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February 2020

6th Graders visit SJHS!

Submitted by tara.pina on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:37
Article written by student: Sadie Crandall

Everyone is preparing for the next step of 2020 and for Springville Junior High that means the 6th grade tours. The 6th graders came on January 28th and January 31st, and the Student Council members were asked to give them a tour of our school. Coleman Jarvis, a member of the Student council,  states, “They told me to prepare to answer their questions and make them feel like home here at our school because it’s a hard transition.” The main goal of doing these tours is to introduce the 6th graders to our school and to help them to be less nervous about coming to the Junior High. Gibson Condie, another Student Council member, said that his favorite part was, “Hanging out with the student council and sharing the fun opportunities with the new 6th graders.”  Aside from the tours, we also held an assembly to show the upcoming 7th graders the different classes that we offer here. This assembly included different performances from the choir, the band, the orchestra, and our drama department. The drama department showed the improvisational skills and fun things that they could learn in the drama classes we offer here. Mr. Booth, the band teacher also showed off some of the instruments that they could play if they chose to join the band. All together the assembly was really fun and helped the 6th graders to fully understand what they could be apart of at our school. We finished off the tours by giving the 6th graders and Student Council members cookies, and gave them a chance to get to know new people. Tom Wilde of the Student Council said, “I liked when we got to introduce ourselves on the stage and afterward we got cookies so that was really fun!”

Behind the Scenes: Yearbook Class

Submitted by tara.pina on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:35
Article written by student: By: Mayci Cornaby

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like in yearbook class? Zoie Erikkson says, “I love that yearbook brings out the creative side in me. It’s a really fun class!” And I think everyone currently in yearbook would agree.

Brooke Constantine says, “I love that yearbook is such a chill class. It’s a good break from all my other classes.” We like to have tons of fun in yearbook class! We have at least 1 party every term to celebrate meeting deadlines, plus you get a lot of freedom to work at your own pace. 

But this class isn’t all relaxed. We also need to get things done in order to have fun. As a member of the yearbook team, you are going to have responsibilities. You need to complete 1-2 yearbook pages and a feature story (like this one) every term. You will also need to interview fellow students and teachers, as well as take pictures of them.

One of the fun things we get to do in this class is decide on a theme for our yearbook. We will use this theme throughout the book to add personality. Creativity is also valued and used frequently in yearbook class. You can use your creative side to create beautiful spreads and pages.

Cole Herlevi says that his favorite part of yearbook is “being with my friends.” This class is especially fun when you have friends in the class with you. You get to work together on your pages and stories! Yearbook is definitely one of the most fun classes at SJHS!

“I absolutely love yearbook class! It was probably the most fun class I took this year,” says Tava Groves, a member of the yearbook class. “I’d totally take it again!”

Utah Shakespeare Festival Touring Company Free Performance- Extra Credit for 9th Grade Students

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:20
By Lana Hiskey

The Utah Shakespeare Festival Touring Company will be performing Romeo and Juliet Monday evening, March 16, 2020, 7 p.m. at Springville High School. This performance is free to the public. All ninth-graders are studying Romeo and Juliet this year and will be offered extra credit in their English class for attending the performance. 

First performed over 400 years ago, Romeo and Juliet is undoubtedly one of William Shakespeare’s most recognized and beloved plays. Dealing with themes of familial conflict, friendship, and (of course) love, Romeo and Juliet also explores themes of hate, revenge, and death/violence. The latter themes are undeniable, permanent, and real in all of humankind and have been repeated throughout history. Shakespeare places these themes front and center in Romeo and Juliet—and so do we in our production.

The touring director, Jason Spelbring, said, “I have always struggled to find where I fit in this play. Plays, by design, are written to allow us (the audience) in, to challenge us and invite us to explore other worlds. What would happen if we created a world where our audience members see themselves? Their type, their flaws, and their strengths. By setting our production in a classroom in 2020, we are forced to witness the effects of violent passion that Shakespeare intended to explore. Our company invites you to see the many sides of yourself in Romeo and Juliet, and I challenge you to hear this play for the first time through a modern-day lens.”

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Kids Who Count - Early Intervention Services for Nebo Families

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:17
Lana Hiskey

Since 1986, Kids Who Count has provided Early Intervention services to families of young children residing in the Nebo School District boundaries. We’ve helped thousands of families and children and we can help you. If you are concerned about your baby or toddler’s development or had a medical professional talk to you about some milestones your child hasn’t yet reached, you may be eligible for early intervention services. The purpose of Early Intervention is to enhance early growth and development in infants and toddlers under three, who have developmental delays or disabilities. Anyone can make a referral to receive a full assessment of your child’s health and developmental status at no cost. If you’re concerned about your infant or toddler, don’t hesitate to contact us. And, we now offer Autism Services for children 2 and older. Visit for more information. We are here to help! 

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