This year's Parade of States was so good! Students selected a state and gathered research in class. They were then tasked with the assignment to make a shoebox float the represented their stated. Mrs. Openshaw & Mrs. Haines are so proud of their students! All of our students participated (all 43 of them made and turned in a shoebox float) and did a great job! Even though the presentation part of the assignment looked a little bit different than past years, the students were still able to invite someone to come walk through and see what the 5th graders have learned.
Our Ambassadors of the Month for February were chosen for showing Honesty and Trustworthiness. Thanks to all of those that received the award this month! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Mrs. Oberg who received the Horace Mann Classified Employee of the Year Award. Mrs. Oberg is our Office Secetary and does a whole bunch to keep our school working smoothly! We are so lucky to have her run our front office! Congratualtions Mrs. Oberg!
Congratualtions to Mrs. Larsen for receiving the Crystal Apple Award for the 2020-2021 school year. The Crystal Apple Award is given to teachers that show excellence in teaching. We are very lucky to have Mrs. Larsen teaching our 2nd graders! Congratulations Mrs. Larsen!
We want to congratulate Mrs. DeGraffenried on her decision to retire at the end of the school year. We know it was a hard choice for her to make, but she is looking forward to spending some much deserved time with her family, and more specifically, her grandchildren. We are all going to miss her, but we're so happy that she gets to have free time to do the things she wants to do.
Mrs. DeGraffenried has said the following about her decision to retire:
With Mrs. DeGraffenried retiring at the end of the year, we want to welcome and introduce our new principal, Mr. Ben Atkin.
Mr. Atkin received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah Valley University and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Southern Utah University.
Currently Mr. Atkin serves as a Title I Coordinator at Park View Elementary. He has been there for the past three years. He started his career teaching third and fourth grades at Spring Lake Elementary for thirteen years.
If you have a child that will be 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2021, and would like to have them screened for the district's Title 1 preschool for the 2021-2022 school year, screening appointments will be held on April 19th, 2021 at Taylor Elementary in Payson. Follow this link for more information:
To sign up for an appointment, follow this link. Click on the 19th and pick a time: