September 2016

Students learn the importance of detailed directions


Students in Mr. Thacker’s Exploring Computer Science class learned the importance of detailed directions by writing the directions to make a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

After the directions were written the students took turns following the directions exactly as written--even if it meant spreading the peanut butter and jelly on the outside of the bag of bread.

Some worked well, other did not. The students now have a better understanding of detailed directions in everyday life, as well as when dealing with computer science.


Dissection Leads to Greater Understanding

By Chaleesa Warren & Rillene Nielsen

If you were to ask most people what happens in an Ag Science class they might tell you that kids learn how to care for and show farm animals.  But at Spanish Fork Junior High, Ag Science is so much more than that.  Science is what drives instruction.

This week in eighth-grade animal science, students dissected doves.  They got to see grain kernels and rocks inside of the gizzard.  This is part of their digestive systems.  They also got to see other organs like the heart, liver, lungs and trachea.  


Mule Visits School to Help Ag Students Develop Presentation Skills

by Chaleesa Warren & Rillene Nielsen

Part of being a twenty-first century learner is developing real world skills that will help students in future careers.  Developing and delivering presentations are skills many jobs require.

Students in Agricultural Science recently had an opportunity to practice these skills.  After attending an FFA Judging Contest as part of a Career Development Event, students developed class presentations. 

Shayla Seitz decided to present about horse evaluations, but took it one step further and brought her mule to school to talk about some differences in mules and horses. 

Lady Lobos Ready to Ace Tennis Season

by Travis Moss with Rillene Nielsen

Tennis season is here!  We have a record on number of girls on the team this year!  Our thirty seven Lady Lobo tennis players have all come ready to play this year and have excelled even this early in the season. 

So far we have played one preseason match and one regular season match and both have been great successes!  We look forward to our intramural team playing matches over the next few weeks and our Varsity and J.V. team preparing for districts! 

Thanks to all the parents that have supported their daughters as they seek to become exceptional student athletes!

STEM + Expo

Have fun while learning science, technology, engineering, and math skills.

Free Make and Take Projects and Activities: Found Art, LED Magnets, Marshmallow Launchers, Weaving Experience. Squishy Circuits, Keva Planks, Robotics Obstacle Course, and Pentominoes Puzzles.

10 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

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Lobo Update 9/6/16


Parents, Students and Friends –

 New School Community Council Members Elected

The recent SCC election which was held during the week of Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2016 has resulted in three new members being elected to a two year seat: Jami Branch, Nicole Norris, Rebecca Young.  Congratulations and we look forward to your service!

 Come to the STEM+ Expo (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Congrats to Ms. Parker


Congrats to Ms. Parker who tied for first place at District 15’s Humorous Speech Contest. Ms. Parker is a fantastic public speaker and pretty funny, to boot! She enjoys employing her writing and performing skills in a hobby that brings her much pleasure. Good luck in the next level of competition!

Student Council Service Project

By Jaimie Dannelly

The 2016-2017 SFJHS Student Council is starting the year off right with a service project at Spanish Fork Cemetery. Members of the council spent the afternoon cleaning up litter, pulling weeds, and fixing floral arrangements to help beautify the area. The Student Council is looking forward to a great year full of service, fun activities, and boosting school spirit! Go Lobos!