Congratulations MNJHS Basketball Teams!

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 3:52pm
Attributions: Natalie BradyCongratulations to the following girls who made the 2017-2018 MNJHS girls’ basketball team: Bailee Allred, Aspyn Bagley, Sophie Bateman, Livvy Chandler, Skylee Draper, Daycee Drury, Grace Marsh, Brett Renzello, Katelynn Wettstein. Mangers: Flor Bello, Ivy Bronson, Cassie Johnson, Ellie Boardman, Shay Stapley.   Girls’ Basketball Schedule   11/27: Mt. Nebo @ Provo, 3:30 (preseason game) 11/30: Payson Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30 12/4: Mt. Nebo BYE 12/7: Spanish Fork Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30 12/11: Mt. Nebo @ Salem Jr, 3:30 12/14: Diamond Fork @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30 12/18: Mt. Nebo @ Springville Jr, 3:30 1/4: Mt. Nebo @ Mapleton Jr, 3:30 1/8: Mt. Nebo @ Payson Jr, 3:30 1/11: Provo @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30 1/16: Mt. Nebo @ Spanish Fork Jr, 3:30 1/18: Salem Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30 1/22: Mt. Nebo @ Diamond Fork Jr, 3:30 1/25: Springville Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30 1/29: Mapleton Jr @ Mt. Nebo, 3:30 2/1-2: District Tournament Games 2/6: Championship Game @ Springville High School, 5:00 p.m.     Congratulations to the following boys who made the MNJHS 2017-2018 boys’ basketball team: Steven Nordell, Colby Orton, Johnny Draper, Brindyn Johnson, Russell Mangelson, Braxton Staheli, Tim Cole, Max Iverson, Zayden Godfrey, Angel Salas, Dwight Romrell, Blaize Finai. Mangers: Izaak Walton, Tate Strasburg, Hadley Mason, Jovan Hill, Fatima Greenhalgh, Kaylee Shannon.   Boys’ Basketball Schedule   11/16: Orem Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30 (preseason game) 11/21: Canyon View Jr. @ Mt Nebo Jr 3:30 (preseason game) 11/30: Payson Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30 12/4: Mt Nebo BYE 12/7: Spanish Fork Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30 12/11: Mt Nebo @ Salem Jr, 3:30 12/14: Diamond Fork @ Mt Nebo, 3:30 12/18: Mt Nebo @ Springville Jr, 3:30 1/4: Mt Nebo @ Mapleton Jr, 3:30 1/8: Mt Nebo @ Payson Jr, 3:30 1/11: Mt Nebo BYE 1/16: Mt Nebo @ Spanish Fork Jr, 3:30 1/18: Salem Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30 1/22: Mt Nebo @ Diamond Fork Jr, 3:30 1/25: Springville Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30 1/29: Mapleton Jr @ Mt Nebo, 3:30
Categories: Payson, Secondary

Tom the Turkey Visits Larsen

Larsen Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 2:28pm

Some of the classes at Larsen had the priviledge to meet Tom Turkey and learn a little more about him when he visited our school.  Students learned a few interesting facts about turkeys:  Male turkeys "gobble" but female turkeys "bark".  When a male turkeys are calm their heads are blue but when they are mad they turn red.  Also, during the Revolutionary days, their long feathers were used to write with.  We hope we don't see Tom Turkey on our tables in a couple weeks!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Western Hoe Down Larsen

Larsen Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:44pm
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Larsen students were so lucky to have a Western Hoe Down from the Gains ABC the Arts and Me Program.  A couple from St. George that have been square dancing for 45 years came and showed students all the different steps to square dancing.  Three seperate assemblies were held so that students had hands on help learning the steps.  Students had so much fun and enjoyed learning a new form of art.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Discovering Science Through STEM Activities

Westside Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:32pm
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This week sixth graders learned about the relationship between the transfer of heat through convection and the density of different temperatures of water. Students poured (red) hot water and (blue) cold water in two sides of a density box. When the partition between the two of them was removed, the denser cold water moved to the bottom, while the less-dense hot water moved to the top. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Wrestling season has begun at SFJH!!!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:54pm
Attributions: by Jentry Youd

Wrestling season has begun at SFJH!!! Spanish Fork Jr. High Wrestling dueled Payson last night. The night was full of hard-fought matches. There were many beginner wrestlers that came away with big victories. The next wrestling match will be against Mt Nebo on Wednesday, Nov 15 at 3:30 pm. Come support the Wrestling Team.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Sierra Bonita Reflections Honor Night

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:56am


We are so proud of all the students who entered our PTA Reflections competition!  We are hosting our Reflections Honors Night next Tuesday night, the 14th, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  We invite any students who entered Reflections to come and bring their families to celebrate with them!  Dress is casual.

