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
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Classified Employee at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:34
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.
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Foster Grandparent Program at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:42
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.
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Spanish Oaks performs That’s Princess…..With a Pea!!

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 15:51
Spanish Oaks performs That’s Princess…..With a Pea!! Students from all grade levels performed the play, That’s Princess…..With a Pea, with music, lyrics and book written by Elliot Baker. The play was performed for the student body and their families. The play was directed by Miranda Duke and co-directed by Angie Warner. Many volunteer hours were put in by the students and parents.
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Spanish Oaks Students place at B.Y.U Science Fair

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:52
Congratulations to the Spanish Oaks students listed below who were winners at the Central Utah Science Fair at BYU: 1stPlace: Dallin Carter – “Gears Providing Mechanical Advantages” Caeden Wilding – “UV Rays: Can They be Stopped?” 3rdPlace: Ladd Davies – “Measuring Wind Speed with Balloons” 4thPlace: Annika & Isabell Wood – “Water Absorption of Wood” Mary Kilpatrick & Emma Young – “Dry Ice Challenge” Also, thank you to Mrs.
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“Helping Soles” Shoe Drive at Spanish Oaks Elementary

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:44
The students of Spanish Oaks Elementary had the opportunity to help raise money for New Life Orphanage in Ghana. Students were asked to collect used shoes and bring them to school. They are then the shoes are shipped to Africa where they are sold cheaply to street vendors, who then clean and repair the shoes to sell them in the market. The grade levels that collected the most shoes were fifth grade and sixth grade. Thank you to our student council for collecting and sorting the shoes and thank you to our students and their families for supporting this great charitable fund raiser.
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Nifty Fifty United States Peformed by Fifth Grade Students

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:34
Fifty Nifty United States Fifth grade students from Spanish Oaks Elementary performed for their families and friends. The performance was a culmination of their studies of United States history. The program was a combination of songs, narration and skits which students have learned and rehearsed throughout the school year. The program started with Christopher Columbus and included other events such as the signing of the Declaration, Eli Whitney, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Titanic, Rosa Parks on the bus and many other important historical events.
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DAY OF SERVICE AT SPANISH OAKS

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:45
Day of Service at Spanish Oaks Employees from U.S. Synthetics, a polycrystalline diamond oil and gas exploration company in Orem, volunteered at Spanish Oaks Elementary for the National Day of Service. The volunteers were excited to be able to give back to their community and demonstrate their commitment to improving the quality of life for all of us. The volunteers helped in individual classrooms and unpacked and stamped newly purchased student reading textbooks. We appreciate U.S. Synthetics and their employees for the time spent at our school. Photos of U. S. Synthetics employees
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KINDY 500 AT SPANISH OAKS

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:40
Kindy 500 at Spanish Oaks Life is a highway for the kindergarten students at Spanish Oaks Elementary. The students created a vehicle to travel to different destinations and learn about national symbols and famous people in history. Some of the destinations the students visited were The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Betsy Ross’ home, and the Statue of Liberty. Students and parents lined the halls of the school while the kindergarten students took a few laps around to show off their Kindy 500 creations. Photos of Kindy 500
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Author visits Spanish Oaks Elementary

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:40
Author Julie Wright visited Spanish Oaks recently. She is the author of the Hazzardous Universe series. Ms. Wright shared with students her experiences as an author and got the children excited about writing. She spoke about the influence of one of her teachers in middle school, Mrs. Brown, who helped her to realize her talent and potential as a writer. She had the students in the audience help write a story using their imaginations by choosing characters from objects in a trunk, creating a plot and resolving a conflict.
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