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SFJH Students are Mathletes!

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picture and story by Allyson Brooks
SFJH Students are Mathletes!

Today Spanish Fork Junior High competed in the Utah State Math Contest held at Weber State University.

Those who attended were the top 10 performers in each grade on our qualifying exam. Participants spent two weeks studying and practicing together during pack-time sessions as well as on their own to prepare for the event.

Freshmen Scavenge for Artifacts at Natural History Museum

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story and pictures by Shea Harmer
Freshmen Scavenge for Artifacts at Natural History Museum

The ninth grade Social Studies classes visited the Natural History Museum of Utah last week and learn some amazing things about Geography, Native people, dinosaurs, habitats, and earthquakes.  Students were even able to visit the current special exhibit about the Mayans.

The kids did an Instagram scavenger hunt as they explored the museum and perused thousands of artifacts.

Eighth Graders on Capitol Hill

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story and pictures by Shae Harmer
Eighth Graders on Capitol Hill

SFJH eighth grade US History classes were able to take a trip to the state capitol last week and learn about our state government.

They watched a legislative session where laws were passed.  They watched lobbyists outside of the House advocate for the measures they wanted to see passed.  Finally, students toured the capital building meeting up and chatting with Representative Mike McKell and Senator Deidre Henderson.

Students Attend Tech and Engineering Expo at BYU

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story and pictures by Eric Ferrin
Students Attend Tech and Engineering Expo at BYU

The ninth grade honors math students had an opportunity to take the math that they were learning and see it put into real life practice when they went to the BYU Technology and Engineering Expo.  The students were given hands on experience learning about the effects of radiation, calculating the speed of light using chocolate in a microwave, and experimenting with creating their own refrigeration system.    These were some of the many activities that were in a hands on lab with the assistance of the students in the Chemical Engineering program at Brigham Young University.  

Students Use QR Codes to Create Museum Walk

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story and pictures by Chris Thompson
Students Use QR Codes to Create Museum Walk

After reading Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, eighth grade students in Mrs. Thompson’s English class spent two weeks researching another civil rights topic of choice.

Last week, in honor of Black History Month, students created slideshows showcasing their findings and featured them in a civil rights museum. Author Chris Crowe visited the school on Friday and got to see firsthand where the reading of his book had taken students.

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