Brockbank Fifth-Graders Enjoy D.A.R.E.!

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:10pm
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Brockbank fifth-grade students as part of their D.A.R.E. program taught by Officer Bryan DeWitt have been learning several lessons about drugs and ways to avoid the many influences in their lives that might lead them down dangerous paths. One of the fun activities fifth-graders got to do was to see Officer DeWitt's patrol car and see all the equipment that he uses to do his job. He showed them how some of it works and how he uses it in his job. Students have really learned a lot this year and are looking forward to graduating from D.A.R.E.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Reaching Across the Divide

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:23pm
Attributions: Deon Youd

It's time to REACH out to other people around you. That's the message students at Spanish Fork High School got this week as Character Counts Week kicked off the Reach program at our school.

Reach is a program run by students to encourage others to build connections and make sure everyone feels valued and connected.

Surveys conducted with students at SFHS revealed at roughly 130 students feel like they have no other person, student or teacher, that they connect with, explained Daniel Stodtmeister, a member of the Reach leadership team.

"That makes me want to fix the problem," said Stodtmeister.

The Reach program has three vital behaviors signified by the acronym RDI. Students are encouraged to "Reach" across the divide, "Discover" what is interesting about another person, and "Invite" to connect.

"It just comes down to reaching out of your comfort zone and trying to connect with others," said Stodtmeister.

Reach week included an assembly, a lunch barbeque, and a service project where students wrote letters to members of the military, teachers, or other students.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Winning Isn’t the Most Important Thing

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:10pm
Attributions: By Rillene R. E. Nielsen
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Let’s be honest—winning is fun.  But on October 14th, the Lady Lobo Cross Country team showed they know there is something more important than winning.

According to Coaches Nate Bartholomew and Esther Zacharias, at the Varsity race’s half way point, runner Ziya Lockheart fell.  Hurt, unable to continue, and at this point unseen by race officials, Ziya was eventually helped by teammates Addison Romney and Kenedee Drisbrow as they ran by with a later group of runners.  Because they stopped running to assist their teammate, they finished the race but considerably behind their original pace.

Some might question this behavior.  After all, races are important.  Runners have goals; the team counts on everyone to finish.  Many runners are taught they shouldn’t stop—they must keep running.

What these Lady Lobos know, however, is that backing the Pack is even more important.  While their actions cost the team points, their example can teach all of us the importance of self-sacrifice, compassion, and sportsmanship—things much more important than winning.

Thank you Ziya for running a great race—you have heart!

Thank you Addison and Kennedee for your stellar example.  You know how to Back the Pack!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Running Lobos Compete in District Finals

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:52pm
Attributions: By Rillene R. E. Nielsen
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Yesterday, the Running Lobos from SFJH competed in the Nebo District Cross Country Finals in Payson.  All junior highs in the district participated in the meet.

The boys’ team came in with a strong fourth place finish.  Tanner Olsen, Wyatt Evans, and Jordon Scott were our top finishers.  Nice work gentlemen!

The girls finished seventh in the meet.  While this might seem like a disappointing showing, the girls’ team showed they possess poise and sportsmanship to an extraordinary degree.  (See story, Winning Isn’t the Most Important Thing)

Cross Country coaches Esther Zacharias and Nate Bartholomew express their sincere appreciation to parents who came to cheer on the runners.  They are proud of their team and hope students will continue to run with the track team later this year.

Congratulations Lobos!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 10/15/14

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:45pm

Parents, Students and Friends - 

 End of Term

Please note that the end of first term is coming up quickly, the last day of the term will be Thursday October 23rd.  At that point, grades will be finalized - Students: Please check to make sure you have everything caught up.  Parents: please encourage students to work with their teachers to get any missing work or tests finished.  Together we can achieve high levels of student success! 

 Fall Extra-Curricular

Congratulations to the participants of our three fall sports, Girls Tennis, Golf and Cross Country. These students have represented our school admirably and have concluded very successful seasons.

 Thanks - PTA

What a wonderful group of volunteers we have in PTA that help put together teacher dinners during Parent Teacher Conference! Parent Teacher Conferences make for a long day for the staff and it’s good to know we can offer them a nice meal.  Our sincerest appreciation for dedicated teachers, staff, PTA and volunteers! We want to thank the following volunteers that helped feed the delicious meal to our teachers and staff on Sept. 25th.  - Nicole Norris, Christine Musick, Elizabeth Jones, Daliny Jones, Aileen Dafoe, JaLee Cheatham, Becky Pendleton, Diana Butler, Annie Pierce, Michelle Topham, Gaye Christiansen, Jody McMillan, Michelle Smith, Cassie Callister, TinaMarie Cahill, Angie Gorrell, Heidi Day

 Extended Homework Requests

As you plan vacations or have other extended absences, please be aware of the difficulties that can exist as teachers try to provide accurate assignments for schoolwork that will be missed. Because instruction is often based on how a class is progressing, it is difficult to predict more than a week ahead in order to provide work.  Teachers are always happy to work with you and your student, but will be able to better accommodate requests if they can provide work within a week of the absence.


We remind visitors to please check in at the office, located through the north east doors when entering the school.

 Lobos in Action

Recently our Shakespeare team traveled to Cedar City to compete against 14 other junior highs and middle schools from around the state in the annual Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Utah Shakespeare Festival. They did a fabulous job and kudos to them for an overall second place finish in the competition. Specifically of note is Kelina Anderson and Meg Nelson with a 2nd place finish for their duo scene and our large ensemble taking 3rd place.

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Oct 15 - Drama - Shakespeare Cast Party, 3:00p.m.

  • Oct 16-17 - Fall Break - No School

  • Oct 23 - Last Day of First Term

  • Oct 24 - P/C Comp Day - No School

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:36am
Attributions: ALC

Check out this great Homecoming video made by students!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Elementary is "Proud to be Drug Free!"

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:29am
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Red Ribbon Week concluded Friday, October 10 with School Spirit Day. Students were encouraged to wear their school shirts or school colors (maroon or navy blue) to show that "Brockbank Elementary is Proud to be Drug Free! Also to help celebrate the PTA had another "Popcorn Friday" . They are going to sell popcorn every second Friday during lunch recess. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Red Ribbon "Don't Let Drugs Capture You!"

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:10am

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Red Ribbon Week continues at Brockbank. On Thursday, October 9, it was "Don't Let Drugs Capture You!" The students wore sports shirts and learned how important it is to remember to stay healthy and stay active, physically and mentally. A healthy mind is less likely to take drugs! For a fun activity some of the Spanish Fork High School athletes came to Brockbank during their lunch hour to play with students. Some of the high school students attended elementary school at Brockbank!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

College Application Week

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:46am
Attributions: Deon Youd

Navigating the college application process can be tough, but help is on its way. Seniors at Spanish Fork High School and at schools around Nebo School District will be participating in College Application Week November 17-21. During this week, every senior will complete at least one college application during school hours. School counselors, admission representatives from various colleges, and volunteers will be on hand to help seniors complete their applications during their English classes. To help our students prepare, SFHS will be holding a college application awareness week November 10-14. 

"This will help our students prepare to fill out the applications and have all the documents they need," said Dylan Dewey, SFHS counselor. College Application Week is part of an initiative to help increase the number of first generation and low-income students who pursue a post-secondary education. It benefits all students as it helps them create at least one college application with assistance.Students getting ready for College Application Week can check college websites or visit the counseling center to learn about requirements for both admission and scholarships. Students and parents should also note that the students are responsible to pay their own application fees. Fees for most colleges are around $35 or $40. Exact application fee information can be found on the colleges' websites.For more information, please check the website


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Book Fair

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:28pm

 It is time for our Spanish Oaks BOOK FAIR ... Please join us October 20-23!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Halloween Habits

Park Elementary News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:09pm
Attributions: Photos by Ryan Kay
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First grade students know the 7 Habits will save them from the ghouls and goblins of Halloween.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Derby Cars Visit Larsen for Red Ribbon Week

Larsen Elementary News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:20pm

Larsen students learned about keeping drug free and not hurting their bodies with harmful things during Red Ribbon Week.  We talked about our bodies being nice and shiny like a new car when we are drug free.  When we put drugs in our bodies it damages them like the derby cars.  It was a great way to show the students how much better they will look, feel, and run if they keep drug free.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Red Ribbon Week Banners

Larsen Elementary News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:01pm

During Red Ribbon Week each class made a banner pledging to stay away from drugs.  The banners were hung all down the hall to remind the students to keep away from  drugs and only put healthy things in their bodies. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

4-H Nebo After School Activities

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:10pm
Attributions: Alesha LeMmon

DFJHS students have a myriad of clubs to join in our after school program (see our 4-H tab for details). One club that meets on Fridays is the "Magic the Gathering" group. We were able to get a picture of them in action last week! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

It's Electrifying!

Canyon Elementary News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:31pm
Attributions: Scott Bates
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Last week our 5th graders got to visit the Springville Whitehead Electricity Power Plant. They took them through 3 stations. The first station showed them two big generators and the control room for the electricity. Then they took them to a hands on station, where the class got to generate their own electricity, hold a small plasma ball, and play with a big magnet. The last station was set up for electrical safety. At this station they fried a banana, pickle, and a hot dog. They explained the dangers of electricity, and how to avoid getting shocked. Mr. Bates said "we had a great time and look forward to learning more about it in class!"

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kindergarten learns about our community!

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:19pm

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The Kindergarten classes learned about different aspects of our community.  They heard from Officer Warner.  He talked to them about being safe on the streets this Halloween season.  The students promised to be safe and follow the rules Officer Warner talked to them about.  They went outside and were able to get inside the police car, watch the flashing lights and hear the siren.  The fire truck was going to come also but got called out.  To top off the day they learned how to make pizza from Two Jack's Pizza.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

MMHS Counseling Newsletter for Oct, 2014

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:11pm

Please select this link to access our MMHS Counseling Newsletter for October, 2014:

Monday Parent E-mail -- Oct 13, 2014

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:54pm

Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 10-13-14:

Ahoy! Matey! 1st Grade Pirate Day

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:42pm
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If  you went down the first grade halls on Friday, October 10 you may have thought the school had been taken over by pirates.  The 1st grade enjoyed a day of dressing up like pirates and searching for lost treasures. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Box Tops Drive Winners!

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:22pm
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Thank you to everyone who supported the Fall Box Tops drive.  As part of the event the classes with the most Box Tops won a Rootbeer Float Party.  Congratulations to Mr. Youd's sixth grade class who came in first, collecting over 1,600 Box Tops.  Mrs. Moyes first grade class came in second.  Keep saving them, we will have another Box Tops drive in the winter.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork