May 2010

Hats Off to Mr. Rolfe

Attributions: 
Kristi Hatch and Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writers
Mr. Darrel Rolfe, principal of SJHS

Mr. Darrel Rolfe, principal at Springville Junior High, is retiring this year after 36 years of long hard work, working with students all over Utah.

Mr. Rolfe has worked in several different schools throughout Utah. He started out at Pleasant Grove Junior High teaching English for one year. He has worked as an assistant principal for five years, and taught biology and P.E. for about nine years.   He has also served as a guidance counselor for Spanish Fork High School for twelve years.

Finally, he has worked at Springville Junior High School for three tremendous years as principal.  During his time there, he has made a lot of technological improvements.  He has put LCD projectors in all the rooms, and most of the rooms have document cameras now.

Mr. Rolfe said that he will miss his association with the teachers and the students the most. “I’d do this again.  36 years of teaching, and I’d do it again.  It’s been [a job] where I can look forward to coming to work every day.”

Mr. Rolfe will definitely be missed.  When asked what she would miss most about the principal, Brenda Bales, the secretary, said she would miss his “sweet, smiling face.”  Mr. Knudsen, assistant principal, said he would miss “his professionalism and complete excellence. He always has a good sense of humor.”  

Thank you to Mr. Rolfe, an amazing principal of SJHS. 
 

Kangaroos in English

Attributions: 
Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer
Andalyn Hall and her pet kangaroo
Students enjoyed learning about kangaroos from Grandpa Dutch.

On April 28, 2010, students in Ms. Tiffanie Miley’s seventh grade English class were all in shock when a kangaroo jumped into their classroom. Throughout the semester, Andalyn Hall, a student in Ms. Miley’s first period class, has told the class about her grandfather’s kangaroo.  Her grandfather and mom brought the kangaroo in to surprise Andalyn and the rest of the class to celebrate the end of state testing.

Andalyn’s grandfather, Grandpa Dutch, owns a farm in Springville where he raises animals. After his kangaroo is full grown, he will give the kangaroo to one of his friends who keep full grown kangaroos.

Andalyn was just as surprised as everyone else to see a kangaroo walk into their class room. “Andalyn’s face lit up, she was so surprised,” Whitley Hicken said.

“I was so excited when I got to present him to the class,” Andalyn explained.

The class not only got to see and pet the animal, but they also learned a lot about kangaroos. Burke Collings said, “We learned that they can grow up to be six feet tall.” The class also learned that kangaroos use their tail for a third leg and that they are a lot softer then they look.

Ms. Miley’s class was excited and eager to learn about this animal, and was grateful for the opportunity to learn hands on.