Spanish Oaks Bucket Fillers for This Week

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:50am

What a great bunch of bucket fillers this week!  Thanks, students, for helping to make Spanish Oaks a great place to be!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Master Oogway Joins Preschool at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:28pm

Our preschool students have been working hard to discover which kind of class pet would be the best fit for their classroom.  They have tried birds, dogs, fish, hamsters, etc., but nothing felt quite right.  A few weeks ago they met Master Oogway ... and the search was over!  A special "thank you" to Caden Brown, a junior at MMHS, for donating this new pet turtle to our students.  He is definitely a favorite, and will be very well taken care of and loved for years to come!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mother's Day picnic

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:18pm
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The Kindergarten classes honored their Mothers/Grandmothers on Friday, by showering them with handmade gifts and a picnic time at school.  As you can see from the pictures, a good time was had by all!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

African Drumming in World Geography

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:03pm
Attributions: Ms. Katie Reese
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Part of the Utah Core Curriculum for 9th grade World Geography is for students to evaluate and experience how culture influences the way people live in places and regions. One of the units that Mrs. Gardner and Miss Reese teach to help meet this standard is on World Music, and one of the lessons during this unit is for the students to have the opportunity to learn how to play the African drums. 

Jeff Ballard, a teacher at Rees  Elementary, spent two days at Diamond Fork teaching Mrs. Gardner’s and Miss Reese’s students how to play the African drums. Mr. Ballard has been playing the African drums for 17 years and has accumulated many drums. He brought a drum for each of the students to use as he taught them the different rhythms and techniques of African drumming. 

Kaylee Oyler, a 9th grade student at Diamond Fork was asked what she thought of the experience. 
“It was fun to hear everyone playing together in rhythm—how the drums sounded all together. Mr. Ballard was easy to understand and everyone learned something new.”

Even Kaylee! As some of you know, Kaylee plays the drums in her all-female band “Fragile Daydream”. Kaylee said that it was, fun for her to learn how to play one drum with her hands and not with sticks. “I was happy to learn the proper technique to hand drumming”, Kaylee said, “and how you can make different sounds the way you hit the drum, and what part of the drum you hit.” 

Miss Reese even put Kaylee on the spot and had Kaylee play one rhythm she had just learned all by herself, while Mr. Ballard and Mr. Ballard’s daughter played completely different rhythms. Kaylee did awesome! She didn’t miss a beat!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Rees Runners Rock!

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:45pm
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Here are the students and teachers that represented Rees Elementary in the Fun Run.  We had more people than any other school in the race!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

5th Grade State Fair

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:40pm

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The Larsen 5th graders held their annual State Fair last week.  Each student is given a state to learn and tell about in preperation for the State Fair.  They make a travel brochure, shoe box trivia question, t-shirt design, dress up as a famous person from their particular state and give a presentation too about that person.   Each class as well as parents came and learned about all 50 states.  Well done 5th grade!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Nicole Cook receives Crystal Apple

Canyon Elementary News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:00pm
Attributions: Jamie Hamblin-photo

This year's Crystal Apple award goes to 4th grade teacher Mrs. Cook! Mrs. Cook's students absolutely love  her and when you walk into her classroom, you can tell she was born to be a teacher! Her team also loves working with her. She goes above and beyond her job duties and helps others out when they need it, with a smile on her face.

We're lucky to have Mrs. Cook in 4th grade. Congratulations!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Monday Parent E-mail -- May 11, 2015

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:59am

Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-11-15:

Running Lobos Compete Well

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 8:54am
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen and Ester Zacharias
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The running, jumping, and throwing Lobos of Spanish Fork Junior High are right in the middle of the 2015 track season.  Take a look at the stats from the May 1st meet at Springville HS against Springville Jr and Payson Jr.

 Courtlyn Marziale- 1st place 100 meter

                                1st place 200 meter

 Carter Brandon and Matthew Bradford tied for 4th place in the 100 meter hurdles

 Kennedy Ballard- 2nd place 100 meter

                             3rd place 200 meter

 Makaylee Bryson- 3rd place 1600 meter run

 Jordan Scott- 4th place 1600 meter run

 Girls 4 x 100 meter dash A team got first place!

 Spencer Peterson- 2nd place 400 meter dash

 Ashley Hunt- 3rd place discus. She threw 52 feet 3 inches.

 Kate Baadsgaard -4th place discus. 51 feet 6 inches

 Rachel Bartold- 2nd place long jump 13 feet 3 inches

 John Sawka jumped 5 feet 4 inches to win the high jump.

 Emma Burnham- 2nd place high jump 4 feet 6 inches.

 The Lobos are running again on May 8th.  We’ll post the stats as soon as they are available.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

And the Winners Are…

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 8:50am
Attributions: By Rillene Nielsen and Chris Thompson

The ballots have been collected and the votes have been counted.  The 2015-2016 Spanish Fork Junior High Student Council members are:

Ninth Grade Representatives

Sam Dawe

JJ Judd

Tanner Olsen

Tyler Creer

Caden Parcell

Jesse Carter

Imogen James


Eight grade Representatives

William Horlacher

Sam Ashworth

Lindsey Shepherd

Bronte Matis

Bryce Marshall

 Thanks go out to all those who ran in this week’s elections.  You all ran a good race!  It’s great to have so many people interested in “Backing the Pack.” 

Be sure to congratulate the winners when you see them.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Offers Summer Reading Program!

Brockbank Elementary News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 12:36am

We are excited to offer a summer reading program this year at Brockbank. The goal of our program is to keep students reading in the summer. Summer school runs for eight weeks, beginning the week of June 8, and running through July 23. If you decide to participate your child will be assigned a 45 minute class that meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. There is forms in the office if you are interested in participating in this program. The tuition for summer school is $30 per student. Please let us know by May 27 if you plan on having your child/children participate in this program. We are excited to offer this wonderful opportunity. We do our best to keep siblings grouped together at the same time. We limit each session to 3-5 students so kids get a significant amount of help. It's a great program, we hope you can participate! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank's Nelson Heroes for April

Brockbank Elementary News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 12:10am
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Brockbank is happy to announce the Nelson Heroes for April.

Picture #1 - Anaca Olsen, Aubrey Henry, Payden Sorensen, Kade Loreen, Principal Larraine Nelson, Peyton Green, Kate Ethington, Lexus Solomon, Alexandra Avalos, and Jacie Roberts.

Picture #2 - Austin Hansen, Sierra Sherman, Hinklie Davis, Gwen Beagley, Principal Larraine Nelson, Kiley Mitchell, Tess Newitt, and Alex Hansen.



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Third Graders Compete in Hershey Track Meet

Brockbank Elementary News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:55pm
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Tuesday, April 28, Brockbank third-graders were excited to attend and compete in their first Hershey Track Meet. Third grade students worked really hard getting ready and did a great job competing.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

More Fun Run Pics+

Rees Elementary News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:34pm
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Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

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

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:19pm

The Cullinan Diamond Problem

Answer:  65.6% Winner: Maddy Johnson

Rockin' Roller Coaster
While the earliest roller coasters date back to the 17th and 18th century, it was not until January 20, 1885 that inventor LeMarcus Adna Thompson patented the roller coaster. The duration of a ride on the Rockin’ Roller Coaster (RCC)  is 1 minute 30 seconds. The RCC has only one train  consisting of a series of linked cars, each of which carries a pair of passengers. It takes each group of passengers exactly 30 seconds to board the train and exactly 30 seconds to exit the train. In one hour, 480 people board the train, complete the ride and exit the train. Assuming there is never a seat left vacant, how many linked cars are in the RCC’s train?


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

"May the 4th Be With You"

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:31pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwarings
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Students in Mrs. Graves fourth grade class celebrated "May the 4th Be With You!"

3rd Grade Explores the Gardens at Thanksgiving Point

East Meadows Elementary News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:16pm
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The third grade teachers and students explored the gardens at Thanksgiving Point on May 7, 2015 for their final field trip of the year.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

4th Grade Nature Field Trip

East Meadows Elementary News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:09pm
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Although the fourth grade field trip got changed due to weather conditions up Diamond Fork Canyon they still enjoyed a day seeing and being in nature.  They traveled down to the Spanish Fork Sports Park and walked along the river trail.  They had a speaker talk to them about a variety of birds such as: owls, hawks, pheasants, etc.  They ate lunch at the park and played sharks and minnows and partner tag.  All in all they still had a great time despite the weather. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2nd Grade Sings for Hearthstone Manor Residents

East Meadows Elementary News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:57am
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The second grader's sang their end-of year program songs for the residents at Hearthstone Manor Assisted Living Facility in Spanish Fork on May 7, 2015.  It is only a few blocks from  East Meadows Elementary.  They stopped at Abby Court Park on their way back to the school. Several students decided to help make the park look nice. They picked up trash and weeded the playground. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Second Graders Enjoy Field Trip!

Brockbank Elementary News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:34am
Attributions: Mrs. Larina Quispe
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Brockbank second-graders recently went on a field trip to the Monte L. Bean Life Museum at BYU. After eating lunch at the Sierra Park they then got to go skating at Classic Skating. It was a fun field trip that the students really enjoyed.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork