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October 2010

Shakespeare Competitions 2010

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 13:01
by: Katrina Ashment

Shakespeare was an indescribable experience! We had an amazing time.

The ride up to Cedar City was three hours of non stop talking and laughing. When we arrived at the college campus we took a little tour then we were back on the bus and off to our hotel. We had stayed at a nice hotel called Holiday Inn Express.

 When we all got settled in our rooms, we got back on the bus to go to Tuachan to see Crazy for You. It was a musical filled with songs and laughs every few minutes. It was a beautiful night and the sky was clear and filled with stars.

Krishna Temple Field Trip

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 08:09
by: Laura Carter

World Geography students at Spanish Fork Junior High School had a field trip to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Tuesday, October 19.  They were welcomed Caru Das.  Sri Hunuman introduced the students to the animals they care for.    Students were allowed to hold the birds, lead the llamas, and compete in a llama race up the hill to the temple where many of the llamas had different ideas about the race and dug in their heels. 

That's a big windmill!

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 07:29
by: Brad Dayton

On Thursday, October 21, Mr. Dayton and his Exploring Technology 1 students went on a tour of the wind farm at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. Rick McPherson of Edison Mission, the company that owns and operates the windmills, was our tour guide. He came to the Spanish Junior High in the morning and taught us the basics of wind power. Student volunteers got to try on the harnesses and equipment that they use to maintain the windmills.

Students of the Week for October 4 - 13

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 10/21/2010 - 10:37

These are the students of the week for October 4 - 13
Breanna    Alldredge
Jacob Anderson
Brenna Argyle
Lauren Bennett
Kenzie Carson
Keegan Curtis
Jaden Deveraux
Jaden Deveraux
Hayden Eyre
Kendra Fisk
Nicole Hair
Odalis Hernandez
Jared Insalaco
Alyson Jardine
Callie Johnson
Hannah King
Quinton    MacCabe
Julianna Millet
Connor Pugh
Zackery Shepherd
Jentry Snow
Ashlee Thompson
Madeline Townsend

Red Ribbon Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 10/20/2010 - 12:57
by: Laura Carter

Red Ribbon Week had its kick off with an amazing assembly at Spanish Fork Junior High School Monday sponsored by the counseling department and the school’s National Junior Honor Society.   The assembly promoted a healthy lifestyle with members from Brigham Young University’s athletic department and a student-produced commercial highlighting the down-side of drugs at school.

Teacher of the Month

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 10/19/2010 - 08:08
by: Margie Dobson

Mr. Thacker graduated from Snow College and Utah State University.  His hobbies and interests are spending time with family, reading, listening to heavy metal music and riding his motorcycle.  He has seen Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer in concert.  He even met Dave Mustaine who is the singer for Megadeth.

Girls Tennis Performs Well at Varsity District Finals

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 09:47
Wendy Simkins

Overall we took 2nd Place. 1st Singles: Ashley Whitting took 2nd 2nd Singles: Kenzie Hancock took 4th place 1st Doubles: Anna Castleberry and Kirtlyn Bohling took 1st Place 2nd Doubles: Ammy Trujillo and Alex Oveson took 3rd Place 3rd Doubles: Ali Duncan and Emily Wilson took 2nd Place

The girls did fabulous.

Antelope Island

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:10
by: James Hubbard

In October, Principal Fleming and Mr. Hubbard of Spanish Fork Junior High took 7th grade Honors students on a field trip to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake.  On the bus trip to Antelope Island, students participated in a scavenger hunt to identify famous Utah landmarks along the way (including the recent Herriman burn).  Once at Antelope Island, park ranger Ron Taylor explained the unique and interesting history of the island.  Students were most interested in the story of the B.Y.U.

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