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Lobo Update 9/9/15

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 16:24

Parents, Students and Friends –

 Teacher Development Day - Early Out

We want to remind all parents that next Wednesday, September 16th will be a district wide minimum day for staff development (SDD).  No lunch will be served and school will be released at 11:15a.m. with buses running accordingly.  Please be aware of this early out so that you can make any necessary arrangements.

 ACT Explore Test

Be aware that the ACT Explore Test will be given to all 8th grade students on September 16, 2015 (This is the minimal day).  All 8th grade students will take the test and remain with an assigned teacher for the day. More than ever before, it is important that all students have the skills needed to be successful in college and the workplace. Becoming college-ready does not happen overnight; students develop these skills by taking rigorous courses in high school. ACT Explore helps 8th graders build high school course plans that will prepare them for college and work and introduces them to career options that are relevant to them. It shows your student: Areas needing extra help or additional courses, suggestions for improving academic skills along with, careers that match your student’s interests. ACT Explore scores provide early indicators of whether students are on track for college. With plenty of time before students graduate, teachers can use this information to focus on areas of need. Students who take ACT Explore are more likely to be college and career ready. For more information on the Explore ACT please visit:

 College and Career Readiness Webinars Available

​As part of a new series on College & Career Readiness, Nebo School District is making available free monthly webinars on the college planning process for parents and their high school students. Please register and you will have access to the recordings for 30 days after each webinar.  Click on the following link to register: ​ ​   This link and other college information is also available on the SFJHS Counseling webpage:  ​Here are the​ ​upcoming dates and topics:

·        September 12, 2015 - How to Graduate from College Debt Free
·        October 10, 2015 - College Applications-General
·        November 14, 2015 - Why Is It So Hard for a Good Student to Get Into a Top College?
·        December 12, 2015 - 10 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make in Planning for College

 PTA Reflections Contest

All students are invited and encouraged to participate in this year’s Reflections contest. The theme is: Let Your Imagination Fly - Entries are due by October 2, 2015. Pick up an application in the front office or Miss Holley’s room. Contest categories include: Dance Choreography – Film Production – Literature – Music Composition – Photography – Visual Arts. Do something amazing this year; participate in Reflections! Click here for more info - 

 New School Community Council Members Elected

The recent SCC election which was held during the week of Aug. 31 – Sept. 4, 2015 has resulted in three new members being elected to a two year seat: Shanni Call, Heidi Conway and Brent Harwood.  Congratulations and we look forward to your service!

 Lobos in Action

Congratulations to our Cross Country Team - They did very well at the first meet of the year. Boys finished 4th place and our girls finished 5th place with individual accolades going to Girls Josie Wright and Boys Ammon Beck who each finished first for our team. Other top finishers were Emma Runolfson, Hannah Oldham, Jamison Barrett and Enoch Pendleton.

 Upcoming SFJHS Activities:

  • Sept 10 - Golf Team @ Gladstan 11:30am
  • Sept 10 - Girls Tennis @ Springville 3:30pm
  • Sept 11 - 1st Annual Mt. Loafer Hike 6:00am
  • Sept 11 - Cross Country @ Salem Jr. Girls 3:30pm Boys 4:00pm
  • Sept 14 - Golf Team @ Spanish Oaks 12:00pm
  • Sept 16 - All 8th Graders Take the ACT Explore Test
  • Sept 16 - District Development Day - School Out at 11:15am
  • Sept 17 - FFA Students Attend State Fair
  • Sept 17 - Girls Tennis @ SFHS vs. Payson 3:30pm
  • Sept 18 - Cross Country@ Mapleton Junior 3:30pm

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