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2019-2020 Girls Basketball Team

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2019-2020 Girls Basketball Team

We are excited to announce our 2019-2020 girls basketball team! Please congratulate these girls if you see them.

Hallie Bennett
Megan Binks
Kortney Congdon
Izzy Barney
Brynn Anderson
Libby Shaheen
Brett Milner
Braylee Orton
Abi Smith
Gabbie Ramirez
Aubrey Peterson

Go Lobos!

Dancing Sevies are Engaged Sevies

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Story by Rillene Nielsen Film by Jaimie Dannelly

Spanish Fork Junior High students are full of surprises.  Take for example this video recently shared by seventh-grade English teacher Jaimie Dannelly.

Ms. Dannelly said that her Sevies, “dance down the hall every day on the way to my class, and they planned something special last week.”   

This says something about what it’s like here at SFJH.  Sure, it’s crazy and goofy sometimes, but when students go out of their way to make the memorable, that means they are engaged.  It means they trust and appreciate their teachers.

And their teachers appreciate them.

 

Math Problem of the Week

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Math Problem of the Week

 A Cranberry Craving  

On Thanksgiving Thursday, Carissa ate some cranberries.  The next day she couldn’t stop thinking about how good the cranberries were and ate seven more cranberries than she had eaten on Thursday.  Each day after that she ate seven more cranberries than the day before.  By the following Wednesday she had eaten a total of 161 cranberries for the whole week. How many cranberries did Carissa eat on Thanksgiving Thursday?

What is a Pacer?

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Story and photo by Alec Carlson
What is a Pacer?

Yesterday, we ran the Pacer test in our P.E. classes.
For those that don't know what the Pacer is, it is a 20-meter, multistage, aerobic capacity test that progressively get more difficult as it continues.
All the students did great but these few were the top ones of their classes.

Seventh-graders Write Half-minute Horror Stories

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story and photos by Rachel Knecht
Seventh-graders Write Half-minute Horror Stories

How scared can you get in just thirty seconds? 

Ms. Knecht's English 7 classes wrote their own Half-Minute Horror stories! Although these stories may have taken only thirty seconds to read, Ms. Knecht's students worked hard on their stories for weeks! From studying examples, to brainstorming their own unique ideas, to writing multiple drafts and working with their writing groups, to sharing their final stories with the class, Ms. Knecht's students showed they are true authors! 

Check out some of their best sentences posted outside Ms. Knecht's classroom, room 35.

Readers Focus on Characters

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story and phots by Rachel Knecht
Readers Focus on Characters

Ms. Knecht's Reading for Enjoyment students transformed into some of their favorite book characters last week! 

You could find Dumbledore, Percy Jackson, everyone's favorite wimpy kid, Greg, and more hanging out and getting to know each other at the Reading for Enjoyment Halloween Party. But, they couldn't reveal their identity until the end of the party! They did a great job trying to guess each other's characters and bringing their own characters to life.

ESL Class Honors Loved Ones and Writes Haikus

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story and photos by Chris Thompson
ESL Class Honors Loved Ones and Writes Haikus

In October our SFJHS ESL class learned words relating to autumn and wrote haikus to demonstrate their understanding. 

Students also brought pictures and shared stories of their deceased loved ones in honor of Dias de los Muertos last week. Many faculty members joined our celebration by placing a photo (or memento) on the altar in Mrs. Thompson's room to show their love for family members they have lost. 

As you can see, the display was a beautiful tribute to those now departed.

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