School News

CTE Intro Students Tour Thanksgiving Point

Thanks to a very generous donation to the CTE department 100 of our CTE Intro students were able to tour Thanksgiving Point on April 15, 2013.

The students who went on the field trip participated in a walking tour of Thanksgiving Points farm country, the gardens area, retail shops, and the lobby of the dinosaur museum. The guide that Thanksgiving Point provided informed the students of the various careers involved with each area of the venue as well as educational requirements for each career.

Spanish Fork Jr. High Teacher of the Year - Mrs. DeeAnn Binks

Mrs. Binks is a wonderful Physical Education Teacher. She understands the needs of her students and she structures her class to meet the varying degrees of ability and motivation to ensure that all students learn and participate. Mrs. Binks is kind to everyone and is always concerned for the social and emotional welfare of her students.

Mr. Jade Andersen, our teacher of the month

Congratulations to Mr. Jade Andersen, our teacher of the month.  Mr. Andersen has been at Spanish Fork Junior for 5 years.  He has attended UVSC, BYU and SUU.  He enjoys sports, hunting and family activities.  He has a very positive attitude and is willing to help in any way possible.

His favorite quote is, ‘If you don’t have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over”.

His teaching philosophy is, “Anyone can learn and achieve great things”.

Honors Math to BYU Expo

On Wednesday, February 20, the Honors Math classes at Spanish Fork Junior High attended the BYU Engineering and Technology Expo at BYU.  Students were able to visit interactive booths where they learned what kinds of math, engineering and technology opportunities there are.  They also toured three labs on campus:  Racing Lab, Unmanned Airplane Lab, and the Water Flume Lab.  Finally, students got to participate in Competitions like the Alka seltzer bottle rockets, the Egg Drop Competition, Windmill Construction, Gumdrop and Toothpick structures, the Marshmallow Challenge and running

Assembly Schedule for Thursday, March 7

Assembly Schedule Thursday, March 7th

1st Period             8:00-8:40

2nd Period            8:45-9:25

          **No Pack Time**

3rd Period            9:30-10:10

4th period            10:15-10:55

1st Lunch             10:55-11:20

5th Period            11:25-12:05

5th period            11:00-11:40

2nd Lunch            11:40-12:05

6th period            12:10-2:00

Assembly  1:00-2:00 

7th Period            2:05-2:40

Half Day Schedule - Wednesday February 27

1st Period               8:00 - 8:25

2nd Period             8:30 - 8:55

3rd Period              9:00 - 9:25

4th Period              9:30 - 9:55

5th Period              10:00 - 10:25

6th Period              10:30 - 10:50

7th Period              10:55 - 11:15

Let’s Obey Computer Lab Rules

By Jacob Hardman

If you go to a computer lab during Pack Time, you might catch students playing Minecraft, and/or watching You-Tube Videos.

Using the computer labs is a privilege and I don't want to lose it.  We all need to think carefully about the things we watch and do in these labs.

School Musical Coming!

Paige Peterson

Opening night for our school musical, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, will be March 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM. It is based on Mark Twain’s novel, the story of a man from Connecticut who somehow travels back in time to the court of the legendary King Arthur.

The Lobo Howl interviewed Ms. Holly, our drama teacher and asked, for a play this big, who pulls the strings to make it possible?

“I do. Without me this play wouldn't be possible, I bring in everything,” laughed Ms. Holly.

Mr. Tuckett and the Spanish Fork Jr. High Choirs

Paige Peterson

A new teacher, Mr. Tuckett, is teaching a whole new choir in a whole new school. The Lobo Howl interviewed Mr. Tuckett to find out a bit more about him.  We are sharing this information with you.

Lobo Howl:  How are you adapting to teaching choir at a new school?

Tuckett:  It's just like anything else, after a while you get used to it.

Howl:  Is it hard having new students, at a new school?

Tuckett:  It's not so bad, like I said previously, you get used to it.

Howl:  Do you believe you can fill in the shoe's left behind by the previous choir teacher?