Our Own Mrs. Wilde Receives Nebo PEAK Award

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 8:27pm

Mrs. Wilde receives the PEAK ( Positive En ergy and Kind Award).The world needs more Melanie Wilde's! Thank you Mrs. Wilde for your service to all of Diamond Fork Junior High.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

How to Build a Snowman

Riverview Elementary News - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:01pm
Attributions: Heather Parrish
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We are working on How-To writing in class. We discussed how-to-make a snowman. The students and I talked about what we needed to do first, next, then, and last. I had a model that  we wrote together and the students could change theirs to how they wanted. Then we we made a snow globe out of paper and built our snowmen inside.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Lady Lobos Dominate Lady Diamondbacks with Strong Second Half

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:33pm
Attributions: By Shea Harmer with Rillene Nielsen

The SFJHS Girls Basketball team took on rival Diamond Fork Jr. last week in a heated competition. 

The game started slowly with the Lady Lobos scoring in the single digits during the first quarter.  Diamond Fork was a persistent competitor, shadowing the Lobos point for point, never far behind. 

However, after halftime, the Ladies came out with a vengeance, ready to play.  They were easily able to defeat Diamond Fork’s press getting easy breakaway baskets and multiple second shot points.  They were not about to let the Diamond Backs win on their home court. 

According to Coach Shea Harmer, “Spanish Fork finally put the things they had been working on in practice, into place and almost like magic; they were able to get a large lead on DFJHS.” 

In the end, our Lady Lobos won by close to 20 points.  Macie Clark was our leading scorer. 

Come support your Lady Lobos as they finish out the second half of their season.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:07pm
Attributions: by Jentry Youd

Spanish Fork Jr High Wrestlers had a great end to their season. Sixteen wrestlers participated in the District Tournament with five wrestlers placing.

Tyson Terry placed 3rd, with Cooper Jacobs, Tate Sorensen, Weston Ottesen, and Izaac Wetzel all finishing 2nd.

The team was full of many first year wrestlers and beginners this year, which makes the future of Spanish Fork Wrestling look bright. Thank you for all of your support for the Wrestling Program.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

AP Registration

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:08pm
Attributions: Story by Casey Mattinson.

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Maple Mountain High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn student’s college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2018 AP exams, students at Maple Mountain High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

Online Exam registration will begin on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM and end on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/450423 to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Maple Mountain High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM - Registration Begins
  • Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
  • Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Please contact Casey Mattinson, casey.mattinson@nebo.edu , if you have any questions.

Book Buddies!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:59am
Attributions: by Kathy Thacker
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Mrs. Thacker’s FACS Exploration A classes were busy making Book Buddies this week.  Every Book Buddy is unique because each student creates their own pattern and design concept. It’s fun to see just how much personality can be created by fabric scraps, a few buttons, and some thread.  A Book Buddy is a small stuffed toy that is made for first graders.  It's designed to be small enough to easily fit in the first graders’ desks.  First graders can read out loud to their Book Buddies to improve their reading fluency.  Book buddies are a collaborative effort.  Now that the students in FACS Exploration A are done creating the Book Buddies, the National Jr. Honor's Society will name them and create a small story about them.  While National Jr. Honor Society is busy writing stories, second-semester FACS Exploration A and Apparel Design and Production 1 classes will start working on creating more Book Buddies.   All of the Book Buddies that are created this year will be delivered to area first graders next year. If you want to make a Book Buddy, make sure to sign up for FACS Exploration A (7th or 8th grade) or Apparel Design and Production 1 (9th grade).

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Anderson's Classes Loves to Write

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:32am
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During the month of December, students in Mrs. Anderson's English and Creative Writing classes took on the Writer's Workout Challenge. To be a better writer, one must write. And write. And consistently write. To encourage the students to write, they were challenged to write for 20 minutes for 20 nights over a four week period. The appeal was that they could choose ANY topic to write on. All writing was above and beyond school work and none of their entries were required. Some wrote poems, song lyrics, narratives, and chapters to books they are in the process of writing! They were rewarded with a little extra credit and daily drawings.  Over 100 students participated throughout the 4 weeks, and 28 students completed the full 20 day challenge. These 28 students' names were entered into a drawing for bigger prizes like gift cards, journals, sketch books, paintings, and, of course, candy! Mostly, they were rewarded with a greater appreciation for prized, quiet, writing time and greater skill. One of the most beautiful things an English teacher can hear is: "You're right! I really can write. And I like it!" 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Jr High Wrestling Finals at DFJHS

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:27am
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On Wednesday January 10th the district wrestling finals were held at Diamond Fork. All seven schools from Nebo School District spent the whole day competing for indivudual and team victories.  We had a great number of top 4 finishers with an impressive 1st place finish by Evan Prokopiw in the 120 lbs weight class, with Josh Beisinger finishing 3rd and Nathan Birch placing 4th. In the 95 lbs weight class Reilly Groo finished 2nd, in the 160 lbs weight class Emi Rocha placed 2nd with Miguel Ramirez finishing 3rd. In the 175 lbs weight class Matthew Smith placed 2nd place. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

First Graders Challenge Mr. Gull With GoNoodle

Rees Elementary News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:46am
Attributions: Photo and Article: Annette Harvey

Mrs. Harvey's First Graders earned a prize from Mr. Gull for their hard work during the month of December.  They chose to challenge him to GoNoodle "The Ultimate Champ" to see who could last the longest.  Mr. Gull did really well against the 22 students, who are now working to earn another prize.  There may be a rematch forthcoming.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Dragon News: January 2018

Landmark High School News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:01am
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

No School

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:37pm

Remember that there will be no school held on Friday January 12th 2018 and also Monday January 15th 2018. Enjoy the long weekend!!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

January Students of the Month

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:09pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Food Drive

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:29pm

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.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Hope Week 2018

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:26am
  • Tuesday - Wear a Hat
  • Wednesday - Wear White
  • Thursday - Wear Crazy Socks
  • Friday - Wear Flannel
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Free Nebo Parent Support Group Meeting

Landmark High School News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:38am
Attributions: Does your child struggle with Executive Functioning Skills?  (Organizing, remembering things, prioritizing, paying attention, starting tasks, homework?) Join us for practical solutions for parents Free Nebo Support Group for parents of children with special needs Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:00-8:00 p.m. Nebo School District CTE Building (350 S. Main Street, Spanish Fork) Adults only, please
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Sherry Plaisted Receives PEAK Award

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:07am
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

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.”

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:14pm
Attributions: Megann McKendrick
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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! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:48pm
Attributions: by Brayden Reese
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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.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Students of the Month: December

Landmark High School News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:28pm

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%!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Final Reminder for SEP Conference Sign Ups

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:52pm

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!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork