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Code to Success

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Free CODE TO SUCCESS summer program.
9 WEEKS—3 LANGUAGES—0 DOLLARS

High School Students can learn computer coding in HTML, CSS and JAVASCRIPT this summer. Apply today at www.ctsutah.com

Code to Success is a free computer coding program available to 30 high school students this summer at Spanish Fork High School June 12- August 15, Monday-Thursday from 8 am – 12 pm. The course does not require experience in coding to be accepted. Code to Success is a self-guided program using professionally developed curriculum. Mentors are available to assist coding students with problems and explain methods. All materials are provided. This course comes with a one-year subscription to Pluralsight.

Congrats Drama Dons!

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Andy Hunsaker

We want to congratulate the following Drama Dons for QUALIFYING FOR NATIONALS!!

Amanda Gould
Meg Nelson
Austin Baum
Cade Swenson
Brittany Gardner
Robert Kincaid
Rachel Johnson
Dyllon McNeil

High School Students Make Wishes Come True By Going “Homeless for a Night”

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Deon Youd

Spanish Fork High School student council teams up with Make-A-Wish Utah for the 7th annual “Homeless for A Night” event to raise money to grant wishes for local children with life threatening conditions

Spanish Fork, Utah, March 7, 2017—Students at Spanish Fork High School and other high schools in Nebo School District will give up the comforts of home for one night during SFHS’s 7th annual “Homeless for a Night” on Friday, March, 10, 2017 at 6pm to 2am on Saturday, March 11, 2017 to raise money for Make-A-Wish Utah.

“Homeless for A Night” is an all-night charity fundraiser aimed at raising awareness and money for Make-A-Wish. The ultimate goal is to grant the wish of our 6-year-old “wish kid” Stacy. Participants at “Homeless for a Night” pay a registration fee to take part in fun events such as a dance, basketball, video games, a movie, and more. Ultimately, this event is meant to challenge the students physically by going without sleep while raising awareness and money for a good cause in a safe, secure, friendly environment.

“Homeless for a Night is special to me because it brings joy to everyone: those who come to it and those who benefit from it,” says James Dawe, SFHS student body officer in charge of service. “We have the opportunity to have fun and to do good; it is something that you will always remember,” Dawe continues.

William Paxton, student body president at SFHS says, “HFAN is so special because, not only are we helping people and the community, we get to have a rocking party with awesome people at the same time.”

All the money raised through registration fees and corporate sponsors will be donated to Make-A-Wish Utah. Make-A-Wish is an organization that prides itself on giving hope and joy to children and families challenged by life threatening conditions. The money raised at Homeless for a Night will help grant the wish of a 6-year-old Spanish Fork child with Cerebral Palsy. Her wish is to go to Disney World to meet Prince Charming.

Last year’s event brought more than 1000 high school students out to Spanish Fork High School. Spanish Fork High School was then able to donate more than $14,000 to last year’s featured charity. Spanish Fork High School is located at 99 North 300 West in Spanish Fork. Homeless for a Night will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms.

 

ACT Test and Prep Info

ACT TEST: All juniors will take the ACT next Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 8:00 AM; they all must have a picture ID and their chromebook charged and ready to go (bring your charger too). For the latest calculator policy, see www.actstudent.org. The buses will pick up the students who ride a bus at 11:25. There is no school for Sophomores and Seniors. 

 ACT Prep: Shmoop is an online service that helps our students with ACT preparation. Our state has purchased the rights to use the resource. Students, please take advantage of this as you prepare to take the ACT. Directions for accessing this resource are found below.  

For Students:
1. Visit schools.shmoop.com/utah/
2. Select our school from the alphabetized school picker
3. Click Create new student account and follow prompted steps
4. Enter the Magic Word: ARCHES

 

7th Annual Homeless for a Night

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We are excited to let you know about a service opportunity your student may participate in. Spanish Fork High School has teamed up with Make-A-Wish Utah to raise money to grant the wish of a 6-year-old Spanish Fork girl who dreams of meeting Prince Charming at Disney World.

In order to raise money for this cause, we are hosting our 7th annual Homeless for A Night or HFAN. The event is a late-night, multi-school event scheduled for March 10th/11th in the SFHS gyms from 6 PM to 2 AM. This year’s HFAN will include a stomp, a movie, games, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a photo booth, food, friends, and fun. The registration for the event is $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door. HFAN is meant raise money and awareness for our charity in a safe, secure, friendly environment. Registration forms can be picked at any Nebo School District finance office now through March 10.

In addition to HFAN, we are selling wristband bracelets for $2. The bracelets say “Stacy’s Wish,” and all of the proceeds from the sale of them will be donated to Make-A-Wish. We are also offering two hours of detention credit for $5 and two hours of credit recovery credit for $5. Again, all money raised will support our cause.

We encourage you to talk to your student about this opportunity. We hope to have as many students as possible join us in supporting Make-A-Wish as we make a difference in the lives of our community members.

** Make-a-Wish Detention Deal: In conjunction with the Make-a-Wish project, we are offering a one-time deal for students to pay $5 for 2 hours of detention or credit recovery. If they pay $10, they can receive 2 hours of detention credit and 2 hours of credit recovery time. Just pay the finance office and let them know it is for the Make-a-Wish.

 

DECA Winners

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Shauna Whittekiend

Last Thursday and Friday Bennett Brinton, Tim Christiansen, Chase Gull, Nathan Roberts, Hannah Justice, and Josh Justice competed at DECA's State Competition in Layton, Utah.Congratulations to Bennett Brinton!  He placed 2nd in the Quick Server Restaurant Management event and qualified to represent Spanish Fork High School and the state of Utah at the International Conference and Competition to be held in Anaheim, California in April.

Utah County's Got Talent

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Sarah Simons

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism where youth from around the nation rally together to stand up against BIG Tobacco targeting them and their peers. This is accomplished through youth groups who work to plan events to include other youth in a day of activism. Our anti-tobacco youth group OUTRAGE! has planned an event for their Utah county peers. UTAH COUNTY's GOT TALENT! 

 DON’T LOSE YOUR VOICE, BIG TOBACCO IS A CHOICE!

We are seeking youth across our county with all types of talent (including art projects) to submit a short video. Their video talent will be judged and the top 16 performances from our county will be nominated to perform live on MARCH 30TH 2017 @ the American Fork Jr. High little theater. See attached fliers for more information.

The youth will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

 

FCCLA Region Competition

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Whitney Carter

Congratulations to the FCCLA members who competed in the FCCLA Region Competition. Spanish Fork High School performed well at region and all students qualified for our state competition! Each student worked really hard and we look forward to seeing how well they perform at our State Competition on March 28th.  

Awards:· Lorin Wyss: silver·Camilla Cahill: silver·Ian Jensen: bronze·Karri Lowe: bronze·Tyson Oswald: bronze·Agnes Bliddal: silver·Emma Barrett: silver·Anna Warner: silver·Ashlee Allen: bronze·Breanna Grzbowski: bronze·Madison Draper: bronze·Camille Brown: bronze·Amanda Ortiz: bronze·Ashley Norris: gold· Caitlyn Gibb: bronze 

Congratulations to all who participated!

 

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