National School Breakfast Week March 2-6

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:58pm
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"Come celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 2-6 with Nebo School District! Eating school breakfast can add a great boost to your day. But don’t just take our word for it, students who eat school breakfast have better attendance, behavior, test scores and less tardiness as reported by the Food Research and Action Council. 

"As part of this celebration, there will be many exciting activities and outstanding prizes. Some prizes that will be given away include: bicycles, pulsar watches, jump ropes, educational prizes, sports equipment and gift certificates.  Come join us and celebrate great tasting school breakfasts. See for yourself how school breakfast is tastier and healthier than ever with fresh fruits, whole grains and lean protein."

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

4th Grade Pioneer Day

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:06pm
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Larsen 4th graders had fun celebrating Pioneer Day with dressing up in pioneer clothes, dancing, games, art and tasty food.  The students made covered wagon art, learned pioneer weaving, played pioneer games, ate cornbread and honey butter.  They ended the celebration with dancing the Virginia Reel and Texas Star for parents and visitors.  We were also glad the Mrs. Johnson came back to help them learn the dancing!  Way to go 4th graders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

February Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:32pm
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Megan Wasden
What is your favorite quote and why?
“What are you going to do today to be better tomorrow?” – My volleyball coach. This is my favorite quote because it is applicable to all areas of life and inspires me to improve myself by doing the daily things that count.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I hope to be surviving college, have my driver’s license, and have successfully run a marathon.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to run, hike, be outdoors, bake, and play volleyball. I also enjoy choir and hanging out with friends.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I once walked into two door handles within a half hour period. I didn’t find it very funny then.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I have two moles that easily form a smiley face.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would want to talk to Florence Nightingale and ask about her experiences because she is my hero.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I enjoy math, because I like how I am either right or wrong.

Zac Thorn
What is your favorite quote and why?
“You are only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.” - Robin Williams. I like this because it reminds me to stay true to me. It also reminds me that we all have that spark inside us, so I try to ignite everyone’s that I see. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
At BYU studying theatrical arts, or anything the deals with performing. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Theatre. That is it except for Netflix. Netflix is bae. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
One time in Chemistry I stood upon my desk and discoed for 25 minutes straight. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I love to be myself. I try to never put on an act for anyone. I’ve found it’s easier to keep sane this way. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would talk with Randy Pausch, and ask him what kept him going throughout his whole life? 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like drama, because I love acting, having fun, and being myself. 

Maia Blair
What is your favorite quote and why?
“See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.” - Dr. Wayne Dyer. I like this quote because of its profoundness. It is good to show kindness even when it might be difficult to. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Going to college to study to be an animator. Also, preparing to go on an LDS mission. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy drawing cartoons, reading, playing video games, being with my friends and family, and playing the violin. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
When I was 3, I got stuck in the mop bucket while my mom was mopping. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I really like to draw cartoon characters from shows I enjoy watching. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would be very interested in talking to one of my ancestors. I would ask them about their life story and how they succeeded in their life. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I really enjoy German and Orchestra, because they are both very interesting to learn about. 

Cody Andersen
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Git-r-dun!” - Larry the Cable Guy. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I want to either be the CEO of a major company or an MMA fighter. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy anything outdoors, shooting, hiking, biking, and wheeling.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I achieved student of the month and no on knows how! 

What makes you different from everyone else?
My ingenuity. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Henry Ford. I would have too many questions to pick just one. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Welding. It has the most real life applications. 

Abigail Oliver
What is your favorite quote and why?
“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” - The Help. I love this quote because it applies to everyone. We all have unlimited potential and can do more good than we know. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
In five years I hope to be attending college, after having served an LDS mission, and working as a child life specialist. Oh, and maybe married to a cute boy, too. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to read, play the piano, sew, and knit. I teach piano to several students and tutor a third grader a few times a week.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Getting locked out of my aunt’s car when I drove it to the grocery store. I had to climb in through the trunk and got some pretty strange looks. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am a very hard worker, and very dedicated. When I set my mind to something, I will do whatever is required to make it happen. I know how to value hard work and sacrifice, and give everything I do 110%. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Anne Frank. She had immense strength and courage, and was always very positive. She showed the world what small, ordinary acts of kindness can do. I would ask her advice on how to change the world for good. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I love history! History has always fascinated me; I love learning about people from different times and places. I truly believe that history repeats itself, and that by looking back at the past, we can understand more about ourselves.

Tristen Call
What is your favorite quote and why?
“If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it.” - Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow. I like that quote since we need to keep our eyes open in this life. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
In college, still trying to figure out life. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, playing video games, and off-roading. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
My car once died in the middle of an intersection in pouring rain, and I couldn’t get my hazard light to turn on. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
My perspective. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would talk with Houdini, and I’d ask him where he learned to disappear.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Anything except for math.

Science Olympiad Places 1st at Snow College Regionals

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:57pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Kyle Miller.

The Science Olympiad team competed on Saturday, February 21 at Snow College in 24 events in science, technology and engineering. Against 4 other high schools, we took first in 20 of the events and 1st overall. We also received the sportsmanship award. The team has grown from last year, and I am really proud of the work they've been putting in.  The next regionals is at Westminster College next Saturday where they will compete against a much tougher field. 

Monday Parent E-mail -- Feb 23, 2015

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:52pm
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 2-23-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%202-23-15.pdf

Spelling Bee Winners

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:49pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
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We would like to congratulate Samuel Van Dyk for winning this years spelling bee! Samuel is a 4th grader and competed against 4th, 5th and 6th grade students! Our runners up were: Jonah Furhiman (2nd place) and Katelyn Gause (3rd place).

Honorable mentions:Drew Jackson, Lindsey Pratt, Whitney Chappell, Caden Blair, Caleb Chandler, Mason Oldham, Jack Anglesey, Aysha Child, Xander Hulse, Cameron Prescott, Kalen Prescott, Zak Gesullo, Dallyn Edmunds, Coy McBride, Makenna Dockter, Mason Roberts, Dallin Tueller, Ariana Perez, Joshua Glassford, Jackson Coxson, Kim Lau, Stevie Bagley, and Whitney Morehouse.

Valentine's Day Fun at Larsen

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:35pm
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Larsen Elementary students celebrated Valentine's Day by having some fabulous class parties and giving out special valentines to each other.    We sure have some TERRIFIC room mothers and teachers that helped put these parties together and make it fun day for everyone.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Champions Reading Challenge at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:49am
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The PRCA Champions Challenge Rodeo is coming to the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds Arena Saturday, May 30, 2015. This rodeo will feature the world’s All-star Cowboys who will be in town for one night to compete on some of the world’s best animals for the winning prize. 

Spanish Fork City invites all the students at Spanish Oaks Elementary to ‘compete’ alongside the Cowboys in The Champions Reading Challenge, March 1 thru March 31, 2015.  Students are encouraged to keep track of the reading they do during the month of March on the attached calendar (a copy of the calendar will be sent home with each student on 3-02-15) and return it to their teacher at the end of the month.  Winners will be chosen from all of our returned reading calendars from each grade level.  Seven (7) Champion Readers will be awarded two (2) tickets each to the rodeo!  Let's saddle up and ... READ!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Most Valuable Player: Jenna Reid

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 3:36pm
Attributions: Article by: Misty Bard, PTA

Our adorable 2nd grade teacher, Jenna Reid, is in her third year of teaching and second year at Spanish Oaks Elementary.  She loves being a teacher, and is looking forward to becoming a mom, as her first child, a baby girl is due this April.  Her own mother is what inspired Jenna to teach; growing up, watching the dedication and hard work it took to be a teacher.  More importantly, Mrs. Reid saw the fulfillment and joy her mother had by simply enriching the lives of others. That is exactly what she does today.  In her first year of teaching Jenna recalls her favorite moment teaching:  “It happened during my first year. I had been working with a student who was really struggling to read. She honestly believed that she wasn't capable of it. One day she looked at me after finishing a book we had been working and said, ‘Mrs. Reid, I am a good reader!’” 

