It's Showtime

Payson High School News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:22am
Attributions: Garrison W. Serynek of The Lions Roar Newspaper

Payson High School has always been known for their incredible student section and for always being involved in every sporting event, but there is one sport that tops just about all of them when it comes to attendance. A sport that gives a different meaning to entertainment, a sport that can go from 0-60 in a blink of an eye, and a sport that causes it’s fans to make the whole building quake. If you haven’t guessed it yet, then obviously you have never been to a single one of these games. I’m talking about the next generation of showtime basketball. The one and the only Payson City League Basketball (or better known as Junior Jazz).

The thing that separates Junior Jazz from every other sport is that everyone can be involved. It doesn’t matter whether you are a player or a fan, what makes Junior jazz the way it is is the people that are involved. Another thing that makes Junior Jazz stand out is the fact that there are no tryouts to be part of a team. In fact, you can make your own team. Just pay 12 separate purchases of $30 or depending on how many people will be on your team and divide split the difference of the $360. Junior Jazz can also cause both the players and the fans to get very heated towards one another. Most people say it is the referees that cause all of the controversy, but what we must all remember is that the refs aren’t perfect and in the end, it's just a game.

 

So far the season has brought a ton of talent and has created an atmosphere that is both creative and entertaining. In fact, the Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving once stated that “Basketball isn’t a game, it’s an art from.” Most of us can agree that is definitely what basketball is, but in the end it’s just a game that brings us together to help us become better people, better sportsman, and to become as one. I know this season will be great and can’t wait to see what this season has in store for these upcoming weeks.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

The Huddle

Payson High School News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:20am
Attributions: Article by Sabryne Kelly

It's common for a sports team to gather together and huddle  before the start of a tournament or a game. What is the reason for this huddle? The huddle is known to boost morale and for teammates to give each other “good luck,” but, sometimes it's more of a tradition. For example, a famous cheer for the cheerleaders is during their performance at halftime games, they gather into a group and yell, “AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A PAYSON PARTY, CAUSE A PAYSON PARTY DON’T STOP! ROAR!”

For some sports the huddle doesn't matter, but for others such as football, the Huddle is critical. The Huddle is usually when the coach or team captain takes time to go over some strategies or to get the team pumped up. In football, for instance, the huddle is a time to get the endorphins going and for the team captain to boost morale, talk strategy and get the team thinking about each player as a whole instead of individually. The same is said about Soccer, it’s mostly to calm the nerves before the game and to say a quick prayer for safety.

Sometimes the experience is more spiritual. In cross country a prayer is often said and an embrace is given. Basketball is a combination of both, a prayer is said but there is also strategy talk. Drill and Dance Company are very similar in the fact that it gets serious and a prayer is said. You might think that the Huddle doesn’t involve the cheering crowd, but, it does. When the football or basketball team wins the students in the crowd join together in the middle of the field/court in a yelling, jumping, sometimes scary, Huddle of victory. This Huddle brings the students together to celebrate the win and maybe just rub it in the other teams faces just a little bit.

What does the Huddle mean? The truth is that the Huddle means something different to every single player. It’s a time to focus and put your attention on the game and not personal issues. The Huddle can mean everything and nothing, it all depends on how the players make it. So Payson, what does the Huddle mean to you?

Categories: Payson, Secondary

We are Still the Mighty Lions

Payson High School News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:18am
Attributions: Madisyn Rowley of The Lions Roar Newspapaer
(more pictures available)

In the January Edition of The Lions Roar Newspaper we have decided to recreate old time black and white photos that are around the halls at PHS. Most of you have probably noticed the photos of different sport teams, clubs, and activities from our past that line the halls. These photos are packed with 100 years of history. Uniforms, outfits, and styles have definitely changed, but it is undeniable that our school spirit hasn’t.

School spirit is something that never goes out of fashion. As we have gained more school spirit, we have been able to give support to the teams that have needed it the most. We have empowered them to become better to reach greater heights. Not only have we grown, and changed as a school, but as a town. Over the years, we have grown closer while becoming something greater than before. While things undoubtedly changed, one thing hasn’t: we are still the Mighty Lions.

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Dragons don't let Dragons fight cancer alone

Landmark High School News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:24am
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Landmark is a family. Families support and are there for each other. This became even more evident this last year when our attendance secretary Michell Osborn became ill. Doctors had a difficult time determining the cause of her illness, it took months! Eventually she was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.  Her story has helped three other people get a proper diagnosis. We have missed her dearly; as she's been out since the end of last school year. Faculty and staff all showed their support and were able raise over $1000 to help with expenses.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

School Community Council

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 8:40am

School Community Council Meeting has been cancelled for Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Nebo EdTech Spotlights Teacher Heather Mendonsa

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 7:39am
Attributions: by Myles Peterson, Nebo Digital Coach, and Rillene Nielsen
(more pictures available)

Heather Mendonsa, a science teacher at Spanish Fork Jr. High, was recently spotlighted in the Nebo EdTech Newsletter.  Ms. Mendonsa was featured for the innovative ways she’s using the technology available in Nebo District to help students learn.

