Kindergarten Book Buddy Day

Park Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:58pm
Attributions: Photos and Article by Cheryl Leifson
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There was a tremendous amount of synergy going on as students and buddies researched an animal and prepared a report.  Afterwards, our kindergarten students were proactive in serving their buddies some donuts and water.  It was a win-win situation as everyone put first things first in working on the research papers and then sharpened the saw by giggling and enjoying the donuts.  We would love to thank our amazing PTO for providing the donuts!  They truly seek first to understand our needs!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Keyboard Champions

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:56pm

Congratulations to our Sierra Bonita Keyboard Champions!

MMHS Elleves Jr. Drill Clinic - May 9-12, 2016

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:47pm

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Maple Mountain High School Elleves Jr. Drill Clinic

When: May 9-12, 2016

Register May 3rd 5-7pm at MMHS

For: Girls ages 3-14 and BOYS CLASS

Cost: $25 - Includes t-shirt, bring the attached pink flier for a $5 discount!

Class Time: 4:00-5:00pm Each Day

All participants will perform at a Jr. Drill showcase on Thursday, May 12 at 5:00pm.

Barnett Bulldogs Name New Payson Park

Barnett Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:59pm
Attributions: Marie Moore

At the beginning of this school year, the city of Payson asked the students in Third grade at Barnett Elementary School to participate in naming a future park located at 660 North and 450 East. (near Barnett Elementary)  This was a great opportunity to learn more about our city and city government.

First, the classes were shown where the park was and given guidelines for naming the park.  Next, the students were given several months to submit names.  After the names had been gathered, each class discuss the pros and cons of the names submitted.  Finally, all of the students in Third grade voted.The name that was chosen was Arrowhead Park because it honors the Native Americans who were the first in the Payson area and also because 600 N. connects to Arrowhead Trail.On April 20, 2016, Levi Barnum and Elaine Camara presented the name to the Payson City Council for approval.  The name was approved!  The name will be engraved on a rock and placed in the park.We enjoyed naming the park and are excited for the park to be completed


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Westside Employee of the Year

Westside Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 1:58pm
Attributions: Lindsey Smith

This week the faculty at Westside voted on an outstanding employee for this school year, and that person was our wonderful sweeper, Dustin! He is kind to students and teachers, is cheerful, and makes people feel better for having been around him. Dustin is a hard worker who conscientiously fulfills his job with a smile. We are so grateful to have Dustin at Westside!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Summer Drama Workshop

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 1:27pm

The Summer DRAMA Workshop is a fantastic summer program for Nebo students currently in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades!  
Cost is $42 for two weeks (9am - 12noon Mon - Fri).  
Session I: June 6 - 17 @ Spring Lake / Payson.Session II: June 20 - July 1 @ Sierra Bonita / Spanish Fork.
Enrollment is limited to 24 students per class. Please see attached flier for additional information

Brockbank's Teacher of the Year is Kristi Jensen

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:56pm
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Congratulations to Ms. Kristi Jensen for being awarded Brockbank's Teacher of the Year! Kristi has been teaching for 29 years. Before coming to Brockbank she taught resource for one year in Idaho, 10 years at Grant Elementary, and 15 years at Larsen. We are so glad she came here. 
Kristi grew up on a farm in the small town of Richfield, Idaho. She was the youngest of six children. Kristi likes gardening, hiking, biking, camping, reading, watching movies, and electronic scrapbooking. She loves to volunteer, visit, and meet new people. Her peers say, "she is a dare devil, a prangster, but most of all generous and kind. She makes school fun!" Principal Larraine Nelson said, “Ms. Jensen is a special education teacher for our UEI unit. She guides her classroom with firm direction that sets the course for these students to reach their full potential. She values their worth. Students trust her, love her, and are succeeding because of her. Ms. Jensen develops a great parent-teacher relationship. She is kind, patient, and caring. She always has a smile on her face and makes learning fun. Ms. Jensen has a heart of gold.”

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Underground Railroad

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:54am
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Mrs. Gadberry's class participated in a hands-on learning activity regarding the Underground Railroad.  They had to escape their "plantation," go through some challenges all around the school, and try to make it to freedom without getting caught.  It sure was a memorable experience!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Fifth Grade Presents Program to Studentbody and Parents

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:43am

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Our fifth grade did a fabulous job on their program they presented today.  It was both entertaining and educational as the audience voted on the correct choices to questions that the students have learned about in class.  A big thanks to the teachers for all their time and effort on behalf of their students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Reading Celebration with Mrs. Brown

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:35am
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A big congratulations to a wonderful group of students who were chosen to celebrate their reading minutes with Mrs. Brown.  They enjoyed pizza and pop!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kiwanis TERRIFIC Kids from Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:18am
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Congratulations to our super sixth grade students!!
Below please find Spanish Oaks' 2015-2016 nominations for the Kiwanis TERRIFIC Kids Program!!

  • Mr. Gregg Crockett

Brayden Rawlings  
Cheyenne Ortiz 

  • Mrs. Amanda Anderson / Mrs. Amy Lewis

Esai Gomez
Clara Jensen

  • Mrs. Laura Dyches / Mrs. Tiffany Taylor

Derek Ford 
Kambrie Ivie

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to spotlight and recognize these wonderful students ...  students who are:  Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, and Capable ... hence, TERRIFIC!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Good As Gold Faculty and Staff for April

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:56am

Glenda Johnson
1. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
2. I love and appreciate all kinds of music. One of my favorite things to do is to go see live music being played. A
typical vacation for me includes some type of concert somewhere.
3. I also love to spend time in nature, especially the mountains since they are so close. I love to camp and go
hiking. I also love the ocean and would love to spend more time on a beach but they are not as easily accessible as the mountains.
4. In my spare time I also enjoy playing with watercolors and gouache. I don't follow the proper painting techniques but I like to experiment and try different things with the paint and see what I end up with.
5. I have lived in Spanish Fork for the majority of my life until recently moving to a different city.

Chris Killpack
1. I enjoy teaching. I enjoy seeing students succeed.
2. He  enjoys spying on people through his wife’s Facebook Page.
3. He is a fabulous singer.
4. He is a really good dad and loves to spend time with his kids.
5. He is a huge practical joker.
6. He loves sweets.

Mary Larsen
1. I have lived in California, Texas, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, and Colorado.
2. I love working at our school with so many fun teachers and students!!
3. I love to bake...especially all the yummy things like cookies, cakes, and cinnamon rolls!
4. I love to watch sports...I am a huge fan of the Denver Broncos and any team my children are playing on!
5. I have 4 beautiful children, Abby in 8th grade, Spencer in 6th, Ella in 4th, and Cassie in 2nd.  I love hiking, biking, and being with my husband and kiddos!

Jentry Youd
1. Favorite food is cheese burgers
2. Very competitive, loves to rope, play basketball, baseball, kickball and dodgeball
3. Roped at the College National Finals Rodeo
4. My dream is to hold the Utah State Record for catching the largest cat fish

McKell James
1. I love to talk... a lot. So if you start a conversation, I hope you are willing to stay awhile.
2. I am a die-hard Utah State Aggie fan. I watch every single game the Aggies play.
3. I am very goal driven. When I set a goal for myself, I will accomplish it.
4. I love, love, love chocolate!
5. Fall is my favorite part of the year because of football and fashion!

Jeanette Taylor
1. I am a very happy grandma with 3 grandchildren that would rather go to the library than to the park!
2. I actually trapped a skunk in my window well with a homemade cardboard box by coaxing it into the box with a bit of scrambled egg!  Did it spray?……Well what do you think?
3. I have 5 beautiful sisters!   Lucky me.
4. I love to camp and sleep outside.  So while attending BYU, we slept out on the 50 yard line of Cougar Stadium.  Don’t try it today!
5. I love to cook and bake. Pies are my specialty.

Anna Pugliano
1. I love country music!  Nothing makes me happier than singing my heart out at a concert.
2. If I could eat one food for the rest of my life it would be the potato.  Chips, fries, mashed, baked... I've never met a form I didn't like!
3. Growing up in the south, I had almost no exposure to snow.  I'm still shocked that school isn't canceled when the flurries start!
4. If I ever become president, I'll enforce a national nap time each day from 4:00 to 6:00.
5. October is the greatest month of the year! There are 31 fun filled days to eat caramel apples, watch scary movies, and enjoy fall festivities.

Natalie Mecham
1. Family is very important to me.  I have 3 children and an amazing husband that I love spending time with.  I also have 7 siblings, 5 of which are girls, that are my best friends.
2. I love to be outside, but only if the weather is nice!  The outdoor activity I enjoy the most is hiking, especially in slot canyons.
3. I like to travel.  I don't get to do it very much since it is expensive, but when I have a chance to get away I love it.
4. My favorite drink is Diet Mr. Dew and my favorite treat is a chocolate donut.  Unfortunately, as I've gotten older my stomach can't tolerate sugar, so I guess I just enjoy Diet Mt. Dew!
5. I have a terrible memory!  

Annalyse Anderson
1. I have traveled to 8 different countries on fun and exciting vacations.
2. I love to watch and play sports.
3  When I was in college, my car started on fire and drove itself down the street.
4. I am a BYU and Utah fan!!
5. I finished college when I was 36 years old! If I can do it at 36, anyone can do it!!

Brenda Christensen
1. I have 7 kids.  The last 4 are two sets of twins. I have 1 boy and 6 girls
2. When I was 14 I participated in a small town rodeo and rode a steer.  I beat 6 boys and won a belt buckle and $25.
3. I love my job at East Meadows and love working in the unit I am working in.
4. My family and I participated in a wagontrain that started in Nauvoo IL and ended in Cody WY.  It took us 3 years.  We would go for 1 month for 3 years and participate in the wagontrain.
5. I have worked at East Meadows for 10 years since it first opened.

Brooke Hogle
1. I love to read, read, and read.  When I was little my mom would take away my books and hide them until my chores were done.
2. Diet coke and chocolate make me happy and are the best way to start out my day.
3. When I was in 3rd grade I took first place in the 400 meter run and have been running ever since.  I even ran a Spartan race with some fellow teachers at East Meadows.
4. My dad was a dairy farmer and we had a farm with 300 cattle and I have milked cows, shoveled manure, and fed baby calves with a bottle!  STINKY, but now I love the smell of a dairy farm!
5. I knocked out my two front teeth when I was in 6th grade and if you look closely at my pirate picture from the beginning of the year I do not have my teeth in!

Becky Paice
1. She needs a new kind of dessert every day.
2. She can’t survive without her Pepsi
3. She dances to mama mia when cooking
4. She is very sassy
5. She love U2

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Nebo Summer Drama Workshop

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:53pm

Click on link for information on the Nebo Summer Drama Workshop.  Children will  learn about acting, stage production, puppetry, backstage skills, stage combat and more.  Registration begins April 26.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra Monster Concert at SHHS

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:40pm

Congratulations to our 6th grade orchestra students for contributing to a wonderful 'monster' concert last night at SHHS.  From conductor, Russell Hansen, "I noticed that they were all models of respect and decorum, all the while still enjoying themselves ... I hope that you had an enjoyable experience watching them ... It was a pleasure to perform with them last evening."  Well done, students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

UVU Women's Basketball 2016 SUmmer Camps

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:16pm

Please see attached flier.

School Counselor Message From Ms. B

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:01pm


Here is a good "printable" I found if you want to hang it on the fridge or bathroom mirror that offers a few ideas for ways to build RESILIENCY in your children.Ms. BSchool Counselor

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Good As Gold - April

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:42pm

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East Meadows students were honored in our Good As Gold award assembly for April. The Heave Ho Award that honored students that pushed through a tough obstacle.  The Jolly Roger Award recognized students with a good attitude.  Students that were given the Ahoy Matey Award were caught being a good friend.  We also had the Shipshape Award for those that were caught helping around the school or were picking up in their classroom.  The Shiver Me Timbers Award was for students that had done something truly amazing.  Those receiving the Crow's Nest Award saw something that needed to be done and did it. Finally, those that were given the All Hands On Deck Award were caught working well as a team.  Way to go East Meadows students!!  Keep up the good work!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Sixth Grade Payson Track Meet

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:50am

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Sixth graders participated in the Payson Track Meet.  Good Job sixth graders!

Here are some winners from Orchard Hills:

Abby Hales - 2nd in Long Jump

 Lexi Green - 1st in Softball Throw

Taylan Haveron - 2nd in Softball Throw

Miya Frampton - 2nd in 200 m

Abby Hales - 1st in 100 m

Zade Tischner - 3rd in Long Jump


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Sage Creek 6th Grade Springville Track Winners!

Sage Creek Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:40am
Attributions: Congratulations!


Long Jump

 1st Elijah Barnum

2nd Aiden Bowden

3rd Ryan Glazier

Softball Throw

3rd Jalin Hughes

3rd Brayan Santoyo

100 Meters Boys

3rd Jalin Hughes

4th Alec Noll

100 Meters Girls

1st Maili Boyer

200 Meters Girls

5th Gracie Carter

Long Jump Girls

2nd Maili Boyer

Softball Throw Girls

3rd Gracie Carter

5th Saige Ewing

6th Ashlee Bayles

800 Meters

2nd Ryan Glazier


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Ribbons for Jack

Sage Creek Elementary News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:26am
Attributions: Each class at Sage Creek wrote their names on a class bow to hang on our Friendship Memory Trees for Jack!
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Categories: Elementary, Springville