One of the most enjoyed sports in the fall here at PHS is certainly volleyball. There’s a unique feeling to volleyball that there isn’t in any other sport. And the girls volleyball team here at PHS have played proudly for their school and have shown respect and courtesy to their opponents. And as easy as volleyball may look, most people may come to find that it can be quite difficult.
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Payson High is constantly changing and improving. Not only scholastically, but also physically. Over the summer Payson High was upgraded. If you haven’t noticed, there are new things all around the school. The school has new and improved drinking fountains, widened concrete walkways, new senior banners, and new bulletin boards. These changes are very exciting, so be sure to check out the new features in our school.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Mason Rasmussen and Chezney Ortega for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Monday, October 16, 2017. Mason was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for finding and turning in another student's personal belonging. Chezney was nominated by Mr. Powell for being engaged in lessons and excited when ideas make sense.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bristol Peterson and Julian Patino for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 13, 2017. Bristol was nominated by Mr. Powell for showing respect, helping others, turning in all work, and asking encouraging questions. Julian was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for helping with an afterschool project.
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The Spanish Fork Junior High Golfing Lobos were out on the links at Gladstan Golf Course in Payson on Monday October 9. The team was there to compete in the district finals for golf.
Jackson Rhees, Noah Taylor, Bryce Bingham, and Kaleb Feland made up the Lobo team.
Our Team took 1st place with a combined score of 264, beating 2nd placed Salem by 15 strokes.
1st place overall was Jackson Rhees with a round of 78, followed by Noah Taylor in 2nd place with a score of 88.
The SFJHS team was also first place in the regular season winning four out of five tournaments. Great Job Lobos!
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Eighth grade English students wrote letters to two separate companies last month: one offered a compliment while the other tactfully lodged a complaint about a specific product. Every day students are hearing from these companies thanking them for their feedback and praising them for taking the time to write an “old school” letter. So far, Mrs. Thompson’s students have received everything from trampoline covers to t-shirts, binder organizers, stickers, and coupons! It has been eye opening to realize the power of the written word and even more interesting to note which letters have received the most responses. Which do you think garnered the most replies--the compliments or the complaints? Stop by the North hall and read for yourself!
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Parents, Students, and Friends –
ZOMBIE HAIKU CONTEST
Bring out your dead...or at least your haiku about the undead! It's time again for the Annual SFJHS Zombie Haiku Contest! It will run from October 16-30th, 2017. All students and teachers are invited to dust off their post-mortem poetry skills and enter our contest regarding corpses. There will be prizes for each grade level. Rules: - Entries must fit the haiku format- All entries must be your original work- One entry per person is allowed- Place your name, grade, and English teacher's name on the BACK of your submission- All submissions must be turned in personally to Mr. Anson's room by the end of school October 30, 2017
NOVEL WRITING MONTH
Want to do something that most people on the planet only dream of? Want to participate in the challenge of a lifetime? Mr. Anson's honors English classes are going to undertake writing an entire novel during the month of November. Crazy, huh? Absolutely. Any other students, regardless of grade, English teacher, genre preference, or shoe size, who also thinks she is up to the life-changing experience of writing a novel in 30 days, is welcome to join. Please see Mr. Anson for details about the NaNoWriMo young writers program. You'll need to sign up before the end of the month, so hurry. And remember that the most rewarding things in life are usually the more difficult things, the things that initially scare us to death.
Wiffleball starts next week after school! See any of the coaches for information on how to get signed up!
TENNIS Last week we thanked the golf and cross-country coaches and this week we want to give a big shout out to Coaches Trevor Johnson and Amanda Rogers for all of the time spent helping our girls’ tennis team be their very best! We appreciate all the work put in by our coaches, participants, and volunteers!
NEW PACK TIME CAREER PRESENTATION
There will be a special guest speaker, Mr. Adam Hall, talking about real estate investing. This will be on Tuesday, October 17th. Listen to announcements to find out where the presentation will be held.
PACK TIME SPORTS
Attention all students, starting on Tuesday, October 17th, you will need to bring your own basketballs, volleyballs, etc. to the gym areas for pack time. The PE department will no longer provide them for use during this time. Students are responsible to keep track of their own sports equipment, so make sure your name is on anything you bring for pack time sports. Thanks!
VETERANS’ DAY WRITING CONTEST
Attention Students! Do you like money? Do you like attention? Do you love this country? Well this is your chance to get involved. We will be having a writing contest called the “Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen.” Winners of the essay contest will receive $50 for first place, $25 for second place, and $10 for 3rd place. And to top it all off, the top three winners will get a chance to read their essays in the Veteran’s Day assembly in November. If you’re interested, pick up an application in the counselor’s office. Applications and Essays are due by October 31st, Halloween. It’s open to all grades so feel free to participate.
TERM 1 ENDING SOON!
We only have 7 more school days left before term one is officially over. Parents, please communicate with, and have helpful discussions with your child. Remind them to talk with their teachers when they have questions or need extra help. Our teachers are working with every student to give them support and the opportunity to pass their classes. As Nebo Heroes, we will do our best to help students do their best when it matters most!
Want to be able to quickly find a story we published or a photo we posted on the web? We are beginning to tag all our stories and posts with specific hashtags. Look for #BackThePack, #LiveTheLoboWay, and #SFJH as our most used tags with more specific tags as the year progresses.
- October 17: INTRAMURAL Boys and Girls Basketball @ 2:45pm
- October 18: INTRAMURAL Boys and Girls Basketball @ 2:45pm
- October 19 and 20: FALL BREAK
- October 24: Orchestra Concert @SFHS 7:00pm, Wiffleball @ 2:45pm
- October 25: Wiffleball 2:45pm
- October 26: Halloween Choir Concert @SFJHS 7:00pm, Wiffleball @ 2:45pm
- October 27: Band Concert @SFHS 7:00pm, Term 1 Ends
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Bristol Peterson and Julian Patino for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, October 13, 2017. Bristol was nominated by Mr. Powell for showing respect, helping others, turning in all work and asking encouraging questions. Julian was nominated by Mrs. Ewell for helping with an afterschool project.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Jacob Brown and DJ Thomas for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Jacob was nominated by Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Capell for coming up with unique stories for math problems. DJ was nominated by Mrs. Bennett for turning in a personal item which he found.
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On Saturday, October 14, Hope Squad sponsored the "Teen Beach" themed Sadie Hawkins dance.
Please open PDF for announcements for; Mental health awareness night for parents, November Driver's Ed, FAFSA information, National Chinese Honor Society, Wrestling parent meeting, Angels and Devils 5k.
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Students attended a state wide multicultural event Monday. They were able to hear some inspiring messages and meet students from across the state. Thanks to our awesome counselors for taking them to this fantastic event. Our very own Ammon Gathercoal participated in the "dance off", check out our Facebook for the video.
Congratulations to Nicholas Holt, our Fiiz Friday winner! Nicholas was selected for his excellent grades, awesome job Nicholas.
To end our summer, Springville FFA invited other area FFA chapters to join them for local Agriculture tours and a little friendly, competitive softball tournament. We were excited to host Payson, Spanish Fork, as well as North and South Summit chapters.
After a short drive, we enjoyed a tour of the Elberta Farm. Participants were very interested in the various activities and all seemed to enjoy the time there. One part of the tour took us near the tractors. Some of the tractors had wheels taller than most everyone. Some members also took a tour of the dairy to see the equipment and how the dairy operation works. While only a small sample, it was very interesting to experience, a little of what farm life is like.
Upon returning to Springville High, the intense softball action began. Game after game brought out both friendship and competition in each individual. Perhaps the highlight of the day for some was the tasty lunch cooked by Jeff Wimmer. Hot dogs and hamburgers never looked and tasted so good. Softball games resumed after our lunch was devoured. Springville FFA ended up the ultimate victors, claiming the championship for the home team. We thank all our guests for coming and the volunteers for helping us run our tournament. We hope this event grows in the coming years with more FFA chapters joining in the fun.
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On the morning of September 11, Springville FFA Members, ages ranging from 14-18, attended the Utah State Fair. At the State Fair, there are many agriculture learning opportunities; such as: Dairy cattle show, beef cattle show, and many farm animals to learn about.
While in attendance at the state fair, students had the opportunity to participate in several hours of service through Barnyard Friends and Little Hands on The Farm. At Barnyard Friends, members showed animals to elementary students and taught them about the various animals present. At Little Hands on The Farm, members taught elementary students about the comings and goings of a farm and some fun facts about farm living.
On October 10, members from the Springville FFA participated at Snow College for judging competitions. Members of the FFA chapter participated in the following competitions: Agronomy, Floriculture, Horse, Dairy Cattle, Veterinary Science. and Livestock.
There is copious amounts of memorizing, logic, and test taking skills involved in these competitions. These competitions help and encourage members to gain a deeper understanding of agriculture and the different career opportunities available in agriculture. These competitions are extremely beneficial to the agricultural experience.
FFA members are grateful for all the time and effort our SHS advisors invest into preparing students to participate at this Snow College competition. A big thank you to the Snow College staff that made this event possible.
On Saturday, October 14th, the MMHS Marching Band competed in the Davis Cup Marching Band Competition at Davis HS. Against the odds, the band placed first out of 7 bands in the 2A Division. The band has been placing second all season. They finally made a big push and performed beautifully. They also were awarded the Outstanding Visual Performance Caption. Way to go!!
We have a choir concert coming up and it’s going to be great! It will be tomorrow the 17th of October, at SHHS, in the auditorium. Choir students are required to come at 5:15 so we can start practicing at 5:30, and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.
Choir groups, when you get there, already be in your choir uniform and ready to sing as we will get right on practicing.
For everyone else, come support the choire as the choir students have worked really hard for this.