The morning of Wednesday, November, 16th, Mrs. Peterson’s Honors US History students were privileged to go on a field trip to the Crandall Printing Museum in Provo. Getting on a bus during 1st period they drove the 15 to 20 minute drive to the old museum just off of Provo's State Street.
On arriving they met some employees who took them into a medium sized room where they would learn about the first printing press in the world, the Gutenberg Press. But before that lesson, they gave the students the history of the museum; the history class was told how it was the only museum in the world with the actual type and machines from printing past. Also, they were told that the History Channel will be doing a special on it in December, so if you want to, go check it out!
After finishing that lecture, they were told of ancient times of when people had to use clay and rocks to write on. Imagine having to write on those! During the 1400's, a man by the name of Gutenberg came along and invented the first printing press in the world, and it soon became one of the most important inventions of all time. In fact, during the 1400's, more than 5 million books were printed in Europe and by then more people were learning how to read. Then, the workers showed the students how the old press worked. The students even got a glimpse of a page of the bible worth $100,000! The workers then led the students into another room where they learned about the printing presses of the 1700's that the American colonists used to make almanacs, newspapers, and copies of our country’s most important document, the Declaration of Independence. They liked the lesson, but the room they were in was really hot and stuffy, so when they were taken down to the basement they were relieved!
Down in the cool room where replicas of the printing presses used in the 1830's to print the first 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon, they listened to the story of Mr. Egbert who owned the printing shop that the project was operated in, and how he was given an entire farm to do it! They were also shown two other printing presses used during the early 1900's to the 1980's called the Lino and Minotype machines. Running out of time, the last thing they saw was the replica of where the first copies of the Deseret News were printed in 1850. Then the students said goodbye to the nice workers and were placed on the bus going back to Spanish Fork. On the way back, Mrs. Peterson said, “I loved this field trip. It follows the curriculum and it follows the history of our great country!” and student, Camry Young stated, “I liked this trip a lot! My favorite part was the Linotype machine!” The rest of the students said they had fun on the trip.
Recently, around 100 lucky students got the opportunity to visit the Hari Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, UT. This fieldtrip was put together by Mr. Lemmon to give students a glimpse into the Hindu religion.
There were two fieldtrips, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The students got to experience were a vegetarian buffet and a presentation on Hinduism including some fun facts: like 3 ways to get on an Indians good side and that 18 different languages are spoken in India. They also got a short yoga lesson in which they learned a simple way of meditation. After that they explored the temple grounds walking and feeding llamas and see the other animals including peacocks, coy fish, and a few birds. Then back to the buses for a five minute ride home.
The Lobo Howl asked a few students what their favorite experience was at the temple. Kelsie Christensen said, “Probably the llamas.” And Delaney Wilcox agreed saying, “The llamas or yoga.” Jackson Martin replied, “The llamas!!!!!!!!!!!! And it was kind of interesting to learn about such a culture, and the yoga was most amazing.”
Overall everyone had a great time. Be sure and thank Mr. Lemmon for all his hard work he put into this. Great job Mr. Lemmon! Hope you can pull it off next year too!
Our principal, Mr. Fleming, sat down with the Lobo Howl and discussed a few things he’d like students to think about. Here are some principles he’d like students to consider:
Have you noticed kids being disruptive and wasting time in the halls? Being disruptive includes running, yelling, gathering in groups in the middle of the hall, jumping on each other’s backs and other things of that nature.
Wasting time is also an issue, don't mess around during the five minute breaks between classes, because if you do mess around there is a chance you could be late.
Being disruptive or late to class distracts others from the learning process. For example being loud during lunch is disrespectful to teachers and other students. When walking through the halls walk on the right side to make the flow of people walking much faster and easier.
So when walking in the halls, remember to respect others, teachers, and all those around you-- especially during lunch. Other than that the administration is proud of your work so far. Keep up the good work!
Spanish Fork Jr. High's tennis team aced their opponents during their last tennis tournament! The JV team placed first in the tournament and the Varsity placed 2nd. The players on the varsity team are Alli Brinton, Andrea Findley, Bailey Smith, Elise Wilson, Karley Holmes, Kenzi Hancock, Madi Wanner, and Tessa Christensen. JV players are Alison Damon, Amanda Ith, Aubree Beckstrand, Cierra Memmott, Jamie Andrews, Lauren Gammell, Nicole Hair, and Sydnie Davis.
