Teacher of the Month

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by: Margie Dobson

Mr. Thacker graduated from Snow College and Utah State University.  His hobbies and interests are spending time with family, reading, listening to heavy metal music and riding his motorcycle.  He has seen Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer in concert.  He even met Dave Mustaine who is the singer for Megadeth.

Girls Tennis Performs Well at Varsity District Finals

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Wendy Simkins

Overall we took 2nd Place. 1st Singles: Ashley Whitting took 2nd 2nd Singles: Kenzie Hancock took 4th place 1st Doubles: Anna Castleberry and Kirtlyn Bohling took 1st Place 2nd Doubles: Ammy Trujillo and Alex Oveson took 3rd Place 3rd Doubles: Ali Duncan and Emily Wilson took 2nd Place

The girls did fabulous.

Antelope Island

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by: James Hubbard

In October, Principal Fleming and Mr. Hubbard of Spanish Fork Junior High took 7th grade Honors students on a field trip to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake.  On the bus trip to Antelope Island, students participated in a scavenger hunt to identify famous Utah landmarks along the way (including the recent Herriman burn).  Once at Antelope Island, park ranger Ron Taylor explained the unique and interesting history of the island.  Students were most interested in the story of the B.Y.U.

Constitution Day announcement

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by: Nathan Christiansen

Good morning Spanish Fork Junior High, this is Nathan Christiansen. Today September 17th is constitution day, the day that the constitution was ratified. The constitution is known as the most important document ever created. It is what helps us maintain our freedoms still today. Exactly 223 years ago the constitution was signed and adopted as the supreme law of the land. The 39 men that signed this document signed it with a courage and hope that it would serve America well, and assure that  our freedom would last. Throughout US.

Zoo Mania!

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by: Margie Dobson

On Wednesday, September 15, Zoo Mania from south Jordan, came to present an educational assembly to all 7th graders about the importance of education and staying in school. Through the use of a Power Point and 11 live exotic animals from around the world (savanna monitor from Africa, green winged macaw from Central America, sugar glider from Australia, ferret North America, great Pyrenees dog from France, Taiwan Beauty Snake from Taiwan, Corn Snake from North America, duck from Asia, chinchilla from South America).

The Moving Wall Opening Ceremony

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by: Laura Carter

The Honors social studies classes for eighth and ninth grade from Spanish Fork Junior High School attended the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall exhibit Thursday, September 9, in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.    

The students were moved by the beauty, reverence, and meaning of the 58,253 names etched in the wall.  Many students returned that evening with their families to the memorial to share and spend more time there, some finding the names of their relatives on the Wall.

Spanish Fork Jr. High’s Employee of the Year

Chris Hall was recently awarded the Horace Mann Classified Employee of the Year Award at Spanish Fork Jr. High School. Chris has been at Spanish Fork Jr. High for ten years. The last seven of those years has been spent in the finance office. She is extremely organized and efficient in all she does for the school. Teachers and staff know they can go to Chris for any help of any kind and she will immediately take care of their needs. She not only runs the finances for the school, but is continually helping make faculty functions and other activities successful.

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