December 2018

7th graders learn about internships

Story and pictures by Kathy Thacker

The 7th grade College and Career Awareness classes got to learn about career internships today. Junior and seniors from all 5 Nebo School District high schools came to present about the experiences they had doing internships in the district Work Based Learning class. Some of the internships that we learned about include:  physical therapists, teachers, police officers, animal rehabilitation, nurses, dental assistants, lawyers, and travel agents. 

Penny Wars

by Trevin Barton

Last week at SFJHS we had Penny Wars. Penny Wars is a competition between all the classes. All the money raised goes to Warm the Soles which gives shoes to children in need. Each day of the week, we had different challenges. For example, on Monday it was highest nickel count and on Thursday it was the lowest penny count. Although, there was a catch, you were able to penny bomb people! This is when you get a lot of pennies and go put them in a different classes jar. One teacher even bombed Coach Carlson’s class with 25 dollars worth of pennies. That's a lot of pennies!

Andrew Bernards Wins SFJH Geography Bee and Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship

story and photos by Alyse J. Freeland

Andrew Bernards, an eighth-grade student at Spanish Fork Jr. High, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 14, 2018.  With this win comes a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. 

US History Students Studying Revolutionary War

story and pictures by Shea Harmer

Mrs. Harmer’s 8th grade US History classes have been studying the Revolutionary War.   Recently, students learned about the Valley Forge and Morristown winter encampments.  They created their own encampment called “Jockey Hollow” by building their own mini- models of the huts/cabins soldiers used out of pretzels!

SFJH Students Enjoy Ice Skating

story and pictures by Garrett Johnon

The ice skating field trip was fantastic, even Mrs. Hales could do it!

All that attended had a great time with friends spending some time on the ice! Thank goodness there were no injuries as well. From beginning skaters to more advanced, all that went enjoyed themselves!

Holiday Orchestra Concert

by Addalice Flores

 A few days ago, our SFJHS Orchestra and the SFHS Orchestra had their Christmas concert, named Holiday Harmonies. It was filled with lots of fun jokes from the conductors, Angela Harman and Sarah Olsen, and games that some of the audience got to participate in. Some songs played in the concert were “Believe From Polar Express”, “Iditarod”, “What Child Is This”, “Bell Carol Rock”, and lot’s more! They all did a great job!


Author Visit-Cami Jensen

by Kambrie Smith

The 7th grade English classes had an amazing time all thanks to our wonderful visitor, author Cami Jensen. Mrs. Jensen was kind enough to share some of her helpful hints on writing with us. She had a great presentation on her novel, First Earth, and gave some examples of what kind of books and types of writing there are. Thank you so much to our visitor, we hope to see her again soon!  

Winter Band Concert

by Kyrstin May

The school band is hard at work preparing for their Winter Concert. It will be held on Wednesday, December 19th at 7 PM. They will perform at Spanish Fork High School in the Auditorium.

The bands have been practicing Christmas songs such as "Little Drummer Boy", "March of the Toys", "Chopsticks for Christmas" and many more. We hope you will come and support our school band and enjoy the festive music.