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SHS Seniors were awarded over $3.7 million dollars in scholarship monies. Ceremony was held on Monday, May 14, 2018.
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Senior Meeting 2017-18 May 15th, 2017
□ Graduation is at the UCCU Center (UVU) 6:00 pm. Wednesday May 23.
□ Cap and Gowns - Pick up in Main Office- DO NOT Modify gowns or decorate Caps or Gowns in any way!!! Example: adding beads or writing something on your cap etc.
□ Wear nice clothing under your gown at Graduation. Dresses for girls and dress pants for boys. No abnormal HIGH heals (Slows down graduation) or flip flops (too casual).
□ Herff Jones will be here Wednesday May 16th tomorrow noon in the main school commons. If you haven’t ordered a cap and gown yet, please order then!!!
□ Returning Gowns- Keep caps and Tassels
□ Graduation Rehearsal- 10:00 a.m. May 22nd at the UCCU Center at UVU. Seniors are Required to attend!!! Mandatory to be at Grad Practice and be on time!!!
- Traffic problems
- Leave in plenty of time
□ Keep you from walking and or Graduating:
- Credits-- total 32 credits
- NG’s needed for graduation need to be made up prior to Graduation
- Fee’s and Fines must be paid or you do NOT Walk at Graduation Ceremony
□ Schedule Friday and Graduation Party
□ Yearbook Distribution 12:00 noon
□ Graduation Senior Sunset Friday May 18th Football Field
□ Graduation Party May 23rd -8:30 pm -1:30 am Pavilion and pool. $5 entry
We are holding physicals for fall sports and summer camps (or anyone that wants one) here at the high school on Wednesday, May 30th from 3:30-5:30 pm. The cost is $20.00 cash or check and the paperwork will be available in advanced in the front office or the day of at the physicals. Athletes will meet in the MMHS Athlete's Commons area and be directed where to go. The change that occurred last year with physicals going for the school year and not calendar year. Any athlete that gets a physical after April 15, 2018 will be allowed to participate in all school athletics for the 2018-19 school year and then it will expire July 15, 2019. Just a quick reminder that athletes are required to have a physical before the first day of try-outs/practice and are not allowed to participate if they have not gotten cleared by Margaret and Krista. Any questions come see Krista in C105 during school or A113 after school. Her email is email@example.com and her cell number is 801-310-9987.
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Last Week our 7th Graders went on a field trip to the new Topaz Museum in central Utah. It was a great experience for the students, they learned a bit more about the history of Utah.
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Last week we had several different concerts here at DFJHS. Here are a few pictures of those, you can go to our Facebook page to watch several video's of those performances. Just search "Official Diamond Fork Junior High School".
Congratulations to our 9th grade Kiwanis Club "Hope of America" winners. These students were recognized last week for their hard work.
Parents and Students,
Are you wondering what your first adventure will be this summer? Look no further that the Youth Arts Festival at Spanish Fork High School. The Arts Festival has a variety of classes to fit all your children’s interests. We have Marvel vs DC classes, StoryBook Art, Harry Potter Art, Creative Writing, Needle Felting, Lego Art Academy, Disney Princess Art, Musical Theater Ensemble, Improv, Hip Hop, Highland Dance, Cooking, Tumbling, Magic, and much, much more!
Check out our class list and description and sign up today! We look forward to seeing you and your creative skills! https://www.spanishfork.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/youth_arts_festival.php
Spanish Fork Youth Arts Committee
Spanish Fork Parks & Recreation
Locker cleanout will take place on May 17th, 2018 during Pack Time and again on May 23rd during 7th period.
On the May 17th cleanout, remove all trash, stickers, writing, etc. from your lockers. Library books and most textbooks should be returned by this date. Library books should be returned to the library. We will have some carts out in the hallways to put books on as well. Report any damaged or permanent marks to a faculty member. There will be cleaning supplies available during both locker cleanouts.
On May 23rd we will have the final cleanout. All possessions must be taken home on this day. It may be the last day you will have access to their lockers.
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Trumpets, trombones, clarinets, flutes, tubas, euphoniums, french horns, and percussion. The Spanish Fork Junior High School Concert Band is practicing for their Spring Concert. They are playing songs like “DarkHeart” which is actually a piece of music based off a book. The book is called “Dark Adventure” which is a fictional book which includes much magic. “DarkHeart” is supposed to be part of a scene where the main character is running away from the castle. According to Max Fraser, 9th grade Concert Band percussionist, “It’s really challenging, but is a fun piece. I like the style of the music; it’s kind of creepy, but it’s also really fast-paced.”
The band is also performing a piece called “Resplendent Light (On Walden Pond)” which is a slow touching piece. According to Enoch Sanchez, 8th grade trombonist, “The piece portrays how we as a group can help better ourselves so we may better others. When we have accomplished this, we may finally see the beauty in nature and in everyday life and reach what I like to call, ‘Resplendent Light’.” I couldn’t have described it any better myself.
“The Great Locomotive Chase” is, in my opinion, our best piece. It contains many percussion instruments. You will find chimes, bells, drums, timpani, and even the rim of an actual train. I can’t really describe to you how they all sound. The percussion music is supposed to have sounds that sound as though they would be on or near a train. While the percussion is doing that, the entire rest of the band is making the piece flow together, have meaning, and really does everything else.
The band has been working very hard on these songs and pieces. They play every single day trying to work out every single mistake. If you would like to see the Spring Concert they will be performing at Spanish Fork High School, on Thursday, May 17.
