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Sydney Knight is the recipient of our October's Mayor's Award. Sydney is an exceptional student. She has a great work ethic, with so much creativity and purpose with all of her assignments in all of her classes. Sydney also demonstrates kindness towards others. She puts others first and finds ways to serve those around her. She is always smiling and brightens everyone's day. We are proud to have Syndey represent our school. Thanks for making Payson Junior High School a better place.
Our DFJHS library is a pretty amazing place because we have Mrs. Olson, a pretty amazing librarian! Recently students created this self-standing KEVA Plank bridge that spanned acroos an entrie room! It is great to have a place where student's creativity comes alive. Not only are there cool things to do, but it is a great library full of great books, the evidence for that is that over 1,000 books have already been checked out this school year, we love to read! Thanks Mrs. Olson!!
Last week in Anthropology students tested soils samples to determine soil health. This data was then used to predict how early peoples in the locations of the samples acquired food and resources necessary to survive.
Parents and students interested in the Especially for Athletes program stayed after school today to hear the founder of the program explain the positive impact that student athletes as well as all students involved in extra-curricular activities can make at their schools. "Eyes Up - Do the Work" is the motto meaning seek out poeple who might need your help and then being willing to do something about it!
The administration of Payson High have chosen Julie Gowans for the Spirit of the Lion award. After talking to students, teachers, and her children several common themes surfaced. Number one being: Gowans loves her students and children and is dedicated and committed to doing whatever it takes to help them succeed. Her dedication equates to a lot of time supporting student council activities and her psychology students.
Gowans loves to paint, play games (her favorite being Five Crowns and Spot it), and to go on cruises. A colleague, Janean Thomas, says that Gowans loves to garden and that her backyard is full amazing flowers. She has tons of energy, dresses super sharp, and has a great personality with students and adults.
Her children’s first response when asked to describe their mother was “beautiful”! They continued to describe her as funny, loving, unconditional, easy to talk to, inspiring and the best mom ever. Her colleagues talk about her great personality, she being a sharp dresser, a great teller of funny stories and jokes, plus her amazing laugh.
Students describe Gowans as smart, detail oriented, caring, and honestly the best listener. Student Council members feel as their advisor she lets them have a voice and really hears what they are saying. She helps them feel important and gives the best advice. She teaches them important leadership skills, is fun and always ready to make a joke, but she is also ready to get work done. She makes everyone she comes in contact with a better person.
Sterling Scholar applications are available in Mr.s Douglas' room E-5 and in the Counseling office. The Sterling Scholar Awards recognize and award High School seniors that pursue excellence in sholarships, commuity service, and leadership. If you are interested in the Sterling Scholar Scholarship please pick up an application today.
Last week in U.S. History, students learned about the Industrial Revolution by mapping the change and progress to towns as the Industrial Revolution progressed.
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On Friday, September 28th, the Spanish Fork High School Hope Squad had the opportunity to attend Spanish Fork Junior High’s 8th grade Health classes to teach valuable lessons on how students’ words and actions can have a profound impact on others. Students were encouraged to offer a smile and a compliment to others, and were given a friendly reminder that you may never know what somebody is going through. They did fun, interactive activities with the students to help promote kindness and thoughtfulness.
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After a tough week of tennis in Advanced PE this week Ian Paxton came out on top of the singles, single elimination tournament! Awesome week of tennis!
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SFJHS teachers know that engagement is key to understanding. Mrs. Shea Harmer wanted her students to understand how important the agricultural products of the New World were to the European continent during the age of exploration and be able to recognize those items. After students studied the foods, they were able to show their knowledge in a very unique way.
“So this was a relay race we did for the Columbian exchange,” reported Mrs. Harmer. “The teams had a stack of cards with pictures of different foods on them. They had to decide whether the food was from the old world (Europe) or the new world (America) and then drop their card in the correct bin. Whichever team had the most correct won and the fastest team got 3 extra points. It was just a fun way to see if students were understanding the material and get them moving too.”
Thanks for sharing what you’re doing in your class Mrs. Harmer.
