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Eighth Grade History Students Explore Early US Inventions

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:43am
Attributions: by Shea Harmer

The 8th grade US History classes learned more about important inventions and machines designed during the first Industrial Revolution by making their own.  Using everyday items such as boxes, toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons, students fashioned their own devices. This hands-on experience will help them remember important innovations like the sewing machine, telegraph, and cotton gin.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

March 5 Half Day Schedule

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:17pm
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Girls Who Code Kick Off in Utah

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 7:49am
Attributions: Story and Photo: Mrs. Heather Mendonsa

On Thursday, February 22nd, four girls from Spanish Fork Junior High travelled to Dell EMC in Draper to attend a kick off event for a club called, "Girls Who Code."  This event was attended by students in grades six through twelve from around the state of Utah. Reshma Saujani, the mastermind behind the program and author of the book Girls Who Code, spoke to the group about the importance of technology and how to solve problems in our day-to-day lives.  She explained that this field is growing with limitless possibilities, but many girls do not realize their potential in this area. 

The club will focus on finding solutions to real-life problems through technology.  Background in the basics of all programming languages will be taught.  The girls will learn how to build websites, apps, games and much more as they use their imagination and creativity in coding.  We all hear the phrase "there's an app for that!".  If there isn't, these girls will learn how to create one.  

Mrs. Mendonsa will run the club on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Pack Time beginning in March. If you have an interest in participating, see her in Room 43.

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 02/27/2018

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 6:03am
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Parents, Students, Staff, and Friends:

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

SFJHS has a two new clubs. They are the Dungeons and Dragons club and the Magic: The Gathering club. If you’ve ever watched stranger things, the boys play Dungeons and Dragons to fight the Demogorgon. On the other hand, Magic: the gathering is a card game very similar to Dungeons and Dragons, but you can play your friends like Clash Royale. If you love fantasy and hanging with your friends, then these clubs are for you! The clubs are filling up fast so come see Mr. Whiting in room 48 for an application TODAY!

PROVO REC CENTER FIELD TRIP

For those interested in the Provo Rec Center Field trip, we are only going to be taking 60 students. It is almost full so if you are still interested make sure you get your packet in and pay your money to Mrs. Hall in the office. TUESDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR ALL PACKETS AND FEES. Thanks. 

INTRAMURAL WARBALL

Attention all students, the intramural you have been waiting for has finally arrived!! WARBALL!!! We will begin playing on Tuesday Feb. 27th. We will play every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning in the weight room starting at 7:30. Talk to Coach Johnson with any questions.

LOST AND FOUND

We had items from our lost and found displayed by the front office through parent teacher conference and will be keeping any leftover items until this Friday, March 2nd. If you have lost something, come to the main office by Friday. We will donate all unclaimed items to charity THIS WEEKEND.

CALENDAR

Feb 27th: Native Club 9:30

Feb 27th-Mar 1st:  Warball Intramurals 7:30, Volleyball Intramurals 2:45

Mar 2nd:  LOBO HERO DAY – wear your Lobo t-shirt

Mar 5th: Freshman Day at SFHS, Teacher Appreciation Week

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

LANCE CONRAD visits SFJHS

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:36pm
Attributions: by Alex Nielsen
(more pictures available)

Beloved author, Lance Conrad, came to SFJHS to tell our English students stories about broken noses, books, getting maced, curiosity, elements of stories, and how he became an author. He talked about experiences of endless books and making good stories. He told us about the most important element of a story. He made us laugh, worry, cringe, and learn about writing stories. Lance talked about his books, the plot, the characters, the villains, and much more. He talked about his books in his series, and how they are tied together, but you will have to find out by reading the books. He read a short passage from his book, The Price of Survival. His series is all connected by one character. We enjoyed Lance’s stories, jokes, hat, and much more. Thank you for coming!

Parents and students can order Lance Conrad's books for a special discount if ordered before this Friday, March 2nd. The books will be delivered to the school and will be autographed by the author. Just download this form and return to your English teacher with payment. Thanks again for a great day of fun!

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Math Problem of the Week

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:39pm
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The answer to problem last week was 26 5/8 feet.  The winners were Sara Chandler Katelyn Gappmayer Ethan Graham Taylor Gull Ricky Holloman Callie JohnsonTracee JonesMadisyn Lott Mason Page Molly Petersen Ty Reese Lex Smith

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Students Exercise Mind and Body With Yoga

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:05am
Attributions: by Coach Garrett Johnson
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YOGA!!!!  Yoga is a fun way to help your body relax and calm down.  It is also a great workout!  Many students in our junior high school get a small taste of what yoga is like in Coach Johnson's Body Conditioning class.  Once they’ve been introduced to this form of working out, many enjoy it! 

Yoga will also help with one’s flexibility and many other aspects of their athletic careers. 

One very cool and interesting fact about yoga is that it is used by multiple famous sports athletes and teams both professionally and collegiately.  It is a good way to learn to how to become flexible and to center all of that energy to be able to use throughout practices and games.

Yoga is awesome!

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SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:11am

In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app.  As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.   Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.  Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:

  • Encourage your friends to download the app
  • Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts

KSL Contest:

  • Individuals will be able to share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded for a chance to win a $50 visa card
  • These screenshots will need to be posted in the contest on the KSL TV Facebook page
  • The school that is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL!
  • The contest will start Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m.
  • Watch KSL News at 5 p.m. on Friday to see which school will be receiving 100 pizzas!

 #nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #NeboDistrict #NeboSchools #safeUT

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Freshmen Build Greek Temples

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:13am
Attributions: By Shea Harmer
(more pictures available)

Ms. Harmer’s 9th grade World Civilizations class had an awesome hands-on experience building Greek temples out of common school supplies today.

Students learned about the different styles and types of columns.  They also learned the different parts of a Greek temple.  Each of their creations needed to show these parts!

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Letter Love

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:20pm
Attributions: By: Macady Tanner

After the recent tragedy of the Florida school shooting, a neighboring school in Florida asked if people around the globe would write hand-written letters to the students at Stoneman Douglas High School to remind them they are loved. Mrs. Parker’s 7th-grade class decided to do just that. 

As the class wrote letters to unknown students in Florida, their faces lit up at the idea of someone who had gone through this tragic event opening a letter just to remind them that they are loved. With hard things going through our world like this, we would like to invite anyone who wants to put a little letter love in the world to write a letter for these kids. Sometimes you just need to be reminded you matter and are cared about even if it comes from across the globe. Let us fill the air with letter love. 

Stoneman Douglas High School

5901 NW Pine Island Road

Parkland, Florida 33076

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Ms. Freeland’s Students Use Playdough to Shape Understanding

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:06am
Attributions: by Alyse J. Freeland
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Mrs. Freeland's Utah Studies class used play dough to make their own clay figurines that resembled the pre-historic Native tribes in Utah.  The kids had a lot of fun shaping clay statues like the first people in Utah did!​

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update, 2/20/2018

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:25pm
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Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Friends:

FFA WEEK

Spanish Fork FFA is celebrating along with chapters around the country, the amazing accomplishments of members, teachers, and the industry of agriculture. Our FFA members are sponsoring dress up days throughout the week. See the calendar below or our Facebook page for more details.

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

The Girls Who Code Club program is a free program for girls in grades 6-12 that provides engaging project-based activities.  

Club girls join a safe and supportive environment of peers & role models and learn to see themselves as computer scientists. Beyond the Club, girls can tap into an alumni network of tens of thousands of girls across the country that is using computer science to solve problems they care about.

Club girls learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot. Club girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.

If you are interested in learning more or joining this club, send an email to heather.mendonsa@nebo.edu. Club girls will meet during Pack Time one or two days each week.

PTA BOOK FAIR SUCCESSES

FROM OUR PTA: The PTA loves our teachers and staff!  During February’s book fair we gave out "gift cards" for each.  Thank you SFJHS for all you do for our kids!

