Sixth grade students celebrated Pi Day (March 14 = 3.14) by learning about pi and circumference, reading books about pi, making pi jewelry, and having a pi memeorization contest. Afterwards, students used their knowledge to measure pies, split them evenly, and then eat them. Who knew math could be so yummy?
The third grade students at Park View have been learning about simple machines. As a celebration of what they learned, each student made their own simple machine to display at the Simple Machine Fair for parents and students to observe. The student's creativity and ability to apply what they learned was very impressive. The machines were all different shapes and sizes, but they all were able to scientifically do work using one or a combination of the six simple machines. Some projects were useful, while others were just made for fun; they ranged from catapults, to dog feeders, to home made mouse traps, to Oreo cookie dunking. Congratulations to our students for a job well done.
The teachers at Park View selected the following students, who excel in their classrooms, to be honored at an assembly held on February 4, 2011. “Dare to be Great!”
Kindergarten: Tallin Kunz, Zoey Spencer, Ali Spencer, Gunner Grange, Brelynn Grammer, Teagan Mabey, Alex Rasmussen, Tyson Barker, Gracie Spencer, Kaylee Price, Jolee Nelson, Kadin Mabey, Linda Wright. First Grade: Gentry Taylor, Eric Martinez, Skyler Ainscough, Adison Dobsky, Isabella Slanec, Eian Turner, Brooke Peterson, Mac McClellan, Brayden Johnson. Second Grade: Bradlee Wharton, Makayla Caldwell, Abby Clark, Kaylie Oryall, Jordan Phillips. Third Grade: Hannah Garrett, Kade Bingham, Cameron Ottesen, Kenzington Barter, Garrett Williams, Derek Burton, Jaxon Bahr, Lexie Linde. Fourth Grade: Cole Peterson, Zachary Adams, Jerry Davis, Tyson Stone, Ira Anderson, Samantha Menlove, Adriene Wilde, Nathan Coombs, Brooklyn Carter, Parker Youd, Lora Burton, Jordan Quinones, Josie Humphreys. Fifth Grade: Kaisley Theobald, Michelle Rushton, Brandon DeHart, Maylee Lake, Myranda Goodworth, Nathalia Martinez, Chandler Henderson, Sabryn Kelly, Manuel Escobar, Briton Wilson, Ethan Montoya. Sixth Grade: Chantelle Wilkinson, Blake Olsen, Ben Phillips, Mathew Ottesen, Kylee Jacobson, Sarah Hansen.
Every semester Park View Elementary’s Student Council tries to facilitate a school-wide service project to help others in need. This year is no different. Thanks to USSynthetic’s Global Classroom, students will be able to help struggling schools across the globe in Kenya, Africa.
Classroom conditions are bleak in this impoverished third-world country. Most classrooms do not have electricity, therefore no light. Children sit on the dirt floor as there are few desks. Books are scarce. With just a little bit of money, these conditions can be altered. For $350, a solar light/cell phone charger can be purchased for a classroom. For $25, a desk/bench, and three books for $10.
All this week, students will be selling Heart-Grams during lunch. For one quarter, children can send messages to their friends or family with a little holiday treat. All proceeds will go directly to Kenya. If you would like to purchase hearts for your children, grandchildren, neighbors, etc., please bring money into the office at anytime. If you would like to make an additional donation, without buying hearts, you may do so. With your help, we can make a significant difference in the lives of the children in Kenya, as well as, here in Payson.
Park View Elementary sixth graders participated in the annual science fair. Students worked hard and learned much in the process…the scientific process that is. Students spent months learning about the many steps in the scientific process before selecting a topic or idea that interested them and conducting their own experiments.
The science fair gave students the first chance to design his or her own learning experience, one that allows him or her to innovate, just as scientists do in the real world. Students were able to explore personal interests by selecting an area for his or her science fair project, as well as learn the scientific method to answer a question. Each student also developed skills above and beyond science proficiency, such as reading comprehension, writing a research paper, creating graphs, performing data analysis, planning a multi-step project, and communication skills.
The following students (pictured) will go on to the district competition, and if successful, will then be asked to participate in the regional competition: Maddison Mickelsen, Abbigail Ferrin, Justin Riley, Madilyn Trauntvein, Haley Dixon, and Austin Gubler.
Park View students and teachers know the value of art! Teachers recognize that art nurtures inventiveness while it aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation. Students know art is fun! Art helps students understand other subjects much more clearly – from math and science, to language arts and geography. Participating in art also helps students gain the tools necessary to respect others’ way of working and thinking, developing creative problem solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways. “I love looking at the art in the halls!” one student exclaimed. “It’s like a mini-museum!”
The following Park View Bees were honored for their excellence in Math, Reading, Spelling, Perfect Attendance and Friendshipping in an assembly held on January 6th, 2011. Congratulations to all these students for their commitment to education and self improvement.
