Our 11th graders (and Senator Thatcher) were having a great time earlier this week, during our Interim Capitol Trip!
Events such as this one fall under the APA Character Development Area of Focus #6: Civic Awareness.
Here is our American Prep United Nations Club getting ready for their first event.
This competition, hosted by the Percussive Arts Society gives students an opportunity to perform and be evaluated.
Our Intermediate percussion ensemble scored 90/100, placing 12th place out of 30 entries. The schools that placed higher included American Fork, Park City, Pleasant Grove, which are among the best percussion programs the state currently has to offer.
Our advanced percussion ensemble scored a 92/100, placing 7th out of 30 entries in the Junior High division (7th-9th grade).
We are proud of APA percussion students’ hard work! We are also grateful to Mrs. Lara for her instruction and expertise with our students!
Congratulations to our superb scientists for their hard work and diligence at our science fair. The judges had the difficult task of choosing finalists and winners from the FANTASTIC array of projects. This year, it was an all girls win, and 7th grade rocked the older grades! They will represent APA at the Charter School District Science Fair February 13th. They go with the sincere backing of their Draper 2 Campus family!
Elementary – 1st: Tiara Tuttle, 2nd: Elle Warner, 3rd: Sophia Cuellar
Secondary – 1st: Mason Buxton, 2nd: Eve Warner, 3rd: Melina Johnson
Honorable Mention – Paris Vaughn, Emily Naylor, Haliee Dolenc
School Competition Winners – 1st – Mason Buxton, 2nd – Eve Warner, 3rd – Tiara Tuttle
During January our secondary students have the opportunity to choose three courses from the Winterim catalog designed to take them deeper into subject areas as well as explore areas that are not covered in their daily curriculum.
Students thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they studied things such as improv acting, robotics, Capoeira, birds, mock trial, song writing, etc.
Our 4th – 8th grade Super Spellers came together to represent their classes at the School Spelling Bee January 21st to compete for Draper 2 representative positions. The students competed well and used great spelling strategies to spell some very tough and tricky English words. Thank you to all our parents who support our students as they work hard to get smarter and develop great character along the way. We appreciate all the work ALL of our students put forth in doing their best for the Classroom Bees as well as the School Bee.
We are please to announce the following students will represent Draper 2 at the District Spelling Bee on February 3rd at our West Valley 1 campus.
- Griffin Stewart (7th grade)
- Erin Floresca (8th grade)
- Henry Zheng (4th grade)
- Sebastian Lee (8th grade)
- Miles Johnson (4th grade)
- Abby Almas (7th grade)
We are proud to introduce our new Assistant Secondary Director and College Prep Counselor Ms. Victoria Kennedy! Ms. Kennedy is originally from Southern California and went to college at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Latin American Studies and minoring in Sociology and Spanish. In addition, she has a teaching certificate for English as a Second Language from UC Riverside.
After finishing college, Ms. Kennedy taught English in Spain, Kuwait, and Egypt, as well as at La Sierra University in Riverside and the University of Utah. During this time, she had the honor of being the first female to teach at Al Mubarak Air Force Base, preparing Kuwaiti students in English to operate American military equipment. In addition to teaching, she has also hosted, placed, and counseled 165 exchange students from 38 different nations.
Ms. Kennedy will be available to all students and parents to discuss college and career planning, college readiness, as well as scholarship options. Please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by her office.