Lobo Update 1/6/16


Parents, Students and Friends –

 End of Second Term

It’s go time!  Second Term ends next Thursday, January 14th and most teachers will cut off grades at the beginning of next week... So that means only a few days are left to check with teachers and get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in.

Student Schedule Changes for Next Semester

With the new semester rapidly approaching we want to address the process of requesting schedule changes. Starting now, counselors will be available to make schedule changes to correct any scheduling mistakes (incomplete schedule, etc.)  Beginning Monday, Jan. 11th counselors will be available to visit with students about changing elective classes. For all other student requested schedule changes, counselors will be available beginning Thursday, January 21st.  Please note that in order to begin a schedule change a student and/or parent must meet with their assigned counselor. Some important reminders: 1- Discussing possible schedule changes does not guarantee a student's schedule request will be granted.  2- Once a student or parent has spoken with a counselor and he/she has made sure that the class is not full and is logistically possible, the student will be sent to obtain teacher and parent signatures on an official add/drop class change form. 3- Once the form is completed with all signatures and the class change fee of $5.00 has been paid, the counselor will finalize the changes and the student's new schedule will be available to view on SIS/Aspire.  4- No schedule changes will be made once a class has reached its maximum capacity (even if a student has already obtained the needed signatures).

 Parent Survey Request

This year, as part of our improvement process, Spanish Fork Junior High will be going through accreditation.  This allows the credits that we give here to be transferred to other schools. We need your help as part of the process. Please click this link and complete the following survey, http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7495120

 4-H After School Clubs

Attention students.  It’s time to sign up for January 4-H Afterschool Clubs.  This month we are offering Lobo Den Club and Anime Club.  Tired of homework? Tired of being bored? Come have some fun with Mr. Chorn in the Lobo Den, we will be playing the WII, board games and having popcorn. Come enjoy a fun stress free activity with the one and only Mr. Chorn.  Also, come join the Anime club where you will learn how to draw manga, create your own comic strip, and have a manga book talk.  We will be watching and discussing anime from Studio Ghibli and others. We will be creating arts and crafts, such as origami, Japanese animal masks and making some traditional Japanese desserts. Come join the fun!  Pick up your enrollment form and register in the main office.   Clubs start on Thursday January 7th.  The cost is $5.00 per club.  Don’t delay, sign up right away and tell a friend.  Pick up your forms today.

 7th Grade Science Testing

End of level SAGE testing for students in 7th grade science during first semester will begin this week on Friday and will continue into next week. We invite all 7th graders that are in science this semester to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast so that you can be at your best during testing. If you know that you're student will not be here next week please let Mrs. Goates know so that she can work out a time for him/her to take the test.

 PTA - Battle of the Bands Competition

The PTA would like to invite all students that are currently in a garage band or would like to form a band to participate in the official Utah PTA - State Battle of the Bands Competition on April 9, 2016 in the Salt Lake Community College, Grand Theater at 6:00pm. This competition is available for 9-12th graders. Only one band is allowed to represent each school so if you would like to audition for this competition let Mr. Whitney in the office know ASAP. The band representing SFJHS and sent to the Battle of the Bands will be selected by our own PTA. More information is available here http://www.utahpta.org/battle-bands

 Nebo Coding Class

Interested in online computer coding?  Nebo District is offering after-school classes for students in grades 4-9 in various locations throughout the district.  Please click on the link for further information or to register for coding camps - http://pub.lucidpress.com/nebocodingcamp/

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Jan 6 - Basketball at Provo - Girls 3:30pm / Boys 5:00pm
  • Jan 6 - Wrestling vs. Payson Jr. @ Home 3:30pm
  • Jan 7 - Boys and Girls Basketball vs. DFJHS @ Home 3:30pm
  • Jan 11 - PTA meeting 9:00am
  • Jan 11 - Boys/Girls B-Ball @ Springville Jr. High 3:30pm
  • Jan 13 - Wrestling - Nebo District Junior High Championships @ Springville Jr. High
  • Jan 14 - Boys and Girls Basketball vs. Mt. Nebo @ Home 3:30pm
  • Jan 14 - Last Day of First Term
  • Jan 15 - Teacher Work Day - No School
  • Jan 18 - MLK Day - No School
  • Jan 19 - First day of Third Term

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