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March 2019

Student Teachers

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:40
Article written by student: Elizabella Francom

Every year student teachers come to SJHS which is super exciting, but how do they feel about student teaching?  In this article you will learn how student teachers, and students really feel about student teaching!

The student teachers come in and teach the class. Let’s see how some students like this! Spencer Neel said “ I like my student teacher because they have a different perspective on things.” Regan Holley said, “I love my student teacher she is nice, understands the students, and tries to get to know them.” Student teachers are very helpful and the students love them.

But what about the student teachers perspective. A student teacher who is teaching English, Mrs. Stanley said, “I love student teaching it can be stressful at times though. I love working with Ms. Pina My favorite part is talking and teaching about what I love and interacting with my students.”

As you can see we love our student teachers here at Springville Jr. High!


Student Spotlight: Lily Holladay

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:37
Article written by student: Cam Hall

    Lily Holladay is an awesome 9th grade student here at SJHS. Want to find out more about Lily? Read on!

    Lily’s thoughts on school? “I like it, kind of. My favorite class is Biology because I like learning about science.” Some of Lily’s hobbies include playing the violin, and like she said, learning science. “Science is interesting because you find out how stuff works. It’s more hands-on than other school subjects.”

    Along with being in Biology, she is in English Honors, Orchestra, and Math Honors Plus. Max Whipple, a fellow 9th grader, who shares English, Biology, and Math classes with her, thinks she is very bright and smart.

Overall, Lily is an awesome individual, and if you haven’t taken the time to talk to her, then you definitely should!

On Wheels

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:35
Article written by student: Max Whipple

Do you ever just stop and think about how funny something could be, like roll-skating? Roller skating is humans intentionally strapping on 8 wheels just to move a little faster.  And here we are, SJHS students getting into a large metal can with 4 large wheels to go to this term's Citizenship Party, it all seeming very funny. When the wheels started to move, bands of students laughed while others blasted music from portable speakers. Parker Smith told me, “The bus ride was fun.  I sat with friends and listened to some music!”

The bus rolled up to the building as students grabbed their wheels and were off.  Multi-colored lights, resembling 70’s disco turned on as the rink quickly filled with eager skaters. Camren Jones, a roller skater says, ”It’s fun, I only fell once!”.  Parker Smyth, a 9th grader who roller-blades regularly said, “It’s fun! It’s tiring, but exhilarating!”. The few teenagers that were uncomfortable, definitely needed their experienced pals to lend a hand or a foot.  As the teenagers found their new legs, the staff played a game. The skaters moved sporadically around the rink, looking like balls in a pinball machine. It was fun to watch the skaters laugh and fall down, while grabbing their tedious friends.

At the end of a 3 hour skating experience, the lights turned on as the students came back to reality.  Brenen Salazar said, “ I would definitely come back to Orem fun center. I really like to skate and the games they play.  I come here with my friends a few times a year and I’m looking forward to coming back.” Meanwhile, I’m hanging up my wheels and I’ll stick to regular, good old fashion walking. Cuz that’s how I roll.

Techies take the spotlight

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:32
Article written by student: Ella Stewart

In every successful musical there is a fantastic cast and a great Director but little does the audience know, behind the bright lights and glittering costumes, are the techies. Manning the spotlights and fixing the mics they set the stage for the cast to shine. “I've done tech since I was like seven because I didn't have enough time to be in the actual play.” says Emma Payne, “If you don't have time to do the actual musical it's a good way to have fun with your friends that are in it, and it's cool to learn about the stage”. Throughout all the amazing things that happen backstage, it can also be very stressful for the teenagers, Naomi Connell explained, “It can be really stressful depending on what job you have.” This only goes to show, their job isn't as easy as it seems. As difficult as it is though, the plays are for everyone, “I’m not really a drama person.” explained Naomi Connell, “but I wanted to be in the play.” Whether you can sing and dance or not, If you’re not really a “drama kid’ or you are. Everyone is welcome, and every job is important.

High School Musical opens this Thursday! Shows start at 6pm on 3/21, 22, 23, 25.

Musical Rehearsals

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:29
Article written by student: Kobri Fausett

You’ve seen our school plays/musicals, but have you ever seen all the time, hard work, and effort that goes into it? Probably not so that's why I went behind the scenes at their rehearsal of the song in the musical called “Breaking Free.” We talked to one of the cast members named Belle Gabbitas, who plays Gabriella and she said she is very excited, and she thinks it will turn out good it always does. Then I continued to ask her If you didn’t have this role what role would you like to have? “I’m happy with the role I have but it would also be fun to try playing Sharpay!” What's the best part of being in the musical I then asked, she responded: “ I love the rehearsals and being able to get everything perfect.”  Watching the play rehearsals is very fun to see they play in action in a different perspective. The play is always very well worked through, and the cast members work really hard to get it perfect! It’s a cool experience to be able to see behind the scenes.

High School Musical opens this Thursday! Shows start at 6pm on 3/21, 22, 23, 25.

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