News Nuggets

Compiled by LeAnn Woolstenhulme

Iron County School District



Operation Christmas Child representatives, Terri and Joe Carroll and Rosemary Arriaga, visited our school on Wednesday, April 18. We celebrated the 108 Shoeboxes our students packed with gifts and sent to children in need around the world.


Congratulations to the 5th grade orchestra for their awesome performance on Wednesday, April 18.


Students will be participating in a Fun Run Wednesday, April 25. Students will use a pledge/donation envelope to gather pledges from family, friends, neighbors, etc. who will pledge a certain amount of money for every lap your child completes. Exact donations are also accepted. The number of completed laps after 20 minutes will be transferred to their envelope. Then students will collect the pledges/donations, as well as tell family and friends what an amazing job they did.


The Cedar City Lion’s Club Kite for Flight event is Saturday, April 28. Bring the reading chart to earn prizes.


Picture- Terri Carroll thanks students for the many shoeboxes donated.



Fifth graders at South Elementary enjoyed a day in Washington County. They first visited The Dinosaur Track Museum at Johnson Farm. Students were able to see tracks from creatures that roamed the area in the Early Jurassic Period. They were also able to see prehistoric fossilized fish, plant life, insect tracks, and fish swim trails. After their stop at the museum, they enjoyed lunch and some outdoor activities at, Willard O. Nisson Park, which included a short hike on one of the walking trails.



Spring concerts for our bands and orchestras are quickly approaching. Those who have recently attended one of our music concerts will recognize that our Cedar Middle School fine arts programs are bursting at the seams. We have had continuous growth in band, orchestra and choir membership over the years and are quickly outgrowing our facilities. Our teachers and administrators support the music and arts programs in our school because they recognize the positive influence it has on our students. The world’s greatest minds have always understood the importance of the arts. Aristotle said, “Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.”


The CMS Advanced Orchestra traveled to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to perform at the Junior High School State Orchestra Festival on March 20, under the direction of orchestra teacher Christina Carrigan. These students performed beautifully in the equally beautiful Libby Gardner Hall on the U of U campus and earned superior ratings. It was a fantastic experience for these orchestra students.



On April 24, the second grade classes visited SUU to participate in activities for the annual Bard’s Birthday Bash.  Activities included; jousting, Maypole weaving, cake with the queen, and acting out scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.  Thank you SUU for providing these activities for the students of Iron County School District. On April 23, second grade students from Mrs. Susan Parker’s class performed excerpts of Midsummer Night’s Dream.  On April 24, students from Mrs. Liz Jones’ class and Mrs. Wendi Fuson’s class performed scenes from Much Ado About Nothing. Thank you to the teachers and the students for all of the hard work they put into these performances.

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. Turn in the completed student reading chart and help out Three Peaks Elementary.



Cedar North Elementary is hosting their annual Spring S.T.E.A.M. Night on Monday, May 7.  We will start at 5:45 p.m. and end at about 7:30 p.m.  Most of the events and presentations will be using an “open house” format; however, grade levels will be doing musical performances in the gym throughout the night according to the following schedule:  5:45–5th Grade Orchestra, 6:00–5th Grade, 6:15–Kindergarten, 6:30–1st Grade, 6:45–2nd Grade, 7:00–3rd Grade, 7:15–4th Grade.  Students in each grade will please gather in the Resource Room ten minutes prior to their performance time.  There will also be science, art, and engineering displays, and a teacher bake sale. All proceeds from that night will be used to promote the arts at North Elementary.  Parents and friends of North Elementary are all invited to come join us!

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Please mark your calendar with these important dates to remember:


Performing arts production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:

Evening performances are May 9 and 10 at 6:00 PM


End of Year Orchestra Concerts:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Beginning Orchestra:       5:00 p.m.

Intermediate Orchestra:   6:00 p.m.

Advanced Orchestra:       7:00 p.m.


End of Year Celebration Concert

May 15, 2018

Beginning Band 5:00 PM

Concert and Varsity Band 6:00 PM


Jazz Band Concert Ice Cream Party

May 16, 2018 5:00 PM



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