Welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday, and we are excited to have our students back! Term 2 ends on Thursday (January 14th). Please talk with your child and make sure he/she is caught up in all assignments and ready to start Term 3 on January 19th!
We would like to give a big Wilson Lion welcome to Sarah Moss and Heidi Betts, two new teachers who will be joining our faculty in January! They both recently graduated from BYU, and they can't wait to start working with all the wonderful, friendly people who interact with the school. If you see them in the halls, be sure to say hello! Welcome, Mrs. Moss and Mrs. Betts!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!