Friday, May 10, Mrs. Shelley Thomas' kindergarten class held their end of year program for their parents and grandparents. The theme for their program was, "Whirling Through the Year". Students sang songs entertaining the audience with what they have learned this year. It was a fun program and the students did an awesome job!
Monday, May 13, representatives from the Spanish Fork Library came to Brockbank to help motivate the students to read during the summer. They told the students about all the summer programs held at the library. The library's theme is "Dig Into Reading!"
May 13, representatives from the Kiwanis Club came to Brockbank to award 6 sixth-graders the Terrific Kid Award. Terrific is an acronym that stands for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Students representing this qualities are chosen for this honor by their teachers and their names are engraved in a plague hung in the hall. This years Terrific Kids are Luke Jensen and Karley James from Mrs. Kristel Peterson's class, Tobin Gonzales and Jentri Rozema from Mrs. Sara Stout's class, and Noah Runolfson and Amelia Moleff from Mrs. JaNae Wilson's class. Congratulations to these students!
Brockbank recently held their reward activity for the second grade boys and sixth grade girls for winning the school's penny war. The penny war was a competition where each grade had a girls can and a boys can and students brought in their change to raise "Pennies for Pets". The sixth-grade girls brought in the most money but the second grade boys had the most penny points. Each winning team got to pick one adult to compete in a relay in front of the student body and throw flour balls at. The second grade boys chose Principal Alison Hansen and the sixth grade girls chose Mrs. Alexandra Dedrickson. They were both great sports and it was a fun activity to reward everyone for donating to a good cause. The money earned from the "penny war" was given to the South Valley Animal Shelter to help with the cost of taking care of animals until they can be adopted.
The fifth-grade Hershey Track Meet was held on Tuesday, May 7, at the Spanish Fork High School track. Brockbank fifth-graders enjoyed competing after working hard getting ready for this competition. They all did a great job!
Recently the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble presented a concert program of dances from several nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico, and the United States to Brockbank students. The students really enjoyed all the bright costumes and watching them dance!
Brockbank School is pleased to announce Mrs. RaDawn Anderson as the recipient of the 2012-13 Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award. RaDawn has taught school for 27 years - one year in kindergarten, 24 years in second grade, and 2 years in fourth grade. RaDawn makes learning enjoyable. Students know she cares about them and she expresses genuine affection for all kids in every situation even when if one has tested her patience. In her spare time she likes to bike, golf, hike, swim, travel, and read. She is learning to play tennis and it has been said she has a great serve. RaDawn began driving young, she wrecked her dad's car when she was five years old! She loves Dove chocolate and listens to the group U2.
Principal Alison Hansen said, "Radawn Anderson is one the funnest (and funniest) people I know. She is a pleasure to be around and a pleasure to work with. RaDawn knows when to "get down to business" and when to lighten things up. I am delighted to call her a colleague."
RaDawn has three children and lives with her husband, Dale in Provo. Congratulations Radawn for being this years Crystal Apple Award winner!
The fourth-grade Hershey Track Meet was recently held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Spanish Fork High School track. Brockbank fourth-graders worked really hard getting ready for this competition and it showed. Everyone that competed did a great job!
April was poetry month in the library. Librarian, Mrs. Peggy Rothaug held a competition challenging students to memorize poems. There were 9 different poems they could choose from and when they would memorize a poem and be able to recite it from memory they got to put their name in a drawing. The end of April, Mrs. Rothaug drew two winners - Tate Sorenson won for the younger grades and Xander Henry won for the older grades. They each recieved a book and a candy bar. There were six students that memorized all 9 poems, Parker Coe, Aeris Eastland, Brianna Jones, Isabel Pauni, Taylor Gull, and Thomas Rowley. They each received a candy bar for passing off all 9 of the poems. Mrs. Rothaug said, "It has been a really fun month in the library. I was surprised that every class got so excited about the competition and wanted to pass of poems. We have great students at Brockbank!"
Brockbank is happy announce the Hansen Heroes for February. Hansen Heroes are students that make good choices and set good examples for their classmates!
On Friday, April 26, kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary entertained their parents and grandparents with a fun program. They showed them what they have learned this year by each student memorizing a small speaking part and by singing songs. The students worked really hard practicing and performing this program and all of them did a great job!
Friday, April 19, ten Brockbank Elementary students represented their school in the Utah State Elementary Debate Tournament held at Jordan High School in Sandy. Students spent months and months preparing and reseaching for this opportunity. These ten students earned the right to go to state by debating and placing earlier in the year at the District Debate Tournament.They have worked in partnerships preparing arguments for either the affirmative or the negative. All elementary students statewide receive the same topic. The topic this year was "Resolved that the state of Utah should significantly increase its support and development of nuclear energy within it's borders." More than fifty teams from all over The Wasatch Front participated in this tournament. Brockbank students did amazing well! Mallory Bingham and Rachel Cahill took second place overall arguing for the affirmative, Emily Lund and Amanda Mitchell took third place arguing for the negative, and Paige Tomadakis and Anna Mockett placed fifth arguing for the negative. The second and third place winners received a plaque with their names engraved on it to hang in the school for everyone to see. In addition to that they all received a medal for placing in the top five and were also awarded a medal for getting High Speaker Points. All of the Brockbank students received an excellent rating from the judges, some just barely not placing. Faculty advisor, Mrs. Kristel Peterson said, "I am very proud of all the students for their progress and all their hard work. They all did terrific! This is the first time that Nebo District has had so many place in the top 5!" A huge thank you to Mrs. Kristel Peterson, who worked endless hours preparing the students. We would also like to thank all of the parents, but especially Rebecca Jensen and Sherry Bryson, parent volunteers, who did so much in helping the students and Mrs. Peterson get ready for this tournament.
Recently Mrs. Tara Farr and Mrs. Amberly Kariuki's kindergarten classes went to Cal Ranch to learn about baby chicks and ducks. This field trip went along with the unit about Farm Animals that is in the Kindergarten Core Curriculum. While there the students learned about how to take care of a chick, what they eat, how to keep them warm, etc. They also talked about how they come from eggs just like dinosaurs do so in a way a dinosaur is just a big chicken! The students were able to pet the chicks and ducks. It was a lot of fun and the students had a great experience handling the animals!