August 2015

SFHS Goes Technological

Attributions: 
Deon Youd
Student pose with the Chromebook devices checked out to them.

Students at Spanish Fork High School have more opportunities to use technology than ever before. In fact, many students are checking out portable Chromebook computers to take home with them on a permanent basis. Around 450 students are assigned permanent computers.

"Our goal is to have a 1-to-1 student to portable device ratio by next year," says Principal Dave McKee. "Right now, we have about 1200 portable devices including the ones checked out to students and the ones stationed in portable labs around the school. We're almost at our goal," McKee added.

Having more digital access for students is a priority for SFHS because students understand technology, says McKee. Additionally, teachers and students are learning more techniques to manage learning on the computer. Programs such as Canvas help to do just that.

Learning shoud reach students where they are and that's technology, says McKee.

Sun Shines on Annual Senior Sunrise

Attributions: 
Deon Youd
Seniors gather to hang out with friends and watch the sunrise.

The class of 2016 awoke dark and early on Friday, August 28 for the annual "Senior Sunrise." The senior class gathered on the football field before sun up to hang out with friends, eat yummy muffins, and watch the sun dawn on their final year as a Don.

"Senior sunrise is important because it resembles the beginning to our end here at SFHS," says Trevor Ludlow, senior class council member. "It brings the seniors together," Ludlow added.

Senior sunrise has become a time-honored tradition that students look forward to from their sophomore year on.

School Picture Day

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Bell Photography will be at our school on Thursday and Friday (Aug 27, 28) to take student pictures. The students will be called out during their English classes. Picture make-up day will be Sept. 30.