The Director of Career & Technical Education at Utah Valley University, Kim Chiu, came and shared information about educational opportunities and scholarships at UVU. She described the diverse programs available and encouraged our students to continue their educational momentum. Director Chiu emphasized that 1-2 year programs will increase their earning capacity, and credits earned in MTEC courses can count toward UVU requirements.
Mrs. Boothe has been leading an enrichment activity on Wednesday afternoons teaching our students how to read music and play the piano. Most students had no previous musical training. The first week they began learning about octaves and note values. The second week they were introduced to the Treble Clef and Base Clef, time signatures and staff. Students were paired up on electronic keyboards. Each was given time to practice and was able to play simple melodies such as, Ode to Joy or Good King Wenceslas, before they left. Mrs. Boothe said, “I’m proud of them.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 was Education Support Professionals day and we honored our secretaries, custodial staff, and child care managers that help to make our school great for every student so that they can be safe, learn, grow and achieve. Mrs. Boothe recognized our ESP with gift baskets. They do so much behind the scenes to make things run smoothly. These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in the student’s education process. Thanks for all you do!
For the past five years, Legacy students have had the opportunity to play volleyball in the Springville City leagues. Mrs. Maria Yazzie, who teaches math and science, also coaches the volleyball team. She said that more girls were interested in being on the team this year than ever before. She also reported that the team had the most consistent attendance, the best retention and the least drama. This year they improved their record by winning two games and one set! Way to represent our school, Crusaders!
We are thrilled to celebrate the successes of last term! We have a large percentage of students earning high grade point averages. Congratulations to all the students recognized at our Awards Assembly!
LEGACY SCHOOL AWARDS
Term 1, 2018-19
3.0 GPA and Above Johana B., Sadee C., Alia C., Tamara D., Judy E., Jennifer G., Meleny G., Stephanie G., Mekenzie L., Stefania L., Jasmin L., Kyree M., Shaylee T., and Yvonne T.
Punctuality Awards Johana B., Sadee C., Tamara D., Judy E., Mekenzie L., Stefania L., and Kyree M.
The festivities were kicked off Tuesday with a craft activity about the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Mrs. Boothe talked about family traditions and learning activities for children. Then she introduced the craft using a paint stirring stick, a clothespin, pipe cleaners and craft foam. The message of the finger play is that the spider never gives up. We may forget the benefits of nursery rhymes and finger plays. They help children with fine motor skills, and with emerging literacy skills such as phonemic awareness and rhyming. It is never too early to read and sing with a child.
Yesterday was our annual field trip to the local pumpkin patch. The children really enjoy seeing the animals in the petting zoo, playing in the shelled feed corn and taking a pumpkin home. There are so many sensory experiences: the texture of animal fur, the dryness of the cornstalks and hay, and the smooth vegetables. Allowing children to run, climb and jump gives them the opportunity to develop gross motor skills.
All are invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Springville High auditorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.
Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:
- Balancing screen time and device use,
- Protecting and cultivating our children's self worth,
- Devising a sensible family use of device plan.