Teacher of the month - Mr. Jason Beardall

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 13:22

Mr. Beardall graduated from Utah Valley University in Health Education and was also on the Dean’s List.  He has taught at Spanish Fork Junior High School for two years.

He also serves as the head coach for the boy’s basketball and helps out with the track team. 

He enjoys spending time with family, playing and watching sports (especially the Boston Red Sox), and landscaping.

Mr. Beardalls teaching philosophy is simple; “Always be prepared to leave a lasting impression.”  Spanish Fork Junior High is grateful to have Mr. Beardall on our faculty. 

Student Branson Ashworth does well at nationals

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:02

Congratulations to Branson Ashworth!  This week in Virginia Beach, VA.; he placed 8th nationally in the freshman 112 lb. wrestling division in the National Championships!  Branson’s favorite moment of the week was becoming an All American.  

Branson is an amazing student-athlete who is an asset to his classmates and a pleasure to teach.  We are very proud and honored to have him as a student at Spanish Fork Junior High School.

by: Laura Carter

Math Contest Results

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 12:41

The Utah State math Contest was held on March 16th, at UVU.   Thirty students represented our school, 10 from each grade.  They all did very well and our school placed in category #4 (with 5 being the highest).  The top ten finishers at our school, from top down,  were:  Westley Cook (9), Suzie Rhodes (9), Jonathan DeYoung (9), Preston Weight (9), Brandon Baum (8), James Carrington (9), Jeremy Thacker (9), Devri Adams (8),  Rachel Hutchings (8), and Morgan Harrison (8). 

By: Sandra Coxson

Science Fair Winners

Submitted by david.thacker on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 09:59

At the Central Utah Science and Engineering fair held at BYU our school had a fantastic showing,  the following qualified or won the following:

Ethan Adams was selected to go to the Westminster Roots and Shoots fair. His project was titled The Effect of Microbes on Decomposition of Native Soil

John Horton won one of the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps awards. His project was titled Comparative Velocities of Rockets with Surface Dimpling in Different Location

Kaytlin Davis won third place in the animal science category. Her project was titled Does Eye Color Affect Red Eye?

by: Trent Syme

Former Student Will Bass Receives a Scholarship

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 13:41

Former student, Will Bass, from Spanish Fork Junior High School received an ERCA (Educational Research Center of America) scholarship for his Eagle project earned last year helping our school’s Junior Honor Society prepare emergency buckets for each classroom in the school.  The scholarship recognizes and rewards high school students who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community. 

Congratulations Will and thank you for all the work you did making this project a complete success!  Will is the son of Dwayne and Anne-Marie Bass of Spanish Fork. 

by: Laura Carter

Pi Day Celebration

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 07:45

On Monday, March 14th (that's 3.14!), many teachers in the math department did fun PI investigations and activities...and, of course, allowed the students to eat PIE!!!  It was a yummy way to celebrate...and we may have even learned something!!

By: Sandra Coxson

Mr. Rich Trimble named March Teacher of the Month

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:23

Mr. Trimble has been employed at Nebo District for over 30 years, only teaching at Spanish Fork Junior High. He has taught 6th through 9th grade, Health, PE, writing and science. During that time he continued to grow his gymnastics club and now has 3 buildings full of little tumblers. Gymnastics is Mr. Trimbles passion.

by: Kim Trimble