Some people can run really fast, and for a really long time and distance. If you are one of these people you should try running cross country. If you are in 9th grade you can to do high school cross country or Jr. High cross country. They are booth super fun if you love running. This article is about 9th grades who do high school cross country.
In high school cross country it is a lot different from Jr. high. The races are longer and the training is harder. In Jr. high races are 1.5 miles long and the high school the races are 3 miles long. It is a lot longer in high school. Also the training is harder, in high school you have the option to do summer training. Jacob Gee a 9th grader at SHJH said “Summer training was really fun I can’t wait to do it next year. ” In summer training you train before the school year. And in regular training you run about 5 miles each day so it is harder than Jr. high.
In high school cross country you can go to team night which are every night before a race. During the team nights they eat pasta and play fun games and just have a party. Lydia Felix said “Team nights are super fun and I love going to them.” Also Mckay Francom loves going to team nights and spending time with his friends.
High school cross country isn’t all about the running it is also about the great friends you make doing cross country. Cross country would be a great place to make friends and you can go on runs with them so you can get a great workout and make friends. As you can see that high school cross country is really fun and hard but mostly fun being around your friends. Being is high school cross country would be super fun if you love running and want to compete with others. So if you enjoy running you should try cross country and see if you like it.
Today in 8th-grade science, students are learning about physical states of matter and how things change from solids to liquids and then to gases. What better way to learn about this than to make ice cream? Students are separated into partners and given a plastic ball which they fill with salty ice water. There is a metal tube in the middle of each ball where the ice cream is actually made. They add the ingredients for their ice cream and roll it back and forth to mix it up and make sure that all of the ice cream is getting cold and not just freezing to the sides. They are just making plain vanilla, but it's a great lab that has all kids engaged.
Not only are kids learning about states of matter, they are also learning through this lab how salt lowers the freezing point, allowing the ice water to get even colder and they learn how some materials transfer heat better than others, and that is why the cylinder in the middle is made out of metal instead of plastic or some other material.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Alfredo Gomez and Audrey Chamberlain for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, November 17, 2017. Alfredo was nominated by Mrs. Cox for always being willing to help and work with others in his math class. Audrey was nominated by Mrs. Lundell for outstanding academics and amazing test scores.
Thank you so much to our students and parents for donating to our MNJHS Honor Society food drive this week. We even had to get extra cans to contain all the donations! All donations will help needy families over the holidays. A big thank you as well to Mrs. Reber and the Honor Society for putting this drive together. We'll announce the winning class, which donated the most cans, soon.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Luis Ortega and Ashley Spencer for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Luis was nominated by Mr. Rees for being a happy, positive influence in class. Ashley was nominated by Mrs. Barnett for always helping other students in class without being asked.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jayce Bissegger and Makayla Topham for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Jayce was nominated by Mrs. Brady for always having a positive attitude and being upbeat, no matter what! Makayla was nominated by Mrs. Stoneman for asking great questions and helping put books away.
Because of the amazing support of our students, community, and faculty the food drive was a huge success. Our school raised over 46,000 food items and over $4,000 for our local food bank. We easily surpassed our school goal of raising 25,000 food items.The food bank would like to sincerely thank everyone at our school for participating, and a special thank you to all those fun-loving, competitive faculty members who make our school's food drive such a good time.
Congratulations Mr. Kameron Kavanagh and the Spanish Fork Junior High Choir!
Our singing Lobos were featured recently during a BYU men’s basketball. They were invited to sing the national anthem prior to tip off, then stay and watch the game.
Steve Hall, manager of outbound ticket sales at BYU, was very impressed with our students and Mr. Kavanagh. Vice principal Mrs. Alesha LeMmon reported, “[Mr. Hall] said he was so very impressed with their professionalism and that of [Mr. Kavanagh]. He noticed how all the students gravitated to him, to be near him and to receive instruction. He thought that was a sign of someone beloved by students. He also said that BYU invites the best choirs back each year and SFJHS is at the top of the list for this honor.”
Wow! That’s wonderful feedback! Great work choir!
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Last week, in honor of Veteran's Day, many students in our school wrote letters to some of our active service men and women in the military to thank them for their service and show appreciation for what they do for our country. Students had a great experience with this activity. They wrote letters and created cards that were sent off to Mrs. Betteridge's son and his squadron in the Middle East. Mrs. Betteridge was excited and thankful to the students for the letters that they wrote.
The MNJHS Boys' Basketball team will have a pre-season game today! Come cheer them on as we play Orem Junior High at 3:30, Nov. 16th in our boys' gym!
Tomorrow is the last day of our Food Drive. We are asking everyone in the school to bring at least one can tomorrow to help us hit our goal of 25,000 items. Right now Claybaugh is in the lead, but the others are not far behind!
Last week at SAJHS was hope week. On Monday, it was dress up like a tourist, on Tuesday was sports day, Wednesday was hat day, Thursday was a whiteout, and Friday was pajama day! We had hope week so we could get off our phones. The theme of hope week was unplug and reconnect. A lot of the world today is experienced through our phones. We should start to unplug from our phones and connect with real people more often.
The time came around for hope week! Hope Week is a week where we get to have fun dressing up and doing different things. On Monday, we got to dress up as a tourist and we got a paper with different continents on it and we filled in the answers of questions around the school. On Tuesday, we got to dress up in a sports uniform and we will be having a free throw contest. On Wednesday, we got to wear hats to school. On Thursday, we were wearing white to school and passing out nice notes. Lastly, on Friday, we got to wear pajamas to school, and in your English class, you got to have a read-a-thon where you just read the whole class period and have an assembly. It was a fun week and I hope that the students and staff enjoyed participating.
SFHS Drama Dons proudly present Irving Berlin's White Christmas the musical. December 14-18th. Pre purchase tickets at http://www.showtix4u.com/
Hi guys! This past term, our choir did a great job and the time has come for our new songs. We will be having a couple different performances. On November 17th, the Chamber Singers will be attending the ACDA UT performance at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall in SLC. They will leave right before school ends.
I know that some of these may be a little far in advance, but it is important information. On the 8th of December, we are having a performance for the advanced choir(Concert Choir, Bella Voce, and Chamber Singers) at the mall. It’s an all day thing and we are going to be getting back around 4:45. And finally, on the 14th of December, we are having our winter concert. Do not miss it!
The MNJHS Boys' Basketball team will have a pre-season game today! Come cheer them on as we play Orem Junior High at 3:30 in our boys' gym!
The Diamond Fork musical this year will be Disney's Mulan. There will be an information meeting right after school on Thursday, November 16th in the cafeteria. The musical is open to all interested students. Please plan on attending the meeting tomorrow if you are interested in participating in the production. Auditions will be held on November 28th and 29th.