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Lobo Update 8/28/17

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:36

Parents, Students and Friends –

SFJHS has a belief that all students, faculty and staff belong to a community. In our community we practice the Lobo Way. That is, we strengthen the pack, learn to learn, forgive and accept, and find our voice. Throughout the school year and in all that we do we will learn about and practice each of these beliefs. The first belief is we will strengthen the pack. This means we will positively contribute to our classes, our school, and our community. We will see the good in others and build confidence, and we will respect and encourage individual strengths.

This afternoon I watched a group of friends at lunch out on the lawn. A girl came out of our building with a bit of anxiety about some boys who were squeaking their shoes in the hall during lunch. The noise hurt her sensitive ears and she was angry that the boys would be so loud. She had a hard time expressing her feelings about it, but the group listened to her as they were genuinely interested in helping. They could have ignored this girl, but they didn’t…they listened until an adult came by to help their new friend. This group of friends positively contributed to their school by just listening. The girl was able to regain her composure and left to her classroom happy. Our motto, by Rudyard Kipling, says. “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” There was a great deal of strength in the small act of listening today.

Every public school has a school community council consisting of the principal, elected school employees and parents. Parent input is important in the decisions made by our council. School Community Council (SCC) needs THREE PARENT NOMINATIONS to be on the council this school year. If you are interested in serving on the SJHS SCC, email Mr. Blake Mortensen at

Thanks for participating in first round of golf tryouts. Second tryout will be Tuesday August 29, at the Spanish Oaks golf course 4:14 pm. A list of those invited to second tryouts is posted at the front office as well as coach Bartholomew's room 46

Friday Sept. 1st is the back to school swim party for SFJHS. The cost is $1 per person, please bring your families! Just let them know you are with SFJHS. At the Spanish Fork High School Pool from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.

Attention all future cross-country runners! There will be an information meeting held on Tuesday, August 29th right after school in Miss Brooks' room (26). Come learn how your running shoes can transform any bad day into a good one, frustration into speed, self-doubt into confidence, and chocolate cake into muscle!

Our first intramural sport this year will be FLAG FOOTBALL. Any 7th, 8th, or 9th grader is welcome to play. Get your team of 7 together and get signed up with Coach Johnson or Coach Carlson. We will play every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday right after school from 2:50 - 3:50 pm beginning August 29th. Get your team signed up and join the fun! There will be prizes for tournament champions.

BASKETBALL intramurals are every Friday from 6:00am-7:55am throughout the school year!

PTA is not a time commitment if you don't want it to be.  Your membership and support alone help create many wonderful experiences and opportunities for students as well as helping our amazing teachers and staff. There are opportunities to be involved if you would like, as well as many benefits to students AND parents when parents are involved and show support.  Join now with a small $5 membership fee. Please pay with this PayPal link (

) or submit separate cash/check payable to “SFJHS PTA” at the front office.
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