Ms. Mendonsa explained, “I have started using Mastery Paths in Canvas and I am excited about where this program can take my class. It has changed my planning and differentiation in great ways.”

“First, I gave a pretest to my classes and divided it into specific topics,” continued Ms. Mendonsa.  “Based on their results, Canvas automatically assigned remedial lessons to those who needed it, focused on vocabulary and repetition for my ELL students, and gave more in-depth opportunities to those who are already at mastery. At this point, I am using Mastery Paths during class about twice a week. I have found that the students are happier because they are getting the information they need at their own pace.”

Innovation and best practices set great teachers apart from the rest.  SFJH is fortunate to have Ms. Mendonsa on the faculty team, helping students succeed.  “I'm excited to see where this is going in the next few years,” she said.  We are too.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 02/05/2018

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:43pm
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Parents, Students, and Friends –

January was a busy month for the students at SFJHS! We finished out our wrestling season, continued our basketball season, sent attendees to Nebo’s junior high youth board meeting. We celebrated students of the month. The orchestra played in concert with American Idol stars, we remembered Martin Luther King, Jr., and began rehearsing the school musical. We found joy in our annual HOPE week activities, finished Term 2, and FFA attended the Wasatch Back judging. We went on educational field trips, performed in, and listened to the Nebo Youth Symphony. Most importantly, teachers taught amazing lessons giving students opportunities to learn and grow in all academic areas. We thank you all for trusting all of the teachers, technicians, lunch ladies, bus drivers, custodians, coaches, secretaries, administrators, and counselors to help your student succeed and thrive. February, here we come! 

ALC JR. HIGH FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION

Have you ever wondered what the Advanced Learning Center is and what you can do there? Registration for the ALC field Trip goes from now until February 23rd. You will see the many classes you can take learn how the classes can give you college credit while still in high school! Our school will be attending the morning session. Sign up now in the counseling office because we have only 60 slots available. 

SCIENCE FAIR

Our school science fair will be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 6th and 7th in the library.  Judging for the fair will be conducted from 1st to 4th periods on Wednesday.  Awards will be presented during 7th period (Wednesday).  The open house for viewing projects will be on Thursday during the school day.  

STUDENT CELL PHONE USE

Unfortunately, it has become a more and more common occurrence that parents are calling their students during class. If you need to contact your student, please call the front office or text them. When students receive phone calls from parents during class, they think it is an emergency and they need to answer which causes a disruption for the entire class. So please remind your students about good phone etiquette. Thank you!

Nebo District electronics policy JDE states:

Student use of electronic devices must adhere to the following rules and guidelines: Electronic devices may be used during a class period or school activity when specifically approved by the teacher or a school administrator in conjunction with educationally appropriate objectives. A teacher or school administrator should only authorize the use of electronic devices during a class period or other school activities when it benefits and enhances the students’ education. Such matters may be addressed in a disclosure document provided by the teacher outlining class rules, procedures, and expectations.

CALENDAR

February 6th: District Basketball Tournament, Science Fair judging and awards

February 7th: School Community Council 12:00, Science Fair open house

February 9th: MIDTERM

February 13th-15th: PTA Scholastic Book Fair

February 15th: Parent Teacher Conferences

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:47pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation would be significantly benefitted if you shopped through smile.amazon.com.

Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0546418 and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation.

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Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity!

 The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 1/31/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:39pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Brett Finch and Sadie Larsen for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Brett was nominated by Mr. Rees for helping other students catch up.  Sadie was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for being prepared to work and learn every day.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 1/30/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:34pm
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Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bailee Allred and Zacarias Brizuela for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Bailee was nominated by Mrs. Perkins for being willing to stand in front of a spill so no one would walk through it and helping clean it up.  Zacarias was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for doing his very best in class each day and working hard on every assignment. 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:19pm

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation would be significantly benefitted if you shopped through smile.amazon.com.

 Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0546418 and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation.

 About AmazonSmile

 What is AmazonSmile?

 AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity.

The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants. 

Thank you for your support.

 Sincerely,

Lana Hiskey

Executive Director

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lady Red Devils bring home a big road win

Springville High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:34pm
Attributions: photos by Jeff Porcaro © MapleMountainSports.com
(more pictures available)

On Tuesday, January 30, Springville High’s Lady Red Devils varsity basketball team traveled to local region rival Maple Mountain ending in a big Springville win over the Lady Golden Eagles, 41-31.

Brookelyn Galbraith led the way with 14 points as Springville defeated the Lady Golden Eagles.  Addisyn Johnson added 8 points and Breanna Eves scores 6 points in the win.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Red Devils lose in nail biter to local rival by one point

Springville High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:24pm
Attributions: photos by Jeff Porcaro © MapleMountainSports.com
(more pictures available)

On Tuesday, January 30, Springville High varsity basketball traveled to local region rival Maple Mountain ending in a hard fought Golden Eagle victory, 48-47. 

