Cross Country Lobos—First to Cross the Finish Line!

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 06:31

The SFJH Lobo cross country team has competed in another amazing race and done well. On Friday the 28th of September, they competed against the Payson and Salem teams.  They ran around the Salem Jr. High, including the athletic fields, two times for the mile and one half course.  The girls ran first then the boys.  They were excited to run. 

By Sydney White

Shakespearian Players Attend Renaissance Fair

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 06:28

The Drama Club went to the Renaissance Fair held earlier this month up in Provo Canyon at Timpanogos Park , to practice their Shakespeare routines in front of a crowd. They did a great job preforming.  This opportunity helped them get ready to go to Cedar City this month.

The Renaissance Fair showed club members what life was like during the middle age for the peasants and rulers.

By Taten Knapp

Art and Science Combine As Students Learn About Cells

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 06:27

Spanish Fork Jr. High was a multicolored mix of animal and plant cells when students from Mr. Hallam's Biology class drew “Cell Art” around the school.

Students got to choose what type of cells they would draw: animal or plant. There were many types of cells on the sidewalks, and lots people noticed them because of their large size and bright colors.  The cells had all the necessary organelles from the mitochondria to the chloroplasts.

By Jacob Hardman

Mr. Nelson is a Master When It Comes to Mathematics

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 06:25

Mr. Nelson has been talking about numbers for the past 26 years.   He came to this school to teach math, and has never wanted to leave.  This year he is only teaching 7th grade math but has taught 8th and 9th grade math too.   He really enjoys arithmetic!

Math isn't the only thing he is good at.  He also is quite knowledgeable when it comes to art and science. Before he taught math here at Spanish Fork Jr. High, he was an Art History teacher and a Science teacher.  He says that he enjoyed these other subjects, but was glad he got a chance to work with numbers here at SFJH.

By Sydney White and Jordan Gull

Leave it Unsaid: Lying is a Drug

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 06:13

Lying comes easily to some but harder to others. As human beings we are cursed.  We use lying in our everyday lives. Like food and water, some people survive on lying. For some, it has gotten them either further in life; for others it’s gotten them nowhere. Check your self; have you ever ignored the truth to tell a lie?

by: Tristan Anderson

Honors Math Field Trip

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 06:20

On Friday, October 19th, the Honors Math classes took a field trip to Kennecott Bingham Copper Mine.  It was fun and informative.  First of all, we found out some cool facts about the mine and the equipment from one of the guides.  Did you know that the mine is 3/4 of a mile deep and 2 3/4 miles wide?  One of the big dump trucks is as big as an average two-story house and carries between 250 to 320 tons of ore!!  It takes 1000 gallons of gas to fill the tank and the tires cost $32,000 EACH and are about 12 feet tall.  Wow!!!  Some of the students and Mr.

Mrs. Coxson

October Teacher of the Month

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 07:36

 Mrs. Coxson – Teacher of the Month

Our teacher of the month at Spanish Fork Junior High is Sandy Coxson.  Mrs. Coxson is involved in many activities both at the school and in the community.  She is always the first one to volunteer her time and talents to whatever task is needed.  She works hard to make our school a wonderful place to learn.  Everyone she comes in contact with feels valued.  Her influence is felt in every aspect of our school from sports, activities, academics etc.