Teacher of the Year - Peggy Freek

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:50pm

Sierra Bonita would like to congratulate PEGGY FREEK for being our TEACHER OF THE YEAR!! Peggy is our Special Education Teacher and has been working at Sierra Bonita since we opened in 2011. Peggy is one of a kind and has a heart of gold. We are very fortunate to have Peggy as part of our team. 

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Spirit of PTA Award

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:33pm

The PTA at Spanish Oaks recognized Kelly Burtenshaw with the Spirit of PTA Award for being a great volunteer who has given consistent and outstanding service through PTA.  She has been a member of the Spanish Oaks PTA for many years and exemplifies the PTA Purposes and Mission.  Thank you, Kelly, for all you give to our school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Outstanding Educator Award

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:32pm

Spanish Oaks PTA was happy to present Mrs. Jackson the PTA Outstanding Educator Award today.  This award recognizes an educator nominated by the PTA board based on their relationship with students, parents, PTA and the community.  We heard from many parents who emphatically declared Mrs. Jackson the perfect recipient of this award!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Penny War is Coming to Brockbank

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:10pm
Attributions: Terri Jensen

KIDS have the power to make a positive difference.  Please join the Kid Power committee at Brockbank Elementary to change the world.  Our project this year is to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  This is the type that mostly affects children.  There are children in our school that deal with this disease.

Each grade will bring money to donate. All paper and silver coins in their cans will count for that grades total.  All the pennies put in that grade level can, will subtract from their total.  So put pennies in another classes can to stop them from beating your grade.  Put the silver and paper money in your class can to increase your total.  This is called a Penny War.  Our penny war will help find a cure for juvenile Diabetes.

We will start our penny war on February 20 and go through March 9 .  The grade level with the heaviest can on Feb 23 will get to have a dance party.  The grade level with the heaviest can on March 2 will get to run someone through their whip cream gauntlet.  The grade level that raises the most money by March 9 will get to have a flour bomb war. Start earning money to make a difference.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Announces Teacher of the Year

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:05pm

Congratulations to Mrs. Alexandra Dedrickson for receiving "Brockbank's Teacher of the Year". Alexandra teaches fifth grade at Brockbank. She and her husband live in Spanish Fork. They have three daughters, one son, and four grandchildren (with one more on the way). 

 Alexandra is an awesome teacher. She loves teaching and it shows. She goes the extra mile in her teaching. She has a great sense of humor and makes learning fun! Her theme days are talked about by former students years after being in her class.  In her spare time Alexandra loves shopping, making homemade cards, watching her son run track and cross country, but most of all spending time with her family! She combines two of her loves by shopping for her grandkids!  At Brockbank Alexandra is considered our "Christmas Elf". She is obsessed with Christmas including watching all the Hallmark Christmas movies.  Alexandra has been teaching for 33 years, 22 of those years here at Brockbank. She also taught for 11 years at Brookside before coming to Brockbank. She has taught first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades and for nine years she helped students as a reading recovery teacher. She is a great teacher and so fun to work with!  She is retiring at the end of the school year and she will be greatly missed!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mr. Mecham and Mrs. Van De Graaff answer students' questions about Olympic Time

Salem Junior High School News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:52pm

Yesterday, Mr. Mecham and Mrs. Van De Graaff sat on a panel for a Q and A with 9th-grade students seeking to understand how Olympic Time runs at our school. If this seems a bit unusual, you are right. It doesn't happen very often that students are able to sit down with Admin and teacher leaders and ask them about school programs. The students had this opportunity to help them with a project that they are doing for English.

In order to teach students to work in teams and solve problems, the 9th-grade English teachers have challenged students to develop proposals for how they would change Olympic Time here at Salem Jr. in order to make it more effective. We are excited to hear what they come up with. They have learned about the purpose that Olympic Time serves and are now preparing to develop proposals which they will present in front of their teachers and peers. Who knows, maybe one of their ideas will be put into practice next year.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, February 5, 2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:48pm
Attributions: Student Council

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, February 5, 2018


Lady Red Devils Swim team race to state

Springville High School News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:27pm
Attributions: by Colin Coughanour, and Zach Hjorth
(more pictures available)

Don’t miss all the excitement this Friday and Saturday as our girls and boys Red Devil Swim teams attend state swimming finals at the Davis Recreation Center.  Here’s some Lady Red Devil team member highlights:

Ella Holden, Junior, says her best event is the 50 freestyle. This is her first season swimming competitively. Holden says that started swimming because her friends convinced her to.  Holden’s advice to anyone who wants to get into swimming is, “Just go for it, it’s a lot of fun.”  According to Holden, the swim team has been doing very well this year.

Kourtney Lamb, Senior, says her best event is the 50 freestyle. Lamb has been swimming for eight years. She started swimming because her father swam in High School, so she decided to try it out. Lamb’s encouragement to those who want to try the swim team is, “Do it, you will make great friendships.”  According to Lamb, the team has done very well this year, specifically in region.

Courtney Holt, Senior, says her best event is the 50 freestyle. Holt has been swimming for less than a year. Holt was convinced to try out for the team by her parents and her friend Amanda. Holt’s advice to those who want to try out for the swim team is, “Go for it, it’s really fun with lots of great teammates; and, it’s a good skill to have,” When asked how the team did this year, Holt responded, “We did AWESOME!  People worked hard and it really paid off.”

Nicole Pope, Junior, has been swimming competitively for nine years; her best event is the 50 freestyle. Nicole started swimming because her siblings swam, she trains five days a week for an hour and a half.  Pope does five claps and listens to music before she goes swimming. She wants to go to state and not have any regrets. She wants to pursue swimming beyond high school. Pope’s advice for somebody who wants to swim, “It can be hard or intimidating, but it’s fun and there’s a lot of support.”

Natalie Mertz, Junior, has been swimming for 9 year, and her best event is the 100 backstroke. She began swimming because her siblings swam.  She trains Monday – Friday, occasionally Saturday, for about an hour and a half. Mertz relaxes and listens to music before she swims. Mertz wants to always be improving in swimming, and she wants to swim in college. Mertz’s advice for somebody who wants to swim is, “Swimming is difficult, but rewarding.”

Lady Red Devil Swim Team Members:
Senior Girls:
Amanda Brimhall, Anna Brower, Courtney Holt, Kourtney Lamb, and Tanna Smallcomb.
Junior Girls: Hannah Daines, Jane Dwiggins, Alice Giatras, Ella Holden, Natalie Mertz, Nicole Pope, and Isabel Sanders.
Sophomore Girls: Sophia Barson, Olivia Collings, Carsen Poole, Jade Poulson, and Sara Shumway.
Freshman Girls: Janelle Mammen, Amelia Oberg, Brianna Stoker, and Jeri Strong.

photos by Jeff Porcaro © maplemountainsports.com

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:25pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation would be significantly benefitted if you shopped through smile.amazon.com.


Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0546418 and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation.


About AmazonSmile


What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity.


The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants. 


Thank you for your support.



Lana Hiskey

Executive Director

6th Grade Olympics!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:36pm
Attributions: Alisa Corfield
(more pictures available)
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Devon Maupin, a published poet

Springville High School News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:27am
Attributions: by Carlos Reina, SHS News Writer

Later this month, Springville High Sophomore Devon Maupin will have his poem "Commonality" published by Appelley Publishing in their 2017 Rising Stars collection.

“Mrs. Susan Anderson, my middle school English teacher, pushed me to submit this poem into a poetry contest.  She is an amazing teacher!” said Maupin.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Red Devil Basketball on Fire

Springville High School News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:11am
Attributions: by Noah Brimhall and Nicole Powell, SHS News Writers
(more pictures available)

On Friday, February 2, Springville High’s varsity boys basketball team traveled to Lehi to face the Skyridge Falcons ending in a huge region road win for the Red Devils, 52-47.  Here are some player highlights and fun facts:

Dallin Packer is a Senior who plays post and will be in the home game this Friday against Provo.  As a team they prep by watching plays that can be effective against the team they are playing and then practice them.  Packer enjoys playing with his teammates and wants to continue to play hard and build his confidence.

Murdock Gunther is a Junior and plays guard.  Murdock preps for games like the one coming this Friday by going through his shot routine to warm up his throw and stretching.  He loves basketball and being on the team helps him to bond with other people.  Gunther wants to go as far as possible in his basketball career.

Cooper Riggs is a Sophomore.  He will also be playing guard for team in this Friday’s home game.  Riggs preps by getting as many shots in before the game as possible.  Riggs’ favorite part about basketball is the competition and overcoming it with his team.  Riggs hopes to continue playing basketball through high school.

Josh Ireland is a Junior and plays guard or wing.  Ireland preps by listening to his music. Ireland really enjoys basketball.

Nicholas Wheeler is a Junior who plays forward. Next game is this Friday, home game.  Wheeler likes to prep for games by going to practices, keep improving, and eat a PB&J. Wheeler really enjoys basketball for the competition and having the whole team as  friends.

All Red Devil fans are invited to come support our girls and boys Red Devil teams as they take on Provo this Friday at home.  Varsity girls play at 5:15 pm and the varsity boys play at 7 pm.

Varsity Players:
Seniors:  Aidan Erickson, Mark Gallagher, Jesse Hullinger, Spencer Livsey, Dallin Packer, and Ben Schreiner
Juniors:  Murdock Gunther, Joshua Ireland, Clayton Johnson, Jaymon Jordan, and Nicholas Wheeler
Sophomores:  Austin Mortensen, Payton Murphy, and Cooper Riggs

Categories: Secondary, Springville


Art City Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:50am

Art City Students in Miss Olige's class show they are Safe, Respectful and Responsible by the choices they make every day while in school.  They earned ten Eagle Bucks and redeemed them for their picture with friends on the school website!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Teacher Appreciation Week

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:16am

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This week at DFJHS our PTA has been helping us celebrate our amazing teaching staff. Monday each teacher received a poster and students have been writing small "shout out" papers for each of them. It has been so fun to see the nice things students are saying about their hardworking teachers. Along with the shout outs the PTA has been providing snacks, breakfast, and even a soft serve ice cream bar! Thursday they will provide staff with lunch, followed by a popcorn bar and a free Redbox code on Friday. We can't say THANK YOU enough to all those PTA members who helped make our awesome teachers feel so appreciated! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

2,135 Cougar Paws!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:27am

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The Cougar Paw count is over 2,000 now!  Way to go Orchard Hills Cougars!  Keep up the good work.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reaction Time

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:21pm
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Discovery Gateway came to the school and taught us about chemical reactions. The presenter did several experiments that showed us examples of chemical and physical changes. Each class had a session of their own where they were able to conduct experiments and determine if their reaction was physical or chemical. Check out live videos on our Facebook page. 

#science #stem #unexpected #springlakehawks #springlakeelem

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Chess Tournament

Sage Creek Elementary News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:27pm

Our Nebo District Chess Tournament is coming up on Feb 24.  Follow the link for more information.

Chess Tournament

Categories: Elementary, Springville

UVU Community Impact Worshops

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:48pm
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This Impact evening will begin with a brief plenary session where President Matthew Holland and First Lady Paige Holland will share some of their final words on why girls and women should prepare to impact theircommunitiesthrough education, service, engagement, and leadership. Attendees will then join one of five workshops (poverty/homelessness, sexual assault, literacy, mental health/suicide, and oppor-tunities for young women to serve) to learnhow to become more engaged in serious and difficult topics and efforts in the community. Women (12 years and older) and those who influence them are invited (this means men are welcome too)!

RSVP at www.utwomen.org

Please see the attached flyer for more information

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Third Graders Celebrate Chinese New Year

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:36pm
Attributions: Mindee Everitt
(more pictures available)

Third graders celebrated the Chinese New Year. They learned how to use chopsticks and had a race picking up smarties. They also learned to write in Chinese, played with Tangrams, and made a fun dragon puppet.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin