On Thursday, December 13, 2012, the Payson High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Marilyn Morgan, came to Park View to sing Christmas songs to spread a little Christmas cheer. They sang “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel”, Polar Express, “Believe”, “The Sugar Plum Fairy”, I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas”, “ Little St. Nick”, “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”, and “Jingle Bells”. They blended their voices to sound like actual interments! Abby Maloy said, “They were really funny and nice!” Kenzingtin Baxter said, “It was amazing how they came.” Lindsey Welton added, “I loved it! I love singing and music; it was so totally me!!!”
Six of the singers graduated from Park View. It was exciting to have them return and share their talents. We could tell everyone loved the reindeer horns to remind us to be quiet; some tried to be noisy on purpose, because when we were noisy we had to make reindeer horns.
Thank you to the Payson High Choir for making our Christmas a little more merry and bright.
Service is all over Park View. It comes in many different forms and it makes your heart feel good. This was the message students heard at the December Character Education Assembly. Students were asked about ways they have served others recently. Leena said she helped an older lady clean her house. Jacob helped a neighbor rake his leaves. Ambria helped a teacher with her class. Dayton helped a student spell. Brandson helped a new friend learn how to play soccer. When asked how they feel when they serve, they all said it makes them happy. There are so many opportunities to serve; we just have to keep our eyes open for the possibilities. Mrs. Reynolds invited everyone to “make December the month we choose to serve.”
Students of the month were also honored at the assembly. Congratulations to these students for outstanding achievement:
Kindergarten - Allie Smith, Koben Lillywhite, Olivia Nielson, Leslie Gutierrez.
1st grade - Jevin Pearce, Elle McClelan, Audrey Wybrant, Micah Peery, Max Shirts, Kade Edwards, Brinley Krukiewix, Amelia Beaudry, Trevor Wilkinson, Joe Gillice, Haley Manning, and Zachary Maloy
2nd grade - Serena Lee, Tanner Stone, Colby Rigby, Crystal Allen, Skylar Marchal, Alex Orozco, Keeley Robinson, Tallin Kunz, Colby Rigby, Boston Mobbs, Jonathon Gonzalez, Kasey Johnson
3rd grade - Michael Short, Collin Johnson, Waylon Broadhead, JT LeSueur, Joslyn Page, Tanner Goodworth, Naomi Willard, Kyler Ewell, Bo Norton, Kaleigh Lowder
4th grade - David Gull, Adda Rigby, Kaleb Fullmer, Brad Wharton, Rebecca Lake, Justus Johnson, Jacob Sorenson, Abby Clark, Macy Alexander, Andrew Sorenson, Livi Adams, Aubrey Wengert
5th grade - Tazieya Smith, Shilynn Davis, Madison Drake, Connor Cox, Ellie Sorensen, Kyler Haveron, Braxton Hall, Rachel Webber, Jane Rice, Joseph Brandley,
6th grade - Tyler Caldwell, McKay Young, Logan Sorensen, Hayden Heaton Josie Humphreys, Sailor Riley, Ashton Frost, Kari Evans, Megan Young, Calvin Schulze, Tyler Thompson.
On Tuesday, November 20th the Kindergarten held their annual Thanksgiving feast. Mrs. Thomas, organized the feast for her students. Each of the children dressed up as a pilgrim. Mrs. Thomas recalled, “It went well because we had a lot of help from the parents. The room mothers were very organized. They decorated and provided plenty of food.” After eating, the children gathered around to play games similar to the first Thanksgiving. Some of the games they played were, “Mother, May I?”, “Red Light, Green Light”, “Limbo”, “Turkey, Turkey, Gobble (Duck Duck Goose)”, and “Mr. Fox”. The children also sang, “The Children of Many Colors.” Everyone who attended had a great time acting out the first Thanksgiving.