January 2015

DARE K-9 presentation


Our 5th grade classes have been doing the D.A.R.E program with Spanish Fork City Police officer, Officer Beddoes.

Officer Beddoes invited Officer Grover, and his dog, Lord, to come and do a presentation for the 5th graders.

Lord is a Belgian Malinois from Germany. He is a very smart, hardworking dog, that is mostly used to find drugs. His owner, Officer Grover did some demonstrations to show how good Lord is at finding things by smell.

Musician Brings Anti-Bullying Message

Shauna Patrick, Jamie Hamblin

Eric Dodge, a country vocalist, visited Canyon Elementary this week, and focused his comments on being kind to others, and not bullying. He passed out black wrist bands to some students imprinted with the slogan "Why Not Today" as a motto for each student to begin "today" making their own life more positive, as well as the lives of people around them.

Spotlight-Miss Sharp

Canyon Student Council

Miss Sharp is one of our awesome new teachers in 3rd grade.

Here is some information to get to know her a little better:

1. Where did you grow up? Coeurd'alene, Idaho

2. What sports do you like? Basketball, Football, and all others.

3. When did you start teaching? This year.

4. What is your favorite food? Everything! But mostly ice cream, chocolate and soda.

Miss Sharp brings a great energy to her classroom and her students love her!

6th grade Olympics


The 6th graders at Canyon have been studying ancient Europe, including ancient Greece. The teachers organized a fun activity and divided the students into six city-states. They then competed in a modern day Olympic competition.

The events included Discus throw, three-legged race, free-throw contest, scooter board races, long jump, and paper plate ice skating.

The winning city-states with the most points were:    Bronze: Magara       Silver: Olympia        Gold: Corinth

Ballet West comes to Canyon

Shauna Patrick

Canyon students (3rd-6th grades) got the opportunity to watch Ballet West, a professional dance company in Salt Lake, perform right here at our school!

The professionals talked about many things about ballet, and some student even went up  up and learned  moves from some of the pros!

Ballet West then performed beautiful scenes from The Nutcracker, in full costume!

The kids loved it, and learned a little about an art that they might not have known a lot about.

Thanks Ballet West!