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In conjunction with our Green Ribbon Safety Week, our PTA also held a "Fun Run" activity for students to stay safe and be healthy. After students finished running, they cooled off on a hot day with ice cold popscicles.
Picture 1: Students participating in the Fun Run.
Picture 2: Students enjoying popscicles L-R: Maecy Marsh, Erica Brammal and Carly Farnworth.
Canyon Elementary elected a new student council for the 2012-2013 school year.
New council members pictured: Top L-R: Kiera Leonard, Jordyn Harrison, Tessa Clayton, Kylee Crook and Ellie Jeppson.
Bottom L-R: Keaton Nielsen, Noah Conway, Tyler Thompson, Carter Frame and Ben Davenport.
This week's faculty/staff spotlight is Canyon's secretary, Mrs. Julie Higginson. Mrs. Higginson married her high school sweetheart. They have five boys so Mrs. Higginson said she can relate to Ann and Mitt Romney! Their sons are all married and now she has 5 beautiful daughters-in-law. They also have 16 precious grandchildren and are expecting their 17 grandchild. Mrs.
Third-grade students at Canyon Elementary had a combined field trip. They hiked up Provo Canyon noticing the living and non-living plants and animals. When they returned to school, representatives from BYU's Bean Life Science Museum brought living and non-living things from their outreach program to share with the students.
Pictured is Braxton Woodard enjoying a tarantula on his head.
Students in grades K-6 at Canyon Elementary participate in the Ken Garff Road to Success Reading Program. Boys and girls get incentives and prizes for making their reading goals each month. To kick off a new year in the Ken Garff Reading Program, students were entertained with a Ken Garff magic show assembly and were reminded that reading is fun.
Pictured: Abby Kay and Mason Burns
Presenters from Thanksgiving Point came to Canyon Elementary to involve the fourth-grade students in the Tulip Project. There were two parts of this project. The first part was learning about how tulips grow. The students drew and dissected a tulip bulb as they discussed how weather and climate affected the growth of tulips and all plants. For the second part, the students got to go out on our playground and plant approximately 100 tulip bulbs. They had a great time, and are so excited to see if their tulips grow this spring!
Students in Mrs. Jenna Reid's second grade class learned what it's like to be a scientist. They worked in groups to decide if the eggs they were given were raw or boiled. They did experiments and made hypotheses. Then they wrote the results of their experiments. Each group got to share their hypotheses and then got to test them out by cracking their eggs outside to see if they were boiled or raw.
Pictured L-R: Ian Abplanalp, Eliza Pope and Lucy Maurin
August 28, 2012, six hundred students and staff from Canyon Elementary sneaked into the gym during the morning announcements to surprise Mr. Harlan. When he walked in, everyone clapped and sang Happy Birthday. Mr. Harlan turned 50 on August 29th. A Happy Birthday banner was made for him showing pictures of him when he was in grade school. A group of students gave him a bouquet of black balloons and flowers and students and faculty wore black in honor of this momentous occasion.
Canyon Elementary is new to the Gold Medal Schools program this year and they have really taken it to heart. All year students and staff have been walking toward a goal of 20,000 miles. If you visited the school during a recess, you may have seen the third through sixth graders preparing for their Hershey Track Meet or kids jumping rope.