Students Encouraged to Participate in Freedom Festival Contests

This just in to SFJH—

Provo’s annual, Freedom Festival is encouraging students from all over Utah County to participate in one or more of its five (5) contests.  Here is there official announcement:

“The Freedom Festival sponsors multiple patriotic contests each year in categories including Art, Essay, Speech, Storytelling, and Video. The video contest is open to everyone; other contests are open only to students. The contest theme this year is Freedom.”

Seventh Grade Students Explore Careers

by Kathy Thacker

The seventh grade College and Career Awareness classes participated in a career fair on October 18th and 19th.  Parents and family of seventh grade students volunteered to come to the College and Career Awareness classes to teach students all about their jobs. 

Here’s a list of some of the awesome jobs we learned about:  Juvenile Court Victim Coordinator, Building Inspector, Sr. Software Engineer, Internet Marketing, Meteorologist, Assistant Athletic Director for BYU, Registered Nurse, Cosmetologist, Dietician, Seamstress, and Financial Planner.

Native American History Topic of Cross Grade Assembly

by Rillene Nielsen with Shae Harmer, pictures by Shae Harmer and Lois Terry

Mrs. Shea Harmer and Ms. Lois Terry’s 7th and 8th grade Social Studies students recently had the opportunity to learn about the contributions made by Native Americans to the United States and our lifestyle.

During a presentation by Eileen Quintana and Brenda Beyal of the Nebo School District Indian Education program, students learned about the history of Native Americans and their impact on history.  They were also able to examine artifacts Quintana and Beyal brought with them.

Student Council - Working Hard!

By Jaimie Dannelly

The Spanish Fork Jr. High Student Council was hard at work this last Saturday as they came out to paint the school logo on a storage container by the school. It was hard work, but everyone pitched in with helping hands and the logo was done in no time with excellent results! The students had lots of fun performing the service and want to thank the administration, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Whitney, and Mr. Barber, and our awesome custodian, Mr. Hansen, for the opportunity and help in spreading Lobo Pride. GO LOBOS!!!

Lobo Update 10/17/16


Parents, Students and Friends –

End of 1st Term
Please note that the end of first term is coming up quickly, the last day of the term will be Friday, October 28th.  At that point, grades will be finalized. With only a few days remaining, we remind all students to check and make sure everything is caught up.  Parents: please encourage students to work with their teachers to get any missing work or tests finished.  Together we can achieve high levels of student success!

FFA Team Takes Third at Snow College Competition

story and pictures by Chaleesa Warren

Students in FFA competed at Snow College this last week in livestock evaluation, veterinary science, dairy cattle evaluation and horse evaluation.

Students had a great time and were competitive in their contests.  One of our livestock teams was 3rd place over all! That team was: Gage Fevold, Easton Redd, Josie Sorensen and Brayden Banks. Students are looking forward to more judging contests throughout the year. 

 Livestock Team B

Brady Orton

Kael Jensen

Weston Ottesen


Vet Science 

Marlei Clayson

Storri Nelson

Congrats to Ms. Parker


Congrats to Ms. Parker on her latest publication. This one is a piece of speculative fiction which explores the world of cryogenics. Writing—it’s where it’s at. What’s your story?

SFJH Lady Lobos Take District Tennis Championship

by Rillene Nielsen and Travis Moss, picture by Travis Moss

The varsity Lady Lobs tennis team took districts this year beating Mapleton Jr. by one point in the team score 33-32!

This season, the SFJH girls’ tennis team enjoyed the biggest group of returning players in many years.  And the team saw the benefits of having mature players as the season progressed.

Plate Tectonics Shakes-Up 9th Grade Geography Class

By Rillene Nielsen, Pictures by Lois Terry

Ms. Lois Terry’s 9th grade Geography class has been studying the effect of plate tectonics on the geography of the world.  As an assessment to see if her students learned the concepts that they studied about during their internal and external forces unit, students have been creating Forces Videos.