December 2017

Bulldog Pride in November

Top Dogs of November
Leaders in November
Blowing out the candles!

In November, we had a chance to honor those that are top dogs in their classrooms and students who are showing true leadership. In a school full of leaders it is sure hard to choose! We are so proud of our November Top Dogs and Leaders and look forward to more coming in just a couple of days when we have our December Bulldog Pride Assembly. For the month of November our Alpha Dogs were Amy Davis a second grade teacher and Spencer a UEI technician. They work so hard here at Barnett Elementary and we are so thankful for them and the work they do here in our school. This Bulldog Pride was more special than the others. It was on our dear Principal's Birthday! The whole school sang her happy birthday as she blew out 40 candles! Holy cow!

Top Dog:

Kindergarten: Kaycee Cloward, Franny Stone, Luke Johnson

TK: Garrett Nielson

1st: Camden Pearson, Harrison Wilson, Gage De La Paz

2nd: Seri Gregory, Camden Sperry, Heika Christiansen

3rd: Serenity Mylroie, Christabelle Draper, Tommy Cheek

4th: Brennan Landerman, Haley Bingham, Hayden Bowman

5th: Logan Reynaud, Tessa Molyneaux, Dillon Coughlan

6th: Makayla Morgan, Madison Tracy

UEI: Karime Delgado, Kyden Catalano

Leaders of the Month

Kindergarten: Zackurie Felix, James Draper, Carly Murdock

Tk: Brynlee Skeem

1st: Harvey St. John, Hunter Finlinson, Abby DeGriselles

2nd: Blake Kirkwood, Symphony Bales, Knox Christensen

3rd: Jayda Everson, Saphira Mylroie, Isabel Flores

4th: James Barney, Logan Hixson, Bry Pierre

5th: Ariadna Rios, Thomas Molyneaux, Ty Larson

6th: Colton Baum, Joshua Rohrbaugh, Kendall Hullinger

UEI: Destiny Curtis, Bridger Steele


Mrs. Standish’s Math Holiday Cookie Exchange

Mrs. Standish’s 5th grade math class did a math project in which they calculated the costs of a holiday cookie exchange. They had to use their knowledge of addition and subtraction of decimals to complete the project. They celebrated with a holiday cookie exchange and STEM Christmas tree challenge. 

2nd Graders Rocking Their Program

Mrs. Hanson

2nd Graders rocked the holidays with their Christmas program. We learned new songs this year and the kids had a great time learning them. The kid's favorite songs were I want to be an Elf and Hip Hop Reindeer.  Parents thank you for your support and Mrs. Hixson thanks for making our program awesome!Merry Christmas to all!

Crystal Apple

Gwen Spencer

A good teacher has been defined as an individual who can understand those who are not good at explaining, and explain to those who are not very good at understanding.  Dwight D. Eisenhower

This is so true of Shalyn.  As long as I have know her(which is a very long time) she has always been a kind and caring person.  She is also very happy and  positive.   Shalyn is always willing to give it a try, no matter what is whether it is ice skating/dancing or finding solutions for each students’ needs.  She  does not give up and works until she finds something that will help.  She lives for the success and happiness of others, especially her students. It is no coincidence that her classroom is a place where her students feel safe, valued, and successful. Shalyn is a loving and hardworking person who brings happiness and support to everyone she works with.

 Congratulations Shalyn! We are so lucky to have you at Barnett! 

Barnett Faculty Synergizing Fun

 Our teachers came together in teams to make gingerbread displays.  The rules were simple, your entry could not already be put together and you had one hour to do it all.  The creations were displayed in the school and then given away to students to take home and decorate their homes with.  It was a new tradition of working togehter, synergizing, and having fun.  ENJOY THE PICTURES!

Student Lighthouse Team Hosts Food Drive


The Barnett Student Lighthouse Team hosted a food drive to benefit members of the Payson community. Students planned the food drive, collected, counted, and organized the food. They were thrilled to raise over 1200 cans of food to help out members of the community. Way to synergize! 

Christmas Shoes at Barnett


Barnett Elementary would like to thank America First Credit Union-Payson Branch, for purchasing 100 pairs of shoes for students at Barnett. It was a great day when the recipients of the shoes all gathered together and opened their presents at the same time to discover a brand new pair of awesome shoes! Thank you again to America First Credit Union for taking care of our students!

Principals 200 Club Winners


Students at Barnett Elementary have been working hard this month to earn Brag Notes. When a student earns a brag note their name is added to the Principal’s 200 Club Board. Brag notes can be earned by living the 7 Habits, working hard in school, and being a good example of a leader just to name a few things. Once the board is full of student names we have a drawing for books and prizes. Here are our winners for the month of December. Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs!

Mrs. Spencer PEAK Award Winner

We want to congratulate Mrs. Spencer, a 6th grade teacher, for receiving the Nebo School District PEAK Award last night from the Nebo School Board. Mrs. Spencer is an outstanding teacher and truly shows Positive Energy and Kindness to our students, faculty, and parents. Way to go Mrs. Spencer, we are lucky to have you at Barnett!

A Win for Good Behavior!

Melissa Fuhriman
Mrs. Fuhriman's class enjoying the game!
Ms. Kirgan's class having some fun with the pom poms!

Leaders at Barnett Elementary had the opportunity to attend a BYU Women's basketball game in November. Students that exhibited great behavior were able to go to the game. On the morning of the 21st, students loaded up in buses and headed for the Marriott Center. There students were given a free pom pom to use to cheer for BYU. BYU was up against UVU- in a cross town game. BYU ened up winning the game! Barnett students laughed, cheered, and danced for a chance to be on the big screen. It was a great day awarding the leaders who worked so hard to get there. Keep working hard Bulldogs! Thank you BYU for creating memories for so many kids!