School News

SFHS Dons Get Off to a Great Start

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By Jacks Jeppson

Many of you may know that Spanish Fork’s High School varsity football team started their season a couple of days before school started on the August 21st.   Now the Dons are five games into their season and are doing great. They hold a record of four wins and a lone loss.         

The Dons started their season at home by playing the Park City Miners. This game was very lopsided and ended in a 53-0 blowout in favor of the Dons.  In this meeting, the Dons looked very good with their defense being the most impressive.

Our Cross Country Team is a Beast!

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By Mateen Lomax

Our Cross Country racers are off to a good start.   At a recent meet held Friday September 7, 2012, this Howl reporter got to see our incredible runners in action.

The team was amazing.  There was lots of fun, and excitement.  A level of confidence was in all the runners.  They were all well trained and knew what they had to do to win.  Most of them were really humble, but they all did amazing.

Our girls team got 4th place and our boys got 3rd.   Runner Heston Anderson took 2nd overall.

Lady Lobos Love Tennis

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By Sydney White

The tennis girls are back, and they're ready! On Thursday, September 6th, the Spanish Fork Lobo tennis team played their first game of the season at Salem Jr. High School.

September’s Students of the Month

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By Jared Krupa

Twenty-seven Spanish Fork Junior High students have been selected by their teachers as September’s Students of the Month.  This award was started a few years ago to honor individuals who do their best in class.

Mrs. Coxson gathers the names of the winners.   Awards are given by each department.  Teachers in each subject pick a student from each grade level based on things like good citizenship, showing improvement, maintaining excellent grades, or being helpful to other class members. 

September Teacher Feature: Mrs. Nielsen

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By Chase Noorda

This month the Lobo Howl decided to spotlight our advisor (slave driver) Mrs. Nielsen.  We tracked her down and made her suffer through an interview.  Here’s what we found out.

“I’m a California girl, born and raised in So Cal,” said Mrs. Nielsen. “I was very surprised when I heard the news that I was the teacher feature.” 

The Principal’s Principles

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By Chase Noorda

Mr. Fleming has some advice for all of the students here at Spanish Fork Jr. High. He'd like to see us get involved in the school activities. He said, “Make it your own school.  Get involved.  Make new friends.  Be a good friend and support ‘Back the Pack’.”

He reminds us there are lots of new features at the school this year. They spend half a million dollars here on renovations for the school including new locker rooms, new carpet, lighting and walls. We also have seven new teachers joining our great staff at SFJH.

Seventh-Grade Orientation

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By Tristan Anderson

When the summer came to a halt, school bounded in. For the seventh graders, it started a day earlier with 7th grade Orientation.  On Monday, August 20th, self-conscious seventh graders strode into school without intimidating eighth or ninth graders.

Mr. Fleming and Mr. Bake introduced the kids to seventh grade. They greeted the students with friendly smiles and explained what they’d need to know for a successful.  The students enjoyed meeting their new teachers and friendly peers.

September Teacher of the Month

The teacher of the month for Spanish Fork Junior High is Margie Dobson.   Ms. Dobson is our school hostess.  She loves to serve others and make them feel valued and appreciated.  She is generous with her time and energy.  She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys traveling.

Ms. Dobson has been in charge or helped with every major faculty party for years.  She loves to cook and decorate for special occasions.  She has an eye for making things look amazing.  She has donated many special prizes to our faculty.  We wouldn’t know how to have a party without her.

Beauty and Belief

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Laura Carter

Students from Mr. Anson's Honors English and Mrs. Carter's world studies classes attended the Brigham Young University Museum of Art's Beauty and Belief of Islamic art, Thursday, September 13, 2012.  Students were led through the museum with the aid of a wonderful guide who taught them about the founding of Islam and their belief practices of the Five Pillars of Islam.  This background explained so much about the art on display that the students became expert at viewing the art through the mind-set of a Muslim.

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