March 2017

Jamie Dannelly Voted PTA Teacher of the Year

by Gaylynn Parker

Ms. Dannelly teaches 7th Grade English at Spanish Fork Jr. High and is loved by her students. A former student Cassie Rawe said, “My favorite thing about Ms. Dannelly is that she is always happy. She is always smiling. She is just a bright person, always smiling and happy. She understands people a lot. She is really easy to talk to. I still visit her even though she is not my teacher anymore.” Rennan Anderson said, “Ms. Dannelly is always taking the time to make sure that each student can earn the grade they want. She is always happy and never lets us down. She is always smiling and happy.

Advanced Orchestra Earns Superior Rating

by Rillene Nielsen. Pictures by Angela Harman

Spanish Fork Junior High’s Advanced Orchestra recently travelled to the State Orchestra Competition where they earned superior ratings.  Way to go!!

If you are interested in listening to/watching a playlist of the competition, follow this link to our schools You Tube Channel:

Serfs or Nobles?

by Lois Terry with Rillene Nielsen pictures by Lois Terry

World Civilizations classes played “The Game of Feudalism” to begin the last week of term 3. 

According to Ms. Terry, “They have been learning about the different social/political classes of the Middle Ages and the privileges and problems that went along with those classes.  The game was a fun way to reinforce the content and help students understand some of the things that might have happened to them were they still living in the Middle Ages.”

Thanks for sharing the great things going on in your classroom, Ms. Terry!

Know Your Mountain Men

by Lois Terry with Rillene Nielsen pictures by Lois Terry

The Utah Studies classes learned about Mountain Men and Explorers of Utah, by doing a speed learning activity. 

“Each student was assigned a Mountain Man or Explorer to ‘become’,” explained Ms. Terry.  “They learned about his life and accomplishments and then each student went to the other students to learn about each other.   It was a fun and active way to learn some interesting information about the mountain men and explorers who helped in the development of Utah.”

SFJH Students Find Success at FFA Convention Heading to National Convention This Fall

by Chaleesa Warren

State FFA Convention was a success! Fifteen students from SFJHS went to Cedar City to participate in leadership workshops and were recognized for their agriculture projects. Two of those students competed and won in their division of the Agri-Science Fair.

Our winners were:

Ashley Olsen took the prize in Animal Systems Division 1.  Her project was testing different turkey feeds to evaluate cost of feed per pound of gain.

Students Enjoy Green Eggs and Ham on Dr. Seuss Day

by Rillene Nielsen and Naomi Philips. Pictures by Naomi Philips

The students in Mrs. Phillips' class celebrated Dr. Seuss Day this week!

Mrs. Philips explained, “We started out by reading books.”  Later students made Oobleck, and finally ate green eggs and ham.

Green eggs and ham!!?? 

And what in the world is Oobleck?  Guess we’ll need to read a bit to find the answer to that question.

Thanks for sharing your special day, students.

Lobo Update 3/6/17


Parents, Students and Friends –

 End of Third Term

Please note that the end of the term is coming up quickly, on Thursday March 16th.  That is just two weeks away. Students: Please check with teachers to get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in by each teacher’s cutoff date (usually several days before that last day of the term). Parents: please encourage students to work with their teachers to get any missing work or tests finished.  Together we can achieve high levels of student success!