School News

New United States Map at Spanish Oaks

Isaac Smith

"Recently, a brand-new map has appeared on the blacktop of Spanish Oaks Elementary.  This map has bright new colors and new state names.  This is all because of my Eagle Scout project.  I wanted to do something that would benefit those I know ...  I saw the map and knew kids enjoyed looking at it, but just imagined how great it would look repainted!  I enjoyed watching the project come together, and each day as I worked on the project, neighborhood kids, and those that attend Spanish Oaks, would come by to watch the progress and comment on how great it looked.  I appreciated what they said and I hope that this coming year the map can bring many fun recesses and some knew knowledge to students, such as the 5th graders, who can [use it to] memorize the states.  Thanks for this opportunity, Spanish Oaks!"

Thank you, Isaac ...  We LOVE our new map and are so grateful for your service to our school!

Utah Valley Educator of the Week Ariane Brown Wengreen

Ariane Brown Wengreen, a teacher at Spanish Oaks Elementary in Nebo School District, is being recognized as this week’s Utah Valley Educator of the Week.

“I love my students, the faculty, and administration,” she said.  “I have had the privilege of working with some of the best teachers out there and am grateful for their mentoring, and I still get to work with the best new teachers and learn from them, too …  At school, I love helping in whatever way I can to make a positive and fun atmosphere for all who come to our school.”

Ariane graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah Valley University in 2008.  After interning at Brockbank Elementary, she has taught fifth grade at Spanish Oaks for nine years.

“I love fifth graders and, as of right now, I don’t want to be anywhere else,” she said.

Ariane has received a math endorsement, is working on an arts endorsement and hopes to pursue a master’s degree.

Ariane has five children between the ages of 3 and 19.  While she spends most of her time preparing for school or taking care of her family, Ariane enjoys playing volleyball, watching sports and reading.  She also serves at her church and plays both the flute and piano.

Summer Breakfast and Lunch

Ryan Kay, Park Elementary

If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text FOOD to 877877 and receive a message back to the closest place where they can get FREE summer meals.  Or call the Hunger Hotline at 1.866.348.6479 for immediate assistance.  As school comes to an end, this is a great way we can help many children not go hungry ...

Champions Challenge Reading Rodeo

Cody Drollinger, Kameela Varela (boot/hat/jean winners)

Spanish Fork is proud to welcome the 2017 Wrangler Champions Challenge Rodeo to our Fairgrounds Arena on June 3.  This is the fourth full season for the Champion's Challenge Rodeo.  This is one of the year's most exciting events!  The Champions Challenge features the PRCA's best contestants competing on the sport's best stock.  Seven (7) students from Spanish Oaks won tickets to the rodeo for their outstanding reading during the month of March!  Yee Haw ... keep reading, Explorers!


Summer Hours at Spanish Oaks

Thank you for another amazing school year!  Below please find our Summer Office Hours:

   Monday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

      CLOSED Friday(s)

Have a wonderful, safe summer ...  Don't forget to READ!

PTA Presents Check to Spanish Oaks for Technology

Our amazing PTA presented a check for $2,000.00 to our school to be used to purchase technology.  The funds came from our school carnival, which has become a looked-forward-to activity each Spring.  The carnival is a ton of work, and we would like to thank our amazing PTA members who work so hard all year long to make it a success.  We are also so grateful for how they spoil us as faculty and staff with dinners, birthday wishes, treats, etc.  A sincere thanks to all of you!

Spanish Oaks Fifth Grade Golden Explorer Award Winners

Our fifth grade students work hard all year to accomplish all the tasks required to be a Golden Explorer.  It is a year long commitment to excellence and is challenging to receive.  The students presented with their plaques for this year are:  Addilyn Stephenson, Trenton Black, Savannah Dustin, Colton Johnson, William Young, Ella O'Gwin, Mikah Hunter and Thomas Westover from Miss Babcock's class; Kaitlyn Smith from Mrs. Wengreen; and Andy Kadomtsev from Mrs. Rosenvall's class.  Way to go, fifth grade!

Kiwanis TERRIFIC Kids for Spanish Oaks

A huge "hooray" goes out our Kiwanis TERRIFIC Kids recipients for 2017.  They are a great bunch of students!  We have:  Alia Jensen and Mitchell Kendall from Mrs. Taylor/Mrs. Dyches class; Alexa Adams and Quinn Burtenshaw in Mr. Bradford's class; and Avery Duncan and Karter Barbakos from Mr. Crockett's class.  Well done, students!