RYAN FLAKE WINS SPANISH FORK JR. HIGH’S GEOGRAPHY BEE Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship
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Ryan Flake, an eighth-grade student at Spanish Fork Jr. High, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 15, 2017, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. In order to participate in the Bee, eighth graders had to pass a written test with a high qualifying score. There were only 30 seats available for the entire eighth grade so being able to participate is an accomplishment in and of itself. The following students qualified and participated in the school competition:
Connor Gates, Laycee Bills, Carter Cook, Emmie Olson, McKay Shaffer, Gwen Beagley, Sydney Chipman, Jones Lewis, Questin Francis, Brian Gunyan, Wyatt Hughes-Millman, Brenner Shepherd, Natalie Olsen, Zac Dart, Samuel Clements, Ellie Maughan, Trevor Stephens, Kate Jones, Xander Lacefield, Kelsey Mansfield, Cole Gwilliam, Andrew Porter, Ryan Flake, Ashton Szalkowski, and Kade Baum
Ryan Flake finished the competition in First Place with Wyatt Hughes-Millman finishing in Second Place and Sydney Chipman finishing in Third Place. Congratulations to our school finalists!
School winners around the country, including Ryan, will now take a written test to be eligible to compete in the state Geographic Bee on April 6, 2018. State winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Geographic Bee and a chance for a $50,000 scholarship.
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Reflections Region Awards
Award of Excellence (meaning she is moving on):
Lexi Jackson — Photography
Award of Merit:
Evey Gibson — 3D Art
Reed Nelson — Music
The awards night is Thursday, January 11 at the Nebo School District Offices in Spanish Fork. The entries will be on display at 6:30 and the program will start at 7:00. It will last about 30 minutes. Great job students!!
Mental Health Awareness Night(s)
Dates and Locations:
January 8, 2018 @ 6:30 Spanish Fork High
February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 Maple Mountain High
March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 Payson High School
March 12, 2018 @6:30 Salem Hills High
April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 Springville High
Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.
For our 1-29-18 reading assembly, we are going to see just how well Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Brown know their favorite books! Or ... do our students know the book(s) better?
- Kindergarten through 2nd grade(s) are going to go up against Mrs. Hill
- 3rd through 6th grade(s) are going up against Mrs. Brown
Mrs. Hill has picked the book They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel, and Mrs. Brown had chosen Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. Happy reading ... Let's see if we can stump Mrs. Brown and Mrs. HIll!
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Students at Spanish Fork High School are doing a myriad of internships for high school credit, assisting them in figuring out just what they want to do in life! 1st pic: Jovanna Gomez interning with Ms. Froerer's 1st grade class at Sierra Bonita2nd: Joni Nielsen interning at Payson Family Pet Hospital3rd: Mason Olsen interning at ATL Technologies with their engineers4th: Teagan Sheetz interning with Barber Welding5th: Devin Berns interning on the Medical/Surgical floor and the Emergency Room at Mtn View HospitalGreat job intern Dons!! Keep up the good work!
Right now students are learning EVERYTHING! After Christmas Break, students have only a couple of weeks before the terms ends. So they are buckling down to make sure their work is taken care of. Janna took this picture during 3rd period today... they were packed down there! Something like 22 students working on work from all subject areas!
Madisan Brittain received an Award of Merit this year at the Region level of Reflections in Visual Arts. She did a great job, and we are so proud of her! Congratulations!
Hello, Brockbank Families!
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break! I also hope the New Year brings you much joy and happiness! I feel so fortunate to be here, at Brockbank, working with your sweet child and with such a great staff! I look forward to a super year and know wonderful things will happen here!
SEP Conferences: January 11th will be our SEP Conferences. Please watch for a note that will give you your scheduled time for your conference.
DDD-January 12th will be a District Development Day! There will be no school for the students, however, the teachers will be working.
Martin Luther King Day: January 15th will be a holiday and no school for our students.
Family Skate Night: We are excited for our Free Family Skate Night at Classic Skating! Thanks to our PTA for sponsoring this fun event! This will be Friday, January 19th. Mark your calendars and plan to come from 5:00-9:00.
Keep collecting those Box Tops!
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Thanks for being the BEST!
1/12-District Development Day-no school for the students
1/15-Martin Luther King Day
1/19-Family Skate Night!
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Dine-in or Drive-thru ... mention Spanish Oaks and Chick-fil-A will make a donation to our school!
* Our GOAL: To keep our students safe!
Please review our Drop OFF and Pick UP Safe School Protocol. Students are insructed to use our crosswalk(s) at all times. Thank you for NOT waving them across the street to where you may be parked.
Pick UP/Drop OFF in all three (3) school entrance(s):
All Drop OFF/Pick UP area(s) are ONE WAY ONLY: Enter from the East ... Exit from the West. Drop OFF/Pick UP zones are to: Drop OFF students and Pick UP students. Please do NOT park cars in the Drop OFF/Pick UP area(s). If you need to enter the school, you need to please park in a parking space. Thank you for pulling all the way forward in each area to keep traffic flowing.
"Walking Student" Crossing
Students walking/biking to school will turn RIGHT on the corner and walk along the east fence-line. Our Crossing Guard will be stationed on the south-east sidewalk corner. Students will cross, with the help of a teacher, in the designated/identified "crosswalk" from the fence-line, across the parking lot "crosswalk", to the south-east corner of the front of our school. Students can then go either to the back of the school (bikes, rear entrance, playground, etc.) or enter through our front automatic doors.
At the end of the day: Students who exit the front of the building to walk/bike home will cross with the teacher from the south-east corner of the front of the school, walk across the parking lot "crosswalk", and walk up the east fence-line to the Crossing Guard. They will then turn left and head safely home.
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Don't forget that we will be having our Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday Jan 11th 2018.
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The National Honor Society, Key Club, and STAR Clubs worked together to bring the spirit of Christmas to many in our community who so faithfully serve us. They also wanted to bring a some joy to little ones on Christmas morning.
Students got together and frosted cookies (hundreds of cookies) and made dozens of dog toys. The cookies were distributed to staff and faculty members at SFHS to thank them for their service and wish them a Merry Christmas. Cookies were also delivered to various community service organizations (Police and Fire Department, etc.). The many dog toys made at the activity were donated to the local animal shelter and to top it off, students brought toys for a toy drive which were then donated to the United Way. All club members want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! Service is FUN!
Two of our outstanding employees were recognized yesterday as the classified employee's of the year here at Diamond Fork. Both of these wonderful ladies are amazing individuals and are part of why Diamond Fork is such a fantastic place.
- Melanie Wilde is the front office secretary and is responsible for making the school run as smoothly as it does each and every day. She answers hundreds of phone calls, helps students and teachers, and does so much more. We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Wilde here at Diamond Fork and she is very deserving of this recognition.
- Anna Hanson does so much for our students one title wouldn't fit her. We can count on Anna to do whatever is asked of her and she will do it with a smile on her face. She has a wonderful relationship with each and every student that she works with and truly cares about students.
Thank You Anna and Melanie!
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HOSA Club and the Medical Anatomy classes have been busy this year. Here are some of the highlights from first and second term. HOSA visited Mountain View Hospital during October. We toured each department, and learned what careers are available at a hospital. The Medical Anatomy did a cow eye dissection. We also completed labs on cellular respiration too. Great job students! You are ROCK SOLID!
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During December, HOSA/Lettermans' Club organized a Teddy Bear Drive to help children at the Women/Children Crisis Center. The HOSA (future medical careers) students collected new stuffed animals to donate during the Christmas season. We collected close to 900 animals.
Today is the first day back from Christmas Break; sounds like most had a Merry Christmas. Legos were a hot item, so were Hover Boards, hatchimals, RC cars, drones, smart watches, and the flu.
This morning, most kids said they were glad to be back but there were some who were “kinda yes and kinda no.”
I asked some what their New Year’s resolutions are. Kid’s resolutions don’t change much from year to year: “I want to get better at times tables.” “I’m not going to fight with my brother.” “I will be a better reader.” “I want a new puppy.” I said, “Uh….that really isn’t a resolution, it’s a wish. A resolution is something you want to improve in or change.” He then said: “I want to change the way my mom feels about having a new puppy.” Clever boy! It’s good to be back!
The third session of after-school clubs will begin on Monday, January 8th and go until Friday, March 2nd. The fees for clubs will be $12 this year. Please fill out the registration forms if you haven’t completed one this school year and make the payment in the office by Friday, January 5th.
There is still some availability in the following clubs:
- K-3 Lego - 4 spots
- K-3 Creative Art - 5 spots
- 2-6th Origami - 6 spots
- 2-6th Sign Language - 7 spots
- K-3 Kids Rock - 5 spots
- 3-6th Unity/ code Video game design - 2 spots
- K-3 Einstein Science - 5 spots
- K-3 All about horses - 4 spots
- 3-6th Minecraft - 5 spots
- 2-6th Spanish - 8 spots
SEP Conferences will be held Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11th. You will be getting an email from SignUpGenius. This email will allow you to visit the website, find your child’s teacher (s), and sign-up for the time that is most convenient to your individual schedule. Thanks so much!
Nebo Mobile App
Nebo School District has launched a free app. This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.
Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.
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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Please continue to check the website for additional information.
- January 4th – 4th grade weather activity @ 10:30 in Little Theater
- January 5th – Popcorn Friday; PBIS assembly @ 2:15 p.m.
- January 8th – Officer Grover presenting to 3rd & 6th grades @ 9:15 in the gym
- January 10th – SEP Conferences
- January 11th – SEP Conferences; Last day of 2nd term
- January 12th – No School; Teacher Development Day
- January 15th – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
- January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
- January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
- January 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:30
- January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
- January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
- February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
Registration for the Winter Session of Afterschool 4-H will be Thursday, January 4 starting at 7:00 am.
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