Brockbank fifth and sixth-graders have been working hard the last few months preparing for the district debate tournament. Under the direction of Mrs. Kristel Peterson, students have spent hours researching, dividing into affirmative and negative teams, and preparing oral arguments. At the district tournament out of approximately 100 overall students Brockbank students did extremely well. Students debated in teams of two, overall winners are in pairs. Eight total teams go on to state and Brockbank students make up five of those teams.
In Mrs. Tara Farr's kindergarten class leprechauns have been leaving gold and green dust, and small footprints around the classroom. The students made spy glasses to help them be able to see the leprechauns better. Mrs. Farr caught a leprechaun and put it in a bag and stapled it all shut. She was so excited to show her class the leprechaun but when she opened the bag he wasn't there. He left a clue and told them they shouldn't have taken their eyes off of him. He led them on a hunt through the school leaving them clues along the way.
Monday, March, 18, The Shelley Irish Dance Company came and performed for Brockbank students. The dance company is Utah's premier Irish dance performing group directed by Tina Shelley and Johanna Lambert based out of Cedar Hills, Utah. The dance company has brought new traditional and contemporary Irish dance choreography to the stage. Most of the perfomers have been dancing for over 10 years and are the finest championship Irish step dancers in the state. Brockbank students really enjoyed the performance!
Brockbank students in Mrs. Marcy Noorda's first-grade class recently got to go on walking field trip to visit Grandma Marie Hansen. She has been waiting them to come to her house so she could show them her collection of Nutcrackers. Grandma Hansen is a foster grandma in Mrs. Noorda's class and the field trip was orginally planned for December but Grandma Hansen wasn't feeling well and it was so cold they postponed it for the end of February. Grandma Hansen's grandson said she has 192 nutcrackers and only has one set of duplicates. The students really enjoyed her collection!