School News

Stained Glass Windows Help Students Make Historical Connections

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picture and story by Shea Harmer

Eight-grade US History classes recently went to UVU and saw the Roots of Knowledge exhibit. 

The exhibit includes numerous stained-glass windows featuring important events, places, people, throughout history.  The windows convey how these historical elements have influenced our education, knowledge, and learning. 

Students were able to look through the windows and make connections to what they having been learning in class as well as understand how knowledge throughout history influences their daily lives today and into the future.

Sophomore/Freshman Lady Dons Soccer Team Season Highlight –

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The Sophomore/Freshman Lady Dons soccer team consisted of 25 players - 12 of which were Freshmen from Spanish Fork Junior High: Ally Jones, Ashley Olsen, Bailey Pierce, Brooklyn Weight, Camryn Marshall, Delaney Hicks, Kate Fallon, Kaydenz Critchlow, Lucy Sloan, Miriam Pendleton, Julia Vasquez, and Olivia Irvine. Each of these girls brought unique talent and a positive attitude to the Lady Don’s Soccer Team. Our Season ended this past week with the conclusion of 8 wins and 5 losses. It was a very successful season for the team as well as the improvement of personal skill development.

Playing with Economics

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story and pictures by Lois Terry

Utilizing a spirited game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Ms. Terry’s 9th grade Geography classes learned about three different economic systems used in the world.  

Students were given “money” whose individual value equaled 1 M&M.  With this “money”, they competed in various games of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” following the economic rules of the various economic systems they had previously studied.  

LOBO UPDATE 10/15/18

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Parents, Students, and Friends -

THE LOBO WAY

When we USE MISTAKES AS A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY TO GROW AND IMPROVE. This is part of FORGIVE AND ACCEPT, the third part of our school’s vision. Everybody fails. What have you tried and failed at that helped you improve?  Come to the office and share your experience with Mr. Christensen, Mrs. LeMmon, or Mr. Mortensen for a small treat!

WANTED: CAREER PRESENTERS

SFJHS Student Council and HOPE Squad attend Conference

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by Kade Loreen

Did you know that the SFJHS Student Council and HOPE Squad went to the Utah Solutions Summit Conference? They learned how to help the big problem of opioid addiction. The special guests were Senator Mike Lee, Attorney General Sean Reyes, Alema Harrington and musicians Lexi Walker and Foreign Figures. There were also athletes such as UFC fighter Court McGee and collegiate wrestling champion Ben Kjar.

Math Problem of the Week

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Dog Run Problem

Answer:  No...it is 99% of the old.

Caleb Thibault

Joseph Piazzola

Chris Stephenson

Brian Gungon

Alex Moody

Dallin Leatherwood

Zach Johnson

 Molly Peterson

Soren Turner

Cayten Chiven

Joshua Graham

Tanner Fraser

Ryan Rawe

Shakespeare Competition

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By: Tremaine Lomax pictures by Allyson Jones

Day One:

We left at 9:30 on Thursday and after a two and a half hour bus ride we got to SUU (Southern Utah University) for a tour of the campus.  After that, we went to the gift shop, took some pictures, then went to the hotel and chilled. 

 Another bus ride took us to the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, but this one was only a hour long.  We saw “Matilda.”  It was amazing--lots of twists I was not expecting.  Overall I had a fun time.

 We drove back to our hotel and “slept”.

 Day Two: 

Spanish Fork Junior High FFA Participates in Career Training

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by Chaleesa Warren

FFA students traveled to Snow College to compete in 4 events on Tuesday October 9th:  Horse Evaluation, Livestock Evaluation, Agriculture Mechanics and Veterinary Science.

Students got hands on experience for a career in one of these fields including handling live animals, veterinary practicums and math calculations. This was the first contest of the year! Students are looking forward to more Career Development Events this school year.

World History Classes Reconstruct Roman Aqueducts—Out of Garbage!

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story by Rillene Nielsen and Shea Harmer pictures by Shea Harmer

Mrs. Harmer is at it again!  First her student made Roman Temples out of school supplies.  Now they are building aqueducts out junk!  As you can tell by the photos, engagement was high as students learned how the ancient Romans got their water.

“My world history class built Roman aqueducts out of trash today,” reported Mrs. Harmer, “and they had an awesome time. They had to build it over 2 desks and have a ping pong ball go through it and land on a paper plate at the bottom without falling off. This simulated Roman aqueducts.”

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