March 2016

St. Patrick's Day

by McKenzie VanDam, 6th grade

Saint Patrick's Day

The day of the Festival of Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, the tradtional death date of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the 17th century. The celebrations generally involved public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.

Ballet West Visits Wilson


Recently a professional ballet company called Ballet West visited Wilson Elementary to teach and perform for our students. They taught us different ballet terms, positions, dances, and other information about the world of dance and ballet. They performed sections of the Nutcracker ballet, and they wore elaborate costumes to enhance their performance. Thank you, Ballet West, for providing us with such a rich experience!

Parent Teacher Conferences Are Here Again!


It's almost time for our last Parent Teacher Conference night of the school year! Please make some time to come to the school to visit with your child's teacher about how things in the classroom are going. The night will be Thursday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) from 3:00-9:00pm. Below is a link to a Google Doc sign-up page. Please choose an open time to meet with your child's teacher. We would love to see you!

Basketball Fun Shot Winners


This week some of Wilson's 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students participated in a "fun shot" basketball competition to see how many shots they could make in 1 minute from 5 different spots on the basketball court. The top 3 boys and girls from each grade got to go the Payson area competition the next night, where Kamika Wesley won 3rd place for the 4th grade boys and Emersea Beddoes won 2nd place for the 5th-6th grade girls! Here are our school winners who moved onto the Payson area. Great job to everyone!

4th grade boys:

Kamika Wesley

Hunter Gurr

Kanyon Ford

Science Fair Winners Moving on to BYU!

Recently, our school had our annual science fair for 5th and 6th grade students. The top 10 projects then moved on to the Nebo School District science fair. We are excited to announce that several of our students have moved on from the district science fair to the BYU science fair at the end of the month! Congratulations to Natalie Bingham (6th), Ryker Jarvis (6th), Dante Cervantes (6th), Savannah Stinson (5th), Conrad Pendelbury (6th), Eduardo Cabrera (6th), Sam Lopez Rivera (5th), Jonah Phong (5th), and Kaleb Spencer (5th) on making it to the BYU fair!