Floriculture students create Christmas wreaths and centerpieces

Springville High School News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 2:12pm
Attributions: photos by Colin Coughanour and Savanna Wightman, SHS News
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Mrs. Monica Giffing's Floriculture students are busy creating Christmas wreaths and centerpieces.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Congratulations MNJHS Chess Team

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:37pm
Attributions: Kirk Wright
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Congratulations to our fabulous MNJHS Chess Team, led by advisors Kirk Wright and Scott McFarland.  Our Mt. Nebo Chess Tournament was a huge success with all players competing well.  The gold medal went to Adam Coates, silver to Lane Lindstrom, and bronze to Luke Dalley.  Treven Asay, Jason Flinders, and Keller Stinson received ribbons for their outstanding performance. 

The Mount Nebo Junior High Chess Club invited everyone to participate in their annual chess tournament which was held each Thursday, throughout November, after school. Everyone that participated played five tournament games, the winners became our new chess club officers and were showered with their share of fame, fortune, and glory.  Club officers will also lead our award winning club to future victories at the district and state chess tournaments held after the holidays.


The new Chess Club presidency is as follows:

Adam Coates - President

Lane Lindstrom - Vice President

Kuke Dalley - Secretary

Treven Asay, Jason Flinders, Keller Stinson - Advisors

Mt Nebo will be competing in the District Chess Tournament on February 24th.

Go Panthers!


Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Christmas Choir Concert Tonight, 7PM

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:48am

MNJHS will present their Christmas Choir Concert tonight at 7pm in the Payson High School auditorium.  It will be a wonderful night full of song and celebration.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Using SIS to Help Students Succeed

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:26am

Aspire SIS Tutorial


Today during "Team Time" students were given some awesome tips on how to use Aspire SIS  (Nebo School 
District's electronic gradebook, attendance and more software) to help them achieve at higher levels. The students were shown specific examples of how they can look use SIS to help them improve scores and gain an overall better understanding of the material. A closer look at navigating their attendance was also shown. We feel like this would be a great thing for parents to see as well. Please click on the "Aspire SIS Tutorial" above to go through the instructions. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MJHS Choir Mall Performance

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 9:37am
Attributions: Kevin Diehl
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Our MJHS Concert Choir and Bella Voce Choir performed at University Mall in Orem on Dec. 8th. 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Math Problem of the week

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 9:07am

Congratulations to last week's winners

 Callie Johnson, Corinne Orton, Molly Petersen, Hailey 



This week's problem is a Christmas one.... 

12 Days of Christmas

If you were to add up all the birds that you receive from your true love in “The 12 days of Christmas”, how many would you receive?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Local rival upsets Lady Red Devils

Springville High School News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:40pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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On Tuesday, December 12, Springville’s Lady Red Devils hosted local rival Spanish Fork.  Lady Dons were led by Gabby Beckstrom who had 14 points in the road win, 49-38.  Springville’s Mariah Skinner led the Lady Red Devils with 10 points and two 3-point shots.  Red Devils Brooke Galbraith added 9 points and Addisyn Johnson had 8 points in the loss.  Home game was played on Tuesday, December 12.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Aiden Hulet Wows the Crowd!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:21pm

Aiden Hulet performed a solo singing "On the Bayou" accompanied by all sixty guitars! The soloists for "Feliz Navidad" were equally as amazing, Kyler Jackman-Cunningham, Addison Dutton, Gavin Geurtis, Aiden Hulet, Aloalii Tauaese, Hunter Wilson, and Landon Wright. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Over 60 Guitars!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:16pm

Diamond Fork Junior High combined guitar classes under the direction of Mr. Bigler presented a Christmas Guitar Concert featuring vocalists for Feliz Navid and On the Bayou. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork Junior High FFA Spread Country Christmas Cheer

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 4:53pm
Attributions: by Chaleesa Warren

Spanish Fork Jr. High FFA Officers are decorating a tree as a fundraiser December 15, 2017, at Young Living Farm in Mona.  The public is invited to come, check out the trees, and vote on their favorite.

Voting will take place on December 16, 2017.  There are lots of activities going on if you are looking for something to do on Saturday.  Vote for our tree if you go down. Money raised goes to support students competing in FFA events throughout the year. Below you’ll find the link to events going on tomorrow.

Please support our fantastic FFA!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Fiiz Friday Winner! December 15, 2017

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:33pm

Congratulations to 7th grader Rebecca Bowman for being our Fiiz Friday winner. Rebecca won a random drawing for a $5 Fiiz gift card for having ZERO tardies/absences! No work Rebecca!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Diamondback Day

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:31pm
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Our students were rewarded for having good grades and zero tardy's by going to the Payson theater to see the new animated movie Ferdinand. Over 500 of our students were eligible for this fun activity. We appreciate Mrs. Draper and all those that helped her organize this event. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Band Christmas Concert

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:26pm
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A big Thanks to Mr. Bigler and all of his amazing students for the wonderful performance they put on last night. The students worked so hard because it sounded fantastic! Thank you to all of the parents and family members who came to support our students!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Greenhouse Christmas Special!

Landmark High School News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:27pm

Landmark's greenhouse has poinsettias and Christmas cacti for sale!! The greenhouse is open from 8 to noon M-F. 5, 6, 8 dollars depending on size.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Make It With Wool Contest

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:56pm
Attributions: Bonny Groneman
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The State Make It With Wool contest was held at Mapleton Junior High on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Students have been working hard on their projects for the past few months.  Participants from Mapleton Junior High included:  Anna Ballard, Anna Blonquist, Kate Cooper, Wendy Griffin, Jeanette Griffin, Kristi Mendenhall, and Brooklyn Perry. 

Congratulations to all who participated!  Special recognition to Kate Cooper who placed 4th in the State and 1st place honors went to Kristi Mendenhall.Kristi will be competing in the National Make It With Wool contest in Texas in February.  

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Benjamin Frame

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:43pm
Attributions: Mailani Ovard

The faculty and staff at Mapleton Junior High are amazing.  The choice was very difficult because every teacher here at Mapleton makes a difference in the lives of the students we teach.  I have been told that the person I am nominating has never received the Spirit of the Mustang, even with all his years here at Mapleton Junior High.  He quietly goes about doing his work and changing the lives of the students.

The Spirit of the Mustang this month goes to Benjy Frame. Benjy is a genuine person and the students can feel that he cares.  Benjy has worked with students as a coach and has guided them to achieve their potential in their sporting events.  More than that though, is how he is always looking for ways the make learning meaningful and yet not overwhelming to students who struggle.  Benjy uses memorization techniques for the capitals of the world.  He also uses  computer programs that look like a games, but actually help with memorization of countries and capitals. He has visual aides to help students study for tests.  He lets the students have choices when doing their country reports, but is organized enough to have specific questions that can be applied to each country helping the students with their research.  He has a graphic organizer letting the students know what information needs to be in each paragraph of the essay they write about the country.  He has alternate ways that students can retake tests. It seems like a small thing, but for any student and especially the student who struggles it makes a difference. He is willing to look at a student and say this is what this student needs. He creates a way for them to learn and not get frustrated.

Benjy is always willing to work with teachers who help students in his class.  He makes it easy to work with him and does it with a positive attitude. He goes about his job without looking for recognition because it is not about him. It is about the students. Benjy you are wonderful to work with and a great teacher.  Go Benjy! Go Mustangs!


Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

School-Wide Reading Competition

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:36pm
Attributions: Melissa Heaton

Ms. Heaton's Reading for Enjoyment Class is having a school wide read-athon/reading competition. The competition will be Tuesday, January 2nd- Friday, January 5th. Logs will be due on Monday, January 8th, and winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 9th. Please tell your students that if they want to participate they can pick up a reading log in the library, Ms. Heaton’s classroom (room 119), or the office. Logs will be available on Monday, December 18th

The top 5 readers will receive an ice cream party during Flex sponsored by Ms. Heaton’s 2nd period class!

The Rules:

  • 12 hours of reading a day maximum
  • Read books that you haven’t read before
  • Students must log their hours on the logs provided for them and turn their completed logs into the library, office, or Ms. Heaton's classroom by January 8th.
Categories: Mapleton, Secondary