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March 2019

3rd Grade Market

Submitted by linda.beck on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:33

Our 3rd grade students had their Market Day today!

They have been earning "money" for this day. The students brought items to sell and they had a great time doing it! They love to earn, buy and sell! Thanks to our teachers who are willing to teach our students life skills!

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Spring Break

Submitted by linda.beck on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:39

 No school will be held April 1st - April 5th!

We hope you have a great and safe Spring Break!

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Mustang Pride ~ March

Submitted by linda.beck on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:25

We had our March Mustang Pride assembly today!

Some of our students were recognized for the great things they have been doing!

We are so proud of all of our students! 

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BYU Science Fair Winners

Submitted by linda.beck on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:37

Congratulations to those who participated in the BYU Science Fair! We are so proud of all of you!


BYU - Winners:

First Place in Consumer Science - Connor Hamilton: Which Tennis Ball will up your Game?

First Place in Life Science - Kenna Feland: How does Warm-Up Change your Muscle Stiffness?

3rd Place in Engineering - Nathan Miller: Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, but Electricity Does!

Third Place in Life Science - Paige Creer and Amberly Reese: How Similar is Kid’s Handwriting to their Parents?


BYU Participators:

Maci Lott: Popcorn Poppin’
Camie Nielsen: Ingredients: Do They Matter?

Izabel Guzman: Does the Temperature of Water Effect Your Swimming Speed?

Grace Hall: Invisible Waves in your Homes

Hayden McCain: Which Toothpaste Brightens your Smile the Best?

Greeting From Mr. Duncan

Submitted by linda.beck on Mon, 03/25/2019 - 15:24


Hello East Meadows Parents,


I would like to take a minute and introduce myself.  My name is Mike Duncan and I will be the new principal at East Meadows beginning this summer.  I am incredibly excited for this opportunity to be a Mustang. I have heard SO MANY great things about our wonderful school! 


I began my career fifteen years ago as a 4th grade teacher at Sage Creek Elementary in Springville.  This was a neat experience for me because I graduated from Springville High School in 1996.  Yes, I am a Red Devil!  I taught 4th and 5th grades for six years before I began my administrative endorsement at SUU.  At that same time, I was moved to Park Elementary in Spanish Fork to be the Title I Coordinator.  This was a new experience for me and I was able to learn so much about administration, as I worked under an exceptional principal that gave me many opportunities to learn and taught me the importance of relationships. 


After two years at Park Elementary, I was appointed principal at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville where I have spent the past seven years.  I have genuinely loved my time at Cherry Creek and have been fortunate enough to build lifelong friendships that I will cherish forever.  I look forward to doing the same thing at East Meadows with all of you!    


My wife Kellie and I now live above The Oaks golf course.  We are Red Devils in Spanish Fork and we absolutely love it!  We are the proud parents of three amazing children; Allie, 16, attends Maple Mountain High School.  Avery, 13, attends Diamond Fork Jr. High School.  Maddux, 10, attends Spanish Oaks Elementary School.  We are also a host home for an adult with disabilities.  His name is Mel and he has been a part of our family for the past fifteen years.  Most of our evenings and weekends are spent watching our kids play sports and enjoying the outdoors. We are incredibly blessed and love the community that we live in.


I enjoy fly-fishing, hunting, golfing and being outdoors.  I love being with my family and look forward to each moment that I have to spend with them.  I am passionate about education and know how important of a role that the principal plays in a school.  I am committed to doing the very best job that I can do at East Meadows.  I look forward to meeting and getting to know every single one of you in the near future.  I love being with kids and am super excited to meet your children. I will work hard to do everything I can to assist in helping them achieve their potential. 


Thank you for your warm welcome and continued support as we make this transition to new leadership in our school!  I am excited for the good times ahead! 


Mr. Duncan

3rd Grade Field Trip to BYU

Submitted by linda.beck on Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:28

Our 3rd grade students had a fun field trip to BYU yesterday! They were able to go to the BYU Planetarium, the Engineering Department, Nursing Department and the Science Department. They learned so much in each of these places! They had a great time! We have great teachers that plan these fun and informative activities for our awesome students!!!


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3rd Grade Spelling Bee Winner

Submitted by linda.beck on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:40

Last Thursday we had a 4 way tie in our 3rd grade spelling bee... not only did they run out of 3rd and 4th grade words they ran out of time! The students wanted a winner so they had a rematch today. They studied up on 5th and 6th grade words so they would be up for the challenge

Paisley Nielsen came out on top! Congratulations!

Nice work to all who participated as well!

East Meadows students are awesome!!!!

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New Principal Coming to East Meadows

Submitted by linda.beck on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:24

The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Mike Duncan as the Principal of East Meadows Elementary for Nebo School District.

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Utah Valley University and his master’s in Education Administration at Southern Utah University. 

Mr. Duncan served as the Principal of Cherry Creek Elementary for the past seven years where he successfully implemented the Leader in Me program in 2014. In 2018, Cherry Creek was named a Lighthouse School.

Some of Mr. Duncan’s awards include: Nebo National Distinguished Principal of the Year 2019, Horace Mann Principal of the Year 2018, Nebo Community Leader of the Year 2016, Nebo Student Advocate 2015, and Nebo Rookie Principal of the Year 2014. He was selected as Sage Creek’s Crystal Apple Recipient in 2008.

Mr. Duncan’s educational philosophy consists of the following: “Leadership is communicating people's worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.” He believes this is the essence of what outstanding teachers and administrators do each and every day, and that there is no greater calling!

An administrator said, “Mike is innovative, people-oriented, and seeks to learn from others. He is a talented individual with the ability to overcome obstacles and look for positive solutions to problems that would thwart a less determined person. Mike is successful in establishing a genuine and positive relationship with those he leads. He consistently shows exceptional management and leadership skills.”

Serving others is something Mr. Duncan believes in. He said that relationships matter the most, and we should never underestimate the importance of having fun! Mike stated, “My Dad has always reminded me to ‘Enjoy the Journey!’”   

Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, watching sports, and hanging out with family and friends. He especially loves the Boulder Mountain in Southern Utah. Mike is married to Kellie (his ROCK), and they have four children.

“I’m extremely grateful to the wonderful parents, students and staff at Cherry Creek. It has been a life-changing experience, and the memories will stay with me forever.  (#Croc4Life),” said, Mr. Duncan. “I’m super excited for a new adventure at East Meadows, and I look forward to building relationships, having fun and making a difference with a whole new school community. Mustang Pride!”

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3rd Grade Spelling Bee --To Be Continued!

Submitted by linda.beck on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 15:10

There was a 4 way tie at our Spelling Bee on Thursday!

Quinton Hickenbotham, Paisley Nielsen, Samantha Scott and Rebecca Graham were at a dead tie by the time school was over. There wil be a final Spelling Bee this Thursday!!!

We are so proud of our students at East Meadows! They are Awesome!!!

#emmustangs #runningahead #eastmeadows

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Important Information

Submitted by linda.beck on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:21



*Parent Conferences are on Wednesday, March 13th.  The Walking Report Conference will be held in the student's classroom.  Students will show parents the things they have learned.  See attachment for more information and schedule.
*PTA will have the Book Fair open on the stage during the week and on the night of March 13th during conferences. 
*School will be held as normal Monday through Thursday next week (March 11th - 14th).
*4-H will be held only on Monday March 11th; (this is to make up for the President's Day holiday).  No other 4-H clubs will be held the rest of next week. 


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