Utah 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 5:06pm

Utah Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry 2018/2019

 To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the following immunizations:

  • 1 Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster ***MUST CONTAIN PERTUSSIS***
    • Tdap required regardless of interval since last dose tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccine
    • Kindergarten dose does not count as booster requirement for 7th grade
    • Td is not acceptable
  • 1 Meningococcal Vaccine
  • 2 Varicella (chickenpox) – history of disease is acceptable; a parent must sign the verification statement on the School Immunization Record.

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Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Second Grade Habitats

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:53pm
Attributions: Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Grant
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Mrs. Reid and Mrs. Grant’s class have been learning about habitats, the animals that live there, and their adaptations to those habitats. They ended their unit with a presentation to the other 2nd grade classes and their parents to show what they have learned!  It was such a fun learning experience!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Seussical at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:50pm

We are SO excited for this year's school play.  Play performances are as follows:

  • March 8th & 9th @ 7:00 p.m.

 Come and enjoy an exciting musical adventure with your family!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Science Fair Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:49pm

Congratulations to the following students for winning our Science Fair! These students are also moving on to the District competition.

Brooklyn Caldwell, Taylor Christensen, Haylee Jones, Lainey Cranford, Cassidie Golding, Taeg Palmer, Benjamin Buck, Brinlee Hill, Alonzo Perez, Cash Clayson, Kemry Chappell, Addie Brinkerhoff, Kennedie Reid, Aeden Remy, Brynn Silvia, Bode Sapp and Sariah Morris.

Congratulations Students!


Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:36pm
Attributions: by Alex Nielsen
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Beloved author, Lance Conrad, came to SFJHS to tell our English students stories about broken noses, books, getting maced, curiosity, elements of stories, and how he became an author. He talked about experiences of endless books and making good stories. He told us about the most important element of a story. He made us laugh, worry, cringe, and learn about writing stories. Lance talked about his books, the plot, the characters, the villains, and much more. He talked about his books in his series, and how they are tied together, but you will have to find out by reading the books. He read a short passage from his book, The Price of Survival. His series is all connected by one character. We enjoyed Lance’s stories, jokes, hat, and much more. Thank you for coming!

Parents and students can order Lance Conrad's books for a special discount if ordered before this Friday, March 2nd. The books will be delivered to the school and will be autographed by the author. Just download this form and return to your English teacher with payment. Thanks again for a great day of fun!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

FFA Assembly

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:24pm
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Last week at PJHS was FFA week, where students learned more about what the Future Farmers of America organization is all about. Throughout the week, students dressed up and participated in a variety of activities. The week culminated with an exciting assembly on Friday, complete with all kinds of awesome games and events. It was a great week!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Grizzly Club Ice Skating Activity

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:53pm
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Students who qualified for the Grizzly Club enjoyed ice skating at Seven Peaks on Wednesday. What fun!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

BYU Engineering and Technology Expo Field Trip

Payson Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:50pm
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Ninth grade students attended the BYU Engineering and Technology Expo last Thursday, where they toured labs and got to explore interactive exhibits provided by BYU Engineering students. It was a great time!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

9th annual Dance Company Showcase on Friday

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:50pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

The 9th annual Dance Company Showcase is this Friday, Mar 2nd at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Please come and support MMDC and Dance Excel as they perform with guest companies from the community. Student works by Brinnley Crane, Muriel Langdon, Lexy Warren and Mckenzie Smith will have their debut. This show proves to be one of the most spectacular of the year with many unforgettable performances. General admission $5 Students $4. Hope to see you there :)

Register for Dance Classes Next Year!

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:35pm


We need you in dance next year!

Over the last nine years, we have started a tradition of excellence in the dance program at Maple Mountain High School.  Nearly 2000 students have performed with our dance classes and now it's your turn to be part of the tradition!

