Holy War (Utah vs. BYU)

Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:06am

Whether you 'Rise And Shout' for the Cougars or are a 'Utah man till you die', the rivalry game is Saturday!  Wear your favorite team's game day gear to school on Friday!  Go Utes!  Go BYU! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Linsee Park- New Teacher At Payson High School

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:01am
Attributions: Article by: Alfonso De La Torre

Another new teacher who’s excited, not only to be a Lion, but to teach science to the students of Payson High is teacher, Linsee Park.

Ms. Park started teaching Chemistry and Science because she’s “always loved science and learning how things work”. She also likes that she can leave students in an “aha” moment where something clicks in your brain. She became a teacher because of the positive impact that other teachers left on her, and she hopes to do the same for her own students. When asked what she liked about PHS, she replied, “I love how kind and welcoming all the teachers and students have been to me this year. There is a great sense of community and togetherness that makes you feel like you’re part of something.”

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Welcome Back Payson High

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:56am
Attributions: By Ryan Craig of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

Friday August 25, Payson’s Student Council put on an assembly that introduced the 2017-2018 theme, got the students excited for the upcoming events and pinned each grade against each other with head-to-head competitions. From the very beginning the students were making noise, cheering, laughing and singing along to the songs being played.

During the competitions everyone fought for points, but by the end the seniors came out victorious.Their prize, bragging rights and the beloved spirit stick that the student council introduced for this year. According to Jose Valle, Student Body President, he believes that this has been one of the most spirited assembly’s that the Juniors and Seniors have ever seen. He said, “Most everyone got into it. The Juniors and Seniors were definitely into it, but I know some people were upset about the fact that the Sophomores wouldn’t stand up. That's , they just came from being top dog at the Jr high, and now they are the bottom again.” The behavior of the Sophomores was a little disappointing, but hopefully their attitude will change over time.

Valle’s idea on why they didn’t get involved is mainly because of the tech problems which forced them to pick a side to talk to, and that made it more difficult for others to get into it. In the future Valle believes that the Sophomores will get more spirited and involved.

This assembly was the most attained assembly in a very long time, and Claire Rowley accredits that to the new assembly schedule. People were skipping assemblies because they could just sleep in and then come to first period afterwards, but since they put it after first period students were already there. Also, teachers were supposed to walk their students down to the gym and the teachers without a class and blocked the doors not letting kids sluff.


Overall, this assembly will be considered a success. It definitely got the students excited about this school year, and now everyone is pumped for the school year.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

The Young Lion

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:54am
Attributions: By Harrison Judd of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Football season is always an excitement. For students, for families that support, for the coaches and especially the players. With Timpanogos as the first home game of the year. The mighty lions have already faced a huge trial, one that could affect the whole season ahead of them. In the first half of the game, the quarterback, Matt Van Moos (a senior) tore his ACL and is out for the remainder of the season. Then following, Hank Bowers (a Junior) stepped in ready to play, but not long after he suffered a collarbone fracture and was taken out of the game and for the rest of the season.

Now finally, it was up to the 3rd string quarterback, Logan Wride (a Sophomore) to step up. And unfortunately later into the game, Logan ended up with a torn MCL, but still managed to play through the rest of the game. That was Logan’s first varsity game, he shared his feelings on being the starting quarterback as a Sophomore. He said, “I feel a lot of pressure, because I’m not use to playing against Juniors and Seniors, they’re a lot bigger than the Freshman I was going against last year. And there were only a couple people that came to the games and now there is a whole school watching.” Logan is very determined to come back from his injury, and has promised to work harder and to be the best he can be for the sake of his team.

Head Coach, Derek Campbell, has complete faith in Logan being able to do his job and be the best quarterback that he can be. Coach Campbell went on to say, “As a coaching staff we expect Logan to perform well. Just because he’s young doesn't mean that he has less responsibility, or special treatment. We expect him to do his job to the best of his ability, because it's his responsibility to step up and lead his team.” Logan sat out the second game against Carbon. Jaidon Tueller (a Senior) who has passed experience as a quarterback, has taken up the responsibility, until Logan can return in full health, and led the mighty Lions to victory and will continue to do so until the young quarterback returns.


Categories: Payson, Secondary

New teachers at Payson High School

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:54am
Attributions: Article By: Sabryne Kelly

This year Payson High School has been blessed with the opportunity to have a ton of new faculty members and teachers who are excited, not only to be Lions, but to teach something to the students of Payson High! Last year PHS had some teachers that decided to write their life story somewhere else by retiring.  On a more positive note, this year Payson High will be gaining ten new teachers! (and other faculty members). One in the math sector, two in the science sector, two in the english sector, two in the History sector, and one in Resource. All of them are a great addition to the Payson High School family, and who are all here to help, guide, and inspire our learning.

Mrs. Krewson (Math)

“I have always loved learning and education. I love being challenged, overcoming it, and growing from it.” Mrs. Krewson is happily married, she doesn’t have any kids yet, but she loves her husband very deeply. “ I am reminded of a Harry Potter quote, "The wand chooses the wizard, Harry." I didn't choose to be a math teacher, math teaching chose me.” her hobbies as you can guess are quoting Harry Potter, cooking, traveling trying new things, and watching movies/TV shows with her adorable husband! She originally wanted to be an Elementary teacher but ended up switching to high school math teacher.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Brockbank Picture Day

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:36am

Brockbank Elementary picture day is Thursday, Sept 7.  ALL students will get their picture taken this day, regardless of whether or not you order a packet - we want every student in their class picture. Younger siblings can come between 1:00 and 1:30 to get their picture taken.

Exact payment required - cash, check or money order - photographer or office can not make change. If you would like you can order and pay for pictures online at mylifetouch.com 

Make-up pictures are Oct 17.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

4th Grade Science

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:42am
Attributions: Mrs. Wilson
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Fourth graders were practicing observing, predicting, measuring, classifying, etc for their science test.  It was probably the most fun and easiest test of the whole year!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

5th Graders Help families in Houston

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:30am
Attributions: Mr. Groneman
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Friday the 5th grade had the opportunity to help the people of Houston.  Evan Call is one of my students(Mr. Groneman) and his dad reached out to me on very short notice (Thurs), and was going down to Houston to take supplies to shelters and children and asked for help.  Our 5th grade answered the call and brought a ton of items to help.  Here are a few pictures of Evan and his family helping in Houston.  His dad said they had over 15 suitcases of items to donate.  Way to go Evan and Mapleton 5th Grade!!

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Walk More in Four 2017 at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:17am

Our PTA is so excited for this year's ... Walk More in Four 2017!!  So many good reasons to walk to and from school ... Happy Walking!!  Please watch for this attached form coming home today (Tuesday) with your student.  Have them walk at least 3 times a week to be entered into a drawing to win bikes, scooters and helmets.  Let's get walking, Spanish Oaks!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

End of Summer Splash!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 7:43am
Attributions: by Garrett Johnson with Rillene Nielsen Picture by Garrett Johnson

The SFJHS PE/Health department was not quite ready to let summer slip away without one last swim party.

Many students and their families came and enjoyed the Spanish Fork Pool on Friday September 1st. We’re happy so many people came out.  It’s great to be active!  And it’s so fun!

A big “Thank you!” to the all those who helped out in this activity-- especially Brad Graham and all the employees at the Spanish Fork Water Park.

If you think this should become a yearly tradition, like this post on our Facebook page.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Meet New School Librarian, Mrs. Miller!!!!

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 8:05pm

Hi I'm Gina Miller and I am the new Librarian at Taylor Elementary! I am so excited to be here and to share my love of books. My husband and I have four kids, two attending Taylor Elementary, one at Mt. Nebo JH, and one at Salem Hill High School. I enjoy doing lots of different things like baking, gardening, reading, sewing, and wood working. This summer I refinished my kitchen cabinets.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Mr. Sorensen Proud Father of New Baby Girl!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:30pm

Mr. Sorensen and his wife, Andrea, had a little baby girl on Friday. Little Wren Sorensen joins a sweet big brother and sister who already adore her! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Sierra Bonita's Meteorologist - Lincoln Peine

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 3:45pm
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Our 4th grade student, Lincoln Peine, is our first ever school Meteorologist. When he grows up, he wants to be a Meteorologist. Lincoln was one of the 12 students selected to take part in "ABC 4 Utah Weather bug" with Dan Pope. Principal Andersen made him our very first Meteorologist. During morning annoucements each day, Lincoln will provide the daily weather forecast for Sierra Bonita.

No David!

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 3:24pm

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Mrs. Stone's class has been learning about school rules. There are lots of things to learn about.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

The Gingerbread Man

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:38am

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The Gingerbread man showed up in Kindergarten. He found the cookies that ran away. They were sure was delicious.

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 9:43am

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Mrs. Taylor's class has been learning about scientist. They used Chatterpix to make them talk.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Nebo ALC Building Open House

Payson High School News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:23pm

Nebo School District is excited to announce the opening of our new Nebo Advanced Learning Center (ALC) Salem location. The Advanced Learning Center provides early college and career courses for high school students. ALC also provides UVU live interactive classes for adults. Please come join us and see what today’s learning looks like at the ALC. The open house will be on Tuesday, September 19, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The ALC building is located at 161 East 400 North, Salem.  

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Just Jumpin'

Spring Lake Elementary News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:10pm
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Spring Lake students had a visit from Just Jumpin'. Just Jumpin’ is sponsored by the Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well program which is established to help promote people to live the healthiest lives possible. It doesn't matter how you move, you just need to be active. It was amazing to see all of the neat tricks and possibilities jump roping. At the end of the assembly, several students and teachers also got involved. So parents if a jump rope is now on your child's shopping list, you know why. Remember to stay active. 

Just Jumpin’ is sponsored by the Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well program which is established to help promote people to the live the healthiest lives possible. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

WIGs - Wildy Imporant Goals

Park Elementary News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:53pm
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Park Elementary kicked off their school wide WIGS (Wildly Important Goals) this week.  Be sure and ask your students why their teacher looked a little different today.

Our school WIGS are:

90% of our students will receive a Golden Panther Paw this year for showing great leadership skills and living the 7 habits.

93% of our students will be ON TIME for school each day.

90% of students will be reading at grade level by the end of the year.

100% of students will make one year’s growth in reading!


Read!  Live the 7 Habits! Be to school on time!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork