It started as a Student Council service project, but ended as a community coming together to help another. Principal Reynolds together with the Student Council heard of the tragedies of Haiti and decided to do something about it. Students sold messaged paper hearts during the week Valentines’ Day, earning over $400 to help those struggling in Haiti.
On Thursday, March 4, the halls at Park View Elementary were buzzing with famous Americans. Each fifth grader portrayed a different famous American from history. The students were in costumes, created displays, and shared their research about a famous American. As visitors to the "museum" passed by, the students provided brief narratives, written in the 1st person. This made for crowded, yet interesting hallways. The fifth grade classes also provided a musical program for their parents.
To celebrate learning about simple machines, third grade students at Park View Elementary participated in a Simple Machines Fair. Each student made their own simple machine to display at the fair to show off their knowledge to the rest of the school, as well as parents. 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 or, the six simple machines. Some of the projects included catapults, dog feeders, and homemade traps.
Science can be fun! Just ask the students at Park View Elementary. The 6th grade students worked very hard to prepare for Science Fair and did an amazing job. What liquid do plants like best? What is the most economical way to heat your home? And does a mother really know what her baby smells like are some of the interesting questions asked by our inquisitive 6th grade students.
Don't you wish you had someone to help you be a success? The students at Park View Elementary do! The program is called Success Maker. It is an online program to help kindergarten through eighth grade students. The program consists of interactive games in math and reading. Some of the games are so fun, students don't even realize they are learning! Once students have taken an initial placement evaluation, the program will place him/her at a level where they feel comfortable. Over time, the games and activities get harder and help the student achieve grade level content or above.
Regan Lundell, a well-loved first grade teacher at Park View Elementary, was voted "Teacher of the Year." Lundell grew up in Payson and has lived here most of her life. Her mother was a teacher and as Lundell helped in the classroom, she knew that she wanted to be a teacher too. She attended Southern Utah University, majoring in Elementary Education, with a double minor in Reading and Child Development, two areas of specialty that are very dear to her. She has also completed her Masters Equivalent in Reading through Brigham Young University.