It is an exciting time on our campus. The secondary building is nearing completion and the parking lot is almost fully paved. Crews are working at finishing the last paving sections of our parking lot and soon we will be able to drive all the way around the new building. Thanks for all your patience during our construction.
Our FSO Leaders spent some time working with the Academic Support Teams training them on a variety of ways they can provide support to individual classroom teachers. One of the strengths of our schools is the high level of parental involvement. The additional support and help with our teachers makes a significant difference in the quality of education at American Prep. Thank you FSO and our AST Leaders!
It was an exciting week, as our golf team qualified for the state tournament and traveled to Cedar City. It was a great privilege to help coach the team this year along with Darci Olson and Darius Beard. Qualifying for state in our first year of competition was quite the accomplishment. Congratulations Seamus McVicar, Nathan Stone, Skyler Strubin, Nick Wanner, Josh Christiansen,Gabe Maxfield and Jamison Proctor.
We had a packed house at the beginning of the day for our K-3 Assembly. It was wonderful having so many parents show up to see the students “Show What You Know”. Having the assembly outside allowed for a very large audience. At the end of the day, we had a packed hallway for the ever popular Lego Club. Students enjoy this time together building all kinds of creations. Thanks Mr. Phinney for your time and energy to make this happen.
It is exciting to see and hear all the different instruction that happens throughout our school. Today in Ms. Ruff’s first grade class that is learning about Habitats, the students participated in a lesson from a guest speaker Mark Ellingson, a working Bee keeper. He came in to talk with the class and show them some of the special equipment used in his job. He also talked to the students about the importance of bees and what they do for our food supply.
Our parent community is a valuable resource to our school. Parents contribute in so many different ways, volunteering throughout the school and contributing in other ways. Wendy Knight, one of our parents, has a program that will contribute money to the school for any nutritional supplements purchased with her program. You can find an electronic flyer on our web-site under the newsletter section or you can pick up a flyer around the corner from our main office. Get healthy and contribute to our school!
Our P.E. classes have been utilizing our soccer field this school year for their classes. In addition to the benefits of being outside for class, they have a first hand view of the progress on our new building. The steel structure and masonry work are almost complete and the frames for the exterior glass are being installed. We are looking forward to the completion of the building and all the space it will give our P.E. teachers for their classes.
Visiting classrooms is always an exciting way to stay connected to all the learning going on in our school. It is especially uplifting to visit Kindergarten classrooms with all the excitement and energy that the students and teachers have for their learning. Thank you to Mrs. Martir’s class for allowing us to visit as you practiced The Builder’s Poem.