8th Grade US History Mock Trial

Mapleton Junior High School News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 9:17am
Attributions: Suzie Rowley
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What will the verdict be? Will Andrew Mason be found guilty or innocent of assaulting a police officer? The 8th grade US History students are in the midst of their own mock trial and are doing AWESOME! From lawyers, judges, witnesses, jury members, courtroom artists, reporters and bailiffs, all students are taking part in making this years' mock trial one to remember. Thanks for all your hard work!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Eighth Grade History Students Explore Early US Inventions

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:43am
Attributions: by Shea Harmer

The 8th grade US History classes learned more about important inventions and machines designed during the first Industrial Revolution by making their own.  Using everyday items such as boxes, toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons, students fashioned their own devices. This hands-on experience will help them remember important innovations like the sewing machine, telegraph, and cotton gin.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

March 5 Half Day Schedule

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:17pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Students of the month - February

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:53pm

Zach Hamilton

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  I really want to be a flight nurse, or something in emergency medicine.     What are your favorite hobbies?  I really like boxing and Jiu Jitsu.  I also love my EMT class and being with my girlfriend.     Izabelle Hiatt Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Going on a mission or going to BYU.    What are your favorite hobbies?  Playing volleyball or petting puppies.   If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Martin Luther King Jr.  What it was like to die for equal rights.     Elizabeth Facer Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Getting my degrees in college and working towards a career as a biologist.     What are your favorite hobbies?  Talking with a meeting new people;  I love playing board and card games too.     If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  Linus Pauling.  I would love to just talk to him about his theories and findings/discoveries.  Just kinda pick his brain.    Daniel Whyte Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Returned from a 2 year LDS mission, studying at BYU.    What are your favorite hobbies?  I enjoy skiing, fly fishing, and videography.    If you would have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  I would ask George Washington what gave him the courage to do what was right?   Leah Ribble Where do I see myself in 5 years?  I see myself in college, and returned from an LDS mission.     What are my hobbies?  I enjoy playing piano, going outdoors, and playing sports.    Who would I like to meet in history?  Queen Elizabeth I.  "How did you do it? "    Monte Memmott Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Starting a welding career, and having an apartment of my own.     What are your favorite hobbies?  Eating food, welding, playing games, and hanging out.

February Students of the Month 2018

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:29pm
Attributions: Andrea Pond

Mapleton Jr. High School is pleased to announce the February 2018 Students of the Month. In order to be selected these students must show superior academic achievement along with exceptional citizenship. The MJHS students of the month were invited to a pizza party to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. The students of the month for February are:  Hannah Bard, Michelle Barragan, Jocelyn Brown, Peter Daines, Jeremy Driscoll, Makenna Dockter, Cameron Gibson, Avery Frischknecht, Natalie Hales, Olivia Hansen, Sage Harness, Steven Harrop, Matthew Kearl. Brenna Keeler, Kyler Korth, Mary Ribble, Mith Patel, Ocean Tolliver, Ady Stokes

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

We are Choir

Spanish Fork High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:28pm
Attributions: Jennifer Heder

The 2018 SFHS Choirs had an amazing concert last Wednesday at their annual Make an Impact Concert. The concert was filled with music the choirs will take to their spring adjudicated festivals in the coming weeks. Come to our upcoming Broadway's Best Concert on Wednesday, May 16th, 7:00pm!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Why am I single?

Payson High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:25am
Attributions: Millie Durfee

 

Why am I single? We have all asked ourselves this question at least once before, and sometimes it’s hard to understand why it isn’t happening for you. Your not alone; there are, on average, 45.2 percent of the American population that is single just like you. Now cheer up here are some tips on how to get rid of the lousy feeling we all get when we don’t get a second date.

You love yourself to much or not at all. When your around someone, you want to learn about them and hear about who they truly are, or what they like to do while their alone when they aren't being influenced by the world. If you are to focused on you and you haven’t learned a thing about your date, then you're talking too much and not letting your date express themselves or share a connection with you. You may come off as vain, narcissistic, or arrogant.

While on the other hand if you are too shy, quiet, or insecure, you can come off as a hard person to get to know and talk to. Nobody wants to have to battle with someone just to hear about what they like.

Confidence is key. Have you ever wanted to go up to someone and just confidently ask them out or get to know them, but you’ve convinced yourself they’re not going to reject you? Well here's a little secret that recently made sense in my mind: how do you know if they don't like you if your rejecting yourself before they even get the chance to speak or look at you? Just have confidence, even if you’re what the world considers un-attractive. If you have full confidence in yourself you can do anything.

Put yourself out there. If you need to make up an excuse why you can’t go to a dance, date, or activity because your afraid of putting yourself out there, try it just once and see what happens. If you need a friend to go with you to a party then take someone who will give you support, and just be yourself. After all, life is made up of little moments and if your life is just made out of regrets, that you didn’t try harder, or you didn’t do it out of fear of rejection. Then don’t have regrets make this year the moment in life that you can become a person your proud of, that you won’t regret in the future.

Have Fun! This might be a simple tip for others, but some people are too uptight and worry about dumb things. Think about it, when have you been happiest? When you’re you, you should feel happy and accepted. If your date doesn't like the way you truly are and they want to change you, don’t let them, you have someone out there that will love the true you, not the alter ego you want to be. Have a good time, experience life in a way you haven’t before, experiment in your interests and go out and enjoy life.

If you have in anyway related to these tips on how to not be single, it’s highly recommended that  you listen and take into account what you can do to correct your adventure in finding your other half. Don’t be so pressured to go out into the world and immediately find the person of your dreams, because in reality no ones perfect. Just try your best to have fun, meet people, and don’t regret showing people who you are. Good luck PHS and may all your date experiences be ones for the book.

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Do you have self-love?

Payson High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:24am
Attributions: Millie Durfee

The mirror. We all have various feelings about this object, but you have a special one. You look into it every day and try not to think about all the judging eyes, advertisements, and words that the world and people claim defines you. The American society has been telling people what we should look like since the early 1920s, even famous beauty icon Marilyn Monroe was told she wasn’t enough for Hollywood. Unreachable beauty has been a part of ancient cultures, since 3000 BC and it’s time to change.

Looking back, what has been considered beautiful has changed immensely. For example in ancient China women would bind their feet into a mangled mess to fulfill the beauty standard of small feet, but now our society is much more sneaky about how they convey beauty. Our society loves to pick on us, and put us down for being ourselves. What we don’t realize is they’re putting it into our minds slow and stealthily like a cheetah waiting to pounce on its victim. The average person see’s over 5000 ads a day and 90 percent of them are in some way conveying what we should be, buy, and believe is true.

Break out of society's mold (you can gain the confidence back) by doing simple things through your day to make life tailored to you. First you need to have complete self love. It's going to be hard, since you have drilled bad thoughts into your brain for years, but it is going to change your life. You need to repeat to yourself throughout the day that you love one simple part of your body that it’s absolutely perfect to you in your mind. Start with your brain and say, “My brain is full of beautiful electrons that give me the power to be beautiful!” Do this for a week and when you feel ready move on through the top of your head down to the tips of your toes. It may take a long time, but you will feel immensely better.

Start to use the raw things you were born with that makes you unique. For a week embrace what makes you unique, whether that be your natural hair, face, or personality. You have full freedom to be you, don’t think about what other people see you as, their thoughts and words will not matter in the future. They won’t affect who you can become, or who you truly are. They’re just words; sounds that go through the air and can mean nothing to you. You are in control of what you bring into your mind, and if a condescending phrase is said, just let it be. Don’t take it.

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

High School Students Make Wishes Come True

Spanish Fork High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 7:52am
Attributions: Deon Youd

Spanish Fork High School student council teams up with Make-A-Wish Utah for the 8th annual “Homeless for A Night” event to raise money to grant wishes for local children with life threatening conditions

Students at Spanish Fork High School and other high schools in Nebo School District will join together to celebrate life, raise money, and have a lot of fun during SFHS’s 8th annual “Homeless for a Night” on Friday, March, 2, 2018 at 6pm to 2am on Saturday, March 3, 2018. All money raised through this event and others will benefit Make-A-Wish Utah.

“Homeless for A Night” is an all-night charity fundraiser aimed at raising awareness and money for Make-A-Wish. The ultimate goal is to grant the wish of our 7-year-old “wish kid” Kinley. Participants at “Homeless for a Night” pay a registration fee to take part in fun events such as a concert featuring Utah band Foreign Figures, a dance, basketball, video games, a movie, and more. This event is meant to challenge the students physically by going without sleep while raising awareness and money for a good cause in a safe, secure, friendly environment.

“It’s been fun to see Homeless for a Night evolve into something bigger each year,” says Colby Roberts, SFHS student body officer in charge of service. “This means so much to us because we get to help non-profit organizations in our own fun way,” Roberts continues.

Kennedy Frame, student body president at SFHS says, “It’s time for the community to connect, but it’s also a time to party and have a blast. It’s really unifying and fun to watch everyone rally behind a local family and help their wish come true. The whole night brings a positive energy to our community.”

All the money raised through registration fees and corporate sponsors will be donated to Make-A-Wish Utah. Make-A-Wish is an organization that prides itself on giving hope and joy to children and families challenged by life threatening conditions. The money raised at Homeless for a Night will help grant the wish of a 7-year-old Spanish Fork child with leukemia. Her wish is to go to Walt Disney World to meet all of the princesses and visit Harry Potter World in Florida.

In addition to Homeless for a Night, SFHS is hosting a family movie night on February 28, 2018. Student council will be accepting donations from movie attendees.

Last year’s event brought nearly 1000 high school students out to Spanish Fork High School. Spanish Fork High School was then able to donate $15,000 to Make-A-Wish last year. Spanish Fork High School is located at 99 North 300 West in Spanish Fork. Homeless for a Night will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms.

Contact: Kennedy Frame Student Body Pres. 801-995-1773; Colby Roberts VP Service 801-574-7788; Deon Youd Spanish Fork HS 801-362-9695 deon.youd@nebo.edu

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Girls Who Code Kick Off in Utah

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 7:49am
Attributions: Story and Photo: Mrs. Heather Mendonsa

On Thursday, February 22nd, four girls from Spanish Fork Junior High travelled to Dell EMC in Draper to attend a kick off event for a club called, "Girls Who Code."  This event was attended by students in grades six through twelve from around the state of Utah. Reshma Saujani, the mastermind behind the program and author of the book Girls Who Code, spoke to the group about the importance of technology and how to solve problems in our day-to-day lives.  She explained that this field is growing with limitless possibilities, but many girls do not realize their potential in this area. 

The club will focus on finding solutions to real-life problems through technology.  Background in the basics of all programming languages will be taught.  The girls will learn how to build websites, apps, games and much more as they use their imagination and creativity in coding.  We all hear the phrase "there's an app for that!".  If there isn't, these girls will learn how to create one.  

Mrs. Mendonsa will run the club on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Pack Time beginning in March. If you have an interest in participating, see her in Room 43.

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 02/27/2018

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 6:03am
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Parents, Students, Staff, and Friends:

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

SFJHS has a two new clubs. They are the Dungeons and Dragons club and the Magic: The Gathering club. If you’ve ever watched stranger things, the boys play Dungeons and Dragons to fight the Demogorgon. On the other hand, Magic: the gathering is a card game very similar to Dungeons and Dragons, but you can play your friends like Clash Royale. If you love fantasy and hanging with your friends, then these clubs are for you! The clubs are filling up fast so come see Mr. Whiting in room 48 for an application TODAY!

PROVO REC CENTER FIELD TRIP

For those interested in the Provo Rec Center Field trip, we are only going to be taking 60 students. It is almost full so if you are still interested make sure you get your packet in and pay your money to Mrs. Hall in the office. TUESDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR ALL PACKETS AND FEES. Thanks. 

INTRAMURAL WARBALL

Attention all students, the intramural you have been waiting for has finally arrived!! WARBALL!!! We will begin playing on Tuesday Feb. 27th. We will play every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning in the weight room starting at 7:30. Talk to Coach Johnson with any questions.

LOST AND FOUND

We had items from our lost and found displayed by the front office through parent teacher conference and will be keeping any leftover items until this Friday, March 2nd. If you have lost something, come to the main office by Friday. We will donate all unclaimed items to charity THIS WEEKEND.

CALENDAR

Feb 27th: Native Club 9:30

Feb 27th-Mar 1st:  Warball Intramurals 7:30, Volleyball Intramurals 2:45

Mar 2nd:  LOBO HERO DAY – wear your Lobo t-shirt

Mar 5th: Freshman Day at SFHS, Teacher Appreciation Week

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

LANCE CONRAD visits SFJHS

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:36pm
Attributions: by Alex Nielsen
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Beloved author, Lance Conrad, came to SFJHS to tell our English students stories about broken noses, books, getting maced, curiosity, elements of stories, and how he became an author. He talked about experiences of endless books and making good stories. He told us about the most important element of a story. He made us laugh, worry, cringe, and learn about writing stories. Lance talked about his books, the plot, the characters, the villains, and much more. He talked about his books in his series, and how they are tied together, but you will have to find out by reading the books. He read a short passage from his book, The Price of Survival. His series is all connected by one character. We enjoyed Lance’s stories, jokes, hat, and much more. Thank you for coming!

