January 2017

SFJHS Student Conner Gates Wins State "Patriotic Pen" Essay Contest


A huge congratulation goes out to Conner Gates. He won state in the “Patriotic Pen” essay contest on Saturday January 21st for his essay entitled “The America I Believe In”. He was honored at a banquet held by the Veterans of Utah. Way to go Conner!! 

“The America I Believe In”

SFJH Orchestra Jams with OJH Director

by Rillene Nielsen and Angela Harman, picture by Angela Harman

Mr. Curtis Winters from Orem Jr. High visited the SFJH orchestras on Friday, January 27th, and taught them how to improvise and jam! 

Mrs. Harman said, “It was super fun and kids can't wait to have more experiences with improvisation.”

Check out our You Tube Channel for video of the jam session.



Lobo Update 1/30/17


Parents, Students and Friends –

 ​PTA Sponsored Book Fair

Please come get lost in a book at our​ ​"Happy Camper" PTA Book Fair!  The money you spend buys books for your student's classrooms.  Here are the dates and times:

Tuesday, Feb. 1​4th - 7:30am - 3:1​0​pm

Wednesday, Feb. 1​5th - 7:30am - ​​3:1​0​pm ​

Thursday, Feb. 1​6th - 7:30am - ​ 8:00pm​ ​(open through Parent/Teacher Conferences)​

T Rex Leads The Orchestra


Students play very carefully for new orchestra director. His (her?) standards are quite high and the penalty for failure is--well, let's just say they don't want to be caught dead play the wrong note.

Building Graham Cracker Utahs Locks in Learning

by Rillene Nielsen, pics by Shea Harmer

If you visit SFJH on any given day, and peek through the door of a classroom, you will see some very creative teaching going on.  Case in point—Mrs. Harmer’s seventh grade Utah Studies class.  If you visited her room this week, you’d see students constructing models of the state out of graham crackers and using candy to show the features of Utah’s three distinct regions.

“Making graham cracker Utahs in my class is always a favorite,” exclaimed Mrs. Harmer recently.  “Students show their knowledge of the three physical regions of Utah by building them with delicious treats!”

SFJH Students Participate in District Honors Orchestra

by Rillene Nielsen

SFJH is excited to announce that a number of our students will be participating in the Nebo District Honor Orchestra tomorrow.  These students are:

Miracleen Siilata, Mallory Bingham, Cameron Monroe, Sterling McDonald, Emily Wessman, Sierra Rightsell,  Khaila Cordon,  Christina Mullins,  Wayne Blaylock,  Maegan Ellefson,  Trevin Marler,  Kyle Bailey,  Katelyn Porter,  Macady Pullham,  Isabella Ramirez,  Reuben McClure,  Bryton Robb,  Logan Smith,  Cameron Jolly,  Emma Burnham, and Connor Mulloy.

Congratulations and good luck!

Write Outside Yourself: A Journal for Young Adults


Write Outside Yourself: Haunts and Horrors

The UVU University & Community Writing Centers are accepting submissions for Vol. IV of Write Outside Yourself. Student writers in Utah junior high/middle or high schools may submit original works of writing for a chance to be guided through the publishing process, published in a print and online journal, and recognized at a celebration in June 2017.