Whoville Invades Spanish Oaks Elementary

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:17am

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We had some mysterious hair show up at school today!  It was so unusual we had to snap a few pictures as students (and teachers) checked in.  Dr. Seuss would be proud!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

The Week Of February 26, 2018 Praise Note Students At Brookside Elementary

Brookside Elementary News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:11am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Haylee Marian worked hard to understand math this week, David Sanders worked hard on his writing, Halle Strong always has a positive attitude, Max Sorensen behaved extra well during inside recess, Devon Levengood read silently when asked, Tryg Stewart read quietly when asked to, Ace York took care of the class head phones, Garvyn Vanpatten is always honest about rewards he earns in the classroom, Daniela Prieto shared her treats and Johnny Pickering showed respect during the National Anthem when it was playing.

Thank you students for working hard at choosing good behavior and being kind and respectful to others!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

District Science Fair Winners Head on to BYU

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:06am

Congratulations to Jaylee Stumpe, Madison Brittain, Paige Johnson, Rhys Mason and Garrett Ratliff for qualifying in the District Science Fair to move on to the competition at BYU.  We are so excited for you and wish you luck!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Heroes of the Week

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:00am

What an awesome bunch of students, Dr. Seuss hair and all :)

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mt. Nebo Preview

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:36pm

Sixth-grade students at Mt. Nebo Junior high for course selection.

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 7:33pm

Mrs. Miller’s class learning a jig with Laura Brockbank.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

First Grade Animal Reports

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:50pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware's class learned about animal classifications and adaptations. In January, the class also did animal reports as part of their homework. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Announcing Teacher of the Year - Ms. Kelli Giles!

Sage Creek Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:04pm

Sage Creek School is proud to present the 2018 Teacher of the Year - Ms. Kelli Giles.  Ms. Giles has taught both 5th and 2nd gr and is currently teaching in our dual-immersion program.  She has been an educator for 19 years and has literally touched the lives of hundreds of students during her tenure at Sage Creek.  A colleague of Ms. Giles recently said, "Kelli just 'gets it'.  Whether it is working with one particular student, a class of students, or with other educators in collaboration, Kelli's skills and insights make any group she is a part of even better.  She is a pleasure to teach with and makes me a better educator by associating with her."  Not only is Kelli a wonderful teacher, she is also very involved in the community and has coached community recreation T-ball and softball and been involved in a variety of humanitarian projects.  Congratulations Ms. Giles!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

National School Breakfast Week

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 2:11pm

We will be having a coloring contest and drawings for prizes! Start you morning off with breakfast!! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Red Ribbon Week Begins March 5th

Larsen Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:26pm

This years Red Ribbon Week will be held March 5th-9th.  The theme is "Be a Superhero... Have the Power to Say No to Drugs."  On the flyer is listed the daily themes and what to wear on that day.  We hope everyone will participate and make it a great week.  The Red Ribbon Pledge is: "I want to enjoy my life and be the best that I can be.  I pledge to be healthy.  I will not use illegal drugs.  I pledge to say NO to drugs!  I will take care of my body and live a drug-free, happy and healthy life."

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

State Winner for Reflections!!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:56am
Attributions: Amy Van Dyke

(Spanish Fork, UT) - Joshua van Dyk, a special needs student at Sierra Bonita Elementary, has been named an Award of Excellence winner in Music Composition in the 2017-2018 Utah PTA Reflections Awards. Joshua's song, "I Will Do It," will move on with other Award of Excellence winners from Utah to compete at the national level.

Joshua competed in the Special Artist category, which is a category for any special needs students that want to enter the competition.The Utah PTA will hold an award ceremony in Murray, Utah on April 20th where Joshua will receive his award.

Congratulations Joshua!

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

K-9 Visit

Canyon Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01am
Attributions: Mrs. Liz Nielsen's class
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As part of the DARE program, K9 officers visited with fifth grade students. Below is a list of what students said they learned.

The dogs bite really hard.

I learned that you should never do anything that's wrong. You will never now the price that you will have to pay.

I learned that K-9 dogs are very strong, fierce, and have very sharp teeth. They're also really obedient to commands that the officers gave them. They have an amazing sense of smell.

Don't do drugs; no matter what. You want to get into a mess with those kinds of dogs?

It was interesting that when the dogs would bite, they would stay in one place.

You should never run or hide from a police dog. Ouch!!

The dogs are very smart and strong!

A dog's bite can hurt really bad. Even though he had a suit on, he got puncture marks on his arms.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

We Lead: Student Mentors

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:43am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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One of the many student jobs available for students to apply for is the role of a student mentor. This job is reserved for students in upper grades, and allows them a chance to mentor a student in a younger grade. The mentors help students catch up on homework or get extra reading practice, all while building new friendships. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Excellent Explorer Award Winners at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:30am

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It’s time again for our Excellent Explorers Celebration!  We really enjoy giving these students some love as they make the rounds throughout the school in the morning, and then have a special lunch with Mrs. Brown.  Here are our winners:  Paxton Buhler - “Paxton has been very respectful and helpful with keeping the classroom clean.  He is always a good friend.  He is always on task and he always tries his best.”  Kinzie Vincent – “Kinzie very respectfully stood up to her friend when she thought she was doing something that wasn’t fair.  She helped her friend to see the problem and fix it.”  Jasmine Lott – “She is so kind and friendly. She is helpful, happy, and if someone is upset she usually always helps them.  I love her as a friend and I’m so glad I am her friend.  She isn’t hurtful or mean.”  Ehlana Dodson – “Lana is a very hard worker in class, with an exceptional mind for learning.  Her behavior is respectful, kind and generous.”  Kenzie Baird – “Kenzie is such a sweet and thoughtful girl.  She is always going out of her way to help others.  She always does things with a smile on her face and offers kind words to her classmates whenever she can see someone needs to hear them.”  Congratulations, students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ground Hog Day

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 9:31pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware's first grade class learned all about Ground Hog Day and watched an online clip of Punxsutawney Phil as he predicted 6 more weeks of winter! They then did Ground Hog centers including Ground Hog Pop Art.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mrs. Ware’s Class Rocks!

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 9:28pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
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Mrs. Ware’s Class has been learning about rocks! They had a special guest, Mrs. Harper, come and share her expertise about rocks with them. Mrs. Harper is not only a parent at Spring Lake, she is also a geologist. The class enjoyed help classifying her rock collection, viewing an awesome video on volcanos, and even got to take home a small container of volcanic sand. Mrs. Ware’s class really thinks that rocks ROCK!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Kindergarten Registration is March 20th

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:05pm

Kindergarten Registration

 Kindergarten registration for the Payson/Santaquin/Goshen Area Elementary Schools will be from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018.  Please go to your respective elementary school on that day if you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year. Bring your child with you as there will be a short assessment given. Requirements to start kindergarten are outlined below.  Please keep in mind that these are state laws not subject to change by the school.

 *Special instructions for students involved in the new school boundaries in Santaquin.

This will be considered a Pre-registration for the Santaquin area schools. You will need to register at your current school in March and then if involved, your new school in the fall.

 Children must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2018 to start kindergarten.

  • A birth certificate is required to enroll a child in kindergarten. 
  • Proof of residency is required.
  • To attend kindergarten, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:
    • 5 diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DPaT/DT)
      • 4 polio* (3 doses, if 3rd dose was given on/after the 4th birthday)
      • 2 measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
      • 3 hepatitis B
      • 2 hepatitis A
        • 2 varicella*(chicken pox) – history of disease is acceptable; a parent must sign the verification statement on the school immunization record.

 Please come to registration and bring your child’s immunization records even if they are not completed, but keep in mind that students are not to start kindergarten until completed immunization records are on file at the school.  For more information about immunizations, or to schedule a child for vaccines, call your family physician or contact the Utah County Health Department Immunization Clinic at (801) 851-7034 or 851-7025

 If you have further questions about kindergarten registration, please contact your  elementary school.

Orchard Hills 801-754-3237

Santaquin       801-754-3611


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Deaf-Blind Simulations

Foothills Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:37pm
Attributions: Kate Elliott
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This year educators were invited from the Deaf-Blind School to enact a simulation in our classrooms. This was done to help the students understand the challenges facing students in our classroom. The students learned a great deal and have developed a great sense of empathy for all students with disabilities. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Fitness Day

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:30pm
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The PTO Fitness Day this month featured Zumba.  A big thanks to Kylie Smith coming in and teaching our students some fun Zumba dances!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Brookside Students Receive Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award

Brookside Elementary News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 2:45pm
Attributions: Mr. Dustin Anderson
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On behalf of Mayor Rick Child and the Springville City Council I would like to congratulate the PTSA students; Deagan Rosenlof, Brynn Jones, Molly Hunter, , Madoc Jones, Gavin Jones are students at Brookside Elementary. Levi Palmer and Kevin Pau Rojas attend other schools. All were nominated for a Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award.  The students were nominated by several community members and teachers.  We would like to thank them for making a positive impact on our community, congratulations! 

These students have been involved with several service projects like; Jaker's Jack-O-Lantern. They picked pumpkins for several hours. For their hard work, Jake Harward gave each student a pumpkin. These students then gave their pumpkins to a peer, friends or family members who may have been experiencing bullying, medical issues, financial hardships and more. Also, these students volunteered at the Farmer's Market with the Children's Play Area with Minute To Win It Games and they attended the Student Leadership Committee for the "Souper Bowl Of Caring."

Categories: Elementary, Springville