May 2015

Credit Recovery Information

Attributions: 
Courtney Droz, 9th grade counselor

Attention 9th graders:  If you failed a core class this year, or if you will fail a core class by the end of 4th term, here are some options for credit recovery:

Electronic High School:

Utah Students Connect:

  • Online program
  • Register through school counselor by June 5.
  • Program runs from May 26-July 30.
  • Enrollment deadline: June 5, 2015.
  • Cost: $45 per quarter credit for summer classes.

Landmark Credit recovery:

  • Program runs June 2nd-July 9th.
  • Mrs. Droz, 9th grade counselor, will send a referral directly to Landmark for every student who has an F in a core class this year; you will not need to come get a referral from me to take over there.
  • Credit recovery lab room 132 at Landmark High School is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm from June 2nd-July 9th.
  • Cost is $30 per quarter credit.
  • Online program, students can work from home or in Landmark's credit recovery lab.

Mrs. Droz will send a referral to Landmark High School for terms failed in English, World Civilizations, Geography, Earth Systems, Secondary Math 1, Computer Tech, and Participation Skills. It is your choice whether you make the credits up this summer, which credit recovery program you use, and how many credits you make up. Credits must be made up to meet high school graduation requirements by May of your senior year of high school.

 

Ms. Hamilton Named Nebo District Teacher of the Year

Attributions: 
Superintendent Rick Nielsen, Diane Hamilton, Board Member Kristen Betts, and Secondary Education Director John DeGraffenried

Ms. Hamilton, math teacher, was recently named Springville Junior High School's teacher of the year.  At the April 15th school board meeting, Ms. Hamilton was also named teacher of the year for all of Nebo School District.  We are lucky to have Ms. Hamilton at our school!

“Ms. Hamilton is one of the most dedicated educators I know. She is an intelligent, hardworking educator who is recognized as an influential leader on the faculty. She serves on several key committees such as flextime, Youth Support, and as a teacher mentor as well as the Special Education Department Head. Ms. Hamilton’s advice and opinion are regularly sought by her colleagues. She gives even more to her students. She is approachable and a reasonable problem solver. Ms. Hamilton writes engaging and relevant lessons that are delivered with good humor and competence.”

Ms. Hamilton said, “Teaching is about building and inspiring confidence in my students in a safe, caring environment. I love working with students because I get to be a part of their journey as they discover that they can learn and do hard things.  One of my roles is to guide my students through their moment of frustration and help them see that mistakes are opportunities for growth and learning. My goal is for my students to know how much I care for them as individuals and that they can be successful through hard work and perseverance."

Track Team Defeats Spanish Fork and Payson

Attributions: 

The Springville Junior High track team came in first place against Spanish Fork Junior High and Payson Junior High on May 1st.  The Springville girls ended up with 83 points, Spanish Fork girls ended up with 32.5 points, and Payson girls ended up with 11.5 points.  The Springville boys ended up with 89 points, Payson boys ended up with 39 points, and Spanish Fork boys ended up with 16 points.  Congratulations to the Springville track and field team!