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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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Thanksgiving Break/SEP Conferences

Submitted by frank.daybell on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:52

I want to remind everyone that there is no school Wednesday, November 27th-Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving break. 

Next Wednesday, December 4th is also SEP conferences for Taylor School.  Your student should have brought home a note reminding you of the time.  If you have any questions or need to reschedule, please contact the school or you child’s teacher.

Have a fun and safe break!!

Mr. Daybell


Taylor Delighted by MNJHS's Drama Students

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 11:23

Taylor Elementary School's students were recently delighted with a performance by Mt. Nebo Jr High's drama department.  Under the direction of Mr. Rock White, the drama classes presented an anti-bullying play for the students at Taylor Elementary.  Taylor Tigers know the importance of being a friend to all and to stand-up against bullying.  This was an exciting assembly because many former Taylor Tigers were part of the cast!  Thank you MNJHS for teaching and reminding our students how important it is to fight against bullying in our schools.

PTA Family Literacy Night

Submitted by frank.daybell on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 18:22

Just a reminder that tomorrow, November 21st from 6:30pm-7:30 pm is our PTA family literacy night.  We will have Mike Hamilton, a professional magician here to inspire reading in all of us.  We would love to have your entire family come for an hour of entertainment and fun!




October Students of the Month

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 13:09

Taylor Elementary's October students of the month got to enjoy a fancy lunch of pizza and soda with Mr. Sorenson and Mrs. Burningham.  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: Ryton DeHart, Anne MacDonald and Rylee ScottFirst Grade: Nathan Collings, Josie Ellsworth and Zachary RohbockSecond Grade: Brady Braithwaite, Alexia Liston, and Cale RenzelloThird Grade:  Abbie Finau, Hadley Charles and Nanci TopeteFourth Grade: Karla Rodriguez, Ashely Nelson and Monson MorleyFifth Grade: Kenton Parkin and Daisy RodriguezSixth Grade: Tavah DeHart, Creg Davis and Adrienne Carlson.     

Taylor's Fourth Grade Learns About Stormwater

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:27

Taylor Elementary's students in Mrs. Corbin, Mrs. Grill and Ms. Orme's fourth-grade classes were recently visited by the Utah County Stormwater Coalition.   Students were educated by Ms. Jenny Devlin on the importance of stormwater and how not to pollute it.  Students were also taught the steps of the water cycle and how it impacts each other's daily lives.  Fourth-grade student, Jaemon Chisholm, says, "It is important not to litter or put paint and garbage in the gutters because we need to use the water that goes in there."   This is always a great time of year for students to be visited by the Utah County Stormwater Coalition!  

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Taylor Students Celebrate Perfect Attendance!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:10

Taylor Tigers had a reason to celebrate at school this week!  Students that had perfect attendance for all of term 1 were invited to a special pizza party with Mr. Sorenson and Mrs. Burningham!   These elite students worked hard to come to school each day on time and set an amazing example for the rest of the school!   Way to go Taylor Tigers for working hard at being "UNSTOPPABLE"!   

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First Grade Celebrates the 50th Day of School!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:06

Taylor Elementary's first-grade classes recently reached a  milestone in their educational careers...the 50th day of school this year!   Students in Mrs. Fullmer, Mrs. Mayhew and Mrs. Oakeson's celebrated the day by doing a variety of learning activities. Students dressed in 50's attire, compared and contrasted the time period with modern day life, discovered different ways numbers can be built to get 50 and they ended the day with root beer floats! It was a great day for first-graders at Taylor Elementary!    

Halloween Parade

Submitted by frank.daybell on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 15:59

Taylor Halloween Parade


This year Taylor School will hold its annual Halloween parade on Thursday, October 31st at 1:00pm.  Please come and watch your student as they parade around our school with their class.  Come find a spot to stand or sit anywhere around the school, there isn’t a bad place to watch.

We are trying to keep our morning as normal as possible. We ask that students come dressed ready for school.  If your students costume requires help from you at home, it is fine to send them already dressed.  Just a reminder that masks or weapons are not allowed!!  If makeup is worn, the student needs to be recognizable.

Thanks for all you do and have a happy and safe Halloween!

Mr. Daybell


Taylor's Fall Carnival a Success

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 14:37

Taylor School recently hosted their annual Fall Carnival.  Students and their families filled the halls and classrooms and enjoyed an evening of games and food.  Some of the favorites were, 'Toilet Paper Toss', 'Face Painting', 'Ring Toss', 'Fish Pond' and 'Pin the Nose on the Witch'".  Along with the games and prizes, gift baskets were created by the classes that were auctioned off to raise money for the school. 

Many thanks go to the PTA and  committees that put countless hours into the success of the Fall Carnival. This is a favorite time of year for Taylor tigers and their families and we look forward to it happening again next year! 

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