February 2015

Auditions for “The Music Man Jr”

Attributions: 
Kazdin Lewis, SJHS Staff Writer

 Auditions were held on January 7-9, 2015 by Ms. Utrera, the choir teacher at SJHS, and Mrs. Gleave, a math teacher at SJHS.  Students of any grade were invited to show their talent and strive for a place on the cast of SJHS’s reproduction of “The Music Man Jr,” which is a shortened and simplified version of “The Music Man,” a musical by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey.     

Starting at 3:00pm on January 7th, students, who had signed up previously, came in to audition.  According to Mrs. Gleave each student had to prepare to sixteen measures of a song from a different play or musical to perform, the equivalent of the first verse of a song, and then were required to learn and perform a short dance number.  The auditions ended at 7:00pm, but resumed on January 8th (3-7pm), and callbacks were on January 9th.

A lot of students ended up auditioning.  Chloe Wimmer, a ninth grader that auditioned, explained the reason she auditioned was because one of her friends wrote her name on the sign-up sheet; she said, “I figured why not?” According to Giselle Paz, a ninth grader that auditioned, auditioning was a pretty scary and nervous experience.          

Most of those that auditioned said they had been in a school musical/play before.  All the ninth graders (mentioned above) had been in several plays in elementary school.  A few are, “The Jungle Book,” “Aladdin,” and “101 Dalmations.”

Performances of The Music Man will run March 12, 13, 14 and 16.

Student Spotlight

Attributions: 
Kaden Haynie, SJHS Journalism Staff Writer

SJHS has a lot of good and nice students this 2014 school year.  They have lots of athletic and smart people as well. 

Jake Randolph is a ninth grade student at SJHS.  He is a member of the SJHS wrestling team.  According to Jake his favorite class is Earth Systems because it is fun.  He loves spending time with his friends and listening to rap music.

Lexi Childs is a ninth grade student at SJHS.  According to Lexi she like the new school and all the nice teachers.  She loves to hang with friends and act crazy with them while they listen to pop and rap music.

Jacky Rogers, an eighth grade student at SJHS, said, ¨My favorite part about the school is Quest Time because I get to talk to friends and hang with them in the cafetorium.  I also like to hang with friends outside of class.  My favorite class is math because it’s easy, and I have a lot of friends in there.  My favorite music is anything, but I don’t like country.¨

According to Zach Jenkins, a eighth grade student at SJHS, his favorite thing about school is Quest Time because of friends.  Outside of school he likes to work out and pump the iron because he likes to be in shape.  His favorite class is P.E because it is really fun, and his favorite music is rap and pop.

Spotlight: Mrs. Caras

Attributions: 
Lexi Rogers, SJHS Staff Writer

 Mrs. Caras has been teaching for nineteen years. She has been teaching at SJHS for fifteen of those years. She teaches ninth grade Earth Science and students love her.

“Mrs. Caras is so fun and spunky. I’m never bored in her class,” said Katie Peterson, a ninth grader in Mrs. Caras’s class. 

Mrs. Caras also has many hobbies. She loves to watch football and sometimes baseball on TV. “I love sports - 49ers & SF Giants are my favorite teams. I love to read when I have time, watch my kids/grandkids play soccer, hockey, or whatever they're interested in,” said Mrs. Caras.

According to Mrs. Caras she loves to go see movies with her husband and spend time with her family. She loves motorcycles, going to Lake Powell every summer, and learning new things about the world.

Spotlight on Mrs. Wimmer

Attributions: 
Autumn Olsen, SJHS Journalism Writer

Mrs. Wimmer is the attendant secretary at SJHS. She helps students stay under the limit of tardies they can have in a term. Whenever you get a Mandatory Intervention slip, it is from her. She records all of the Quest Time tickets in her office.

“Since I love kids, and I know they are just trying to figure things out, it is easy to work with them,” said Mrs. Wimmer.

Mrs. Wimmer enjoys working with the ladies in the office, and is happy that everyone is willing to help.

Half Day on February 25

On February 25th, all students will be released from school at 11:15 for a staff development day in the afternoon.

All SJHS ninth graders will visit Springville High School on the 25th.