This year Wilson School students have been participating in the “Lion’s Roar” challenge. Students are able to earn three different awards by completing a number of tasks in four different categories: Academic, Citizenship, Personal, and Participation. The awards given at 10 completed tasks (Lion Cub Award), 20 completed tasks (Lion Mane Award), and 35+ tasks (Lion Pride Award). Many students have received these awards, and in a recent assembly the first Lion Pride Awards were handed out. Congratulations to all the students who were recognized for their achievements!
Who do our kids turn to when things are not right? Who is always there to
help through the tough situations that happen in some students lives? Who
is always willing to help any teacher in any way she can? Vicki Lyons -
Sending a note to a loved one in heaven on a balloon, helping a child know
how to make friends, being DoSo the dolphin or helping overcome a child's
fears are just a few of the things that our school counselor does.
Wilson Elementary students have been going crazy for reading this year! Wednesday, January 27 was “Crazy for Reading” day, and students were able to wear crazy hair to school, and had a read-a-thon for part of the day. Students had been working hard to meet reading goals for term 2 as well. Students who reached their term 2 reading goal were able to attend an assembly where American Beauty Academy students gave eight Wilson teachers, and Principal Ron Penrod a crazy hairstyle. Fun was had by all. Keep up the reading Wilson Lions!
On Friday, January 22, 2010 Dr. Merle Keller came to Wilson Elementary School and presented the sixth-grade students with dictionaries. “I want you students to have the brightest possible future.” Dr. Keller said. When asked about the dictionaries, sixth–grade student Brittney Nielsen said, “I think that they are great! I found that there is a really long word that takes up most of a page.” From the sixth-grade teachers and students, THANK YOU Dr. Keller!
To help celebrate this big event we are making a commemorative cookbook!
Did your children attend Wilson? Did you attend Wilson yourself? Are you a supporter of Wilson Elementary? We want to include your recipe and memories in our cookbook! This cookbook will also include fun quotes from the students, nearly 600 delicious recipes, dividers designed by students, and a full history of the school, including pictures! It will be a great cookbook that you will want to keep for years.
This year the theme for the refletions contest was "Beauty is. . ." and we certainly had some beautiful entries! The winners were announced at school on November 3rd and an open house was held later that night to showcase all the artwork. We would like to thank Hogi Yogi, Crest, and Covey Center for the Arts for donating prizes.
Fifth-grade students at Wilson Elementary have recently been studying about electricity. While walking down the hallway you could see lights flashing and buzzers coming from Mrs. Kristy Litster's room. Students were able to build circuits out of nine-volt batteries, old Christmas lights, and electric powered buzzers. Pictured is Lizbeth Tinoco showing off her circuit made to power an old Christmas light.
The PTA sponsored safety week at Wilson Elementary. A lot of time and effort was put into reminding the students to be safe. Students created posters that were hung around the school. On Wednesday of safety week it was walk-to-school day. Students were greeted by local police officers, Payson High Cheerleaders, and several student athletes from BYU. Thank you Wilson PTA for all you do!
Dallin Poulsen was presented an award recently for staying calm during an emergency. His mom, Shannon Poulsen, was injured and unable to call for help. Since his father was at work, Dallin quickly got to a phone called his dad to find out what to do. Shannon is now doing well, and avoided further complications because of Dallin’s quick thinking.