Brookside Elementary in Springville has some terrific kids who deserve recognition for their hard work and good citizenship. One student is chosen from each class. Our January Students of the month from 1st through 6th grades the students are as follows:
1st Grade: Aubrie Tranchell, Caleb Mecham, Mason DeLlamas, Ashtyn Saybolt
2nd Grade: Aida Negrete, Paityn Clegg, Will Emmett, Alex Acero
3rd Grade: Sarah Liddiard, Josh Larson, William Ellis, Halley Caldwell
4th Grade: Annai Diaz, Ashley Donahue, Dallon Kershner, Emma Creer
5th Grade: Shylee Stone, Grace Elison, Chris Hernandez
6th Grade: Sopia Wasden, Morgan Johnson, Alex Middlebrook
Congradulations, we are proud of you!
Crystal Apple Award at Brookside Elementary
Sarah Curtis was selected by her colleagues at Brookside Elementary inSpringville to be the 2012-2013 recipient of the Crystal Apple Award presentedby Horace Mann Insurance. Sarah is an exceptional teacher who goes aboveand beyond for her students and those who teach alongside her. She is aperson of high moral character with an infectious personality. She is admired asan expert teacher, faculty mentor, and team leader.
Miss Curtis grew up in Reno, Nevada and is the second youngest of sevenchildren. She has 4 brothers, 2 sisters and 23 nieces and nephews. Duringthe times when Sarah is not preparing wonderful, engaging, hands on lessonsfor her first graders she enjoys reading, traveling, soccer and perfecting hermother’s recipes for cinnamon rolls and apple pie.
Miss Curtis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education fromBrigham Young University in 2005 and Masters of Education from Southern UtahUniversity in 2010. She has also received both an ESL endorsement and Mathendorsement from SUU.
Sarah’s first year of teaching was spent as an intern in a 2 nd gradeclassroom at Copperview Elementary in Jordan School District. After graduatingfrom BYU she moved to Beaver Dam Elementary in Littlefield, Arizona. Herfirst year was spent teaching 2nd grade. The next year she shared her wealthof knowledge with the faculty as the reading coach for the school. In 2007,Miss Curtis accepted her current position as first grade teacher at BrooksideElementary. “We are so lucky she joined the Brookside family!” A member ofthe faculty stated enthusiastically.
Sarah has a way of making fellow faculty members feel important,valued, welcome and warm with her smile. She carries that same feelingthrough to the students in her classroom. Her students know she cares andthey love being around her. She can often be caught giving students high fivesfor a job well done, a warm hug to a first grader having a bad day or dancingwith her class during a brain break. One little first grader is quoted saying,“Miss Curtis sings a lot!” Her classroom is without doubt a great place to learnand grow.
You truly deserve this award Sarah! Way to go!
Jade Poulson and Wesley Mangum are winners! Both of their entries in the PTA Reflections contest went to District competition where they won their divisions and are now on their way to State. Jade wrote a beautiful poem for her reflection and Wesley entered in the Theater Arts category where he wrote, directed and starred in a one man show. We wish them the best in their contest.
Students in kindergarten, first and second grade celebrated the hundredth day school on Monday, January 28th. The students participated in sorting, graphing, art, math, PE and writing activities centered around the number 100.
Miss Sahlin & Mrs. Stapel's Second Graders posed under The Hundredth Day of School Arch.
Brookside Elementary 6th graders are learning about microorganisms in Science. On January 14th, they participated in an assembly with guest speakers who are employed at the Springville Wastewater Treatment and Sewer Department. Juan Garrido, Department Superintendent, and Thad Penrod, microbiologist, brought water samples and used a microscope to show and teach about some of the single-celled microorganisms that are found in the water and used in the water treatment process.