Students of the Month - November

Maple Mountain High School News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:11pm

Austin Gordon
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
I hope to have returned from a full-time mission from my church and attending a college to get a degree in the medical field. 

What are your favorite hobbies?  
I love to spend time with my family and friends. I love to play volleyball and go for bike rides. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
I would talk to Dmitri Mendeleev. Dmitri was the one that formulated the periodical table. I would ask how many times it took to create it and how he did it.

Andy Randquist
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
Working on getting my masters degree in Psychology at SUU.

What are your favorite hobbies? 
Karate, dirt bike riding, painting, skiing. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Vincent Van Gough,  "Could you imagine your painting getting as famous as they did?"

Corbin Nelson
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
Happily married with my wife, sitting on the beach of Mexico, sippin' Pina Coladas. 

What are your favorite hobbies?  
Sports, cars, hanging out with friends. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? 
Michael Jackson. I would ask him, "what's good." 

Troy Goodin
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
I'll be 22 years old. Returned missionary and attending college  Possibly married at the time and living off in some apartment. Probably be dirt poor, but working on becoming a doctor. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Basically all sports. Football, basketball, frisbee, snowboarding, and paint balling. 

If you could have a conversation eith anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Joseph Smith.  I would ask for his testimony... (Yeah, I know...Utah answer)

Felicity Child
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? 
In 5 years I would like to be at BYU preparing for the future. 

What are your favorite hobbies? 
I enjoy reading, riding my bike, hang out with friends, bake cookies, play board/card games. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
My 7 great grandmother, and ask her about her life and just find out what she enjoyed in life.  

Kiera Allen
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?  
In 5 years I hope to have graduated from college and be working my dream job training service dogs. 

 What are your favorite hobbies?  
Some of my favorite hobbies include hiking, horseback riding, and volunteering around the community.  If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?  
If I could have a conversation with anyone from history, I would want to talk to a woman named Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Winward Curtis, the daughter of my great, great, great, great gandfather. One of the questions I would ask her would be "How did you stay so positive, despite everything you went through?"

October Teachers of the Month

Art City Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:21pm

Art City teachers, Jamie Huston, Katie Shumway, Judy Luther, and Shana Huffaker were recognized by Rich Davis from Allstate insurance for their devotion and dedication to Art City Elementary school and our students.  Each received a $25 visa gift card. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Steve and Lisa James Assembly

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:28pm

Students and teachers alike were entertained today by Steve and Lisa James. Their message of being kind and having the power to make a difference came through words and music. Students were even singing along with the fun renditions of Christmas music Steve shared with us. Great way to kick off the season!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

3rd Graders write conclusions

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:18pm
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Mrs. Taylor's 3rd graders are becoming pros at writing essays. They worked on conclusions today. They sure loved being able to write on the tables and share their conclusions with their peers.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

5th grade Discovery Gateway presentation

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:08pm
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5th grade had the privilege of having Discovery Gateway come and demonstrate several awesome Science concepts.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Canyon's Food Drive

Canyon Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:57pm

Canyon Elementary Food Drive

Tues Nov 28th- Friday December 8th

All donations will go to Tabitha's Way.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Monday Message For November 27, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:45am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert
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November 27, 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday full of family and good food!

With the holiday season upon us, I just wanted to remind you about the Amazon Smile program where you can sign up and Brookside receives a small portion of your purchase price as cashback for our PTA. The link to sign up is   or you can find it on the PTA’s Facebook page at . It’s still your same Amazon account but you have to make sure you go to the Amazon Smile page for it to work. Thank you -- every little bit helps!

I also wanted to let you know that starting today during lunch we have asked students to put any uneaten, unopened food items from their school lunch (applesauce, bananas, fruit cups, milk, etc.) on the “sharing table”. If other students would like an extra milk, for example, they are welcome to get one off the sharing table at no additional cost. We are hoping this helps cut down on the food wasted each day at lunch time. Students are also welcome to stop in at the office after school and get any leftover food items to take home.

Thank you and have a great week!

Dana Beckert


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Service Project

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:32am
Attributions: Heidi Dimmick
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Mrs. Dimmick’s class spent the two days before Thanksgiving working on a class service project. They tied quilts for Project Linus and made paracord bracelets for Operation Gratitude.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:30am
Attributions: Heidi Dimmick

Mrs. Dimmick’s class was lucky to have an AG in the classroom visit. Mrs. O’Gwin came to class and discussed with the students where their food comes from. They were able to popcorn off of a popcorn cob. It’s was a great experience.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mustang Message 11/27/17

Mapleton Junior High School News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:09am
Attributions: Nate Whitney

Parents, Students and Friends - 

Mid-Term and Student Led Conferences

Mid-Term is this Friday, December 1st - Students, let’s make sure that all work is turned in and any deficient grades are raised. Student Led Conferences will be held on Thursday, December 7th from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. All parents and students are encouraged to attend to review learning progress and goals.

MJHS Annual Fundraiser

The Mustang Charitable Fundraiser began today and will continue through December 8th. This year the money we raise will go toward three different causes. First, it will go to Sub for Santa - Student government students will be able to use the money to buy gifts for local kids so they can have a christmas that they might not have had. Second, we will be buying fleece and tying the ends to make blankets for Utah Valley Hospital Primary Children's Network in Provo. Lastly, with the remaining money we will be donating supplies to a women and children shelter that helps local women and children going through a crisis. Students can bring money to donate to their second period class if they are able. Thank you for supporting those in need!

HOPE Squad - Project Teddy Bear

MJHS HOPE Squad is combining with the Bank of American Fork,  in Spanish Fork, by collecting new stuffed animals from now until Dec 12, 2017. Please consider donating new stuffed animals at MJHS in the front office. We can only take new stuffed animals because of health codes, but we hope you’ll help us to collect enough new stuffed animals to help at-risk Utah children. Project Teddy Bear is a community service project benefitting Utah children and sponsored by Bank of American Fork. Customers, employees and community members donate teddy bears and other stuffed animals that are given to the Utah Valley Family Support & Treatment Center in Orem, Salt Lake Valley Family Support Center (locations in Midvale, Taylorsville, West Valley City and Sugarhouse), Family Connection Center (in Layton/Clearfield and Bountiful) and other crisis and service centers. This is the 4th year that MJHS HOPE Squad has been a part of this program and we would greatly appreciate any support that you can give!

SHS Offers Drivers Education Class

Springville High Drivers Ed. Department is currently taking sign ups for December Drivers Ed. class. All Drivers Ed. classes are taught before or after school. Students must be 15 years of age and have a current learners permit when class begins. Sign up at Springville High School Finance office. If you have any questions email Mr. Money at -

Upcoming Events at MJHS:

  • Nov. 28 - Girls B-Ball Uintah @ Mapleton 3:30

  • Nov. 29 - Wrestling Salem @ Mapleton 3:30

  • Nov. 30 - Boys/Girls B-Ball Salem @ Mapleton 3:30

  • Dec. 1 - MID-TERM

  • Dec. 4 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Payson 3:30

  • Dec. 6 - Boys/Girls B-Ball Springville @ Mapleton 3:30

  • Dec. 6 - Wrestling @ Spanish Fork 3:30

  • Dec. 6 - Band Winter Concert 6:00

  • Dec. 7 - Student Led Conferences 3:30 - 8:00

  • Dec. 8 - Advanced Choirs Holiday Mall Performance 11:00 - 12:00

  • Dec. 9 - Utah Make It With Wool 8:00 - 5:00

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at:

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

November Students of the Month

Payson Junior High School News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:29am
Attributions: Article & Photos by Allison Mower

Each month, teachers from one department at PJHS pick students who are respectful, hard-working, and show genuine kindness to those around them. These students then become the Students of the Month. The students of the month for November are Gage Hooper, Riann Joel, Willow Welch, Dillan Hayward, Tatumn Coon, and Jaden Wickham. Great job being kind and amazing!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:20pm

Hello, Brockbank Families!

I hope you had a wonderful break and enjoyed your time with friends and family!  It is nice to be back at school and to have all of our students here, ready to learn!

We are getting excited for upcoming events in December!  Please make note of the different events coming up!

Reading Reward Activity: December 6th- Those students that meet their reading goal will come meet with me for a cup of hot chocolate and Christmas stories!  Please encourage your child to read and to turn in his/her reading calendar!

Popcorn Friday:  December 8th at lunchtime.  50 cents a bag!  Thanks to our wonderful PTA!

Nebo School District Board Meeting:  On December 13th, Brockbank will be presenting the school presentation at Board Meeting.  This will begin at 6:00pm. 

Christmas Programs:
    3rd Grade will perform their Christmas program on December 14th, at 10:00 am for the school and 6:00 pm for  families!
    2nd Grade will perform their Christmas program on December 15th, at 2:00 pm. 

School will be dismissed at noon on December 21st, for walking students, and bus students will be dismissed at 11:30.  School  will resume January 2nd.

Keep collecting those Box Tops!

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:
12/8-Popcorn Friday
12/14-3rd Grade Program-10:00 for the school, 6:00 for the parents
12/15-2nd Grade Program-2:00
12/21-1/2 day-school dismissed at noon
12/22-Jan.1-Holiday Break-No School
1/2-School resumes

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:03pm

Principal Moment

I remember back in my student teacher days I told my cooperating teacher I wasn’t cut out for teaching.  “Colton is constantly out of his seat, Cameron tried to turn me off with the remote, Nicole is crying again, Nathan drew red dots all over himself and said he has chicken pox, and right in the middle of my math lesson, you know what Spencer asked me?”

“What?” She asked.

“Do you like buhsgetti?”

My cooperating teacher just smiled and said: “Sounds normal. Listen, teaching is ninety percent natural and ten percent learned.  You have the ninety.  Now you just need a few tools.  The problem is you don’t have the looks down yet.  Every teacher has a collection of looks.  You have to, or you won’t survive.”

“There are five different teacher looks.  The first is called the Raised Eyebrow.  Simply raise both eyebrows as high as you can.  Do not speak.  Keep your head perfectly still.  Stare for five to ten seconds.  The Raised Eyebrow is used when Sam is spinning his fidget spinner or Jordan is playing with a rubber band.”

“The second is called the Chin Up. Raise your chin slowly.  While raising your chin, raise your eyebrows at the same time. The Chin Up is used when Ronny stabs Brian with a paper clip on the way to the pencil sharpener, or Timmy tells Sarah to put her finger in the stapler.”

“The third is called the Chin Down; this isn’t to be confused with the Chin Up.  The Chin Down is for not doing your homework, or for emptying the pencil sharpener on the counter.  When giving the Chin Down, tilt your head down till it touches your chest.  Your lips will automatically pucker up a bit as you lower your chin. Raise your eyebrows and tilt your chin slightly to the left. For greatest effect, stare over the rim of your glasses.”

“The fourth is the Pursed Lips.  Simply pucker your lips together tightly while staring at the students.  Furl your eyebrows as hard as you can, and breathe out deeply so that the student hears you.  Do not let the air out right away, hold your breath for two to three seconds.  Use the Pursed Lips when Scott uses the classroom windows as the ball wall.”

“The fifth is the Jaw Drop.  This one’s easy.  Just open your mouth,  look horrified, and freeze for three to five seconds.”

The next morning at 9:15, Colton pulled out a rubber band.  My cooperating teacher looked over at me.  I gave her a wink and a thumbs-up.  I walked right over to Colton and raised my eyebrows.  I am sure I looked like I had just had a bad face-lift.

Colton said, “I did it.”

I said, “What?”

“My homework,” he said.

“I don’t want your homework.”

“Then why are you looking at me like that?” Colton asked.

“I want you to put the rubber band away,” I said.

He put it away.

I love my job! 

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the 8th annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project.  This service project will be Nov. 27th-Dec 20th, our goal is to BEAT the last year’s total of 3000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation.  The Nebo Pantry is in extreme need of the following items:

  • NEW boys & girls underwear kids size 6,7,8,9,10,12,14
  • NEW boys & girls socks sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • NEW or gently used boys and girls coats sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • Easy to prepare food items: chicken, tuna, canned fruit, fruit snacks, spaghetti Os, Easy Mac, ramen noodles, granola bars, cereal, and juice boxes
  • Diapers and wipes, kid’s gloves, and hats.

If any student donates socks, underwear, gloves or coats they will get 5 bonus points for the food drive. Each can of food will be worth 1 point, teachers will keep track of class points.

There will be a contest between the classes, the class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party. This is a great opportunity to teach our students about larger service and being grateful for the things we have. Students could do jobs around the house to earn their canned food. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.



Don’t forget that this Friday, December 1st is Popcorn Friday.  All students who have a birthday in the month of December will receive a free bag of popcorn at lunch recess.  Additional bags may be purchased for .25 cents. 

Friday is also Riverview Spirit Day.  Wear your Riverview shirts!

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • November 30th – 4th grade keyboarding ends; 5th grade DARE activity
  • December 1st – Popcorn Friday
  • December 7th – Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

December Explorer Events Newsletter

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:58pm

Please click on the "school news" link, and on the "pull down menu" you will find our December Explorer Events Newsletter.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

I Can See the Leader in Me

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:51pm
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To help Cherry Creek's hallways reflect more of what we're teaching students about the 7 Habits, we've put up some extra bulletin boards around the school. Each grade level is in charge of decorating a board for a specific habit. The fun part is that the decorations are student-made, with only a little help from teachers. We hope this helps remind the kids of what we're all about here at Cherry Creek! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Term 2 Student Led Conference Sign Up

Park Elementary News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:17pm
Attributions: Bristi Poulson

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  We will keep our fingers crossed that the online sign ups work smoothly. 

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call.  We will also post the links on our school website as well as our Facebook page so you can easily find them later.

Mr. Elliott Kindergarten 

Mrs. Leifson Kindergarten

Mrs. Hunt 1st Grade

Mrs. Bird 1st Grade

Mrs. Marshall 1st Grade

Mrs. Hoffman 1st Grade

Mrs. James 2nd Grade

Mrs. McAllister 2nd Grade

Mrs. Taylor 2nd Grade

Ms. Dunn 3rd Grade

Mrs. Jones 3rd Grade

Ms. Poulson 3rd Grade

Mrs. Perschon 4th Grade

Mrs. Cox 4th Grade 

Mrs. Cromar 4th Grade

Ms. Webster 5th Grade

Mr. Prince 5th Grade

Mrs. Porter 6th Grade

Mr. James 6th Grade

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 11/27/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:01pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Eder Melo and Danika Taylor for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, November 27, 2017. Eder was nominated by Ms. Brady for helping another student clean up a mess in the hallway. Danika was nominated by Mrs. Davis for working hard and caring about other people.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Boys and Girls Basketball TODAY, 11/27

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:53pm

Our MNJHS Panthers and Lady Panthers will both be playing pre-season games today, November 27th.  The Lady Panthers will be playing Provo, in Provo at 3:30pm.  The boys will be playing Rockwell Charter, here at MNJHS, at 4:00.  Our season opener for both teams will be this Thursday, November 30th, at 3:30 in the MNJHS boys and girls gyms.  We will be playing Payson Jr.

  • Mon, Nov 27—Girls Basketball at Provo 3:30
  • Mon, Nov 27—Boys Basketball vs. Rockwell Charter at Home 4:00pm
  • Thurs, Nov 30—Boys & Girls Basketball vs Payson Jr. at Home 3:30


Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Tuesday, 11/21/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:48pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Nicholas Pollock and Angelica Figueroa for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Nicholas was nominated by Mr. KJ for always having a positive attitude and following directions.  Angelica was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for working hard to make up assignments and being respectful.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Tara Farr is Awarded the 2017-18 Horace Mann Crystal Apple

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:42pm

Mrs. Tara Farr is this year's recipient of the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award.   Tara teaches kindergarten here at Brockbank. She and her husband live in Spanish Fork and have 2 daughters and one son. Miss Clarissa Putnam writes about Tara;


"Tara is one amazing woman! She is so selfless and always looking for ways to help others out. When I first started, I had no idea what I was doing! Tara spent endless hours with me, helping me learn how to be a teacher! I owe everything in my classroom to her sweet time dedication. Not only does she help other teachers out, she makes her classroom the perfect place for her students. She is so kind, welcoming, and understanding of each child that enters her classroom. Each child can feel of her love for them. She spends so much time and effort for the kids so that they can have a fun learning experience. I can’t think of any one more deserving of this award."


Congratulations Tara! 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork