Parents, Students, and Friends –
Our Lobo Food Drive has ended and the 7th grade won with the most food items donated! Way to go Grade 7! the 7th graders earned 5 minutes extra lunch time to be taken one day next week! Thanks to all who helped us bring HOPE and HELP to our community.
Applications for National Junior Honor Society are due by February 2nd!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
We have several after school clubs running this term...
Monday - Card Making Club - come and make cards for Valentines, Birthdays and more -
Tuesday - Chess Club and Wrestling Club
Wednesday - Board Games Club - A chance to have fun and learn skills using a variety of fun games
Thursday - Pokemon Club - Learn strategies and mathematics while playing with small little monsters
Friday - German Club - Continue to explore aspects of Germany from their language, to their food to their heritage.
All clubs are free of charge and a lot of fun - sign up with Mrs. Green or Mr. Ferrin
CCA JOB SHADOW DAY
The 7th graders will participate in a job shadow day on Friday, February 2nd as part of the College and Career Awareness curriculum.
Our Spring book fair will will be from February 13-15. It will be open throughout the day and during parent teacher conferences.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent teacher conferences will be on Thrusday, February 15 from 3:30pm - 8:00pm. Please plan to visit with your child’s teachers. You can always contact teachers through email or by calling the school as well.
NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS NIGHT
Nebo School District will host its next parent and student mental health awareness night on February 5th @6:30pm at Maple Mountain High School. This is a free seminar with information on improving mental health and safety planning provided by Wasatch Mental Health. SFJHS students can receive detention credit for PARENT AND STUDENT ATTENDANCE at one of the events.
January 30th: Nebo Youth Symphony (student assembly) 1:00
February 1st and 5th: Boys & Girls B-Ball District Tournament 3:30
February 2nd: 7th Grade CCA Job Shadow Day
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Several Diamond Fork students participated in the Honor Choir Festival in Salt Lake City Friday night. We are proud to have such talented students here at Diamond Fork. Thanks to Mrs. Lewis for all of her hard work.
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It's so fun to walk down the halls at East Meadows and see all of the interesting and creative projects our students do! Here are just a few examples of what you can see in the halls at our school.
Our students are awesome!
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We are so proud of our East Meadows Chess Club! First of all, we got 4th place overall, out of over 20 schools! (They only had trophies for 1st-3rd for this one, which kind of bummed the kids.) We are so proud because of what great sportsmanship these guys showed. You didn't even know if they had lost because they were smiling so much. It was cool to see them encourage each other and cheer each other on. What great kids we have! Thanks again for all the support we recieve!
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We were so excited to have our Mustang Pride asssembly Friday!
We were able to recognize a few of our great teachers and some awesome students!!!
We have Mustang Pride!
Congrats to our cheerleaders for taking first place at their competition last Saturday! They have had an amazing season, going undefeated at all 3 of their competitions! Congrats girls and good luck at Nationals next month!
FCCLA went to the Region Competition at BYU on January 24th. Our students did amazing! The students received the following medals: Ashley Norris-Gold, Ashlee Allan-Gold, Anna Warner-Gold, Emilia Barret-Gold, Sadie Harward-Gold, Janette Smith-Silver, Lorin Wyss-Silver, Kennedy Payne-Silver, Natalie Pendleton-Silver, McKailey Robb-Bronze, Brianna Abbot-Bronze.Earning a gold medal is rare at region competition because they want each student to improve for State, and yet we had many that walked away with one! They all did an excellent job. Congrats FCCLA Dons!!
Mrs. Mathis' and Mrs. Lacrua's third grade classes dressed in yellow for White Ribbon Week. Students learned the importance to proceed with CAUTION when downloading. Students promised to not download anything without my parents' permission.
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The Maple Mountain High School Ellevés competed at the Region VIII Drill Team Competition held at Springville High School on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The Ellevés placed 1st in the Military category; 1st in the Dance category, and 1st in the Character category. Overall the Ellevés placed 1st and were awarded the Region VIII trophy. Four Ellevés placed in the drill down. Jentrie Reid, daughter of Dallas and Kristina Reid, placed 5th, Jaycee Taylor, daughter of Jason and Lianna Taylor, placed 4th, Carlie Tippets, daughter of Mike and Angie Tippets, placed 3rd, and Valerie Friant, daughter of Craig and Jadean Friant, placed 1st.
