Class T-shirts at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:54am
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Miss Robison's second grade class enjoyed watching their class t-shirts being made.  It was a great learning experience and opportunity for them to be a part of creating their class shirts. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

We Keep Students Safe at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:26pm

Keeping students safe is a priority at Spanish Oaks Elementary.  A special "thank you" to our teachers, specialists, custodians, etc., who all take turns making sure our students find their way to and from school safely each day.  Mrs. Lindstrom (pictured) is out in front of our school every morning, rain or shine.  Give her a wave and a big smile next time you see her!  We appreciate each of you!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Project Teddy Bear at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:10pm
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It is our pleasure to participate in "Project Teddy Bear" again this year!   We will be collecting items beginning December 1, 2014 - December 12, 2014.  We will be collecting new or gently-used stuffed animals.  These stuffed animals will go to thousands of at-risk children in Utah.  Our goal for "Project Teddy Bear" this year is to collect at least 100 stuffed animals.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Please Help Out a Local Charity

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:05pm
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Walmart is sponsoring a contest that could grant Tabitha’s Way $20K in makeover money. Please click here to read more about the contest. Click here to cast your vote for Tabitha's Way.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Larsen 5th Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E

Larsen Elementary News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:29pm
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Our Larsen 5th Graders had their D.A.R.E graduation ceremony recently.  Officer Dewitt runs our D.A.R.E program.  He does such a great job helping the students understand the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.  Officer Dewitt shared with the students some stories of people who have had a problem with drugs and how they have hurt their bodies and their lives. He let the kids look through his police car, brought the K-9 dogs, wear googles that show them how it is to be impaired and many other activities.  Seven students got to read their essays during the graduation that they had written pledging to never take drugs. The winning essays were from Danielle Lehman, Hunter Talbot, Emily Marshall, Dallas Terry, Jesse Shepherd, Carson Heber, Sadie Werner. Thank you Officer Dewitt for all your time and effort and helping us to choose to be DRUG FREE!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

PTA Council Awards

Larsen Elementary News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:55am
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PTA Reflections Council Awards Night was December 3rd.  Two Larsen students will be advancing to Region this year!  Craig Stutz-Visual Arts (charcoal drawing of Martin Luther King)Ben Weidlein-Photography “The Crevasse” (scenic photo of road and yellow aspen trees)This is a big honor, only one student in each category, in each age group for all of Spanish Fork and Salem is selected.  In addition one or two other students in each category that judges feel have projects of similar merit are also given awards.  Larsen had five merit award winners.  This was the highest number of recognitions for any elementary school in Spanish Fork.  Way to go Leopards!Awards of Merit:Brynn Martin-3-D Art “Joy Bot"Dustin Slaugh-Film Production “Crazy Pirates Learn To Share"Jaden Hall-Literature “The World Would Be A Better Place If..."Evelyn Yarrington-Music Composition “If We Could Lose Ourselves In Books”Amelia Slaugh-Photography “Getting Along Instead Of Jumping Out Of Windows” (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Wrestling Season!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:22am
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Wrestling season is well under way and the boys have been practicing hard for their matches. The first two matches against SFJHS and SaJHS were a team loss, but many of the wrestlers did a great job in their individual matches.  Colton Bean, Nate Hausbrow, Hyrum Froerer, Hayden Webster and Grady Nelson went away with wins against SaJHS last night.

The next match will be at home against MNJHS on December 10th at 3:30pm. Let's all support our wrestlers for all of their hard work!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

The Fruits Of Our Handiwork

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:58am
Attributions: Alesha LeMmon
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Sewing is a useful and practical life skill. Last month the sewing classes work on several projects as they learned stitchery methods. Many students are even working on additional projects to give as Christmas gifts this season. Mrs. Gardner (Castillo) guides students through each step of the process to create fun and innovative designs.

The photos display some of the great talent and skills learned in class. Good job, students!

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 12/3/14

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:06pm
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Parents, Students and Friends

Parent Teacher Conferences Tomorrow
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held tomorrow, Thursday, December 4th from 3:00 – 8:00p.m. Please be advised that teachers will take a dinner break in two groups at 5:30 and 6:00p.m. You may want to adjust your plans accordingly to avoid longer wait times during the dinner break. This is a great time to visit with teachers and discuss how your student(s) is(are) doing in class.  Teachers will be in the cafeteria, but before you head in there, please stop at the counseling table to pick up a copy of your student's midterm grade report.  The counseling table will be set up at the main entrance of the school, outside of the main office.

Penny Wars
Beginning Monday Dec 8th and continuing for two weeks all students are invited to participate in Penny Wars sponsored by NJHS! Contribute silver change or cash bills to your second period class and it counts for your class - any pennies contributed by others to your class will count against you.  So… feel free to bring your pennies to slow other classes down. All funds raised through this event will be donated to the Nebo Credit Union - Warm the Souls campaign. The winning class will receive a fun prize so let’s get excited and have a great Penny War competition!

Crosswalk Safety
Please be aware that the crosswalk heading east from the Jr. High is on the corner of 820 E and 600 S. We ask all students going east as school is released in the afternoon to please use only the cross walk - For student safety never cross 820 E. outside of the crosswalk!

Air Quality Indicator Flag
Notice in our front window the air quality indicator flag. Green means a good air day, yellow and orange let you know that precautions should be taken for outdoor activity, red or purple are a warning of bad air conditions and time spent outdoors should be limited.

SFJHS Storytelling Festival Auditions
Come audition for the storytelling festival - Auditions will be held during pack time beginning Monday, December 8th. Sign up with your English teacher and they will get you all the rules and regulations.

Upcoming SFJHS Activities:
• Dec 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:00 to 8:00p.m.
• Dec 8 - Boys/Girls B-Ball vs Mt. Nebo @ Home 3:30p.m.
• Dec 9 - Drama I - Class Plays 7:00p.m.
• Dec 10 - Boys B-Ball vs Provo @ Home 3:30p.m.
• Dec 10 - Girls B-Ball @ Timpview 3:30p.m.
• Dec 10 - Wrestling @ Springville Jr. 3:30p.m.
• Dec 10 - Drama I - Class Plays 7:00p.m.
• Dec 11 - Drama II - Class Plays 7:00p.m.
• Dec 12 - Drama III - Class Plays 7:00p.m.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SAGE Results

Rees Elementary News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:03pm
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SAGE Results are available for Nebo School District Schools. Follow the link if you're curious:

https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/Assessment/SAGE?schoolYear=2014&lea...

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

SAGE Results

Park Elementary News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:02pm
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SAGE Results are available for Nebo School District Schools. Follow the link if you're curious:

https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/Assessment/SAGE?schoolYear=2014&lea...

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Are you looking for a way to help someone in need this Holiday Season?

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:09am

Are you looking for a way to help out someone in need this Christmas Season?  Each year Nebo Credit Union sponsors the Warm the Soles fundraiser to help provide a new pair of shoes to children in need in our East Meadows Community as well as other schools throughout Nebo School District.  Nebo Credit Union has been able to provide over 2500 pair of shoes to children in need since the program began.  It's easy to donate, just look around your house for loose change and send it to school with your children.  Of course we will not turn down dollar bills if you choose to donate that way.  If each students donates $1 we will meet our goal easily. Each classroom has a donation bucket that the student council collects and will donate to Nebo Credit Union for the shoes.  This program will benefit students within our very own school.  The goal for 2014 is to raise $850.  This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about serving and giving back to others.  The campaign will run December 1-12. Thank you in advance for all who donate!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

Park Elementary News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:11am
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There are many things to LIKE about Park Elementary: The Best Logo, The Best Teachers, The Best Principal, The Best Secretaries, The Best Janitors, The Best Lunch Crew, The Leader In Me, and MOST of ALL-The Best STUDENTS!!!  

To LIKE more things about Park Elementary and catch up on the GREAT things happening at our school, Like our page and share this post! You will be entered to win great gifts like school shirts and books! Like us now and spread the word. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

 

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Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Third Grade Persuasive Writing

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 9:56am
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Mrs. Olsen and Mrs. Dimmick's 3rd graders are working on their persuasive writing skills by writing a persuasive paragraph convincing Santa to hire them as an elf to help out at the North Pole.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Who Knew? STEM Education At The Dairy Farm.

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:20am
Attributions: Lilei Leifson
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 Contrary to what one might expect, science and math are everywhere!

 

On Monday, November 24th, our Ag Science class went on a field trip to the Otteson Dairy Farm in Palmyra,UT. We visited 11 different stations all around the farm, and each station had an example of a science that is used on the dairy. Some of them are chemistry, geology and biology. At station 1 we visited the manger, where all the adult dairy cows are kept. This station was also tied into Station 6, where we visited the commodity shed, where the ingredients needed for the cows’ feed are kept. Additionally, math is used a lot in both of these stations. In order for the cows to produce the best milk possible, they need the right amount of certain components to keep them healthy. Depending on the cows’ health, the amounts of each nutrient is calculated so the cattle don’t get too much of one thing or too little of another.

Station 2 was the fertilizer, where dairy farmers use chemistry to mix the right elements to create fertilizer that helps the crops grow best. Some of the elements used in fertilizer are NPK, or nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The fertilizer is used on the field, which was station 5. The soil in the field already has elements from the rocks of which it is made. Farmers are able to add more elements to the soil, using both Geology and Chemistry, so plants can grow better. Station 3 is also tied into these two stations. Using GPS, the plows connect to the satellites to get a better view of the fields so they can plow the fields straighter and also get a better view of what parts of the field need more fertilizer or more water.

At station 4, they use a separator to take care of the manure the cows produce by separating it. If not taken care of, the manure would seep into the ground and into the water, which then gets it into our potable water systems. This is environmental science. At station 7, the office, economics and sociology are used. The office deals with the money the farm earns and the farm’s employee’s pay, and those in the office also interact with a lot of people.

At stations 8 and 9, dairy farmers use biology and animal science to take care of the calves. Almost every day a new calf is born, and they are cared for in a small barn. When the calves are older, they move to station 9 where they each get their own little pen. The mother’s milk is pasteurized to avoid bacteria growth and then bottle fed to the calves. Our class got to walk around and visit the calves, and a couple of them were brave enough to even let us pet them!

The last two stations, 10 and 11, use chemistry and biology. Station 10 is the milking parlor, where the cattle are milked. Chemicals are used to keep the parlor and the cows’ udders clean. The milk is then taken straight to station 11, where it is put into a large tank to be chilled. A mechanical arm homogenizes the milk, which means it keeps the fat moving so it doesn’t separate and float to the top. Our class got to sample the milk from the tank, and it was very good!

Altogether, we had a field trip that was both fun and we learned a lot, too. It was a little chilly, but still had a good experience. There is a whole lot more that goes into a dairy farm then people might think, and our class got to witness that first-hand!

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Persuasive Writing in Third Grade at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:44pm
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Mrs. Olsen and Mrs. Dimmick's 3rd graders are working on their persuasive writing skills by writing a persuasive paragraph convincing Santa to hire them as an elf to help out at the North Pole.  Good luck, third grade!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Buddy Reading at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:14pm
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Every week Mrs. Dimmick and Mrs. Olsen combine their 3rd grade class with Mrs. Olsen's Kindergarten class for Kindergarten buddy time. We read the Kindergarten books with them and do sight word practice to help the Kindergarten students learn their sight words.  We love our buddies!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Stained Glass

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:01pm
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One of the favorite Holiday Traditions at East Meadows is the paper craft of stained glass.  Years ago Mrs. Laree Liddiard, a retired elementary school teacher, created these creations.  She created paper patterns of angels, stockings, wreaths, lanterns and other Christmas designs.  These patterns are traced and cut out by the teachers and parents.  The students then carefully add tissue paper to finish and the make the deisgn their own creation.  The decorations will be placed in the windows at the front of the school for all to enjoy.  There are also many other schools in the district who enjoy this activity too.

 

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Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Author Visits Brockbank

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:43pm
Attributions: Alison Hansen
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Brockbank School was delighted to hear from author Peggy Eddleman on December 2, 2014.  Ms. Eddleman is the author of the Sky Jumpers series and has recently released the second and final book in the series.  She entertained the students with fun stories about the characters in the book as well as shared ideas of how and why she got her ideas to write.  Our favorite part of her presentation was the message that kids should work to their strengths in making a difference - each student has a strength, whether it be a great mechanical writer or a fabulous imagination. Capitalizing on strengths is how you become excellent at something, such as writing.  It was an enjoyable morning for Brockbank students and staff.   

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

5th Grade Stained Glass Cover Larsen Windows

Larsen Elementary News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:53pm
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Larsen 5th Graders are helping bring the holiday spirit to our school by covering our windows with beautiful stained glass pictures.  This has been a holiday tradition for them for many years.  The windows are made by tracing a design on black contruction paper, cutting out some of the areas and adding tissue paper to make a colorful Christmas window.  We love the way it makes our school look during December!  Make sure when you drive by Larsen that you look them.  Thank you 5th Grade!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

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