We will hand out the awards that night.  Participation recipients will receive a certificate, Merit recipients will receive a certificate and a ribbon, and a our Excellence winners will receive a certificate and a medal!  We will also have cookies at the end of the evening.

If your child received a Participation or Merit award, please take your child’s artwork home at the end of the evening.

Thank you!
-Sierra Bonita PTA


Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:19am
Attributions: Mrs. Fordiani
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Mrs. Fordiani’s six grade class enjoyed modeling molecules. Some examples were water and oxygen, but the largest was caffeine!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Spring Lake Reflections Art Gallery!

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:16am
Attributions: PTA

Come celebrate our students tonight at the Spring Lake Reflections Art Gallery! It will be from 5:30-7 in the gym. These kids have done an amazing job!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Opening night for Enchanted April is Nov 9

Payson High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:57am
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ENCHANTED APRIL is opening Nov. 9th and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm in the Little Theatre at Payson High School.  Please support our community and the arts by checking out our school's Theatre website ( They are holding three abridged matinee performances.  They will be held during fourth period.  They will be having a Senior matinee with our Senior cast performing on Thursday.  A Junior matinee with our Junior cast performing on Friday, and a Sophomore matinee with our Sophomore cast performing on Monday.   Synopsis: Matthew Barber's Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I Enchanted April offers to its characters, and viewers, a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.


Categories: Payson, Secondary

5th Grade State Fair

Canyon Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:22am

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Fifth graders participated in a state fair. Each student reported on one state. Students made posters, brought in artifacts and even served food items to showcase their state! Great job fifth graders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Student Council Conference

Sage Creek Elementary News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:09am
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A group of 6th graders from our Student Council got to attend a conference at BYU. They learned about positive leadership, setting a good example, and making our school a better place for everyone! They also got to participate in some team building activities. The students can't wait to put what they learned into action. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Three MMHS Ellevés Named to 5a All-State Drill Team

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:43am
Attributions: Story and photo by Molly Brenchley.

Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were named to the 5A All-State Drill Team.  Tiffany Asay, daughter of Suzanne and Dwayne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Kim and Matt Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Melisa and Chris Merrill were chosen to represent Maple Mountain at the 5A All-State Drill Team Auditions. 

Tiffany is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team.  She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the President/Head Drill Mistress this year.  Tiffany was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Tiffany enjoys biking, playing the piano, and swimming.

Hannah is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team.    She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the Drill Mistress of the team this year.  Hannah was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer.  Hannah enjoys reading, sleeping, and dancing.

Annie is a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team.  She was the Historian her junior year and is an Assistant Drill Mistress for the team this year.  Annie was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer.  Annie enjoys dancing, playing with her puppies, shopping, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.

The auditions were held on Wednesday, November 8 at Bountiful High School.  Each 5A school sent three girls to represent their school at the auditions.  There were 42 girls who auditioned.  A cut was made after the girls showed their technique in some across the floor combinations in front of a panel of three judges who narrowed it down to 30 girls.  Those girls were taught a short dance and then auditioned it for the judges, who decided which girls made the team.  There were 16 girls who made the final cut.

The 5A All-State Team will be recognized at the State Drill Team Competition that will be held at UVU in February.  Congratulations to these girls for their accomplishments!

Levels of Density

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 6:08am
Attributions: by Peyton Hall

In Mrs. Mendonsa’s science class, seventh-grade students experimented with the levels of density that different substances hold. They used honey, corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. First they found out what the density of each substance was. Honey had the thickest density, then corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. After finding the density of each substance, they were ready to start the experiment!

