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On Friday, November 10, 2017, Spanish Fork Jr High had our annual Veterans Day assembly.
This assembly touched the hearts of many people in that room. We were able to hear the story of a man who has served in the army and now has children serving in the army. He talked about some of the people he knows that are in the war. His dad, his uncle, and his children now have all served and are continuing to serve today.
I remember something he said along the lines of we may not know anyone in the army, but we owe everyone in the army. We are blessed to live in this land of freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and much more than we have been given.
All of the men and women in the military have served our country in many ways; some have even sacrificed their lives for this country, and I want to say thank you to them and the work they have put into keeping this country free.
Congratulations to last week's winners!
Braden Banks, Jamison Barrett, Dexter Bradford, Sara Chandler, Ethan Graham, Ty Reese, Callie Johnson, Molly Peterson, This week's problem is:
Laree notices that the current mileage on her car is a multiple of 1000, and is a perfect cube. She does some calculations and determines that she will have to drive another 4921 miles before the number of miles on her car is a perfect cube again. What is Laree’s current mileage?
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The 7th grade Honors English students went to UVU for a field trip to see the Roots of Knowledge stained glass window display. It was amazing!
The display was awesome because there was a tree at the beginning representing the tree of life. Then there was a tree at the end which looked like a hand holding a torch, but you could tell it was a tree [representing the transfer of knowledge to future generations].
In between the trees there were pictures depicted in stained glass showing all of the things we have discovered over generations such as the pyramids of Egypt and Vikings’ ships. There were pictures showing people making railroads and canoes and planting crops and just working in general. They also had all of the great artists and geniuses from around the world like Beethoven, Einstein, Jane Austen, and lots more. There were some buildings near the end that represented the future.
We also did a walk and write which is when you walk around in small groups and talk, and then you sit down and write inspiring ideas that you had talked or thought about. Walk and writes are fun! We learned a lot from the UVU field trip.
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Come see Seussical the Musical! This is a fantastic show that is running Nov 10, 11 and 13. See the attached poster for details (you have to scroll the photo to the right).
Aliya and Zane Cruz shared some of their Native American culture with their classes to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day which was held November 3rd. They each performed a native dance in costumes. Aliya danced the Fancy Shawl dance while Zane danced the Grass dance. They did a great job and classmates enjoyed seeing and learning more about their culture.
Some of the classes at Larsen had the priviledge to meet Tom Turkey and learn a little more about him when he visited our school. Students learned a few interesting facts about turkeys: Male turkeys "gobble" but female turkeys "bark". When a male turkeys are calm their heads are blue but when they are mad they turn red. Also, during the Revolutionary days, their long feathers were used to write with. We hope we don't see Tom Turkey on our tables in a couple weeks!
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Larsen students were so lucky to have a Western Hoe Down from the Gains ABC the Arts and Me Program. A couple from St. George that have been square dancing for 45 years came and showed students all the different steps to square dancing. Three seperate assemblies were held so that students had hands on help learning the steps. Students had so much fun and enjoyed learning a new form of art.
Wrestling season has begun at SFJH!!! Spanish Fork Jr. High Wrestling dueled Payson last night. The night was full of hard-fought matches. There were many beginner wrestlers that came away with big victories. The next wrestling match will be against Mt Nebo on Wednesday, Nov 15 at 3:30 pm. Come support the Wrestling Team.
We are so proud of all the students who entered our PTA Reflections competition! We are hosting our Reflections Honors Night next Tuesday night, the 14th, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. We invite any students who entered Reflections to come and bring their families to celebrate with them! Dress is casual.
We will hand out the awards that night. Participation recipients will receive a certificate, Merit recipients will receive a certificate and a ribbon, and a our Excellence winners will receive a certificate and a medal! We will also have cookies at the end of the evening.
If your child received a Participation or Merit award, please take your child’s artwork home at the end of the evening.
-Sierra Bonita PTA
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Fifth graders participated in a state fair. Each student reported on one state. Students made posters, brought in artifacts and even served food items to showcase their state! Great job fifth graders!
Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were named to the 5A All-State Drill Team. Tiffany Asay, daughter of Suzanne and Dwayne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Kim and Matt Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Melisa and Chris Merrill were chosen to represent Maple Mountain at the 5A All-State Drill Team Auditions.
Tiffany is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the President/Head Drill Mistress this year. Tiffany was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Tiffany enjoys biking, playing the piano, and swimming.
Hannah is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the Drill Mistress of the team this year. Hannah was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Hannah enjoys reading, sleeping, and dancing.
Annie is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was the Historian her junior year and is an Assistant Drill Mistress for the team this year. Annie was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Annie enjoys dancing, playing with her puppies, shopping, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.
The auditions were held on Wednesday, November 8 at Bountiful High School. Each 5A school sent three girls to represent their school at the auditions. There were 42 girls who auditioned. A cut was made after the girls showed their technique in some across the floor combinations in front of a panel of three judges who narrowed it down to 30 girls. Those girls were taught a short dance and then auditioned it for the judges, who decided which girls made the team. There were 16 girls who made the final cut.
The 5A All-State Team will be recognized at the State Drill Team Competition that will be held at UVU in February. Congratulations to these girls for their accomplishments!
In Mrs. Mendonsa’s science class, seventh-grade students experimented with the levels of density that different substances hold. They used honey, corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. First they found out what the density of each substance was. Honey had the thickest density, then corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. After finding the density of each substance, they were ready to start the experiment!
To start the experiment they needed equal amounts of each substance. After making sure that they had equal amounts, it was time to begin. The honey had the thickest density, so it was poured into the tube first. Next the corn syrup was slowly poured into the tube, but instead of mixing with the honey is stayed right on top, making two different layers. Little by little each substance was poured into the tube according to their level of density. When they were finished, six different layers were visible! Instead of mixing all together, each substance just sat on top of one another! Who knew that density could be so cool!
Students at Spanish Fork Junior High attended an assembly on how to use the Internet safely and smartly on November 1st.
A NetSmartz representative educated students on topics such as distracted driving, cyber bullying, and staying away from bad websites. They watched videos on why it’s dangerous to text and drive, and in how some parts of the world they have texting and walking lanes for people to freely walk and text.
They also saw a video of people in New York grabbing onto leashes provided by volunteers, who would then lead the people texting to wherever they wanted to go. It was a great day to learn about Internet safety.
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The kindergarten students in Mrs. Hyer’s classes have been talking about what they are thankful for. They colored turkeys (most of them called them chickens). The students had to cut up the sentence “I am thankful for…” and put it back in order. Then they had to sound out the word and try to write it. Some were thankful for their tramp, fish, cats, toy guys, and even their family! Each class got a picture by their (chickens) oops, Turkeys!
If I were in charge of the world, I would change the math terms addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. I have a good idea what their new names would be:
Addition would be Bouncy Fists. “What’s 8 + 7?” Kids like to hold up their fists then start opening it up one finger at a time. Each time they stick out a finger they bounce their hand. “9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, FIFTEEN!”
Subtraction would be Sneaky Fingers. Sometimes kids don’t want the teacher to see them counting on their fingers so they hide their hands under their desks just like they do when they sneak in a fistful of Doritos, or a bug, or a stick.
Multiplication would be called Wake Me Up When You Get There.
Teacher: “What’s 7 x 8?”
Teacher: “No, but you’re close.”
Teacher: “You’re getting warmer.”
Teacher: “You’re super hot.”
Teacher: “YOU’RE BURNING UP!”
Division would Tearing My Hair Out. (I can think of other names as well, but this is the only one I can put in print.) When a teacher needs to be out for the day, we choose from a menu of items on an automated system. We select the title that corresponds to the reason for our absence: illness, personal leave, district assignment. There should be one for long division.
A big thank you to the PTA for an outstanding book fair! On behalf of Riverview students and teachers, I thank you for the time spent in creating a fun event for all!
Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the month on November until Thanksgiving Break. Each class earns points by collecting pennies. Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills. The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward. All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year. Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world!
Food Drive-Cans for Kids
We’re thankful for canned foods. They have certainly kept many bellies fed. This food drive is titled “Cans for Kids.” We are collecting cans with foods that are okay to eat from a can; foods that a child could prepare on his/her own if there were ever the need i.e.: Canned chicken breast, pork-n-beans, soups, Chef Boyardee canned foods, fruits, Vienna sausage, etc. Thank you!
If you have a family member who has served in the military, please be willing to share with us a copy of his/her photo. Mrs. RaeAnn Nelson will be posting the pictures in the hall in honor of all those who are serving our country.
The Riverview website http://riverview.nebo.edu/. has been updated in order to hopefully make it easier to access school information. Please check out the new format.
Cool weather is upon us. As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health. Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/. We follow the Utah recess guide: http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf.
During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning. Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index. If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess. Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.
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- November 6th – Food Drive/Penny Wars begins
- November 8th – student council conference
- November 10th – Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Reward Activity
- November 14th – Veteran’s Assembly 9:00 a.m.
- November 15th – Native American Hoop Dance Assembly; 1:45 p.m. for K-3rd, 2:15 for 4th – 6th
- November 16th – Reflections assembly 2:00 p.m.
- November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
- November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
Our Park Student Leaders (PSL) went to a state leadership conference at BYU today. They learned about their leadership roles in our school and how to be a great example to the students around them. They also learned how to improve our school community. Way to go!
Hello, Brockbank Families!
We hope that you are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. Students will be going outside unless it is rainy, too snowy or poor air quality.
Wax Museum: We are excited to see our 5th grade students as they come in character for our Wax Museum. It will be at 12:30 and at 6:30. The fifth grade students have worked hard and we are very proud of them!
4th Grade Program: Our 4th grade students will also have their program next week, Nov. 15th, at 6:00. It should be a lot of fun with parents and student both involved!
Popcorn Friday: Popcorn Friday will be this Friday, Nov. 10th, at lunch. Each bag is 50 cents. Thanks for your support!
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Thanks for being the BEST!
11/6-5th Gr. Wax Museum-12:30 and 6:30.
11/10-Popcorn Friday-50 cents/bag
11/13-Veteran’s Day! Assembly at 11:00
11/15-4th Gr. program-6:00