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SJHS dismissal info -- despido escolar de SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 22:19
Tiffanie Miley, principal

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Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

As you are probably aware, Governor Herbert recently announced a school dismissal for the next two weeks. We'll be sending information and updates as we move forward.  We will not be holding school starting Monday, March 16. The district has been preparing for our schools to provide instruction online beginning Wednesday, March 18. Teachers will spend Monday and Tuesday at school preparing online instruction for at-home learning. Students are expected to continue learning at home with online teacher support through March 27, 2020.

For students who are in need, breakfast and lunch will be made available beginning on Monday.  These meals will be served as a grab and go meal. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-9:00 am, and lunch will be served from 11:00-12:00 pm.  If you would like to have the meals provided to your student, call the school by 8:15am on Monday morning and let our secretaries know how many meals need to be prepared. Please have your child’s ID / lunch number ready when you call.

We understand that some families may not have enough computers at home to support multiple children doing learning in an online environment. We would ask every parent to take two minutes and complete this form (English: / Spanish: so that we know the needs of our students and can make arrangements to help provide the necessary devices to help our students have a successful two weeks of at-home learning. For those with limited or no internet at home, the district is working on some possible solutions that we will keep you informed of as the plans are solidified. **We need a form filled out for EVERY student who attends Springville Junior High School.**

We will continue to send out regular email updates and post those updates to the school website. The situation is changing and developing at a rapid pace, and we will do our best to keep you in the loop. 

Other important information:

- District announcement:

- District COVID-19 information:

- Governor Herbert’s dismissal letter:

Thank you for your support and understanding through these unprecedented times. We are confident in the abilities and talents of our faculty and staff to teach and serve our students. We will be in touch.


Tiffanie Miley, Shauna Shepherd, and Jentry Youd


Springville Junior HIgh School


Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

Como probablemente saben, el gobernador Herbert anunció recientemente un despido escolar por las próximas dos semanas. Enviaremos información y actualizaciones a medida que avancemos. No tendremos clases a partir del lunes 16 de marzo. El distrito se ha estado preparando para que nuestras escuelas brinden instrucción en línea a partir del miércoles 18 de marzo. Los maestros pasarán los lunes y martes en la escuela preparando instrucción en línea para el aprendizaje en el hogar. Se espera que los estudiantes continúen aprendiendo en casa con apoyo docente en línea hasta el 27 de marzo de 2020.

Para los estudiantes que lo necesiten, el desayuno y el almuerzo estarán disponibles a partir del lunes. Estas comidas se servirán como comida para llevar. El desayuno se servirá de 8: 00-9: 00 am, y el almuerzo se servirá de 11: 00-12: 00 pm. Si desea que se le proporcionen las comidas a su estudiante, llame a la escuela antes de las 8:15 a.m. Del lunes por la mañana y avíseles a nuestras secretarias cuántas comidas deben prepararse. Tenga a mano el número de identificación/almuerzo de su hijo cuando llame.

Entendemos que algunas familias pueden no tener suficientes computadoras en casa para apoyar a varios niños que aprenden en un entorno en línea. Les pedimos a todos los padres que tomen dos minutos y completen este formulario (Ingles: / Español:  para que conozcamos las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y podamos hacer los arreglos necesarios para ayudar a proporcionar los dispositivos necesarios para que nuestros estudiantes tengan éxito durante los dos semanas de aprendizaje en casa. Para aquellos con Internet limitado o nulo en el hogar, el distrito está trabajando en algunas posibles soluciones de las que los mantendremos informados a medida que se solidifiquen los planes. **Necesitamos un formulario completado por todos los estudiantes que asisten Springville Junior High School.**

Vamos a seguir para enviar actualizaciones regulares y publicar esos cambios a la página web de la escuela. La situación está cambiando y desarrollándose a un ritmo rápido, y haremos todo lo posible para mantenerlo informado. 

Otra información importante:

- Anuncio del distrito:

- Información del distrito COVID-19:

- Carta de despido del gobernador Herbert: https: / /

Gracias por su apoyo y comprensión a través de estos tiempos sin precedentes. Confiamos en las habilidades y talentos de nuestra facultad y personal para enseñar y servir a nuestros estudiantes. Estaremos en contacto.



Tiffanie Miley, Shauna Shepherd y Jentry Youd


Springville Junior HIgh School


Submitted by tara.pina on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 21:04

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:


As directed by the State of Utah, all public schools in Utah will dismiss beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, for two weeks in response to COVID-19. This is a proactive measure.

School “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to be in the schools providing learning for students through online instruction and/or educational packets to continue student learning. Further communication about devices and materials will come from your school.

Educators in Nebo School District are working on plans to extend learning at home through online learning opportunities. The first of next week, teachers will be preparing online materials, and we anticipate instruction will begin Wednesday, March 18.

More information will be made available to explain the details of the online platform as teachers use this time to prepare. Please watch for specific information to follow. 

In order to provide our Nebo students with “Grab and Go” meals, breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase at normal prices. Free/reduced meals are available for those who qualify.

• The school proactive dismissal for two weeks is meant to support social distancing and self-isolation to reduce the reach and spread of this virus. There will be no athletic or extracurricular practices or games during these two weeks.

• COVID-19 has rapidly changing dynamics and the school district administrative team is working with local health authorities to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

• Nebo will continue to publish updates at

• For further communication and specifics, contact your local school.

• The Utah Health Department COVID-19 Hotline can be accessed at 1-800-456-7707. You can also receive Utah County Health updates by texting “UCHEALTH” to 888777 or the Utah County COVID-19 Helpline at 801-851-HELP (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). 

3/13/20 SJHS Update -- Actualización

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 15:35
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

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Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

I just wanted to give you a quick update of how things have gone at the junior high today. During second period, administrators, counselors, and our school resource officer made a quick visit to each class to share some information with our students and hopefully put their minds at ease. We shared the following information with them:

- Utah County Health Dept says you are safer at school. If that changes, they will tell us and we will do what we need to do to keep you safe. There aren’t any diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Utah County. As soon as a doctor diagnoses a case they contact the health department who contacts Nebo District who contacts us.

- How it spreads: The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. 

- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or shirt

- Stay home if you are sick

- Anxiety is normal. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, please visit with the counselors.

As we spoke to the students, the general feeling was one of calm, which was great to see. The day has felt like a fairly typical day at school, which is just what we hoped for.

Rather than having all students eat lunch in the cafeteria today, we put half of the lunch tables in the gym for both lunches. Students were in four separate lunches today rather than the two lunches we normally have. We would have loved to send kids outside today, but the weather didn’t cooperate with us. We will continue separating students during lunch like this next week as well.

We had a handful of subs in the building today for a variety of reasons. Students may be wondering about their teachers, but I want to confirm that we DO NOT have any known cases of COVID-19 among our teachers.

We had several unfilled sub jobs today, and we expect this to continue. If you are at all interested in subbing, we would love to have you! Please contact Kelly Services directly for an interview by calling (801) 373-1616. We will definitely need some help in the coming days, as many of our subs are retirees and may not want to sub for the next little while. You can specify that you would just like to sub at certain schools; please put SJHS as your top priority if you’d like Kelly Services to call about sub jobs here first.

I will send new information out as it becomes available. Have a healthy and safe weekend!

Thank you,

Tiffanie Miley


Springville Junior High School


Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

Solo quería darles una actualización rápida de cómo han ido las cosas hoy en la secundaria. Durante el segundo período, los administradores, consejeros y nuestro oficial de recursos escolares hicieron una visita rápida a cada clase para compartir información con nuestros estudiantes y, con suerte, tranquilizarlos. Compartimos la siguiente información con ellos:

- El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Utah dice que está más seguro en la escuela. Si eso cambia, nos informarán y haremos lo que tengamos que hacer para mantenerlo a salvo. No hay casos diagnosticados de COVID-19 en el condado de Utah. Tan pronto como un médico diagnostica un caso, se comunican con el departamento de salud que se comunica con el Distrito de Nebo que se contacta con nosotros.

- Cómo se propaga: se cree que el virus se propaga principalmente entre personas que están en contacto cercano entre sí a través de las gotas respiratorias producidas cuando una persona infectada tose o estornuda. También es posible que una persona pueda contraer COVID-19 al tocar una superficie u objeto que tiene el virus y luego tocarse la boca, la nariz o posiblemente los ojos, pero no se cree que esta sea la forma principal en que El virus se propaga. 

- Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos.

- Tosa o estornude en el codo o la camisa

- Quédese en casa si está enfermo

- La ansiedad es normal. Si se siente un poco abrumado, visite a los consejeros.

Mientras hablábamos con los estudiantes, el sentimiento general era de calma, lo cual fue genial de ver. El día se ha sentido como un día bastante típico en la escuela, que es justo lo que esperábamos.

En lugar de que todos los estudiantes almuercen en la cafetería hoy, ponemos la mitad de las mesas del almuerzo en el gimnasio para ambos almuerzos. Los estudiantes estuvieron en cuatro almuerzos separados hoy en lugar de los dos almuerzos que normalmente tenemos. Nos hubiera encantado enviar a los niños afuera hoy, pero el clima no cooperó con nosotros. Continuaremos separando a los estudiantes durante el almuerzo como esta la próxima semana también.

Tuvimos un puñado de subs en el edificio hoy por una variedad de razones. Los estudiantes pueden estar preguntándose acerca de sus maestros, pero quiero confirmar que NO tenemos ningún caso conocido de COVID-19 entre nuestros maestros.

Tuvimos varios sub empleos sin cubrir hoy, y anticipamos que esto continúe. Si estás interesado en el subtitulado, ¡nos encantaría tenerte! Póngase en contacto con Kelly Services directamente para una entrevista llamando al (801) 373-1616. Definitivamente necesitaremos ayuda en los próximos días, ya que muchos de nuestros suscriptores son jubilados y es posible que no quieran suscribirse durante el próximo tiempo. Puede especificar que solo le gustaría participar en ciertas escuelas; coloque a SJHS como su principal prioridad si desea que Kelly Services llame primero para obtener sub empleos aquí.

Enviaré nueva información cuando esté disponible. ¡Que tengan un fin de semana saludable y seguro!


Tiffanie Miley


Springville Junior High School


3/12/20 Parent Communication Regarding COVID-19

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 09:25
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

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Dear SJHS parent and guardians:

I hope that this email finds you and your family well and healthy. I attended a principals’ meeting today at the Nebo District Office where we discussed the coronavirus (COVID-19). We reviewed information about COVID-19 as well as information from local health officials. Nebo District has collected some valuable resources and information here:

Nebo School District is in close communication with the Utah County Health Department. The Health Department makes decisions regarding public health and school dismissals and closures, and we will follow any guidance they give us. We are grateful for their work and expertise. As of right now, the County Health Department feels that we are safe to maintain a regular school schedule. If this changes, we will communicate with you right away.

If your child is sick, or if another member of your family is sick, please keep your student at home. Please encourage your children to increase their hygiene efforts such as washing their hands regularly. 

Our custodians do a great job of keeping SJHS clean, and we invested in some new cleaning equipment earlier this year. We have an electrostatic sprayer that uses a disinfectant that is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19. We have been using this equipment for the last few months and will  continue to clean our school so that our students will remain healthy. The well-being of our students and employees is our highest priority.

The Utah County Health Department communicated the following information to our superintendent: “Decisions about school closures will be made carefully, and with consideration of unintended consequences. Currently, children are not at high risk for getting severe illness. Not having children in school may increase community exposure, as those children may visit entertainment and other community venues.”

In Governor Herbert’s press conference earlier today the following recommendations were made for elementary and secondary schools:

- Continue holding school as usual.

- Starting March 16 and going through March 30, postpone any large group gathering such as assemblies or after school activities.

- Amplify health and hygiene efforts.

Based on the recommendations given during the press conference, we are postponing next week’s Super Knights Assembly, Quest Time Extravaganza, tennis matches, track meets, etc. Starting on March 16 and going through March 30, we will also postpone any large gatherings, such as concerts or plays, that would include members of the public. 

Please look through this list of resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the state of Utah, and the Utah County Health Department:

- COVID-19 Factsheet (CDC):

- Stop the Spread of Germs (CDC):

- Frequently Asked Questions:

- School Actions Regarding Coronavirus: 

- State of Utah COVID-19 information: 

- Utah County Health Department: 

Friday, 3/20/20, is the last day of term 3. In order to make up for February’s snow day, students will attend school on March 20. Students will be released at 1:55pm rather than 2:40 since the snow day was on a Monday. We will have a normal school day on Friday.

We care deeply for your children and will continue to communicate with you on a regular basis. If you haven’t already, please also read the email from Assistant Superintendent Scott Wilson. It includes additional information regarding COVID-19. Thank you for your support. 


Tiffanie Miley


Springville Junior High School


Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

Espero que este correo electrónico los encuentre a usted y a su familia sanos y saludables. Asistí a una reunión de directores hoy en la Oficina del Distrito de Nebo donde discutimos sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19). Revisamos información sobre COVID-19, así como información de funcionarios de salud locales. El Distrito de Nebo ha reunido algunos recursos e información valiosos aquí:

El Distrito Escolar de Nebo está en comunicación estrecha con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Utah. El Departamento de Salud toma decisiones con respecto a la salud pública y los despidos y cierres de escuelas, y seguiremos cualquier orientación que nos brinden. Estamos agradecidos por su trabajo y experiencia. En este momento, el Departamento de Salud del Condado considera que estamos seguros de mantener un horario escolar regular. Si esto cambia, nos comunicaremos con usted de inmediato.

Si su hijo está enfermo o si otro miembro de su familia está enfermo, mantenga a su hijo en casa. Anime a sus hijos a aumentar sus esfuerzos de higiene, como lavarse las manos regularmente. 

Nuestros conserjes hacen un gran trabajo al mantener limpio a SJHS, e invertimos en algunos equipos de limpieza nuevos a principios de este año. Tenemos un rociador electrostático que utiliza un desinfectante que está en la lista de desinfectantes de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental para usar contra COVID-19. Hemos estado usando este equipo durante los últimos meses y continuaremos limpiando nuestra escuela para que nuestros estudiantes se mantengan saludables. El bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y empleados es nuestra máxima prioridad.

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Utah comunicó la siguiente información a nuestro superintendente: “Las decisiones sobre el cierre de las escuelas se tomarán con cuidado y teniendo en cuenta las consecuencias imprevistas. Actualmente, los niños no corren un alto riesgo de contraer una enfermedad grave. No tener hijos en la escuela puede aumentar la exposición de la comunidad, ya que esos niños pueden visitar lugares de entretenimiento y otros lugares de la comunidad ".

En la conferencia de prensa del Gobernador Herbert el día de hoy, se hicieron las siguientes recomendaciones para las escuelas primarias y secundarias:

- Continuar con la escuela como de costumbre.

- A partir del 16 de marzo y hasta el 30 de marzo, posponga cualquier reunión de grupos grandes, como asambleas o actividades extracurriculares.

- Amplificar los esfuerzos de salud e higiene.

Con base en las recomendaciones dadas durante la conferencia de prensa, pospondremos la Asamblea de los Super Caballeros de la próxima semana, Extravagancia de tiempo de búsqueda, partidos de tenis, encuentros de pista, etc. A partir del 16 de marzo y hasta el 30 de marzo, también pospondremos cualquier reunión grande, como como conciertos o obras de teatro, eso incluiría a miembros del público. 

Consulte esta lista de recursos de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), el estado de Utah y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Utah:

- Hoja informativa COVID-19 (CDC):

- Detener la propagación de gérmenes (CDC): .pdf

- Preguntas frecuentes:

- Acciones escolares sobre coronavirus: Distrito% 2CSchool% 20Steps.pdf 

- Información COVID-19 del estado de Utah: 

- Departamento de Salud del Condado de Utah: 

El viernes 3/20/20 es el último día del trimestre 3. Para compensar el día de nieve de febrero, los estudiantes asistirán a la escuela el 20 de marzo. Los estudiantes saldrán a las 1:55 pm en lugar de a las 2:40 desde la nieve El día era un lunes. Tendremos un día escolar normal el viernes.

Nos preocupamos profundamente por sus hijos y continuaremos comunicándonos con usted de manera regular. Si aún no lo ha hecho, lea también el correo electrónico del Asistente del Superintendente Scott Wilson. Incluye información adicional sobre COVID-19. Gracias por tu apoyo. 


Tiffanie Miley


Springville Junior High School


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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Ball is Life

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:35
Article written by student: Carter Turley

 Some people have a lot of different opinions on their favorite sports. Some like soccer, others like football, but no one loves basketball like SJHS. This year there is a whole new 9th grade boys team and they’re ready to play their favorite game. They consist of twelve awesome 9th graders, all strong, hard-working, basketball killing machines. Read on to learn more about the team.

      “Before we start our games or the day we start our games, we mentally prepare ourselves and review our defensive plays,” said a humble Mitchell McConnell as he talks about how he prepares himself before the game. On the same page as Mitchell, Spencer Park also talks about how he prepares for games. He says,” What do I do to prepare for games? That’s easy. We always practice hard and go all out in our practices and before the game. I especially try to work on things I’m not very good at or mess up on whether it be jump shots, defense, or whatever.” Meanwhile, Ryder talks about how the team has been bonding. He starts,” Yeah, we are a growing team and we haven’t been together for very long, but we’re already building very strong relationships with one another and we’re gaining the trust we need.” 

      One thing the players can all agree on, is that SJHS’ student section is the best student section in the world, no doubt about it. While talking to Ryder, Spencer, and Mitchell, they agreed that the student section is amazing. They stated,“We love our student section and it’s awesome to watch so many of our friends come to our games and support us. They’re always loud, supportive, very hyped, and their chants are the best.” So watch out everyone, because here come the Knights!

Dribble and Shoot: Girls Basketball

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:34
Article was written by student: Tava Groves

      The girls on the ninth grade basketball team are talented in many ways. They are incredibly talented on the court, but they are also talented in being amazing people off the court.

       According to Mr. Hammon, “The best part of coaching is the girls. It is so awesome to watch them succeed and get better, and they also make me laugh every day.”  “The girls” as Mr. Hammon mentioned are the ninth-grade girl’s basketball team- Katie Anderson, Elise Barson, Kristine Bartholomew, Georgia Dial, Amanda Felix, Juliana Giles, Angela Harris, Paris Herrick, Karolina Juarez, Suli Lauaki, and Natalie Parker. 

     In an interview with one of the team captains, Zoie Smith, she said, “I tried out for basketball because being a part of the team is just super fun. My favorite memory of the team is cheering on my teammates in a tight game” The team of ninth-graders practice hard 3 Times a week, or whenever they don’t have a game.  with Coach Hatch, a seventh grade Utah Studies teacher, and Mr. Hammon the eight-grade health teacher.

     So far the team has has great season. SJHS hopes to see them win the tournament at the end of the season. Good Luck!


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