April 2015

Poets Come to SJHS

Attributions: 
Benjamin Barker performs a slam poem during Quest Time at SJHS
Benjamin Barker performs a slam poem during Quest Time at SJHS
Kaelan Pratt performs a slam poem during Quest Time at SJHS

On Thursday, March 19 and Monday, March 23 SJHS was honored to have slam poets come perform during Quest Time.

Tara Pina, a seventh grade English teacher at SJHS, arranged for the poets to come visit the school during a poetry unit she does in her classroom.

Benjamin Barker and Léhi Valladares came on Thursday. Both performed original poems and answered questions for the students. Benjamin Barker performed his most well know poem, Rubiks Cube, at the request of the students. 

On Monday, March 23, David Kuhns and Kaelan Pratt each performed slam poems and then opened up the floor to the SJHS student body. Many members of Ms. Pina's seventh grade class performed original slam poetry. 

Spotlight: Mrs. Warren

Attributions: 
Lindsey Batty, SJHS Staff Writer

Mrs. Warren, the morning Pass teacher at SJHS, has been working at SJHS for four years. “I love working at SJHS!” said Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren does morning detention, prepares Quest Time slips, and tracks student grades. 

Mr. VanAusdal, the principal at SJHS, said, “I enjoy working with Mrs. Warren. She’s professional and she’s always here.” He really enjoys talking to her. He said, “She is easy to talk to.”

 Jackson Billing, a seventh grade student at SJHS, said he loves Mrs. Warren because she is very nice and she does not  get angry if he has tardies or bad grades. “I love Mrs. Warren. She’s so kind!” He said she is the right person for the job she has because she is nice.

Girls and Boys Track Teams Come in First Place!

Congratulations to both the girls and boys track teams for coming in first place in the April 24th meet against Mapleton and Spanish Fork Junior High Schools. 

The Springville girls ended up with 57 points, Mapleton ended up with 44 points, and Spanish Fork finished with 9 points.  

The Springville boys ended up with 87.5 points, Mapleton ended up with 20.5, and Spanish Fork finished with 11 points.  The full results are attached.

Junior High Theater Festival -- April 25

Attributions: 
Nichole Clement, drama teacher

The junior high drama teachers are holding our third annual Theater Festival on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  It will be held at Diamond Fork Junior High School, and we invite all students to attend.  Students are not required to have had theater classes because it is an opportunity for any student that thinks they might be interested in drama to come and try it out. 

Springville Comes in 1st Place in First Track Meet

The Springville track team participated in their first track meet of the year on Friday, April 3rd.  The girls defeated Mt. Nebo with a score of 98 to 54.  The boys defeated Mt. Nebo with a score of 123 to 34.  Way to go Knights!  Full results are attached.