National Junior Honors Society

Article written by: Elizabella Francom

Have you ever heard about NJHS and wondered what it means? Well it means National Junior Honor Society. In NJHS you have the opportunity to do a lot of fun and exciting service projects, such as going to Art City Elementary and helping out with the carnival, going to the citizen center and singing songs to bring in the holiday joy! Mrs. Ottley is the teacher in charge of NJHS, she said “NJHS is a great way to do service and get good leadership skills.”

Being in NJHS is so much fun! Katie Durfey said “I like NJHS because it gives you good service opportunities,you  get to be apart of the community, and you get to be around people who also want to serve.” In NJHS there is a presidency, Cooper Acor is the president, Zach Jackson is first vice president, and Ashlee Edwards is the service coordinator. Cooper said “ I liked being the president because he gets to help people in NJHS, serve the community, and you get to help people.” NJHS is really fun and good for college resumes, it shows that you like doing service! 

NJHS sounds so much fun and you get to do all of these fun things. NJHS is a great way to serve others and to have fun!


Girls Basketball

Article written by: Ella Stewart

Everybody chooses their own path, what we do now defines who we are and what we will become. Out of the three girls that I interviewed two of them started playing very young. All of them love it. Ashlee Bayles described it as defining. Elizabella Francom described it as exciting, Ady Ashcroft described it as competitive. Even though they all play different positions, even though they all have different views. All of them hope to do it again. The girls basketball team works hard to win, they practice every day. They have won every game, undefeated. The team is close and they work together to get what they want. They treat each other like family and they use that bond to do what needs to be done. The girls basketball team is an example to all of us that if we put our minds too something we can do anything.

“Excelsior Stan Lee, Excelsior”!

Article written by: Carter Turley

Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018, and millions of Marvel fans are devastated. He is the god of Marvel and Cameos! He’s created most of the famous Marvel icons including Captain America, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and one of his most favorites, as well as mine, Spider-man! When he started, he was just a writer, and people would ask him what his job was, and he would always say,’’ I’m a writer”, and maybe sometimes people would ask, well, what do you write?, and then he would always say,” Kid novels”, and walk away, not knowing that he would soon be famous.


“I felt very sad and depressed because a legend had died, but hopefully Marvel can finish what Stan Lee started” said Connor Roberts, a long time lover. “ I don’t believe that many people will see it without Stan Lee, and now that gives Disney a chance to take over and make it a bit worse,” says theory-minded Evan Smith. But hopefully not, but Marvel is too Excelsior for Disney, hopefully I’m using that term right. And that was Stan Lee’s most famous quote, which the real definition means superior quality, but the way he uses it, Stan means and “onward and upward to greater glory" as he said in 2009 in late August. But one thing's for certain, never again will he be a in a real life cameo anymore. But, sources say that Marvel has over dozens of Cameo recordings of Stan Lee for upcoming movies, and hopefully they’re right, cause no other Avengers, Spider-man, or Guardians of the Galaxy movie won’t be the same without a great cameo.


Now, it’s time to say goodbye to Stan Lee, and the Cameo Legend Stan Lee, and the famous comic book writer Stan Lee, so, “Excelsior Stan Lee, Excelsior”!


Meet Mr. Anderson

Article by Sarah Hubbard

Mr. Anderson is a math teacher at Springville Jr. High. He teaches 7th grade and 9th grade Honors math. His class is often talked about a lot, why? Elizabella Francom one of his 9th grade Honor students said when asked about his class, “Mr. Anderson is a great teacher, he teaches in a way that is easy to understand.” A 7th grader who is in his 7th grade math class, Kya Corrales agrees with Elizabella Francom on “He teaches in a way I understand.” Ryan Hubbard a former student of Springville Jr. High who is now attending Springville High. When asked about taking Mr. Anderson’s class Ryan said, “I loved Mr. Anderson’s class! Although it was hard it prepared me for high school!” Ryan also offered some advice for any student in Mr. Anderson’s class, he said, “Just say caught up on homework and keep all your assignments above 80%.” Everyone is so happy we have Mr. Anderson here at Springville Jr. High!


The Secrets Behind Student Council

Article by Remick Whiting

Most people may think that Student Council is just students working to make the school a happy and fun place for fellow students. But let's go behind the scenes and see what really happens in the 45 minute class period during school. Student Council is always helping around school whether it's ` making posters or having a meeting with  the assistant principal but no matter what they are doing they are always busy. Zach Jackson said “When we aren’t helping fellow students with school we usually meditate or do whatever we can” Meditation is a type of focused thinking it can help you feel calm and not stressed about the daily world around you. Payton Evans said” Meditation is when she makes us lay down or sit up in a relaxing position and reads us a story with lots of description and it really helps me stay calm and not feel stressed.”Others on Student Council like Dallin Hatfield said “we meditate, talk, or have a party.” In other words when they party they talk and chat with friends. Though Student Council may be a lot of work such as making posters and helping out around the school, they still have some free time to hang and chat with friends. But they also have plenty of time to meditate.

