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Riverview Elementary News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:05pm
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On behalf of Riverview Elementary, thank you for being a generous sponsor of Riverview PTA Carnival on Monday, April 30th!

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Family Skate Night - Thursday, April 26th

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:47pm
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Sierra Bonita Parents, Our second Family Skate Night is Thursday April 26th at Classic Fun Center in Orem from 5:30 to 8:30 pm! Skate admission will be free and all other activities will be discounted. Just mention you're there from Sierra Bonita. See attached flyer for more details. Thank you for a fantastic school year! Sierra Bonita PTA 

Drama Dons are State Champs!!

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:11pm
Attributions: Andy Hunsaker

This weekend our Drama Dons hosted the state championship. Dons, congratulate your new state Drama champs! Our Drama Dons killed it. Out of the 23 entries, 18 won Straight Superior, the highest score they can get. Bethany Wilson won 3rd in state for her monologue, Rachael Jack won 1st in state with her Musical number. Justin Butler, Zephon Festi, and Tori Crane took 2nd place in Classical Scenes. Kialey Smith and Logan McGraw took 2nd in state with a scene, with Brenden Anderson and Rachel Johnson right behind them in 3rd. 

Our Play "Love/Sick" took first in state, and our overall Sweepstakes award gave us bragging rights as the State Champs in Drama!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

2018 Summer Theater Camp

Rees Elementary News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 1:50pm
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Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Rees Elementary Earns Energy Star Certification

Rees Elementary News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:44am
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Recently Nebo School District applied to earn the Energy Star Certification. Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account. Nebo is pleased to announce that of 44 facilities ALL 44 earned the Energy Star Certification. With 44 Energy Star Certifications earned, Nebo School District has the most certified failities out of any organization in the state of Utah. This is an amazing feat to qualify a building in the top 75% compared to other schools in the nation. Our district average score was 99, with many buildings scoring a perfect 100!

Job well done to Nebo School District and Rees Elementary School. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Comedy Hypnotist - Shaun Christensen

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:56am
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Come see Shaun Christensen, the Hypno Hick, for family friendly entertainment Tuesday, May 1st at 7 pm in the auditorium and help Maple Mountain's track team's fundraiser. It costs $5.

MMHS Ellevés Showcase

Maple Mountain High School News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:30am
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés Drill Team will hold their 9thannual showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the MMHS auditorium.  The showcase will feature an introduction of all of the members of the Ellevés.  Performances will include their award-winning competition routines in the areas of hip hop, pom, military, dance, and character.  There are also a few new routines that will be part of the show including an officer’s routine, a special lyrical piece dedicated to Kathrynn Shaw, solos by some of the Ellevés, and a performance by the 2018-19 Ellevés Drill Team.

Come support the Ellevés as they celebrate the accomplishments of their 9thyear.  Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for children.  Age 5 and under are admitted free.

PTA Carnival Basket Auction

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 8:44am
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It's that time again!! 
Every year at our PTA Carnival we have a basket auction, and every year it just gets bigger and better... with your help of course!

Did you get your little slip from your child letting you know what items their teacher is collecting for the Basket Auction?? We would love if you'd take a min or two to see what you have to offer! If you have something worth donating that is not under the class theme.. that's ok.. we'd still love it and will make great use if it.. Promise!!!

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

NJHS Helps With Eagle Project

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:06am
Attributions: by Mason Page

This last weekend, on April 20 and 21, members of our school’s National Junior Honor Society joined together to help with a BSA Eagle Project. The Eagle Project was for Caleb Pollock, a student at our school. The project began with clearing rocks from the school’s field. Shortly afterward, the volunteers helped to clear rocks off the retaining walls on the east side of the school. The next morning, the rocks were completely removed and the volunteers helped to spread mulch where the rocks had been. The area is now much safer without rocks falling from the walls, and it looks better too. The project was a great opportunity to help out a fellow member of our school and volunteer.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Geologic Time Walkthrough

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:04am
Attributions: By Olivia Kloepfer

In Mr. Madsen’s and Mr. Whiting’s science classes, the students had a great learning experience. They headed outside to a timeline in the track field to observe and learn about the Earth. Students learned about the Earth over time, and they learned about the geologic and biologic points of it. There were multiple stations to learn about. For example, the Precambrian, Phanerozoic, Cenozoic, and Quaternary periods. Though some students were cold and miserable from freezing first period, they enjoyed it and said, “It was a good outside educational experience activity.” As for the teachers, it seemed like they enjoyed sitting in their comfortable camp chairs as the students worked.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Principal Newsletter April 23rd - 27th

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:32pm
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Principal Moment

“Ask not what your secretary can do for you, but what you can do for your secretary!”

It’s funny how principals think they are in charge, but everyone knows that the people who really run a school are the secretaries.  If you have questions, ask the secretary.  If you lose something, see the secretary.  If the copier is jammed, get the secretary.  If a child throws up, send her to the secretary.  

 

Mrs. Tricia Nielson and Mrs. Aubree Barnum are our school secretaries.  Everyone should try to make friends with these wonderful secretaries; you will need them more than you ever know.  They are the backbone of the school.

Wednesday is Secretary’s Day.  Happy Secretary’s Day to these wonderful ladies, you are amazing and we love you!

PTA Events

 

The PTA created a great week last week!  We had three fun events; the bookfair, the art show and the family skate night!  On behalf of Riverview, I extend my “Thank You!”  The true beneficiaries of your efforts are the students at Riverview Elementary School.

 

OUR SCHOOL CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER IS MONDAY April 30th!

Please come and enjoy:

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Games and Activities from 5:30 to 8PM

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Silent Auction from 5:30 to 7:30PM

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Food will be served from 5:30 to 8PM

Discount Tickets are available for purchase this week, April 23 – April 27 in the front office. For every 10 tickets purchased this week, you will receive 2 free tickets. That’s $5 for 12 tickets!

On the day of the Carnival tickets will only be available for purchase at the Carnival .

They will be $5 for 10 tickets.

EVERY STUDENT WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE TICKET from their teacher to use towards any food or activity!

 

There will be a silent auction for the awesome themed baskets that have been donated and carefully prepared by each class, as well as other great items. There will also be drawings for grand prizes.........................................................!

New This Year - Online Donations

This year your friends and family from out of town can participate by donating money to our cause online! To donate online simply go to the following link - www.RiverviewRamsPTA.blogspot.com. For every dollar donated online the donor can select a student who will have an extra ticket placed in the bike raffle. So if grandma donates $20, her grandchild has 20 more chances to win the bike!!!

Waivers (Online too!)

It is required that all participants of the Carnival activities complete a waiver. Waivers will be sent home with each student, please complete the waiver and return it to your child's teacher or the office. -OR- you can go online to fill out a waiver.

Go to https://goo.gl/forms/7yxlrMvWC9CDq3fU2

 

Parents and caregivers don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets so you can watch the children having fun outsideJ

WE ARE PREPARING FOR A LOT OF FUN AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE RIVERVIEW CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER!

 

Yearbook

 

The yearbooks have been ordered and are currently being printed.  The PTA have ordered some extra books, BUT not a lot.  If you would still like a book, you may purchase one for $15 through the office or Lifetouch’s website at YBPay.lifetouch.com.  Enter code: 10708318.  The books will be delivered the last week of school.

 

Teacher requests for 2018-2019

 

Teacher requests will be open from Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 4th.  Forms will be available in the front office during this week only.

Library Books

The final day for book check out in both the main library and take home this year is Friday, May 4th.  All books are expected to be returned to the library no later than Friday, May 11. 

To encourage students to bring their books in or pay for lost/damaged books on time, Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Marsigli are holding a little contest.  The first class in each grade to have all of their library books returned or lost/damaged fines paid (meaning main library and take home books) will receive donuts!  That's right, there will be 7 class winners, one from each grade.  

 

In addition to the donuts contest, they are going to be holding a weekly drawing for each grade for the rest of the school year.  This is how it works:

 

Each week in library if a student does not have any overdue books or returns their overdue books that class period, they will receive a ticket to fill out and place in the drawing basket for their grade. The overdue books include main library and take home library. On Monday mornings, Mrs. Downey will draw a winner from each grade to come down and select a book or reading buddy (stuffed animals that coordinates with a book). They'll be holding this contest each week for the rest of the school year.  

 

Communication Options

 

Riverview School website

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http://riverview.nebo.edu/.

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

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https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Elementary-School-150164395051510/

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https://www.instagram.com/riverviewelementary/

Riverview PTA

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http://riverviewramspta.blogspot.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/sfriverviewpta

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

 

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April 25th – National Secretary Day

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April 27th – Kindergarten Field Trip; First Grade Arbor Day Celebration

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April 30th – PTA Spring Carnival

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April 30th – May 4th – Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 1st- 4th grade track and field day @ SFHS

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May 4th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:15 pm

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May 8th – 5th grade Walk for a Life; 6th grade track meet

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May 10th – Orchestra Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 11th – 3rd grade field trip

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May 14th – 2nd grade rocket day

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May 15th – 5th grade track meet

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May 18th – Kindergarten graduation

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May 21st – 1st & 2nd grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 22nd – 3rd & 4th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 23rd – 4th & 5th grade talent show @ 9:00 a.m.

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May 24th – Last good citizen reward – 12:40-2:40 p.m.

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May 25th – Last day of school dismissed at noon

 

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary

 

 

 

  

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Students of the Month - April

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:39pm
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Spencer Orr 
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Going to BYU, hopefully, pursuing a career that I enjoy!!
What are your favorite hobbies?
Guitar, video games, basketball, reading. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Washington.  If he really did throw a rock over that giant arch when he was a kid (If he could throw.)

Nicholas Maylett
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Returned from a mission, attending the University of Utah. What are your favorite hobbies?  
Wake boarding, golfing, and maybe a little Fortnite with the boys. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
William Shakespeare  "Why?"

Kali YorkWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Having completed an LDS mission, I hope to be on the East Coast enrolled in Princeton's pre-med program, on track to become a trauma surgeon. What are your favorite hobbies?  
I quite enjoy running, math, music, literature, and vines.  Vines are great.  Much of my time is also spend doing debate and science olympiad.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Leonardo da Vince; I'd be interested to learn how he managed to study human anatomy whilst staying under the watch of the Roman Catholics. 

Josephine SchmidtWhere do you want to see yourself in five years? 
I see myself attending an ivy league university and preparing to enter medical school. What are your favorite hobbies?  
I enjoy everything related to science-especially science olympiad.  I also like to travel, take pictures, and hangout with friends. 
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
I would talk to Nikola Tesla and ask him how he knew he was onto something and how he knew which ideas were  good and which ones were bad. 

Sara JefferyWhere do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Hopefully graduated or graduating college soon in something I love, married happily and just being happy and loving life. 
What are your favorite hobbies?  
Colorguard, singing, dancing, reading, and writing, drawing. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
Walt Disney-"What's one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?"

4th Grade Field Trip

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:04pm
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Our 4th graders had a great time on thier field trip. They went to the Spanish Fork Sports Park. 

While they were there Patrick Hogle came and talked to the students about fossils and brought rocks for them to split and were able to look for fossils. Every student got a fossil! They also painted shirts that they are going to wear for their school program. They hiked and went on a scavenger hunt along the river trail!

The students had a great time and we appreciate all those who helped to make this field trip a success!

#emmustangpride #runningahead 

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:31am
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Hello, Brockbank Families!

I hope you are enjoying all the things that springtime brings!  I love the blue sky and sunshine, and the green grass and tulips that are popping up!  It’s a beautiful time of year! 

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!

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
Please make sure your child has water, comfortable clothing, good running shoes and a jacket.  

Ms. Jensen’s Science Fair: We are looking forward to Ms. J’s class’ Science Fair!  This will be Friday, the 27th from 1:30-2:30.  This should be a lot of fun and we are excited to see what her class has to share!  

PTA Carnival:  We are so excited for our PTA school carnival that will be April 30th, from 5:00-8:00.  PRE-SALE FOR WRIST BANDS WILL BE WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND MONDAY, BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL!  Wrist bands will be sold for $7.00.  The night of the carnival the cost will be $10.00.  The wrist bands 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!  

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.  

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!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:    
4/24-3rd Gr. Track Meet
4/27-Ms. J’s Science Fair-1:30-2:30
4/30-PTA Carnival-5:00-8:00
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/Ms. J’s Field Trip
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/6th Gr. Sonic Field Trip
5/18-Kindergarten Last Day/5th Gr. Field Trip/Popcorn Friday
5/21-5/25-Kindergarten Assessments
5/23-Field Day
5/25-LAST DAY-SWIM DAY-EARLY OUT!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

UVU Concurrent Enrollment Student Art Show

Spanish Fork High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:28am
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Congratulations Erika Kunz and Sterling Brinkerhoff! They have been accepted as finalist in the 2018 UVU Concurrent Enrollment Juried Student Art Show!

Please congratulate these students when you see them. Stop by the show from May 4 – May 14, UVU Fulton Library, Third Floor Gallery.  The Library is closed May 5-6. 

Thank you for your support of UVU Concurrent Enrollment.  We appreciate our partnership and look forward to the anticipated growth next school year!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Watercolors

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:39am
Attributions: By Haven Clark

Last week, Mr. Gibson’s art class had a final project for their term on the watercolor technique. They were given one week to create a project on watercolor paper that was uniquely their own. Some of the projects featured flowers, cactuses, dancers etc. Each one was made with compassion and style of their very own.  

Through everyone’s creativity, the wall out front of Mr. Gibson’s classroom is now colorful with many types of watercolor techniques. It seems incredible how much creativity is shown through all types of art projects. When students discover a new art technique, the appreciation for past artists grow. Those students now have more appreciation for artists who have used watercolors in the past. Hooray for art!

 

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Utah Valley Student of the Week: Clark Tolbert

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:16am
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Story originally posted on Daily Herald.

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Clark Todd Tolbert is a senior at Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork. Clark is a big part of the technical theater program at Maple Mountain. In his role as student technical director, Clark provides technical support for numerous school and community events that use the school’s auditorium. He has been recognized in a number of ways for his work. He lead the Maple Mountain High School technical theatre team to a 3rd place finish at the Utah Shakespeare Festival High School Competition. He also received a special Judges Award for his lighting design for the one-act play “Trojan Women” at the Region 8 play competition.

Bradley Moss drama teacher at Maple Mountain High School had this to say about Clark: “He is remarkable in his ability to listen to others and to use what they say to make decisions to help support a performance.”

 

After high school, Clark wants to pursue a bachelors degree in fine arts with an emphasis in lighting design and later go on to get a masters degree. His dream is to live in New York City and be a part of Broadway productions. He also loves playing the piano and spending time with his family.

Clark is a joy to have in class because he is a friend to everyone, he gets engaged in what we’re doing and helps others to do so, and he adds fun and warmth.

 

Clark was also recognized as an MMHS Student of the Month in fall 2017, his nomination being supported by all of the performing arts faculty.

Universities are also taking an interest in the type of student and person Clark is. He has received numerous scholarship offers based on his academic standing, the quality of his technical theater work, and the person that he is.

Utah Valley Educator of the Week: David Jones

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:14am
Attributions: Story found on Daily Herald.

Original Story found on Daily Herald.

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Mr. David Jones, a ceramics teacher at Maple Mountain High School, is this week’s educator of the week.

Jones grew up in Provo Utah where he attended and graduated from Timpview High.

He is married to Marci and has six children.

 

Mr. Jones worked outside of education for years before realizing that his passion and desire was to teach students the art of pottery making. He went back to school and graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelors in fine arts.

Jones is currently at Maple Mountain High School and in the spring 2017, was nominated and selected by his peers to receive the Crystal Apple Award.

He has been teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced Ceramics for seven years.

He works (inspires) students to help them learn how to create things with clay and understand how their mind and body can work together. They focus on understanding steps, techniques and ideas to push their limits and create projects that they previously didn’t know how to do.

Mr. Jones had designed his classes and curriculum to introduce the beginning structure and techniques to his students while encouraging individual thought and creative insights for more personalized projects. Through the process of learning, working and repetition, students can create projects that they are proud of.

 

What makes Jones most happy and satisfied in his work is seeing students who are so unsure of themselves gain confidence and create something, then to be proud of it.

DeAnn Nielsen, Maple Mountain High School’s principal, said, “Mr. Jones is an integral part of Maple Mountain High School. He is an excellent teacher and students know his classroom is a safe place for them to try something new, supporting their ideas and talents. He is truly a skilled potter, passionate about his instruction and ensuring his students find success. Mr. Jones has a gentle kindness, coupled with a fun personality, and is always willing to get involved in the crazy activities at our school. It is not unusual finding Mr. Jones crawling across the mat on the gym floor trying to pull the socks off students as he competes in the class wars assembly; dressed as Santa Claus in our Christmas assembly; or joining the staff dance in the Homecoming assembly. Maple Mountain High School is definitely a better place because Dave Jones is here!”

Mr. Jones’ dedication and passion goes beyond the doors of Maple Mountain High School. He contributes to the community by coaching youth sport, teaching ceramics at the Springville Senior Center, has gone into elementary schools and helped them do different projects such as masks, helping with stories and coil pots. Mr. Jones and students have also, entered bowls they made into the Bowls for Humanity fundraiser for Food and Care Coalition in Provo.

Spending time with his children is Mr. Jones’ greatest joy. He is currently teaching his 10- and 12-year-old children how to teach others how to make pottery, draw and paint. The goal is to help his children find joy in something he loves, is passionate about and to also help them earn a little money during the summer by creating and teaching a children’s art class.

3D Shapes In First Grade

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:01pm
Attributions: Courtney McAvoy

Mrs. McAvoy's first grade class is learning about 3D shapes. The students made a cube using toothpicks and marshmallows. The marshmallows helped identify how many vertices a cube has. The students could also figure out how many faces the cube has.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Make-A-Wish Assembly

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:52pm

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What a fantastic assembly! Teachers ate Wasabi, kissed pigs and chickens, had thier make up done by blindfolded students, and much more. The best part was having our Make-A-Wish student here at school to be recognized by the students. She was the hit of it all and we are thrilled to have been a part of her wish coming true! It is great to be a Diamondback!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

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