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Heritage Elementary
747 East Riverside Dr.
St. George, Utah 84790
P: 435.628.4427
F: 435.628.5771

Back to School Night – Recap

Parents and Students,
Thank you so much for your attendance at our back to school night! I personally recognize how critical it is for our school to work directly with parents. I believe that we’ve got to be a team as students, parents, and school staff in order to help each student succeed and reach their highest potential. Thanks for your support of our school! It is truly an amazing place because of the great teachers and staff that work with your children each day.

Here is a quick recap of our back to school night events:
Opening Session:

  • Mr. Baker talked about the WCSD 100 Year Celebration
  • Student Lighthouse Team members shared briefly about the 7 Habits and about what it means to be a Leader in Me School
  • Mr. Orchard shared some information about Title I
  • PTA shared briefly about some of the exciting things they have planned for this school year. Please get involved and support our amazing PTA!
  • Mr. Baker then wrapped things up with a quick discussion about safety in the school parking lot. Click here for a review of what was presented!
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Welcome new Teachers and Staff!

We are excited to welcome our new teachers and staff to Heritage Elementary this year.

Blake, Marjorie
Marjorie Blake Office Secretary

Shonkwiler, Lindsey
Lindsey Shonkwiler Computer Lab

McArthur, Debbie
Debbie McArthur 1st Grade (Long term substitute for Beverly Haun)

Warden, Josh
Josh Warden 3rd Grade

Mitchell, Ben
Ben Mitchell 4th Grade

Hancey, Oyunn
Oyunn Hancey 5th Grade

Jackman, Bethann
Bethann Jackman SPED

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SAGE Testing – Let’s Do Our BEST!

Our students at Heritage have had an amazing year of learning. Our end of year SAGE testing is a celebration of our learning this year! I would ask that each student take their time and do their very best. Yes, these tests are important and I want to encourage ALL our Heritage students to do their very best and feel successful. Parents please encourage your child to do their best!

Suggestions to prepare for the test:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Set clothes, backpack, etc. out the night before in order to have a calm morning
  • Dress comfortably, layering clothing
  • Be on time for school, testing sessions start right after the bell and morning announcements

Your children are well on their way to becoming lifelong learners and have worked so hard this year. I am very proud of each and everyone of them and their individual growth. Thanks for the great year!

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the SAGE assessment.

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Class Lists and Parent Input

Although it is still too early to be too concerned about class assignments for next year, I do want to help everyone understand the process we use to put together fair, equitable, and compatible classes. In the coming weeks, I will ask teachers to work in grade-level teams and put together class lists for the upcoming year. I will ask teachers to:

  • Divide students in a fair and equitable way (boys/girls, academic ability, behavior, language needs, etc.)
  • Put students together who need to be together.
  • Split up students who shouldn’t be together.
  • Try to put students with a teacher who would be the best fit for each class.

As you can imagine, meeting all of these goals is difficult. Our teachers have a unique perspective as the only individuals who see the students interact with their peers all day, 180 days of the year. Additionally, the professional-learning-community structure we use at Heritage helps guarantee the curriculum experience in whichever classroom students find themselves.

I sincerely hope parents will trust us to put classes together for next year in the best way possible. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly, and we carry it out with the best interest of each child at heart. We have an extraordinary teacher in each classroom, and I feel very confident our school-wide structures will provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum in each class.

From now until April 24 the "Parent Input Form" will be available in our office. Please stop by the office and pick one up if you so desire. The form allows parental input to be considered in the process of class placement for the upcoming school year. The bottom line is this, your child's current classroom teacher will work to place each child in the best situation possible, your input will be considered and used to make the best class placement decision possible for each child.

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March – Leadership Day!

Parents and Students,

Our motto at Heritage Elementary is Learners are Leaders! On Friday, March 27 our school held it’s very first Leader in Me Leadership Day. We had our monthly Roadrunner Rally, an amazing assembly by our 5th Grade Leaders, school tours and classroom visits guided by our student lighthouse team. What an amazing day of celebration for our school and students! Thanks to all those who were able to come and participate. To learn more about The Leader in Me program click here. Heritage Elementary is such an amazing school. Thank you students for working so hard to begin to learn and live the 7 habits! Enjoy the pictures below showing a snapshot of all the action!

Thanks, Mr. Baker


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Math & Literacy Night – Success!!!

Parents and Students,

Thank you so much for attending our recent Math & Literacy Night. The activities were great and it was so fun to see so many of you here at our school. I want to give a huge thanks to each one of you who supported us in this event! It was great! The evening was planned in part by Paul Orchard and Mikell Bundy, part of our great leadership team here at Heritage! Our teachers were so willing to help and worked hard to make it a great evening! I hope each of you were able to enjoy learning with your child and were able to take some great ideas and learning activities home with you!

Thanks, Mr. Baker


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Repertory Dance Theatre Assembly

March 17,2015
During the afternoon Heritage Elementary enjoyed a visit from the Repertory Dance Theatre. The professional dancers from RDT taught our students the importance of being healthy as well as how amazing our human bodies are! Thanks for the visit!
Information from RDT’s Website: RDT’s long standing commitment to arts in education focuses on enriching young students lives and providing an opportunity for students to experience the joy of living through dance. CLICK HERE to go to their website for more information about RDT!

 

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Heritage Elementary – Math & Literacy Night

Attention Parents and Students,
On Thursday, March 19 beginning at 6:30pm Heritage Elementary will host it's annual Math and Literacy Night. There will be:

  • FREE Pizza (from Hungry Howies)
  • Amazing Literacy Activities
  • Awesome Math Activities
  • Fun Games and Learning Ideas
  • FREE materials checkout from the Family Center

Click Here for a flier describing all the activities!

Heritage Elementary ~ Learners are Leaders!

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