What's your future?

Article by Ella Stewart

Throughout our entire lives we have been asked what we want to do when we grow up, who are we now and who do we want to become? As we learn and grow ,our answers change and grow with us. We start to want different things and work on improving them in our daily actions.  Sometimes we don't know what we want, so we are stranded in an fictitious limbo; not knowing where we stand, not quite sure which way to go. We push ourselves and eventually find what we want to be, and how we will achieve that goal.

When we talk about what we would like to do with our futures we get an expansive amount of answers, each more unique than the other. Regan Holley reported that she would like to be a doctor, she’s excited for high school because of the opportunities that are presented before her.  These opportunities prepare her for the path she may eventually take. Another student at SJHS, Kaenan Walker would like to skate. He is not excited for highschool because in his opinion it does not prepare him for what he wants to do with his future. Others would rather sleep than anything else, such as Ben Carson so as you can guess they would prefer to be home than high school. You can imagine that they will change their minds in the near future considering there are very few ways one can major in sleeping.


With all of the different thoughts and opinions received from asking a few simple questions, it all ended in the same sole conclusion. They all want to do something, it doesn't matter what they want to do because they all have a plan for the future whether it is clear or not. They have a plan and they are all willing to find a way to go through with it and follow their dreams.

Ms. Jensen

Article by Zachary McNeil

A student Olivia Haigh says that Ms. Jensen “makes the classroom fun brighty and happy.” Ms. Jensen has been teaching English here at Springville Jr. High School since 2015. Ms. Jensen was asked why she teaches English, she replied “because storytelling is always important. Books help make us better people. English is the most fun… personally.”

Ms. Jensen enjoys Fantasy. Her favorite book is Mila 18 and her favorite book to teach is The Outsiders. Ms Jensen also enjoys teaching poetry.

The week of the red ribbon

Article by Bridger Mason

Red ribbon week is an entire week devoted to the promotion of adrug free life. The school supports activities to raise the awareness of the dangers of drugs and how to avoid it. 

      There are many activities to do during the Red Ribbon Week. One of the best known activities is a daily dress up in which you get to dress up as something and go to school wearing it. Each day has a specific theme for dressing. The themes for this year are as follows: Monday was red ribbons, Tuesday was cool socks, Wednesday was crazy hair and inside-out, Thursday is sweats and sports clothes, and Friday was simply to wear red. Many students enjoy dressing up. Travis Nord, a ninth grader stated, “I enjoy dressing up because it is great for awareness.” others, like Adison Green, a ninth grader, just enjoy seeing other people dress up.

      Another activity during Red Ribbon Week are special activities during lunch time. When asked, Adison Green didn’t even know that there were lunch activities while Travis Nord said, “ I think [the lunch activities] are pretty fun.” One day during lunch they had a picture booth with Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper!

    One activity that everyone knew about was an assembly during the Friday of Red Ribbon Week where Brad Barton, a famous magician and world record breaker came and showed some tricks  and talked about how hard he had to work to break the record for the 45-year old 3k.

 Red ribbon week is an enjoyable week for all and it helps awareness of drug abuse. When people know more about the consequences of drugs, they are less likely to do them, and they do it in a fun way.

Digital Literacy

Article by Alexia Hunter

This year there is a new class that is being required by the State for 8th graders to take. It is called Digital Literacy and it is exactly what it sounds like. The whole purpose of this class is to teach kids about computers and how to teach them. Mrs. Maughan the former english teacher teaches this class. She was looking for a fun, new change and was talking to Mr. Mcguire and they came to an agreement that she would take the job. Mrs. Maughan says that she thinks this class is awesome and can tell that the students do too. “Yes, it’s awesome.” she said “Kids love computers and I think that everyone wants to be better at them because they know how important they are besides just “Shell Shocker”. Which is a very popular game amongst the 8th graders. There are many great reasons as to why this class is necessary, and that is why Mrs. Maughan likes teaching it. There are tons of practical opportunities for kids to learn about technology and enjoy it. This is now a permanent and awesome class that kids will love taking!

Mrs. Bird 9 Grade Apparel Design & Production Class

Article by Sarah Hubbard

Forty-Five minutes of hard work and fun. Students get to put their own personal zing on each apparel design project that they make. Apparel Design and Production is a class for 9th Graders at Springville Jr. High, the class is taught Mrs. Bird a Clothing and CTE Introduction teacher. In Apparel Design and Production, student Calianne Skinner said, that her favorite sewing project this year so far has been the overnight bag/duffel bag. Calianne Skinner said, when asked what project she is looking forward to, “I’m looking forward to being able to make my quarter quilt!” Emma Burnham, like Calianne a Apparel and Production student at Springville Jr. High agrees with Calianne Skinner, that the project that she is looking forward to is the quarter quilt. To conclude, Apparel Design and Production is a fun 9th Grade class where you make many fun, creative projects that you get to put your mark on!