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December 2013

Sixth Grade Orchestra Delights Taylor School

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:55

Taylor's sixth-grade orchestra students delighted the school with their first school-wide performance as well as a parent program.  Under the direction of Mrs. Drager, this is Taylor Elementary's second student orchestra group that is open to sixth-grade students.  Students that are involved meet before school starts and are expected to practice each night at home.   The school was amazed to hear the talented musicians play traditional favorites as well as a few Christmas songs. Several students were even given the chance to debut as soloists.   What a fun musical treat for Taylor School!   

Members of the Orchestra: Cheyenne Jensen, Sadie Gentry, Melissa Peterson, Martina Sanchez, Nicolas Hansen, Caiden Tew, Adam Renik, Emilee Chesnut, Shaylee Obray, Mikaylee Hermansen, Chloe Terry, Corbyn Hoover

Box Top Winners Announced!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:32

Box Top Winners were announced this morning by Mrs. Liddle.   Mrs. Groneman and Mr. Hansen's classes each earned a pizza party by brining in the most Box Tops for our school!   Box Tops are a great way to help earn money for our school to buy things that are needed.  Congratulations to these two classes for helping making our school the great place it already is! 

Taylor's November Students of the Month

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 09:57

Taylor Elementary's November students of the month got to enjoy a fancy lunch of pizza and soda with Mr. Daybell.  These students were chosen by their teachers because they make great efforts in academics and behavior choices each day in their classrooms.  These students have set a high standard for the rest of the school to follow!  Way to go Students of the Month Kindergarten:  Isabella Rosenberg, Audrey Tree, Eoin LottFirst; Angel Belmonte, Anberlin Salsbury, Quinn BuysSecond: Samantha Moore, Jainee Davis, Chloe JonesThird: Seth Jones, Natalie Cox, Parker BuysFourth: Kyler Newton, Jaren Carlile, Shaylee TurpinFifth: Grace Marsh, Tegan Houston,Sixth: Wyatt Thayer, Bailey Smith, Andrea Soto

Taylor's PTA Equips School With Promethean Boards

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:37

Taylor Elementary’s PTA has made it possible for Taylor Elementary to be one of the most technologically equipped schools in Nebo School District.  Along with iPads, document cameras, projectors, Kindles and updated computers, Taylor’s classrooms are all furnished with new Promethean Boards for teacher and student use.  Taylor Elementary’s PTA raised funds through candy bar sales, the Fall Carnival, collecting box tops, Fun Food Friday and other various fund raising events in order to make these Promethean Boards possible.  

First-grade teacher, Mrs. Penny Oakeson, says, “I can’t believe how more interactive my lessons have become by adding the Promethean Board to my classroom.  My kids are able to be actively involved in their learning in a way they’ve never been able to before.”   Sixth-grade teacher, Rachel Santiago says, “The way I teach math has completely changed.  There are so many tools and available resources that come with this program. I can’t wait to see how it is used throughout the grade levels.”  

Taylor Elementary’s teachers are very grateful for the generosity from the PTA to continue to make Taylor a great place to educate children.  


Taylor's Art Gallery

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:03

S.E.P. night was recently held at Taylor Elementary.  Not only was this a chance for students and parents to sit down with their teacher and discuss progress, goals and accomplishments, but an amazing art gallery was showcased as well. Mrs. Patten, Taylor's talented art teacher, transformed her classroom into an art gallery that displayed student work thoughout the term.  This was a favorite for many to visit because students were able to show off the talents they've rbeen developing in visual arts. Thanks Mrs.Patten and Taylor students for displaying your individual talents for others to see. 

Taylor's Reflection Contest a Success!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:55

Taylor Elementary recently participated in the Reflections Contest which was themed, “Believe, Dream, Inspire”  Entries were turned in by many students in visual art, photography, 3D art, Literature, Music, Dance, etc. Students’ entries were shown in a school-wide assembly.  Winners were selected by a panel of judges and those students were awarded a trophy as well as the chance to have their entries sent to the district level for judging. 

Annual Sixth-Grade Olympics

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:44

Taylor sixth-grade and faculty competed in the seventh annual Olympic Games. The student body was treated to the thrills and spills of Taylor's very own version of the Oympics.  Sixth-grade students have been studying about early civilzations beginning with early man, moving up to ancient Egypt, and the Nile River Valley.  For the past month, students have been learing about the origins of democracy and the ancient Olympic Games. The Taylor Olympics is the culminating event which incorporates skill and ideals of ancient Greece and with the ideals of today.  Students are placed in teams with names of city states of ancient Greece; such as Athens, Delphi and Olympus.  The students create a team flag that incorporates the theme of the ancient city state with the theme of the student teams today.  The day of the Olympics is filled with excitement and preparations. Dressed in school-appropriate togas, student participated in an athlete's parade and ceremonial torch relay and cauldron lighting.  Keeping with the tradition of lighting the caludron, students and faculty then competed in a variety of modified sports including the javelin (straw), Long Jump (step), Hockey (potato flip), and many other exciting events.  The day's events concluded witht the main event, the Chariot Race (rolling chars) and an awards presentation.  Teachers and students cheered and applauded everyone's efforts.  Despite the spills from both students and teachers, everything went without a hitch.  The ancient Olympians would say, "Citius! Altius! Fortius!"

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