9th Grade Party

Payson Junior High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:43am

Hey, freshmen! The 9th grade party is coming up this Friday, April 13th, from 6-8 pm. It'll be here, at PJHS.

The cost is $5, and there will be snacks, blacklight carnival games, laser tag, volleyball, badminton, a photo booth, and prizes! Waffle Luv will also be parked outside, so bring extra cash for a waffle!

It's going to be a blast. Be there or be square!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Recycle and Re-Design Fashion Show

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:55am
Attributions: Whitney Carter

Fashion and Textile Design students have created outfits using recycled materials.  They will present these on a runway in a competition the evening of Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30pm.  Come see their designs and cheer them on as they showcase these designs.  Cost is $3.00 per person or $10.00 per family.  Hope to see you there!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:37pm

Dear Nebo School District Parent,

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and we are excited to announce a way for you to get involved in this important cause.  During this month we are inviting all of our parents to take part in a free child abuse prevention training through Prevent Child Abuse Utah.  This interactive course only takes 30 minutes and you will be awarded a certificate once the course is completed.  It’s simple, just go to the website: https://pcautah.org  and  complete the registration indicating that you are a parent from our district.  Then complete the parent course entitled “Preventing Child Sexual Abuse-An Online Course for Parents.”  The information in this engaging presentation will empower you with knowledge that will provide greater protection for your children.  Thank you for taking the time to complete the course.

Student Services Department

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

PTA March Madness Fundraiser Winners!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:33pm
  • Thank You to all of those who helped by donating towards our PTA fundraiser this year. We appreciate the support from our parents and students.  The following classes will be awarded with their prizes for having the most notes returned.
  • 1st Place- Mr. Clark's 5th Period Class
  • 2nd Place- Mr. Mrs. Barber's 3rd Period Class
  • 3rd Place-Mr. Clark's 7th Period Class
  • 4th Place-Mr. Bingham's 6th Period Class
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Mock Disaster at Springville High

Springville High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:21pm
Attributions: by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
(more pictures available)

A vast mock disaster was conducted this afternoon, April 10, at Springville High coordinated by many local law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue, and SHS administration.

Students were able to view a mock DUI head-on collision with two fatalities and three severe injury casualties.  Springville High students participated as actors in the mock disaster.  A University of Utah Air-Med helicopter arrived on the scene to take the most injured patient to care.

Over fifty professional rescue personnel assisted with the mock disaster in an effort to impress upon students the grave responsibility one takes when driving including the accountability to drive without distraction and without the influence of illegal substances.  The hope is to have students realize that their actions and decisions when driving not only impacts themselves but their families and friends.

The mock disaster concluded in the auditorium with an emotional mock funeral for the two deceased victims in the crash.  Finally, teachers followed-up with a “debrief” and discussion with their students during fourth hour about what they witnessed today and asked some of the following questions:  What are your thoughts about what you saw today in the assembly? Why do you think this happens?  What can you do to help prevent this type of accident from happening? How are you feeling after attending the assembly?

Mrs. White’s school news class discussed that they were impressed that so many emergency service personnel gave and will continue to give 110% of their efforts to save individuals who are total strangers to them regardless of who is at fault in an accident.  Students also discussed that although emergency services would prefer to have little or no emergencies, they are so well-prepared and trained that they can immediately jump into any emergency situation even at the risk of their own life to save another.

Fox 13 News was on the scene reporting on the mock disaster. 

Many thanks to the following agencies for their massive effort and professional manner in which they demonstrated to the students how law enforcement, fire, rescue, teachers, staff, and administrators care to give students information and experiences that will help keep them safe.

Participating Agencies:
Utah County Sherriff’s Department and Dispatch
Utah Highway Patrol
Springville City Police and Fire Department
Springville City Ambulance and EMS Services
University of Utah Air-Med
Springville High Administration

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Winter Guard State Champions!

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:41pm
Attributions: Story by Joshua Hurst.
(more pictures available)

Our Color Guard coach, Brielle Summerhays, and the students involved with Winter Guard are the Scholastic Regional AA State Champions for the 2018 season! Great job to this team and all of their hard work!

Service Project for Stoneman Douglas High School

Spanish Fork High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:10am

Origami Service Project: April 11 4 pm in SFHS Cafeteria

Also April 10 at Timpanogos High School 6:30- 9:00 pm

Schools and communities unite during Utah Kindness Month


Quick Facts--

-Two Origami Folding Parties are scheduled to build lilies with a special message of hope and encouragement for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    • The first folding party is scheduled at Timpanogos High School in Orem, located at 1450 North 200 East, Orem, UT 84057 from 6:30- 9:00 pm. on Tuesday April 9th

    • The second party is scheduled at Spanish Fork High School, located at 99 North 300 West, Spanish Fork, UT 84660 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. on Wednesday April 10th

    • The public is invited to participate in building flowers. Additional donations to help ship these flowers to Florida are welcome.


Spanish Fork, Utah--

Several Utah County schools are joining forces to do something special for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as part of Utah Kindness Month.


This effort began shortly after Valentine's Day as tragic news from Parkland Florida blanketed headlines across the country. Mr. Glen Zobell, Science Teacher at Timpanogos High School was inspired to do something to heal those who were hurting across the country. Zobell served a LDS Mission to Japan and had a strong background in origami. As you look around his classroom, you will see many complex and beautiful examples of his amazing paper art.


As heartbreaking news from Florida eclipsed local heartwarming stories, the Daily Herald highlighted a Junior at Spanish Fork High School, who wanted to help students and staff know that they are respected, remembered and loved. Sterling Brinkerhoff, with help of hundreds of volunteers and sponsors ensured that every student and staff member at Spanish Fork High School received an origami flower and Valentine's Day treat, donated by Mrs. Calls Caramels and V Chocolates. The flower design was an original created by Sterling in 5th Grade, representing a lily instead of a rose. A heart folds out with a hidden message of hope and encouragement. The lily has represented faith, wisdom and chivalry since the 14th century.


Mr. Zobell contacted Sterling after reading the story to see if together, they could do something similar. Within days, two schools were united in an effort to share that same message with students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


As Sterling was trying to connect with someone to receive the flowers in Florida, Mr. Ryan Petty was in Utah during the last week of the 2018 Legislative Session. Father of one of the shooting victims, he initiated a declaration that April be designated as Utah Kindness Month- in memory of the goodness of his daughter. Sterling contacted him and was able to start setting dates to build flowers for Florida. Mr. Petty was excited to hear about the effort and wanted it to serve as an example to others around the world.


This project is a significantly larger folding project than Sterling's recent one for Valentine's Day. With 3600 origami flowers, supplies and shipping was a growing concern on a limited budget. Paper supplies have been generously donated by The Paper Store and More, located at 1786 South State Street in Orem. Shipping and copies have been kindly donated by the UPS Store in Springville and Spanish Fork.


Mr. Zobell invited several school clubs and organizations to help in the effort. They will be hosting an origami party April 9th at Timpanogos High School from 6:30- 9:00 p.m.


Spanish Fork High School will be hosting the second origami party on Wednesday April 11th from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Brinkerhoff invited the entire Spanish Fork community to participate. He commented, “If I were to build 3600 of these flowers myself, it would require more than 900 hours to get it completed. United schools and communities together can get it done quicker and have a much stronger impact for everyone involved. I am so excited to see everyone who wants to build these flowers. They are not the easiest flowers to make, but to me they are some of the most beautiful.”


Brinkerhoff concluded, “It was incredible that Mr. Zobell contacted me to do something on this scale. I am so impressed with him and his enthusiasm. This is going to be a lot of fun.”

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Summer Fever Fundraiser at Lagoon

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:59am
Attributions: Story by Lana Hiskey.
(more pictures available)

For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.

Maple Mountain High School earns ENERGY STAR certification!

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:53am

 We’re excited to announce that Maple Mountain High School has earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)!

The next time you visit, check out the little blue label on display at our entrance – it represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide!

Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and reporting energy waste to our facility. 

Here’s to another year of cutting energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and doing our part to protect the environment – together!

Learn more at energystar.gov  


Final Blood Drive of the School Year!

Landmark High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:14am

This coming Monday, April 16th, Landmark will be hosting its final blood drive for this school year. So get your forms filled out and save a life!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

First Annual School Poetry Slam

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:05am

Mapleton Junior High is celebrating National Poetry Month with our first ever school Poetry Slam on April 18th at 3:00pm.

Winners of the school slam will compete in the District Poetry Slam and get an opportunity to see famous spoken word poet Sarah Kay during school on April 24th.

To sign up or get more information, go to your English teacher’s classroom or the drama room.


-Poem must be at least 12 lines long

-No longer than 3 minutes

-Memorized poems have the best chance at going to District.





Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Mustang Message 4/9/18

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:43am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

Parents, Students and Friends -

Apply Today to Serve on Springville Youth Court

Springville Youth Court serves as an opportunity for youth to make positive changes in their lives through the restorative justice process - In order to accomplish this goal Youth Court needs youth volunteers to serve as mentors, clerks, bailiffs and judges. The applications for serving on next year’s court are now open through April 30th to Springville and Mapleton students from 14-18 years old.  The application process is all online. A variety of students with varying interests are needed to serve. The city has posted a FB video explaining Youth Court at the link below.

Video Link - https://www.facebook.com/SpringvilleCity/videos/vb.171775496186141/1886341728062834/?type=2&theater

For more information and the application link -


Thanks PTO for a Fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week

We want to tell our amazing Parent/Teacher Organization thank you so much for helping all our faculty and staff feel like superstars during teacher appreciation week. Your efforts were very appreciated - Thanks PTO

Sign up for Code to Success Summer Camp

Learn to code in 9 weeks! June 11th - August 9th from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Mondays through Thursdays. This amazing camp is a fantastic opportunity toward high school credits, post-secondary education pathways and scholarships.  It is available for 9th-12th grade students . There will be an informational student and parent meeting on April 12th at the Advanced Learning Center in Salem at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact ALC at 801-489-2833

Mustang Time

The purpose of our school-wide PBIS program, also called Mustang Time, is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. As part of “Mustang Time” programming and activities, the entire school learns and practices different social skills throughout the year. Students are rewarded for showing proper use of this skill by receiving Together We Can praise notes. The lesson today was about choosing to be a hero. A hero does not have to possess supernatural powers or great hair and flawless complexion, although those help sell movie tickets... Rather, a hero is any common person placed in uncommonly difficult circumstances who displays uncommonly noble character. We discussed choices, character and being our best self. Please take a moment and ask your student what they learned today about being a hero and what they can do to be their best self.

Maple Mountain High Dance Company

Come be a part of the tradition of excellence in dance at MMHS.  Clinics - Monday and Tuesday April 16th and 17th from 3-5 pm. Auditions Wednesday, April 18th from 3-6 in the dance room.  Applications online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.

Upcoming Events at MJHS:

April 11 - Music at the Mountain @ MMHS 7:00 p.m.

April 12 - Boys Intramural Tennis @ SHHS 3:30 p.m.

April 13 - Track Mapleton Jr. vs Mt. Nebo @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.

April 16-20 SPIRIT WEEK

April 17 - Band Snow College Festival - All Day

April 17 - Boys Tennis Mapleton Jr. vs SJHS @ SHS 3:30 p.m.

April 18 - MJHS Poetry Slam 3:00 p.m.

April 19 - Great Utah Shakeout 10:19 a.m.

April 19 - Boys Tennis - Intramural Tourny @ MJHS

April 20 - MJHS Track @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Science Olympiad State Results

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:40pm
Attributions: Story and photos by Kyle Miller.
(more pictures available)

The team pulled it out for a fourth year in a row.  We took first and got the best score in team history, averaging a fourth place finish over all 24 events - scoring 97 pts overall (low score wins).  There were 31 teams, including some incredibly talented teams from Hillcrest, West, and UCAS.  We were really happy to hold onto the title and represent our school again this year at Nationals.  Nationals will be May 17th-20th in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Thank you for your support of the team and these amazing students.

Here are the notable individual results:

Anatomy and Physiology                 1st Place                        Josephine Schmidt & Kaden Call

Astronomy                                        4th Place                        Bryson Evans & Logan Marks

Bottle Rockets                                   3rd Place                       Madyson Meeks & Chelsie Hawkes

Chemistry Lab                                  1st Place                        Logan Marks & Anne Dallon

Disease Detectives                            4th Place                        Kaden Call & Kali York

Dynamic Planet                                 4th Place                        Bryson Evans & Dallin Burton

Experimental Design                         1st Place                        Logan Marks & Gideon Hale & Bryson Evans

Fermi Questions                               3rd Place                       Bryson Evans & Joshua Green

Forensics                                          1st Place                        Cooper Hunley & Josephine Schmidt

Game On                                          2nd Place                       Dallin Burton & Anthony Bardsley

Helicopters                                        1st Place                        Anne Dallon & Anthony Bardsley

Herpetology                                      4th Place                        Kali York & Cooper Hunley

Hovercraft                                         1st Place                        Logan Marks & Philip Richey

Microbe Mission                              5th Place                        Kaden Call & Chelsie Hawkes

Mission Possible                              1st Place                        Joshua Green & Madyson Meeks

Mousetrap Car                                  4th Place                        Joshua Green & Isabella Frasche

Optics                                               5th Place                        Gideon Hale & Philip Richey

Remote Sensing                                6th Place                        Gideon Hale & Anthony Bardsley

Rocks & Minerals                             1st Place                        Josephine Schmidt & Isabella Frasche

Thermodynamics                              4th Place                        Philip Richey & Anne Dallon

Towers                                              1st Place                        Madyson Meeks & Isabella Frasche



Announcements for the week of April 9th

Springville High School News - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:27pm



Welcome Back! We hope you had an enjoyable Spring Break.

Please open PDF for this week's announcements on: Graduation info, Tuesday parking, Yearbook, April Driver's Ed, Girl's golf, Softball, Boys soccer, Track, Boys tennis, Baseball and more.


Categories: Secondary, Springville

FFA hosts Donkey Basketball to raise funds for Pencils of Promise

Payson High School News - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:54am
(more pictures available)

On Friday, April 13, 2018 Donkey Basketball will be coming to Payson High School at 7:00 p.m.  All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization, Pencils of Promise, that raises money to build schools all over the world. They believe that every child should have the opportunity to have a quality education. Currently they have built 457 schools and have helped 86,021 students get an education.

PHS and the graduating class of 1998 began raising money after an exciting homecoming assembly earlier in the year wish announced the relationship between Payson High and Pencils of Promise. Every dollar that the FFA raises during Donkey Basketball, will be matched by the Class of '98 to help build a school in Central America.

Students, FFA members, community members and teachers/administrators will be competing on the backs of donkeys to raise funds.  Tickets can be bought from members of the Payson FFA Chapter at the following prices: Adults $8, Students (7-12) $6, Children $4. An additional dollar will be charged for tickets bought at the gate.

Students and the Payson community are encouraged to come join the fun. This is a great opportunity to show support for the community, school and global education, so come and have a great time!


Categories: Payson, Secondary

Dance Company Auditions 2018-2019

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:51am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Come be a part of the tradition of excellence in dance at MMHS!  Clinics Monday and Tuesday April 16th and 17th from 3-5 pm.  Applicants must attend one of the two clinics to learn clinic dance and be prepared with one minute of their own movement.  Auditions Wednesday, April 18 from 3-6 pm in the dance room.  Applicants will perform the clinic dance in small groups and their individual choreography for judges.  Those who successfully audition for Dance Company and Dance 3/Dance Excel will be posted shortly after auditions.

Applications online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.

Spring Diamond Fork Fine Arts Assembly a Hit!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 6:30pm

Students and faculty at Diamond Fork sported their Best Dress concert attire for the traditional fine arts assembly. The choirs, bands, orchestras, guitar, visual arts, and drama programs were all highlighted. The third-year drama students hosted and began the assembly with a student-written and directed skit of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in the Arts at Diamond Fork."

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair Student Winner!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 6:25pm

Congratulations to Diamond Fork 9th grader, Amanda Pratt. She won 3rd place in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork