You are here

November 2020

Change to Parent-Teacher Conference & Info for the Week of 11/30/20

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:54
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

Rather than doing an in-person parent-teacher conference like I emailed about last week, we will be holding our parent-teacher conferences via Zoom on Thursday, December 3. I will send out a list of SignUp Genius links next week for you to make appointments with your child’s teachers. Appointment times will be available between 3:30pm and 7:00pm on December 3. You are also welcome to contact your child’s teachers via email. You can find email addresses for each SJHS teacher at

Junior high athletics will start up again next week:

  • Monday, November 30: Wrestling practice starts at 2:00pm in the multipurpose room. The first meet will take place on December 9, 2020.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, December 1 and 2: Ninth-grade girls and boys basketball tryouts will be held from 3:45 - 5:30. The gym will be closed until 3:40. If your ninth grader is quarantined during tryouts, please contact Mrs. Hylton (, the girl’s coach, or Mr. Rogers (, boy’s coach, for more information. Please be sure all the necessary paperwork, including a physical, has been completed on Register My Athlete before tryouts begin.

We hope that you have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

Take care,
Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School

Cambio a la conferencia de padres y maestros y Información para la semana del 30/11/20

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:52
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

En lugar de hacer una conferencia entre padres y maestros en persona como la que envié por correo electrónico la semana pasada, en realidad haremos conferencias entre padres y maestros a través de Zoom el jueves 3 de diciembre. Le enviaré una lista de enlaces de SignUp Genius la próxima semana para que programe citas con los maestros de su hijo. Los horarios de las citas estarán disponibles entre las 3:30 pm y las 7:00 pm el 3 de diciembre. También puede comunicarse con los maestros de su hijo por correo electrónico. Puede encontrar las direcciones de correo electrónico de cada maestro de SJHS en

Atletismo de secundaria comenzará nuevamente la próxima semana:

  • Lunes 30 de noviembre: La práctica de lucha comienza a las 2:00 pm en el salón de usos múltiples. El primer encuentro se llevará a cabo el 9 de diciembre de 2020.
  • Martes y miércoles 1 y 2 de diciembre: Las pruebas de baloncesto de niños y niñas de noveno grado se llevarán a cabo de 3:45 a 5:30. El gimnasio permanecerá cerrado hasta las 3:40. Si su hijo de noveno grado está en cuarentena durante las pruebas, comuníquese con la Sra. Hylton (, el entrenador de las niñas, o el Sr. Rogers (, el entrenador de los niños, para obtener más información. Asegúrese de que se haya completado toda la documentación necesaria, incluido un examen físico, en Registrar mi atleta antes de que comiencen las pruebas.

¡Esperamos que tenga un feliz y saludable Día de Acción de Gracias!

Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School

Getting to know Angelina Allmendinger

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:09
Article written by: Delia Thompson , student reporter

Angelina Allmendinger is one of the many great ninth-graders here at Springville Junior high. Some of Angelina’s favorite things to do are play the piano and read. “I’ve always wanted to learn how to play music by ear. To just hear a song and be able to play the basic melody and chords on the piano.” Angelina’s favorite thing about school is hanging out and talking with her friends. “My favorite class is orchestra because I like playing music on the cello, and Mr. Taylor is one of my favorite teachers.” Her favorite place that she has ever gone to is Washington D.C because there were a lot of cool things to see. The advice she has for 7th and 8th graders is “Try new things. You never know what you’re going to like until you try it.” Overall Angelina Allmendinger is very kind, fun to talk to and is a great friend to have.

About Rachel Mason

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:08
Article written by: Emily Sumsion , student reporter

Rachel Mason is a 9th grader at Springville Jr. She is someone who always has a smile on her face and a gleam in her eye. When she's not with friends she’s doing some of her favorite activities. Such as tennis, basketball, and dance. She likes these sports because they are active and they are fun to do with friends.

But in school, science is her favorite class “Because it teaches you a lot about life, and I like that.” Rachel works very hard but her family and friends are there to support her every step of the way. If you see her she will always have a smile on her face.

Ethan Johnston: family first

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:05
Article written by: Gianna Furner , student reporter

Ethan Johnston is one of the 8th graders here at SJHS, he cares a lot and potentially will do anything for his family. His wish is to have a billion dollars but not for the reason most teenage guys might want a billion dollars. “My wish is probably to have a billion dollars because I would like to help my family with a house and bills.” His favorite subject is cooking because it’s chill and fun to be in and the teachers are nice. Another reason is that he used to cook with his mom a lot. He doesn’t do any sports but like most teens, he just likes to hang out and chill with his friends when school isn’t in session. His favorite part of being in 8th grade will put a smile on your face, he loves being able to call 7th graders Sevie's. He’s been in Nebo School District his entire life and has only gone to school here and Westside Elementary. He misses his old teachers though. But he definitely does NOT miss the food. The only thing he would change about right now is the masks because they’re hard to deal with (I think we all know how he feels) but other than that he thinks our school is pretty great. Oh, one more thing, If he could go back in time he would “probably go back to when Apple stocks were really low and buy a bunch of stocks to help my family for the future.” See? Told you he puts family first.

Meet the tennis playing, baking, and painting Ava Nielson!

