We had the opportunity to hear from the Shelter Manager at The Center for Women and Children in Crisis, Laurie Loader, and present her with a donation of 22 quilts made by Legacy students. She explained the purpose of the shelter is to serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through support, education, safety and hope. Domestic violence knows no boundaries and can happen to anyone at any age. Laurie explained several important concepts: the Cycle of Violence; the Power and Control Wheel; and the Equality Wheel. The shelter has a 24/7 hotline: (801) 377-5500
HOPE will be the focus for February. Our students are reading a Newbery Honor book together called Hope was Here by Joan Bauer. It’s about a teenage girl being raised by her aunt and the challenges she faces. It shares how everyone could use a little hope to get through tough times. Mrs. Boothe invited some Legacy graduates to return as guest speakers. Gabby, McKenna and Kolby shared some of the challenges they have faced, some of their current successes and their future hopes.
It is common for many people to be so involved in their busy lives and challenges that they feel overwhelmed. An antidote is to do something for someone else and change our perspective. During November, we were challenged to focus on gratitude and serve others. Our students tied several quilts and later trimmed them with binding to be donated to those in need. It was a new experience for some, but they soon became proficient. It was fun to work together and rewarding to give back to the community.
LEGACY SCHOOL AWARDS - Term 2, 2018-19
Mrs. Boothe reminded everyone, “Look for every excuse to be IN school!”
3.0 GPA and Above Johana B., Alia C., Judy E., Jennifer G., Meleny G., Roxanna G., Stephanie G., Ashley J., Mekenzie L., Stefania L., and Kyree M.
Punctuality Awards Angie A., Johana B., Judy E., Mekenzie L., Stefania L., and Kyree M.
Day Care Shout Outs Alia C., Judy E., and Ashley J.
Attendance Awards Alia C., Judy E., Stephanie G., Ashley J., and Stefania L.
Mrs. Clarke teaches Business and Sewing classes at Legacy. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Education from Southern Utah University.
She was raised in Salem, and still lives there. She is married and has two daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, two grandsons, one granddaughter and a new grandchild on the way.
During her spare time she enjoys reading, crocheting, quilting, camping, riding ATV's and spending time with her family.
We had a visit from a group of local moms that meet each week to take their kids on outings and socialize together. They believe in getting on a child's level and interacting with them. We enjoyed the actions with the story "The House That Santa Built", moving along with the Christmas Freeze Dance, and an edible marshmallow snowman craft. They surprised us with gifts for the children of our students stashed around the Christmas tree. We wrapped up the activity with donuts and milk. Thanks so much to Annalece Misiego for organizing the visit and to Mom Club!
Crafts are a fun way to express our creativity, create some inexpensive decorations, learn new skills and spend quality time with family and friends. Sharon and Cindy prepared all the materials for Frosty the Snowman Top Hat Table Centerpieces and Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments. Students enjoyed the opportunity to take a break from studies and try something new. We sure do appreciate all the work Sharon and Cindy put into our craft activities!
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.”