On Friday, December 14th, Springville Junior High was much emptier than usual. Most of the ninth grade took a field trip to the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City with teachers Mrs. Rice, Mr. Hatfield, and Mr. Hansen. About 150 students went on the trip, which lasted from 8:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. Students got an opportunity to look around the planetarium a little, and then sat down to watch a movie. “We took a ride through early history, and learned how ancient civilizations perceived the stars,” said Chris Fitzgerald, a ninth grader at SJHS. After the movie, the students headed to a mall in Salt Lake to eat lunch. From there, they headed back to Springville Junior High.
According to Mrs. Rice, English teacher at SJHS, the purpose of the field trip was to “enhance background knowledge for our respective subject matter.” In other words, the goal of the field trip was to give students more background knowledge for each subject at school: English, history, and science. Not only was the field trip educational, it was also very fun for many students at SJHS. According to Chris Fitzgerald, the best part was either eating pizza, or listening to Daft Punk and watching the light show. “We rocked out in the dome theater,” said Chris, “We had a great time.”