On Monday, January 11, 2010, the Crystal Apple Award was presented to Judy Catlett of Barnett Elementary. The Crystal Apple Award is given to teachers that show devotion to students and outstanding performance in the classroom and is awarded by nomination from the school faculty. Mrs. Catlett is adored by her students and loved by the Barnett faculty. She has been teaching at Barnett for twenty-five years and has her masters in Math. Positivity is her greatest strength whether it be with students, parents, or faculty members and she always makes everyone feel important and special. Congratulations Mrs. Catlett!
Barnett Elementary School Choir keeps the music alive under the direction of Christine Muniz. They have been very busy singing at assemblies and concerts for adoring audiences.Their next performance will be at a Utah Flash game; the choir has been specially invited to sing during half time which is a great honor. Barnett is proud of their talented students and they feel lucky to have such a devoted director.
Barnett fourth-graders experience fine art with the Utah Symphony. Each year the Nebo School District arranges a themed assembly with the Utah Symphony. This year's theme was "Marches." The students dressed in their "Sunday Best" and learned rhythm and meter while enjoying the marches from many countries and movies.
Barnett sixth-graders get hands-on science experience with Clark Planetarium. An assembly was arranged with a representative of the planetarium where the students got to touch a meteorite, learn about static electricity and even ignite a hydrogen-filled balloon. This is likely to be a highlight in the sixth-graders' science education.
Teachers at Barnett Elementary keep learning fun. Miss Ledingham's first grade class had a special visitor, Xaiver the Alien from the planet Zurk, come to their classroom to learn to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The class taught him the step-by-step instructions on how to make the sandwich and learned about sequencing in the process.
The first graders at Barnett Elementary worked hard all Christmas long to earn a grade level Christmas party with a special guest of honor. The wonderful parents brought in games and activities which the students could choose from playing and all the students got to meet with Santa Claus. Earlier in the month, the students learned how to write letters and finished their unit by writing a letter to Santa Claus. When Santa came to visit, he brought a treat bag and a letter back to each of the students. It was a fun way to end the year and motivated the students to work hard the entire month.
The first graders of Barnett Elementary received a visit from a favorite book character earlier this month. Fancy Nancy came to visit and share her stories with the children. She also taught the students how to sort as they helped her distinguish between the fancy and plain items she brought with her.
Great behavior is rewarded with fun at Barnett Elementary
Celebration was in order at Barnett Elementary. Barnett 6th grade had a fun-filled Fear Factor activity for those with great behavior for the month. Challenges included pigs feet eating and the mustard marshmallow drop.
The students at Barnett Elementary know how to make good choices.
Teachers at Barnett Elementary are continually watching for students doing exceptional things at school. We are excited that we get to recognize those great students with brag notes. Students that receive brag notes get to draw numbers for raffle prizes and also become part of the Principal’s 200 club. The faculty and staff at Barnett are very proud of our remarkable students and look forward to a new fantastic group of 200.
Barnett Elementary honored our country's Veterans with a USO show on Nov.11, 2009. Three of its teachers sang "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and the school choir sang "I'm Proud to be an American" with the school librarian, Christine Muniz, conducting. The program ended with a moment of silence to honor the soldiers fighting today and the veterans who have fought in past wars.