Congratulations to the following students who are moving on to the District Keyboarding Competition!
4th Grade:Claire ChandlerLauryn GommSophia TelfordAndrew NelsonAshlynn DentonMateya HallBritton RichmondBrindly BunkerEmily CleggEmma Hinckley 5th GradeHyrum AdamsAustin ByersMitchell MoodyBode SappCarter TelfordCeleste PerrinsLindy Anglesey
Recently our district applied to earn the Energy Star Certification. We sent in Energy Star applications for 44 of our facilities and ALL 44 qualified. This is an amazing feat because in order to qualify a building must score in the top 75 percentile compared against other schools in the nation. Our district average score was 99, with many schools scoring a perfect 100. Sierra Bonita was one of the schools who scored a perfect 100!!
The certification process for Energy Star is not an easy one. Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account. This data, along with many other data points, are used to compare our K-12 facility to other K-12 facilities throughout the country. We then receive a score based on the grading criteria outlined by Energy Star.
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Spanish Fork is hosting the 2018 Fiesta Day Reading Challenge. To help promote the rodeo and at the same time to encourage students to read, the city is offering a Reading Contest.
Students are reading the month of April so they can meet their reading goal to get his or her name in a drawing. One student from each grade will receive two tickets to attend the rodeo. Out of those students, 2 lucky students will be drawn to receive not only 2 rodeo tickets, but a pair of boots, hat and wranglers. So keep reading!
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Sixth grade as well as the rest of the Brockbank family enjoyed a very special event on March 7, 2018: The first sixth grade Renaissance Fair was held as an all day event for students, parents, and teachers to enjoy! The festivities included the sixth graders dressing to represent a famous Renaissance person or country, an assortment of displays on their chosen countries and people, and two enjoyable Renaissance dances choreographed by a Nebo District dance specialist, Miss Rachel Kimball. She did a wonderful job and was extremely patient whilst teaching all three sixth grade classes both complex dances. “I learned a lot,” said Haya Swaidan, fourth grade, “And the dances were good, we liked them.”
Not only was there dancing and displays, but there were also tour guides who would bring groups of kids from their classes to the Renaissance countries. Countries included Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, and England. Once a group was taken to a country, the one or two country representatives would tell about their land. They would also sign the group’s passports as the students listened to Renaissance figures talk about what role they played in the sixteenth century. “Okay, I liked one thing: the star stickers on my passport,” says Jerise Swaidan, kindergarten.
The walls were full of maps, flags, and fun facts. Sixth graders also did portraits of their Renaissance figure, or of themselves in the Renaissance, using oil pastel and other colorful material. They created their own coat of arms which included symbolic colors and animals that represented themselves. Both of these items were also hung on the walls. The students and teachers spent a great deal of time planning, preparing, and practicing to make the Renaissance fair come together. There were weeks of preparation and revision before any steps could be taken to do anything in the designated Renaissance area. But over all, the time consumed was worth all the work. The first Brockbank Renaissance fair will definitely be remembered by many.
We are pleased to announce a school ball (dance) to help support our Make-A-Wish fundraiser. The ball will take place this Thursday, April 19th from 6-8 PM in the school cafeteria. Best dressed is required, NO students from other schools will be allowed into the dance. The cost is $3 for students with a student ID and $5 for students without their ID.
Jenna Jenna Jenna Rowley. She was fun and great to get along with. She did her job on the line getting lunch out to the hungry students while keeping the lunch ladies entertained.
Hello, Brockbank Families!
What a surprise to get a little snow upon our tulips! Spring is always a little crazy in Utah! Please make sure that you have your child dressed appropriately, as we are not quite sure what kind of weather it will be!
We are proud to let you know that our school was a recipient of the ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION! This is an amazing feat because in order to qualify a building must score in the top 75 percentile compared against other schools in the nation. Our Nebo School District average score was 99! We want you to know that we are “energy aware,” here at Brockbank and do our best to conserve energy!
Parents, this time of year is especially busy, as you well know! Please read the bulletin carefully! I think every day in May has a scheduled event! We are excited as we begin to wind down the school year and have such special activities!
Kindergarten Program: Our little kindergarten students will have their program on Friday, April 20th at 9:30 for the am Kindergarten classes and 1:30 for the pm Kindergarten classes. This will be such a special time for our students that have done so well this year!
Track Meets: Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be having our Track Meets for grades 3-6. All the track meets will be at the Spanish Fork High School football field. Here are the dates for those meets:
April 24-3rd Grade
May 1-4th Grade
May 8-6th Grade
May 15-5th Grade
PTA Carnival: We are so excited for our PTA school carnival that will be April 30th, from 5:00-8:00. The PTA has held a carnival the last few years and they have been wonderful! We appreciate all that our PTA does to help our school! Wrist bands will be sold for $7.00/person before the carnival, and $10.00/person at the door the night of the carnival. The wrist band will let you participate in all the activities, including bounce houses, a dunk tank, fire trucks, pony rides, a train ride, and balloon art. Food will be sold separately and includes pizza, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, and drinks. There will also be a bake sale! More information will be coming home this week!
Kindergarten PRE-Registration: If you were not able to make it to our Pre-Registration, please come and get pre-registered for Kindergarten. This will really help us know our numbers for next year. Please help spread the word if you know of families with a child coming to Kindergarten next year!
Year-End SAGE Testing: April 9th will be the beginning of our SAGE Testing in grades 3-6. Teachers will be testing over the course of several weeks. Your child will not be testing every day, however, it is imperative that he/she is at school, whether his/her class is reviewing and/or testing. If your child is going to be absent during this testing period, please notify your child’s teacher so he/she can make arrangements for alternate days of testing. First and Second grades will be testing April 23-May 11th, and the Kindergarten Assessment will be May 21-25.
Utah Association for Gifted Children is offering a tour of the Leonardo Science Museum. Please see the attachment.
Circles Community Action is looking to make a difference in our community! Whether you would like support for your family, or if you would like to help people in our community, Circles is a resource for you to consider. Please see email for information. There is also information at our office.
Math Lab: Just a reminder that we have our Math Lab opened in the mornings before school, at 8:30. Any student is welcome to come and practice math facts, use the online REFLEX program, or get help with math assignments!
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 make good 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!
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!
4/19-Ms. J’s Field Trip
4/20-Kindergarten Program-9:30 & 1:30/Popcorn Friday
4/24-3rd Gr. Track Meet
4/27-Ms. J’s Science Fair-1:30-2:30
5/1-4th Gr. Track Meet!
5/3-Ms. Jensens’s Superstar Track Meet
5/7-Kindergarten Field Trip
5/8-6th Gr. Track Meet
5/9-5th Gr. Freedom Walk
5/10-6th Gr. Field Trip
5/11-Mrs. Jensen’s Program
5/15-5th Gr. Tack Meet
5/16-6th Gr. Graduation-1:30/4th Gr. Program-6:00 pm
5/17-1st Gr. Program-6:30 pm
5/18-Kindergarten Last Day/5th Gr. Field Trip/Popcorn Friday
5/25-LAST DAY-SWIM DAY-EARLY OUT!
Nebo School District had their first integrated art endorsement class through BYU. Congratulations to the following:
Shalese Rogers - Instructional Coach
Dolly Scharf - Foothills
Heidi Dimmick - Spanish Oaks
Christy Nielson - Riverview
Kristen Jenkins - Barnett
Not pictured: Ariane Brown - Spanish Oaks
Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,
NEBO JR. THEATRE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, the students who love theatre have a chance to participate in the annual Nebo Jr. Theatre Festival. It's an all day experience for the students to get to know those from other schools, perform, and participate in theatre workshops. If your student would like to participate, $15 needs to be paid in the front office and a permission form (found in Miss Holley's room) needs to be signed and turned in by Wednesday, April 18th. This is open to all students whether they're in drama classes or not.
Are you a poet but don’t know it? ...or maybe you do! Either way, be sure to sign up to audition for this year’s poetry slam! Everyone who signs up will be eligible to go on a field trip April 24th to hear famous poet and slammer, Sarah Kay, at UVU! Plus, if you are selected to represent our school in the district slam, there are prizes and fame to be had. Auditions will be held in two weeks, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 25th, 26th, and 27th during Pack Time in Mrs. Thompson’s room. We won’t be having our usual school poetry slam as originally scheduled, so bring your best poem and be ready to slam it during Pack Time--minus the bright lights and scary audience! Sign up for the slam and the field trip just outside Mr. Anson’s room #3 and be sure to ask your English teacher for more details.
MARCH MADNESS PTA FUNDRAISER APPRECIATION
Thank you teachers, staff, students, and parents for participating in our March Madness PTA fundraiser! We appreciate your time and donations. Part of the money we raised will be given as a grant to the school to help purchase virtual reality equipment for your student to use in the science dept. The rest of the funds will be used for the PTA programs at our school (Reflections, Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation, etc.) Thanks so much for your support!
Apr 16th-18th: Spikeball Intramurals 7:30
Apr 18th: Native Club 9:30
Apr 19th: Great Utah Shakeout (drill), Spanish 2 Field Trip 8:00, Hope Squad 10:00
Apr 20th: MIDTERM, Track @ SHS 2:00, Rock Project NJHS 3:00 (SEE MR. LAWRENCE if you want to volunteer)
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Last week the SkillsUSA chapter from MMHS competed at the state competition held at Salt Lake Community College. Among all of our awesome contestants, the following students placed:
Leah Ribble - Silver in CPR
Brian Workman - Silver in Carpentry
Jesse Harness - Silver in Welding
Kolbi Schauerhamer - Silver in Dental Assisting
Isaac Behena - Gold in Job Interview
Sam Christmas, Ladd Davis, Nathan Wright - Gold in Welding Fabrication
Congratulate these awesome students on their hard work and achievements!
Mr. Massic was also awarded the Cluster Chair Outstanding Service Award for all his work with SkillsUSA and the state competition.
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This week at Larsen Elementary we are celebrating all the wonderful teachers and staff that work here during our "Teacher Appreciation Week". Some very talented PTA members decorated the doors of each class thanking the teachers for making a difference. We know Larsen has the best teachers and staff and we are grateful for all they do! We also have an awesome PTA that is putting on the celebrations all week.
The 9th annual MMHS Dance Concert entitled "Imagine" will be held Friday, April 27th at 7:00pm in the MMHS auditorium. This concert presented by Maple Mountain Dance Company (MMDC) will feature 11 student pieces as well as guest choreographers Alexa Knutzen and Jamie Crowther. Dance Excel, Social Dance 2, and Dance 2 will also perform in this special end of year event. We hope you can join us! Admission $6 adults, $4 students, $25 family.
This week, we will be participating in Penny Wars. Here's how it works:
Each grade will be competing to earn the most money by the end of the week. They can ADD to their total value by adding pennies and dollar bills (any amount) into their grade's bucket. They can SUBTRACT from another grade's total value by adding any kind of silver coin into their bucket. This is a great opportunity to get rid of all that loose change! The money raised will be used as a college scholarship for a Sierra Bonita alumni that will be graduating from Maple Mountain High School this year.
Here are the following dates to remember for the grade level track meets at Spanish Fork High School:
April 24th- 3rd grade
May 1st- 4th grade
May 8th- 6th grade
May 15th- 5th grade
Remember to have your students wear good running shoes, bring sunscreen, water and lunch if they didn't order a school lunch. Parents are welcome to go watch starting at approximately 9:30 AM. There is an order of events that is followed and not scheduled times.
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Mrs. Olson, our wonderful librarian taught a "Book Tasting" lesson to Mrs. Anderson's Novel's and Literature class last week. Students were to find 3 books from 5 different genres that sounded interesting to them. Once students learned a bit more about the books they chose they were able to taste some cookies and soda. It was a great way to learn more about some new books!
We love Friday mornings and afternoons with our kindergarten reading buddies! Mrs. Rivera's class reads and/or helps with all the kindergarten classes every Friday. It's a highlight of our week. Not only do kindergarten students benefit from the one on one interaction with older students, the sixth graders have learned responsibility as well as improving their peer relationships. We make our mark every Friday!
The "Cookie Monster" Underwater Robotics team from Larsen Elementary's Afterschool 4-H took second place in the open class division at the BYU Underwater Robotics Invitational. The team's club leader is Allan Wallace. Team members are Gian Pallavicini, Daniel Cooper and Liesel Hansen.
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Matt Ramirez, Collision Repair Technology, Gold!
Kyle Coombs, Automotive Refinishing Technology, Gold! Again!
Carson Sheriff, Nate Perkins and Lance Jensen, Welding Fab, Silver!
Matt and Kyle will represent Spanish Fork High School at SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville KY June 26-30.
I would like to congratulate the team from the Nebo ALC who won the 3rd annual Code Camp. The Code Camp is sponsored by the Mountainland CTE region, MTech, and Xactware. The students had 24 hours to design an application, created it, and have working a working prototype. The ALC team had 1 student from Salem Hills HS & 3 students from Spanish Fork HS. Their application was 1st place in the business division of the competition. Their was application was designed to look at the blood sugar levels collected by a blood sugar monitor for several years from a person and use software to predict what it would be coming up and to make a prediction on a computer or cell phone the past several readings. They also created a website to market the product. One of the sponsors made a comment to me that they worked really well as a team.
Congratulations to your students,