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On Thursday May 18 Hanksville Elementary presented a musical program called Music Makes My Heart Happy. The students showed a great amount of enthusiasm as the sang and danced for parents and family. The adorable preschool students also were involved when they sang the song Shake My Sillies Out. During the year the elementary students learned how to play recorders and they demonstrated their skill. It was a fun event and all in attendance were filled and left with happy hearts. A special thanks to Kori Weihing who put the event together.
On May 17th and 18th the 40 students attending Loa Elementary preschool were promoted to the kindergarten. During this school year the students had long time teacher Mrs. Jan Brown as the teacher. Jan’s outstanding paraprofessionals, Iris Peterson and Kathy Woolsey, assisted her. Mrs. Brown introduced children to basic concepts such as shapes, letters, numbers and colors. The students learned nursery rhymes, songs and had many hands on activities. But preschool is about learning much more than what a circle looks like. It's where children first develop a relationship with learning. Children spend most of the preschool day working together with classmates. We are grateful for the support we have had from parents and want to specifically thank Mrs. Brown for a job well done.
On April 28th the 1st graders at Loa Elementary presented the musical It’s A Jungle Out There to the community and fellow LES students. In the play King Leo is a victim of the corporate jungle! He has money, power, and fame, but he still has not found happiness. His trusty servants, Spot and Stripes, ever loyal to the King, begin a quest for the key to happiness. Do the monkeys have the answer? Or maybe the hyenas? Perhaps the secret lies with the elephants. This heart-warming musical play help our 1st graders see that the true meaning of happiness is not money, power and fame, but treasured friendships and life's simple pleasures. The audience was treated to 6 outstanding songs that were performed to perfection. Our kids did an outstanding job and it was a fun musical that was enjoyed by all who attended.
We would like to thank Mrs. Coral Brinkerhoff for volunteering her time and musical talents to the 1st graders and Virginia Jeffery and Mrs. Liz Torgerson’s 5th grade class for helping with the decorations. A special thanks to Mrs. Laura Brinkerhoff and Mrs. Wendy Potter our truly outstanding 1st grade teachers.
Wayne High School’s own Kristen Stephenson has been chosen to be the State of Utah President of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America or FCCLA. FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
FCCLA’s mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
She will represent nearly 3,015 students throughout our state. Kristen is responsible for attending FCCLA State Board meetings, planning state level FCCLA activities and conducting all state FCCLA meetings. In July Kristen will be attending the FCCLA National Convention in Nashville Tennessee and then in November she will attend the Capitol Leadership Conference in Washington D.C., representing Utah. Her strong leadership skills were evident as she was chosen for this position. As she serves at the Utah President of FCCLA she will continue to hone her leadership skills, which will be valuable for her in the future. We are proud of Kristen and wish her the best.
Nutritious free meals are available for children ages 18 and younger at many Utah locations throughout the summer while school is out of session. For available locations visit the USDA website at https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks or contact the Utah State Board of Education, Child Nutrition Programs at 801-538-7680.