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A Simple, But Amazing Act of Kindness Shown to Spanish Oaks Students

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 15:17
Baylor Ward

Here at Spanish Oaks, we have a crossing guard who comes before and after school and helps kids safely cross the street. That is not all that this crossing guard does, everyday she gives away handmade hats that she crocheted to the kids. She doesn’t know most of the kids but she still gives away hats to as many kids as she can. Most students just know her as the crosswalk lady or the hat lady. We thought we should give her some appreciation for her amazing acts of kindness, and get to know her a little better.

Her name is Jane Hagner. She is originally from Indiana and moved to Utah 35 years ago. She has been married for 5 years to Ernie Hagner, he loves the kids here and loves coming to help out on cold days. She has 8 kids and 34 grandchildren. In her freetime she loves to crochet and go on her computer. Her favorite vacation she has ever been on was when she went to Tampa Bay, Florida even though on that same trip her motorhome burnt down to the ground! Her car did as well and she had to replace everything in her car. Now she calls her car “the marshmallow” because it looked like a burnt marshmallow.

She wanted to be the crossing guard at our school because she loves kids and thought it would be a fun way to get away for a little while during the day. Jane started giving out hats when it started getting cold. She saw so many kids walking down the hill with no hat.  She started doing it so that all the kids stayed warm and just to be nice. 

Spanish Oaks is so lucky to have such an amazing and nice crossing guard.

Written by Baylor Ward (6th Grade)


A Great Job on Reader's Theater in Mrs. Stewart's Third Grade

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 15:02
Mrs. Stewart

The students in Mrs. Stewart’s class have been practicing their fluency, accuracy and expression by working in groups reading Reader’s Theater. They have been practicing for the last couple of weeks and were able to perform them in front of the class today. They did such a great job !

National School Breakfast Week Coming in March

Submitted by kali.brown on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:23

National School Breakfast Week coming March 2nd through 6th!

We are so excited to participate in National School Breakfast Week on March 2nd – March 6th!  Parents, if you are receiving free and reduced lunch, you ALSO get free and reduced breakfast!  When you use these services, it benefits our school.

  • Tuesday we will have a Spanish Fork Police Officer coming to ask the student breakfast questions
  • We have things being donated by BYU
  • We have other prizes that will be given out through out the week

Come celebrate BREAKFAST with us!


PTA Awards Given at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:05
  • Outstanding Educator- Susan Phelps

Mrs. Phelps is in her 16th year of teaching at Spanish Oaks and currently teaches first grade. She is an amazing teacher who has a passion for education, building students confidence in themselves, and who also contributes to the PTA by volunteering her time and support at PTA activities. Students love to see her at local Spirit Nights and helping with Carnival games in the Spring. We are so grateful for her kindness, hard work, and commitment to the success of children at our school. 

  • Outstanding Volunteer- Laura Theodosis

Laura Theodosis has been one amazing volunteer for our PTA and our school for over 5 years. She has helped in classrooms with students, assists teachers, serves SEP dinners, served as our membership chair and run a successful PTA membership drive, helped with Art & Family Nights, and run our "Spanish Oaks Got Talent" at our annual Carnival. She has a heart of gold and is so willing and happy to help in so many ways. We are grateful to her for her many hours and years of service to our school community. 

  • Outstanding Support Staff- DeAnn Carter

DeAnn is an amazing secretary who has been serving the administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents and community of Spanish Oaks since the school opened its doors in 2001. Before that she worked at 2 other schools in Nebo School District and this will be her 25th and final year working in Nebo. DeAnn is amazing at juggling all the things in the front office and helping everyone who comes in the doors. From handing out ice and bandaids to students, answering all the questions from parents, students, and staff, directing visitors and volunteers, and so much more. DeAnn has become one of the most recognized faces at Spanish Oaks and everyone appreciates her heartfelt efforts and kind service to our school. She's been a great support to the PTA and we sure love her! 

Kids Who Count

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 09:44
  • Kids Who Count - Early Intervention Services for Nebo Families

Since 1986, Kids Who Count has provided Early Intervention services to families of young children residing in the Nebo School District boundaries. We’ve helped thousands of families and children and we can help you. If you are concerned about your baby or toddler’s development or had a medical professional talk to you about some milestones your child hasn’t yet reached, you may be eligible for early intervention services. The purpose of Early Intervention is to enhance early growth and development in infants and toddlers under three, who have developmental delays or disabilities. Anyone can make a referral to receive a full assessment of your child’s health and developmental status at no cost. If you’re concerned about your infant or toddler, don’t hesitate to contact us. And, we now offer Autism Services for children 2 and older. Visit for more information. We are here to help! 

Staff Spotlight Mrs. Dewsnup Specialist

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 02/10/2020 - 14:41

Mrs. Dewsnup loves to garden, read, and go camping.  She has been working at Spanish Oaks for 15 years.  Her favorite drink is Diet Coke.  She loves to hang out with her kids in her free time.  She grew up in Mapleton, and her favorite school subject is reading.  She has 9 grandchildren, she likes to travel, and go four wheeling and fishing with her husband.

Written by: Sadie Burtenshaw, Henry Massimini, & Kyla Donegan



Tiffany Taylor Spanish Oaks Teacher of the Year

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 10:00

"Mrs Tiffany Taylor is one astonishing teacher.  Almost all of my children have had her as a teacher.  She has a special way of making each child in her class feel like they are seen, heard and loved!  She takes special attention when I’ve reached out to her and expressed concerns about one of my children.  Not only does she keep an eye out for them, but she reaches out to specific individuals to help her, help them!  What a great example of how to serve and love others.  Mrs Taylor instills confidence in her students by acknowledging them in their hard work and efforts.  Not only that, Mrs Taylor is kind, happy and brings light into her classroom.  I am beyond grateful that my children have had the opportunity to be taught by her!!  She is GOLD!!"  We love you, Mrs. Taylor!!



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