School News

UVU PREP STEM Program Recipient at Spanish Oaks


Our student, Samantha Willis, was recently accepted into UVU PREP.  UVU PREP is a free advanced summer STEM program available to 6th-9th grade students which provides three summers of rigorous academic instruction, educational hands-on projects, challenging homework assignments, daily career awareness and field trips.   The program allows the students who have an interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics fields to receive accelerated curriculum in preparation for high school and higher education. UVU PREP strives to provide opportunities for underrepresented and first generation students to pursue STEM studies and careers.

This year competition was particular tough due to an increase in student applications, so we are very, very proud of Samantha for this accomplishment.  Congratulations!


Spanish Oaks Go Getters of the Week


We have a great bunch of students celebrating being great citizens this week.  When we asked several of them why they were chosen, they mentioned they had been kind, walked in the halls, and helped their teammates.  Thanks, students!!

Kindy 500

Kimberly Mellor

Kindergarten students participated in our annual Kindy 500 today!    We sang some patriotic songs for our parents, then got into our Kindy cars and paraded around the school.   Each and every vehicle was so amazing.   Next students drove their cars to 6 different learning stations where they learned interesting facts and information about some of our national symbols.  

We visited the White House, Mt. Rushmore, Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty.  We also learned about Bald Eagles and our beautiful flag.  We had an amazing day traveling around learning about our beautiful country.  


Book Fair and Family Reading Night

Mindy Johnson

Students and their families had a great time at our DINO-MITE reading event!  Thanks to Aubrey Smith and our book fair volunteers for a successful night!  Last day for our awesome PTA BOGO Book Fair is ... Friday!

Teresa Winkler Nebo Hero


Congratulations to Mrs. Winkler, our very own Nebo Hero! 

Teresa Winkler, Counselor, Spanish Oaks, “She supports everyone from the smallest preschooler to a seasoned secretary.  Even the most difficult student will find an advocate in her.  She finds value, importance, and believes in everyone.”  Recognized by Kali Brown.

We love you, Mrs. Winkler ... thank you so much!


Mr. Billie Nebo Hero

Congratulations to Mr. Billie, our very own Nebo Hero! 

Monty Billie, Custodian, Spanish Oaks, “He is the heart and soul of our school!  No job is too small, too hard, or too smelly.  Mr. Billie is the first one to come running to help a teacher.  He takes pride in our building and creates a safe learning environment.”  Recognized by Kali Brown. 

Thank you so much, Mr. Billie ... we love you!


Tunes N' Tales Trio Assembly at Spanish Oaks

We were so lucky to have the Tunes N' Tales Trio come today!  One musician played the harp, one played the violin and viola, and the last played the flute.  They played familiar Disney songs and told stories with their music!  What an awesome way to learn through music and song!

Utah Shakespeare in the Nebo Schools

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free. 

Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”

Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!

Book Spotlight Cafe

Lindsay Liddle

Today Spanish Oaks had their first ever Book Spotlight Cafe! We have mystery guests lined up for the next month and today’s guests came from Maple Mountain High School! Student body officers came to talk about their favorite books. These books will be available in the Spanish Oaks library for students to check out. We also had refreshments after. Have your children come next Thursday morning at 8:20am to find out who our next mystery guests will be! Thanks To Maple Mountain High School students for coming and making our first Book Spotlight Cafe amazing!