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September 2018

The Girls Tennis Team!

Submitted by tara.pina on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 13:15
Article by Libby Hodson

Thisyears girls tennis team is awesome! We wanted to get to know all about the team. 

First we interviewed the varsity first singles, Amanda Felix. When asked why she tried out for the team she replied, “I love the team, and I love to play tennis!” Amanda says that she has played tennis since she can remember, she loves the sport!

   Next we asked Ellie Esplin what her favorite thing about tenis was and she said “I love rallys, they are so fun!” She and her partner Zoe Smith play varsity first doubles. Ellie has been playing tennis since last year, and she says that she loves it!

 Lastly Kate Peterson said that she started playing tennis about two summers ago and she’s loved playing it ever since. Kate and her twin sister Ginny play third doubles together.  “My favorite thing about playing with her is that you can communicate.” Kate replied.

 In conclusion this years girls tennis team is awesome! The girls love to play and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!

Meet Mrs. Burge

Submitted by tara.pina on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 12:37
Article by Kobri Fausett

Mrs.Burge is a newer teacher here at our school, let's find out where she came from. Where did Mrs.Burge teach before you may be wondering, she explained, “I taught for 5 years i the Jordan School district,  and then I stayed home for 9 years with my kids. I then taught a Mountainville Academy for a year before my husband got a principalship down is San Juan county. I worked as a teacher there for 7 years.”

That's so fun to be going to different places and trying some new stuff. All of this experience definitely prepared her for everything to come in the future. All of that switching around, how did that bring her here? Mrs. Burge explained  “Even Though we loved our student there, we jumped at the chance to be closer to family. I picked Springville Jr HIgh because of the awesome administrative team and beautiful building.” what is some differences between those districts? “In my last school district the building was much older. I am lucky to have such a beautiful nw building. Another big difference is my new teaching teams. In my old school, I was the only ELA( English Language Arts) teacher for an entire grade ; here at sjhs we have 3 or 4 per grade. It’s nice to be able to collaborate with a team. I did get paid quite a bit more in San Juan School District, and i had twice as much sick days, in spite of that, I love being a Knight!”

9th Grade Visits SUU to See The Iliad Play

Submitted by tara.pina on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 12:15
Article by Aspen Clyde

“An Iliad” was a dramatic and attention grabbing production full of life and power.

According to Fred Adams (the host for the play)  The production at the Beverly Center for the Arts “has been going on for the last 57 years.” The students who attended the play described it as “dramatic and impressive acting.”  A teacher at Springville Jr. High explained the play as “Impactful, a very good representation between the conflict of a person and the reality of war.”

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