665 East Center • Provo, Utah 84606 • Phone (801) 374-4940 • Fax (801) 374-4982





Welcome to Provo Peaks Elementary



Reflections Contest

We have our winners of the Reflections Contest! These students will now be judged at a district level. 

 winner of reflections contest  


 Remembering Our Veterans 

Veterans Day was celebrated in the library this week! Students colored in small heart shaped American flags and stuck them on a paper to create a bigger flag. They also wrote thank you notes to veterans.   

students stick hearts onto an american flag paper   american flag


 Kindness Retreat 

Students in our Hope Squad and Student Council, along with students from other schools, participated in Provo City School District's Kindness Retreat. These groups spent the day in the Provo Library learning about the importance of getting rid of bullying and replacing it with kindness. Our students had fun listening to songs. Presenters told the groups interesting stories about other people's experiences with bullying. They also enjoyed prizes and a yummy lunch!

   boy holds a basketballthree girls sit on bench and eat lunchstudents sit in a circle



Our fourth grade CAS is learning about the water cycle in engineering. Students built water filters and tested them as an activity to further learn how the cycle works. How fun! 

boy pours water into bottle girl pours water into bucket


Teacher Appreciation Week 

Teacher Appreciation Week has started! We are very proud of all the teachers at Provo Peaks, you rock! 

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Halloween and Jurassic Peaks

The halls of Provo Peaks were filled with both scary and charming costumes today! Our school celebrated Halloween with games in the classrooms and Jurassic Peaks in the lunchroom. Students learned about different species of dinosaurs and were able to feel all their different textures. Jurassic World was later followed with a raffle for prizes. Happy Halloween! 
collage of the Halloween celebration at Provo Peaks    

Show Your Puma Pride Award

Andrea, second grade, and Tyson, third grade, were the first winners of the Show Your Puma Pride Award. In order to win this award they had to clean up after themselves in the lunchroom, be respectful to the kitchen staff, and be a good friend to their peers. The bikes were donated by the lunchroom. Keep showing that puma pride, good work! 

Tyson and Andrea pose with Mr. Guzman and their bikes

Golden Apple Award

picture of a golden apple

Hello Puma Parents!

    It’s that time of year to nominate a teacher for the Golden Apple Award! Please send your nominations to provopeakspta@gmail.com and put in the subject header “Golden Apple”. It can be any teacher; it doesn’t have to be your student’s teacher. Also, please explain why you have nominated the teacher. Thank you! 


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Hola Puma padres!

     En esta época del año es cuando nominamos a un profesor para el Premio Golden Apple! Por favor envíe sus nominación a provopeakspta@gmail.com y ponga en el titulo "Golden Apple". Puede ser cualquier maestro; no tiene que ser el maestro de su hijo(a). También, por favor explique porque ha nominado al profesor. ¡Gracias!


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Halloween Caroling

Students taking choir classes celebrated Halloween and spread joy by learning multiple Halloween songs and performing them for the front office and several classrooms throughout the school! They incoorperated actions into the performance, making it a real delight to watch. What a "trick-or-treat"!  

students stand in a row singing songs students stand in a group singing songs


Provo Peaks Highlighted in KSL News Report

KSL News did a report on Provo's high performing schools, and Provo Peaks was highlighted! The report mentioned the program we use in our school, STREAMS, and its effectiveness. In the latest state school grades, Provo Peaks received an "A", proving our faculty's abilities and our students' hard work. Keep it up! 


Sign up for SEP Conferences Here
Coming Oct. 28-29
Provo Peaks Password is "pumas"

Online Scheduler

                         (Click on the icon to schedule your conferences)                                                                 

  Latino Parent Nights

Provo Peaks had its first Latino Parent Night! This is a workshop for Latino parents and their students in sixth grade. Parents received information about middle school and learned how to have a successful seventh grader. This workshop was the first of many, future dates can be found on the school calendar.  

students participate in workshop Library teacher smiles at the camera wearing an egyptian costume 

  Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30

red ribbon week banner

Monday October 26- Our School is Drug Free

Wear School Colors and School shirts

Tuesday October 27- My Future is Too Bright for Drugs

Wear Neon Colors and Sunglasses 

Wednesday October 28- From Head to Toe, I am Drug Free

Crazy socks and crazy hair day (students may color their hair as long as it is washed out by the next day)

Thursday October 29- Dream Big! Don't Do Drugs!

Wear pijamas 

Friday October 30- Halloween! Drugs are Scary

Wear your costumes 


New Student Council President Announced

picture of student body president, Luis

Sixth grader Luis was voted Student Council President! Along with other council members, Luis will be in charge of being a good example, fostering a culture of kindness and inclusion. Other responsibilities include Monday announcements, hall/ breakfast duty, preparing and organizing specific assemblies, and volunteering in school events. Congratulations! 


Student Council Candidates

Students running for student council will have a week to campaign. They will have the opportunity to hang up posters and convince their classmates to vote for them. Good luck and happy campaigning! 

fourth grade candedates (from left) Peter, Kaitlyn, Gerardo, Elizabeth, Jaxon, Kara, Austin, Katana
Fifth Grade Candidates (from left) Tyler, Shakira, McKay, Kemarie
sixth grade candidates (from left) KateLynn, Donnie, Esther, Thomas, Mercy, Luis, Jessica, Wesley, Lesly


  Fall Break is October 15-19

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                   As a reminder, there is no After School this week. Enjoy your break!                                                      

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Emergency Kit Checklist

Don't forget to return your emergency kit to the classroom teacher.  Click on the link above to get more information on what should be included.

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Free Tutoring Help

If you are interested in getting some free tutoring help for your child, click on the link above to get more information.

Spotlight/School News



The vision of Provo Peaks is to perform on a metacognitive and creative level. 

The mission of Provo Peaks is to foster a culture of pride in ourselves and our school. By understanding our strengths and weaknesses, we are accountable for our own growth and we can achieve and surpass high expectations. By becoming critical thinkers and active learners, we invest in ourselves and our future.

We commit to…

having civilly honest conversations

working hard

being dedicated and consistent as a school team

having a safe environment where all opinions are valued

making sure that all student's needs are the focus of all decisions

reaching consensus (willing to make compromises and move forward as one) 

Office Hours

8:35 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.  

Regular School Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:40 A.M. - 3:20 P.M. and 

Friday 8:40 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. 

We have additional early outs for professional development.

Please refer to the school calendar for additional information.

A transition bell rings at 8:30 A.M.  The 8:40 A.M. bell indicates the beginning of instructional time and students are expected to be in their sits at this time.  The 3:20 P.M. bell indicates the end of school.

Drop Off Times

For the safety of our students, we ask you to bring your children no earlier than 8:30 A.M. This is the time when teachers are available to supervise our students. In bad weather (heavy rain or very cold day), students are welcome to wait in the gym starting at 8:20 A.M. through the NW door (closest to the gymnasium)and wait in the gymnasium .

If you are dropping off or sending your child to receive school breakfast, they can access the lunch room no earlier than 7:55 A.M. through the outside lunch room door on 600 East.

Thank you for support!  

Morning Kindergarten  

Monday-Thursday 8:40 A.M. - 11:35 A.M.

and Friday/early out 8:40 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Afternoon Kindergarten

Monday-Thursday 12:20 P.M. - 3:20 P.M. 
and Friday/early out 11:20 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

School Title I Page

Parent Involvement Policy
Parent-School Compact
Parent Right to Know
Complaint Procedures
Title One Quick Facts

School Report Card

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School Information

Geovanni Guzman

Principal's Website

Lisa Twitchell

Facilitator's Website

Emily Wall

Title I
Title I Website

Maria Thurston


Coleen Bevan

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Heather Talbot

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Kristy Lucero

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Holly White

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Megan Shaw

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Christine Thomas

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Lisa Galindo

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Christina Magleby

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Melissa Butler

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Whitney Wilding

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Lynsi Zippro

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Mackenzie Allen

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Tina McCulloch

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Misty Wright

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Leanna Narteh

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Rebecca Pili

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Jennifer Evans

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Dallas Gledhill

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Melinda Comin

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Richard Keeno

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Heather Peterson

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Natalie Bell

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Terri Francis

4th Grade
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Cindy Taylor

5th Grade
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Harmony Kartchner

6th Grade
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Cheryl Thornton


Noelee Hill

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Cheryl Dorsey

Lunch Manager

Lisa Harmon

School Nurse
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Lucia Unzaga

School Nurse
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Bradley Benson


Fine Arts Team

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Annie Burton


Tara Holmes


Rosa Frezzia

After School Program
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Links to Class Websites



Provo Peaks 2014 SAGE Tests

2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.

Third Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 36% 54% 44%
Math 43% 52% 44%


Fourth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 40% 54% 42%
Math 33% 60% 48%
Science 29% 50% 43%


Fifth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 37% 53% 42%
Math 43% 59% 44%
Science 35% 51% 46%


Sixth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 47% 53% 43%
Math 34% 48% 35%
Science 36% 51% 46%


Historic Criterion-Referenced Tests


Achievement Data



The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.

Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.

For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or donnan@provo.edu.

Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.

For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or rebeccavo@provo.edu.