The new school year has started, and the sixth graders from various elementary schools have entered into junior high. The halls are crowded, and there are lots of seventh graders, but what do they think about this new school? Chase Kimball, a seventh grader at SJHS, said, “It’s hard to adjust to hurrying around from class to class, but I like meeting all the new people.”
A new program has arrived for the Springville Junior High Knights. At the start of a new school year everyone is buzzing about Quest Time. Quest Time is a program that the entire school participates in, and it has been implemented because of the hard work of a group of our teachers. A major purpose of this program is fulfilling our responsibility as Springville Junior High Knights. According to Springville Junior High we are to become “Effective Communicators, Responsible Citizens and Successful Learners.” Quest Time gives students the opportunity to succeed.
Parents and students are invited to attend Springville Junior High's annual Back-to-School Night on Monday, August 23rd from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please come and meet your new teachers.
Mr. Darrel Rolfe, principal at Springville Junior High, is retiring this year after 36 years of long hard work, working with students all over Utah.
Mr. Rolfe has worked in several different schools throughout Utah. He started out at Pleasant Grove Junior High teaching English for one year. He has worked as an assistant principal for five years, and taught biology and P.E. for about nine years. He has also served as a guidance counselor for Spanish Fork High School for twelve years.
On April 28, 2010, students in Ms. Tiffanie Miley’s seventh grade English class were all in shock when a kangaroo jumped into their classroom. Throughout the semester, Andalyn Hall, a student in Ms. Miley’s first period class, has told the class about her grandfather’s kangaroo. Her grandfather and mom brought the kangaroo in to surprise Andalyn and the rest of the class to celebrate the end of state testing.
Andalyn’s grandfather, Grandpa Dutch, owns a farm in Springville where he raises animals. After his kangaroo is full grown, he will give the kangaroo to one of his friends who keep full grown kangaroos.
Springville Junior High School’s Student-Led Conferences will be held tonight from 3:30-8:30 pm. The purpose of the Student-Led Conference is two-fold. First, students will be actively involved in reflecting on their progress and accomplishments. Second, the Student-Led Conferences provide an opportunity for students to improve communication skills and discuss their understanding of their own learning process.
Students will have the opportunity to present their parents with a collection of work and progress reports gathered from all classes. Most importantly, the administration and teachers of SJHS hope students and parents will celebrate the completion of the portfolio and excellent work which has been done.
Mr. Booth’s ninth grade band class competed in a district festival on April 16, 2010, at Spanish Fork High School. The ninth grade band has been preparing for this festival since before Christmas and has worked hard to get to where they are today.
The band played three pieces of music: Appalachian Morning, Lost Mountain, and All Glory Told. These pieces of music were challenging, and difficult for the band to learn. They worked hard, and dedicated their band class to becoming better.
The ninth grade band will also be performing in a district festival at U.V.U on May fifth, where they will be performing the same songs.
Students at Springville Junior High School are considered very lucky to have the opportunities they do, by living here, in the United States. Other teens in the world aren’t as lucky to be able to go to school all through high school.
In an effort to help other teens in other places of the world, Springville Junior High is participating in fundraiser to help earn money for students around the world that aren’t as fortunate as others.
Attention! Attention! If you’re a 7th or 8th grader at SJHS, this is your chance to be on the 2010-2011 yearbook staff! The time has come to sign up to help make this memorable book for the whole school.
Yearbook is a fun class that lets you use your imagination. You get to design pages, think of a theme, and put it all together. You get to put your ideas with others’ and come up with an amazing book that the entire student body will remember for the rest of their lives.
On Thursday, April 15, 2010, students at Springville Junior High School got to attend a movie at Spanish 8 Theater. This activity is a reward for having 95% attendance that term, along with good citizenship grades and no F’s.
Three movies were offered: Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Lightning Thief. Congratulations to these students!