Wild Wonders Animal Rescue Visited MNJHS

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:45pm
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On Wednesday, November 1st, the Mt Nebo Jr High College and Career classes were excited to welcome Wild Wonders Animal Rescue to our school.  Wild Wonders hosted a fabulous assembly, which even included students petting Stinky the skunk.  Students learned about animal habitats, diets, careers, and science.  They were also introduced to a bearded dragon, a giant rabbit, an opposum, a ring-tailed cat, and a dancing cockatoo.  Thank you Wild Wonders! (Click next to see more images)

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Sub For Santa

Landmark High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:32am
Attributions: United Way of Utah County

Sub For Santa

Dates and Times

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Hope Week November 6-10: Unplug and Reconnect

Salem Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:29am

Next week our school's counselors and the Hope Squad are sponsoring Hope Week with the theme Unplug and Reconnect. The theme is focused on the concern that too much time spent on electronics and especially social media can be detrimental to student's physical and mental health. This whole week our counselors will be reminding students to put down their phones and reconnect with their friends and their surroundings on a personal level. Above is the schedule of planned activities for the week.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Students of the Month: October 2017

Landmark High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:33am
  Left to right: Uriel, Kendall, Kylee, Faith.   Attendance- Porter Vanderpool
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Jason Cragun and Crew Give MJHS New Tree Rings

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:28am
Attributions: Nate Whitney, Jason Cragun
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Jason Cragun and Scout Troop 1461 finished their project last Tuesday. They had a great turnout and had about 60 current, former, and future Mustangs show up to help out, as well as some parents. They put in about 6 cubic yards of mulch and removed about 10 cubic yards of sod and dirt from around the trees. They put weed fabric and mulch around 29 trees and the MJHS welcome sign. The estimated total hours of labor involved are close to 150. 

Thank you for all of the hard work that went into giving our school a real face lift. It looks amazing!

(included in the pictures are a before and after shot)

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

FFA Summer Garden Program

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:15pm
Attributions: Brandon Gardner
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Spanish Fork FFA finished a great year with the school garden program. This was our second year selling produce at the Spanish Fork Farmers Market. In total 7 students worked throughout the summer in the garden here at the school, taking care of the plants, harvesting, and selling produce. This year we grew 250 tomato plants, 75 pepper plants, 30 melon plants, and various squash plants. Our harvest was great this year, in total we harvested over 3,150 pounds of tomatoes, 50 melons, and countless squash and peppers! In total the garden sold nearly $2000 of produce at the Spanish Fork Farmers Market! Students were also able to bring produce from their home gardens, and sold over $500 of produce grown at their homes. Students learned many skills from plant care, disease and pest control, and marketing. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Author Tess Hilmo Visits Freshmen English Students

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:59am
Attributions: story and pictures by Joe Anson
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Author Tess Hilmo visited with Mr. Anson’s Honors English 9th on October 24, 2017. She encouraged students in their preparation to participate in National Novel Writing Month, inspiring them to chase their dreams and work hard to achieve them.

 Ms. Hilmo shared parts of her own personal journey of becoming an author, as well as parts of her novels—With a Name Like Love (2011), Skies Like These (2014), and Cinnamon Moon (2016)—and personal stories to illustrate parts of the planning and writing and thinking processes involved in crafting a novel. She answered questions regarding the daunting task of next month’s NaNoWriMo challenge.

  Many students found Ms. Hilmo’s advice valuable and scribbled as fast as they could anything that came out of her mouth. It’s always a pleasure to connect to real writing with real authors who live among us.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Marketing Class “Donuts” over $100 to Pencils of Promise

Payson High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:51am
Attributions: Madisyn Rowley of the Lions Roar Newspaper
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The Marketing class did a pricing experiment that involved selling donuts. Although the donuts were delicious, there were real marketing principles behind selling them. The first thing each team had to do was to pick a goal and pricing policy. Pricing policies are things like earning a profit, or competing with the competition. Most groups picked to compete with their competition, their peers. And for those who walked down the hall the competition was real. The next step in marketing these donuts was to pick a price and a pricing strategy. Pricing strategies are things such as 2 for $3 or a BOGO. After prices and pricing strategies were chosen, posters were made, and donuts were sold. When asked about this project, senior Rachel Slack, said this, “ I thought it was a lot of fun, very educational. It was awesome to have real world experience of pricing, selling, advertising, and working together as a team. The competition was intense and in the end we all learned a lot.” Overall the Marketing class felt this was a successful project. In total they made $115.79 and donated it to Pencils of Promise!


Categories: Payson, Secondary

Spike-Ball a Big Hit in PE

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:36am
Attributions: pictures and story by Garrett Johnson

The new craze in PE is Spike-ball!  It’s a fast paced, intense game where a pair of teammates plays against each other, trying to score points as the ball “spikes” off a trampoline net.

The rules are very similar to volleyball.  Each team is allowed 3 hits to spike it off of the net and change possession.  There are no boundaries, so players are constantly running around, jumping over the net, etc.

The students love it!  Bryton Asay and Taggert Harrison  said they love Spike-ball because it is fun!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Sub For Santa Open House Dates Nov 7 - Dec-11, 2017

Landmark High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:24pm
Attributions: United Way of Utah County
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra WOW!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:16pm
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Just in from Mrs. Harmon:

“The SFJHS orchestra just received a letter from Rep. Mike McKell with a $200 donation to our program.  We are so grateful for community support!  Thank you Mike McKell!”

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

LIA -- Latinos In Action sponsor Haunted House

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:22pm

On Monday, October 30, Springville High's LAI club created and sponsored a community Haunted House in the underground track.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Happy Halloween 2017

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:14pm
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We had a great Halloween here at Diamond Fork today. Our students had some amazing comstumes, and from the following pictures you can our staff dressed up too! Check out our Facebook page, "Official Diamond Fork Junior High School" to see over 100 pictures of our students who dressed up. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SHS Faculty Dress-Up as Harry Potter Characters for Halloween

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:52am
Attributions: photos by Beth Hansen
Categories: Secondary, Springville

Red Devils Advance to 5A Quarterfinals

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:50am
Attributions: by Brayden Evans and Zach Horjth, SHS News Writers
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Bradley Nicol recorded 3 TDs to go along with his 111 rushing yards, while Cole Bowers rushed for 168 yards and another touchdowns to lead Springville past Olympus, 28-14, for the win in the 5A first round in a surprisingly low-scoring game.

Ty Erikkson, the quarter back for the SHS Red Devils, has been playing football since fifth grade.

“After high school, I’d’ like to play for Ohio State,” said Erikkson.

He prepares for every game by listening to music and just relaxing clearing his mind of everything except for the upcoming game. He loves playing football, especially since anyone can try out. His favorite football player is Tom Brady.

Cole Bowers is a running back and a free safety for our Red Devils football team. He has been playing football since he was eight years old. In college he wants to play for Oklahoma or Miami State. Similar to Erikkson, Bowers also loves to listen to calming music before the game to clear his head.

“I play for fun and for all of the friendships involved with the team,” said Bowers.

His favorite football player is Randall Cobb.

As another running back and defensive end, Bradley Nicol has been playing since third grade. He dreams of playing for Ohio State after high school.

Preparing for a game he said, “I watch hours of film, and I also try and clear my head.”

His favorite football players are Ezehiel Elliot and Walter Payton.

“I love the environment. I love being an influence to other kids and athletes,” said Nicol.

Rodrigue Bertrand, a defensive back receiver, is playing football for his first year. His favorite football player is Odell Beckham Junior.

“All I do before a game is listen to music and just clear my head,” he said.

Bertrand wants play for the New York Giants. He loves to play football because it is fun.

Playing football since fourth grade, Dallin Packer is currently a tight end and a defensive end for the Red Devils. His team of choice is the Green Bay Packers

“I like the game and all of the friends I play this game with,” Packer said.

His favorite football player is Aaron Rodgers.  

Sione Kolomalu is a running back and a linebacker for the team. He has been playing football since he was in fourth grade. He wants to play at the University of Utah.

When preparing for the game he said, “I read my scriptures and say a prayer.”

Kolomalu’s favorite football player is Marshawn Lynch.

“It is fun you get to hit people in a good way,” said Kolomalu.

All Red Devil fans are invited to attend the 5A quarterfinal game this Friday, November 3, at 4 p.m., in which Springville will host Alta.

Team Players:
Alexander Ashton, Karson Benson, Rodrigue Bertrand, Cole Bowers, Gavin Brooke, Tanner Cannon, Juan Cardona, Josh Carly, Ty Carter, Garrison Caswell, Tyler Chappel, Mathew Child, McGwire Child, Jaeden Church, Cory Clay, Chase Clements, Nathan Conrad, Joshua Cox, Duke Alex, Brayden Dunston, Tad Eriksson,
Ty Eriksson, Michael Giles, Randal Gleave, Richard Green, Travis Hartman, Seth Harward, Traeton HIllstead, Sean Holloway, Tyler Holloway, Duncan Hunter, Simote Iloa Bradyn Jackson, Ryker Jenkins, Clayton Johnson, Carter Johnston, Samuel Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Tyler Kelly, Lakei Kolomalu, Sione Kolomalu, Easton Lancaster, Tyson Lee, Garret Lindsey, Nate Lister, Joshua Maiava, Tanumafili Maiava-Ahhing, Austin Mortensen, Braxton Mortensen, Trevor Mosley, Payton Murphy, Bradley Nicol, Dallin Packer, Tanner Packer, Carter Paxton, Tristen Perez, Ryder Peterson, David Pilcher, Rylan Poulsen, Kevin Redd, Carlos Rodriguez, Owen Rowe, Ben Scheriner, Elijah Scordato, Cy Shumway, Friggan Slavens, Christian Small, Kaleb Snarr, Kyle Soter, James Strong, Brodie Taylor, Nicholas Thorpe, Porter Thorpe, Randy Villegas, Michael Wakefield,Isaiah Webb, Ethan Wehrly, Tyson Williamson, Jace Witney, and Wright Lincoln.

photos by Mark Spencer


Categories: Secondary, Springville


Salem Hills High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:29am
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Congratulations to Micah Button (not pictured) of the Volleyball Team!

Congratulations to Brent Watson of the Marching Band! 

Our Fan of the Week was Grace Parry - Way to Go, Grace!


Categories: Salem, Secondary

A Box For Our Friend, Deryk

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:43am
Attributions: Hayden McDowell
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On October 6th, 2017,  a beloved student here at PHS, Deryk Lowe, passed away unexpectedly. Through the mourning of his death, a few Payson High students took the liberty of tributing Deryk and his family with a beautifully crafted wooden box.

Tyrell Russell, a senior at Payson High School, said that Deryk was involved in the woodshop class, and that is how building a box in Derek's memory came about. Russell states, “We built [the box] for his family… We thought it would be a nice thing for them to put his clothes and blankets and stuff inside.” The boys behind this amazing service are Tyrell Russell, Jordan Draper, Wyatt Monroe, Rhylan Roundy  and Gage Judd.

The box took about a week to construct, carve, and prepare. The boys presented the Lowe family with the box at the viewing, then again at the funeral. (Tyrell Russell and Jordan Draper, 2017). The gesture was powerful and meaningful; Something that can shed a little light on a dark circumstance.

Jordan Draper, a junior at Payson High, said that the main purpose of building the box, was so that the Lowe family could have a piece to remember Deryk by.

It’s apparent that the boys who helped craft the box didn’t do it out of vain, or selfishness. Rather, they did it to show their condolences and love to the Lowe family. When a death occurs so tragically and sudden, there are many ways to handle grief. Anger, frustration, sadness, and confusion are all common reactions and behaviors that occur when tragedy strikes. However, these young men put aside their own feelings, and made something memorable, beautiful and genuine to help a family in, what could be, one of the darkest times in their lives.

Our school was lucky for having had a student as great as Deryk Lowe. Students, faculty, and staff will miss our fellow Lion, and commend those who have honored Deryk’s name in such a meaningful way.


Categories: Payson, Secondary