December 2010

Geography Bee

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

TED QUESENBERRY WINS SPANISH FORK JR. HIGH’S GEOGRAPHIC BEE

Moves One Step Closer to $25,000 College Scholarship

Book Jackets

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

For Mrs. Betts’ English classes 2nd term, students were to read an historical novel.  They also wrote a five-paragraph essay on the books of their choice and then created these amazing “book jackets.”  Each jacket highlights their books in creative use of excerpts, fabric, glitter, ribbon, buttons, and other trims making each “jacket” as unique as the books they read!  Students hung their “jackets” across the room for everyone to enjoy.

Stars Assembly

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

The student council sponsored and talented students at Spanish Fork Junior High School in a Stars Assembly where students shared their talents with the student body on November 23.  Featured in the assembly are as follows:

Boys Basketball Update

Attributions: 
by: Jason Beardall

This past weekend we played in the annual Nebo Christmas Tournament.

Our first game was against Mt. Nebo. We won by a score of 51-46. Taylor Dudek had 13 points and Hunter Roberts had 10.

The second game (semi-finals) on Friday was against Payson. We lost 57-49. We had the lead going into the fourth quarter but fell short in the end. Taylor scored 14 and Bennett Bradford had 10.

Coins for Christmas

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

The annual Coins & Cash for Christmas competition last week at Spanish Fork Junior High was a great success! Class grades competed to bring in the most coins or cash. Pennies placed in other grades bags counted negatively. With each grade trying to undermine the other grades the Junior Honor Society counted an amazing amount of pennies as well as a generous amounts of nickels, dimes, quarters, and cash daily last week!

The ninth-grade won the weeks grand total at nearly $1,000 after a slow start earlier in the week where they were $2.00 in the negative.

December Teacher of the Month

Jen Fong has been at Spanish Fork Junior High for the last 4 years. She teaches math though the students may be surprised to realize that she did not get all “A’s” in math when she was in school.

 She enjoys Café Rio, Red Cream Soda, a Milky Way candy bar and ice cream. 

She has been to Hawaii, Alaska and the Republic of Kiribati but Hawaii is her favorite vacation spot.  She hopes to get to Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore someday.

Memories act as writing prompts

Attributions: 
by: Chris Thompson

In an effort to help students generate writing ideas, Spanish Fork Junior High School counselor, Mr. Jackson, related one of his first childhood memories to Mrs. Thompson's seventh grade English students. Jackson displayed a 1977 Tonka 4X4 which featured removable wheels, a tire jack, and a red gas can. He went on to describe in detail the Christmas morning he discovered what would become his favorite toy and explained its sentimental value that was sparked by his family-owned tire business in Springville.

Mrs. Rillene Nielsen's Top Readers!

Attributions: 
by: Rillene Nielsen

Nathan Leis, first term's top reader from all Mrs. Nielsen's 7th grade classes.  He read 7158 pages during the term.  He is in English 7 pod 1.

English 7 pod 2--the top overall class.  They collectively read 30,309 pages in one term.  They earned bragging rights and a period in the Lobo Den. During term 1, the reading page total for all pods was 72,657 pages read.