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If you do not have computer access at home or need assistance with registration, there will be SJHS staff available to help August 1 through August 10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day. You are also welcome to call our counseling office at 801-491-7548 if you have questions about registration. Administrators will be available to review fee waivers on August 8, 9, and 10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Si no tiene acceso a una computadora en casa o necesita ayuda con registro, habrá personal de SJHS disponible para ayudarlo del 1 al 10 de agosto de 9:00 am a 1:00 pm todos los días. También puede llamar a nuestra oficina de asesoramiento al 801-491-7548 si tiene preguntas sobre el registro. Los administradores estarán disponibles para revisar las exenciones de tarifas los días 8, 9 y 10 de agosto de 9:00 am a 1:00 pm.
 

New Peer Pals at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 14:04

This year, counselors at Springville Junior High decided that they would try something new in order to help new students succeed. “Peer Pals” is a program in which students try their hardest to look out for new students and make sure no one feels excluded or left out. Teachers recommended students who are good leaders and able to include others.

“Sometimes students notice things that teachers or the other councilors don’t notice,” Mrs. Monica Distefano, a counselor at Springville Junior High, said. Mrs. Distefano went on to say, “We’re going to try to meet with new students at least once a term to see how they are doing.”

Attributions
Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer

Having Fun in Clothing Class

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 14:02

There are a lot of elective classes at Springville Junior High. One of these is the clothing class; in the clothing class students have the opportunity to learn new sewing techniques and how to use the techniques on their own sewing projects. Students come each morning and work on their projects. Ms. Diane Bird, who also teaches service learning, is the teacher in clothing.

Attributions
Max Schreiner, SJHS Staff Writer

Students From Different Countries at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:56

Here at Springville Junior High School we have many students from a variety of different countries.  For example, Cheira Enriquez, a student at SJHS, is from Mexico where she lived and went to school until her family moved to America five years ago. “In Mexico you have to wear uniforms and here you don’t,” said Cheira, explaining the difference between schools in Mexico and schools in America.  She says she moved to America to get a better education.

Attributions
Kenia Martinez, SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Girls Tennis Team

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:54

Now that school is underway, so is girl’s tennis. The tennis season started in early September and goes until early October.  Mr. Brian Rice, teacher at SJHS, is the coach and has been for four years. The girls love him as their coach. Victoria Ireland, an eighth grade student, said, “Mr. Rice is really patient and nice; if I mess up he doesn’t criticize me. He just corrects me and helps me do better.”

A lot of the girls feel they are improving with their tennis skills. Sydney Watts, an eighth grade student, said, “I am hitting the ball more and understanding the game more.”  Mr. Rice also said he feels the girls are improving.  There are a lot of first year girls and they are most definitely getting better.

Attributions
Morgan Bowser, SJHS Staff Writer

IOWA Testing at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:47

Eighth graders at Springville Junior High just finished IOWA Testing.  Mrs. Monica Linton, a Springville Junior High counselor, said, “Testing is situated in third, fifth, and eighth grade so than students don’t have to test every year."

The testing lasts for one week of the school year in eighth graders history class.  The test includes the following subjects: reading, language arts, math and science.  Each of these sections test the students’ knowledge in the individual subjects.

Attributions
Spencer Duncan, SJHS Staff Writer

Library TA's help out at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:46

Ever wondered how librarians get so much done? Well, Mr. Gary Brimhall, SJHS librarian, has designated 8th and 9th graders to assist him with his library duties during their free periods. They help out in the library and make copies for teachers. They say that they became TA's because they like helping out. More specifically, Library TA Bronson Bartholomew said he likes his job because “you get to help out teachers and other students.”

According to Mr. Brimhall, the responsibilities of a Library TA are to “check out and check in books, put books away once they’re checked in, and do all the copy jobs.”

Attributions
Jack Setzer, SJHS Staff Writer

Out With the Old, in With the New SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:40

On June 23 of this year, the 160 million dollar Nebo Bond and Leeway was passed.  This bond gave the Nebo School District much needed funds to build new schools and repair older ones.  Part of that money is planned to be used to build a new Springville Junior High School.  According to Mr. Darrel Rolfe, principal of SJHS, the new school and architectural plans for it are still in the “going to happen stage.” 

Attributions
Katya Wagstaff, SJHS Staff Writer

Amazing counselor at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:38

    Throughout their junior high years, some students have personal problems big or small, and there is a group of dedicated people who are always there to help out with problems.  That group of people is the counselors.

Mrs. Monica Distefano is a very well-known and loved counselor at  Springville Junior High. Throughout the past three years she has helped many teenagers who either have personal problems or are just feeling unhappy about life. Whatever the reason, she is always prepared to talk to them.

Attributions
Jose Martinez, SJHS Staff Writer

After School Writing Lab at SJHS

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 11:15

Most students at Springville Junior High have not yet heard of the important news - there is an after school writing lab for students. Students can use this writing lab to finish assignments on computers or get help on their writing assignments.

Attributions
Cody Woolsey SJHS Staff Writer