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Parents, Students, and Friends -
THE LOBO WAY
One day at a time is how we can PURSUE CHALLENGES FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT. This is part of LEARNING TO LEARN WITH PASSION, our school’s second part of the vision we have. Students, what do you do to improve yourself one day at a time? What interests do you have that you want to learn more about? Come to the office and share your experience with Mr. Christensen, Mrs. LeMmon, or Mr. Mortensen for a small treat!
7TH GRADE SCIENCE ROCK CANYON FIELD TRIP
If any 7th grade student would like to go on a fieldtrip up Rock Canyon on October 3rd, 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.
CROSS COUNTRY MEETS
The Cross Country meets that were postponed due to the air quality have been scheduled.
Tuesday, Sept. 25th @ Salem Jr. High start time 3:30
Tuesday, Oct. 2nd @ Diamond Fork Jr. High start time 3:30
Under the direction of Kristina Holley, drama teacher and coach, the Spanish Fork Junior High Shakespeare Competition team will be travelling to Cedar City to compete this weekend. Over 2,000 students from over 90 schools throughout Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and California gather in Cedar City for the event. Our students are excited to participate in such a wonderful event.
The team will present a showcase performance of all their competition pieces for family, friends and the public this coming Monday, October 1st, at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater of Spanish Fork Junior High School. There is no charge to attend, so we welcome everyone to come see it.
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PLANS
Monday and Tuesday our 9th grade students will be participating in their College and Career Readiness Plans during Geography and World History classes. Students will review high school graduation requirements, ways to get college credit in high school, ways to pay for college and different routes to various careers. If you would like any additional information, please talk to your student’s counselor! Resources are also available on the counseling website: http://sfjhscounseling.weebly.com/
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
Our first parent teacher conference of the year will be held from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. You will receive your child’s grades upon arrival and teachers will be available in the cafeteria and Little Theater.
PTA SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Principal Christensen invites you to visit the Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the PTA, from September 25th-27th. Days and hours are Tuesday 7:15-3pm, Wednesday 7:15-3pm, and Thursday 7:15-8pm - stop by during parent teacher conferences!
We have a classroom wish board where you can see what English teachers’ "wishes" are. You can purchase a book for teachers to add to their classroom libraries!
We even have a contest going highlighting the English teachers’ favorite picks! It’s always fun to see what the teachers choose for good reads! Mr. Christensen likes Live In Infamy by Caroline Tung Richmond and Assistant Principal LeMmon’s favorite book is The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas.
Finally, because of great student and parent support our PTA is able to give the teachers at our school gift certificates to use to build their classroom libraries. Scholastic is donating to each classroom during this book fair!
UPCOMING SFJHS ACTIVITIES
Sept 25 - Cross Country @ SaJHS 3:30pm
Sept 25 -Area Nebo Bond Meeting @ MMHS 6pm-7pm
Sept 27 - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 3:30-8pm, Golf @ Gladstan 12:00pm, Girl’s Tennis 3:30pm
Sept 28 - SCHOOL PHOTO RETAKE DAY, Cross Country @ 3:30pm
Oct 1 - Shakespeare Showcase Performance, 7:30pm, FREE!
Did you know that we email students, and their parents/guardians, a newsletter every Monday? In the newsletter you will find the weekly activities for the school, including our current sports, extra curricular activities, and other helpful information. Please be sure to look over the newsletter each week so you are in the know!
The University of Utah invites young girls to participate in its year-long Go Girlz program! It’s free and open to all girls and femme-identified high school students (9th-12th grade). Hosted on the University of Utah Campus, the HS Go Girls group focuses on leveraging students’ experiences so that they achieve their goals.
Go Girls Participants will receive :
Our next workshop is September 27th around 3:00PM, at the University of Utah Union. We ask that you share this information widely with students and parents. For more inquiry, please email Flor Olivo or Jenna Matsumura.
Emma Taylor plays Varsity 1st Doubles on the MMHS tennis team. She is Academic All Region and one of the Team Captains. Her pep talks before each match really help the other players stay focused. She is a natural leader, and Emma currently serves on Student Council as Senior Class VP of Relations.
On Saturday, September 22nd, the MMHS Marching Band competed in the Nebo Tournament Marching Band Competition at Payson HS. The band came out strong for their first competition of the season. They placed 2nd out of 7 bands in the 2A Division with only a 0.6 score difference away from 1st. Outstanding Visual Performance was also awarded to them. Way to go!!
It's Homecoming week! There is a school activity planned for each day this week, make sure you come for all the fun.
With the help of many hands, we have revamped and redcorated two of the portables into an expanded game room for E-Time. A big thank you to Mrs. Katie Garner, a Diamond Fork mom and professional artist for her "Game Time" mural! Another big thank you to our awesome Diamond Fork counselors who man the game room! Students can participate in board games, card games, basketball shoot, ping pong, air hockey, Fooz ball, and more.
Students can join the Diamond Fork Chime CHoir as an afternoon club. Students get a snack and then get to learn from the best! Ms. Scott is a member of the Bells on Temple Square Bell Choir. No experience, no music reading needed! See Ms. Scott in Room 1515 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Davis, a Covered Bridge resident and Diamond Fork mom, got our thank you sign right to the firefighters! Thank you, Mrs. Davis.
The Annual BOOSTER CLUB BREAKFAST will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 8-10 am at the Football Field! Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds go to support the Springville High School athletic teams!
Due to the poor air quality today's cross country meet has been postponed. It will be made up at a later date.
Only the 2nd day of school and the Landmark Dragons are busier than ever planting and harvesting their gardens. Poinsettias are planted and rulers are in place to track their growth; enabling the students to monitor their height and lateral branching. An important step now is monitoring insect control. Placing yellow sticky cards catches small insects, revealing the species of insects and quantity of infestation.
Students at Diamond Fork Junior created a banner and signed messages of support for our students who are still under mandatory evacuation. Everyone here at Salem Junior is so appreciative of what these students have done to show our kids that they care. These kind words and messages of support have helped boost the spirits of our students.
Late Tuesday evening Mrs. Burr sent out a message to our students and parents, "Families displaced by the fires need our help, bring items to school Wednesday morning to be donated to families and volunteer firefighers." The response was amazing! With such a short amount of time to bring items in we still had enough items to fill two trucks full. Thanks for your amazing support, we live in a wonderful community.