Costa Vida PTA Spirit Night

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 2:23pm

Mark your calendars for this term's PTA Spirit Night.  Head to Costa Vida on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Mention Spanish Oaks and they will donate a percentage of sales to our school.  Money earned at these events has been going towards buying new books for the Guided Reading and Take Home Library(s).  See you there!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Principal Newsletter February 5th - 9th

Riverview Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 2:07pm

Principal Moment

Last night I participated in a Principal Panel.  The panel was held to help BYU Interns and students teachers as they prepare to interview for upcoming jobs.  It caused me to think about the time when I interviewed for my very first teaching job.  It’s hard to believe that it has been almost thirty years ago. 

I can still remember my interview questions: What is your philosophy of education?  What is your classroom management system?  What is your discipline plan? 

This was my first interview.  How in the world was I supposed to have an educational philosophy?  I didn’t even know what that meant.

I still remember my responses to those first interview questions too.  Boy, would my answers be different today, if I were asked those same questions.

Question: What are your strengths?  Then: I’m energetic and enthusiastic and extremely hardworking.   Now: I can pull off a Band-Aid so it won’t hurt.

Question: What are your weaknesses?  Then: I need to learn to not work so late at night and on weekends and on all my holidays too.  Now: I steal candy from the treat jar when I am hungry.

Question: What is your view of constructivist education?  Then: I think it is great.  I think it is fantastic.  I believe in it wholeheartedly.  Is there any other way to teach?  Now: What in the world is that?

Question: Why should we hire you?  Then: I like kids.  Now: I like kids.

Nebo Stakeholder Survey

This year's Stakeholder Surveys is open and will close on February 21.  For parents and employees, an email with the link should have been sent to you.  There is also a link on the Nebo District Home Page that is available.  Students, parents and employees can go to this link to complete the survey.  I encourage you to look for the email and/or the link and take the opportunity to give your input.

PTA-White Ribbon Week

On behalf of Riverview, I would like to thank the PTA for a great White Ribbon Week.  Each morning, students received a “power boost” – a positive principle of online behavior.  It became the “password” to participate in fun activities.  Thanks for reinforcing with kids that they have the power to take charge of what they view and share. 

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • February 9th – Field trip to SFHS in a.m. & Make Your Mark Assembly in p.m. @ 2:30
  • February 13th – 6th grade band recruitment @ 1:45 p.m.
  • February 14th – Valentine’s Day
  • February 19th – No School
  • February 20th – Spring Pictures
  • February 21st –6th grade orchestra recruitment assembly @ 12:40
  • February 23rd – 5th grade discovery gateway activity

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary







Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Praise Notes 2-9-2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 1:11pm

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

American Indian Caucus Day Field Trip

Salem Hills High School News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:41pm
Attributions: Eileen Quintana
(more pictures available)

I wanted to share the pictures and experience of last Monday's field
trip with you. We took 26 students on this trip to the capitol.
Three of our students Canyon Haveron - SHHS, Ciera Alldredge PHS,
Alfredo Quintana MMHS, job shadowed Senators and Representative for
the day, which gave them an inside look into the process of law

Those that didn't "shadow" were able to tour the capitol including the
"Telling My Utah Story" exhibit, we had the opportunity to meet and
talk with our legislator Senator Henderson about issues that are of
concern for our community. Students enjoyed seeing the artwork,
sitting in the balcony where bills are passed into law, many of our
students had not visited the capitol before so it was fun to see their
reaction. The American Indian Caucus Day gathering took place right
next door under the supervision of the Director of Division of Indian
Affairs, Shirlee Silversmith and her staff. They made the arrangements
for shadowing for us. As Nebo students entered the tribal leaders
assembly, we were honored to have Navajo Nation Vice President
Jonathon Nez address our students with a special talk about
responsibilities of future leaders! Goshute tribal Chairman Rupert
Steele offered a prayer and blessed Nebo students on stage at this
tribal leaders conference. We met and ate with Utah tribal leaders and
delegates, they were very happy to see young Native American youth
participating in this event. I think what I kept hearing over and over
from different people was this simple observation that I heard upon
arrival "It warms my heart to see our youth showing up to an event
like this and participating, your tribe needs you." Our field trip was
informative and an important teaching experience, we are currently
tracking bills in after-school lab that will impact our Native
Director Silversmith made arrangements for our students to visit the
Museum of Fine Arts which is usually closed on Mondays, but they
opened it for our students to see the "Go West" exhibit, art of the
American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This
exhibit examines the development and disruption of the American West
through more than eighty original artworks by Euro-American and Plains
Indian artists!
We had a BLAST, thank you for making this possible! EIleen Quintana,
Nebo Title VI

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Crystal Apple Award Winner - Ms. Brady

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:38am
Attributions: Adam Rees, Kelliann Wright
(more pictures available)Natalie Brady, our MNJHS World Civilizations and Geography teacher, Girls Basketball Coach, and Student Council Advisor was recently awarded the Crystal Apple Award from the Utah Education Association.  Natalie was selected by her peers to receive this prestigious award.   MNJHS Faculty and students said the following about Ms. Brady:   Natalie is an amazing teacher, coach, and student council advisor at Mt. Nebo Junior High.  She maintains high expectations for her students in class and other activities and she  works hard to help them meet those high standards.    She is always willing to help out and take on responsibilities when she sees a need and is a wonderful advocate for her students, department, and school.      Building school spirit in a Junior High can be a challenge, but Natalie does an impressive job of getting students to take pride in Mount Nebo.    She gets to know students as individuals and creates an environment which helps them live up to their potential.   Ms. Brady earns her student’s respect and sets high expectations, but in their words, “she is really chill when she doesn’t need to always be serious and has a great sense of humor.”    Natalie is the kind of dedicated educator that is an asset to her school and her students and is very deserving of the Crystal Apple Award.


Congratulations Ms. Brady - WE LOVE YOU!!!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Praise Note Students For The Week Of February 5, 2018

Brookside Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:05am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Mason Wirfs is always helping when he can, Tyson Eves is a great friend to everyone, Logan Busby willing to share and does so happily!, Tyler Fay is writing neater, Reece Petersen has improved on paying attention, Kate Smith always does her best work, Quincee Welsch is willing to help out with a classmate when he needs it. She is friends with EVERYONE!, Mac Christensen is staying after to put all the magnets away, Ethan Dover finishes his work then reads quietly and doesn't disrupt other students, Shawn Costello was sitting quietly during the assembly, Perla Ruelas picked up items off the floor that were not hers, Josh Jones unstacked all the chairs in the morning without being asked, Flo Palma notices win wins in our classroom reading, Sophia Melendez helped another student understand math, Gracie Tanner picked up trash in the hall without being asked, Liam Jackson has been working very hard in math and reading, Lewis Talbot kindly asked a classmate to clean up, and Paige Blackburn helped a classmate with schoolwork after they were absent.

Terrific job students, we love to praise your great acts done throughout the week! Thank you Burger King for the free kids meals as a reward.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Are we sure its February?

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:28am
(more pictures available)

Students from 3rd grade enjoyed reading their books in the nice "February" weather.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Hansen's Heroes

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:23am

Great job to this weeks Hansen's Heroes! These kids are exceptional in every way!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

School Spelling Bee

Salem Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:16am

Good job to all those who participated in the school spelling bee, and congratulations to the winners: Nate Thorne, first place; Cambrie Peterson, second place; and Mia Carlos, third place.



Categories: Elementary, Salem

Leadership Day!

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:16am
Attributions: Sarah Sumsion
(more pictures available)

Come one, come all! It is Barnett Elementary's Leadership Day! Come and see all the wonderful things happening at Barnett! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Warning: Heart Attack!!!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 7:36am
(more pictures available)

This week is National School Counseling Week, and we want to give a shout out to our amazing counselors here at SFJHS! They are the best and we appreciate everything they do for the students and staff on a daily basis! ​

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Spring Lake Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:13pm

The Student Council and Hawk Squad will be selling VAL-O-GRAMS next week in the front lobby before school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Students can send a card and small treat to a friend, sibling, teacher or anyone at the school.  Cost is .25 cents each or 5 for $1.00. Proceeds will be donated to charity!  

Categories: Elementary, Payson

"Read With a Hero" Monday, February 12th 2-2:30

Taylor Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:43pm

Heroes....Join us Monday for our "Love of Reading With a Hero" on Monday, February 12th from 2-2:30.  Students are welcome to bring any hero in their life to share their love of reading with each other! 

#manytigersoneroar #beenheresince1866 #taylormeansfamily #taylorptaisthebest #heroes

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Fashioning a Trip to New York City

Payson High School News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 5:51pm
Attributions: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Every two years, Mrs. Thomas’ Clothing and Fashion classes are eligible to go to America’s fashion capital, New York City. There they will be able to learn the strategies and secrets of how to dress uniquely and in vogue, depending on the situation.

There will be a student/parent meeting on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 PM where ambitious fashion and sewing students will learn the specifics of the visit to The Big Apple. The actual trip will take on the week of October 15, 2018. This is a great opportunity to witness and show off what PHS students have been learning in the real fashion-forward world. Fashion Strategies student, Jaycee Zimmerman, who is definitely going says, “I’m excited to get out of Payson, see exciting new cultures, all the different people, and go to historic places in America.” Although the $1500 may seem expensive, however, the tour will cover a meetup with well known designers, a show on Broadway, a visit to the 9/11 memorial and five nights in a hotel in the heart of NYC, Times Square: something that isn’t easy to get offered any other day. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is only a small part of the big apple that’s Mrs. Thomas’s classes.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

1st grade Eagles SOARING

Rees Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:59pm
Attributions: Article and Photo: Carla Nixon

Congratulations to these first grade Rees Eagles.  They were our January students of the month.  Thanks for being great examples of how to S.O.A.R.  Back Row (L-R) : Theresa Larios, Alex Applegate, Zoey Angeles, Gracie August, Bentley Romney, Zemicha Etienne, Alexandra Vasquez.  Front Row (L-R) : Christopher Crouch, Quinn Bryan, Daphne Hill, Stella Gordon. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Second Grade Students Send Valentines to Bus Driver Mr. Valentine

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:15pm

Second grade students went on an awesome field trip to the Scera Center for the Arts. One of the reasons the field trip was awesome was because of their amazing bus driver, Mr. Cole Valentine. The students enjoyed their bus ride so much they decided they wanted to share a valentines with Mr. Valentine and thank him! 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Canyon Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:11pm
(more pictures available)

Students in fifth and sixth grade were able to learn about golf. Tyler Abegglen from Spanish Oaks Golf Course came to Canyon and gave students some hands on instruction. Students were excited about this opportunity and enjoyed their chance to be a golfer!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Second Grade Students Attend Play

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:08pm

(more pictures available)

February 7, second grade students went on a field trip to the Scera Center of the Arts and watched the play "Little Red". Students enjoyed the play and learned about how important it is to be cautious when making decisions. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Sorensen Receives Literacy Grant

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:53pm

Mrs. Sorensen (5th Grade teacher) received a Literacy Grant from our Nebo Education Foundation. Congratulations Mrs. Sorensen!!

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Teacher of the Year - Peggy Freek

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:50pm

Sierra Bonita would like to congratulate PEGGY FREEK for being our TEACHER OF THE YEAR!! Peggy is our Special Education Teacher and has been working at Sierra Bonita since we opened in 2011. Peggy is one of a kind and has a heart of gold. We are very fortunate to have Peggy as part of our team. 

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents