February Teacher of the Month

Attributions: 
by: Tiersa Ward

Brent Loveless is an English teacher at Spanish Fork Junior High. He has been teaching for 26 years, with all but one year at Spanish Fork Junior High. Brent graduated from Southern Utah University where he majored in English and minored on Physical Education.

Lady Lobos 2011

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by: Chris Thompson

The Spanish Fork Junior High Lady Lobos Basketball Team had an incredible season full of growth and success. Preseason match-ups with Lehi, Lakeridge, and American Fork Junior High proved to be learning experiences that helped the Lobos recognize their own weaknesses and capitalize on their strengths throughout the remainder of season play. “We knew early on that shooting inside was going to be a struggle,” said Chris Thompson who coached the team with her husband Marv. “However,” Thompson went on to explain, “our girls have heart and determination—two things you can't coach.

Honor Choir performs at Cottonwood High School!

Attributions: 
by: Sharon Hopkins

Eight students from each Jr. High in the state is auditioned and chosen to participate in Honor Choir. Music is sent to the students and they are each responsible to learn their own parts and be memorized for the concert. The Honor Choir then gets together with the other students in the state and practices for two days. They perform for family and friends in a final performance on the second day. This year Spanish Fork Jr. High Choir was represented by Sariah Lee, Andrea Findlay, Nicole Christensen, Mandee Dillman, Brandon Baum, Taylor Betts, Thomas Fullmer, and Tristan Walker.

Utah 4A/5A Junior High State Wrestling Tournament

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by: Matthew Wendell

Spanish Fork Wrestling team finished very strong this year at the state tournament with six top placers and one state champion. The wrestlers had some very exciting matches with some wins being decided by only one point. Coming back from 8th place as a team Spanish Fork finished 4th in state overall behind Champions Wrestling Club (1st), Payson Wrestling (2nd), and Mountain Crest (3rd). Every wrestler has the opportunity to earn points for their team. The Spanish Fork team is low in numbers with only 17 on the team.

Students of the Week January 24-28

Bridger Baum
Brayden Critchfield
Katie Grass
Braden Massey
Bowdy Olson
Eddy Ramirez
Ethan Sokol
Mariah Emerine
Shannon Fili
Andrea Findlay
Steve Folks
Sariah Lee
Hunter Schofield
Sydnee Anderson
Maddie Stiles Averi Porter
Sophie Swenson
Emily Winsor
Michael Bartold
Kimberly Bramall
Conner Brown

Mark Bake is Blowin' In The Wind

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by: Chris Thompson

Assistant Principal Mark Bake took time to “sit in” with Mrs. Thompson's seventh grade English classes as they celebrated the completion of The Wednesday Wars, a novel by Gary Schmidt. Bake shared his musical talents, serenading students with famous wartime protest songs from the 1960s. Renditions of “Blowin' in the Wind” and “Tin Soldier” captivated the students' interest while cream puffs and Coke satisfied their taste buds. All activities that day focused on the conflicts and themes studied during the four-week unit.

January Techer of the Month

Teacher of the Month

Allen Garrett

Spanish Fork Junior High recognizes our school psychologist, Allen Garrett, for the month of January.  Mr. Garrett has worked in education for 12 years.  He has been at our school for 3 years.  He graduated from Southern Utah University.

She Blinded Me! With Science!

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

The science fair at Spanish Fork Junior High School was held Thursday, January 20, in the media center.  The students put a lot of work into their projects. Some had as much as 800 hours in their experiments alone.  There was great variety in the fair projects and the students presented their experiments to the judges as professional researchers.  Shane Waters and Trent Syme do an outstanding guiding their students to this high level of achievement.  The winning students will participate in the District Science Fair, February 24, and possibly the B.Y.U. Science fair as well. 

Hospital Singing

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by: Sharon Hopkins

Our Jr. High Concert Choir had the privilege of singing at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo this week as part of their Diversity Week celebration.  The choir performed Amazing Grace, Footloose, Deo Gratias, and a fun rendition of James Bond.  Also performing individual songs were Caitlyn Nixon and Saraih Lee.  The Concert Choir enjoyed the experience and the audience was uplifted.  Way to go Concert Choir.

Choir Concert Review

Attributions: 
by: Sharon Hopkins

Parents, family members and classmates were dazzled Tuesday night with a performance by the Spanish Fork Junior High Choirs.  Salem Hills High School was the backdrop and the Spanish Fork Junior High students were the envy of Glee.  Women’s Chorus sang sweetly and ended with a bang singing their rendition of “Fame”.  Up next was Concert Choir sharing “Amazing Grace”.  Men’s Chorus rocked the house with “Love Potion #9” with solos coming from Jackson Lindley, Ethan Sokol and Tanner Bills.  After intermission the Salem Hills Singers made a guest appearance.

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