February 2018

Eighth Grade History Students Explore Early US Inventions

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 07:43

The 8th grade US History classes learned more about important inventions and machines designed during the first Industrial Revolution by making their own.  Using everyday items such as boxes, toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons, students fashioned their own devices. This hands-on experience will help them remember important innovations like the sewing machine, telegraph, and cotton gin.

by Shea Harmer

Girls Who Code Kick Off in Utah

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 07:49

On Thursday, February 22nd, four girls from Spanish Fork Junior High travelled to Dell EMC in Draper to attend a kick off event for a club called, "Girls Who Code."  This event was attended by students in grades six through twelve from around the state of Utah.

Story and Photo: Mrs. Heather Mendonsa


Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:36

Beloved author, Lance Conrad, came to SFJHS to tell our English students stories about broken noses, books, getting maced, curiosity, elements of stories, and how he became an author. He talked about experiences of endless books and making good stories. He told us about the most important element of a story. He made us laugh, worry, cringe, and learn about writing stories. Lance talked about his books, the plot, the characters, the villains, and much more.

by Alex Nielsen

Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:39
The answer to problem last week was 26 5/8 feet.  The winners were Sara Chandler Katelyn Gappmayer Ethan Graham Taylor Gull Ricky Holloman Callie JohnsonTracee JonesMadisyn Lott Mason Page Molly Petersen Ty Reese Lex Smith

Students Exercise Mind and Body With Yoga

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:05

YOGA!!!!  Yoga is a fun way to help your body relax and calm down.  It is also a great workout!  Many students in our junior high school get a small taste of what yoga is like in Coach Johnson's Body Conditioning class.  Once they’ve been introduced to this form of working out, many enjoy it! 

Yoga will also help with one’s flexibility and many other aspects of their athletic careers. 

by Coach Garrett Johnson

Freshmen Build Greek Temples

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:13

Ms. Harmer’s 9th grade World Civilizations class had an awesome hands-on experience building Greek temples out of common school supplies today.

Students learned about the different styles and types of columns.  They also learned the different parts of a Greek temple.  Each of their creations needed to show these parts!

By Shea Harmer

Letter Love

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:20

After the recent tragedy of the Florida school shooting, a neighboring school in Florida asked if people around the globe would write hand-written letters to the students at Stoneman Douglas High School to remind them they are loved. Mrs. Parker’s 7th-grade class decided to do just that. 

By: Macady Tanner