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Recycling Helps Environment and Earns Cash For School

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 11:10
By Jacob Hardman—Reporter

Did you know that Spanish Fork Junior High participates in constant fundraising through recycling?  

You can help your school get some easy money, and keep it clean at the same time.  All there is to do is put unwanted papers in the blue recycling bins. It’s just that easy.

Each paper recycled gets the school a little money, but over time it adds up. This ultimately helps you in your school work by upgrading the computers, the programs on the computers, and other school resources. 

For other tips on recycling, check with our resident recycler   Mr. Cornaby!


Watch Your Step on the New Track

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 10:53
by Nate Johnson—Reporter

Have you seen the new track yet? If you haven’t, then you might want to check it out. The track behind the school is new and improved!

The old track has been refurbished.  It has six newly painted lanes, a rubberized surface, and now includes high jump and long jump areas.

The best things about it is that anyone can use it, and it will be wonderful for track meets.   Mr. Bake told The Lobo Howl that he and Mr. David Huff attended a meeting with other principals to decide which schools would receive updating.  “It was a combined decision that our school got a new track.”

The Spotlight is on Mrs. Brockbank!

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 10:47
By Victoria Thomas—Editor-in-Chief

Do you know who Mrs. Brockbank is? She is an English teacher here at our school!

Mrs. Brockbank has always wanted to be a teacher. She has been teaching here at Spanish Fork Junior High for six years and is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade.

Here are some cool facts about Mrs. Brockbank. Her first job was working in a handicap care center.  She has always wanted to go to Alaska. One thing that absolutely drives her crazy is when students sharpen their pencils while she is talking.

100 Years of 4-H

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 10:44
By Ashlee Johnson—School News Editor

In 1912, A.B. Graham wanted a safe place for kids to go after school. So she started a program at her home that would provide a safe, fun place for children to play and learn. Instead of calling the program 4-H, at the time it was called, "The Tomato Club" or the "Corn Growing Club". Now 100 years later we call it 4-H. The 4-H program at our school is run by Julie Green and Susan Fay.

These Star Students Shine—September’s Students of the Month

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 10:42
By Madeline Stocks—Events Editor

If you haven't noticed already, the system used to choose our Students of the Month has changed.  Each month there is a select few students chosen from each grade to be recognized for their academic improvement, helpfulness, or academic achievements.  Teachers from each department will recommend them.  Mathematics, English, Science, History, the Arts, and PE all have input.

The reason for changing this system is our school simply wanted to recognize more outstanding students.  If you do get the opportunity to be a student of the month, you will be rewarded with a pizza party!

Salem Hills Women’s Soccer Shows Promise

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 10:36
By Janelle Slater—Assistant School News Editor

You make the game what you make it,” is what Lexi Van Tassell, number 40, said about soccer when she was interviewed by The Lobo Howl.  She plays left center defender for the Salem Hills High School girls’ soccer team.

She has been playing soccer since she was in kindergarten and loves it because she feels free.  A while back she had to make a decision either to continue in dance or to play soccer.  She chose soccer for this reason, “In dance you're forced to do something, but in soccer you make the game what you want to.  You can make your own moves.”

Frosh Rivalry Decided

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 10:22
By Trae Bates—Sports Editor

Spanish Fork freshman hosted Salem Hills freshman for a hometown rivalry football game. Both teams were pumped for this contest. Spanish players had been talking smack all week before the game. They still have a reason to boast.

The final score was 48-13! Guess who won! Yep, you guessed it; Spanish Fork won by a mile. Eli Decker, a defensive end (the guy on defense that tackles the person with the ball) for Salem explained, “First half we kept up and second half we gave up.” His honesty shows in his comment “We weren’t prepared.”

Gabie Heywood—JV Wing-Master For Lady Dons’ Soccer

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 08:27
By Kelsie Christensen—Features Editor

The Lobo Howl interviewed Gabrielle Heywood about girls' soccer.  Gabie is part of the Spanish Fork JV Soccer team.

She has been playing soccer since kindergarten—that’s about 10 years. At first she didn’t want to play sports, but her parents told her she needed to learn to be healthy and exercise. They gave her a list of all of the sports she could play, but she had never heard of soccer. After her parents explained it to her, she couldn’t decide between soccer or basketball. But in the end, she decided on soccer.

Cedar Fort Publishing Donates The Utah Story to SFJHS

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 12:52
by: James Hubbard

Christmas came early to Utah Studies students at SFJHS when Kirt Forakis at Cedar Fort Publishing donated a classroom set of The Utah Story books to our school. The Utah Story is an amazing hardcover book, full of interesting information and wonderful pictures, written by Seth Sorensen, the curriculum specialist for our very own Nebo School District. Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Roberts, along with all 7th grade students at SFJHS, express our appreciation to Cedar Fort Publishing for this incredible donation that will add so much to the education of our students.


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