Long Time Crossing Guard Passes Away From Cancer

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 09:08

Ernest (Ernie) LeRoy Taylor, or Grandpa Taylor as many knew him, passed away on October 19, 2012 from a terrible cancer called Leukemia. Ernie was a well-known, well-trusted gentleman who worked as a crossing guard near our school.

He was very close to many children and enjoyed being in their company. For years he surrounded himself with loving people and generous souls.

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By Tristan Anderson

A True Hero

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 09:04

Heroes aren't just comic book characters or people you see on TV. They don't have to be able to fly or turn invisible. They don't have to have super strength or x-ray vision. They are just everyday people, the people we see walking on the sidewalk or the kid who says “Hi” to in the hall. These people can be heroes, and we may not even know it.

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by Ashlee Thompson

Androcles and the Lion 7th Grade Honors English Field Trip

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 06:11

On November 13, 7th Grade Honors English students had the opportunity to attend the production of "Androcles and the Lion" at UVU's Noorda Theater. Aesop's fable goes like this: "A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him.

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By: Mrs. Parker

Spanish Fork Junior High Teacher REPresents at National Convention

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:45

Spanish Fork Junior High English teacher, Rillene Nielsen, had the distinguished opportunity of presenting at the NCTE Annual Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada. During a November 17 Saturday breakout session, Nielsen and her co-presenters led a philosophical discussion, encouraging English teachers to see themselves as “Englishists” whose specialty lies in the literature they love. Participants considered the different ways scientists, historians, or even artists might read and interpret texts, then juxtaposed those practices with those of the devoted “Englishist.”

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by: Chris Thompson

8th Grade Honors History Students Visit Crandall Museum

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 06:29

Mrs. Peterson’s 8th grade honors history class had a great time when they went to the Crandall Printing Museum on Thursday the 15th of November.   For those of you who do not know, the Crandall museum is located just off of University Avenue in Provo close to the big Wells Fargo building.

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By: Jacks Jeppson

Krishna Temple

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 06:18

Over 100 ninth-grade World Studies students visited the Krishna Temple this past week.  The students were able to experience a buffet lunch, tame the llamas, feed the fish, stretch their muscles with yoga, and learned about another culture. 

Thank all the people at our own local Krishna Temple for your wonderful hospitality and generosity.  The students will never forget their experiences there!

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Laura Carter

SFJH Golfers

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:55

Our golf team is in full swing.  Spanish Fork Junior High has some very talented golfers.  None of them are like Tiger Woods, (no one can be that good), but we have kids who know what they're doing when it comes to golf. 

Our school got 2nd overall in the district.  Our lowest scorers (those who helped to achieve the low score of 200) were Creed Seremershein with a score of 45, Mckade Mecham with a score of 49, Bryce Peabody with a score of 51, and Tyler Sanderson with a score of 55.  For those of you who don't know much about golf, the best score is the lowest.

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By Mateen Lomax

Spanish Fork Girls Soccer Wins Again

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:52

Goal! Spanish Forks Girls soccer team has done it again!  The Dons JV soccer team just finished off an amazing season.  They had 11 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss.  They have four great coaches led by head coach Dennis Gillie.

Four Lady Dons are from from Spanish Fork Junior High! They are, Taylor Jones, Lauren Roberts, Bailey Smith, and Adah Tuttle.   Each of them plays an important position on the team.  Taylor plays midfielder, Lauren ,Bailey, and Adah play forward. 

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By Alexis Proctor