Book Based Board Game

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:36am
Attributions: By Celeste Gomez
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In 7th grade Reading classes, students are presenting their end-of-year reading projects. For his reading project, Nathan Griffiths created a board game based on the book, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. The game is a combination of Labyrinth and Chutes and Ladders. It is a game made for four players. To move around the board, you must use portals. Portals let you move one or two spaces depending on the character you choose. The object of the game is to see who can get to the red pyramid (the end) first. There are many loopholes and twists throughout the game. Can you get to the red pyramid first, and save the world from Set’s evil magic?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Friendship Fudge

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:35am
Attributions: By Brighten Bills

On Thursday May 5th, 2018 Mrs. Kelly’s F.A.C.S exploration class had a “friendship fudge” lab. In her class, students are learning about teen strategies which include self-esteem and friendship. For this lab, the students first separated into their kitchens. Then, the students read the instructions for their “friendship fudge” recipe, sending one person from each kitchen to get supplies. While they were collecting the supplies, the other students began filling sinks with soap and water and wiping down the counters. After the students came back with supplies, they worked together to make this delicious fudge. When the fudge was done, the students separated the fudge into even amounts and each took some home to eat. Yum!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lagoon Eligibility

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:43pm

The report for Lagoon eligibility will be run tomorrow, May 4th. We will post the list of eligible students on Monday May 7th. Students cannot have a D or F grade, a citizenship N or U, or any tardies that are not made up for 4th term. The cost is $16 for the bus, which is paid in the front office when students have been determined eligible. The cost of the Lagoon ticket is $34, paid for when students get up to Lagoon on the 24th of May. If students have earned the Lagoon trip and cannot afford the trip, please see an administrator.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFHS Greenhouse Sale

Spanish Fork High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:15pm

As many of you start thinking about buying flowers and planting a vegetable garden, keep SFHS Greenhouse in mind. Greenhouse management classes have worked hard planting seeds and caring for plants over the past few months. We have a variety of vegetable starts as well as annual bedding plants. 

 We will open Friday May 11th from 3-6pm and Saturday May 12th from 9am-1pm. We will then be open the following weekends until we are sold out.  To find the greenhouse:Pull into the back parking lot where the Spanish Fork Swimming pool and seminary building are located. The drivers ed driving range will be on your right. As you reach the end of the driving range, turn right and as you drive through you will see the greenhouses. We will also have signs for you to follow. Thanks and we look forward to seeing some of you next weekend. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

May Students of the Month

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:11pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Preps of the Week - Jaimee Paletta, Maddy Eaton, and Dawson Stokes.

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:42pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photos by Tyler Lewis.

Jaimee Paletta has been selected as a "Prep of the Week"  for her outstanding performance as a member of the girls track and field team.  Jaimee set a school record in the discus with a throw of 129'10".  Jaimee's throw ranks as one of the top throws in the state this year.  Congratulations and good luck in your remaining meets!

Maddy Eaton has been selected as a "Prep of the Week" for her outstanding performances as a member of the girls track team.  Maddy is a multi-event athlete who excels in both hurdle events as well as the sprints and high jump.  Recently, Maddy set a school record in the 300m hurdles with a time of 46.6 seconds and also has the school record in the 100 hurdles. Maddy has qualified for state in the high Jump and 300m hurdles.  Congratulations and good luck in your remaining meets!

Dawson Stokes has been selected as a "Prep of the Week" for his outstanding performances in track and field.  Dawson is a sprinter who excels in the 400m.  Dawson broke the school record in that event with a time of 49.77 seconds.  Dawson has also been a member of the 4 x 100m relay team that also broke the school record earlier in the season.  Congratulations to Dawson and the rest of the track team members!

Gravity, Mass, Forces, and More

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:43am
Attributions: By Reece Gorrell

This week Mr. Madsen’s science students started reviewing for the end of year SAGE test. Trying to remember all the way back to the beginning of the year, the students got packets to review. The packets were filled with plenty of great things about gravity, mass, forces, and many more. The students were assigned to get in groups of two with the people at their table. The students took turns reading paragraphs of the review sheets and annotating their papers. By the time SAGE comes around, they will be ready to ace the test.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

D&D and Magic Club

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:42am
Attributions: By Gambit Sok
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In the Dungeons and Dragons After-School Club, you get to play one of the most well-known roleplay games.  When surveyed during the club, all of the participants said that they enjoyed the club.  One of the players stated, “What I like about Dungeons and Dragons is that there is no goal—you can do what you want.”  Then there is the magic part of the club.  You can play Magic: The Gathering, but if you want your deck personalized, you will have to make your own deck.  The magic tournament is happening on May 3rd.  “One of the things I like about MTG is that you can play the type you like, such as black magic, or green magic,” stated one of the magic players.



