Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - 2 hours 44 min ago

Hello, Brockbank Families!

I hope you are enjoying all the things that springtime brings!  I love the blue sky and sunshine, and the green grass and tulips that are popping up!  It’s a beautiful time of year! 

Parents, this time of year is especially busy, as you well know!  Please read the bulletin carefully!  I think every day in May has a scheduled event!  We are excited as we begin to wind down the school year and have such special activities!

Track Meets:  Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be having our Track Meets for grades 3-6.  All the track meets will be at the Spanish Fork High School football field.  Here are the dates for those meets:
April 24-3rd Grade
May 1-4th Grade 
May 8-6th Grade
May 15-5th Grade
Please make sure your child has water, comfortable clothing, good running shoes and a jacket.  

Ms. Jensen’s Science Fair: We are looking forward to Ms. J’s class’ Science Fair!  This will be Friday, the 27th from 1:30-2:30.  This should be a lot of fun and we are excited to see what her class has to share!  

PTA Carnival:  We are so excited for our PTA school carnival that will be April 30th, from 5:00-8:00.  PRE-SALE FOR WRIST BANDS WILL BE WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND MONDAY, BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL!  Wrist bands will be sold for $7.00.  The night of the carnival the cost will be $10.00.  The wrist bands will let you participate in all the activities, including bounce houses, a dunk tank, fire trucks, pony rides, a train ride, and balloon art.   Food will be sold separately and includes pizza, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, and drinks.  There will also be a bake sale!  More information will be coming home this week!  

Year-End SAGE Testing:  April 9th will be the beginning of our SAGE Testing in grades 3-6.  Teachers will be testing over the course of several weeks.  Your child will not be testing every day, however, it is imperative that he/she is at school, whether his/her class is reviewing and/or testing.  If your child is going to be absent during this testing period, please notify your child’s teacher so he/she can make arrangements for alternate days of testing.  First and Second grades will be testing April 23-May 11th, and the Kindergarten Assessment will be May 21-25.  

Math Lab:  Just a reminder that we have our Math Lab opened in the mornings before school, at 8:30.  Any student is welcome to come and practice math facts, use the online REFLEX program, or get help with math assignments!

PTA:  Parents, we need your help!  We need more parents to get involved with PTA!  This is such a great organization and the PTA does so much for our students, but we need all the help we can get!  We know it takes a village to raise a child, and PTA makes it possible to help make this happen!  PTA volunteers are there to support students make good progress with their academics, with activities, with needed items for our school, and with support for families.  Please come be a part of our PTA!  Contact Brenda Dudley for more information with how you can help!

We invite you to LIKE us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our own Brockbank website!  Follow us on Instagram--#Brockbankbest, #Lookatbrockbank, and #BrockbankBFF

Thanks for being the BEST!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:    
4/24-3rd Gr. Track Meet
4/27-Ms. J’s Science Fair-1:30-2:30
4/30-PTA Carnival-5:00-8:00
5/1-4th Gr. Track Meet!
5/3-Ms. Jensens’s Superstar Track Meet
5/7-Kindergarten Field Trip
5/8-6th Gr. Track Meet/Ms. J’s Field Trip
5/9-5th Gr. Freedom Walk
5/10-6th Gr. Field Trip
5/11-Mrs. Jensen’s Program
5/15-5th Gr. Tack Meet
5/16-6th Gr. Graduation-1:30/4th Gr. Program-6:00 pm 
5/17-1st Gr. Program-6:30 pm/6th Gr. Sonic Field Trip
5/18-Kindergarten Last Day/5th Gr. Field Trip/Popcorn Friday
5/21-5/25-Kindergarten Assessments
5/23-Field Day

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

UVU Concurrent Enrollment Student Art Show

Spanish Fork High School News - 2 hours 47 min ago

Congratulations Erika Kunz and Sterling Brinkerhoff! They have been accepted as finalist in the 2018 UVU Concurrent Enrollment Juried Student Art Show!

Please congratulate these students when you see them. Stop by the show from May 4 – May 14, UVU Fulton Library, Third Floor Gallery.  The Library is closed May 5-6. 

Thank you for your support of UVU Concurrent Enrollment.  We appreciate our partnership and look forward to the anticipated growth next school year!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

We Lead: 5th Grade Sharpens the Saw

Cherry Creek Elementary News - 3 hours 32 min ago
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What does leadership have to do with classic skating? Well, when the habit focus for the month of April is Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw, it's easy to make the connection! Mr. Earl was happy to report that there were no broken bones or sprained ankles! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Students of the Month for April

Salem Junior High School News - 3 hours 33 min ago

The following students were chosen for April's Student of the Month. They have been coming to class with great attitudes and have been working hard. Their teachers have been really impressed with them and we want to recognize them for their hard work. Make sure to congratulate them when you see them.

9th - Jasper Butler and Madison Pitts   8th - Isaac Webster and Ellie Wride   7th - Cole Andersen and Hailey Adamson
Categories: Salem, Secondary


Attributions: By Haven Clark

Last week, Mr. Gibson’s art class had a final project for their term on the watercolor technique. They were given one week to create a project on watercolor paper that was uniquely their own. Some of the projects featured flowers, cactuses, dancers etc. Each one was made with compassion and style of their very own.  

Through everyone’s creativity, the wall out front of Mr. Gibson’s classroom is now colorful with many types of watercolor techniques. It seems incredible how much creativity is shown through all types of art projects. When students discover a new art technique, the appreciation for past artists grow. Those students now have more appreciation for artists who have used watercolors in the past. Hooray for art!



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lagoon Day

Salem Junior High School News - 3 hours 40 min ago
Attributions: Whitney Simmons

Lagoon day is on 5-17-18

Cost is $50

You can pay on 4-25-18

Students who want to sit with their friends must pay at the same time

In order to be eligible to go to Lagoon, students must meet the following requirements:


  • No more than 2 tardies
  • No sluffs
  • No fines or fees
  • No behavior issues or citizenship U’s




Categories: Salem, Secondary

Utah Valley Student of the Week: Clark Tolbert

Maple Mountain High School News - 3 hours 59 min ago
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Story originally posted on Daily Herald.


Clark Todd Tolbert is a senior at Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork. Clark is a big part of the technical theater program at Maple Mountain. In his role as student technical director, Clark provides technical support for numerous school and community events that use the school’s auditorium. He has been recognized in a number of ways for his work. He lead the Maple Mountain High School technical theatre team to a 3rd place finish at the Utah Shakespeare Festival High School Competition. He also received a special Judges Award for his lighting design for the one-act play “Trojan Women” at the Region 8 play competition.

Bradley Moss drama teacher at Maple Mountain High School had this to say about Clark: “He is remarkable in his ability to listen to others and to use what they say to make decisions to help support a performance.”


After high school, Clark wants to pursue a bachelors degree in fine arts with an emphasis in lighting design and later go on to get a masters degree. His dream is to live in New York City and be a part of Broadway productions. He also loves playing the piano and spending time with his family.

Clark is a joy to have in class because he is a friend to everyone, he gets engaged in what we’re doing and helps others to do so, and he adds fun and warmth.


Clark was also recognized as an MMHS Student of the Month in fall 2017, his nomination being supported by all of the performing arts faculty.

Universities are also taking an interest in the type of student and person Clark is. He has received numerous scholarship offers based on his academic standing, the quality of his technical theater work, and the person that he is.

Utah Valley Educator of the Week: David Jones

Maple Mountain High School News - 4 hours 1 min ago
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Original Story found on Daily Herald.


Mr. David Jones, a ceramics teacher at Maple Mountain High School, is this week’s educator of the week.

Jones grew up in Provo Utah where he attended and graduated from Timpview High.

He is married to Marci and has six children.


Mr. Jones worked outside of education for years before realizing that his passion and desire was to teach students the art of pottery making. He went back to school and graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelors in fine arts.

Jones is currently at Maple Mountain High School and in the spring 2017, was nominated and selected by his peers to receive the Crystal Apple Award.

He has been teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced Ceramics for seven years.

He works (inspires) students to help them learn how to create things with clay and understand how their mind and body can work together. They focus on understanding steps, techniques and ideas to push their limits and create projects that they previously didn’t know how to do.

Mr. Jones had designed his classes and curriculum to introduce the beginning structure and techniques to his students while encouraging individual thought and creative insights for more personalized projects. Through the process of learning, working and repetition, students can create projects that they are proud of.


What makes Jones most happy and satisfied in his work is seeing students who are so unsure of themselves gain confidence and create something, then to be proud of it.

DeAnn Nielsen, Maple Mountain High School’s principal, said, “Mr. Jones is an integral part of Maple Mountain High School. He is an excellent teacher and students know his classroom is a safe place for them to try something new, supporting their ideas and talents. He is truly a skilled potter, passionate about his instruction and ensuring his students find success. Mr. Jones has a gentle kindness, coupled with a fun personality, and is always willing to get involved in the crazy activities at our school. It is not unusual finding Mr. Jones crawling across the mat on the gym floor trying to pull the socks off students as he competes in the class wars assembly; dressed as Santa Claus in our Christmas assembly; or joining the staff dance in the Homecoming assembly. Maple Mountain High School is definitely a better place because Dave Jones is here!”

Mr. Jones’ dedication and passion goes beyond the doors of Maple Mountain High School. He contributes to the community by coaching youth sport, teaching ceramics at the Springville Senior Center, has gone into elementary schools and helped them do different projects such as masks, helping with stories and coil pots. Mr. Jones and students have also, entered bowls they made into the Bowls for Humanity fundraiser for Food and Care Coalition in Provo.

Spending time with his children is Mr. Jones’ greatest joy. He is currently teaching his 10- and 12-year-old children how to teach others how to make pottery, draw and paint. The goal is to help his children find joy in something he loves, is passionate about and to also help them earn a little money during the summer by creating and teaching a children’s art class.

MJHS Receives EPA's Energy Star Certification

Mapleton Junior High School News - 4 hours 16 min ago

We did it! Mapleton Jr. High has received U.S. EPA's Energy Star certification, signifying superior energy performance. 


  • For more than 20 years, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program has identified the most energy-efficient products, buildings, plants, and new homes – all based on the latest government-backed standards.
  • The program was created in 1992 to help businesses and individuals save energy and fight climate change. Today, every ENERGY STAR label is verified by a rigorous third-party certification process.

What does ENERGY STAR certification signify?

  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy performance and many other metrics, including occupancy, hours of operation, and more.
  • ENERGY STAR is the only environmental program in the United States that certifies energy efficiency based on actual, verified energy performance and objective measures of performance, providing a guarantee of savings.
  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use an average 35 percent less energy, cause an average 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers, and they also meet strict requirements regarding occupant comfort.
  • ENERGY STAR is recognized by more than 85 percent of the American public and tied with the Good Housekeeping® seal as the most influential consumer emblem in the nation.

How prominent is the ENERGY STAR?

  • Since the first building earned the ENERGY STAR in 1999, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across America have earned ENERGY STAR certification.
  • ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are located in all 50 states and come in all shapes and sizes, from the Empire State Building to small, locally owned businesses.
  • Currently, there are more than 20 types of commercial and industrial facilities that can earn the ENERGY STAR, including office buildings, schools, supermarkets, retail stores, hospitals, medical office buildings, and more.
Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

3rd Grade Celebrates Earth Day

Goshen Elementary News - 4 hours 27 min ago
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Goshen third graders celebrated Earth day today by cleaning up litter around the school grounds.  They each had their gloves and a smile as they worked to make Goshen Elementary a clean and beautiful part of the community.  This helped them learn the little things we can do every day to make the Earth a better place to live.

Categories: Elementary

Human Box and Whisker Plots

Payson Junior High School News - 4 hours 33 min ago
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Ms. LeBaron's math classes made human box and whisker plots based on students' heights the other day. Cool math!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Get Away Today

Art City Elementary News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:42pm

Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student. It is full of hot summer travel deals! And, with every vacation package purchased with Get Away Today, they donate a portion to Nebo Education Foundation. Call 855-GET-AWAY or book online at



Categories: Elementary, Springville

3D Shapes In First Grade

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:01pm
Attributions: Courtney McAvoy

Mrs. McAvoy's first grade class is learning about 3D shapes. The students made a cube using toothpicks and marshmallows. The marshmallows helped identify how many vertices a cube has. The students could also figure out how many faces the cube has.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Earth Day

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:53pm
Attributions: Katie Miller
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Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Later celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash and weeds around the school!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Make-A-Wish Assembly

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:52pm

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What a fantastic assembly! Teachers ate Wasabi, kissed pigs and chickens, had thier make up done by blindfolded students, and much more. The best part was having our Make-A-Wish student here at school to be recognized by the students. She was the hit of it all and we are thrilled to have been a part of her wish coming true! It is great to be a Diamondback!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 4/23/2018

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:49pm


Attention all students!  The annual Spring hike is here!  If you are interested in coming on the hike there will be a meeting during pack time on Tuesday, April 24th in the weight room.  We will go over all information at the meeting. See you there!


Slam sessions will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 25th, 26th, and 27th during Pack Time in Mrs. Thompson’s room.  We won’t be having our usual school poetry slam as originally scheduled, so bring your best poem and be ready to slam it during Pack Time--minus the bright lights and scary audience!  Sign up for the slam and the field trip just outside Mr. Anson’s room #3 and be sure to ask your English teacher for more details.


Our last Lobo Hero day will be this Friday, April 27th. Show your school pride by wearing your Lobo T-shirt on Friday! You know there will be treats involved!


This Friday, April 27th is the last dance of the school year! The theme is Disney! It will be held in the cafeteria from 6pm-7:30pm. The cost is $3 with student ID and $4 without.


More information will be coming soon on our annual trip to Lagoon! For now, make sure you serve your detention hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school and pay any fees and fines (Library, Lunch, Registration, Yearbook) you have due. Detentions must be served and fees paid prior to qualifying to attend the Lagoon trip on May 24th.


Apr 25th-27th: Poetry Slam Sessions during Pack Time

Apr 27th: LOBO HERO DAY - SHIRTS, Basketball intramurals 6:00, Track Meet at MMHS 2:00, School Dance 6:00p

Apr 28th: Nebo Jr. Theater Festival 9-4

Apr 30th-May 4th: COLLEGE WEEK - more to come!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Teacher Appreciation Week, April 23-27

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:46pm

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It's Teacher Appreciation Week at Mt. Nebo, April 23-27!

We have the BEST teachers and staff! We want to recognize them for working so hard for their students. Thank you for making a difference every day.

And a HUGE Panther Shout Out to our fabulous PTA! We appreciated all they continually do to support Mt Nebo.  

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Get Away Today Magazine

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:41pm

Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student. It is full of hot summer travel deals! And, with every vacation package purchased with Get Away Today, they donate a portion to Nebo Education Foundation. Call 855-GET-AWAY or book online at



Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Summer Theatre Program for 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:37pm

 2018 Summer Theatre (day) Camp for 4th - 5th 6th grade students.  Sign up via revtrak.  However, for the few who may not, here's pertinent information for you: Session I: June 4-15 @ Spring Lake. 9-12 noon.  Cost: $67 (+$3 if using revtrak). Session II: July 9-20 @ Sierra Bonita. 9-12 noon. Cost $67 (+ $3 if using revtrak). Perry Ewell will be the teacher/director for both sessions.  


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Thursday, 4/19/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:33pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Katelynn Wettstein and Braydon Munoz for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Katelynn was nominated by Mr. Barrus for always doing what is asked of her in class. Braydon was nominated by Mr. Barrus for being on task in class when he is supposed to be.

Categories: Payson, Secondary