Mr. John Clark, a beloved third grade teacher at Park View Elementary, retired this November. Clark led an eventful life before becoming a teacher. He served in the National Guard at age 18 before fulfilling an LDS mission to Sweden. Mr. Clark then served in the regular army for two years where he earned the prestigious Din-a-Ling award for getting his unit lost in the woods. He served in the Reserves for many years and was honorably discharged as a Major.
After learning all about plants, first graders at Park View visited the Red Barn in Santaquin. Students started their tour with a brief presentation in the loft of the Red Barn explaining what the farm grows and the process in which the fruit and vegetables from the farm make it from to homes. Students then loaded up the hay wagons and head to Mountainland Apples packing plant to watch what happens to the apples in order to have them ready to ship to the grocery stores where consumers may purchase them. Each child was given an apple when leaving Mountainland.
Sixth graders at Park View Elementary used teamwork and creativity to transform pumpkins into works of art. Students were given time to plan the design of their projects before the creation day. Students received one hour to create their masterpieces and what wonderful results!
Park View was filled with exclamations and giggles when students found Ms. Nevins reading in bed on Pajama Day. Students and faculty wore their pajamas to school to show their commitment to being drug free. Ms. Nevins surprise was a great way to start the day!
Park View Elementary fourth graders show their entrepreneur skills at the annual Economics Fair. As part of their social studies curriculum, students learned about the economic development and procedures in Utah. Students then made products of their own, such as foam swords, hair clips, pencil toppers, and many other items which they then sold to their fellow students. The fourth graders earned over $900.00 which will go towards guest speakers and any necessary classroom supplies.
Fourth grade students at Park View Elementary were invited to the State Capitol on September 24, by Representative Patrick Painter. The three fourth grade classes have been learning how representative government has developed in Utah and how people who live in Utah have rights and responsibilities associated with representative government. Students were able to see our state legislature in action, go on an extensive tour of the capitol, and even sit in the desks on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Kindergarten through sixth grade students at Park View Elementary decided to get down and dirty Saturday and Monday nights at the First Annual Onion Days Pig Wrestling Contest. They went with the quest to not only capture their pig, but to help raise money to aid in the research of Multiple Sclerosis. After a time limit of one minute to catch, pick up, and deposit a pig into a barrel, many students were left looking more like “Pig Pen” on Charlie Brown than as the person they walked into the pen as.