Journalism is Back and Better than Ever at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 15:06

Front row, left to right:  Anna Bunnell, Sarah Cheney, Emilee Christensen, Zoe Baldwin, Sage Petersen, and Shannon Lott.  Second row, left to right:  Taylor Bennett, Claire Hatch, Melissa Jenson, Rachel Standley, and Amanda Ripley.  Third row, left to right:  Faith Atkinson, Kallie Whitby, Mason Barnes, and Cody Woolsey.  Back row, left to right:  Michelle Herrera, Andalyn Hall, Christopher Taylor, Andrew Creer, and Tyler Condie.


Cody Woolsey, SJHS Staff Writer

Eighth Graders at SJHS Remember Past Relatives

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:57

ll the eighth graders at SJHS got the opportunity to see the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.  Students arrived in Spanish Fork on September 10th to view the wall.  As students arrived, a helper told the students that this memorial was to honor the soldiers who had died to save our freedom.

Leah Morales, an eighth grader at SJHS said, “As soon as I glimpsed the wall it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!” She also said, "Those people who sacrificed their lives for freedom--that was a great responsibility.”

Rachel Standley, SJHS Staff Writer

New Principal at Springville Junior High

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:55

This year at Springville Junior High School there is a new principal: Mr. Ken Van Ausdal. Before coming to SJHS, Mr. Van Ausdal was principal at Salem Elementary for four years.

Mr. Van Ausdal has done a lot of different jobs professionally. He was a resource teacher at Santaquin Elementary, an assistant principal at Eastmont Middle School and West Hills Middle School, and the principal of Butler Elementary and Salem Elementary.

Michelle Herrera, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS: A Destination or a Journey?

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:48

Springville Junior High School students and teachers are finding unique ways to get to school. On weekdays everyone needs a way of getting to the junior high. There’s the usual: walking, taking the bus, or getting a ride from a parent. But this year, SJHS is uncovering new ways to get from point A to point B.

Emilee Christensen, SJHS Staff Writer

Trust Lands Program Helps Education at Springville Junior High

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:44

Trust Lands is a state program that gives schools money to buy new equipment and other supplies that make learning for the students easier.  This year at Springville Junior High the money has been put towards many different things to improve the students’ learning progress.

Shannon Lott, SJHS Staff Writer

Students Create “This” Projects in SJHS Honors English Class

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:42

This year in Honors English the ninth graders have been making a “this”. Mrs. Mary Rice, Honors English teacher at SJHS, said,  “A ‘this’ is called a ‘this’ because there are many folded pieces to it, and as I explained the folding to students, I found myself constantly using phrases like ‘then fold this’ or ‘bring this together with that.’  And thus a ‘this’ was born.”  A “this” consists of specially folded pieces that contain specific information about a text that students used their summer reading to create, with Mrs. Rice’s assistance. 

Andrew Creer, SJHS Staff Writer

Students Become Cartographers

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:39

At Springville Junior High School, eighth-grade students in Mr. Greg Shields's U.S. History class are learning to be cartographers.  A cartographer is someone who makes a map. Students are in charge of making a map of the United States. Students will add all of the rivers, mountain ranges, regions, and most of the lakes. Students get to use their personality and imagination as they make their maps. They are allowed to decorate the maps in any way that they want. The project is worth 180 points and is due on October 21st. Students will be graded on creativity, neatness, completeness, and total effort put into the project.

Rachel Standley, SJHS Staff Writer

Tracking Progress with SIS at Springville Junior High

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:38

Students’ grades can have a huge effect on their lives.  Colleges look at grades when handing out scholarships and accepting applications. Employers look for good grades when reviewing job applications. And, almost all parents give out consequences to their children based on their grades.  That’s one reason why Nebo School District teachers and students want an effective, simple way to track students grades. The method they have chosen is an online computer program called Student Information System.

Christopher Taylor, SJHS Staff Writer

Magic with Mr. Rice

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:35

Mr. Brian Rice, eighth and ninth-grade English teacher, does a 20 minute magic show every Monday morning during Quest Time in his room. “It’s a fun class, I would recommend for people to go see it,” Said Miriam Burell, an eighth grader at Springville Junior High.

Mr. Rice said, “The class gets about 36 students a day, sometimes I have to turn some students away because my classroom is so full!”  He learned magic as a kid. He claims to have always had an interest in magic, one day he just picked up a book and started to read about it. After some amount of time he learned more and more tricks.

Shannon Lott, SJHS Staff Writer

The Cheerleaders of the Future

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:28

Recreational cheerleading is a sport for girls in sixth through ninth grade. Recreational cheerleading is when girls cheer for the football teams of boys in their own grade. The teams are sponsored by businesses around Springville. There are teams like the Johnston Tire Jaguars, SOS Drugstore Bears, Quality Cleaners Vikings, and Reams Badgers.

To be able to do recreational cheerleading, the parents of the girls who want to do cheerleading can sign up during the start of the summer or late spring at the recreational center in Springville. The Springville Recreational Center is located at 443 South 200 East, or you can visit, then click on City Departments, then Recreation.

Kallie Whitby, SJHS Staff Writer