Jog-A-Thon at Spanish Oaks a Huge Success!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:34pm

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Spanish Oaks Elementary held their first annual Jog-A-Thon last Friday and it was a huge success!  The students had such a good time, and were such troopers!  Each class had chosen a class song to run to, and they were played all throughout the day.  We plan to continue this activitiy each year!  A special thanks to Nichol Lyman, Miss Babcock, Mrs. Fagergren and Mr. Crockett for all their hard work in getting things organized and ready to go! And a big thanks to Mr. Billie for his help setting things up.  A Shout Out to Walmart for donating 500 bottles of water, fruit snacks and granola bars!  They were so welcome after running laps!  Also, thanks to each of you for your pledges/donations.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Gummy Bears and Government

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:27pm
Attributions: by Shea Harmer
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How do you show students that government is a huge influence on culture through –out the world?  With gummy bears, of course.

Mrs. Harmer's 9th grade geography classes were able to create different types of governments using gummy bears.  Some of the governments created included democracy, communist, anarchy, and monarchy.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Kindergarten's Field Trip to Mapleton's Public Safety Building

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:17pm
Attributions: Katie Haddock
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Kindergarten had fun learning about safety and emergencies on our field trip to the public safety building. We talked to firefighters, EMT's, and policemen. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

PTA Family Skate Night

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:44am
Attributions: Airy Morris

Sierra Bonita families, Thank you for contributing to our fundraiser! Together we raised $4507. We will donate $3000 to our school to purchase a new copy machine and use the rest of your donations to fund some of the PTA-sponsored activities we have planned for this year.  As promised, we get to celebrate reaching our fundraiser goal with two Family Skate Nights at Classic Fun Center in Orem. The first one will be on Monday October 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Skate admission is on us. Other activities will be discounted. See attached flyer for more details. Come have a good time! All Sierra Bonita families are invited to attend including faculty and staff. Thank you! Sierra Bonita PTA

Jumping At Recess

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:51am
Attributions: Mrs. Cofie

Third-grade jumping circle at recess.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Enter At Your Own Risk

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:38am
Attributions: Article and Photos by Ryan Craig
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Everyone talks about football, basketball, and baseball but we never talk about alternate sports like skateboarding. Skateboarding is a very difficult sport to become good at. It takes a lot of time and dedication. These kids are out there every day practicing and they deserve some recognition.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

PHS Volleyball

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:33am
Attributions: Unknown


One of the most enjoyed sports in the fall here at PHS is certainly volleyball. There’s a unique feeling to volleyball that there isn’t in any other sport. And the girls volleyball team here at PHS have played proudly for their  school and  have shown respect and courtesy to their opponents. And as easy as volleyball may look, most people may come to find that it can be quite difficult.   

Categories: Payson, Secondary

New Things at Payson

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:15am
Attributions: By: Emily Miller
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Payson High is constantly changing and improving. Not only scholastically, but also physically. Over the summer Payson High was upgraded. If you haven’t noticed, there are new things all around the school. The school has new and improved drinking fountains, widened concrete walkways, new senior banners, and new bulletin boards. These changes are very exciting, so be sure to check out the new features in our school.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Monday, 10/16/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00am

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Mason Rasmussen and Chezney Ortega for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 16, 2017. Mason was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for finding and turning in another student's personal belonging.  Chezney was nominated by Mr. Powell for being engaged in lessons and excited when ideas make sense.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 10/13/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:57am

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.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

National School Lunch Week

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:12am
Attributions: by Patty Maloy
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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!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Bulldog Pride in September

Barnett Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:04am
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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!

Top Dog:

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


Categories: Elementary, Payson

3rd Grade Goes to Clark Planitarium

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:04am
Attributions: by Michelle Gast
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

UPSTART Kindergarten Readiness Program

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:59am
Attributions: by Lana Hiskey
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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.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Where is Spirt?

Goshen Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:11am

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.

Categories: Elementary

Lobo Golfers Take First at District Finals

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:20am
Attributions: by Nate Bartholomew Photos by Matt Christensen
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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!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Sixth Grade Student Participate in the Battle of the Greek Gods

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:28am
Attributions: Pictures taken by JaNae Wilson & Torie Ludlow
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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.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Police Officer Visits Kindergarten

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:11am
Attributions: Tara Farr
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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!!! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Apple Day in Kindergarten

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:01am
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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.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:44pm

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.

Reflection Contest:

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 We can't wait to see what the incredible students at Brockbank create!

District Survey: 
Dear Parent:

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 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 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 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!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:
10/17-Picture Retakes/4th Grade Field Trip
10/18-Dads and Doughnuts/Kindergarten Field Trip-9:00-2:00
10/19-20-Fall Break
10/18, 23-26-Book Fair
10/24-Reflection Entries are due
10/26-SEP Conferences
10/27-Term 1 ends
10/30-11/3-Red Ribbon Week
11/6-5th Gr. Wax Museum
11/15-4th Gr. program
11/22-24-Thanksgiving Break

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork