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College Opportunities for High School Students Explained

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:17
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Story by Sharman Brown with Rillene Nielsen Photo by Sharman Brown
College Opportunities for High School Students Explained

The SFJH Counselors recently spoke to all the Freshmen Social Studies students on two topics-- getting ready to go to Spanish Fork High School and preparing for college and careers.  

Counselors went over the requirements for graduation from high school.  They also talked about opportunities for getting college credit while still in high school.  They said students had a ton of wonderful opportunities to take advantage of while in high school that will prepare them for college and careers.  And now is the time to take advantage of those opportunities. 

Library Host Readers Café

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 09/25/2019 - 12:35
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By Ashlynn Gappmayer (student, grade 7)
Library Host Readers Café

This Tuesday was the first Reader’s Cafe. Reader’s Cafe is a thing the library does for the students at the Jr. High. It happens every last Tuesday of every month. If you sign up for the Reader’s Cafe, you go to the library and have a treat and listen to a teacher tell you about a few of their favorite books during pack time.

This Tuesday Mrs. Freeland spoke about five of her favorite books, while the students that signed up ate doughnuts. Mrs. Freeland likes historical fiction.

Running Lobos Finish First

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 09/25/2019 - 11:37
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story and photos by Allyson Brooks Mitchell
Running Lobos Finish First

Our Lobo cross-country team performed exceptionally last Friday despite the challenging weather and intimidating rivals. 

Coach Lynn and Mitchell have enjoyed pushing the athletes to their limits during practices to prepare them for races. They are proud of the many girls and boys who finished in their record time and cheered for each other. 

They are also pleased with the boys’ team who worked together to finish 1st place against Salem, Diamond Fork and Mapleton.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:02
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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

This year, SFJHS is participating in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

This program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.

Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 09/23/2019 - 09:56
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Math Problem of the Week

Paint Problem 

Suppose you’ve made a batch of green paint by mixing 2 cans of blue paint with 7 cans of yellow paint, but it’s run out. Your little brother, trying to be helpful sees an open can of blue paint that is ¾ full. He pours the can into a big bowl, then starts mixing in yellow paint. He pours in three cans of yellow before he brings it to you. How much paint, and of what color, would you have to add to your brother’s batch of paint to fix it so it is the exact same shade of green as your original batch?

Thank You PTA

Submitted by david.thacker on Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:11
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Story and phot by Rillene R. E. Nielsen
Thank You PTA

We have an amazing PTA at Spanish Fork Junior High.  In this week alone, they invited teachers to come peruse the offerings at the book fair ahead of the students; supplied us with lunch while we looked; managed a well-organized, well stocked book fair, all week long, so students could find their favorite titles; extended the fair hours, so parents could stop by during Parent/Teacher Conference Thursday night; AND fed teachers dinner prior to PTC.

They did all this with smiling faces and loving hearts!

Everyday Strong

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:03
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Story and pictures by Sharman Brown
Everyday Strong

Our school counseling and psychology team presented the Everyday Strong program during Parent Teacher Conferences. 

Everyday Strong is a new approach to anxiety and depression.  Its objective?  Give parents, teachers, neighbors, and other trusted adults the tools to build resilient children.  The focus is on fostering safety, connection, and confidence in the students around us.  

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