Once upon a school play

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 03/12/2011 - 10:13

Power-hungry queens, mute kings, funky dances and beds? They all fit in the school play called “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Students auditioned for the play because of their friends or just because they were born with the talent to act and sing.  Helaman Burrows, ninth grader at SJHS, said, “I love acting and singing--it’s one of my hobbies.” Hard work is a main priority for the play. Mrs. Walker, the choir teacher and director of the musical at SJHS, said ,“It takes a lot of time, hard work and sacrifice to put on an excellent show. It's really fun, but the hard work comes first.”

Whitley Hicken, SJHS Staff Writer

4th Term Bring it on!

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 03/12/2011 - 10:09

Nebo School District’s schools third terms is coming to a close March 17th. Some students at SJHS seem a little worried with the end of the term coming up. Cody Woolsey, ninth grader at SJHS, said, “I am kind of worried because teachers give big assignments and everyone is cramming so that they can get good grades.”

But some of the students at SJHS aren’t as worried about the end of the term. Annie Anderson, an eighth grader at SJHS, is one of them.  She said, “I am excited for the end of the term because the closer it gets to the end of the term the closer school gets out."

Anna Bunnell, SJHS Staff Writer

English Goes Classic

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Sat, 03/12/2011 - 10:08

Romance, war, death, deception, trial, and tragedy were some of the things that were rattling through Mrs. Rice’s ninth-grade honors English classes as they compared two classic books.

About four months ago, right before Thanksgiving, Mrs. Rice’s honors English classes voted on two books that they could read; those two books were Ivanhoe and Dracula.  The students not only got to vote for the two books, but they also had the opportunity to choose which one out of the two they would read.  Most students chose to read Dracula, but a few students chose to read Ivanhoe.

Stacy Stapel, SJHS Staff Writer

Accreditation Improves SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 22:10

Every five years secondary schools that offer graduation credits go through a process called accreditation. This process is a way of finding things in the school that could use improvement. The school has to meet academic standards in order to continue to issue graduation credits.

Klade Smith, SJHS Staff Writer

America Celebrates Presidents Day

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 21:41

Most students have heard of President’s Day, but have they ever taken the time to think about, understand, and appreciate it?   We have the national holiday, President’s Day, on February 22 every year.  “We have it to celebrate the birthdays of our most popular and beloved presidents of the United States,” said Mr. Shields, eighth-grade history teacher.  The presidents we celebrate are Washington and Lincoln.   We have this holiday to show appreciation to those presidents for their service, for establishing America and holding it together in our darkest hours.   Washington’s birthday was Feb. 22, and Lincoln’s was Feb.

Kylee Jensen, SJHS Staff Writer

A Full Week Away From School: Spring Break!

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 21:31

 Everyone loves a good long break from school. Spring break is April 11-15. Different teachers and students will be staying at home and the others will be enjoying a vacation with their family somewhere else.

Teachers like Mrs. Luke, the foods teacher here at SJHS, are staying home and relaxing during this week long break. “It is my favorite week. It helps me survive the rest of the school year. Plus it is a good way to celebrate the new season,” said Mrs. Luke.

Kira Craig, SJHS Staff Writer

Love is in the air with Valegrams at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:13

Here at Springville Junior High School, students get to spread the love for Valentines Day with Valegrams! A Valegram is a little note students can send to each other in honor of Valentines Day! Students have their choice of sending a romantic flower or a candy and a note. “They were sold outside of the cafeteria at lunchtime and would be delivered to the receiving student’s period right after lunch,” said Mrs. Bird, the service learning teacher at SJHS. “Anyone could buy them for that special someone, “Gregg Davis, a ninth grade student at SJHS, said.

Renae Lovelace, SJHS Staff Writer

Getting Fit After School

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:31

Missed a lot of school and need to make up PE credit?  Almost everyday SJHS holds an extra-curricular activity know as Intramurals that students can attend, to make up their PE credit.  Intramurals are held from 2:45 to 3:45 in the girls gym every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday after school.

Not only do they get to make up credit for PE, but they can also get extra credit while playing the sports that you love.  Mrs. Maughan, a pre-algebra teacher at SJHS, is one of the teachers that volunteered to help out and supervise the activities after school.  Mrs. Maughan says, “It is a really fun job, because I either get to watch students play sports, or I get to join them myself!”

Tiare Spencer, SJHS Staff Writer

Get Fit with SJHS Track and Field

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:04

Spring is coming and along with it so is track. Track will start on Monday, March 21st. If you are a student with a GPA higher than a 2.0 you can join track. On Tuesday, March 8th the school will hold a meeting explaining track and what you can do. At the meeting you will get forms that you and your parents will sign giving you permission to join track. There is also a fee that you will have to pay of $35.

Ali Earnshaw, SJHS Staff Writer

Students' Heroes Coming To Life in Mr. Mikesell's class

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:33

In Mr. Mikesell’s seventh grade English class at SJHS, the students are creating hero reports. All the seventh graders pick a hero, or someone who means a lot to them, and then present an oral report to the class about their hero.  Reports took place on Friday, February 25, giving each student about five minutes to explain about their hero to the class. Chris Luther, a seventh grader at SJHS, chose Tom Cruise for a hero. Chris said, “I chose Tom because he is awesome, and I was excited to tell people just how amazing Tom Cruise is.”

Mckenzie Reidhead, SJHS Staff Writer