August 2016

New Teacher Spotlight: Breanna Partridge

Submitted by cami.chang on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 21:50

Some of you may know Breanna Partridge as one of our amazing substitute teachers here at Wilson, but she has also recently become our new Computers teacher! She married her sweetheart in 2012, and she and her husband have 2 dogs that they treat like family. Mrs. Partridge’s favorite animal is the sphynx cat (hairless cat), and she loves salmon with broccoli and Banana Foster with peaches. She loves reading, especially fantasy and science fiction books. Her dream vacation would be to go to South Korea and Japan to try all of their amazing food! Mrs.

New Teacher Spotlight: Kirsten Beal

Submitted by cami.chang on Thu, 08/25/2016 - 17:34

Another new third grade teacher at our school this year is Kirsten Beal. Mrs. Beal was recently married this summer, and she is the fifth of six children in her family. Her favorite dessert is pie, and her favorite animal is a dog. Her dream vacation would be to go anywhere as long as it is with her family. Something unique about Mrs. Beal is that she can loop her arms all the way around her body! Three of her favorite books are Goose Girl, Blackmore, and Ella Enchanted. Mrs.

Come Meet Your Kindergarten Teacher!

Submitted by cami.chang on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:20

Attention Kindergarten Parents: Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, through Thursday, Aug. 25th, are kindergarten assessments. Friday the 26th is Come Meet Your Kindergarten Teacher Day! You can come to the school between 12:15-2:15pm on this day and meet your child’s teacher. Kindergarten then begins on Tuesday, August 30th. See you soon!

New Teacher Spotlight: Celeste Fisher

Submitted by cami.chang on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:20

Celeste Fisher is one of our new 3rd grade teachers, and we are so excited to have her! Mrs. Fisher has five children, four grandchildren, and another granddaughter coming in February! Mrs. Fisher and her husband just celebrated their 32nd anniversary. Her favorite food is Mexican food, and she loves anything chocolate, especially with nuts, marshmallows, caramel, toffee, etc. added in. Mrs. Fisher enjoys playing the piano and singing. When asked about her dream vacation, she said, “ I have always wanted to go to Austria.

New Teacher Spotlight: Tiffany Cook

Submitted by cami.chang on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:38

Tiffany Cook is joining our 3rd grade team this year, and she is phenominal! Mrs. Cook has been married for five years, and she and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors. They rock climb, travel, camp, and scuba dive! In fact, her dream vacation would be to go to Cook Islands to go scuba diving. Her favorite food is Korean, and she loves anything sweet for desserts! Mrs. Cook loves reading and enjoys reading whatever her students like to read. She particularly likes You are Special by Max Luccado. When asked why she became a teacher, Mrs.

New Teacher Spotlight: Tamie Taylor

Submitted by cami.chang on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 14:11

Tamie Taylor has taught 6th grade for four years, and she is excited to now teach 6th grade at Wilson! Mrs. Taylor has been married for 22 years, and she and her husband have five teenagers--two sets of twins with a middle child in between! Her favorite foods are sushi and pizza, and she loves doing anything outdoors. Yoga, traveling, camping, hiking, and animals (especially monkeys) are among her list of favorites in life. Her favorite books are any and all Dr. Seuss books!

New Teacher Spotlight: Zak Nowell

Submitted by cami.chang on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 19:37

Zak Nowell just finished an internship in Nebo School District and is ready and excited to teach second grade here at Wilson! Mr. Nowell loves steak and potatoes and his wife's coconut cream pie. He enjoys spending time outdoors doing anything and everything! He especially likes hunting, fishing, golfing, and snowboarding. He has been married for four years, and he and his wife love their dog Peanut. Mr. Nowell likes reading books, such as classics like The Odyssey and the series Twice Upon a Time.

Parent Needed for School Community Council!

Submitted by cami.chang on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 19:29

ATTENTION PARENTS: We have one parent opening for our School Community Council! If you are interested in being involved with the school in this way, please stop by the office during our open house on August 22nd and grab an application for the position. We love having our parents involved!

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New Teacher Spotlight: Melanie Kunz

Submitted by cami.chang on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 14:25

Melanie Kunz has shifted gears from being Wilson Elementary's computer technician to one of our new first grade teachers! We couldn't be happier for her. Mrs. Kunz has six children: four boys and two girls. They love playing games together! She loves Costa Vida salads and anything chocolate. Her favorite author is Janette Oake, and some of her favorite children's books are The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Fanny's Dream, and Donovan's Word Jar. Mrs. Kunz also enjoys crocheting and other handwork.

Registration Winners

Submitted by cami.chang on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:28

Congratulations to our winners of the raffle and candy jar guessing game from registration on Monday! Miranda Nixon, 1st grader, won the candy jar game by guessing how many pieces of candy were in the jar displayed at registration. Amazingly, she guessed the exact number: 327! Her prize is getting to eat all 327 of the candies! JaNae Pace, mother of students Ethan and Abigail, won the raffle. Her prize is a lovely gift basket to share with her family!

photos courtesy of Shawn Rawlings