School News

Dance, Dance, Dance

by Rillene Nielsen Pictures by Kris Holley

Bust a move.  Feel the groove.

Students attending Drama Club during Pack Time like to practice their choreography skills using videos from the “Just Dance” video game.  Ms. Holley says the videos are available on YouTube and are great exercise—not to mention a lot of fun.

Orchestra Recruitment Tour

By Elijah Lyman

On February 21, the seventh-grade orchestra went on a large scale tour around several elementary schools to try and convince the students of those schools to join the SFJHS Orchestra. The tour consisted of four visits to elementary schools and a stop for lunch in between. At each elementary school, the orchestra performed several songs and some solo performances by some of the students in the orchestra. There were also several exciting and entertaining moments including inflatable dinosaurs and sharks, a bubble machine, and more!

Ryan Flake is a State Finalis in 2018 National Geographic State Bee

by Russ LeMmon

Ryan Flake has recently been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the state level competition of the 2018 National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Jordan Commons Megaplex in Sandy on Friday, April 6, 2018.

SFJHS Boys' Tennis


Tennis season is right around the corner. There will be a tennis information meeting in Mr T. Johnson's classroom (Room 8) after school on March 8th. If you have questions, talk with Mr. Johnson or Mr. Lawrence. 

SFJHS Track and Field


Track and Field is here! All levels of athlete ability are needed. Great for cross-training for other sports. Information meeting Tuesday, March 6 after school in the Upper Gym. Talk to Mrs. Rogers with questions.


Eighth Grade History Students Explore Early US Inventions

by Shea Harmer

The 8th grade US History classes learned more about important inventions and machines designed during the first Industrial Revolution by making their own.  Using everyday items such as boxes, toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons, students fashioned their own devices. This hands-on experience will help them remember important innovations like the sewing machine, telegraph, and cotton gin.

Girls Who Code Kick Off in Utah

Story and Photo: Mrs. Heather Mendonsa

On Thursday, February 22nd, four girls from Spanish Fork Junior High travelled to Dell EMC in Draper to attend a kick off event for a club called, "Girls Who Code."  This event was attended by students in grades six through twelve from around the state of Utah. Reshma Saujani, the mastermind behind the program and author of the book Girls Who Code, spoke to the group about the importance of technology and how to solve problems in our day-to-day lives.  She explained that this field is growing with limitless possibilities, but many girls do not realize their potential in this area.