First Grade Field Trip

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Becca Dooley, Kellie Brandley, Dru Tucker
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We had an exceptional First Grade Field trip last week.  Gentry from the Forest Service came and discussed the importance of keeping nature clean and not starting fires. She brought along her friend Smokey the Bear and each class got their picture taken with him. We also learned the five rules from Smokey. The rules we learned from Smokey the Bear are as follows: Only you can prevent wild fires.Always be careful with your fire.Never play with matches or fires.Always watch your campfire.Make sure your campfire is completely out. 

We did five activities as well: 1) learned of plants in Utah and got a marshmallow target game, 2) learned the legend of how the flute came to be and got to decorate their own Indian flute, 3) got to decorate a t-shirt with a boot print to talk about activities to do in nature, 4) cracked a code to make a book about different animal paw prints, and 5) made a necklace from tree branches and beads.

Even though it rained and we couldn't go hike the Grotto, we still had a great time.


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Back to School Night

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:18pm
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We had a blast last night jamming to music by local star Ashley Garbe Smith and her amazing band!  Families came and enjoyed hotdogs, popcorn and mingling with each other.  Mr. Gull started the night out by sharing our new Positive Behavior Intervention Plan with parents.  He explained what SOAR stands for, Serve and Support, Own Your Actions and Words, and Respect.   Mrs. Darrington then explained what Title One means and how we use our Title One allocation funds.  The PTA shared with us the benefits of PTA and encouraged parents to get involved with the different PTA activities.  The weather was beautiful, the support was amazing and the night was one to be remembered.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

SKYHAWK of the Month! September 2017

Salem Hills High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:49pm

September Students of the Month named.

The first students of the month were named this week for the 2017-18 year.   Congratulations to these students!

10th Grade—Derek Burton was nominated by Ms. Erickson.

                     Laura Johnson was nominated by Ms. Allred.

11th Grade—Brit Haskell was nominated by Ms. Beckstead.

                    Hannah Call was nominated by Ms. Coffey.

12th Grade—Zac Browning was nominated by  Mr. Clark.

                    Stacy Nielson was nominated by  Mr. Hales.

These students exemplify the Skyhawk Spirit and were honored for their heart and Success in our school.



Categories: Salem, Secondary

Mrs. Cook's Class Celebrates Dot Day!

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:19pm
Attributions: Amy Cook

Mrs. Cook's first grade class celebrated Dot Day by reading the book The Dot. First graders brainstormed about how they could Make A Mark and Make It Matter here at Riverview. The students were really focused on the word yet and how powerful that word is. We love learning about having a growth mindset!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

MMHS Football Players Read to Students

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:16pm
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MMHS football players came to read to students at Mapleton Elementary.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Make A Mark, Make It Matter

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:15pm

Riverview celebrated Dot Day at school. Students read The Dot book and discussed what they would do to make a difference this year. Students hope to Make A Mark and Make It Matter.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Red Ribbon Week Sept. 25-29

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:06pm

Our Red Ribbon Week committee has some fun planned for our Grizzlies next week. Please watch for the flyer to come home to help us prepare to "Climb with me and stay drug-free" this year. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

G.A.I.N.S at Taylor

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:50pm
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"Taylor Elementary had a GAINS District Dance Specialist visit  last week.  GAINS stands for Growing Arts In Nebo Schools.  Specialists visit elementary schools throughout the District and work with teachers and students on using different kinds of arts integration. Arts Integration employs the arts as a teaching tool to enhance learning of the core curriculum.  Taylor will be working with Dance Integration this school year.   5th grade students danced about the ORDER OF OPERATIONS with a little help from our hula hoops.  By adding movement to the meaning of the different operations, students will better remember this important sequence. 6th grade students created dancing EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS to share a message about Ancient Egypt.  
 3rd-4th grade will be visiting with the Dance Specialist in a couple of weeks as well.  Wait until then to hear more!  

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Salem Hills High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:34pm

Athletes of the week!

Congratulations to Jennah Lee - Soccer!

Congratulations to Book Vaitohi - Football!

Fan of the week!

Congratulations to Ryan Larsen!


Categories: Salem, Secondary

Foothills Nebo Heroes

Foothills Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:18pm

We have great "heroes" at Foothills. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

This week at PHS

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:09pm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sept 19

  • 2:35 pm School Community Council Meeting  
  • 4:00 pm Girls Soccer VS Orem
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball @ Orem

Wednesday, Sept 20

  • 8:00 am Captain’s Academy
  • Boys Golf @ The Ranches
  • 3:30-8:00 pm Parent Teacher Conference in the gym

Thursday, Sept 21

  • 9:10 am Hope Week Assembly #1 Assembly Schedule  
  • 8:30 am - Girls Tennis Regional @ Mt. View
  • 3:30 pm- JV football @ Uintah
  • 4:00 pm - Girls Soccer VS Mt. View  
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball VS Mt. View
  • 7:00 pm Hope Walk  

Friday, Sept 22 

  • 8:30 am Girls Tennis Regionals @ Mt. View
  • 3:00 pm - Debate Tournament   
  • 7:00 pm Football VS Uintah

Saturday, Sept 23-

  • 10:00 am -7:30 pm Battle of the Bands (PHS competes at 10:00 am)
Categories: Payson, Secondary

Fifth Grade Students Enjoy Learning About Science

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:05pm
Attributions: Miss Sabrina Huyett
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Fifth grade students in Miss Sabrina Huyett's class recently got to do a science experiment with Miss Huyett's dad, Mr. Steve Huyett. He is a chemist and he taught the students the scientific method of using the "methylene blue" experiment. 

 The blue bottle experiment as it is called, is a chemical reaction. An aqueous solution containing glucose, sodium hydroxide, methylene blue and some air is shaken in a closed bottle; it turns from colorless to blue and then decolorizes again after a while. With further shaking, the cycle can be repeated many times. The students really enjoyed learning about science!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Picture Day is Oct 3rd!

Canyon Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:03pm

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Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Sarah Kron- New Teacher At Payson High School

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:54am
Attributions: Article by: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion’s Roar Newspaper

Ms. Kron started teaching this year & is excited to be at Payson High and share her love for teaching Spanish/English to the students. Ms. Kron’s (soon to be Mrs. Noll’s) aspirations led her to our school, and now we have a new amazing Spanish/ English teacher and she got her dream job. When asked what she liked about Payson, she responded, “I love everything about Payson High School so far! I have felt welcomed (by our awesome principal & assistant principals!) since my first job interview, and every day just gets better and better. Faculty and students alike - everyone is so kind and willing to lend a helping hand!” Hopefully students and faculty keep impressing Ms. Kron throughout the year and years to come.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Robotics Extra Club Starting at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:42am

Our Robotics Extra Club is going to begin Oct. 3rd for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.  Mrs. Fagergren will be the teacher.  The class can hold 12 students and will be on a first come, first serve basis.  See attached form for registration.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:25am

Chalk-Walk FUNdraiser!

Friday, October 6th

1:30-3:00 P.M. 

Please join us to raise funds for our school. 

Goal #1 - Technology
Goal #2 - School and Speciality Supplies
Goal #3 - Student Incentives


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:22am

Hello, Brockbank Families!

Thank you for your support with our minimal day!  The teachers had required training and we appreciate your help in arranging for your child to come home early!

School T-Shirts will be delivered within the next couple of days.  Please watch for those in your child’s backpack.  Thanks to Amy Engle for getting those ordered for us! 

Student Home Reading: Parents, we hope that you will encourage your child to read every night.  October 9th, we will be having our reading reward store!  Students that meet their class goal will get to go to the store and choose a fun prize!  

School Fundraiser: October 11th will be our school fundraiser, which will be a FUN RUN!  Students can collect money for a flat amount, or get pledges for each lap completed!  Parents are welcome to come and walk with their child.  We will have 4th, 5th, 6th, and kindergarten grades in the morning, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and kindergarten grades in the afternoon.  Checks or cash will gladly be accepted, no online payments will be available this year.  Pledge sheets and more information will be coming next week!

Dads and Doughnuts: October 18th will be our fun Dads and Doughnuts activity!  We invite you to bring your child and kick off the Book Fair with this fun event. 

Fall Break: October 19-20!  Enjoy! 

Book Fair: Our PTA Book Fair will be scheduled for October 18th, then the 23rd-26th.  We appreciate your support for the Book Fair, and appreciate all the hard work the PTA does in getting this ready! 

SEP Conferences: October 26th, from 3:00-8:30, will be our SEP Conferences.  If you did not sign up for a time for the conference at the Open House, please go to the school website and sign up for a time that would work best for you.

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

Always remember to keep saving Box Tops!  Those little things add up in a big, big way!

Thanks for being the BEST!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:

9/29-6th Gr. Field Trip
10/5-Vison Screening
10/11-FUN RUN!  School Fundraiser
10/18-Dads and Doughnuts
10/19-20-Fall Break
10/18, 23-26-Book Fair
10/26-SEP Conferences

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Girls tennis has begun

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:59am
Attributions: Reggie Bell

The Spartans girls team opened the season against tennis powerhouse Spanish Fork on Sept 14.  Megan Turner and Ruby Brockbank turned in a nice win at varsity second doubles, and Emilee Nicholls won a nail biter tie break match at JV 1st JV singles. 

Otherwise, Spanish Fork controlled the matches.  Still, it was a good start for the lady Spartans except for an injury to Ashlyn Westwood, who rolled her ankle during a doubles match.  She will be out of action for a couple of weeks.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Super Hero Teachers

Foothills Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:49am

We love our team leaders at Foothills Elementary. Thanks for all you do to make our school great!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

SFJHS Marvelous Milers!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:38am

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Last week the PE classes ran the timed mile. Students had been building up to this for the first few weeks of school. Everybody who participated worked hard and did a great job! 

The top times for each PE teacher are:


Aerobic Conditioning  1st period - Boys - Peyton Thorpe 7:12       Girls - Taylee Acherman 8:10   2nd period - Boys - Kason Dart 6:58             Girls - Leah Harwood 8:09   5th period - Boys - Cannon Bennett 6:25       Girls - Sarah Seely 6:55   7th and 8th girls PE 4th period - Isabel Barney - 6:59   9th girls PE 3rd period - Shalyie Harrison Kierra Moss 9:11   7th period- Addison McLean 7:18   Carlson   Wyatt Mackay 3rd period Adam Whittaker 4th period Brennen Carter 6th period Andres Bustos 7th period Jessi Mangum 7th period   Johnson   1st period-Kaleb Feland  5:40   2nd period- Andrew Folsom  6:22   3rd period- Rhoman Eyere  6:34   4th period- Cade Olsen  5:15          Anna Salisbury  6:41   5th period- Ben Harwood  5:56   6th period- Ammon Beck  5:18        Nicole Oviedo  8:08   7th period- Broc Bennett  6:24   Congratulations to everyone that ran and to our FAST FINISHERS!  
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork