December Mayor Youth Recognition Award

Payson Junior High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:11pm

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The recipient of the Mayor Youth Recognition Award for December is Hayley Ringger. Hayley is receiving this award for her outstanding positive attitude, willingness to help others, and the kindness she shows to her fellow students at PJHS. Take a look at what some of the faculty members at our school have to say about Hayley:

"I had Hayley last year in 7th grade Honors Math.  She is such a positive person and always went the extra mile in my class.  She has a great attitude and enthusiasm for everything she does.  Hayley is perfect for this award!" – Mrs. Purcell

"Hayley works in the front office as an office aide during third period each day. We have a very busy office, and each day Hayley jumps in without even being asked to answer phones, deliver notes, and any other task that needs to be addressed. She does each task without complaint and with a cheerful attitude. We rely heavily on Hayley to help the office run smoothly. She is an amazing girl, and we appreciate all she does." – Mrs. Penny Wilson

"Hayley is a very good student in my class. She is prompt and pays attention well. She sets a good example for her fellow students. I recommend her without reservation to receive this award." – Mr. Ward

"As well as being an excellent student, Hayley is an outstanding citizen and kind person. I love having her in choir. Hayley works hard, is very conscientious, and is a friend to all." – Mrs. Bolz

"Hayley is always on top of the ball. She participates in many outside activities and is in honors classes. She is willing to ask questions and help other students. She rocks at being a good example to her peers." – Ms. LeBaron

"Hayley is always willing to complete the assigned tasks from the office.  She works hard and is very pleasant with everyone she associates with.  Hayley works well with others and is a dedicated student.  In addition, she has excellent attendance. PJHS is proud of Hayley Ringger." – Principal Swenson

Thank you for being such an awesome example to all of us at PJHS, Hayley. Congratulations!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Students Learn from city EMT

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:03pm
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Students had the opportunity to learn the basics of CPR and other emergency medical procedures yesterday when a Spanish Fork EMT came to visit. There was a lot of good information that is important for students to know. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

A Little Christmas Spirit

Payson High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:56am
Attributions: Article By: Ryan Craig Photo By: Hayden McDowell

Tis the season of giving, receiving and loving. Almost everyone can agree, unless you’re a real scrooge, that this time of year is filled with a lot more joy and love than the other 11 months of the year. Everyone is in the spirit of giving and looking for ways to show you care about someone. It’s definitely a special time. Why do you think kids love Christmas the most out of all the holidays? It may start because they get presents, but there is more to it there is a different feel in the air this time of year.

There’s a reason that schools take weeks off for Christmas, there isn’t any other holliday that schools will shut down for that long, not one. It’s because this is the holiday that brings together family and friends.  Kennedy Williams said, “ooh, my siblings and I sleep downstairs in sleeping bags for fun.” Christmas brings together families that might not do much together, and makes them want to do things with each other. Emily Howarth said,”My family has Christmas Eve dinner at my great grandparents house!” Once again Christmas is bringing people together.

Let’s not forget what Christmas is all about, the season of giving. Whether you’re giving a little or a lot, it doesn’t matter. The giving of gifts to family, friends, or even people you might not even know. There’s always places to donate, especially around Christmas time. In front of Walmart there are places to donate your spare change, there’s tons of toy and clothing drives always looking for donations, and there are soup kitchens where you can donate money but you can donate time too. There’s so many opportunities to give this time of year, and that is a big way you can keep the Christmas spirit in your mind and heart.


As Christmas rolls around please remember why we celebrate Christmas. Keep in mind those you love, and those who are in need of love. There are so many people out there who want to feel Christmas in their hearts and with your help we can share that spirit with everyone. So keep your eyes open for those that you can help in anyway possible.With the right attitude and some good Christmas spirit we can change many hearts.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Choirs sing at Temple Square

Spanish Fork High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:05am
Attributions: Jennifer Heder

Yesterday the SFHS Choirs spent the afternoon caroling around Temple Square! SFHS Singers performed at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the North Visitors' Center, then Concert Choir joined them for their final performance at the Assembly Hall. If you missed hearing them at Temple Square, you have another chance to hear them sing at the Combined Christmas Gala next week December 12th and 13th. Go get your tickets at the SFHS Finance Office today!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Testing Popsicle Bridges

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:29am
Attributions: by Lyss Butler

In Mr. Madsen’s 7th-grade science class, students tested the Popsicle stick bridges they had made over the course of the week.

The bridge had to span over a foot, and you could use up to 100 Popsicle sticks. They were held together with glue. The goal was to hold 1 kilogram, and students just stacked weights on until it broke.

Students were learning about building design against natural disasters. In the image, you can see some high scores. The highest score was 117.5 pounds, which was made by Brighten B. and Elijah L. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Food Stylists and Scientists

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:32am
Attributions: by Isabel Barney

This week Miss Warren’s College and Career Awareness class talked about food stylists and food scientists. They learned all about what they do.

Seventh graders made their own ice-cream. They got to design, style, and taste test their own ice cream, just like a food scientist and a food stylist. Students chose their own ice cream flavor and toppings. Some of the many toppings were Oreos, cookie dough, M&M’s, chocolate, and caramel to drizzle over the top of it all.

Best of all, students ate their own delicious ice cream while learning about how it was made. It was a great day of learning and fun for Miss Warren’s 7th-grade students!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Penny Wars!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:10am

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spirit Night Helps Warm the Sole

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:06am

The Spanish Fork National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring a Spirit Night for our SFJH family in conjunction with Chick-fil-A.  It is for anyone—everyone!—so invite all you know to have dinner at Chick-fil-A on the night of December 11, 2017.  They will donate a percentage of each meal purchased to SFJH NJHS.  In turn, NJHS will donate this money to our “Warm the Soles” campaign.

Meals can be purchased in-store or when going through the drive through.  Just mention that this order is for SFJH’s Spirit Night.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

World Civ Classes Present Renaissance Projects

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:26pm

Students from Mrs. Turner's World Civ classses presented individual research projects on various topics from the Renissance. Pictured is Emi Rocha depicting Martin Luther. Some other projects including a catapult model,  and a student's recreation of Fresco art like unto the work of Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Choir Debuts Composer's New Music

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:14pm

Darren Major, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a well know music composer and friend of Mrs. Lewis, let our Diamond Fork Choir be the first to perform his newest Christmas compostions tonight at our Christmas concert. The beautiful "One Baby Boy, " Bethlehem," and "O Come Emanuel" brought the Christmas spirit to the audience in this inspirational choir concert.  Mr. Majors was a special guest at the concert this evening to hear our choir members perform his work. He was thrilled with their performance. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Wrestling Home Win!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:49pm
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Student Athletes Attend Captain’s Academy

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:21pm
Attributions: story and pictures by Garrett Johnson

Winter Captains Academy took place on Wednesday, Nov. 29th.  Student-athletes from all the junior high schools and high schools in our district attended.

Captains from our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, Isaiah Jones and Macie Clark, and wrestling team captain Tate Sorensen, all had a great experience. They learned from many people about different things that it takes to be a leader. Dustin Smith, who founded the program especially for athletes, was the final speaker.  His message had a big impact on all that were in attendance.

This was a great opportunity for our student Athletes!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Salem Hills High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:19pm

Congratulations to McKenzie Graham and Decker Lewis, our Athletes of the Week! 


Categories: Salem, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 12/5/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:57pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to McKay Ewell and Phoenix Day for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. McKay was nominated by Ms. Mathews for staying after school to help with a project and having a great attitude. Phoenix was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for being a great friend who is loyal and shows compassion.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 12/4/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:30pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Kenyan Gwin and McKenzie Van Dam for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, December 4, 2017. Kenyan was nominated by Mrs. Dinkel for always working hard and sharing during class discussions. McKenzie was nominated by Mrs. Wilson for turning in money which she had found.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 12/1/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:20pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bailee Hansen and Estrella Benitez Plancarte for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, December 1, 2017. Bailee was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for being helpful to a substitute teacher. Estrella was nominated by Mrs. Dinkel for being a leader and making progress in class.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

FFA Happenings for November

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:57am
Attributions: Kaylee Liddiard

Check out what happened in November!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Preps of the Week

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:37am
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photos by Tyler Lewis.

Annie Merrill, Tiffany Asay, and Hannah Finch have been selected as Maple Mountain "Prep Athletes of the Week" for recently being selected to the UHSAA 5A All State Drill Team. Hannah, Tiffany and Annie are outstanding members of the drill team who have been very committed to their team and coaches. Congratulations and good luck in your competitions the rest of the year!

Choir Concert

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:19am

Ceremony of Carols
Thursday December 14 at 7 pm!!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork