Sarah Blackhurst

This month our spotlight is on our facilitator: Sarah Blackhurst!

Here's a little bit about her:

Where you grew up: In Payson, UT on an orchard. We grow peaches, apples and cherries. I absolutely loved growing up on a farm.

Family: I grew up with 5 brothers and 0 sisters. I am a lucky mama of 2 boys: Will, 8 and Owen, 5

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Ed from Utah State University, Master's Degree in Education from Southern Utah University, Administrative License from Southern Utah University.

radKIDS Graduation

Dave Harlan (photos)

Congratulations to the 3rd graders for graduating from the radKIDS program! Every week for an hour, 3rd grade has been working hard on learning safety skills and physical defense skills to keep themselves safe.

They've learned that 1. No one has the right to hurt me! 2. I don't have the right to hurt anyone else unless they are trying to keep me from safety, and then I can stop them! 3. If someone does hurt me, it's not my fault and I can tell!

Box Tops!

Dave Harlan

Thanks to all the parents and students who contributed to our annual Box Top fundraiser!

Here are the grade level winners:

K: Money, 1st: Snell, 2nd: Marsh, 3rd: Brindley, 4th: Perkins, 5th: Nielsen, 6th: Nuzman

Total box tops brought in for entire school year: 15,514

Great job everyone!

And a special thank you to Cora Barrett and Karen Ferrara from the PTA who helped organize, promote, cut and count the boxtops. It was a lot of work!

Parents and Pastries


To celebrate literacy month, Canyon held their annual Parents and Pastries event! Students got a doughnut and some milk, and read books with their parents.

It was fun to see all the moms and dads come out and read with their students! Keep up the awesome reading everyone!

National School Breakfast Week

Dave Harlan

A note from the district:

The Nebo School District is celebrating National School Breakfast Week March 3-March 7. The 2014 theme for this annual event is "Take Time for School Breakfast". On Monday, Mayor Steve Leifson will join the students at Rees Elementary for breakfast and read the official proclamation to open the week's events.

Mountain Man Rendezvous

4th grade held their annual Mountain Man Rendezvous!

They had fun dressing up, playing games, eating fry bread, and each of them had their own trading post of items they made or brought from home.

There were also a lot of parent helpers, so thank you all for your help!

100 Day!

On Friday, students celebrated the 100th day of school by doing projects and activites pertaining to the number 100.

Some activities included:

Making a 100-item art project at home (pictured)

Making and wearing 100 shaped glasses

Making a necklace with 100 fruit loops

Getting up and moving with 100 jumping jacks, 100 steps, and more!

Happy 100th day of school to Canyon!

Road to Success Winners


We had lots of winners for our Road to Success reading program! Some won gift certificates to Costa Vida and Cafe Rio, others won yo-yo's and notebooks, and the grand prize winner won a scooter from Walmart!

Keep reading so that you can win next time. Great job students!

Canyon Spotlight: Mrs. Jesperson

Mrs. Jesperson (formerly Miss Sederholm) is another one of our amazing third grade teachers! Here are some facts you may or may not have known about her:

I grew up in a small town in Arkansas

I am the third child of six children. I have two older brothers, two younger brothers, and a little sister. My parents and two youngest siblings live in Denmark (where she also recently got married).

I will graduate from BYU this upcoming June. This is my first year teaching!

My favorite food is either homemade chicken noodle soup, macaroni and cheese, or bbq chicken.

Miss Nuttall wins Crystal Apple

Candice Brindley

Danika Nuttall teaches third grade. When you ask her students to talk about what they like about their teacher, their eyes light up. They say things like, "she really cares about us," "she is kind and sweet," "she is the best math teacher ever." She takes the time to care for and help each individual student. When they are struggling, she works with them until the problem is solved. She is an amazing and generous teacher. She is very dedicated.