It was 1:30 p.m. The Spanish Fork Junior High Cross Country team had just been excused from class, 6th period. The team left class and went down to the locker room to change. The team got on the bus, all wearing their uniforms, and were driven to Springville Jr. High. Once they had arrived they piled up their backpacks and walked the course. Because of all the recent rain, the course was really marshy. After walking the course, the team got out a volleyball and a soccer ball and played around with that for a while. This probably helped everyone racing not get too stressed out about the race. Before the girls raced, the team all warmed up and stretched together.
Now it was time for the girls to race. Everyone was happy because it wasn’t raining as it had been expected to. Most of the girls on the team did not want to run in the rain. The girls of the team were told good luck and were ready to race! After the gun had gone off, most people eased into their pace slightly spreading out. On the first lap around the course, several of the Spanish Fork girls were towards the front at a good pace with Sophie, Alexa, Sarah, leading the team. The boys team, along with parents and coaches, cheered the girls on. The girls were coming for the second lap around and all of the Spanish Fork girls were still maintaining a good place. Girls were going to be crossing the finish line soon. Most people gathered to the finish line to watch everyone finish. The Spanish Fork girls did really well and most people felt very good about their race! Sophie Riding was the number one runner for the Spanish Fork Junior High girls cross country team.
It was time for the boys to race. The gun had gone off and the girls were ready to cheer! Around the first lap, a lot of the Spanish Fork boys were at the front just like the girls, everyone moving at a good pace. Second lap around they’re still towards the front. Now, just like the girls race had gone, it was time for the boys to cross the finish line. Everyone cheered as the boys came rushing across the finish line. The boys had a very good race and finished well! Ryan Olsen was the number one runner for the Spanish Fork boys cross country team. Ryan Olsen finished first for the whole race as well.
Do you have a dream of becoming a famous actor or musician? Well, many students have just that chance in the Spanish Fork High School Musical, She Loves Me!
The auditions for the play were October 3rd-4th, with the callbacks the day after. The musical is an adaptation of the 1937 play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo. She Loves Me! is a romantic comedy where the two main characters Amelia and George work together in a perfume shop and have disliked each other from the very beginning. At the end of each workday, they each write love letters to a penpal, who happens to be the other--they just don’t know it yet.
For the auditions, students had to sing and dance a part from the musical. One hopeful actor was Tremaine Lomax, who said that it was a “nerve-wracking feeling. The nerves built up to the most in the room you are put into to warm up. But one I was out there on the stage it wasn't as bad”
Final picks for the parts were posted this weekend, and all of the aspiring actors and actors can now strut their stuff on stage during the performance of the play, which will be shown December 13-15. Get your tickets early!
Parents, Students, and Friends -
THE LOBO WAY
CONSTRUCT YOUR OWN LEARNING AND KNOW WHEN TO FOLLOW with your learning. This is part of LEARNING TO LEARN WITH PASSION, part of our school’s vision. Everyone learns at different levels using different strategies to remember. How do you learn best? Come to the office and share your experience with Mr. Christensen, Mrs. LeMmon, or Mr. Mortensen for a small treat!
CALL FOR VETERANS' PHOTOS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
WANTED: CAREER PRESENTERS
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: email@example.com
It's SOCKTOBER! October 1st-31st SFJH Honor Society will be collecting NEW socks for families in OUR community. 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. Learn more at the official website.
Students can, "Share a Pair," and "Rock their Socks," every Wednesday.
October 10th wear Crazy Socks
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 http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/content/school-calendar-0
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!
7TH GRADE SCIENCE ROCK CANYON FIELD TRIP
For those students who signed up for the 7th Grade Field Trip to Rock Canyon, it will be this Wednesday! Come with a sack lunch, water, and be ready to hike and learn more about rock formations!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS LIGHTS ON EVENT - OCTOBER 29
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!
UPCOMING SFJHS ACTIVITIES
Oct 9th: Girls Varsity Tennis District Finals 8:00
Oct 10th: Socktober- crazy sock day, 7th grade science field trip 8:45
Oct 11th: 7th grade social studies field trip 8:00
Oct 12th: Hope Squad Field Trip 8:00, Roots of Knowledge Field Trip 8:00, Cross Country 3:30 @ MJHS, Band Fall Concert 7:00 @ SFHS
Four Square was a major hit this week in Advanced PE.
