The Payson Jr. High Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Bolz, traveled to Park View to tickle our fancy with their singing. Several of the choir memebers came from our very own Park View and pleased us with solos. The program began with Mariah Webber singing the National Antham. The 7th Grade Choir sang an African Song called Sing and Dance. A young man played the bongo drums as accompaniment. "Dance while the music sings to you." They also sang Gallop and I am the Voice of America. Megan Dixon sang It's the Climb. Perfect Harmony sang Cantata Domino and Hallelujah. Cambria Fitzwater shared her talent singing On the Good Ship Lollipop. The Chamber Choir sang Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. They surprised us wth not only singing the song, but spelling this extremely long word. The assembly ended all too soon. We loved hearing their beautiful voices and enjoyed their performance.
During the last few months, the sixth graders participated in the N.O.V.A Program. N.O.V.A.'s mission is to Nurture youth to seek out positive Opportunities, internalize good Values, and to accept Accountability for their choices in life. N.O.V.A. assists parents, families, and communities in protecting youth from the potentially devastating effects of illegal drugs, violence, and negative media exposure. The instructor was Lieutenant Bill Wright. He came to the sixth grade classrooms every Wednesday to teach. In every lesson, students learned something different. Lt. Wright taught life skills, told true stories about bad choices people have made, and why we should make good decisions, like not to do drugs. He gave each class a stuffed wolf named Polaris, named after the North Star, who we can always count on. With every lesson there was a fun activity to help them understand what will happen when they make a choice, good or bad. At the end of instruction, each student was asked to write a constitution saying what they learned during the year. They also were asked to do three acts of service within three days. If they qualified for graduation, they earned a N.O.V.A t-shirt that will remind them to always make good decisions. Good job sixth graders for graduating N.O.V.A! Thank you, Lt. Wright for teaching us!
N.O.V.A. graduation will be held February 26 at 6:00. Parents are invited to attend this great event to celebrate their child's N.O.V.A. Graduation.
The principal of the Payson Jr. High, Mr. Swenson, councilors, Mr. Mortensen and Mrs. Carlisle, and the school nurse, Mrs. Kay came to visit Park View and welcome the 6th graders to the Home of the Grizzlies. Shelby and Cody, students who attend the Jr. High, spoke o f all the stuff they have to look forward to: lockers, candy machines, Grizzly den time, dances, assemblies, open gym, talent shows, computer time, class activities, dress-up weeks, movies, bowling, roller skating, ice skating, and honor roll and perfect attendance parties. Best of luck registering for Jr. High. We’ll miss you, but know you will represent Park View Bees in fine fashion.
Tyler Page is nine years old and is in Mr. Gowans’ fourth grade class. He was born in Henderson Nevada. His favorite color is purple. His favorite food is ham fried rice. His favorite place is Disney World. His favorite activity out of school is baseball. His favorite person is Jered Weaver, a famous baseball player on the Los Angeles Angels. His favorite subject in school is Science. His favorite specialty class is P.E.
Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? Here is your chance to learn. Join the Payson Jr. High Band or Orchestra. Mrs. Ericksen and Mrs. Petrucka brought their talented students to perform for the sixth grade students. They hoped to inspire the students to develop their musical talents and register for their music groups.
Before Monday, February 4th, students at Park View weren’t eating enough fruits or veggies. Now they are eating a lot of fruits and veggies. What happened?
A BYU research team came and observed if the Park View students were eating their vegetables. They found many students throwing away carrots, peas and salad. They wondered how they could motivate students to start eating their veggies. They started The Veggie Project.
If a student eats all their fruits or veggies, they will get a token. They are worth 25 cents to be spent at the book fair which will be held the first week of March. If students bring home lunch they will get a ticket that is also worth 25 cents toward a book. Thanks to the PTA and Mrs. Reynolds for making this possible.
What do the people at Park View think of this project? “It’s great. It is a great way to eat healthy”, exclaimed Ms. Van Nosdol. “I love the fruits and I like the salads” added Wendy Camba.
There has been a wonderful change of heart at our school because of the Veggie Project. There are more healthy students walking down the halls at Park View. Keep up the healthy eating!
True friends let you be yourself. You don't have to change your ways around your true friends to fit in. This is the theme of Park View's Student of the Month Assembly. Mrs. Amber Gull, a third grade teacher at Park View, read a story called, The Bad Apple by Edward Hemingway. Friends are very important for the students at Park View. Everybody needs a true friend to cheer them up. Congratulations to these students for being great friends.
Kindergarten: Landon Larsen, Adelaide Ward, Jessica Jensen, Sawyer Barben, Allie Westring, Alexa Burton, Maylee Bond, Willis Pauni, Isabel Linde
First Grade: Lucca Colipi, Savannah Barbas, Tegan Edwards, Anthony Cifuentus, Kaiden Ewell, Emrie Carroll, Ali Drake
Second Grade: Sadie Barben, Delia Sandoval, Braxton Daley, Samantha Wall, Bransen Peterson, Mason Young, Britney Ottesen, Carson Stone, Jaxon Bulkley
Third Grade: Lucy Rice, Austyn Davis, Patrizio Farios, Gentry Taylor, Skylar Cox, Autumn Begay, Madison Heaton, Ethan Dixon, Baliee Dietz, Brayden Johnson, Zack Oryall
Fourth Grade: Baily Smith, Logan Dickerson, Nathan Baird, Makayla Caldwell, Kassidy Powell, Logan Dicerson, Makayla Harwell
Fifth Grade: Danielle W., Sydney Riley, Skylar Burswell, Lexie Linde, Kinsey Makin, Brigg Davis, Ashton Eaves, Kya Heimuli, Joslyn Openshaw, Hannah Garrett, Talan Oleson
Sixth Grade: Xavier Scott, Sara Wiberg, Kayla Quinn, Carissa Hansen, Melanie Thompson, Joe Flores, Makayla Peterson, Coniver Rowlette, Dempsey Hardy
Wyatt McDaniel is a custodian at our school. He started his job in October. He has two brothers and one sister. He has been to Indiana, Sacramento, California, and Wyoming. He is going to graduate from Payson High School. When he was in grade school, he went to Spring Lake and Orchard Hills. He enjoys baseball, and in his free time, he likes to take care of his pigs.
Wyatt cleans Mrs. Kirk’s room. She remarked, “He is very efficient. I love to talk to him when he comes to my room.”
We appreciate Wyatt for keeping our school clean. Thank you Wyatt!
Park View will be selling Heart Grams this Valentine’s Day. They will be sold during lunch and after school February 5th through 8th. The money that is made will be used for boys and girls who have breast cancer. The Heart Grams will be sold for 25 cents each. They will be delivered on Valentine’s Day by the Student Council. Parents can also buy Heart Grams for their children.
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!