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During HOPE Week, we had a speaker come and speak to us. His name is Dustin Smith.
He talked to us about focusing on lifting our eyes. “Eyes up. Do the work.” This means literally lifting your eyes by looking up. Along with looking up, you also are looking for ways people need help and are in need.
January 13-17 was HOPE Week. It is a week hosted by our school’s HOPE Squad focused on what they stand for which is suicide prevention and anti-bullying. During the week, students participated in fun challenges, like White-Out Monday and Wear Your Favorite Team’s Jersey Tuesday.
I personally am on the HOPE Squad so I get to experience the great things that the HOPE Squad stands for. HOPE Week helps me remember that I’m not alone and that in the end everything will be ok. So HOPE Week is a good thing. It gives challenges and helps us remember why life is worth it.
At the beginning of the school year, students walked into Mr. Whiting's classroom and were impressed by his two ball pythons. And now, almost six months later, we will be getting two new additions to his classroom zoo.
Mr. Whiting has found a female snake to breed with his male one. On Saturday, January 4th, his snakes tail’s had a link, which means that they are ready to breed. And he will give the 9-14 hatchlings that he expects to hatch to some of his students!
On Thursday, January 2, 2020, the students of Spanish Fork Junior High School got back from their winter break. After having a week and a half of no school, the students had to go back to learning. It’s sad to say goodbye to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Some people are ready to learn and have many exciting experiences in the building while others are not as excited to be back.
Ms. Christensen’s ninth grade English classes played a game this week called Name That Sonnet! Using Erik Didriksen’s book, Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs, students did their best to identify modern-day lyrics rewritten in coded iambic pentameter.
With the fever of a frenzied game show contestant playing for thousands of dollars, each of Ms. Christensen’s students concentrated as she read the displayed writing on the screen then called out, jumped, or cheered when they could identify the correct title.
We’re excited that Spanish Fork Junior High has signed up to run a Girls Go CyberStart Club and all girls in 9th grade are invited to take part!
Girls Go CyberStart is a fun, free online program that will help your daughter learn skills and explore the techniques that cybersecurity experts use every day.