Whole Class Takes Flight

Rees Elementary News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:47pm
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Mrs. Tew's entire afternoon kindergarten class recieved their wings with the bronze star for reaching their goal of identifying, building, and correctly writing their numbers 0-10.  Way to fly!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kindergarten Awards

Rees Elementary News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:45pm
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These are the children that received the honor of being chosen Students of the Month.  That is why they are smiling!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Tomadakis' Class with their Kindergarten Buddies

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:04pm
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One of the hightlights of the week for our sixth graders is when they get to go down to Kindergarten and be with their Kindergarten Buddies  This is Mrs. Tomadakis' class helping in Mrs. D'Haenen's Kindergarten class.  The sixth graders get to help with various projects while in the classroom.  Sometimes they do art, or writing or read a book with them.  The sixth graders enjoy helping the Kindergarten students learn and excel.  It is a fun way for the sixth graders to interact with younger students in a positive and uplifitng enviroment.  The Kindergarten students think it's way cool to have an older student as their friend.  Sometimes you see the older kids saying, "Hi" to them passing in the hall and can see the Kindergarten student beaming because someone knows their name. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Head Receives PEAK Award

Larsen Elementary News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:35pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

Our own Mrs. Head received the PEAK Award last night.  This award stands for Positive Energy and Kind employees.  Mrs. Head is always so kind and friendly to everyone that comes to Larsen. She makes everyone feel loved and accepted.  We love you Mrs. Head and appreciate all you do for Larsen.   She was nominated by Principal Andersen.  Below is the nomination that was written about her.

Kim Head, Secretary, Larsen Elementary
Nominated by: Garrett Andersen
“Kim always goes out of her way to make parents and students feel accepted in the front office of Larsen Elementary. She always has a smile. The love she has for her job beams through everything she does. Kim has gone the extra mile in helping several families get the needed documents and approval to enroll in school because she knows the importance of getting kids here and supporting the parents. Kim has helped take on a massive shift in our school culture.  I know that we could not have made this shift without her help and understanding. I appreciate ALL that she does for Larsen.”

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Winning Class for December

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:57am

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Miss Lybbert's first grade class had the most bucket fillers for the month of December!  They were treated to root beer floats by Mrs. Brown in a congratulatory party!  Thanks so much, students, for filling our buckets!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

8th Grade Silent Museum

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:11am
Attributions: By Chris Thompson
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Eighth grade English students participated in an end-of-term silent museum walk which featured their own writing skills.  Each student created a three-paragraph placard that documented a remarkable event or icon in The Civil Rights Movement. After reading Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, students researched a picture that piqued their interest and wrote an expository piece to accompany it.  The student writing was then shared via an in-class museum where all were asked to write one sentence about each picture's significance.  Mrs.Thompson was impressed by quality work she saw and was "blown away" by many of the connections and insights students had regarding racial tension in America today.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 1/14/15

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:05am

Parents, Students and Friends

End of Second Term

Second term ends tomorrow, Thursday, January 15th. Grade reports will be printed out next week and will be sent home with students on Friday January 23rd.

 No School Friday or Monday

Reminder - due to the end of the term, there will be no school on Friday, January 16th.  Additionally, Monday, January 20th is MLK day and so no school will be held on this holiday. Enjoy your four day weekend and we will see you again on Tuesday, January 20th.


Today after school there was a situation in which a hallway was closed off due to a student passing out. Many students saw the situation and were worried and have expressed concern for the student’s well-being.  Also due to this event many students were unable to access their locker after school. We thank you for your understanding and are happy to report that the student is now doing fine.

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Jan 15 - Last Day of 2nd Term

  • Jan 15 - School Dance "All Things 15" 3:00p.m.

  • Jan 15 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Mt. Nebo 3:30p.m.

  • Jan 16 - Teacher Work Day - No School

  • Jan 19 - MLK Day - No School

  • Jan 20 - First Day of 3rd Term

  • Jan 22 - District Wrestling Championships Hosted at Salem Jr. High

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

4-H registration

Larsen Elementary News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:46am

4-H Registration begins this Thursday morning (January 15, 2015) at 7:00 am.  Please use the following link to get a "ticket" for the event.  You don’t need to even print the tickets.  The cost for this session is $10.00, with a special buy one, get one half off ($5.00 for the second class) which needs to be paid in the office.  The program to register is different than we have used before, but we think you will like the change. You DO have to sign up for eventbrite before you can get "tickets" but it only requires an email and a password.  The link is http://www.eventbrite.com/o/larsen-afterschool-4-h-7744638621?s=32347819 click on sign up first in the top right corner.



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

3rd Grade Chalk Art

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:23pm
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Our 3rd graders were lucky to have Claudia Jex come into their classes and show them how to make some snowman chalk art.  Mrs. Jex is the Visual Art Specialist for the district.  Larsen Elementary was given some grant money from the Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts Learning Program to purchase some special art materials for each classroom. Thanks Mrs. Jex for helping us learn more about art! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Educator of the Week

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:40am

Congratulations to our fantastic first grade teacher, Mrs. Kristin Jenkins, who has been recognized as Educator of the Week in the Daily Herald.


There's Snow Place Like First Grade

Park Elementary News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:59am
Attributions: Article and Photos by Adam Gull
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First grade students in Mrs. Poulsen and Mrs. McAllister's class celebrated what they learned about winter with some fun activities yesterday. Students learned how all snowflakes are different, wrote about “How to Catch a Snowflake”, read books about winter, and made a tasty snowflake treat with Mrs. Lybbert.  Great Job Panthers!  


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Team Picture of 2014-2015 Lady Lobos

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:45am

Front Row: Bailey Barber, Savannah Nielsen, Briley Brunson, Kate Baadsgaard, Emily Pope, Ashlee Hunt

Back Row: Coach Beyer, Mallory Barber, Jordyn Bate, Morgan Scott, Jessica Anderson, Brooke Carter, Ashlee Allan, Coach Bailey


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

School Play "Aladdin"

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:38pm

It's been fun to see all the excitement throughout the school with our upcoming school play "Aladdin". 

We will post the cast list on Wednesday, January 14th after school on the front office windows.

We invite parents to attend a parent meeting on Thursday, January 22nd at 4:30pm in the gym. At this meeting, we will discuss rehearsal schedules, costumes, student contracts, and hand out rehearsal/performance calendars. We will also be accepting payments. (As a reminder, there is a $25 participation fee for all cast members.) If you are unable to make the parent meeting, please contact Melanie Hightower at: melanie.hightower@nebo.edu or 801-798-4480.

Payments and contracts will be due on Thursday, January 29th.

We look forward to working with you!

January 12, 2015 Weekly Parent Newsletter

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:29pm

Dear Diamond Fork Parents,

This week is the end of Term 2. I cannot believe we are this far into the school year! It has been a fun year and the students have been amazing. We have a great group of young people and we are excited to see what the next semester brings.

We have only a few announcements this week as we prepare for the new term.


National Jr. Honor Society:

Diamond Fork National Jr. Honor Society is sponsoring a drive for SCHOOL SUPPLIES this month. We ask that anyone who has any extra items after their Christmas clean out would send those to school with their children. Thank you for your help.

Geography Bee:

Ethan Nielson won the school’s Geography Bee this week and will compete at the next level in the spring! Congratulations, Ethan!

Jr. High School Musical:

Regular rehearsals are held every evening this month for all or part of the cast and crew. Students in the play have a copy of the rehearsal schedule and are reminded on announcements daily.



January 15: GBB and BBB vs Mapleton JHS – 3:30pm


January 14 at 3:30pm at Springville JHS – 3:30pm


Have a great week!



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Riverview's Student of the Month for December

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:13pm
Attributions: Cassie Callister

Riverview is happy to announce December's Student of the Month for each class.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kid's Marathon Information Assembly

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 4:45pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ericksen
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In an effort to promote healthy choices for our students we are excited to inform you that Run 13 has partnered again with our school for a kid’s marathon.  Over the next four months your child will be running each week towards their goal of completing a marathon (26.2 miles).  This running will take place at school with your child’s teacher supervising the running.  Over the next four months your child will set a goal to run 25 miles.  Then on Saturday, May 2 at 10:00am all student are invited to run the final 1.2 miles of our kid’s marathon in downtown Provo.  Each teacher will keep a log of the 25 miles run prior to our concluding event on May 2nd. 

If you want your child to run in Provo for the final 1.2 miles the parent will be responsible for registering you child/children and transportation to the event.  Go to www.provocitymarathon.com to register.  It is a $10 registration fee which covers a race shirt, finisher medal and breakfast after the race.  There is also an option to register for $7.50 without a shirt.

The purpose of this event is to promote healthy lifestyles among our students. We want this to be a family event.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to run with their children over the next four months and at the final event in Provo.  Parents, older siblings and other relatives are able to register for the 5k or half marathon taking place on May 2nd at a discounted rate.  Please go to www.provocitymarathon.com to register.  By using code REES25 you will receive 25% off registration prices. 

Students who are unable to participate in our final event on May 2 will still run with their class during school.

For more information please visit the race website listed above, or email Mrs. Ericksen (Bethany.ericksen@nebo.edu).  She is Rees Elementary’s healthy lifestyle coordinator.

As a school we are looking forward to this journey together!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

1st Grade New Year's Resolutions

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:00pm
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Larsen 1st graders came up with some great resolutions for 2015. It sure sounds like they are going to have an amazing year!  We know that they are a bunch of terrific kids.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Monday Parent E-mail -- Jan 12, 2015

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:16am

Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 1-12-15:


Ellevés Sweep the Rocky Mountain Drill Team Invitational Competition

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 7:59am
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.
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The MMHS Ellevés competed at the Rocky Mountain Drill Team Invitational Competition at Corner Canyon High School on January 10, 2015. They placed 1st in Hip Hop, 1st in Military, 1st in Dance, and 1st in Kick. There were seven 4A schools competing at the competition. The Ellevés also received the Overall 4A Trophy for having the highest scores in their top three routines.

Maple Mountain also took four of the top five places in the 4A Drill Down. Emily Kessinger won 1st place, McKenna Bate won 2nd place, Tori Little won 4th place, and Madi Ellis won 5th place. Congratulations drill team!Congratulations also to Ellevés' Emily Kessinger and Haylie Nelson. Emily Kessinger won 2nd place in the 4A contemporary category and Haylie Nelson won 4th place in the 4A jazz category at the solo competition held on Friday, January 9, 2015.

The drill team will now prepare for the Region 8 Drill Team Competition which will be held at Maple Mountain on January 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. Make plans now to come support the Ellevés!

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

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 3:35pm

Coney Island Problem

Answer: Adam got there first using his bicycle

Winners: Andrew Gunyan, Maddy Johnson, Robert Lapray, Aleah Ryder

 Book Club Problem

Tricia, Kelly, Sasha, and Meredith started a book club that will meet once a month.  Each month, one person hosts the party and another person brings the snacks.  The host gets to pick the book and one of the other three has to bring the snacks.  The responsibility of the host and the provider of snacks changes every month.  How many months will it take until there has been every possible combination of host and snack provider? Email your answers to sandra.coxson@nebo.edu

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork