Mrs. Gast's Reading Cafe

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 8:50am
Attributions: by Michelle Gast
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Mrs. Gast's students entered the Reading Cafe last week. Students enjoyed mood lighting, silver platters filled with snacks and a variety of reading material. Students ate snacks while looking through multiple genres of books and discussed books that they already love! We LOVE reading!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

New schedule aims for increased students success

Landmark High School News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 8:44am

Landmark's teachers and staff have been looking forward to this school year since before last year's graduation! They spent a good portion of last year researching and laying the groundwork for the implementation of a new schedule for the 17-18 school year.

Each traditional term of 10 class courses will now be split into two mini-terms consisting of 5 courses each. The new 'Mini-term' schedule encourages teacher-student relationships, reduces student course load, offer more fresh starts, and promotes student accountability, while retaining the credit load of the old schedule.  

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Who can solve the first Math Muncher for August

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 7:48am

School has begun and so the math department has issued its first challenge to our students. The first three Math Muncher problems have been posted. For those who are new to our school, every month the math department posts three math problems on their bulletin board. Each problem is worth tickets to enter a drawing to win a gift card courtesy the math department.

Students who answer these problems correctly can pass them off with their math teacher and recieve tickets. They will then write their name on the ticket and take it to Mrs. Johnson's class to enter the drawing. They always pick a winner from each grade level. The first question is worth one ticket, the second is worth two, and the third, of course, is worth three tickets. If students answer all three correctly they can get six tickets entered into the drawing.

Here is the first math muncher. Can you solve it?

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Hawk Happenings: Week of August 28th

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:41am

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Hawk Happenings is a newsletter for the parents and patrons of Spring Lake Elementary.  This newsletter was e-mailed to parents and contains the latest information, updates and calendar items to keep you informed about what's happening at our school this week!  Please check your e-mail to read the full version.  WELCOME BACK!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:42pm

Hello, Brockbank Families!

What a great beginning to the BEST year ever!  We had a great first week and we are ready for many more!  Thanks for having your child ready each day, on time, and with good attitudes!  Brockbank is such a wonderful place to be!

We want to welcome all of our new kindergarten students to school tomorrow!  We look so forward to each of them coming to Brockbank!  It will be a very special day!

Marquee:  We are thrilled with our new marquee and appreciate your support in having your child bring in Box Tops!  We had a special ribbon cutting ceremony on the first day of school and it was fun to have all of our students be a part of that celebration!  (We are still working out the bugs in learning how to work the marquee, and we plan to have the lights dim at nighttime.  Thanks so much for your patience!) Please continue to send your Box Tops, as you can see the wonderful things they can provide for our school!  At the end of last year, your child was given a sheet of paper to fill up with Box Tops.  Please send those sheets back to school!  We will start collecting them again!  Thanks for your support!

T-Shirts:  If you would like to order your child a Bronco T-shirt, we will take orders until Friday.

Picture Day;  Picture Day will be Thursday, Sept. 7th, all day long.  Please watch for picture packets to come home! 

Pop Into Reading Celebration: We are hoping that your child read all summer long and kept track of his/her reading on the summer POP INTO READING Challenge!  Help your child remember to bring in his/her reading calendar from summer and turn it into the office.  We are planning our party on Sept. 8th!

As you know, we have a new theme and mission statement this year!  We hope you were able to get our parent letter at the Open House, along with the school magnet.  If you didn’t, please come and get them in the office.   The letter explains some safety policies that we want to make sure you know about.  PLEASE go over them with your child.  We want your child to be safe coming and leaving school.

We also invite you to LIKE us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our own Brockbank website!  Follow us on Instagram--#Brockbankbest, #Lookatbrockbank, and #BrockbankBFF

Thanks for your support and for sending us the BEST students ever!

Mrs. Nelson

 Brockbank Bulletin:

9/4-Labor Day-No school!

9/5-Hearing Screening for 1st, 3rd, and 6th grade students

9/7-Picture Day!

9/8-POP into READING Party!

9/18-Minimal Day-students are dismissed at noon

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

ABC 4 Utah - Weatherbug

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:42pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
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Sierra Bonita 4th graders had the opportunity to participate in "ABC 4 Weatherbug" with meteorologist, Dan Pope, sponsored by Arbys. This broadcast was done on LIVE TV.  I will post the Broadcast once ABC 4 Utah posts it on their website.

What a fun opportunity for these students to see behind the scenes and maybe one day, they can be a meteorologist just like Dan Pope.  Students also sang the Sierra Bonita Song, some students were interviewed by the meteorologist, Dan Pope.

A HUGE Thank you to Arbys and ABC 4 Utah Weatherbug for allowing our students with this opportunity. A Thank you, Terena Anderson, for putting this all togther! 

Dan Pope, was so incredible, he took time out of his busy schedule to take pictures with those who wanted them.            

 #Arbys  #Nebohero  #SierraBonita #NeboHero

If any parents took a photo and would like to have it posted. Pleae email me at:

Lobo Update 8/28/17

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:36pm

Parents, Students and Friends –

SFJHS has a belief that all students, faculty and staff belong to a community. In our community we practice the Lobo Way. That is, we strengthen the pack, learn to learn, forgive and accept, and find our voice. Throughout the school year and in all that we do we will learn about and practice each of these beliefs. The first belief is we will strengthen the pack. This means we will positively contribute to our classes, our school, and our community. We will see the good in others and build confidence, and we will respect and encourage individual strengths.

This afternoon I watched a group of friends at lunch out on the lawn. A girl came out of our building with a bit of anxiety about some boys who were squeaking their shoes in the hall during lunch. The noise hurt her sensitive ears and she was angry that the boys would be so loud. She had a hard time expressing her feelings about it, but the group listened to her as they were genuinely interested in helping. They could have ignored this girl, but they didn’t…they listened until an adult came by to help their new friend. This group of friends positively contributed to their school by just listening. The girl was able to regain her composure and left to her classroom happy. Our motto, by Rudyard Kipling, says. “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” There was a great deal of strength in the small act of listening today.

Every public school has a school community council consisting of the principal, elected school employees and parents. Parent input is important in the decisions made by our council. School Community Council (SCC) needs THREE PARENT NOMINATIONS to be on the council this school year. If you are interested in serving on the SJHS SCC, email Mr. Blake Mortensen at

Thanks for participating in first round of golf tryouts. Second tryout will be Tuesday August 29, at the Spanish Oaks golf course 4:14 pm. A list of those invited to second tryouts is posted at the front office as well as coach Bartholomew's room 46

Friday Sept. 1st is the back to school swim party for SFJHS. The cost is $1 per person, please bring your families! Just let them know you are with SFJHS. At the Spanish Fork High School Pool from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.

Attention all future cross-country runners! There will be an information meeting held on Tuesday, August 29th right after school in Miss Brooks' room (26). Come learn how your running shoes can transform any bad day into a good one, frustration into speed, self-doubt into confidence, and chocolate cake into muscle!

Our first intramural sport this year will be FLAG FOOTBALL. Any 7th, 8th, or 9th grader is welcome to play. Get your team of 7 together and get signed up with Coach Johnson or Coach Carlson. We will play every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday right after school from 2:50 - 3:50 pm beginning August 29th. Get your team signed up and join the fun! There will be prizes for tournament champions.

BASKETBALL intramurals are every Friday from 6:00am-7:55am throughout the school year!

PTA is not a time commitment if you don't want it to be.  Your membership and support alone help create many wonderful experiences and opportunities for students as well as helping our amazing teachers and staff. There are opportunities to be involved if you would like, as well as many benefits to students AND parents when parents are involved and show support.  Join now with a small $5 membership fee. Please pay with this PayPal link (

) or submit separate cash/check payable to “SFJHS PTA” at the front office.
For questions contact


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

School Rules

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:30pm

Mrs. Jordan has been meeting with grade levels to discuss school policies and rules. Pictured is Mr. Ewell's and Mr. Lai's fifth-grade.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Looking for Students that were in Mrs. Nelson's Third Grade Class in 1992-1993

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:25pm

September 28, 1992, on a beautiful, sunny, autumn day,  Mrs. Janis Nelson's third grade class buried a time capsule. This time capsule will be opened exactly 25 years from when it was buried on September 28, 2017 at 10 am. Brockbank would like to invite anyone from that class or anyone else that would like to come to a short ceremony that morning. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Please Sign!!!!

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:50pm


A dental varnishing note will come home with your student this week letting you know Dental Varnishing is scheduled for September 6th at Taylor School.  Please sign the note either giving permission OR denying permission for dental varnishing.

Our school nurse, Mrs. Gardner,  has even offered a small incentive to the class with the most returned notes! (saying either Yes or No).  She can't wait to see who wins!! 


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Jr. Drill Clinic

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:36pm

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Picture Day - Friday, September 1st

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:32pm
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Picture day will be held on Friday, September 1st! Picture packets have already been sent home with your student. Every student will have their picture taken regardless of payment. If you choose not to pay at this time, a proof will be sent home with your student at a later time. I have attached the options to this email.

Thank you!

Reading Rodeo

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:19pm

 Howdy Partner - it is time to hand in your reading rodeo papers. Please have them to your teacher by FRIDAY!  If you do not have a paper but you did read in the summer,  have a parent sign a note saying you did your reading this summer!  Here is a link to the reading rodeo paper if you would like to fill it out.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Meet Our New Teachers: Mrs. Cornaby Kindergarten

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:11pm

My name is Nancy Cornaby and I'm excited to be teaching at Mt. Loafer.  I went to Utah State University and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in education.  This is my 13th year teaching and I love it.  I have taught kindergarten, first and second grades.  I grew up here in Salem and still live here with my family.  James and I have four children – 8 year old Nikale, 6 year old Jake, 5 year old Tate, and our Lucy is 2 months.  They make life exciting!  I had horses growing up so I enjoy riding and I’ve competed in a number of rodeos and horse shows.  I still love riding in the mountains gathering cattle with my family.  I also enjoy reading, camping and spending time with my family. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Rees Student Council

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:24pm
Attributions: Article and photos by Jen Gasser
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Rees Elementary students were welcomed back to school by this years Student Council members.  The Student Council walked around greeting students on the first day of school to introduce themselves and pass out a treat.  Council members encouraged students to S.O.A.R. this year by asking students to "Follow My Lead".  Student Council members include:  Jayden Kennedy, Jaynee Tanner, Ava Young, Lily Mason, Olivia Huff, Jake Strunk, Zack Moulton, KayLynn Kelly, Denton Mills, Jett Knowlden, Pieper Duvall, and Nolan Staheli.  We are looking forward to a wonderful year!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Announcements for the Week of August 28th

Springville High School News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:17pm

Please click here for this week's announcements.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Early Out Today

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:01pm

Just a reminder that it is early out today!

School dismisses at 2:30pm!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

MMHS Athletic Department Honored with Director's Cup

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:23pm

Big congratulations to our coaches and student athletes on winning the UIAAA Director's Cup award.  This award is given to the top athletic departments in each classification based on overall athletic department success on the state level along with academic performance.

MMHS  has been honored with this award for 4 out of the last 5 years.  The Directors Cup is awarded to the school achieving the highest cumulative point total in each classification based on state tournament results in all sports (boys and girls) and the successful implementation of the “Raise The Bar” sportsmanship initiative.

The top 16 teams in each sport and classification received points based on how their teams finished in the UHSAA State Championship events. (This counts for 40% of the Directors Cup Total.) Each school may also submit their respective team GPA’s to the UIAAA.