The students of Mrs. Hanson’s 4th grade class wanted to do a service project to help students in Ghana Orphanage School raise money for basic supplies. The students researched the information and with approval of Mrs. Stoddard proceeded to plan and organize a school-wide used shoe drive. The students planned, advertised, collected, counted shoes from each class at the school, and filled a classroom full of shoes. The students enjoyed seeing the mountain of shoes grow each day after collecting from the classes. The school collected 1,975 pounds of shoes.
Last Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the fifth graders at Barnett Elementary were able to compete against other fifth graders from several other schools in the district. We were well represented with runners in every event and in the two field events--softball throw and long jump. Fearing the same weather that sixth grade experienced only the day before, many students had sunblock and umbrellas to block the sun. However, the day started with a slight drizzle, that soon ceased and created the perfect weather for the track meet--overcast and cool. The students loved being able to see all the p
Barnett Teachers will go to whatever lengths to help their students succeed. This time of year means, for all teachers and students, end of year testing! These tests are designed as a cumulative assessment for everything the student has been taught and how much has been retained. Needless to say, students and teachers can feel the pressure and in a stressful environment it is very hard to do well. Barnett teachers were asked what they have done to help their students do their best on end of the year tests.
Barnett Elementary's Second Grade went on a field trip to the Farm Field Days located at Harward Farms. There were many other schools represented there from various school districts in Utah County. There were about 14 stations for children to visit which had a different agricultural focus at each one. There were farmers all over Utah that were there to discuss mink farms, fruit trees, adult and baby animals, bees, and many more subjects. Sringville High School's FFA volunteered to teach at many of the booths and take our kids around to the different stations.
On Thursday, March 29 the third grade held their annual spelling bee. Each class had their own spelling bees earlier in the week, but only the top three from each participated that afternoon. After some rigorous spelling and some tongue twisting words, Dreyton Whicker in Mrs. Morrise’s class won first place, followed closely behind by Karli Barclay in second, and Gideon Watkins in third. All of the participants did extremely well and studied hard. Great job to all of those who participated and congratulations to our winners!