News Nugget: Schools


by Amy Johnson Iron County School District

Canyon View Middle

What is Math Counts? Math Counts is a math club held after school on Thursdays in Mrs. Angela Sanders’ classroom D102. The advisers are Mrs. Angela Sanders and Mrs. Tiffany Ellett. This club practices and learns math problems then competes against other Southern Utah middle schools in order to make it to a State Math Counts tournament. The math counts club meets from September through February. The math counts club is FUN! Come check us out!!!

CCR conferences held last week were very successful. Thank you to all of the parents that attended. Reminder: Orchestra and choir concerts were the week of Oct. 10.

Cedar Middle

Our Symphonic Band was invited to perform at the State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City as part of a special centennial celebration. This group of exceptional musicians wowed the audience with a 45-minute patriotic salute. The director, upon hearing technically challenging music being played so well, stepped out of her office to see which high school band had slipped in to perform in place of the middle school band she had scheduled. She was pleasantly surprised to discover it was our CMS Symphonic Band–not a high school band at all. We are proud of the way our school’s top band represented us in such a prestigious setting.

The ICSD Annual Parent Night will be Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at CVHS. Topics will include: Suicide Prevention, Drug Trends, Social Media/Internet Safety, Vaping, and Bullying Prevention. Mrs. Whiting and Mr. Kroff and have been in the 7th grade health classes discussing these topics.

Enoch Elementary

This week, Enoch Elementary fourth grade students enjoyed a workshop on wise water usage. This ties in with their science curriculum and provided very useful information. School yearbooks are now on sale. Teachers recently sent home information on how to order a yearbook online. Oct. 20 will be picture make-up day. If you are interested in redoing school photos or your child was absent on picture day, send students to school prepared to have pictures taken. October 25-28 is Red Ribbon week at our school. We will be having dress up days, so watch for more information coming home about participating.

Mark your calendars for our annual Halloween carnival. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. Come play games, eat food, and enter the spook alley as you support our school PTA organization. It will be a great night of dressing in costume and having lots of family fun.

Parowan Elementary

Last week was SEP week and the PTO book fair at Parowan Elementary. The teachers, and staff at Parowan Elementary would like to thank parents for participating in SEP conferences. We appreciate your support and willingness to come in and help set goals for your children in an effort to help achieve student success. We would also like to thank our PTO for their hard work. They donated $100 to each classroom toward books at the book fair to help supplement classroom libraries. We are so lucky to have such great people in our community that are dedicated to helping our students!

Iron Springs Elementary

Our first graders at Iron Springs started the week off by teaching us all about Christopher Columbus in their annual Columbus Day Program. They knew all about his adventure and shared their beautiful singing voices with us. We are so lucky to have such amazing first graders and teachers at our school! Go Miners!

North Elementary

North Elementary is having our second annual round-the-block Halloween Parade! Parents are invited to join us on Monday, October 31st. The parade will start at 1:30 p.m. sharp on our north playground. We’ll then travel north on 500 West, west on 400 North, and then south on 600 West back to our flagpole. Cedar City police officers will be on hand for traffic control. This was a hit last year. Come join the fun!

South Elementary

The South Elementary 5th graders had a wonderful trip to Cedar Mountain that included being able to enjoy the Cedar Breaks overlook. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area where our students can enjoy and explore the outdoors. Thank you to our teachers and parents for a good SEP week. It was great seeing so many parents at school. One of the recent highlights for our students was having a visit from some of SUU’s football players and SUU’s mascot, Thor. Thor and the football players spent time playing with the students at lunch break. He created a lot of enthusiasm, and our students really enjoyed the visit.

Three Peaks Elementary

Third grade students enjoyed their visit to the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum. They had a great time discovering the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native Heritage exhibit, sawmill and replica blast furnace. Thank you for providing this wonderful educational opportunity for our students. Three Peaks Elementary will host a Halloween Carnival on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $2 per person (adults must be present). Enjoy carnival games, concession stand, face painting, movie, cookie decorating, balloon twisting, Waffle Love, Pronto Pups, Subzero, and Bites Doughnuts. Bring extra cash for some of these delicious treats. Please come and participate in the many fun activities hosted by our wonderful PTA

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