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Congratulations to the following Taylor Tigers for working hard, setting a good example and always doing their best.
Back row: Gabe Small, Ashley Liston, Sierra Edmundson, Kat Larsen, Cheyenne Hermanson, Janey Jacklin, Adrie Hill
Front Row: Allie Hansen, Payton Buys, Addison Corbin, Gary Taylor, Anna Bronson, Jason Flinders and Solace Rose.
For the past couple of months students at Taylor Elementary have been learning about ancient civilizations and as of late students have been actively learning about ancient Rome and Greece. The original Ancient Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions held between various city-states of Ancient Greece every four years. They began in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece, and were celebrated until 393 AD.
The teachers and students of Taylor Elementary donned ancient apparel togas and crowns of gold in memory of the original Olympic Games. Students and teachers competed in events that would test their physical and mental strength. Sixth grade students entered the school in grand parade in front of a packed audience of Kindergarten through fifth grade students accompanied by countless parents and faculty members. Students from all grades participated in a torch run and the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic Calderon. Some of the events include Discuss (paper plate), Javelin (straw), Ice Hockey, and the event culminates with a grand chariot race that resembles a scene out of the Hollywood Classic Ben Her. Fortunately, with the aid of Mr. Wilson heroic efforts all participates and audiences’ members were left unscathed.
Many gold, silver, and bronze ribbons were awarded to both student and teacher. The Students cleaned house this year with many students receiving the majority of the metals.
The teachers and students would like to thank the variety of teachers and parents who donated their time and efforts to bring these events to life.
“Magic of a Moment” was the theme of the 2012 Reflections contest. Taylor Elementary PTA honored students that participated this year with a gift certificate to Funfinity. Congratulations to the following Taylor Tigers for their hard work.
Taylor Wilson, Janey Jacklin, Shaylee Obrey, Chloe Terry, Shelby Reed, Ben Rittle, Amanda Flinders, Samuel Devenport, Phoebe Terry, Mia Kirton and Sahaja Rutledge.
Taylor Elementary students participated in the 3rd annual Gobble Off! Contestants from each grade had an opportunity to strut their stuff and showcase their best gobble in front of a panel of judges. The winner from each grade received a turkey for their efforts. Winners from each grade are:
Kindergarten – Kali Oman
First Grade – Edgar Solace
Second Grade – Hadley Charles
Third Grade – Hayden Conrad
Fourth Grade – Parker Fillmore
Fifth Grade – Clover Carter
Sixth Grade – Jeffrey Flinders
Staff – Mr. Hansen
School Schedule for November 7, 2012
All teachers in Nebo School District will be attending a half day training session on Wednesday, November 7. The following will be the schedule for all students for this day.
- · School will be in session 9:00 – 12:00
- · Morning Kindergarten will be in session 9:00 – 12:00. Kindergarten students will be served a snack during school. Kindergarten bus students will be picked up at their regular spot, but will be dropped off at their bus stop NOT THEIR HOUSE.
- · Afternoon Kindergarten will not attend school this day
- · Grades 1-6 will be served their regular lunch, starting at 10:15.
- · Grades 1-6 bus students will be picked up and dropped off at their usual locations.
- · Morning pre-school will be held during their regular time. No afternoon pre-school will be held this day.
Please be prompt in picking up your children this day. Training is held throughout the district and teachers need time to commute to their training location.
Students in Mr. Hansen’s and Mr. Richin’s 5th grade classes have had the unique opportunity to participate in Nebo School Districts Art Integration Program. Holly Mayne has been working with students in the area of dance and creative movement. After students have used their body to ooze, melt and gather items for a potion, they take all of their descriptive words back to their classroom for a writing activity. Be sure and ask a 5th grader about this special activity they have been involved in.
Thank you to Brad and Chris Olson of Olson’s Garden Shoppe. They donated a pumpkin to each student in Mrs. Oakeson’s and Mrs. Ellsworth’s class. It was a special treat for Halle and Kyler Tischner to have Grandma and Grandpa share their talents of growing veggies with their class.
Dear Taylor Tigers,
I just want to take a second and say thank you to all of you for attending our fall carnival, book fair and SEP conferences, they were all huge successes. A special thank you to our PTA and faculty who put in countless hours making them successful.
Red Ribbon Week will be October 29th – November 2nd
Monday- Keep your PAWS in the game, stay away from drugs! (Wear your favorite team jersey)
Tuesday- Crazy Paws, not crazy choices! (Crazy sock day)
Wednesday- Drugs are PAWSitively Scary!! (Wear your costume to school)
Thursday- Be a PAWSitive influence on your friends! (Bring your favorite stuffed animal with claws)
Friday- Taylor Tigers make PAWSitive choices! (School pride day)