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Spanish Fork Freshman Team Lays The Beat Down

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 20:01
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Story and picture by Xavier Amonett (student)
Spanish Fork Freshman Team Lays The Beat Down

When I got to the game, it was already 16 to 0 and the Dons were winning. Number 16 for the Dons ran a 40-yard touchdown score up the right side of the field. Then, after a turnover on downs, number 36 for the Dons ran a score up the middle from about 35 yards out. The Dons defense was strong as they held the other team to three and out. Towards the end of the second quarter, with two minutes and 32 seconds left in the half, the Dons took over on their 8-yard line. Provo defense was tough and tackle them for a loss, dropping them to the 4-yard line on the first play.

Lunar Lander Launch

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:58
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Story and pictures by Jerry Whiting
Lunar Lander Launch

"Teaching science is a blast!" says Mr. Whiting.  He stands on the roof of SFJH and launches the lunar landers his students' who, like NASA engineers, designed and built.  His students wait eagerly for theirs to fall.

The atmosphere was akin to watching fireworks on Independence Day with the sounds of "Ooooooooos" and "Aaaaaaaahs" with every launch. One student commented, "On the first attempt, our astronaut did not survive, but on the second attempt our astronaut did!"

Mr. Whiting asked, "Did you learn from the first attempt? Do great scientists, like you, fail?"

7th Grade Science: Group Measurement Lab

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:57
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Story and pictures by Jerry Whiting
7th Grade Science:  Group Measurement Lab

Engagement and exploration were high as 7th grade scientists measured mass and volume in the lab.

This group discussed problems and solutions using different instruments to mass and calculate various shaped objects accurately. 

Hands-on-learning as well as learning from and with peers is high on the list of goals for the entire science department at SFJHS.

Book Fair

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:03
Book Fair

Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be September 16-20.  Come check out the newest titles at exclusive prices.  The fair will be open every day @ 7:15 till one hour after school lets out.  Thursday we will be open till 8 pm, so stop by before or after you meet with your students teachers!

Support our teachers by donating through the All for books program!  All money donated will go to our teachers!

Check out our new payment method...eWallet!  Information can be found on the book fair's homepage, see the link below.

How Fast are You?

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:58
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By Rillene Nielsen Picture by Garrett Johnson
How Fast are You?

It’s the beginning of the year, and the Spanish Fork Junior High PE teachers are already working their students hard.  Coach Johnson’s classes were zipping around the track the other day, so he could record their first times on the mile run.

How long has it been since you’ve run a mile?  What is your most current time?

Could you beat Mr. Johnson’s students?

LOBO UPDATE 09-03-19

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 20:43
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LOBO UPDATE 09-03-19

Parents, Students, and Friends - 

SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

We are holding elections through Friday at 3PM for parent volunteers to serve on our School Community Council. This is a two year term for parents. We have 4 nominees and 3 available positions. Therefore, we ask parents to vote for 3 of the 4 nominees using the following link: SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL VOTING BALLOT

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY

Counselors Connect with Seventh-Grade Scholars

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:53
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Story and pictures by Sharman Brown with Rillene Nielsen
Counselors Connect with Seventh-Grade Scholars

The SFJH counseling staff went into all 7th grade College and Career Awareness classes last week and discussed preparing for college and future careers, developing time management skills, and making good choices.

 The counselors enjoyed listening to student discussions, playing games (college and career corn hole), and leading other group activities.  It not only gave counselors an opportunity to talk to students about important subjects, but it also let the students meet their school counselors and start feeling comfortable with them. 

Seventh-grade Science Students Aim for the Moon

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:00
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By Eden Erickson (student)
Seventh-grade Science Students Aim for the Moon

In Mr. Whiting's 7th grade science classes, the students designed and built Lunar Landers. 

On Monday, August 26th, students started making their Landers. The experiment was seeing if they could make a Lunar Lander using a Dixie cup and a golf ball. Students had to put the golf ball in a Dixie cup and drop it off the roof. The materials provided were straws, rubber bands, Elmer’s glue, toothpicks, and tape. 

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