The PTA loves our kids, too!  Because we had such amazing support at our fall book fair, we decided to give out "gift certificates" to some students!  We had a drawing and one kid from each English class received a $5 gift certificate good for a book!  As a result, 30 certificates were redeemed.  The PTA is thrilled to have more books in the hands of our students!

Also, because of the success of our FALL BOOK FAIR,  we were able to buy additional books for the English teachers’ classroom libraries. And, just over $1,000 was donated at this book fair!

With our extra scholastic dollars we earn from each book fair we hope to be able to do some fun things like this again at our next fair in the fall.

Thank you parents for the support you give the PTA and our school by purchasing books at our book fairs!

ALC JR. HIGH FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION

Have you ever wondered what the Advanced Learning Center is and what you can do there? Registration for the ALC field Trip goes from now until February 23rd. You will see the many classes you can take learn how the classes can give you college credit while still in high school! Our school will be attending the morning session. Sign up now in the counseling office because we have only 60 slots available.

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

​Registration for the next school year is coming up! Here are some tentative dates:

February 22nd- 7th into 8th grade registration during College & Career Awareness classes. Forms are due on February 27th. 

March 5th- Freshman Day at SFHS- all 9th graders will be bused to the high school.

March 7th- SFHS counselors will meet with 9th graders during World History classes to select their courses online. 

CALENDAR

February 20th-22nd: Indoor Soccer Intramurals 2:45pm

February 21st: FFA Alumni Banquet 6:30pm, Orchestra Elementary School Tour

February 22nd: 7th grade to 8th grade registration in CCA classes, Girls Who Code Conference Field Trip 11:00-3:00pm

February 23rd: School Dance 6:00-7:30pm

February 26th: 6th grade day

February 27th-29th: Warball Intramurals 7:30am

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Eighth Grade History Students Visit State Capitol

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:14am
Attributions: by Shea Harmer

The 8th grade US History classes had the opportunity to visit the Utah state capitol building on Friday and got to see government working full throttle.

Students watched a session of Congress in which the families of Utah’s fallen soldiers were honored and  took a peek at the building’s new earthquake absorption mechanisms.  They spoke with Representative Mike McKell and got a special tour of the Supreme Court from him and our own Mayor Leifson.  They even got to have a question and answer period with Senator Diedre Henderson!

The kids learned a lot and were able to experience government! This field trip is always a favorite.

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A Pig with Heart

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:51am
Attributions: By Drew Nielsen

On February 8, 2018, the students in Mrs. Mendonsa’s class had a great and wonderful time watching Mrs. Mendonsa share with them parts of a pig. She brought a pig heart, lungs, esophagus, and larynx into class with her.

With a shop vacuum, she was able to blow the pig lungs up and show how the lungs of a pig and human work.

With the pig heart, she showed us how many chambers it had and where most of the organs attached to the heart in order for everything to work out. The class had a fun time and was able to learn about the inside of a pig.

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Speed Date with a Book!

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:40am
Attributions: by Jaimie Dannelly
(more pictures available)

Mrs. Wilson provided a special treat in the library for some lucky 7th grade Reading classes on Valentines Day. The students got to "speed date" with their favorite books. They took turns sharing what they loved about their book to try and help their classmates find new reading material. The students had lively conversations and ended the activity with a sweet sugar cookie treat. Thanks to Mrs. Wilson for putting together this awesome activity!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Stakeholder Survey

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:16pm
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Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools.  A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Wednesday, February 7 and remaining open until Wednesday, February 21, 2018, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences. (Parents and employees will be emailed a link to help them gain access, while students will be shown the link in their computer labs.)

The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.

Thank you for your helpful feedback.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

FFA Dress Up Week

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:45am
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PT Conference Schedule

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:44am
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Our third and final parent-teacher conference for this school year will be this Thursday, February 15 from 3:30 to 8:00. 

Teachers will be available in the cafeteria from 3:30 to 6. 
From 6 to 8 teachers will be available in their classrooms.

We invite all parents and guardians to come meet with their students' teachers.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER JR. HIGH FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:10am

SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Have you ever wondered what the Advanced Learning Center is and what you can do there? Registration for the ALC field Trip goes from now until February 23rd. The field trip is February 26th.

You will see the many classes you can take learn how the classes can give you college credit while still in high school! Our school will be attending the morning session. 

Sign up now in the counseling office because we have only 60 slots available. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 02/12/2018

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:13pm
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Parents, Students, and Friends –

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

Attention Freshman: MONDAY, February 12th, Spanish Fork High School will be holding a Concurrent Enrollment Information Night.  Students and Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. They will have representatives from UVU, the ALC, and their Career Service Coordinator there to answer any Concurrent Enrollment Questions you may have. They also will go over the "Sophomore by Exception" process.  If you plan to take any Concurrent Enrollment Classes as a Sophomore, we would advise you to attend.  It is THIS MONDAY at 6:30 in the SFHS auditorium. Hope to see you there! 

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Registration for the next school year is coming up! Here are some tentative dates:

February 15th- 8th into 9th grade registration during US History classes. Forms are due on February 20th.

February 22nd- 7th into 8th grade registration during College & Career Awareness classes. Forms are due on February 27th. 

March 5th- Freshman Day at SFHS- all 9th graders will be bused to the high school.

March 7th- SFHS counselors will meet with 9th graders during World History classes to select their courses online. 

MARCH PTA MEETING – ALL ARE INVITED!

Would you like to know more about the exciting things happening at your school?  Please feel free to attend our next PTA meeting, Mar. 5 at 9 a.m. and see what we do. We have multiple board positions open or you can just come and have a voice.  This is the time to shadow a PTA member to see if you'd like to join us.  One thing we love is getting to talk with our principal every month and discussing issues that are important to us. 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

We look forward to seeing you at our Scholastic Book Fair, BEGINNING TUESDAY. Scholastic’s mission is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy. Please stop in to the school during our book fair hours below and check out great books and media for even greater prices. ​Also, we will be open during Parent Teacher Conferences!

Feb. 13 (7:30am​-3pm​), 14 (7:30am​-3pm​), and 15 (7:30am​-8pm​).  

GIRLS WHO CODE

GIRLS, are you interested in learning more about coding? Meeting students from around the state who code and meeting the founder of Girls Who Code? SFJHS is planning to take interested girls to Dell EMC in Draper, UT to get started with coding!  Afterwards, we will do more fun things with coding at the school throughout this year. This kickoff event will be on Thursday, February 22 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Any girl who wants to go will need a to sign up and get a permission slip from the counseling office ASAP. All permission slips must be returned to counseling by this FRIDAY!

LOBO HERO DAY – FRIDAY            

We have great Lobo Heroes at the school who live the lobo way in their actions and in their words. Wear your Lobo shirts on Friday and get a treat!

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT STAKEHOLDER SURVEY

Nebo School District values your continued input regarding our schools. We invite you to give your feedback regarding teachers and administrators working at the school to which your student attends. You may take the survey for any or all of your student's teachers. The survey will be open from February 9-25, 2018.
Thank you for your continued support of Nebo School District. 
Follow this link to the Survey to the 2017-18 Nebo School District Stakeholder Survey
https://neboschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3Lrk9lpA9ORMRD?Q_DL=bDx5rqAKYuADXLf_a3Lrk9lpA9ORMRD_MLRP_dnbuxiZd0D7Girj&Q_CHL=email

CALENDAR

February 13th: PTA Book Fair, SF High Hope Squad visit (health classes), indoor soccer intramurals 2:45pm

February 14th: PTA Book Fair, indoor soccer intramurals 2:45pm

February 15th: PTA Book Fair, 8th to 9th Registration (history classes, indoor soccer intramurals 2:45pm, PT Conference 3:30-8:00

February 16th:  Lobo T-shirt Day, State Capital Field Trip 8:00am

February 22nd: 7th grade to 8th grade registration

February 23rd: School Dance 6:00-7:30pm

February 26th: 6th grade day

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

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