Many competitive games came right down to the wire. In the end everyone involved had an awesome time. Coach Johnson was the only one to Rage Monster throughout the week!
What a great time!
** Note to Coach Johnson—What in the world is “Rage Monster-ing” in Four Square? Please explain.
Things got very intense with Spikeball this week in our Advanced PE class. There were a lot of close games but Cade Olson and Aly Fryer came out on top. Congratulations!
If your student did not get their photo taken last month, retakes will be happening this Wednesday, October 10th. To pre-order pictures please go to bellphoto.com and click on the “prepay” tab at the top of the page, our school code is diamondforkjrfall18.
It's Hope Week! The Hope Squad has activities planned for each day, ending the week with the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Make sure to read the weekly newsletter for all the school announcements and activities.
This is a great article and video on the Payson FFA Fundraiser held on Friday night at PJHS. Thanks FFA for all of your hard work!
Snow College will be holding their nearest scholarship open house on Thursday October 11th. It will be in Orem at the Holiday Inn Express from 5:00-8:00 PM. Academic Scholarships will be awarded, and you can also talk to representatives from financial aid, housing, academic advising, departments, and current students. If you have questions please reach out to your counselor or check Snow College's website!
Landmark works to instill 5 Vital Behaviors that will keep our students on the pathway to success, no matter what they choose to do with their lives. To promote these behaviors, we award Student of the Month accolades to 5 students who have excelled at one or more of these behaviors.
For the month of December those students are the following:
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The SFHS Marching Dons had another winning weekend at the Mt. Timpanogos MB Competition on Saturday! They brought home another 1st Place trophy and three Caption trophies in Music, Percussion, and Color Guard! ROCK SOLID PERFORMANCE from our Mighty Marching Band! Congrats!!
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Students from Mrs. Whittekiend’s Leadership class and the Business Leaders of Tomorrow (BLT) club attended DECA’s Fall Leadership Conference on October 2 in Salt Lake City. DECA builds and develops high school students to become leaders in civic and business opportunities. This year the keynote speaker was Mitt Romney. His message focused on staying true to your principles and coming together as a nation to make the world a better place.
A Wrestling team meeting will be held Tuesday October 17th at 2:50 in Mr. Youd's classroom for anyone that would like to wrestle for Spanish Fork Jr High this school year. We hope to have a great turn out. Contact Coach Youd for details and questions.
HOSA, along with the Red Cross, will be hosting a Blood Drive Tuesday, October 9th from 8:00am to 2:00pm in the Auditorium. Come save a life by donating blood. Any adult is welcome to donate, students must have a signed parental permission slip form. You may sign up for a time with Mrs. Caras or walk-ins are welcome, but may have to wait.
Payson High FFA is hosting a dinner and auction to help out the local cattlemen that have lost cattle, feed and fencing to the wildfires tonight, Friday at 6 p.m. at Payson Junior High. Dinner tickets are $15 and all of it will go to the cattlemen. Visit https://squareup.com/store/HandsUP to donate and buy tickets.
On Thursday the debate team competed in our first competition, the Nebo Novice Tournament. As a team, we brought home the third place trophy. We also had several stand-out performances from members of our team. Lauren Cahill placed second in Impromptu Speaking; Katana Jensen placed third in Original Oratory; Justino Martinez placed second in National Extemporaneous Speaking; Corinne Orton and Avery Steele placed second in Policy Debate; and in Congressional Debate, Emi Rocha placed third and Patrick Young took home first place. Congratulations Debate Team!
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On January 25th, 2018 as part of his 2018 State of the State message, Governor Gary Herbert declared 2018 the Year of Technical Education, naming it his second-highest legislative priority. Edson Barton, president and CEO of Precision Exams, the Utah-based business that administers career and technical education [CTE] exams and certifications across Utah schools. “The better we help students see how the skills they learn in a CTE class can lead to an exciting career, the more motivated they are to learn and the more likely they are to connect with businesses that really need people with these skills to help their organizations grow.”
Teachers, students, parents, local government officials, district personnel, businesses, technical schools and colleges gathered together at the MTECH for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) night on Monday, August 24th! All content areas demonstrated or highlighted a variety of aspects dealing with their content area. Participants learned about educational and future career opportunities that are available through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Participants also enjoyed hands on activities, such as suturing, CPR practice, cosmetology hair design, woodworking, coding, child care small motor skills, culinary arts, fashion designing and many more. Thanks to the SHHS students who helped with this event.