March 2014

What's happening this week? March 31 - April 4

  • Monday, March 31st, Pack Time resumes, Utah Studies Antelope Island Field Trip, Musical Matinee in Little Theater, 3:30pm School Community Council, 7pm School Musical, Millie Jr.
  • Tuesday, April 1st, Science Field Trip
  • Wednesday, April 2nd, 7 am Team Leader’s Meeting
  • Thursday, April 3rd, 3:30pm Track Intramurals @ SF Sports Park, 7pm Band Concert, Annual Collaboration Survey is due
  • Friday, April 4th, Natural History Museum Field Trip, 2pm Track @ SHHS
  • April 7-11, SPRING BREAK, No School

Lobo Band Earns Superior Rating at District Assessment

By Matthew Wendell and Rillene R. E. Nielsen

On Saturday, March 15th the Lobo Band traveled to the famed De Jong Concert Hall for the BYU Band Festival in Provo. The BYU Festival was an adjudication/clinic designed to expose students to the music from several high schools and other junior highs. Students even heard the BYU Wind Symphony.  This clinic came at a very opportune time as the band was preparing for their District Assessment and future competitions.

What's happening this week? March 24 - 28

  • Teacher Appreciation Week!!
  • Monday, March 24th, First Day of Term 4, Munchie Monday Treats
  • Tuesday, March 25th, Mailbox Treats, 1pm 7th Grade Registration Assembly (Brockbank & Riverview)
  • Wednesday, March 26th, 7:15am Magelby’s Breakfast in Faculty Lounge, 9:30am 7th Grade Registration Assembly (Canyon & East Meadows), 2:10pm Department Collaboration, 7pm School Musical, Millie Jr.

7th Grade Band Stages Join the Band “Petting Zoo” for 6th Graders

by Matthew Wendell and Rillene Nielsen

These last few weeks have been very busy for the Lobo Bands. March is recruiting season as well as festival season.  With the help of carpooling parents beginning band members, mostly made up of seventh grade students, went on a recruiting tour.

Stars Assembly—Rockin’ the House at SFJH

By Rillene R. E. Nielsen

Applause thundered through the halls of SFJH today during the annual talent show-- better known as the Stars Assembly.  Singing, dancing, magic, and yes, even origami were featured.

Vocal Numbers

Cody Seamons and Aiden Perry presented a vocal and guitar duet singing “Impossible to Find.” Ethan Oiler, on guitar, broke all the ladies hearts with his rendition of “Hero.”  Sara Clayson sang a country favorite, “Stuck Like Glue.”  And Megan Bartholomew favored us with the pop hit “Jar of Hearts.”

Instrumental Offerings

U.S. History Field Trip

By Tori Crane

On March 12, 90 U.S. History Students attended a Naturalization Ceremony in Salt Lake City.  The students received a better understanding of how fortunate they are to live in America and what a great country America is.  Our students witnessed what was the best day of 457 new citizens lives.  Better yet, two of our students, Hailey Hullinger and  Bennett Brinton, were privileged to speak about the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the beauty of America.

What's happening this week? March 17 - 21


Monday, March 17th, Just a Great Day
• Tuesday, March 18th Republican Caucus Meetings
• Wednesday, March 19th, 7am Professional Development Meeting, 2:10pm Department Collaboration, 2pm Coaches Clinic @ SFJHS
• Thursday, March 20th, Stars Assembly, End of Term 3, Democratic Caucus Meetings
• Friday, March 21st, Parent Conference Comp Day, No School

9th Grade Orchestra Receives Superior Rating

by Angela Harmon and Rillene Nielsen

The Spanish Fork Junior High 9th grade orchestra attended the district wide orchestra assessment on March 11, 2014.  Our orchestra played extremely well, receiving a "1" superior rating with perfect marks in all categories, including tone, intonation, rhythm, expression, and articulation.  The judge Denise Willey praised the performance and worked with the group for a few minutes in perfecting a couple of crescendo markings. Well done!

Fight The New Drug!

By Rillene R. E. Nielsen

We all agree that drugs, alcohol, and tobacco harm the brain and are addictive.  Today, students at SFJH learned we should add one more substance to this list—pornography!

Fight the New Drug is an organization whose mission, according to its website, is “to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using science, facts, and personal accounts.”