Climbing Against Drugs

Payson High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00am
Attributions: Story by Ryan Craig Pictures by Ryan Craig and Emily Miller
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Utah National Guard came today to help us celebrate red ribbon week by bringing a rock wall we can climb for free. Thanks to the National Guard for letting us climb against Drugs.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Orchestra Concert

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:37am
Attributions: by Beau Jacobson

On October 24th, 2017, the SFJHS Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Orchestras performed at the Spanish Fork High School’s auditorium. With the concert being so close to Halloween, the orchestras dressed up in costumes. The Sixth Grade Orchestra also came and performed two songs with the Beginning Orchestra ("Sourwood Mountain" and "John Ryan's Polka"). There were all sorts of costumes at the affair. There were a ton of Star Wars costumes but most of the costumes were different.

 All the orchestras sounded really good and played sensational songs. The audience also got to participate. Some songs they clapped, other songs they hit glow balls around and swayed glow sticks back and forth to the beat of the song. After the Beginning Orchestra had finished performing, Mrs. Harman did a raffle: if the number they called was yours, you got a prize (most of the prizes were candy). They also did that after the Intermediate Orchestra finished.

Afterward, the Advanced Orchestra played and did fantastic. We also found out that the Advanced Orchestra will be performing with someone from American Idol in January and will receive a check for the school! The program ended up being a blast. If you couldn't come, you can always come to the next one. The next concert is December 11th at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Nebo District Bond Survey

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:50am

Dear Parent: Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you to provide an exceptional education for our students. We would appreciate your input on the Bond Survey before October 31. Please go to to begin the survey. Nebo School District is in the initial planning process for a Bond Election to be held next year on November 6, 2018. Bonding is the primary method school districts use to construct new schools and meet other facility priorities. Bond money cannot be used for salaries and benefits. Based on previous community feedback of wanting to move to the middle school model, Nebo School District plans to ask patrons to approve a $298 million dollar bond in November 2018. This tax-rate-neutral (no tax rate increase) bond will be used for: 1.   Building three new middle schools for students in sixth and seventh grade. These middle schools will be located within the boundaries of Salem Hills High, Springville High, and Maple Mountain High. As the new middle schools are completed, Mt. Nebo Junior High and Diamond Fork Junior High will become middle schools; 2.   Rebuilding Payson High, Spanish Fork High, and Springville High; and 3.    Making improvements to existing buildings and sites. It is estimated that approximately $10 million dollars of bond funds will be focused on upgrades and improvements. The Nebo School Board's decision on which projects to include will rely on public input and recommendations from parent committees. In accordance with state law, the Nebo School Board will finalize all plans prior to the 2018 Bond Election so the voting public will know the specific plans before voting. In the coming months, please continue to look for additional bond information at and in meetings held throughout Nebo School District. Again, Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your input and support of Nebo School District. Please go to to begin the survey.

School Dance-Thursday Oct 26 from 6-8 PM

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:42am

The Diamond Fork Jr High Halloween dance is happening Thursday night, October 26th from 6-8 PM. Students who come with thier student ID card pay only $3 at the door, students without ID will pay $5. It should be a good time, students are allowed to wear school apporpriate costumes, no masks please. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra Concert

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:38am

Our DFJHS Orchestra students will be peforming tonight, Wednesday October 25th at 6 PM at Spanish Fork High school. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Band Concert Tonight - Oct. 24th, 7pm

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:52pm

Come support our MNJH Panthers tonight at our first band concert of the year!  The concert will be held in the Payson High School auditorium at 7pm.   See you tonight!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Keep Calm & Finish Strong

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:54pm



Categories: Salem, Secondary

SHS Color Guard receives Outstanding Auxiliary

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:47pm
Attributions: photos by © Pamela's Photo Poetry
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On Tuesday, October 10, Springville High's Marching Band and Color Guard participated in the Rocky Mountain Invitational competition held at Brigham Young University.   Color Guard received Outstanding Auxiliary and the SHS Marching Band won 2nd Place overall.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

SHS Marching Band earns 2nd Place at the Rocky Mountain Invitational

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:43pm
Attributions: photos by © Pamela's Photo Poetry
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On Tuesday, October 10, Springville High's Marching Band and Color Guard participated in the Rocky Mountain Invitational competition held at Brigham Young University.   Color Guard received Outstanding Auxiliary and the SHS Marching Band won 2nd Place overall.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

New Finance Office Secretary

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:48pm
Attributions: by Shinoahe Lee and Devon Mahpin, SHS News Writers

Tara Jacobson is new to Springville High and works in our finance office.  She enjoys exploring mountain trails, avoiding housework, keeping the high record at Whack-a-Mole, and riding her semi-recumbent senior citizen’s bicycle. Jacobson has been married for 16 years and has three children, her oldest to be joining us here at SHS next Fall.

Jacobson graduated from Southern Utah University in 1997, majoring in Spanish.

“My Spanish is rusty, so come practice with me if you speak Spanish,” said Jacobson.

The most unusual job Tara worked at was in college.  She would gather juniper berries in the wilderness outside of Cedar City for a liquid herbal extract manufacturer.

If there was any place in the world she could go, it would be England. She also likes the idea that she doesn't need to learn a new language to go to a foreign country.

If you have the opportunity, make sure get to know our wonderful new financial secretary.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Lady Red Devils Girls Tennis Team finish 1st in region

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:42pm
Attributions: by Nikki Powell and Colin Coughanour, SHS News Writers
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Girls Tennis Team player Savannah Cochran said, “I was in the region tournament, and I felt like our team played great.”

Katie Petersen plays 2nd Varsity Doubles. She responds on how she wants to improve her skills.

Petersen said, “Probably my round game and maybe signals.”

“As a team we are doing super well; we took region and went to state,” said Petersen.

Petersen commented on why she likes playing tennis, “I chose tennis because I quit soccer, and my dad had a lot of influence on me; so, I chose tennis.  I just like playing tennis; it's not just a team spot, but also a personal spot as well.  I think it’s a lot of fun.”

Hana Miyasaki, who plays doubles on the JV Girls Tennis team, played in the JV tournament. Miyasaki is always improving her game.

“Tennis is a mental game, so just focusing on staying positive is what I would like to improve,” said Miyasaki.

Miyasaki commented that the team did very well this year, and she did much better this year than she did last year.

Miyasaki decided to play tennis because, “I didn’t have anything else to do at the time. I enjoy tennis because it’s fun and competitive,” said Miyasaki.

Girls Tennis Team Members:
Savannah Cochran, Alexi Corfield, Kelsey Corfield, Lydia Felix, Brooke Galbraith, Amanda Gardner, Hannah Geary, Emma Haven, Brianna Hardy, Hana Miyasaki, Maren Murphy, Addison Nielson, Katie Petersen, Elizabeth Rex, Naomi Rollins, Olivia Smith, Samantha Smith, Brinley Southam, Kelsey Sumsion, Jane Sweat, AnnaBeth Templeman, Emma Templeman, Chloe Welch, and Christine White

Categories: Secondary, Springville

National Junior Honor Society

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:35am
Attributions: by Jonathan Lawrence with Rillene Nielsen photos by Jonathan Lawrence
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NJHS has been really busy this term!  They’ve helped at two elementary school carnivals.  They headed up a Saturday clean up on the Spanish Fork River Trail. 

More recently, they did some painting here at the school.  They’ve even entered a scarecrow at the Thanksgiving Point Scarecrow Festival.

It’s been fun.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Boys Cross Country team wins state trophy; Lady Red Devils finish 4th

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:58am
Attributions: by Savanna Wightman and Carlos Reina, SHS News Writers

Congratulations to the Red Devil Boys Cross Country team for taking first place in state competition; an amazing accomplishment.  The Girls Cross Country team had a great showing with a 4th place state finish overall.

Benton Bird on the boys cross country team has set goals and has tried to do better ever since he started racing. His goal is to do better and what helps him achieve that is to attend practice. He started running this year with the team and loves it. He has a routine that he does before a meet. 

“The night before I eat protein like toast; more specifically, peanut butter toast. I also drink a lot of water,” said Bird.

He likes the aspect that he can make friends who have the same athletic goals and they can achieve it together.

Amanda Brimhall, who runs for Springville’s Cross Country Lady Red Devils team, always sets goals before every meet. One of her goals to achieve is to push herself as much as she can, she achieves these goals by friends who push her to be great. Amanda says that before every meet to prepare the team they meditate and envision the race.

“If you see yourself doing great, you’ll succeed,” said Brimhall.

“Cross Country is a great way to meet friends,” added Brimhall, “I started cross country with my sophomore friend; since then, I haven’t wanted to stop.”

Cody Brown’s goals include not giving up, no matter how hard it gets. His daily routine before a meet is eating a good meal the night before and drinking lots of water.  Then, he gets into the mentality of winning and achieving. He joined cross country because of his friends.

“It might be challenging and a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun,” said Brown.

photo by Deseret News

Categories: Secondary, Springville

SNOWBLAST at Snow College

Landmark High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 9:51am

Several dates throughout the year.  Campusttour, breakfast, Snow College T-shirt, prizes, dinner, overnight stay

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

UVU STEM Conference

Spanish Fork High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 9:14am
Attributions: Kelly Seale

Registration for UVU’s Empowering Your Tomorrow STEM Conference on Saturday, November 18, 2017 is now open.  This conference is for boys in grades 5-12.  Each student attends 3 breakouts, a keynote address, and the Enlightened Zone.  Registration closes onNovember 7th. 

The cost is $25 per student and lunch is provided.  To register go to

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

UVU Conference on ADHD - 10/27/2017

Salem Hills High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 7:27am

6th Annual Conference on ADHD at UVU - October 27, 2017 - Friday

9 AM - 4 PM

Featuring Katherine Ellison and Steven Hinshaw - $65

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Announcements for the week of October 23

Springville High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:19pm

Please see the PDF for information about Red Ribbon Week this week, the December ACT, FAFSA night on October 25th (information about money for college), the Angels and Devils annual 5k to raise funds for the high school and junior high cross country teams (November 11th), and this week’s events.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 10/23/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:24pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Xander Moon and Aniston Valdez for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 23, 2017. Xander was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for his kindness in helping another student pick up things that fell out of a backpack. Aniston was nominated by Mrs. Wilson for always smiling and helping in the office.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Mrs. Kelly’s CCA Students Hold Job Interviews

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:22pm
Attributions: by Syrie Harward

On Tuesday, October 17, Mrs. Kelly’s College and Career Awareness classes experienced job interviews for the first time. Students were told to fill out a job application telling all about themselves and answering job-related questions. They pretended they were five years older than they actually were, and even responded to college inquiries.

 After filling out an application, each student was given a partner. Before interviewing each other, the students were lectured on the importance of first impressions and interviewing etiquette. The partnership would trade off between acting as the employer and acting as the applicant. While starting to interview each other, the students asked their partners questions such as “Why do you want this job?” and “How will having this job benefit you?”

 Students learned so much as they participated in this assignment. They were also reminded that having a short-time job can give you great experience for your long-term career goal.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

State Champions!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:54pm

Congrats to our Diamond Fork freshman girls who are a part of the Maple Mountain girls soccer 2017 State Championship team. 

Amy Harmer-Amy Warnick-Andrea Christensen-Rebecca Swain-Brynlee King

Niayla Nelson-Alexis Devlin- Dayja Jamison-Jayda Larsen-Nicole Kendall

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork