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Since we only get to do this once a year we had to have a little fun for NSLW! It was a fun week. Thanks to Elizabeth for the apple samples and BYU student visitors. With our Top School Lunch Chef recipe winners we were able to give out donated meal certificates. Its a recipe worth trying out! And thanks to the district for the bike. Our lucky regular school lunch eater, Alexis, was very happy and excited to take home her new bike!!
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Just like that- the month of September has come and gone. However, within that month a few Top Dogs and Leaders stood out amongst the crowd. On Friday, September 29, we had our Bulldog Pride Assembly where we recognized those Top Dogs and Leaders of each class, and they received a certificate for their achievement. Students also learned where their pack stood in our Pack Points! Right now, Yellow is in the lead, but it is a super close race. The assembly came to a close, as our Top Dogs and Leaders did a victory lap through the halls of the school where students, teachers, and parents stood and cheered the students on for their success! Congratulations to those Top Dogs and Leaders! Barnett sure does have some awesome kids! Not only do we have awesome kids, but some pretty awesome teachers. Congratulations to our Alpha Dogs this month, Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Davis!
Kindergarten: EllieMae Mellor, Kyri Gregory
TK: Brandon Crawley
1st:Jordin Salas,Brynlee Larson, Briggs Mechem
2nd: Sam Anton, Riah Tingey, Ashton Swasey
3rd: Kenia Najarro, Tanner Brindley, Dawson Egbert
4th: Emmalee Epps, Katelyn Caldwell, Emery Christensen
5th: Henry Draper, Craig Humpherys, Alexa Gonzalez
6th: McKenzie Mitchell , Kaden Kirkwood, Chloe Marshall
UEI: Mackinzey Critchlow, Chase Esplin
Leaders of the Month
Kindergarten: Lahni Miramontes, Kylar Nichols
Tk: Anthony Rivas
1st: Benjamin Miramontes, Maya Davis, Naedelin Galvan
2nd: Paige Bagshaw, Maddison Luckau, Molly Hixson
3rd: Ricardo Alvarez, Spencer Waite, Gordon Wilson
4th: Addison Pugmire, Breanna Bryson, Kyston Owens
5th: Kymber Rosenbaum, Abbey Sunday, Ethan Reaves
6th: Jason Christensen, Jocelynn Oblad, Laura Waite
UEI: Alec Cefalo, Breanna White
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The third graders visited the Clark Planetarium last week! They had an interactive presentation and watched an IMAX movie about space. We are so thankful that our friends at the planetarium hosted us!
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UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
Please see attached flyers.
We've missed Spirit last week, and because this week is so short, he decided to visit early! Where is he? Stop by the office today and tomorrow and fill out the entry form for a chance to win a prize! Winners will be announced Wednesday before school is out.
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The Spanish Fork Junior High Golfing Lobos were out on the links at Gladstan Golf Course in Payson on Monday October 9. The team was there to compete in the district finals for golf.
Jackson Rhees, Noah Taylor, Bryce Bingham, and Kaleb Feland made up the Lobo team.
Our Team took 1st place with a combined score of 264, beating 2nd placed Salem by 15 strokes.
1st place overall was Jackson Rhees with a round of 78, followed by Noah Taylor in 2nd place with a score of 88.
The SFJHS team was also first place in the regular season winning four out of five tournaments. Great Job Lobos!
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Recently the entire sixth-grade participated in a Battle of the Greek Gods. This was an all-day activity at Swenson park where the students rotated and participated in many team-building activities. Each rotation included a task that required students to use strategies and work together to solve a problem. Brockbank sixth-grade teachers and students want to thank all the parents for their support and help! The students could not have had such a great experience without them! Many parents were able to come and help facilitate the activities as well as help with preparations ahead of time. Each activity was named to connect with Greek Mythology. Zeus’ Challenge obstacle course. Catch Hermes capture the flag. Demeters Towers building the tallest tower as groups. Chariot Races & Trial of Athena, trolley races, team activities. Olympic Events discus, javelin, shot put. Trojan War Escape Human-sized spider web. The culminating event was the much anticipated "Flour Bomb War." The students had a great time throwing flour bombs at each other and coming home covered in the white powdery flour. Many students commented that this was one of the most memorable field trips ever. The sixth-grade Battle of the Greek Gods is becoming a tradition that future students will look forward to when they are in sixth grade.
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Officer Derick Shumway came to visit Mrs. Tara Farr's morning class and talk to the kids about safety and community helpers. He is Livee's dad and works for the Pleasant Grove Police Department. The kids got to ask him questions and climb in his police car and talk on the loud speaker and listen to the siren as well as learn about how police officers keep us safe. It was a lot of fun! Thank you Officer Shumway!!!
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Recently, Kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated Apple Day at school. The students participated in several different activities including tasting apples in several different forms; cut in slices, applesauce, pie, and juice; deciding which color of apple they like best, doing math and science activities involving apples, and illustrating their own apple books. It was a fun educational day that the students enjoyed.
Hello, Brockbank Families!
We want to thank you for your support for our FUN RUN! We had a great time and the students seem to enjoy the time outside! We appreciate your pledges and we will continue to accept them this week! We’re excited to put the money towards books, benchmark kits, and charging stations! Thanks so much!
SEP SIGN UPS: If you have NOT signed up for SEP Conferences, please do so before Oct. 18th. After that date we will close the sign up page. If you need to sign up or change your scheduled time after the 18th, you will need to contact your child’s teacher.
Picture Retakes: October 17th will be picture retakes! If you want your child’s pictures retaken, please send the packet with your child to school.
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. It will be from 7:15-8:30! Thanks to our awesome PTA for all of their help!
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!
Learning Through Robotics: We are still accepting students for our Robotics class. It is held after school, every Thursday, for 9 weeks. This will be a great class where the students will be doing many hands-on activities with robots that they will build! Please contact the office if you are interested.
What: PTA believes that all children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts. Reflections began in 1969 and has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Our Theme this year is "Within Reach". We are looking for original works of art in photography, dance choreography, literature, visual art, 3-D art, film production, and music composition.
Who: Students at Brockbank all ages and abilities!
Where: Entries due Tuesday October 24th. Entry forms will be available at the office.
Why: A great way to let your student express their original ideas! Explore the theme and then let them create!
Any questions email Cindy Shepherd at email@example.com. We can't wait to see what the incredible students at Brockbank create!
Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you to provide an exceptional education for our students. We would appreciate your input on the Bond Survey before October 31. Please go to www.nebo.edu to begin the survey.
Nebo School District is in the initial planning process for a Bond Election to be held next year on November 6, 2018. Bonding is the primary method school districts use to construct new schools and meet other facility priorities. Bond money cannot be used for salaries and benefits.
Based on previous community feedback of wanting to move to the middle school model, Nebo School District plans to ask patrons to approve a $298 million dollar bond in November 2018. This tax-rate-neutral (no tax rate increase) bond will be used for:
1. Building three new middle schools for students in sixth and seventh grade. These middle schools will be located within the boundaries of Salem Hills High, Springville High, and Maple Mountain High. As the new middle schools are completed, Mt. Nebo Junior High and Diamond Fork Junior High will become middle schools;
2. Rebuilding Payson High, Spanish Fork High, and Springville High; and
3. Making improvements to existing buildings and sites. It is estimated that approximately $10 million dollars of bond funds will be focused on upgrades and improvements.
The Nebo School Board's decision on which projects to include will rely on public input and recommendations from parent committees.
In accordance with state law, the Nebo School Board will finalize all plans prior to the 2018 Bond Election so the voting public will know the specific plans before voting. In the coming months, please continue to look for additional bond information at www.nebo.edu and in meetings held throughout Nebo School District.
Again, Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your input and support of Nebo School District. Please go to www.nebo.edu to begin the survey.
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
Thanks for being the BEST!
10/17-Picture Retakes/4th Grade Field Trip
10/18-Dads and Doughnuts/Kindergarten Field Trip-9:00-2:00
10/18, 23-26-Book Fair
10/24-Reflection Entries are due
10/27-Term 1 ends
10/30-11/3-Red Ribbon Week
11/6-5th Gr. Wax Museum
11/15-4th Gr. program
The Book Fair is coming!! Get ready to read!! Our school's book fair opens next Monday, October 23, 2017. Come shop for great deals on fun books. Books make fabulous gifts for birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations. Don't want to wait? You can shop online NOW through Oct. 28th. Simply click on this link: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/spanishoakselemsch1 Books ordered online are shipped free to the school and will arrive the first week in November. They will be delivered to your student. If you do not wish the books to be delivered to your student (gifts), please call the main office and leave your name/phone number and we will call you when the books arrive. Let's get reading, Explorers!
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Students have been learning about Egypt in art and learning all about what life was like. You need to visit the school to see this display, pictures don't do it justice. Classes worked on different things.
Household pots were made from river clay. The clay was first prepared by adding fine sand to make it easier to work. The potters then shaped the vessels using the coil method and smoothed then inside and out to a remarkably even thickness. Pots were then 'Fired' to make the clay hard and water tight.
Death Masks completed the mummy. Royal masks were made of gold, while others were made of linen or papyrus and painted to look like gold.
The Collar necklace was seen on the "Royals" clothing, as well as the priests. Gold jewels adorned the collar.
Many beautiful objects have survived from ancient Egypt, indicating that the Egyptians were skilled and creative. They made papyrus sheets to write on, and rich adorned their houses with ornaments and fabrics.
A Cartouche was your name or signature in Hieroglyphs. Egyptians used 27 hieroglyphs, or signs, to represent sounds. There were an additional 700, which could be used in various combinations to give particular meanings or else to represent groups of two or three consonants.
Worn by rich and poor, men and women, and even some sacred animals. Elaborate costume jewelry was worn to adorn otherwise plain clothing and as a sign of social position.
The Chariot was introduced to Egypt by the Hyksos from southern Palestine. The rich were the only people able to afford chariots.
Worn by many Egyptians who shaved their head or kept their hair short. Elaborately curled and beaded wigs were worn on special occasions. The base was made from a net of woven hair with individual strands looped into the netting.
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Eighth grade English students wrote letters to two separate companies last month: one offered a compliment while the other tactfully lodged a complaint about a specific product. Every day students are hearing from these companies thanking them for their feedback and praising them for taking the time to write an “old school” letter. So far, Mrs. Thompson’s students have received everything from trampoline covers to t-shirts, binder organizers, stickers, and coupons! It has been eye opening to realize the power of the written word and even more interesting to note which letters have received the most responses. Which do you think garnered the most replies--the compliments or the complaints? Stop by the North hall and read for yourself!
Check out this swag!
Today, Barnett got to celebrate our principal. Barnett is lucky to have a truly GREAT leader in Mrs. Stoddard. “A great leader has brains, vision, soul, values, and heart.” She’s got it all and we are so lucky to have her!
Parents, Students, and Friends –
ZOMBIE HAIKU CONTEST
Bring out your dead...or at least your haiku about the undead! It's time again for the Annual SFJHS Zombie Haiku Contest! It will run from October 16-30th, 2017. All students and teachers are invited to dust off their post-mortem poetry skills and enter our contest regarding corpses. There will be prizes for each grade level. Rules: - Entries must fit the haiku format- All entries must be your original work- One entry per person is allowed- Place your name, grade, and English teacher's name on the BACK of your submission- All submissions must be turned in personally to Mr. Anson's room by the end of school October 30, 2017
NOVEL WRITING MONTH
Want to do something that most people on the planet only dream of? Want to participate in the challenge of a lifetime? Mr. Anson's honors English classes are going to undertake writing an entire novel during the month of November. Crazy, huh? Absolutely. Any other students, regardless of grade, English teacher, genre preference, or shoe size, who also thinks she is up to the life-changing experience of writing a novel in 30 days, is welcome to join. Please see Mr. Anson for details about the NaNoWriMo young writers program. You'll need to sign up before the end of the month, so hurry. And remember that the most rewarding things in life are usually the more difficult things, the things that initially scare us to death.
Wiffleball starts next week after school! See any of the coaches for information on how to get signed up!
TENNIS Last week we thanked the golf and cross-country coaches and this week we want to give a big shout out to Coaches Trevor Johnson and Amanda Rogers for all of the time spent helping our girls’ tennis team be their very best! We appreciate all the work put in by our coaches, participants, and volunteers!
NEW PACK TIME CAREER PRESENTATION
There will be a special guest speaker, Mr. Adam Hall, talking about real estate investing. This will be on Tuesday, October 17th. Listen to announcements to find out where the presentation will be held.
PACK TIME SPORTS
Attention all students, starting on Tuesday, October 17th, you will need to bring your own basketballs, volleyballs, etc. to the gym areas for pack time. The PE department will no longer provide them for use during this time. Students are responsible to keep track of their own sports equipment, so make sure your name is on anything you bring for pack time sports. Thanks!
VETERANS’ DAY WRITING CONTEST
Attention Students! Do you like money? Do you like attention? Do you love this country? Well this is your chance to get involved. We will be having a writing contest called the “Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen.” Winners of the essay contest will receive $50 for first place, $25 for second place, and $10 for 3rd place. And to top it all off, the top three winners will get a chance to read their essays in the Veteran’s Day assembly in November. If you’re interested, pick up an application in the counselor’s office. Applications and Essays are due by October 31st, Halloween. It’s open to all grades so feel free to participate.
TERM 1 ENDING SOON!
We only have 7 more school days left before term one is officially over. Parents, please communicate with, and have helpful discussions with your child. Remind them to talk with their teachers when they have questions or need extra help. Our teachers are working with every student to give them support and the opportunity to pass their classes. As Nebo Heroes, we will do our best to help students do their best when it matters most!
Want to be able to quickly find a story we published or a photo we posted on the web? We are beginning to tag all our stories and posts with specific hashtags. Look for #BackThePack, #LiveTheLoboWay, and #SFJH as our most used tags with more specific tags as the year progresses.
- October 17: INTRAMURAL Boys and Girls Basketball @ 2:45pm
- October 18: INTRAMURAL Boys and Girls Basketball @ 2:45pm
- October 19 and 20: FALL BREAK
- October 24: Orchestra Concert @SFHS 7:00pm, Wiffleball @ 2:45pm
- October 25: Wiffleball 2:45pm
- October 26: Halloween Choir Concert @SFJHS 7:00pm, Wiffleball @ 2:45pm
- October 27: Band Concert @SFHS 7:00pm, Term 1 Ends
The Nebo Education Foundation recently awarded Mr. Mendenhall with a grant to buy iPads. He said, “This grant is allowing me to purchase four iPads for my 6th grade classroom. iPads are the BEST production tool any classroom can have. An iPad is a camera, a video camera, a mixing board, a green screen, and a production computer with all the software included! In my classroom, my students will be creating instructional videos, showcase learning, expressing their ideas all with a "real world" tool. I want my student to see school as a place to learn REAL things to help them in the REAL world. These iPads are a great tool to help enhance the learning in my classroom. Thanks, Nebo Foundation!”
The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District. Each month, the foundation meets to discuss grant requests and other ways to raise money for the continual improvement of Nebo School District. We appreciate the Nebo Education Foundation and their generous support of our teachers and students. Congratulations to Mr. Mendenhall and his 6th grade students.
We would like to thank the following Heroes and businesses for helping us SO MUCH to make our Night of the Heroes so successful!
Night of the Heroes Heroes: Helicopter-Life Flight Mtn View Hospital, K-9 unit, George the Crossing Guard, Apple Farmer, tractor-Mr Ellsworth, Contractor-Bob Provstgaard, Veterans from the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Dentist-Dr Jon Chisholm, Superheroes-Batman, Batgirl, Black Widow, Ray, Spiderman, Superman, Supergirl, Chiropractor-Dr Jim King, Chemist- Linda Walker, Miss Spanish Fork-Hope King, Biologist/Educator- Dr. Mark Belk, Nurturing Nations charity founder-Laura Belk, Artist-Mr Mayhew, Taylor Tiger- Roary, Ambulance, Fire Fighters, Policemen, Coach, Skyhawk, Student Council, Athletes, cheerleaders-Salem Hills High School, Coach, Lion,Student Council, Athletes, - Payson High School, BYU Cougars Basketball team and team trainer -Mr Ramos, Nurse Practitioner-Chelsea Bringhurst, Author-Dr Richard Bennett PhD, Electrician-Mr Ellsworth, Farmer-Manglesons, Cowboy Poetry-Bill Wright and Kevin Elma, ER Nurse, Radiology tech-Mountain View Hospital, Ms Utah, Juggling Jay, Mt. Nebo Jr High Latinos in Action and Student Council and Taylor Tiger Teachers and Staff
Night of Heroes Donators:
Costa Vida, Little Caesars, Fat Jacks, Sip N, Papa Murphy's, Burger King, Good Tyme, Roll with it Creamery, Tsing Tao, Daylight Donuts, Taco Time, Mi Rancherito, Cold Stone, Rocky Mountain Choc Factory, Chik-filet, Ruby River, India Palace, Dairy Queen, Roxy Juice, Terra Mia, Sub Zero, Hu Hot, Papa Johns, Cubby’s, Culvers, Maceys, Swig, The Healing Attic Massage, American Beauty Academy, Sports Clips, Just My Style, Heather Blackhurst Massage, Gracie Lou’s Quilt Shop, Rod Works, Mia’s, Target, Jane.com, Indigo and Sage, Pyper and Plum, Anytime Fitness, Payson Total Fitness, Valvoline SF Oil and Lube, Nightmare on 13, Country Farm Fest, McCoards Pumpkin Fest/corn maze, Stadium Cinemas, Hale Center Theater Orem, Covey Center, Tuacahn, Emerald Eve, Escape Key, Heber Valley Railroad, Clark Planetarium, Get Out Games, Payson Ropes Course, Ron Gordons Tire, The Dug Out Texaco, Daves Classic detailing, Big O, Auto Works, Little Giant Ladders, Ace Hardware, Snyders Chem Dry, Melanie Rice Photography, Lemontine Photography, Quality Inn, Ellerback Mansion, Chamberlain Pediatric Dentistry, Jon Chisholm Family Dentistry, Trapnell Orthodontics, Red Rock Orthodontics, The Bizzy Biddy Boutique, Mel Hanks and Sons Furniture, Kearsten Van Ausdal Furniture, AT&T, Plunder Jewelry, Orem Owlz, BYU, Studio C, UVU, Olsens Garden Shoppe, Laura Kay’s Garden Shoppe, Rochelle Meyer Quilting, Pam Turner Farmers Market, Debbie Camp sewing, Southwick Plumbing, Chalk Couture, Flity Aprons-Lori Hardy, Pebbles in My Pocket, Copy Central, Jolley’s Pharmacy, Payson Pharmacy, Kneaders, Forget Me Not Floral, Rocky Mtn ATV, Scentsy, Carrabbas, Wall Brothers Apples, Pioneer Party and Gifts, Temkin, Doug Smith Chevrolet, Mini Moustachery, Lula Roe, Piggytail Princess
Night of Heroes Sponsors:
Keystone Insurance, MHS Signs, Best Deals Springs, B &M Garage, Skiba, Chamberlain Dentistry, Zions Builders, Red Rock Orthodontics, J&R Scraping, MK Construction
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bristol Peterson and Julian Patino for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 13, 2017. Bristol was nominated by Mr. Powell for showing respect, helping others, turning in all work and asking encouraging questions. Julian was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for helping with an afterschool project.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jacob Brown and DJ Thomas for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Jacob was nominated by Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Capell for coming up with unique stories for math problems. DJ was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in a personal item which he found.