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!
Family and friends filtered in and out of East Meadows Elementary during May as they watched their students’ end-of –year programs. Kindergarten students celebrated what they learned through the year with cute songs. The first and second grades shared what they’ve learned about friendship, community and strengthening relationships. The third-grade classes ended their program with a parent showcase where students displayed their talents through writing, poetry and acting. Visitors listened to names of cities they’ve probably never heard of while fourth graders sang about Utah.
All the fourth grade students at East Meadows gathered together on Wednesday, May, 18 to dance the Virginia Reel. Many parents came to watch and many danced with their son or daughter. Later in the day Clyde and Eva Bradford came dressed in their pioneer clothes and shared pioneer stories and history with the students. Clyde even entertained with them the harmonica.
Students and staff at East Meadows are sad to say goodbye to a great teacher. Cheryl Mitchell has been teaching 4th- grade students at East Meadows for 5 years and will complete 29 years of service altogether. Of her career Mrs. Mitchell remarks, “I am always excited to see the sparkle in a student’s eye when they realize and understand the concept that is being taught. But my greatest moments in teaching are when students teach me an idea or thought by saying, ‘This helps me remember by. . .’ It is such a fantastic idea that I regret not knowing it earlier in my career.
The 6th Grade Hershey Track Meet was on Tuesday, May 17. The 6th graders were the last ones to have their track meet. Each year 3rd trough 6th grade students prepare and participate in the Hershey Track Meets. Thank you teachers for your hard work on our students behalf. East Meadows also has had a track club that has met on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for last couple of weeks.
Arbor Day was celebrated here at East Meadows Elementary on April 29, 2011. The fourth and fifth grade classes were honored guests along with Mayor G. Wayne Andersen and Dale Robinson, Director of Spanish Fork Parks and Recreation. Bill Bushman of the Spanish Fork Shade Tree Commission conducted the event. He told the kids the Utah State Tree is the Blue Spruce and that Spanish Fork City has met all the requirements to be a tree city USA for the twelfth year in a row. Last year Spanish Fork City planted 417 trees and trimmed and pruned over 2000 trees throughout town.
On April 25, the Kindergarten students at East Meadows Elementary boarded the bus and drove to Olsen’s Sheep Farm. Although it was a short bus ride and the afternoon class got cut short because of the rain the kids seemed to have enjoyed their time at the farm. The activity was the culmination of their farm unit. They learned about cows, sheep, pigs, horses and chickens. At the farm they were able to pet a pony, a steer, a sheep, and some baby chicks. They were able to sit on the wagons and pretend to be farmers and pioneers.