Brockbank's Karolann Pace was recognized and received the PEAK (Positive Energy and Kind) Award for October. She along with four other deserving Nebo employees were honored Wednesday night, October 11 at the School Board Meeting. Congratulations Karolann!
Karolann Pace, Para Educator, Brockbank Elementary
Nominated by: Kristi Jensen
“Karolann is a hardworking technician. She develops a good rapport with the teacher, other technicians, and the students. She is a self-starter and completes tasks even before they need to be done! Karolann willingly does whatever is asked with a positive attitude. She has a strong work ethic and seldom misses work. Karolann provides leadership and guidance. She creates a positive working atmosphere with the students and is firm when needed but caring and nurturing as well. Everyone needs a Karolann!”
Mr. Evans recently received a grant from the Nebo Foundation in the amount of $45. Mr. Evans will be using that money to purchase headphones for his clasroom to enhance the learning experience. Thanks Mr. Evans and the Nebo Foundation!
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In connection with our science unit the third graders have been working on creating their own pumpkins. Each student was given a pumpkin that was grown for them by Mrs. Dimmick's dad. They spent time observing the pumpkins and then creating their own drawing of pumpkins. Stop by and see our "pumpkin patch."
Mahonri Mackintosh Young is an artist featured in the Springville Art Museum. He was a Utah sculptor who felt that it was the ordinary people who were heroes in his life. Mrs. Staheli’s 3rd Grade Class studied Mr. Young and tried their hand at sculpting the heroes in their lives.
Bring Out Your Dead!
...or at least your haiku about the undead!
It’s time again for the Annual SFJHS Zombie Haiku Contest!
October 16-30, 2017
All students and teachers are invited to dust off their post-mortem poetry skills and enter our contest regarding corpses. There will be prizes for each grade level.
- Entries must fit the haiku format.
- All entries must be your original work.
- One entry per person is allowed.
- Place your name, grade, and English teacher’s name on the back of your submission.
- All submissions must be turned in personally to
Mr. Anson’s room by the end of school October 30, 2017.
All of these amazing students were chosen for Serving and Supporting in some way.
They are: Hannah Johnson, BrynLee Padilla, Alex Minga, Kodi Begay, Kourtney Simons, Bryana Ortega Vargas, Bryson Epperly, Eli Renz, and Cassidy Jones.
Our school’s PTA is once again sponsoring the Reflections program this year, and we are excited to see your students’ entries! We hope if they have any desire to participate, that you will encourage them to do so! They can enter in several different categories:
2-D Visual Art
3-D Visual Art
If you need entry forms or need to check rules, please check in the office or print them yourself at Utahpta.org/reflections.
The attached picture gives a good overview of what you need to know! Our due date is October 27th 8:30-9:00 am on the stage at the school. PLEASE come with your students to turn in their entries that day, if at all possible. We don’t have a lot of room to store early entries.
If you have any further questions, please call or text Amy van Dyk at 801-691-6931.
We are excited to see what our wonderful students come up with!
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Students dressed like their favorite hero got to meet with real community hereos today at Rees. We had the privilege of having local police officers, an EMT, and firefighters come to Rees for a safety fair. Students were able to explore the emergency vehicles and ask our community heroes questions about their jobs. We appreciate our community heroes and ALL they do for our safety.
Congratualtions to our September students of the month. They were honored last week at a breakfast with their parents, thanks for being so great students.
Pictured from left to right:
Top: Ryker Richards, Raegan Painter, Tessa Hulse, Sydnee West, Jazmin Ayala, Oliver Stroud, Israel Bahena
Bottom: Scott Packard, Sam Moss, Camden Gladding
Not Pictured: Julie Churchill, Jadee Cole, Rachel Bond
Parents, Students, and Friends –
REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP CHANGES
The Regents Scholarship has made some changes for the class of 2019 and beyond. Some of the changes include a lower GPA requirement (3.3) and lower ACT score requirement (22). The award amounts have changed as well and will be based on financial need and is subject to funding. We encourage parents to look over the Regents Scholarship Program Guide to see all of the changes: https://stepuputah.com/files/regents/2018_program-guide-2019-rules.pdf
Thank you to Coaches Hansen and Bartholomew for all of your help and support of these young players!
The cross country season has come to an end and we want to thank Coaches Brooks and Zacharias for their efforts with our awesome runners!
CONGRATULATIONS MR. MORTIMER AND 9TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHERS!
Both teachers are the recipients of a Nebo Education Foundation grant for their classrooms! Mr. Mortimer was granted $200 for classroom headphones to be used in his science classes. Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Anson, and Mrs. Nielsen wrote the grant and received $871.75 for reading books in the 9th Grade English Department. Thanks for all you do to improve your classrooms for students! You ARE living the Lobo Way! #LiveTheLoboWay
Early Morning Basketball open gym for 9TH GRADE BOYS continues at 6am beginning every Tuesday and Thursday until tryouts.
NEW PACK TIME CAREER PRESENTATION
There will be a special guest speaker talking about careers in the Justice system including Judges, Attorneys, Parole Officers, and more this Thursday, October 5th. All students without deficient grades are welcome to attend in Mr. Kavanaugh's Choir Room 14.
Mr. Youd will be holding a Wrestling Team Meeting on Wednesday, October 11th, after school in room 7. The High School Wrestling coach, Kip Spencer, will also be there to talk to the 9th graders who want to wrestle at the high school level.
HALF-DAY BIKING TRIP
There will be a meeting during Pack Time this Thursday in the weight room about the trip! Any 7th, 8th, or 9th grade boy or girl is invited! There is no fee! The trip will take place on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH from 11:00am-2:40pm. We will be biking the Spanish Fork River Trail, you will need to bring your own: Bike, Helmet & Lunch.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AND TURN IN THE PERMISSION FORMS IN ORDER TO ATTEND! Sign up with Coach Denter ASAP.
FREE AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Our after school clubs are up and running! Students can still join if they would like; get a form from Mr. Ferrin, Mrs. Green or the office. ALL CLUBS ARE FREE! Our clubs are:
Mondays: Improv club
Tuesdays: Chess club – Come join in! We have people at ALL ability levels. Mr. Mortimer will challenge any teacher that wants to take him on as well!
Wednesdays: Art Club
Thursdays: Anime Club
Fridays: German Club
Come and join the fun!
SFJHS is on Facebook and Twitter! Go to sfjhs.nebo.edu and follow the links on the lower left side of the home page. Please "LIKE" us! When you do, we can keep you updated on the happenings and events at school AND when we reach our "LIKES" goal with the district, we earn electronic equipment such as cameras to continue to publicize great things at the school.
Boys/Girls Basketball Intramurals 2:45pm
Wrestling Team Meeting, Room 7, 2:45pm
9th Grade Boys Basketball Open Gym 6:00am
Boys/Girls Basketball Intramurals 2:45pm
Basketball Intramurals 6:00am
Cross Country District Finals at SFJHS 3:30pm
Mrs. Mathis and Mrs. Lacrua's third grade class participated in Red Ribbon Week. Students wore as much red as possible for "rally in red." It was so much fun to see all of the red throughout the school!
Mrs. Moody's second grade class participated in Red Ribbon Week. Monday was “Follow your dreams- don't do drugs.” Students had so much fun wearing their pajamas for the day. We are excited for the themes for the rest of the week!
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Mrs. Chambers' 3rd graders had a chance to bring in their collections to share with the class. They read a story called Max’s Words which talks about a boy who starts a collection of words and creates stories. The kids used the chrome books and google classroom to type an essay about their collection so their classmates could read about it. It was a fun time learning and sharing our collections with each other.
WE ARE READY AND EXCITED FOR THE FUN RUN!!! We hope that you are encouraging your child to be ready for the FUN RUN, that will be this Wednesday! Please make sure that your child wears good walking shoes and brings a jacket! Also, please encourage your child to get pledges for the laps he/she plans to run, or he/she can collect money for a flat amount! You are welcome to come and walk with your child. We will have 4th, 5th, 6th, and morning kindergarten grades begin at 9:30, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and afternoon kindergarten grades begin at 12:30. This year, the money collected will go towards new benchmark kits, books, and charging stations for our Chromebooks and IPads. Checks or cash will gladly be accepted, no online payments will be available this year. PLEASE GET YOUR CHILD EXCITED ABOUT GETTING PLEDGES TO HELP OUR SCHOOL!
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Rees students are sporting crazy hair and socks today as we celebrate being "wild about being drug free." We have some very creative students and parents at Rees Elementary!
The volleyball team is putting donations together for our Thursday night breast cancer awareness game against Provo. We invite everyone to come out and support the volleyball team as they support those who have overcome and are overcoming their fight against breast cancer.
We will be having a dig meter, and are asking people to pledge anywhere from 25 cents to 1$ per dig that the varsity team gets during their game. We will have a sign up at the door and we will collect money during the game for all this that would like to participate. The foundation we are donating the money to is called National Breast Cancer Foundation. All those who donate will receive a pink breast cancer awareness wrist band.
Thank you so much for your support! See you all on Thursday at 6:30!
Dear Students and Parents,
This Monday, October 16 will be our first Monday Make-up Day. We will have one per term. We will shorten the school day and excuse students at 1:10 pm. Teachers will be in their rooms from 1:10-2:30pm helping students. Buses will still run as usual on Mondays at 1:45pm. Parents can visit with teachers on Monday also. We are anticipating that it will be pretty hectic in the classrooms for the first 60 minutes, but it will hopefully calm down the last 20 minutes or so if you want to drop by then you are welcome or you may email the teachers.
Monday is also Mega Detention. If your student has any NCs this term or from previous terms they will want to sign-up for detention. To sign-up students pay $5 in the finance office to be added to the detention list. Students will serve 3 hours in the detention lab (from 2pm-5pm) and receive 5 hours of credit.
Last, I want you to know how much I love working at MMHS and spending time with students—your children. Please follow me on Instagram @principal_nielsen. I post “what’s happening” at school. And please like us on FACEBOOK! https://www.facebook.com/maplemountainhighschool/
Thanks for your support and GO EAGLES!!
Hello, Brockbank Families!
WE ARE READY FOR THE FUN RUN!!! We hope that you are encouraging your child to be ready for the FUN RUN, that will be this Wednesday! Please make sure that your child wears good walking shoes and brings a jacket! Also, please encourage your child to get pledges for the laps he/she plans to run, or he/she can collect money for a flat amount! You are welcome to come and walk with your child. We will have 4th, 5th, 6th, and kindergarten grades begin at 9:30, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and kindergarten grades begin at 12:30. This year, the money collected will go towards new benchmark kits, books, and charging stations for our Chromebooks and IPads. Checks or cash will gladly be accepted, no online payments will be available this year. PLEASE GET YOUR CHILD EXCITED ABOUT GETTING PLEDGES TO HELP OUR SCHOOL!
Learning Through Robotics: We are still accepting students for our Robotics class. It is held after school, every Thursday, for 9 weeks. This will be a great class where the students will be doing many hands-on activities with robots that they will build! Please contact the office if you are interested.
Picture Retakes: October 17th will be picture retakes! If you want your child’s pictures retaken, please send the packet with your child to school.
Reflection Contest: Reflections!
What: PTA believes that all children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts. Reflections began in 1969 and has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Our Theme this year is "Within Reach". We are looking for original works of art in photography, dance choreography, literature, visual art, 3-D art, film production, and music composition.
Who: Students at Brockbank all ages and abilities!
Where: Entries due Tuesday October 24th. Entry forms will be available at the office.
Why: A great way to let your student express their original ideas! Explore the theme and then let them create!
Any questions email Cindy Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to see what the incredible students at Brockbank create!
District Survey: You should have or will be receiving an email asking you to participate in a district survey. This survey is to get your input on important matters with the upcoming bond. Please take a minute and fill that out so that your voice can be heard. Thanks so much!
Popcorn Friday: October 13th will be our first Popcorn Friday. The bags of popcorn will be 50 cents a bag!
Dads and Doughnuts: October 18th will be our fun Dads and Doughnuts activity! We invite you to bring your child and kick off the Book Fair with this fun event.
Fall Break: October 19-20! Enjoy!
Book Fair: Our PTA Book Fair will be scheduled for October 18th, then the 23rd-26th. We appreciate your support for the Book Fair, and appreciate all the hard work the PTA does in getting this ready!
SEP Conferences: October 26th, from 3:00-8:30, will be our SEP Conferences. If you did not sign up for a time for the conference at the Open House, please go to the school website and sign up for a time that would work best for you.
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!
10/11-FUN RUN! School Fundraiser
10/13-Popcorn Friday-50 cents a bag
10/17-Picture Retakes/4th Grade Field Trip
10/18-Dads and Doughnuts
10/18, 23-26-Book Fair
10/24-Reflection Entries are due
10/30-11/3-Red Ribbon Week
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A Great Big Thank You from Riverview!!
Our chalk-walk was a huge success.
We are collecting pledges this week, Oct. 9th-12th. Our school goal is $8,000.