School News

Relay Race Helps Social Studies Students Show Their Understanding

by Rillene Nielsen and Shea Harmer pictures by Shea Harmer

SFJHS teachers know that engagement is key to understanding.  Mrs. Shea Harmer wanted her students to understand how important the agricultural products of the New World were to the European continent during the age of exploration and be able to recognize those items.  After students studied the foods, they were able to show their knowledge in a very unique way. 

Marching Band Sweeps Invitational Awards

The Spanish Fork High School Marching Band took first place out of ten bands in class 1A and also won Best Percussion, Best Colorguard, Best Overall Music and Best Overall Visual. Three members of the high school marching band are students at SFJHS: Lindsey Deveraux, Sarah Herman, and Jeffrey Sass. Three members the color guard are also from SFJHS: Heidi Froelich, Sierra Steele, and Chloe Phillips. This is the first time in school history that this program has swept all awards!

Lobos Show Pride At Home Meet!

by Bryce Lindhoff

On Friday, September 28th, our Cross Country team hosted our 4th meet of the season!  We had three schools participate with us, Diamond Fork, Mt. Nebo, and Mapleton. For the girls heat we had Mapleton pull off the win, and for the boys heat, Mapleton also took the win.  We had a turnout of over one hundred boys and girls attend our home Cross Country meet. We hope that our Lobos will continue to do their very best and improve through the rest of the season.

Cross Country: Running Lobos Finish Strong Against Salem and Mt. Nebo

story and pictures by Esther Zacharias

On Tuesday, September 25th, the Lobo Cross Country team ran against Salem Jr. High and Mt. Nebo Jr. High. The teams were ready to run.

The Lady Lobos took first place with Sophia Riding leading the pack at 10:32. The Boy Lobos took 2nd place. Ryan Olsen led the boys’ team coming in at 8:47. Ryan came in 1st place overall.

The Lobo Cross Country team has been running strong at practice and at home. Way to go!!

9th Graders Build Greek Temples

by Shea Harmer

Mrs. Harmer’s 9th grade Social Studies classes made Greek temples this week. 

Students built their temples out of common school supplies.  This activity helped solidify students’ understanding of Greek architecture, column types, and the various parts of Greek temples.

Students also had to dedicate their temple to something they held in high regards like music, sports, or even Taco Bell!

Mrs. Thompson’s Classes Tackle Tough Issues

by Rillene Nielsen

Students in Mrs. Thompson’s eighth grade English classes have been busy reflecting on some of the social issues teens contend with?  Who can they go to for advice?

Dear Abby, of course.

Mrs. Thompson’s students first examined mentor texts—copies of past Dear Abby articles—looking at their traits and characteristic structures.  Then they considered topics for their “reader letters” and imitated Dear Abby’s style for her “response.”