Inside Our Schools – Nov. 3-19
The Monday following Veteran’s Day, the school will hold a Scholastic Bookaneer Book Fair. The book fair will be held through the week beginning on Nov. 14 and go until Friday, Nov. 18. Students may visit the library to buy books on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parent Day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15. Parents can come to the school in the morning before school from 7:30-8 a.m. and from 6-8 p.m.
Visit www.https://www.ssanpete.org/index.php/ees-home/home.html to browse through thousands of books and the school will get credit from school and online purchases and get teachers in our schools what they need for your students.
As a reminder, students need to claim their items from the Lost and Found items box before the Christmas break, or they will be donated. Encourage your students to locate their missing items by the Activity Center.
This week, the PTA wants to remind parents to have kids wear Friday Sprit gear on Thursday due to activities planned for Veteran’s Day on Friday.
Families who purchased school spirit hoodies and T-shirts can pick up their purchases in the front office. Remember, students can wear these shirts on Spirit Friday’s to receive a prize.
If you have any old school shirts that are not being used and are in good condition, the PTA says you are welcome to have students return them to the school to be “rescued.”
Students participated in a full week of events for Red Ribbon Week, a program geared to teach students on how to stay safe when it comes to drugs, bullying, internet safety and more. Throughout the week students got to dress up, wear hats, have wild hair, sport team jersey’s and ended the week on Nov. 4 with a balloon release, a gesture of commitment the kids made not to do drugs. Students also made a long paper chain and signed their names on the links as another commitment to stand strong, stay safe and say no to drugs.
Gunnison Valley Elementary
Mrs. Kiersten Hatch created a project for her third-grade students called “Things That Make Me Scream.” The goal was to help students find their creative side through art while bringing emotion into the piece using writing skills. Kids drew and painted faces and listed several things that make them scream.
School administrators say students need resources such as upgraded technology and more teacher assistants (TA’s) to assist in creating a more well-rounded educational environment for students.
The School Land Trust granted the school funds to hire three new TA’s and iPad Mini’s for kindergarten through second-grade classrooms. Administrators also purchased additional software and hardware to supplement the student’s upgraded technology. Classroom sets of literature books were also purchased to provide students with a broader selection for their guided reading groups.
The school earned money from the School Land Trust because students exemplified quality proficiency test scores.
Students scored 58.8 percent in overall proficiency, 12.7 percent higher than the state; 52 percent in Language Arts, 7.9 percent higher than the state; but show only 78 percent reading at the benchmark as defined and measured by the composite score on the end-of-year assessment. Administrators say they still have work to do in the reading area.
Gunnison Middle School
A group of ambitious and creative students participated in the 14th annual school play, The Wizard of Oz. The production was held on Thursday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 5.
Co-director’s Stella Hill and Kristal Childs said over 300 members of the community were in attendance on the first night and saw a full-house the following night.
Kids put in six weeks of practice in the early morning hours before school, which Hill says creates a more relaxed environment than an after school practice.
The Wizard of Oz was the last production Hill and Childs will put on. They have passed the directors seats to local mom Laura Barlow and school secretary Maddy Montoya.
North Sanpete High School
North Sanpete High is hosting a North Sanpete Prevention Night on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. The evening is meant to providing parents with valuable information concerning suicide, mental illness, internet safety, bullying, substance abuse and more. The evening will include dinner and prizes. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held that night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and on Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
Students have been working hard to present to the public this year’s school musical The Wizard of Oz. The production will be held from Nov. 17-19 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. A Saturday matinee will be held at 2 p.m. General admission is $7 and $6 for students.
For more information call the school at 435-462-2452.
Manti High Theatre Presents Cinderella, a timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality.
The production is scheduled for four showings on Nov. 17-19 and Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. General Admission is $5 and $4 for children five years to 10-years-old.
For more information, contact the school at 435-835-2485.
Gunnison Valley High
Gunnison Valley High presents Seussical, a musical themed around the world renowned author, cartoonist, animator and publisher.
The production is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17-19 at 7 p.m.
For more information and ticket prices, call the school at 435-528-7256.