Dear Adventures Families

We are so excited that our adventures together are beginning!  This wonderful program is up and running, despite all the efforts of COVID-19 to stop our progress. Your patience with us during this time has meant the world. To make sure this year is a positive and successful experience for your students, we have hired amazing teachers, created an engaging curriculum, and are looking forward to having students enjoy both our Adventures classroom and the Canyon Grove Farm.

Hikers- Olga Fabian

Olga is so wonderful and bright! She will be teaching our Hikers class (K-3rd). Olga taught in California and is loving her transition into Utah. She is so excited to work with the students and encourage their own love of learning. She finds each individual student’s learning process something to be nourished. Olga is a mother of three, and together they can often be found in the kitchen cooking and laughing.

Email: olga.fabian@canyongrove.com

Campers- McKenzie Cloward

I loved growing up in California being close to the beach and the mountains. I graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and I minored in TESOL ( teaching English as a second language). I taught second grade for one year and tutored multiple different students. I also spent time teaching English in Nicaragua, and the Domincan Republic to children of different ages.  I have been married for one year and enjoy living in Provo with so many things to do! I love the outdoors, and trying new things. I look forward to the day when I have my own kids  and can teach them the many things that I have learned.

Email: mckenzie.cloward@canyongrove.com

Explorers- Maxwell Whitson

Maxwell is from Minnesota where he called home until a couple of years ago when he and his wife moved to Utah for the amazing mountains. He studied Environmental and Outdoor Education in Duluth, MN and has been writing and teaching hands-on and experiential based curriculum for youth programs ever since. Maxwell loves to help people have fun and learn, especially in the outdoors! He spends his time hiking, biking, climbing, and skiing in the mountains!

Email: maxwell.whitson@canyongrove.com

Things You Will Need to Know

  • Date & Time: School will begin on Monday, August 17th at 8:45am. Parents are welcome to drop their student off at the curb or park in a stall to walk their student in. Please follow the traffic flow indicators in our parking lot. Pick up is at 2:00pm at the red curb. Please line up behind the cones and your student will be brought to the sidewalk. We appreciate it if you load and go quickly to keep traffic moving and visit with your child about their day once you are not at the curb.
  • Dresscode: All students should arrive in a Canyon Grove t-shirt and school appropriate pants and shoes. Canyon Grove t-shirts can be ordered here or you can come buy one at the front desk. If you ordered your t-shirt with our previous order, they are here and so cute! You can pick them up at the campus this next week between 10am-2pm.
  • Hydration: Students will bring their own water bottle each day to class. Due to our Covid safety requirements our drinking fountains are not to be used.
  • Lunch: Please make sure your students bring a cold lunch each day. Lunch will NOT be provided at school.
  • All students must wear a face mask. The masks are mandatory, as required by Utah State. If you have further questions about our Covid-19 protocols or our reopening plan, click here. 

Adventures Schedule

Adventures Day is a blend of hands-on learning, core instruction, engaged discussion, and individual creative pursuits.We use activities that inspire curiosity and discovery to learn the essential language arts, math, science and history state standards for the year. Each week the class will have valuable literature discussions which correspond with Epic Day topics and they will also engage in Math Talks several times a week to strengthen math reasoning. Each student’s academic path is customized to meet their needs using many programs such as Singapore Math, ST Math, Explode the Code, Lexia, English from the Roots Up, PALS or KPALS, Quickreads, as well as teacher-supported, individual learning projects. Students will enjoy Dance, Music, PE., and Art and even have missions in the Space Center. In the SmartLab, our students explore robotics, software, mechanics, computer graphics, and digital media arts. Lastly, there is the CGA Farm! Everyday students will be working on site with various animals and in the garden to learn about growing food. While you are here, you will want to say hello to the goats right out front, too! They are so friendly! But, please don’t tour the farm without a Canyon Grove Employee.

Please contact me at cherie.rucker@canyongrove.com if you have any questions.

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