School News

SFJHS Participates in the State Math Competition

Spanish Fork Jr. High School participated in the state math competition held at UVU on March 16, 2011. The students who represented the school are:

7th Grade
Lilly Beaman
Allison Brinton
Maleah Cook
Jaden Deveraux
Wyatt Graham
Alyson Jardine
Lauren Parker
Bailey Smith
Elise Wilson
Trevyn Zobell

8th Grade
Devri Adams
Brandon Baum
Caleb Dayley
Seth Erickson
Katelyn Gallacher
Morgan Harrison
Rachel Hutchings
Eric Johnson
Kenadee Limb
Sabe Rees

Mr. Rich Trimble named March Teacher of the Month

by: Kim Trimble

Mr. Trimble has been employed at Nebo District for over 30 years, only teaching at Spanish Fork Junior High. He has taught 6th through 9th grade, Health, PE, writing and science. During that time he continued to grow his gymnastics club and now has 3 buildings full of little tumblers. Gymnastics is Mr. Trimbles passion.

Mr. Jason Beardall Receives the 212 Award

by: Laura Carter

Jason Beardall received the "212-Degree Award" this morning in our Professional Development Meeting from Principal Robert Fleming.  Mr. Beardall runs our lunch-time detention, coaches, and teaches health classes here at Spanish Fork Junior High School.  Most of all, Mr. Beardall works with students to improve their lives.  Congratulations!

Crystal Apple Award Goes To Mrs. DeeAnn Binks

by: Laura Carter

The Crystal Apple Award this year at Spanish Fork Junior High School was given to Mrs. DeeAnn Binks.  Mrs. Binks teaches Girls Physical Education classes here and is more than deserving of this recongition.  Besides teaching huge classes, she get to know her students personally and mentors them on a level that the rest of us could learn from.  Her students know they can rely on her for support and compassion!

Mr. Eric Ferrin wins Afterschool club leader of the year by Utah County 4-H

by: Susan Fay

Mr. Eric Ferrin, a long-time teacher from Spanish Fork Junior High was recently honored with the award for Afterschool club leader of the year by Utah County 4-H.  Mr. Ferrin has volunteered to be a club leader for the 4-H Afterschool program every term since it began at Spanish Fork Jr. High.  He is currently in his fourth year of leading a club and that alone is worth mentioning.  Besides being a teacher here at Spanish Fork Junior High, Mr.

BYU Engineering and Technology Fair

by: Brad Dayton

Mr. Brad Dayton took his Exploring Tech classes to the BYU Engineering and Technology Fair on February 24th. They watched student made 3D animation films, saw solar airplanes, an electric car that went 180 miles per hour at the Salt Flats, a laser operated vehicle race and many more cool things. Students also participated in many challenges: paper tower construction, egg boat floating, paper airplane making, nail hammering contest and more.

Spanish Fork Jr. High participates in Naturalization Ceremony

by: Bethany Wride

On Wednesday, February 23, 2011, eighth grade U.S. History students from Spanish Fork Junior High School were privileged to watch a Naturalization Ceremony at the Jeanné Rose Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City at 10:00 a.m.  Some of Spanish Fork’s students were honored with the chance to participate in this program, including Jocelyn Baker, a ninth grader, who gave a speech; Sariah Lee, McKenzie Vest, Olivia Christian, Kenny VanAusdal, and Brandon Baum, who sang our national anthem; and Jason Money, Adam Boden, and Erik Johnson, who performed the posting of the colors and flag ceremony. 

SFJHS takes HALF the spots for the science fair at BYU!

by: Trent Syme

The district science fair was on February 24, 2011. Spanish Fork Jr. High was represented very well. We qualified for half of the spots for advancement to BYU.

The students who qualified are:

8th grade
Adam Boden, John Horton, Ethan Adams, Kaitlyn Hallam, Kaitlyn Davis, Emily Miller, Andrea Findlay, Devri Adams, and Elizabeth Mitchell. Adam Boden took third overall and John Horton took first overall!

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.