KAYSVILLE -- Elementary No. 55 has been given a name: Snow Horse Elementary.
Snow Horse Elementary is currently under construction, located on Smith Lane in Kaysville, and will be open for the 2007-08 school year. The school's principal will be Mrs. Bagley, who was principal at Jennie P. Stewart Elementary.
The name, Snow Horse Elementary, was chosen from five proposed options: Holmes Creek, Pheasant Hollow, Francis Peak, Meadow View and, of course, Snow Horse.
To decide the new school's name, students and families who live in the school's boundaries were given an opportunity to vote, and ultimately chose Snow Horse.
The name stems from a local legend about a patch of snow on the upper mountainside shaped like a horse. The "snow horse" is easily visible from the school.
The story claims that the snow horse was long used by early settlers as a weather gauge in the spring. When the snow horse appeared, pioneers felt it was safe to plant their crops. If they could see the horse in June, they were reassured that there would be enough water to raise a crop of grain.
For more information about Snow Horse Elementary, you may visit http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/schools/snowhorse or you may call the school at 402-7350.
Davis School District board meeting
KAYSVILLE -- The Davis School District Board of Education will meet at Fairfield Junior High for a reception and discussion at 4 p.m. and a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 23. To view the board agenda, you may visit their Web site http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/home/board/.
Space Week throughout the district
DAVIS COUNTY -- The Davis School District is holding Space Week. Beginning Monday and ending Friday, a variety of events will take place, including visits to Clark Planetarium, assemblies with former NASA astronaut Col. Charles J. Precourt, star parties, rocket launching and more. For information about what your student will be doing in regards to Space Week, contact your student's school.
PTA book fair at Muir Elementary
BOUNTIFUL -- The Muir Elementary PTA will be holding a buy one, get one free book fair all week. Proceeds will help the PTA in supplying and helping the school with class parties, assemblies and other enrichment activities.
Spirit Week at Stewart Elementary
CENTERVILLE -- Stewart Elementary students will be celebrating Star/Spirit Week with various activities, including star gazing on Thursday, rocket launching on Friday and having a star named after the school.
Career day at Centerville Jr.
CENTERVILLE -- Centerville Junior High is having its annual career day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 24. Seventh-graders will participate in Reality Town, eighth-graders will participate in mock job interviews and ninth-graders will participate in the Davis School District Career Fair at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington. More than 100 business and community volunteers have helped with the event.
Career fair for ninth-grade students
FARMINGTON -- Davis School District is hosting a career fair for all ninth-grade students from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25. Students will be able speak with professionals in six career fields--arts and communication, medical, social, humanitarian, natural resources, business technology and animal services. More than 5,000 students will get three 30-minute hands-on learning experiences in the fields they choose.
Walk to school and turn off TV week
FARMINGTON -- Knowlton Elementary is celebrating walk to school day on Wednesday, April 25. Students are asked to walk to school with friends and family members.
Also at Knowlton Elementary, students and faculty members are participating in national turn-off-TV week. Students and families are urged to turn off the TV and do something active together.
Mother Goose assembly at Muir
BOUNTIFUL-- On Wednesday, April 25, the Bountiful High drama department will be presenting an assembly and play about Mother Goose to Muir Elementary kindergarten through third-grade students at 1:30 and 2:15 p.m.
NASA assembly at Oak Hills
BOUNTIFUL-- On Wednesday, NASA will be hosting a special assembly and deliver a special presentation at 9:15 a.m. at Oak Hills Elementary.