School News

212 Award

by: Laura Carter

Wednesday, February 9 during faculty meeting, Principal Robert Fleming awarded David Thacker the 212 Degrees Award for going above and beyond promoting Spanish Fork Junior High School.  David recently started a Twitter account for the school and also maintains our school web page.  He is always searching for student and teacher led events to highlight for the school's publicity and goes the extra mile to gather and showcase  what is going here at Spanish Fork Junior High School.  We appreciate the time, effort, and technology skills Mr.

SFJHS Boys Basketball Team Celebrates the End of the Regular Season

by: Cory Morgan

Recently the Spanish fork junior high basketball team met together to celebrate the end of the regular season at teammate Ammon Fifita’s house where they were able to eat some awesome Polynesian food. After Dinner the boys were treated to a surprise visit by BYU Quarterback Jake Heaps. Jake gave the boys some advice for their future, and encouraged them for their upcoming tournament this weekend.  Jake also talked about how excited he is about next year’s team that he has to play with.  One thing that both Spanish Fork Jr.

February Teacher of the Month

by: Tiersa Ward

Brent Loveless is an English teacher at Spanish Fork Junior High. He has been teaching for 26 years, with all but one year at Spanish Fork Junior High. Brent graduated from Southern Utah University where he majored in English and minored on Physical Education.

Lady Lobos 2011

by: Chris Thompson

The Spanish Fork Junior High Lady Lobos Basketball Team had an incredible season full of growth and success. Preseason match-ups with Lehi, Lakeridge, and American Fork Junior High proved to be learning experiences that helped the Lobos recognize their own weaknesses and capitalize on their strengths throughout the remainder of season play. “We knew early on that shooting inside was going to be a struggle,” said Chris Thompson who coached the team with her husband Marv. “However,” Thompson went on to explain, “our girls have heart and determination—two things you can't coach.

Honor Choir performs at Cottonwood High School!

by: Sharon Hopkins

Eight students from each Jr. High in the state is auditioned and chosen to participate in Honor Choir. Music is sent to the students and they are each responsible to learn their own parts and be memorized for the concert. The Honor Choir then gets together with the other students in the state and practices for two days. They perform for family and friends in a final performance on the second day. This year Spanish Fork Jr. High Choir was represented by Sariah Lee, Andrea Findlay, Nicole Christensen, Mandee Dillman, Brandon Baum, Taylor Betts, Thomas Fullmer, and Tristan Walker.

Utah 4A/5A Junior High State Wrestling Tournament

by: Matthew Wendell

Spanish Fork Wrestling team finished very strong this year at the state tournament with six top placers and one state champion. The wrestlers had some very exciting matches with some wins being decided by only one point. Coming back from 8th place as a team Spanish Fork finished 4th in state overall behind Champions Wrestling Club (1st), Payson Wrestling (2nd), and Mountain Crest (3rd). Every wrestler has the opportunity to earn points for their team. The Spanish Fork team is low in numbers with only 17 on the team.

Students of the Week January 24-28

Bridger Baum
Brayden Critchfield
Katie Grass
Braden Massey
Bowdy Olson
Eddy Ramirez
Ethan Sokol
Mariah Emerine
Shannon Fili
Andrea Findlay
Steve Folks
Sariah Lee
Hunter Schofield
Sydnee Anderson
Maddie Stiles Averi Porter
Sophie Swenson
Emily Winsor
Michael Bartold
Kimberly Bramall
Conner Brown

Mark Bake is Blowin' In The Wind

by: Chris Thompson

Assistant Principal Mark Bake took time to “sit in” with Mrs. Thompson's seventh grade English classes as they celebrated the completion of The Wednesday Wars, a novel by Gary Schmidt. Bake shared his musical talents, serenading students with famous wartime protest songs from the 1960s. Renditions of “Blowin' in the Wind” and “Tin Soldier” captivated the students' interest while cream puffs and Coke satisfied their taste buds. All activities that day focused on the conflicts and themes studied during the four-week unit.

January Techer of the Month

Teacher of the Month

Allen Garrett

Spanish Fork Junior High recognizes our school psychologist, Allen Garrett, for the month of January.  Mr. Garrett has worked in education for 12 years.  He has been at our school for 3 years.  He graduated from Southern Utah University.

She Blinded Me! With Science!

by: Laura Carter

The science fair at Spanish Fork Junior High School was held Thursday, January 20, in the media center.  The students put a lot of work into their projects. Some had as much as 800 hours in their experiments alone.  There was great variety in the fair projects and the students presented their experiments to the judges as professional researchers.  Shane Waters and Trent Syme do an outstanding guiding their students to this high level of achievement.  The winning students will participate in the District Science Fair, February 24, and possibly the B.Y.U. Science fair as well.