On October 12, 2021, the Spanish Fork Junior High band visited Brigham Young University. The field trip started with the opportunity to watch the BYU Wind Ensemble rehearse. Students described the rehearsal as "exciting and cool", "motivating" and "very fun". They enjoyed listening to advanced players on each of their instruments and talking with Dr. Shawn Smith, conductor of the BYU Wind Ensemble.
One thing that the PTA sponsors each year is the Reflections Program. The Reflections program was designed to encourage students to explore the arts for fun and for recognition. Last year over 300,000 students nationwide entered the Reflections program. Reflections celebrate the art categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and 2-D and 3D Visual Arts.
This year our theme is “I Will Change the World By…”
Rockin' Roller Coaster Problem
The duration of a ride on the Rockin’ Roller Coaster (RCC) is 1 minute 30 seconds. The RCC has only one train consisting of a series of linked cars, each of which carries a pair of passengers. It takes each group of passengers exactly 30 seconds to board the train and exactly 30 seconds to exit the train. In one hour, 480 people board the train, complete the ride and exit the train.
Assuming there is never a seat left vacant, how many linked cars are in the RCC’s train?
These past couple of years, we haven’t been able to participate in Shakespeare Competitions due to Covid-19 restrictions. So, when the Junior High and Middle School drama teachers in our district met, we decided to collaborate and run our own district-wide Jr theatre competitions in lieu of attending Shakespeare Competitions.
One of the best workouts of the year!
Students from Coach Johnson's Body conditioning classes were able to take part in the Sip N' run which has become one of their favorite things. Students look forward to this workout all year long. It is a great yearly tradition.