SJHS P.E. Classes try Archery

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:42

This year Springville junior High School P.E. students are learning new sports like archery.  The boys and girls P.E. classes are going co-ed for a little while where the boys and girls work together with archery and frisbee golf.  The P.E. classes started both sports around the end of September and are finishing some time in October.

Mr. Ken Van Ausdal, principal of SJHS, asked Mrs. Anderson, girls P.E. teacher, and Mr. Parker, boys P.E. teacher, what new sports they would like to teach.  Mrs. Anderson chose archery and Mr. Parker chose frisbee golf.  Mrs. Anderson said, “I like archery because you can do it at any age.” Mrs. Anderson also said, “I still do archery.”

Somer Johnson, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Dance Class to Perform for School

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:39

This year at Springville Junior High School a new elective is the dance class with Mrs. Koriane Maughan.  According to Mrs. Maughan, the dance class should perform in front of the school because it is a good and fun experience for the students. The dance class will be performing one dance choreographed by Mrs. Maughn to the song, “You Make Me Feel,” by Cobra Starship, in an assembly sometime in December.

Dance students like Katie Meyers, ninth grader at SJHS, are both excited and nervous to perform in front of the school because, she loves to dance but doesn’t want to fall on her face. She also said that dance class is really fun and she likes to make a fool out of herself while she dances!

Ali Earnshaw, SJHS Staff Writer

Has It Really Been That Long?

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:37

Mr. Greg Shields has been teaching at Springville Junior High School for five years, but this will be his 25th year as a teacher. He has also taught for seven years at TH Bell Jr. High in Ogden, Utah. Then he taught at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah, for eight years. Then Payson Junior High for five years. So how did Mr. Shields end up here at SJHS?

Jennifer Pizarro, SJHS Staff Writer

Quest Time: A History

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:32

As most students at Springville Junior High know, Quest Time is an extra period between third and fourth period to give students with deficient grades extra help. Quest Time was established two years ago by Mr.  Darrell Rolfe, former principal of Springville Junior High, and the Quest Time Committee, which consists of the following faculty members at SJHS: Mr. Trent Mikesell, Mrs. Corrin Gleave, Mrs. Josie Hales, and Ms. Diane Hamilton.  Quest Time was put into action last year. Since Mr. Rolfe had left the school, Mr. Van Ausdal, who had become principal of SJHS, was responsible for getting Quest Time started.

Chase Kimball, SJHS Staff Writer

Students make Pajamas in SJHS sewing class

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:29

On a day like any other at Springville Junior High School, Mrs. Diane Bird, a sewing teacher, starts the first assignment in her eighth-grade sewing classes to make pajama pants. She has two classes with about 25 students in each class. Her two classes have worked on their projects for about six days now and are starting to finish their masterpieces. 

Sam Hall, SJHS Staff Writer

Egg drop in science enrichment

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:27

Three weeks ago Mr. Shawn Hatfield, a science teacher at SHJS, gave his science enrichment students an exciting assignment. The students had to come up with unique ways to cushion an egg while it fell from the top of the school's roof.  This thrilling experiment came in three parts. While participating in this project, Mr. Hatfield's students learned about force and movement, and how to problem solve. In the first experiment, the students used a container eight inches or less and anything that wasn’t a liquid or a substance like peanut butter substance to keep the egg from cracking. The second experiment was the same except that the students had to make a container five inches or less.

Clarissa Scott, SJHS Staff Writer

Blendtec Donation to Springville Junior High School

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:45

Recently, the company Blendtec donated eight blenders to the Springville Junior High School’s foods class. But they didn’t donate to just Springville Junior High, they donated blenders to all the secondary schools in Utah County. Caitlin Dinkle, ninth grade student at SJHS, and her dad, Ken, brought them in one day and now the foods class uses them almost everyday.

Marin Rosenberg, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS’s Very Helpful Planners

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:42

Each year at Springville Junior High School, every student gets a planner. The planners help the students stay organized and stay caught up. The planners.  Ms. Rachel Neeley, SJHS English teacher said, “The planners help students keep organized and remember what assignments are due when.”  That’s not the only reason the planners are beneficial. According to Mr. David Kindrick, science teacher at SJHS, the planners are also great to use as a hall pass.

Cassidy Bowers, SJHS Staff Writer

States Competition in Mr. Shields’s Eighth-Grade Classes

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:41

On September 10th, Mr. Greg Shields, an eighth-grade United States history teacher at Springville Junior High school, started a competition for his students to memorize the states and say them as fast as possible. He held a mini-competition in each of his classes, and the top three students that defeated all the other students went to the finals. He called the competition the “Sweet 16” because there are 16 finalists. The finalists were Amanda Schultz, Katie Ashton, Zac Camara, Kenya Rodriguez, Morgan Ammons, Raini Couch, Elyse Hanks, Shelby Christensen, Joseph Cieslewicz, Tasha Wagstaff, Chyeann Peterson, Mitch Miller, Nicole Plowman, John Whitney, Mark Ohman, and Kelsie Taylor. 

Samantha Hall, SJHS Staff Writer

Accreditation is Coming to SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:40

Once again it is time for Accreditation! An accreditation review team will visit Springville Junior High School on April 23 and 24. Accreditation is when educators come from around the state of Utah and see how things are going at SJHS. It is the process the school goes through every six years and is an opportunity to get an evaluation. Accreditation allows SJHS to make a plan to help improve the school.

Allyson Smith, SJHS Staff Writer