Park Panthers had the opportunity to have the Civil Air Patrol come for our Leadership LiftOff this morning. The young men in the Civil Air Patrol performed a flag ceremony. It was a great way to honor our nation and begin another great week! Thank you so much for coming!
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Larsen 5th graders held their annual State Fair and wax museum on Friday. Students were given a state to research and make a diorama about interesting facts about it. Then students chose a famous person from that state to dress up as and tell about them to visitors. They did a great job and everyone learned some awesome facts about the United States!
Senior Rachel Sturman was awarded an Academic Scholarship from Snow College for her academic performance. Congrats, Rachel, It's a Great Day to be a Dragon!
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Our 4th grade has been studying all about the pioneers and on Friday they celebrated all that they had learned. The students dressed like pioneers, played pioneer games, made crafts with yarn and a bunch more! The classes ended the day with square dancing. Great job 4th grade!
We are now taking teacher requests for the 2018-2019 school year. The deadline for the requests will be on Thursday, May 24th NO exceptions! Forms will not be given to students.
You must choose TWO or more equal teacher choices. One teacher will not be considered more of a request than another. You MUST have at least two choices to be considered. The request will be denied if any teacher requests are starred or numbered.
Sierra Bonita Elementary
Maple Mountain High School’s STEM Ambassadors club had another successful year. Having the opportunity to meet with students from Sierra Bonita and Mapleton Elementary schools, the STEM ambassadors taught principles of coding to all fifth grade students. This was done by teaching stage two of code.org. While some elementary students struggled, other students made it to stage three. Jared Martin said the following, “Throughout my high school career, this has been one of my favorite classes that I have taken. Most definitely my favorite part about this class has been teaching and connecting with the kids.” Nikelle Barney stated, “Every time I walked into the class the kids would always be so happy to see me and my partner, calling out our names and telling us about how far they’ve gotten.” Thanks to all the fifth grade students and STEM ambassadors for making this another successful year!x
Upcoming high school juniors and seniors and college freshman with any career aspiration are invited to attend the Student STAR Program at no cost on July 9-12 from 9am – 4:30pm. This 4 day workshop is designed to equip students with the skills needed to excel in both their academic and professional journeys. Students do not need to have an interest in or preference for technology careers as Student STAR focuses on business acumen & life skills to help students transition into the next phase of their lives as young professionals.
This has been a very successful program in the past and the students have greatly benefitted from it. To register or for more information go to https://education.emc.com/content/emc/en-us/student-star.html.
Our fifth graders were able to enjoy a day at the sports park honoring our veterans. They heard from a variety of speakers from our armed forces throughout the day, and were reminded of the sacrifices that have been given for our freedom. We are so thankful that our students were able to participate, and were able to learn from these veterans. We thank them for their service.
Tomorrow May 12 Family Fun Event at Spanish Fork Fair Grounds.
Free Admission - starts at 9 a.m.
See the flyer for more information.
Thank you to Nebo School District Welding teachers for organizing this yearly Welding Expo.
Lets support all of their hard work!
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Our PTA Family Movie Night is TONIGHT from 8pm-10pm. We will be showing "COCO". Due to inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside the gym. The front doors will be locked, so please enter behind the school through the gym doors. Water and popcorn will be served. Please see attached document for more information.
Hope to see you there!
The orchestra students of Spanish Fork Junior High killed it on Thursday, May 10th at the 2018 UVU Orchestra Festival Competition! All seventh, eighth, and ninth graders did an excellent job thanks to their amazing conductor, Angela Harman. Cason Barton from the seventh-grade orchestra says, “I think it was a very good experience performing in front of the judge and that it could help us further along in life.” Indeed it will! Did you know that people who play a musical instrument have better brain development? A ninth grader from the ninth grade orchestra, Hailey Creer, says, “I benefited from this experience because I was able to learn to work in harmony with others. The songs we had the opportunity to play at the UVU festival challenged me and my classmates and we were able to improve and thrive together.”
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These students really get it done when it comes to exceptional behavior! We want to recognize them for having a positive impact on our school. Our last group of Excellent Explorers for this year are Cooper Johnson, Ezra Christensen, Brynlee Dyches, Heather Laing and Gracie Beck. They were nominated by fellow peers or teachers for the following reasons: Heather Laing-Heather is one of the most optimistic students I have ever seen. She works hard and never complains. When she struggles with a concept she has a growth mindset and asks for help. She is always willing to try and try again. She befriends students that are lonely and is friends with everyone. Brynlee Dyches-Brynlee Dyches is so sweet and nice to everyone. She always goes up to people and gives them a hug and makes them so happy. She is also a hard worker and she never gives up. She inspires lots of people. Brynlee is nice, kind, sweet, giving, responsible, caring, honest and very polite. She is such an amazing and talented girl. Ezra Christensen-Ezra is an exceptional student. He is always doing his best. He is always listening to instructions and following directions the first time they are given. He is a great friend to everyone in class. He is kind, responsible and always happy. Cooper Johnson-He works very hard and tries to be a good friend to everyone. He is respectful and always has a good attitude. His class has had a long term sub recently, and he helps out and loves her. He is so kind and plays with everyone. He follows rules and is always on his best behavior. Gracie Beck-Gracie is new to Spanish Oaks so she has made sure other new students feel welcome. I had a mom tell me how much she appreciated Gracie helping her daughter feel welcome when she moved here. She’s always happy and loves to learn. Make sure to tell these student congratulations when you see them!!
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.
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On May 10, the Spanish Fork Junior High school Poetry Slam winners went to Salem to compete in the District Poetry Slam. Ten poets from each school competed in the Poetry Slam adding up to a total of 41. The kids in our school were Corbin Jensen, Madyson Lott, Cambree Oyler, Aeris Eastland, Maddie Haugen, Holley Larsen, Joey Moleff, Sam Whitaker, Makenna Wilkinson, and Tanner Fraser. As the competition began there was a lot of excitement and a little bit of nervousness as each contestant went up. One thing that happens during slam poems is, when you agree, appreciate, or enjoy what the contestant was saying, you could begin to snap. Although some of our contestants were nervous, each one performed extremely well and had a lot of fun. They all hope to do as well next year.
A Nebo parent and volunteer at Spanish Oaks Elementary, Kelly Burtenshaw, was recognized with the State Spirit of the PTA award. She has served in the PTA at Spanish Oaks for the last five years. Kelly was treasurer, carnival chair, president-elect, and president for two years! She exemplifies the PTA mission and purpose. She helps programs at Spanish Oaks to be meaningful for families. Kelly organizes reading reward activities, the family art night, Reflections contests, book fairs, and Health and Safety week activities. She has also encouraged a lot of people to join PTA and works really well with our teachers and principal. Kelly makes a huge, positive impact on Spanish Oaks Elementary. Thank you, Kelly!
Mrs. Jones’ first grade class, along with several other classes celebrated Arbor Day with the city. As a class, we created tree/season art work to present. We were able to plant five different trees at the Russell Swenson ballpark in Spanish Fork. We had so much fun celebrating and learning about the importance of taking care of our trees and surroundings. We loved Arbor Day!