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Preparation for the Spring Concert

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:17am
Attributions: By: Bentley Bradford
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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.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SAGE Testing

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:16am
Attributions: By Ian Paxton

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.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 5/14/2018

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 8:00pm


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.


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Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official SFJHS webpage at:


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.


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!


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.   


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.


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.


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 and click the Lagoon Information link.


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       

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

UVU Orchestra Festival Competition

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:23pm
Attributions: By Kayla Huish

The orchestra students of Spanish Fork Junior High killed it on Thursday, May 10th at the 2018 UVU Orchestra Festival Competition! All seventh, eighth, and ninth graders did an excellent job thanks to their amazing conductor, Angela Harman. Cason Barton from the seventh-grade orchestra says, “I think it was a very good experience performing in front of the judge and that it could help us further along in life.” Indeed it will! Did you know that people who play a musical instrument have better brain development? A ninth grader from the ninth grade orchestra, Hailey Creer, says, “I benefited from this experience because I was able to learn to work in harmony with others. The songs we had the opportunity to play at the UVU festival challenged me and my classmates and we were able to improve and thrive together.”

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

District Poetry Slam

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:19am
Attributions: By Tanner Fraser

On May 10, the Spanish Fork Junior High school Poetry Slam winners went to Salem to compete in the District Poetry Slam. Ten poets from each school competed in the Poetry Slam adding up to a total of 41. The kids in our school were Corbin Jensen, Madyson Lott, Cambree Oyler, Aeris Eastland, Maddie Haugen, Holley Larsen, Joey Moleff, Sam Whitaker, Makenna Wilkinson, and Tanner Fraser. As the competition began there was a lot of excitement and a little bit of nervousness as each contestant went up. One thing that happens during slam poems is, when you agree, appreciate, or enjoy what the contestant was saying, you could begin to snap. Although some of our contestants were nervous, each one performed extremely well and had a lot of fun. They all hope to do as well next year.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

NJHS Field Trip

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 2:47pm
Attributions: By Mr. Jonathan Lawrence
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Members of the Spanish Fork Jr. High chapter of National Junior Honor Society participated in a service learning field trip to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Seven of our seventy members made the trip with blankets the students made. We delivered no-tie fleece blankets for chemotherapy graduates. The volunteer coordinator gave the group a quick tour of the facility. We are honored to help with this great service and look forward to making more blankets next year. If you would like to help sponsor this service, please contact the advisor, Mr. Jonathon Lawrence.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFHS Girls Soccer Information Meeting

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:19pm


who will be going to Spanish Fork High School

An informational meeting for Girls Soccer will be held on Monday, May 14th at 3:15 in Coach Ferrin’s classroom, #40 @ SFHS.  

We will be discussing summer trainings, open play, tournament, the upcoming season, as well as answering any questions you might have.  

If you can’t make it, please contact one of the coaches ASAP so we can get your contact information and keep you in the loop as summer plans may change.

Questions?  Contact:  or

Go Lady Dons!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Congrats to all students who participated in the Spanish Fork Stock Show Last Week!!!

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:47pm
Attributions: By Chaleesa Warren
(more pictures available)Market Beef Results   Grand Champion Tate Sorensen 5th Place Josie Sorensen 9th Place Kade Sorensen 12th Place Kael Jensen     Market Beef Showmanship   Grand Champion Intermediate Tate Sorensen 3rd Place Kade Sorensen 4th Place Ashley Olsen 5th Place Cinch Sorensen 8th Place Mikah Banks 10th Place Josh Bartold Reserve Champion Senior Josie Sorensen Bred and Owned Award Tate Sorensen     Breeding Beef Showmanship   Reserve Champion Tate Sorensen 3rd Place Josh Bartold 5th Place Cinch Sorensen 6th Place Kade Sorensen Reserve Champion Senior Swayzie Wride 7th Place Senior Josie Sorensen 10th place Senior Brayden Banks     Market Lamb Results   Reserve Champion Kami Holt     Market Lamb Showmanship   2nd place Ashley Olsen 5th place Oakland Thatcher 9th place Kylee Olsen     Breeding Sheep Showmanship   Grand Champion Intermediate Ashley Olsen 5th place Kylee Olsen Reserve Champion Senior Shelbee Reid     Market Hog Results   Reserve Champion Overall Logan Beckstead Grand Champion Gilt Logan Beckstead 3rd Place Gilt Josie Sorensen 4th Place Gilt Easton Redd 6th place Gilt Dallin Redd Reserve Champion Barrow Tate Sorensen     Market Hog Showmanship   Reserve Champion Dallin Redd 4th Place Tate Sorensen 6th Place J.R. Andersen 8th Place Rylei Voorhees 9th Place Logan Beckstead 7th Place Senior Easton Redd 8th Place Senior Josie Sorensen     Judging Event   1st place 4-h Team Easton Redd 1st Place Intermediate Tate Sorensen 4th Place Intermediate Ashley Olsen 5th Place Intermediate Logan Beckstead     Record Book Awards   Best Beef Intermediate Kade Sorensen Best Beef Senior Josie Sorensen Best Sheep Intermediate Ashley Olsen     Round Robin Showmanship   Grand Intermediate Tate Sorensen     Knowledge Test   1st place Intermediate Ashley Olsen 2nd Place Intermediate Kylee Olsen
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:31am

The Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival will be June 4-15th at the Spanish Fork high school! registration begins May 9th at midnight (May 8th). With classes for everyone ages 18 months to 18 years. We have something for EVERYONE!! From illustration, painting, culinary arts, dancing, singing, drama, designing, sculpting and so much more!! 

Come start your summer with fun at the Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival!! 

For more information and a list of classes and prices follow the link below.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spring Hike

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:57pm
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The annual Spring hike put on by the PE Department did not disappoint this year.  Students were able to travel to Provo and hike to the "Y"  it was an awesome experience.  Although the trail was very steep everyone was able to make it to the top!  Everyone enjoyed spectacular views of Utah Valley and were able to enjoy some time outdoors in the mountains.  What an awesome State we live in!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Drama I Class Plays!

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:27am
Attributions: By: Joseph Piazzola

Last Thursday Drama I performed their class plays that they have been working so hard on. It was a huge success! The audience loved the three fairy tale remakes: The Fairy Godmothers, where the Fairy Godmother is leaving for vacation, leaving her assistant in charge.  Snowee White and the Seven Chicks, where rockstar Snowee White needs money and fame, but his uncle dies and that changes everything. And finally Rescuing Cupid, where Valentine's Day might be canceled if an evil twin gets his way. Good job Drama 1!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Nebo Superstars Track & Field

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:53am

Thursday, May 3rd, students from Ms. Phillips' class participated in the Nebo Superstars Track & Field Day.  They competed in various meter runs, running long jump, standing long jump, high jump, and softball throw. The students received medals for competing.  FOX 13 News was even there.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 5/7/2018

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:12pm



If there is anyone that would like to be involved with PTA at Spanish Fork Jr. High for the 2018-2019 school year, we would love to hear from you. We are currently filling some committee positions for next year so please email now to let us know and we will see what spots are open. Then sign up for SFJHS PTA during summer registration.  Thank you!


Attention Future SFHS Sophomores! You will be able to VIEW your schedule for next year this Wednesday, May 9th.  Students will have access to CHANGE their schedule beginning Monday, May 14th. In order to help your student learn how to make changes to their schedule, we will be sending out a parent link with a tutorial.  In addition, the High School Counselors will also be here on Monday, May 14th to help students with schedule changes. Students will be allowed time during their Geography class to meet with the high school counselors about making changes to their schedule.  


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.


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 and click the Lagoon Information link.


Want to show off your talent? Sign up for the STARS Assembly! Sign ups will be in the office and auditions will be held after school on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10. There will also be a mandatory dress rehearsal after school on Thursday, May 17 with the assembly being on Friday, May 18.


Attention 7th and 8th Graders: the Student Council is accepting applications for next year. Applications are available in the office or from Mrs. Goates or Miss Dannelly. They will be due Friday, May 11th to either Mrs. Goates and or Miss. Dannelly.  


May 8th: Spring Hike 8:30, Spring Choir Concert 7:00

May 8th, 9th, and 10th: Mt. Biking and Ping Pong Intramurals 2:45

May 9th and 10th: Jr. High Orchestra Festival at UVU

May 10th: Drama 3 Class Plays 7:00

May 11th: Track District Finals @ MMHS, Drama 4 Class Plays 7:00


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lagoon Day!

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:03am

Lagoon Day is May 24, 2018.

Permission  Slip & Cost

Permission slips were sent home with your student on May 7. If you need a new one you can download one here.

To purchase a bus ticket, students must return the permission slip with $16 to Mrs. Hall in the front office beginning Tuesday, May 8th. Mrs. Hall cannot accept any money without the permission slip. Bus tickets will be sold until all available bus seats are full. Lagoon Entrance Passports will be purchased when we arrive at Lagoon {Please note: Lagoon does NOT accept checks). -Entrance will cost $34.00 this year.

 No Refunds

NO REFUNDS of bus tickets will be given - so students need to make sure they are going before purchasing a bus ticket!


Students must provide their own lunch in one of three ways - 1) bring a lunch from home, 2) bring money to buy lunch, 3) prearrange a school sack lunch from the cafeteria. To get a school sack lunch talk with Mrs. Lewis in the cafeteria by May 18th - Students will pick up sack lunches at 7: 15 in the cafeteria the morning we leave.

 Riding  the Bus

Students will use the receipt they receive from  Mrs. Hall as their ticket to board the bus  - so don't lose it!  Students may choose the bus they ride BUT must ride on the same bus to and from Lagoon. The park closes @ 4:00 pm so staying late won't even be an option.

 Critical Times of Departure  (don't be left behind)
Students going to Lagoon should arrive at school on May  24 by 7:40 am to begin loading the buses. If a  student misses the bus they cannot get a refund.

  • Begin loading at SFJHS ... . . . . . . . ...... . ...7:40 am
  • Depart for Lagoon........... ... .... ...... ......8:00 am SHARP 
  • Load at Lagoon . ................ . . . . . . . .... . .3: 15 pm
  • Bus leaves Lagoon ... ....... ................ ..3:30 pm SHARP
  • Expected arrival at SFJHS . . . ..... ........ ..between 4:30 & 5:00  pm

 Getting  Home Afterwards

The school will not be open when we return, and school bus service will not be taking students home. Students should make arrangements with parents for rides beforehand.

Criteria  for Students  to Attend

No outstanding balances including Lunch account, unpaid school fees, Library fines, textbook fines from classes etc. - All detentions have been served - No N or U in more than one class - Administration   ineligibility  (based on a pattern  of behavior  that may put themselves  or others at  risk)

Students that will be attending school on this day instead of going to Lagoon, should meet in the CAFETERIA  at 8:00 am when the bell rings.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

TED-Ed Clubs

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 1:57pm
Attributions: by Gaylynn Parker

SFJH’s first year of TED-Ed Clubs came to a close with an assortment of Ted-style talks on a variety of topics: even though we have a tendency to stereo-type, we all have something in common—we can all speak the language of kindness to others and to ourselves; the dangers of technology addiction; being tolerant to those with food intolerances, specifically Celiac Disease; playing Terraria; helping yourself and others deal with anxiety; you don’t have to be perfect to be successful and you don’t have to have others’ validation to be confident; repair the bad effects of peer pressure and bullying through your positive and kind words and actions; and schools should teach basic life skills such as how to get jobs, vote, pay taxes, take care of ourselves, budget, basic first aid, current events—most of the information we learn in school we forget immediately because we don’t use it—please teach life skills we will actually use. 

Congratulations to all students who participated—you were amazing! I hope Ted-Ed Club will become a tradition that continues for many years to come. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFJHS Students Advance in Letters About Literature Contest

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:28pm
Attributions: Taylor Gull, Holley Larsen, David Riding

According to the Library of Congress website, Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.

Recently, we had three participants advance to state-level judging, Taylor Gull, Holley Larsen, and David Riding. Taylor wrote to author Brandon Mull about his book Fablehaven and how she read it as a young person.  Holley informed author Lois Lowry who wrote The Giver that her world view shifted, and David Riding who read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair expressed his change in perspective on capitalism and working conditions in the early 1900s. Their full reactions follow:

Taylor writes, “For the Letters About Literature contest I chose to write to the author Brandon Mull. He is one of my favorite child/teen novel writers. Specifically, I chose to write to him about his book Fablehaven. I chose to write to this author about this book because it has a special place in my past as being the root of why I love reading. This book was the first novel I ever read, and it gave me the right start I needed to learn to enjoy literature. Fablehaven is a fantasy novel, and right from the start I fell in love with the magic and wonder it brought. Brandon Mull gives great descriptions in his work that captured my young imagination. I wanted to write to Brandon Mull and tell him about how strong of an influence this book has had on my life. I have greatly admired his work ever since reading Fablehaven in elementary school. I wanted to write my letter for the contest to an author whose work I look up to and admire."

Holley expounded on her letter to author Lois Lowry about her book, The Giver, “I explained how I loved the relatedness of her book and characters. I personally related to Jonas in many ways. In fact, most teenagers can relate to him while experiencing the world that they have just stepped into. I also mentioned in my letter how The Giver helped change my view on the world and inspire me to be more aware of it. Overall I expressed my love for The Giver and the morals it teaches.”

David expressed his gratitude for the life he has now by saying, “I wrote my letter about literature to Upton Sinclair because of his book, The Jungle. I chose this book because of the powerful message Upton Sinclair brings as he exposes the harsh reality of capitalism in the early 1900s. This book changed my perspective as it described the awful conditions of the people coming to America in search of new opportunities and a chance to direct their lives for the better. The Jungle showed me how much I truly have to be grateful for as I read about what kids my age and even younger had to endure through just to survive day by day.”

Thank you to Taylor, Holley, and David for sharing your thoughts and congratulations on advancing to the next level of competition in the Letters About Literature contest. Best of luck to all of you!



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Flash Mob

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:39am
Attributions: By Amy Bennett

On May 2, what began as a normal lunch, turned into a flash mob, as all the choir students performed the song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The piano started to play, and suddenly, the students were watching a wonderful choir performance. The unexpected performance was cool and entertaining. “It was interesting,” says choir student Krystal Jenson. “I didn’t know how people would react.” Some people sang along, some just sat and listened, but students in both lunches enjoyed the lunchtime performance.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Book Based Board Game

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:36am
Attributions: By Celeste Gomez
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In 7th grade Reading classes, students are presenting their end-of-year reading projects. For his reading project, Nathan Griffiths created a board game based on the book, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. The game is a combination of Labyrinth and Chutes and Ladders. It is a game made for four players. To move around the board, you must use portals. Portals let you move one or two spaces depending on the character you choose. The object of the game is to see who can get to the red pyramid (the end) first. There are many loopholes and twists throughout the game. Can you get to the red pyramid first, and save the world from Set’s evil magic?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Friendship Fudge

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:35am
Attributions: By Brighten Bills

On Thursday May 5th, 2018 Mrs. Kelly’s F.A.C.S exploration class had a “friendship fudge” lab. In her class, students are learning about teen strategies which include self-esteem and friendship. For this lab, the students first separated into their kitchens. Then, the students read the instructions for their “friendship fudge” recipe, sending one person from each kitchen to get supplies. While they were collecting the supplies, the other students began filling sinks with soap and water and wiping down the counters. After the students came back with supplies, they worked together to make this delicious fudge. When the fudge was done, the students separated the fudge into even amounts and each took some home to eat. Yum!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

May Students of the Month

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:11pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork