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November 2019

Mrs. Taylor, math teacher of SJHS and SHS!

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 13:52
Article written by student: Chantel Furner

Mrs.Taylor used to work at the Springville High school. She still works there but comes here for half a day I asked Mrs.Taylor how she likes being at the new school.(SJHS). She replied by saying, “I absolutely LOVE this school! I already knew the teachers and administration were excellent since I have a son Owen who has been at the school for the last 2 years. I am lucky to be a part of a wonderful math team, and I have grown to love so many students and teachers here.” I asked Mrs.Taylor how is it different from being at the high school? She said “There are a few obvious differences. There are 7 class periods each day here at the junior high, which makes classes much shorter than at the high school where we have 4 classes each A and B day. I prefer the A/B day schedule only because I get to spend more time with my students in one sitting, which permits more time with individual students. My students at the high school know they can't miss class because we cover a lot of material each day, and missing 1 A or B day class is the equivalent of missing 2 regular classes here. Attendance is so important! It doesn't matter if you are the best math student or the worst; if you miss a class you will be behind! At the high school, I find students are on their phones more and I remind my students: "Don't let your phone make you a bad math student." Students that come to class and pay attention will do well. It's a pretty easy formula.’’
Overall Mrs.Taylor enjoys being at the junior high, though there are many differences the junior high will always put a smile on your face.

Meet Ms. Smith!

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 13:45
Article written by student: Zoie Eriksson

Meet our new English teacher, Ms. Smith. Her husband was also an English teacher and really liked it, so it made her want to teach it too.  Ms. Smith taught in Alpine District for history. She also taught at 2 other private schools and wanted to come back to public schools. She said, ‘’Springville Junior High has a great administration and great kids.” Ms. Smith tries to make her lessons fun and make it relate to life. She worked with kids with hard lives and it made her want to help other kids too. “When people have fun they learn more,” said Ms. Smith. She wants her students to see themselves as writers and lifelong readers. And that what they have to say matters. Ms. Smith wants them to be prepared for their futures. Stop by and tell her hi next time you're in the P hallway! 

Meet Ms. Miley!

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 13:42
Article written by student: Sadie Crandall

Meet Ms. Miley! Springville Junior High’s new principal. This is Ms. MIley’s first year as the principal of SJHS. When asked about switching to SJHS, Ms. Miley said, “It just felt really natural and familiar.” Most people are unaware that she worked at Springville Junior High for 16 years. She was an English teacher, Journalism teacher, and the Dean of Students. She also said that coming to our school made her extremely happy because it feels like home here. There are a lot of people that she loves here, but it was also hard for her to leave the other people she loved at her old school, Springville High.

You can see here just how much she puts into her work and how much she puts into getting to know the people she works with. Ms. Miley cares a ton for the students here. In response to the question, What do you want the student body to know about you, Ms. Miley stated “That I am really excited to be here, I love junior high and especially Springville Junior. I guess I just want them to know that I care.” Ms. Miley has only been the principal for a little while, but you can already feel the love she has for the students here.

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