FFA Summer Garden Program

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:15pm
Attributions: Brandon Gardner
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Spanish Fork FFA finished a great year with the school garden program. This was our second year selling produce at the Spanish Fork Farmers Market. In total 7 students worked throughout the summer in the garden here at the school, taking care of the plants, harvesting, and selling produce. This year we grew 250 tomato plants, 75 pepper plants, 30 melon plants, and various squash plants. Our harvest was great this year, in total we harvested over 3,150 pounds of tomatoes, 50 melons, and countless squash and peppers! In total the garden sold nearly $2000 of produce at the Spanish Fork Farmers Market! Students were also able to bring produce from their home gardens, and sold over $500 of produce grown at their homes. Students learned many skills from plant care, disease and pest control, and marketing. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Author Tess Hilmo Visits Freshmen English Students

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:59am
Attributions: story and pictures by Joe Anson
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Author Tess Hilmo visited with Mr. Anson’s Honors English 9th on October 24, 2017. She encouraged students in their preparation to participate in National Novel Writing Month, inspiring them to chase their dreams and work hard to achieve them.

 Ms. Hilmo shared parts of her own personal journey of becoming an author, as well as parts of her novels—With a Name Like Love (2011), Skies Like These (2014), and Cinnamon Moon (2016)—and personal stories to illustrate parts of the planning and writing and thinking processes involved in crafting a novel. She answered questions regarding the daunting task of next month’s NaNoWriMo challenge.

  Many students found Ms. Hilmo’s advice valuable and scribbled as fast as they could anything that came out of her mouth. It’s always a pleasure to connect to real writing with real authors who live among us.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Maceys School Cents for Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:51am

At Macey's, they know that nothing is more important to a child's future than education.  To help give back to our local communities, Macey's will be supporting local schools through their School Cents program.

School Cents is their way of giving back and supporting our communities' education system.  The School Cents program is run through Macey's Perks program allowing them to electronically track the rewards each school earns.  Our school will earn one percent of every purchase made by our supporters.  Thank you for supporting Spanish Oaks Elementary!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spike-Ball a Big Hit in PE

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:36am
Attributions: pictures and story by Garrett Johnson

The new craze in PE is Spike-ball!  It’s a fast paced, intense game where a pair of teammates plays against each other, trying to score points as the ball “spikes” off a trampoline net.

The rules are very similar to volleyball.  Each team is allowed 3 hits to spike it off of the net and change possession.  There are no boundaries, so players are constantly running around, jumping over the net, etc.

The students love it!  Bryton Asay and Taggert Harrison  said they love Spike-ball because it is fun!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

November Explorer Events Newsletter

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:38pm


Please click on the "school news" link, and on the "pull down menu" you will find our November Explorer Events Newsletter.    http://spanishoaks.nebo.edu/news

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Sub For Santa Open House Dates Nov 7 - Dec-11, 2017

Landmark High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:24pm
Attributions: United Way of Utah County
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Halloween at Park

Park Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:44pm

The staff at Park had a great time dressing up for Halloween! Working at an elementary school on Halloween is THE BEST!

Happy Halloween!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

A "Spooktacular" Halloween at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:23pm
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Halloween was a huge success here at Spanish Oaks!  Some learning, some class parties, a spook alley in Mr. Crockett's room, and a parade.  What a great day!  Have a safe night everyone!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra WOW!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:16pm
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Just in from Mrs. Harmon:

“The SFJHS orchestra just received a letter from Rep. Mike McKell with a $200 donation to our program.  We are so grateful for community support!  Thank you Mike McKell!”

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Riverview Rams Who are Making Their Mark in October!

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:43pm
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Each month Riverview holds a 'Make Your Mark' Assembly.  

The purpose of this assembly is to recognize outstanding behaviors, actions, and goals met by our students, faculty and staff.  Embracing challenge and sticking with it are actions that are intentionally taught at Riverview. We encourage Riverview Rams to be inspired by the success of others and 'magpie' ideas to create success for themselves.

  • October Employee who has gone above and beyond: Mrs. Kelsey Mortensen
  • October Class that shows they are not afraid to enter the Learning Pit: Mrs. Andrea Harrison's Fifth Grade
  • October Students who embrace the learning challenge:  Ethan Day, Crew Evans, McKay Snider, Kyler Parker, Owen Zaugg, Kaylon Hansen, JamiLynn Stapley, Brylie Koyle, Reese Harding, Hannah Bryan, Madden Daley, Savannah Dye, Ashlun Lovingier, Jillian Heap, Zoey Russell, Kailan Pelayo, Kayslee Clark, Kate Larsen, Reagan Day, Bradyn Griffiths, Chloe Duvall, Allen Russell, Tennley Lambourne, Calysia Rodriguez, Brylee Jorgensen, Easton Guymon, Brighton Bennett, Wesley Marsigli, Jaxson Dymock, Hannah Roach, Alyssa Purcell, Ahilyn Lopez, Tyler Bigelow, Destinee Wall, 
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Riverview Rams Who are Making Their Mark in September!

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:17pm

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Each month Riverview holds a 'Make Your Mark' Assembly.  

The purpose of this assembly is to recognize outstanding behaviors, actions, and goals met by our students, faculty and staff.  Embracing challenge and sticking with it are actions that are intentionally taught at Riverview. We encourage Riverview Rams to be inspired by the success of others and 'magpie' ideas to create success for themselves.

  • September Employee who has gone above and beyond: Mrs. Sharla Thomas 
  • September Class that shows they are not afraid to enter the Learning Pit: Mr. Jordan Raddatz's Fourth Grade
  • September Students who embrace the learning challenge: Sophie Tregaskis, Lindy Bawden, Emily Ryskamp, Tara Okerlund, Kailee Mitchell, Addyson Bufton, Ryker Dominguez, Creed Olson, Presley Smith, Brigham Price, Gavin Leishman, Alex Breckenridge, Tyce Lemon, Hayden Mitchell, Raleigh Bigelow, Dax Snow, Kamryn Price, Gage Christensen, Kyler Smith, Teagan Haretuku, Peyton Page, Callie Parker, Alex Brisco, Wil Gunter, Tristan Ashdown, Riley Lambson, Lucy Evans, McCade Miller, Hudson Skollingsberg, KodiAnn Carter, Cassie Jepperson
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Happy Halloween 2017

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:14pm
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We had a great Halloween here at Diamond Fork today. Our students had some amazing comstumes, and from the following pictures you can our staff dressed up too! Check out our Facebook page, "Official Diamond Fork Junior High School" to see over 100 pictures of our students who dressed up. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Additional After School Clubs for 2nd Session

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:33pm

Following is the sign up genius for the additional after school clubs.  

  • Tuesday Spa and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Wednesday Unity Game Design
  • Thursday Santa's Workshop
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Halloween Faculty and Staff At East Meadows

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:30pm
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We have such a fun faculty at East Meadows! Halloween is a crazy fun day at elementary schools!!!  We tried to get a picture of most of them!!! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Second Grade Halloween Program

Canyon Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:19pm
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Second Graders wowed their audiance with their Halloween program.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Halloween Parade

Canyon Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:54pm
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There was lots of excitement in the air while waiting for Canyon's Halloween Parade!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Successful Book Fair at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:04am

A huge THANK YOU to all of our Spanish Oaks families for supporting our PTA Book Fair last week!  We hope you read and enjoy at home many fun new books this fall season.  Our Book Fair was so successful, you all made it possible to purchase 250 new titles for our take-home library, add over $500 in new books to teachers' classrooms and purchase over $800 in books to give away free to students (watch for many happy book winners at our Nov. 7th reading assembly).  In addition, the PTA is hoping to help purchase new guided reading book sets in the coming months.  Spanish Oaks families are heroes when it comes to reading!!!        

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

What We're Learning: Debate

Landmark High School News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:42pm
Attributions: Elinda Nedreberg

"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." -- Robert Quillen

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:16pm

Principal Moment

There are some things that happen at school that are guaranteed to bring any lesson to a grinding halt and there is nothing that even the most highly effective teacher can do to refocus students. 


When a student screams, “Spider!” Do not try to teach. Go directly to cup.  Watch children jump out of seats and run to spider.  Watch children jump backward when they see spider.  Hear them scream loudly. Turn cup upside down.  Capture spider.  Put spider outside.  Tell children to sit down. Tell children to sit down again.  Then tell children to sit down and stay down.  Listen to spider stories for twenty minutes.


When a bee flies in through the window, listen to children scream, “Bee!” over and over.  Watch bee fly around room.  Watch children fly around room also.  Watch boy start to swat bee.  Scream, “Stop that!”  Now, watch bee fly around room faster.  Do not get cup.  Bees do not like cups.  Pick up folder.  Try to shoo bee out of window with folder.  Listen to children laugh at you as you try to shoo bee out the window.  When bee is finally outside, listen to bee sting stories for twenty minutes.


When you see lightning, children will begin to chatter.  Do not say, “Quiet.”  It does not work.  All children talk when they see lightning.  You will soon hear thunder.  Do not try to squeeze math problems in between lightning and thunder crashes.  It does not work either.


When the first snow falls, listen to children scream, “Look!  Snow!”  Children will ask to go outside.  Say no.  Children will repeat question.  Repeat answer.  Warning: Do not walk near your coat or door at this time.  If you do, children will think you are going outside and start jumping up and down and wagging their tails.


If Halloween falls on a school day, stop teaching immediately.  Find a costume.  Do not come dressed as a teacher.  Children will ask what you are dressed as.  When you say, “A teacher and we are going to learn so many things today!” students will laugh and say, “Good costume!”  Watch children jump out of seats and run and jump and hear them scream loudly and wag their tails.  Do not say, “Quiet.”  It does not work.  All children talk on Halloween.  Do not try to squeeze math problems or reading in on Halloween.  It does not work either.  Happy Halloween!!


On Halloween, we will begin our morning with a Halloween parade.  Into the school on Halloween morning will walk Superman, a clown, an angel, some devils, the Disney princesses will be present, maybe an astronaut, a pack of Ninjas, Darth Vader, and possibly some pirates. 

We will be parading outside this year.  We invite you to drop your children off, find a parking stall, pull out the lawn chairs, choose a good seat on the parade route and stay for the “Monster March.”  Students will assemble in their classroom and after the morning bell and announcements, we will begin our parade.  The ghouls and goblins will exit from the school, parade around the sports park, re-enter and parade through the halls; dropping each class off at their classroom door. 

Afternoon Kindergarten will begin their parade at 12:30 p.m. They will parade around the Kindergarten Playground.

Come watch the fun!

Check out spoooooky Riverview RAM scarecrow this Halloween season.  Our entry in the Spanish Fork City Scarecrow Contest is directly in front of Central Bank on Main Street.  Don’t forget to vote for our scarecrow.  The winner gets $100 and bragging rights!

End of the Term Report Cards

Friday, October 27th was the end of the first term.  Please be looking for a copy of your child’s report card for the first term. 

It is our goal for parents to be well informed and engaged on how your child is achieving and progressing.  All teachers are implementing a SIS Standards Based report card.  A Standards Based report card lists the most important skills students should learn in each subject at each grade level.  Instead of letter grades, students receive marks that show how well they have mastered skills. This type of reporting should provide parents more knowledge on which skills and knowledge your child has acquired.  

Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Clubs – NO CLUBS ON HALLOWEEN!

Clubs are starting this week.  All students will meet in the lunch room at 3:00 p.m. for a snack and an activity.  Students will then separate into the various clubs.  All students are excused at 4:30 p.m.  Parents, plan to pick up children at the flag pole or have the students walk home.  Please have then conversation with your children about whether they walk or wait to be picked up. 

We do have 4 additional clubs that have been made available this session.  They are

  • Spa and Healthy Lifestyles Club; 3rd – 6th grades
  • Unity Game Design; 3rd – 6th grades
  • Santa’s Workshop; K-3rd
  • Afterschool Homework Club; All grades



If you are interested please sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaead22a1fd0-fall2

Book Fair This Week!

October 30th – November 2nd. 

Find books for all ages and interests! Don’t know what to buy? Watch for teacher picks and teacher requests.

Halloween Book Haunt at the Book Fair-Tuesday, October 31st; Immediately following the Halloween parade.  Parents, this is a chance for you to shop for Christmas presents without your kids.

Family Night at the Book Fair-Thursday, November 2nd; 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Don’t miss this fun event!  There will be piles of prizes and games galore.  You’ll think you’re on a real dude ranch!

Each book fair we raise money for ‘All for Books.’  This is a program in which 100% of the proceeds go to buying books for Riverview.  Show you pride (Utes or Cougars) by donating to this great cause.

In order to make this a successful book fair, the PTA MUST have many volunteers.  You DO NOT have to be a member of the PTA to volunteer.  PLEASE follow this link to sign-up and support our wonderful Riverview Rams. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ihhcM1G20JFsSaj1anqNR05dwHlQrAvfbZkjH7wAVig/edit#gid=0.

Reflections Contest

Riverview Elementary PTA presents the “Reflections” contest.  Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography.   The 2017-2018 Theme:  “Within Reach.”  Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office.  Deadline: Friday, November 3rd.

Veteran’s Pictures

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 click on the ‘Parents’ link to find all information regarding after-school clubs, busing information, map for dropping off/picking up, our positive behavior intervention and support system (PBIS), PTA information, contact information when bullying is occurring (SafeUT), school community council (SCC), and the school handbook.  The main column will allow you to read all newsletters sent home by me this year.

The ‘Students’ link will allow students connect to online homework resources and learning sites.

The ‘Learning to Learn’ link will allow you to see our philosophy of learning.  Riverview is committed to making learning visible.  We are purposefully teaching learners to get out of ‘I am stuck in my learning’ situations.  Being stuck is celebrated as an opportunity to grow and stretch our brains; thereby building our learning capacity. We have ‘Learner Powers’ that are integrated into all lessons.  The Learner Powers are an important part of enabling students to advance in their own learning.  By making learning visible and empowering our students, children are building their confidence and are ‘Making a Mark, Making it Matter’


Cool weather is upon us.  Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess.  In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name. 

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park; Kindergarten Afternoon Parade 12:30; Around the Kinder playground
  • November 2nd – Family Night at the Bookfair, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • November 3rd – Reflections entries due; Popcorn Friday
  • 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 16th – Reflections assembly 2:00 p.m.
  • November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary














Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Jaker's Donate Pumpkins to Sierra Bonita!!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:10pm
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A HUGE Thank you to Jake, who owns Jakers Pumpkin Patch. He DONATED pumpkins to the ENTIRE SCHOOL! The students were beyong excited! We can't thank them enough for their generosity. Some students couldn't carry their pumpkins, so they rolled them to their classrooms. Too cute!