Awards Presented to Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:38pm

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Spanish Oaks Elementary was the recipient of several awards that were presented in an assembly yesterday.  We won $150 from the SNAP Safe Walking School program through the PTA, and several scooters and helmets were given out as well.  We were also awarded $1,500 from Trustlands for a picture of students using the chromebook lab that Mrs. Brown sent into a competition.  We are excited and want to thank those involved in giving the school these awards.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Choir Concert at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:24pm

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We enjoyed a great concert by our choir yesterday!  It was very entertaining as we listened to the songs and watched them dancing.  A special thanks to Mrs. Christensen and Mrs. Aagard for time and effort thoughout the year.  Also, to Mrs. Drollinger and Mrs. Dallon for their help on the piano.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

3rd Grade Track Meet

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:09pm

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What a beautiful day to fun!  Go third graders (and teachers)!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Penny War

Canyon Elementary News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:34pm

1..2..3..4, Let's have a Penny War!  Our PTA President, Karen Ferrara and our principal, Dave Harlan are going head to head in our Penny War to earn money for ChromeBooks.  The one with the most points by the end of the week will be taped to the wall during lunch.  Points are earned by how many pennies or bills are put in the bottle, but beware, points can be lost too.  Points are lost when silver coins are dropped in the jar.  Who will be the "lucky" winner?  The answer to that question is definitely.....THE STUDENTS!  The last day to bring your pennies is Friday, May 20.  The "taping" will happen Thursday, May 26.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

First Graders Present Poetry

Canyon Elementary News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:24pm
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It was Poetry Day in Miss Hutchings class.  First graders recited their poetry for their parents.  There is nothing better than an good poem told by a first grader!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Students Run Track and Catch Fish

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:22pm
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Mrs. Naomi Phillips’ UEI class recently participated in two special fieldtrips.  On May 5th, students attended the Nebo School District Superstars Track & Field Day at Maple Mountain High School.  A current students and a couple of next year's students got their picture in the Daily Herald!  (See article at this link: )  Another student is seen on the winners’ podium in a KSL news story!  (See YouTube video at this link: )

 The other field trip was May 10th—the annual Kids’ Fishing Day at Salem Pond.  Mrs. Phillips reported, “We caught many trout, and we cooked them up and ate them when we came back to school that day.  We got our picture taken with Smokey The Bear.”

Thank you Mrs. Philips for sharing how students are engaged in many kinds of learning experiences here at SFJH.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spring Hikers trek Twelve Miles!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:05pm
Attributions: by Garrett Johnson with Rillene Nielsen

Following up the success of this year’s fall hike, Coach Garrett Johnson led another intrepid group of students on another hike this week.  Students had to meet specific fitness requirements prior to the hike and be willing to get up earlier than usual.  The turnout was great, so it looks like this activity is a keeper!  Her is Coach Johnson’s report:

“We had a great time on the spring hike.  We started at the Sports Park and walked up the River Trail to Canyon View Park.  We took a quick rest there, and then continued onto the cross on the hill.”

“We made it to the top of the mountain and ate lunch.  After hiking back down to Canyon View Park and eating a Popsicle, we headed back down to the sports park.  All in all we covered 12.44 miles and had a great time enjoying the beauty of our little town.  Spanish Fork is awesome!”

Thanks Coach for helping to make SFJH a great place to be!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Frosh Take State!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:04pm
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen

Congratulations to the Spanish Fork High’s Freshman baseball team for taking first place in the State tournament this past week.

These young men are students at Spanish Fork Junior High!  Way to go!!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Dance Day

Canyon Elementary News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:35am
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Canyon Elementary School was priveleged to have the Kinnect Dance Team from BYU come to our school.  The day began with an assembly entitled "Night in the Museum".  Several students were invited to participate in some of the dances.  For the rest of the day, each class was able to spend an hour with one of the dancers in a class specially geared to their grade level.  It was a great opportunity and was enjoyed by all.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Miss Jamie Hamblin Honored as Teacher of the Year

Canyon Elementary News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:04am

Miss Jamie Hamblin was honored as the Canyon School Teacher of the Year.  We are very lucky to have her at our school.  The following is a quote from the Nebo School District Webpage:

"Miss Hamblin is a joyful teacher. She promotes good behavior through proper and attainable rewards to which students respond well. She works hard and sends emails often updating parents on their students. She cares about students’ well-being. Miss Hamblin encourages, leads, and individually challenges each student to do their best. Students are genuinely happy and excited to go to school to be with a teacher that loves and accepts them."

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 5/18/16

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 5:02pm

Parents, Students and Friends –

 Last Lobo Update for 2015-16 School Year

This will be the last Lobo Update this school year.  Many thanks go out to all our supportive parents, our hardworking students and our amazing teachers for a successful year!  Look for the next Lobo Update in mid-July. It will contain registration dates and other back to school information.

 Summer Food Bank Lunches

Utah Food Bank - Summer Feeding Program in Utah County will be offering lunches this summer.  All youth up to age 18 who come to the Summer Feeding Program will receive a free healthy lunch. The program begins June 6th and will continue through August 18th, Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 1:00pm. Lunches will be served at the Spanish Fork City Center Library Park, 100 East 50 South. No registration is required. For more information contact Kerri Duncan at 801-887-1251 or

 SFJHS Literary Magazines Published

Mrs. Betts’ 8th grade English honors classes have compiled two literary magazines comprised of 7th, 8th, and 9th grade writing. Students submitted their pieces, and the honors classes compiled the submissions, drew category pages (poetry, short stories, and essays), and found computer generated art that supported the writing. The magazines are ready to be shared with the public. Look for them in dentists’ offices, doctors’ offices, and businesses where patrons may have to wait for appointments.

 Last Day of School Information

Friday May 27th is the last day of school! No backpacks will be allowed in the building on Friday.  Students should bring only their yearbook and a pen to sign yearbooks this day. If a student brings a backpack it will need to be left in the office until school ends.  School will be released at 11:15a.m. please plan accordingly - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 Extra Yearbooks

If your student didn’t buy a yearbook there were a few extras ordered.  They will be sold on a first come first serve basis until they are gone.  The cost is $30 and needs to be paid in the office to Mrs. Hall. 

 Locker Cleanout

First Locker cleanout will be during Pack Time on Thursday, May 19th. Please plan to clean out and take home all items you won’t need for the last few days of school. On Tuesday May 24th during the last 10 minutes of school student will conduct final locker clean out.  Students will need to take absolutely everything home and won’t have locker access for the rest of the week.

 Library Summer Hours

All students are invited to use the library during the summer. It will be available on selected Wednesdays each month during summer break - June 8th, July 6th and Aug 3rd from 8:00am ‘till 3:00pm. Mrs. Wilson hopes to see you there!

 Limited Number of Lagoon Bus Tickets Remain

Over 500 bus tickets have already been sold and fewer than 80 tickets remain. If you are interested in going to Lagoon be sure to purchase your bus ticket right away. Remember: Bus tickets cost $15 and should be paid for here at school in the office - entrance to Lagoon is $33 and will be purchased when you arrive at Lagoon or online at - enter Promo Code: nebo to receive the student price. Please be aware of the following criteria for Lagoon attendance: Citizenship grades cannot be an N or U in more than 1 class; all outstanding balances for lunch and/or other school fees must be paid; all detentions must be served. Check the lists outside the office to make sure you are eligible.

 If You Are Attending Lagoon

Wednesday, May 27th is Lagoon day - Buses will leave promptly at 8:00a.m. Please plan on arriving at school by 7:40a.m.  Because we have to pay the bus company for your student’s seat whether they go or not, refunds will not be available to those that miss the bus. In order to accurately account for each student, they will need to ride the same bus up and back.  On the bus ride up students will be informed that buses will leave Lagoon promptly at 3:30 p.m.  We estimate that we will be home between 4:30 and 5:00p.m.  Some parents have asked about picking up their own student at a prearranged time.  If you are planning on picking your student up at Lagoon rather than having them ride the bus home please provide a parent/guardian note, signed and dated, giving permission to your student to be released.  Students must give this note to the teacher as they board the bus here at SFJHS Wednesday morning so that we are aware of the situation.  Because of student safety concerns, only students that provide a written note will be permitted to be released and not ride the bus home.

 Lobos in action

Way to go Band, Orchestra and Choir students on outstanding performances in your recent spring concerts! All three concerts were well attended and showcased the amazing musical talent we have here at SFJHS. Also congratulations to our Lobo spring sport teams - boy’s tennis team, SFJHS track team, freshman softball team and our freshman baseball team, on the completion of another very successful season.

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • May 19 - First Locker Clean-Out during Pack Time
  • May 19 - NJHS Spring Induction 5:30pm
  • May 20 - Stars Assembly 8:50am
  • May 23 - School Awards Assemblies (9th grade - 8:50am, 8th grade - 10:10am, 7th grade - 11:00am)
  • May 24 - Final Locker Clean-Out
  • May 25 - Lagoon Day
  • May 27 - Last Day of School Out at 11:15am

 We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our SFJHS Facebook and Twitter.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Utah Food Bank- FREE Summer Meals

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:05pm
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Utah Food Bank- FREE Summer Meals to Students 

WHO: Youth up to age 18
WHAT: Free healthy lunch
DATES: Mondays - Fridays
June 6 - August 19
*No distribution 7/21-7/25
TIME: 11:30AM - 1:00PM
WHERE: Spanish Fork City Center Library Park
100 E. 50 S. (Spanish Fork)
No registration required
Children must consume food on-site
Contact Kerri Duncan with questions at
801-887-1251 or

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

End of Year Reading Carnival

Rees Elementary News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 2:42pm
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Friday was the Rees Reading Carnival.  Students had been earning tickets to spend at the carnival since January.  The amount of tickets that each student received was based on how much reading had been done at home.  Many activities and purchasing options  were available to students to participate in.  Here are a few of them:

  • Dodgeball
  • Miniature golf
  • Buy a Creamie
  • Raffle for an ipod, bike or scooter
  • Pizza Party with Mr. Pitcher
  • Root Beer Float Party
  • Pancakes with Mrs. Horner
  • Rubber Ban Balloon Shooting Gallery
  • Photo Booth
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Buy a book
  • Spin the Wheel


Students had a blast!  Teachers and staff were excited to see the excitement from all of the hard work their students had been doing.  Thanks to all who made this event possible.  Also a big thank you to Rees parents that encourage their child(ren) to read every day.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

6th Grade Track Results

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:18pm

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100 Meter:Boys:2nd McKay Peery   Girls:1st Allie Fryer4th Itzel Valdez6th Haydn McMillian200 Meter:Boys:6th Kaleb FelandGirls:1st Allie Fryer5th Haydn McMillian400 Meter:Hailey Campbell and Kaleb Feland 3rd800 Meter3rd Camryn MarshallLong Jump2nd Allie Fryer1st McKay PeerySoftball Throw3rd Liberty SimonsRelayGirls took 2nd    Allie Fryer    Ally Jones    Staci Lomenick    Haydn McMillianBoys took 3rd    Ajani Mims    McKay Peery    Ryan Flake    Kaleb Feland

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Track Meet

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:37pm
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Great job at the track meet 6th-grade students!

Good As Good Faculty & Staff - May

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:13am

Janell Haskell

I love living in the country with my husband and spending time with my family.  I am a grandma to 2 cute boys.

  1. I love to travel and have put my feet in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in the same summer.
  2. I have taken my family whale watching in Alaska.
  3. I love watching children complete a project they have worked hard on or learn a new skill.
  4. I love to read, camp, ride horses, sit on the beach or by the river and just listen to the water. 

 Vickie Beary

  1.  I love to travel.  I have enjoyed the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, the Roman Coliseum and many sights in the U.S. including cliff dwellings in New Mexico
  2. I have 4 sisters and 0 brothers.  That made for lots of fun times growing up.  I always had a best friend.
  3. I have 1 daughter and 2 sons.  I love to go to Texas to visit my daughter and her family and play with my 2 grandsons.  In November a new grandchild will be joining the family.
  4. I’ve recently found out I enjoy going to music concerts.  I went all the way to Nashville, Tennessee to see Kenny Rogers and most recently rocked out with Air Supply
  5. I love to read.  My love for reading started as a young girl.  At night my dad and I read Nancy Drew mystery books together.
  6. I would spend all day in my pajamas if I could and my most favorite place to be in the whole world is my home.

 Sydney Sharp

  1. I love sports! I love to play and watch almost everything
  2. I have played the piano since kindergarten.
  3. I am from North Idaho and I love to go boating and snow skiing.
  4. I love to travel! This past summer I went to France, Switzerland, Monaco, and Italy. 
  5. I love to cook and bake!

 Alece Tomadakas

  1. I love riding my bike - I'd probably ride it to work if it weren't uphill and windy.
  2. New socks and comfy pants are my favorite outfit.
  3. I was a foreign exchange student in Germany for 1 month when I was 16 years old.
  4. The day I was born was a super busy day at the hospital and all of the rooms were full.  My mom gave birth to me out in the hall.
  5. I have the cutest outhouse ever!
  6. I love reading out loud to kids!  My favorite is when it's time to stop reading and they all moan and beg me to keep going.


Nicole Kemble-

  1. I have 3 kids and 4 step kids. 
  2. My favorite place to visit is New York City especially at Christmas time. 
  3. Winter is my favorite season and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. 
  4. The first time I drove a car I crashed into the front of my grandma's house. 
  5. I taught junior high for three years, but teaching 3 and 4, and 5 year old students is my favorite. 

 Dana Phillips

  1. I have 3 kids
  2. I love to play softball
  3. I love farm work and riding horses
  4. I like going to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas
  5. I have been in 5 different car accidents

 Jean Petersen

  1. I have 6 kids and 24 grand kids
  2. I love to garden
  3. I have lived on a farm all of my life
  4. I love pie
  5. My daughter-in-law is Mrs. Peterson that works at the school 

 Doug Talbot

  1. Loves to ride motorcycles and would love to hit every state in the United States on it.
  2. I love to go hunting and fishing and spending time with family and friends.
  3. I love watching all kinds of sports
  4. My favorite team is San Francisco 49ers
  5. I love working with the staff and students at East Meadows

 Sandy Carpenter

  1. Has 4 kids—2 daughters and 2 sons
  2. Attended BYU for college and is an avid BYU fan
  3. Loves to garden
  4. Loves to work with the students here at East Meadows
  5. Always comes to work with a smile
  6. Her husband is currently in Kuwait with the Air Force.
  7. Loves water aerobics

 Rachelle Orton

  1. I love history and traveling.  I have been to 20 foreign countries and lived in New Zealand when I was a little girl.
  2. While living in New Zealand I learned how to dance all the Polynesian dances, but I am best at dancing with “Poi” balls.  I can twirl four at one time.
  3. I have 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls just like the Brady Bunch, except I don’t have an Alice, which I really wish I did!  I have 1 darling grandson who I love to play with every day!
  4. I love the outdoors, especially biking, hiking and camping.
  5. On rainy days, I love to read and bake.  Baking is one of my favorite things to do!





Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Good As Gold - May

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:38am
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East Meadows students were honored in our Good As Gold award assembly for May. The Heave Ho Award that honored students that pushed through a tough obstacle.  The Jolly Roger Award recognized students with a good attitude.  Students that were given the Ahoy Matey Award were caught being a good friend.  We also had the Shipshape Award for those that were caught helping around the school or were picking up in their classroom.  The Shiver Me Timbers Award was for students that had done something truly amazing.  Those receiving the Crow's Nest Award saw something that needed to be done and did it. Finally, those that were given the All Hands On Deck Award were caught working well as a team.  Way to go East Meadows students!!  Keep up the good work!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

May Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:45am

Alexandra WisemanWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  In college at BYU with my cousins. What are your favorite hobbies? Cheerleader at Airtime and drawing If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  I want to ask Beethoven how he wrote music on the piano. Christian GriffithWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  I would like to be a few years in to college.What are your favorite hobbies? Camping, hikingIf you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would ask George Washington if the country is still free, in his opinion. Emily LaingWhere do you want to see yourself in five years? Married, maybe some kinds and a career helping people. What are your favorite hobbies? Love to help people and be there for people emotionally. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would itbe and what would you ask them? Christ and what do you need of me?

Lani Zahrt Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Getting out of college with a degree and being some kind of fishing game officer.What are your favorite hobbies?  Hunting, fishing, outdoors, and FFA.If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Chris Ledoux - What made you want to start making music? 

Adam Syndergaard Wins full-ride scholarship at National Science Fair

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:17am
Attributions: Story by Kyle Miller.

Adam Syndergaard, who is on the Science Olympiad team, competed at the National Science Fair (Intel ISEF) last week, and, while there won one of three full ride scholarships to Florida Tech for his work building a 3D printed gas electron multiplier detector.

Brockbank Bronco Best Students for April

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:08am
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Brockbank is happy to announce our "Bronco Best" students for the month of April! Bronco's Best are students that set an example of great behavior, kindness, and service! 

Picture #1 Back - Gage Osborn, Zack Paige, Chloe Shock, Principal Larraine Nelson, Jesus Castillo, Riley Rigby, and Priscilla Chair. Front - Porche Soloman, Jaqueline Martin, Madison Langston, Lilly Dodgen, Reagan Walker, and Ethan Evans

Picture #2 Back -Ethan Bensen, Morgan Ivie, Principal Larraine Nelson, Jalen Parks, Jayce Sokoloff, and Caleb Rightsell. Front - Shae Johnson, Isaac Bryson, Will Blackhurst, Max Wendel, and Luke Galloway. Absent from photo was Logan Rozema.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork