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Musical Math at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 17:03

A new tradition has sprung at SJHS in Mrs. Corrin Gleave’s most advanced math classes. A unit she started just last year is her Christmas caroling unit, which she has decided to revive again this year.

Last year Mrs. Gleave had her students take a little bit of time from math, and had them rewrite words to the tunes of familiar Christmas carols. The words the students wrote all had to relate to math formulas and theorems from their book. This year the students are required to do the same thing.

Once the masterpieces have been written by the students, the whole class learns each others songs. They then go around to different teachers throughout the school to sing their formulas and theorems.

Jacob Simmons, SJHS Staff Writer

Mr. Mikesell: English Teacher at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 15:09

Springville Junior High School is very pleased with their English department. One of the men that helps make the department so successful is Mr. Trent Mikesell, seventh-grade English teacher.

Mr. Mikesell is working on his fourth year as a teacher. He has taught at three schools: Payson Middle School, Pocatello High School, and of course, Springville Junior High. He has taught grades seventh through ninth, as well as eleventh. “I like seventh best of all, especially in a junior high. They are so new and really enjoy coming to school,” he said. 

Jacob Simmons, SJHS Staff Writer

Skiing season comes again

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:52

It’s on the Utah License plates- “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” Mrs. Kaycie Sorenson, SJHS math teacher, agrees with that statement. “Utah ski resorts rock!” said Mrs. Sorenson. In the winter, many Utahns, and others from across the world, go up into the Utah Rockies and ski up at any of the several resorts.

“Hills are split,” said Spencer Duncan, an eighth grade SJHS student. “From hardest to easiest: Double Black Diamond, Black Diamond, Green Square, and Blue Circle.”

Jack Setzer, SJHS Staff Writer

Coach Parker, SJHS PE teacher

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:46

Some would say that Springville Junior High has been a very lucky school for 10 years straight. They would be referring to the fact that the boys' PE coach, Michael Parker, has been instructing students for 10 years at Springville Junior High. “I hate grading, so PE seems the spot for me!” said Coach Parker. According to Coach Parker, he received a minor in PE which let him teach, even though his Bachelor's degree is in Geology.

Jack Setzer, SJHS Staff Writer

New Vice Principal at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:43

Springville Junior High school is undergoing a few changes this year in appearance and staff. Mrs. Courtney Johnson has been added to the staff at Springville Junior High as the new vice principal. “I love how well-rounded the school is. Mr. Rolfe and Mr. Knudsen really understand the kids here, and you can tell they really care,” Mrs. Johnson explained.

Mr. Dave Knudsen, another vice principal at SJHS, shared his thoughts on working with Mrs. Johnson when he said, “I enjoy working with Mrs. Johnson; she’s really funny and a hard worker. She’s also very energetic about her work.”

Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer

Major Multi-Tasker Named Mrs. Bird

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:39

SJHS has a lot of hard working teachers. One of them is Mrs. Diane Bird, who teaches three classes: service learning, CTE, and sewing. She has been teaching here for one year and has loved it. Even though she is busy with school work she still has time for her family, pets and her big yard at home.

This year is Mrs. Bird’s fifth year teaching. Before coming to SJHS, she taught sewing, service learning, CTE, foods, child development and Interior Design at Provo High School. Before teaching, she helped with her husband’s business and has been busy raising four children.

Hayde Blanco, SJHS Staff Writer

David Kindrick: Athlete and Teacher at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:32

A great component to the quality teaching in both schooling and sports at Springville Junior High is thanks in part to Mr. David Kindrick. Mr. Kindrick teaches science at SJHS, coaches the girls' basketball team, and also helps out with the track team.

Mr. Kindrick has been teaching for nine years, eight of those years at SJHS. The other schools he has taught at include East Hardy Early Middle School and Timpview High School.  Mr. Kindrick is currently teaching and has mostly taught eighth-grade integrated science. He has also taught body conditioning and study skills. “I really like the ecology section [of eighth grade science] because I get to integrate a lot of art,” said Mr. Kindrick.

Jacob Simmons, SJHS Staff Writer

7th graders writing autobiographies

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 13:41

Did you ever write an autobiography? The students in Mr. Steven Robbins’ class are writing one right now. Mr. Robbins has been teaching English and doing these autobiographies since 1990.  However, he took eight years off to teach Geography. “My favorite thing about having my students write these essays is watching students get into writing them,” said Mr. Robbins.

Sarah Jensen, SJHS Staff Writer

Mr. Bentley’s class does reports on Africa

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 14:59

Students in Mr. Rob Bentley’s ninth-grade geography classes have been working on presentations about specific countries in Africa. They do the presentations because, according to Mr. Bentley, there isn’t enough time to talk about all 53 countries in Africa. Students had two weeks to work on the presentations, and they presented their reports on Monday, December 14. Before making their reports, they did two class periods of research on Africa.

Jack Setzer, SJHS Staff Writer

Results of the Murray Basketball Games

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 14:59

The Springville Junior High boys' and girls' basketball teams at played games on December 3, 2009. Both teams played against Murray Junior High School.

The girls played hard, but lost their game 33 to 35. The boys won their game 62 to 56. Cole Bertelsen, a member of the boys basketball team, said, “We played pretty good against Murray. Our defense was really good against the team.” 

Jantzen Dalley had the most points for his team with a total of 18. Mindy Stapel had the most points for her team with the total of 21 points. Mr. Shaun Blakey, the boys basketball coach, said, “We would love to see more students at the games to support the basketball teams.”

Chelsea Ricks, SJHS Staff Writer