Faculty vs Fifth graders

Mrs. Hobbs

The fifth grade got the opportunity to participate in a volleyball competition during lunch recess. The top two teams got to then move to the finals and play against the faculty. We played three games. The first game the faculty won, the second game the fifth graders won, and then the last game.... The FIFTH graders won! They were so excited to beat their teachers! 

Proud of our Principal

Mrs. Hobbs

Alicia Rudd – Elementary Coordinator

With the recent appointment of Dave Rowe as Elementary Director, the Nebo School Board of Education appointed Alicia Rudd as the new Elementary Coordinator.

Mrs. Rudd received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and completed her Master’s in Education degree from Southern Utah University. In 2007, Alicia earned her Administrative Education license from Southern Utah University.

Mrs. Rudd served as principal at Brookside Elementary for the past five years and also served as principal at Mt. Loafer Elementary for the previous three years. She served as a Title I teacher and coordinator at Park View Elementary for one year, transitional first-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary for nine years, second-grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary for one year, and staff developer at Westside Elementary for one year. Mrs. Rudd was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2006 by Nebo School District. 

A colleague said, “Alicia is a master teacher in all curriculum areas and one who knows how to effectively facilitate change. She is an instructional leader who has a good grasp of best practice and always implements whatever strategies are needed to ensure student success in a positive and productive learning environment. Mrs. Rudd is skilled in helping teachers to improve upon their own best practices through observation, modeling, and collaboration.”

Alicia tries to live by the quote: “Stay humble, work hard, be kind.” She strives to be: “The person that makes others feel special. Be known for your kindness and grace.” Alicia thanked the School Board for having the faith in her and she will miss all the students, parents and staff at Brookside Elementary.

Mrs. Rudd said, “As a principal and hopefully now as a mentor to other administrators, I want to help them see and feel all the good that they are all doing in their buildings. We have so many wonderful people to work with, and that makes me love my job!”

Alicia is the daughter of Shirl and Jean Olson of Spanish Fork. She and her husband, Kirk, live in Benjamin and have three children.

Everyone at Brookside Elementary wants Mrs. Rudd to know that we are so happy for her and she will be missed! The next principal has BIG shoes to fill. 

Monday Message

Mrs. Rudd

Good Morning Brookside Tigers,

I wish this weather would cooperate so we could get students outside for recess.  Please send your child with a coat because we will go out as much as the weather allows.  You should hear the cheers from the classrooms when we announce it's an outside day.  They are missing their time to play and be kids.

This week is a quiet one.  The only reminder is that we are now selling Year books that will be given the last week of school.  The price is $15.00.  Our PTA works hard to gather all those memories so if you want one for your family, please buy one at the office.

Next week, on Wednesday, February 15th is our Spring Picture day.  This is not a required picture day.  Only purchase if you would like and as always, pre-school children are welcomed to also come have their pictures taken.

It only takes a little to do something BIG! Tiger Pride

Mrs. Rudd


January Tigers of the Month

Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Charlie Young, Greyson Yetter, Bridgette Draper, and Atticus Frahm

Second Grade: Tayler Christensen, Tristan Cooper, Anna Larsen, and Oakley Johnson

Third Grade: Cash Bradley, Paula Gomez, and Zeke Diaz

Fourth Grade: Quinn Root, Michael Fulkerson, Jennifer Christensen, and Cobi Blackburn

Fifth Grade: Sophia Burrager, Ammon Anderson, and Parker Paxton 

Sixth Grade: Amanda Felix, Julia Oberg, and Gwyneth Hawker 

Chess Tournament for Elementary, Jr. High, and High School

Mrs. Hobbs

When: February 25th  (8:30 a.m. to 2:00)

Where: Cherry Creek Elementary (484 south 200 east, Springville)

Information: Students will play 6 rounds and will be grouped by grade. Rounds will be up to 50 minutes each. Lunch will be avaliable for purchase. If you register before February 11th is only cost $8.00.

More information on the flyer that is attached by picture. 

6th Grade Field Trip

Mrs. Hobbs

On Friday, January 27th, the sixth grade got to go on a field trip to Clark Planetarium. When we arrived the students got to explore the building and play with all their interactive equipment. They could play on mars, control robots, take quizzes, act like they were news reporters, and so much more. Then we went and ate lunch at the gateway mall. When we came back we went into the DOME theater and learned all about constellations, moon phases, and how the earth rotates. After that we went to a show about why we have seasons on earth. It was really neat and the students had a wonderful time.  

Best Handwriting in Third Grade!

Mrs. Evans

These two third graders, Dominick Mortensen and Raegan Walker, received a certificate for the best handwriting, along with their own pen and journal. This should encourage them to keep on working on their handwriting. Keep up the good work!

December Tigers of the Month

Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Drew LeSueur, Quincee Welsch, Hunter Curtis, and Kayla Crawford

Second Grade: Riker Zufelt, Samuel Jones, Zack Clegg, and Hailey Defreese

Third Grade: Calvin Elder, Joshua Talbot, and Kyler Hughes

Fourth Grade: Jeryck McCoy, Jens Cutler, Craig Kovatch, and Madoc Jones

Fifth Grade: Kristian Alcantar, Benson Rigtrup, and Harrison Petersen

Sixth Grade: Stephen Rich, Chris Poole, and Garret Henrie 

Third Grade Christmas Program

Ms. Bradford

This year, the 3rd grade students learned about different Christmas traditions celebrated around the world. Some of the countries the 3rd graders studied were; Germany, Mexico, Japan, holland and of course, America. Students had fun learning about various cultural traditions, while incorporating drama, dance and music in their Christmas program. A big thanks to the amazing 3rd graders who made the program a success. A big thanks also goes to mrs bird, who wrote and directed the program. 

Christmas Sing-Along

Mrs. Hobbs
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It is such a fun tradition to get the whole school together for the Christmas sing-along. Each grade prepares a song that they then sing for the rest of the school. This year we also had our choir sing three songs for us at the beginning. The school favorite is singing the 12 days of christmas because each grade has different verses we stand up for. Have a great rest of the week off!