School News

We’ve Got Mail!

Attributions: 
Story and pictures by Chris Thompson

Eighth grade English students wrote letters to two separate companies last month: one offered a compliment while the other tactfully lodged a complaint about a specific product. Every day students are hearing from these companies thanking them for their feedback and praising them for taking the time to write an “old school” letter. So far, Mrs. Thompson’s students have received everything from trampoline covers to t-shirts, binder organizers, stickers, and coupons!

Zombie Haiku 2017

Bring Out Your Dead!
...or at least your haiku about the undead!
It’s time again for the Annual SFJHS Zombie Haiku Contest!
October 16-30, 2017
All students and teachers are invited to dust off their post-mortem poetry skills and enter our contest regarding corpses. There will be prizes for each grade level.
Rules:
- Entries must fit the haiku format.
- All entries must be your original work.
- One entry per person is allowed.
- Place your name, grade, and English teacher’s name on the back of your submission.

Students Visualize Cell Anatomy

Attributions: 
by Rillene Nielsen with Emily Goates pictures by Emily Goates

Ms. Goates and Mr. Hallam’s 9th grad Bio classes have been learning about the structure of animal and plant cells. Over the past few weeks, students have been creating cell models from materials they find at home and bringing them to school to show their understanding.

However, today students took students put their knowledge on public display in the form of chalk drawings on the sidewalks outside Spanish Fork Junior High.

Students Prove They’re in Top Condition

Attributions: 
by Garrett Johnson with Rillene Nielsen pictures by Garrett Johnson

Michael Jordan once said, “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”  Students in Mr. Johnson weight training/body conditioning class are learning that if you set goals, expect something of yourself, success follows.

This past week has seen classes competing in many areas including arm wrestling, leg wrestling, bench press, shuttle runs, standing and running long jumps, as well as many others skills. “All class members competed well and had a great time,” said Coach Johnson.

Students Use Art to Watch Motion

Attributions: 
by Rillene Nielsen, pictures by Naomi Phillips

Teachers are creative people!  They need to be to keep students engaged while learning.  Creative learning strategies help students form stronger connections which leads to better understanding.  Plus—it’s more fun for everyone.

Mrs. Phillips is an extremely creative teacher.  Recently, her class explored the science of motion through Marble Painting.

After School Art Club Creepy Creations

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Photos by Amy Gibson

Wednesday's after school art club was a great success this week. Students began learning paper mache techniques to create Halloween pumpkins and shrunken heads. The clubs provide an after school snack and then students went to work creating the first part of their project. Can't wait to see the finished pieces!

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