Learning about the Government at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 16:20

In history class, students learn about a variety of different governments, societies, and cultures. But, to most students, the most important thing they will learn is how our own United States government functions. Through participating in the democratic process, U.S. citizens can have an effect on the way they and others around them live. Government and law is a class at SJHS that focuses on the way our government works and how we can better utilize and enrich it.

Christopher Taylor, SJHS Staff Writer

Scientist of the Month

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 16:19

Sarah Cheney has been selected as the Scientist of the month. She is an eighth grader at SJHS. Sarah loves to draw, read and do ballroom dance. In one of her ballroom dance competitions, she was able to win 5th place out of 40 couples in the high school category. She also plays the piano, ice skates, and is on the journalism staff here at SJHS. She loves school, and her favorite subjects are art and English.

David Kindrick, SJHS Science Teacher

Students at SJHS Hunt for Enjoyment

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 16:17

Here at Springville Junior High, there are many types of students who enjoy many different things. Some of these people enjoy the thrills of hunting.

“My favorite part of hunting is being with family,” said Allan Maughan, a ninth-grader at SJHS. Hunting can bring people close together. Hunters are out in the wilderness looking for a certain animal, but a lot of it is just relaxing with their families. Hunters can discover new bonds they never knew existed and find knew things out about eachother.

Cody Woolsey, SJHS Staff Writer

The Game of Trivia

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 16:16

Mrs. Rice, honors English teacher at Springville Junior High School, is working students’ minds to the maximum with Trivia. On Fridays during Quest Time Mrs. Rice puts on Trivia Games as a fun way for students to learn and be enriched.

Mrs. Rice’s class allows students to learn a variety of new and fun facts. Mrs. Rice asks students trivia questions on popular culture, sports, history, geography and Walt Disney. Some days students get the opportunity to write their own questions. Then they take turns asking their questions. These questions, from the students, can end up being school-related or completely random. Students enjoy learning both.

Emilee Christensen, SJHS Staff Writer

Students Speak a New Language at Springville Junior High

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 16:15

Students have all heard about Springville Junior High’s new Quest Time program. Some students may have attended many different enrichment activities with many different teachers. One of these activities is sign language. The sign language enrichment class is held by Ms. Diane Hamilton, pre-algebra and algebra 1A teacher at SJHS, and takes place in room 74 every Tuesday. Ms. Hamilton teaches this enrichment class because she thinks it is important for students to know another language, and she thinks it should be a regular class.

Taylor Bennett, SJHS Staff Writer

Gifted and Talented use Critical Thinking Skills at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 16:12

A group of students at Springville Junior High was taken out of classes on October 7th and October 8th for an activity requiring critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. The purpose of this activity was to “develop communication and problem-solving skills by working in groups, using higher-level thinking skills, while having fun in the process,” said Mr. David Hansen, Gifted and Talented supervisor at SJHS.  The students participating in the activity were given a problem, and they had to solve the problem using common items. According to Mr. Hansen, the success rate of this activity was excellent.

Cody Woolsey, SJHS Staff Writer

The Path to Knighthood at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 16:32

This year Mr. Ken Van Ausdal, principal at SJHS, and Mr. Dave Knudsen, assistant principal at SJHS, have given students an opportunity to show their accomplishments in and out of the school community. Together they have given students the Path to Knighthood. Similar to what the knights in the medieval ages had to accomplish, students will have to complete activities in physical fitness, academics, arts, and service to move along the Path to Knighthood. “I think it’s a good experience,” said seventh grader Sarah Christensen, “I’m excited to start.”

Taylor Bennett, SJHS Staff Writer

Students improve their writing skills in creative writing class

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 16:30

The creative writing class is a popular class at Springville Junior High School where students can practice their writing skills and have opportunities to write.  Mr. Trent Mikesell, English teacher at SJHS, is the new creative writing teacher at the junior high.

The creative writing class is held in first period, in Mr. Mikesell’s class- room 54. Mr. Mikesell took over the class from Ms. Tiffanie Miley and Ms. Rachel Neeley who taught it in years past. The class won’t be too different from last year; this year the class is doing many of the same assignments

Mason Barnes, SJHS Staff Writer

Sewing up a storm at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 16:29

At Springville Junior High students are having a great time in an elective class called Clothing Exploration. Students may take this class in eighth and ninth grade.  This is a class where students are taught the parts of a sewing machine, how to measure material, sew, and thread the sewing machine. Students are required to do five projects to pass after they finish all of their projects they may work on a mystery project.

Students start this class by going and getting their fabric, after students have purchased their fabric; they check their machine for anything wrong. After they check everything for flaws they may begin working on whatever project they are on. 

Shannon Lott, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS’s Quest to Read

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 16:17

Students all over Springville Junior High School have been getting used to Quest Time enrichment activities.  Enrichment activities are students reward for having grades above a C-. Some of the most popular activities so far have been things like movies, board games, the pool table in the counselor’s room, and magic classes.  What most students haven’t heard of is the book group, a new activity that started just four weeks ago at Springville Junior.

Claire Hatch, SJHS Staff Writer