please include details of your nominee’s service in the nomination.


Manti High School


Several teachers and staff members at the school participated in Templar Pride Week activities, from left, Belinda Osborn, Sonia DeMill, Christopher Barlow, Olga Willey, Kayla Mitchell and Kris Pogroszewski.


For Veteran’s Day, the Student Body Officers made an honor wall to pay tribute to students’ family members who are veterans.

Last week was Templar Pride Week at the school. Each day, students participated in different activities to help build school pride.

On Monday, Kick Off Day, everyone dressed in white and enjoyed an assembly with Brennan Jackson, former Manti High principal, who spoke about taking opportunities to learn and get involved. There were cookies and the seniors got to play Musical Chairs at lunch. Tuesday, Election Day, was red day.

Wednesday, Point of View Day, students wore blue and participated in Point of View, an anti-bullying/building self-worth assembly. Sophomores enjoyed karaoke at lunch.

Thursday was Veterans Recognition Day. Everyone dressed in camouflage gear and attended a Free to Be veterans’ assembly. The SBOS also honored relatives of students who were veterans with a special honor wall. The freshman’s lunchtime activity was Family Feud.

On Friday, Stars and Stripes Day, there was a pancake breakfast. Students who wore stars and stripes got to eat free; everyone else paid $1. A closing assembly wrapped up the week.


Gunnison Valley Elementary
The third grade presented a special Veterans program last Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and again on Nov. 10 at 12:30 pm.

The Parent Involvement Committee is holding the annual art contest this year.  All entries are due on Nov. 17. The annual candy sale will start on Monday, Nov. 20. All money raised goes directly back to the students.


Fairview Elementary School

Students in Danalee  Sorenson’s and Selena Shelley’s second grade classes honored local veterans in a special musical patriotic program last Friday, Nov. 10. As part of the program, students at the school heard from special guest speaker and veteran Greg Sorenson, of Fairview, who explained the definition of “Veteran” and all the responsibilities and sacrifices that go with serving in the military.  Afterwards, the students and parents applauded loudly for Sorenson and other local veterans who had been invited to be recognized at the event.


Manti Elementary School

Manti Elementary held a Veteran’s Day patriotic program on Friday, Nov. 10 where they honored local veterans.