Exploring a Local Wetland

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 09:09
On September 16, East Meadows 3rd graders explored Salem Pond, a local wetland. Parents and teachers guided them through various activities. Students learned that there are many habitats within a wetland. They observed plants and animals living in the marsh. They looked for signs of pollution, talked about ways to help protect the environment and gathered up trash found in the area. Many students enjoyed collecting water samples in specimen cups and observing living organisms through a microscope lens.

East Meadows Mustang Week

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 11:01
Students enjoyed a week of fun-filled activities as they celebrated Mustang Week sponsored by the staff and PTA of East Meadows. The goal for the week was to have some fun activities and events that helped students feel a part of the East Meadows community. Many cowboys and cowgirls descended on the school Tuesday for western dress-up day. On Wednesday, the kids learned a few country-western dance moves as they learned to line dance.

East Meadows Leaves a Smile for Jerry

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 12:13
Students and staff at East Meadows Elementary lost a dear friend over labor-day weekend. Jerry Reynolds passed away on Sunday, September 4. Jerry was beginning his fifth year as a school custodian. His hard work and good humor added to the friendly atmosphere at East Meadows. He took the time and effort to get to know students and recognize them by name which they loved. “He always said ‘hi’ to me and smiled,” said Morgan Latham.

East Meadows Elects a Student Council

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 11:33
Each year, East Meadows elects sixth-grade students to serve on a student council. The student council represents and serves the school in a variety of capacities. They do morning announcements, learn about service-project opportunities the school can get involved in, and come up with ideas to help improve the school. These students will have the opportunity to attend a student-council conference at Brigham Young University. Through this conference and in serving the school, they will get an early start at learning how to be good leaders. Congratulations to this year’s school council.

Fall 4H Afterschool Program

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:21

The fall 2010 4-H afterschool program at East Meadows Elementary offers some great opportunities for first through sixth-grade students. The program gives children a chance to learn and develop skills outside the classroom setting. Registration this year was available for the first time online. Fall classes include Nursery Rhymes, Art Techniques, Recharge!, Arts & Crafts, Scientists Gone Mad, Photography, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Games, Line Dancing and Babysitting Kits.

Best Foot Forward

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:18

Students at East Meadows Elementary begin the school year with a challenge to put their ‘best foot forward.’ To emphasize this theme, Principal Liddiard held an assembly on the first day of school and talked about different ways to make this year their best. Mrs. Hogle’s fifth-grade class members took turns reading from the book, This School Year Will Be the Best, by Kay Winters. The book illustrates fun ideas and wishes kids might have about what would make their school year the best.

Mustang Graduates

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/01/2010 - 08:28
East Meadows Elementary held graduation for the sixth-grade students last Thursday. There was a short program, 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 Junior High. Congratulations, graduates! Nicely done!
JoDee Mercer

End-of-Year Programs

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/27/2010 - 10:59

Family and friends filtered in and out of East Meadows Elementary as they watched the end-of-year programs. Each grade focused on themes they have learned about throughout the year. Pre-school children got to say “goodbye” animal style. 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 shared their writing, poetry and acting abilities. Visitors listened to names of places they’ve probably never heard of while fourth graders sang about Utah.

Cruise Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/27/2010 - 10:56
East Meadows fifth-grade students earned their way to Cruise Day. Students have been working hard earning ‘cruise points’ by demonstrating responsible behavior at school. For their reward they got to dress for an island cruise, sample island buffets, and play water games. East Meadows congratulates the students on their hard work.

Teacher of the Year

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/27/2010 - 10:19
East Meadows congratulates Neeley Kay for being chosen as Teacher of the Year. Each year the Nebo School District chooses one outstanding teacher for this award. Mrs. Kay is an excellent instructor and is well-deserving of this award.