News Nuggets April 3-7, 2017


On April 26, the first and second grade classes will be visiting SUU to participate in activities for the annual Bard's Birthday Bash- jousting, Maypole weaving, cake with the queen, and acting out scenes from Shakespeare's plays.  That evening from 6-7 pm at Three Peaks Elementary, the second grade students from Mrs. Susan Parker's class will perform excerpts of Midsummer Night's Dream.  At 7 pm, students from Mrs. Liz Jones' class and Mrs. Wendi Fuson's class will perform scenes from Much Ado About Nothing. Thank you SUU for providing activities for the students of Iron County School District to participate in.


North Elementary is tying up a number of loose ends as our school year draws to a close.  We are fully involved now with end-of-year testing, including SAGE and, soon, DIBELS.  Please ensure your children come to school well-rested, well-fed, and with a great attitude!  We have found over and over again that what happens in the morning at home greatly affects what happens at school the rest of the day.  On a separate note, we are also fully involved with packing up our classrooms in preparation for "Moving Day" which will start on May 18th.  The old school will be coming down soon after that!  If you'd like to come say "good-bye" to an old friend, please join us on May 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. As part of our STEAM Education Night, we are opening up just about the whole school for you to come walk through our halls and classrooms to reminisce about "the good old days" at North Elementary!


On Wednesday, April 12th, 180 members of the Honor Society attended a BBQ celebrating their accomplishments this past school year. Students have had to maintain a 3.7 GPA all three quarters. Not only are they the best when focused on academics, they have demonstrated exemplary behaviors in all classes-no N’s or U’s. Tasty food, challenging games, and a lot of fellowship and fun were experienced by all who attended. 


The fourth graders participated in the district Calculator Challenge. The competition challenges students on their speed and accuracy calculating math facts. The winners for South were Krew Giles, Sophia Parson, and Mia Lopez.  Cal Ranch hosted South's Kindergarten classes and let them observe and learn about chicks and baby turkeys (turkey poults). The students enjoyed learning fun facts about these animal babies. Second graders have been learning about the human body and the importance that nutrition has on maintaining good health. South is gearing up for our Color Run on May 3rd. The Color Run is to help raise money for new Chromebooks.

South Elementary's Calculator Challenge Winners: Krew Giles, Sophia Parson, and Mia Lopez, not pictured Camden Shirley


Students at East Elementary are working hard to become Golden Eagle readers.  The PTA has been working hard, as well, running the reading incentive program throughout the year.  In order to attain Golden Eagle status, the students must read 5,500 minutes at home. For every 500 minutes of home reading, an award is earned.  Some milestone awards even come with prizes!  We have over 88% percent of East 1st -5th grade students involved in this optional reading program.  Over half of our kindergartners are also participating. Currently there are 79 Golden Eagle readers at East, with many more on track to become Golden Eagle readers by the end of the year. Way to go, Eagles!  A big shout-out to our hard working PTA for devoting so much time and energy to encourage our students to read at home!


We've had a great week here at E-Valley! We had three students participate in the calculator challenge. They were Madeline Cluff, Jens Neilson, and Brandon Campos. They did an amazing job representing our school. We are very proud of them! We were also able to attend the Anes studio in Cedar City. They preformed Once On This Island for only E-Valley students. It was great! We hope everyone has a great spring break! 


Mia Hatch, a 4th grader at Iron Springs, was the Arbor Day Regional Winner in the Southern Region. What an accomplishment! The state only had three regional winners, and she was one of them. Because of this, Cedar City will celebrate planting trees at the Main Street Park. Way to go Mia!!


On April 7th we held our annual 6th Grade Career Day where we invite various members from the community to come and present to our students about their career. Presenters discussed what their job looks like day-to-day, education and training required, their favorite part of the job, challenges they encounter, and answered questions from students. We appreciate all who helped and support Cedar Middle School! Special thanks to CCPD, CrossFit Cedar City, SWATC, SLC SWAT Team, Cedar City Hospital, SUU Athletics, Watson Engineering, SUU College of Science, State Bank of Southern Utah, the Forest Service, Lisa Taylor, Steve Kroff and Robyn Brown.

CMS welcomed various community members to 6th Grade Career Day.


Parowan Elementary just finished another successful Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by our dedicated PTO.  Thanks to all parents who volunteered and supported the book fair.  The 3rd and 4th grades will be participating in the Annual Egg Drop on April 14th.  Students will be thinking of ways to protect a raw egg from a twenty-foot drop off the PHS roof.  We will take a week off for Spring Break, then return to finish up SAGE end of level testing.


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