If you haven't signed up for a dance class next year, I strongly encourage you to consider adding one to your schedule.  At Maple Mountain, we have six fantastic dance classes to choose from: Social Dance 1, Social Dance 2, and classes that are part of the State and National Core Curriculum for dance education; Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3/Dance Excel, and Dance Company.

  Social Dance 1 and 2 classes emphasize mastery of movement, quality and style in basic ballroom dance.  Dance 1 and 2 are introductory and intermediate classes on different dance styles and dance techniques.  These are all semester classes and will fill either PE or Fine Arts credit requirements.

Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors are also invited to audition for Dance 3/Dance Excel and Dance Company, the most advanced performing dance groups here at Maple Mountain.  These full year classes are designed to help students become better dancers, performers, and choreographers through the medium of creative, contemporary dance.  The Dance Company (MMDC) and Dance Excel both perform in concerts, assemblies, and adjudications.  For more information about auditions, and how to prepare, go to mmhsdance.weebly.com

Come and be part of the legacy of Maple Mountain Dance next year. We need awesome students to carry-on that tradition of excellence--and we know that you can be part of it!

See you soon!
Karla K. Palfreyman
MMHS Dance Department

Karen Allinson Receives Crystal Apple Award!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:32pm

This year’s Crystal Apple recipient has a long history of working with those in need.  

Prior to entering the field of teaching she worked as an EMT for 10 years helping those in crisis.  She then moved on to helping teenagers who struggled by working to develop an improved detention program at her local high school. It was also at this time that she began online studies through the University of Phoenix to earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education. While still working on her degree, she made the jump from teenagers to preschoolers and worked in our very own special education preschool as a class aide.  When she neared the end of her elementary ed. program she did her student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom at Mt. Loafer Elementary.  All the while working in the preschool as her schedule allowed.  

Finally, she was done with school and it was time to find a teaching job. As luck or fate would have it she was working in the summer preschool class when a job opening came up for a resource teacher here at Orchard Hills. A wise friend and co-worker encouraged her to apply for the job and when she hesitated her friend applied for her.  She was called in for an interview while at work with the preschoolers, so wearing shorts and t-shirt went down the hall to Ryan Murray’s office and interviewed for a job as a special education teacher.  A few days later she received a phone call telling her the job was hers if she would like it. So while her son was up to bat at a national baseball tournament she accepted the job.  She jumped into a job she hadn't planned on and has given it 110% ever since.

So it was back to school to earn her master's degree in special education and  she has worked her heart out to succeed as both a teacher and a student the past 3 and half years.  She is a great asset to our school and has helped almost everyone here in one way or another.  Please help us congratulate this year’s Crystal Apple recipient,  Karen Allinson.


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Officer Miller Visits First Grade!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:29pm

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Officer Miller from our Mapleton Police Department, came to visit our frist grade classes. Students were able to look inside his patrol car and learn the duties of an officer. 

Thank you officer Miller!

Book Fair Hours

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:20pm

This week is our Book Fair! The hours are as follows:

Monday: 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30-9:30am and 3:15-4:15pm

Wednesday: 8:30-9:30am and 3:15-4:15pm

Thursday: 8:30-9:30am and SEP's from 3:15-8:00pm

Friday: 8:30-9:30am

We are so excited for our Spring Book Fair! Scholastic gives our school fifty percent of all proceeds to buy new books. All proceeds from this fair will go directly to the school's libraries and Pays To Read.

Please come out and support the Book Fair! Thanks!

SJHS PTSA Receive 9 Springville Mayor Recogntiion Awards

Springville Junior High School News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:13pm
Attributions: Shannon Acor
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The Springville City Council Chambers was filled with some pretty amazing students and their parents in February as Mayor Richard Child and the City Council honored them for their community service and involvement in the Springville Junior High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).  A few of the note-worthy projects they have been involved in are; fundraising efforts raising over $25,000 to help assist Mihkenna Merrill with her medical expenses, picking pumpkins and gourds for Harvest Farms, volunteering with Happy Valley Farmer’s Market and helping with Red Ribbon Week. The SJHS PTSA is led by wonderful parent volunteers. PTSA President Tess Jones describes the students she works with as “hard-working, sincere, dedicated and having great attitudes.”

Pictured with their families are the nine Mayor Recognition Award recipients: Alexi Love, Jesus Hernandez, Brynn Jones, Molly Hunter, Levi Palmer, Kevin Pau Rojas, Gavin Jones, Madoc Jones and Deagan Rosenlof,

Look around you! Nominate a student serving others and working hard at www.springville.org/mayoraward. We would love to see them at our next city council awards.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

SEP Conferences - Thursday, March 1st

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:12pm

Hi Parents!

Our SEP conferences will be held this Thursday, March 1st.  This will be student led conferences so there will be no sign-ups for this conference. 

We recommend that those whose last name that starts with A-L to come any time from 3:30-5:30 and M-Z to come any time between 6-8.  We understand that this time does not work for everyone so if you need to come to the other session that is fine.  We are just trying to prevent too much congestion.  Teachers will be eating dinner from 5:30-6pm.  

We hope to see you there!

Sierra Bonita Elementary

Letter from our PTA Regarding Reflections

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:56pm

Sierra Bonita parents, A few months back, we sent out a survey asking for your feedback regarding Reflections. On the survey we proposed 2 different ideas. The first one was to continue to participate in Reflections. The second was to opt-out of Reflections, but instead hold a Sierra Bonita arts contest with similar categories and prizes as Reflections. The school-only program would have less limitations and rules, but the participants would not have the opportunity to move on to district or beyond.  Most of the people that took the survey supported the idea of switching to a school-only contest. However, we are aware that some of you expressed concern and would like for our school to continue participating in Reflections. In order to make a decision, we'll have a meeting on Friday, March 2nd at 2:30 pm in the teachers' lounge to discuss both options. If you feel strongly about Reflections, your attendance is important. Amy van Dyk, our current Reflections chair, will explain what is needed for our school to continue participating in Reflections and will also share her ideas for a school-only program.  You can email us at sierrabonitapta@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you, Sierra Bonita PTA

Praise Notes for Mrs. Staheli's Class

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:33pm

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

Praise Notes 2-23-2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:26pm

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

Service Project for Mrs. Sorensen's class

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:22pm

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For Valentine's Day, students wanted to share their love and chose to do a service project for their class party.  Students were each able to make a first-aid kit, and collected many other items to be donated to Humanitize Expeditions. 

These items will be taken to Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic to help those in need.  Great job students! You are definitely making the world a better place. 

Thank you to all those who donated items for this project.  

Nebo Chess Tournament At Cherry Creek Elementary

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:56pm
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Here is how we did:

  • Ryken Brown 2nd place in 5th grade
  • Hyatt Brown 3rd place in Kindergarten
  • Noah Thomas 4th place in the 1st grade
  • Michael Scott 5th place in the 5th grade
  • Charles Loper Outstanding Trophy
  • Canon Hansbrow, Elijah Brough, JD Vilchis, Jonas Larsen, Jordan Duersch, Justin Ostler, Reese Larsen, Ryan Lomenick, Sam Woidka, and Taegan Leavitt all received medals

Overall, these kids were just so awesome.  Some kids had only been playing for two weeks and still competed.  What bravery!  A lot of the kids were excited that the trophies were Mustangs (knights).  Matched our shirts perfectly!  In watching them, these kids really displayed their Mustang PRIDE!  They were polite to one another and other school competitors (really such good sportsmanship)!  They showed a huge amount of respect while playing and waiting.  Their integrity and discipline showed win or lose.  And, finally, a great amount of effort went into every game they played.  Our East Meadow kids are learning great things in our school!  It was a great day to be a Mustang!   #emmustangpride #runningahead #eastmeadows

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork