We Lead: Leadership Lessons with Mr. Andersen

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:49pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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Our incredible school counselor, Troy Andersen, spends time with each class to reinforce the 7 Habits. In recent months, students have helped create artwork showing ways that they live the habits, that Mr. Andersen then posts around the school. This way, the kids can have a personal reminder of ways to be their best selves. We're so grateful for Mr. Andersen and the time he takes to talk with our students and build a positive culture at our school!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Article: The Quest of a Virtual Future

Springville Junior High School News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:23pm
Attributions: Article by Ashlee Bayles and Ella Stoddard - SJHS Student Staff Writers

“There were clothing parts all over from college students and we were looking at all of the ideas they had created and portrayed in their designs.”  These are the thoughts of the few lucky students who were able to go on a field trip with Ms. Bird to SLCC. Salt Lake Community College is one of the only colleges in Utah to have an appeal fashion design course, which is one of their reasons for going.  Another reason is that Ms. Bird found her love for sewing from her mother who is deceased and this field trip was a way of remembering and paying tribute to her. Along with her mother, the late Leona Isabell Roylance, Ms. Bird dedicated the trip to the late SHS sewing teacher Carol Manwaring.

The students described the most interesting things on the field trip, and their responses were quite shocking.  Cheyenne Skinner, an eighth-grade student, said that she enjoyed “being at the mall” and seeing an old dress at the college.  Calianne Skinner agreed with her twin Cheyenne and said she enjoyed going to the mall, but that she also liked the tiny shoes on display.  Sarah Hubbard, another eighth grader, told people her favorite part of the entire field trip was seeing a jacket made out of monkey fur.

Since the field trip was optional the students explained that the reason for them going was because it was “fun, interesting, a good experience, the teacher invited us to go, it allowed us to miss school, and a lot of our friends were going.”  Once there they came to the realization that the purpose of the field trip was to “introduce them to the SLCC programs available on fashion design,” as Sarah says. In preparation for the trip, the sewing students have done a number of projects throughout the year.  

The entirety of the program includes a fashion show to make it into the school first of all.  Once in the school, there are very mild fees for attending SLCC. After graduating the class and finishing the course they go on to be self-employed and successful.  The head director of the course, Ms. Mojdeh Sakaki, deserves the utmost appreciation and gratitude of all the people who attended this wonderfully put together field trip.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

So proud of our Grads!

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:34pm
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We are so proud to announce that Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Crook graduated. Mrs. Evans with her Masters in Administration and Mrs. Crook with her Masters in Elementary! They are such amazing teachers and we are so very proud of them! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Rachel Hatch is a published poet

Springville High School News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:27pm
Attributions: by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Rachel Hatch, our English Sterling Scholar, has had two of her poems accepted for publication by Southern Quill

One of the poems is a villanelle and the other is a pantoum.  These formats are more complicated than free verse poems which make them inherently harder to publish.

Hatch says, “She prefers to write in reality, not fantasy.”

“I'm exceptionally proud of her,” said her Creative Writing teacher, Mrs. Joanna Ellsworth.

Hatch will attend Brigham Young University this Fall and plans on majoring in Chemical Engineering or Biochemistry.   We’re sure she’ll have no trouble mixing her chemical compositions and words together to create some magic.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: End of school and upcoming summer

Springville Junior High School News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Article by Jared Hernandez and Maliyah Maye - SJHS Student Staff Writer

The end of the school year is coming very close.  Every student is very excited to leave school and enjoy the freedom of summer. But every student is going to miss their favorite teachers and friends.

I asked if they are happy that school is going to end. “ I’m very happy that school is ending. Because school is sometimes long and boring”. Said Isaiah Carreno. “ I’m very happy that school is going to be over. Because I can go skate”. Said Tyler Bennett.

The 8th graders are Now moving up to 9th graders which mean they are now high schoolers. “ I’m very excited to start high school next year”. Said Ben Tenny

I asked if any student is going to miss any of their teachers.” I’m going to miss Mr. Booth He is a very fun teacher”. Said Isaiah Carreno. “ I’m going to miss Mr. Booth and Mr. Hammon They are awesome” Said Ben Tenny.

   I asked some future 9th graders if they are prepared to start school next year. “ I’m super ready. Because my grades now count for college”. Said Isaiah Carreno. “ No. I’m not ready to get graded for school.” Said Tyler Bennett.

With summer coming on very quick everyone is also deciding what everyone is going to do this summer. Here a list of things to do during the summer to make sure its the best one yet here.

Springville rec center: competition pool, spin studio, cardio equipment, track, concessions, leisure lounge, spectator seating, outdoor pool, equipment room, party rooms, leisure pools, lobby, office area,  child watch, competition pool, dance studio, gymnasium etc. there are so many things to go there and do this would be a very fun thing to do during the summer. This would be a very fun place to go with friends, family etc. it opens May/24/2018 make sure to check this out during the summer. If you are babysitting you could also take the kids you are babysitting there.

Going on a hike : here in springville and mapleton there are many different hikes to do in this area because we live right by the mountains. Such as left fork days canyon trail, spanish fork peak trails, spring canyon trail, hike the Y, slate canyon loop trail, squaw peak trail, powerhouse overlook, rock canyon trail, provo peak. These trails range from hard to moderate many of these are harder trails although there are a couple moderate ones on this list. A hike is a great thing to go to to get outside and really connect with nature and with yourself so go on a hike this summer. Another hike you should definitely do is hike to the hot pots. There are many of these all around the springville area.

Go on an adventure: go somewhere that you have never bene and just see where the day takes you don’t limit your time and options. Maybe even take pictures everywhere you go and then at the end of the day look at all the different pictures. Maybe even say you wanna go to mcdonalds or something like that and then walk there and go to a bunch of places on the way. This is just one idea on the many ways you can go on an adventure.

Playing sports: playing sports during the summer can be a very fun way to be active and let out energy this is also something you can practice by yourself and also something that you can do with friends and family, furthermore this is a very good thing to be social. Additionally Playing sports is also a very good source of exercise.

Go on a road trip: you don’t even have to go very far to go on a road trip. With a roadtrip you can go really far or even somewhere just an hour away. Road trips are very fun and very similar to an adventure. This is something that you can do with family, friends etc. this is also a very fun was to connect and do a fun activity. This is something that I would definitely recommend to do during the summer.

Go out for ice cream: Another thing you could do is go for some ice cream with your family such as SOS drug, roll with it, cold stone, rockwell creamery, BYU creamery, sub zero, baskin robbins, etc. these are just a couple of the many ice cream places you could go during the summer. Going out for ice cream is something very fun to do that can just bring up your spirits and make you happy.

Go to the reservoir: going to the reservoir is something very fun and can help you be active and swim in some cool water to cool off from the hot sun you can also build sand castles, tan in the sun, eat snacks, and do many fun things that can make your summer amazing. So you should definitely go check this out. In addition you can also fish and go on canoe’s.

Spend time with friends:spending time with friends is something that you can anything on this list but once again the can be very entertaining but if you are going to high school it will be very good to grow closer with friends so when you go into high school you have good friends to talk to and stick together with so that you have good friends in high school. This will also be a very good thing in the summer and also try to make new friends on the way.

Try a new style:trying a new style in the summer would be an easy way to reinvent yourself and try new things the summer is a time when you can experiment with your look without having to go to the school with it just incase you don’t like it in the end this would be way fun because you could save money, go to the mall and try new things. I would highly recommend this if you ever want to reinvent yourself.

Go to a concert:  in summer you have to at least try to go to one concert because going to a concert is a summer must do. This will give you a chance to go with friends, family, or by yourself and see your favorite artist while enjoying treats and partying because who doesn't want to do that this would be amazing to do during the summer and many people do this and this could also be an experience to make new friends.

Workout: working out in the summer is a great way to stay in shape and get ready for sports tryouts for high school teams, club teams, city league teams etc. and when you stay fit you feel good and from my experience you eat good feel good. Exercise also combats health conditions and disease, exercise also improves mood and boost’s energy. In addition to that exercise promotes better sleep. Working out can also be very good social experience to make new friends and have a much more healthy lifestyle. .These are just a couple reasons why you should workout during the summer.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Term 3 No Tardy Party

Springville Junior High School News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:15pm
Attributions: Article by: Jake Follette, Cody Creighton, Gavin Jones - SJHS Student Staff Writer

The no tardy parties is a tradition here at our school. (A party for those who get no tardies.) SJHS held their third term no tardy party on April 23rd. The activity they chose to take kids on was the CLAS ropes course. As the title implies the requirements to attend the no tardy party is to have no tardies or absences for the term.  Kayla Jackson, one of the students who went, said that earning her invitation was easy, her advice, “Just go to class.” Kaden Paxton says to take his advice and just be aware of the time. For all their effort the majority of people enjoyed attending.

In Kayla’s opinion it was the best no tardy party so far. Kaden agreed, saying the activities were “really fun.” Many students said the school made a great choice choosing the ropes course and it pulled a lot of kids in and made them want to go. “The only problem was that the lines were too long, other than that it was great.” mentioned Kaden.

In conclusion, keeping a perfect record is well worth it.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Poetry Slam, I’m A Poet And I Know It

Springville Junior High School News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:11pm
Attributions: Article by Kara Larsen and Madison Black - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Poetry is important to our school and important in life to broaden our perception of life. Poetry is a good chance to get to know other people and if your good enough, you can win scholarships or free money! The Poetry Slam is a event where students can show off a poem they wrote or where they can recite a poem that was written by someone else.

Each year SJHS has classroom poetry slams followed by a school slam. There is also normally a local poet who comes in to show students a real life example of slam poetry. 10 students are picked to then move on to the district poetry slam.

Slam poetry is a good time to talk about things that people usually don’t feel like they can address or talk about. Take Kimberly Torres for example, she is writing and will be performing her own poem about suicide because she thinks that it’s something that people need to talk about but don’t feel like they can. However, poems don’t always have to be serious. Mrs. Pina, an English teacher at SJHS said that the students can write about what they’re passionate about. Students can write about whatever they want, whether they write about ground beef or death, as long as they’re passionate about it.

A lot of work is going into the poetry slam and students are doing their best to write the greatest poem they possibly can. Rehearsals and performances to friends and family are how the students are preparing for the big day.

The school poetry slam was last week. The district slam is this week! Wish everyone some luck!

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Mrs. Beckert's Monday Message For May 7, 2018

Brookside Elementary News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:46pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Dear Parents   Happy Monday!

Here is just a reminder from our current PTA President:

As the school year comes to a close, I would like to thank parents for all of the support that has been provided to the PTA. Many of you know that I have served as President for two years, and as per PTA bylaws, my board is unable to serve another term. We need to turn over the reins to a new board. PTA does so many wonderful things for Brookside Elementary, such as:

Providing School T Shirts, Reflections, No Screen Week, SEP Dinners for Teachers, Red Ribbon Week, Year Books, Book Fair, Dad’s and Donuts, And more!!!

These awesome programs and activities happen BECAUSE of PTA.  They enrich your student’s experience at Brookside, and they also offer support to Teachers and Staff.

As President, I have been unable to fill my position for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Most programs and activities have chair people who will run them next year, but we still need a President (or Co -Presidents)who can step in and make sure these activities happen for our students.

If you have been thinking of volunteering, NOW IS THE TIME! PTA is a very rewarding volunteer experience. I have loved every minute of my time as President.

Please contact me if you are interested in serving on the PTA board for next year. I would hate for our children to miss out on all of the many things that PTA has to offer!

rachel.orme@gmail.com        brooksidepta.president@gmail.com   801-427-3980

Also, just a reminder about next year’s class request information:

Regarding requests and special considerations for the next school year, I ask that parents who would like to share a request or other information with me regarding their child’s class placement, to please come to the school’s front office during the request window of May 14-25 to receive and fill out a request form. Forms will include specific guidelines regarding the request process. In order for a request to be accepted, it must be completed according to the guidelines, have a secretary’s signature approving the form, and must be received by a member of our office staff during the request window (May 14-25). Forms will not be sent home. I will consider the gathered information along with other academic and school information as I work to create classes that are balanced according to range of student ability, behaviors, gender, and the number of students. If you have any questions, please visit with me or a member of the school’s office staff.

Thank you! Dana Beckert


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mrs. Gallagher's Kindergarten Classes Performed In A Classroom Play

Brookside Elementary News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:32pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ann Gallagher
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Mrs. Gallagher's AM and PM kindergarten classes had a lot of fun acting out characters from books they have read this year. They had parts that the children memorized and performed. They also created their own costumes.  Great job students

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Don't Miss The 6th Grade Musical Tonight At 6pm

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:25pm
Attributions: Mrs. Liz Porter
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The final showing of the 6th grade music through the ages musical will be performed tonight at 6pm. Here are a few pictures from the school performance at 1:30pm. Great job 6th grades and teachers!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Announcements for the week of May 7th

Springville High School News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 1:15pm


Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Graduation info, Color Guard family night, NHS, AP testing, Baseball, Softball, Girls golf, Track, Boys region tennis, Choir, "Beat The Fuzz" and more.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Classic Skating Family Fun Night - May 7!

Sage Creek Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:13am

Please join us for a fun family night at Classic Skating in Orem on Mon, May 7.  5:30-8:30 pm.  Students and their families get free admission!


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Fourth Grade Opera

Westside Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:02am
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On Friday Ms. Alderks' fourth grade class presented a fabulous opera to Westside. In class they learned about the Japanese Internment of World War II, and decided to write an opera in tribute. They spent time writing the lyrics, which were then put to music, which was written just for them. They also designed costumes, created a set, and finally performed for students and parents. They put a lot of work into it and did a phenominal job!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Kindness at Westside

Westside Elementary News - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:14am
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As a school, Westside is focusing on being kind and doing kind things for others. Teachers have spent time in class teaching lessons about empathy and caring and supporting others, and the student council came up with ideas for ways that kids can be kind to one another. Students have also started recording the nice things that others do for them, and each day Mrs. Pruitt recognizes some of those people during morning announcements. Way to take care of one another and focus on the good things that are happening Wildcats!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

April Stand Strong Students

Art City Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:34pm

"Stand Strong" Students of the Month demonstrate"Stand Strong" behaviors which are: Safe, Respectful, Responsible.

#awesomeeagles, #artcityeagles, #nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted

Categories: Elementary, Springville

March Students of the Month

Art City Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:27pm
Attributions: Picture by Alisa Morgan

March Students of the Month are recognized for going above and beyond school expectations.

#awesomeeagles, #artcityeagles, #nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

May The Fourth Be With You

Art City Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00pm
Attributions: Pictures by Judy Luther and Julia Murray
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  "May the Fourth be with you".  From "Fourth" grade Mrs. Sutterfield's class and third grade class Mrs. Luther's class.

#awesomeeagles, #artcityeagles, #nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

6th Grade Play

Westside Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 2:51pm
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Last week the sixth graders of Westside put on the play 'Ella Einstein,' for the school and for their parents. Through acting, song, and scientific presentations the students were able to show some of what they have learned this year in science. Excellent job sixth graders!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Hansen's Heroes

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 2:36pm

We are getting down to the final days of the year. These students have rocked this week! Great job dragons! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Obstacle Courses

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 2:33pm

The Dragon Crew Student Council decided that it would be fun to spice up lunch recess the last couple weeks of school with some different activities for students to participate in. This week they set up 3 fun obstacle courses for students to race their friends. It looks like they all had a fun time!

Categories: Elementary, Springville