Lobo Update 11/28/16

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 2:55pm

Parents, Students and Friends –

 Mid-Term and Parent Teacher Conferences

Mid-Term is this Friday, December 2nd - Students, let’s make sure that all work is turned in and any deficient grades are raised. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held the following Thursday, December 8th from 3:30 – 8:00pm.

 School Grade Level Configuration Discussion 

Nebo School District is seeking public input on possible future grade configuration changes. Please provide your feedback by November 30, 2016. It is on the district website under Announcements and News and Events. http://www.nebo.edu/grade-configuration-survey

 SIS/Aspire (check your student’s grades and missing assignments) 

Nebo School District provides parental access to student’s grades, citizenship and attendance through Aspire online database.  Aspire is a valuable tool for both parents and students.  You can check your student’s grades, missing assignments, attendance and citizenship marks.  When you click on the class name you are able to see individual assignments and scores.  We encourage all parents and students to use Aspire on a regular basis to stay informed. You can even set up daily or weekly automatic emails of the student summary by clicking on “manage subscription”. Because Aspire is web based, it can be accessed anywhere by following this link - https://sisweb.nebo.edu/Login/ or by clicking on the SIS Grades/Attendance link under the Parents tab on the district website. If you have never used Aspire before, signing up for an account is fast and simple - just follow the link below the login box to “request a user name”. You will need to know your student’s ID number (lunch number) and birthday to create a parent/guardian account.

 Lobos in Action 

Last week both the boys and girls basketball teams had two home games that they won.  Each team is doing awesome and looking strong. We salute our student athletes as they conduct themselves with lobo spirit on and off the court. Good luck through the rest of the season!

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Nov 29 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ AFJHS Girls 3:00pm, Boys 4:30pm
  • Dec 1 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Mt. Nebo Jr. 3:30pm
  • Dec 1&2 - Drama I - Class Plays 7:00pm
  • Dec 2 - Mid-Term
  • Dec 5 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Lakeridge Jr. Girls 3:30pm, Boys 5:00pm
  • Dec 7 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Home vs. Mapleton 3:30pm
  • Dec 7 - Wrestling @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30pm
  • Dec 7 - Drama II Class Plays 7:00pm
  • Dec 8 - ALC Field Trip - Code Girls (sign-up by Dec 1st)
  • Dec 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 – 8:00pm
  • Dec 9 - Drama II Class Plays 7:00pm


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

November Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:13pm

Morgan Steel
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Five years older. Back from my mission and heading to a college. 
What are your favorite hobbies? The ones I'm good at. Soccer, language learning, and computer programming.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Steve Jobs. I would ask him for advise on business and technology, to help me create things that could help people. 

Ethan Nelson
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Studying pre-dental at Brigham Young University. 
What are your favorite hobbies? Playing and practicing football and basketball.
If you could have conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Walt Disney. What would you do to change what Disney is today?

Morgan Schriever
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? College and starting a career.
What are your favorite hobbies? Running and hiking.

Lauren Smith
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In five years, I see myself hopefully returning from an LDS mission and resuming school. I really hope to go into education, particularly in Spanish, History, or English. 
What are your favorite hobbies? I'm involved in the school band, and I love playing percussion and piano.  I also love reading and writing when I get the time. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? This is a toss-up. I would speak either to John Adams or Abraham Lincoln, because I would want to talk to them about their vision for America and what they believe is good government.

Savanna Trent
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? In five years I see myself teaching. 
What are your favorite hobbies? I love to draw, sew, and cook. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I would have a conversation with Amelia Earhart, because she seems like she would be interesting. 

Andrew Warner
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Going to Harvard to become a surgeon. 
What are your favorite hobbies? Long boarding, long drives, playing volleyball, tennis, running, painting, photography, and making people happy. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Abraham Lincoln and how he became successful/happy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:10pm

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

MMHS Awarded UIAAA Directors Cup

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:01am
Attributions: Photos by Jeff Porcaro.
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Maple Mountain was awarded the UIAAA Directors Cup on Tuesday, November 22.

The UIAAA Directors Cup is awarded each year to the top school in each class that demonstrates combined excellence in athletic, academic, and sportsmanship & student-leadership. Each category makes up a percentage toward a school’s total ranking:

1. Athletic (40%): The place or position a school team finishes in the state tournament.

2. Academic (40%): Varsity team GPA.

3. Sportsmanship & student-leadership (20%): Schools participation in UHSAA-sponsored sportsmanship and leadership initiatives.


4-H Christmas Around the World Registration

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:45am

Register for 4-H Afterschool Christmas Around the World.  Choose Session 1 (Dec 5-9) OR Session 2 (Dec 12-16).  Each session meets five times, every day after school for 1 week.  Students will learn about how different countries celebrate Christmas as they make crafts, try new foods, and learn about different cultures! What is the cost-if you register your child with 4-H online before Dec 5 IT'S FREE!  Read below for more information. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/larsen-afterschool-4-h-7744638621 

Utah State 4-H is raising how much WE pay for each child to participate in 4-H.  This raise happens January 1, 2017.  Students that are already in 4-H online will not be affected by the change.  For this reason, we will give you Christmas Around the World Club free if your child is registered in 4-H online for this year.  Not sure how to do that? Go to the 4-H Information page on this website for information on how to register.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Upcoming Events: December

Landmark High School News - Sun, 11/27/2016 - 7:19pm

This Thursday and Friday is Mid-Term! 

The week of December 5th is Second Term Family Week.

December 8th will be Parent-Teacher Conferences from 3-7. Stay tuned for more information.

December 16th will be Second Term Blood Drive.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lucky Students Win T-Shirts

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:38pm

At the end of the day on Friday ,students that had participated in all the Red Ribbon Week activities and had earned all the brag tags for the week had their name put in for a drawing to win a t-shirt.
Brockbank Broncos Take a Stand Show good character every day Treat others they way you want to be treated Act not react Never bully others or use drugs Do my best Lucky winners were; top row - Griffin Henry, Sandra Swaiden, MaKinzey Fillmore, Jacqueline Moses, Kaleb Blackett, Andrew Fox, and Jesse Shaw. Middle row - Max Quispe, Max Roberts, Sofia Robertson, Jade Romero, Kaylee Hales, and Boston Wignall. Front Row - Kenzie Robertson, Brycen Daniella, Lacie Swenson, Blayne Forster, and Cody Pulham. Absent from photo was Emma Field and Leah Haroldson. It was a great week! Thanks to the Red Ribbon Committee, especially Mrs. Lisa Bird, for all their hard work in putting together all the fun activities, video clips, and organizing all the visitors that came during the week.    

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Red Ribbon Week Encourages Students to Join the Fight Against Drugs and Violence

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:34pm

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Brockbank Red Ribbon Week ended with students and staff dressing like home town heroes, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, teachers, etc. During lunch recess students had the opportunity to participate in a obstacle course. Thanks to our wonderful PTA Volunteers, Principal Nelson and Officer Clint Peterson that helped out.  Theme for the day was "Join the Fight Against Drugs and Violence!"


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ms.B's Message

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 2:44pm

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."  William Arthur Ward

Research has shown that kids who show gratitude have greater life satisfaction and perform better in school.  Here are some tips on ways to instill gratitude in your kids.  For a more comprehensive list, see this article in the Huffington Post1.Name your blessings.2.Have kids pitch in when they want something.3.Keep thank-you notes on hand.4.Set a good example by saying “thank you” sincerely and often.5. Insist on politeness and respect all around.
Kids who show gratitude also have more grit and perseverance! It's a great quality to remember; and not just on the 4th Thursday of November.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

All About Native Americans

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:46pm
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Mrs. Beyal, from the Title Vll department at Nebo School District, visited our second graders on Monday.  She taught us an important lesson: we are all children of different colors.  We sang a Native American song in sign language, learned about a loom, how to make a rug, their homes and more.  Thank you for coming!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Artists in Residence ~ Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grades

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:44pm
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Once again, Artists in Residence has taken place at Rees!  Students have worked so hard to perform and display their art form for the last two weeks.  We are so grateful for the artists who put in so much time for these students.  We are also grateful for those teachers and staff members who have organized this amazing opportunity for students.  Thank you!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Talent Show

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:36am
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Wow, DFJHS has some talented students. The school was able to witness a wonderful display of talent from their fellow students. Singing, magic, piano, dance, and not to mention our fabulous host's! We were all entertained before the Thanksgiving Break! Special thanks to Mrs. Poulsen and Ms. Yeager for putting it all together!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Holiday Box Top Drive

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:08am

Holiday Box Tops Drive! 

**With all of your holiday shopping and purchases, please remember to save every Box Top! Our Holiday Box Tops Drive will be immediately after the holidays from Jan. 3-13, 2017.  We will be collecting Box Tops in each of the classes and the top three classes receive a treat!  Every Box Top helps our school so please join us in our efforts. Ask neighbors, family and everyone to save their Box Tops and send them with your student during our drive. 

 A friendly reminder.

Please do not submit expired Box Tops, make sure that you trim the Box Tops along the dotted lines and please do NOT cut off the expiration date or they won’t accept them. 

Also consider shopping through the Box Tops Marketplace at Box Tops for Education  or use their new Box Tops Bonus App and link your purchases directly to our school!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Thanksgiving Break is November 23-25

Larsen Elementary News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 8:53am

Larsen Elementary wanted to remind parents that our Thanksgiving break is November 23-25.  Be safe, gobble until you wobble and have a wonderful time with friends and family!  See you next week.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Lady Lobos Win Big in Season Opener

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 8:06am


The Lady Lobos played their season opener against Payson yesterday.  Their determination and persistence from the get go earned them a mighty win of 57-24.  Jami Kovatch was excited enough to shave her Lobo Pride into their head!
High scorers for the Lobos were:

  • Erica Allan- 18pts
  • Eliza Bowman- 20pts
  • Addi Urmston- 7pts

Congrats Lobos!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:00am

Happy Thanksgiving, Brockbank Families!

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and are able to spend time with family and friends!

Thanksgiving Break:  There will be no school on Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25th.  Enjoy the break and be careful as you travel!

BYU Womens Basketball Game:  On Dec. 7, our 2nd-6th grade students have the opportunity to go to the Marriot Center in Provo and attend a BYU Womens Basketball game.  The buses will leave at around 9:15 and we will return by 2:00 in the afternoon.  This will be a fun experience for our students and we look forward to attending this activity with many other students from our area!

DARE Graduation:  We will celebrate the accomplishments of our 5th grade students as they have completed the DARE Training with Officer DeWitt!  The program will begin at 2:00 in the auditorium.  Our students have enjoyed their time with him and they have learned so much!

Parents of 5th Grade Students:  in May we are going to have a very special day called, Walk for a Life.    On this day we will be going to Volunteer Park in Spanish Fork and will be learning about Veterans and recognizing the wonderful sacrifices they made for us.  Each 5th grade student will be receiving a dog tag.  The Veterans that we are working with have given us the opportunity to have the students choose a name of a family member/close friend or relative that is or was a Veteran, to be placed on their dog tag.  Your child’s teacher will be sending home a note for you to list the Veteran’s name and branch of Military Service that you would like on your child’s dog tag.  This is optional, and you do not need to send back the note if you do not have a name to go on the dog tag.  However, every child will still get a dog tag.   These notes are due back to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, November 30th. 

 Thanks for your support and have a wonderful break!


Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:


11/23-25-Thanksgiving Break

12/6-School Community Council-3:15

12/7-BYU Women’s Basketball game for 2nd-6th grade students

12/9-DARE Graduation-2:00/Popcorn Friday

12/21-2nd Grade Program-2:00-3:00

12/23-1/2-Christmas Break 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

We Treasure Our Students at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:20pm

Every week teachers send the name of someone in their class who has been a "treasure" that week.  We announced their name(s) today and invited them to come to the office for a special "thank you"!  They added their personal quilt square to our “We Matter” quilt hanging outside the main office!!  Thank you, students, for doing things that matter at Spanish Oaks!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 11/21/16

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 3:36pm

Parents, Students and Friends –

 PR Contest to Win $500 for SFJHS

SFJHS has the opportunity to be awarded $500 toward new PR equipment like cameras or other technology upgrades that will help us get our message out. To win this contest we need YOU to participate through social media - Do you Facebook or Tweet?  We invite everyone - students, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors etc. to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our SFJHS Facebook and Twitter. When we reach 1,060 page likes on Facebook and followers on Twitter we receive the award...  So click here: https://www.facebook.com/sfjhs and here: https://twitter.com/sfjrhigh and spread the word to follow and like us. Thanks for your support!

 Individual CCR conferences have begun for all 8th grade students.

Last week we started our individual College and Career Readiness conferences with 8th grade students and their parents. These meetings will continue to be scheduled throughout November and December. A direct email was sent out to parents with instructions on how to sign up for an appointment last week, and another will be sent today to parents who have not been able to sign up yet. If you are unavailable to attend we will still meet with your student and send the information home with them. Please contact the counseling office at 801-798-4081 if you need any assistance with this. We value parent participation in these meetings and hope you'll be able to come!

 School Grade Level Configuration Discussion

Nebo School District is seeking public input on possible future grade configuration changes. Please provide your feedback by November 30, 2016. It is on the district website under Announcements and News and Events. http://www.nebo.edu/grade-configuration-survey

 Computer Science/Coding Field Trip Opportunity - All SFJHS Girls Invited

Attention all junior high aged girls and their parents - we have an awesome opportunity coming up on Thursday, Dec 8th.  Nebo's Advanced Learning Center (ALC) in Springville is inviting 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls to their site to view the documentary, CodeGirl.  It is about a group of junior and senior high aged girls who make a difference in their community by writing apps and computer programs.  The field trip is December 8th, and will last all morning - buses will pick up girls here at SFJHS at 9:00am and return them back to school in time for lunch and the remainder of the afternoon.  This is a FREE field trip targeting girls who are either really interested in or just curious about computer science and coding.  Girls will view the film and have some popcorn, participate in a few activities, and have a chance to tour the ALC to see what programs and opportunities they can participate in during high school years.  Interested girls can pick up a flyer and parent permission slip from their math teacher, and then return it to the Counseling Office by December 1st.

 National Education Support Professionals Day

Last Wednesday, November 16th was National Education Support Professionals Day, and with that we want to let our amazing custodial staff, school secretaries, classroom technicians, school lunch workers, bus drivers and school nurse know how much we appreciate and value what they do for our school. Business runs so smoothly because of all of your work and efforts. Thanks again educational support staff; it is when all of us work together, students, parents, faculty and staff that we may truly attain our school vision of high levels of student learning!

 Lobos in Action

The SFJHS Hope Squad and Student Council attended an anti-bullying leadership conference last Wednesday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena that was hosted by the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition. Thanks Hope Squad and Student Council for all your hard work in helping to make SFJHS an amazing school!

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Nov 22 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Home vs. Pleasant Grove 3:30pm
  • Nov 23 through 25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Nov 28 - Boys B-Ball @ Home vs. Provo 3:30pm
  • Nov 29 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ AFJHS Girls 3:00pm Boys 4:30pm
  • Dec 1 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Mt. Nebo Junior High 3:30pm
  • Dec 1&2 - Drama I - Class Plays 7:00pm
  • Dec 2 - Mid-Term
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork