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Warning: Heart Attack!!!

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 7:36am
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This week is National School Counseling Week, and we want to give a shout out to our amazing counselors here at SFJHS! They are the best and we appreciate everything they do for the students and staff on a daily basis! ​

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Nebo Chess Tournament

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:32am

Saturday February 24, 2018   8:30 am - 1:00 pm approximately

Cherry Creek Elementary 484 S. 200 E. Springville, 84663 Please enter through east doors.

  • Arrive at 8:30 am, instructions at 8:45 am.
  • 5 or 6 rounds—all students get to play all rounds.
  • K-6 students get to play others within their own grade.

Jr. High students will be grouped together into one section. High School students will be grouped together into one section.

9th grade will join either Jr. High or High School based on numbers.

  • Rounds are up to 50 minutes each (i.e. approximately 25 minutes per player).  High School may be allowed up to 60 minutes each.
  • Plan on students finishing last round between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.
    • Trophies will be awarded for 1st -7th place per section (plus several “outstanding” trophies), and for top 3 elementary schools and top 2 secondary schools.  All other players will receive a medal.
    • Tie breaks will be decided by the computer.
    • Information available for those interested in starting a chess club.

 Lunch will be available for purchase: pizza, snacks, etc. Chess sets and such available for purchase.  Cash or check.

 How to register:

 Register and pay online at under “Nebo District Programs.” Cost is $5.00 if you register and pay by Feb 17, or $10 thereafter.

Registrations accepted only through Thursday, Feb 22— no registration or payment accepted at the door.

Student must be in Nebo School District boundaries, whether attending public, charter, or home school, or have played in Nebo chess tournament. Supervision of children is the responsibility of the parents. Parents and other spectators may not interact with players while they are competing.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lady Lobos Conquer Springville’s Lady Knights

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:42pm
Attributions: by Shae Harmer with Rillene Nielsen
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The semi-finals game was a hard fought battle for the Lady Lobos who took on the Springville Lady Knights. The Lobos offense got off to a slow start; they struggled to get into a rhythm the entire first half. Springville, however, came to play. They were very aggressive and scrappy. The Lady Lobos ended up going into half time down by 2 points.
The second half proved that SF had made the adjustments necessary to pull themselves ahead. A few collisions and injuries did occur. Callie Johnson was knocked into a Springville player and got wacked in the eye. She ended up needing stitches after the game.
The Lady Lobos worked tirelessly and fought a hard battle all the way to end, winning by just 2 points!
But that was enough to get them into the championship game against Mapleton. The game is today at Springville HS. Come support your SFJH Lobos as they look for the back to back championship victories.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Nebo EdTech Spotlights Teacher Heather Mendonsa

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 7:39am
Attributions: by Myles Peterson, Nebo Digital Coach, and Rillene Nielsen
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Heather Mendonsa, a science teacher at Spanish Fork Jr. High, was recently spotlighted in the Nebo EdTech Newsletter.  Ms. Mendonsa was featured for the innovative ways she’s using the technology available in Nebo District to help students learn.

Ms. Mendonsa explained, “I have started using Mastery Paths in Canvas and I am excited about where this program can take my class. It has changed my planning and differentiation in great ways.”

“First, I gave a pretest to my classes and divided it into specific topics,” continued Ms. Mendonsa.  “Based on their results, Canvas automatically assigned remedial lessons to those who needed it, focused on vocabulary and repetition for my ELL students, and gave more in-depth opportunities to those who are already at mastery. At this point, I am using Mastery Paths during class about twice a week. I have found that the students are happier because they are getting the information they need at their own pace.”

Innovation and best practices set great teachers apart from the rest.  SFJH is fortunate to have Ms. Mendonsa on the faculty team, helping students succeed.  “I'm excited to see where this is going in the next few years,” she said.  We are too.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 02/05/2018

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:43pm

Parents, Students, and Friends –

January was a busy month for the students at SFJHS! We finished out our wrestling season, continued our basketball season, sent attendees to Nebo’s junior high youth board meeting. We celebrated students of the month. The orchestra played in concert with American Idol stars, we remembered Martin Luther King, Jr., and began rehearsing the school musical. We found joy in our annual HOPE week activities, finished Term 2, and FFA attended the Wasatch Back judging. We went on educational field trips, performed in, and listened to the Nebo Youth Symphony. Most importantly, teachers taught amazing lessons giving students opportunities to learn and grow in all academic areas. We thank you all for trusting all of the teachers, technicians, lunch ladies, bus drivers, custodians, coaches, secretaries, administrators, and counselors to help your student succeed and thrive. February, here we come! 


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. 


Our school science fair will be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 6th and 7th in the library.  Judging for the fair will be conducted from 1st to 4th periods on Wednesday.  Awards will be presented during 7th period (Wednesday).  The open house for viewing projects will be on Thursday during the school day.  


Unfortunately, it has become a more and more common occurrence that parents are calling their students during class. If you need to contact your student, please call the front office or text them. When students receive phone calls from parents during class, they think it is an emergency and they need to answer which causes a disruption for the entire class. So please remind your students about good phone etiquette. Thank you!

Nebo District electronics policy JDE states:

Student use of electronic devices must adhere to the following rules and guidelines: Electronic devices may be used during a class period or school activity when specifically approved by the teacher or a school administrator in conjunction with educationally appropriate objectives. A teacher or school administrator should only authorize the use of electronic devices during a class period or other school activities when it benefits and enhances the students’ education. Such matters may be addressed in a disclosure document provided by the teacher outlining class rules, procedures, and expectations.


February 6th: District Basketball Tournament, Science Fair judging and awards

February 7th: School Community Council 12:00, Science Fair open house

February 9th: MIDTERM

February 13th-15th: PTA Scholastic Book Fair

February 15th: Parent Teacher Conferences

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:19pm

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation would be significantly benefitted if you shopped through

 Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation.

 About AmazonSmile

 What is AmazonSmile?

 AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity.

The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants. 

Thank you for your support.


Lana Hiskey

Executive Director

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Math Problem of the week

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:03am

This week's problem.... 

Finding Joy

Margo is currently twice as old as Joy was three decades ago, and Joy is currently three times as old as Margo was two decades ago.  How old was Joy when Margo was born?  Good Luck!Here are the winners from last week


































































































Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

February Students of the Month

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:59am
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Job Shadow Day!

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:01pm

A reminder that February 2 is our 7th grade Job Shadow Day. 

7th-grade students, don't forget to bring your completed job shadow worksheet back to school with you on February 5. If you need a new copy of the worksheet click here to download one.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

01/29/2018 Lobo Update

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:27pm

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!


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 


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 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 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



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:52pm
Attributions: By Mrs. Parker

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.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

One Team, One Dream

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:51pm
Attributions: by Mrs. Parker

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.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Math Problem of the Week

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 8:28am

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: 


Kaylee Alger

Carson Barton

Holden Bayless

Koda Begax

Megan Brinton

Grady Carter

Sara Chandler

Mckenzie Clark

Parker Coe

Amelia Crandall

Alma Dalton

Aeris Eastland

Ryan Flake

Katelyn Gappmayer

Ethan Graham

Taylor Gull

Carter Hansen

Dylan Hansen

Taggert Harrison

Kayla Huish

Carter Hulet

Kylie Jennings

Callie Johnson

Eva         Lauritzen

Madisyn  Lott

Macilynne Manning

Corinne Orton

Ashlie Ott

Mason Page

Molly Petersen

Ty         Reese

David Riding

Lex         Smith

Chris Stephenson

Spencer Stokes

Annie Thompson

Brinley Tutton

Ashlynn Webb

Sam Whitaker


Josie Wright

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 *?

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Flu notice from health department for parents and families

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 10:20am

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Parents please review the letter and fact sheet from the Utah County Health Department regarding influenza. This has become a widespread problem in the entire county and health officials would like to make us aware of the symptoms and dangers of the flu. If you have questions or concerns about influenza, contact your health provider or the Utah County Health Department directly.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Get Away Today

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 5:24pm
Attributions: Nebo School District

Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student soon. It is filled with travel specials for your family including Adults at Kids’ Prices at the Disneyland Resort for travel in January, February and May 2018! Plus, you can still get 2018 tickets at 2017 prices before they go up! Get the details at Remember, with every vacation purchased Get Away Today will donate back to Nebo Education Foundation. #focusonstudents #nebohero #studentsuccess#empowerstudents #engagestudents

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 1/22/2018

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:02pm

Lobo Update 1/22/2018

Parents, Students, and Friends –


Our Lobo Food Drive runs through this week! Utah Community Action Services and Food Bank barrels are in the front lobby, let’s fill them up! The food bank is in high need at this time of year. Put your donation in your backpack the night before school so you don’t forget! Clean out your pantry and bring what you can to donate to those in great need. It’s exciting to watch the donations come in!! Remember the winning grade gets 5 minutes extra lunch time! If you donate be sure to get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a candy bar. Thanks to all those who have dropped food off! Help us bring HOPE and HELP to our community. Let’s go LOBOs!


Applications for National Junior Honor Society are in the office TODAY. Deadline to submit your application is February 2nd!


Thank you to our awesome counseling department for sponsoring all of our HOPE week activities surrounding the idea of hope and what gives us hope. Students enjoyed dressing up each day to show their spirit and we were able to have the band, Foreign Figures play for us! You can see the concert in its entirety on our Facebook page at


Our regular pack time will begin on Tuesday this week with additional help in Math and English. This is a 25-minute period after 2nd that runs Tuesday through Friday where students can go to teachers for help with any subject.


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 22nd: Boys & Girls B-Ball vs. Salem 3:30

January 23rd:  Native Club 9:35

January 25th: Boys & Girls B-Ball @ Payson Jr. 3:00

January 26th:  Lobo Hero Day (wear lobo shirts)

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:43pm
Attributions: Written by Amy Gibson
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Parents, students, and friends!

We are extending our January food drive into next week! Utah Community Action Services and Food Bank barrels are in the front lobby, let’s fill them up! The food bank is in high need at this time of year. Put your donation in your backpack the night before school so you don’t forget! Clean out your pantry this weekend and bring what you can to donate to those in great need.

7th grade is in the lead with 9th grade close behind. It’s exciting to watch the donations come in!! Remember the winning grade gets 5 minutes extra lunch time! If you donate be sure to get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a candy bar. Thanks to all those who have dropped food off! Help us bring HOPE and HELP to our community. Let’s go LOBOs!


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Hope Week

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:24am
Attributions: by Madisyn Lott

Hope Week is here! On Hats for Hope Tuesday, students had the opportunity to say what gave them Hope, and add to the chain. On White Out Wednesday, we heard messages from the band Foreign Figures, who sang and gave the students messages for a lifetime. Coming up on Thankful Thursday, wear some crazy socks and show gratitude all day long. Remember to write a letter to someone during Pack Time! On Friendship and Flannel Friday, don't forget to wear Flannel for Hope. Don’t forget, you don’t have to be in Hope Squad or Hope Club to be a friend and share Hope! Happy Hope Week 2018!  

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra News

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:24pm
Attributions: by Angela Harman

Congratulation to Tanner Fraser, Kayla Huish, Bryce Harman, Erica Bramall, Cael Erickson, and Alex Christiansen!  They auditioned and were selected to be in the Utah All State Junior High orchestra.  This orchestra is for top students all over the state.  They will be performing on Saturday at Abravanel Hall with renowned composer Deborah Baker Monday conducting. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 1/16/2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:16pm

Parents, Students, and Friends –


Welcome to Term 3! We have a new semester and lots of new classes for students. This week is HOPE Week and we have fun things planned to remind us that when we make good choices, good things happen. We will not have Pack Time this week leaving time for 2nd period teachers to emphasize HOPE Week lessons on hope and what gives us hope. Pack time will resume next week.


Mr. Lawrence will be accepting new applications for National Junior Honor Society beginning January 22nd. We are inviting 7th graders to live the Lobo Way and apply as well. See Mr. Lawrence on January 22nd for an application.


Now that we are starting a new semester, it is a good time to pay off any lunch balances your student has accumulated and you can pre-pay lunches as well using the new parent mobile application at There are instructions to install the app on your phone or you can access the parent homepage at where you will see a link to PayPAMS. 


Final grades will be posted by Wednesday evening and report cards will be given to students during 7th period on Friday, January 19th. TODAY’S GRADES ON THE EMAIL HOME ARE FOR TERM 2.


January 15th:          Martin L King Day (Holiday)

January 16th:          Hope Week (Hat Day), Musical Rehearsals 3:00, BBB & GBB HOME 3:30

January 17th:          Hope Week (White Out), Hope Week Assembly 2nd Period, FFA Wasatch Back

January 18th:          Hope Week (Crazy Socks), BBB and GBB @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30

January 19th:          Hope Week (Flannel), Report Cards handed out 7th period



Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork