August 2017

Eclipse 2017 - Cross-Curricular Connection: Science and English

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:12

On Monday, August 21, SFJHS students enjoyed watching the solar eclipse outside on the south lawn. The science teachers had created viewing projectors and viewing boxes, so even those who did not have solar eclipse rated glasses, could still see the moon eclipse the sun. 

7th Grade English students have an opportunity this week to read their first article of the month titled “What is an Eclipse?” This will be the first of many cross-curricular connections for SFJHS students this year. 

Jerry Whiting, Gaylynn Parker. Photos by Heather Mendonsa. All students have given permission to be quoted.

AP Human Geography Course at SFJHS

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:24

SFJHS now offers AP Human Geography, a class for 9th grade students who will prepare to take the AP Human Geography test at the end of the year. This college-level course is highly rigorous. In this course, students study systematic patterns and processes that shape human understanding. 

Pack Time Begins Tomorrow

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 18:34

Spanish Fork Junior’s Pack Time is designed to motivate and give help to students who may need extra support or are struggling academically. Its purpose is also to reward students who consistently do well in all of their classes at school. 

Each day (except for Mondays) students will have the opportunity to attend either an intervention or an enrichment experience.

• All Students receive a mini-report card during 2nd period that shows their current grade in all classes.

Girls' Tennis

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:15

Attention all 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls! Your season is about to begin. Girls' tennis tryouts will start on Tuesday, September 5th and will be held everyday that week from 3:00pm to 4:15pm at the SFJHS tennis courts. 

In order for anyone to try out, you must have the tennis packet filled out and turned in to Coach T. Johnson in Room 8. You can get the packet from Coach Johnson.

Start practicing your serves, girls!

Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:48

When Peter and Bill ran a 100-meter race, Peter won by five meters.  To give Bill a chance to win, they raced again, but this time Peter started five meters behind the starting line.  Each boy ran the race at the same speed as in the first race.  What were the results of the second race?


Five SFJHS Students Honored

Submitted by david.thacker on Sat, 08/26/2017 - 15:44

Five SFJHS students were honored at a special launch party for the publication of their short stories in Write Outside Yourself, Volume IV: Haunts and Horrors, a young adult story writing contest. Katelyn Hurst, Grace Hernandez, Cheyenne Jensen, Natalie Joyce Olson, and Jones Lewis entered this statewide contest for junior and high school students with a range of emotions from Why not? to I’ll never win! to I hope I win!

By Garlynn Parker

If Tom Knew, He’d Be Happy Too

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:27


Wednesday we were at 887 followers.  Now SFJH has broken 900.  As of today, we have 912 followers on Facebook!

The momentum is fantastic—let’s keeps it going.  Keep spreading the word.

Follow Spanish Fork Junior High! Scroll down and look on the left side of this page to find our Facebook link. Thanks for your continued support.  Your Lobos appreciate it!

By Rillene R. E. Nielsen