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May 2012

Principal, Teachers and Students Slimed at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 09:17

On Monday, May 7th, the students at Spanish Oaks witnessed the sliming of many teachers, students and even Mrs. Huff, our principal. Sixth grade students that read the most minutes this year got to choose whether they wanted to be slimed or wanted to slime someone else. Students set monthly reading goals and worked hard to meet them throughout the year, and to improve and progress in reading.

Photos of students and teachers being slimed

Spanish Oaks Exceeds Reading Goal!

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 12:26

Students, teachers and staff at Spanish Oaks Elementary have made a commitment again this year to participate in the Road to Success reading program sponsored by the Ken Garff Automotive Group. The students were rewarded for their efforts in reading by being entertained by a magic show preformed by Paul Brewer.
Through this yearly reading program students are encouraged to become avid readers and foster a love for reading. This program is fun and exciting as students earn prizes and incentives by accumulating reading minutes. Six lucky readers were drawn to win bicycles and saving bonds at the assembly

Photo #1
Bicycle winners for 2011-2012
Top L to R: Dallin Johnson, Keana Huffman
Bottom L to R: Samuel Gunderson, Keiran Adams

Photo #2
Savings Bond winners for 2011-2012
L to R: Taylor Reategui and Madison Meeks

Sixth Grade students Honored by Kiwanis Club

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 08:24

Six 6th grade students were honored as “Terrific Kids” by the Spanish Fork Kiwanis Club. Carol Tanner ,a representative from the Kiwanis Club, presented this award to these students. The students were chosen because of their positive attitudes, willingness to learn and go the extra mile in their school work.
Pictured are “Terrific Kids” that were honored .
Top L to R: Carol Tanner (Kiwanis Club Representative), Dallin Carter, Daniel Borba, Matt Asay
Bottom L to R: Mariah Gainer, Madison Tracy, Joie Hunter

Classified Employee at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:34
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Spanish Oaks Elementary has selected Beth Blakey as the Classified Employee of the year. Beth has worked for Nebo School district for 24 years and has worked with many students at various schools. The award was presented by Craig Harvey and is sponsored by Horace Mann Insurance. Beth was nominated by the faculty at Spanish Oaks.
Beth is a true professional, always has a positive attitude, and serves the faculty and students at Spanish Oaks with a smile. She will do anything to help others and is always willing to go the extra mile in all she does. Beth loves spending time with her family, watching sports, shopping and quilting. She is married to Steve Blakey and is the mother of 4 boys and grandmother to 9 grandchildren that she loves to spoil. Congratulations, Beth!
Pic. L to R Beth Blakey, Craig Harvey (Horace Mann)

Foster Grandparent Program at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:42
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Annette Crane, foster grandparent volunteer, has spent the last two years at Spanish Oaks
Elementary volunteering to help students meet their academic goals. Annette moved here from California a few years ago to be close to her grandchildren and decided to volunteer in the schools. Annette said, “This has been such a rewarding job to see students work hard to improve their skills and to learn that hard work and determination pays off.” One student that works with Annette commented, “Mrs. Crane is so nice and she has a lot of patience and helps me to be a better reader.” In her free time Annette loves to design and sew quilts that she donates to veterans in need as well as to hospitals. She loves to spend time with her family and she loves to spend time grooming her yard. Annette is a valued employee! We appreciate all she does for the students at our school.

Photo of foster grandparent, Annette Crane

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