January 2011

SFHS DECA, Association of Marketing Students, Do Well at Competition

Attributions: 
Matthew Christiansen

Recently, the DECA Club of Spanish Fork High School made their school proud. Tanner Holt placed first in the Sports Marketing competition and the rocking tag team of Austin Vincent and Kathne Madsen honored our school with another finalist medal and highest test score award. This year, SFHS DECA chapter has had an increase in membership and is having a great deal of success! As shown by their outstanding showmanship and business skills, it is fair to say that the prestigious Spanish Fork DECA is doing well.

With practice role plays and test preparation, the club is now planning for more activities and is preparing to go on to win Spanish Fork a state position!

SFHS Swim Team Glides Through Region Swim Meet

Attributions: 
Tanner Holt and Max Turner
William Turner photo by Matt Jensen.JPG
Swim Team- Region 2011

This past weekend the Spanish Fork Swim team participated at the region swim meet in Uintah. The team’s hard work was seen not only by many members cutting significant amounts of time off their races, but placing second overall in region. Along with taking second, many swimmers qualified for state in their individual races. Jesse Roberts took the gold medal for Spanish Fork in the 100 yard freestyle swimming a 49:49. While, Colten Christensen swam well, dropping in his 200 yard freestyle time to a 1:58. Not only did the swimmers do well in their individual events but all 3 of the boy’s relay teams and the girl’s 200 freestyle relay teams are qualified to for state. Great job Spanish Fork High School Swimmers.

Juniors Are Represented with a Plethora of Joy!

Attributions: 
Sarah Nelson
Junior Week - High-5
Junior Week - Dance decorations.

Last week was junior week at Spanish Fork High School: which included
a fun activity every day. On Tuesday to kick of the week everyone received
a bottle of bubbles because you're never too old to enjoy the magic of
blowing bubbles! Also on Tuesday the juniors got out for lunch 10
minutes earlier than the rest of us; which Ashley Voss said was
"freaking Awesome! The best part of junior week!"
Wednesday was a little more contingent upon the rest of the student
body; it was "high-five a junior" day. It created an even friendlier,
brighter atmosphere than usual, to see everyone giving each other
high-fives and uplifting one another.
Thursday night was a movie night; the movie was "Road to Glory" and
the turn-out was great. Friday was a fabulously fun lunch activity,
nacho day! And who doesn't love nachos? Especially for $1. Friday
night was the big Maple Mountain vs. Spanish Fork basket ball game,
which we won in overtime, crazy Awesome! And the support for Spanish
Fork was incredible, a whole sea of black to intimidate our opponents,
way to go Spanish Fork!
The grand finale was Recession! Saturday night was a sports themed
dance, the cheapest dance of the year. This year Recession was bigger,
more emphasized and better attended than in years past, due to the
dedication of the junior council, and the spirit of Spanish Fork High
School.
All in all it was a very successful week, enjoyed by not only the
juniors but the entire student body and staff. Thank you for the
support Spanish Fork Dons, and thank you for the party of a week,
council and teachers!

SFHS Participates in Theatre Conference

Attributions: 
Jared Tuckett
UTA Conference

The Spanish Fork High School Theatre Department was able to participate in the Utah Theatre Association Conference last week. The conference was held at Dixie State College in St George, Utah. The students attending were able to go to theatre workshops, watch plays, and shows performed by Off the Cuff Improv, and Aerial Angels. The guest artists for the conference were Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie, the stars of the Broadway show Next to Normal. They conducted workshops and performed a show for the students. The keynote speaker was Cary Trivanovich, a pantomime entertainer. Three seniors from SFHS were able to audition/interview for theatre and tech scholarships for schools around the state, and neighboring states. This is an experience SFHS theatre students have been able to be a part of for several years and they look forward to attending again next year!

Spanish Fork High Wrestling Takes On Springville High Wrestling

Attributions: 
Meckelle Lunceford
Wrestling - Ryli Sutch vs. Springville Opponent

Spanish Fork Dons came out with a well fought victory Jan. 20 against Springville Devils 38 to 36. The match was packed house on the Devil’s turf. There was great support from the Dons fans. Because of the awesome coaches and staff, the Dons were able to defeat the Devils. There were many pins and the outcome of the matches were favoring the Dons! Some of the top winners were Riun Andreason, Gentry Houghton, Dakota Fausett, and Cody Duncan. The state and region tournaments are coming rapidly and SFHS wrestlers are working and practicing to ensure they are the Winning Dons Team!! Make sure to follow up with the tournament dates to support support our Dons Wrestling Team!

OUR DREAM

Attributions: 
Angela Murphy
Drill Team

Every morning at 6 am a line of red roller suitcase bags follow 21 dedicated girls into Spanish Fork High School. Who are these girls some may ask? Where are the going? What are they doing? Why do they…the answer is simple. They are the Las Chalitas Drill Team. What are they doing, they are putting their whole heart on the dance floor. Why…why does any athlete give all that they have, dedicate their time, live for the team because they are living their dream. And for these 21 girls, their dream is to Dance.
The Las Chalitas have been working hard all year. They have been supporting their school athletic teams, providing school spirit and now their season have arrived, Drill Team Competitions.
The drill team has just participated in 2 competitions this past few weeks. The first at Alta High School and just this last Saturday at The Murray Classic. They competed in several different categories including military, hip-hop, dance and kick. The Las Chalitas have placed very well at these competitions and have been awarded 2nd & 3rd place in Dance, 3rd and 4th place in kick, 4th place in military and 2nd and 5th place in hip hop. The drill team was awarded the prestigious Judges Choice Award for Best Choreography for their dance routine at the Alta competition. Competing against over 300 drill dancers, Leslie Beck took 5th place in the 4A Drill down. They were also thrilled with receiving 2nd place in the 4A overall at the Murray Classic.
On Wednesday January 19th was Drill Team Entertainment night, where many local dance studios performed along with our Las Chalitas Drill Team. The drill team performed their competition routines and was escorted onto the dance floor by their fathers to be honored for their terrific 2010-2011 Drill year. Great job to everyone who performed.
The Las Chalitas are preparing for Region and State Drill. This year they will host Region at their home dance floor. It will be held on January 27th in the SFHS main gym. We invite all Las Chalita fans to come support the drill team. State Drill will then be held at UVU on February 4th.
The Girls would like to thank their dedicated coaches, Michele Boyack and Joni Holmes. They would also like to tell their parents, families, amazing sponsors and fans thank you and let them know how much they appreciate all their love and support.
Go Las Chalitas Drill Team. WE LOVE YOU!!

SFHS Mission: Intervention

Attributions: 
Derek Geslison

A new semester means new classes and new schedules for the students at Spanish Fork High School, but this semester they’re adding a new dimension; SFHS is adding a two-a-week period called intervention. This period will be about 30 minutes long and allow students to study, do homework or do make-up in a class. Some teachers are even allowing students to participate in class activities such as painting, drawing, or sports. Each day intervention is held, students will receive a small paper showing their grades; if they have an F or other letter indicator, they are required to use their intervention time fixing that grade. This intervention has been brought about to help students to learn more and to have more time for homework when there just isn’t enough time at home due to work, sports, or other time consuming activities. Students are excited for this in hopes of getting better grades through better understanding of the material or having more leisure time during school and leaves them questioning, “Why didn’t they do this sooner?”

Snowflakes and Hot Chocolate Served at SFHS

Attributions: 
Kaitlin Urmston and Tyson Galovitch
Hot Chocolate Day
Snowflake

On Wednesday, January 12, Spanish Fork High School Student Council found themselves busy preparing for a lunchtime activity in the Commons. While the Senior Council boiled gallons of water, the Student Body Officers found tons of paper and scissors to make snowflakes, and the Junior Council brought fun games to play. As soon as the bell rang, students from all over the school began flocking to the main building. Everyone knows nothing is better on a cold day than a delicious cup of cocoa. So while students waited in line, eager for their hot chocolate, members from the student council invited them to come test their snowflake-making abilities. Students cut out all kinds of snowflakes, ranging from small to large, but all were out done by Mrs. Bake, who presented a snowflake that was two and a half feet in diameter! The over all atmosphere was one of pure enjoyment by those who attended. One student, Melinda Lundgreen said, "It was really fun to hang out with my friends and the hot chocolate definitely hit the spot." It was a very successful activity, and students at SFHS can plan on having a lot more fun experiences just like it.

Parent Night Performance at SFHS Was a Success!

Attributions: 
Chelsey Davis and Whitney Nielson
Parent Night - Class Dance
Parent Night Jan. 12

The annual Parents Night on Tuesday, January 11th at SFHS was a success. All dance classes including Social Dance, Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3, Dance/Drill class, and Dance Company performed a few numbers they have learned throughout the semester. Chelsey Davis and Leeza Stephens (Sterling Scholars) also performed their solos that night. All of the parents of the dancers were invited to come and watch for free, and what a swell turn out there was! Dance styles performed that night were the waltz, the cha-cha, the country swing, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and modern. All of the dancers that night did a fabulous job, and showed off all of their hard work! Good job SFHS dancers!

SFHS thanks their custodians

Attributions: 
ShayLee Reynolds and Danielle Christianson
Head Custodian - Brad Montague
Custodian - Dave Morrel
Custodial Appreciation - Jake

Spanish Fork High School would like to send a huge shout out to their fabulous custodians and all their hard work. Especially this time of year, in this cold weather, they are out making the side walks clear and safe. With majority of the school being outside, it takes a lot of work to make the school a safe environment. No one will never catch them doing anything other than very productive work. They are always putting their best foot forward. Along with their ability to work hard, they are all very friendly and supportive to the students. Spanish Fork students have said, "I love our custodians, whenever I am at the school, it is always clean." So from early mornings, long hours of the day, and late at night, they are here working to make Spanish Fork High School a better place to be. Thank you SFHS custodians!!

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