Board Game Club was a club that started in 3rd term. It is over, but Parker Coe, who ran it, wants to do it again next year. It was a fun club, with lots of different games. Kids played whatever games they wanted, and there were many to choose from. Some favorites were Bang the dice game, King of Tokyo, and Codenames. Some others included Liggretto, Fugi Flush, Kingdomino, and Dimensions. There were lots of new games that people hadn’t seen. New games were brought almost every week. Favorites were brought back, and some were played every week, like Bang. They also created a new version of Bang, which made the games a lot shorter, but was still really fun. It was a normal ten-week club. New games will be brought next year, and some favorites will be brought back. Come join the fun next year!
Mrs Harmers 9th grade World Civilizations classes were able to experience life in a trench while learning about WWI. Students learned about the Christmas truce, poison gases, and conditions associated with trench warfare!
Friday, April 27 was the Disney themed school dance! The dance was held in the lunch room, which was decorated by our impressive student council. There was also a costume competition. People had amazing costumes including Rapunzel, Bell, a Wizard, Queen Guinevere, and even some interesting background characters! It was well attended and everyone looked like they were having fun. There were plenty of beautiful decorations like silhouettes of Disney characters. The music ranged from Disney music to the Cupid Shuffle. In a competition set up by the DJ, we found out that the girls choice dances were more crowded than the boys choice. What a great way to end the year! Thanks, Student Council!
Pepper the Guinea Pig came into Mr. Madsen’s class today for the second time, surprising many students. As the classes continued on, students looked at her with adoration. All of the students from fifth period to seventh period had seen and petted her before, so this was a first for the first four periods of students. Mr. Madsen held and petted her often, and she is simply adorable according to most students.
At the end of the day, Pepper will be taken home by her owner, Seth Liechty, not to be seen anytime soon. But hopefully, Pepper the Guinea Pig will return soon to be adored by the students of Spanish Fork Junior High.
This last weekend, on April 20 and 21, members of our school’s National Junior Honor Society joined together to help with a BSA Eagle Project. The Eagle Project was for Caleb Pollock, a student at our school. The project began with clearing rocks from the school’s field. Shortly afterward, the volunteers helped to clear rocks off the retaining walls on the east side of the school. The next morning, the rocks were completely removed and the volunteers helped to spread mulch where the rocks had been. The area is now much safer without rocks falling from the walls, and it looks better too. The project was a great opportunity to help out a fellow member of our school and volunteer.
In Mr. Madsen’s and Mr. Whiting’s science classes, the students had a great learning experience. They headed outside to a timeline in the track field to observe and learn about the Earth. Students learned about the Earth over time, and they learned about the geologic and biologic points of it. There were multiple stations to learn about. For example, the Precambrian, Phanerozoic, Cenozoic, and Quaternary periods. Though some students were cold and miserable from freezing first period, they enjoyed it and said, “It was a good outside educational experience activity.” As for the teachers, it seemed like they enjoyed sitting in their comfortable camp chairs as the students worked.