We have had the privilege of having two authors come and visit our school. Chris Crowe, an English proffesor at BYU and author of the books, Mississippi Trial (a book the 9th graders have been reading). We also had the privilege of having Lance Conrad, another local author come near the end of last month.
The Crystal Apple Award is an award to recognize an awesome dedicated teacher. On March 15, Mrs. Riggs took home the award. In case you were wondering, Mrs. Riggs is a super awesome teacher here at SJHS that teaches both English and Creative Writing. Mrs. Riggs has been teaching full time for 6 years. She started teaching middle school in Texas at Scott Johnson Middle School.
Red vines, lifesavers, tic tacs, gum, heroes, hats, be red, be you, twins, and touring. This is the life of the students of Springville Junior High the last week of March. The students had the opportunity to be part of Hope Week, which is a week that the Hope Squad used to display their beliefs on how life should be for students. Each day’s dress up represented something that the Hope Squad felt should be brought to the attention of all the people who attend the school.
From todays date, there are only 20 days of school left. The end of school is near, and that means summer is right around the corner. We are still in school though, which means we still have more work to do before we can check out of school. There is Sage Testing, which requires preparation before we can start. But we are almost there.
Recently our school had the pleasure of viewing the performance of BYU Youngs Romeo and Julieta play. This play was only seen by 9h graders and spanish immersion students, and was performed with scenes in spanish throwing and unsuspected twist on the original tragic love story.
At Springville Junior High the students worked hard to bestow upon you Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The students who made it have been staying after school continuously since the beginning of January. The dedicated students are eager to give you the behind scenes of the play and how it works.
Lunch time, a very sacred time for students. A break in between school to devour food and hang out with friends. You might get a school lunch, and you might bring a home lunch, but lunch should be a great time for you no matter what. There are two different lunches, first lunch gets their lunch break after fourth period, and second lunch has theirs after fifth period, and both are for relieving hungry students.
Track season is coming up for Junior High Schools, and information on the track coaches is sought after. Mr. Hammon will be coaching sprints, hurdles, and relays, Mr. McKell will be coaching the distance races, Mrs. Hatch is the throwing coach, Mrs. Hotchkiss will be coaching hurdles and long jump, and last but not least, Mrs. Trunnell will be coaching the high jump event. Track season begins in March, and an information meeting has already taken place for those who wish to participate. Practice takes place after school in the field behind the school.
Cell phones are almost essential to most pre-teens and teenagers today. We take them to school all the time, and they can be 100% distracting. But are they helpful? Students at here at SJHS all have strong opinions about them.
When asked how often he uses his phone, Ryan Witney said “Whenever I get the chance.” Also, when asked the same question, Hayden Antonino said, “I don’t know, probably a lot.” But most people are like Raef Grierson, who only uses his phone when he’s done with work.
Math, makeup, help, understanding, knowledge, fun. After-school at Springville Junior High looks a lot like the previous sentence. While Mr. Rencher is the man in charge of after school detention for the students, Mr. Anderson is the man to go to for help on math. The teachers love what they do, and love helping the children improve and help make up tardies and work. More people taking advantage of the opportunity of math lab and detention makes a better future.