Riverview's Crystal Apple Award

Heidi Bundy
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Vivian Miner, 5th grade teacher at Riverview, was presented the Crystal Apple Award.  She was voted the winner by her colleagues who think she contributes amazing things to educating children.  Congratulations Mrs. Miner! 


This year I have the great opportunity to stand up here, and tell a wonderful teacher thanks.  This special person is Vivian Miner.  Vivian is married to Dean.  They have 4 wonderful children, Carol the oldest, then Emily followed by Dean 3, and then came Allison.  Vivian spoils her tremendous grandchildren. Vivian loves teaching.  She’s been at it for 24 years, starting at Santaquin Elementary, after graduating from BYU.  Following Santaquin she moved to Park Elementary where she earned her Masters in Math.  Then a difficult decision was made to come down to Riverview Elementary.  We are so lucky that she did.  She spends lots of hours making sure her students receive the best possible education.  Her students learn how to work hard and appreciate their education.  Just this last week we went to a play for our field trip and a mother of one of Vivian’s former students came up to us and told Vivian how much she appreciated Vivian as her daughter’s 5th grade teacher.  The daughter loved Mrs. Miner as her teacher.   I felt honored to be standing by such a remembered teacher.  I’m so honored to have been standing by her these last 4 years.  We have learned so much from this highly knowledged teacher.  Thanks, Vivian.  (Written by Heidi Bundy)

Riverview's Teacher of the Year!


Mrs. Mejken Lacrua is Riverview's Teacher of the Year!  This is Mrs. Lacrua's 6th year of teaching.  She has always taught third grade and loves it!  She has lived in Spanish Fork for 3 years.  She has one sone whom she adores.  Mrs. Lacrua said, "I love, love, LOVE my job and think of my students as my kids! They bring me such happiness each day and keep my life interesting. I feel so blessed to be in this profession."  She taught at Canyon for her 1st year and has taught at Riverview for 5.


Congratulations Mrs. Lacrua! 

Penny Wars


Our penny war starts this week- Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6!

Our goal is to earn money for memorial benches for our friends at Riverview that have passed away.  We want to remember them with special benches at Riverview.  Carol Walker, Carol Condie, Ian Baker-Pierce, Valeria Gutierrez, and Dax Christensen were all a special part of Riverview.  We love them and miss them dearly.  Help us earn money to remember them and what they meant to us.

Students, bring in your pennies and any silver change you have or find around the house!  You can put your pennies in your classroom jars, or any other classroom's jar.  You can "bomb" another classroom's jar with your silver change.  That class will then lose 5, 10, 25, or 100 points depending on the coin you use to bomb. Your teachers will provide you with more rules.

2 classes will win the most points from pennies, and one class will win with the greatest amount of money earned.


Voracious Writing


It's easy to be a voracious writer when you get to do fun writing projects such as this!  Second graders got to chew up some gum, blow some bubbles, and then teach us how to blow a bubble!  Mrs. Smith, a student teacher in Mrs. Galt's class helped them with this fun activity!

Chess Tournament Winner


Karson Oyler, a first grader at Riverview, won 3rd place at a State Chess Tournament recently.  66 first graders competed .  Karson played 6 games and won 5 of them!  He is very proud of his trophy, and we are all very proud of him!  Great job Karson!!!

Catching Leprechauns

Sherilyn Woodhouse

Second Graders in Mrs. Woodhouse's class tried their very best to outsmart those tricky leprechauns this week!  They made amazing traps, thought long and hard about how to catch one, and wrote about what they would do if they were able to!  They chased and chased, but were eluded once again- but not without a pot of gold goodies from Lewie the Leprechaun. :)

Riverview's Extraordinary Art Show

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Riverview held its first-ever art show for the parents to see at SEP night.  The entries that students turned in were of such high quality, it was amazing!  One can tell that there is a lot of fun technique and learning going on when it comes to the arts at Riverview! 

This will be an annual event, we're sure!

We've Got Rhythm!


Thanks to various grants, arts programs, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Jarvis, Riverview is the proud owner of a beautiful set of drums!  Mrs. Nelson is excited to share these with her music classes.  We are going to have a such a great banging away as we learn SO much about music and drums!  Mrs. Jeri Crosby is helping us on our way to becoming expert drummers.

Science Fair

Sharla Thomas

Science Fair time!  There was a great turnout with many wonderful projects.  These students worked hard thinking of a question, putting it to the test, and sharing their discoveries with us as a school.  Great job, participants!!

Here are the winners!!

1. Ethan Barclay2. Bela Balser3. Daxton Davis & Tyson McNeil4. Jason McConnell5. Wyatt Evans6. Brooklynn Harris 7. Kelina Anderson8. Ethan Oyler9. Chandler Wills10. Racquel Whatcott