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Lobo Update 2/3/16

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:50

Parents, Students and Friends –

 Orchestra Needs Your Votes

Spanish Fork Junior High has been selected as one of twelve finalists nationwide to win a substantial grant and a visit from a Radio Disney star. The students need our help. Let’s do our part to bring recognition to our wonderful students in Nebo and Utah. You can VOTE once every 24 hours from January 28 to February 10 at: (link is external) You can also: Like Give a Note Facebook page: (link is external) Follow @giveanote on twitter: (link is external)

 Be a Part of Something Fun - Join Intramurals

Intramural sports are for ALL students; 7th, 8th and 9th grade, both girls and boys and there is never a cost to participate. Indoor soccer is our next intramural and is beginning on Feb. 8th.  To join a team and be part of intramurals talk with Mr. Hawkins or Mr. Bartholomew or just show up to the activity and tell the teacher you want to join in. Please come out and participate in this fun opportunity!

 Nebo Chess Tournament

Come join us Saturday February 13, 2016 8:30am - 2:30pm at Cherry Creek Elementary (484 S. 200 E. Springville) for the Nebo Jr. High & High School Chess Tournament. Register and pay online at -    click on "Nebo District Programs - Chess”. The cost is $9.00 if you register and pay by Feb 3rd, or $15 thereafter - Registrations accepted only through Thursday, Feb 11 - No registration or payment accepted at the door. Student must be in Nebo School District boundaries, whether attending public, charter, or home school. For more information click on this URL -

 National Counselor Week

We want to publicly thank our four awesome school counselors - Shannon Hales, Melissa Nielson, Travis Palfreyman and Leslie Swenson. We appreciate all they do for the students at our school.

 4-H Afterschool Clubs

Participate in our February 4-H Afterschool Clubs.  This month we are offering Creepy Crawlers Club and Edible Art, Made with Heart. The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, come and see what this club’s all about!  We will be dissecting frogs, harvesting DNA from your saliva, looking at cells, exploring pond water and investigating the amphibian species.  Come join the Creepy Crawlers Club with Ms. Kerksiek.  Spread the love this Valentine’s season by joining the 4-H after-school club: "Edible Art, Made with Heart" club. We'll be making delicious Valentine's candy, cookies, cupcakes and so much more. Hope to see you there.  Pick up your enrollment form and register in the main office.  The cost is $5.00 per club if you’ve already participated in 4H this year.  It’s $10 if this is your first club.  Don’t delay, sign up today and tell a friend.  Pick up your forms today.  More information is available at

 SFHS Tryouts for 9th Graders

SFHS Spring sports tryouts are starting this month!  9th graders check out the Don's Corner board by the SFJHS Counselor's office for more information and to see your fellow classmates that are already involved with SFHS. 

 Labels for Education Sponsored by PTA

Our school is collecting Labels for Education.  Clip UPC’s from Campbell’s soup and other participating products and send them in to the office. Other participating products are: Swanson, Prego, V8, Pepperidge Farm, BIC, Pace, and Spaghetti-O’s pasta.

 PTA Book Fair

The PTA Scholastic Book Fair is coming up this Feb. 16, 17, and 18. We will start each day at 7:30am and will end at 3:15pm on Tues. and Thurs. We will remain open until 7pm on Wed. during Parent Teacher Conferences. We look forward to providing more opportunities for your students to read at home and in the classroom. With this book fair, we are participating in the "All for Books" program. This is a way to donate your loose change and dollar bills toward more books in your student's classroom.  Donation boxes will be next to the book fair register and on the counselor's table during PTC.  With the money you donate, we buy books at this fair selected by teachers. Those books count toward our Scholastic reward dollars which allows us to buy even more books for the school.  Scholastic Inc. also matches our donation, giving books to children in need through organizations such as the Kids in Need Foundation and Reader to Reader Inc.  Online ordering, benefiting our school, goes from Feb. 7-20.  Please check out our homepage at this URL: you! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at our fair, please call or text Megan Oliverson at 435-713-5228.

 Join PTA Today

Utah PTA has asked every school to sign up 16 more members.  Please join us!  Come to the front office. Your small $5 membership offers you a free discount card and the satisfaction of knowing you're involved!  Thank you to our amazing SFJHS PTA members!

Lobos in Action

Several weeks ago, 9th graders competed in the Spanish Fork FFA Chapter Creed Contest. Last Wednesday, our Jr. High was able to send Porter Olsen and Kalley Stubbs to the Area 5 contest with many other high schools in our area.  Kalley and Porter competed in the creed and Porter also competed in Parliamentary Procedure.  They both did absolutely amazing in their contests! We would like to congratulate Kalley on winning the Area 5 contest and wish her the best of luck at state!

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Feb 3, 4, 5, - Boys and Girls Basketball District Tournament (Check website calendar for times)
  • Feb 5 - Job Shadow Day for 7th Graders
  • Feb 9 - Girls B-Ball vs. Uintah @ Home 3:30pm
  • Feb 11 - Valentine (or Anti-Valentine) Poetry Contest Deadline
  • Feb 12 - Midterm

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