College And Financial Aid Night, Nov. 8th

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:59am

Redefining College

College & Financial Aid Night

Nov. 8th, 4-7pm @ Payson High School

  • Get help filling out your FAFSA
  • Learn about scholarship opportunities
  • Find out about financial aid help
Categories: Payson, Secondary

Article: Go Big Red!

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:22am
Attributions: Article by Stazie Killpack - SJHS Student Staff Writer

It’s football season here at SJHS, and this years freshman team has been doing pretty well.

Zach Mitchell, #19 and the quarterback for the Freshman team, says that he loves playing on the team because he gets to hang out with his friends and bond with them as a team. “I think my all time favorite game would have to be either against Lone Peak, or my first ever high school game. The Lone Peak game was especially fun because we just creamed them.” 

Bryton Miller is a cheerleader for the freshman team. She said that she really loves cheering for the boys. “I love learning new cheers during practice and getting to spend every Saturday with my friends watching my other friends play football.” Her favorite game was against Timpanogos. Not only did they beat Timp but it was Ashlynn Thomas’s birthday, another cheerleader for the freshman team. During one of the cheers they stopped and did a special cheer just for Ashlynn. “It was so cute because we made her cry,” said Bryton.

Seems like football not only is fun to watch but those who play and are involved liek it just as much. 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Football

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:18am
Attributions: Article by Kekoa Akiona -SJHS Student Staff Writer

Are you looking for a fun sport that you can play all through fall? A sport that gets you in shape and makes you physically strong and Mentally awake. A sport that you can make friends in. A sport that you can show what you’re made of. Then football is your answer. Football is a rough, competitive sport, that many athletes enjoy playing. This game includes a lot of  hitting and tackling. There is always a chance of getting hurt.

This year the 8th grade has 3 football teams. There is Springville White coached by Brad Mertz, Springville Red coached by Ryan Strong and Steve Lancaster, and last Springville Navy coached by Nick Welch. Every Monday through Friday the football teams have practice for an hour and a half, at the Sjhs field. This year all the teams have had about four games. Springville’s 8th grade football teams have been pretty good in the last years. Every year one of the Springville football teams wins the super bowl.

Parker Lavin, an 8th grade boy  on the Springville Navy team, plays defensive tackle.  Parker has been playing football for four years now, and really understands the game.  “It’s a really fun sport to play. It gets hard sometimes with conditioning, but it all shows at the end of the game. When everybody is tired, and you are still playing hard, that’s when it really shows.’’ Parker says. Parker one day hopes to make it into the NFL and play on defense for any team.

Nick Jackson, an 8th grader that plays for the Springville red, really enjoys the game. Nick plays as the center, he likes this position because it’s fun, and he is the only one that can play that spot. Nick chose to play football because it’s fun to play and hit people. “I think Football is fun because you get to hit people and knock them over, and i also like it because you are able to make friends and we are conditioned and we can get in shape.” Nick’s ultimate goal in football is to make it to make it to college, and from there work up to the NFL, he’d play for any team… as long as they were good.

Football is a fun sport that you can play, but it is very dangerous as well. Would you play football? Is it worth the sacrifice?

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Halloween dance tomorrow, October 27

Salem Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:05am
Attributions: Valerie Avila

Hey guys! The Halloween dance is going to be this Friday, Oct 27th in the gym. Come dance & enjoy with some of your friends it's going to be a thriller! The dance will be from 6-8pm. Also, for you to participate you can only have 2 tardies & good citizenship for you to come inside. You can wear your Halloween costume but NO MASKS nor lots of face makeup. The cost will be $4.00 with your school ID. Hope you guys enjoy!

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Article: Time to Watch Some Football!

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 8:39am
Attributions: Article by Ashlee Bayles - SJHS Student Staff Writer

 What makes you most excited for fall?  For many Americans it is the time of year to sit back, relax, and watch the NFL.  The league that everyone has come to love was created on August 20, 1920.  The first game of this season was on September 10 with the Panthers and the 49ers.   Though many people have said different teams are their least favorite, the students mostly agree that Broncos is their least favorite team.


For most people they enjoy watching their beloved football teams play.  Payton Evans, an eighth grader at Springville Junior High, says, “Seattle Seahawks is the best team, because I was drawn to them and then fell in love with them.”  Ella Kurban proudly stated that her favorite team is the New England Patriots, because she is originally from New England.  Ella is an eighth grader at Springville Junior.  Green Bay is Jack Taylor’s favorite team “because my family is originally from Wisconsin.”  Jack goes to Springville Junior High and is in the eighth grader. Cooper Johnson is a ninth grader at the Junior High, but his favorite team is the Houston Texans, because they were made an official team the year he was born.  Jenny Walentine another ninth grader stated, “The Seattle Seahawks is my favorite team because they are a good team and I spent time in Seattle.”  

When asked “Who is your favorite player, and why,”  Ella responded, “Tom Brady, because I have been obsessed since I was five.”  Cooper Johnson’s favorite player is J.J. Watt  “because he is really good.”  Jack said that he liked Eddie Lacey because he is good and he likes him.  “Russell Wilson is the best since he has a good arm, he is an amazing Quarterback, and he is just awesome,” declared Payton.

Payton, Ella, Cooper, and Jenny all agreed that their least  favorite team it most definitely Broncos.  They all had the idea that they are a bandwagon team, except for Payton who said she believes that “they have been going down hill without Payton Manning.” Jack Taylor said that the Seattle Seahawks are his least favorite team, because he believes people like them because they are bandwagons.  Richmond Durfey, an eighth grader, said that his least favorite team is the Patriots because of Tom Brady their Quarterback.  Kelly Paxton, a teacher at the school, agrees with Richmond, but for a different reason.  She firmly professed, “they do not play fair”, referring to the Patriots.   

While fall has many different and alluring activities, many will admit that the National Football League is part of their fall entertainment.  Families may have sports of their own to watch, but they can find respite in the fact that they can stay at home and watch the professional athletes play their games. Does you fall activities include football, or do you need to make time to get what the big idea is?

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Fall Orchestra Concert

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 8:15am

In full Halloween costume, our Diamond Fork orchestra performed last night at Spanish Fork high school. It was a fantastic concert and our students, led by Mrs. Searcy, did a tremendous job!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

What We're Learning: English

Landmark High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:21pm
Attributions: Ben Gasser

In Ben Gasser's English 12 class, students have been working for the last few weeks on a major project. The assignment is a real-world attempt to understand the theoretical ideas of 2300 Years ago in Ancient Greece.  Aristotle believed that in any situation that there is a specific way to convince another person to your side.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Orchestra Concert Tonight, Oct. 25, 7pm PHS

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:09pm

Our MNJHS Orchestra will be perfoming tonight, October 25th at 7pm.  Come see our students play their hearts out in the PHS Auditorium.  You won't want to miss this concert!

MNJHS Orchestra Concert

Oct. 25th, 7pm PHS

Categories: Payson, Secondary

October Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:26pm

(more pictures available) MMHS presents the October Students of the Month!   Sarah Estes Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I see my self going to college and doing a job that I love.  What are your favorite hobbies? Art, horse backriding, animation, & writing.  If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would love to talk to Walt Disney and have a conversation about how to achieve what he has achieved.    Orlando Corona  Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In a big house with a million in the bank.  What are your favorite hobbies? Sports and learning new things.   Elizabeth Wheeler Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Married, author, living in Utah or New Zealand (somewhere tropical or warm) college graduate or in the process.  What are your favorite hobbies? Piano, writing, reading, singing, sleeping, eating. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Emma Smith, how were you able to stand for what you believe in despite the persecution?    Dallin Burton  Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I hope to see myself working on my college degree and trying to learn the software. What are your favorite hobbies? Some of my hobbies are programming, running, and sports.  If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would talk to Einstein, as cheesy as it sounds, I really would enjoy it. Be able to see his thought process and the logic that they hold would be so fascinating. Also, I would ask his opinion on multiple current scientific discoveries. It would be amazing to just be able to see him do what he does best. Think!   Elise Hill Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  Back from my LDS mission and going to college. What are your favorite hobbies? Photography, reading, hiking, rock climbing If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? J.D. Salinger: I would ask him about the inspirations for his books and what other novels he had planned.  It would be amazing to hear his thoughts about current events, and what he would write about now. 

The Spartan Chronicle returns

Salem Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 2:39pm

After a two year absence, we have decided to bring back our school newspaper The Spartan Chronicle. After Mrs. Ashworth used old Chronicles in her production of Guys and Dolls last year, students began asking why we didn't have a paper anymore, so we have brought it back. 

Our journalism students are proud of their articles and excited to see their names and their writing in the newspaper. Having a large audience like this can be great motivation to get kids writing more. 

Here is a digital copy of the newspaper. If you see an article from someone you know, make sure to tell the writers that you read their work.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Red Ribbon Week! October 30 - November 3

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:48am

SFJHS Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

  • Monday - Wear Red. Pledge to be drug free.
  • Tuesday - Halloween Costumes - Scare away drugs! (School appropriate. No face paint and no masks)
  • Wednesday - Hat Day! Hat's off to good choices!
  • Thursday - Pajama Day. Follow your dreams to say no to drugs! (School appropriate pajamas)
  • Friday - Team Shirt/Jersey Day. Team up against drugs!
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Halloween Dance Today, Oct. 25, 3-5pm

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00am

Don't miss the MNJHS Halloween Spooktacular Dance today, Oct. 25th, after school.  Wear a costume and save $1.  Students can also save $1 by using their Panther Passport.  There will be prizes, a photo booth and more.  Admission is $5.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Climbing Against Drugs

Payson High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00am
Attributions: Story by Ryan Craig Pictures by Ryan Craig and Emily Miller
(more pictures available)

Utah National Guard came today to help us celebrate red ribbon week by bringing a rock wall we can climb for free. Thanks to the National Guard for letting us climb against Drugs.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Orchestra Concert

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:37am
Attributions: by Beau Jacobson

On October 24th, 2017, the SFJHS Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Orchestras performed at the Spanish Fork High School’s auditorium. With the concert being so close to Halloween, the orchestras dressed up in costumes. The Sixth Grade Orchestra also came and performed two songs with the Beginning Orchestra ("Sourwood Mountain" and "John Ryan's Polka"). There were all sorts of costumes at the affair. There were a ton of Star Wars costumes but most of the costumes were different.

 All the orchestras sounded really good and played sensational songs. The audience also got to participate. Some songs they clapped, other songs they hit glow balls around and swayed glow sticks back and forth to the beat of the song. After the Beginning Orchestra had finished performing, Mrs. Harman did a raffle: if the number they called was yours, you got a prize (most of the prizes were candy). They also did that after the Intermediate Orchestra finished.

Afterward, the Advanced Orchestra played and did fantastic. We also found out that the Advanced Orchestra will be performing with someone from American Idol in January and will receive a check for the school! The program ended up being a blast. If you couldn't come, you can always come to the next one. The next concert is December 11th at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Nebo District Bond Survey

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:50am

Dear Parent: Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you to provide an exceptional education for our students. We would appreciate your input on the Bond Survey before October 31. Please go to to begin the survey. Nebo School District is in the initial planning process for a Bond Election to be held next year on November 6, 2018. Bonding is the primary method school districts use to construct new schools and meet other facility priorities. Bond money cannot be used for salaries and benefits. Based on previous community feedback of wanting to move to the middle school model, Nebo School District plans to ask patrons to approve a $298 million dollar bond in November 2018. This tax-rate-neutral (no tax rate increase) bond will be used for: 1.   Building three new middle schools for students in sixth and seventh grade. These middle schools will be located within the boundaries of Salem Hills High, Springville High, and Maple Mountain High. As the new middle schools are completed, Mt. Nebo Junior High and Diamond Fork Junior High will become middle schools; 2.   Rebuilding Payson High, Spanish Fork High, and Springville High; and 3.    Making improvements to existing buildings and sites. It is estimated that approximately $10 million dollars of bond funds will be focused on upgrades and improvements. The Nebo School Board's decision on which projects to include will rely on public input and recommendations from parent committees. In accordance with state law, the Nebo School Board will finalize all plans prior to the 2018 Bond Election so the voting public will know the specific plans before voting. In the coming months, please continue to look for additional bond information at and in meetings held throughout Nebo School District. Again, Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your input and support of Nebo School District. Please go to to begin the survey.

School Dance-Thursday Oct 26 from 6-8 PM

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:42am

The Diamond Fork Jr High Halloween dance is happening Thursday night, October 26th from 6-8 PM. Students who come with thier student ID card pay only $3 at the door, students without ID will pay $5. It should be a good time, students are allowed to wear school apporpriate costumes, no masks please. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra Concert

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:38am

Our DFJHS Orchestra students will be peforming tonight, Wednesday October 25th at 6 PM at Spanish Fork High school. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Band Concert Tonight - Oct. 24th, 7pm

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:52pm

Come support our MNJH Panthers tonight at our first band concert of the year!  The concert will be held in the Payson High School auditorium at 7pm.   See you tonight!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Keep Calm & Finish Strong

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:54pm



Categories: Salem, Secondary

SHS Color Guard receives Outstanding Auxiliary

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:47pm
Attributions: photos by © Pamela's Photo Poetry
(more pictures available)

On Tuesday, October 10, Springville High's Marching Band and Color Guard participated in the Rocky Mountain Invitational competition held at Brigham Young University.   Color Guard received Outstanding Auxiliary and the SHS Marching Band won 2nd Place overall.

Categories: Secondary, Springville