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November 2013

Showing Gratitude Through Sharing

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 14:58
Rillene Nielsen
Showing Gratitude Through Sharing

Spanish Fork Junior High Students know the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to share.  Students have been collecting food donations for a local food bank for the past week.  Bags were loaded up late this afternoon and loaded into the back of a pick-up for transport.  YES!  They filled the entire bed up!

Great job, SFJH students.  Needy families will find the holidays as little easier because of your generosity.

Honors U.S. History Field Trip

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 07:54
by Larrin Jensen
Honors U.S. History Field Trip

Mrs. Peterson’s honors history class got the privilege of going to The Crandall Historic Printing Museum in Provo. We were welcomed by the founder of the museum and 2 other caretakers. Their humorous spirit and love for their job made the trip not only a learning experience, but engaging as well.

What's happening the next two weeks? November 18 - 29

Submitted by david.thacker on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 12:03
  • Monday, Nov 18th, Announce the Food Drive, Let’s get students pumped up to give!
  • Tuesday, Nov 19th, 8:47am UEN Broadcast for the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address, No Pack Time, 1st Period 8:00-9:15, 2nd Period 9:20-10:09, Rest of the day on normal schedule.
  • Wednesday, Nov 20th, 7am Professional Development Meeting, Education Support Professionals Day, 2:10pm Grade Level Collaboration, 3:30pm Wrestling @ DFJHS
  • Thursday, Nov 21st, 9am Principal’s Academy
  • Friday, Nov 22nd, 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

Put First Things First

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:00
Chris Thompson
Put First Things First

Students from Lobo Leadership learn Covey's Habit #3 of Highly Effective Teens: Put First Things First.  This was taught by placing rocks (Have-to's), salt (Should-do's), and water (Want-to-do's) in three separate jars. We found that when we prioritize our activities and manage our time wisely, doing the things we have to do and the things we should do before doing what we want to do, we will be more effective in our daily lives.   We all have twenty-four hours in a day.  How will you use your time?

A Taste of India

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 09:22
By Russell LeMmon
A Taste of India

Ninth graders recently had an opportunity to go on a field trip to the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. 

The students were treated to a tour of the grounds including an introduction to the various animals and how the farm helps the temple be self-sufficient. 

Reflections Winners

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 14:25
Reflections Winners

Here is a list of the students who won the SFJH Reflections Contest 2013

"Believe, Dream, Inspire"

The winners are:

Visual Arts:

Madeleine Riding

Sarah Wessman

Amanda Insalaco

Mary Parr



Mylie Baum

Chelsey Froelich

Karson Jensen



Shay Ponis



Maddy Johnson

Allison Wilson

Author of Mississippi Trial Visits SFJH

Submitted by david.thacker on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 11:15
By Chris Thompson
Author of Mississippi Trial Visits SFJH

Award-winning author, Chris Crowe visited with Spanish Fork Junior High eighth graders during a morning assembly, Friday, November 8th. He discussed the inquiry process which led him to write Mississippi Trial 1955 and its non-fiction counterpart, Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett till Case.  Students had just finished reading the informational text in class and many had opted to read the novel in preparation for Crowe's visit. After the presentation, students asked a myriad of questions regarding the case and the writing process in general.

Geography Students Learn About GPS Mapping at UVU

Submitted by david.thacker on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 11:13
by Kassidy Groves

 Look up in the sky. What do you see? Clouds, maybe a plane or two? On a field trip to Utah Valley University Mr. LeMmon's Honors World Civilization class learned it is much more than that.

If you could see 6,000 times the distance you do now, you would be able to spot the multimillion dollar devices that, with a GPS, can pinpoint your exact location in just seconds. Satellites send signals down to earth giving you your longitude and latitude. This can help you find other locations and directions to get there.

Math Mentors Munch Pizza

Submitted by david.thacker on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 11:11
Rillene R. E. Nielsen
Math Mentors Munch Pizza

SFJH has quite a few Mathletes.  And they don’t hid their talent-they share it with other students during Pack Time as peer tutors.To honor their skill and prowess, the administration hosted a pizza lunch for our math mentors.  As you can see, a good time was had by all.  Thank you SFJH Mathletes! 

Below are the names of those who routinely help in the Math Lab:


Emma James

Talia Mckinney

Evan Barber

Madelyn Beehler

Matthew Boyack

James Dawe

Rachel Hancock

Jacks Jeppson

Justin Lucas

Madeleine Riding


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