Oink! In With the Animals at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 12:29

What is FFA? The largest youth leadership organization, that’s what! For the first time, Agricultural Science is being offered at Springville Junior High. Agriculture is the production, processing, marketing, and use of foods, and fibers and byproducts from plant crops and animals. Mrs. Monica Giffing teaches Agricultural Science, or FFA, at the junior high and at Springville High School. She has been teaching FFA for five years at the high school, but this is the first year she is teaching FFA at SJHS.

Andalyn Hall, SJHS Staff Writer

The Science Within Chocolate

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 12:25

At Springville Junior High School, students had the opportunity to learn and experiment with well-loved milk chocolate. On Monday, November 8, Mr. David Kindrick’s eighth-grade science class made chocolate molds to experiment with the physical properties of matter.

The purpose of this experiment was to help students understand and witness these physical properties. Mr. Kindrick wanted his students to see the changes from solids to liquids to gas. He chose chocolate to work with because it can go through each phase without adding or taking away a large amount of energy. Mr. Kindrick said, “Chocolate is also a tasty treat that you can get to solidify in a timely manner.”

Emilee Christensen, SJHS Staff Writer

The Knights Celebrate the Christmas Season through Music

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 12:23

Ever since 1957, Springville Junior High School has celebrated the Christmas season through song. This year, on December first and third of 2010, the SJHS choirs will be carrying on the tradition. 

There are four choirs that will perform in the concert.  The Master Singers (ninth-grade integrated choir), The Journeymen (eighth-grade mens choir), The Apprentice Singers (seventh-grade integrated choir), and The Knightingales, (eight-grade women’s chorus). On December third at 7:30 pm., the Master Singers and Journeymen will put on the “Candle Light” concert, with a special appearance from the Knightingales.

Claire Hatch, SJHS Staff Writer

Creative Sewing

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 12:22

Students at Springville Junior High are participating in a Creative Sewing class. Creative Sewing is an enrichment option for Quest Time. Creative Sewing is a class where students come to work on sewing projects or learn new sewing skills.

Claire Bunnell, eighth grader at SJHS, said, “I think it’s really fun and gives you a break from school.”

Creative Sewing is in the foods room (36) on Mondays and in the sewing room (room 35) on Fridays during Quest Time. Mrs. Luke teaches on Mondays, and Mrs. Bird teaches on Fridays. 

Anna Bunnell, SJHS Staff Writer

Knights Learning About the Digestive System

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 12:09

All eighth-grade health classes at Springville Junior High School have been working especially hard this past week because they are designing a theme park. According to Mr. Ryan Chambers, eighth and ninth-grade health teacher at the junior high, the difference between a theme park and an amusement park is that an amusement park has random rides and attractions that don’t tie into anything, and a theme park all has rides and attractions based on a specific idea. In this case, the theme is the digestive system. Mr. Chambers said, “I have the students do this activity so that they can associate things that they are not familiar with, like the digestive system, with something that they are very familiar with like a theme park.

Sarah Cheney, SJHS Staff Writer

Students Read Skeleton Creek at Springville Junior High

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 12:05

In Mrs. Mary Rice’s eighth-grade English classes, the students have started reading a book called Skeleton Creek. Mrs. Rice, eighth-grade English teacher and ninth-grade Honors English teacher at SJHS, said, “Skeleton Creek is a multi-genre book about a gold mining mystery. Some of the genres featured include: journal, videos, meeting minutes, newspaper articles, emails, graphs and charts.” Mrs. Rice started the books with her classes about the end of October and they will most likely be finish around the 22nd of November.

Faith Atkinson, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Students Show their Talents

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 12:01

Springville Junior High School is having a Talent Show.  Auditons were held a couple weeks ago, and many students showed up. Now they have chosen a date for the assembly; it will be on the 23rd of November. There will be two assemblies for the students during school to let everyone have a chance to see all the different types of talents that students are best at. Some examples of the talents students will see are a stand up comedian, singing, dancing, and many more different talents.

Kallie Whitby, SJHS Staff Writer

Seventh Graders Get Loud in the Boys vs. Girls Assembly

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 11/17/2010 - 07:40

Springville Junior High School’s seventh graders got loud on October 13.  All seventh graders attended the boys vs. girls assembly, complete with ice cream sundae relay races and pudding eating contests. Teachers and students alike had plenty of fun. Emo Apaui, a seventh grader here at SJHS, said, “Heck yeah, I was screaming at the top of my lung’s cheering on the boys.” Mr. Trent Mikesell, creative writing and seventh-grade language arts teacher, said, “The assembly was tons of fun. It was a big rush, and there was a lot of energy in the room!”

Zoe Baldwin, SJHS Staff Writer

Students Design School Yearbook

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 11/17/2010 - 07:38

The yearbook class is unlike any other. Let’s start at the beginning of yearbook, the yearbook staff. The students in the class are Jen Bate, Tyler Oman, Celeborn Stringham, Payton Acor, Stacy Stapel, Kara DeMelo, Zach Droubay, and Austin Dayton. Ms. Rachel Neeley, seventh-grade English teacher, is the yearbook advisor. The yearbook staff takes all of the pictures and designs the yearbook during seventh period.

Kallie Whitby SJHS Staff Writer