To start the experiment they needed equal amounts of each substance. After making sure that they had equal amounts, it was time to begin. The honey had the thickest density, so it was poured into the tube first. Next the corn syrup was slowly poured into the tube, but instead of mixing with the honey is stayed right on top, making two different layers. Little by little each substance was poured into the tube according to their level of density. When they were finished, six different layers were visible! Instead of mixing all together, each substance just sat on top of one another! Who knew that density could be so cool!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Netsmartz Assembly

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 6:06am
Attributions: By Joshua Fraser

Students at Spanish Fork Junior High attended an assembly on how to use the Internet safely and smartly on November 1st.

A NetSmartz representative educated students on topics such as distracted driving, cyber bullying, and staying away from bad websites. They watched videos on why it’s dangerous to text and drive, and in how some parts of the world they have texting and walking lanes for people to freely walk and text.

They also saw a video of people in New York grabbing onto leashes provided by volunteers, who would then lead the people texting to wherever they wanted to go. It was a great day to learn about Internet safety.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Kindergarten's Thankful Turkey's

Riverview Elementary News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:54pm
Attributions: Lesa Hyer
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The kindergarten students in Mrs. Hyer’s classes have been talking about what they are thankful for.  They colored turkeys (most of them called them chickens).  The students had to cut up the sentence “I am thankful for…” and put it back in order.  Then they had to sound out the word and try to write it. Some were thankful for their tramp, fish, cats, toy guys, and even their family! Each class got a picture by their (chickens) oops, Turkeys!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Riverview's Weekly Message-Make Your Mark!

Riverview Elementary News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:32pm

Principal Moment

If I were in charge of the world, I would change the math terms addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  I have a good idea what their new names would be:

Addition would be Bouncy Fists.  “What’s 8 + 7?”  Kids like to hold up their fists then start opening it up one finger at a time.  Each time they stick out a finger they bounce their hand. “9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, FIFTEEN!”

Subtraction would be Sneaky Fingers.  Sometimes kids don’t want the teacher to see them counting on their fingers so they hide their hands under their desks just like they do when they sneak in a fistful of Doritos, or a bug, or a stick. 

Multiplication would be called Wake Me Up When You Get There

Teacher: “What’s 7 x 8?” 

Student: “51?”

Teacher:  “No, but you’re close.”

Student: “52?”

Teacher:  “You’re getting warmer.”

Student:  “53?”

Teacher:  “You’re super hot.”

Student:  “55?”

Teacher:   “YOU’RE BURNING UP!”

Student:  “56?”

Teacher:  “YEAHHHHH!”

Division would Tearing My Hair Out.  (I can think of other names as well, but this is the only one I can put in print.)  When a teacher needs to be out for the day, we choose from a menu of items on an automated system.  We select the title that corresponds to the reason for our absence: illness, personal leave, district assignment.  There should be one for long division.


A big thank you to the PTA for an outstanding book fair!  On behalf of Riverview students and teachers, I thank you for the time spent in creating a fun event for all!   

Penny Wars

Riverview is hosting a Penny Wars fund raiser through the month on November until Thanksgiving Break.  Each class earns points by collecting pennies.  Points are subtracted from a class when students “bomb” a class with silver coins or bills.  The grade level with the most points at the end of the war wins a reward.  All the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund for a former Riverview student who will be graduating from Spanish Fork High School this year.  Current Riverview students are paying it forward and helping a Riverview graduate ‘Make a Mark’ in the world!

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

We’re thankful for canned foods.  They have certainly kept many bellies fed.  This food drive is titled “Cans for Kids.”  We are collecting cans with foods that are okay to eat from a can; foods that a child could prepare on his/her own if there were ever the need i.e.: Canned chicken breast, pork-n-beans, soups, Chef Boyardee canned foods, fruits, Vienna sausage, etc.  Thank you!  

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 has been updated in order to hopefully make it easier to access school information.  Please check out the new format.

Recess Guidance

Cool weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from:  We follow the Utah recess guide:

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • 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 15th – Native American Hoop Dance Assembly; 1:45 p.m. for K-3rd, 2:15 for 4th – 6th
  • 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

Leadership Conference

Park Elementary News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:15pm
Attributions: Janae McAllister

Our Park Student Leaders (PSL) went to a state leadership conference at BYU today. They learned about their leadership roles in our school and how to be a great example to the students around them. They also learned how to improve our school community. Way to go! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork