Mrs. Caras, Science Teacher at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 13:35

Springville Junior High School has a couple of science teachers. Among them is Mrs. Lori Caras, who teaches seventh and ninth grade students at the junior high. She’s taught at SJHS for ten years, and she taught at Woodenville High School in Seattle for four years.

Mrs. Caras decided to teach because her father was a professor and as she was growing up, Mrs. Caras saw how he loved teaching. She would also see him grading papers, but besides that, she said it looked like fun. She chose to teach science because she loves it.  She went on the explain, “Sometimes I think kids struggle, so I want to make it easier, and I want to make it fun.”

Kenia Martinez, SJHS Staff Writer

Cooking up Fun in Foods

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 13:32

At Springville Junior High many students enjoy the Foods class.  Mrs. Natalie Luke, the Foods class teacher, enjoys teaching this class full time throughout the year.  The point of foods class is so students can learn how to cook food and to make it nutritious.  The students also learn about the properties of food.  Austin Jensen, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “We take notes, go outside, exercise, and learn about nutrition.”

The class has made many things so far this year.  They’ve made things like pizza, shortbread, scones and shakes called Orange Julius.

Spencer Duncan, SJHS Staff Writer

Photography Class in Action at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 13:18

Students at Springville Junior High have many different fine arts classes that are available to them. One of these classes is a photography class, in which students learn how to use a camera and take different pictures and digitally modify their pictures. According to Mr. Mitch Cudney, the photography teacher at Springville Junior High, any student who wishes to take this class needs to have patience and be willing to work hard.

“I chose to take this class because I thought it would be fun, and I like to learn how to use a camera,” Andi Dockstater, a photography student at Springville Junior High said.

Kara Dunn SJHS, Staff Writer

Springville kids get to eat outside

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 13:15

One of the most exciting things about starting junior high is that you can earn the privilege to eat outside.  Springville Junior High’s kids are divided into two lunches, first lunch which has eighth and ninth graders, and second lunch which has mostly seventh and eighth graders. Students in first lunch earned the privilege to eat outside just a few weeks ago.
Chelsea Ricks, a ninth grader in first lunch, said, “I like to be outside in the fresh air.” Many kids feel the same way about eating outside. According to Chelsea, kids in first lunch are more mature, so they can pick up their trash. 

Christopher Taylor, SJHS Staff Writer

Swine Flu has Hit Springville

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 13:12

The H1N1 virus has hit Springville.  Many students have been absent from schools.  According to the Utah Health Department website, the virus is a pandemic, which means that there isn’t a single country without the virus.  But The Utah Health Department also said, “The sickness isn’t as bad as expected.” 

The symptoms include fever, cough, soar throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting.  Most cases have not been very serious, but people should still be careful.  Officials suggest washing hands often and to cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.  Officials also suggest coughing and sneezing into your elbow. 

Spencer Duncan, SJHS Staff Writer

Will SJHS Wear Best Dress?

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 13:11

“At Springville Junior High we are effective communicators, responsible citizens and successful learners.”  This is the SJHS Mission Statement.  Students recite it every Monday.  Another Monday event is the Knights of the Round Table.   On Monday October fifth, the Knights of the Round Table debated on a suggestion presented.  It was whether or not students should have days to wear their best clothes and how often. 

For a student to become a “Knight” of the Round Table, they must be elected to be the representative for their first period class.  The duties of the knights are to make choices for the whole school, vote on them, and have them presented to be approved by Mr. Darrel Rolfe, SJHS principal. 

Katya Wagstaff, SJHS Staff Writer

First term comes to the end

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/26/2009 - 08:49

Another term comes to an end at Springville Junior High, and students are rushing to get assignments turned in. There are four terms a year, and we’re coming to the end of the first term. After an exhausting first term students are getting the feel of school back into their system.

For those students who think they could use a little bump up on their grade, Ms. Tiffanie Miley, Language Arts teacher, said, “Check SIS as soon as possible and talk to your teachers about any missing assignments. Don’t wait until the 29th to do something about your grade.”

Max Schreiner, SJHS Staff Writer

Learning about Life in CTE

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 10:22

The CTE classes at Springville Junior High School are probably among some of the most enjoyable classes offered. Seventh graders certainly enjoy their CTE classes and look forward to them during the day.

The classes of CTE change around every 60 days, rather than on the semester. Students get the opportunity to do the three segments of CTE: Home Economics, Technology, and Careers. In CTE, students learn things about the world, about their home and raising children, and how to get a good career.

Cody Woolsey, SJHS Staff Writer

Learning Chinese at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 10:18

Chinese is a class that has been at SJHS for three years. There are two Chinese classes; one is called “Intro to Chinese,” which is for eighth graders, and the other is a regular Chinese class for the ninth graders.  Mrs. Debra Wells, the Chinese teacher at SJHS, said that “Intro to Chinese” is only one semester and it focuses on learning to communicate in Chinese. But the ninth grade class is a full year long, and covers communicating orally in Chinese and requires the students to learn about 150 Chinese characters by the end of the year. Both classes cover cultural elements of the Chinese language and Chinese speaking countries in the world. Mrs.

Andrew Garza, SJHS Staff Writer