April 2010

Student-Led Conferences to be held Thursday, April 29th

Springville Junior High School’s Student-Led Conferences will be held tonight from 3:30-8:30 pm.  The purpose of the Student-Led Conference is two-fold.  First, students will be actively involved in reflecting on their progress and accomplishments.  Second, the Student-Led Conferences provide an opportunity for students to improve communication skills and discuss their understanding of their own learning process. 

Students will have the opportunity to present their parents with a collection of work and progress reports gathered from all classes.  Most importantly, the administration and teachers of SJHS hope students and parents will celebrate the completion of the portfolio and excellent work which has been done.

It is optional for parents to visit with any teachers, and since the students will be conducting their own conference with their parents, the teachers will be available to visit with parents if they have questions or concerns.  It is hoped that parents will come away from this experience with more knowledge and understanding of their child’s experience and performance at SJHS.

 

Ninth Grade Band festival at Spanish Fork High School

Attributions: 
Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer

Mr. Booth’s ninth grade band class competed in a district festival on April 16, 2010, at Spanish Fork High School. The ninth grade band has been preparing for this festival since before Christmas and has worked hard to get to where they are today. 

The band played three pieces of music: Appalachian Morning, Lost Mountain, and All Glory Told. These pieces of music were challenging, and difficult for the band to learn. They worked hard, and dedicated their band class to becoming better.

The ninth grade band will also be performing in a district festival at U.V.U on May fifth, where they will be performing the same songs.

 

Yuda Bands sold at SJHS

Attributions: 
Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer

Students at Springville Junior High School are considered very lucky to have the opportunities they do, by living here, in the United States. Other teens in the world aren’t as lucky to be able to go to school all through high school.

In an effort to help other teens in other places of the world, Springville Junior High is participating in fundraiser to help earn money for students around the world that aren’t as fortunate as others.

Yuda Bands are bracelets made by students in Guatemala that are then shipped to the US to be sold. Yuda Bands will be sold during lunch for seven dollars, or three for twenty, April 13th – 23rd. All the money that is raised is given to students in Guatemala to pay for their high school experience.

Springville Junior High is working hard to help other students benefit and receive the education that they deserve.   

     
 

Wanted: 2010-11 Yearbook Staff

Attributions: 
Kristi Hatch, SJHS Staff Writer

Attention! Attention!  If you’re a 7th or 8th grader at SJHS, this is your chance to be on the 2010-2011 yearbook staff!  The time has come to sign up to help make this memorable book for the whole school. 

Yearbook is a fun class that lets you use your imagination.  You get to design pages, think of a theme, and put it all together.  You get to put your ideas with others’ and come up with an amazing book that the entire student body will remember for the rest of their lives. 

It’s not all fun and games, however.  You need to do research, talk to teachers and students, and hurry to make deadlines.  To be on the yearbook staff, you need to be hard-working and dedicated so that the yearbook gets done on time.  You need to manage time wisely and come up with creative ideas in order to benefit the book.

If you’re a creative, hardworking person, and interested in being on the staff, pick up an application at the counseling office and turn it in to Ms. Neeley in room 58.
 

95% Attendance Activity

Attributions: 
Kristi Hatch, SJHS Staff Writer

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, students at Springville Junior High School got to attend a movie at Spanish 8 Theater.  This activity is a reward for having 95% attendance that term, along with good citizenship grades and no F’s. 

Three movies were offered: Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Lightning Thief.  Congratulations to these students!
 

Citizens of the Year at SJHS

Attributions: 
Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer
SJHS Super Citizens
Super Citizens having fun at Trafalga.

Springville Junior High has a tradition that once every year, thirty students, ten from each grade, are selected to be students of the year. On April 2, 2010, these students went on a special field trip to Trafalga Family Fun Center for being voted citizens of the year at Springville Junior High. These students were nominated by teachers and staff for being outstanding citizens.

Students were allowed free passage to everything that Trafalga could offer, as well as a discount on their food. Springville Junior High paid for pizza, and students were allowed to do whatever they could find to do, including miniature golf, go karts, and arcade games, before heading back to school.  These students worked hard to earn this trip, and are congratulated by Springville Junior High. 

The students who were named Citizens of the Year at SJHS are: 7th graders Annie Anderson, Emilee Christensen, Claire Hatch, Olivia Monney, Mikel Everett, Jose Romero, Hadley Roberts, Austin Dayton, Chandler Collings, Tegan Jenkins, 8th graders Paige Smith, Megan Miller, Medina Dore, Joee Lowe, Victoria Ireland, Max Schreiner, Gabe Campbell, Collin Pope, Zachary Ewing, Christopher Taylor, and 9th graders Maddie Staheli, Libby Devenish, Cicely Potter, Kara Dunn, Mindy Stapel, Braden Peterson, Mark Singleton, Mitchell Rose, Aaron Brown, and Matthew Vaughan.

Yearbook Week at SJHS

Attributions: 
Kristi Hatch, SJHS Staff Writer

All year, eight SJHS students have been working hard to bring you a book that you will keep for the rest of your life.  Now all that’s left is for YOU to buy one! 

Yearbook Week is April 19-23.  This is the time for SJHS students to buy their 2009-2010 yearbook.  During this week, students who have bought a yearbook are put into a drawing for prizes, and a prize will be given away every day.  The last prize that will be given away will be an iPod shuffle, and you could be the winner! 

So don’t wait! Be sure to buy your yearbook before they run out! It’s your chance to be entered in a drawing for prizes!  You don’t want to be left out, so be sure to bring your $20.00 to the finance office before it’s too late!
 

Author Chris Crowe visits Springville Junior High

Attributions: 
Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer
Chris Crowe, author of "Mississippi Trial 1955"

In Mrs. Bass’s ninth grade English classes, they have been reading “Mississippi Trial 1955,” by Chris Crowe. As part of their learning experience, Mrs. Bass’s classes invited Dr. Crowe, an English Education professor from BYU, to come and speak to them about his book and the history behind it.

The book is about the famous Mississippi Trial and a boy who lived during that time. Dr. Crowe spoke about the cause of the trial, the results, and how different society was back then from how it is today. 

“I’m glad to meet new people who are reading my books,” Crowe said. Springville Junior High was grateful for the opportunity to hear from such a famous author and were able to connect the words on the page to the story that was told.