Students from Canyon Elementary and East Meadows have been participating in early morning orchestra for the past two months. Cheryl Wangsgard is the orchestra teacher. Mr. Harlan, Canyon Principal, was giving a presentation about Canyon Elementary to the School Board November 9, 2011, and he invited the orchestra students to perform a couple of numbers during the presentation. The orchestra did an amazing job and received compliments from members of the School Board.
All students in grades K-6 at Canyon Elementary participate in the Ken Garff Road to Success reading program. If students meet their class reading goal each month, they earn entry slips that they can put in containers by the office for a chance to win a bike. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, Principal, Mr. Dave Harlan, pulled two names from the entry containers. Jada Bunnell and Tayxa Talbot both won bikes to pick up from the Springville Wal Mart store.
Pictured L-R: Jada Bunnell and Tayxa Talbot.
Students and teachers alike enjoyed dressing up for Halloween at Canyon Elementary. All grades K-6 had fun showing off their costumes as they paraded through the halls for parents.
Pictured L-R: Students Whitney Koyle as the Mad Hatter and Lacey Gardner as the Bride of Frankenstein
Pictured L-R: Fourth-grade teachers: Angie Perkins, Nicole Fellows and Jamie Hamblin
Zak Flinders, fifth-grade student from Canyon Elementary, entered UDOT's contest "Walk More in 4". UDOTwanted to encourage students to walk or bike to school therefore putting less cars on the roads. During the month of September, students kept track of all the days they walked or rode their bikes to and from school. If you conformed 75% of the time, you were eligible for a drawing for a bike or scooter. UDOT received over 4,000 entries. They gave out 30 bikes and scooters. Zak was surprised to find out that he was a winner of a new bicycle and helmet. Cherissa Wood from UDOT pr
Third-grade students at Canyon Elementary each read a favorite book and then wrote a book report. As a final activity, they decorated a pumpkin as one of the main characters from the book they read. Students brought their decorated pumpkin story characters to school to share with their classmates.
Pictured L-R: Cassie Rawe, Addison McLean and Jordyn Pierson
Canyon PTA volunteers along with student council members sponsored Red Ribbon Week for Canyon Elementary October 24-27, 2011. During Red Ribbon Week, students pledge to be drug free and say "no" to drugs. Every day has a different theme. Monday everyone received a red wristband to wear all week. Tuesday they will have a great assembly. Wednesday everyone will wear red and Thursday students will create the school's longest red paper chain.
Pictured L-R: Kade Argyle, Matthew Conway, Marley Jensen, Brooke Robinson and Kassidy Johnson
Author, Tyler Whitesides, visited Canyon Elementary telling third through sixth-grade students about his new book, Janitors. It's a magical story about a secret society of wizard-like janitors. Mr. Whitesides also told the students that everyone has the ability to do extraordinary things. Mr. Whitesides told the boys and girls that they can all be authors. Students can take information from reading and their everyday experiences and turn them into great stories.
Pictured L-R: Author, Tyler Whitesides, Pei-Pei Magleby and Jasmine Rose.
Canyon Elementary PTA sponsored a family night carnival Monday, October 3, 2011. Students and their families came back to school that evening to enjoy games, rides and great food. There was also a slient auction to bid on doanted baskets. This fundraiser was a great success bringing in over $7,000.
Nathan Lawrence at fish pond game.
TayLynn Murray at frog game.
Students from Canyon Elementary participated in the annual Fourth-Grade Map Walk. After learning about Utah's mountains, lakes, rivers, and deserts, students created their own map of Utah out of cakes, play dough, wood, flowers, fabric, puzzles, and so much more. These maps were proudly displayed for teachers, parents, and other students.
Pictured L-R: Sarah Pope, Sydnee Slaymaker and Saige Stewart
Canyon sixth-grade students got to apply for student council. Twenty were selected from the application process. Those students made posters about themselves asking students to vote for them and the posters were displayed in the lunchroom. In an assembly, they also got to tell an audience of fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade students why they should vote for them. After the votes were counted, the new student council was announced at school. The new 2011-2012 student council members from Canyon Elementary are: Emily Pope, Kennedy Payne, Lacey Gardner, Spencer Cable, Kennedy Frame, S