September 2016

Lobo Update 9/26/16


Parents, Students and Friends –

 Upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held this Thursday, September 29th from 3:30 – 8:00pm  - Parents, we invite you to come visit your student’s teachers and get to know each teacher’s plan for your student’s success.

 SIS/Aspire (check your student’s grades)

Fall Hike

by Garrett Johnson

Early Friday morning 9 brave students joined the PE/Health Dept.

Lemonade Stand a Success For Spanish Fork Girl And Children's Justice Center

by Shelby Slade of the Daily Herald

NOTE:  SFJH was excited to see one of its students spotlighted today in the Daily Herald.  Ms. Slade was contacted, and her story is used here with permission.


This summer, 12-year-old Audrey Justice was hard at work running a lemonade stand in Spanish Fork.

Audrey spent her summer vacation mixing lemonade and selling it by the cup to raise $1,000 for the Utah County Children’s Justice Center in Provo.

She said the project, which she completed in the beginning of September, taught her a lot of things including how to run a business and how to manage money.

Writing Contest Offers Cash Prizes

by Rillene Nielsen

The BYU English Department is sponsoring a writing contest and ninth-graders at SFJH are eligible to submit entries.

Students can submit their original writing in four categories: critical essay, personal essay, short fiction, and poetry. First, second, and third places prizes will be awarded.  Winners will receive prize money (up to $100) and a certificate of achievement.  

Entries accepted electronically only. Deadline Dec. 15, 2016.

Exit Ticket Extraordinaire

by Ms. Parker

Four weeks into school, Ms. Parker’s students rose to the challenge when asked to evaluate their school success so far this year by writing poems inspired by William Carlos William’s “The Red Wheelbarrow.”

English Language Learners Walk and Write to Grasp Prepositions

by Chris Thompson with Rillene Nielsen

Our very own ELL class at Spanish Fork Junior High went on a preposition walk after learning about this important part of speech.

Their sunny walk and write concluded with them coming back to the classroom and writing preposition poetry together.

Allyson helps Mrs. Thompson teach the class about prepositions by jumping over, walking around, and sitting in the garbage can!