Spring Choir at Spanish Oaks begins today! We invite students in first through sixth grade who want to sing with the Spanish Oaks Choir to register ... We start practicing for our SPRING performances on Wednesday, January 17th, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Little Theater. The students have chosen Disney songs to perform!
We also will have the opportunity of presenting at Music at the Mountain on April 11th at 7:00 p.m. - (more information to come later), and then our final performance will be in late April. (Right now we are thinking of April 25th at Spanish Oaks Elementary.)
Please send the bottom section the attached note with your child. We are looking forward to working with your children.
- Maren Christensen and Katie Drollinger
Nebo Afterschool Program • Unlimited Classes: Students can attend up to 1 class each day or just 1 class each week
• Yearly Enrollment fee: $10.00
• Registration forms are in the front office
• Return registration form and enrollment fee to the office
• Winter session classes: January 2 nd – March 9 th
• Mon: 1:55 – 3:40pm & Tues – Fri: 2:40 – 4:25pm
• Meet in the lunch room after school • A snack is provided each day
Click on the "After School Program" tab at the top of the homepage for a list of available classes.
Larsen's school science fair will be held on February 9th. It is a requirement for all 5th and 6th grade students. Teachers have sent information packets home that will further explain the rules and steps for each project. Parents will be invited to come see the projects that day from 12:45-2:30. We are excited to see all the amazing experiments that our students perform. Larsen Elementary has the beginnings of some amazing scientists!
Congratulation to Tanner Fraser, Kayla Huish, Bryce Harman, Erica Bramall, Cael Erickson, and Alex Christiansen! They auditioned and were selected to be in the Utah All State Junior High orchestra. This orchestra is for top students all over the state. They will be performing on Saturday at Abravanel Hall with renowned composer Deborah Baker Monday conducting.
Hello, Brockbank Families!
Thank you so much for coming to SEP Conferences on Thursday! We love celebrating your child and all his/her accomplishments! We appreciate your support for our school!
This last week, our BFF activity was all about our “S” in our BEST mission statement; Setting goals for growth and success. I hope that as you reflect on your child’s accomplishments that were discussed at SEP Conferences, that you will encourage your child to set goals that will help him/her progress these next few months! I hope that reading is a top priority and that your child sets a goal to read every night. Also, I hope that you will take advantage of our Math Lab in the mornings at 8:30. Your child is welcome to come early and get help with math assignments, homework or math facts. The computer lab will be open so your child can practice with online math programs.
Popcorn Friday: This Friday will be "Popcorn Friday," at lunchtime. The cost is 50 cents/bag! Thanks to our PTA!
Family Skate Night: We are excited for our Free Family Skate Night! Bring the whole family and come skate at Classic Skating in Orem. Your child should have brought home a flyer telling you all about this fun family activity! Thanks to our PTA for sponsoring this great event! This will be Friday, January 19th. Mark your calendars and plan to come from 5:00-9:00.
Brockbank Birthday: Our Brockbank Birthday will be the week of January 22-26! Our Spirit Student council has planned some very fun things for our students!
Monday, January 22-Crazy Hair Day-We’re Crazy About Brockbank
Tuesday, January 23-‘50’s Day-Dress up as if it were 1959-when Brockbank first opened!
Wednesday, January 24-Sport’s Day-Come ready in sports clothing so you can have fun at Brockbank’s Birthday party!
Thursday, January 25-Super Hero Day- Dress up as your favorite HERO!
Friday, January 26-Spirit Day-Wear our Brockbank colors-navy blue and maroon.
We have a message from our School Nurse, Aubrey Porter:
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem they will be holding the annual Utah County Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) dental event. Volunteer dentists and hygienists will be on-hand to provide exams and perform limited procedures for qualifying children, and refer them for follow-up services after the event if needed.
To qualify for this program, parents of children between the ages of 5-12 years old who are also uninsured and from low income families must submit the enclosed Health History and Consent Form no later than February 9th, 2018. If you meet the qualifications, and would like your child to see a dentist at this event, please fill out a form that you can get in the school office, and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than February 9th, 2018. The Utah GKAS event has limited slots available. Return this form as soon as possible to secure your child’s appointment!
If you have any questions please contact the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling your child’s school.
Aubrey Porter RN
PTA: Parents, we need your help! We need more parents to get involved with PTA! This is such a great organization and the PTA does so much for our students, but we need all the help we can get! We know it takes a village to raise a child, and PTA makes it possible to help make this happen! PTA volunteers are there to support students progress with their academics, with activities, with needed items for our school, and with support for families. Please come be a part of our PTA! Contact Brenda Dudley for more information with how you can help!
Keep collecting those Box Tops!
We invite you to LIKE us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our own Brockbank website! Follow us on Instagram--#Brockbankbest, #Lookatbrockbank, and #BrockbankBFF
Thanks for being the BEST!
1/19-Popcorn Friday-50 cents/bag; Family Skate Night! Classic Skating-5:00-9:00pm
1/22-26-Brockbank Birthday (Mon-crazy hair day; Tues-‘50’s Day; Wed-Sport’s Day; Thurs-Super Hero Day; Fri-Spirit Day!
Parents, Students, and Friends –
TERM 3 BEGINS!
Welcome to Term 3! We have a new semester and lots of new classes for students. This week is HOPE Week and we have fun things planned to remind us that when we make good choices, good things happen. We will not have Pack Time this week leaving time for 2nd period teachers to emphasize HOPE Week lessons on hope and what gives us hope. Pack time will resume next week.
Mr. Lawrence will be accepting new applications for National Junior Honor Society beginning January 22nd. We are inviting 7th graders to live the Lobo Way and apply as well. See Mr. Lawrence on January 22nd for an application.
Now that we are starting a new semester, it is a good time to pay off any lunch balances your student has accumulated and you can pre-pay lunches as well using the new parent mobile application at http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app. There are instructions to install the app on your phone or you can access the parent homepage at http://www.nebo.edu/parents where you will see a link to PayPAMS.
TERM 2 GRADES
Final grades will be posted by Wednesday evening and report cards will be given to students during 7th period on Friday, January 19th. TODAY’S GRADES ON THE EMAIL HOME ARE FOR TERM 2.
January 15th: Martin L King Day (Holiday)
January 16th: Hope Week (Hat Day), Musical Rehearsals 3:00, BBB & GBB HOME 3:30
January 17th: Hope Week (White Out), Hope Week Assembly 2nd Period, FFA Wasatch Back
January 18th: Hope Week (Crazy Socks), BBB and GBB @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30
January 19th: Hope Week (Flannel), Report Cards handed out 7th period
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The MMHS Ellevés competed at the Rocky Mountain Drill Team Invitational Competition at Corner Canyon High School on January 13, 2018. They placed 1st in Pom, 1st in Hip Hop,1st in Military, 1st in Dance, and 1st in Character. The team also won the Overall 5A trophy and the overall Sweepstakes trophy.
Maple Mountain also took all five places in the 5A Drill Down. Kacey Melton won 1st place, Annie Merrill won 2nd, Tiffany Asay won 3rd place, Carlie Tippets won 4th place, and Grace Poulsen won 5th place. Congratulations drill team! The drill team will now prepare for the Region 8 Drill Team Competition which will be held at Springville High on January 25, 2018. Make plans now to come support the Ellevés!
The lunchroom just became a little more lively with the blue and yellow decorations for the lunchroom winner of the week. This past week, Mrs. Bird's 1st grade class was our class of the week! They displayed wonderful behavior in the lunchroom by not sharing food, keeping their voices at a talking level, not running around, and just being kind to those around them! Way to go Mrs. Bird's class!!!
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Larsen Chime Choir and some students from 2nd and 4th grades had the opportunity to perform for the Nebo School Board Wednesday night. They performed a creative dance routine using different props and types of movement. The Larsen Chime Choir performed songs using their bells and even had some of the board members participate in playing with them. It was a wonderful performance from our students. Thank you to all those who helped make it a success!
Adjectives...can you describe your popcorn? Miss Nuttall's class loved learning about adjettives. The popcorn was just an added bonus!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com , if you have any questions.
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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).
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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!"
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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.
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.