World History Classes Reconstruct Roman Aqueducts—Out of Garbage!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 3:42pm
Attributions: story by Rillene Nielsen and Shea Harmer pictures by Shea Harmer
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Mrs. Harmer is at it again!  First her student made Roman Temples out of school supplies.  Now they are building aqueducts out junk!  As you can tell by the photos, engagement was high as students learned how the ancient Romans got their water.

“My world history class built Roman aqueducts out of trash today,” reported Mrs. Harmer, “and they had an awesome time. They had to build it over 2 desks and have a ping pong ball go through it and land on a paper plate at the bottom without falling off. This simulated Roman aqueducts.”

Active, participatory learning like this might make some adults want to go back to Jr. High!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

First Grade Students of the Month

Rees Elementary News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 1:41pm
Attributions: Photo and Article: Carla Nixon

Congratulations to our September first grade students of the month. They have been a wonderful example of what it means to S.O.A.R.   Back row: Dennon Garret,  Lilly McGee, Kate Gutierrez , Kyndra Evans , Braxton Johnston, Katelyn Moody Front row Kairi Hair, Parker Holt



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Glen Rays Corn Maze

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:39am
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Some of our students were able to get a field trip in between storms! They went to Glen Rays Corn Maze and pumpkin patch! They had a great time!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Chemical Magic Show

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:02am

American Chemical Society

October 4, 2018

Dear Elementary School, Middle School and Junior High School Science Specialists:

We invite you and your students to celebrate National Chemistry Week with the Central Utah Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) during the week of October 22 - 27, 2018. National Chemistry Week, an outreach program sponsored by the ACS, is designed to enhance the public's awareness of the contributions that chemistry makes to society and to our everyday lives. National Chemistry Week is celebrated yearly in October by ACS local sections. The theme this year is Chemistry is Out of This World!

To help you and your students celebrate National Chemistry Week we would like to make you aware of the following activities that will be sponsored by the Central Utah Section of ACS:

Chemical Magic Shows will be held in the Benson Science Building on BYU's campus as follows: •

Monday, October 22, 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday, October 23 – 26, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Each show will last about one hour. The demonstrations are proven crowd-pleasers illustrating important principles of chemistry. Tickets are free, and we invite all teachers, students, parents, Scout troops, and members of the general public to attend. Since seating is limited, tickets are required. Ticket reservations can be made online at beginning at noon October 8th. For group reservations (10-20 tickets) please call 801-422-3667 or 801-422-6268. Tickets go fast so reserve yours soon. Feel free to copy this letter and send it home with your students. Kids' Hands-On Chemistry Workshop: Saturday, October 27, 10 am – 12 noon at the Provo Library,

Children's Story Room. This workshop will be filled with fun, safe, hands-on activities. • Resources: The American Chemical Society's website ( has a National Chemistry Week web page

Check out the numerous resources it offers.

School Demonstrations: We will continue to send BYU students from the ACS student chapter to your •

classroom at your request to make short presentations about chemistry. These are similar to the Chemical Magic Shows, but on a more limited scale. Due to logistical limitations, we will not be able to schedule any of these classroom visits until after National Chemistry Week. If you'd like some chemical magic brought directly to yo classroom, please visit


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

What we're learning: Math & Personal Finance

Landmark High School News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 8:07am

Recently in Math & Personal Finance, students learned more about statistics and money by charting the year that pennies were manufactured:

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Congrats Girls Tennis

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 3:49pm
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Congratulations to our Diamond Fork girls tennis team, they finished 5th place in the district tournament, nice work Lady Diamonbacks!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Book Fair Coming Soon!

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 3:33pm

Brockbank is excited about our upcoming Book Fair which will kick off Wednesday, October 17 with our "Family Event" (formerly Dad's & Donuts)! Make sure to bring your dad, mom, grandpa, grandma or any special family member on Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:45 AM to browse through the book fair and enjoy a donut and milk.  The book fair will run the following week October 22-25 before school and after school and all evening Thursday night during SEP conferences. The book fair will close Thursday evening. 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

School Carnival A Success

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:39pm
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Thanks to everyone who made our East Meadows School Carnival a success!

The weather turned out fine and we had a great turn out! The students had a great time. We appreciate all the work our PTA went to to make this a success!

A big shout out goes to our awesome students, parents, PTA and faculty that made this all happen!

#emmustangpride #runningahead #eastmeadows

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Parent Teacher Conference October 11th

Larsen Elementary News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:32am

Parent/Teacher conferences are being held this Thursday, October 11th.  Please make sure you have signed up for a time with your students teacher.  The links for sign ups are on the right hand side of the Larsen website.  We hope to see you all there!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

October Students of the Month

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:31am
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

What we're learning: Foods & Child Development

Landmark High School News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:48am

In Whitney's classes students have been doing a lot of fun activities. In Foods they made pizza and in Child Developmen they had a baby food eating contest. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Kathryn Whetten

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:14am

I am from San Diego, California. I have been married since last April and live in Provo. This is my first year in 5th grade and I love it. I enjoy watching movies (especially Disney), reading, going for walks and playing basketball. I also love to play board games with my family. I have two older sisters, a younger brother, and two nieces who I spoil a ton.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:48am
Attributions: by Brooklyn Redd

It was 1:30 p.m. The Spanish Fork Junior High Cross Country team had just been excused from class, 6th period. The team left class and went down to the locker room to change. The team got on the bus, all wearing their uniforms, and were driven to Springville Jr. High. Once they had arrived they piled up their backpacks and walked the course. Because of all the recent rain, the course was really marshy. After walking the course, the team got out a volleyball and a soccer ball and  played around with that for a while. This probably helped everyone racing not get too stressed out about the race. Before the girls raced, the team all warmed up and stretched together.

Now it was time for the girls to race. Everyone was happy because it wasn’t raining as it had been expected to. Most of the girls on the team did not want to run in the rain. The girls of the team were told good luck and were ready to race! After the gun had gone off, most people eased into their pace slightly spreading out. On the first lap around the course, several of the Spanish Fork girls were towards the front at a good pace with Sophie, Alexa, Sarah, leading the team. The boys team, along with parents and coaches, cheered the girls on. The girls were coming for the second lap around and all of the Spanish Fork girls were still maintaining a good place. Girls were going to be crossing the finish line soon. Most people gathered to the finish line to watch everyone finish. The Spanish Fork girls did really well and most people felt very good about their race! Sophie Riding was the number one runner for the Spanish Fork Junior High girls cross country team.

It was time for the boys to race. The gun had gone off and the girls were ready to cheer! Around the first lap, a lot of the Spanish Fork boys were at the front just like the girls, everyone moving at a good pace. Second lap around they’re still towards the front. Now, just like the girls race had gone, it was time for the boys to cross the finish line. Everyone cheered as the boys came rushing across the finish line. The boys had a very good race and finished well! Ryan Olsen was the number one runner for the Spanish Fork boys cross country team. Ryan Olsen finished first for the whole race as well.    

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:46am
Attributions: by Evan Campbell

Do you have a dream of becoming a famous actor or musician? Well, many students have just that chance in the Spanish Fork High School Musical, She Loves Me!

The auditions for the play were October 3rd-4th, with the callbacks the day after. The musical is an adaptation of the 1937 play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo. She Loves Me! is a romantic comedy where the two main characters Amelia and George work together in a perfume shop and have disliked each other from the very beginning. At the end of each workday, they each write love letters to a penpal, who happens to be the other--they just don’t know it yet.

For the auditions, students had to sing and dance a part from the musical. One hopeful actor was Tremaine Lomax, who said that it was a “nerve-wracking feeling. The nerves built up to the most in the room you are put into to warm up. But one I was out there on the stage it wasn't as bad”

Final picks for the parts were posted this weekend, and all of the aspiring actors and actors can now strut their stuff on stage during the performance of the play, which will be shown December 13-15. Get your tickets early!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:29am

Hello, Brockbank Families!

This week is a busy one!  We have some fun things going on!  We had our BFF lesson today on DETERMINATION!  We hope our students learned the importance of being determined in accomplishing their goals! 

We have a couple of changes for the week, so please read the bulletin carefully!

Kindergarten Field Trip: Depending on the weather, our Kindergarten Field Trip could be cancelled.  We will let you know the morning of the field trip.  If it is cancelled, it will be a normal day of kindergarten.  A note/email should have or will be sent home to you with more information. 

Fun Run Fundraiser:  WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING OUR FUN RUN TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH!  As we looked at the calendar, this Thursday is the wettest, coldest day of the week—of course!  So we decided to postpone our Fun Run to the next week, Wednesday, October 17th, right before Fall Break!   We will plan on 9:00 am for the am kindergarten, then 1:15-2:45 for the rest of the school!  You can either pledge by the lap, or just a flat pledge for our school.  The money that comes in from our fundraiser will go towards technology, books, and specialized classroom supplies.  As always, we do not want our students going door-to-door, but we do encourage our students contacting family and close friends.  Parents are welcome to come during the Fun Run hours and walk/jog the course along with your child.  We will have plenty of water and snacks for our students while they are jogging/walking.

Book Fair:  Our PTA Book Fair will begin with a fun “Family Event” that is scheduled for October 17th!  It will begin at 7:30 am and will be in the lunchroom.  Families are welcome to come and enjoy a doughnut and milk, then browse through the Book Fair!                                                                

Fall Break: Our Fall Break will be October 18th and 19th.  We hope you are able to do something fun with family and friends!

SEP Conferences:  Our first SEP Conference will be held Thursday, October 25th!  We are excited to celebrate your child and the good work that he/she is doing!  OUR SIGN-UPS FOR SEP CONFERENCES WILL BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 12TH.  Parents can go to the school website,,   where there will be a link for parents to sign up for conferences. 

Bond Election:  We want to refer you to the district website to learn more about the upcoming bond election! has information that will help you learn and understand more about this important issue!  We have information in our office about the bond and hope that you are registered to vote in the election coming up in November.

Please keep collecting your Box Tops!

If you did not get a school magnet, please grab one from the office!

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

Please check our website for more info!  

Thanks for being the BEST! 

Mrs. Nelson

 Brockbank Bulletin:

10/10-Kindergarten Field Trip-Cornbelly’s (please watch for information that morning, in case the field trip is cancelled, you should have, or will be receiving information about this)

10/11-Reflections Assembly (Fun Run Cancelled and moved to October 17th)

10/12-4th Grade Field Trip/Sign-up for SEP Conferences available on website

10/15- Student Council Camp

10/16-Picture Retakes/1st Grade Field Trip-Cornbelly’s

10/17-Book Fair Event-7:30-8:30am/FUN RUN Fundraiser

10/18&19-Fall Break

10/22-25-Book Fair

10/25-SEP Conferences

10/30-PTA Mtg.-2:00

11/9-Veterans Assembly-10:50

11/13-4th Grade Program-6:00pm

11/14-5th Grade Wax Museum-6:00pm

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 9:15pm

Parents, Students, and Friends -


CONSTRUCT YOUR OWN LEARNING AND KNOW WHEN TO FOLLOW with your learning. This is part of LEARNING TO LEARN WITH PASSION, part of our school’s vision. Everyone learns at different levels using different strategies to remember. How do you learn best?  Come to the office and share your experience with Mr. Christensen, Mrs. LeMmon, or Mr. Mortensen for a small treat!



Every year, SFJHS honors our veterans by posting photos of those who serve or have served our country, whether in uniform or not. If you have a family member you would like to share with our school, please bring in a photo or email one to as soon as possible.


Wrestling season will begin at the end of October. An information meeting will be held for anyone that is interested in wrestling on Wednesday, October 17th at 2:50 in Mr. Youd's classroom, Room #7.


We are looking for Career Presenters during Pack Time.  Students with no deficient grades have a choice of enrichment activities.  We would like to have one of those enrichment choices be a career presentation to help students be aware of the many career choices they have and be more informed as they make career choices.

The time is 9:35 to 10:05 Tuesday through Friday.  If you would be willing to present please contact Travis Palfreyman:


It's SOCKTOBER!  October 1st-31st SFJH Honor Society will be collecting NEW socks for families in OUR community.  Sock boxes are located in the Library and the office. Each pair of NEW socks donated goes towards a chance to win a prize or a new pair of crazy socks. Learn more at the official website.

Students can, "Share a Pair," and "Rock their Socks," every Wednesday.

           October 10th wear Crazy Socks

           October 17th wear Mis-matched Socks

           October 24th wear Socks with Sandals

           October 31st  wear Spooky/Halloween socks

Link to the school calendar for these and other important school dates at

Remember that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of those in need!


For those students who signed up for the 7th Grade Field Trip to Rock Canyon, it will be this Wednesday! Come with a sack lunch, water, and be ready to hike and learn more about rock formations!


Lights On is the only nationwide event celebrating after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Lights On is designed to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry, among others—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

Nebo School District is sponsoring its own Lights On event on OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 6:00PM at the ALC Building, 161 E 400 N in Salem. There will be lots of fun, games, and activities!


Oct 9th: Girls Varsity Tennis District Finals 8:00

Oct 10th: Socktober- crazy sock day, 7th grade science field trip 8:45

Oct 11th: 7th grade social studies field trip 8:00

Oct 12th: Hope Squad Field Trip 8:00, Roots of Knowledge Field Trip 8:00, Cross Country 3:30 @ MJHS, Band Fall Concert 7:00 @ SFHS


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

New Technology at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 6:05pm
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We are so grateful for your support of our school fund raiser last week ... We wanted to share some of the amazing things happening as a result of your generosity during last year's Jog-a-Thon!  Thank you for your continued support of our learning!

Our 4th graders love being able to each have their own Chromebook to create presentations, show their strategies during math, create adobe spark reports, work on ALEKs, and have time to type and edit writing assignments.  Pictures show students using Pear Deck to explain their multiplication strategies.

First grade is so grateful for all our iPads.  Students read on the iPads with hundreds of books to choose from and they can also play math and language arts games.

Students in second grade have been using their iPads to capture pictures and videos of the work that they create during math time.  This allows them to save their work so that they can easily share it with the class and their teacher at any time!  Second graders have also enjoyed using their new Chromebooks!  This week, some of the second graders were able to write stories and then type their final draft up on the computer! 

Pictured are our Sixth grade students using chromebooks to type their writing.  Some students are even using voice to text!

In third grade our chrome books have been a fantastic resource in our guided reading lessons.  We have also been able to do more with our writing assignments, and the students have had access to Imagine Fast Facts and Imagine Math to practice fast facts and concepts they have been learning in class.  

We love our new chrome books in 5th Grade because they allow us to do research and learn new information! 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Advanced PE Students Tries to Become Four Square Rage Monsters

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 4:23pm
Attributions: by Garrett Johnson with Rillene Nielsen pictures by Garrett Johnson

Four Square was a major hit this week in Advanced PE. 

Many competitive games came right down to the wire.  In the end everyone involved had an awesome time.  Coach Johnson was the only one to Rage Monster throughout the week! 

What a great time!

** Note to Coach Johnson—What in the world is “Rage Monster-ing” in Four Square?  Please explain.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spikeball Gets Intense in Advanced PE

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 4:22pm
Attributions: story and picture by Alec Carlson

Things got very intense with Spikeball this week in our Advanced PE class. There were a lot of close games but Cade Olson and Aly Fryer came out on top. Congratulations!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

PTA's Annual Fundraiser

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 3:39pm

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Sierra Bonita families:   

This week is our PTA's annual fundraiser. We have decided to do direct donation once again so that 100% of your contributions can be used to benefit our school, teachers, and children. 

We want to raise enough money to purchase new technology and office equipment for our school and fund some PTA sponsored activities. Your child should have brought home a letter and donation form today.  (they are also attached). 

Please read over the letter and have your child bring back their envelope by this coming Friday, October 12th. The PTA is looking for 100% participation regardless of your contribution. If we reach our goal of $4500.00, we will tape Mr. Andersen to the wall during lunch time for all the students to see. 

Thank you for your support! 

Sierra Bonita PTA