Three Maple Mountain High School Ellevés were named to the All-Region Drill Team. They are Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Chris and Melisa Merrill. Qualifications for this honor were drill team members who have been an active member of drill team for two years or more, having an excellent attitude, unifying the team, going the extra mile, having great sportsmanship, and being respectable and dependable. They must also have above average grades and citizenship.
The Ellevés also had all twenty girls on the team named to the Academic All-Region Team. To qualify for this award, they must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Those making the team were: Tiffany Asay, Jaida Cherrington, Annika Christensen, Kenzie Cowan, Mylee Ellis, Hannah Finch, Valerie Friant, Baylee Hite, Abbie Jackson, Kacey Melton, Sammie Ortiz, Grace Poulsen, Gracie Miller, Kilee Prows, Jentrie Reid, Kristi Runyan, Gabi Smith, MaKiah Staheli, Jaycee Taylor, and Carlie Tippets.
The “Hero” award, given to one member on each of the drill teams, was given to Tiffany Asay.
The Ellevés would like to thank their parents and all of the students and fans that came to Region and cheered them on to victory! They really appreciate all of the support they have had all year.
The Ellevés will now compete in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. The State 4A Finals will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the UCCU Center at UVU. Good luck Ellevés at State!
Mrs. Perschon's class was the Lunchroom Winner of the Week last week. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
**STEM Events: We have some great opportunities to explore STEM careers. Please contact the counseling office if you are interested in any of these opportunities:
Nebo Advanced Learning Center: Sophomore Tour of ALC/MTech
February 15, 2018
Morning and afternoon tours available
SFHS Sophomores! The Advanced Learning Center and Mountainland Technical College (MTech) have some incredible opportunities that will be available to you during your Junior and Senior years of high school. We invite you to attend our morning or afternoon tour (by bus) on Tuesday, February 15 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 12:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Seating is limited to 30 students per tour. Students will be school excused from classes while they attend these tours. Interested sophomore students can register at https://goo.gl/forms/0otb6xxZ5nmiE2Iw1.
Microsoft's DigiGirlz Day in Lehi; February 13, 2018
DigiGirlz is one of Microsoft’s core efforts to invest in STEAM education for women. The goal of DigiGirlz Day is to raise awareness about the variety of exciting and meaningful careers available in the technology industry while dispelling the stereotypes typically associated with high tech jobs. Hands on learning sessions include programming, graphics, problem solving, video creation, and technology exploration. This event is available to all female Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students. Transportation to the event will be provided by the high school. Seating is very limited for this event so sign up early! See your high school's Career Coordinator (Kelly Seale) for registration forms.
SheTech Conference @ UVU; March 1, 2018
SheTech Explorer Day is a conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields.
Transportation for this event will be available through Spanish Fork High School Register online and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat to/from the event.
http://shetechexplorer.com/(link is external)
Utah's Engineering Summer Camp; June 4-7 @ Utah State University
Registration opens January 1, 2018
All high school juniors with a high interest in math and science, and interested in engineering or computer science as a possible field of study should apply for Engineering State. Registration begins January 1st and spots fills up quickly. Application deadline is March 17, 2018. Interested students should complete an online application at http://estate.usu.edu(link is external)
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Our Swim Team did a fantastic job at Region. Many swimmers getting personal best times!
Girls 200 Medley relay took 5th place. Kacey Anderson, Katelyn Gappmayer, Danica Butler, Cassady Gappmayer
Girls 200 Freestyle relay took 5th place. Kacey Anderson, Cassady Gappmayer, Kate Beckstead, Danica Butler
Boys 200 Medley relay took 3rd place. Jayden Tagg, Topher Riding, Austin Butler, Seth Jones
Boys 200 Freestyle relay took 2nd place. Seth Jones, Dax Davis, Brendan Jensen, Austin Butler
Boys 400 yard freestyle relay took 3rd place. Brendan Jensen, Jayden Tagg, Seth Jones, Topher Riding
Danica Butler took 3rd in the 200 yard freestyle and 2nd in the 500 yard freestyle.
Austin Butler took 1st in the 200 yard freestyle and 1st in the 500 yard freestyle.
Topher Riding took 3rd in the 200 yard freestyle and 2nd in the 500 yard freestyle.
Jayden Tagg took 6th in the 200 yard Individual Medley and 5th place in the 100 yard backstroke.
Kacey Anderson took 4th in the 50 yard freestyle and 2nd in the 100 yard freestyle.
Brendan Jensen took 4th in the 50 yard freestyle.
Many of these individuals qualified for state and will represent us at the state meet. All three of our Boys Relays will go to state!! Way to go Swimming Dons!!
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Thanks again to Brockbank's PTA for sponoring this fun family activity!
Any girl interested in playing golf for Maple Mountain High this spring ('18) needs to contact Coach Justin Nelson: email@example.com The deadline is February 23rd.
After our school geography bee Friday afternoon, we want to congratulate Gavin Grotegut, a 7th grader, for being our geography bee champion. Jordan Bailey came in second with James Chilton in 3rd. All 10 of the contestants did a great job.It took a number of rounds to finally get our first place winner, including a tie breaker round. We congratulate all of our participants for doing so well on the written geography bee test. Gavin will now try to qualify for the state geography bee this spring. We wish him the best of luck.
TONIGHT 1/29/19 is Family Arts Night. This is an opportunity for ALL Rees families to come and participate with their children in different art mediums. We will have master artists in photography, visual arts, dance and storytelling here to share their talents with you. We will begin at 6:00 pm, and have 4 twenty minute rotations. Refreshments will be served at the end!
Several of our students here at Spanish Fork Jr. High including Sam Jex, Michael Wyss, Mick Barber, Boston Bradford, and Dexter Bradford all had the opportunity to participate on the high school golf team this year.
The season began about a month before school even started and finished in early October. The team practiced every day. There were 12 kids on the team. Every week the qualifiers determined who would play varsity and who would play JV in the upcoming match or tournament.
About his experience playing on the high school team Sam Jex said, “The high school team this year was AWESOME! We had an awesome team full of awesome kids. We all knew that in order to be a good team, we had to work hard. We also have the best golf coach in the state. Coach Rogers is one of a kind. I don't think any of us could imagine how our team would be without him. And he's got good taste in music.”
Sam has been playing for about 2 ½ years now. He also plays in the off-season, practicing as much as possible, including using a golf simulator in his friend’s garage during the winter. His goal next year is to shoot in the 70s all year. By his senior year, he hopes to win a state championship, get a scholarship, and be the best player in the state.
Congratulations to all these young men for this fantastic accomplishment.
The SFHS Girls Soccer Team roster this year included several girls from Spanish Fork Jr. High including Tracee Jones, Kayla Clark, Lily Ricks, Lavinia Naulu, Emma Runolfsen, Bayleigh Redd, Lindsey Blake, Sydney Berger, Maddie Haugen, and Brinley Maughan.
“My girls have been just magnificent all season,” said head coach Shane Ferrin. “They’ve fought hard; they’ve come together as a team and done some neat things.” (Herald Extra)
Maddie Haugen was a little afraid to try out as a freshman “because I was not sure if they would like me, but the other girls were extremely nice and always helped everyone to get better. It was as if there were no age gap at all between us because of how well we would treat each other. I think this helped us to get far and improve a lot as well as become widely recognized and supported. It is so much fun.”
Lindsey Blake said, “I played with some amazing girls over the season and was taught by some of the best coaches in the state. I feel very fortunate to represent Spanish Fork Soccer. As a soccer team at Spanish Fork High School, we made the goal to be united with one another. Our motto this year was ‘One Team, One Dream.’ It surprises me how this goal stuck throughout the season. We really did follow our dream as a team, and you can see that by looking at our success throughout the season.”
Lindsey’s advice? “My advice to any soccer players who are debating on whether to try out or not is to at least try. Trying can take you to new heights you never thought you could reach before.”
Fans can check out the SFHS Soccer Facebook page.
We hope everyone had a great week. We had a lot Problem of the Week winners this week! The answer to last week's problem was 13 members.
Problem of the week winners:
Next week's problem: Color the Vertices of the Triangles
In the figure, each circle is a vertex of one or more triangles. The circles marked B and R are colored Blue and Red respectively. If each of the remaining circles is to be colored red, blue or yellow so that no triangle has two vertices of the same color, what is the color of the circle marked with the *?