School News

Spanish Fork Junior High Student Recognized for Essay

By Chris Thompson

Eighth grader Kate Baadsgaard was the grade level winner in this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education. Kate and two of her family members attended a luncheon Wednesday, January 15, in the Hilda B. Jones Center in Salt Lake City where students were recognized for their award-winning entries. Principal Fleming and Mrs.Thompson were also in attendance. During the ceremony, students were commended for their efforts in tackling this year's theme which centered on bullying and the famous quote by Dr.

Stock Market Game Winners!


Kolton Dudley and Kyle Lunceford took first place in the Stock Market Game sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education.  The students participated in the game as part of the Computers in Business class taught by Mr. Ferrin. In the game, teams of students are given a simulated $100,000 and are given 10 weeks to invest the money to try and have the highest amount of equity.  Kolton and Kyle at the end of the game had $140,000 dollars in equity, which was more than the other 179 teams in the Junior High/Middle School division.

Mr. Ferrin - PEAK Award recipient


Eric Ferrin, a math teacher at Spanish Fork Junior High was presented with this month's PEAK award at the January Board meeting.  The PEAK award is given to any employee in Nebo School District that demonstrates Positive Energy and Kindness, traits that the superintendent has been emphasizing during this school year.  Mr. Ferrin is the first from our school to be honored with this award.  Congratulations Mr. Ferrin!!!

What's happening this week? January 13 - 17

  • Monday, Jan 13th, Beginning of Term 3, Hand out schedules in first period, 3pm Musical Rehearsals begin, 3:30pm B&G B-ball @ SJHS
  • Tuesday, Jan 14th, 2nd period Josh Drean Bullying Assembly, Drawing for responsibility cards at lunch, 3pm LPIC, 3-5pm Digits Open House in Library
  • Wednesday, Jan 15th, 7am Professional Development Meeting, 2:10pm Department Collaboration, 3:30pm Wrestling @ MJHS
  • Thursday, Jan 16th, Bullying Follow-up at Pack Time, 3:30pm B&G B-ball @ PJHS,

What's happening these next two weeks? January 2 - 10

  • Thursday, Jan 2nd, School Resumes, Welcome Back
  • Friday, Jan 3rd, It’s the weekend already?
  • Monday, Jan 6th, 10am PTA Meeting, 3:30pm School Community Council, 3:30pm B&G B-ball vs SaJHS
  • Tuesday, Jan 7th, This is going to be a long week.
  • Wednesday, Jan 8th, 7am Team Leader Meeting, Scoliosis Screening in PE classes, 2:10pm Department Collaboration, 6pm Nebo School Board Meeting
  • Thursday, Jan 9th, End of Term 2, 9am Principals Meeting, 3:30pm B&G B-ball vs MJHS, 7pm Combined Dance @SaJHS

Choir Field Trip

by Megan Kay

The Spanish Fork Junior High Concert and Beginning Choir traveled by bus up north to the University Mall in Orem, Utah to perform Christmas songs for shoppers to hear.  Parents & family members gathered by the stage to listen to their children perform.

Mr. Paul Nelson - Teacher of the Month


I would like to nominate Paul Nelson for Teacher of the Month.  Paul is not one that would ever look to be recognized, but he works hard, especially with struggling students.  He is patient with the students, and willing to work with them whenever they ask for help.  He is truly a quiet, hard, worker in this school that is rarely recognized for his efforts.

 Eric Ferrin