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:00
Article written by: Megan Conrad , student reporter

Ava Nielson is an eighth-grader at our school and plays tennis. She was on our school’s tennis team and has been playing for three years. She played as a single, but then played with a partner for the last part of the season. Besides tennis, she likes to paint watercolor and watch tik toks on her phone. School is sometimes hard for her, especially math, but she likes foods because she likes to cook and bake. Ten years from now, Ava wants to run her own flower shop on Main Street. Ava would want to learn the guitar. She really looks up to Harry Styles and loves his song “Sign of the Times”.  “It costs nothing to be nice,” says Harry Styles, and Ava lives by this. She loves tennis, baking, painting and she is really fun. We should strive to do our best every time no matter how hard. We won’t always win, but we should do it anyway. This is what Ava does. School is hard for her, yet she is here every day.

Getting to know Sammy DeLlamas

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 08:57
Article written by: Francesca Campbell , student reporter

Sammy DeLlamas is one of the most fantastic seventh graders here at Springville Jr. High. Sammy likes the many different classes and options here at Springville Jr and she loves to read. She looks forward to high school because “I am very excited to make new friends.”  When asked about her future, she wants to play college volleyball and as of right now she plans to be playing club volleyball and she looks forward to playing on the highschool Lady Red Devils team. Sammy is a very bright person and if you get the chance you should get to know her.

Meet Amayrani Espino

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 08:41
Article written by: Edgar Arguelles

Amayrani is very open in what she says. She always tells the truth. Amayrani likes to be called “Roni” because she says that some people always mess her name up. I asked her what was her favorite thing about our schools and she said “the food, specifically the hot and spicy chicken sandwich” and she also likes the lunch ladies because they are really nice according to Roni. “The fries are so good and the frozen strawberries.” She always thinks about food by the way.

Roni likes being a student in our school. “It feels good being a student in our school, I guess.” School is very stressful sometimes for her. Roni thinks that our school is a great place to learn. She is in the Latinos in Action club and she really enjoys it and would encourage others to enter. Also, Roni really likes our environment, “it's so great, and there is hardly any bullying and if there is bullying it's handled by our amazing faculty.”

One of Roni’s favorite things is playing with kittens and she loves drinking juice, especially apple juice. Roni is a fantastic person! She has a unique style and a funny sense of humor that everyone loves. Roni is a friend that everyone needs or needs to at least meet.

Meet the one and only REESE FLESHNER

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 08:36
Article written by student: Micah Allen

Reese’s are the world's most favorite candy, that pretty much sums up what you will think of our one and only Reese Fleshner.
“Ummmm yeah,” says Reese Fleshner as he sits in math class following the teacher's instructions about adding exponents. He doesn’t blend in with the crowd with his very blonde hair, blond eyebrows, and wireframe glasses over his bright blue eyes, and a big smile. This guy is one of a kind. He did a google search of his name to discover he is the only Reese Fleshner and possibly the only Reese Fleshner to ever to have existed.

He walks down the hall giving people encouraging Hi-Fives. In his backpack, he carries a clarinet. He has played in the Springville Junior High Band for two years.
When he plays “Among Us,” he always chooses the color white.
You will often see him wearing an orange hat with his name across the top in the candy font REESE’S, and yes, he does love the candy pieces. Reese’s candy name might have been his Dad’s idea, whose name is Heath.
If you get to meet Reese, it is like having a candy everyone loves come to life as a real kid.

Info for the Week of 11/23/20 -- Información para la Semana del 23/11/20

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 20:47
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

(Desplaza hacia abajo para Español.)

Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

Next week will be a short week due to Thanksgiving Break, but we still wanted to send some information ahead of time. Here are the upcoming events for the next couple weeks:

  • Thanksgiving Break starts on Wednesday, 11/25/20.
  • Parent-teacher conference will be held on Thursday, 12/3/20, from 3:30 - 7:00pm. This parent-teacher conference will be structured just like our September conferences. We would like to limit the number of people in the building that evening. We are asking that each family limit their attendance to one parent and child where possible. We would like to specifically invite parents of students who may be struggling in school. If your child is doing well in all of their classes, please email teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

We will have updated information about extracurriculars at the beginning of next week, and I will pass that information along as soon as I have it. Thank you for your patience as we figure things out. Thank you as well for keeping your students at home when a member of your household is ill. It has made a difference in the number of students who have had to quarantine from close contacts at school. We appreciate your support and understanding!

Have a good weekend,
Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School
Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

La próxima semana será una semana corta debido a las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias, pero aún queríamos enviar información con anticipación. Estos son los próximos eventos para las próximas dos semanas:

  • Las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias comienzan el miércoles 25/11/20.
  • La conferencia de padres y maestros se llevará a cabo el jueves, 3/12/20, (diciembre) de 3:30 a 7:00 pm. Esta conferencia de padres y maestros se estructurará como nuestras conferencias de septiembre. Nos gustaría limitar el número de personas en el edificio esa noche. Pedimos que cada familia limite su asistencia a un padre e hijo cuando sea posible. Nos gustaría invitar específicamente a los padres de estudiantes que puedan tener dificultades en la escuela. Si a su hijo le está yendo bien en todas sus clases, envíe un correo electrónico a los maestros si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud.

Tendremos información actualizada sobre las actividades extracurriculares a principios de la próxima semana y la pasaré tan pronto como la tenga. Gracias por su paciencia mientras resolvemos las cosas. Gracias también por mantener a sus estudiantes en casa cuando un miembro de su hogar está enfermo. Ha marcado una diferencia en la cantidad de estudiantes que han tenido que ponerse en cuarentena debido a contactos cercanos en la escuela. ¡Apreciamos su apoyo y comprensión!

Que tengas un buen fin de semana,
Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School




Subscribe to School News