School News

A Look into History

by Conner Campbell

*Topaz, Utah 1942 – Hundreds of Japanese-Americans just arrived at their new home. They are clueless on how long they will be here or even what it’s going to be like. A few years later, it’s time to leave. They pack up and resume their life elsewhere. Not everything was taken and many things were left behind, soon to be forgotten. Seventy years later, a group of students want to dig up these forgotten treasures and listen to the stories they tell.

Locker Cleanout

The first locker clean out will be on May 15 during pack time and the final locker clean out will be May 22 during 7th period. After May 22 students will not be able to use their lockers anymore.

Students, please start cleaning out unnecessary stuff before Tuesday if possible...especially cleaning out stickers, graffiti, etc. We're coming up on the end, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter!

Band Concert

The concert is this Thursday, May 10, at the Spanish Fork High School Auditorium. Concert is from 6pm- about 7:30. Then the High School Concert begins after a short break.

This will feature our Lobo Wind Ensemble who earned Superior Minus at the Nebo Concert Band Assessment, Combined Symphonic Band, and our Lobo Jazz Band who earned straight Superiors at the first annual Nebo Jazz Band Assessment. The Jazz Band will feature guests from our Show Choir. After the Jr. High performs, there will be a short break and then the High School groups will perform their concert.

Singing Praises

The end of the school year can be a schedule nightmare, but for those who scheduled in a night to attend the choir's final performance on Thursday May 3, were treated to a musical dream. Choir Director, Sharon Hopkins, displayed her brilliant and talented students and high-lighted specials songs from a year of hard work.
All of the choirs combined to sing a stirring rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner". They continued to blend their beautiful voices as they sang a fun medley of songs from the musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat.

Choir Concert

This Thursday May 3rd is our school's choir concert!  All are invited to attend!  This will be very entertaining and enjoyable.  The concert will begin at 5:30 in the Little Theatre/Cafeteria.  All the school choirs will be performing.  The concert is free of charge.

UVU Field Trip

written by Seth Erickson

April 19, 2012- 35 students from Spanish Fork Junior High had the opportunity to go to the new Utah Valley University Science building the day before it was open to the public. This building is 160,000 square feet and has many different classes for students to take in college. The new building has its own uniqueness in architecture throughout the building. There are rooms for students to study in with groups, relax and do homework, and rooms to experiment.

April Teacher of the Month: Jesse Roberts

Pop Quiz: Who spends his days teaching Social Studies at SFJHS and his nights coaching basketball at Spanish Fork High?  Who never gets to see his wife and children during the summer break because he is fighting fires in the Western USA?  Who spent two years in West Africa and had to be air lifted by marines to safety when rebels attacked during a civil war? If you answered Jesse Roberts, you get five bonus points!

Salem Jr. High Community Council

"A Message for Parents of Salem Junior High School Students: Salem Junior High School is holding school community council nominations and elections for parent members.  We would appreciate your help by nominating and voting for parents who would like to make a difference in our school by working on the school improvement plan, helping to allocate School Land Trust money, and implementing school level policies directly affecting students.  The nominations for the elections will be held on Monday, April 23rd-Friday, April 27th in your student's current school main office.  The final v

Film Camp

This summer Maple Mountain High School, along with Backlot Studios, will be hosting a film camp for 11-16 year olds that covers basic video production. Each kid will work with a small group and a member of our staff to create, shoot, and edit their own movies. It is an awesome opportunity for young filmmakers to gain hands-on experience, or for kids who just want to do something unique, make friends, and have a good time.