May 2017

Spotlight on Mr. Krebs

Article by Saydie Vanleuven - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Mr. Krebs is currently a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at Springville Junior High School. He is retiring, but he has been teaching for 33 years at Springville Junior High school, he decided to become a teacher because he likes to help students and to him when a student learns something new it is very satisfying.

His favorite thing about SJHS is definitely the students. His favorite sport is basketball and his favorite color is green. Also his favorite thing to do in his free time is to go camping with his family. Five things no one knows about Mr. Krebs is that he has five brothers and two sisters, he graduated from Southern Utah State, he spent two years in Ireland, he’s been to about forty-five of the states, and lastly his favorite subject in school was not math.

Some of Mr. Krebs’ students, Kensey Simons, Aspen Mcarty, and Mona Olson said that they all like Mr. Krebs. Kensey, an eighth grader, said that she likes Mr. Krebs because he is very helpful and he’s a good teacher.  Aspen, another eighth grader, said that she likes him because he works out the problem and makes sure you understand the math that he is teaching. Mona Olson, an eighth grader, explained that she likes him because he is a really good teacher.

Kensey’s favorite thing about Mr. Krebs is that he’s so chill and nice. Aspen’s favorite thing about him is he is good at teaching and he is very nice. Mona’s favorite thing about him is how chill he is. Although these girls have him this year they haven’t had him any other year. All these girls thought that his favorite sport was golf and although he does like golf he likes basketball more.

I think it’s safe to say that everyone at SJHS will greatly miss Mr. Krebs.

Behind the scenes of Journalism

Article by Stazie Killpack - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Journalism is a classed offered to all 8th and 9th grade students at SJHS. Students pick a topic at the beginning of each week and brainstorm ideas and questions for their interviews. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are used for interviewing students and teachers on the student's topic. Thursdays students type up their rough drafts and sometimes start their peer reviews. Fridays they finish up the peer reviews and turn in their articles.

“Journalism gives me a chance to get to know the students around our school, and get opinions from different points of views. Also I love to write and journalism gives me a chance to write every week.” Says Jenny Walentine

“It’s a lot of fun interviewing people, and the atmosphere of the class is very enjoyable.” Chandler Kiser states.

Ms. Pina tries very hard to keep the class fun and enjoyable for all the students. “Journalism is designed how actual Journalists would work, they set their own pacing. These students are also honor level students so it’s important for them to learn how to write a paper without a ton of guidance.”

Sounds fun? Take Journalism next year! 


High School Simulator 2017

Article and Comic by Trey Widtfeldt - SJHS Student Staff Writer

The idea for a A day B day schedule was just announced in a recent assembly, similar to that of the High school schedule. The whole summary of it is one day you have a certain type of class, Math, Science, English, etc. while the other day will have Art, PE, and so on. Typically in High school this would be happening if you had about 14 classes like how most high schoolers do. But as we only have the standard 7 classes while still fitting Quest Time and Lunch in there, makes our classes an hour and a half long. Alike to how you would have English in the seventh grade. To most, this could come off as a bother and a trouble to your schedule. Ryan Witney says otherwise.

“I honestly think it won't really interfere with my school schedule.” Ryan said. “I have a lot of elective classes that I find fun, and sure, mandatory classes will be boring, but when it's time for the electives, they can be pretty fun, and i’ll have time to fix grades.” Ryan found a greater side of the AB schedule, saying that it would be remedial when it came for his electives, and work when it came to the Mandatory classes. It is different with every student, if you have a lot of elective classes you enjoy or nice teachers, then you will have a good end of the year. If you have a lot of Mandatory classes or classes you don’t find too enjoyable, then you might not, but Summer is coming around the corner in about 20 days, so you can anticipate that being a fun event!

No Tardy Party.

Article by Chandler Kiser - SJHS Student Staff Writer

On Wednesday the 26, students who did not have any tardies during term 3 got to go to the Stadium theatres in Payson. They could see Smurfs the Lost Village, or Boss Baby. Jane Wilson, an 8th grader at SJHS, said that she went to the No Tardy Party because you get to miss school, and she is seeing Boss Baby “Because boss baby is better that Smurfs.”

Jackson Kiser said that he went to the No Tardy Party because he didn't go last time and he wanted a break from school. 

Amanda Gardner and Kelsey sumsion both said that they were going to see Boss Baby and they also mentioned that they didn't want to see Smurfs because it didn't look as good. Also they said that they went because they wanted to miss school and because their friends were going.

Hopefully all the students that went had good time.

SJHS loses MVP Ms. Hamilton

Article by Lizzie Kurban - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Unfortunately SJHS has to say goodbye to one of our very beloved teachers, Ms. Hamilton. Springville Jr. very much appreciates her and everything she’s done for our school and we’re going to miss her very much.

Ms. Hamilton has had a great experience teaching at our school, she’s had very many fun, funny memories with students and faculty. “It’s been awesome, I’ve loved it.” she said.

She´s also learned some things from the people she’s met while she’s been here. “ I’ve learned from the students to not take life so seriously sometimes, you have to laugh and be happy.” She’s also loved getting to know the other teachers here. She´s made a lot of great memories with them she´s grateful to have made so many good friendships.

One last piece of advice that she wants to share with the students is, ¨remember to have fun, but still work hard. Don´t be afraid to nerd out and have fun about learning. And just be there for eachother and take care of eachother.¨

Plans for the future? Next year she´s going to be working as a district specialist, so she'll come to the counseling office at our school as well as other schools from time to time, so be sure to say hi if you see her.

But someday she hopes to be working with rescue animals. She´s always had a love of animals and she hopes that someday she can work with them or at volunteer at a shelter or something like that.

Thank you, Ms. Hamilton for the work you've done for our school. We're going to miss you very much, good luck with your new job. Keep being awesome. :)


Local Student Does Something Shocking

Article by Micah Schmitz - SJHS Student Staff Writer

In breaking news, a local student has sneezed. This was met with shocked reports from other students, as they had never heard anything so disastrous. While authorities do not wish for the identity of the student to be known, we can confirm that the sneeze happened sometime between three o'clock, and four o'clock  on Wednesday the 26th. As most sneezes move at one hundred miles per hour, which is almost two times as fast as a hurricane, it's understandable that some students are shocked. One eighth grade student, Carson Lyman said “'I’ve heard of people sneezing before, but I never thought it would happen at our school.” and many agree, while another student, Oliver Smith a ninth grade student said “ A sneeze is beauty in it's purest form. This [sneeze] is perhaps my favorite thing in general of all time.” Whatever the results of this sneeze, we as a school, and as a nation, will have to come together.