November 2018

PE Fieldtrip was Extreme!

story and pictures by Garrett Johnson

The Lowes Extreme Air Field Trip was great!  Many students were able to show-off their talents.  Students landed flips and other stunts jumping on the trampolines, swinging from the trapeze, and braved the American Ninja course. 

The best moment of the field trip-- for sure-- was the Coaches vs. students dodge ball games, which the coaches, of course, dominated!  Everyone had a fantastic time!

SFJH Students Attend Winter Captains Academy

story by Garrett Johnson with Zac Dart Picture by Garrett Johnson

Winter Captains Academy was great opportunity for the winter sports athletes to hear about good sportsmanship and leadership. 

Zac Dart (boys’ basketball) Emmie Olson (girls’ basketball) and Ammon Anderson (Wrestling) were all able to attend.  Marc Amicone, the GM of the Salt Lake Bees, spoke to students as did Kai Fisher from the Live Well Center.  Coach Gregg Smith and Troy Bohling, member of the Nebo School District, also instructed athletes. 

This is always such a great opportunity that the school district gives these student athletes!

Turkeys Terrorize Spanish Fork Junior High

by Naomi Phillips and Rillene Nielsen picture by Naomi Phillips

A couple of turkeys terrorize the halls of Spanish Fork Jr. High Tuesday, Nov. 20th.  Many students and teachers reported seeing two unusually large specimens roaming the halls and occasionally going into classrooms.

Evidently, this rare species is quite musical, their call often confused as actual human singing. Some students reported hearing what sounded like "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor but with alternative lyrics.  Teachers said these prodigious poultry were singing "Turkey Bird" by Heywood Banks.

LOBO UPDATE 11/19/18


Parents, Students, and Friends -


The girls will play Canyon View JHS and the boys will compete against Pleasant Grove JHS at 3:30pm. Both are HOME games! Begin the season right and come cheer on our LOBOS!


Advanced PE Students Show Off Strength and Speed Playing War Ball

story and photos by Garrett Johnson

This week in Advanced PE many students chose to play War Ball!  War ball is a great game that many students at our school enjoy. 

Showing off arm strength and quick feet are two major factors in playing war ball.  What an awesome group of students and what a fun class!!!

Student’s Complimentary Letters Bring Replies

story and pictures by Chris Thompson with Rillene Nielsen

In his book Life, the Truth, and Being Free, Steve Maraboli reminds us, “I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.”

Mrs. Thompson’s English students sowed the seeds of compliments earlier this year when they wrote letters of compliment to various businesses last term.  Now those seeds are sprouting and growing!

Freshmen Learn About Geographic Information Systems at UVU

story and pictures by Shea Harmer

The 9th grade geography and world civilizations classes had the awesome opportunity to participate in the UVU Geographic Information System—GIS-- day.

While on campus, students were able to get an idea of how GIS is used in everyday life and discover what occupations use GIS routinely. Students were given the opportunity to listen to GIS professionals and ask questions, as well as give the equipment a try themselves.

Veteran’s Day Assembly

by Emily Gwilliam

All week we celebrated Veteran’s Day at SFJHS. Several ways we did this were by veterans’ pictures hanging up in our front windows, and the art classes drawing pictures of soldiers. Also, the quote in front of the office was, “Home of the free because of the brave.”  On Nov. 11, we had an assembly in honor of Veteran’s Day. It started off with the veterans doing the flag ceremony and Miss Provstgaard beautifully singing the Star Spangled Banner. Then, we had two students read their stories that they wrote for Veterans Day, and Principal Christensen spoke about veterans.

LOBO UPDATE 11/12/18


Parents, Students, and Friends -


When picking up and dropping off students, please do not use the bus lanes. The North and South parking lots are available, curbside is also available.

When using parking lots, PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK, FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME, HANDICAPPED PARKING STALLS. These stalls need to remain available for any person with handicaps.

Students, please ONLY cross at the crosswalks when going through the bus lane and across 820 East.