Local Writer Greg Bennett Visits SFJHS

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 8:16pm
Attributions: Gaylynn Parker
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7th Grade Honors English students at SFJHS experienced a real treat on Friday when local magazine writer and editor Greg Bennett (Utah Valley Magazine) came to speak to students about the importance of writing.  

Mr. Bennett pointed out that it’s almost impossible to survive in today’s world without the ability to write. His advice to everyone? “The stuff you’re learning now? It’s best if you remember it.” Tips to be a better writer? 1) Read good writing. 2) Write, and write a lot. 3) Learn what makes an interesting story (understand your audience, use your own experience, and keep a notebook of your observations). 4) Learn to accept criticism of your writing.

The fun part about writing comes from being observant and paying attention to details: If you pay attention, you will usually find a story behind a story. Take a deeper look at the person sitting next to you, and you may just find you don’t really know them at all. Look for the story behind the story because that’s when life gets interesting. Then? Write that story.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Intermural Flag Football Champs

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:21pm
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen and Garrett Johnson

When it comes to flag football at SFJH, the Cowboys crush all the competition!  After a grueling season, they were crowned champions of the 2017 intermural flag football tournament.

The Spanish Fork Junior High PE department sponsors intermural sports activities for students.  Many students participated in the recent flag football activity.  The Cowboys, whose team members included Ryan Powell, Gavin Ericksen, Andrew Holley, Hayden Phipps, Josh & Ethan Graham, Benji Horsley, and Andrew Huish, showed they had what it takes to become the kings of the gridiron, walking away with top honors and bragging rights.  Congrats men!

 Next up for intramural sports—soccer!  Get your team together and talk to the PE coaches.  The season starts September 19.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Don't forget - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Salem Hills High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:57pm



Come and meet your student's teachers!

Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 2017 - 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

(30-minute break at 5:00 p.m. for dinner)

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Announcements for the Week of September 11th

Springville High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:51pm

Please open the link to the PDF for this week's announcements.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Book Fair is here!

Salem Hills High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:48pm

Come to the Book Fair!





Categories: Salem, Secondary

Patriot Day Assembly

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:45pm
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Today at Payson Jr. High, we held an assembly celebrating the memory of those whose lives were lost in the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. We celebrated the courage, bravery, and sacrifice of those who put themselves in danger in order to protect and rescue others. We were joined by members of the Utah National Guard, members of Payson's police and fire departments, as well as other members of the community. Principal Swenson shared his memories of that fateful day. Students participated by singing patriotic songs, giving a brief history of the American flag and its design, and retiring tattered American flags which once flew over our school. 

Sandy Dahl, whose husband was the pilot of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, responded to the experience of that day with these wise words: "If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate" (Parade Magazine).

George W. Bush, who was President of the United States at the time, said, "One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans' history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice" (9/11 Pentagon Memorial Speech).

Former President Barack Obama said, "Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11" (Time Magazine).

Choose to honor those who lost their lives on this day, sixteen years ago, by showing kindness and serving others. It's the American way, and it's the Grizzly way. 


Categories: Payson, Secondary

This Week at PHS

Payson High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:32am

Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept 11

  • 1:45 pm  Collaboration in the library (CTE, Fine Arts, Sp. Ed- District)
  • 6:30 pm  Honors Society induction Ceremony (cafeteria)

Tuesday, Sept 12

  •  11:00 am Josten’s taking orders
  • 11:00 am  LPIC Lunch Meeting
  • 3:30 pm Girls Tennis @ Orem
  • 4:00 pm Girls Soccer @ Uintah
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball VS Lehi

 Wednesday, Sept 13

  • Boys Golf @ East Bay
  • 10:50 Club Rush

Thursday, Sept 14

  • 3:30 pm - Girls Tennis @ Lehi
  • 3:30 pm- JV football VS Mountain View
  • 3:30 pm - Girls Volleyball @ Spanish Fork

Friday, Sept 15

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Girls Tennis Regionals @ Mt. View
  • 7:00 pm Football @ Mt View
Categories: Payson, Secondary

Math Problem of the Week

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:31am
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Club Rush

Springville High School News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 5:03pm
Attributions: photos by Carey White, SHS News Adviser
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At lunch on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8, SHS students were able to "check out" and sign up for school-sponsored clubs.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Lady Red Devil Tennis Team

Springville High School News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:57pm
Attributions: photos by Erin Call and Garrett Ercanbrack
(more pictures available)

Introducing the 2017-2018 Girls Tennis Team:

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

Cross Country Results 9/8/17

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 9:04pm
Attributions: By Esther Zacharias
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Today's XC meet took place at SFJH. All Junior Highs in Nebo School District came out for the meet. The Lobo girl's team took 4th overall and the Lobo boy's team placed 5th. Way to go LOBOS! 

