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.
May 23, 2012, Mr. Harlan drew out two names of students to win $50 college savings certificates each. The college savings certificates were donated by the Ken Garff Road to Success reading program. During the year, students earned entry slips for the drawings by reaching their class monthly reading goals. The winners of the $50 college savings certificates were Brynn Anderson and Sydnee Slaymaker.
Pictured L-R: Brynn Anderson and Sydnee Slaymaker
May 22, 2012, Canyon Elementary held its annual 6th grade vs faculty kickball game. Other grades, 1st-5th, got to watch and cheer on their favorite team. Sixth-grade students won the game 16-8.
Spanish Fork Rotary Club donates dictionaries to third grade students every year in the fall. In the spring, the students have a Spelling Bee. Rotary Club representative, Mr. Todd Harrison, was present at the Spelling Bee. First place winner was Damon Jones, second place winner was Cade Campbell and third place winner was Bruce Huntsman.
Pictured L-R: Damon Jones, Cade Campbell and Bruce Huntsman
We would like to recognize Larry Hathaway and congratulate him on receiving the Classified Crystal Apple Award. He is truly deserving of this award for his many years of service at Park Elementary and here at Canyon. He is a very hard working individual. We receive compliments often about how nice our school looks and smells. We can thank Mr.
Every year the Spanish Fork Kiwanis Club recognizes outstanding 6th grade students from the area elementary schools in their Terrific Kids Program. Criterion for a Terrific Kid is one who is: THOUGHTFUL, ENTHUSIASTIC, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, INCLUSIVE, FRIENDLY, INQUISITIVE AND CAPABLE; hence, TERRIFIC.
The following students from Canyon Elementary Sixth-grade received the Terrific Kids award for 2012:
Mason Olson, Carson Chappell, Spencer Cable, Natalie Pendleton, Jessica Anderson, Hallie Rees, Kacie Jones and Cameron Hanks.
Mr. Larry Hathaway, custodian at Canyon Elementary, is retiring after 32 years of service. The message he wants to leave with everyone is, "Enjoy life. I have had a wonderful job working as a custodian for Park School and Canyon School over the years. I have worked with the best of all: my teachers, office staff, and principals. I am going to follow my dreams now. Thank you for letting me work for Nebo and the kids that we serve."
Congratulations, Mr. Hathaway, on your retirement!