There was also intramural tennis team. The intramural team didn’t travel to different schools. Team members included: Amanda Taylor, Becca Fabis, Courtney Billat, Katie Stutz, Kimberly Bramall, Lindsey Olsen, Morgan Briggs, Olivia Harding, and Taylor Little. Ms. Dobson was this year’s coach and was excited about how this season turned out. Fantastic job girls!
Mr. Millman is once again hosting his patriotic contest! Create a picture based off of something patriotic. This picture must project America, freedom, or our veterans. Please focus on Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.
Bring entries to Mr. Millman's room, number 30. The project must be on a 8 ½ by 11 size paper, board, or canvas. Pencil, paint, crayon or makers can be used. Pieces must be turned in between Nov. 11th and Nov. 18th. You could win up to $25.00!
Devin Minson, Gavin Hasty, Mitchell Stone, Rylan Christensen, and Danny Badger are all members of the SHHS Cross Country Team. Coach Bart Thompson said, “Cross Country is a GREAT sport that anyone can participate in. We do a lot of fun things together, such as a 3-day summer camp in the mountains, movie nights in the summer, team dinners, an overnight trip to Cedar City, and of course, our California trip! We're always looking for new runners--no experience necessary!!!”
Although the Cross Country season is over, SHHS Cross Country is going on a trip the first week of December to Southern California. As Coach Thompson put it, “It's four days in Southern California--beach, Disneyland, good food, friends and NO PARENTS!” While they are there, the cross country team will also be participating in the Western Regional Meet.
Coach Thompson explained that scoring and records keeping are much different in the sport of cross country. “Unlike sports like football, basketball, etc, in Cross Country races there are more than just two teams competing, so it's impossible to give a simple win/loss record. However, our teams have competed well this year and represented our school very well,” is how Bart Thompson explained the concept of Cross Country scores.
Great job SFJH runners for having such a successful season. Have fun in California and good luck at the Western Regional's!
Since October 17th, girls from our school have been going to open gym to practice their basketball skills. Each day, 15 to 23 girls have shown up. Open gym went until November 4, and tryouts for the team were held on November 7th-10th.
The new head coach for the girl’s basketball team is Lauren Moss. Her assistant is Coach Nate Bartholomew. Once the team is put together, they will practice for two hours Mondays through Fridays.
“All the girls that have been coming out have been working hard to improve their skills and get in shape,” Coach Moss said. “I’ve been impressed by the hard work, their efforts to compete with each other to make each other better, and their great attitudes.”
“Basketball is a sport that I’m passionate about because it is fast-paced, competitive, and requires players to work as a team to be successful,” Moss continues. “I also like it because any player can and will improve their skills through diligent practice and focus.” Moss added that basketball is “a great in-door activity during the cold winter months and will help athletes stay in shape and prepare for spring sports.”
Good luck to all of the girls trying out for the team and look in our next issue for those girls who made the team.
Finally, the results are in for the winners in Mr. Millman’s Pumpkin Drawing Contest! Rylan Christiensen took overall Best in Show! Seventh grade winner was Emily Halcrow; for eighth grade, Wade Merservy; and for ninth grade, the winner is Kaesi Lee.
Five students received honorable mention and a candy bar from Mr. Millman: Jenna Rhodes, Sophie Hartline, Abigale Hawkins, Kristin Krupa and Marissa Gale.
If you ever see these people around be sure to congratulate them on winning.
Our student council has five new members from the 7th grade! These amazing kids are James Dawe, Jacks Jeppson, Megan Treanor, Emily Flemming, and Nate Matis. Fifteen seventh-graders entered the race. They campaigned for about a week and then the seventh grade voted and these five were the winners.
If you see these awesome kids please say “Hi” to them and congratulate them for getting on student council! Congratulations!
Do you love poetry? Then enter Scholastic's Poetry Contest for grades 7-12. The poem needs to be a haiku in the standard 5-7-5 style.
The theme is, “What Adventures Does your Future Hold?” The deadline is November 18th, 2011.
The first place prize is an Alienware M11x Laptop, second an Inspiron duo Tablet PC, and third place gets a Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet. To submit a poem go to www.scholastic.com/dellhaiku.