Advanced Orchestra Rates Superior at State Junior High Orchestra Festival

by Angela Harman

Our Advanced Orchestra performed very well at the State Junior High Orchestra festival and received Superior (1) ratings.  They spent a great deal of time preparing for this event and we are pleased with the performance.  We performed the same music at the Nebo Orchestra Assessment last week where we also received a 'superior' rating.

Advanced Orchestra Participates in U of U Festival.

by Rillene Nielsen

Today, the Advanced Orchestra is headed to the U of Utah to perform in the first ever Junior High Orchestra Festival where we will receive a rating and feedback from judges.

According to Mrs. Harman, “They were one of many groups who auditioned for this opportunity, and we are honored to be selected to participate.”

Good luck, Lobos!


US History Classes Visit the State Capital

by Shae Harmer

Eighth-grade students from Spanish Fork Junior High traveled to the State Capital last week.

Students went to the Capitol building to learn about the branches of state government and experience firsthand how Utah’s government works.

According to Ms. Shae Harmer, “We had an awesome time and even got to go behind the scenes a little with Representative Mike Mckell!”


Señor Moss Chosen as Outstanding Educator


Congratulations to Señor Moss for receiving the Outstanding Educator Award for PTA Region 10 (Nebo, Provo, Tintic & Juab districts)!  He is recognized for the positive impact he makes in the lives of those around him, Spanish 1 & 2 students he teaches, coaching the tennis team, and so much more.  He was nominated by our SFJHS PTA Presidency and his students. He was recognized for this awesome accomplishment today during a PTA luncheon by the Region 10 PTA VP and will now advance to the State level. Way to go Señor Moss!   

Rodeo Clown Counsels Students Against Bullying

by Rillene Nielsen

Rodeo clown JJ Harrison doesn’t kid around when it comes to bullying. In an assembly on Friday, March 4, 2016, JJ taught students how to “buck bullies out of their lives.”

He explained how students could tell the difference between bullying and simple teasing.  Bullying is “repeated aggressive behavior with an imbalance of power” he taught.  Then he offered five steps students could take to ensure they are not acting like bullies.

Student Uses Science to Help His Tennis Team

by Rillene Nielsen with Travis Moss

One Spanish Fork Junior High tennis player combined his love of tennis and science to create one cool science fair project!  Now that project is working to benefit the SFJH Lobo tennis team.

Bryson Dafoe knows how playing with a flat, low pressure tennis ball can affect your game.  So he came up with a brilliant idea—wouldn’t it be great if the team had a place to store tennis balls that would not only keep them at optimal pressure, but would also re-pressurize balls that were losing their bounce?