Some things you may not know about Spanish Oaks very own Mrs. Reid include that her favorite subject to teach is math!  Jenna enjoys reading, running and cheering on the BYU Cougars & the LA Clippers in her spare time.  Her favorite snack is gummy worms.  Although she drinks mostly water, she loves Dr. Pepper and Cherry Coke.  If Jenna could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to Italy.  She wants to experience the history, art and food.  Until then, she likes to dine at Olive Garden.  Her favorite thing about Spanish Oaks is, “It really is a community.  Parents, teachers, our wonderful principal … we are all working together to make this a wonderful environment for our students.”

Students, teachers and faculty, alike, enjoy working with Mrs. Reid.  The PTA is lucky to have her as our Teacher Representative and is able to get her perspective in our monthly meetings.  Thank you Jenna!  We all are so very glad you are here!  Jenna was kind enough to leave us with her favorite quote/saying:         

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself 
any direction you choose. 
You're on your own. 
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go ...    - Dr. Seuss, Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Happy Birthday Principal Larraine Nelson!

Brockbank Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:14pm
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She tried to keep it a secret but the word got out. Friday, February 20, was a fun day at Brockbank with lots of surprise visits, amazing cards, posters, birthday wishes, and songs. Principal Nelson said it was one of the best birthdays she has ever had!  

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank's Staff Spotlight is Principal Larraine Nelson!

Brockbank Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:48pm

 

Brockbank Elementary is happy to welcome Mrs. Larraine Nelson as our new principal! Larraine grew up in the neighborhood and attended elementary school at Brockbank. She lives in Salem and has three sons and one "princess".Larraine enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to be in the water! Boating and water skiing. She also loves to do hand work and sewing. Some of her favorites are the color blue, Twix and Snickers candy, diet coke, ice cream, cookies, watching baseball and softball, her team is the SF Giants. She likes the musical group - Journey and the song "California Dreamin", all Disney moves, and lots of books especially rhyming books. Doesn't have a favorite restaurant but loves to eat out. Her favorite vacation destination is going to Lake Powell. Before coming to Brockbank, Larraine taught fourth grade for seven years and second grade for two years at Salem Elementary. Second grade for eight years and the facilitator for seven years at Mt. Loafer. She also served as a Clinical Faculty Associate for BYU for three years, and was most recently at Barnett as a Title 1 Coordinator. We are so happy to have her at Brockbank! Larraine has been here for only a short-time but the students and faculty already love her! 

 

 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank's Teacher, Kristel Peterson Receives the Horace Mann's Crystal Apple Award for 2014-15

Brockbank Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:48pm

Kristel Peterson is this year's recipient of the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award.

 Kristel began her career teaching first grade in Park City and Cedar City. She taught first grade for seven years before moving to Spanish Fork. She joined Brockbank's second grade team where she taught for eight years. Three years ago she made the huge leap to sixth grade where she is now. 

Kristel is an amazing educator, was the 2014 debate coach of the year, and is the district guru for ESL. She fulfills her desire to perform as an actress in our school-wide character education program, "Marva & Jessie", where she plays the lead, Jessie.  

Kristel and her husband, Dustin live in Spanish Fork and have two children. She is an amazing teacher and friend. We are so lucky she is at Brockbank! Congratulations Kristel for being this years Crystal Apple Award winner!

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Please Support Brockbank's PTA!

Brockbank Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:34pm

Do you know everything the PTA does to help our school? Reflections, Book Fairs, Dads & Donuts, Teacher Appreciation, Popcorn Fridays, Student Birthday Books, SEP Dinners, and so MUCH MORE! 

The PTA is asking for a small donation to be able to continue these programs, every little bit helps. If you are able to help please return the envelope that was sent home with your donation back to the school between now and Friday, February 27, 2015. If you can't donate at this time please have your child bring back the empty envelope signed with your child's name and the teacher's name for a treat.

To help make this a fun event for the students, the PTA has set goals. If the students reach the first level goal, they will get a prize.  If the second level goal is reached, they will get extra recess. We are hoping we can get to the third level because if the whole school gets to the third level goal, there will be an assembly where some lucky teachers or other adults in the school will get pies thrown in their faces! Your child can help pick who gets a pie in the face! With each $10 donation the child will get three votes, which can be used for the same person for 3 different people. 

