Red Ribbon Week Finale

Park Elementary News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:26pm
Attributions: Ester Wirfs
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Students were treated to a great surprise today as they arrived at school.  There was a derby car and truck and several classic cars including a 1928 Model A, 1972 Cougar and 1967 Mustang Fast Back waiting for them.  Each class had an opportunity to go out and see the cars as Mrs. Wirfs made the comparison of a healthy, drug free body (classics) to the not healthy body (demolition).   Each student signed a drug free pledge promising to stay drug free. 

In their class they "stomped" on balloons filled with candy as they stomped out drug use.

Special thanks to Edgar Davis, Corey Hoover and Leighton Shepherd for donating their cars.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Crazy Haired Bucket Fillers!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:22am

Combine Crazy Hair Day and our weekly Bucket Fillers and we have a great picture for this week!  Congratulations to these students who showed care and consideration for others here at Spanish Oaks.  We love seeing all of the thoughtful things happening in our school each day.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Beckert Receives PEAK Award

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:16am
Attributions: Article by Stephanie Galt. Photo by Lana Hiskey

Nebo School Distict recognizes and awards employees who show positive energy and kindness (PEAK). Sierra Bonita's facilitator, Mrs. Dana Beckert, was this month's recipient of the PEAK award.  Mrs. Stephanie Galt nominated her by saying "“Dana truly goes above and beyond to support not only interns and new teachers, but the entire faculty and staff at Sierra Bonita. She is continually working with teachers to improve their skill and craft of teaching. Dana not only supports teachers, but she organizes and manages the tier two interventions and trains, supports and assists all technicians. On top of all of this, Dana pulls students out one-on-one for individualized reading instruction. Oh, and did I mention Dana also presents monthly professional development for the entire staff? Dana shows everyone she comes in contact with what it means to truly be fully immersed in your job. She makes sure those visiting Sierra Bonita see and feel the great things happening at the school.”

Congratulations Mrs. Beckert!


Sierra Bonita Students being called heroes were featured on KSL TV

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:42am
Attributions: KSL TV

Four 6th graders at Sierra Bonita Elementary School are being called heroes. In the middle of recess, one of their classmates had an asthma attack.

Click here to watch the story featured on KSL:

On Monday, October 20, Eric Record, Bradley Baadsgaard, Kobe Peterson and Kai Nelson were playing football. Eric and Kai were running up field when Eric began having trouble breathing.

"My lungs felt like they were caving in, and my airway — I could feel it being blocked," Eric said.

Eric collapsed.

"We saw him grabbing his neck like this, and his veins popping out, and he's turning blue struggling for air," Bradley said.

Kai and Kobe yelled for help while Bradley ran to Eric.

"I was kind of scared that he wouldn't make it," Bradley said.

"I was feeling warm, and my eyes were kind of blurred a little bit," Eric said.

Bradley stayed calm and carried Eric to the nurse's office. He said it likely took him 30 seconds, but it felt like forever.

When the boys got to the office, Eric was hooked up to an oxygen tank. It was Eric's first asthma attack.

"Without my friends, I probably would've gone into shock," Eric said.

Eric is now ok. He's back playing football, but with an inhaler nearby.

"Oh, I have the coolest friends," said Eric.

Ribbon Week-"Chain Up Drugs: The Best ME is Drug Free (Red Day)

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:57pm

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Today was Red Ribbon Day.  The students wore red to school and pledged to say NO to drugs.  Each grade made up a skit and performed it for the student body.  Each of our students signed a paper chain pledging to never do drugs!

I pledge to say

 NO to drugs

to encourage my friends

to say no to drugs,

to provide support to

others who use drugs,

to help them learn

to say no to drugs,

to become educated on

the dangers of drugs

and provide this

information to

my community.


“No use of illegal drugs, No illegal use of legal drugs!"



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ribbon Week-International Walk to School Day(Green Day)

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:03pm

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Today was walk, bike, scoot to school day.  As the students arrived they were greeted by some of the Spanish Fork High School football team and cheerleaders.  As part of todays activities the teachers walked their class to Abbey Court Park and talked about using safety when crossing streets.  The students were encouraged to wear green today.  Here are some ideas of why we should walk to school.  

Communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old. Here are some reasons to support walking and bicycling to school:

It’s Fun!

 Walking and bicycling bring a sense of joy and independence.

Healthier Habits

The trip to school is a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need.

 Cleaner Environment

Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can reduce congestion and air-polluting emissions. 

Promoting Safety

Building sidewalks, providing education programs and adding traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve safety. Encouraging walking and bicycling to school   can help build support for infrastructure improvements in the broader community. 

Community Benefits

Reducing traffic congestion, boosting a sense of community, and improving neighborhood connections benefit the community.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ribbon Week-"if it's to be, it's up to ME! (Purple Day)

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:55pm

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Today we talked about courage and character.  We talked about being a good friend and not bullying. We had a very fun assembly with the Green Man Drum Group from Utah Valley University(UVU).  The students were encouraged to wear purple today! Each class made a poster about Courage.  They are displayed in the hallways in the front of the school. Below are some of the items that were discussed in each of the classrooms.  

Use courage, confidence and character as you stand up for values, be a good friend and become who you want to be.

  • ·         If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out.  Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.
  • ·         Make friends with someone at school who you don't know.  Invite them to sit at your lunch table or join you in an after school activity. You probably wish someone had done that for you.
  • ·         Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.
  • ·         When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.
  • ·         If you don't feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem!




  • ·         Stand up for what is right even if I stand alone. 
  • ·         Don't cave in to negative peer pressure. 
  • ·         Don’t let fear of failure prevent me from trying things. 
  • ·         Don’t be afraid to express myself just because some people might disapprove. 
  • ·         Work to solve problems without violence. 
  • ·         Never intentionally ridicule, embarrass, or hurt others.




Some decisions you make aren't terribly important. For example, you might decide to have chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. But other decisions may involve a choice between right and wrong, and sometimes it's not easy to know what to do. Whenever you aren't sure what's the right thing to do, stop and think! Ask yourself these questions:


  • ·         What does my conscience—that "little voice" inside my head—say about it?
  • ·         Could it hurt anyone—including me?
  • ·         Is it fair?
  • ·         Would it violate the Golden Rule? (How would I feel if somebody did it to me?)
  • ·         Have I ever been told that it's wrong?
  • ·         Deep down how do I feel about it?
  • ·         How will I feel about myself later if I do it?
  • ·         What would adults I respect say about it?
  • ·         If you still can't decide, talk it over with someone you trust and respect.




To have good friends you must be a good friend. Here are some of the ways good friends treat each other:

  • ·         Good friends listen to each other.
  • ·         Good friends don't put each other down or hurt each other's feelings.
  • ·         Good friends try to understand each other's feelings and moods.
  • ·         Good friends help each other solve problems.
  • ·         Good friends give each other compliments.
  • ·         Good friends can disagree without hurting each other.
  • ·         Good friends are dependable.
  • ·         Good friends respect each other.
  • ·         Good friends are trustworthy.
  • ·         Good friends give each other room to change.
  • ·         Good friends care about each other.




Sometimes it is difficult to know what is or is not bullying. Often, actions start out just being fun, but may at some point actually turn into bullying. If you are not sure whether something has become bullying, stop and think and ask yourself these questions:


  • ·         Are my actions or words hurting someone else's feelings?
  • ·         Are my actions or words hurting someone else physically or making that person feel afraid?
  • ·         Would I want someone else to do this to me?
  • ·         Am I unfairly taking my anger out on someone?
  • ·         Am I trying to control someone against his or her will?




 Be careful about comparing yourself to other people. Sometimes that can make you feel good or even inspire you to improve in some way. But sometimes it can make you overlook what's truly good about yourself and cause you to feel bad.

  • ·         Think about times when you've done something good. Include those times when you've made a difference to somebody else by being helpful, kind, or thoughtful.
  • ·         Take part in activities that make you feel good such as hobbies, reading, sports, or spending time with good friends.
  • ·         Don't be so afraid of failing that you're not willing to try something new. New experiences can help you grow and discover wonderful new things about yourself.
  • ·         When you do fail at something, don't get down on yourself. Think about what you can learn from the experience and how you can do better next time.
  • ·         Think about things you do well. Take pride in your successes.


  • ·         Remember, the most important thing about people is what we're like inside, not what we own or what we've accomplished.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Sixth-Graders Participate in a "Battle of the Greek Gods"!

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:36pm
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Recently the entire sixth-grade participated in a Battle of the Greek Gods. This was an all-day activity at Swenson park where the students rotated and participated in many team-building activities. Each rotation included a task that required students to use strategies and work together to solve a problem. Brockbank sixth-grade teachers and students want to thank all the parents for their support and help! The students could not have had such a great experience without them! Many parents were able to come and help facilitate the activities as well as help with preparations ahead of time. Each activity was named to connect with Greek Mythology. Zeus’ Challenge obstacle course. Catch Hermes capture the flag. Demeters Towers building the tallest tower as groups. Chariot Races & Trial of Athena, trolley races, team activities. Olympic Events discus, javelin, shot put. Trojan War Escape Human-sized spider web. The culminating event was the much anticipated "Flour Bomb War." The students had a great time throwing flour bombs at each other and coming home covered in the white powdery flour. Many students commented that this was one of the most memorable field trips ever. The sixth-grade Battle of the Greek Gods is becoming a tradition that future students will look forward to when they are in sixth grade.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Utah College Application Week

Landmark High School News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:13am

Nebo High Schools and the Utah System of Higher Education is coordinating an expansion of Utah College Application Week on November 10 - 21, which gives every high school senior in participating schools the opportunity to apply to college during the school day. More information will be coming. For more information, please check the website

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Red Ribbon Week - Wednesday's Theme "Eliminate Violence"

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:29am
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Wednesday, October 8, for Red Ribbon Week students wore purple to represent that, "Brockbank students will "Eliminate Violence". Teachers reinforced the importance to students of being violence free. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Don't Get Mixed Up With Drugs!

Riverview Elementary News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:31pm

On Wednesday, for Red and Green Ribbon Week, students dressed in green and mismatched clothing.  The theme was “Don’t get mixed up with drugs.”  Mrs. Chambers’ third grade class loved dressing in green and mismatched clothing.  


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 10/8/14

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:38pm

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! 

 Halloween Costumes

A much discussed topic among students lately has been whether they will be allowed to dress in costumes for Halloween. The short answer is, Yes you can dress in a costume as long as you follow certain guidelines. Make sure if you choose to wear a costume it follows these requirements: All costumes must meet the same modesty standards as regular clothing; all costumes must meet safe school requirements, No masks or painted faces. These guidelines are intended to help school function normally and allow an academic climate to prevail.  

 Be a Part of Reflections

It’s not too late to be involved in our reflections contest. The Theme for this year’s PTA Reflections program is:  "The World Would Be a Better Place If..."   All entries need to be turned into the office by This Friday, Oct. 10th.  For more information or to print an entry form, go to:  -  

 Fall Dance

Come to the Fall School Dance! - All students are invited. Cost is $3.00 regular admission and $2.00 if you are wearing your school T-Shirt or Jersey. The dance will be held This Friday October 10th, in the cafeteria from 2:45p.m. until 4:30p.m.

 Tabitha’s Way Donation Box

Want to help those in need in your community? Not sure of what to do? Place your unwanted clothing and shoes in our new clothing donation bin located in our south parking lot and the items will be collected by Tabitha’s Way and used to help provide food and clothing to local families in need. Over 21 Billion Tons of clothing is thrown away every year. That clothing can be reused or resold to recycling companies to fund non-profit feeding initiatives, saving our tax dollars and preserving our environment. The cost of participating is zero, but your gift to others is priceless!

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Oct 9-11 - Drama - Shakespeare Competitions, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

  • Oct 9 -   Girls Tennis vs Diamond Fork @ SF Sports Park, 3:30p.m.

  • Oct 10 - Girls Tennis - JV District Tournament @ SHS, 8:00a.m.

  • Oct 10 - Fall Dance, 2:45p.m.

  • Oct 13 - Girls Tennis - Varsity District Tournament @ SHS, 8:00a.m.

  • Oct 13 - Golf - District Tournament @ Gladstan, 11:00a.m.

  • Oct 14 - X-Country District Finals @ Payson Jr. High, 3:30p.m.

  • Oct 14 - Drama - Shakespeare Tech Rehearsal, 3:00p.m.

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

  • Oct 16-17 - Fall Break; No School

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Strut Your Stuff - Walk to School Day at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:42pm

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During the week of October 6-10 we have been filling buckets by participating in Spirit Ribbon Week at Spanish Oaks!  Wednesday was our green ribbon day where we focused on being a safe school with our "walk to school" event.  Students and faculty were invited to wear GREEN and crazy socks.  Everyone strutted their stuff as they danced their way into school.  At the end of the day, student safety pledges were drawn and we celebrated with gifts of bike helmets and glow sticks!  A special "thank you" to Amber Jones for helping us 'strut our stuff' in a super safe and fun way!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

National Walk to School Day

Canyon Elementary News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:38pm

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Do you walk to school? Lots of our Canyon students do every day, and even more walked today for the National Walk to School Day!

Leo the Lion from Real Salt Lake's professional soccer team came to help the kids get to school safely! The kids were surprised and excited to see him early this morning.

PTA emphasized safety by celebrating Green Ribbon Week for all of our students to stay safe. They put on a coloring contest, and we had some great artwork! Pictured are the kids who won, with their prizes. Students also wore green and signed a safe walking pledge.




Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Utah College Application Week

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:04pm
Attributions: Story by Lana Hiskey.

Nebo high schools and the Utah System of Higher Education is coordinating an expansion of Utah College Application Week on November 10 - 21, which gives every high school senior in participating schools the opportunity to apply to college during the school day. For more information, please check the website

Prep of the Week - Christy Wilkinson

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:36pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photo by Tyler Lewis.

Cross Country runner Christy Wilkinson has been named this week's "Prep Athlete of the Week." Christy was selected because of her outstanding and consistent performances as a varsity runner on the girl's cross country team. Christy's team is one of the favorites for honors at region and state in the next several weeks. Congratulations Christy and good luck to you and the team!

Green Man Group Drums Their Way to Larsen

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:16pm

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Green Man Group from UVU performed an awesome assembly for the students at Larsen.  They are a percussion band made of students from the university.  Drummer Clint was inspired by a teacher to play drums because of a nervous habit he had.  Clint would always tap his hands on his desk or his feet on the floor.  This teacher saw a talent in him that no one else had and gave him a pair of drumsticks.  Clint brought a few of his green friends with him and they all played drums and danced for us.  The students LOVED it.  Thanks Green Man Group of the fun assembly

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Students Get Glimpse of Next Level at Annual College Day

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:02am
Attributions: Article by Deon Youd, Photo by Salaia Robarge

The class of 2015 has a lot to think about when choosing where to go to school next year, but after this year's annual College Day, they have a lot more information to help them. Representatives from colleges and universities from around the state of Utah were at Spanish Fork High School on Wednesday, October 1 to meet with seniors and provide them with information about their schools. 

"It is a great opportunity for our seniors to get a wealth of information on colleges without leaving our campus," said Dawn Draper, counselor at SFHS.

The event started with a general assembly for all seniors. Then they each chose three breakout sessions to attend with the colleges they were most interested in. 

"The best part is seeing students get excited about college and excited about the opportunity to go to college.  They also have a contact person at each school that they feel they can speak to after meeting with the reps." said Draper.

Seniors applying for college and scholarships should keep in mind deadlines. December 1 is the scholarship deadline for BYU, USU, and UofU. Other deadlines vary from March to May.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Red Ribbon Lunch Recess Activity, "Don't Let Drugs Bite You!"

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:53pm
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Tuesday, October 7,  during lunch recess the sixth-grade Red Ribbon Student Council took out the parachute and played a shark game with the second graders. The theme was “Don’t Let Drugs Bite You!” Each day student council members play a game with a different grade. Monday, they played Frisbee with the first-graders. The theme was "Fly Away From Drugs!"



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Red Ribbon Week Continues "Say No to Drugs!"

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:37pm

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Tuesday, October 7, Brockbank students show their unity by wearing red as Red Ribbon Week continues. "Say No to Drugs!"

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork