Education Fair is Coming!

Goshen Elementary News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 8:04am

The Education Fair is coming!  All Literature entries are due next Tuesday (November 7th) at the front office so there is time for them to be read and judged.  All other entries in the Math, Science and Social Studies categories will be due in the office by Tuesday, November 14th and judging will take place during school on Thursday, November 16th.  If you have any questions about the Education Fair, please call the school.

Categories: Elementary


Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:54pm
Attributions: Mrs. Taylor

Mrs. Taylor's class created Frankenstein buddies for Halloween. They built their Frankenstein (directed drawing), wrote what their Frankenstein buddy would do, and then gave their Frankenstein a voice by using an app.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Sock It To Drugs

Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:51pm
Attributions: Mrs. Taylor
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Mrs. Taylor's students "socked " it to drugs for Red Ribbon Week.  They also used their crazy socks to write a quick Halloween rhyme.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Friday, 10/27/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:17pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Hadley Mason and Lamecia Schaerrer for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 27, 2017. Hadley was nominated by Coach Marziale for being a good sport and doing his best. Lamecia was nominated by Mrs. Bird for being respectful to everyone and having good sportsmanship.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

7 Habits

Park View Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:50pm
Attributions: Angie Perkins

Our school has implemented the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. These habits have created a culture of empowerment based on the idea that every person can be a leader.  Students are developing their whole person- through mind, body, heart and spirit. Each habit teaches critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups.


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Hip Hip Horray! It Is Our 50th Day!

Riverview Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:38pm
Attributions: Amy Jensen
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Mrs. Jensen's class along with the first grade celebrated the 50th day of school in 50's style.  They had a good time counting and writing to 50.  The students wrote about How To Make A Rootbeer Float and then ended their day enjoying their own Rootbeer Float.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Hobble Creek Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:07pm
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

PTA Reflections

Sage Creek Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:04pm
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Great Job to all of the participants of the 2017 Reflections competition! Sage Creek had over 150 applicants that showed how creative they are and that anything is "Within Reach". From visual art, dance, music, literature, filming, photography Sage Creek students showed what true creativity looks like!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Brockbank Students Visit The Red Barn

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:14pm
Attributions: Pictures taken by Wendy Dimond
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Recently students in Mrs. Wendy Dimond's class went on a field trip to Rowley's Red Barn. There they got to ride a wagon over to the pumpkin patch, where they went down slides, rode tractors, climbed haystacks, and went through an apple crate maze. Each student got a donut and a coloring book. Everyone had a great time!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Welcome New AP and Honors Chemistry Teacher Carter Jennings

Springville High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:11pm
Attributions: by Brayden Evans and Zach Hjorth, SHS News Writers

Carter Jennings is our new AP and Honors Chemistry Teacher; however, he’s a long-time Red Devil. He graduated from Springville High School, then later attended and graduated from the University of Utah. This is his first year teaching and he’s excited about it.

Jennings reflects on his teaching vision, “My vision of teaching is to show my students that a “challenging” subject like Chemistry can be fun and much easier than people think. I hope that my own excitement about Chemistry is reflected in my teaching and students can get excited about it as well.”

Jennings demonstrated that Chemistry can be fun by making a balloon explode with fire.

“The most rewarding experience I’ve had teaching is to see the “light bulb” come on. Chemistry can be hard to understand; but, when I can help break it down for a student and they get it, that is a very rewarding experience,” said Jennings.

Jennings has been married for two years; his wife’s name is Cassidy.  Some of his hobbies include watching MythBusters, skiing, playing games, and spending time with his family.

“Some people may find it interesting that I hold my pen/pencil the same way Taylor Swift does. (I held it that way first!),” said Jennings.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Basketball Tryouts

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:03pm

Both boys and girls basketball tryouts for 9th grade students will take place next week.

  • Boys Tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 6th-7th at 3 PM in the boys gym. Interested boys need to sign up with Coach Gull.
  • Girls Tryouts will be held Wendnesday, November 8th at 3:30 PM in the girls gym. 
  • All students interested in trying out MUST have a physical in order to tryout. 
  • Please contact Coach Gull, OR Coach Peters, with any questions. 
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Wild Wonders Animal Rescue Visited MNJHS

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:45pm
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On Wednesday, November 1st, the Mt Nebo Jr High College and Career classes were excited to welcome Wild Wonders Animal Rescue to our school.  Wild Wonders hosted a fabulous assembly, which even included students petting Stinky the skunk.  Students learned about animal habitats, diets, careers, and science.  They were also introduced to a bearded dragon, a giant rabbit, an opposum, a ring-tailed cat, and a dancing cockatoo.  Thank you Wild Wonders! (Click next to see more images)

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Brockbank Halloween Parade

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:24pm
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Brockbank Elementary celebrated Halloween by having their annual parade around the school.  Students showed off their costumes to parents, grandparents, and other students. Also to help celebrate room parents came to the school and hosted some fun holiday activities, and brought yummy treats to the classrooms

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

How can teens make a difference?

Sage Creek Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:34pm

Mr. Stewart's 6th grade class is doing a research project, on how can a teenager make a difference in the world? I can't wait to see how this group of students changes the world for the better!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Brookside Red Ribbon Week Wear A Hat Or Helmet-Pedestrian Day

Brookside Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:51am
Attributions: Mrs. Kandice Antonino

Today is wear a fun hat or helmet to school for our PTA's red ribbon week. Here are the classroom winners. Let's all remember to watch out for pedestrian's on the road and help keep them safe.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Sub For Santa

Landmark High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:32am
Attributions: United Way of Utah County

Sub For Santa

Dates and Times

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Hope Week November 6-10: Unplug and Reconnect

Salem Junior High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:29am

Next week our school's counselors and the Hope Squad are sponsoring Hope Week with the theme Unplug and Reconnect. The theme is focused on the concern that too much time spent on electronics and especially social media can be detrimental to student's physical and mental health. This whole week our counselors will be reminding students to put down their phones and reconnect with their friends and their surroundings on a personal level. Above is the schedule of planned activities for the week.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

6th grade Hot Air Balloons

Rees Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18am
Attributions: Photos by Jen Gasser
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It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's actually a hot air balloon created by the Rees Elementary 6th graders.  Our 6th graders wrapped up learning about molecules, density, and heat by designing and launching hot air balloons.  It was a wonderful way to solidify key ideas and see scientific principles in action!  Not only did the 6th graders enjoy it, but other students were amazed to see the hot air balloons out on the playground and floating by their classroom windows.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mulan Jr. PlayTryouts

East Meadows Elementary News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:21am

Dear East Meadows Parents and Students

Auditions will be held after school this Thursday and Friday, Nov 2 and 3.  Anyone in first through sixth grade may audition.  There is paperwork in the office with further directions.  You may pick it up any time the office is open.  If you can't make it to auditions, you may submit a video by Friday to be considered for a lead role.  Anyone that just wants to be in the ensemble, but cannot make it to auditions may still be a part of the play, but must submit all the paperwork.

We are so excited for Mulan Jr. auditions this week. I just wanted to give you a
little more information about the schedule, cast, songs, costumes, participation
fees, and to introduce the directors to you. 

If we get a lot of interest in the play, we will be casting two casts for the play
with one cast practicing on Wednesdays and the other cast practicing on Thursday's.

We feel it's important that everyone gets their chance to shine. 

Here is a list of the speaking parts: 

Loazi, Ancestor (Narrator)                Matchmaker
Yun, Ancestor (Narrator)                Chi Fu (Chinese Bureaucrat)
Hong, Ancestor (Narrator)                Young Xiao, (Villager/Soldier)
Lin, Ancestor (Narrator)                Older Yi (Villager/Ensemble)
Zhang, Ancestor (Narrator)            Shan Yu (Hun Leader)
Fa Zhou, (Mulan’s Father)                Magyer( Hun Soldier)
Fa Li, (Mulan’s Mother)                Subar-TU (Hun Soldier)
Grandmother Fa                    Hun Soldiers (15-20)
Fathers (5-10 Ensemble)                Chen (Soldier)
Mothers (5-10 Ensemble)                Lui (Soldier)    
Daughters (15-20 Ensemble)            Captain Shang
Sons (15-22  Soldiers/Ensemble)        Yao (Soldier)
Mulan                            Quan-Po (Soldier)
Mushu, The Dragon                    Ling (Soldier)
Cricket                             Chinese (Soldiers)
Dressmakers (5)                    Emperor (Ensemble)
Hairdressers (3-5)                    Cheongsam Salesperson
Groomers (3-5)                        

*Here is the code to the plays google classroom. P2dedo you will be invited through email. 
We will have links to songs, snippets of the script and other play related info posted here.

For the monologue and song you may recite anything of your choosing. Please remember to use age appropriate content and choose something that best fits your personality and vocal range. 

Audition Packets- Students will be able to pick up their audition packet in the office or art room.  The packet will include an audition form and a contract. Please read the contract carefully. Both the student and the parent/guardian must sign.  We have made a few changes this year to the contract so please read it carefully. 

Schedule- The schedule is listed on our private blog through google calendars. Once the play is cast we will add you to the google calendar for easy access. 

Costumes- We need all cast members to wear a black shirt either long or short sleeve, black pants and dark shoes and socks. This will be worn under the costumes.  Please try and have clothing that is easy to move in. Leggings, joggers, or slacks are fine.  Levi's are not recommended but will be accepted. We will provide a costume to go over the top of this.  Please contact Ms. Gledhill if you are not able to provide these items. 

Participation Fees- We will have a $35 participation/costume fee. If you would like a T-shirt please add $5 to the $35 participation fee. You will be able to indicate your choice in your audition packet. Participation fees will be due on November 17th. Please speak with Mrs. Gledhill if you are unable to pay the participation fee and we will work with you. 

Directors and Committee- Our goal for this year’s play is for everyone to have fun, to have a stress free environment and enjoy being in Mulan Jr. 

Executive Director and Technical Director Celeste Gledhill- Celeste is the principal at East Meadows Elementary and will be the overall director. Celeste is kind and loving and has a lot of theatrical experience. 

Producer Janell Haskell - Janell is the school’s secretary and our right hand. She is amazing and will be over all finances for the play. 

Director Whitney Hancock - Whitney has a technical background in television and theater. She
is currently the Director for the Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival, and a mother of 5 awesome children. 

Director & Set designer Amanda Simmons - Amanda is currently the beloved art teacher at East
Meadows Elementary. She has an extensive background in theatre, set design and makeup and is a mother of 4 amazing kids. 

Director Kaitlyn Thacker - Kaitlyn is currently teaching several 4-H clubs at East Meadows Elementary and attending school at UVU. Some of her classes include improv drama, storytelling, and duct tape. She is loved by all who have attended her classes. 

Choreograph Director Devin McCain - Devin loves to dance. She has been the assistant cheer coach at Maple Mountain High School and loves to dance. Devin is a mother to 3 darling girls. 

Music Director Holly Gould - Holly is a veteran music director and has helped in many plays including Aladdin and Peter Pan presented by East Meadows. Holly has a love for music and theatre. Holly is a mother of 4 talented children. 

Directing Consultant Charla Andersen - Charla is a 5th grade teacher with East Meadows Elementary and a valuable asset to our committee. Charla has helped with Peter Pan and Aladdin. She was born to direct. Charla has 3 amazing children. 

As a committee we are always looking for more amazing people to help.  We need 2 volunteers to be our Stage managers. As the stage manager you and your team will be in charge of set changes and getting cast on and off stage. We are looking for two so they can rotate and everyone will get a chance to see the play.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Students of the Month: October 2017

Landmark High School News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:33am
  Left to right: Uriel, Kendall, Kylee, Faith.   Attendance- Porter Vanderpool
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork