Joe Anson was awarded the Crystal Apple Award recently at Spanish Fork Jr. High School. Joe is a talented and dedicated teacher who is very deserving of an honor such as this. Mr. Anson has been teaching for ten years, all of which have been at SFJH. His education began at B.Y.U where he earned a BA in English Teaching. While teaching and raising a family, Joe earned his Masters of Education degree from Utah State University, and has plans to pursue a PhD soon.
Thirteen 8th grade students recently represented Spanish Fork Jr. High School in the American Mathematics Competition. They were Tyler Averett, Chandler Bennett, Kirtlyn Bohling, Daniel Chowdhry, Meagan Christensen, Westley Cook, Joshua Cowley, Taylor Hansen, Devere Morris, Suzanne Rhodes, Holly Roberts, Rachel Sly, and Natalie Wixom. The national average for the contest was 12.2. Spanish Fork Jr. High’s average was also 12.2.
Spanish Fork Jr. High School teachers are very committed to helping students achieve high levels of learning. Each and every day teachers work with students towards achieving goals that lead to the highest levels of learning possible. But, teachers at the Jr. High have other “hidden” talents, as well. In November students were treated to a talent show assembly where teachers shared a variety of talents with the student body.
Spanish Fork Junior High School is home to the Secondary Resource Paraeducator for Nebo District
World Geography students at Spanish Fork Junior High School had a field trip to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Tuesday, October 19. They were welcomed by Vai Devi, who introduced the students to the animals they care for. Students were allowed to hold the birds, lead the llamas, and compete in a llama race up the hill to the temple where many of the llamas had different ideas about the race and dug in their heels.
Aspiring new author Lisa Mangum visited Spanish Fork Junior High School and the Salem Library on Friday Oct. 9th. She is an editor for Deseret Book and has always had a love for reading and writing. The Hourglass Door is her first published book.