New Librarian will take the reigns at Mt. Loafer Elementary School

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 11:19

 A new librarian in Mt. Loafer has been announced.  Mrs. Stephanie Spencer will begin her new post in June for summer library. She is an overload technician and has been in charge of the take-home and leveled library for three years. 

The Mt. Loafer Library will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning June 11th.

First Grade Read-a-Thon

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 10:28

Mt. Loafer Elementary's first grade students are joyous about reading.  Our first grade teachers, Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Grover, and Mrs. Olsen have emphasized all year the important link between reading and learning. 

The students have worked hard this year to become fluent readers.  To celebrate their hard work, the teachers hosted the annual first grade read-a-thon on Wednesday, May 9th.  The children brought sleeping bags, bean bag chairs, pillows, and blankets, to lay on while reading.  Each child also brought their own books. 

Mt. Loafer Elementary School Spring Concert

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 15:00

Mt. Loafer's first, second, and third graders have been busy preparing for their spring concert, This is Our World, which will be held Friday, May 11th, at 2:00 p.m. 

The spring concert features songs that the students have been working on all year.  The songs will focus on the concepts of weather and the responsibility of recycling.

Students are under the direction of Mrs. Robin Brown. 

Mr. Applegate - Barnett Elementary Facilitator

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 14:42

Mr. Don Applegate has been hired as Barnett Elementary School facilitator.   Mr. Applegate teaches sixth grade at Mt. Loafer.  Don has been teaching for 31 years.  He began his teaching career at Maeser Elementary in Provo School District.  He has taught third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade at Brookside, Salem, Larsen, Canyon, Hobble Creek, and Mt. Loafer in Nebo School District.  He coached wrestling for four years at Spanish Fork Junior High.  He has served as a school facilitator and as a BYU CFA.  He was the Mt. Loafer Teacher of the Year for 2010.

Mrs. Gloria Waddoups is Retiring

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 14:37

Mrs. Gloria Waddoups has announced her retirement.  She has been at Mt. Loafer Elementary School for 16 years.  She began her career at Mt. Loafer as a technician, taught fourth grade for one year, and has been our librarian for 14 years. 

Mrs. Waddoups helps teachers teach and children learn.  We all need library resources--especially books--and the expertise of Mrs. Waddoups.  She houses the basic ingredients for student success..books and information. 

Bike Rally

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 13:54
Mt. Loafer will be hosting a bike rally on Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ThisCome gather in the Mt.

Masa Fukuda Visits Mt. Loafer Elementary

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 18:37

Masa Fukuda, a music composer and arranger well-known in the USA and Japan, spent the day at Mt. Loafer Elementary on Thursday, April 19th, 2012. 

Mrs. Robin Brown, Mt. Loafer Elementary's music teacher, invited Masa to visit and inspire students by sharing his journey to becoming a very sought after composer and arranger.  Robin Brown has worked personally with Masa Fukuda for years in Studio A children's choir and One Voice Children's Choir. 

Mrs. Gloria Waddoups - Mt. Loafer Employee of the Year

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:39

Mt. Loafer Elementary School took time to honor Mrs. Gloria Waddoups as the Employee of the Year.   Gloria may not be told everyday what a wonderful job she is doing, but Gloria touches the life of each and every child and teacher in the school every day.  Mrs. Waddoups has created a place where students are given the opportunity to experience new ideas, explore great minds, and experience great art, while at the same time providing a sense of place for gathering.  We love you Mrs. Waddoups!

Hope of America

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:18

Mt. Loafer's fifth grade along with about 2,500 elementary school students, presented the Hope of America program on April 17th.  The students sing songs of hope, service and patriotism. The evening also provides some special dance and musical numbers.

The traditional American flag that covers the majority of the west-side bleachers in the arena is made up of the children wearing red, white, blue and gold Hope of American T-shirts. It is the focal point of the program.

Salem Jr. High School Community Council

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:12

A Message for Parents of Salem Junior High School Students: Salem Junior High School is holding school community council nominations and elections for parent members.  We would appreciate your help by nominating and voting for parents who would like to make a difference in our school by working on the school improvement plan, helping to allocate School Land Trust money, and implementing school level policies directly affecting students.  The nominations for the elections will be held on Monday, April 23rd-Friday, April 27th in your student's current school main office.  The final vo