Marching Band State Champions

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:05pm
Attributions: Story by Josh Hurst.
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On Friday, November 3rd, the MMHS Marching Band made history. The group competed in the Red Rocks State Marching Band Championships in St. George, Utah. 

After a lot of hard work and challenging competition, the band finished their season in first place and they were declared the Utah state champions in the 2A division. This is the first time in the school's history that the band has placed at state let alone winning a state title. They were also awarded the Outstanding Visual Performance Caption.

Thanks to Taylor Elementary for inviting some of our leaders to Hero Night!

Salem Hills High School News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:53pm

Recently, Salem Hills High School students had the chance to visit with Taylor Elementary students on Hero Night. Our student council and mascot were there, and athletes from girl’s soccer, football, volleyball, girl’s basketball, boy’s golf, and cross country all attended. We appreciated the chance to be there, and the students at Taylor made our day by sending us thank you notes afterward. Here are some examples:

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Lights On! Event: Harry Potter Night

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:30pm

The Nebo After School Clubs will be hosting a Lights On! event on Monday, November 6, at 6:00 pm. The event will be at the Advanced Learning Center in Salem. All are welcome to attend. It's going to be magical!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

This week at PHS

Payson High School News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:21am

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov. 7 

  • 3:30 Swimming @ Orem

 Wednesday, Nov. 8

  • 4:00-7:00 FAFSA Night for Seniors and Parents/College Night for grades 9-12
  • 6:00 Board Meeting

 Thursday, Nov. 9

  • 5:00 & 7:30 Play Performance: Enchanted April

Friday, Nov. 10

  • 5:00 & 7:30 Play Performance: Enchanted April
  • 3:00-8:00 Debate Tournament

Saturday, Nov. 11

  • 2:00, 5:00 & 7:30 Play Performance: Enchanted April
Categories: Payson, Secondary

October 2017 Students of the Month

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:45am
  • It’s that time again, we are pleased to recognize our Diamond Fork “October Students of the Month”. These students were selected by their teachers and peers as those who not only excel academically, but who are examples of good character and kindness. These students were honored this morning at a breakfast with their parents and those who nominated them. We are so appreciative of these and the many others like them who work hard and make Diamond Fork a great place.
    • 7TH Grade Students of the Month:
      • Kaden Simmons
      • Esther Brown
      • Jeven Tomlinson
    • 8TH Grade Students of the Month
      • Justin Daybell
      • Cheyenne Ortiz
      • Selam Aguero
    • 9TH Grade Students of the Month
      • Stirling Maughan
      • Katelyn Jensen
      • Maddison Davis
      • Ammon Gathercoal
      • Bryson Bliss
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

1st Term Honor, High Honor, and 4.0 Lists

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 9:38am
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We had over 600 students on the honor, high honor, or 4.0 rolls during the first term of the school year. Last Friday they were awarded with a certificate and given a "star" cookie for being amazing students, nice work!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Fall Carnival

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:11am
Attributions: by Kaleb Patten

The first school dance of the year for the Spanish Fork Lobos was this past Friday, November 3, 2017.

Students who brought their student ID were given 10 tickets upon admission to play their choice of several carnival type games: ping pong Gatorade toss, pumpkin bowling, disk golf, football toss, and a face painting booth (hearts were a simple but popular request among the girls).

Of course, what is a carnival without popcorn and cotton candy!  Both are a must and they were delicious.
Don't forget why we all went to the dance—to dance with our friends to awesome music!  Everybody loved the music that was played and enjoyed hanging with friends and jamming out to the music. Many people enjoyed the Fall Dance and the games and music. Make sure to thank the people who helped make the Fall Dance possible. Go LOBOS!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Seussical The Musical by the MMHS Fine Arts Department

Maple Mountain High School News - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 2:51pm
Attributions: Story by Bradley Moss.

The MMHS Fine Arts Department is gearing up for the performances of the Maple Mountain High School fall musical, Seussical. The show performs on November 10, 11, and 13 at 7 PM, with a 2 PM matinee on Saturrday, November 11 in the MMHS auditorium.

Based on the well-known works of Dr. Seuss, this musical tells the story of a young boy who doesn’t fit in so he uses his imagination to escape to places where he feels safe and “normal”.

The Boy, who becomes a character—Jojo (Chelsie Hawkes)—in his own imagination’s story, is a young person with a vivid imagination who tries to fit in with those around him. He never quite succeeds in real life, so he often uses his ‘thinks’ to escape into a world that he can watch in story fashion from afar. When the Cat (Anton Moss) pushes him into his own imagined story he learns that he is strong and good enough to be true to himself regardless of whether or not he is accepted by others. Not only does he grow in this personal knowledge, even the characters he has imagined—Horton (Nathan Austin), Gertrude (Sarah Savage), Sour Kangaroo (Cami Roberts), Mayzie (Cassidy Christensen), Mr. and Mrs. Mayor (Jason Metler and Kate Hoffman), General Schmitz (Talon Tippetts) and all the rest—develop a confident sense of self and awareness of others.

Seussical is a show is filled with wild imagination, fascinating, familiar, and beloved characters, as well as spunky music and exciting dance numbers! This incredible cast has been working since early in the school year to bring this production from imagination to reality.

Payson Mayor Youth Recognition Award - Angie Najarro

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:25pm
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Angie Najarro – 9TH GRADE

Mt. Nebo Jr. High School

Angie Najarro, a 9th grade student at Mt. Nebo Jr. High, has been nominated to receive the Payson City Mayor’s Award for the month of November. Angie is a positive example at MNJHS.  We couldn't be more proud to have her receive this award from the Payson City Council.

Here's what some of Angie's teachers had to say about her:

"Angie Najarro is an extremely bright, helpful, positive and outgoing student.  In Latinos in Action she has definitely taken on a leadership role among her peers.  She is our LIA Vice President and has attended all four community service events this school year.  Angie also puts her bilingualism to great use.  She is extremely fluent in both languages and is always willing to serve as an interpreter at SEP's and does a wonderful job.  Angie is an outstanding tutor at Barnett Elementary and she is so awesome that teachers will want to keep her as a tutor for the following school year as well.  I know Angie will do amazing things in life, she has a bright future ahead of her.  Go out there and shine Angie!"   "Angie is an excellent example to all around her.  She is diligent in her work.  She was given an assignment which was quite challenging.  When she got the assignment back and realized it wasn't correct, she worked on it again.  Second time it wasn't right - she never gave up, she kept trying each time to get it right, each time accepting the correction she perservered.  I've seen her willingness to help other students who are struggling and has asked 'Do you want me to sit by them to help them?" and she does just that - not doing the work for them, but actually helping them to do the work.  I'm impressed by her strong desire to succeed academically, she's got a desire to achieve in all aspects of her life." 
  Congratulations Angie! (And congratulations to Katie Solorzano, a former MNJHS Panther, for her Mayor's Award nomination for PHS!)




Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 11/1/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:18pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Paiden Judd and Maycen Anderson for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Paiden was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for helping out when Marziale had a sub. Maycen was nominated by Mr. Wright for taking notes for another student when they were gone.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 10/31/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:11pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Luke Dalley and Madelyn Moe for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Luke was nominate by Mrs. Bufton for always looking for ways to improve his learning, contributing to discussions and cleaning up after class.  Madelyn was nominated by Mr. Wright for helping a new student find her classes.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 10/30/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:04pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bridger Marsh and Sophie Caldwell for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 30, 2017. Bridger was nominated by Coach Marziale for being positive in class and working hard.  Sophie was nominated by Mrs. Bird for always having a smile and making up the mile and the pacer on the same day.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

November Mayor Youth Recognition Award

Payson Junior High School News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:06pm

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This month, our student Melanie King was awarded the Mayor's Youth Recognition Award by the Payson City Council. This award recognizes Melanie's hard work and positive attitude. Melanie was nominated for this award by teachers who have experienced and appreciated her efforts. Here's what some of them have to say:

"Melanie King is always hard-working, self motivated, and the first to volunteer when one of her fellow students needs help or assistance. Furthermore, she sets a high standard for herself and encourages those around her to do the same. Always a quick smile, and a kind word to those she comes into contact with."

"Melanie is a dream student. She always completes her work on time and it is perfectly done. She is kind and respectful--so deserving of this award!!" - Ms. Clayton

"Melanie is nice, obedient, hard working, friendly, curious, and she participates and is fun to have in class. She is also very humble. She is a good role model for all students to follow." – Mr. Howell

Great work, Melanie! Keep it up!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Food Drive November 6-17

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:32am
  • Our annual Diamond Fork food drive will begin today and run through November 17th. Non-perishable food items and canned goods are appreciated. Students will be competing with their 6th period class to see who can donate the most items, we have a school goal of 25,000 items. The top 3 classes will be rewarded with a prize. The 1st place class will receive a pizza party, 2nd place root beer floats, and 3rd place will get King size candy bars. We want to say thanks in advance to Mr. Buck and all those who will be helping. 
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 10/27/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:17pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Hadley Mason and Lamecia Schaerrer for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 27, 2017. Hadley was nominated by Coach Marziale for being a good sport and doing his best. Lamecia was nominated by Mrs. Bird for being respectful to everyone and having good sportsmanship.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Welcome New AP and Honors Chemistry Teacher Carter Jennings

Springville High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:11pm
Attributions: by Brayden Evans and Zach Hjorth, SHS News Writers

Carter Jennings is our new AP and Honors Chemistry Teacher; however, he’s a long-time Red Devil. He graduated from Springville High School, then later attended and graduated from the University of Utah. This is his first year teaching and he’s excited about it.

Jennings reflects on his teaching vision, “My vision of teaching is to show my students that a “challenging” subject like Chemistry can be fun and much easier than people think. I hope that my own excitement about Chemistry is reflected in my teaching and students can get excited about it as well.”

Jennings demonstrated that Chemistry can be fun by making a balloon explode with fire.

“The most rewarding experience I’ve had teaching is to see the “light bulb” come on. Chemistry can be hard to understand; but, when I can help break it down for a student and they get it, that is a very rewarding experience,” said Jennings.

Jennings has been married for two years; his wife’s name is Cassidy.  Some of his hobbies include watching MythBusters, skiing, playing games, and spending time with his family.

“Some people may find it interesting that I hold my pen/pencil the same way Taylor Swift does. (I held it that way first!),” said Jennings.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Basketball Tryouts

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:03pm

Both boys and girls basketball tryouts for 9th grade students will take place next week.

  • Boys Tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 6th-7th at 3 PM in the boys gym. Interested boys need to sign up with Coach Gull.
  • Girls Tryouts will be held Wendnesday, November 8th at 3:30 PM in the girls gym. 
  • All students interested in trying out MUST have a physical in order to tryout. 
  • Please contact Coach Gull, OR Coach Peters, with any questions. 
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork