Running Lobos Back Their Pack at Final XC Meet

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:25pm
Attributions: story and pictures by Allyson Brooks
(more pictures available)

Our Ryan Olsen—7th boys’ team—took 3rd overall, which was a huge accomplishment. Many students were able to achieve their personal best on the Mapleton Course. 

The Cross-Country Lobos showed their school spirit by cheering each other on even after their own exhausting races. We are very proud of our team and their success this season.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 3:45pm

Enjoy the time off for Fall Break, no school on Thursday or Friday, October 18th & 19th. See you back at school on Monday!!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork Junior High FFA Score well on Ag Test

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:13pm
Attributions: story and pictures by Chaleesa Warren

9th graders Rylei Voorhees, Luke Galloway and Ashley Olsen competed and did well in the Farm Co-op Quiz October 11th. 

Students had to answer questions about agriculture co-ops, and then got to meet business people in the agriculture industry. They got to eat dinner with the general manager of Select Sires.  They discussed employment opportunities and the cattle industry with him. 

Well done, Lobos!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Fall Edition of the Mane Street Journal

Payson High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:31pm

Another year and another set of students in the Broadcast Journalism class. This year there are more students than ever before, which means more stories about the school to be shared.  Take a moment and read the articles and watch the videos to see these great student produced stories.  As a reminder, everything in the magazine is student chosen, created, and edited.  These student are responsible for every step of the process, and they do a great job. 

Read it here! 


Categories: Payson, Secondary

We Are Athletes

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:24am
Attributions: Leslie Swenson

On Friday, October 12th the Especially for Athletes Leadership Team put on an assembly for the students of Riverview Elementary.  They encouraged the students to Stand Up against Bullying. They did fun activities involving the students to help teach them how to stand up against bullying and what they should do if they feel they are being bullied.  They left a strong message that bullying is not "cool". At SFHS our athletes STAND UP against Bullying! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

We Are Marching Band!

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:12am
Attributions: Kristine Harris
(more pictures available)

The Mighty Marching SF Dons took 'What Goes Up' to the stadium field at BYU to compete in the Rocky Mountain MB Invitational. The band soared high and brought home three more trophies! A beautiful 1st PLACE WIN along with taking BEST PERCUSSION and VISUAL Performance! Congrats to the Band, Mr. Roberts, & Staff! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Zombie Haiku

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:44am
Attributions: Poem by Chas Hoppe

It’s that time of years again. Sharpen your pencils and pull out all the stops while you write your Zombie haikus. 

Prizes worth—well bragging rights for sure, will be awarded for grade level winners as well as in a special faculty/staff category. Check with your English teacher for rules. The deadline is October 26. Winners will be announced October 31. 

Turn in submissions to Mrs. Nielsen, room 2 starting October 24. 

May the undead be with you!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

What we're Learning: Humanities

Landmark High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:15am

In Sue Ann's Humanities class we've been studying Greek mythology. While studying the story of Pandora's box students created their own version of the box. It was designed to entice others to want to open the box to see what was inside. 

Inside are a modern versions of the woes and grief of modern day. And if course, hope!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Advanced PE

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:53am
Attributions: by Coach Johnson

This week in advanced PE this group of students worked hard and grew some big muscles while participating in the exercise Unit.  From weight lifting to killer AB workouts and arm wrestling this group had a blast!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Halloween Concert Anticipations

Payson High School News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:55am
Attributions: By Orrin Hapairai of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

The Students of the Payson High School Orchestras have some amazing songs to perform for their upcoming Halloween Concert on Oct. 23, 2018! Gentry Stickney, the orchestra director of all the orchestra groups, said, “We are playing a great mixture of classical pieces, songs from movies, and original works for this concert. For the Halloween concert, I try to keep a spooky and quirky theme going throughout the evening.”

Stickney continued, describing the pieces her beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes have worked so hard on. “The Concert strings will start off by playing a piece called Stargazer by Robert Buckley, followed by a classical number, Night On Bald Mountain, written by Russian composer, Modest Mussorgsky, as well as a moody piece by Adrian Gordon called Apocalypse. The Philharmonic orchestra will be playing two pieces. One is from the Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas called This is Halloween. Their second piece is the classic by Edvard Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King. Chamber, the auditioned group will be playing a wide variety of pieces to show off their skills and versatility. They will perform two intense classical pieces. The first will be a rock version of Toccata and Fugue by J.S. Bach which will feature soloists on electric instruments. We will then be performing Giuseppe Verdi's Day of Wrath. The group will then take it down a notch with a beautiful medley from the 90's film, Edward Scissorhands, and finish off with a wild piece called Swamp Thang by Richard Meyer.

To end the night, all the orchestras will join together on stage with the advanced orchestra from Mt. Nebo Junior High to perform Michael Jackson's Halloween classic, Thriller. It will be an impressive display as we will have nearly 100 students performing on stage at once.”

When Stickney was asked how excited she was for the concert, she said, “I am incredibly excited for our first concert of the year. It will be a fun-filled night and the students have worked so hard. I love the Halloween concert because it is a great opportunity for the musicians and the audience to realize that there is exciting and beautiful music across all genres. It's going to be a party. ” In other words, come enjoy the music and show some support for the students of the Payson High School Orchestras as they perform their awesome pieces.


Categories: Payson, Secondary

Spartan Summit Award

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:27am

Have you heard about the Spartan Summit Reading Award at Salem Jr High School? Any Spartan can earn this award by completing the requirements-- including students, parents, and teachers. Items will be checked off by various teachers as items are completed. The deadline to complete the requirements is March 3rd.

Check out the requirements here or under the information link the left.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Angst Movie

Payson Junior High School News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 9:31am

PHS will be featuring a movie dealing with anxiety on October 29th at 6:00 in the auditorium. Check the link for more information.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

What we're Learning: English

Landmark High School News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 8:52am

Recently in Elinda's English classes, students used children's books to review parts of a story before analyzing story lines in movies.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Stained Glass Windows Help Students Make Historical Connections

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:02am
Attributions: picture and story by Shea Harmer

Eight-grade US History classes recently went to UVU and saw the Roots of Knowledge exhibit. 

The exhibit includes numerous stained-glass windows featuring important events, places, people, throughout history.  The windows convey how these historical elements have influenced our education, knowledge, and learning. 

Students were able to look through the windows and make connections to what they having been learning in class as well as understand how knowledge throughout history influences their daily lives today and into the future.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Sophomore/Freshman Lady Dons Soccer Team Season Highlight –

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:00am
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The Sophomore/Freshman Lady Dons soccer team consisted of 25 players - 12 of which were Freshmen from Spanish Fork Junior High: Ally Jones, Ashley Olsen, Bailey Pierce, Brooklyn Weight, Camryn Marshall, Delaney Hicks, Kate Fallon, Kaydenz Critchlow, Lucy Sloan, Miriam Pendleton, Julia Vasquez, and Olivia Irvine. Each of these girls brought unique talent and a positive attitude to the Lady Don’s Soccer Team. Our Season ended this past week with the conclusion of 8 wins and 5 losses. It was a very successful season for the team as well as the improvement of personal skill development.

The Lady Dons played a variety of different teams and even played some teams twice. Our games against Maple Mt., Salem Hills, and Wasatch were competitive and unpredictable of which team would come out with the win. We were asked by a few different schools if our Sophomore/Freshman team would play their JV teams such as ALA, Juab, and Waterford. We even played Alta who is a 5A school and won – at half time we were down 1-3, in the second half the Lady Dons fought hard for the win with the score finishing 5-3! 

The coaches couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to work with. Some of these Freshmen played on the JV team and some even received playing time on the varsity team. These 12 girls are very talented and possess a great amount of potential that will be exciting to watch develop over the next 3 years. As long as these girls continue to work as a team, continue to be positive on and off the bench, and work hard to improve individual skill at practice, they will bring to the Lady Dons Soccer Team next year and in the years to come. They have set a great standard for next year’s incoming freshmen. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Playing with Economics

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:58am
Attributions: story and pictures by Lois Terry
(more pictures available)

Utilizing a spirited game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Ms. Terry’s 9th grade Geography classes learned about three different economic systems used in the world.  

Students were given “money” whose individual value equaled 1 M&M.  With this “money”, they competed in various games of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” following the economic rules of the various economic systems they had previously studied.  

The students had a good time competing against each other and even Mr. Larsen, our Administrative intern, joined in. Students were able to see how each system differed from each other and got a personal glimpse of how the economic systems of Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism work.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

LOBO UPDATE 10/15/18

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:03pm

Parents, Students, and Friends -


When we USE MISTAKES AS A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY TO GROW AND IMPROVE. This is part of FORGIVE AND ACCEPT, the third part of our school’s vision. Everybody fails. What have you tried and failed at that helped you improve?  Come to the office and share your experience with Mr. Christensen, Mrs. LeMmon, or Mr. Mortensen for a small treat!


We are looking for Career Presenters during Pack Time.  Students with no deficient grades have a choice of enrichment activities.  We would like to have one of those enrichment choices be a career presentation to help students be aware of the many career choices they have and be more informed as they make career choices.

The time is 9:35 to 10:05 Tuesday through Friday.  If you would be willing to present please contact Travis Palfreyman:


The Lobo Golf Team won first place in the Nebo District Tournament last week! The foursome who competed for the championship included Jackson Rhees, Bryce Bingham, Seth Argyle, and Oakland Thatcher. The entire team was comprised of these four and Kason Dart, Will Blackhurst, Landon Johns, Kimball Johnson, Kennedy Christensen, and Katelin Bingham. Congratulations to the team for a great job!


Girls basketball intramurals start on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:45 and will go for one hour. They will continue after fall break on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Contact Coach Harmer with questions.


Every year, SFJHS honors our veterans by posting photos of those who serve or have served our country, whether in uniform or not. If you have a family member you would like to share with our school, please bring in a photo or email one to as soon as possible.


Wrestling season will begin at the end of October. An information meeting will be held for anyone that is interested in wrestling on Wednesday, October 17th at 2:50 in Mr. Youd's classroom, Room #7.


NJHS is looking for your generous donation of socks! Sock boxes are located in the Library and the office.  Each pair of NEW socks donated goes towards a chance to win a prize or a new pair of crazy socks displayed in the office. Learn more at the official website.

Students can, "Share a Pair," and "Rock their Socks," every Wednesday.

           October 17th wear Mis-matched Socks

           October 24th wear Socks with Sandals

           October 31st  wear Spooky/Halloween socks

Link to the school calendar for these and other important school dates at

Remember that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of those in need!


Lights On is the only nationwide event celebrating after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Lights On is designed to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry, among others—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

Nebo School District is sponsoring its own Lights On event on OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 6:00PM at the ALC Building, 161 E 400 N in Salem. There will be lots of fun, games, and activities!


Oct 16th: Band Field Trip to BYU 12:55pm - 8:00pm

Oct 17th:  Socktober-crazy sock day

Oct 18th: Fall Break

Oct 19th: Fall Break

Oct 23rd: Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, Oct 23 at Spanish Fork High School! Beginning and Intermediate Orchestras perform at 6:30 p.m. Advanced orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m.


Thank you for your interest in being part of the Spanish Fork Jr. High Basketball Team.  Being a member of this team requires a serious commitment of both time and effort. Those who make the team will be required to attend practices and games every night after school for two to three hours.  The basketball season will begin the first full week of November and continue through the first week of February. If you make the team you will be expected to be at every practice and game. If you are not able to make this commitment, please do not try out.

In most cases, the Spanish Fork Jr. High Basketball Team follows the rules and regulations as outlined by the Utah High School Athletic Association.

Please read carefully the following rule regarding physical exams.

Utah High School Athletic Association new rule:

Physical exams are required before you will be allowed to try out.  If you do not have a physical exam turned into Coach Carlson before tryouts begin, you will not be allowed to try out.  No exceptions. The papers that need to be filled out by your doctor can be found at the following link

The only form that needs to be filled out is the Pre-Participation Exam Form.  If you make the team you will be expected to fill out the other forms.


Utah High School Athletic Association states that a player on a sports team will maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and have no more than one F to be able to participate.  Please work hard and keep your grades up.


Tryouts will begin on Monday Nov. 5th immediately after school in the boys gym and will continue every night until the team has been selected.  Please do not schedule anything at this time. You will need to be at tryouts.

I look forward to another awesome basketball season.  If you have any questions please contact me at

Thank you, Coach Carlson

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

What we're Learning: Anthropology

Landmark High School News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 8:03am

Last week students in Intro to Anthropology learned about how different environments can impact human preservation by conducting a mummification lab. Students recreated conditions in bogs, glaciers, and deserts, as well as the processes of Egyptian and Chinchorro mummification.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFJHS Student Council and HOPE Squad attend Conference

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 7:42am
Attributions: by Kade Loreen
(more pictures available)

Did you know that the SFJHS Student Council and HOPE Squad went to the Utah Solutions Summit Conference? They learned how to help the big problem of opioid addiction. The special guests were Senator Mike Lee, Attorney General Sean Reyes, Alema Harrington and musicians Lexi Walker and Foreign Figures. There were also athletes such as UFC fighter Court McGee and collegiate wrestling champion Ben Kjar. They all gave great ideas to help overcome this dangerous addiction: stop the shame and show love and compassion, make note of 3 positive things about yourself each day, know you’re not alone, and reach out to make a connection to others around you to both get help and to give help.

Thank you Student Council and HOPE Squad for attending this awesome conference and for sharing what you learned!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork