Art City Student Council Elections

Art City Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:58pm
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Art City Elementary school has a student council.  Each year, students in the sixth grade have the opportunity to run for a spot on the council.  Student candidates have to complete many tasks including five service hours, a 250 word essay, and obtain recommendations from teachers and parents.  The week of the election student candidates have the opportunity to create a poster that depicts what kind of council member they will be and to pass out stickers or flyers as they campaign.  The final day of the election the student candidates deliver a speech expressing why they would make the best council member.  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Our Spanish Oaks Jog-a-Thon is Coming

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:29pm
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Please mark your calendars for our very first ... Spanish Oaks Jog-a-Thon on Friday, October 13, 2017!  Watch for more information to come home with your student next week ...  We are so excited for this brand new fund raising opportunity for our school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Constitution Day

Foothills Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:37pm

Second-grade students at Foothills Elementary enjoyed learning about the Constitution of the United States of America. They participated in several activities and had a great time. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Within Reach PTA Reflections

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:50pm

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Students learned about the PTA Reflections theme "Within Reach". Spring Lake has a long tradition of lots of entries. We can't wait to see what students will come up with. They can do dance, short film, poem or story, song, photography or drawing, or 3-D art. All participants will receive a prize for each entry. There will be a Gallery Night and Awards Assemby as well. Have fun and be creative.

Rules and more info

Entry Forms

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Corrin Owens, New SHS Counselor

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:38pm
Attributions:  by Zach Hjorth, SHS News Writer

Mrs. Corrin Owens is our new Red Devil counselor.  Before coming to Springville High, Owens was a counselor for three years at Mapleton Jr. High.  Owens wants to help every student reach their maximum potential.

Owens reflected on the rewards of being a counselor, “I think seeing students grow and change is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a counselor; watching a student overcome and succeed,” said Owens.

Owens’ husband is Chris and they have four boys; one of them attends SHS and her youngest just started Kindergarten. She is a huge University of Utah fan and she attends all of their football games. She likes boating, camping and reading.   

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Class is in session with Madeline Vest

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:35pm
Attributions: by Erin Call, SHS News Writer
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The beginning of the school year is a time to welcome in new students and teachers. Springville is excited to welcome Ms. Madeline Vest into the English Department.

Vest worked at Polaris High School in Alpine School District last year. However, teaching English isn’t her most unusual job--Vest worked as a mixologist at Sodalicious.

“My vision for my classroom at Springville High is that it is a place where all my students feel comfortable, supported, and capable of success,” said Vest.

Vest has a lot of passions and hobbies besides teaching English. She also enjoys playing the piano, hiking, eating yummy food, reading, and spending time with her family. 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Springville High School’s New Rock'n Guitar Teacher

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:24pm
Attributions: by Savanna Wightman, SHS News Writer

Springville High has begun and we have welcomed a lot of students and new teachers, we are excited to welcome Mr. Jake Coleman to the Music Department. This is the beginning of Coleman’s third year of public school teaching and his 16th year of music teaching. Coleman taught at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, and at Rockwell Charter High school.  Coleman teaches Guitar.  

Teaching Guitar isn’t the most unusual job Coleman has ever had.  Coleman’s worked at a telemarketing company, he disliked working at a desk and loathes pushing someone to buy a product he isn’t sure he would even buy.

He has been married nearly ten years to his wife Erica. They have two beautiful sons and a daughter due soon.  One of Coleman’s hobbies is the weather--he likes bad weather, it’s good weather to him. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and wilderness survival.

One of Coleman’s teaching philosophies is, “Average teachers tell, good teachers show, and excellent teachers inspire.”

“Watching students realize they love something they just understood, or learned to do. This brings them confidence, and motivates them to move forward,” said Coleman.

He wishes every student would give their absolute best effort in high school and take the challenging classes that everyone says are difficult.  Coleman says that they will help you develop in so many ways.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Drama in the Classroom

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:23pm
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And action! Mrs. Bean, our district drama specialist, visited our classes today at Salem Elementary to show us how we can connect drama and reading. It really made reading fun and meaningful!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Subtraction Bowling

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:20pm
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Strike, spare, gutter-ball!  Mrs. Hooley's 2nd graders spent the afternoon doing subtraction bowling.  The students rolled a tennis ball at red plastic cups and subtracted the number of cups they knocked down from 10.  Fun was had by all, as well as a little math practice.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Family Carnival and Auction

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:16pm
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Salem Elementary Family Carnival and Auction was held on Monday night, and what a fun night it was.  The parking lot was filled with food trucks and the field was field with several games and activities.  There were carnival games, bounce houses, an obstacle course, balloon twisters, raffle items, and the auction.  The classroom basket auction was a success and raised quite a bit of money for our school.  We would like to thank all those who donated to the themed baskets, and also to those who purchased them.  We would also like to thank everyone that helped with and supported our School Family Carnival.  

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Pawkemon Winners

Wilson Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:18pm

Dallin Morrill and Avalynn Giles found the pawkemon last week. Way to go Lions! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Red Devil graduate returns to teach

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:42pm
Attributions: by Carlos Reina, SHS News Writer
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Camille Callister is one of our new English teachers here at Springville High.  This is her first year teaching; however, last year she was an intern at Spanish Fork High.  Callister teaches sophomores and juniors, English 10 and 11.

“My vision is to create a classroom where my students feel safe, in an atmosphere that allows them to learn at the highest levels possible,” said Callister.

Callister is truly a Red Devil, “I graduated from Springville High School in 1981, and it feels good to be "home" again!”

Her most rewarding teaching experiences is when she helps to create good relationships with her students.

On a personal note, she has five children, ages 18 - 31, three grandchildren, and a little Shih Tzu named Rosie.  She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, art, and music.

The most unusual job she had was delivering newspapers the summer before her internship.  She started delivering at 2 a.m. and her route was in the farmlands around Salem.  It was dark and the houses were sometimes few and far between, so it was a little eerie at times.


Categories: Secondary, Springville

Counselors attend SUU "Counselor Days"

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:20pm
Attributions: Leslie Swenson

This past weekend our counselors attended a conference down at Southern Utah University. They were able to learn about  the great amenities that SUU offers their students. One thing that was especially impressive, were the extreme measures SUU is taking to accommodate incoming Freshman. SUU holds new student orientations, and even assigns each student an "ACE" which is an "Assistant Coach for Excellence and Success." An ACE is essentially a peer mentor to help students in the big transition from High School to College. If you are interested in going to SUU, come see the counselors and ask about attending a "Red Riot," which is an overnight student life experience. The Counselors were also able to tour SUU's renowned Aviation Program. If you are considering a career as a fixed wing or helicopter pilot, SUU has a great program that the counselors would love to tell you more about!  An SUU representative will be attending our "College Day" on September 26th, and SUU will also be waiving their $50 Application Fee during our "College Week" which is November 6th-November 10th. GO THUNDERBIRDS!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Mr. Earl Still Has His Marbles

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:12am
Attributions: by Scott Earl
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Last year, Noah Jones came to school with some marbles. I proceeded to tell him all of my memories of playing marbles as a kid. His grandpa had given him some cool marbles, so I told him I'd bring some marbles and play him a game or two. It all snowballed from there. More kids brought marbles to play with. Now there are quite a few of my students who play marbles every day at recess. I love playing marbles with my students. It gets them excited about having fun and playing with students they might not normally play with. It's a timeless game spanning the ages. We love recess and the time it gives us to build friendships and sharpen the saw!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Monday Message-Make Sure You Are Checking The Website Weekly Under The Monday Message Tab

Brookside Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:57am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

September 18, 2017

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce our box top week has started! Please collect box tops and send them with your students. The PTA is sponsoring a competition this week – the class that brings in the most box tops will receive a reward. The box tops program is a great way for the PTA to earn extra money that will directly affect our students. 

Also, the PTA has extra school t-shirts. If you would like a school shirt please contact our PTA president, Rachel Orme, or talk to the secretaries in the office. Each Friday is spirit day and it is fun to see everyone in their Brookside t-shirt.

6th grade orchestra started this week but it is NOT too late to join. If your 6th grader would like to participate, come into the school office and sign up. Please feel free to come to orchestra on Monday morning at 8:00 in room 19. If you don’t know what instrument you want to play, you can try some out and decide. 

Looking forward, next week is no screen week. During this week, students are encouraged to decrease their screen time and increase other fun and creative activities in their free time. There will be more information coming next Monday!

 #brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Brookside Elementary PTA T-Shirts

Brookside Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:53am
Attributions: Mrs. Rachel Orme

Brookside T-shirts have been ordered and delivered. Look for them to arrive home with your students today. Also, we ordered a few extra unisex youth sizes in M, L and XL if you would like to buy one. For PTA members they are $9, non members they are $12. Please consider joining the PTA, it's never too late to get involved in the school and we would love to have you. Contact Rachel at 801-427-3980 if you have questions or you can pay in the office.

 #brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Decade Dance A Success!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:43am

Thanks to our Student Council and all others involved in putting on the first dance of the year. We had a lot of fun dancing, eating, and just haning with friends! Check out our Facebook page for more photos!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Payson Junior High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:54am

Just a reminder we have Parent Teacher Conferences TONIGHT from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The teachers will be in the cafeteria, seated by departments.  Thanks in advance to our PTA for feeding our faculty a delicious dinner!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Sixth Graders Learn About Problem Solving

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:37am
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US Synthetic came to teach the 6th grade about problem solving.  They taught the students about the problem solving cycle - PDCA.  PDCA stands for Plan, Do, Check, and Adjust.  Their purpose was to help the students recognize the importance of discussing the problem before solving a problem and being willing to try multiple attempts to solve the problem.  The students had a great time learning this through building towers.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Where is Spirit Wednesday?

Goshen Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 7:54am

Today, Spirit is looking for a little bit of help.  Where is he?  Fill out the slip in the office by Friday morning to be in the drawing for a prize!

Categories: Elementary