Ms. Larsen’s 6th grade class created suspended structures capable of holding a load measured with pennies. The challenge was to hold a load of 100-200 pennies for 30 seconds. There were 7 groups and 4 successfully completed the challenge. It was a great science and team building project for our students!
We have a beautiful building where we get to fulfill our mission of helping our students become as smart, kind, respectful and involved in their communities. This building has been provided to us by the taxpayers of Utah and we want to be good stewards of such a wonderful gift. This picture of the American Flag reflected in the front windows of our school reminds us about this gift and our mission to be good stewards of the resources provided to our school.
Sharing our school with our secondary students creates some challenges that our teachers use as opportunities. Since our band classrooms are being used for other academic courses, Mr. Wendall found some space outside to conduct music practice after school. These students love playing music and enjoyed this opportunity from Mr. Wendall to practice in an unusual space.
Eliza Pierce and Lillie Phillips took advantage of the shade and bench next to our building to get started on their Saxon Math homework. Utilizing some of their school day to get a head start on their homework demonstrates initiative and responsibility. As you can tell from the expression on their faces, they also seem to be enjoying their math homework.
What an incredibly fun and entertaining time at our Annual Fall Festival. This annual event brought our whole Draper community together to enjoy the games, food and festivities. Here are a couple of pictures showing the crowds and some of the characters in attendance. Bacon Man made his third appearance at the festival and was joined by a couple of his bodyguards and the other picture gives you a little perspective on the crowds that were enjoying the food, games and bounce houses. A big shout out to our FSO from all three campuses that organized this event and to all of those that participated.
During lunchtime today some of our students had the opportunity to go watch a demonstration from the sheep dog trainers that use the field in front of our school for their training A big thank you to Deb, Donna and Lou for spending some time with our students, here with Mrs. Stanford’s 2nd grade class.
Our annual Fall Festival is coming up this Friday and fortunately, Marianne Porter from our FSO was in the lobby this morning selling tickets, so I was able to get wristbands and meal vouchers for my students. Someone from our FSO will be in the lobby every morning this week selling tickets and wristbands. Don’t wait until Friday, get your wristbands now!
The 2017 Fall Festival will be a combined D1, D2, and D3 event! The Festival is scheduled for Friday, Sept 8th, from 6-9 pm, at the D2 campus. This year’s activities will include jumping castles and slides, laser tag and archery tag, pony rides, face painting, and carnival games. A wristband will cost $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Dinner will also be available to purchase for just $5. Proceeds will go to funding FSO sponsored activities, band, SBO, and drama. Tickets are now available ONLINE! Yep! It is super easy to get your tickets… go to apaevents.blogspot.com. Tickets will also be on sale Tues-Fri (Sept 5-8), before and after school, at D2. We still need helping hands for set up, games, parking, and clean up. Get a jump on your volunteer hours and sign up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a45abac23a1ff2-fall
Every week our students get the chance to “Show what you know” at our assemblies. These are opportunities for students in the various grades to share some of the poetry and songs that they learn in their classrooms. Showcasing the knowledge and content they are acquiring is a great way for students to share this with parents and students from other grades. Since we are sharing the indoor spaces with our secondary students, we decided to move these assemblies outside. This is the first time it has been done at our campus and the weather was fantastic for our first one with grades 4-6.