Remember that there will be no school held on Friday January 12th 2018 and also Monday January 15th 2018. Enjoy the long weekend!!!
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Spanish Fork Junior High is hosting a food drive and it will begin Tuesday, January 16th and run through Friday, January 19th. Non-perishable food items and canned goods are appreciated. Students will be competing with their grade level to see who can donate the most items. The winning grade will get 5 extra minutes for lunch. We will also be handing out raffle tickets when you donate and we will draw for candy! We want to say thanks in advance to all those who will be helping and donating.
- Tuesday - Wear a Hat
- Wednesday - Wear White
- Thursday - Wear Crazy Socks
- Friday - Wear Flannel
Brockbank's Sherry Plaisted was recognized and received the PEAK (Positive Energy and Kind) Award for January. She along with six other deserving Nebo employees were honored Wednesday night, January 10 at the School Board Meeting. Congratulations Sherry!
Sherry Plaisted, Facilitator, Brockbank Elementary
Nominated by: Emmalee Stewart, Jessica Larsen, Camille Pearson, Erin Spung, Larraine Nelson
“Sherry is an amazing mentor, who is always looking for ways to help those she is mentoring. She keeps herself accessible any time of the day for questions and to help others talk through problems. Sherry is encouraging and always finds the positive in the teachers she is mentoring. She would point out the things she loved that were going on in my classroom. She would help us to be successful by guiding us through problems to find solutions, rather than just giving us the answers. Sherry doesn’t do these things because it is her job, she does it because she is kind and truly cares for the people that she mentors and wants them to be successful. Because she has such an impact on the teachers at Brockbank, her impact on the students at the school is endless. She dedicates countless hours to improving the STAR program at the school, always looking for ways to help more students succeed. She devotes her personal time talking through lessons and goes out of her way to help teachers prepare things for the classroom. Sherry is more than an intern facilitator, she is a mentor devoted to her job and to the success of everyone at Brockbank. She fills in wherever she is needed, with a smile on her face. She is always willing to help anyone, and everyone, with whatever she can.
“Sherry always goes the extra mile for absolutely everyone she encounters. She is such a wonderful mentor. She is willing to help with anything asked and she always has a smile on her face. She helped me grow as an educator in more ways than I ever could have imagined. She is truly an incredible person.”
“Sherry has been an amazing mentor and friend. She is so patient and is willing to help in anyway that teachers need. She is always willing to come in and model lessons for teachers as well as take a guided reading group when you are overwhelmed. She is amazing!”
“I would have never survived my intern year without her! She makes her interns work extra hard; but because of that, I was more prepared for my future teaching years. She taught me everything I needed to know and went above and beyond the things she was required to do. Sick? She was there. Hungry? She was there. Classroom not set up? Management problems? Lacking anything? She was there. I've never had so much support from one person in the school setting ever, and I don't believe anyone can be as great as she is.”
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What do Fossils Tell Us?
We know a lot about animals today because we can observe and analyze them in their habitats. What about the organisms that are now extinct? Do we know what they were like? We can tell a lot about a creature by the fossils that they left behind. These 4th graders can tell you what to look for in a fossil to learn about creatures long ago!
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On January 8th, 9th, and 10th, Drama 1 students put on a show for great laughs!
These Drama 1 students have been working very hard for a few months now and the result is worth it. Without the right props or set pieces or even the materials for the puppets, these students still managed to have fun and to ensure members of the audience had just as much fun.
Even though some puppets may seem crazy or even creepy, these puppets can put on one great show! The puppet shows only lasted about three to five minutes, but the amount of effort that goes into each one is impossible to ignore.
Landmark works to instill in its students 5 Vital Behaviors that will keep our students on the pathway to success, no matter what they choose to do with their lives. To promote these behaviors, we award Student of the Month accolades on 5 students who have excelled in one or more of these behaviors.
For the month of December those students are the following:
Attendance: Caleb Sottiaux- his attendance this term is nearly 100%!
Please, if you haven't already, sign up for SEP Conferences. They are being held tomorrow starting at 3:00 PM. Look on the right hand side of the Larsen website and you will see the icons for the grade levels. Click on the correct grade level, find the teacher and sign up. Call the office if you have questions. We are hoping to see all of you there!
Dance Company is putting on a Mini Dance Camp in a few weeks and wanted to spread the word. Do you know any local kids ages 5-12 (or have any of your own:) that need to go get their wiggles out? Please check out our Mini Dance Camp Event we would love to have them join. It will be a LOT of fun. More info below: FaceBook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/201535287078081/ Join us for an awesome Dance Camp with our fantastic Dance Company Dancers!
Monday - Wednesday
Jan. 22 -24
3:00 - 3:50
4:00 - 4:50
BOYS HIP HOP:
5:00 - 5:50
*Performance during the JV Basketball game at SFHS on Friday the 26th at 5:15pm
*Cost: $30 (+$20 additional siblings)
*Performance T-Shirt Included
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Our third graders were so excited to each receive a dictionary from Nebo Credit Union. During the presentation they found words to help understand a story. Thank you so much Nebo Credit Union!!
The Crystal Apple Award is given to a teacher that works hard and is an outstanding educator. This award was given to Tiffany Taylor who teaches 6th Grade at Spanish Oaks.
This person loves teaching and is willing to share what they know with everyone.
This person is very organized and on the ball.
This person likes to finish projects and get things done.
This person likes to eat at Casa Salza.
This person’s favorite gift cards are to Sonic, Sip’n, and Amazon.
This person like crafting and scrapbooking.
This person has 3 children: 1 girl and 2 boys.
This person loves a good Diet Coke.
Thanks Tiffany for being such an amazing example to all the teachers at our school!
On January 8th, 2018, the Lobos took on Diamond Fork Jr. High, in men's basketball. The undefeated Lobos did a great job playing defense, and took some seriousness while playing offense. Several three pointers were made, and they had 7 points from free throws.
While most people were thinking that it was going to be crowded because of the rivalry, it was surprisingly more empty than normal. The Lobos continued their undefeated run, and scored a huge 30 point victory, 54-24, Lobos.
You might be surprised to see a nursery area in some of your classes this week. Mrs. Thacker’s Teen Living class will be carrying around flour sack babies for the next few days.
If you want the chance to make a flour sack baby, make sure to sign up for Teen Living in 9th grade.
Go see the MMHS art show up in the auditorium hallway! Unfortunately, it won't be up for very long, as we're taking 13 of the entries (those with ribbons) on to represent our school at the Springville Museum of Art next week.If you have a chance sometime, you might like to see what some of the students have been up to.
Mrs. Terri Jensen, our school counselor, is very talented. Not everyone knows that she plays the guitar and sings. Ms. Alyson Tobler's class recently got to enjoy Mrs. Jensen's talent. She visited their classroom and taught the students about the guitar and how the strings work together to play music. The students got to play their own instruments and sing Christmas songs.