May 2018

TED-Ed Clubs

Attributions: 
by Gaylynn Parker

SFJH’s first year of TED-Ed Clubs came to a close with an assortment of Ted-style talks on a variety of topics: even though we have a tendency to stereo-type, we all have something in common—we can all speak the language of kindness to others and to ourselves; the dangers of technology addiction; being tolerant to those with food intolerances, specifically Celiac Disease; playing Terraria; helping yourself and others deal with anxiety; you don’t have to be perfect to be successful and you don’t have to have others’ validation to be confident; repair the bad effects of peer pressure and bull

SFJHS Students Advance in Letters About Literature Contest

Attributions: 
Taylor Gull, Holley Larsen, David Riding

According to the Library of Congress website, Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.

Book Based Board Game

Attributions: 
By Celeste Gomez

In 7th grade Reading classes, students are presenting their end-of-year reading projects. For his reading project, Nathan Griffiths created a board game based on the book, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. The game is a combination of Labyrinth and Chutes and Ladders. It is a game made for four players. To move around the board, you must use portals. Portals let you move one or two spaces depending on the character you choose. The object of the game is to see who can get to the red pyramid (the end) first. There are many loopholes and twists throughout the game.

Friendship Fudge

Attributions: 
By Brighten Bills

On Thursday May 5th, 2018 Mrs. Kelly’s F.A.C.S exploration class had a “friendship fudge” lab. In her class, students are learning about teen strategies which include self-esteem and friendship. For this lab, the students first separated into their kitchens. Then, the students read the instructions for their “friendship fudge” recipe, sending one person from each kitchen to get supplies. While they were collecting the supplies, the other students began filling sinks with soap and water and wiping down the counters.

Gravity, Mass, Forces, and More

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By Reece Gorrell

This week Mr. Madsen’s science students started reviewing for the end of year SAGE test. Trying to remember all the way back to the beginning of the year, the students got packets to review. The packets were filled with plenty of great things about gravity, mass, forces, and many more. The students were assigned to get in groups of two with the people at their table. The students took turns reading paragraphs of the review sheets and annotating their papers. By the time SAGE comes around, they will be ready to ace the test.

D&D and Magic Club

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By Gambit Sok

In the Dungeons and Dragons After-School Club, you get to play one of the most well-known roleplay games.  When surveyed during the club, all of the participants said that they enjoyed the club.  One of the players stated, “What I like about Dungeons and Dragons is that there is no goal—you can do what you want.”  Then there is the magic part of the club.  You can play Magic: The Gathering, but if you want your deck personalized, you will have to make your own deck.  The magic tournament is happening on May 3rd.  “One of the things I like about MTG is that you can play the type you like, su

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