Fight The New Drug!

By Rillene R. E. Nielsen

We all agree that drugs, alcohol, and tobacco harm the brain and are addictive.  Today, students at SFJH learned we should add one more substance to this list—pornography!

Fight the New Drug is an organization whose mission, according to its website, is “to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using science, facts, and personal accounts.”

What's happening this week? March 10 - March 14

  • Monday, March 10th, Just a Great Day
  • Tuesday, March 11th, 8am Nebo Orchestra Assessment, 3pm LPIC
  • Wednesday, March 12th, Band and Orchestra Recruiting, History Field Trip to State Capital, 9am Principal’s Meeting, 2:10pm Department Collaboration
  • Thursday, March 13th, Band and Orchestra Recruiting, Literacy Promise Conference, 7pm Orchestra Concert
  • Friday, March 14th, Literacy Promise Conference, Drama classes to Diamond Fork Musical

Mr. Anson's Poetry Winners


1st Place Winner: Jaxon Judd, 7th grade

 “Ninjas of Love”

 The night is black.

Ninjas are, too.

If you were a samurai,

I would fight you—

 Quick like a cat,

And silent like a dove,

Swinging a sword of passion

And the ninja stars of love.



2nd Place Winner: Jensen Lewis, 7th Grade

 My love for you is like ice cream and mustard:

No matter what you do, it just doesn’t work.

 When I look into your eyes

Everything gets creepy and I throw up.

GettyReady “Learn the Address” - Essay & Video Contest


What is the “Learn the Address” Essay and Video Contest?

KBYU Eleven invites Utah students to enter the GettyReady “Learn the Address” Essay & Video Contest in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. This contest is an opportunity for Utah’s seventh through twelfth graders to express how they can live the Gettysburg Address after having learned it.

What's happening this week? March 3 - 7

  • All Week—National School Breakfast Week, Come try school breakfast in the cafeteria.
  • Monday, March 3rd, Read Across America Day, 3:30pm School Community Council
  • Tuesday, March 4th,
  • Wednesday, March 5th, 7am Team Leader Meeting, 2:10pm Department Collaboration
  • Thursday, March 6th,
  • Friday, March 7th, 10am PTA Meeting, 8:45am and 9:45am Fight the New Drug Assembly (schedule coming)


By Richard Huff

Sunday March 2 is Dr. Suess's Birthday.We would like you to celebrate with the library on Monday, March 3 in Read Across America.We have a large collection of Dr. Suess Books in the library. Come in and check one out for Monday. Have a great weekend and remember Monday is READ ACROSS AMERICA!

Crystal Apple Award 2014, Russell LeMmon

By Laura Carter

Russ is an outstanding teacher and deserves more recognition than any teacher I know and certainly more than A Crystal Apple Award, but the award is very nice!  He won by a large margin in the voting.  His dedication in the classroom is unparalleled!  He goes above and beyond to see that each of his students is treated as a valued human being.  He greets his students at the door every day letting them know they are valued and loved. For all students, he lets them feel that they are alive and that someone notices them and appreciates their presence in his classroom. 

Honors Math Field Trip

by Sandra Coxson

On Thursday, February 20th, 108 of our honors math students had the opportunity to attend the BYU Engineering and Technology Expo at BYU.  Three teachers and seven parent volunteers accompanied them.  For the first two hours of the day, half of the students visited the interactive booths and the other half participated in the competitions.  Different clubs and organizations in the BYU Engineering departments had set up booths to show students careers and real-world applications associated with Engineering.  Many gave students hands-on opportunities to explore aspects of the fields.  Competi

Nebo District Office Features Artwork by SFJH Teacher

by Rillene R. E. Nielsen

Spanish Fork Junior High art teacher David Millman’s painiting of Abraham Lincoln, backed by the American flag and the Declaration of Independence, was recently acquired by the Nebo School District.  It hangs in the District Office Building on the lower level, on the west side of the building near the HR offices (see photo). 

One of eight paintings he’s completed, all based on patriotic themes, Millman’s work came to the districts attention earlier this year. 

What's happening this week? February 24 - March 1

  • Monday, Feb 24th, Direct Writing Assessment for 8th graders, Noon Construction Fieldtrip
  • Tuesday, Feb 25th, Direct Writing Assessment for 8th graders
  • Wednesday, Feb 26th, Nebo District Science Fair, 9am Ninth grade students to SFHS for registration, Early out at 11:15 am, 12-3pm Professional Development Meeting
  • Thursday, Feb 27th, Direct Writing Assessment for 8th graders
  • Friday, Feb 28th,
  • Saturday, Mar 1st, 8:30am Nebo Chess Tournament