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Roots of Knowledge Field Trip

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:20pm
Attributions: By Milah Konchar
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The 7th grade Honors English students went to UVU for a field trip to see the Roots of Knowledge stained glass window display. It was amazing!

 The display was awesome because there was a tree at the beginning representing the tree of life. Then there was a tree at the end which looked like a hand holding a torch, but you could tell it was a tree [representing the transfer of knowledge to future generations].

 In between the trees there were pictures depicted in stained glass showing all of the things we have discovered over generations such as the pyramids of Egypt and Vikings’ ships. There were pictures showing people making railroads and canoes and planting crops and just working in general. They also had all of the great artists and geniuses from around the world like Beethoven, Einstein, Jane Austen, and lots more. There were some buildings near the end that represented the future.

 We also did a walk and write which is when you walk around in small groups and talk, and then you sit down and write inspiring ideas that you had talked or thought about. Walk and writes are fun! We learned a lot from the UVU field trip.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

November Students of the Month

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 5:33pm

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November Students of the Month

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 2:29pm

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Wrestling season has begun at SFJH!!!

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:54pm
Attributions: by Jentry Youd

Wrestling season has begun at SFJH!!! Spanish Fork Jr. High Wrestling dueled Payson last night. The night was full of hard-fought matches. There were many beginner wrestlers that came away with big victories. The next wrestling match will be against Mt Nebo on Wednesday, Nov 15 at 3:30 pm. Come support the Wrestling Team.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Levels of Density

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 6:08am
Attributions: by Peyton Hall

In Mrs. Mendonsa’s science class, seventh-grade students experimented with the levels of density that different substances hold. They used honey, corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. First they found out what the density of each substance was. Honey had the thickest density, then corn syrup, milk, dish soap, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol. After finding the density of each substance, they were ready to start the experiment!

To start the experiment they needed equal amounts of each substance. After making sure that they had equal amounts, it was time to begin. The honey had the thickest density, so it was poured into the tube first. Next the corn syrup was slowly poured into the tube, but instead of mixing with the honey is stayed right on top, making two different layers. Little by little each substance was poured into the tube according to their level of density. When they were finished, six different layers were visible! Instead of mixing all together, each substance just sat on top of one another! Who knew that density could be so cool!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Netsmartz Assembly

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 6:06am
Attributions: By Joshua Fraser

Students at Spanish Fork Junior High attended an assembly on how to use the Internet safely and smartly on November 1st.

A NetSmartz representative educated students on topics such as distracted driving, cyber bullying, and staying away from bad websites. They watched videos on why it’s dangerous to text and drive, and in how some parts of the world they have texting and walking lanes for people to freely walk and text.

They also saw a video of people in New York grabbing onto leashes provided by volunteers, who would then lead the people texting to wherever they wanted to go. It was a great day to learn about Internet safety.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

For Parents of Students with Special Needs

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:45pm

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Zombie Haiku Contest

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:53am

Congratulations to this year's winners!7th grade

  • First place       Ryan Rawe
  • Second             Sarah Seeley
  • Third                Aeris Eastland

 8th Grade

  • First Place       Kade Baum
  • Second             Jayden Seamons
  • Third                Emma Fox

 9th Grade

  • First Place      Mason Dansie
  • Second            Natalie Combs
  • Third               Matthew Levitt


  • First Place       Mrs. Goates
  • Second             Mr. Lawrence
  • Third                Mr. Thacker
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Lobo Update 11/06/17

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:51pm

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Parents, Students, and Friends – 


The school is now on Instagram @sfjh_lobos. We have a link directly to it on our website – lower left side of the page – we will be posting some of the great students, teachers, and staff periodically. Check us out! Also, if you have not done so, go to our Facebook page at and LIKE us. We are working on qualifying for a technology grant to our school if we reach our LIKES goal. This would take 100 additional parents and students to LIKE us on FB. We have lots of great stories and happenings to keep you up to date.


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.


BOYS: Tryouts are November 6th immediately after school at 2:00pm and November 7th at 2:45pm. Questions? Talk to Coaches Cook or Carlson.

GIRLS: Tryouts are November 7th and November 8th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. All girls planning on trying out MUST bring a completed physical form (forms on the school website) and a print out of their term 1 grades. 


November 6 and 7:

Boys’ Basketball Tryouts 2:00pm (6th), 2:45pm (7th)

November 7 and 8:

Girls’ Basketball Tryouts 3:00pm-5:00pm

November 7-9:

Badminton Intramurals 2:50pm

November 8:

AP Geography Field Trip

Phillips-Bartholomew Science Field Trip

Wrestling at HOME 3:30pm

November 10:

Basketball Intramurals 6:00am

Veterans’ Day Assembly 8:45am

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Fall Carnival

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:11am
Attributions: by Kaleb Patten

The first school dance of the year for the Spanish Fork Lobos was this past Friday, November 3, 2017.

Students who brought their student ID were given 10 tickets upon admission to play their choice of several carnival type games: ping pong Gatorade toss, pumpkin bowling, disk golf, football toss, and a face painting booth (hearts were a simple but popular request among the girls).

Of course, what is a carnival without popcorn and cotton candy!  Both are a must and they were delicious.
Don't forget why we all went to the dance—to dance with our friends to awesome music!  Everybody loved the music that was played and enjoyed hanging with friends and jamming out to the music. Many people enjoyed the Fall Dance and the games and music. Make sure to thank the people who helped make the Fall Dance possible. Go LOBOS!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Author Tess Hilmo Visits Freshmen English Students

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:59am
Attributions: story and pictures by Joe Anson
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Author Tess Hilmo visited with Mr. Anson’s Honors English 9th on October 24, 2017. She encouraged students in their preparation to participate in National Novel Writing Month, inspiring them to chase their dreams and work hard to achieve them.

 Ms. Hilmo shared parts of her own personal journey of becoming an author, as well as parts of her novels—With a Name Like Love (2011), Skies Like These (2014), and Cinnamon Moon (2016)—and personal stories to illustrate parts of the planning and writing and thinking processes involved in crafting a novel. She answered questions regarding the daunting task of next month’s NaNoWriMo challenge.

  Many students found Ms. Hilmo’s advice valuable and scribbled as fast as they could anything that came out of her mouth. It’s always a pleasure to connect to real writing with real authors who live among us.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spike-Ball a Big Hit in PE

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:36am
Attributions: pictures and story by Garrett Johnson

The new craze in PE is Spike-ball!  It’s a fast paced, intense game where a pair of teammates plays against each other, trying to score points as the ball “spikes” off a trampoline net.

The rules are very similar to volleyball.  Each team is allowed 3 hits to spike it off of the net and change possession.  There are no boundaries, so players are constantly running around, jumping over the net, etc.

The students love it!  Bryton Asay and Taggert Harrison  said they love Spike-ball because it is fun!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra WOW!

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:16pm
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Just in from Mrs. Harmon:

“The SFJHS orchestra just received a letter from Rep. Mike McKell with a $200 donation to our program.  We are so grateful for community support!  Thank you Mike McKell!”

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 10/30/17

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00pm
Attributions: Alesha LeMmon

Parents, Students, and Friends –

Welcome to Term 2 and good job completing the first term! Thank you to all of the students who work very hard to complete coursework and master their content. Thanks to all of the teachers who put in hours upon hours of preparation time, teaching time, re-teaching and intervention time so students are proficient and ready for the next level of instruction. And, a huge thank you to parents and guardians who support their children and support our school! Way to Strengthen the Pack!


DID YOU KNOW children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. This is Red Ribbon Week at SFJH, an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. The 2017 theme is, “Your future is key, so stay drug free.” We will have themed days throughout the week along with information and lessons on how to stay drug free.

Monday: Wear Red Day – Pledge to be drug free.

Tuesday: Halloween Costumes – Scare away drugs.

Make sure the costume is school appropriate, no face paint, weapons, masks, or hats/hoods that cover the face. Also, some classes are sharing candy during class. If candy is brought to school, make sure it is purchased at the store and individually wrapped. We have many students who have peanut/nut allergies in the school. Please consider this when purchasing any candy your child may bring. Thank you.

Wednesday: Hat Day – Hats off to good choices.

Thursday: Pajama Day – Follow your dreams, say no to drugs! School appropriate pajamas only.

Friday: Team Jersey/Shirt Day.


Our Netsmartz assembly is scheduled for this Wednesday, November 1st.  From the website, “NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.” For more information, check out the website at where you will find many resources, tips, and discussion starters to talk with your children about internet safety.


BOYS: Tryouts are November 6th immediately after school at 2:00pm and November 7th at 2:45pm. Questions? Talk to Coaches Cook or Carlson.

GIRLS: Tryouts are November 7th and November 8th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. All girls planning on trying out MUST bring a completed physical form (forms on the school website) and a print out of their term 1 grades. 


The annual fall carnival and dance is Friday, November 3, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm sponsored and hosted by the SFJH Student Council. It's $5 to get in and students who bring a student ID get 10 tickets for the carnival. There will be games, food, and live music. Don't miss out!


Friday, November 10, 2017 will be our annual Spanish Fork Junior High Veteran’s Day assembly. We would love to extend an invitation to all our students’ family members who have served, and who are currently serving in the Armed Forces to please join us for this assembly. We will also be asking your students to dress up that day to show respect for our military men and women.

Schedule will go as follows:

1st Assembly 8:50 -9:50 am.

2nd Assembly 9:55-10:55 am.

We will be preparing a slide show for this assembly and would love to have our SFJH families send in pictures of any loved ones who have served or who may be currently serving in the United States military. Please send them to Feel free to take a picture of a photo with your cell phone and send it to Mrs. Provstgaard’s e-mail. Thank you for your support!


The school is now on Instagram @sfjh_lobos. We have a link directly to it on our website – lower left side of the page – we will be posting some of the great students, teachers, and staff periodically. Check us out!

Also, if you have not done so, go to our Facebook page at and LIKE us! We have lots of great stories and happenings to keep you up to date.


October 30 – November 3:

RED RIBBON WEEK – see newsletter and website for details.

October 31:


Wiffle Ball 2:50pm

November 1:

Netsmartz Assembly 8:45am

Wiffle Ball 2:50pm

November 2:

Wiffle Ball 2:50pm

November 3:

Fall Carnival 6:00pm-8:00pm

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Jazz Band

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:01am
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If you’re walking through the cafeteria one morning before school, you might just want to grab a bite of breakfast, settle in, and listen to the Jazz Band. Jeffrey Sass, who plays the alto saxophone says, “Jazz Band is a great before school activity where you play harder music than normal and you have to work harder and devote more time than Concert Band.” Lindsey Deveraux who plays the tenor saxophone says that being in the Jazz Band “has helped me learn more about music.”  

 Mr. Carter also teaches the Percussion Ensemble. Billy Thaler says, “I joined percussion class because I had always wanted to play drums. It's great. Mr. Carter is the best—super nice; I love learning from him. I also like to learn the xylophone which is what we are learning right now. I recommend piano experience; it makes it a lot easier.”  

 Jocelyn Hansbrow joined the ensemble because she thought it would be fun. “I've played piano since I was five and enjoyed it, and decided I should try something new. Mr. Carter is nice and funny, and of course I am fond of music.” 

Enoch Sanchez, who plays the trombone in the Jazz Band, wrote, "As the trumpet and trombone song blares through the room, as the saxophone plays the smooth notes of our own symphony, and while the cello's soft strum of the strings slowly fill the room with calming harmony, the entire world slows down, as if the only thing in the world is the rhythm and song of Jazz."

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Math Problem of the week

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 8:36am

Congratulations to Morganne Price, Aspen Carter and Emmie Olsen who got the math Problem of the week last week!  The answer was 56 triangles.

 This week the problem is


If today is Friday, what day of the week will it be 101 days from today?


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Kick Me!

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:50am
Attributions: Photos and Story by Gaylynn Parker
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Students in 7th grade Language Arts played a fun variation of the old “Kick Me” trick this month to learn about analogies. 

Instead of having a “kick me” sticker stuck on students’ backs, the stickers are words that are the answer to an analogy. Analogies are word pairs that show relationships between ideas such as hot is to cold as wet is to dry.

As students enter the classroom, each student is slapped on the back with a sticker. Then during class, students are up and about, looking at stickers on each others' backs as they search for the answer to each analogy. Fun!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Red Ribbon Week! October 30 - November 3

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:48am

SFJHS Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

  • Monday - Wear Red. Pledge to be drug free.
  • Tuesday - Halloween Costumes - Scare away drugs! (School appropriate. No face paint and no masks)
  • Wednesday - Hat Day! Hat's off to good choices!
  • Thursday - Pajama Day. Follow your dreams to say no to drugs! (School appropriate pajamas)
  • Friday - Team Shirt/Jersey Day. Team up against drugs!
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra Concert

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:37am
Attributions: by Beau Jacobson

On October 24th, 2017, the SFJHS Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Orchestras performed at the Spanish Fork High School’s auditorium. With the concert being so close to Halloween, the orchestras dressed up in costumes. The Sixth Grade Orchestra also came and performed two songs with the Beginning Orchestra ("Sourwood Mountain" and "John Ryan's Polka"). There were all sorts of costumes at the affair. There were a ton of Star Wars costumes but most of the costumes were different.

 All the orchestras sounded really good and played sensational songs. The audience also got to participate. Some songs they clapped, other songs they hit glow balls around and swayed glow sticks back and forth to the beat of the song. After the Beginning Orchestra had finished performing, Mrs. Harman did a raffle: if the number they called was yours, you got a prize (most of the prizes were candy). They also did that after the Intermediate Orchestra finished.

Afterward, the Advanced Orchestra played and did fantastic. We also found out that the Advanced Orchestra will be performing with someone from American Idol in January and will receive a check for the school! The program ended up being a blast. If you couldn't come, you can always come to the next one. The next concert is December 11th at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

 Follow us on Instagram:  @sf_orchestra  

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

National Junior Honor Society

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:35am
Attributions: by Jonathan Lawrence with Rillene Nielsen photos by Jonathan Lawrence
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NJHS has been really busy this term!  They’ve helped at two elementary school carnivals.  They headed up a Saturday clean up on the Spanish Fork River Trail. 

More recently, they did some painting here at the school.  They’ve even entered a scarecrow at the Thanksgiving Point Scarecrow Festival.

It’s been fun.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork