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  • School Staff Picture – Model PLC School 2024

  • South Mesa Elementary Front of building.

    SMES Front

  • South Mesa Knights mascot.

    Knight Mascot

  • South Mesa Elementary outdoor marquee.

    Marquee

  • First day of school front of school students and staff.

    First Day of School

  • 4th grade play on the stage in the gym.

    4th Grade Play

  • Give me Liberty Award Winners.

    Give Me Liberty Award Winners

  • 2nd Grade Students in a classroom.

    2nd Grade Students

  • 1st grade students holding up a blow up dog with paper made dog ears on their head.

    1st Grade Students

  • Students reading books with black lights on and wearing neon light up items.

    Neon Read-on Day

  • Kindergarten program on the stage at the school.

    Kindergarten Program

  • 5th Grade students holding up homemade frames  pretending to be a wax museum.

    5th Grade Wax Museum

  • Kindergarten students with parents at a mom and muffins day outside on benches.

    Kindergarten Moms & Muffins

  • 4th Grade field day with students eating popsicles.

    4th Grade Field Day

  • 2nd grade assembly with Dragon Masters.

    2nd Grade Dragon Masters

  • Students in the library reading to each other in the library.

    Student Read-Aloud in the library

  • Students holding a big check in a classroom that a teacher received.

    Mrs. Pursel -Teacher Award

  • 1st grade students in paper airplanes pretending to go around the world.

    1st Grade Around the World

  • Principals 200 Club Pizza Party winners.

    Principals 200 Club Pizza Party

  • South Mesa's Librarian outside her door with wall sign.

    Our Librarian, Mrs. W

  • 3rd grade student being "knighted" by a staff member.

    3rd Grade Knighting Ceremony

  • Students lining the halls while giving high 5's to staff members as they walk by.

    Lego League Winners

  • Hydroponic Garden.

    Hydroponic Garden

  • School crossing guard dressed up as Santa.

    Our Crossing Guard Mr. Gary

  • Assembly in the gym with The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who.

    The Grinch!

  • Portuguese Brazil presentation in a classroom.

    Portuguese Brazil presentation

  • 5th Grade US History Students standing against a history board.

    5th Grade US History Students

  • School choir singing at a Veterans Day Assembly.

    Choir at our Veterans Day Assembly

  • Student Storytellers standing out front of school.

    Student Storytellers

  • Large bin full of blankets gathered to send to Ukraine.

    Blankets for Ukraine

  • Crown of Kindness & Armor of Achievement winners.

    Crown of Kindness & Armor of Achievement

  • Portuguese Students holding Brazil flag and Brazil name on banners.

    Portuguese Students

  • Staff Halloween Picture - dressed up as minions.

    Staff Halloween Picture – Minions

PRINCIPALS MESSAGE

Welcome to South Mesa!  This is a place where students learn, grow, and become contributors in a 21st century world. At South Mesa, our motto is: 

We are Courageous, We are Kind, We Strive for Excellence

We are the South Mesa Knights!

I know that each student at South Mesa embodies each of these three character traits. As a staff, our ultimate goal is to accomplish our mission:

High Levels of Learning for Every Student

and purpose:

Through meaningful and heartfelt relationships with students and our community, we will inspire tomorrow’s READERS and LEADERS.

We are excited to partner with you to make your child’s learning experience exceptional. Thank you for entrusting us to teach, learn, and grow with them this year.

Mrs. Ginny Nobis, Principal

MODEL PLC AT WORK SCHOOL 2024- NEWS RELEASE:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
South Mesa Elementary School RECOGNIZED AS A MODEL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY AT WORK®
One of About 600 Schools and Districts in the US and Canada to Receive This Honor

(St. George, UT, 4-29-24)—South Mesa Elementary School was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to:

  1. Focus on learning.
  2. Build a collaborative culture.
  3. Create a results orientation.

Responding to news of the recognition, Ginny Nobis, Principal, said, “We are honored to receive this recognition for the outstanding achievement of our students, faculty, and community. We truly have a Professional Learning Community that takes part in meaningful collaboration around teaching and learning. This collaboration has created the right environment for our students to continually achieve high levels of learning.”

Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures, and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

According to the Champions of PLC at Work®, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”

Recognized model PLC schools are listed on allthingsplc.info, where they share implementation strategies, structures, and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. Tools for team collaboration, articles and research about PLCs, blog posts, and other related resources are also available on the site. The site was developed and is maintained by Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational strategies and tools that improve staff and student performance. For more than 25 years, Solution Tree resources have helped K–12 teachers and administrators create schools where all children succeed.

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For more information, please contact:
Name: Ginny Nobis
School: South Mesa Elementary School
Address: 2969 S. 3300 E. St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-634-7030
Email: ginny.nobis@washk12.org

PRINCIPALS MESSAGE

Welcome to South Mesa!  This is a place where students learn, grow, and become contributors in a 21st century world. At South Mesa, our motto is: 

We are Courageous, We are Kind, We Strive for Excellence

We are the South Mesa Knights!

I know that each student at South Mesa embodies each of these three character traits. As a staff, our ultimate goal is to accomplish our mission:

High Levels of Learning for Every Student

and purpose:

Through meaningful and heartfelt relationships with students and our community,
we will inspire tomorrow’s readers and leaders

We are excited to partner with you to make your child’s learning experience exceptional. Thank you for entrusting us to teach, learn, and grow with them this year.

Mrs. Ginny Nobis, Principal

MODEL PLC AT WORK SCHOOL 2024- NEWS RELEASE:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
South Mesa Elementary School RECOGNIZED AS A MODEL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY AT WORK®
One of About 600 Schools and Districts in the US and Canada to Receive This Honor

(St. George, UT, 4-29-24)—South Mesa Elementary School was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to:

  1. Focus on learning.
  2. Build a collaborative culture.
  3. Create a results orientation.

Responding to news of the recognition, Ginny Nobis, Principal, said, “We are honored to receive this recognition for the outstanding achievement of our students, faculty, and community. We truly have a Professional Learning Community that takes part in meaningful collaboration around teaching and learning. This collaboration has created the right environment for our students to continually achieve high levels of learning.”

Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures, and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

According to the Champions of PLC at Work®, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”

Recognized model PLC schools are listed on allthingsplc.info, where they share implementation strategies, structures, and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. Tools for team collaboration, articles and research about PLCs, blog posts, and other related resources are also available on the site. The site was developed and is maintained by Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational strategies and tools that improve staff and student performance. For more than 25 years, Solution Tree resources have helped K–12 teachers and administrators create schools where all children succeed.

###

For more information, please contact:
Name: Ginny Nobis
School: South Mesa Elementary School
Address: 2969 S. 3300 E. St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-634-7030
Email: ginny.nobis@washk12.org

Important Events

  • School Hours

    Mon-Thurs: 8:25-2:35

    Fri: 8:25-1:00

  • BACK TO SCHOOL

    Back to School Open House: August 8, from 3:00-5:00.

    First Day of School: August 12


Social

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PTA Highlights

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SMES PTA on Facebook

School Hours

  • Monday – Thursday

    K – 5th Grade
    8:25  a.m. – 2:35 p.m. 

    Regular School Day
  • Friday

    K – 5th Grade
    8:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Early Release Fridays
  • Min School Day

    Dec 20 & May 22 & 23 
    K – 5th — 8:25 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Min School Day

Lunch Times

  • Kindergarten Lunch

    10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

  • 1st Grade Lunch

    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • 2nd Grade Lunch & 1st/2nd DLI Lunch

    11:20 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

  • 3rd Grade Lunch & 3rd/4th DLI Lunch

    11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

  • 4th Grade Lunch

    11:50 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.

  • 5th Grade Lunch

    12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SEP Scheduler

Schedule your parent/teacher Diagnostic Testing or Student Education Plan (SEP) appointment by signing up for a time with your child’s teacher.

Accessibility

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