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LOBO UPDATE 05/07/19

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LOBO UPDATE 05/07/19

Parents, Students, and Friends -

AWARDS ASSEMBLY

Our annual awards assembly will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 9:00 am - 11:45 am in the Cafeteria/Little Theater. Parent invitations to the awards assembly will come through email this year and not through the paper mail system.  Please be sure that your email is current on your student's SIS account.

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Spanish Fork Junior High FFA Wins at Stock Show

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story and photos by Chaleesa Warren
Spanish Fork Junior High FFA Wins at Stock Show

Thank you for supporting the following students at the stock show last week! Kids did amazing!! For those of you interested, here are the results. Everyone I talked to was very impressed with our kids!

Here’s a list of award winners:

Seventh Grade

  • Oaklee Wride; 4th place breeding beef showmanship; 10th Lamb Showman
  • Landon Thomas; Reserve Champion Barrow; 7th hog showman
  • Teagan Scott; 8th place Gilt; 5th hog showman

Eighth Grade:

World Civ Students Learn About Trench Warfare

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story by Shea Harmer, with Rillene Nielsen photo by Shea Harmer
World Civ Students Learn About Trench Warfare

Mrs. Harmers 9th grade World Civilizations classes got to experience  World War 1 trench life.  Students built “trenches” in the classroom, learned about the extreme conditions soldiers dealt with within the trenches during the war, and watched The Christmas Truce.

The unit culminated with students having a paper battle while avoiding “no man’s land”!

Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

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By Mekeli Clark
Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

How much time do you spend on your phone? Do you think you're addicted to your phone? Phone addiction has become a big problem. People are becoming “attached” to their phones.

G. Thayer wrote in his article, “Researchers from three universities–the University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma, and Indiana University–devised a study in which they tricked 40 iPhone users into temporarily giving up their phones before completing a puzzle.

Honors Society News

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By Molly Petersen
Honors Society News

On Monday a few of the Spanish Fork Junior High Honors Society members drove up to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake to take fleece blankets. There were 21 blankets that the Honors Society has been tying the edges on since February. Along with taking the blankets those students who went, also got a tour of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. It was a cool experience, and the workers at the facility were very grateful for the blankets.  They will be given to the patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Honors Society is a great opportunity to get out and help the community!

Drama 1 and 2 Class Plays

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by Rebecca Morales
Drama 1 and 2 Class Plays

Ms. Holley’s Drama 1 and Drama 2 classes gave the audience a very entertaining night on Thursday and Friday. After all of their hard work they were able to perform their class plays very well. Their shows undoubtedly reflected their preparation and dedication. The Drama Tech class was also able to show their abilities and talent. The lights and the sound effects enhanced the performances and made it all the more entertaining. Also, the audience responded enthusiastically and were able to encourage the actors on stage.

Would You Trade Your Family For a Screen?

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By Ty Nielsen
Would You Trade Your Family For a Screen?

Imagine it is Friday night, your family’s activity night. First, you play a game, then watch a movie, and then you enjoy milkshakes. You are ready to start, but everyone is on their phone. “Are we going to start yet?” You ask your mother. No response.

 That familiar sight of children, teenagers, and adults on mobile phones is seen in every town and city in America, and the epidemic is growing. Younger citizens are receiving mobile phones and tablets, and family communication drops drastically.

SFJH 9TH GRADE TESTING

SFJH 9TH GRADE TESTING

Parents and Guardians,

On May 7 and May 8, 9th grade students will be participating in the Aspire end of level testing. We encourage parents NOT to check students out of school for appointments, etc. during these two important days. The testing schedule is as follows:

SFJH Students Hike the ‘Y’

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story by Garrett Johnson, with Rillene Nielsen photo by Garrett Johnson
SFJH Students Hike the ‘Y’

On May 2, 2019 an intrepid group of SFJH students hiked the ‘Y.’ 

Coach Johnson was very proud of the group.  “We hiked the steep switchbacks up to the top of the Y and were able to enjoy beautiful views of our awesome Valley,” he said.  “We were able to make it down in time to have lunch at the Provo Towne Center food court. We had so much fun on the last PE field trip of the year!”

If you missed out on the hikes this year, make sure you watch the announcements next year.  Thanks to Coach Johnson for heading up these activities.

Can a Cell Phone End a Life?

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By Nyah Dinehart
Can a Cell Phone End a Life?

Imagine that you’re on your phone. Pretty easy, right?

Now, imagine that your phone goes off, signaling you that someone has texted you. You open the text message only to find the words:

Why do you even try? You are nothing and always will be. No one cares about you and no one ever will. You might as well kill yourself. No one loves you enough to care if you did commit suicide.

In the article “Teen Depression, Suicide Linked to Time Spent On Cell Phones” by Lulu Garcia-Navarro she says:

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