March 2019

500 Pound Book Donation Reaches Liberia

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:42

Back in October, students and teachers helped Jacinda Dietrich, a social science teacher at SFJH, collect  books for a school in in Liberia, a country on the west coast of the African continent.  Ms. Dietrich had heard about the need for books through an organization she’d become connected with—Sustain Liberia.  Students and teacher collected over 500 pounds of books to send to the school.

This week students found out that the quarter ton of books they’d shipped finally made it to the school!

story by Rillene R. E. Nielsen with pictures from Jacinda Dietrich

Students Attend Captain’s Academy

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:29

Spring Captain's Academy took place on March 27th at the District Office.  The Student Athletes that attended were able to meet other athletes from different schools and hear from some very great speakers. 

Dave McKee Principal at Spanish Fork High School addressed them first and shared an awesome message about character.  He related some of his experiences while playing football at BYU under Coach LaVell Edwards.

story and photos by Garrett Johnson

Jesse Shepherd is going to the International Science Fair!

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:29

Jesse Shepherd, a freshman at Spanish fork Junior High, walked away with top honors at the BYU’s annual science fair. 

Not only did he take first place and win the Sustainable Development award, he also took first place in Animal & Plant Sciences in the Senior Division.

This led to Jesse qualifying as an Intel ISEF Finalist and an invitation to the International Science Fair, Grand Champion of the Senior Division! 

story by Rillene Nielsen with Nate Bartholomew picture by Nate Bartholomew

Spanish Fork Junior High Students Win Big at BYU Science Fair

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:28

We would like to congratulate all SFJHS students that participated in this year's BYU science fair! All students worked hard to get to the state level and did an excellent job.  

We would like to give special congratulations to the following students that received awards at the fair:

Josh Fraser and Tanner Fraser for taking 2nd place in Earth and Environmental Science in the Junior Division.

 Madisyn Lott and Sophie Beehler for taking 2nd place in Biomedical, Medicine, and Health Sciences in the Junior Division and winning the Broadcom Masters Competition Award.

story and picture by Nate Bartholomew

Bil Lepp Storytelling Assembly

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:52

The storytelling assembly was so much fun! We are so grateful to Bil Lepp for coming to our school and teaching us how to be our own storytellers! He told us so many fun and funny stories. Bil Lepp is a world renowned storyteller who always shows up at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, and his ideas come from the top of his head. He has been doing his job for more than twelve years! He lives in West Virginia which he takes pride in. He even gave a small group workshop to some very lucky students. It was a great experience!

Attributions to Alivia VanDyke

Broadway Musical School Play

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 03/25/2019 - 07:42

Do you want to see something marvelous and musical?  Well, come see the Marvelous Musical Melodies production.  It is a beautiful performance done by the students at Spanish Fork Junior High School.  The students and teachers worked so hard to put it together and it turned out perfect. The Musical had different songs from different movies including, “Mama Mia” and “Hairspray.”  It was outstanding! It was entertaining to watch the dancers and singers because you could tell they had a lot of energy and had fun up on the stage performing.

By: Kynslie Farr

Cooperation Across the Curriculum Make Marvelous Musical Melodies

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:08

The Spanish Fork Drama Department is currently presenting a musical revue entitled Marvelous Musical Melodies.

Productions like this, while falling mostly under the purview Miss Kris Holley, are actually a cross-curricular effort.  Teachers from four other disciplines have come together to make this show successful.

story by Rillene R.E. Nielsen