Fall Joy

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Article by Brooke Constantine

Colorful leaves are falling the pumpkin spice is calling, fall is here there is joy in the atmosphere.   What is your favorite thing about fall?  Andrew Owens and Tayden Metcalf both said, “my favorite thing about fall is Halloween.”  Andrew Owens said, “I like it because i get to see everyone's Halloween costumes.” Lots of people enjoy Halloween, from carving pumpkins to halloween costumes this is many of the students favorite thing about fall.  Another one of students favorites is Thanksgiving. Tayden Metcalf said, “Thanksgiving is good because there is food and family.” Thanksgiving is a way to give thanks to good things in life. It's a time were you can sit down as a family and enjoy a delicious meal.  Tatum Chamberlain said, “I love all of the food at Thanksgiving and hanging with friends and family.” Thanksgiving started when Pilgrims came to America and met with the Indians and made friends this is a very important holiday to Americans. Fran Hernandez said that she likes fall because “The weather is nice and it's not hot anymore!”  Most people like that you're not boiling hot anymore. Now it's nicer cooler weather. A lot of people love to jump into a pile of leaves. Fall is a very enjoyable season, from taking a nice hike to jumping in leaves there are many fun things about this wonderful season

Save the Kids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District

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By Lana Hiskey

All invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Springville High audirorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.

Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:

  • Balancing screen time and device use,
  • Protecting and cultivating our children's self worth,
  • Devising a sensible family use of device plan.

The Girls Tennis Team!

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Article by Libby Hodson

Thisyears girls tennis team is awesome! We wanted to get to know all about the team. 

First we interviewed the varsity first singles, Amanda Felix. When asked why she tried out for the team she replied, “I love the team, and I love to play tennis!” Amanda says that she has played tennis since she can remember, she loves the sport!

   Next we asked Ellie Esplin what her favorite thing about tenis was and she said “I love rallys, they are so fun!” She and her partner Zoe Smith play varsity first doubles. Ellie has been playing tennis since last year, and she says that she loves it!

 Lastly Kate Peterson said that she started playing tennis about two summers ago and she’s loved playing it ever since. Kate and her twin sister Ginny play third doubles together.  “My favorite thing about playing with her is that you can communicate.” Kate replied.

 In conclusion this years girls tennis team is awesome! The girls love to play and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!

Meet Mrs. Burge

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Article by Kobri Fausett

Mrs.Burge is a newer teacher here at our school, let's find out where she came from. Where did Mrs.Burge teach before you may be wondering, she explained, “I taught for 5 years i the Jordan School district,  and then I stayed home for 9 years with my kids. I then taught a Mountainville Academy for a year before my husband got a principalship down is San Juan county. I worked as a teacher there for 7 years.”

That's so fun to be going to different places and trying some new stuff. All of this experience definitely prepared her for everything to come in the future. All of that switching around, how did that bring her here? Mrs. Burge explained  “Even Though we loved our student there, we jumped at the chance to be closer to family. I picked Springville Jr HIgh because of the awesome administrative team and beautiful building.” what is some differences between those districts? “In my last school district the building was much older. I am lucky to have such a beautiful nw building. Another big difference is my new teaching teams. In my old school, I was the only ELA( English Language Arts) teacher for an entire grade ; here at sjhs we have 3 or 4 per grade. It’s nice to be able to collaborate with a team. I did get paid quite a bit more in San Juan School District, and i had twice as much sick days, in spite of that, I love being a Knight!”

9th Grade Visits SUU to See The Iliad Play

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Article by Aspen Clyde

“An Iliad” was a dramatic and attention grabbing production full of life and power.

According to Fred Adams (the host for the play)  The production at the Beverly Center for the Arts “has been going on for the last 57 years.” The students who attended the play described it as “dramatic and impressive acting.”  A teacher at Springville Jr. High explained the play as “Impactful, a very good representation between the conflict of a person and the reality of war.”

New Art Teacher in Springville Junior High

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Article by Amber Haslam

Springville Junior High has gotten a lot of new teachers this year. One of the new teachers is Ms. Belnap, she is the new art teacher. I asked Ms. Belnap a couple of questions. For instants I asked what is your favorite part about teaching? She said “ I like seeing all the students walk into class at the beginning of the year and seeing them improve every single day!” What is your least favorite part about teaching? “ I don’t like to seeing students give up on what they are working on.” We are so happy that Ms. Belnap has chosen to come to SJHS to teach the students that are interested in art.

Crossing Boundaries

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Article by Cam Hall

At Springville Junior High, we have a great cross country team. With great coaches Mr. Hammon and Mr. McKell, as well as many awesome athletes. Here is a little info about the team. “Cross Country makes me feel like I can accomplish something,” said Mason Palmer, who is in ninth grade. Meets are on Fridays, and the athletes compete in mile and a half races. Athletes who are on the High School team got invited to compete in Idaho in an event sponsored by Nike. The boys placed 3rd overall, and the girls took home the gold at 1st. Colton Bologna had the opportunity to compete in this event and loved it. “It was awesome to see kids from all over, like Utah, California, and Idaho competing in one place, and it was sponsored by Nike, so that is very cool too.” Some of the runners on the high school team are Malil Boyer, Kaylanna Price, and Spencer Neel. Kudos to them for doing an awesome job! Cross Country is a great way for students to compete, and also have fun while doing it. Colton said “I’m happy that my hard work has paid off.” Overall, this year’s Cross Country has been great, and all the athletes hard work has paid off.

P.E intramurals almost every day after school!

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Article by Elizabella Francom

Have you been to P.E. Intramurals yet? If you said no then you should definitely go because it is sooo much fun! You can go if you need to make up P.E or you can just go for fun. And they have a lot of different game to play. It changes almost every week so you can play a lot of different fun sports!

Ashlee Edwards Said “ I love going to intramurals and you can just go hang out with your friends for and hour after school and I don’t even have P.E so I just go for fun!”

If you haven’t gone yet make sure you try it out!

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