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October 2020

Utah County Health Department Offers Additional Mobile COVID Testing Site

Submitted by tara.pina on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 08:42
Lana Hiskey, District Community Relations Specialist

Intermountain Healthcare’s mobile testing unit will be in Payson at the Wasatch Behavioral Health site. Utah County Health is not targeting specific zip codes or populations, all are welcome. Utah County Health does not require any documentation. See attached flyer.

Wasatch Behavioral Health  (Payson)
Friday, October 30th - 12 p.m. Noon to 6 p.m.
285 North 1250 East, Payson, UT

Link to flyer

Link to Spanish flyer

Amazon supports the Nebo Education Foundation

Submitted by tara.pina on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 08:41
Lana Hiskey, District Community Relations Specialist

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at is external), AmazonSmile donates to Nebo Education Foundation? Nebo Education Foundation has received $3,875 through this program.

One hundred percent of these monies fund teacher grants to help supplement equipment and supplies for students. 

Thank you for supporting the Nebo Education Foundation by shopping at instead of just Amazon.

#BeTheMagic #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #staywellnebo

Info for the week of 10/26/20 -- Información para la semana del 26/10/20

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 10/23/2020 - 19:01
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

Happy Friday afternoon! The end of the term is next Thursday, October 29. School will not be held on Friday, October 30.

Information about attendance and grades is available in the student and parent Infinite Campus portals. Students can also find information about missing assignments in Canvas and Google Classroom. Teachers are posting information to the learning management systems for students who are absent, and students are very familiar with both Canvas and Classroom.

If your child needs to stay after school to get caught up in any of their classes, teachers are available for additional help. Have a great weekend!

Take care,
Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School
Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

¡Feliz viernes! El final del trimestre es el próximo jueves 29 de octubre. No habrá clases el viernes 30 de octubre.

La información sobre asistencia y calificaciones está disponible en el portal estudiantil y portal para los padres Infinite Campus. Los estudiantes también pueden encontrar información sobre las tareas faltantes en Canvas y Google Classroom. Los maestros están publicando información en los sistemas de gestión del aprendizaje para los estudiantes que están ausentes, y los estudiantes están muy familiarizados con Canvas y Classroom.

Si su hijo necesita quedarse después de la escuela para ponerse al día en cualquiera de sus clases, los maestros están disponibles para dar ayuda adicional. ¡Tengan un excelente fin de semana!

Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School

Getting to know Kiva VanAusdal

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:02
Article written by: Delia Thompson , student reporter

Kiva VanAusdal is one of the many great 8th graders here at Springville Junior High. One of Kiva’s favorite things to do is bake, and if she could learn to do anything she would want to learn how to draw. “My favorite part of school is sewing class, lunchtime, and being with my friends.” Her favorite class is sewing because she has a bunch of friends in that class, and you get to do a bunch of fun projects. Kiva has always looked up to her parents. Kiva’s favorite place she has ever traveled to is Hawaii. “Hawaii is my favorite because it was really pretty and relaxing.” Kiva’s advice for 7th graders is “Don’t be afraid to talk to new people.” Overall Kiva VanAusdal is a very interesting person and a great person to get to know. If you get a chance you should definitely talk to her.

Getting to know Jackson Blackburn

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:00
Article written by: Emily Sumsion, student reporter

Today I got the amazing opportunity to talk about one of our awesome students here. Jackson Blackburn is one of our 9th graders here at Springville Jr High. As I got to get to know Jackson I found out his favorite activity is cooking. He likes cooking “because I can make new things.” His favorite class is seminary, “because the teacher is nice.” When Jackson is not here at school he is at home being supported by his family. Jackson is a part of our many awesome students here at Springville Jr High. And It was a great opportunity to get to know Jackson.

All About Janice

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:52
Article written by: Emma Schmutz , student reporter

Many people enjoy their life. One of these people is Janice Davis.
When asked what her favorite thing about being in SJHS, she said social interactions. “If I don’t have human interaction, I go crazy!” she said. Her favorite subject in school is History. She likes history because she thinks it is fun to learn about our history. If you were to ask if she plays sports, the answer would be yes! She plays soccer and tennis now and plans to do track in the Spring. She plays tennis with the school and will do track with the school when the time comes. She plays club soccer with Shooters.
Janice has been a student here in Nebo District for her entire life. She went to Brookside Elementary School for kindergarten, and she went to Art City Elementary for 1-6th grade. Her favorite thing to do outside of school is hanging out with friends. Well, enough of this school stuff.

Here are some other questions she was asked: 
Q: If you could go back to the past and change one thing, what would it be?
A: “I don’t think I would change anything! My life is great!”

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Lime Green

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Burgers

Q: What is one thing you would brag about, but don’t?
A: “I’m great at soccer!”

Q: What is one word that you like to use the most?
A: “Crossbar. I just like the sound of it.”

Hopefully, all this explains enough about Janice to tell you that she is a wonderful person.

Allie Fowler: Competitive but helpful!

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:47
Article written by: Addy Roylance , student reporter

If you ever go against her just be ready for her to go full out. She is a hard worker in school and with her sports. Allie Fowler is willing to help out others, and she is a nice person to talk to.

She loves to help and she is always a great friend. She is loving and welcoming to all and she loves to have new friends. Allie is someone to know and to become friends with. Allie will make you laugh all the time. Allie is one of a kind. She is sweet, caring, and funny. She will make you smile and be there for you. Allie might be competitive on the field, but she is one loving person.

Lillian Miller does one more push-up everyday since January!

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:01
Article written by: Aspen Cook , student reporter

Lillian Miller loves being athletic. She is the setter on the Springville High School sophomore volleyball team. She loves to play because she has worked really hard to get this far. She said “It's cool to be on a higher level.” which is her favorite thing about being on a high school team. “Game days are something to look forward to during the day.” Lilly recommends playing a sport because “It keeps you active.” So does doing push-ups. Every day since January her family has been doing a challenge. “You have to add one pushup a day.” As of October 9th she is at 283 pushups. On the 10th she will do 284 pushups and so on and so forth. The idea for the challenge came from her aunt and now only Lilly and her brother are left. Lilly Miller is really athletic and determined. It is incredible that after a long day of school and a 3-hour volleyball practice she can do multiple pushups. We can learn from Lillian that “if you want to do anything you just have to put your mind to it. “

Jocee Blakely: Ready, Set, Run!

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:57
Article written by: Megan Conrad , student reporter

As fast as she can, she pushes herself to run across the finish line. Satisfyingly she stops and catches her breath. She may not have gotten first place, but she won.

Jocee Blakely is a 9th grader here at Springville Jr, but she also runs on the Springville High school JV cross country team. She’s been running cross country since her 7th grade year. Besides that she likes running, she also said that she likes the team aspect of the sport. The team cheers the others on, no matter what. They practice Monday through Friday at the high school, and then go 8-10 miles alone on Saturday.

This year, cross country has been a little different because of the Coronavirus. The whole team, JV and varsity used to meet together for practice, but now they practice separately. They have to have their temperatures checked every day, and also have to be a little more spread out when running in a group.

With cross country every day, Jocee has limited time to do her homework. Her cross country practice doesn’t start till 3 after school, so she just walks down to the high school and does some homework until practice starts. She doesn’t usually get it all done before practice, so she tries to finish it before dinner. If she can’t get it done before then, she finishes it after. Jocee is dedicated to her sport, but also to her education. She finds time in her day to do both.

Jocee’s favorite class is sewing with Ms. Bird. She likes it because “Ms. Bird is super laid back and is a good teacher.” She also said that she likes the cool things they get to create. She is thinking about learning how to be a personal trainer or physical therapist in her future. On the side, she wants to coach track or cross country.

Jocee’s hero is her mom. She said that her mom is amazing and that she strives to be like her. Her advice to give to someone is that you should just persevere and not give up even when life gets hard. Fred Devito said, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” Jocee challenges herself every time she runs. Cross country isn’t easy but she keeps going to the end.

Info for the week of 10/19/20 -- Información para la semana del 19/10/20

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:16
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

(Desplaza hacia abajo para Español.)

Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

It’s hard to believe that the end of first term is right around the corner (next Thursday, October 29). We have been so pleased at how well the beginning of the school year has gone. When school started in August we really didn’t know what to expect. Our students, faculty, and staff have been quite resilient and adaptable this year, which has made it possible for us to have many great experiences with at-school learning. We are very appreciative of everyone in our school community, especially our families, following the guidelines from the Utah County Health Department and keeping students home when they are sick and communicating with the school. This really seems to have helped to limit the spread of illness among our students, faculty, and staff.

Upcoming events:

  • October 22: SJHS basketball info meeting (See below for details.)

  • October 29: Last day of Term 1

  • October 30: No school

  • November 2: Start of Term 2

Springville Junior High School girls and boys wrestling information:

  • Informational meeting (introduction of coaches, eligibility, and physicals) on Wednesday, October 21 from 2:00-2:15 in the cafeteria. Ninth graders interested in participating on the SJHS team are invited, and parents may attend if they would like to.

Springville Junior High School girls and boys ninth-grade basketball team information:

  • Informational meeting (introduction of coaches, info about tryouts, eligibility, and physicals) on Thursday, October 22 from 2:00-2:15 in the cafeteria. Ninth graders interested in playing on the SJHS team are invited, and parents may attend if they would like to.

  • Girls open gym will be held from 3:10 to 4:10 on November 3, 5, and 9.

  • Boys open gym will be held from 3:10 to 4:10 on November 2, 4, and 6.

  • Tryouts for both girls and boys will be on November 10 and 11 from 3:10 to 5:00.

Springville High School girls basketball information:

  • Any ninth-grade girl interested in trying out for the Springville High Girls Basketball team there is a tryout meeting Wednesday, October 21 at 2:00 in Coach Averett's classroom (I-215) at SHS. If you have any questions you can contact Coach Averett at

Parents can access their student’s grades at attendance in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or mobile app. Students can also access the Student Portal and mobile app. Parents, the portal can be accessed with the same username and password that you created during the online registration process this summer.

Have a great week,

Tiffanie Miley


Springville Junior High School


Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

Es difícil creer que el final del primer trimestre está a la vuelta de la esquina (el próximo jueves 29 de octubre). Estamos muy contentos de lo bien que ha ido el comienzo del año escolar. Cuando la escuela comenzó en agosto, realmente no sabíamos qué esperar. Nuestros estudiantes, profesores y personal han sido bastante resilientes y adaptables este año, lo que nos ha permitido tener muchas experiencias excelentes con el aprendizaje en la escuela. Apreciamos mucho a todos en nuestra comunidad escolar, especialmente a nuestras familias, que siguen las pautas del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Utah y mantienen a los estudiantes en casa cuando están enfermos y se comunican con la escuela. Esto realmente parece haber ayudado a limitar la propagación de enfermedades entre nuestros estudiantes, profesores y personal.

Próximos eventos:

  • 22 de octubre: reunión de información de baloncesto de SJHS (ver más abajo para más detalles)

  • 29 de octubre: último día del período 1

  • 30 de octubre: no hay clases

  • 2 de noviembre: comienzo del período 2

Springville Junior High School información del equipo de lucha libre de niñas y niños:

  • Reunión informativa (presentación de entrenadores, elegibilidad y exámenes físicos) el miércoles 21 de octubre de 2:00-2:15 en la cafetería. Los estudiantes de noveno grado interesados ​​en participar en el equipo de SJHS están invitados y los padres pueden asistir si así lo desean.

Información del equipo de baloncesto de noveno grado para niñas y niños de la escuela secundaria Springville Junior High :

  • Reunión informativa (presentación de entrenadores, información sobre pruebas, elegibilidad y exámenes físicos) el jueves 22 de octubre de 2: 00-2: 15 en la cafetería. Los estudiantes de noveno grado interesados ​​en jugar en el equipo de SJHS están invitados y los padres pueden asistir si así lo desean.

  • El gimnasio abierto para niñas se llevará a cabo de 3:10 a 4:10 el 3, 5 y 9 de noviembre. 

  • El gimnasio abierto para niños se llevará a cabo de 3:10 a 4:10 el 2, 4 y 6 de noviembre.

  • Pruebas para ambas niñas y los niños estarán el 10 y 11 de noviembre de 3:10 a 5:00.

Información sobre baloncesto femenino de Springville High School:

  • Cualquier niña de noveno grado interesada en participar en el equipo de baloncesto femenino de Springville High, hay una reunión de prueba el miércoles 21 de octubre a las 2:00 en el aula del entrenador Averett (I-215) en SHS. Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede comunicarse con el entrenador Averett en

Los padres pueden acceder a las calificaciones de sus hijos y la asistencia en el portal para padres de Infinite Campus o en la aplicación móvil. Los estudiantes también pueden acceder al portal del estudiante y la aplicación móvil. Padres, se puede acceder al portal con el mismo nombre de usuario y contraseña que crearon durante el proceso de registro en línea este verano.

Que tengas una gran semana,

Tiffanie Miley


Springville Junior High School



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