Superintendent Visit

Wilson Elementary News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 8:48am
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings

Last week Superintendent Rick Nielsen come to visit Wilson Elementary. He met with Mrs. Cram's first grade class and read with several of the students. Thanks for all you! Way to go Lions!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Huntman's Heroes

Foothills Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:03pm

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Congratulations students!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Nebo Honors School District’s Business Partners

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 6:23pm
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Our very own Victor Dominguez from Logo Print Solutions was recognized today as the Utah Valley Chamber honored Nebo School District’s business partners.  Victor is responsible for printing our grade-level T-shirts, and has become quite a celebrity around Spanish Oaks.  Thank you, Mr. Dominguez, for your continued service to our school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Old World Meets New World in US History

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:19pm
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen with Shea Harmer pictures by Shea Harmer
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The US often leads the way when it comes to innovation and exporting foods and products uniquely American.  But that hasn’t always been the case, as Ms. Harmers 8th grade US history student recent discovered.

They’ve been studying something called the Colombian Exchange.  According to a page on the Gettysburg College website, “The Columbian Exchange refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds.  Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life. Beginning after Columbus' discovery in 1492 the exchange lasted throughout the years of expansion and discovery.  The Columbian Exchange impacted the social and cultural makeup of both sides of the Atlantic. Advancements in agricultural production, evolution of warfare, increased mortality rates and education are a few examples of the effect of the Columbian Exchange on both Europeans and Native Americans.”

Ms. Harmer's US History classes topped off their study by competing in a relay race to decide which foods and other products belong in the old world and new world.  What an engaging way to learn!  That’s living the Lobo Way!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Students Visualize Cell Anatomy

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:16pm
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen with Emily Goates pictures by Emily Goates
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Ms. Goates and Mr. Hallam’s 9th grad Bio classes have been learning about the structure of animal and plant cells. Over the past few weeks, students have been creating cell models from materials they find at home and bringing them to school to show their understanding.

However, today students took students put their knowledge on public display in the form of chalk drawings on the sidewalks outside Spanish Fork Junior High.

Mr. Hallam and Ms. Goates are known for their innovative and engaging teaching. If you’re driving by SFJH over the weekend, pull in and take a look at the sidewalks. You might just learn something about the anatomy of a cell.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Students Prove They’re in Top Condition

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:11pm
Attributions: by Garrett Johnson with Rillene Nielsen pictures by Garrett Johnson
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Michael Jordan once said, “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”  Students in Mr. Johnson weight training/body conditioning class are learning that if you set goals, expect something of yourself, success follows.

This past week has seen classes competing in many areas including arm wrestling, leg wrestling, bench press, shuttle runs, standing and running long jumps, as well as many others skills. “All class members competed well and had a great time,” said Coach Johnson.

Morley Bennett came out on top of his class while Julia Vasquez, Briggs Callister, Ammon Beck and Itzel Valdez came out on top of their classes! These students have taken to heart the advice of UCLA’s late great coach John Wooden gave his basketball players:  “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Girls Basketball - Open Gym Begins Oct. 10th

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:11pm

Girls Basketball Open Gym will start Tuesday October 10 from 3-4pm. All grades are welcome and invited to join! Let's get ready for an amazing basketball season!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 10/6/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:06pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Juan Gomez and Dakota Taylor for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 6, 2017. Juan was nominated by Mr. Caldwell for making great personal improvements and working.  Dakota was nominated by Mrs. Brown for being very responsible for her work getting done and done well.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Thursday, 10/5/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:03pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to David Bartholomew and Maggie Stika for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, October 5, 2017. David was nominated by Mrs. Stickney for being a strong leader and learning so much extra music. Maggie was also nominated by Mrs. Stickney for being the most improved sight reader from the summer.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Cross Country Meet at Diamond Fork

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:32pm
Attributions: Diamond Fork girls and boys cross country teams ran their hearts out today!
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lonnie Mayne Guest Speaker at Diamond Fork

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:30pm
Attributions: Heroes wear red shoes!

As an internationally recognized speaker, Lonnie shares his expertise on standing out in the way you live, the way you interact with people and your overall contribution in the world.  Red Shoes Living is a way of life. In a world that is increasingly noisy and negative, The Red Shoes philosophy has become a symbol for making a positive impact in the world.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

HOPE Squad and STAND 4 KIND Club Introduced

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:23pm

The Diamond Fork HOPE Squad and STAND 4 KIND Club for Diamond Fork this year were introduced at our Red Shoe Living Assembly today. These students will continue spreading the message of hope and kindness throughout the year. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Congratulations Heather Robinson!

Westside Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:41pm
Attributions: Shannon Arroyo

Heather Robinson and the company GeoShelters were honored at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum on Friday, October 6th. The event recognizes business partners serving Utah Valley schools. Thank you Heather and GeoShelters for supporting Westside Elementary!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Introducing Orchard Hills First Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:33pm

Introducing First Grade Teachers

 Mrs. Christy Collier grew up in Roseville, California.  She loves to read, camp, and go to concerts.  Her hero is her husband, for all he does for her and her family. 

 Mrs. Jenni Coon grew up in Payson and in fourth grade she moved to West Mountain.  She loves hiking, camping, and being with her husband Jim and their 2 kids Janie and Jentry.  Her heroes are her parents.  They have shown her what unconditional love it. 

 Mrs. Patti Jeffery grew up in Arizona.  She enjoys cooking, reading, and sewing.  Her mom is her hero because she had many trials and much adversity through her life, and she came out on top!

 Mrs. Kim Andrews grew up in Las Vegas.  She has lived in Utah for about 34 years.  She loves to teach, craft, sing, watch movies, and play games.  She also enjoys the outdoors.  Her mom is her hero because through all her adversity, she was kind, loving, and loved by everyone. 

 Mrs. Debbie Sperry grew up in Payson.  She loves, kids, her family, butterflies, cattails, and baby chicks.  Her parents are her heroes because they loved her and taught her how to be successful and happy.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Victory Assembly

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:21pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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The first victory assembly of the year was held this Wednesday. As is our tradition at Cherry Creek, it all started with a "victory lap" of the Leaders of the Month and Top Croc Award students--and, of course--Crocky!

During the assembly, we celebrated those students who earned awards and those who received croc cards. The WIG student leaders gave us an update on how we're doing with our attendance goal. So far this year, 85% of students have been on time 9 out of every 10 days. That's so close to our goal of 90% of students being on time every 9/10 days. Parents, help our kids get to school on time so they can start off the day ready to learn. Thanks for your effort and support with this goal!

A few brave teachers introduced the "Cherry Creek's Got Talent" opportunity to try out for a performance slot on Leadership Day. They showed their dancing talent, and got everyone involved and excited to show their talents.

One last special highlight of the assembly was having guests from KSL News Radio and Zion's Bank in Salt Lake City come to award Mrs. Golding with the Teacher Feature this week for all of Utah. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Prep of the Week - Sophie McCausland

Maple Mountain High School News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:17pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photo by Tyler Lewis.

 Sophie McCausland has been selected as a Maple Mountain "Prep Athlete of the Week." She is a senior and is an Academic All Region recipient. She plays Varsity 1st Doubles with Emma Taylor and has qualified for State after placing 3rd at the Region Tournament. She is mentally tough on the court beating Wasatch in 3 sets during her last match. She is fierce in her volley play and never gives up! Congratulations to Sophie and the Lady Golden Eagles.

Can You Smell What's Cooking?

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Mrs. Nettleton
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The halls at Barnett are going to start smelling a lot better thanks to the new items in Mrs. Nettleton's classroom. Mrs. Nettleton teaches the UEI students in grades 4-6. Thanks to Walmart, Mrs. Nettleton’s class has new appliences for their class kitchen. Walmart donated blenders and toaster ovens to the class so that they could make food in their classroom. Earlier last month, the class made dirt cups, but now with their new appliences they can make a lot more. This week Mrs. Nettleton’s class made milkshakes! Yummy! Thank you to Walmart for their generous donation.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Springville Museum Art Show

Westside Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:54pm

The Springville Museum of Art is planning their annual December art show and would like to invite students to participate. Please see the information below and consider entering!

Annual Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition

December 2, 2017 - January 6, 2018

 With the Holiday season swiftly approaching, we are excited to announce this year's Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition. This exhibition, formerly known as the Annual Christmas Lamb Art Show exhibition, sponsored by Ingrid F. Nemelka and the Nemelka family, is open to K-10 students living in Utah Valley. This year, in efforts to make this an interfaith celebration, we are encouraging students to create artwork focused on symbols of the season. 

This competition is open to K-10 students living within Utah Valley. Works for the show should be of a spiritual theme and reflect meaningful symbols of the holiday season. We encourage students to consider the following questions when thinking of subject matter:

  • How do you celebrate?
  • What symbols are meaningful to you during this time of year?
  • What are you favorite family traditions during the season?

Important Dates:

 November 1, 2017 - November 3, 2018   from 10 am to 4pm

Artwork may be dropped off at the Museum

November 17, 2017

List of accepted works will be posted at

December 2, 2017  from 12 - 1pm

Public Opening Reception

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Nebo Celebrates our Business Partnerships

Park Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:42pm

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If you have been to Park recently, you know there is so much happening with our students. We could not do this alone. Park Elementary recognized Mary Ann Eyre with Nebo Credit Union today at the Utah Valley Business and Education Partnership Breakfast. 

Nebo Credit Union has been a long time supporter of Park and all Nebo Schools. They provide books for classrooms as well as shoes at Christmas time under their Warm the Sole program. Superintendent Nielsen said it is like a barn raising. You all show up, stand shoulder to shoulder and do what is necessary to help educate children. 

Thank you Mary Ann and all employees at Nebo Credit Union!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork