School News

Nebo District Office Features Artwork by SFJH Teacher

by Rillene R. E. Nielsen

Spanish Fork Junior High art teacher David Millman’s painiting of Abraham Lincoln, backed by the American flag and the Declaration of Independence, was recently acquired by the Nebo School District.  It hangs in the District Office Building on the lower level, on the west side of the building near the HR offices (see photo). 

One of eight paintings he’s completed, all based on patriotic themes, Millman’s work came to the districts attention earlier this year. 

What's happening this week? February 24 - March 1

  • Monday, Feb 24th, Direct Writing Assessment for 8th graders, Noon Construction Fieldtrip
  • Tuesday, Feb 25th, Direct Writing Assessment for 8th graders
  • Wednesday, Feb 26th, Nebo District Science Fair, 9am Ninth grade students to SFHS for registration, Early out at 11:15 am, 12-3pm Professional Development Meeting
  • Thursday, Feb 27th, Direct Writing Assessment for 8th graders
  • Friday, Feb 28th,
  • Saturday, Mar 1st, 8:30am Nebo Chess Tournament

What's happening this week? February 17 - 21

  • Monday, Feb 17th, President’s Day No School
  • Tuesday, Feb 18th, 6:30pm Boys Basketball Banquet in Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, Feb 19th, 7am Professional Development Meeting, 2:10pm Grade Level Collaboration
  • Thursday, Feb 20th, BYU Engineering Expo Field Trip, History Field Trip to State Capital, 9am Principal’s Meeting,
  • Friday, Feb 21st, Direct Writing Assessment for 8th graders begins, Spring Pictures, 11:50am Student of the Month lunch

Thanks for the Soup-er Dinner!

by Rillene R. E. Nielsen

PTA volunteers treated teachers to a great dinner during Thursday’s Parent/Teacher Conference.  Four kinds of soup, salad, breadsticks, and donut holes for dessert.  The perfect meal for a rainy winter’s night!  Do we have soup-er volunteers, or what?

Book Fair

by Rillene R. E. Nielsen

SFJH has the best PTA volunteers!  This week PTSA members have been manning the bi-annual book fair in the library.  Students, teachers, and parents were able to peruse shelves filled with the newest and most popular YA titles from Scholastic.  Students bought books to enjoy for recreational reading.  Teachers created wish lists for their classroom libraries.  During Parent/Teacher Conference, parents were able to pick up titles their kids wanted.  And who served all these patrons?  Our loyal SFJH PTA!

Parent Teacher Conference

by Rillene R. E. Nielsen

Despite wet weather and the lure of the Olympic telecast, many students and parents attended SFJH’s Parent/Teacher conference last night.  Every term, parents have the opportunity to meet with their student’s teachers and get a quick update on their progress toward proficiency.  Most teachers give parents a copy of their student’s progress report which includes a list of the core skills students are working on that term.  Parents can easily see where their students are on the continuum of skill proficiency.

What's happening this week? February 10 - 14

  • Monday, Feb 10th,
  • Tuesday, Feb 11th, 3pm LPIC
  • Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2:10pm Department Collaboration, 6pm Nebo School Board (SFJHS to give school presentation)
  • Thursday, Feb 13th, 3-8pm Parent Teacher Conferences, 6pm “Fight the New Drug” parent presentation in Little Theater.
  • Friday, Feb 14th, Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the ones you love.

What's happening this week? February 3 - 7

  • Monday, Feb 3rd, 10am PTA Meeting, 3:30pm School Community Council, 3:30pm G B-ball vs Mapleton @ MNJHS (District Tourney)
  • Tuesday, Feb 4th, B B-ball @ PJHS (District Tourney)
  • Wednesday, Feb 5th, 7am Team Leader Meeting, 2:10pm Department Collaboration
  • Thursday, Feb 6th, 11:50am Math Mentoring Lunch
  • Friday, Feb 7th, 7th Grade Job Shadow, Term 3 Midterm
  • Thursday, Feb 13th, 3-8pm Parent Teacher Conferences

The Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education


The Jon. M. Huntsman Family is proud to sponsor the 22nd Annual Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education.

• Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher, volunteer, or administrator
• 11 winners will receive $10,000
• Nomination forms can be found online at
• Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014