Anyone can donate Moms, Dads, Grandparents! Remember 100% of all donations stay right here at Brockbank! PTA makes our school a fun and enjoyable place for our students and teachers! 

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

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

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:42pm
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The Plot of Land Problem 

Answer:  6 square miles 

Winners: Kyle Bartlett, Andrew Gunyan, Maddy Johnson

The Garden Problem 

Rose fills each of the rectangular regions of her rectangular flower bed with a different type of flower.  The lengths, in feet, of the rectangular regions in her flower bed are as shown in the figure.  She plants one flower per square foot in each region.  Asters cost $1 each, begonias $1.50 each, cannas $2 each, dahlias $2.50 each, and Easter lilies $3 each.  What is the least possible cost, in dollars, for her garden?

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Presidents' Program

Canyon Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:16pm
Attributions: Scott Bates
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Did you know that George Washington had dentures made of gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth?!

If you talk to a 5th grader, they can tell you more facts about the United States' Presidents!

The 5th graders did a wondering job presenting their program about the presidents of our country.

Each student dressed up as the presidents or their wives and memorized a lot of fun facts about them.

Great job 5th graders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

MMDC Showcase 2015

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:11pm
Attributions: Karla Palfreyman

Maple Mountain Dance Company will hold their annual MMDC Showcase on Friday, February 27 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Come see a preview of their spring concert as they perform 4 pieces choreographed by Faith Taylor, Elise Barney, Alexa Knutzen, Kathryn Southworth, Lexi Robinson, Alissa Kiser, and Scottee Studdert. There will also be performances by other invited guests in the community. Admission is $5, $3 for students, or $15 family pass. Come out and support the Dance Company!

Paula Carter Receives Grant from Nebo Foundation for Books

Larsen Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:00pm
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Paula Carter, a 2nd grade teacher here at Larsen,  received a grant from the Nebo Foundation to purchase some non-fiction books for her classroom library.  Here is what she said about receiving this grant:

Larsen Elementary–Paula Carter
“I am so excited to be able to add more non-fiction books to our classroom library!  Our class just finished writing chapter books about animals.  They were so excited about what they found out in their research about animals and are eager to take on another task using non-fiction books.  My students are ready to expand their writing experiences with science non-fiction books.  I greatly appreciate the generous donation that the Nebo Foundation has given to enrich my students and their learning.  Since my principal, Garrett Andersen matched the Nebo Foundation donation, my class library will receive twice as many books.  I feel that this donation is the key to opening up many imaginations and creative writers! Thank you so much!!!”

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

June Williamson Receives Technology Grant from Nebo Foundation

Larsen Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:50pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

June Williams, a Special Education teacher here at Larsen, received a technology grant for her classroom from the Nebo Foundation.   Mrs. Williamson's aid, Mary Earl, is pictured accepting the grant in her behalf.  Here is what Mrs. Williamson had to say about receiving this for her classroom:

Larsen Elementary–June Williamson
“I am so excited to receive this technology grant from the Nebo Foundation.  I was approved for three Chromebooks from my LEA, so then I thought, 'Why not maximize this opportunity?"  With the Foundation's help, I can now help even more students! Thank you again you wonderful people!”

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Bates Receives Grant from Nebo Foundation

Larsen Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:25pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

Mrs. Bates received a grant from the Nebo Foundation to purchase a new series of books for her classroom.  Here is what Mrs. Bates had to say:

Larsen Elementary–Patti Bates
“I received a grant through the Nebo Foundation and have purchased a high quality, early literature series to get students excited about reading.  This series of book builders has been highly recommended.  It will allow developing readers to connect with and study the characters Bella and Rosie during the many levels first graders are expect to transition through.  I plan to use the class pack during guided reading to reinforce higher level thinking skills for readers. The Bella and Rosie Collection will be available in my classroom library for individual readers to read and write book reviews. The book reviews will encourage their classmates to read books from the series. A big thank you from Mrs. Bates' First Grade Class,” said Patti Bates, first-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Artist Share Assembly

Rees Elementary News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:20pm
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All of the children participating in the Artists in Residence groups got to exhibit their hard work and talents for the rest of the school and many parents and grandparents.  You can see some of the ways these students are using their talents if you look through these pictures.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

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