Quest Time is a small, 20 minute period where the many students, teachers, and administrators at Springville Junior High School can have a little fun, or where other students can get some extra help. Mr. Mikesell, the Dean of Students, said, “The biggest goal is to help students understand concepts that they may have missed in class or didn't understand.”
Quest Time is in between 3rd and 4th period everyday. (Except Wednesday because it’s early out day.) Each student receives a slip with his/her grades printed out. Those students with deficiencies ( D’s, F’s, or I’s) are required to go to intervention. Intervention is where the teachers have their classrooms open to students to help make up work, take tests, or just to get some extra help.
Those students with A’s, B’s, and C’s are allowed to attendent an enrichment activity of their choice. Some fun activities include: movie room, conversation room, game room, karaoke, sewing club, and game room. Although these activities seem fun, those students can also choose go to writing labs, the library, or homework labs. Some students prefer this so they don’t have to do their homework at home when they have time to do it at school.
The majority of this program works really well and is extremely helpful. “Quest Time is as perfect as the teachers and students who follow the guidelines and rules of the program. For the most part, it works really well and helps students, but there are some kinks that need working out,” said Mrs. Bass, an English teacher. According to Spencer Gwilliam, he likes it because it gives him a chance to do better. “You can hang out with friends and relax,” said Lauren Biesinger, an eighth-grade student. The students and teachers at SJHS really appreciate this program and enjoy its many advantages.