Here we are again at the end of another school year. SAGE and CTE testing have culminated for the year. Homework is coming to an end (SIGH) and grades will be posted soon. It has been a fantastic year for the mighty Spartans!
Besides the theme of ‘Spartans, The Legend Lives On’ having coursed throughout the year, an underlying theme of ‘Family’ permeated through the veins of the Spartans! The idea of being legends within our own circles and realms is quite a sobering thought. And being part of a ‘family’ allows everyone to be part of something that is bigger than self. The Spartans this year have extended themselves and become part of a larger whole than what they started out at the first of the year. Through the trials of tribulations and excitement of victories the family of Spartans have grown together and increased in learning and understanding that will affect all of us and society for the better.
Looking back over the year, it has been a fantastic year. The girls’ volleyball became district champions with a great season and defeating WJH in three straight games out at FHS. The other sports had good seasons also. Students participated in a variety of band, orchestra, and choir festivals and competitions and did very well in their areas of focus. There was also the STEM Fair (formally the science fair) held up at WSU along with the MESA competition. Overall the Spartans had a great year of participation in a myriad of activities and competitions. SOJH was represented very well and in a positive manner.
The Spartans will be losing a few key people for next year. Keri Meyerhoffer (head secretary), Susie Packard (German/LA teacher), Jeannie McEntire (Attendance Secretary), Bonnie Nelson (Child Nutritionist), Kyla Wilson (Math Teacher/Cheer Advisor), Libby Spicker (Counseling Intern), and Don Tanner (Principal) will either be heading to a new position or retiring and will be missed.
Michele Parry will be taking over the reins of leading the school and will do a fantastic job. Michele comes to SOJH after being gone over the past two years at FHS. She had been the assistant principal here at SOJH. She is very aware of the students’, teachers’, staffs’, and community needs. Michele will take the Spartans to the next level in learning, understanding, as well as in continuing on with the positive atmosphere which permeates SOJH and the community.
We wish the 9th graders moving on to become sophomores, all the fortune they seek in gaining an education for their future. Thanks to all who have made this such a fantastic year, have a wonderful and safe summer!!!
Spartans in Action!
The lady Spartans volleyball team played in the championship game and was victorious in their quest. The won by 3-0 games against Wahlquist. It’s been quite a ride this year. They had a great season and we are very proud of them and how they represented the student body and staff members. Thanks to the girls and their coaches – Kerry Taylor and Melissa DeNoyer.
Thanks for all of the student support. This was the largest crowd the Spartans have had at a volleyball game!
The NAL also represented SOJH in an outstanding manner and had a great season. Students were quick on the button and spot on with their presentations this year and just fell shy of making the playoffs. Nice job NAL team members and their coaches – Brenda Keegan and Mr. Simmons!
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