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An English Teachers Dream!

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:07am
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"I told them I'd give them fifteen minutes to finish a writing assignment or read.  They were so engaged after twenty minutes, I didn't want to disrupt them.  I love this job!"

- Mrs. Thompson

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 12/04/17

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:28pm
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Parents, Students, and Friends –

MID-YEAR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Our 2nd parent teacher conference of the year will be held on DECEMBER 7 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. At this point, there will be 4 weeks left in Term 2. Please check grades and make sure you keep working to have Cs, Bs, and As by the holidays! 

ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT VENUE CHANGE

The orchestra concert scheduled for Monday, December 11 at 7pm has been moved to Maple Mountain High School Auditorium. Due to heightened attendance and the need to accommodate as many families, friends, and neighbors that we can, we decided to perform at MMHS. We are excited to present our Christmas Concert to you!

PENNY WARS 2017

December 11-15 are the dates for our annual Penny Wars. Each 2nd period class will accept donations to the Warm the Souls charity run by Nebo Credit Union. We have fun with a little good-sportsmanlike "war" among the classes and grades. We will also have jars in the front office for parents/visitors to participate. If parents/guardians would like to make business donations to our charity drive, please contact Mr. Lawrence the NJHS adviser or Mrs. Hall, our Financial Secretary. Thank you for your support! We hope to donate more than ever this year to this local charity. 

CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT DAY

December 11th, Chick-fil-a is hosting SFJHS "Spirit Day." Just mention "Spanish Fork Junior" or "Spirit Activity" when you order inside or through the drive-through, and Chick-fil-a will make a donation to our school for the service projects done by our National Junior Honor Society. Please spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, etc. 

SFJHS BOULDERING FIELD TRIP

On December 13 we will be having a rock climbing field trip at Momentum Climbing Gym in Lehi. We will be experiencing all types of boulder climbing. This is a type of rock climbing that does not require a harness. The walls are shorter and there is a large padded mat under each climbing wall for safe landing. For more details, visit the website at www.momentumclimbing.com/lehi.

The field trip will cost $10.00 per person and includes transportation, full climbing time, and shoe rental for each student. You will need to pick up a packet from any of the coaches and turn money in to Mrs. Hall by December 12. There are 25 more spaces for this trip and reservations are on a first come, first paid, first served basis. There will be no refunds for this field trip. If you have questions, contact Amanda.rogers@nebo.edu

CALENDAR

Dec 5th: Drama II Class Plays 7:00

Dec 6th: Wrestling vs Mapleton Jr 3:30, Drama II Class Plays 7:00

Dec 7th: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 3:30 – 8:00, GBB and BBB @ Mount Nebo 3:30

Dec 8th: LOBO HERO DAY – WEAR YOUR LOBO SHIRT, Band Christmas Concert @ SFHS 7:00

Dec 9th:  Junior High Orchestra Festival @UVU

Dec 11th: Penny Wars begin, GBB and BBB vs Mapleton JH 3:30, Orchestra Christmas Concert @ MMHS 7:00

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Math Problem of the week

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:33pm

The answer to last week's problem of the week was 40

 The winners were Jaden Bartlett,  Bailey Bennett,  Isaac Bryson,  Camilla Bush,  Lyss Butler,  Nayeli Cerda,  Sara Chandler,  Anna Colton,  Aeris Eastland,  Kaleb Feland,  Grace Forbush,  Cole Gillespie,  Carter Hansen,  Emily Haroldsen,  Peter Heap,  Laney Hicks,  Callie Johnson,  Tracee Jones,  Isaiah Jones,  Madisyn Lott,  Allyson Marks,  Brother McKinley,  Jonah McNeil,  Corinne Orton,  John Perez,  Melissa Perez,  Olivia Perkins,  Molly Peterson,  Naomi Phillips,  Sarah Phipps,  Ty Reese,  Kaleb Robertson,  Justice Smith,  Spencer Stokes,  David Tonga,  Lauren Vehar,  Hailey Wilson   This week's problem of the week is: 

