Kindergarten Registration

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 08:23

Mt. Loafer Elementary School Kindergarten registration will take place on Tuesday, March 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please bring an official birth certificate and current updated immunization records for us to make a Xerox copy.  Thank you.

Science Fair

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 14:31

Walking through the cafeteria at Mt. Loafer Elementary School on Friday, February 10th, a visitor might not have felt smarter than a fifth-grader.

The room was filled with experiments for the annual science fair, ranging from which white flower changes color the fastest (the Aster), which fruit fruit flies fly for (bananas are foremost on their flight plan) , and if playing video games affects pain tolerance (a person can tolerate more pain when the mind is involved in a game.)

Science is Fun

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 15:11

Mt. Loafer Elementary Fifth and Sixth grade students were delighted to have a visit from Steven Haderlie, a chemistry teacher at Springville High School and an adjunct BYU professor.  Mr. Haderlie is the grandfather of Madison Mantilla, a sixth grade student in Mr. Applegate's class.  Mr. Haderlie’s love of chemistry inspired him to become a high school teacher. “There’s something magical about the world, and chemistry really explains everything,” he said. “My philosophy for teaching chemistry is, chemistry is fun!”  Mt.

100 Days of School

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 14:50

Can you imagine what life in school was like a 100 years ago?  Many schools were small; often they had only one room. There was no running water and the heat came from a fireplace behind the teacher's desk. Windows were usually high so that the children could not see out and be distracted! Most of the work was done with chalk on a slate, because books and paper were very expensive.  

January Students of the Month

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 15:55

We would like to recognize the following students who during the month of January displayed compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school environment.  This award is designed to nominate and select students who promote and take pride in Mt. Loafer Elementary School and in themselves.  Absent from picture: Brandon Hill, Kira Olson, and Brady Cox.

The Past is a Blast!

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 15:13
Try telling a child what school used to be like in Mom and Dad’s (or even their grandparents’) day, and they’d never believe you! Well, we had an opportunity to provide a nostalgic trip. On Friday, January 27th, we had students come from the Wild West, soldiers from the Civil War, students with the laid back style of the 50's, leg warmers and big hair from the awesome 80's.  Although a lot has changed, one thing stays the same…school is a lot of fun!

Club Day was a Blast!

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 14:29

Friday, January 20th, was Club Day.  Students and teachers had a great time!

Kind. - 2nd grade clubs

  • Sign Language with Miss Duvall
  • Drama with Mrs. Peterson
  • S'more Stories with Miss Kerr and Mrs. Mecham
  • Bead Art with Mrs. Shellie Olsen
  • Magic Tricks with Miss Andrews
  • Slime/Marshmallow Shooters with Mrs. Hancock
  • Jellyfish with Mrs. Killian

3rd grade - 6th grade clubs

Don Applegate is recognized as Nebo School District's Artistic Teacher of the Year!

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 14:18

One person can make a difference in the lives of our children…! Each year Artistic Resource for Teachers and Students (A.R.T.S., Inc.) conducts an extensive search for outstanding Arts-In-Education educators from each of the forty-one school districts throughout the State of Utah.

This year our own Don Applegate has earned this prestigious honor by going the extra mile to incorporate the fine art’s into the classroom and school.

Robyn Kerr receives Mt. Loafer Elementary's Crystal Apple Award!

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 17:07

It is an honor to pay tribute to Robyn Kerr with the Crystal Apple Award.  Robyn is a second grade teacher.  She is incredibly deserving of this award in so many ways.  Robyn is an incredible example to everyone.  

Robyn is extremely organized. She also teaches her students how to be organized, which is a life skill they will all benefit from.  She is never satisfied with her own teaching.  She is always looking for a better or more exciting way to teach or to improve herself as a teacher. 

Article written by Mrs. Michelle Mecham. Photo by Miss Beth Duvall