Students at SJHS Learn About Famous Author

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 17:02

Students at SJHS in Mrs. Mary Rice’s English class are learning about Edgar Allan Poe.  Some things that the students are learning about are his life and his works like “The Raven,” “The Telltale Heart,” and “The Masque of the Red Death.”

Students learned that Poe was an American author and poet. They also learned that Poe was a very brilliant man, and that his writing shows it. Students also learned that Poe was very good at describing things and that he was a very unique kind of writer and person, and that the way he wrote showed his personality.

Rachel Standley, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Expresses Itself through Reflections

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 17:01

Ever since 1970, kids of all ages from all across the nation have been getting together to express themselves through a program called “Reflections.” Reflections is an annual program sponsored by the PTA that encourages students’ artistic talents. This year, Springville Junior High is participating in the Reflections program again.

This year, the theme is: “Together We Can…” When a student does Reflections, they create something that has to do with the theme. They can make or create anything in the categories of musical composition, dance, photography, 3-D art, visual arts, film/video, theater and/or literature.  Reflections entries are due Wednesday, October 20th for Springville Junior High.

Sarah Cheney, SJHS Staff Writer

Science Enrichment Blasts Off at SJHS!

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 17:00

A few weeks ago, Mr. Sam Dahl’s science enrichment class started an unusual and exciting project: rockets. According to Alexandria Sorenson, a seventh grader at SJHS, students got to decorate rockets, build them with a team, and launch them in the field. Some students, including Alexandria, decided to name their rockets.

According to Mr. Dahl, science enrichment is a class where students get to explore science in more depth than they do in regular science classes. “The rockets were really mostly for fun,” said Mr. Dahl, “but I think we learned a lot about the history of space travel along the way.”

Amanda Ripley, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Wants All Parent Email Addresses

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:45

Teachers at Springville Junior High keep parents informed about what is happening in their child’s classroom through email.  If parents have questions for a teacher, or vice versa, emailing helps get answers faster and easier. According to Ms. Rachel Neeley, seventh grade English teacher at the junior high, her emails to parents help keep them informed as to what is going on in class.

Andalyn Hall, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Anticipating The Halloween Dance

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:40

Every fall at SJHS we have a Halloween dance. The dance will be on October 28th from 7:00-9:00 in the boys’ gym. Admission costs three dollars with an ID card and four dollars without an ID card. This year the student council has decided to wear costumes for the dance. According to Mrs. Joye Wimmer, secretary, students don’t have to wear a costume if they don’t want to but it would be fun to see everyone dressed up. Mrs. Wimmer also said, “Our DJ will be Audio Visions which is a home owned company. They have done our dances for years and do a good job for us.”

Zoe Baldwin, SJHS Staff Writer

Mrs. Carpenter’s class gets chilly with learning

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:38

Mrs. Lise Carpenter’s class is stirring up the cold drink of wisdom. A few weeks ago Mrs. Carpenter, science teacher at the Springville Junior High, and her class did experiments with dry ice.

Mrs. Carpenter created these experiments for phases of matter. “I was looking for something fun to do which had to do with physical properties and changes of matter. I somehow found a book of dry ice experiments and knew it would be perfect!!” said Mrs. Carpenter. Students learn how matter reacts in certain situations, such as an ice cube melting in warm water.

Tyler Condie, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS introduces a new English teacher, Mr. Strong

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:37

At the beginning of the new school year, a new English teacher came to Springville Junior High School. Mr. Ryan Strong, the new eighth and ninth-grade English teacher said, “I love teaching at SJHS. Like seriously. Tried it, love it, crave it.”

Mr. Strong, grew up in Sandy, Utah and currently lives in Orem. He likes to read and write, and that’s why he started teaching English at SJHS. He also enjoys playing volleyball, racquetball, building legos, and spending time with his family. Mr. Strong has three kids, Josephine, age three, Atticus, age two, and Margaret, who was just born eight weeks ago.

Melissa Jenson, SJHS Staff Writer

An Inside Look in Service Learning

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:36

Teachers agree that service is an important life skill, yet most classes focus on other subjects. For students who want to make a difference in our society, SJHS has a class called Service Learning.

Service Learning focuses on teaching students the values of serving others. Students are given the opportunity to plan and carry out an act of service, such as making blankets for The Women and Children’s Justice Center, decorating posters for the school dances, or cutting out stars for the upcoming “Make a Wish” fundraiser.

Amanda Ripley, SJHS Staff Writer

Students Learn and Act out Shakespeare

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:33

A few weeks in to a new school year, Springville Junior High has yet another new chance to learn-and this time, it is with Shakespeare. Many times, students don’t know who Shakespeare is or what he has written. Now, every student has the chance to find out. Mrs. Elizabeth Bass, seventh and eighth-grade English teacher at Springville Junior High, is leading a new enrichment class about Shakespeare on Tuesdays during Quest Time. According to Mrs. Bass, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged by many to be one of the most accomplished playwrights in history, and his influence expands into modern day literature and plots. He has authored more than 37 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 narrative poems and two "lost plays."

Sarah Cheney, SJHS Staff Writer

The Knights Play Golf

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:31

he Springville Junior High School Knights have many successful sports programs, from football, to track, to tennis.  But what many people do not know is that SJHS also has a winning golf team.

This school year, the team has been to many meets around the district, and even won third place at their last tournament on September 27th.  Coached by Mr. Dallin Krebs, the team headed down to Gladstan Golf course in Payson.  They competed against Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Diamond Fork, Mount Nebo, and Payson Junior Highs.  

Claire Hatch, SJHS Staff Writer