On Tuesday February 25, the school was invited to listen to award-winning author Chris Crowe and his assembly for Black History month. He talked about his book, Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case. The eighth graders have been reading this book in their English classes and were invited to ask questions about the book afterwards. The students enjoyed this assembly with all of its valuable information and powerful message. Thanks or Dr. Crowe for coming to speak to us and to Mrs.
BYU's Discover STEM Event for 6th-8th grade students on March 28, 2020 (a month later than previous years). The Discover STEM Event at BYU is a free and excellent opportunity for you and your students to see real-world applications of mathematics, statistics, science, engineering, computers, technology, and other STEM fields.
NEBO CHESS TOURNAMENT
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm approximately at the Summit Center 165 S. 700 E. Springville, 84663. Please park on the east side of the building.
Arrive at 8:30 am, instructions at 8:45 am.
5 or 6 rounds—all students get to play all rounds.
Aspen Brinkerhoff, a student at Spanish Fork Junior High School, represented students throughout Utah during the Utah PTSA Days at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City. More than 800 Utah students had the opportunity to meet with Utah leaders, participate in mock debates, listen to speakers and explore the Capitol buildings.
This month’s genre for the library’s Journey through the Genre program was romance. If students read a romance book and kept their grades up, they were invited to come to the library and decorate heart-shaped cookies.
The cookies were fun to decorate and even better to eat! Some students decided to decorate extra cookies and deliver them to deserving teachers.
Next month’s genre is mystery, so find a good book now and start reading.
Today, the eighth graders are hearing from presenters from Prevent Child Abuse Utah on Bullying. Students have heard about bullying a lot over the years, but it's always a good reminder of what bullying is and how students really have the power to change the culture of a school. All it takes is one person to stand up for someone, and others will follow. The presenters encouraged our students to look out for others, be a friend, think before they post, and report or ask for help if they are bullied.
Congratulations to our students who competed in the district science fair yesterday! All three were named "Best in Show," with Emmalyse Beecher and Jaxson Marsigli placing in the top ten, and Blaine Bartholomew placing second overall.
They will all be moving on to the Central Utah science fair at BYU.
Over the past two days, our 7th grade CCA classes have attended a presentation on Stress Management presented by the Utah Valley Support & Treatment Center. Students learned about the effects of stress on the body, how to recognize it, and some coping strategies. They taught students skills and suggestions for things to do and people to talk to when dealing with stress and anxiety, including parents, counselors, teachers, and other trusted adults.
For more information and resources, visit their website:
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Our last Parent Teacher Conferences this year will be on Thursday, February 20th from 3:30 – 7:30 PM. Note this is a time change from our 8PM closing - we have changed to 7:30 PM.
A FEW SLOTS LEFT FOR BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS