School News

Seventh Grade Student Council Representatives Named

By Sawyer Hamilton—Reporter

Our student council has five new members from the 7th grade! These amazing kids are James Dawe, Jacks Jeppson, Megan Treanor, Emily Flemming, and Nate Matis. Fifteen seventh-graders entered the race.  They campaigned for about a week and then the seventh grade voted and these five were the winners.

If you see these awesome kids please say “Hi” to them and congratulate them for getting on student council! Congratulations!


Scholastic Poetry Contest Announced

By Ashlee Johnson—School News Editor

Do you love poetry? Then enter Scholastic's Poetry Contest for grades 7-12. The poem needs to be a haiku in the standard 5-7-5 style.

The theme is, “What Adventures Does your Future Hold?” The deadline is November 18th, 2011.

The first place prize is an Alienware M11x Laptop, second an Inspiron duo Tablet PC, and third place gets a Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet. To submit a poem go to


FFA Heads to National Convention in the East

By Ashlee Johnson—School News Editor

The SFJH FFA organization traveled to Louisville, KY and Indianapolis, IN for the national FFA convention which was held October 18th  to 24th. More than 50,000 FFA members from all over the United States attended the event.

Five students from Spanish Fork and five students from Maple Mountain were selected to attend. “Our chapter received the National Chapter Award, which only the top 2% percent of the over 7,000 FFA chapters can receive,” Mrs. Myers told the Lobo Howl.

Some students also received their American FFA degree, the highest degree an FFA member can receive.

Mrs. Chris Thompson Presents at CUWP Seminar

By Madeline Stocks—Events Editor

Mrs. Thompson, a seventh-grade English teacher at SFJHS, attended a professional development program called the Central Utah Writing Project (CUWP) this summer. CUWP is a program to encourage everyone to write more; students and teachers alike. The course she attended was for four weeks at the Alpine School District Professional Development Center in American Fork.

Assembly Features Song and Dance

By Tristan Anderson and Madeline Stocks

We are ready to congratulate our five finalists for our songwriter’s competition hosted and judged by: Mrs. Hopkins (Choir Teacher). Sariah Lee, India Quist, Kaitlin Adams Hailey Boggess and Zac Hansen are all fabulous song writers, as we saw in the Assembly a couple of weeks ago.

Sariah Lee, a ninth grader, wrote the song; Falling. She thinks that it is,” A good song that many people can relate to".

Teacher in the Spotlight

By Victoria Thomas—Editor-in-Chief

Do you know Mr. Bass? He is a science teacher for 8th and 9th graders and has been teaching here at SFJHS for 22 years. The Lobo Howl interviewed Mr. Bass, and discovered some cool facts.

           One of the questions we asked was, “What is your most embarrassing teaching moment?” He replied, “I came to school and was teaching first period before I realized I was only in underwear.  Actually this was only a dream but the memory of that dream still scares me.”

4-H Helps Tabitha’s Way

By Ashlee Johnson—School News Editor

A couple weeks ago, the 4-H program at our school sponsored a service project.  The goal was to collect coats for Tabitha's Way.

Tabitha's Way is a local non-profit Christian thrift store looking to help the less fortunate. Tabitha's Way opened its doors in 2010.   Wendy Osborne got the inspiration for the store when reading Acts 9:36-42.  She felt it was important to open the store to help others in need. Osborne will only charge people $1.00 for a coat, but only if they can afford to pay. The $1 goes to help pay the rent for the building.

Faculty Teacher of the Month

By: Janelle Slater

Congratulations to Mr. Ferrin! He has been awarded Faculty Teacher of the Month for November. There were quite a few amazing nominations sent in for him. Here they are:

Eric Ferrin is always willing to help with computer issues--Brad Dayton

Eric Ferrin because he runs around solving all our computer issues and still manages to teach his classes--Katrina Davenport

Red Ribbon Week at Spanish Fork Junior High School

Nick Trotter

Red Ribbon Week at Spanish Fork Junior High School was held October 31 through November 4.  Monday was Halloween, so students were asked to dress in red.  The Junior Honor Society visited their classes and rewarded students with some candy to start off their day with a slow dose of sugar for the night to come.  A Pie-Eating contest was held during both lunches in the cafeteria.  Two students from each grade and two teachers competed to down some pumpkin pies in a hurry.  Mr. Bartholomew and Mr.