December 2019

Gingerbread Animal Facility

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 08:39

8th grade Animal Science students designed gingerbread animal facilities this week after making a realistic blueprint and materials list. They also had to show proper waste management practices, shelter, fencing and bedding/flooring. Animal facilities ranged from beef operations to dog training, horse breeding/training and even a butterfly enclosure. 

by Chaleesa Warren

Penny Wars

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 13:43

Last week our school participated in Penny Wars. Penny Wars is a competitive game of donating change and money. The competition was between second period classes. Each class had a jar to collect their money. The objective is to have the most silver and paper money. Pennies count as negative points. We had a leaderboard of three teachers. The three-second period classes that won could choose between hot chocolate, donuts, or a pizza party. 

By Dallin Rust

Christmas Grams

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 09:31

The student council sold Christmas Grams during the past week. The Christmas Grams are a great way to spread Christmas cheer throughout the school! 

Students could by candy bars, fun size bars, or candy canes for their friends and classmates. They will be delivered by the student council. 

What could be better than having a fun treat delivered to you by a classmate or friend? It is such a fun idea and a great way to spread Christmas cheer!

By Audrey Woolston (student)

LOBO UPDATE 12-16-19

Submitted by alesha.lemmon on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 15:52


Penny Wars was wildly successful this year! We had two very enthusiastic classes that worked hard until the very last day to take the win and earn bragging rights until next year. Mr. Carlson took FIRST PLACE and Mr. Whiting came in SECOND PLACE. Overall, our school earned over $3,000 that will be given to Nebo Credit Union’s Warm the Soles Program. This will provide hundreds of new shoes to students in need. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! 

FFA Takes Third Place in Young Living Farm Trim a Tree Contest

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 11:27

Spanish Fork Junior High FFA students worked hard making hunting themed ornaments for their tree at the Trim a Tree contest this past weekend at Young Living Farm in Mona.

Thanks to all of our students who helped with this! Our officer team did a great job getting the tree decorated. SFJHS finished third in the contest Saturday.

Story and photo by Chaleesa Warren

Audience has Fun at Concert

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:01

During the Thursday, December 12th, orchestra concert, audience members were presented not only a great musical performance, they were also encouraged to participate in a couple different ways. 

by Brigham Folsom (student)

SFJHS 7th Grade Christmas Orchestra Concert!

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:59

SFJHS had their 7th grade Christmas orchestra concert! And it was a lot of fun (like always). 

The orchestra played lots of different songs. The first song they played is called “Appalachian Hymn.” It is reminiscent of other traditional songs, and popular folk tunes. 

Another song they played was called “North Pole March.” It gives a reminder of some well-known Christmas songs. There was even a Santa walking up and down the isles throwing toys to the little kids. They then played the well-known Christmas song, “What Child Is This.” 

By Emily Jensen (student)

Student Council Goes Caroling

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:45
Members of the SFJH Student Council went to Legacy House Assisted Living on December 11 to spread holiday cheer to the residents by singing Christmas carols. They sang songs such as “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night” as well as doing an impromptu performance of “Jingle Bell Rock” requested and led by one of the residents: a spunky and fun woman named Wanda.
Story and pictures by Jaimie Dannelly

ALC Field Trip

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:21

9th grade students are invited to attend a field trip to the Advanced Learning Center in Salem on Tuesday, December 17th from 9:15 to 11:30. Students will tour the ALC and learn about all the fun classes you can take there for college credit.

Permission slips are available in the counseling office. They are due by Monday, December 16th. We have limited space so sign up soon to guarantee a spot!


Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 08:11

This month Mrs. Phillips' class is learning about celebrations around the world.

Here they are playing the dreidel game as they learn about Hanukkah.

Story and phots by Naomi Phillips