The end of the school year often comes with stress to get your grades up, procrastinated assignments suddenly seeming more important, and frantically searching through an oversized binder to find that one missing paper. Probably the greatest of many students’ worries is SAGE Testing. Like any other overwhelmingly important test, the teachers stress to their students to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and bring a water bottle if they want. SAGE Testing takes information from the start of the year to the end, and puts them all into one great big test. Though they don’t speak very highly of this unnerving test, students do seem excited to see their score at the end. Perhaps it’s because they get to see how well they did. Or maybe it’s simply because they know they’re finally done.
PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND FRIENDS,
We have two weeks of school remaining and we are working daily with students to finish assignments, tests, and projects for their classes. We ask parents to check students’ grades frequently and have conversations with them about work completion and turning in work. We want every student to succeed.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH IMPORTANT SUMMER NEWS AND DATES
We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our SFJHS Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sfjhs/
Twitter at https://twitter.com/sfjrhigh.
Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official SFJHS webpage at: http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/
TERM 4 REPORT CARDS
This year we will NOT print Term 4 report cards for mailing. Parents and students may go onto Aspire BEFORE JULY 1 and print the report card. The Aspire system will be rolled into the 2018-2019 school year on July 1 and 2017-2018 information will no longer be available.
First locker cleanout will be during Pack Time on Thursday, May 17th. Please plan to clean out and take home all items you won’t need for the last few days of school. On Wednesday, May 23rd during the last 20 minutes of school, all students will conduct final locker clean out. Students will need to take absolutely everything home and won’t have locker access for the rest of the week.
SUMMER LIBRARY DATES
Students are invited to access the library during the summer break. Here are the summer dates: Tuesday, June 5th; Monday, July 16th; Wednesday, August 1st. School doors will be open from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Just come in and go to the Library - Mrs. Wilson will be here ready to help you!
LAST CALL FOR LIBRARY BOOKS
Parents and Students: Please be on the lookout for any books belonging to SFJHS Library. If your student has a fine or overdue book, they were notified with a reminder slip. We have a great school library, with a wonderful collection. Please help us keep it that way by returning all books. Thank you so much for your help. If you have any questions talk to Mrs. Wilson in the library.
LUNCH ACCOUNTS AND OTHER SCHOOL FEES AND FINES
The school year is quickly winding down and with that we remind parents to make sure that your student’s lunch balance is caught up and kept current. Also, please make sure any outstanding balances for school fees or fines are taken care of ASAP with Mrs. Hall in the front office. PLEASE BE AWARE that in order to receive a yearbook on May 23rd and to qualify for Lagoon all outstanding balances owed must be paid in full. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated.
LADY LOBO GEAR FOR SALE
SF Lady Lobo game jerseys and shorts are for sale to anyone who wants them! They would make awesome Lobo pride gear for the fan section next year! $15 for the top and bottom or $8 for just the top or just the bottoms separately. See Coach Harmer for details. Payment must be made to Mrs. Hall in the finance office.
LAGOON DAY - MAY 24TH
Today, all students received a Lagoon Day 2018 Parent Information and Permission Slip form and a few instructions from their 7th period teacher. This has all the information needed to be prepared for an exciting day at Lagoon. If you would like your child to attend, please return the signed permission slip with a non-refundable bus fare payment of $16.00. The students will purchase their ticket at the door for $34.00 each. If you need the permission slip, go to http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/content/parent-and-student-information and click the Lagoon Information link.
CHESS CLUB TOURNAMENT
The chess club is hosting our annual chess tournament on Tuesday, May 15 starting at 9:00 am in the library. Anyone is invited to come participate even if you are not in chess club. All skill levels are welcome. If you would like to participate please talk to Mr. Mortimer in Room #44 for an Entry Form. There is limited space so sign up soon. Admission will be given on a first come first serve basis. There are awards/prizes for the top 6 placers in the tournament. If you would like a better chance at winning you can come to chess club Tuesdays after school in Mr. Mortimer's room.
May 14 - District Tennis Tournament, High School Registration help (World Civ classes), Orchestra Concert 6:00
May 15 - District Tennis Tournament, Chess Tournament 9:00, Shakespeare Auditions 3:00
May 16 - Shakespeare Casting 3:00
May 17 - First Locker Clean Out, Band Concert 7:00
May 18 - Stars - Talent Assembly 8:45am, AP Exam
May 21 - CCA Truck Career Fair 8:00
May 22 - Awards Assemblies
May 23 - Yearbook and Final Locker Clean-out
May 24 - Lagoon Day
May 25 - Last Day of School - Out at 11:15am
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Mathew Hunt and Ivonne Duenas for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Friday, May 11, 2018. Mathew was nominated by Mrs. Nielson for bringing homework to the office which a student dropped in the hallway. Ivonne was nominated by Mrs. Barker for always sharing her ideas in class and being so friendly.
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Cristian Rodriguez and Cole Mitchell for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Cristian was nominated by Mr. Robinson for being a kind, polite and respectful student. Cole was nominated by Mr. Rather for his excellent performance in Wood Shop.
Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Graduation info, End of the year clearance, Girls Golf, Senior sunset, State softball, State terack, Red Devil greenhouse, State orchestra, Beat the fuzz and more.
Today, we recognized the students of the month for May. These students have been working hard and focusing on their classes without getting too distracted by the prospect of summer vacation, so their teachers wanted to recognize them and show their appreciation. Here are the May students of the month:
9th Grade - Ashton Shepherd and Stormie Hanson
8th Grade - Kalex Braithwaite and Ashley Nelson
7th Grade - Maxx Montague and Kaycee Bott
Senior Rachel Sturman was awarded an Academic Scholarship from Snow College for her academic performance. Congrats, Rachel, It's a Great Day to be a Dragon!