Fifth and Sixth-grade students at Canyon Elementary got to show off their basketball shooting skills when they participated in the Elks' Basketball Shoot Out Program. Each student got twenty-five chances to make free throw shots. The highest scoring girls and boys then had a "shoot out" at Canyon. Four students from our school, Matt Money, Noah Conway, Tessa Clayton and Maya Yeates, went on to participate in the district level "Shoot Out". Our school did well at the district level. Matt Money took 2nd place in the boys' division. Tessa Clayton took 1st and Maya Yeates took 3rd in
As an annual Christmas tradition, students in third-grade got to make gingerbread houses. Students saved their empty milk cartons from school lunch for the frame of the house and parents brought candy and icing to help them create their gingerbread houses.
Pictured L-R: Paisley Payne and Mariam Pendleton
We are giving teddy bears and stuffed animals to centers that devote their time to helping children in crisis. Students from Canyon Elementary donated their own stuffed animals to help those little ones in need this holiday season. The centers are able to give a child in crisis a stuffed animal. A cute, warm teddy bear to hug in time of trauma is a great comfort to these children. The centers are managed by highly qualified, trained personnel and they greatly appreciate our help. Students form Canyon Elementary were happy to give, knowing that they are helping other children in need
Canyon student council members sponsored a school-wide food drive service project. Students from all grades brought in canned goods and non-perishable food itmes. Student council members collected the food items and calculated their weight each day. They collected just under 1,500 pounds of food to donate to the local food bank.
Pictured L-r: Ellie Jeppson, Tessa Clayton, Jordyn Harrison, Kiera Leonard, Kylee Crook, Tyler Thompson, Noah Conway, Carter Frame, Keaton Nielsen and Ben Davenport.
Mr. Harlan is the principal of Canyon Elementary and is our "Spotlight" person of the week. Mr. Harlan said this about his family, "I have a "terrific" wife, five girls and 1 boy. I have kids in Delaware, Logan, Utah, Maple Mountian High School and Mapleton Junior High. I also have my first grand-daughter.
Nicole Fellows said, "I was so excited when I heard that Jamie Hamblin was getting the Crystal Apple Award this year. She definitely deserves it! Jamie is one of those people that will go out of her way to help others and make sure everyone feels welcome and appreciated. I remember my very first year at Canyon. I was teaching in first-grade. I didn't know Jamie, but any time we ended up in the work room together, she would talk to me as if we had been friends forever. She will never know how grateful I am for those few minutes of conversation all those days that year. Since I've b
In conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, students enjoyed watching a bike safety assembly put on by Rich Wieber and his son. Both Mr. Wieber and his son are professional bike stunt riders. They have practiced and perfected their stunts over many years. They told the students to always check their bike's brakes, tires, and bike seat before riding and to always wear a bike helmet. At the end of the assembly, they had two teacher volunteers, Miss Jamie Hamblin and Mrs. Angie Perkins, lie down on the gym floor and Rich's son jumped his bike over them.
The first-graders just finished their "Pumsy" unit with the school counselor, Mrs. Andria Lewis. Pumsy helped the students learn about: being able to do hard things, being special, how to take a self-time out, how to get over their fears, and adjusting to change. If you have a first-grader, ask them what they learned from Pumsy!
Pictured: Mrs. Dawn Snell's class with their Pumsy Diplomas
November 9, 2012, members of the Spanish Fork Veterans of Foreign Wars, came to Canyon Elementary to present a special Veterans' Day assembly. Students got to watch a video showing service men and women serving in the military and they also go to hear members of the Spanish Fork Veterans tell a little bit about what they did and where they served when they were in the military. Then at the conclusion, they played taps as the flags were retired and Canyon Elementary students sang "I'm Proud to be an American" to say Thank You to our veterans.
Students in Mrs. Jenna Reid's second grade class got to learn about place value with "Marshmellow Math". Each marshmellow stood for a place value; ones, tens, and hundreds. Students got to stack cereal pieces on toothpicks sticking out from each marshmellow. Then they counted the cereal pieces from each of the place value marshmellows and wrote the number in standard and expanded notation form.
Pictured: Taxya Talbot