A semester in girls P.E.

Salem Junior High School News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 2:28pm
Attributions: Ashli Jenkins

In PE This year we have done a lot of fun and challenging things. Yet we have had so much fun. In the beginning of PE, we did land paddling it was so fun. Land paddling is where you have a paddle board then you have a paddle that looks like a real paddle but had a rubber end to it that helped you stop. It was ultimately fun.

After we did volleyball. The hard part in volleyball was that a lot of us couldn’t get it above the net, but it was still very fun to play.

After volleyball we did basketball. Basketball was very fun and challenging at the same time. We had a very hard time trying to make it into the hoop. Lucky we all pretty much figured it out.

Now we are working on dance. We just did a dance where we had to choreograph our own dance in a group. Then we got to perform it in front of the whole PE class. Girls PE is very fun and we love being there.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Dragon News: December 2017

Landmark High School News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 2:22pm

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Christmas Story

Canyon Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Danika Nuttall

There's nothing better than Mr. Harlan visiting our class. He read us a Christmas story and sharing a small test. Thanks Mr. Harlan.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Holiday Happenings at Rees

Rees Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 1:40pm

We have had a week packed with holiday happenings including:  winter reading carnival, singing around the tree, choir performances, Christmas programs and our reading incentive awards activity.  Even amid the festivities, our teachers are amazing and have wonderful, enriching activities planned for the students.  Thank you to ALL who have planned, supported, and helped to make these activities successful for our wonderful students at Rees.  Photos will be posted on our Facebook page, so please follow us there. 

As a reminder, school will be dismissed at NOON tomorrow, the 21st.  We will resume classes on January 2nd.  Please have a wonderful, and safe winter break.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Reindeer in Springville

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 1:19pm
Attributions: by Susan Deardeuff
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On December 15th Mrs. Deardeuff's class walked to Mountain West Animal Hospital to learn more about reindeer from the amazing Doctor Bott! Dr. Bott is an expert on reindeer and let us ask questions and see his 6 reindeer. One student asked Dr. Bott if reindeer can fly. He responded, "I've never seen one fly, but that doesn't mean they can't." Well said! Thanks, Dr. Bott!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Elf Play

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 1:15pm
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Our students were privileged to have Payson High School here to preform Elf. They did an awesome job and it was fun for our students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ho Ho Ho, Santa Is In Town!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 1:03pm
Attributions: Mike Johnson
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

6th Grade Students Graduate From the NOVA Program

Goshen Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:57pm
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Tuesday was a special day for the 6th graders because they finished, and graduated from the NOVA program.  We were lucky to have Deputy Taylor, from the Utah County Sheriffs Department, come visit us every Friday to talk about the NOVA Principles, and the NOVA theme "Illuminating the Path to Excellence".  He talked to the students about the effects of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and bullying on their lives.  The students learned so many important things during the weeks that Deputy Taylor visited us, and we are all so grateful that he was willing to come out to Goshen for our students.  The students were asked, during the last weeks of NOVA, to write their own NOVA constitution, and how they plan on implementing the things they learned in their lessons into their lives.  Five of the students were asked to read their consititutions aloud to the audience, showing how much they have grown.  It was great to hear from our students about how they are going to use the NOVA principles to Illuminate Their Path to Excellence.  Deputy Taylor also brought two of his Lieutenants with him.  We would like to give a big Thank you to Deputy Taylor!

Categories: Elementary

Hobble Creek Holiday Sing-A-Long

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:56pm
Attributions: Mike Johnson
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Nebo Board of Education President, Kristen Betts visits Miss Johnson's 4th Grade Class

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:45pm
Attributions: Tami Johnson
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Miss Johnson's class was honored to have Kristen Betts (Nebo Board of Education President) come in and read a Christmas story. She read the story Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree and talked about the nice message it gives. She also gave us treats shaped like Christmas Trees so we could remember the message. Miss Johnson’s class is so glad that she came to spread some Christmas Cheer. Thanks also to Jasie Hawkes for talking Mrs. Betts into coming. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Everything You Need to Know About Sterling Scholars

Payson High School News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:54am
Attributions: Madisyn Rowley of the Lions Roar Newspaper
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It is a big responsibility and honor to be chosen as a sterling scholar and there is a lot of preparation and effort that goes into applying and winning the title. Deseret News described the experience as this, “The Sterling Scholar Awards and publicly recognizes and encourages the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship of high school seniors in the state of Utah.” The Sterling Scholars at Payson High School have found great success with this program. Here are some of their tips for you to become a successful Sterling Scholar and why they participated in the program.

Mathematics: Brendon Earl

“ I did sterling scholars because I wanted the recognition that I worked really hard in math, I studied a lot. I wanted a little recognition, it also helps me a lot with my college applications. I think that Juniors and Sophmores should consider doing sterling scholars because you get your picture up in the hall and a page in the yearbook, that’s pretty cool. “

World Languages: Jaycee Wilson

“I have participated in  ASL and Concurrent Enrollment classes, I have also been involved in the community and  leadership opportunities this made it possible for me to do sterling scholar. I actually hope to work in the hospital as a nurse. In the hospital they need someone on hand who can interpret and communicate with those who are deaf. My advice is to be involved in clubs, it’s not really about your grades, just stay involved and keep track of all the service you are doing!”

Vocal Performance: Brandon Harris

“Back in eighth grade I decided that I was going to do everything I could to get sterling scholar in vocal performance. It was just a thought in a friendly conversation. That's really where it all started. I wanted the extra help with college. I have made tons of sacrifices to get this award, I have spent countless hours doing homework because I hopped on the honors track in the ninth grade. I have participated in 5 state level honors choirs, I spend time learning music, I take  voice lessons once a week, I am learning advanced music like singing in different languages such as German, French, and Italian. My advice would be to make sure you have a lot of participation in things relating to your area and to keep track of your service hours”

Musical Performance: JoLyn Paddock

“My advice for people who are considering doing sterling scholars is to know you want to be a sterling scholar because the deadlines and those things come really fast. About the middle of September is when everything is due. Be sure to have a good portfolio put everything in sheet protectors with nice paper, you just want your binder to look professional.”


Overall the main thing that our sterling scholars want you to learn is “Don't be afraid to try, don't be afraid to fail. It’s not about perfect grades, it’s being passionate about the things you are passionate about, go out there and show people you can do it.” said sterling scholar Jose' Valle. Be sure to talk to our school counselors about how you can get on track to becoming a Sterling Scholar!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Christmas Bells Are Ringing

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:37am
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"The best way to bring Christmas cheer is ringing loud for all to hear" is the motto of a sweet grandmother of some of our Salem Students.  She, along with her friends, Mrs. Clause and Rudolph, visited her granddaughters' classrooms to spread Christmas cheer with music and handbells.  Students had a delightful time!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Kindergarten Christmas Program

Westside Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:31am
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Yesterday our Kindergartners performed a fantastic program, telling about Christmas. In both English and Spanish, they told about the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas. They also sang songs, getting us excited for the holidays!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Congratulations Mr. Lovell!

Westside Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:29am
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Congratulations to our wonderful sixth grade teacher, Mr. Lovell, who won last week's Zion's Bank and KSL Teacher Feature! He was honored during an assembly with a plaque, and will be interviewed on KSL radio in the near future. We are so grateful to have such wonderful teachers at Westside, who do all they can to help our students succeed.  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Jr. High Choir

Westside Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:25am
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On Friday morning Westside enjoyed a visit from the Springville Jr. High Choir. They shared holiday songs and even gave Westside's students the opportunity to participate in one of their songs. Westside loved hearing from the choir and getting into the spirit of the season.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Christmas Recorders

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:17am

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It is a well known fact at Salem Elementary that when you enter the fifth-grade you will get to learn to play the recorder.  It is something that every student anticipates, for they have had the privilege of watching the fifth-graders perform Christmas songs on their recorders each year.

Fifth-graders are dedicated to learning to play this musical instrument, and by the time their Recorder Concert rolls around they are ready to deliver a great performance.  During the last week of school before Christmas Break, Fifth-graders weave their way through the school making an appearance in each classroom to perform some Christmas songs.  They also share their new talent with their parents during a Recorder Concert.  Good job fifth-graders, and keep practicing that musical instrument.

Reminder that the Christmas Recorder Concert for parents is today at 2:30.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

We're Hiring - P.E. Teacher

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:12am

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Mrs. Graves 4th Grade Class Performed Dicken's Christmas Carol This Week

Brookside Elementary News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:12am
Attributions: Mrs. Miranda Graves
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Mrs. Graves 4th grade class performed the Christmas Carol Monday and Tuesday for many classes here at Brookside. “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” 
― Charles DickensA Christmas Carol

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Article: Topaz Field trip

Springville Junior High School News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:59am
Attributions: Article by Payton Evans - SJHS Student Staff Writer
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On November 14, the 8th graders at SJHS had the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Topaz Museum in Delta and learn about the Japanese Internment Camps that were in operation during WW2.

Many of the eighth graders enjoyed learning about what life was like for the Americans of Japanese ancestry.

“It was really moving to see what they went through.” Chloe Sleight states, as she talks about her experience.

“ My favorite part of the field trip was going inside of the barracks,” Laurissa Blakey explains, “They didn’t have insulation so it got so cold and hot all the time. It was just really sad to see what they had to go through.”

“The most fascinating thing about Topaz, was when we got to actually go into the barracks and see what it was like for a family of 4.” Dallin Hatfield explains.

Something else that they got to see was what the internees did on their free time- Shell art.

“They made these beautiful things will just some shells and nail polish.” Blakey continues.

This was definitely a one a great learning experience for 8th graders and surely to be something they will forever remember. 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Future Farmers of America

Springville Junior High School News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:58am
Attributions: Article by Elizabella Francom - SJHS Student Staff Writer

At SJHS there is program called FFA which represents Future Farmers of America. In this program you learn about many different things such as agracoucher. FFA is a program which helps kids throughout America become better friends and farmers. Today, the National FFA organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

In FFA you have the option to get rewards by earning them. A few ways you can earn a award is by being a good person ,listening to instructions, and being an outstanding student.  If you do FFA you have many opportunities to do service projects. While doing the projects you can earn awards.  In FFA they believe that it is important that you do in classroom work just as much as real life experiences. That is why you do both. You do classwork just as much as you go around and lean and see stuff in real life.

Many of the people who do FFA here at our school enjoy it . All of them say it is supper fun and they loved taking the class. Morgan Roper who is in FFA Said “FFA is so fun I love being in it.” But FFA isn’t all about having fun it is also about hard work. Shara Whatabe said “FFA is fun but it is also taught me a lot about who I am and what I want to be when I grow up.” FFA can teach you a lot about who you are and what you want enjoy doing and what you want to be when you grow up.

In FFA you also learn about agriculture, food and, animals.  Agriculture is learning about framing and taking care of land and learning how to use the equipment farmers use. When you learn about food you learn how to grow it and take care of it so it will be healthy. And when you learn about animals you find out how to take care of them and how to keep them strong and healthy and to know what to feed them. FFA sound super fun and I would love doing it and all of you should consider it because it could help you find out about what you love doing, and what you want to be. That is why everyone should do FFA.  

Categories: Secondary, Springville