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Teacher Spotlight Mrs. Young

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:45

Mrs. Young is a speech teacher here at Spanish Oaks.  Her favorite part about teaching is working with the kids, she wants to help them get excited to reach their goals.  She has been teaching for three years.  She has a master’s degree in Speech\Language Pathology.  In her spare time, she loves to read and be outside with her family.  Her dream vacation is going to Hawaii, and relaxing on a warm beach.  If Mrs. Young wasn’t a speech teacher, she would want to be a dancer because it is fun, and she loved the experience as a kid. 

Written by: Makayla Smith & Bella Fossat



Staff Spotlight Mrs. Drollinger

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:41

Mrs. Drollinger helps with special ed and is a P.E. specialist here at Spanish Oaks Elementary.  She was born in Idaho, where she was raised.  She went to college at BYU, Idaho.  If she was not a teacher she would lay on her couch and sleep.  Her dream vacation to go to Prince Edward Island.

Written by: Jaylie Carter, Eryn Powell & Lily Spencer



What's Your Opinion?

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:31
Mrs. Stewart

Mrs. Stewart’s class has been learning about opinion writing. They read an informational book and then they were able to work in groups and come up with reasons why it would be great to have animal eyes, ears, hair, teeth, tails and noses. They came up with some really wonderful reasons of how they could do amazing things.

Aim High Award Winners at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:17

These students were each chosen by their teachers as being a student that has really progressed in the classroom in one or more areas they have been working on.  We are so proud of them and the hard work they put forth.  They were given our Aim High Award for the first half of the year.  Let's give them all a big shout out!  Great work setting goals and working hard to achieve them!



District Keyboarding Competition Participants

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 09:45

Congratulations to the following fifth grade students for qualifying to go to the District Keyboarding Competition in April:  Tanner Christiansen, Benjamin Bigler, Heather Laing, Sebastian Tinoco, Bella Bowers, and Jenna Woods.  Good luck to you all!

Upcoming Nebo Chess Tournament

Submitted by kali.brown on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:05


Art City Invitational Chess Tournament will be held Saturday, January 25, at Art City Elementary.  Registration is open now, and is $10 if students are registered by this Saturday, January 18.  Registration cost then increases to $17, and is available through Thursday, January 23.  No registrations are accepted after January 23.

When:  Saturday January 25, 2020 Check in 8:00-8:30 am, instructions at 8:45 am, round 1 begins at 9:00 am, rounds 2-5 follow as each grade finishes.

Registration:  $10 if you register and pay by Jan 18, $17 up until Jan 23. Registration accepted only through Thursday, Jan 23. Registration will be limited to 175 students, so register early! Register and pay online at, “Chess Tournament”. If you have questions, contact Betsy Eckton ( No registration/payment accepted at the door!

Where:  Art City Elementary – 121 North 900 East, Springville, UT


Outstanding Employee Award to DeAnn Carter

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 08:39

"I've been the secretary at Spanish Oaks Elementary since it opened in 2001.  I worked the summer before it opened to help set up the school.  I've seen a lot of changes in the last 19 years.  I've also worked at Spanish Fork Intermediate and Payson Jr. High.  I am in my 25th and final year at Nebo School District.  My husband and I live in Elk Ridge.  We have five children and 17 grandchildren, four of them attend Spanish Oaks Elementary!!!  We enjoy glamping (we have a motor home so I've been told we are not camping).  We also have a side-by-side so enjoy exploring the mountains.  I love being at Spanish Oaks Elementary.  We have wonderful children, parents and faculty."  We love you, Mrs. Carter ... congratulations!




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