566 East 3650 North • Provo, Utah 84604 • Phone (801) 221-9984 • Fax (801) 221-9987






Check Out The New Website

Posted-September 30th, 2014
The elementary websites are being redesigned. There are some really nice changes and it's always good to have a new look.

Here are some of the new features:

  • New Spotlight page- Find out what is going on at your school and in the classrooms. This is the first page you will see when you go to the website.
  • Navigation- With the sidebar it will be easier than ever to get to the page you want.
  • Panel Sliders- It is now very easy to see school information, the school calendar, links to teacher sites and student achievement info. It's all only one click away.
  • District Links- Links to district information is now separated from the school site and very easy to find. One click give you a drop down menu for easy access to the district information.
  • Email the Website Manager- Quick Links contain easy access to the schools Content Manager. If you have a suggestion or find a problem let the school know.

Check back often to see what is going on at our school!


Spotlight/School News


Soaring Eagle


Home of the
Soaring Eagles!

Student Writing at Chalkboard- School




Sept. 22-26th Purple Ribbon Week (anti-bullying)

Sept. 24th Reflections Kick-off

Sept. 26th Cash for your Class Fund Run

Sept. 26th Early Out 1:30

Oct. 1st Rainbow Evacuation Drill

Oct. 2nd PSD Early Out for Teacher Development 1:30

Oct. 3rd Early Out 1:30

Oct. 8th PTA Meeting 10:00 A.M.

Oct. 10th Early Out 1:30

Oct. 16th-20th Fall Break

Oct. 22nd Picture Retake Day

Oct. 24th Early Out and End of 1st term 

Oct. 27th-31st Red Ribbon Week (Drug Awareness)

Oct. 31 Halloween Parade 12:00-1:00


Edgemont Arts Webpage

Edgemont Specialties Newsletter


Save the Arts at Edgemont with eBoxTops!


Click HERE to access our

School Calendar Online


PTA Newsletter

 Click HERE for Past PTA Newsletter
School Reminders Clip Art



Our Mission Statement

The mission of Edgemont Elementary School, an adventure in educational excellence, is to lead the way in building a stimulating learning environment, in partnership with student, family, school, and community, that prepares individuals to contribute responsibly to society and continue life-long learning.School Class




PTA Drop Off & Pick Up

Safety Rules & Guidelines

Ever wonder how to get your students dropped off or picked up safely in the Parking Lot?

Click HERE to download the MAP & Instructions. 

Let's Keep Our Children SAFE!

Carpooling Pic


Exemplary Arts Program




Edgemont Elementary School

Edgemont Elementary is proud of the rich, arts-based education that we provide. Ten years ago, a few faculty members sought ways to develop a solid arts program without using already thinly spread budgets. One teacher's initiative to do so sparked interest that soon spread and the Edgemont arts program has grown ever since. Today this program is a significant entity that is strongly impacting the lives of all our students.

We are so honored to be the inaugural recipient of this award, and are so grateful to all who have helped make our fine arts program so wonderful for out students!

Visit artworksforkids.org for more information


Friends of Art Works for Kids Logo




French Government Recognizes Edgemont Elementary for Providing Outstanding French Language Instruction

Edgemont Elementary was one of 17 schools worldwide to be recognized by the French Ministry of Education for outstanding French language instruction.  This special designation is a result of high quality teachers and staff found at Edgemont Elementary who all go to great lengths to ensure every student is succeeding.  The designation, or the distinction, is called the "LabelFrancEducation," which Edgemont received in June 2012.  The French Government sent Edgemont a special logo that will be used on our websites and printed materials to show the honor and recognition that was received.

As a result of receiving this recognition, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Agency for the Teaching of French to Foreigners have invited and supplied the funding for Principal Dennis Pratt to attend a seminar in Paris, France next month.  Principal Pratt will meet with principals and headmasters of schools who also received this recognition and trade ideas with the best French teachers in the world.

“This is a great honor,” Pratt said.  ”We’re proud to be referred to by the French government as “one of the most Francophile states in the country.” I’m very proud of the high quality of our teachers and support staff, as well as the wonderful support our parents give and especially the achievement of our amazing students that have helped us receive this special distinction.” 



Language Immersion Programs are popular, and Student

Diligence Translates to High Academic Performance

     In 1981 there were fewer than 30 immersion programs in the country, today there are 448, according to a 2011 report released by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), a non-profit organization that advocates for foreign language instruction. States like Minnesota and Utah are leading the way with 52 and 58 schools offering language immersion options. American students are being educated in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, German, Arabic, and Norwegian. 

     One of the most intriguing aspects of these programs, both for parents and educators, is that immersion students tend to outperform their English-only peers on standardized tests. Why this phenomena exists is not entirely clear, but several factors unique to these programs provide some insight. Learning a new language simulates brain development in ways that enhance mental flexibility and develop problem solving skills says Ellen Bialystok, a research psychologist at York University in Toronto Canada. Parents with children in immersion programs may be more invested in their kids education, which has strong positive impact on student achievement notes Fatima Baig an education researcher at the University of Iowa. Finally, the nature of language immersion teaches students how to stick to difficult tasks. This diligence translates to better performance on exams, because students will be more likely to persist on challenging problems, according to a report released by the department of education at the University of Pennsilvanyia.  To read more about these benefits, click here to read a Deseret News Article puplished Sun. Jan. 29, 2012.


Edgemont Elementary will provide

Another French / English

Dual Immersion Program

for 1st Graders

in 2014-2015


More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of immersion programs to help students attain high levels of second language proficiency.  No other type of instruction, short of living in a second-language environment, is as successful. Young children especially thrive in this type of instructional environment.  Dual language immersion offers a rich bilingual experience  for young learners  when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language. 


Edgemont will have another French / English Dual Immersion program for 2014-2015 for 1st Grade students. We will have immersion classes in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 6th grade for the 2014-2015 school year.




French Flag in Color (Blue, White, & Red)

Apply NOW! 

Don't miss out on being ableto give your child the GIFTof a second language!




Color Eiffel Tower Picture


Students from other schools and districts are welcome and encouraged to apply.



for next year's 1st Grade Students.

Help us spread the word! 

This is a great opportunity for our students and school!   Email your friends this link to make them aware of this opportunity:


Additional information, answers to questions, research,

and applications and commitment

forms are available online. 

Click HERE for an Application








Click HERE to view a video of French Dual Immersion Students in Utah (including one of

our own French classes, under the direction of Ms. Lacroix!).  Way to go Class!

Click HERE to view another video about Dual Immersion in Utah,

with excerpts of a PBS broadcast entitled "Speaking in Tongues"

Here's a really good video, yet brief on the science behind how young children learn multiple languages:
It's called "The Multilingual Mind."  Click on the link below to access it and then click to bring it on to your Full Screen when it comes up.



Interested in French Books for your child? 

Here are a couple of excellent websites where you can order some:






Online French Book Rental Service

Les Petits Livres is an online book rental service specializing in children's books in French in the US. 

They offer French language books for children from 0 to 12 years of age.

For more information, go to: www.lespetitslivres.com




Utah Educators Sign Agreement with France

Utah became the 12th state in the country to sign a memorandum of the understanding with the French education system.  The partnership is a good way to build relationships and for France to promote the French language, which is spoken in more than 50 countries on five continents. 

The State of Utah benefits because our students learn the French language from a native from France.  Edgemont is benefiting from this agreement with the services of Mrs. Helene VanVooren Villareale.

For more information please click here: http://www.sltrib.com/education/ci_14265745

France: Vive la France



French PowerSpeak Online Computer Program

Available for Edgemont Families

There have been a few questions regarding PowerSpeak and how parents and students can access the website.  As of now, each time that you want to use PowerSpeak, you must go through the Edgemont Elementary web page.  If you try to add PowerSpeak to your Favorites or try to bookmark the PowerSpeak page, it will not work.

Edgemont has purchased a demo version of Power Speak so that each family would have an opportunity to use Power Speak in their home to help the whole family learn French without having to purchase their own access.  The downside is that you can’t use the website to keep track of your student’s progress; the upside is that you don’t have to pay the $175 annual sign-up fee.  Once inside, you will notice that the site has different weeks to work on; you will just have to keep track of your child’s progress on your own (or your progress). 


French Speaking

Following are the steps that will get you onto the web site and how you will need to access the site each time.

  1. Go to www.edgemont.provo.edu  (this website)
  2. Scroll down until you see the section entitled, “New French PowerSpeak Online Program” (right here)
  3. Click on the first link---that will take you to PowerSpeak’s Elementary page.
  4. Once there, you can look at a tutorial that will give you help on how to use the page.  Also at the top left, you can choose how many weeks show on the page at a time.  It is possible to select one week at a time to avoid confusion for children.
  5. Enjoy!


Below are the links to the new PowerSpeak French courses that provide access to the families, including our French-English Dual Immersion students.  There are 3 different levels, but any student or family member can use any of the 3 levels.  Just click the link of the level you want to access and start with the Lesson 1 Video, "Getting Started":

Elementary: http://demo.pglms.com/courses/signon/9803885249d0c3b79baa49f1d46c5778656fe3d1-1254500403-utdm=frch1

Middle School: http://demo.pglms.com/courses/signon/dc705e360605d9ee6484b94996b946b6a5de79d7-1254161358-utdm=fryr1a

High School: http://demo.pglms.com/courses/signon/986f022460840ec37792b31f941b6610cf635980-1254150196-utdm=fry


After-School Program Classes & Information

Air Quality Information & How We Address Poor Air Quality

Appointments for Success

Attendance  Policy and Procedure  @ Edgemont Elementary  and Pre-Approved Absence Form


Students with Computer

Halloween Costume Guidelines & Parade Notice

 Kindergarten Guidelines from PSD

Kindergarten: Unprecedented Achievement in Edgemont's Kindergarten with BYU Early Literacy Program

Letter to Reduce Sweets & Restrict Homemade Foods at School & District Wellness Policy

Teacher at Desk

Emergency Evacuation Info & Procedures (letter)

FLU info (H1N1 or "Swine Flu")

General Information Brochure

Gifted & Talented Program Information

School Crossing

Class Supply Lists: Click the "Classrooms" link above, then select your teacher's name.

Community Council Meeting Schedule

Community Council Notes

District Safe School Policy  and  Spanish Safe School Policy

School Nurse

Parent PowerSchool Access Info (How to Access Student Grades & Attendance)

Past PTA Newsletters

Playground Rules & School Code of Conduct

Snow Day "Late Start" Procedures

Student Handbook (school information, rules, & procedures, etc.)


Pioneer Library


Pre-School Pioneer


Visit NetSafe


Utah Core Curriculum
Utah Interactives


IXL Math


Reading Plus


Yahoo Kids

Homework Center






Kids Info



Stop Bullying Now!

Go to www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids for more info on bullying.


The Bullying Kids Picture




Take a Stand--Lend a Hand!

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Thank you!


School Information

Dennis Pratt

Principal's Website

Brian Mangum

Facilitator's Website

Stephanie Livsey

Lead Secretary

CheRee Tanner


Veronica Peterson

Office Assistant

Cindy Christen

Lunch Manager

Heather Chatwin

Nurse's Website

Gary Coates

Head Custodian

Dianne Amesse

Link to Website

Anne Robertson

Link to Website

Lisa Garner

Link to Website

Laurie Hale

Link to Website

Fabienne Bois

French Teacher
Link to Website

Michaela Cottle

French Teacher
Link to Website

Alexander Vincent

French Teacher
Link to Website

Dina Driggs

Link to Website

LeeAnn Cummings

Link to Website

Nuri Gimenez

French Teacher
Link to Website

Melissa Butler

Link to Website

Vicky Quinn

Link to Website

Daphne Budge

Link to Website

Dallas Gledhill

Link to Website

Sara Martin

Link to Website

Michelle Fordham

Link to Website

Lindy Pace

French Teacher
Link to Website

Breanne Hardy

Link to Website

Eryn Williams

Link to Website

Amandine Giraud-Carrier

Link to Website

Terri Rigby

Link to Website

Scott Jennings

Link to Website

Whitney Allred

Link to Website

Florine Roman

French Teacher
Link to Website

Emily Soderborg

Link to Website

Kristen Moore

Link to Website

Patricia Tripp

Physical Education

Trina Youngfield

Speech Therapist

Angela Colton

After School Program
Link to Website

Links to Class Websites



Edgemont Criterion-Referenced Tests

Percent Proficient

Language Arts

3rd Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 95% 95% 90% 85%
District 85% 85% 88% 87%
State 79% 79% 80% 80%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 3rd Grade Language Arts Data


4rd Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 90% 93% 85% 93%
District 87% 87% 86% 89%
State 78% 76% 79% 79%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Language Arts Data


5th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 86% 92% 90% 91%
District 84% 88% 88% 86%
State 79% 78% 81% 81%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Language Arts Data


6th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 95% 92% 91% 98%
District 87% 90% 89% 90%
State 80% 81% 82% 83%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Language Arts Data




3rd Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 83% 80% 82% 90%
District 78% 82% 86% 87%
State 72% 77% 77% 78%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 3rd Grade Math Data


4th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 83% 84% 73% 83%
District 81% 86% 85% 89%
State 76% 78% 80% 80%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Math Data


5th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 88% 90% 90% 91%
District 84% 85% 85% 87%
State 78% 77% 79% 81%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Math Data


6th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 100% 89% 92% 98%
District 79% 85% 85% 89%
State 72% 77% 77% 78%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Math Data




4th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 74% 77% 66% 80%
District 68% 70% 70% 80%
State 65% 66% 70% 71%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Science Data


5th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 68% 83% 88% 82%
District 73% 77% 77% 78%
State 74% 75% 76% 78%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Science Data


6th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Edgemont 95% 86% 86% 98%
District 78% 81% 80% 83%
State 75% 76% 76% 76%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Science Data

Achievement Data