The Red Cross Blood Drive will be tomorrow from 8 am to 3 pm in the D Gym at Spanish Fork High School. This is a great way for our us to give back to the community. The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood with all the natural disaster hitting our country.If your student wishes to give blood, please have help them fill out this form before they come to school tomorrow: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation.pdf
Congratulations to our Athletes and Fan of the Week!! Athlete of the Week Sam Hughes - Football Alexa Nielsen - Soccer Fan of the Week Erin Berrett
2018/2019 DECA Leadership Conference Salt Lake City
DECA Leadership that attended were:
If you have any questions, you can contact the Utah County Health Department and they will be able to assist you.
- Please visit www.nebo.edu/bond2018 to get the latest updated and accurate information on the upcoming bond election. On that site you will find meeting dates, common questions in regards to the bond, and much more. We encourage all parents to become informed about the bond and to attend the community meetings where presentations take place. This is a mail-in ballot election so we encourage all parents to register to vote. For those who are not already registered the deadline to become registered is OCTOBER 9th. Ballots will be mailed to voters approximately October 16th. You can also click on the “Nebo 2018 Bond” banner at the top of this page to learn more.
The first "Student of the Month" breakfast was held today at Diamond Fork as 13 students were recognized for being amazing kids and outstanding students. English teachers nominated students and talked about why they chose each student. Parents were also able to say a bit about their students, it was a great morning. Here is the list of students for the month of October:
9th Grade: Ben Berky, Nikolas Taylor, Katelyn Day, & Madison Rowe
8th Grade: Nathan Birch, Joshua Biesinger, Kaitlin Stubbs, Alyssa Orgill, & Tanna Marshall
7th Grade: Tanner Hawkes, Ryan Teasdale, Joy Coxson, & Samantha Gull
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Join us for a Nebo bond meeting in the SHS Library, this Wednesday, October 3rd, from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Please visit the Nebo School District Bond Page for more information.
Parents, Students, and Friends -
THE LOBO WAY
Take courage and ASK QUESTIONS TO DISCOVER AND MAKE PERSONAL CONNECTIONS with your learning. This is part of LEARNING TO LEARN WITH PASSION, part of our school’s vision. You may have noticed that many of your teachers teach some of the same topics in ways that are related to their subject. For instance, you may learn about plate tectonics from your geography teacher in a different way than your science teacher. What personal connections have you made as you discover new things in your classes? Come to the office and share your experience with Mr. Christensen, Mrs. LeMmon, or Mr. Mortensen for a small treat!
FRIDAY BELL SCHEDULE CHANGED
We will have our annual field day assembly on Friday, October 5th. We will follow the Monday Collaboration Bell Schedule and from 2:00-2:40 we will gather together for field day! School will dismiss at 2:40pm.
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 3rd wear Colorful Socks
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!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB UPDATE
The Meditation Club is canceled due to lack of interest. The German Club will move from Wednesdays to Fridays.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESCHEDULED: 7TH GRADE SCIENCE ROCK CANYON FIELD TRIP
If any 7th grade student would like to go on a fieldtrip up Rock Canyon NOW SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 10TH due to wet weather predictions, the cost will be $2.00 and you will want to bring a sack lunch and water. Pay Mrs. Hall in the front office and you will be put on the list. Space is limited so FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. We will be gone most of the day to look at rock formations and the ways rocks are made.
SFHS MARCHING BAND HONORS
The Spanish Fork High School Marching Band took first place out of ten bands in class 1A and also won Best Percussion, Best Colorguard, Best Overall Music and Best Overall Visual. Three members of the high school marching band are students at SFJHS: Lindsay Deveraux, Sarah Herman, and Jeffery Sass. Follow link to see photos: http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/news/marching-band-sweeps-invitational-awards
UPCOMING SFJHS ACTIVITIES
Oct 1st: Shakespeare Performance 7:30
Oct 2nd: Golf 12:00 @ Spanish Oaks, Cross Country @ Diamond Fork 3:30, Whiffle Ball 2:45
Oct 3rd: Vision Screening 2nd period, Musical Auditions 3:00, Tennis @ Salem 3:30, Whiffle Ball 2:45
Oct 4th: Musical Auditions 3:00, Girls Tennis Intramurals 3:30, Area Bond Meeting @ SFHS 6:00
Oct 5th: Field Day Assembly 7th Period, Musical Auditions 3:00, Tennis 3:30 @ Mapleton, Cross Country 3:30 @ Springville Jr.
Oct 8th: Golf District Finals 10:00-1:00 @ Hobble Creek Golf Course, Whiffle Ball 2:45