We made decorations for the Christmas tree at Zion’s bank. First we made little glass balls with paint I them. Then we made gingerbread men in art class. Then we wrapped toilet paper rolls and tied string to them. On Friday, Dec. 3rd, we went to Zion’s bank and sang the song I Believe. When we were done singing we had cookies.
By Albie Holt
We have been learning about other countries and how they celebrate Christmas. We learned about Egypt from Mr. Byington. When girls get married they wear very heavy bridal clothes. They use hieroglyphic writing. They drive really crazy. If they stick their arm out the window, it may get smashed by another car.
By Christoffer Linville
Wilson Elementary and Wilson PTA have teamed up to give back to students in need at their school this Christmas Season. They are sponsoring the first ever “Wilson Tree of Giving”. And they are inviting the community of Payson to come along.
“We usually all see or know someone in need during the Christmas season” say’s Jennie, a PTA member at Wilson “But with the sluggish economy, the need is greater than ever before”
The sixth grade students at Wilson Elementary school have been practicing the mile run since August. Recently all the sixth grade students participated in a mile long Fun Run during school. The Top three boys and Top three girls received a medal, and all students who participated received a small prize.
Girls: First Place - Beverly Dumas, Second Place - Selena Marquardson, Third place - Yaretzy Garcia
Boys: First Place – Chayce Loveless, Second Place –Elijah Spanheimer, Third place – Josue Zavala
The 4th grade students at Wilson Elementary got a special treat this year, a field trip to our State Capitol. The field trip was arranged and hosted by our legislative representative Patrick Painter and was a fun educational and experience for the students, teachers and parent helpers who attended. The children were able to learn the process of presenting a bill and passing laws while sitting in the seats of the House of Representatives! Next was a tour of the capitol building where the kids learned the history of the building as well as changes made since the re-modeling of the capitol.
Students at Wilson Elementary celebrated the service of our Veterans in many different ways on Veterans' Day. Second-grade students celebrated by making festive wreaths and talking about the important things Veterans have done to keep our country free. Pictured are Brindyn Johnson, Soledad Vera, Ryan Penrod, and Kamdyn Penrod showing off their red, white and blue wreaths.
During a recent assembly Dr. Trapnell and several of his employees educated Wilson students on the importance of proper oral hygiene. Students learned that healthy teeth don’t just give you a good looking smile, but help you speak clearly as well. The students enjoyed several demonstrations; at the end of the demonstration students were asked questions. Three students won a sonicare toothbrush. The rest of the students received a toothbrush and toothpaste to help them remember to take care of their teeth. The faculty and students wish to than Dr.
Take a walk down the fourth-grade hall at Wilson Elementary, and you’ll feel like your walking through a maze of paper zombies. This is all part of a writing project where students relate a story behind a scar they have somewhere on their bodies. As you can imagine the students have been very excited to include every gory detail. This gives students something real to write about, making the writing experience very personal!
Wilson Elementary School was honored as “School of the Year” by Sam’s Club at a recent faculty meeting. Sam’s Club donates over 4 million dollars to schools across the United States every year. At Wilson Elementary Sam’s Club provided each teacher a gift bag filled with various school supplies, and each student a small treat. Sam’s club also donated ten $100 gift cards to help teachers purchase supplies for their classrooms.