News Nuggets

Compiled by LeAnn Woolstenhulme

Iron County School District


Enoch Elementary welcomed back grades 1-5 on Tuesday, Aug, 14. Principal Daniel Ekker kicked off the new school year with a pawsitive behavior program. Enoch’s tigers will be given a Paws Card when they exhibit exceptional acts of kindness around the school. Those awarded with the card will have their name displayed in the hall.

Buses will now pick up and drop off students at the back of the school, on Tomahawk Drive. Parents are encouraged to use the front of the school to transport students. Parent parking is now available on the North and South sides of the school. These changes were made to help with traffic and student safety.

Back to School forms can be signed online at Power School. This saves time for parents this year.

Kindergarteners will begin on Thursday, Aug. 23

Picture: Principal Daniel Ekker and Paizlee Brindley of Mrs. Rieff’s 5th Grade


North Elementary is off to another great start.  This year we are focusing on two main things: 1) helping every child to feel welcome every day and confident in his/her abilities and 2) refining and perfecting our evidence-based instructional strategies.  With all the amazing help we get from parents, we are confident this can happen! On another note, we would love to see another big turnout for our “WatchDOGS Pizza Night” on Aug. 30. WatchDOGS is a great program where fathers and father-figures come and volunteer for a day at our school.  They help out in the classrooms, on the playgrounds, and in the hallways. Lunch for dad is on us, too! Please come see what you can do to get involved—Aug. 30 starting at 6 p.m.


WELCOME BACK COUGARS! Last Monday evening many students excitedly wandered the halls meeting their new teaches and catching up with friends. The feeling in the building was a wave of ecstatic energy for both students and staff alike. We would like to send out a big, heartfelt welcome to the new students and staff at our school. We are excited you are here. With an enrollment of nearly 970 students, this is going to be a great school year.

Practice your best smiles because school picture day is Wednesday, Aug. 22.


The South Elementary faculty and staff are excited to welcome our students back for another great school year. We have checked in more than 50 new students in the two weeks before school started. We have a new motto this year at South. It is South Elementary students are Safe, Kind, and Responsible, Eagles Soar. Please ask your students about this motto and the new positive behavior expectations we are implementing this year. Let’s make it another great year!



Aug. 23 is the first day of Kindergarten at Three Peaks Elementary.  We would like to welcome all of these cute, new students to our school.  A big thank you to the Kindergarten teachers; Kim Hardin, Kellie Nowland, and Shelly Barney for their immense preparation to get ready for these students. Our children are in good hands!  Kindergarten hours are as follows: Morning Kindergarten, 8:55-11:40 a.m. (M, T, Th, F) and early out Wednesdays, 8:45-10:45 a.m. Afternoon Kindergarten, 12:45-3:30 p.m. (M, T, Th, F) and early out Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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