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September 2016

Outstanding Student Madeleine Riding

Submitted by bonnie.beckstead on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:32

Have you ever heard a screeching violin? Well, it’s pretty dang painful!  Thankfully, the musicians who have been accepted into the All-National Honors Ensembles won’t have to deal with anything quite like that. Students from 49 states have been accepted into 4 different ensembles: the band, the orchestra, the choir, and the jazz ensemble. In order to audition, these students had to have participated in their states All State Music Festival, as well as received superior ratings in their state’s solo and ensemble festival. Ou own Madeleine Riding, a junior at SFHS, auditioned for and was selected to participate in the All-National Orchestra as a first violin. Madeleine began taking violin lessons just before she turned 3 years old and now hopes to study music performance at a university. She currently is a member of our school’s chamber orchestra, the Lyceum Philharmonic, and teaches 14 students. You could say music is pretty much her life. She’s excited to go to Texas in November and spend 4 days working with musicians from around the nation who share a similar love of music. For now, just don’t ask how much she practices.  The answer is always, “Not enough.”

Congratulations Madeleine! We are proud to call you a Don.

Reflections Contest 2016

Submitted by bonnie.beckstead on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 09:18
Karla Froelich

It is time again for the PTA reflections contest. This is a great way to share your talents. PTA celebrates the arts with recognition and prizes.  The theme this year is "What is your story."  It encourages new material made with this theme in mind.  Last year, we had an entry make it to State!

Links for rules and forms:


Consent form guidelines:

Entry form: %20Student%20Entry%20Form%20%28Fillable%29.pdf

Consent form:

Artist statement:

Hard copies will also be in the office.

Entries will be due to the office by October 31 at 3:00 p.m.

Have fun and get involved with PTA Reflections!


Creativity in Marketing

Submitted by bonnie.beckstead on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:39
Lori Jacobson
Marketing class at SFHS

Some lucky students were given a strong dose of, and lesson in CREATIVITY on Friday. Blake Hadley, an award-winning advertising professional, came to share his experience and some of his marketing campaigns with Mrs. Jacobson’s marketing class. Blake, a BYU graduate with a degree in Creative Advertising and a minor in Graphic Design, shared ideas with students to stimulate their creative juices. His message? Creativity can be learned! Marketing students will have a chance to develop ads as part of their promotional campaign assignment. Mr. Hadley has been the recipient of multiple advertising awards and even had one of his designs used on a McDonald’s© Happy Meal bag. He currently runs a social media marketing firm called My Social Practice. Students were grateful for his knowledge and the time he spent with them to help increase their knowledge and skills in marketing.

Rise and Shout the Cougars are out...@ SFHS!

Submitted by bonnie.beckstead on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:57
Lori Jacobson

Rise & Shout--Thursday, Sept. 8th Sports & Entertainment Marketing students enjoyed a visit from Cougar Marketing specialists, David Almodova, BYU Sports Marketing Director, and Stu Call, BYU Athletics Social Media Director. These marketing professionals shared their expertise with Mrs. Jacobson’s A3 class and students loved it!  Class members learned how the Cougar marketing machine works with BYU coaches and players to set goals, create exciting and memorable promotional campaigns, and how they work to capitalize on “Cougar Moments.”  The BYU team consistently works to strengthen and increase the Y's world-wide fan base and sell tickets to events. Students were able to learn about marketing strategies and the latest technology in tracking social media from trend setters in collegiate sports. 

Students were delighted when these men extended an invitation for students to shadow their sports marketing staff members this year. Students will have incredible opportunities to see and experience marketing skills first hand, BYU style, at various sporting events.


Congrats Cross Country

Submitted by bonnie.beckstead on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 08:11
Steve Dudley
Running this town...Literally!

The cross country teams had an amazing showing over the weekend at the Utah County Invite.  Our Boys team finished in 2nd place and earned a trophy.  Heston Andersen and Joey Buck earned medals by placing in the top ten individually.The girls team finished in 6th place.The boys team is now ranked 10th in the state amongst all classifications.The cross country teams travel to Murray for the Murray Invitational on Friday September 9th.Way to go Running Dons!

It's HOMECOMING week! Get Excited!

Submitted by bonnie.beckstead on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:18
Deon Youd

It's Homecoming Week at Spanish Fork High School September 6-10. We have many activities for students to participate in to help build school spirit and make memories. Here's what we have coming up this week:

  • Tuesday, is powder puff football. The games start at 6:00 PM on the football field. The championship game is anticipated to be around 7:15. Powder puff is free of charge. 
  • Wednesday is our annual fiesta and pool party. It starts at 6:00 PM at the pavilion by the gym. We'll have yummy food, volleyball, swimming, and a DIVE-IN movie. Admission to the fiesta is $5. 
  • On Thursday, our Lady Dons soccer and Lady Dons volleyball are both at home facing big rivals. We want to see big crowds out for both sports. We encourage all students to attend one or both of the sports as we SUPPORT OUR SPORTS. Admission to the games is free for SF students.
  • Friday is a full day starting with the annual homecoming assembly in the morning followed by a lunch time BBQ in the grassy commons outside the main gym. We will be serving quesadillas for $4.
  • The Homecoming football game is Friday night at 7:00 against Salem Hills. Students get in free to the game.
  • Saturday is the Homecoming Dance from 8 to 11 in the D-gym. Tickets are $25 dollars per couple in advance or $30 per couple at the door. Tickets are on sale now in the finance office. 

Please encourage your student to get involved with Homecoming and show that they are SF Proud.


Be a Part of PTA This Year!!

Submitted by on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 15:49

Stop by the main office. Sign-ups will be available for various committees or as a general volunteer, but if you aren't able to donate your time, your contribution of $5 cash or check (payable to SFHS PTA) is a great help in our efforts to enhance the experiences of students and staff at SFHS.  With your $5 membership fee, you will receive a PTA membership card.
As a PTA member you can take advantage of PTA membership discounts to sporting events and other services and products.  Go to and for a complete list.
Our PTA meetings will be held on 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am in the conference room in the main office.

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