Students have chosen their East Meadows Student Council for 2011-2012. The student council represents and serves the school in a variety of capacities. They do morning announcements, learn about service-project opportunities, and come up with ideas to help improve the school. Those chosen to be on the student council got a little bit of campaign experience as they tried for various positions. They shared their talents and let us know how they could best serve the school. Congratulations to this year’s school council! Lorin Wyss, Emily Colton, Megan Vehar, Jarom Jones (President), Brendan Bakker (Reporter), Brayden Jackson, Allison Davis, Jordyn Ellefsen, Cody Frandsen, Ryan Berger, Courtney Andersen (Vice President), Tanner Peterson, Riley Warren (Secretary), Matthew Munson, Amberly Perrins (Treasurer)
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East Meadows 5th graders took the opportunity to visit Olympic Park near Park City. Olympic Park served as the 2002 Olympic venue for ski jumping, Nordic Combined, Bobsled, Skeleton and the Luge. Besides seeing how snow is great for fun winter activities, the students learned that snow is vital to Utah’s economy. In fact, it is even called 'white gold.' This year students got to see ski jumpers jump into the pool. They thought that was pretty awesome.
The 2011 Fall 4-H afterschool program at East Meadows Elementary kicked off on September 6. The program is available to first through sixth grade students of the school. The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives. 4-H afterschool clubs allow students to explore many different talents and skills, emphasizing ”learning by doing.” Each week during this time students will learn and recite the 4-H pledge and motto, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, eat a healthy snack and attend a one hour club. They will also participate in a service project. The fall clubs are: Flag Football, Jump Rope, Works of Art, Outdoor Games, Recharge, GPS, Paper Crafts, Crafts, Young Artists, Cloverbuds and Theatre. The fall clubs will run for ten weeks and will end on November 22. This day will be the Parent Share Day where the students will get to show case what they have learned in their individual club. This will be held right after school and we would like to invite and encourage parents and family members to come share this day with their child. Thank you Utah County 4-H and those who have donated to help with this program and also East Meadows Elementary.
Fifth graders at East Meadows celebrated Colonial Day today. Students learned about what it would have been like to live in colonial days through active participation in a variety of activities. They wrote with feathers, made a horn book, a quilt block and a colonial sign. They dipped candle wicks, cleaned cotton and played a game called “ball and stick.”
East Meadows held the Reflections Kick-off Assembly today. This year’s theme is “Diversity means . . .” Students can explore and demonstrate what diversity means to them through different mediums such as dance, 3D art, theater, stories and songs. All students are encouraged to participate in Reflections. Entries are due October 5.
East Meadows students are going a little country. Mustang Week kicked off with art projects and western-themed stories. On Wednesday, many students donned western wear. Everyone had a chance to try some line dancing instructed by Katherine Beck. Students will enjoy an assembly tomorrow and finish the week with a field day on Friday.
The 4th grade students at East Meadows once again started off the year making dinosaur dioramas. This is part of their social studies unit. They learn about different species of dinosaurs and their environments and diets. They made the dioramas in shoe boxes. Inside the box they created a scene that would depict what it looked like when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They used colored paper and play dough to make trees, mountains, water, and dinosaurs and anything else they could imagine to portray the scene.
On Thursday, August 18, East Meadows opened the doors to parents and students looking forward to the new school year. Students met their teachers, and got acquainted with their classrooms. Many faces were familiar and some were new. Dwight Liddiard, Principal, would like the students to have a sweet year. This year, teachers and staff will be watching for students that do something sweet and submit their names to the office where they will then get to pick a prize. East Meadows welcomes all students and staff to a great 2011-2012 school year.
East Meadows Elementary held graduation for the sixth-grade students on May 26, 2011. The students recieved their diplomas and viewed and a slide show. Proud parents and faculty applauded the efforts of the students, and wished them well next year as they move on to the Junior High. Congratulations, graduates! Nicely done!