Welcome to Springville Junior High School

At Springville Junior High School we are Responsible Citizens, Successful Learners, and Effective Communicators.


  • Shared responsibility for education belongs to students, parents, the school and community.
  • Optimal learning takes place in a caring environment characterized by respect, trust and high expectations.
  • Active engagement in the learning process leads to student success.
  • Instructional improvement is accomplished through disciplined reflection and informed change.
  • Student potential is realized through multiple curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills should be taught across the curriculum. 

Christmas Dance at Springville

McCade Dixon, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS gets festive when it comes to Christmas, even holding a dance celebrating Christmas to reward students for good behavior and attendance on Thursday, December 11.  According to Mrs. Distefano, a counselor at SJHS, the dance went well and she liked chaperoning, “I enjoyed chaperoning because I like to see students having fun in more of a social environment,” said Mrs. Distefano. “My favorite part of the evening was when the first slow song came on.”

Doors with Christmas Costumes

Cole Gierisch, SJHS Staff Writer

This year at SJHS, we are having a Christmas door decoration contest. It was held between the third-period classes, who made the door decorations during class. 

“It is a good way to spread Christmas spirit in the school,” said Lexi Kearns, a ninth grade student at SJHS. 

“I think it’s fun because we don’t have any class during third period,” said Kaiden Exon, an eighth grade student at SJHS. Teachers also seem to like the contest too. 

“It is a fun way for students to be creative and have a good time,” said Ms. Neeley, a ninth grade English teacher at SJHS. 

The SJHS Food Drive

Cole Gierisch, SJHS Staff Writer

The Latinos in Action has one job, to help. Last year, the Latinos In Action held a food drive. They did it again this year. “We did the food drive because we did it last year, and it worked,” said Angeles Gaitan, a ninth grade student at SJHS. “It also is a good way to help people out,” said Angeles. 

The food drive was also a competition, where the seventh period classes went for the most food donated. The winner, Mr. Taylor’s class, got a pizza party.

Flour Sack Babies

Stephen Gantt, SJHS Staff Writer

Baby week was December 1st-5th. All the students in the teen living class carried around a flour sack baby and had to care for it at school and at home. Ms. Murray, the teacher of Teen Living, said, in Teen Living, students learn about how to be a good friend, get along with and appreciate family members and your heritage, personality traits for yourself and others, dating, and sexual responsibility. “Students have to name their baby and clothe it with small blankets. The gender of the baby is drawn from a hat, to emulate the randomness of real baby genders.