School News

Students Visualize Cell Anatomy

by Rillene Nielsen with Emily Goates pictures by Emily Goates

Ms. Goates and Mr. Hallam’s 9th grad Bio classes have been learning about the structure of animal and plant cells. Over the past few weeks, students have been creating cell models from materials they find at home and bringing them to school to show their understanding.

However, today students took students put their knowledge on public display in the form of chalk drawings on the sidewalks outside Spanish Fork Junior High.

Students Prove They’re in Top Condition

by Garrett Johnson with Rillene Nielsen pictures by Garrett Johnson

Michael Jordan once said, “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”  Students in Mr. Johnson weight training/body conditioning class are learning that if you set goals, expect something of yourself, success follows.

This past week has seen classes competing in many areas including arm wrestling, leg wrestling, bench press, shuttle runs, standing and running long jumps, as well as many others skills. “All class members competed well and had a great time,” said Coach Johnson.

Students Use Art to Watch Motion

by Rillene Nielsen, pictures by Naomi Phillips

Teachers are creative people!  They need to be to keep students engaged while learning.  Creative learning strategies help students form stronger connections which leads to better understanding.  Plus—it’s more fun for everyone.

Mrs. Phillips is an extremely creative teacher.  Recently, her class explored the science of motion through Marble Painting.

After School Art Club Creepy Creations

Photos by Amy Gibson

Wednesday's after school art club was a great success this week. Students began learning paper mache techniques to create Halloween pumpkins and shrunken heads. The clubs provide an after school snack and then students went to work creating the first part of their project. Can't wait to see the finished pieces!

Lobo Update 10/02/2017


Parents, Students, and Friends –

Early Morning Basketball open gym for 9TH GRADE BOYS will be at 6am beginning this Thursday, October 5th and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday until tryouts.

Come one, come all, come see our fabulous Shakespeare team perform. This past weekend, the students travelled to Cedar City to compete against over 20 schools. They did great and would love to show you their pieces. Come see the show on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Little Theatre. It's free.

Ghouls In The Making!

Photos and story by Brad Gibson

The Art Club is an after-school club on Wednesday afternoons that goes until 4:15 PM. The Art Club is run by Mr. and Mrs. Gibson and it meets in the Lobo Den right after school. The cost is FREE! … and the purpose of the club is to promote a growing appreciation of Art in our community and school and to encourage creativity.

To join Art Club you just need to get a Boys and Girls Clubs form from the front office, have your parents fill it out and sign it and then you are in!

SFJH Drama Student Attend Shakespeare Festival at SUU

Story and Pictures by Kris Holley

The forty-first annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University happened this weekend. There were 111 schools from 5 states who participated with over 20 schools in the junior high division alone. The competition gives students from around the nation a chance to present material from Shakespearean literature in various artistic forms. Our school did a great job, receiving superiors in all areas. Our Dance Trio --Gavin Skaggs, Broc Bennett, Emma Martin-- received 3rd place overall which is awesome!

Lady Lobes Win Home Tennis Match

story by Trevor Johnson photos by Matt Christensen

On Tuesday, September 26th, SFJH’s Lady Lobos played a tennis match at our school for the first time in over 10 years.

 Our Varsity team won 4-1 with victories from Holly Hermansen, Sarah Mockett, Miriam Pendleton and Isabel Kloepfer, and Hailey Wilson and Katelyn Hurst.

 Our Junior Varsity also won 3-2 with victories from Kayla Huish, Abby Perrins, and Ally Jones and Alli Branch.

Nebo District Extravaganza Big Success

Story and photos by Naomi Phillips

Students and peer tutors from Mrs. Phillips' class attend the Nebo District Extravaganza at Diamond Fork Jr. High. Students participated in events such as long jump, potato sack race, soft ball throw, and 100 meter dash.  There were also carnival games like Plinko, Bowling, and Fishing for prizes. After the awards ceremony there was a dance!

Snakes Race for Rats

story and picture by Jerry Whiting

During Pack Time, in Mr. Whiting’s science class this week, students and their friends designed, created, and built a python maze.  On Tuesday, experimental design papers were given to each group and the best design was selected.  On Wednesday, the actual maze was designed by the various groups following the parameters from Tuesday.  The best maze design was then selected.  On Thursday and Friday, the real fun began and the class went wild cutting, gluing, and working together to build a python maze collectively.  Quoting Mr.