Lobo boys' times:

Max Murray 9:40

William Jorgensen 10:03

Andrew Folsom 10:05

Spencer Larsen 10:14

Caleb Pollock 10:16

Ryan Cobb 10:18

Porter Hall 10:30

Jonah McNeil 10:36

Justin Bailey 11:04

Samuel Clements 11:39

Cameron Defoe 11:57

Isaac Woodbery 12:22

Sean Chandler 12:37

George Heywood 13:08

Jones Lewis 14:12

Brighton McDonald 14:17 


Lobo girls' times:

Sophia Riding 11:08

Staci Lomenick 11:13

Sarah Seely 12:05

Kendell Gardner 12:21

Avery Young 13:09

Tawnee Gardner 14:00

Madisyn Lott 14:15

Marley Jensen 16:32


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Introducing the 2017-2018 Boys Golf Team

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:51pm

Team Members:
Ryan Hollingshaus, Jaxon Wilkinson, Cooper Murray, Tyler Maccabee, Isaac Englund, Mark Mabry, Brandon Gordon, Andrew Wright, Kyle Snyder, Spencer Paulsen, Trevin Sheppard, and Jakob DeLlamas


Categories: Secondary, Springville

September Students of the Month

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:14pm
Attributions: Amy Gibson
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Today we celebrated the September Students of the Month! These are students who exemplify The Lobo Way by strengthening, learning, forgiving and accepting, and using their voice.

Students are nominated by teachers in every department. Students earning a Student of the Month recognition receive a certificate of recognition and a Lobo Lunch. All have the opportunity to introduce themselves, enjoy lunch with faculty and administration, and hang out in the Lobo Den playing ping pong, foosball, and other games. 

Students of the Month for September are:

7th Grade - Molly Petersen, Lucy Maurin, Alyiah Beardall, Austin Maughan, Kobe Healey, Kyle Lundgreen, Celia Slusher, Sydnie Smith, and Kaley Cox

8th Grade - Karli Butler, Lauren Jones, Cole Gillespie, Bayli Rich, Emmy Oldham, Kelldrix Brown, Eli Bowen, Porter Stewart, Tyler Reese, and Payton Whitehead

9th Grade - Holden Bayless, Sydnee Seeley, Sara Snyder, Kade Argyle, Hunter Rasmussen, Davis Ashton, Emily Haroldsen, Kate Peterson, Annie Thompson, and Chelsea Lange

Congratulations to all of these exemplary students!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

First Dance of the Year Tonight

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:03pm

SWING into the school year by coming to the first dance! It's tonight from 6-8pm. Wear camoflauge, green, black, or white. Cost of entry is three dollars. There will be music, friends, prizes, and a good time. Hope to see as many students there as possible!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Grizzly Update - September 6, 2017

Payson Junior High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:59pm

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  We now are on the countdown to fall break.  There are just a few reminders for our parents and students to help this year continue to run smooth. 

1-    Dress code- Please review the dress code policy for Nebo School District.  We are seeing a few violations of the dress code and would like to address this early in the year.  If you have any questions regarding the dress please reference the attached student handbook.

2-    Attendance and Tardies- As a school policy a parent can only excuse tardies for 1st period and only a maximum of five (5) 1st period tardies per term can be excused.  A student is allowed a total of two (2) tardies, if more are accumulated there are consequences outlined in the student handbook.  For more information regarding tardies please reference the attached student handbook.

Please read through the many wonderful events happening at Payson Junior High.  Remember to check our social media sites for any additional information.

Social Media

Please check us out on any of these social media sites!

Webpage- http://pjhs.nebo.edu/


Instagram- grizzly.nation


The Loafer Mountain Hike

The Loafer Mountain Hike is September 8th!  Students that haven't hiked with Mr. Archer need to qualify by passing a physical & written test to be eligible.  

Contact Mr. Archer if you have any questions.


Cross Country

It's not too late to join cross country! Our first meet is pre-districts this Friday. We need more manpower to show what Payson is made of. Talk to Mrs. Bragg for more information.


After school Clubs

After school clubs will be starting on Tuesday August 29th. Registration forms will be given out during club time. Registration fees for the year can be paid with Mrs. Allen in the finance office. The fee for registration is $20 for the entire year. Look for flyers in the hallways or see Miss Ogden in room C-66 for more information. Here are the clubs currently being offered: 


Tuesdays-Star Wars* and Scratch Coding 

Wednesdays-Wrestling prep, Engineering Crafts, and Archaeology 
Thursdays-Robotics and Holiday crafts 

Fridays- Foods 


There are also homework help clubs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 7:20-7:50 and Thursday afternoons. Keep listening for more announcements about more clubs starting later this year.


For more information concerning clubs please contact Miss Ogden: kayci.ogden@nebo.edu.



*Awesome. Star Wars club starts on Tuesday (August 29th) after school.  There is still time to join!   We are having Jedi Training. We'll make lightsabers and do other awesome activities.


 All after school groups meet in Ms. Ogden's room to gather first. 


Questions, please visit:






Early Morning Basketball Friday mornings at 6 am, starting 9/1.  These are open gyms and all are welcome.


September 13th will be the first Badminton tournament of the year.  This is a doubles tournament and all are welcome. Contact Mr. Archer if you have any questions.



7th Grade Student Council Elections

Coming soon!

Watch for more information and applications. 

Questions contact Mrs. Holt


PJHS: Box Tops for Education

· For every 10 Box Tops you bring into your Den Time (3rd period) class you get a 5-point Extra Credit Coupon to use in any of your classes (with teacher’s acceptance). If you happen to bring in more than 50 Box Tops, then you will also receive a Free Homework Pass (on top of the 5 extra credit coupons).

· Extra Credit coupons will not be replaced if lost or stolen—so keep it safe and redeem as soon as you know which class you would like to use the extra credit in.

· The Extra Credit coupon will not expire until the end of the school year.

· All Box Tops will be collected on the last Monday of the term, and Box Tops will not be carried over from term to term—so save up 10 Box Tops before you turn them in.

 NOTE: Teachers are not required to accept coupons for extra credit —so please check with teacher before presenting it.  Also, you may combine more than one coupon for a class.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

PSAT Announcement

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:54pm
Attributions: Story by Casey Mattinson.

The PSAT will be administered at MMHS on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The PSAT serves as a practice test for the SAT as well as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Sophomores and Juniors may take the test. In order to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship, the PSAT must be taken during the Junior year. Register in the Finance Office, the cost of the test is $20.00 and will be limited to 50 students. See your counselor if you have question or would like more information about the benefits of taking PSAT.

PreACT Announcement

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:52pm
Attributions: Story by Casey Mattinson.

On Monday, September 18th the PreACT Exam will be administered to all Sophomore students. Junior and Senior students do not need to attend on this day. Sophomores will need to bring with them no.2 pencils and an approved calculator if they wish to use one for the math portion of the test. All of the problems on the math test can be solved without the use of a calculator. If you are unsure if your calculator is approved please visit www.act.org/calculator-policy.html. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 so please be on time. A list of room assignments will be posted by the Counseling Office and Library. Testing will take approximately three hours and buses will arrive to pick up students at 11:15.

Mayor Youth Recognition Award Winner

Payson Junior High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:35pm
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Kelly Cobia, one of our students at Payson Junior High, was awarded the Mayor's Youth Recognition Award by the Payson City Council earlier this week. This award recognizes Kelly's hard work and effort to improve our school and community. She helps other students to be successful while also increasing their confidence. Kelly was nominated for this award by teachers who have experienced and appreciated her contributions. Here's what they have to say: 

"Kelly has always blown me away with her work ethic and her kindness towards others. She is a wonderful friend to her peers. She will make a huge difference in the world. I know, because she already has." - Ms. LeBaron

"Kelly Cobia is excited about life and learning. She engages 110% in every challenge; it is more important to her to understand and perform correctly than it is to get the grade. I see Kelly as a life-long learner, constantly curious and ever-expanding her knowledge. She has a smile that never quits." - Mrs. Hulet

"Kelly is a model student and a great example to her peers. She is always willing to participate and share her insight." – Mrs. Gillie

"Kelly is friendly and hard-working.  She takes her education seriously and uses her time responsibly.  She shows both effort and self initiative and is kind and helpful toward others.  Our school is a better place because Kelly is in it.  She is a role model for others." – Mr. Davis

Thanks, Kelly, for being such an awesome Grizzly and making us proud. Congratulations!

Categories: Payson, Secondary