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MMHS Football Players Visit Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:36
Football Player Visit
Football Player Visit
Football Player Visit
Football Player Visit
Football Player Visit

Football players from Maple Mountain High School took time out of their busy school schedules to read to the students at Spanish Oaks Elementary who are more than half their age and less than twice their size.  They visited classrooms and read their favorite books to the students.  The players encouraged students to always work hard and to be the very best they can be! 

"They are excited ... they are happy ... their faces just really light up," said one young football player.  "They are happy that we are there and it was fun to read to them."

But it's not just reading.  Anytime a high school kid with a jersey comes in wanting to spend time with our children, it makes them fell so important!  They already look up to these high-schoolers physically, but now they look up to them as mentors and heroes as well.  It is only fitting that this year's theme of Superheros found these heroes not in capes, but in jerseys.

"It shows that football players can be role models in the community and how we can serve others, and serve the little kids ... It is good for us and good for the kids," said Brad Burtenshaw, Head Coach. "We learn a lot and they learn a lot; it is just helpful for everyone all around."

We would like to thank Coach Burtenshaw and the Golden Eagle players for their visit!

Movie Under the Stars

Submitted by kali.brown on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 18:15
The Incredibles

Spanish Oaks students all gathered with their families under a cloudy sky for a movie night outside on the school playground on Friday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m.  To kick off this year’s PTA focus of “Be Your Child’s First Super Hero”, The Incredibles was shown on a gigantic screen.  Families brought blankets, pillows, chairs, and treats and joined us for our movie under the stars!

Welcome Back!

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 18:38
Spanish Oaks Explorers

We are so pleased to welcome each of you back to another great year at Spanish Oaks Elementary!  This year please find valuable information regarding school activities, calendars, policies, schedules, resources, etc., on our school website at  The entire staff is looking forward to working with you and your children!  We are anxious to begin setting goals in preparation for an exciting and successful year.

Our mission is to provide a strong educational foundation, inspire individual potential, foster responsible citizenship and instill a desire for lifelong learning.  This will be accomplished through an enriched curriculum with quality instruction in literacy, mathematics, technology, art, music, science, and social studies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call.  More than anything we want your child to have an outstanding learning experience here at Spanish Oaks Elementary.  We set very high expectations for each of our students and will do our best in assisting your child to reach their potential.  Thank you very much for your continued support of our learning.  We could not do it without you!

Upcoming Events

  • School Registration (for all new and returning students) - Thursday, August 1, from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Open House / Parent Meeting – Wednesday, August 21, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School (1st – 6th) – Thursday, August 22, 8:55 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • First Day of Kindergarten – Thursday, August 29

Golden Explorer Awards at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 11:55

Several fifth grade students were honored with the Golden Explorer Award on May 10th . The students earned this award by exceeding academic expectations and goals. One of things they had to do was to read at least 20 books during this school year. These students expressed how much they enjoyed reading new books.

Photo of students that earned The Golden Explorer Award
Top Row L to R: Andrew Pontious, Anna Carter, Arabel Gomez, Kierra Oyler, Kamry Adams, Michael Swan
Bottom Row L to R: Ellie Jewkes, Mandy Rothaug, Andrew Huhtula, Alison Beal, Courtney Smith, Heather Johnson, Tarlan Kelly and Luke Anderson

Chess Club Winners 2012-2013

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:09
4th Chess.JPG

Congratulations to all those students who participated in our chess tournament at Spanish Oaks Elementary this year! We had great participation from our 4th, , 5th and 6th grade students. The students had the opportunity to sign up and learn more about the game of Chess. Students used their skills competing in matches with other students on their grade level. We had several winners from each grade level and all students had fun!
Photo #1 6th grade
1st place-Caeden Wilding
2nd place-Mason Allen
3rd place-Duncan Rowberry

Photo #2 5th grade
1st place-Kamry Adams
2nd place-Andrew Pontious
3rd place-Miles Watkins

Photo #3 4th grade
1st place-Hunter Meeks
2nd place-Nathan Silva
3rd place-Kaiden Baird

Principal Huff Walks the Plank at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:37

On Monday, May 13th, the students at Spanish Oaks witnessed Mrs. Huff, our principal, walking the plank and getting soaked with water. This was because the students and staff met the goal of 2,500,000 minutes. The students at Spanish Oaks were challenged to set monthly reading goals and worked hard throughout the year, and to improve and progress in reading.

Photos of Mrs. Huff and students

Spanish Oaks Exceeds Reading Goal!

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:07

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. Three lucky readers were drawn to win bicycles at the assembly .

Photo #1
Bicycle winners for 2012-2013
L to R: McKay Meeks, Tyler Brown and Paige Whittaker

Wax Museum at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 19:41

On May 16, 2013, the fourth grade students participated in their annual Wax Museum. Each student researched a famous person that they were representing and prepared a short speech and brochure with interesting facts to share about that person. The halls of the school were set up as a wax museum so the students and parents could attend. They would press the buttons on the desks bringing the figures to life.
Pictures of fourth grade Wax Museum

Invention Convention at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:46

The second grade students at Spanish Oaks Elementary participated in the annual Invention Convention. Each student had to complete the process of indentifying a problem, brainstorming solutions, and creating an invention to help with the solution. Some of the projects included games, kitchen appliances and robots. The students displayed their inventions for other classes and parents to walk through and enjoy.

Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 10:15

This year’s recipient for the Crystal Apple Award from Spanish Oaks Elementary is Shanna Stirland. Shanna attended Ricks College and graduated from Brigham Young University. Shanna has been teaching fifth grade for the past 12 years. Shanna demonstrates professionalism by having a positive attitude and a great relationship with her students, the parents of her students, as well as the teachers on her collaborative team. She cares about each individual student in her class and is willing to help in any way she can to meet the needs of each one. Shanna has expressed how much she loves it when students realize what they are capable of. Shanna is always willing to go the extra mile to try new ideas and to make learning exciting for her students. When she isn’t helping students at school she likes reading, running and spending time with her husband and 4 kids. Congratulations, Shanna on receiving the Crystal Apple!


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