Introducing Second Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:29pm

Introducing Orchard Hills Second Grade Teachers

Mrs. Sharilee McMullin grew up in Mesa, Arizona.  Her dad is her hero because he was the happiest most positive person she knew.  He always taught her to look for the best in people.  Mrs. McMullin loves being a teacher to so many amazing kids and a mom to the cutest two boys in town. 

Mrs. Eileen Lisonbee grew up in Payson, Utah.  Her mom is her hero because she is patient and kind and always knows how to build a person up.  She has never known her mom to say an unkind word to any of her children.  Mrs. Lisonbee loves to read, cook, sew, camp, vacation, and celebrate.  She also enjoys making crafts with kids. 

Mrs. Leah Pruett grew up in Spring City, Utah.  Her hero is her mom because she raised 8 kids and always seemed to be able to get more done than the average person can.  Even her dad calls her Wonder Woman.  Mrs. Pruett likes to read, write, cook, and do craft stuff. 

Miss McKenzie Baker grew up in Plano, Texas.  Her hero is her grandpa because he is always serving other people and she wants to me like that.  He is also so fun and kind and pretty much the coolest person.   Miss baker loves to tumble, watch movies, and bake. 

Mrs. Kathy Kelley grew up in Southern California.  Her dad is her hero.  He was always willing to drop everything to help someone.  He was forgiving and always had  a positive attitude.  Mrs. Kelley loves watching movies, reading, spending time with family, and sewing quilts.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Art City Students Give a Demonstration at Board Meeting

Art City Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:22pm
Attributions: Photo by Lana Hiskey edited by Julia Murray

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, students from Art City Elementary School shared with the Nebo School District Board of Education some of the opportunities they have to be leaders at school.  Art City has a student council that helps with assemblies, they help other students "Stand Strong" and they help the PTA with various activities and service projects .  The student action team dedicate their own time during recess and lunch breaks to write skits for the monthly assemblies to teach students to make good choices.  The student council and student action team helped Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Anderton with a demonstration of some of the things they have learned in radKIDs which is a unique safety empowerment class that is taught at Art City. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Make A Wish Week

Salem Hills High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:49pm
Categories: Salem, Secondary

Brookside Praise Note Students-Week Of November 6, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:14pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Our Praise Note recipients for the week of November 6, 2017 are: Brynn Jones, Blaine Bartholomew, Samantha Rigtrup, Ava Nielson, Derek Huerta, Josh Creer, Levi Cecil, A. J. Carpenter, Kristoffer Bartholomew, Jense Harman, Tyler Fay, Kera Patterson, Matilyn Dellamas, Henry Lewis, Luke Elder, Cooper Bartholomew, Quincee Welsch, Sam Rich, Bella Esplin, Lydia Steiner, Joshua Talbot, Brayden Smith, Lili Bauer, Gavin Burr, Wesley Martin, Jase Divine, Archer Brooks, Olivia Woodward, Linnea Kallaker, Corver Esplin, and Jack Smith.

Our students helped with math games, staying on top of school work, working hard at math, helping other students with their work, helped to clean the classroom, helped in the lunchroom with garbage, helped organize the headphones in class, always a friend to others, stayed on task, worked quietly during daily 5, worked hard on morning work, works hard a handwritting, never giving up, helped take chairs down for whole class, always asking permission, always having a positive attitude, being enthusiastic during a brain break even with a broken collarbone!

Great job students, we appreciate all your good efforts!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, November 13, 2017

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:05pm

Here is the link to our weekly student council news report!

Behind The Roar - MNJHS Panther News Crew

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:31pm
Attributions: Courtney Hanks

Check out our latest Panther News Crew production for updates and highlights at Mt. Nebo Junior High. This video was put together by Mrs. Hanks Discovery class. Go Panthers!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Announcements for the week of November 13

Springville High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:22pm



Please ope the PDF for this week's annoucements; SHS Theater presents Cinderella, December driver's ed, ACT prep classes, College Application week, FFA news, Debate tournament and more.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Larsen Honors Veterans

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:39pm

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Today Larsen Elementary had a special assembly celebrating our veterans.  The American Legion and our own Mr. Scoubes gave a presentation on the meaning behind Veterans Day.  They also showed a video about the American Flag.  Students sang to our heroes "God Bless the USA". Larsen 3rd graders and the 4H Service Learning class then presented the veterans with a thank you gift for their service.  We love our servicemen and women and the USA!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brookside Elementary Celebrated Veteran's Day

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:32pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert
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Brookside Elementary was honored to celebrate local veterans on Friday. Many of the students expressed being very humbled by the experience to meet and listen to these various military veterans. We also had parents in the audience that we recognized for their military service. We gave each veteran a white rose. The students participated by bringing pictures of family members who have served in the military and by making many class posters as a tribute. We as faculty and staff were amazing at how respectful and quiet the student were during the assembly. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:52am

Dear Taylor Parents,
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with two of our grade levels.  We celebrated student success and were able to talk about individual students and best practices.  This is something I will have a chance to do all throughout the month of November with each grade level.  Through Utah Land Trust Funding, we are able to pay for subs to cover classes while we collaborate.  I love working with the teachers and students.  They are the best.
Veteran’s Day:  On Friday we met together at the end of the day to talk about our US Veterans.  I am so impressed with the knowledge and respect our students have about our veterans.  We watched a clip of Utah's Honor Flight.  We will have the opportunity to send letters on the next flight.  If you would like to join us and send a letter/card you are welcome to bring them by the office before Christmas Break.
Lost and Found:  Our Lost and Found is piling HIGH!  Please take some time before the Holiday Break to come and look through this pile if your son or daughter is missing a coat, sweatshirt, shirt, etc.  We want these items to get back to the right owners.  During the Holidays, we will be bagging up the unclaimed items and giving them to charity.  PLEASE take the time to find your stuff!
Update Aspire:  Please make sure your phone number, email and address is up to date on Aspire.  We use this to share information but most important we use it in case of an emergency.  To do this, you will need to go to . From there you will click on the Parent button on the top of the page.  You will then go to the Aspire SIS (Student Information System).  On this page it will have directions on how to update your information.  You will need to log into Aspire.  You should have already created an account the beginning of the school year.
Cold and Inclement Weather Procedure:  As winter is approaching I wanted to review our procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
•       We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes.   If a student arrives earlier than this they will have to wait in the hall by the office.
•       Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses.  In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
•       If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect.
•       Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as:  very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
•       Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school.  The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to:  not block the flow of traffic (inside lanes are for waiting/sitting; outside lanes for quick stops and pull through), not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.
•       In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email.  For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system.  Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page
Thank you so much for your time and support!
Mrs. Robbins

Up Coming Events:
11/13 Read with Heroes 2:00
11/17 Picture Retake This will take place on the stage for any preschooler that will be coming to take pictures on that day.
11/17 5th Grade History Fair
11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/21 PTA Thanksgiving Lunch for Staff
11/22 – 11/24 No School ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
12/1 Tiger Pride/Reflection Assembly
12/5 SCC 12:30 PTA 1:30

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Little Mermaid Auditions!

Mapleton Junior High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:36am
Attributions: Kelly Cook

The Little Mermaid Jr. will be performed at Mapleton Junior High on the evenings of March 1, 2, 3, and 5th. Rehearsals will be held after school from 2:50-4pm in December, with longer rehearsals in January and February. Cast members must be able to perform in all performances.

Audition Information:

Auditions will be held after school on Tuesday, November 28th and during FLEX time and after school on Wednesday, November 29th in Room 304. Those who want to audition MUST sign up for an audition time outside of Room 302 and completely fill out an audition form. Please bring your audition form to your audition and arrive at least 15 minutes early in case we are running ahead of schedule. For your audition:

  1. Completely fill out the audition form and bring it with you.

  2. Prepare 16 measures (about 30-45 seconds) of a song from a Broadway musical. The song should be memorized. You can bring your own accompaniment (recorded accompaniment, a karaoke track, or someone to play the piano), or you may sing without any accompaniment.

  3. Prepare one of the monologues from the audition sheet. It should be memorized and you should stay in character.


Callbacks will be posted outside of Room 302 on Thursday, November 30th. If your name is on this list, you will need to come to callback auditions on Friday, December 1st from 3-5pm. If your name is not on the Callback list, do not worry! These are mainly people who we need to see again before we make any decisions about casting.

The final cast list will be posted outside of Room 302 on Monday, December 4th. All cast members will need to come to the first cast meeting on Wednesday, December 6th from 3-4pm.

Categories: Mapleton, Secondary

Veterans Day Assembly

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:33am
Attributions: by Abigail Perrins (photos by Abigail Perrins and Brighten Bills)
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On Friday, November 10, 2017, Spanish Fork Jr High had our annual Veterans Day assembly.

 This assembly touched the hearts of many people in that room. We were able to hear the story of a man who has served in the army and now has children serving in the army. He talked about some of the people he knows that are in the war. His dad, his uncle, and his children now have all served and are continuing to serve today.

 I remember something he said along the lines of we may not know anyone in the army, but we owe everyone in the army. We are blessed to live in this land of freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and much more than we have been given.

 All of the men and women in the military have served our country in many ways; some have even sacrificed their lives for this country, and I want to say thank you to them and the work they have put into keeping this country free.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

October Students of the Month

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:33am

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Top Tigers: Lettie Kelson, Taylee Toomaltai, Olivia Stringham, Launa Lyman, Eliza Hazlett, Jakelle Evans, Kylee Todd, Sawyer Simons, Chevy Roseman, Veronica Brown, Autumn Farr, Miah Martin, Koen Lloyd, Olivia Liddle, Isaiah Hernandez,  Aubree Nordell, Tanner Grant, Jesse Ramirez, Lanna Beckstrom, Ellie Poulson, Daphne Bryan. 

Leaders of the Pack: Ms. Varney, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Koyle, Ms. Whicker, Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Procelle, Mrs. Ellsworth, Mrs. Wride, Ms. Jensen.

Pack of the Month:

Mrs. Leavitt: Art Behavior

Mr. Daggett: Lunchroom Behavior

Mrs. Grill: Reach for Your Potential

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Math Problem of the week

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:28am

Congratulations to last week's winners!

Braden Banks, Jamison Barrett, Dexter Bradford, Sara Chandler, Ethan Graham, Ty Reese, Callie Johnson, Molly Peterson, This week's problem is:

Car Mileage

Laree notices that the current mileage on her car is a multiple of 1000, and is a perfect cube.  She does some calculations and determines that she will have to drive another 4921 miles before the number of miles on her car is a perfect cube again.  What is Laree’s current mileage?


Good luck!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Bread And Butter

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:47am

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Mr. Lai's class has been learning about Colonial Times. They compared artisan bread and homemade butter to what we buy in the store. They had fun shaking the mason jars to make the butter. More than half of the class said that they liked the homemade items better. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

October Students Of The Month

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:03am

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These students were recognized for having 'Courage' by their teachers. Logan O'Bryant, Cody Hancock, Benjamin Lines, Brinlee Peterson, Amy Farrer, Trace Lochaby, Aspen MacKay, Canyon Heinz, Jasey Bishop, River Harmon, Zona Patten, Hinckley Ferrons, Mckynlie Newton, Armando Lopez, Rylin Bates, Lincoln Mittelman, Sara Worthington, Noah Atkin, Ella Hansen, Kason Broderick, Cataya Bean, Eli Nielsen, Benjamin Booth, Oliver DeWitt, Noag Geiger, Daxy Miller, Wells Dewsnup, Tayla Mendenhall, Luna Santillan, Max Bowen, Isaac Sutton, Maddie Sullivan, Bridger Gibbons, Josephyn Webber, Ryker Newton, Satynn Rhoden, Quintin Hardy, Addison Dalton, Calder Hunter, Elizabeth Benson, Larissa Navarro, Cade Bullock, Sophie Frisby, Zac Linville, Marley Houck, Blake Oakeson, Ashlyn Alvey, Ethan Bennett, Abby Whiting, Bryton Ross, Julie Baxter, Xane Harmon, Drayke Bloom, Taya Bassir, Elena Rasmussen, and Derek Wettstein.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Veterans Day Program

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:35pm

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In Mrs. Ray's 4th grade class, they have been learning about what a Veteran is.  On November 10th, the class shared their new knowledge of "who" a Veteran is with the whole school. Several servicemen and women who represented all military branches were introduced by our students.  We sang songs, put on a skit, and also honored those Veteran's in our audience. community, and throughout our country. We are grateful for those men and women who have served and are serving this great country. God Bless America!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Student Council Visits BYU

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:21pm

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On Wednesday, November 8th, Spring Lake student council members attended a leadership conference at BYU. Students listened to motivational speakers and attended breakout sessions on leadership. We excited for them to use these new skills with the students at Spring Lake. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Payson High School - Enchanted April

Payson Junior High School News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 9:07am
Attributions: Photos by Rock White
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Payson High School will be staging a production of Matthew Barber's play, Enchanted April, through Wednesday, November 15th. Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, Enchanged April is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I, Enchanted April offers to its characters and viewers a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.

Please support our students, our community, and the arts. It means so much to our students when they see you in the audience. This is a beautiful play, and the students have done a fantastic job. Thank you for your support.

You can purchase tickets online here. 

Categories: Payson, Secondary