School News

The Principal’s Principles

By Nate Chandler

Mr. Fleming is the leader of our “pack.”  This reporter was able to interview him about our school and ways education can help students.

Mr. Fleming wanted all of the students to, “Be grateful for your teachers and trust them.” He said that students should thank them frequently for all that they do for them, that students should try to get the most out of their classes.  They will be grateful for it in the end. When he was a teacher it felt really good for a student to come up to him and thank him for the job he was doing.

SFJH Pack Leaders Have Major Talent

By Tristan Anderson

Have you ever noticed how talented our teachers are? No? Well, the Teachers Stars assembly demonstrated just how talented they really are. Many of our teachers performed for us in a very “entertaining” way.

First of all, members from our staff took a trip back in time with Michael Jackson’s hit song, “Thriller”. Mr. Ferrin sang an interesting song called “Rainbow Connection” by The Muppets, and was accompanied by Mrs. Coxson playing the piano. Mr. Bake played on the guitar and sang for us a song written by: Conway Twitty, called “She Thinks I Still Care”.

Long Time Crossing Guard Passes Away From Cancer

By Tristan Anderson

Ernest (Ernie) LeRoy Taylor, or Grandpa Taylor as many knew him, passed away on October 19, 2012 from a terrible cancer called Leukemia. Ernie was a well-known, well-trusted gentleman who worked as a crossing guard near our school.

He was very close to many children and enjoyed being in their company. For years he surrounded himself with loving people and generous souls.

A True Hero

by Ashlee Thompson

Heroes aren't just comic book characters or people you see on TV. They don't have to be able to fly or turn invisible. They don't have to have super strength or x-ray vision. They are just everyday people, the people we see walking on the sidewalk or the kid who says “Hi” to in the hall. These people can be heroes, and we may not even know it.

Androcles and the Lion 7th Grade Honors English Field Trip

By: Mrs. Parker

On November 13, 7th Grade Honors English students had the opportunity to attend the production of "Androcles and the Lion" at UVU's Noorda Theater. Aesop's fable goes like this: "A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him.

Spanish Fork Junior High Teacher REPresents at National Convention

by: Chris Thompson

Spanish Fork Junior High English teacher, Rillene Nielsen, had the distinguished opportunity of presenting at the NCTE Annual Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada. During a November 17 Saturday breakout session, Nielsen and her co-presenters led a philosophical discussion, encouraging English teachers to see themselves as “Englishists” whose specialty lies in the literature they love. Participants considered the different ways scientists, historians, or even artists might read and interpret texts, then juxtaposed those practices with those of the devoted “Englishist.”

8th Grade Honors History Students Visit Crandall Museum

By: Jacks Jeppson

Mrs. Peterson’s 8th grade honors history class had a great time when they went to the Crandall Printing Museum on Thursday the 15th of November.   For those of you who do not know, the Crandall museum is located just off of University Avenue in Provo close to the big Wells Fargo building.

Krishna Temple

Laura Carter

Over 100 ninth-grade World Studies students visited the Krishna Temple this past week.  The students were able to experience a buffet lunch, tame the llamas, feed the fish, stretch their muscles with yoga, and learned about another culture. 

Thank all the people at our own local Krishna Temple for your wonderful hospitality and generosity.  The students will never forget their experiences there!