School News

Mr. Anson Recognized by the VFW

On June 9, 2012, Mr. Joseph Anson, English teacher at Spanish Fork Jr. High, was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for grades 6-8 in the state of Utah.  A luncheon and award ceremony convened in Salt Lake City where the state teacher awards were presented.  Teachers nominated for this award help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs and promote civic responsibility within their classrooms and their communities.  “It is a great privilege to be nominated for this award,” said Mr.


By: Kaitlyn Thacker

            Did you know that bullying can consist of more than just physical violence?  How often have you heard someone get called a name, or insult?  Did you ever consider it as a type of bullying?

            About 70% of all students are being, or have been, bullied in their lives, and roughly half of these cases have been verbal.

            Verbal bullying is hard to become aware of, since it can include gossiping, teasing or laughing, but it can be just as serious as physical bullying.

Miss Holley Recieves Prestigious Award

Spanish Fork Junior High School’s own Kris Holley received the UACTT (Utah Advisory council of Theatre Teachers) Master Teacher of the Year Award in July at the UACTT Conference held in Logan at Utah State University.  Teachers in the state voted to select Miss Holley for her work over the past 12 years in our school, community and her place on the board of directors of the Utah Theatre Association.

Miss Holley is loved and does an amazing job with her students and their productions and competitions.  All she needs is an auditorium to make her career perfect! 

Important Dates To Know

School registration is on August 7 from 9 -2. Registration packets will be mailed out next week.

7th grade orientation is August 20 from 9 - 11. School open house is also this day from 1 - 4.

The first day of school is August 21.

School picture day is on August 23.


Fine Art Assembly Program

Fine Arts Assembly/Sing Off Assembly  

May 21, 2012


  1. Choirs: Nation Anthem (Verses 1 and 3)-Band is already on the Stage ready to play-  All rise for the National Anthem and the Pledge  (Concert Choir on the risers- they sit on risers after the Anthem.  General Chorus on Stairs and Chamber Choir Women on Stairs.  Afterward they take seats in the front rows.  Orchestra I is back stage waiting to go on.  Jazz band in Band room).


  1. Sing Off Performer Erica Gebert


May Teacher of the Month - Mrs. Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson has been selected by her peers to be the teacher of the month for May at SFJHS.  Mrs. Thompson is one of our “go to” people.  She is full of energy and always willing to help out or even perform when necessary.  She is a dedicated teacher and loves her job.  She inspires her students to reach their potential and they love and respect her.

Mrs. Thomson graduated from BYU.  She spends her spare time being a wife and mother; coaching basketball; track or playing on sports teams.  She is a true Jazz fan.

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!