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Orchestra StudentsLed by Mrs. Heather Wright, the Monte Vista Elementary student orchestra played holiday favorites to a full house of students, parents, grandparents and neighbors on Wednesday, December 13th. Comprised of 3rd-6th graders, the orchestra meets to practice two days each week before school. Beginning students meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, and advanced students practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just in case you might be interested in joining the orchestra next year, fliers come home in August, and students must join before the beginning of October. Orchestra is available for $200 per year, and students bring their own instruments (violins, violas and cellos). Mrs. Wright has a few instruments available for rental at an inexpensive price.

Crystal Prew and StudentsCrystal Prew received the Educator of the Month award at December’s Leader in Me Assembly on Friday, December 15th. Mrs. Prew has been a teacher at Monte Vista for the past 10 years, her first year being the year most of her students were born! Former students knew her as Ms. Romans, as she got married last year and changed her name. Mrs. Prew went to Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. She grew up on the central California coast. We are really happy she chose to teach in Utah. Congratulations, Mrs. Prew, for being December’s Educator of the Month!

December Leader in Me AssemblyThe following students were recognized for leadership at the December 15th Leader in Me Assembly at Monte Vista! Monte the Mustang, Mrs. Doleac, and the Educator of the Month, Mrs. Prew, presented medals and certificates for each student. We are proud of each of them for modeling the PRIDE code. They are Prepared, Respectful of People and Property, Involved in Learning, Follow Directions the First Time, and Encourage Others. Congratulations to: Weston R., Niko L., Hattie K., Oaklee M., Ariana C., Helaman W., Diego M., Alexis T., Alec H., Emilyn O., Keegan W., Emma H., McCade Y., Chance M., Tae H., Sophia R., Cindy L., Wyatt A., Haloti N., Dylan G., Carter T., Aidan E., Davis A., Addison B., Reagan L., and Brooklyn B.