Principal Challenge ... National Young Readers Week

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:27pm

The Challenge is On ... BOOK IT! asked principals across the country to take the Principal Challenge and commit to read one entire school day - from the first bell to the last - during National Young Readers Week, November 10-14!

All principals who completed the challenge posted a snapshot of their day and entered for a chance to win 101 copies of Jeff Kinney's ninth book, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, for their school. 

Mrs. Brown was super excited to come read a book in every class on Wednesday!  We fired up reading in our school and joined the hundreds of principals nationwide who spent time in the classrooms ... READING!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 11/12/14

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:03pm

Parents, Students and Friends

SFJHS T-Shirts Available
Did you know you can buy a SFJHS T-Shirt with the NEW Spanish Fork Jr. logo for only $5. Come to the office and pick one up for the whole family.

Netsmartz Assembly
We want to make parents aware that next week on November 18th we will be holding a Netsmartz assembly. This presentation is student friendly with trendy presenters and interesting media, including video clips.  Netsmartz is under the direction of the Utah Attorney General's office and offers information about online safety and other current cyber issues. Parents, we encourage you to have conversations on this topic with your student and reinforce the need to always follow appropriate safety guidelines. A great way to start the conversation might be to ask them what they learned in this assembly.

Student Depression and Anxiety Seminar
Nebo School District Counseling announces Shara Mitchell CMHC from Daybreak family therapy offering a presentation entitled “What Were You Thinking - How Depression & Anxiety Makes Children Think Differently” This free presentation is intended for all parents and teachers of students who struggle with depression or anxiety and will focus on detecting and assisting these students. It will be held November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Nebo School District Board Room.

Well Done Students
Thank you to our students for representing us so well in the Veteran’s Day assembly. The reverence and respect you showed for veterans and the day that honors them was admirable. Several vets commented how impressed they were with our students. To see details and photos of the assembly visit the Nebo Website at 

Upcoming SFJHS Activities:
• Nov 13 - NJHS Induction Mtg. 5:30p.m.
• Nov 18 - Netsmartz Assembly
• Nov 19 - Wrestling vs DF @ Home 3:30p.m.
• Nov 19 - Student Depression and Anxiety Seminar 7:00p.m.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Reflections Finalists

Canyon Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:41pm
Attributions: Jill Clayson

Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.

Many Canyon students chose to participate in our Reflections program this year, where the theme was "The World Would Be a Better Place If..."

Pictured are our very own Reflections finalists holding their certificates. Congratulations students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

5th Grade Olympic Adventures

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:04pm
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Larsen Elemetary 5th graders got the chance to go visit Olymipc Park in Park City this week.  They had fun learning more about when the Olympics came to Utah in 2002.  The students learned about many of the athletes that competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics and also the many different sports that were a part of it.  Some 5th graders got to test out the bobsled and other equipment.  Way to go 5th Graders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Fifth-graders Meet Spanish Fork Police Department's K9 Dog

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:07pm
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Tuesday, November 4, Brockbank fifth-graders had the opportunity to meet Spanish Fork Police Department's K9 dog "Lord" and his trainer/handler Officer Cory Grover. Students got to see some of the things Lord is trained to do in helping in drug detection and apprehension of criminals. Officer Bryon DeWitt who teaches D.A.R.E. to the fifth-graders wore a padded suit so students could see some of Lord's training. The students really enjoyed having Officer Grover come and speak to them and to see Lord. 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Veterans Visit Riverview

Riverview Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:04pm
Attributions: Bethany Chambers
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To honor Veteran’s Day, Riverview students had the privilege to meet veterans.  The veterans introduced themselves and presented a patriotic slide show.  Mrs. Nelson led Riverview students in singing a patriotic song. Students brought pictures of veterans and posted them on the school walls. We appreciate the sacrifices veterans have made so we can be free.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Veteran's Day at Spanish Oaks Elementary School

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:36pm

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We had the amazing opportunity of having our very own Spanish Fork Veterans join us for a Veteran's Day Assemby as we showed our love and appreciation for those in the service everywhere who have fought for the freedom of our country.  It was extra special to have Maren Christensen, one of our own staff, play taps as the flag was retired.

Several of our veterans were also called "grandpa" as they were joined by their grandchildren that attend our school.  What a great picture!  Our thanks and blessings go out to soldiers everywhere as they serve this great country of America!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Natural History Museum of Utah Field Trip

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:01pm
Attributions: Alesha LeMmon, Janelle Hanks
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Have you ever wondered what all the layers of rock in our mountains are called or how different types of butterflies and insects are native to our area? Well, last Friday, Miss Hanks took a group of 100 biology students on a quest for knowledge to the Natural History Museum of Utah, an architectural marvel and a case study in the “green” design created by community generosity. The museum illuminates the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Students were given the assignment to create a brochure about the museum using anything they found in it. They were to take pictures, notes and record highlights to create the finished product. The students were given a choice of one feature, multiple aspects or the museum as a whole.

Permanent exhibitions include SKY, NATIVE VOICES, LIFE, LAND, FIRST PEOPLES, GEMS AND MINERALS, GREAT SALT LAKE, PAST WORLDS, AND UTAH FUTURES. There is currently a special exhibition called THE HORSE. All of the exhibitions are situated on five levels of the museum and flow together naturally. There are many areas of the museum in which active engagement is encouraged through technology and other hands-on means. Some students even had the opportunity to walk a part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail as there is a trailhead immediately in front of the museum. This included a beautiful view of the Salt Lake Valley.

After the museum, the students ate lunch at City Creek Center and enjoyed the sunshine the day provided. Overall, the exhibits provided something for each student to learn and enriched our knowledge of Utah’s natural wonders and how they were created over millions of years.

Thank you, Miss Hanks!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Veterans Visit Brockbank

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:32am
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Tuesday, November 11, Brockbank Elementary had some very special visitors come to our school to honor Veteran's Day. We are so proud of all of our veterans and enjoy having them come and talk to us each year. The program consisted of the fifth-grade students singing a patriotic song, a slide show presentation, and each of the veterans introducing themselves and talking to the students. It was a very touching assembly reminding us all why veterans are so important and about all the sacrifices that they have made for us so that we can be free. Brockbank fourth and fifth grade students made Thank You cards and presented them to the veterans after the assembly. Students thanked the veterans for their service to our country. Mrs. Alexandra Dedrickson, a fifth-grade teacher, also took cards to the Central Utah Veteran's Home in Payson, and gave them to the veterans over there. Mrs. Dedrickson said the veterans were very moved to think young people love this country as much as they do. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Veteran's Day

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:14am
Attributions: Tiffany Manwring
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Today we we had the honor of having veterans visit Sierra Bonita! The veterans who came served during Vietnam, Korean War, Desert Storm, and the War in Iraq. We would like to thank all those who have fought for our freedoms and made our country the greatest place to live! Our very own Kindergartener McKinlee West had her great grandfather visit as one of the Veteran's!

On Veteran's Day, we honor ALL who answered to a service to call

Soldier's young, and soldiers old, fought for our freedom, BRAVE and BOLD.

Some have lived, while others have died, and all of them deserve OUR pride.

We're proud of all the soldiers who, kept thinking of red, white, and blue.

They fought for us and all our rights; they fought through many days and nights

And though we may not know EACH name, we thank ALL Veteran's just the same.


Brockbank Students Enjoy Assembly!

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:59am
Attributions: Alison Hansen

Arts, Inc. always puts on delightful assemblies and Nov 10 was no exception.  The group Eastern Arts performed for the students, both entertaining and educating students about song, music, and dance from the Eastern block countries such as Iran, Iraq,  and Afghanistan.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

SFHS Honors Veterans

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:48am
Attributions: Deon Youd
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Student at Spanish Fork High School honored America's veterans on November 11, 2014 with a Veterans Day assembly.

The assembly included special musical selections by the SFHS orchestra and band as well as remarks from a local veteran, Jeff Long.

Long served in Afghanistan and talked to students about his experiences there. He showed students entrenchment tools used by the Army from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam era, and today. He pointed out that with each era, the military made changes to the tool for the better.

"We adapt and become better," Long said.

In addition to the assembly, flags lined the sidewalks between buildings on the SFHS campus. Several students also wore dress clothes to school as a show of respect for the servicemen and women in our country.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Great Debate

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:36am
Attributions: Deon Youd

There's no debate about it. The Spanish Fork High School debate team is on a roll, placing in several categories at a recent debate.

At the annual Timpview Tempest debate tournament, Karson Jensen took first place in Lincoln Douglas debate. Cassidy Curtin took first in Impromptu speaking. Other awards went to Daniel Raleigh, third place in Foreign Extemp, Shaniece Novak, second place in Oratory, and Sawyer Hamilton, sixth place in Student Congress.

The SFHS debaters will be back in action this weekend. Go Dons!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:20am
Attributions: Alesha LeMmon


We found that our parent survey link for our accreditation process was not working. We have corrected and tested the following link:

Please take a few moments to follow the link and complete the survey.  All responses will be anonymous. Thank you for your help in this area.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SCC Meeting

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:57am

**Notice of Meeting**
Sierra Bonita Elementary‘s
School Community Council will meet on December 1, 2014 at 11:40 in the conference room.

9th Grade Field Trip to the Krishna Temple

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:24pm
Attributions: By Russ LeMmon
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Ninth graders recently had an opportunity to attend a field trip to the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.  The students were treated to a tour of the grounds including an introduction to the various animals and how the farm helps the temple be self-sufficient.  Students were then invited inside the temple where they participated in a presentation that focused on the culture of India and a few of the beliefs of Hinduism.  Afterwards, students were invited to the top of the temple were they received further instruction regarding the importance of religious mantras.  Following the tour, many students sampled the “tastes” of India by partaking of “Govinda’s Vegetarian Buffet.”   The Social Studies Department feels that by experiencing other cultures, students can dispel preconceived myths, develop understanding and appreciation of others, and come to value their own culture even more.  We are grateful to temple priest Caru Das and his wife Vaibhavi Devi for providing a wonderful educational experience for our students, and for their kindness and hospitality each year. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

This Is The Place State Heritage Park

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:16pm
Attributions: By Lois Terry and Russ LeMmon
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Seventh graders recently had an opportunity to attend a field trip to “This is the Place State Heritage Park.”  While they were there, students explored Navajo culture with a tour of a Navajo Hogan. Students experienced first-hand Pioneer hardships by learning about and pulling Pioneer handcarts.  Students then witnessed a working blacksmith demonstration.  Finally, students didn’t get entirely away from school, but participated in a Pioneer school lesson learning about the Deseret Alphabet and various schooling procedures which were very different from today.   The field trip gave students a broader appreciation of their citizenship in Utah and helped them learn valuable insights regarding Utah heritage and history.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Everyday Heroes Celebrated at Sierra Bonita with Senator Henderson

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:24pm
Attributions: photos by Lana Hiskey

Sierra Bonita students were privileged to hear Senator Henderson talk about her everyday hero.

Read more on the Nebo School District website:

American Legion presents assembly for Veteran's Day

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:52pm

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We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the veteran's from the American Legion that presented a moving assembly today for our students. The students were respectful to those men and women in uniform today. Happy Veteran's Day to those currently serving in our military and those who have served and sacrificed so much for our freedom!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Parent / Student Survey

Spanish Fork High School News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:23pm
Attributions: Matt Christensen

Click here to take the parent survey.

Click here to take the student survey.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork