March 2012

Outstanding Teacher Recognized at Park View

Lois Lundgren is nominated Teacher of the Year

Lois Lundgren was chosen as Park View’s Teacher of the Year by her peers. Lois is a master teacher, teaching for thirteen years, one year in Germany, one year in Arizona, 6 years at Spanish Fork Middle, and five years at Park View, where she currently teaches 6th grade. She takes her responsibility seriously as she prepares her students academically, socially and mentally for the rigors of middle school. She has wanted to be a teacher since third grade when her teacher told her she’d be a good teacher. She agreed. Lois is a devoted teacher and loves the variety of each day. She loves the challenge of developing new, creative ways to teach the curriculum to each new group of students. Manuel Escobar, one of her students, explains what makes Mrs. Lundgren an excellent teacher, “If we don’t understand something, she offers to stay after school to help us.” Jake Ford added, “She makes sure we understand the concept before she moves on.” Other students describe her as organized, helpful and aware of what is happening around the school. She is a leader and is admired for all of her abilities.

Lois lives in Spanish Fork with her husband Dean, her daughter Kayla, who is 22 and about to graduate from BYU, and son, Deven who is 16 and a sophomore at Maple Mountain High School.

Celebrate Reading With Parents and Pastries

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March is reading month for Park View, therefore it seemed fitting to include parents and pastries to celebrate the love of reading. Dozens of parents came to read their favorite books to family and friends. Donuts were dispersed for all to enjoy. 

N.O.V.A. Graduation Highlights

Attributions: 
Mrs. Doxey
Officer Wright conducts N.O.V.A. Graduation.
Mayor Moore, Officer Wright and Kristie Reynolds prepare to congratulate N.O.V.A. graduates.
"Which wolf are you feeding?"
Utah County Sherriff's Canine Unit perform.
Sharing Personal N.O.V.A Constutution
Sharing Personal N.O.V.A Constutution
Sharing Personal N.O.V.A Constutution
Sharing Personal N.O.V.A Constutution

 If you were asked, “Which wolf are you feeding?” what would you say?  The sixth grade students at Park View would answer, “There is a good wolf and a bad wolf in each and every one of us, but we choose which one we feed, or which one we fuel. If we are feeding the good wolf, by doing good and making wise choices, then we will be good people, but the opposite is true if we are feeding the bad wolf.”

 N.O.V.A graduation was held on February 22, 2012 to honor the students who participated in the training taught by Officer Bill Wright.  To receive a Certification of Achievement Award from the N.O.V.A. program, participants were required to write a Constitution, with the theme, “My Roadmap to the Path of Excellence."  The expectation is that this constitution will guide and direct their lives in good, positive ways.  They were asked to list the things they value, recognize the many opportunities to help them be successful, and identify harmful substances that would keep them from reaching their dreams.  Kristie Reynolds, the principal at Park View, Mrs. Lundgren, Mrs. Doxey, Ms. Van Nosdol, Mayor Moore and Officer Wright were in attendance to congratulate those who completed their personal constitution. 

 Many of the students were seen at the graduation in their Grey N.O.V.A. t-shirts, which they had the opportunity to earn by doing three acts of service for others. Anyone who took on this challenge was given a T-shirt of recognitions for their kind acts.

 Students were also challenged to view no media for a week; this meant no movies, TV or videos.  Students who took on the challenge and received the N.O.V.A Pack Award were:  Rylie Cunningham, Kobey Evans, Kaden Flippen, Faith Johnson, Hunter Johnson, Sabryne Kelly, Garrison Serynek, Abby Tervort, Caeden Ward, Megan Dixon, Brock Bulkley, Abbie Jensen, Dagen Bullock, Robbie Ewell, Myranda Goodworth, Kenji Heimuli, Carlie Jaussi, and Kaycee Lemperle. 

 Finally, the students were asked to make a plan and then build a rocket.  This plan was to represent plans that we can make in our own lives to reach success and new heights. The following students completed the task and received a N.O.V.A Rocket Award:   Rylie Cunningham, Paisley Finch, Daden Flippen, Dalob Jackson, Hunter Johnson, Abby Tervort, Kaisley Theobald, Beau Peterson, Evan Brandley, Hailey Ferreira, Maylee Lake, Manuel Escobar, Mollie Brown, Robbie Ewell, Haven Johanson, and Josh Walton.  

 To conclude the graduation event, students and guests were privileged to have the Utah County Sherriff‘s Canine Unit come to perform a demonstration showing just exactly what the dogs do and how they assist in police work. The demonstration included the dogs capturing the “bad guy” and using their keen senses to find drugs that had been strategically hidden. After the demonstration, students enjoyed asking many questions about he dogs. It was definitely a wonderful grand finale!  

 Congratulations to all the 6th graders who participated in this worthwhile program. 

4th Grade Utah County Fair

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2012 4th Grade County Fair
2012 4th Grade County Fair
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2012 4th Grade County Fair
2012 4th Grade County Fair

More worthy projects about the counties in Utah from our 4th graders.  Don't miss a single one.

4th Grade Utah County Fair

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Enjoy more pictures of the 4th Grade County Fair.

4th Grade Utah County Fair

Mrs. Ewell, Mr. Gowans and Mrs. Blackham gather their 4th grade students to sing songs about Utah. Abby Hine, Joslyn Openshaw, Ethan Gowans, Madison Drake, Makayla Maddox, and Evan Nielson
Utah, people working together.
Utah, what a great place to be.
This is the place!
Learning the counties of Utah is easy when learning them through song.
Can you name all the counties in Utah?
The 4th graders proved they could name all the counties in Utah.
Our favorite county is Utah.

Can you name all the counties in Utah?  The 4th graders at Park View can.  They have spent months preparing for the Utah County Fair held on March 6, 2012.  They researched their chosen county, found interesting facts, wrote reports and created posters.  They also practiced songs about Utah that they presented to the students and their parents.  The participants lined the halls to present the information they found; everyone was able to take a virtual road trip through all the counties of Utah.  This activity was held under the direction of Mrs. Ewell, Mr. Gowans, Mrs. Blackham; they wish to thank the parents of these students for supporting this successful activity.  

Park View Honors Students of the Month in March

Attributions: 
Miss Shumway
2012 March Students of the Month
2012 March Students of the Month
2012 March Students of the Month
2012 March Students of the Month
5th grade students tie themselves into a human knot.
They are definitely in a tight knot.
With cooperation and teamwork they are successful in becoming free.

The Student of the Month Assembly for March began with the Fifth Grade sharing their ideas of what Cooperation means to them. “Cooperation is working together as part of a team.” Taking turns and helping others is all part of cooperation. To demonstrate what cooperation means, they made a human knot and tried to untangle themselves. It took everyone working together to straighten themselves.

March is Reading Month.  To kick off this event and to encourage everyone to read, Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. Gowans performed their version of Star Wars. The theme is “Reading is Out of this World.” Prizes will be awarded to the students and classes who reach their reading goals. Encourage your children to read every night this month.

Finally, the students of the month were presented. Their academic achievements were highlighted. Congratulations to the following students:

1st Grade: Charlie Johnson, Amelia Adams, Gracie Spencer, Brooke Clark, Samantha Wall, Teagan Mabey, Bransen Peterson, Zoey Spencer, Jake Wheeler, Evelyn Cervantes, Joey Dickerson and Lexie Mellen.

2nd Grade: Bo Norton, Samantha Goelinez, Hannah Hinton, Ashley Pray, Claire Maloy, Jackie Xayavong, Mike Hayward, Kaleigh Lowder, and Ethan Burton.

3rd Grade: Kimberly Brandley, Adda Rigby, Kaylee Oryall, Carter Craghead, Alyssa Gowans, and Janessa Victor.

4th Grade: Noah Ferrin, Micah Flores, Arilie Taylor, Abby Hine, Rachel Webber, Kenzington Baxter, Halle Meek, and McKayla Maddox.

5th Grade: Jordan Cox, Ambria Watkins, Kaily Webb, Logan Green, Ashland Lowder, Derek Fratto, Sam Johnson, Spencer Nelson, Kailtyn Shelley, Hannah Beckstead, Katelyn Johnson, Ford McClellan, and Josie Humphrey.

6th Grade: Abby Eaves, Corbin Mellen, Even Brandley, Sabryne Kelley, Robbie Ewell, Meagan Welton, Faith Johnson, and Caeden Ward.