Reflexing their Muscles!

Submitted by elyssa.marzan on Sat, 01/30/2021 - 17:48

Congratulations to these 2nd grade students who have been working so hard learn their addition and subtraction facts fluently. These students have earned 100% proficiency on Reflex Math.  Reflex Math is a website many teachers use to help students become fluent in addition/subtraction and multiplication/division facts.  Students love the interactive games and being able to track which facts they know by heart, and which ones they still need to work on. Great job, Isaac, David, Nadia, Josh, and Kenedi!

Story and photo by Elyssa Marzan

Interview with a Snowman

Submitted by elyssa.marzan on Fri, 01/29/2021 - 15:44

2nd Grade students learned the ins and outs of what it takes to be a journalist.  Each 2nd grader was able to create their own unique snowman and then got the chance tto sit down with them to have a little chat.  They interviewed their snowman and asked questions like what their favorite winter sport or favorite ice cream was.  These kids are on their way to a whole new career!

Photos by Ms. Andrew and Mrs. Averett

Falcon Club Winners

Submitted by melissa.andrew on Fri, 01/29/2021 - 13:53

Students are making great choices and are quickly filling up our Falcon Club Board.  Here are our latest winners of a cookie party.

Photos by Jill Shipp

Custodian and Lunch Worker Hero Week

Submitted by angela.stoddard on Wed, 01/13/2021 - 16:19

This week we have been showing our great appreciation to our custodial staff and to our awesome lunch ladies for being the Super Heros of the school! Our PTO organized the week with awesome posters, thank you cards, treats and genuine appreciation for the hard work these heroes of our school put in every day!

Mr. Christensen and his custodial staff work hard all day long to keep our school clean and sanitized. Mrs. Minson and her lunch staff work hard preparing breakfast and lunch every day and often serve over 400 lunches a day. 

Exxon Mobil Grant Awarded to Foothills Elementary

Submitted by angela.stoddard on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 15:38

Foothills was excited to receive a grant for $500 from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. A huge thank you to the Westring family who nominated our school to receive the gift. The money will go towards Math and Science supplies. Brylee and Avery Westring delivered the check to Mrs. Stoddard. We appreciate companies like ExxonMobil who support our students and their success in Math and Science and we are so grateful to the Westring family for taking the time to nominate Foothills and for their care and support!

Crystal Apple Awarded to 2nd Grade Teacher, Marci Averett

Submitted by elyssa.marzan on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 10:45

Foothills Elementary faculty and staff would like to recognize Marci Averett, who was awarded the Crystal Apple for her outstanding work and dedication as a teacher.  Mrs Averett teaches 2nd grade and has been at Foothills for the past 4 years.  She is always going above and beyond to help students, faculty, and staff with whatever she can.  She always has a smile on her face and cares deeply about her students.

Photos by Jill Shipp, Story by Elyssa Marzan

2nd Grade Gingerbread Houses

Submitted by elyssa.marzan on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 10:22

What a messy, yet deliciously pleasurable way to end the fun-filled Holiday Week at school.  2nd Graders got to make their "dream" gingerbread house and also maybe enjoyed a building supply or two as they built them.  We would like to thank all of the parent volunteers who helped supply the candy, sorted it, and glued the houses together to help make the job a lot easier for the teachers and the students to put their masterpieces together.

Story by Elyssa Marzan, Photos by Elyssa Marzan and Alana Hunter

Multiplication and Division Rockstars!

Submitted by elyssa.marzan on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 10:12

All of their hard work has finally paid off!  4th grade has been working hard each day to pass of their multiplication and division facts,  It's tough to get them all memorized and recite them or write them down, espeically if they're being timed which turns up the pressure.  Congratulations to these 4th grade students who have finally been able to pass each and everyone of them off! It was hard work, but they kept at it until they were able to SOAR through them.

Photo by Morgan Barber, story by Elyssa Marzan