School News

SFHS Students Prepare for Future

by Emily McKinney and Hannah Carson
ACT Prep Announcement read by Anjuli Humphreys and Megan Ford

Start preparing now!  There are many tests and scholarships throughout the year, and it is important for students to be aware of them.  Sophomores get to look forward to the UBSCT (Utah Basic Skills Competency Test), which they must pass to graduate.

Juniors can start preparing for college with the ACT.  This test is required for many college applications and scholarships.  The next available date for the ACT will be in October.  Also, juniors can apply for the Coca-Cola Scholar Scholarship.

Information about this can be found on the scholarship board by the high school counseling office.   Then for seniors, they should be checking the scholarship board weekly.  Also, if they have not taken the ACT yet, they should take it before the scholarship deadlines come.

Navigating this maze of high school requirements and college preparation can be tough, so start preparing now!

Hope Squad Builds Self Esteem at Jr. Highs

Karianne Nelson and Jared John Tuckett
Hope Squad Presents at Junior Highs - Jared Tuckett, Karianne Nelson, Candace Wride

SFHS Hope Squad had the opportunity to visit both Spanish Fork and Diamond Fork Jr. Highs. They talked to 8th grade health classes about self esteem and making friends. The activities they provided were presented in a way that was fun and helped them get to know each other. The kids also learned how to build each other up as well as themselves.

Candace Wride, a senior in the Hope Squad said: “It was a really fun experience. I think it’s important to build self esteem in kids at that age because they are starting to make more friends and are moving up to the “big school”; I feel very privileged to be a part of this.” It was a great experience not only for the kids who were taught, but also for the Hope Squad Members.

SF Choir Boosters Plan Variety Show

By Evan Anderson and Christina Heywood
SFHS Variety Show - Jared Tuckett and Christina Heywood practice 09409.JPG

Spanish Fork High School Choir Boosters’ annual fundraiser is coming soon. The variety show is Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 pm in the SFHS Auditorium.  The Variety Show will feature acts like Utah Valley Children’s Choir, SFHS choirs, two past years of Encore, and a whistling storyteller. Tickets will be sold at the door for two dollars per person and ten dollars for a family. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for deserving choir students. This will be a great way for the Booster club to earn money and for the choirs to jumpstart another great year. Come support them and bring your family and friends for a great show!

Fire Fighter Fundraiser Burning at SFHS

By Hannah Carson and Jared John Tuckett
Janessa Nielsen donating money to Cindy Gonzales

Help support Spanish Fork’s local fire fighters.  Spanish Fork High School’s Masque Club is holding a fundraiser September 7th –Sept. 11th in honor of 9/11.  There will be a spot in the front office where you can donate money.

Every little bit helps, even as simple as loose change in your pocket.  Our fire fighters work hard to keep Spanish Fork safe, and it’s all volunteer work.  This is a great way to show them thanks.

Small School, Huge Spirit!

By Evan Anderson and Emily McKinney
SFHS Students Rock

People have been wondering if Spanish Fork High School still has much school spirit now that half of the student body left to go to Maple Mountain.  Kyle Mitchell, a student at SFHS, said, “Our school is doing good spirit wise.  A lot of people have shown up for football games and cheered.”  Bailey Miller, another student, said, “I like our school spirit and the fact that we all group together and lift each other up.”

To spread this message that Spanish Fork High School’s school spirit is still as strong as ever, the theme “Rock Solid” was adopted for this year.  When asked what she thought this theme meant for our school, Debra Gardner, the school librarian, said, “We may be in a state of change, but we’re still SFHS.  We refuse to become weak.
 We will stay ‘Rock Solid’.  We have great students, great staff, and understanding administration.  We are only going to get better.”

Spanish Fork High School is small, but is full to bursting with spirit.  We truly are “Rock Solid” and will exceed everyone’s expectations this year.

Students Excited about Homecoming Week

By Christina Heywood and Karianne Nelson
Looking at 1990 Yearbook are Debora Vargas, Brant Roach, Riley Thorpe, and Mitchell Rucker

With the start of every new school year, Homecoming Week comes as well! Of course there’s the game and the dance, but what else has been planned? The Student Body Officers have put together a great week for SFHS this year. We will kick the week off with a vacation! Labor Day is on Monday, which means no school for students or teachers. Then on Tuesday, the girls will show how tough they are with an intense round of Powder Puff football. Thursday is jam packed with fun, including Championship Volleyball and a Fiesta Thursday night! The Homecoming football game is scheduled for Friday night against Box Elder; and we, of course, can’t forget the dance on Saturday night! (Guys- don’t forget to get dates.) Altogether, a great week has been planned, so come out and get involved!

New Renovations Added at SFHS

By Evan Anderson and Christina Heywood
SFHS New Look - Gym Windows
SFHS New Look - Rock Garden
SFHS New Look - Rock Garden

Spanish Fork High School is conducting many new renovations this year. We already have painted the commons and added new landscaping around the grounds. Currently, we are adding new blinds, new windows on the gym, the gym ceiling is being opened up, and the outside of the building is being stained to give it a nice new look.

These projects should be finished within the next few weeks. Further in the future new technology will be added to every classroom, including projectors being mounted to the ceilings and a central base for all equipment in the classroom. This will be complete within a few months.

Also, a new boiler and air conditioning system are being installed for increased student comfort. When the changes are complete, it will be almost as good as having a new school!

Getting Clubbed!

Hannah Carson, Jared John Tuckett

Join the club! Spanish Fork High School’s club rush week is almost here! Starting on September 16th and 17th students can come and sign up for the clubs offered here at the school. We have curricular clubs such as, National Honors Society, Key Club, FBLA, and other national clubs.

Non-curricular clubs include Masque Club, Hope Squad, Book Club, language clubs, and many more. Students can start their own club by picking up an application from Mr. Brunson any time before September 3rd. This is a great way for students to get involved in life at school, as well as in the community.

SFHS Is Rock Solid

By Karianne Nelson and Emily McKinney

“We might not have new toilets, but we have tradition,”said Dave McKee, principal of Spanish Fork High School. With the school splitting twice in two years, SFHS has been left with a much smaller student body. But we still have school spirit! In an effort to raise the unity and school spirit here at Spanish Fork, administration passed out red t-shirts to every student.

The front of the t-shirt displays the SF inside a superman symbol, and the back reads “ROCK SOLID” because we want everyone to know that even though we don’t have a brand new building or as many students, we are still strong as a school in all areas.

When asked what he thought about the t-shirt, Uili Makai said, “They’re really cool. I like the superman design on the front, and I think they bring a lot of school spirit.

People like seeing their peers supporting the school and all the sports teams.” Mrs. Roberts said, “I think it will help school spirit if we all wear them to school.

It’s a great idea, and it will be really fun if we all wear them to games and stuff.” “We want to get everyone fired up and unified!” said Mr. McKee. These t-shirts will help build school spirit and show everyone that though our numbers are small this year, we are still ROCK SOLID!