Living Waters Aquarium Van Visits Canyon Elementary

Canyon Elementary News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:02am
Attributions: Isabel
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When the Living Waters Aquarium Van came over to visit and teach the fourth grade, they first taught us about the water cycle. On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, they showed us a sculpture. It had a cloud attached to a pole and a puddle of water with a fake lake all the way around the sculpture. They said that fog is part of condensation.  Fog came out of a little cave in the sculpture. She also made water come out of the pole, but it looked like it was coming out of the cotton that was in place for a cloud. Then they showed us how to make condensation/fog with a soda bottle and a bike pump. They showed us two amphibians and two reptiles,  a Tiger Salamander, a Banded Gecko, a Red Spotted Toad and a King Snake.   If you want to know more about what happened  when two people from the Living Waters Van  visited, ask a fourth grader.    




Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Teen Author Boot Camp

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:18am

Teen Author Boot Camp, a writing conference just for teenagers, is excited to offer ten (10) need-based scholarships to qualifying students for the 2016 conference to be held on  March 5, 2016. Students who are interested must apply by  December 28, 2015 and follow the steps outlined on the TABC scholarships page (including a letter of recommendation from their English teacher).

For the last five years, Teen Author Boot Camp (a federal non-profit) has connected teen writers all across Utah and beyond with their favorite authors in an exciting, dynamic setting perfect for learning. Each year there has been a First Chapter Writing Contest  (both junior high and high school division) with prizes of $100 for first place. This year, NYT best-selling authors Margaret Peterson Haddix (Among the Hidden) and Dan Wells (Partials) will be keynotes. An additional 20 other authors will present classes throughout the day. (A detailed list of classes is found

We have opened registration to TABC a little earlier this year to accommodate those students who ask for a ticket to TABC for Christmas.  Brief details of the conference are as follows:

  • When:  Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah
  • Cost: $59 before Jan 5th, 2016. $69 after (includes lunch, snacks, t-shirt, backpack, etc.)
  • Who: teens ages 13-19 (no adults allowed)

We appreciate your help in letting students know about this once-a-year educational opportunity that is unique to this area. We are lucky to have so many authors who are willing to donate their time and skills to teach what they have learned to the best and brightest of today’s students.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 7:35am

Hello, Brockbank Families!

It look s like winter is here! As a reminder, please make sure your child has warm clothing and please label all items. Many things end up in the lost and found and we know that children need warm clothing at this time of year!

We are excited for our 4th Grade program that will be this Wednesday night at 6:30! The students have been working so hard and we appreciate all that their teachers are doing!

This Wednesday is also Educational Support Professional Day! We appreciate those people in our school that make such a difference in helping our students! 

Next Tuesday, November 24th, will be our special field trip to a BYU Basketball Game! We will be leaving the school at about 9:30 and we will return by 2:30. This is for grades 2-6.

Thanks for all you are doing to help our school! Our students are the best and we appreciate your support!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:

Wed.,Nov. 18th-Educational Support Professional Day!/4th Grade Program-6:30-Auditorium

Tues., Nov. 24th-BYU Women's Basketball Game

Wed., Nov., 25, 26, 27-Thanksgiving Break! No School!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Dance EXTRA Begins at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 5:59pm
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In November, Mr. Crockett will begin teaching our Dance EXTRA Team classes.  They will take place on Monday morning(s) from 8:00am-8:45am (before school), continuing through the month of March.  The purpose of this class will be to teach children rhythm, coordination, and an appreciation of music from around the world.  Together students will learn how to work as a group in both circle dances and block formation dances.  Students will also have the experience of dancing with partners, and will be learning dances from around the world, such as:  Germany, Bavaria, France, Africa, Ukraine, England, America and others.  Let's DANCE!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Erickson's AM Kindergarten October Students of the Month

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 1:50pm
Attributions: Photo by Mrs. Erickson

Congratulations to Mrs. Erickson’s students of the month from her morning class!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Veteran's Day

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 1:49pm
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The Veteran’s Day assembly was held on Monday, November 9th.  After the flags were posted, the second grade students sang “The Star Spangled Banner” in sign language.  We were honored to have such great men who have served for our country visit us and tell about their service.  Students were taught to do “one more” thing to be a better students, a better child, a better friend and a better American.  Great job second graders and a big thank you to Veteran’s who have served and who are serving for our beautiful country.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2015-2016 Lobos Basketball Teams Announced

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 1:28pm
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen

It’s official!  The 2015-2016 Spanish Fork Basketball teams have been announced!

This year’s Lady Lobos are:

Courtney Davis

Ellie Jeppson

Aunika Minson

Maya Yeates

Alyssa Chandler

Megan Hansen

Riley Jaussi

Taelyr Skollingsberg

Kristin Rhees

Ashtyn Harrison

Tessa Clayton

Katey Huntsman


                This year’s boys’ team includes:

                                Blake Benhoff

Bryce Boyer

Hunter Nielsen

Mason Nielsen

Parker Swenson

Tanner Olsen

Taye Newman

Trey Loftin               

Tyler Clayson

Tyreese Williams

Tyson Massey

Noah Conway


 Coach Harmer and Coach Johnson want to thank all those who tried out for the team.  They appreciate your hard work and dedication.  Congratulations to this year’s teams.  Go Lobos!



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

FFA Dodgeball Tournament

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 9:58am
Attributions: By Katelyn Beckstead and Katelynn Poulsen
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November 5, the FFA officer team held a dodgeball tournament for any of the students in one of Ms. Warren’s 8th or 9th grade class. As many kids began to show up, we split them into two teams.  We played multiple rounds of dodgeball, each one becoming more and more intense. The gyms were filled with many laughs.  The games were also very competitive because if you cheated they would call you out.  After all of the games were done they all went back to Ms. Warren’s room and ate lots of treats.  This activity was very fun! Come to the next one for even more excitement!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Winners from last weeks math problem, and the new problem of the week

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:10pm

Thanksgiving Babysitting
Alicia had to babysit her cousins over Thanksgiving break. She was paid $125 for babysitting five days. Each day her aunt paid her $3 more than the day before. How much money did she earn on the first day?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Praise Notes 11-13-2015

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:55pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring; photo by Terena Anderson

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms. 

4-H Food and Clothing Drive November 16-20

Larsen Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:10pm

Larsen 4-H will be holding a food and clothing drive on November 16-20 for Tabitha's Way.  Please bring donated items to the bins located in front of the office.  The food must be non-perishable items.  Thank you for helping!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

The Power of Parent Volunteers

Park Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:58pm
Attributions: Article and Photo by Adam Gull


The halls of Park Elementary have a few more faces than normal on a typical school day.

  I noticed this one day walking back to my office.  I thought to myself how wonderful it is to see more and more parents in the classroom and in the hallways working with students and helping teachers. 

What a great example of synergy students see with parents and teachers working together.  This is powerful not only for the benenfit of teachers getting extra help, but to the students to see parents and sometimes their own parent reading with students or working on basic math facts.  This sends a powerful message to everyone within the school walls.

If you have an hour or just 20 minutes, every ounce of time you spend in our school is worth it.  Please talk to your child's teacher and see how you can be involved.  Thank You Parents!  We couldn't do it without you.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

SF 17 Highlight Video of Back to School Night

Park Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:56am
Attributions: Video by SF 17
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Nebo School District Parent Awareness Night

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:14am
Attributions: Monica Hullinger

Nebo School District will present a Parent Awareness Night in accordance with Utah Law.  The topics of discussion will include:

  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health services addressing depression, suicide awareness and suicide prevention

Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals to access services.

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Spanish Fork High School auditorium (99 North 300 West, Spanish Fork, Utah)

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

November Message From School Counselor Ms. B

Larsen Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:12am

Generally for me, the holidays are a time of joy, but also increased stress in my life.  I hope you enjoy this reminder from Psychologist Kelly McGonigal about how, when viewed positively, stress can be our friend.  She says "caring creates resilience-how you think and how you act can transform your experience of stress.  When you choose to view your stress response as helpful you create the biology of courage. And when you choose to connect with others under stress you can create resilience." Here is a link to the full 15 minute Ted Talk.  It is excellent; enjoy!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Weekly School News Broadcast 11/13/15

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:30am
Attributions: Scott Buck and DFJHS Journalism Students

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

New Dictionaries from Nebo Credit Union

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:25am
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Several days ago each third grader was given a dictionary by Nebo Credit Union.  Students spent time finding words in their dictionaries, finding information about different states, discovering who the 21st president was, and learning about the sign language alphabet. These dictionaries stay with the students at the school all year and then they are able to take them home.  Thank you Nebo Credit Union!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Extraordiberries of the Week

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:17am

Thanks students for doing great deeds around our school!  We love our "Extraordiberries".

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Girls Basketball Roster

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:41am

2015-2016 Girls Basketball Team

  • Courtney Davis
  • Ellie Jeppson
  • Aunika Minson
  • Maya Yeates
  • Alyssa Chandler
  • Megan Hansen
  • Riley Jaussi
  • Taelyr Skollingsberg
  • Kristin Rhees
  • Ashtyn Harrison
  • Tessa Clayton
  • Katey Huntsman

 A big thanks to those who tried out and for all your hard work!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork