Winners at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:43

The creativity at Springville Junior High is booming as 17 students from SJHS become reflection winners.  According to the PTA Reflections website, Reflections is a program where the PTA challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. Themes are selected from hundreds of ideas submitted by students to the PTA Reflections Program Theme Search. This year’s theme is “Beauty is …” Reflections started in October.

Andrew Garza, SJHS Staff Writer

Mrs. Walker directs SJHS choirs

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:39

Mrs. Leslie Walker teaches choir part-time at Springville Junior High.  She teaches for the seventh-grade Apprentice Singers, eighth and ninth-grade Knightingales and Journeymen, and last, but not least, the ninth-grade Master Singers. 

Mrs. Walker has worked at Springville Junior for seven years. Besides teaching choir at Springville Junior High, Mrs. Walker sings in the LDS Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  She also leads a local children’s choir called the Hobble Creek Singers.

Spencer Duncan, SJHS Staff Writer

Springville Junior High counselor: Mrs. Linton

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:37

Mrs. Monica Linton is one of the eighth-grade counselors at Springville Junior High. Mrs. Linton has been a counselor at Springville Junior High for two years. “I first met the administrators and counselors here and thought it would be a great place to work.  I’m sure that this is the best place to be,” said Mrs. Linton

Sarah Jensen, SJHS Staff Writer

Mrs. Gleave: Making Math Easy

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:34

Mrs. Corrin Gleave is the Geometry and Algebra 1A teacher at Springville Junior High School. She has been teaching at SJHS for three years. “Over the last 25 years, I’ve taught mostly by request, and not as a classroom teacher in other schools,” she said.

She’s also taught math at Le Jordan Academy in Kailua, Hawaii, dance for BYU Children’s Program, at BYU Hawaii as a quest artist and substitute teacher, and for the state of Hawaii as an “Artist in the School”

Kenia Martinez, SJHS Staff Writer

Mrs. Crane: New Eighth-Grade Counselor

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:32

Mrs. Anne Crane is new to SJHS this year. She is an eighth-grade counseling intern. Mrs. Crane works with Mrs. Linton to keep an eye on kids with low grades and encourage them to do better. They also are there to listen when kids need someone to talk to.

Mrs. Crane has also worked as a substitute, French and geography teacher, and a tutor for home-bound students. Right now she is also teaching at Spanish Fork High School.

Morgan Bowser, SJHS Staff Writer

Girls Make Basketball Team at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:31

Mr. David Kindrick, Springville Junior High science teacher, is coaching the SJHS girls’ basketball team. They seem to be in good shape, since their record is 1-2. They are on their way to going to district! The names of the girls on the team are: Mindy Staple, Sarah Ripley, Ripley Tew, Mackenzie Morris, Courtney LeFevre, Emily Daybell, Kara Stoddard, Amanda Sly, Maddi Stahlie, Amy Tingey, Cami Sumsion, and Brooke Caswell.

Kaleb Barnum, SJHS Staff Writer

Mixing Music With DJ Creative

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:29

Ernesto Sandoval, ninth-grade student at Sringville Junior High school, is a DJ. He and his brohter have their own DJ business called “Luz Y Sonido” which translated into English means “Light and Sound.” Erney has been a DJ for only about a couple of months. He uses is a laptop, turntables, mixers, speakers and a program called Virtual DJ. “They’re pretty expensive, but really worth it,” said Erney.

Kenia Martinez, SJHS Staff Writer

Learning about calories in Mr. Chambers's class

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:28

Hasn’t everyone thought about a healthy way to lose or gain weight? Well, in Mr. Ryan Chambers's health class students are learning how to both gain and lose weight. Mr. Chambers is teaching his students what will help people lose weight in a healthy way, limiting calories slowly will help with weight loss.  To gain weight, people should slowly start eating more and drink all-natural juice like orange juice or apple juice.

Kaleb Barnum, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Orchestra Students Use Technology to Become Better Musicians

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 13:56

One of the hardest and scariest things about orchestra and band class is taking playing tests.  A playing test is when a student plays a specific song for the teacher, and the teacher grades on how well that student has played.  Dr. Samuel Tsugawa’s orchestra classes at SJHS have a new way of doing playing tests.  They record their playing tests on a computer, and then send them to Dr. Tsugawa using the Internet. This is done using a program called Smart Music.

Christopher Taylor, SJHS Staff Writer

Team Captain Jantzen Dalley Motivates Team through Season

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 13:54

Twelve people made the boys basketball team this year, and two of those twelve were voted as team captains. One of those captains is Jantzen Dalley. Jantzen loves basketball; he has been playing basketball since he was in third grade and has loved it from the beginning. This year he made the junior high school basketball team. Before the third practice, the team voted on team captains for the year. Mr. Shaun Blakey, basketball team head coach, told the team, “You should vote for someone who you think will be a good leader, will be able to push you to your limits and make us a better team as a whole.”

Max Schreiner, SJHS Staff Writer