School News

Spanish Fork Junior High School Students Invited to World-Wide Competition

By: Mr. Bingham

52 students at Spanish Fork Junior High School participated in the 27th annual American Mathematics Competitions 8, held on Thursday November 17, 2011.  They competed for local and national student and school awards. The contest, which covers middle school mathematics, is given at participating schools.

English Quest

By: Mrs. Parker

Twelve students competed in this year's English Quest Competition up at Weber State University this year: Danny Badger, Kelsie Christensen, Jessica Corey, Zach Craner, John Horton, Brendon McConnell, Maya McKinney, Lauren Parker, Kyla Rogers, Kaitlyn Thacker, Victoria Thomas, and Marianna Tonga. These students spent months preparing.

Science Fair Winners

By: Shane Waters

Mr. Waters is proud to announce that the Earth Science Honors class did very well at the District Science Fair last night. They have 8 Earth Science Students and one of Mr. Hallams Biology student going to the regional science fair at BYU. The following 9th graders are competing at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair.
Andrea Findlay
Dalan Nelson
Seth Erickson
Ethan Adams
Danny Badger
John Horton
Kristen Young
Elizabeth Stoneman
Brady Bott

Honors English

This announcement is for all you seventh and eighth graders who will be attending Spanish Fork Junior High next year.  With all this week’s activities, most of you have been thinking about next school year.  For those who would like to attempt Honors English next school year, the time has come to show your mettle.  Come take the entrance exam after school on either Tuesday, March 6th or Thursday, March 8th.  You must take this test to be considered for the class.  You must also fill out an application form.  See your English teacher for more details.  Once again, the test is Tuesday, March

Naturalization Ceremony

U.S. History Field Trip

                Mrs. Peterson’s 8th grade Honors U.S. History Class was privileged to go to a Naturalization Ceremony at the Salt Lake Center for the Arts Theatre on Wednesday, February 22nd.   At the ceremony, they watched 187 people from over 58 different countries take the oath to become a citizen of the United States of America.  It was an amazing ceremony and those that became citizens were full of emotion.

The Leo on Wheels

Spanish Fork Jr. High is proud to have the "Leo on Wheels" exhibit  in our library the week of Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24.

The Leo on Wheels exhibit engages students in science with interactive exhibits and inquiry-based activities. Students develop critical thinking skills and creativity as they learn about energy and forces in motion.

Join us at the Community Night, Thursday, February 23 from 6:00  to 8:00 PM in the library. This event is free to the public.

What is The Leonardo?

SFJHS Crystal Apple Award Winner: Jeffrey “Whites” Nelson

By: Joe Anson

Coach “Whites” (a.k.a. Jeffrey Nelson) got his nickname from having almost pure white hair until he was ten years old.  His brother also started calling him Whites after Yankee great Whitey Ford.  But maybe now we should start calling him “Salt and Pepper” because of his more established appearance.

State Wrestling Tournament

by: Laura Carter

Two Spanish Fork Junior High wrestlers place at the State Tournament held at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield, Utah, recently.  Jaxon VanTassell is in 7th grade and is a first-year wrestler, he picked up the sport very quickly.   He placed 4th in his division.  Jaxon’s overall record of 21 wins and 19 losses plus placing in 5 tournaments this year is a great achievement!