Judy Koontz, a beloved educator and friend, will be retiring at the end of this school year. Most of her career has been at Wilson, and she loves this school. Wilson Elementary has been blessed to have her as part of its school. Not only has she work in Title One, lent out and kept track of take-home books, and educated lives, she has also loved and inspired so many here. We are sad to see her leave, but we wish her the best of luck and happiness in her retirement. We love you, Judy Koontz!
Last month, several of our very own students participated in the statewide science fair at BYU in Provo. A trio of 5th grade boys--Kaleb Spencer, Samuel Lopez-Rivera, and Jonah Phong--placed 4th in their division, and we are so proud of them! A duo of 6th grade boys, Ryker Jarvis and Dante Cervantes, won 1st place in the Life Sciences division and will compete to move on to the nationals. We are amazed by these students' great work, and we thank you for representing our school so well! Go lions!
Does your child enjoy art and want to learn more? Join Nebo School District in their Summer Art Studio! Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can! Follow the link for more information about dates, times, and fees.
Emily Sheets, 3rd grade teacher at Wilson Elementary, was recognized by superintendent Rick Nielsen this week at the Nebo School District board meeting as our school's teacher of the year. How blessed we are to have such an amazing teacher, colleague, and friend! Way to go, Miss Sheets!
Our Reading Round-Up is tomorrow, Thursday April 14th, from 5:00-7:00pm, and we couldn't be more excited! There will be make-and-take activities to help your child improve their reading, and the book fair will be open (it's buy one get one free!). Each child who comes to the Reading Round-Up will get to enter a drawing for their class for a gift basket (parents must accompany their students at this event), and parents will get tickets as they do activities to enter a drawing for family gift baskets (9) each worth $100!
On Monday, students from Rees Elementary in Spanish Fork started our first day back from Spring Break with a fun performance! A group of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Rees have come together to form RAD (Rees African Dummers), where they practice and perform traditional African and Carribean music using drums, steel drums, and other traditional instruments. With their upbeat music, smiles, dancing, and interesting rhythms, it was a great experience to watch and hear them and to see the fun they had while doing it. Thank you, RAD, for coming to perform for us!
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.
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!