February 2016

6th Annual Homeless for a Night

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SFHS's 6th annual Homeless for a Night is coming up on Friday March 4, 2016. Students can register for the event in the finance office. 

Homeless for a Night (HFAN)  is an all-night fundraising activity where students give up the comforts of home for one night to raise money for Tabitha's Way, a food pantry in Spanish Fork. HFAN also helps students learn empathy for those who have less by asking them to go without sleep and some of the things they are used to having at home.

HFAN has a long-standing tradition of fun, and this year will be no different. Events will include a concert by Utah's own Foreign Figures, a dance, a basketball tournament, karaoke, and a lot more. Thanks to our local business sponsors, we will have tons of food and fun for everyone.

The cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Students must have a signed parental consent form in order to attend. Any student wishing to leave before 4 am must have a signed note from a parent and must submit that note upon check-in the night of the event. Adult volunteers will be on hand throughout the night to assist participants and provide security for the event. Homeless for Night is open to all high school students grades 10-12. Registration is available at all high school finance offices in Nebo School District. Priority is given to Spanish Fork High School students.

Last year, more than 900 high school students attended HFAN raising more than $14,000 for Tabitha's Way.

Parent seeking more information or who wish to volunteer as a chaperone for HFAN can contact Deon Youd at deon.youd@nebo.edu.

Winter Guard Places 1st at AFHS competition!!

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Our awesome Winter Guard placed first place over the weekend! They placed 1st overall in each caption (equipment skills, movement skills, design, and general effect). Also, two of our students found out they have been admitted to BYU, one into the music program at Snow and one to the music program at the U. It was a great day for Spanish Fork! 

Preston Parrish - Head Foodball Coach

Attributions: 
Dave Mckee

 

Preston Parrish- Head Football Coach

Spanish Fork High School is pleased to announce that Preston Parrish has been named as Head Football Coach.  Preston graduated from Bountiful High School and played under legendary Larry Wall where he was a two year starter and All State offensive and defensive lineman.  Following high school, Preston attended Portland State University where he was a four year football letterman and voted team captain his senior year.  He graduated from Portland State with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science in 2004 and earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Phoenix in 2007.

Preston has spent the last nine years at Davis High School being mentored by one of the best football coaches in the state of Utah, Ryan Bishop.  He served as the offensive and defensive line coach, linebackers coach; in 2012 he was appointed the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Darts.  Under the direction of Coach Parrish, Davis High School was the top rated defense in Region I/II since 2014 to the present.

Preston brings many years of experience working with students on and off the football field.   He is an excellent teacher who cares about all students and spends many extra hours working with students to help them academically. He teach Sports Psychology, Civics and Government at Spanish Fork High School.   Preston is married and has a three year old son. Spanish Fork High School is extremely excited to have Preston lead the Dons football program for many years to come.  

 

 

SFHS Finalist in Battle of the Fans

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SFHS has earned a spot as a finalist in the UHSAA Battle of the Fans. The Dons are among the top five student sections in the state, and voting is underway for the winner. 

Everyone can vote at UHSAA. Just click to both like and retweet our video. You can also watch our video there. Then click to vote on a Facebook poll. 

Show your Don spirit and vote today.

Signing Day

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Steve Dudley

Congrats to Solofa Funa, Tanner Parker and Nate Keisel.  Solofa Funa signed with BYU.  Tanner Parker and Nate Keisel signed with Snow College.

Our Theater directors are celebrities!!!

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Our theater directors, Jan and Andy Hunsaker, recently went to Vinsennce, Indiana to work for the Indiana Thespian Festival. They were the Keynote speakers. Speaking at the Red Skelton Theatre to over 800 theatre and speech students from all over Indiana. They also were adjudicators for the festival, and taught 4 workshops. Way to represent SFHS!!!!