If four hamburgers and two hot dogs cost $16.40 and six hamburgers and four hot dogs cost $26.40, what is the combined cost of a hamburger and a hot dog?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFJH Parent Teacher Conferences This Thursday

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:04am
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Parent Teacher Conference will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. We have 21 school days remaining in Term 2 and we are going full steam toward Cs, Bs and As for the holidays. Teachers and counselors will be available. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Preschool

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:00am
Attributions: by Molly Peterson
(more pictures available)

Mrs. Kelly’s sixth and seventh period classes both did preschools on December 1st. Students in the class brought preschool aged kids from their family or their neighborhood.

 Sixth period's theme was winter, so all their activities were based on that theme. The kids made snow globes, drank hot chocolate, and did many other activities to help them learn different skills.

 Seventh period's theme was the beach. They had the cutest sea animal name tags they gave to the preschoolers. Everyone that came to this class had a blast!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Unstoppable Offense and Amazing Defense

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:47pm
Attributions: By Ethan Benson

The 9th-grade boys basketball team showed their dominance on the court as they defeated school rival Diamond Fork Junior High with a whopping score of 33-72!  

The Lobos had a great game the whole way through. Their offense was unstoppable and they had amazing defense from start to finish.  There was nothing the Diamondbacks could do!

At the end of the game Coach Cook explained, “Our guys played terrific defense and that was the key to our success.”

Great job Lobos!  Keep up the great work!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Drama Class Plays Showing!

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:46am

(more pictures available)

SFJHS Drama classes have been planning and practicing their very own group plays and will have an opportunity on in the next two weeks to perform them for family and friends. Please make time to see the product of their hard work! 

All performances begin at 7:00pm in the SFJHS Little Theater.

DRAMA I -- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30: The Frog Prince, Sword and Saucery, and Once Upon a Fairy Tale

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1: Three Spinning Fairies, Mere Mirror, and And the Crew Plays On

DRAMA II -- TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5: A Case for Two Detectives, The Ship Around the Corner, and Murder Most Fowl

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6: Uninvited Ghost, Along Came a Harriet, and The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Digital Art

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:00am
Attributions: By Sophie Beehler
(more pictures available)

In Mr. Gibson's 1st period art class, we have been learning how to use and create digital art. We have been working on our final art project since Wednesday November 15th. They are finished and are hung up in the library hall near Mr. Gibson’s classroom.

We used a free digital art program called Pixlr Editor. You can do almost anything on it from creating your own art from scratch, to editing and customizing any image or photo! We have learned so much this past month, and are excited to see how everyone’s projects turned out!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Focus Brings Win for Lady Lobos—38-24 over Lakeridge

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:09pm
Attributions: by Shea Harmer, with Rillene Nielsen photos by Matt Christensen
(more pictures available)

According to the SFJH girls basketball coach Shea Harmer, our Lady Lobos gave it their all and came away with a well-deserved win against Lakeridge yesterday.

“We started off a little nervous and had a hard time settling into our style of play. The first quarter was rough,” reports Coach Harmer.  “We finally calmed down and played our game rest of the time and that made a huge difference.”

 According to Harmer, defense was key and really helped shut Lakeridge down. Trinity Benson was a beast on the boards and worked hard to make sure their posts weren’t able to score much. When the Lady Lobos ran their plays, they got in a zone and Lakeridge couldn’t touch them.

Coach Harmer had nothing but praise for her team.  “Macie Clark sank a half-court shot in the 3rd quarter that totally brought the energy to the game,” she said. “Bailie Jensen’s intense yelling and Avery Critchfield’s hard work in the post area really made the difference in the game.”  The girls won it 38-24.

Go Lobos! The girls’ basketball team plays Diamond Fork tomorrow at 3:30 at Diamond Fork. Come on out and give them your support!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobos Dominate Lakeridge in Second Half—Win 69-39

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:27pm
Attributions: Story by Jeff Cook; pictures by Matt Christensen

The Spanish Fork Junior High 9th grade boys’ basketball team beat Lakeridge Jr. High Tuesday night by a score of 69-39. 

