On Thursday the debate team competed in our first competition, the Nebo Novice Tournament. As a team, we brought home the third place trophy. We also had several stand-out performances from members of our team. Lauren Cahill placed second in Impromptu Speaking; Katana Jensen placed third in Original Oratory; Justino Martinez placed second in National Extemporaneous Speaking; Corinne Orton and Avery Steele placed second in Policy Debate; and in Congressional Debate, Emi Rocha placed third and Patrick Young took home first place. Congratulations Debate Team!
On Friday, September 28th, the Spanish Fork High School Hope Squad had the opportunity to attend Spanish Fork Junior High’s 8th grade Health classes to teach valuable lessons on how students’ words and actions can have a profound impact on others. Students were encouraged to offer a smile and a compliment to others, and were given a friendly reminder that you may never know what somebody is going through. They did fun, interactive activities with the students to help promote kindness and thoughtfulness.
The Red Cross Blood Drive will be tomorrow from 8 am to 3 pm in the D Gym at Spanish Fork High School. This is a great way for our us to give back to the community. The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood with all the natural disaster hitting our country.If your student wishes to give blood, please have help them fill out this form before they come to school tomorrow: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation.pdf
UVU'sconcurrent enrollment registration period has ended and after each fall registration, we like to give out awards to high schools for their hard work. We have three awards that we give out: Highest amount of students taking a concurrent enrollment course, highest enrollments or courses being taken at the school, and highest percentage of student population taking a concurrent enrollment course. This year your school won Highest Course Enrollment. Congrats Teachers and Students of SFHS!!
Hey Seniors! We will be hosting our annual FAFSA Completion Night on October 3rd from 5-7:30 PM in Room 5. We will have Financial Experts here to assist you in completing your FAFSA. The application opens October 1st, and for those of you who are applying for the Regents Scholarship, this is one of the requirements. You will need your parents to attend with you.
This past Saturday the Marching Band competed in the Bridgerland Invitational at Utah State University, and it was epic! The band won 1st Place! Plus, they also swept all four Caption categories for the first time ever! Those include Percussion, Visual, Music and Color Guard. Congrats Marching Band!! You are ROCK SOLID!!
Oct 4 at 6 pm in the SFHS library, there will be an in-person bond meeting. Then on Tuesday, November 6, Nebo School District residents will have the opportunity to vote on the important bond proposal. Please visit www.nebo.edu/bond2018, where you will find relevant facts you need in order to make an informed decision about the bond proposal on the ballot.
Nebo School District continues to grow by approximately 500 students per year. Due to this growth, the proposed bond was initiated after more than a year of research and planning by district personnel and input from parents, guardians, and local government officials. The proposed bond aims to accommodate growth and prepare for the future through the following projects:
- Building three new middle schools (one each in the Salem Hills High School catchment area, Maple Mountain High School catchment area, and Springville High School catchment area)
- Rebuilding Payson High School, Spanish Fork High School, and Springville High School
- Implementing a straight alignment pattern which means each middle school will feed into a single junior high, and each junior high will feed into a single high school (rather than splitting), so students can attend school with their peers through the completion of high school
Nebo School District is pleased that there will be no tax rate increase with this bond. This is possible because past bonds were structured in a way that kept debt ratios low and we have been aggressively paying off previous bonds.
More detailed information regarding the proposed bond can be found on our website at www.nebo.edu/bond2018. The website contains videos, voter information, voting locations, and other information that may help you make an informed decision regarding the proposed bond.
If you would like to visit with us in person regarding the bond, four area meetings have been scheduled for your convenience:
- September 26: 6 p.m. at Payson High School
- October 3: 6 p.m. at Springville High School
- October 4: 6 p.m. at Spanish Fork High School
The bond proposal is a plan that will impact the future of our students and community for years to come. We hope that you will engage in the process with us and mail your ballot on or before November 5.
Please join us for a free community substance abuse prevention training "High in Plain Sight" on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the MMHS auditorium. This presentation will explain current drug trends, including identifiers, logos, and clothes to demonstrate possible high-risk behaviors in youth. This presentation explains the current drug & alcohol terms in simple language for each attendee to apply what they learn in their community, school, or even at home.
These new trends are very popular and it is important for concerned adults to understand these sweeping changes in the drug culture.
This presentation is open to ALL parents of any high school student in our school district as well as our faculty and staff.
For more information, go to https://www.tallcopsaysstop.com/
This past weekend Latinos in Action class went to the Harvest Moon Hurrah at the city library park to help where they could. They helped at the Information booth, face painting, and helped with the kids giant mural. Our class wants to show the community we can provide help all around. Way to represent SFHS!!