Parents and students can order Lance Conrad's books for a special discount if ordered before this Friday, March 2nd. The books will be delivered to the school and will be autographed by the author. Just download this form and return to your English teacher with payment. Thanks again for a great day of fun!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

FFA Assembly

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:24pm
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Last week at PJHS was FFA week, where students learned more about what the Future Farmers of America organization is all about. Throughout the week, students dressed up and participated in a variety of activities. The week culminated with an exciting assembly on Friday, complete with all kinds of awesome games and events. It was a great week!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Grizzly Club Ice Skating Activity

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:53pm
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Students who qualified for the Grizzly Club enjoyed ice skating at Seven Peaks on Wednesday. What fun!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

BYU Engineering and Technology Expo Field Trip

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:50pm
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Ninth grade students attended the BYU Engineering and Technology Expo last Thursday, where they toured labs and got to explore interactive exhibits provided by BYU Engineering students. It was a great time!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

9th annual Dance Company Showcase on Friday

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:50pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

The 9th annual Dance Company Showcase is this Friday, Mar 2nd at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Please come and support MMDC and Dance Excel as they perform with guest companies from the community. Student works by Brinnley Crane, Muriel Langdon, Lexy Warren and Mckenzie Smith will have their debut. This show proves to be one of the most spectacular of the year with many unforgettable performances. General admission $5 Students $4. Hope to see you there :)

Register for Dance Classes Next Year!

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:35pm
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We need you in dance next year!

Over the last nine years, we have started a tradition of excellence in the dance program at Maple Mountain High School.  Nearly 2000 students have performed with our dance classes and now it's your turn to be part of the tradition!

If you haven't signed up for a dance class next year, I strongly encourage you to consider adding one to your schedule.  At Maple Mountain, we have six fantastic dance classes to choose from: Social Dance 1, Social Dance 2, and classes that are part of the State and National Core Curriculum for dance education; Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3/Dance Excel, and Dance Company.

  Social Dance 1 and 2 classes emphasize mastery of movement, quality and style in basic ballroom dance.  Dance 1 and 2 are introductory and intermediate classes on different dance styles and dance techniques.  These are all semester classes and will fill either PE or Fine Arts credit requirements.

Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors are also invited to audition for Dance 3/Dance Excel and Dance Company, the most advanced performing dance groups here at Maple Mountain.  These full year classes are designed to help students become better dancers, performers, and choreographers through the medium of creative, contemporary dance.  The Dance Company (MMDC) and Dance Excel both perform in concerts, assemblies, and adjudications.  For more information about auditions, and how to prepare, go to mmhsdance.weebly.com

Come and be part of the legacy of Maple Mountain Dance next year. We need awesome students to carry-on that tradition of excellence--and we know that you can be part of it!

See you soon!
Karla K. Palfreyman
MMHS Dance Department

SJHS PTSA Receive 9 Springville Mayor Recogntiion Awards

Springville Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:13pm
Attributions: Shannon Acor
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The Springville City Council Chambers was filled with some pretty amazing students and their parents in February as Mayor Richard Child and the City Council honored them for their community service and involvement in the Springville Junior High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).  A few of the note-worthy projects they have been involved in are; fundraising efforts raising over $25,000 to help assist Mihkenna Merrill with her medical expenses, picking pumpkins and gourds for Harvest Farms, volunteering with Happy Valley Farmer’s Market and helping with Red Ribbon Week. The SJHS PTSA is led by wonderful parent volunteers. PTSA President Tess Jones describes the students she works with as “hard-working, sincere, dedicated and having great attitudes.”

Pictured with their families are the nine Mayor Recognition Award recipients: Alexi Love, Jesus Hernandez, Brynn Jones, Molly Hunter, Levi Palmer, Kevin Pau Rojas, Gavin Jones, Madoc Jones and Deagan Rosenlof,

Look around you! Nominate a student serving others and working hard at www.springville.org/mayoraward. We would love to see them at our next city council awards.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Announcements for the week of February 26th

Springville High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:58am
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Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Boys basketball, HOSA blood drive, Boys soccer, Graduation info, Junior ACT, FFA info and Wrestling.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

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