School News

Choir Christmas Concert December 9th

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The Wilson Elementary School choir concert will be tomorrow, December 9th, at 7:00pm in the school cafeteria. The students were given the opportunity to hear from our choir this afternoon, and the singers did a beautiful job! There is a lot to be excited for in this Christmas concert. Bring your family and enjoy a fun-filled, celebratory evening with the choir!

Utah Opera Visits Wilson Elementary

Last week our school had the pleasure of learning about opera music from the Utah Opera! The kids had a fun time listening to the visitors' operatic voices, learning new music terms like soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and aria, and watching their acting while singing. The presenters took part in a "So You Want to Be an Opera Star?" contest, which was entertaining and enlightening. Thanks to the Utah Opera for coming to our school!

Turkey Gobble Contest Winners

Last week each classroom participated in a fun Thanksgiving activity--a turkey gobbling contest! A winner was chosen from each classroom, and then from those selected one winner was chosen for each grade. The grade-level winners were:

Brady Risenmay - AM Kindergarten

Jaxon Keele - PM Kindergarten

Averee LeRoy - 1st grade

Ethan Pace - 2nd grade

Tracer Lowe - 3rd grade

Avrie O-Bryant - 4th grade

Olivia Carrillo - 5th grade

Justin Risenmay - 6th grade

Veterans Day 2015

Two weeks ago Wilson Elementary had the pleasure of having two military veterans participate in a school-wide flag raising ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day. The musical trio Firefly also participated by singing the national anthem, and they did a beautiful job! Thank you to all the veterans and those currently serving our country.

Parent Teacher Night

Our second Parent Teacher Conference night is coming up! On Wednesday, December 2nd, from 2:10-8:00pm, please take advantage of an opportunity to visit your child's classroom and conference with his/her teacher. This is a great time to see how your child is doing in school, the quality of work he/she is doing, and talk about the needs and successes of your child, especially as we near the end of the first half of the school year. Below is a link to sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher. We hope to see you there!

Robotics

Every Friday after school, a group of students gathers in the school cafeteria to learn how to make robots. When I popped in today to see how it was going, I saw 5th and 6th grade students, boys and girls alike, working on laptops, discussing how to improve their robots, fiddling with their creations, and testing their designs. It was an incredible experience to see these students using robotics vocabulary and working together to create working, moving robots! The students love going to robotics class and learning how to use technology to make amazing creations.

Wilson Contributes to "Read For The Record" Numbers

Not too long ago we celebrated Read For The Record, where Mr. Rawlings read to every student in the school. Read For The Record is a global event where "over 2.2 million children and adults gathered in schools, libraries, and communities around the world to read Not Norman: A Goldfish Story. The book was so popular, it sold out everywhere!" (Jumpstart's Read for the Record) As a school, we contributed 530 students that impressive number of 2.2 million! That was more than any other school in the district. We are proud to be Wilson Lions!

Apex Fun Run Is Here!

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photo courtesy of Apex

The PTA's annual fundraiser this year is the Apex Fun Run! Next Wednesday, November 11th, students will spend 30 minutes running laps. This week and into next week they can gather pledges from friends and family, and after the Fun Run they will collect those pledges. For example, if someone pledged to donate $1 per lap for a student and that student runs 30 laps next Wednesday, he/she would give the student $30 after the Fun Run. Flat donations are also accepted and appreciated!

Mummifying...Stuffed Animals?

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Last week, if you had walked down the 6th grade hallway, you would have found students cleaning stuffed animals, taking out the stuffing, and wrapping them up in toilet paper. Why? The students are learning all about ancient Egypt and the customs of its ancient people. To make the process of mummifying come alive (especially during the Halloween holiday), the students went through each step of the mummifying process using old stuffed animals. The students had a blast and learned a lot through this hands-on activity.

Red Ribbon Week: A Huge Success!

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This past week was Red Ribbon Week, where students pledged to live a drug-free life. Included in the celebrations were a door decoration contest, two assemblies--The Rocky Mountain Wizard magic show and the UVU Spirit Squad--and dress-up days all week. The week concluded with a spectacular Halloween Parade. Thanks to everyone who participated, helped, and supported all that went on this week. And a huge thanks to the parents of our students who work hard to lead and support their children!

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