Intramurals for Absences

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:38

This year after school at Springville Junior High School, students can attend intramurals to catch up their grade in P.E.  If students go one time, it makes up for one day of class full credit.  Throughout the year there are several choices to compete in.  There’s basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickleball, indoor soccer, archery, and weight lifting.  Currently, there are two different choices for intramurals: indoor soccer and weight lifting.

Students can also go to intramurals for extra credit.  Mrs. Kelly Anderson, the girls P.E. teacher at Springville Junior High School, said, ”I think it is a great way to get make-up credit, and to also get to play with your friends that you may not have P.E. with.”  

Marynda Chipman, SJHS Staff Writer

First Time Dance Class at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:37

For the first time at Springville Junior High School, students can take dance as an elective class. There are two dance teachers: Mrs. Koriane Maughan and Mrs. Erica Persson.  Mrs. Persson is one of the many new teachers this year at SJHS, and she teaches health and aerobic conditioning. Mrs. Maughen was a math teacher last year, but now she is teaching English.

This is not Mrs. Maughan's first time teaching dance; she has also taught at a few dance studios in Springville and Salem. But that's not the only place she has taught.  She has gaven some of her skills to two different high school drill teams.

Shay Johnson, SJHS Staff Writer

Students Create This Projects in 9th Grade Honors English

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:35

Mrs. Mary Rice, English teacher at Springville Junior High School, said, “As SJHS ninth graders start their freshman year their understanding of literacy changes and becomes more sophisticated.” In Mrs. Rice’s Honors English classes, her students created their own “This” projects. Students added things like physical setting, ideological setting, symbols, plot, and theme to their “This” projects and their understanding of narrative structure.  According to Mrs. Rice, the idea of the project was to begin the process of giving students tools to become better thinkers about text and introduce the idea of disciplined re-reading.

Ali Earnshaw, SJHS Staff Writer

Exciting Quest Time for the Knightingales

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:34

The eighth-grade choir class, also known as the Knightingales, meets every Tuesday during Quest Time in Mrs. Walker’s room to prepare for their Christmas concert in December. The Knightingales are preparing three songs to sing in the December concert. Mrs. Walker’s favorite song that they perform is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The Knightingales will perform that song with the Master Singers and the Journeymen.

Amanda Schultz, an eighth grader at SJHS and a Knightingale, said her favorite song the choir performs is “One candle.”  It tells a story of how the candles just keep getting brighter and brighter as more candles are added.  


Lydia Austin, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Girls Tennis Team

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:34

***Front row, left to right: Sidney Gierisch, Sarah Skinner, Kimberlyn Hicken, Chyeann Peterson, and Stephanie Aragon.  Back row, left to right: Ciara Snapp, Maiya Buckley, Leah Morales, Bailey Davis, Mekinna Sokolowski,  Aubrey Wasden, Kylee Richmond, Kaylee Richmond, Maddie Brenchley, and Melanie Anderson.***

Marin Rosenberg, SJHS Staff Writer

We are all united at Springville Junior High School

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:30

Springville Junior High School will be having a cultural assembly on November 22, during school hours.  Assistant principal of SJHS, Mr. Dave Knudsen, said the idea for the assembly came from a high school he used to work at. Mr. Knudsen said, “The idea came about because the school leaders thought it would be a great idea to have students see what other cultures are like.”  The idea also has to do with this year’s theme for reflections which is Diversity.   Mr. David Hansen, history teacher at SJHS, is in charge of the assembly along with Mr. Knudsen.  Students Klade Smith and Moroni Black are helping.  According to Mr.

Demmi Nava, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Boys Football Season Kicks Off

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:28

At Springville Junior High, the seventh though ninth-grade boys football season is under way and is going until the end of October. There are six teams: SOS Drug Store, Rotary, Quality Cleaners, Reams, the freshman A team, and the freshman B team.

Klade Smith, a member of the freshman B team, said, “Football is a great sport. you get to go out and hit with your brothers on the team.” According to Klade, it is fun to got out and play with your friends. “I treat my teammates like my brothers,” said Klade.

Jed Barker, SJHS Staff Writer

Mrs. Maughan’s English classes commemorate 9/11

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:26

Mrs. Maughan, the English and dance teacher at Springville Junior High, had her class take on a project. They wrote an ‘I Will’ statement, promising they would do something on the anniversary of 9/11, in memorial of the people who died that day. They wrote cards to local firefighters and police officers. They also took time to learn more about 9/11, and remember it, in the process.     

Samantha Rasmussen, SJHS Staff Writer

Enrichment now in the Morning

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:25

Apringville Junior High School is now holding Morning Enrichment from 7:20 to 7:50 for students who have two or more tardies in a class. One day at morning enrichment will make up for one tardy. While students are at enrichment they get to work on homework or do something quietly. They can’t talk to anyone, though.
Mr. Ken Van Ausdal, principal of SJHS, said, "Kids need to be on time to their classes because it’s a life skill to be on time, and if you’re late often then it’ll create bad habits. They also miss information, and it disturbs the class.”

Sarah Skinner, SJHS Staff Writer

Mr. Mikesell: New Assistant Principal at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:24

This year Mr. Trent Mikesell, a former Springville Junior High School seventh-grade teacher, was appointed by Mr. Ken Van Ausdal, the school principal, to be a new assistant principal along with Mr. Knudsen at SJHS.  For the past few years Mr. Mikesell taught seventh-grade English and Creative Writing.  

Ms. Rachel Neeley, who teaches seventh-grade English, said, “It is really fun working with Mr. Mikesell, he always has great ideas and works hard.”  Now that Mr. Mikesell is no longer a teacher, he has more time to spend with individual students.  Even though he doesn’t know as many, he likes spending time one on one with the students he does get to know.

Marynda Chipman, SJHS Staff Writer