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This Fall's SJHS Student Council

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 14:03

As the school starts, students are getting ready for another great year at SJHS, with the help of the new student council. Student council for the first half of the year is Jace Hartman, president, Cami Sumsion, Sara Ripley, and Katie Bair, vice presidents. These students serve the school for half the year.

Students on the council “serve the school and work on projects,” Sara Ripley said, “We are supposed to be examples to the school, and encourage responsibility and kindness.”

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Chelsea Ricks SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Golf Team

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 14:01

The most exciting thing for a golfer is making the golf team. This year the golf team members consist of eighth graders Gregg Davis, Allan Maughan, Gabe Hargett, Radley Nelson, Cooper Fullmer, Kyle England, Zachary Droubay, and ninth grader Tanner Bunnell.

The golf team practices at Hobble Creek Golf Course every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., but “team members are strongly encouraged to practice on their own during the week,” said Coach Dallin Krebs, who is also a math teacher at Springville Junior High.

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Max Schreiner SJHS Staff Writer

Ready, Get Set, Audition at SJHS!

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 14:00

Students at SJHS have the opportunity to audition for this school year’s musical sometime in January or February.  Not every student has what it takes to be a drama queen (or king).  But if a student really wants to, it is suggested that they have a good voice, and take dance lessons of any kind. 

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Katya Wagstaff SJHS Journalism Staff

SJHS kids compete in Cross Country

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:59

At Springville Junior High, there are a lot of opportunities for sports. One of these is Cross Country.  Cross Country is basically long distance running.  Kids compete in one and a half mile meets each week on Thursdays. On Monday through Wednesday they practice, usually running two to four miles each day.  Ms. Carrie Parker, the aerobics and body conditioning teacher, coaches the team.  All grades can run and compete.
 

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Christopher Taylor SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS kids compete in Cross Country

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:59

At Springville Junior High, there are a lot of opportunities for sports. One of these is Cross Country.  Cross Country is basically long distance running.  Kids compete in one and a half mile meets each week on Thursdays. On Monday through Wednesday they practice, usually running two to four miles each day.  Ms. Carrie Parker, the aerobics and body conditioning teacher, coaches the team.  All grades can run and compete.
 

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Christopher Taylor SJHS Staff Writer

Mr.Tsugawa, director of the Orchestra at SJHS

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:58

The spotlight is on the Director of the Orchestra, Samuel Tsugawa, who has been teaching since 1987. He has enjoyed making music at both Springville Junior High and High School. “He’s outgoing, and not afraid of anything. He’s nice and very awesome,” Hayde Blanco, an orchestra student said. “I enjoyed making music all through junior high and high school. This experience in high school made me make up my mind to become a music teacher,” Mr. Tsugawa said.

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Jennfer Darlenne Galindo Enriquez SJHS Staff Writer

Having fun & helping out in Service Learning!

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:57

Service Learning is a class that is all about doing service in the community and school.  Mrs. Diane Bird is the teacher. In a basement classroom at SJHS, the Service Learning class plans what to do and carry out their charitable plans. And they do it all because… they like doing service.

Mrs. Bird organizes her class by giving small groups of people different tasks, and boy, is there a lot to do! They make all the posters in the school, and they do announcements for all the school promotions. Also, they read to Third Graders at Brookside every Tuesday.

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Jack Setzer SJHS Staff Writer

Yearbook Class at SJHS

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:56

Springville Junior High School has a fun class that designs the yearbook.  The teacher of this class is none other than Ms. Rachel Neeley, who is also a seventh grade English teacher.  Eight students take part in the Yearbook class for a full year. 

Ms. Neeley said the rules the staff follows are “Work hard, be respectful, and be responsible.”  Even though the staff has rules to follow, they also have privileges.  These include deciding what the yearbook is like and getting to do their assignments at their own pace.  Jennifer Bate, a yearbook staff member, said she wanted to be in the yearbook staff because “I thought it would be fun and a great way to express my ideas.”

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Spencer Duncan SJHS Staff Writer

Ninth graders enjoy their last year before high school

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:54

This year is the ninth graders' last year at SJHS. Next year the ninth graders will go to the high school where they have only four classes a day, and they will go to the other four classes the next day.

Jace Hartman, the student council president at SJHS, is looking forward to driving, driver’s education, playing baseball on the ninth grade team, and football.  He said, “I am looking forward to high school, but my friends tell me that you can’t talk in the halls or you’ll be late to class. You’ve got to go straight to class.”

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Andrew Garza SJHS Staff Writer

Springville Junior High’s New Tardy Policy

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:53

Springville Junior High School has a new tardy policy. For many years, students had to go to Morning Enrichment at seven o’clock if they were tardy to class.  This year, SJHS has switched to a lunch detention tardy policy.

Once students have been tardy twice, or have sluffed class, they must report to detention at lunch. Students have five minutes to get lunch and go to the detention area. The detention area is behind an expandable wall in the lunchroom.  Kids must eat lunch and then sit quietly or do homework.

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Christopher Taylor SJHS Staff Writer