News Nuggets

Compiled by LeAnn Woolstenhulme

Iron County School District



Enoch Elementary held Kindergarten Registration Wednesday, April 11. We are excited to have new tigers joining our school! If you have a child who will be five on or before September 1, 2018 and missed registration, please contact our school office.


Fifth grade classes visited SUMA and the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History. Students were educated on the importance of bees and learned that there are more than 1,000 native species of bee in Utah. Students also viewed different pieces of art and created representations of music using color and stamping.


Mrs. April Pickett’s first grade class is learning about ocean habitat. Students were engaged in learning about the amazing underwater habitat and created shark-art to showcase what types of fish live in the ocean.


Pic #1 Caption: Mrs. April Pickett’s First Grade Class created these sharks​

Pic #2 & 3 Caption: Mrs. Sherrin Rieff’s Fifth grade and Ava Fraser representing music in art

Pic #4 Caption: Mrs. Megan Meachum’s Fifth Grade Class at Museum of Natural History



Before spring break, language arts Canyon View Middle School students completed the SAGE writing test. 8th grade students really exceeded all expectations with their writing abilities. The 8th grade core teachers are extremely proud of them and the effort they demonstrated with this rigorous test.


Also, before spring break, science fair participants went to State Science Fair at Southern Utah University. (Students worked on projects since August winning their local school competition first before moving on to State.) CVMS is please to announce that 31 placed in their categories and special awards. Canyon View Middle took home the High Point Trophy for the 5th year in a row. Janae Ashworth was recognized as the ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) she will going to Pittsburgh, PA for a week to participate in ISEF activities as a representative for Southern Utah. Congratulations!



Cedar North STEAM School would like to thank all our partners who have donated materials and time in our school garden:  Dixie National Forest, USU County Extension, SUU, Braun Construction, Iron Co. Home Builders Association, Fabral, BMC, Rocky Ridge, Ladybug Nursery, Cart-a-Crete, Sunroc, and Jones Paint and Glass.  These generous donors have really helped our garden to get off to a great start.  This spring, we plan to use the grow boxes to grow some plants that are native to southern Utah–including some milkweed that will help attract butterflies and other pollinators to our neighborhood. We’ll also plant vegetables that the local Native Americans grew in their gardens. Come celebrate with us on April 20 at 2 p.m.! Watch us grow!



Congratulations to the Three Peaks Elementary winners of the Sharp Minds Math Challenge:  Blaze McCrea, Jack Enslinger, and Lindy Anderson. All three students participated in the district math challenge held on March 30, and did a wonderful job!  We are so proud of them and the effort they made to practice and participate at the district level.


We would like to remind parents to take their children to the 14th Annual Kite Flight for Reading and Sight activities held on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Cedar Middle School fields. All who turn in their completed reading chart will receive a choice of a kite, books, and movie passes and will be eligible for other drawings. The amount of reading charts turned in from Three Peaks Elementary students determines how much of the proceeds from this event will go to our school.

Help out the school by attending this fun and action-packed event.  Thank you to all of the sponsors for helping with this worthwhile program.


Picture Caption: Sharp Minds Math Challenge



We are excited this week to welcome our students back from the Spring Break. We have a very busy 6 weeks of school left. On Tuesday, we had a visit from Reaction Time, from the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. They were at South to do science demonstrations for our 5th grade classes. We also were honored to have Representative Westwood and Senator Vickers at that assembly.



The 2nd-4th grades at Parowan Elementary recently participated in our annual Spring Egg Drop.  Students were challenged to create a device that could protect a raw egg from a drop off the high school’s main gym roof.  Many were successful, a few were not, but everyone had a great time! Second and third grade students will have the opportunity to improve their egg drop projects for next year!



Fiddlers Elementary is full STEAM ahead as they prepare for a week focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  April 16-20 will be a week packed full of fun assemblies (including the SUU Planetarium), the science fair, and a host of new programs and ideas.


The Green Team at Fiddlers Elementary will host its final two meetings of the year.  On April 11 the Green Team will be focusing on animals and on April 18, the Green Team will celebrate Earth Day!



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