Kindergarten: Carlos Escobar, Branson Petersen, Nathan Makin, Jake Wheeler, Natalie Aldaca, Wendy Gull, Reuben Hawkes, Marcos Alvarado, Samantha Wright, Braxton Daley, Elizabeth Alvarado, Arber Huff, Ammon Corno; First Grade: Taleesha Smith, Avery Boyack, Kylee Peterson, Brayden Shelley, Dillon Schmidt, Dillan Hayward, Sydnell Thueson, Naomi Willard, J. T. LaSueur, Grace Draper, Ammon Cox, Autumn Begay; Second Grade: Allana Lemperle, Adda Rigsly, Gracie Mellen, Ethan Hansen, Breanna Wright, Halle Bulkley, Jacob Sorenson, Alejandro Sandoval, Kimball Wilde, Rebecca Lake; Third Grade: Gavin Williams, Ammon Begay, Tazieya Smith, Danielle Wilkinson, Michael Lowry, Stephen Johnson, Halden Taylor, Rachel Webber, Micah Flores, Bradley Peterson, Brigg Davis, Madison Drake; Fourth Grade: Sierra Seat, Tristen Wilkerson, Ruby Baird, Brisa Rodriquez, Wyatt Smith, Kari Evans, Derek Fratto, Alyssa Baker, Kearsten Damaree, McKay Young, Ambria Watkins, Katelyn Johnson; Fifth Grade: Sidney Brown, Racheal Campbell, Taneisha Yates, Cooper Brundage, Hagen Wright, Jesus Guevara, Corbin Mellen, Brady Oleson, Jake Ford, Macy McClellan, Ethan Tolman; Sixth Grade: Bailey Jensen, Morgan Draper, Brendan Bates, Cheyenne Davis, Natalia Godinez, Austin Stevenson, Brienna Olson, Caleb Sands, Taylor Mitchell.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The fifth grade students sang these words with all their hearts and the audience believed them. During the Park View Singing around the Tree Assembly, held December 17th, 20th and 21st, each age group selects their favorite Christmas songs to perform for the students and their parents. It is such a popular assembly, it is presented during three days. On Friday, December 17th the Kindergarten class made us smile with their rendition of "Jingle Bells" and "It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas." The fifth grade classes performed "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." The third grade classes shared their Christmas spirit by acting out the song, "I'm the angel in the Christmas Play." On Monday, December 20th, the first grade class shared their wish for their two front teeth in song and shared their version of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer." The fourth grade classes sang "Sleigh Ride" and showed their nefarious side by singing, "I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas." There will be more to come on Tuesday with the sixth grade students singing a mixed up version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Park View students wish the community a Merry Christmas.
The halls of Park View Elementary were full of excitement during the Christmas Books and Candy Canes Festivity held on Dec. 16th. Parents, Grandparents, teachers and siblings gathered to share favorite Christmas stories and enjoy a candy cane. Among the favorite stories were Frosty’s New Friends, Christmas in the Trenches, and I’ve Seen Santa. Susan Hereth, a teacher at Park View commented, “I had a great time reading to the students in Mrs. Thomas’s class. They enjoyed reading the story, The Easter Bunny Saves Christmas. Jaiden Taylor agreed, “It’s fun to read with my mom and little sister.” Ashton Frost exclaimed, "This is the happiest day!" One parent, Amy Eddington was excited to join in the fun, “I don’t always get to attend; I love it.” Mr. Ferin, another parent who joined in the fun, stated, “Any opportunity to read to our children and show how important reading is, is a good thing.” Thanks to all the parents who came to share a wonderful Christmas tradition with the students at Park View.
Kindergarten Students: Alex Rasmussen, Evelyn Corno, Calvin Larsen, Colby Rigby, Lizzie Jensen, Amelia Adams, Britney Ottesen, Jack Mecham, Alexis Yates, Trevyn Huff, Brook Clark, Allie Young, First Grade: Brandt Peterson, Allie Radmall, Abby Westling, Hannah Hinton, Cristian Rodgriguez, Curtis Tolman, Landon Serynek, Karen Plascencia, Ethan Dixon, Joslyn Page, Alayna Burton, Desiree Barker, Second Grade: Abigail Jaussi, Carter Craghead, Taylor Brothersen, Tessa Peterson, Kassidy Powell, Olivia Adams, David Gull, Izzy Yama, Sydney Hill, Kingston Rains, Tristan Nez, Third Grade: Michael Roberts, McKenna Wright, Anna Turner, Mikey Gonzalez, Braxton Hall, Madison Carroll, Case Kunz, Abigail Orozco, Stuart Charles, Jane Rice, Kenzie White, Fourth Grade: Michell Belem, Sara Wiberg, Tyler Caldwell, Logan Green, Amanda Hughes, Camren Rowlette, Stadler King, Brinley Dustin, Ashland Lowder, Pete Syme, Wendy Camba, Daniel Chapman, Fifth Grade: Daniel Chapman, Luke Eddington, Brayden Bahr, Joslyn Taylor, Allie Hayward, Kelley Cluff, Robbie Ewell, Ashley Vargas, Josh Walton, Mollie Brown, Rylie Cunningham, Curtis Mower, Sixth Grade: Justin Riley, Kortnie Walker, Isabeau’l Cloward, James Caron, Anne Kranenburg, Maddie Trauntvein, Jessica Rowlette, Sarah Hansen, Eduardo Camba.
Congratulations to everyone!