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MTech Summer Cooking Class Opportunity

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 8:32am

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Looking for fun things to do this summer? Check out the summer cooking class at MTech! Classes are designed for 7th through 9th grade students and run for two weeks from either June 18-28 M-TH or July 9-19 M-TH, 8am-12pm. Find more information at

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Board Game Club

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:58am
Attributions: by Parker Coe

Board Game Club was a club that started in 3rd term.  It is over, but Parker Coe, who ran it, wants to do it again next year.  It was a fun club, with lots of different games. Kids played whatever games they wanted, and there were many to choose from. Some favorites were Bang the dice game, King of Tokyo, and Codenames.  Some others included Liggretto, Fugi Flush, Kingdomino, and Dimensions.  There were lots of new games that people hadn’t seen.  New games were brought almost every week. Favorites were brought back, and some were played every week, like Bang.  They also created a new version of Bang, which made the games a lot shorter, but was still really fun.  It was a normal ten-week club.  New games will be brought next year, and some favorites will be brought back.  Come join the fun next year!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Landmark Teacher Conducting Study About Our Mini-Terms

Landmark High School News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:52pm

English Teacher Elinda Nedreberg is conducting a study about our new mini-term schedule. We need as many students as possible to participate and to do so they will need to turn in permission forms allowing for their participation. The forms are attached (in English and Spanish) below. They need to be signed by Friday, May 14. Print off the appropriate one, sign it, and return it to either your third period teacher OR Elinda. THANK YOU!!  

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Diamond Fork Students Attend LIA Conference at the Universityof Utah

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:53pm

Our Diamond Fork LIA students attended the LIA conference at the University of Utah along with 1,700 other students around the state. The conference theme, “I Can, We Will,” focuses on students using higher education to find their voices and passions, as well as helping them succeed in becoming community leaders and trailblazers. The event features two keynote speakers, Joaquín Zihuatanejo, a poet, and Jeffrey Allen Mendez, an entrepreneur, marketer, and sales training expert.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Red Devils Baseball host Skyridge Falcons

Springville High School News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:56pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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On Tuesday, May 1, Springville High's varsity baseball team squared up against the Skyridge Falcons at home in region play ending in a Falcon victory, 9-4.  Red Devil Cole Bowers had a triple while Skyridge's Klayton Driggs had two doubles for the Falcons in the victory over Springville.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Lady Red Devils travel to local rival Maple Mountain

Springville High School News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:24pm
Attributions: photos by Jeff Porcaro ©
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On Tuesday, May 1, Springville's Lady Red Devils varisty softball team traveled to local rival, Maple Mountain, to face to Lady Golden Eagles.  Region game ended in a Lady Golden Eagles victory over the Red Devils, 6-1.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Summer STEM Cooking

Salem Junior High School News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:37pm

Spend two weeks this summer learning to cook, the science involved, and best of all . . . EATING YOUR CLASSWORK! This AWESOME hands-on class is for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Click here for more information and instructions about how to register.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Creative Math!

Payson Junior High School News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:12pm

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Here are some photos of the Art of Constructions project Mr. Smith's 9th grade students have done. Way to go!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Maple Mountain High DECA

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:13am
Attributions: Story and photos by Alan Marvin.
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The 2017-2018 school year was a great success for the DECA club at Maple Mountain High School. With monthly meetings, leadership conference, and 5 competitions throughout the year the students stayed busy. Leadership Conference was held in Salt Lake City. Students were addressed by an executive from Maverick.

Following leadership conference, we had competitions at the following locations: Herriman High School, Snow College, LDS Business College, Utah Valley University “regionals,” and Layton Conference Center “state.”  We had 7 students qualify for state, and of the seven students 6 qualified in the top 10 in their respective events with Issack Bahena taking first in his event and qualifying for Nationals in Atlanta Georgia, which Issack attend!  

Issack had the following to say about being in DECA this year and attending nationals, “The opportunity to both represent my school and state on a national and international level was humbling. It was an experience I will never forget”.  

Thanks to the great DECA students for the 2017-2018 year!!

Utah Prevention Day-May 3, 2018

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:08pm

Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared May 3, 2018, as “Utah Prevention Day!”

Utah Prevention Day gives secondary schools around the state an opportunity to celebrate the prevention lessons that students have learned throughout the year. Teachers can review and reinforce those life skills taught before students leave for the summer. We want to protect our students from the dangers of drugs, under-age drinking, violence, crime and bullying.

There will be a central celebration of Utah Prevention Day on May 3, at the Smith’s Ballpark with the Salt Lake Bees and 12,000 students and teachers. Governor and Mrs. Herbert will be in attendance to present the signed declaration. As a part of the state-wide celebration, schools are encouraged to do an activity promoting a prevention message, either on May 3, or sometime before the end of the school year.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 4/25/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:40pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Colby Orton and Braxton Woodard for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Colby was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for returning money to a student when they misplaced it. Braxton was nominated by Mrs. Lundell for outstanding academics and amazing test scores.

Categories: Payson, Secondary