Para-Educator McKayla Loftin-King Receives PEAK Award


McKayla Loftin-King, Para-Educator, Spanish Fork Junior

“McKayla Loftin-King is a support technician at Spanish Fork Junior High School who serves students daily with a tremendously positive attitude and mounds of patience for each person. She really exemplifies the Lobo Way at our school. McKayla is a solid and determined individual who shows a genuinely caring attitude to everyone. She always wears a smile and approaches her duties consistently with positivity. The students know she cares about them. Isn’t that the most important thing we do?”





Lights On is the only nationwide event celebrating after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Lights On is designed to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry, among others—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

Running Lobos Back Their Pack at Final XC Meet

story and pictures by Allyson Brooks

Our Ryan Olsen—7th boys’ team—took 3rd overall, which was a huge accomplishment. Many students were able to achieve their personal best on the Mapleton Course. 

The Cross-Country Lobos showed their school spirit by cheering each other on even after their own exhausting races. We are very proud of our team and their success this season.

Spanish Fork Junior High FFA Score well on Ag Test

story and pictures by Chaleesa Warren

9th graders Rylei Voorhees, Luke Galloway and Ashley Olsen competed and did well in the Farm Co-op Quiz October 11th. 

Students had to answer questions about agriculture co-ops, and then got to meet business people in the agriculture industry. They got to eat dinner with the general manager of Select Sires.  They discussed employment opportunities and the cattle industry with him. 

Well done, Lobos!

Zombie Haiku

Poem by Chas Hoppe

It’s that time of years again. Sharpen your pencils and pull out all the stops while you write your Zombie haikus. 

Prizes worth—well bragging rights for sure, will be awarded for grade level winners as well as in a special faculty/staff category. Check with your English teacher for rules. The deadline is October 26. Winners will be announced October 31. 

Turn in submissions to Mrs. Nielsen, room 2 starting October 24. 

May the undead be with you!