Utah Valley Educator of the Week!

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Taryn Brown is a fifth-grade teacher at Apple Valley Elementary School in Santaquin. She has been teaching for 10 years. She received her education at Snow College and UVU. Along with teaching, she is also a mentor teacher to new teachers, the school community council facilitator, and teaches English to children in China.

Utah Valley Student of the Week

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Abigail Rowley is a fifth-grader at Apple Valley Elementary and is this week’s student of the week.

Abby loves to read mysteries — one of her favorites is the Nancy Drew series. She is studying gymnastics and is able to complete a back handspring on the ground.


Abby is currently serving as a Student Council member for our school. She shared an experience that is a great example of the type of contribution she makes each day.

3rd Grade Decorates Zion's Bank Christmas Tree

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3rd grade is making ornaments for Zions Bank Christmas tree. They will walk over to the bank on Tuesday, leave our ornaments and sing a Christmas carol. Our third grade teachers are so fun! 
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Veterans Day

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On Veterans Day we had Sergeant Donald Lee Paas come and talk to some students about the Veitnam War. Sergeant Paas was in the air force and he told stories about how the soliders lived and some duties they had while they lived over seas. He told the story of how the soldiers would want to make their planes look more intimidating so they would paint mean faces on them. Sergeant Paas also brought some memorabilia for the students to see and try on. We are so grateful for our veterans and soldiers of America, who have fought and sacraficed so much for our freedoms.

Grant Awarded to Ms. Mortensen

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"I received a grant from the Nebo Education Foundation in the amount of $600. This grant will be used for the purchase of books that meet the criteria of the University of Utah's Reading Clinic, in which our intervention specialist team is trained in. We meet with multiple children in one setting on a daily basis. Meeting with several students at once allows us to service a high volume of individuals. The purchase of these books will be a great asset to students in grades 1-3 who are falling behind in reading, fluency and comprehension. 

5th Grade Wax Museum

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Our 5th Graders had their wax museum today! They all did an amazing job memorizing and reciting their interesting facts and decorating their posters. The other grades loved going in and pushing the buttons to see the historical statues come to life! Great job 5th graders, you all looked and did amazing! 


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Halloween was SO fun! We had so many fun and unique costumes come in yesterday. We hope you all had a great day at school and fun and safe time trick or treating! 

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Reflection Winners

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We have our 2018/2019 Reflection Winners! The theme for this year was "Hero's around us". We had members of our local Fire Department and community come and judge the entries. They said it was the hardest job they've ever had to do! And I believe them! We had so many great entries. Congrats to our winners!

                                      1st place winners:

Quinn McNeff – Visual Arts

Paisley Bryant – Visual Arts

Save the Kids Conference

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Save the date! November 5th @ 6:00 pm in the Springville High School Auditorium. 

They will be presenting ideas on how to:

Balancing screen time and device use
Protecting and cultivating our children’s self worth
Devising a sensible family use of device plan

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