Golden Eagle Ethan Nelson hit a free throw with .9 second left to cap the win.

Ben Schreiner had 12 points and four rebounds in the game. Spencer Livsey added 11 points and three 3-point shots in the loss.  Mark Gallagher added 8 points and 5 rebounds.  Aidan Erickson added 7 points, one 3-pt shot, and 6 rebounds in the loss.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Support Nebo Education Foundation

Spanish Fork High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 1:40pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation will have signifigant benefits if you shop through AmazonSmile. Support your student and local schools when you shop on Amazon. Simply go to smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0546418 and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation. 

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity. The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants. Thank you for your support.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Ellevés Take 4th At State 5A Drill Competition

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:00pm
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.
(more pictures available)

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition held at UVU.  Teams were placed in “pods” of four based on their placement from region competition.  Two teams from each pod advanced to the finals.  The Ellevés were one of the two teams who advanced to the finals from their pod. 

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 3rd in the military category, 3rd in the dance category, and 4th in the character category.  Overall Maple Mountain placed 4th.  There were nine 5A schools competing. 

In the 5A Drill Down competition, Kacey Melton, daughter of Aaron and Tanya Melton, won 2nd place over all.

Three Ellevés were named to the 5A All-State Dance Team—Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Chris and Melisa Merrill.  Each 5A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 16 girls were selected as the A All-State Dance Team.  At the State Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a short, self-choreographed routine and was given a medal.

Two Ellevés were named to the 5A Academic All-State team— Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay and Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch.  Each 5A school could nominate seniors on their team with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Only ten seniors are named to this team.  The combined average of this year’s 5A Academic All-State Team was 3.996. 

Tiffany Asay was also awarded the 5A UDDA Drill Team Scholarship.  This award is based on an essay she wrote and submitted.

Ellevé Coach Molly Brenchley was awarded the 5A Coach of the Year award.  She has been coaching for the past 27 years—8 years at Maple Mountain since the school opened and 19 years prior to that at Payson High.

The Ellevés would like to thank all of the students, parents, administration, and fans who came to State. We really appreciate all of your support this year! 

Announcementsfor the week of February 5th

Springville High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:39am
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Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Parent teacher conference, Graduation info, Junior college day and ACT, State Swimming, Wrestling tournament, Girls and boys basketball, Track parent meeting, Scholarship info, FFA service project and more.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Drill shines at State

Spanish Fork High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:15am
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Congrats to our amazing Drill team. This past weekend, they won 2nd place in Dance category, 2nd in character, and 3rd overall. This was the teams best placement in 15 years of competition. Way cool and what an accomplishment!! Great job Drill Dons!!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

This week at PHS

Payson High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:57am
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National Counseling Week - Take time to thank your counselor today!

Tuesday, Feb. 6   

9:00 Youth Support

2:45 School Community Council

7:00 Girls Basketball VS Mt. View

7:00 Boys Basketball @ Mt. View

               

  • Wednesday, Feb. 7

7:00 Dance Company Showcase (Nebo district teams)

 

  • Friday, Feb. 9

Swimming State Meet

Wrestling State Tournament @ UVU

5:15 Girl’s Basketball vs Uintah

7:00 Boys Basketball vs Uintah

 

  • Saturday, Feb. 10

Wrestling State Tournament @ UVU

 

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Math Problem of the week

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:03am
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This week's problem.... 

Finding Joy

Margo is currently twice as old as Joy was three decades ago, and Joy is currently three times as old as Margo was two decades ago.  How old was Joy when Margo was born?  Good Luck!Here are the winners from last week

Hans

Anderson

Braden

Banks

Izzy

Barney

Jamison

Barrett

Holden

Bayless

Broc

Bennett

Ethan

Binks

Dexter

Bradford

Megan

Brinton

Logan

Carsen

Sara

Chandler

Parker

Coe

Natalie

Combs

McCade

Davis

Gaige

Davis

Aeris

Eastland

Kate

Fallon

Heidi

Froelich

Katelyn

Gappmayer

Ethan

Graham

Taylor

Gull

Porter

Hall

Mason

Halliday

Xander

Henry

Ricky

Holloman

Corbin

Jensen

Callie

Johnson

Noah

Lane

Eva

Lauritzen

Madisyn

Lott

JJ

Marsigli

Ellie

Maughan

Joey

Moleff

Corinne

Orton

Cambrie

Oyler

Mason

Page

Davis

Paxton

Enoch

Pendleton

Chase

Pepper

John

Perez

Molly

Petersen

Morganne

Price

Ty

Reese

David

Riding

Lex

Smith

Chris

Stephenson

Ethan

Wilkins

Josie

Wright

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

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