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January 2014

The Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:20

The Jon. M. Huntsman Family is proud to sponsor the 22nd Annual Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education.

• Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher, volunteer, or administrator
• 11 winners will receive $10,000
• Nomination forms can be found online at
• Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Honors English Service Project.

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 09:32
Honors English Service Project.

Thanks to Joe Anson and his Honors English students. They spent all day Friday in the library doing service. They worked hard and did a great job.

Mr. Huff Says they worked hard and had a good time also. They weeded books, put them in order, it took a long time.

Spanish Fork Junior High Student Recognized for Essay

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 15:17
By Chris Thompson
Spanish Fork Junior High Student Recognized for Essay

Eighth grader Kate Baadsgaard was the grade level winner in this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education. Kate and two of her family members attended a luncheon Wednesday, January 15, in the Hilda B. Jones Center in Salt Lake City where students were recognized for their award-winning entries. Principal Fleming and Mrs.Thompson were also in attendance. During the ceremony, students were commended for their efforts in tackling this year's theme which centered on bullying and the famous quote by Dr.

Stock Market Game Winners!

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:03
Kolton Dudley and Kyle Lunceford

Kolton Dudley and Kyle Lunceford took first place in the Stock Market Game sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education.  The students participated in the game as part of the Computers in Business class taught by Mr. Ferrin. In the game, teams of students are given a simulated $100,000 and are given 10 weeks to invest the money to try and have the highest amount of equity.  Kolton and Kyle at the end of the game had $140,000 dollars in equity, which was more than the other 179 teams in the Junior High/Middle School division.

Mr. Ferrin - PEAK Award recipient

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:01
Mr. Ferrin

Eric Ferrin, a math teacher at Spanish Fork Junior High was presented with this month's PEAK award at the January Board meeting.  The PEAK award is given to any employee in Nebo School District that demonstrates Positive Energy and Kindness, traits that the superintendent has been emphasizing during this school year.  Mr. Ferrin is the first from our school to be honored with this award.  Congratulations Mr. Ferrin!!!

What's happening this week? January 13 - 17

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 05:59
  • Monday, Jan 13th, Beginning of Term 3, Hand out schedules in first period, 3pm Musical Rehearsals begin, 3:30pm B&G B-ball @ SJHS
  • Tuesday, Jan 14th, 2nd period Josh Drean Bullying Assembly, Drawing for responsibility cards at lunch, 3pm LPIC, 3-5pm Digits Open House in Library
  • Wednesday, Jan 15th, 7am Professional Development Meeting, 2:10pm Department Collaboration, 3:30pm Wrestling @ MJHS
  • Thursday, Jan 16th, Bullying Follow-up at Pack Time, 3:30pm B&G B-ball @ PJHS,
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