January 2017

SFJH Orchestra Jams with OJH Director

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 08:41

Mr. Curtis Winters from Orem Jr. High visited the SFJH orchestras on Friday, January 27th, and taught them how to improvise and jam! 

Mrs. Harman said, “It was super fun and kids can't wait to have more experiences with improvisation.”

Check out our You Tube Channel for video of the jam session.



by Rillene Nielsen and Angela Harman, picture by Angela Harman

Lobo Update 1/30/17

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 16:25

Parents, Students and Friends –

 ​PTA Sponsored Book Fair

Please come get lost in a book at our​ ​"Happy Camper" PTA Book Fair!  The money you spend buys books for your student's classrooms.  Here are the dates and times:

Tuesday, Feb. 1​4th - 7:30am - 3:1​0​pm

Wednesday, Feb. 1​5th - 7:30am - ​​3:1​0​pm ​

Thursday, Feb. 1​6th - 7:30am - ​ 8:00pm​ ​(open through Parent/Teacher Conferences)​

Building Graham Cracker Utahs Locks in Learning

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:15

If you visit SFJH on any given day, and peek through the door of a classroom, you will see some very creative teaching going on.  Case in point—Mrs. Harmer’s seventh grade Utah Studies class.  If you visited her room this week, you’d see students constructing models of the state out of graham crackers and using candy to show the features of Utah’s three distinct regions.

“Making graham cracker Utahs in my class is always a favorite,” exclaimed Mrs. Harmer recently.  “Students show their knowledge of the three physical regions of Utah by building them with delicious treats!”

by Rillene Nielsen, pics by Shea Harmer

SFJH Students Participate in District Honors Orchestra

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 15:49

SFJH is excited to announce that a number of our students will be participating in the Nebo District Honor Orchestra tomorrow.  These students are:

Miracleen Siilata, Mallory Bingham, Cameron Monroe, Sterling McDonald, Emily Wessman, Sierra Rightsell,  Khaila Cordon,  Christina Mullins,  Wayne Blaylock,  Maegan Ellefson,  Trevin Marler,  Kyle Bailey,  Katelyn Porter,  Macady Pullham,  Isabella Ramirez,  Reuben McClure,  Bryton Robb,  Logan Smith,  Cameron Jolly,  Emma Burnham, and Connor Mulloy.

Congratulations and good luck!

by Rillene Nielsen

Lobo Update 1/23/17

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:20

Parents, Students and Friends –

Parents: For our Pack Time this past week we've had lessons on 3 of the 7 decisions for success from the book The Traveler’s Gift.  (The first decision was shared last term.)  The central character, David, finds himself on an incredible journey through time where he visits various figures from history. Each character shares a vital Decision with David.  The decisions taught so far are:
  - The Buck Stops Here (Harry S. Truman)
  - I Will Seek Wisdom (King Solomon)

Write Outside Yourself: A Journal for Young Adults

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 08:37

Write Outside Yourself: Haunts and Horrors

The UVU University & Community Writing Centers are accepting submissions for Vol. IV of Write Outside Yourself. Student writers in Utah junior high/middle or high schools may submit original works of writing for a chance to be guided through the publishing process, published in a print and online journal, and recognized at a celebration in June 2017.