The boys got off to a slow start in the first half.  They struggled with turnovers and poor shot selection. 

The second half was a complete turnaround.  Our Lobos worked hard at getting great shots in their half-court offense and reducing the number of turnovers.  Their strategy paid off well for them as is evident by the final score. 

Good luck boys against Diamond Fork tomorrow.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 11/27/17

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:04pm
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Parents, Students, and Friends –

SPANISH FORK JUNIOR HIGH REFLECTIONS WINNERS 2017

Photography

Brooklyn Weight “The Other Side of the Wheat”

Heidi Froelich “Beauty if We See it”

Emma Fox “Cherries Jubilee”

Aspen Brinkerhoff “Capturing the Moon”

3-D Art

Heidi Froelich “Success is Never Far Away”

Film Production

Kira Fisher “The Quest for the Candy”

Brayden Reese “Wall E’s Dream”

Olivia Kloepfer “You Can Do It”

Literature

Molly Petersen “The Believer of Possibilities”

Emily Wessman “Within Reach”

Victorya Heath “Within Reach”

Braylee Orton “Within My Reach of Goals”

Mallorie Patton “Her”

Visual Art

Makenna Wilkinson “Reach for the Stars”

Emma Hathaway “A Pencil”

Heidi Froelich “Talent”

Sarah Mockett “Your Dreams Are Within Reach”

Itzel Valdez “Change”

Music Composition

(None)

Dance Choreography

(None)

Thank you to all students who participated in this year’s competition and congratulations to the winners in each category!

CAREER PRESENTATION – MR. ADAM HALL

Our very own counseling department is sponsoring a career presentation in Mrs. Kay’s classroom (Room 10) on Tuesday, November 28th during Pack Time. If you have no deficient grades, you may attend the presentation. Mr. Hall will be talking about real estate.

PENNY WARS 2017

December 11-15 are the dates for our annual Penny Wars. Each 2nd period class will accept donations to the Warm the Souls charity run by Nebo Credit Union. We have fun with a little good-sportsmanlike "war" among the classes and grades. We will also have jars in the front office for parents/visitors to participate. If parents/guardians would like to make business donations to our charity drive, please contact Mr. Lawrence the NJHS adviser or Mrs. Hall, our Financial Secretary. Thank you for your support! We hope to donate more than ever this year to this local charity. 

 

CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT DAY

December 11th, Chick-fil-a is hosting SFJHS "Spirit Day." Just mention "Spanish Fork Junior" or "Spirit Activity" when you order inside or through the drive-through, and Chick-fil-a will make a donation to our school for the service projects done by our National Junior Honor Society. Please spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, etc. 

HALF-DAY ICE SKATING TRIP

Any 7th, 8th or 9th grader that has an “S” in citizenship is invited on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH --- 8:30am-11:30am
We will be ice skating at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo! There is a $10 fee, which includes transportation, admission, and skates.
YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AND TURN IN THE PERMISSION FORMS IN ORDER TO ATTEND! Sign up with Coach Denter today.

MID-YEAR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Our 2nd parent teacher conference of the year will be held on DECEMBER 7 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. At this point, there will be 4 weeks left in Term 2. Please check grades and make sure you keep working to have Cs, Bs, and As by the holidays!

CALENDAR

Nov 28th:  Boys & Girls Basketball 3:30 vs Lakeridge

Nov 29th:  Wrestling @ Diamond Fork 3:30

Nov 30th:  Drama 1 Class Plays, Novel Writing, Boys & Girls Basketball @ Diamond Fork 3:30

Dec 1st:     TERM 2 MIDTERM, Basketball Intramurals 6:00am, Drama 1 Class Plays, CTE Preschool 1:00

Dec 4th:   Boys & Girls Basketball 3:30 vs Springville

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

US History Students Track the History of Knowledge

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:22pm
Attributions: Story and pictures by Shea Harmer
(more pictures available)

Eighth grade US History classes were able to go to the UVU Roots of Knowledge exhibit recently. This exhibit depicts the history of knowledge from the beginning of time into the future.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Math Problem of the week

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:44am
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Congratulations to those that got the problem of the week correct last week

Holden Bayless Dexter Bradford Camilla Bush Sara Chandler Ethan Graham Mason Halliday Laney Hicks Callie Johnson Corinne Orton Enoch Pendleton Molly Peterson Ty Reese David Riding Lillian Woidka Good luck on this week's problem of the week!  Because of the shortened week, it will extend to next Friday to submit your answers. 

  G  A  B
+ B  A  G
______

1   0  9  0

 What is A * (B + G)?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lady Lobos Hoping First Win Will be as Easy as Pie

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:20pm
Attributions: picture and story by Shea Harmer

The girl’s basketball team is excited to kick off the season. They take on Pleasant Grove on November 21st and are excited to get the W.
They started a new tradition after practice by celebrating the beginning of the season with a nice slice of pie.
Go lady Lobos!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 11/20/2017

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:34pm
Attributions: Artwork by Davis Kirchner, 7th Grade

Parents, Students, and Friends –

CANVAS PARENT ACCESS APP

A Canvas Parent app is available for mobile devices. Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas and link their account to their students’ accounts so they can see assignment details and due dates, announcements, assignment submissions from their students, and feedback from the teachers. Observers can view the course content, but cannot participate in the course. Follow the link to the school’s website for instructions to install and use Canvas. CANVAS: Parent Login Instructions. The Canvas login is also on the Parent and Student Information page of the school’s website.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

We have started our CCR's (College and Career Readiness Plans) with our 8th grade students. We will be calling students down to meet up with their parents and counselors. This is a great time for our students to start thinking about what they want to do in the future.

TERM 1 BY THE NUMBERS

Our current enrollment is 1254 students

902 students earned a spot on the honor roll. This is the highest number of student we have ever had! Last year, first term we 825 students earned that spot.

399 with 4.0 Academic Excellence

357 with 3.7 or above, High Honors

144 with 3.5 or above, Honors

Thank you to the students for their hard work and to all of the parents, teachers, and support staff that support them!

DRESS CODE REMINDER

The idea behind a dress code is that appropriate student dress and grooming promotes an effective learning environment free from unnecessary disruption or distraction. We are seeing an increase in jeans with holes above the knee. The school policy states “no torn pants above the knee”. We do not send students home for a dress code violation. If a student’s clothing or grooming interferes with the normal education process, he/she will be asked to change whatever is in question.

HALF-DAY ICE SKATING TRIP
Any 7th, 8th or 9th grader that has an “S” in citizenship is invited on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH --- 8:30am-11:30am
We will be ice skating at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo! There is a $10 fee, which includes transportation, admission, and skates.
YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AND TURN IN THE PERMISSION FORMS IN ORDER TO ATTEND! Sign up with Coach Denter today.

CALENDAR

Nov 20th:  Novel Writing (all day)

Nov 21st:  Boys & Girls Basketball @ PG 3:30

Nov 22nd: No School – PC Comp Day

Nov 23rd:  No School – Thanksgiving Break

Nov 24th:  No School – Thanksgiving Break

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Ice Skating Trip!

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:03pm
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HALF-DAY ICE SKATING TRIP
Any 7th, 8th or 9th grader that has an “S” in citizenship is invited!!! 
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29TH --- 8:30am-11:30am
We will be ice skating at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo!
There is a $10 fee, which includes transportation, admission, and skates!!!
YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AND TURN IN THE PERMISSION FORMS IN ORDER TO ATTEND!
Sign up with Coach Denter today!!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Video of National Anthem at BYU

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 8:14pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFJH Choir Sings National Anthem at BYU B-Ball Game

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:41pm
Attributions: by Rillene Nielsen

Congratulations Mr. Kameron Kavanagh and the Spanish Fork Junior High Choir! 

Our singing Lobos were featured recently during a BYU men’s basketball. They were invited to sing the national anthem prior to tip off, then stay and watch the game.

Steve Hall, manager of outbound ticket sales at BYU, was very impressed with our students and Mr. Kavanagh.  Vice principal Mrs. Alesha LeMmon reported, “[Mr. Hall] said he was so very impressed with their professionalism and that of [Mr. Kavanagh]. He noticed how all the students gravitated to him, to be near him and to receive instruction. He thought that was a sign of someone beloved by students. He also said that BYU invites the best choirs back each year and SFJHS is at the top of the list for this honor.”

Wow!  That’s wonderful feedback!  Great work choir!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 11/13/17

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:09pm
Attributions: 

Parents, Students, and Friends –

SFHS WINTER GUARD

Come join the 2018 winter guard team! Try out clinics will be held November 13th, 16th, and 20th from 3:00-5:00pm in the Dance Room.  A Parent and student meeting will be held November 16th at 7 pm in the High School Band Room. No experience needed! 7th-12th grade boys and girls welcome. Come learn how to spin flag, rifle, and sabre as you perform with the award winning SFHS Winter Guard.

PACK TIME CAREER PRESENTATION

This Wednesday, November 15, 2017, we will have a guest speaker during Pack Time. Matia Young is a Health and Wellness Coach. Listen to announcements for the location to be determined.

CANVAS PARENT ACCESS APP

A Canvas Parent app is available for mobile devices. Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas and link their account to their students’ accounts so they can see assignment details and due dates, announcements, assignment submissions from their students, and feedback from the teachers. Observers can view the course content, but cannot participate in the course. Follow the link to the school’s website for instructions to install and use Canvas.

CANVAS: Parent Login Instructions

The Canvas login is also on the Parent and Student Information page of the school’s website.

VETERANS’ CELEBRATION THANK YOU

We thank all who participated in our celebration of Veteran’s Day and especially all of the families and friends who brought in pictures of loved ones who served in all branches of the military. Our foyer windows were filled with military memories!

SFJH GIRLS’ AND BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAMS

Bethany Bradford, Callie Johnson, Ashlyn Herbst, Kylie Smith, Macie Clark, Paige Scott, Brianna Jones, Bailie Jensen, Avery Critchfield, Hannah Oldham, Karley Carron-Campbell, Trinity Benson

Enoch Pendleton, Jamison Barrett, Easton Redd, Brady Jacobson, Sam Jex, Zac Argyle, Davis Jones, Aaron Sessions, Brad Stevens, Targhee Lambson, Morley Bennett, Davis Ashton

Congratulations! We are looking forward to a great season!

CALENDAR

November 14, 15, 16:

Badminton Intramurals 2:50pm

November 15:

History: Roots of Knowledge Field Trip 8am-12pm

Wrestling vs. Mt Nebo 3:30pm

November 17:

Basketball Intramurals 6:00am

LOBO HERO DAY! Wear your Lobo T-shirt and show your school pride!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Veterans Day Assembly

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:33am
Attributions: by Abigail Perrins (photos by Abigail Perrins and Brighten Bills)
(more pictures available)

On Friday, November 10, 2017, Spanish Fork Jr High had our annual Veterans Day assembly.

 This assembly touched the hearts of many people in that room. We were able to hear the story of a man who has served in the army and now has children serving in the army. He talked about some of the people he knows that are in the war. His dad, his uncle, and his children now have all served and are continuing to serve today.

 I remember something he said along the lines of we may not know anyone in the army, but we owe everyone in the army. We are blessed to live in this land of freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and much more than we have been given.

 All of the men and women in the military have served our country in many ways; some have even sacrificed their lives for this country, and I want to say thank you to them and the work they have put into keeping this country free.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

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