Reading Rodeo

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:07pm
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The Santaquin Elementary reading rodeo was started a few years ago as an incentive to get the students reading over the summer. Our students had to read 60 days this summer to participate in the rodeo. The events in our rodeo are the stick horse race, lassoing a rocking horse, a snake in my boot, panning for gold, the horse shoe competition and the bouncy horse race.

This year, our reading rodeo was a huge success as we had 250 students who qualified to participate.  The students rotated through the different events. The kids had a great time doing all of the events but the bouncy horse race may have been the favorite as the horses were definately spirited and several kids were "bucked" off.  

Mr. "H" told a funny story about an elephant, a whale, and a rabbit while we enjoyed smores. We finished off the day with Mr. Aryle doing a hide race and barrel racing by Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Argyle and Mrs. Teemant.  Mrs. Lyons was the sure winner as Mrs. Teemant couldn't get Daisy the mule to go the right way and Mr. Argyle was a close second.  Congratulations to all our participants in the rodeo!  A big thank you to our reading rodeo committee and the PTA for making it happen.  YeeHaw!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Students in College & Career Awareness learn about careers in biotechnology

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:25pm
Attributions: By Chaleesa Warren
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Students made DNA models with play dough and then got to extract DNA from strawberries.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Golf Team Tournament and Spanish Oaks

Salem Junior High School News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:49pm
Attributions: Erica Murdock

On Tuesday, September 12th, the Salem Jr. High golf team had their 2nd meet at spanish oaks.  Here are our top 4 scores,

  • Logan Blanchard with 43,
  • Jordan Hartvigsen with 45,
  • Ty Johnson with 46,
  • Jarrett Parkinson with 47.

Head Coach Adam Roberts commented that they played good, but they left a couple of strokes out there. He believes that the best is yet to come.

Spanish Oaks golf course is a fun and relaxing course, and the Pros up there try to keep it a friendly environment. In the picture we have a shot of hole number 3, and if you squint, you can see the river that they have to play over. It is a par 5.

Overall, we played well, and we are excited for the meets to come.


Categories: Salem, Secondary

Mrs. Finch honored with PEAK Award

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:38pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett

Congratulations to Mrs. Finch, who received the district's PEAK award last night at the school board meeting! This award is given to those who have made a significant difference in their school by showing kindness and a positive attitude. She was nominated by Mrs. Sumsion and Mrs. Peck. Here's what they had to say about Mrs. Finch:

“Katelyn is amazing with her students and their parents/guardians. She is very patient and helps everyone feel at peace with the services that are being offered. She has exceptional lessons that help students improve a lot. She helped one student raise his SAGE writing score by 139 points!! Katelyn works diligently with teachers on student IEPs. She works with the Dance Festival and other events for our Events Action Team. She is always positive and willing to go the extra mile to make it above and beyond awesome.”

“I am impressed with Katelyn. She has a heavy load as a resource teacher. Katelyn consistently communicates with me on how we can both meet my five self-contained students’ needs and be a team to help them academically and socially. She is happy to accommodate or try different and new approaches so our students succeed. Katelyn has been wonderful to work with and is a huge asset to our special education program at our school. She is kind and friendly to everyone. She has welcomed new students to her class with a loving attitude and is always positive.”

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Extended Lunch BELL SCHEDULE - Friday September 15th, 2017

Salem Hills High School News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:30pm

Extended Lunch    BELL SCHEDULE

1st   7:50-9:00

2nd 9:05-10:10

3rd 10:15-11:20

Lunch 11:20-12:05

4th 12:10-1:15

5th 1:20-2:25

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Mayor's Award

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:47am
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CONGRATULATIONS to DAISY RODRIGUEZ on receiving the Payson City Mayor's award. Here are some of the wonderful things here teachers have to say about her:

Daisy Rodriguez is a kind and caring person. Daisy has spent time helping students improve their English and has done it with such respect towards her peers. As I observed her help a student in my class, Daisy doesn't come across knowing everything, she comes across with a genuine attitude of simply wanting to help. When she doesn't know how to help a student, Daisy always finds how she can do a better job. Daisy never assumes to know the answer to everything, but she will always let the students know, "I don't know, but I can find out for you."

Daisy has a wonderful attitude in class and she is able to transmit her positive energy to everyone around her. Daisy is such a respectful young lady and is deserving of this great award. As part of Latinos in Action this year, I know Daisy will do an outstanding job with the elementary school aged kids. I'm extremely glad she has chosen to give back to her community by joining LIA. Sharing your talent with the next generation is going to be very rewarding. Congratulations Daisy!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Spirit of the Mustang Recipient - Theresa Carey

Mapleton Junior High School News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:25am
Attributions: Administration and Counselors of MJHS

Theresa Carey was honored on Tuesday with the Spirit of the Mustang. This is what our administrators and counselors had to say about her:

Whether it is related to the finance office or not Theresa is super willing to jump in and do what needs to be done. She has vast experience and generally knows the answer to any question right away. She is also super down to earth and willing to look at problems from different perspectives. More specifically, she always has a cocktail of Exedrin and Ibuprofen when I've got a headache.

Theresa is always so helpful and is willing to do anything that is asked of her. She will drop everything to help you even when she has 101 things to do herself. She is a great example of doing what she has been asked to do, even when Suzanne asked her years ago to step out in the hall during passing time…she still does it every single day, every period. I had a cold last week and Theresa asked me every day how I was doing and how to help my day go better all while she had a worse cold than I did.

When I heard I was going to be the principal of MJHS, one of the very first thoughts I had was - "Awesome I get to go back and work with Theresa again!" When I was here the first time around she was so helpful and nice and really made me feel good about how I was doing. Guess what - it's the same again, she has helped me to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing and coached me through all the difficult financial things. She has done it in a way that makes me feel like I'm doing ok - she is so supportive that way. Thanks Theresa for being so kind and helpful - you're amazing!

Theresa is all about family.  She is always taking care of a family member in one way or another and making sure they have nothing to worry about in times of crisis.  She also shows so much love and pride when she talks about her family and makes me wish I was a part of it.  I guess when I think about it I really am part of Theresa's family because I belong to Mapleton Junior High and that means Theresa is going to take care of me.  I can't count the number of times I have had a concern outside of school and Theresa is there to offer advice, understanding, and a genuine compassion.  She really feels like a big sister to me and I'm sure many of you could say the same thing.  I have loved working with Theresa and every time I have had a conversation with her I realize that I came away from it feeling lots better about myself or the situation.  Thanks for taking care of your school family just like you take care or your own family!

Theresa is always extremely helpful and kind, she always know the answer for a question when asked. She has been there as a friend and coworker and I know I could go to her for anything.  Theresa puts in so much time and effort into her job as well being very determined to make the office a better place to be each day.  She very much deserves the spirit of the mustang award! I wish she would bring me lunch every day because she always has the yummiest fresh vegetables!

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary


Rees Elementary News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:47am
Attributions: Photo by Bethany Clark
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Rees Elementary was honored last night with not only ONE but TWO Peak Award Winners.  Our amazing secretary Mrs. Nikki Thomas was nominated by Mr. Gull.  "“Nikki is everything you want in a secretary. She is kind, happy, professional, organized and she just gets it done! She is always so positive and happy with everyone that enters the office at Rees. She is quick to respond to the needs of parents, students, teachers and staff members. She has an incredible laugh that fills the room and just makes you feel good when you talk with her. Nikki brightens the school with her presence. Many people come to her, and she is right there to lift them up or keep them smiling. Nikki sets a professional, positive tone and is efficient in her duties. Nikki will take care of you when you visit Rees Elementary.”

Mrs. Burton is new to Rees, and has been here this year as a part time Resource teacher.  She has been a wonderful addition to our SPED department and we love having her here.  Mrs. Burton splits her time between Rees and Art City, and her principal at Art City, Mrs. Muirbrook, nominated her for the PEAK award.  "Karen absolutely loves her job. She is very experienced and knowledgeable about special education students and student development. She is willing to share her knowledge and expertise with all faculty members at any time. She has volunteered her time in other classrooms offering intervention ideas and techniques to teachers. She not only cares about her students but each student and staff member at Art City. Karen truly exemplifies positive energy and kindness.”

Congratulations to both of these very deserving ladies!!! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Info about Monday, 9/18/17

Springville High School News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:37am

ACT Practice Test: The Practice ACT for sophomores is next Monday, September 18th. Only sophomores will come to school that day; juniors and seniors have a day off! Room assignments will be posted around the school on Friday, and the test will commence promptly at 7:55AM, so don’t be late! School will end at 11:15am.

College Campus Tours: It’s time again for our yearly senior campus tours! Each year, coinciding with the day the sophomores take the ACT exam, SHS gives seniors the opportunity to tour one of 10 different colleges/universities in Utah (there are a couple trips that actually include two colleges).

What: College Campus Tours!

When: Monday, September 18th

Where: Depending on the tour you are taking, buses will be leaving from the ALC Salem campus between 7:00AM and 9:00AM

Cost: $5 payable to the finance office How: Starting today, get blue registration form from either the counseling center or Ms. Tuttle (I-215), choose which tour you'd like to take, fill out the form, pay $5 to finance office, and take the completed registration form and the $5 receipt to Ms. Tuttle. This is on a first come first serve basis so register quickly! No registration forms will be accepted after the 15th.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Nebo PEAK Award Winner, Karen Burton, Teacher, Art City Elementary

Art City Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:36pm
Attributions: Story and Pictures by Lana Hiskey
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Karen Burton, Teacher, at Art City Elementary received a Nebo PEAK award on September 13, 2017.  Karen was Nominated by: Lisa Muirbrook.  “Karen absolutely loves her job. She is very experienced and knowledgeable about special education students and student development. She is willing to share her knowledge and expertise with all faculty members at any time. She has volunteered her time in other classrooms offering intervention ideas and techniques to teachers. She not only cares about her students but each student and staff member at Art City. Karen truly exemplifies positive energy and kindness.”  

Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Art City Elementary School Presents Miranda Ferris

Art City Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:09pm

Hi my name is Miranda Ferris. I graduated from Lehi High School and college from Utah Valley University. This is my first year teaching and I'm so excited to be teaching kindergarten! I was born in Bedford, Texas; I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and Saratoga Springs, Utah, and currently live in Lehi. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have been married for three amazing years. We have a one year old son named Oliver. He is a ball of energy and keeps us on our toes. My favorite things to do outside of school include traveling, writing music, and spending time with my family. Teaching is my passion and I love being a part of the Art City family.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Art City Elementary School Presents Heidi Heath

Art City Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:00pm

Hi my name is Heidi Heath.  I graduated high school from George W. Jenkins Senior High School in Lakeland, Florida. I graduated College from Brigham Young University in Orem. This is my sixth year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching second grade.   I am married and living in Provo.  I was born and raised  in Florida.  I am the oldest child in my family .  I have one younger sister who lives in New Mexico. My parents still live in Florida in the city I grew up in. I was married in January 2015. My husband is the youngest of eight so I married into a very big (and sweet) family! Both of our families live in Florida so we still get to take lots of fun vacations there!  My favorite things to do outside of school include: reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

September 2017 Nebo PEAK Award Winner Sherri Peterson

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:16pm
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“Without Sherri, our school would flounder.  Her official ‘title’ is that of facilitator.  ‘The facilitator's job is to support EVERYONE to do their best thinking and practice ... to encourage full participation, promote mutual understanding and cultivate shared responsibility.’  Notice the verb(s):  help, support, encourage, cultivate, share, etc.  Sherri is the ‘action word’ behind everything we accomplish at Spanish Oaks.  She gives of her time, talents, and resources freely, and we are all better for having known her.”  Congratulations, Mrs. Peterson ... we LOVE you!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

BE SAFE On Your Way to AND From School

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:09pm

Please help us keep all our students safe ...

"Parents, please remind your children to BE SAFE while on their way to and from school.  This morning I saw four kids crash on their scooters, and several others cross without the crosswalk, or enter the crosswalk without even stopping to check for cars or wait for me to get into the crosswalk first.  Most of these incidents appear to happen because the kids are "racing" their friends or siblings.  Please remind them to slow down and be safe; cars are not always paying attention.  I saw a car turn right in front of a student this morning, and it was scary!  Also, if you are driving in the area before or after school ... please be cautious.  Thank you!"  - Spanish Fork City Crossing Guard, Aubrey Smith

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Fall Carnival Save the Date!

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:59pm
Attributions: by Morgan Black

Cherry Creek PTA is so excited to announce our School Fall Carnival and Fundraiser! This is our biggest carnival yet and believe me you do not want to miss it!!!  Friday, September 22nd from 5:00-8:00 PM  Please come, have dinner, treats and enjoy a fun evening out with your family.    We have an amazing Magic Show that starts @ 5:30 PM.  We also have over 25 activities for kids including: bounce house/slides, obstacle course, balloon animals, prizes, drawings and tons of carnival games as well. Prices and details are on the attached flier.    We will also be debuting our Student Art Show that evening so be sure to come by and check out all the the talent we have at our school. We are still accepting entries so please encourage your children to participate and turn in their piece by September 19th.   Money from this fundraiser is used by the PTA to provide activities for the students throughout the school year. They truly depend on your support. We will also be needing some volunteers. If you are able to help that evening please sign up here.


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Second Grade Olympics

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:32pm
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The second graders spent a couple of weeks doing their second grade olymics.  They had opening and closing ceremonies.  They learned the importance of working hard, setting goals, and doing their best.  They were able to play and particiate in team building games.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Ms. Marshall's Class

Park Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:50pm
Attributions: Ms. Marshall

Students in Ms. Marshall's class are learning about the 4 seasons. Today students synergized to make a 4 seasons collage. Great teamwork Panthers! They look awesome! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

3rd Grade Patriot Day Service

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:40pm

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The Third Grade learned about Patriot Day and the importance of making our country a better place by providing acts of service. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Noon Dismissal Monday September 18th

East Meadows Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:23pm

Just a reminder that school will be letting out at 12:00 noon on Monday September 18th!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork