Praise Notes 5-4-2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:22pm

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.

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Fiesta Days Reading Challenge Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:08pm

Congratulations to the following students for winning the Fiesta Days Reading Challenge!! 

Overall School Winners: 

1st Grader: Annabelle Nelson - (Won a Cowboy hat, jeans, boots and two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo)

6th Grader: Maddison Keller- (Won a Cowboy hat, jeans, boots and two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo)

Grade Winners:

Kindergarten: Samantha Geurtz (won two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo)

2nd Grade: Lilia Shaw (won two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo)

3rd Grade: Jaxon O'Brien (won two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo)

4th Grade: Anne Eastwood (won two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo)

5th Grade: Ethan Prestwich (won two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo)

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Last Day of School

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 2:35pm

The last day of school is Friday, May 25th at 12:00 PM.  Lunch will be served that day.  We have had a great year here at Larsen Elementary and hope that all of you have an awesome summer too.  For your information also, school registration for the 2018-2019 school year will open up online on July 25th. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

PTA Movie Night - "COCO" Friday, May 11th @8:00pm

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 2:00pm

(more pictures available)

PTA Family Movie Night will be held this Friday, May 11th 8pm-10pm. Please see attached document for more information! 

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Summer Reading Program with myOn

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 1:06pm

Summer is a fun and exciting time for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with families and friends and simply relax. It is also a perfect opportunity to encourage students to read!


Over the summer, many students experience the summer slide, which can rob them of gains they made the previous school year. Children who do not read over the summer can lose more than two months of reading achievement. Unfortunately, summer reading loss is cumulative.


Together, we can help your student avoid the summer slide! Did you know that your student has access to myON, a personalized collection of more than 5,800 digital books to read over the summer on computers, laptops and other devices anytime, anywhere? myON contains books for every age, interest and reading level that will keep them engaged and learning all summer long!


To help encourage reading this summer, myON has created a national reading contest to motivate kids to read and will reward top readers with cool prizes. The theme of this year’s contest is Reading is a BLAST this summer with myON. Please encourage your student to read as much as possible - they will be entered for a chance to win by reading 10 or more books! Be sure to follow myON on Facebook (myONFanClub) and @myONreader for important updates

and special events during the summer. Go to to learn more about myON this summer.


We hope you enjoy the 2018 Reading is a BLAST with myON Summer Reading Program! Happy reading!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Champions Challenge Winners

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:15pm
(more pictures available)

The Champions Challenge reading winners were announced today in an assembly.  The lucky winners had met their reading goal for the month and their names were put in a drawing.  The grand prize winners were Ayla Gibson and Piper Hoyt.  Both girls will receive a pair of boots, wranglers, a cowboy hat and a pair of rodeo tickets.  The other winners were Kaiya Reynolds, Jaden Henricksen, Brooke Ridge, Zealand Torgerson and Bridger Robinson.  They each receive a pair of tickets to the rodeo.  Great job students and keep up the awesome reading!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

What We're Learning: Zoology

Landmark High School News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:46am

Last week in Cope's' and Carly's Zoology class students dissected starfish to apply what they've been learning about invertabrates. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lagoon Day!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:03am

Lagoon Day is May 24, 2018.

Permission  Slip & Cost

Permission slips were sent home with your student on May 7. If you need a new one you can download one here.

To purchase a bus ticket, students must return the permission slip with $16 to Mrs. Hall in the front office beginning Tuesday, May 8th. Mrs. Hall cannot accept any money without the permission slip. Bus tickets will be sold until all available bus seats are full. Lagoon Entrance Passports will be purchased when we arrive at Lagoon {Please note: Lagoon does NOT accept checks). -Entrance will cost $34.00 this year.

 No Refunds

NO REFUNDS of bus tickets will be given - so students need to make sure they are going before purchasing a bus ticket!


Students must provide their own lunch in one of three ways - 1) bring a lunch from home, 2) bring money to buy lunch, 3) prearrange a school sack lunch from the cafeteria. To get a school sack lunch talk with Mrs. Lewis in the cafeteria by May 18th - Students will pick up sack lunches at 7: 15 in the cafeteria the morning we leave.

 Riding  the Bus

Students will use the receipt they receive from  Mrs. Hall as their ticket to board the bus  - so don't lose it!  Students may choose the bus they ride BUT must ride on the same bus to and from Lagoon. The park closes @ 4:00 pm so staying late won't even be an option.

 Critical Times of Departure  (don't be left behind)
Students going to Lagoon should arrive at school on May  24 by 7:40 am to begin loading the buses. If a  student misses the bus they cannot get a refund.

  • Begin loading at SFJHS ... . . . . . . . ...... . ...7:40 am
  • Depart for Lagoon........... ... .... ...... ......8:00 am SHARP 
  • Load at Lagoon . ................ . . . . . . . .... . .3: 15 pm
  • Bus leaves Lagoon ... ....... ................ ..3:30 pm SHARP
  • Expected arrival at SFJHS . . . ..... ........ ..between 4:30 & 5:00  pm

 Getting  Home Afterwards

The school will not be open when we return, and school bus service will not be taking students home. Students should make arrangements with parents for rides beforehand.

Criteria  for Students  to Attend

No outstanding balances including Lunch account, unpaid school fees, Library fines, textbook fines from classes etc. - All detentions have been served - No N or U in more than one class - Administration   ineligibility  (based on a pattern  of behavior  that may put themselves  or others at  risk)

Students that will be attending school on this day instead of going to Lagoon, should meet in the CAFETERIA  at 8:00 am when the bell rings.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

TED-Ed Clubs

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 1:57pm
Attributions: by Gaylynn Parker

SFJH’s first year of TED-Ed Clubs came to a close with an assortment of Ted-style talks on a variety of topics: even though we have a tendency to stereo-type, we all have something in common—we can all speak the language of kindness to others and to ourselves; the dangers of technology addiction; being tolerant to those with food intolerances, specifically Celiac Disease; playing Terraria; helping yourself and others deal with anxiety; you don’t have to be perfect to be successful and you don’t have to have others’ validation to be confident; repair the bad effects of peer pressure and bullying through your positive and kind words and actions; and schools should teach basic life skills such as how to get jobs, vote, pay taxes, take care of ourselves, budget, basic first aid, current events—most of the information we learn in school we forget immediately because we don’t use it—please teach life skills we will actually use. 

Congratulations to all students who participated—you were amazing! I hope Ted-Ed Club will become a tradition that continues for many years to come. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

New Masters Degrees at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:56pm
(more pictures available)

Congratulations to three of our amazing teachers at Spanish Oaks who earned their Masters Degrees from Southern Utah University today!  Well done, Miss Young, Miss McKendrick and Miss Robison ... we are SO proud of your hard work and great example of going after your dream!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

SFJHS Students Advance in Letters About Literature Contest

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:28pm
Attributions: Taylor Gull, Holley Larsen, David Riding

According to the Library of Congress website, Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.

Recently, we had three participants advance to state-level judging, Taylor Gull, Holley Larsen, and David Riding. Taylor wrote to author Brandon Mull about his book Fablehaven and how she read it as a young person.  Holley informed author Lois Lowry who wrote The Giver that her world view shifted, and David Riding who read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair expressed his change in perspective on capitalism and working conditions in the early 1900s. Their full reactions follow:

Taylor writes, “For the Letters About Literature contest I chose to write to the author Brandon Mull. He is one of my favorite child/teen novel writers. Specifically, I chose to write to him about his book Fablehaven. I chose to write to this author about this book because it has a special place in my past as being the root of why I love reading. This book was the first novel I ever read, and it gave me the right start I needed to learn to enjoy literature. Fablehaven is a fantasy novel, and right from the start I fell in love with the magic and wonder it brought. Brandon Mull gives great descriptions in his work that captured my young imagination. I wanted to write to Brandon Mull and tell him about how strong of an influence this book has had on my life. I have greatly admired his work ever since reading Fablehaven in elementary school. I wanted to write my letter for the contest to an author whose work I look up to and admire."

Holley expounded on her letter to author Lois Lowry about her book, The Giver, “I explained how I loved the relatedness of her book and characters. I personally related to Jonas in many ways. In fact, most teenagers can relate to him while experiencing the world that they have just stepped into. I also mentioned in my letter how The Giver helped change my view on the world and inspire me to be more aware of it. Overall I expressed my love for The Giver and the morals it teaches.”

David expressed his gratitude for the life he has now by saying, “I wrote my letter about literature to Upton Sinclair because of his book, The Jungle. I chose this book because of the powerful message Upton Sinclair brings as he exposes the harsh reality of capitalism in the early 1900s. This book changed my perspective as it described the awful conditions of the people coming to America in search of new opportunities and a chance to direct their lives for the better. The Jungle showed me how much I truly have to be grateful for as I read about what kids my age and even younger had to endure through just to survive day by day.”

Thank you to Taylor, Holley, and David for sharing your thoughts and congratulations on advancing to the next level of competition in the Letters About Literature contest. Best of luck to all of you!



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

DFJHS Students at Superstars Track Meet

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:19pm

Several DFJHS students participated in the Superstars track meet this week. Fox 13 News was there to capture the exciting event.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

2018-2019 PTO Board Members Needed!!

Park Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 1:37pm

Hey Park Families! 

 We can't believe the school year is almost over. The PTO had such a great year working with and for your children. We are looking forward to next year but we can't do everything we would like to do with out your help!!  We are now looking for board members for next year. We have included a flyer with all of the board member position and responsibility. If you would like to help out next year please fill out the form and return to your students teacher by May 15th. There will also be extra forms in the office. 
 If you would like to help next year but not on the board we will have sign ups at the back to school night and open house when it gets closer to school starting.  Thank you so much! Park Elementary PTO

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying

Spanish Fork High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:04am

(more pictures available)

RUN! Don't walk! to see our AMAZING DRAMA DONS in the musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. What Is the Story of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying? 

"As the show begins, J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window washer, is poring over a how-to book for transforming himself into a tycoon. He soon bluffs his way into a job in the mail room at World Wide Wicket Company, where he catches the eye of secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a mixture of innocence and smarts, our hero continues to climb the ladder of success, impressing boss J.B. Biggley while overcoming opposition from Biggley’s lazy nephew, Bud Frump. Meanwhile, Biggley is trying to keep his sexy mistress, Hedy La Rue, happy, and Rosemary is dreaming of an idyllic suburban life with her future husband “Ponty” Finch. Will everyone at World Wide Wicket get their version of a happy ending?" 

Friday May 4, Saturday May 5, and Monday May 7 at 7:00 pm

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Our own Mr. Minson is UVU Valedictorian

Spanish Fork High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:07am

(more pictures available)

Congratulations to our amazing English teacher Mr. Alex Minson. Mr. Minson has been an intern teaching at SFHS for the past year and we are excited to have him back as a full time English and Debate teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Way to go Mr. Minson! We are proud to call you a DON!! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Flash Mob

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:39am
Attributions: By Amy Bennett

On May 2, what began as a normal lunch, turned into a flash mob, as all the choir students performed the song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The piano started to play, and suddenly, the students were watching a wonderful choir performance. The unexpected performance was cool and entertaining. “It was interesting,” says choir student Krystal Jenson. “I didn’t know how people would react.” Some people sang along, some just sat and listened, but students in both lunches enjoyed the lunchtime performance.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Book Based Board Game

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:36am
Attributions: By Celeste Gomez
(more pictures available)

In 7th grade Reading classes, students are presenting their end-of-year reading projects. For his reading project, Nathan Griffiths created a board game based on the book, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. The game is a combination of Labyrinth and Chutes and Ladders. It is a game made for four players. To move around the board, you must use portals. Portals let you move one or two spaces depending on the character you choose. The object of the game is to see who can get to the red pyramid (the end) first. There are many loopholes and twists throughout the game. Can you get to the red pyramid first, and save the world from Set’s evil magic?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Friendship Fudge

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:35am
Attributions: By Brighten Bills

On Thursday May 5th, 2018 Mrs. Kelly’s F.A.C.S exploration class had a “friendship fudge” lab. In her class, students are learning about teen strategies which include self-esteem and friendship. For this lab, the students first separated into their kitchens. Then, the students read the instructions for their “friendship fudge” recipe, sending one person from each kitchen to get supplies. While they were collecting the supplies, the other students began filling sinks with soap and water and wiping down the counters. After the students came back with supplies, they worked together to make this delicious fudge. When the fudge was done, the students separated the fudge into even amounts and each took some home to eat. Yum!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lagoon Eligibility

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:43pm

The report for Lagoon eligibility will be run tomorrow, May 4th. We will post the list of eligible students on Monday May 7th. Students cannot have a D or F grade, a citizenship N or U, or any tardies that are not made up for 4th term. The cost is $16 for the bus, which is paid in the front office when students have been determined eligible. The cost of the Lagoon ticket is $34, paid for when students get up to Lagoon on the 24th of May. If students have earned the Lagoon trip and cannot afford the trip, please see an administrator.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork