Lonnie Mayne Guest Speaker at Diamond Fork

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:30pm
Attributions: Heroes wear red shoes!

As an internationally recognized speaker, Lonnie shares his expertise on standing out in the way you live, the way you interact with people and your overall contribution in the world.  Red Shoes Living is a way of life. In a world that is increasingly noisy and negative, The Red Shoes philosophy has become a symbol for making a positive impact in the world.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

HOPE Squad and STAND 4 KIND Club Introduced

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:23pm

The Diamond Fork HOPE Squad and STAND 4 KIND Club for Diamond Fork this year were introduced at our Red Shoe Living Assembly today. These students will continue spreading the message of hope and kindness throughout the year. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Prep of the Week - Sophie McCausland

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:17pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photo by Tyler Lewis.

 Sophie McCausland has been selected as a Maple Mountain "Prep Athlete of the Week." She is a senior and is an Academic All Region recipient. She plays Varsity 1st Doubles with Emma Taylor and has qualified for State after placing 3rd at the Region Tournament. She is mentally tough on the court beating Wasatch in 3 sets during her last match. She is fierce in her volley play and never gives up! Congratulations to Sophie and the Lady Golden Eagles.

Fiiz Friday Winner! October 6, 2017

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:22pm

Congratulations to Maisy Melton, our Fiiz Friday winner! Maisy is being rewarded with a $5 Fiiz gift certificate for having straight A's. Thanks Maisy for being such a fantastic student!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Payson vs Salem Hype Video

Payson High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:04pm
Attributions: Logan Bennett

Check out this video put together by PHS student Logan Bennett.

If you can't make it to the game tonight, it will be streaming online at KSL.com

Categories: Payson, Secondary

PHS Cross Country Update

Payson High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:46pm
Attributions: Bryce Mecham

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Red Devils swat the Wasps

Springville High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:40pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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Springville overcame a halftime deficit to beat Wasatch, 26-24, on Friday, September 29. Bradley Nicol rushed for 107 yards and one touchdown, and Ben Schreiner had an 80 yard touchdown to lead the Red Devils to victory. Cole Bowers added 88 yards on the ground and Ty Eriksson ran for one touchdown and threw for another to complete the comeback.  The region game played at Wasatch.

Come support your Red Devils as they travel to Lehi tonight, October 6, to face Skyridge.  Kickoff is at 7 pm.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Red Shoes Living Assembly

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:56am

A big thanks to Lonnie Mayne, founder of Red Shoes Living for his inspirational message this morning. In conjunction with our HOPE Week Mr. Mayne came to talk to us about the 5 pillars of Red Shoes Living.

Awareness-Gratitude-Everyone Has a Story-Respect-Put Yourself Out There

His words help remind us how we are capable of making a difference in the lives of others, and in turn improving our own. 

Check out his website: redshoesliving.com

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Fall Orchestra Concert

Mapleton Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 9:01am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

Our awesome MJHS orchestra students along with the orchestra students from MMHS held their Fall Orchestra concert on Wednesday, October 4th. Students performed while wearing their favorite Halloween costumes. It was a great way to start the Halloween season off with a bang!  The concert was held in the MMHS Auditorium and was very well attended. Each Orchestra played two numbers with other individual performances by students between the different orchestra groups. Our MJHS students did very well and are to be congratulated on representing the program so well. Way to go Mustang Orchestra! 

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

9th grade learns about growth mindset

Salem Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:40am
Attributions: Quincey Ripple

This year in ninth grade, teachers are teaching students about the growth mindset! The growth mindset has a lot to do with grit. It’s teaching us that even if we’re bad at something now, there’s always room to grow and become better! I love this because it helps me a lot when I’m doing my homework. When I’m sick of doing homework, I just remember grit and it helps me through. We do a lot of assignments on the growth mindset. Learning to not have a fixed mindset. I love this!

Categories: Salem, Secondary

What We're Learning: English

Landmark High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:47pm

Students in Elinda Nedreberg's and Carly Hernandez's English classes are working on vocabulary building. They have been creating flash cards to study from. Research shows that strengthening vocabularies improves communication skills, builds insights and lines of reasoning, expands abstract thinking, and increases comprehension.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Students Use Art to Watch Motion

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:36pm
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen, pictures by Naomi Phillips
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Teachers are creative people!  They need to be to keep students engaged while learning.  Creative learning strategies help students form stronger connections which leads to better understanding.  Plus—it’s more fun for everyone.

Mrs. Phillips is an extremely creative teacher.  Recently, her class explored the science of motion through Marble Painting.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

After School Art Club Creepy Creations

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:58pm
Attributions: Photos by Amy Gibson
(more pictures available)

Wednesday's after school art club was a great success this week. Students began learning paper mache techniques to create Halloween pumpkins and shrunken heads. The clubs provide an after school snack and then students went to work creating the first part of their project. Can't wait to see the finished pieces!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Fall after school clubs

Salem Junior High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:41pm
Attributions: Savannah Roylance

Attention! The fall after school clubs are now in session! Get signed up pronto! The school has provided a great selection of different clubs to join, so make sure to take a look at what clubs there are, because it’s probably a pretty high chance that one of them will peak your interest! Make sure to start signing up fast, with some of them, there are a limited amount of spots available. Different activities are available on different days of the week so make sure to refer to the chart below to see which days and activities work best for you and your schedule!  

I’ve personally tried the knitting one, it’s super fun! So make sure to go see Mrs. Betteridge for information and sign ups!


Categories: Salem, Secondary

Skyhawks vs. Dons

Salem Junior High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:27pm
Attributions: Halle Lyman

Last Friday was the Salem Skyhawks V.S. Spanish Fork Dons. It was a really good game because they're rivals so it will be a good game no matter what. At the football games the junior high kids hang out and have a really good time with one another. And all the elementary kids play football or boys chase girls and have a good time as well. There’s a snack shack that has really good food, so you don’t have to worry about that. Football games are really important to me because the whole community comes together to a good game of football. Coming into this game I thought we were going to win but… We lost 38 to 30 it was a pretty good game but we totally gave them the win. Although Skyhawks didn’t win we all came together. I love football and i especially love living in salem.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Thanks HOPE Squad!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:05pm
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The HOPE Squad has been busy this week bringing smiles to students AND teachers faces. This morning students found a sticky note on their locker with a positive message, a good reminder that kindness goes a long way. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Diamondback Day

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:03pm

Nearly 700 students in our school were able to attend "Diamondback Day" this morning. Students without any deficient grades (D or F) and ZERO tardies and unexcused absences were able to attend. We loaded the buses early and went to see a movie at the Payson theaters. We are so appreciative to Ms. Draper, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Parrott and others who helped make this day happen. It is a HUGE undertaking and it went off without a hitch! Thanks to our awesome students too for their hard work. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

The Weird Phenomena of the Mandela Effect

Payson High School News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:51pm
Attributions: By Millie Durfee of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Have you ever noticed something you swear you’ve known all your life to be spelled, sang, or designed one way and all the sudden you look back at it and realize something has been added, missing, or taken away? Well let me reassure you, you're not losing your mind, but Congratulations! You’ve experienced the Mandela effect and you're not alone.

The Mandela effect defined by Margaret Rouse from Tech Target, in the column whatis.com states, “The Mandela effect is the observed phenomenon of people having clear memories of events that did not occur or misremembering significant events and facts.” She goes on to tell how it doesn't affect just one person, but affects thousands of people around the world sharing in this “false memory”.

You may be wondering at this point if you have not noticed that you’ve experienced the effect, you 90% most likely have, here are some examples that will blow your mind. Have you ever noticed the Ford logo, it’s a blue oval with cursive writing spelling out Ford? Many remember the F in Ford looking something like this  F  a plain old F with a dash through it.

You may be asking, “Why are you telling me this?” Well, what if I told you in all the history of Ford the blue oval symbol has never looked like that. Even the manufacturers of Ford say it’s never been designed like that. Here is an example of something being added, the line through the F has had a little curly cue on the end of the second dash through the F. (Mind blown!)

How? How can it be that something so many people remember has now changed? Well, that's a very good question and something we're all trying to answer, and by all, I mean out of the billions of people around the world no one knows. People have tried to relate it to shifting into parallel universes, time travel, subliminal messaging, and even aliens!

People have been noticing more and more things changing, for example, the song “We are the champions” by Queen. In most everyone's mind, they remember the song finishing in a long dramatic yell of the singer saying “of the world!”. Here, my fellow reader is an example of something missing, the song has never been recorded of them singing that ending phrase.

On their album, the lyric does not play, but the music continues to play, it feels like there’s something missing. That’s because you think you remember them singing it. if you look up a live version of Queen singing “We are the champions” Freddie Mercury does sing “of the world!” So it was supposed to be there but has somehow been removed from our time.

So always keep a lookout for more things transitioning around you, because you may realize you're in a whole new world, time, and dimension and you might not even notice.


Categories: Payson, Secondary