March 14th: Pi Day or Pie Day?

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:59

In math students talk a lot about pi, but on March 14th they talk about pie (as well as eat it)!  “Pi day is a holiday that the math world made up to celebrate Pi,” said Mrs. Gleave, math teacher here at SJHS.  On this day, students in Mrs. Gleave’s class discuss pi topics like how many digits of pi they have found, who has memorized the most digits of pi, and how long it took them to recite it.

Kylee Jensen, SJHS Staff Writer

La! La! La! With SJHS’s Master Singers

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:35

Deep down everyone loves to sing. If it’s in the shower, or in the car, or just for fun, for everyone to hear, or for nobody to hear, everyone loves to sing. In Master Singers, these talented students love to sing anywhere and everywhere.  Master Singers are a group of ninth-grade boys and girls who auditioned in eighth grade to become the best singers at SJHS. This choir is taught by SJHS’s choir teacher Mrs. Walker.        

Sarah Clark,SJHS Staff Writer

Spinning Through Life with Springville Color Guard

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:29

Swish! The fabric and colors fly as the Springville High School Winter Color Guard tosses, spins, and dances around the Springville Junior High’s gym floor.

For the students who do not know, color guard originally started as a military tradition. The military would carry their country’s flag and two rifles. They carried the flag in an appropriate position and showed great respect for it.

Camilla Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS went green on March 17!

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:18

Some think St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday where you wear green, and pinch people who aren’t wearing green. Others believe it’s celebrated because a leprechaun man saved Scotland. But what is it really? St. Patrick’s Day is a day celebrated worldwide by Irish people and many non-Irish people. Celebrations are generally themed around things green and Irish. Celebrations include wearing green, eating Irish food, and attending parades. According to, the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland is part of a five day festival, with over 500,000 people attending the 2006 parade!

Annee Lange, SJHS Staff Writer

Romeo, O’ Romeo. . .

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:15

Forbidden love and tragedy. These things can be found in Mrs. Rice’s ninth grade Honors English classes. Mrs. Rice’s sixth and seventh period classes have been studying The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. They took a break from the story to explore ideas from the text in a writers’ workshop. Writers’ workshop is an experience to improve one's writing ability by choosing an idea from a book and exploring that idea in a text. When asked about writers’ workshop, Jennifer Bate, ninth-grade student, said, "I feel that it’s interesting to dig deeper into the meaning behind the pages of the story."

Joee Lowe, SJHS Staff Writer

Springville Junior High girls get excited for cheer!

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:13

Springville High cheer and drill teams came on Friday, March 4th to our school and performed for the SJHS girls. They came to show the eighth and ninth-grade girls their dances and get the junior high girls excited to try out for cheerleading and drill team. They told the girls how to sign up and the requirements for it. Eighth-grade girls can’t sign up until next year.

Ashlan Kendall, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Staff Members Play Card Games During School

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:08

Staff members, playing card games during school. Who would have thought of this? Once in a while Mrs. Johnson, an assistant principal here at SJHS takes cards to teacher’s classrooms. Teachers draw cards; they have played one game so far.

Mrs. Johnson came up with this idea because she wanted away for the teachers and other staff members to talk and get to know each other. This started in January around the first of the month. “The card games are about making the staff feel like a family and to get to know each other,” said Mrs. Johnson.

Kira Craig, SJHS Staff Writer

National Pancake Day at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:03

On Friday, March fourth, Springville Junior High’s eighth-grade foods exploration class made pancakes.

“We do Pancake Day as part of our Carbohydrate and Quick Bread Unit. We just learned about quick breads, and pancakes are a pour batter quick bread. So...we made pancake,” said Mrs. Luke, the foods exploration teacher at SJHS.  Quick bread(s) are breads that use a leavening agent other than yeast to cook making it quicker to fix. Some examples of quick breads include pancakes, cornbread, biscuits, muffins, and waffles.

Many students in her class enjoyed the activity, and loved getting to eat the pancakes. The students loved that they also got to celebrate National Pancake Day.

Anna Bunnell, SJHS Staff Writer

Knightingales in action

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 12:49

Every year Mrs. Walker conducts an eighth grade all-girl choir class known as Knightingales.  There are currently 65 girls in Knightingales, and everyday they work on classical pieces as a choir.  In seventh grade most of the girls participated in a mixed choir known as the Apprentice Singers, but when students hit eighth grade they had to divide into seperate boys and girls choirs. This helps prepare and develop the students voices for Master Singers when they will be mixed again as a boys and girls choir.  Kahaia Stewart, an eighth-grade Knightingale at SJHS, said, “It’s a bummer we don’t have the boys here, they always liven things up.  But it’s a good opportunity to help us focus on our voices.”

Tiare Spencer, SJHS Staff Writer

Jazz Band Plays “Excellent” Music

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 11:52

Jazz band is where students learn how to play their instruments better and also sharpen there skills in song playing. “It gives the students extra performing opportunities,” Mr. Booth, SJHS band teacher said. The students learn songs from all sorts of genres like jazz, Latin, rock, and R&B (Rhythm and Blues). Currently the jazz band class is learning Superstition by Stevie Wonder, a jazz version of the Sesame Street, and a song by Santana. Jazz band is learning these songs so that they can play them for a concert in May. The class is performing during school in an assembly.

Hollie Coulon, SJHS Staff Writer