August 2021

Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 08/30/2021 - 06:56

Suppose you are thinking about buying one of two cars. Car A will cost $17,655. You can expect to pay an average of $1230 per year for fuel, maintenance, and repairs for Car A. Car B will cost about $15,900. Fuel, maintenance, and repairs for B will average about $1425 per year. Which car should you buy? Be through and make sure to address all of the options and factors in your answer.

Picture Day Reminder

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:23

Monday, Aug. 30th is Picture Day!

Parents are able to buy picture packets online by going to and using the code sfjrfall21. Students can also pick up a paper copy of the picture packet if they come into the office.

When filling out the form put your students English teacher in as the teacher.

Introducing Tiana Prestwich

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 08/16/2021 - 11:27

My name is Tiana Argyle Prestwich and I will be teaching 8th grade health this year. I grew up in Santaquin, Utah and am the the second oldest of five children. My husband and I both graduated from Payson High School. I enjoyed my schooling experience and believe that it helped me become the person I am today and want to be able to be a part of that experience with others.

Introducing Kimberly Hodson

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 08/16/2021 - 11:23

I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri, but have absolutely fallen in love with the mountains of Utah. I studied both English Education and Spanish at Southern Utah University, and teach 8th grade ELA. I developed a passion for Spanish and multicultural education while serving a full-time mission in Guatemala.

Introducing Mrs. Shelby Olsen

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 08/09/2021 - 09:57

I'm excited to be a first year teacher! I'm from California and I just graduated from BYU in April with a bachelors in Math Education. I will be teaching Secondary Math 1. I completed my student teaching at BYU teaching ninth grade and I'm excited to be in ninth grade again. I really enjoy helping students to understand the concepts of math and will try my best to help each student individually in their learning.