Fall Hike

by Garrett Johnson

Early Friday morning 9 brave students joined the PE/Health Dept.

Lemonade Stand a Success For Spanish Fork Girl And Children's Justice Center

by Shelby Slade of the Daily Herald

NOTE:  SFJH was excited to see one of its students spotlighted today in the Daily Herald.  Ms. Slade was contacted, and her story is used here with permission.


This summer, 12-year-old Audrey Justice was hard at work running a lemonade stand in Spanish Fork.

Audrey spent her summer vacation mixing lemonade and selling it by the cup to raise $1,000 for the Utah County Children’s Justice Center in Provo.

She said the project, which she completed in the beginning of September, taught her a lot of things including how to run a business and how to manage money.

Writing Contest Offers Cash Prizes

by Rillene Nielsen

The BYU English Department is sponsoring a writing contest and ninth-graders at SFJH are eligible to submit entries.

Students can submit their original writing in four categories: critical essay, personal essay, short fiction, and poetry. First, second, and third places prizes will be awarded.  Winners will receive prize money (up to $100) and a certificate of achievement.  

Entries accepted electronically only. Deadline Dec. 15, 2016.

Exit Ticket Extraordinaire

by Ms. Parker

Four weeks into school, Ms. Parker’s students rose to the challenge when asked to evaluate their school success so far this year by writing poems inspired by William Carlos William’s “The Red Wheelbarrow.”

English Language Learners Walk and Write to Grasp Prepositions

by Chris Thompson with Rillene Nielsen

Our very own ELL class at Spanish Fork Junior High went on a preposition walk after learning about this important part of speech.

Their sunny walk and write concluded with them coming back to the classroom and writing preposition poetry together.

Allyson helps Mrs. Thompson teach the class about prepositions by jumping over, walking around, and sitting in the garbage can!


Students learn the importance of detailed directions


Students in Mr. Thacker’s Exploring Computer Science class learned the importance of detailed directions by writing the directions to make a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

After the directions were written the students took turns following the directions exactly as written--even if it meant spreading the peanut butter and jelly on the outside of the bag of bread.

Some worked well, other did not. The students now have a better understanding of detailed directions in everyday life, as well as when dealing with computer science.


Dissection Leads to Greater Understanding

By Chaleesa Warren & Rillene Nielsen

If you were to ask most people what happens in an Ag Science class they might tell you that kids learn how to care for and show farm animals.  But at Spanish Fork Junior High, Ag Science is so much more than that.  Science is what drives instruction.

This week in eighth-grade animal science, students dissected doves.  They got to see grain kernels and rocks inside of the gizzard.  This is part of their digestive systems.  They also got to see other organs like the heart, liver, lungs and trachea.