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.

Cody Woolsey SJHS Staff Writer

Orchestra 101

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 11:14

Have you ever wandered through the halls and heard the beautiful melody of the violin? Or perhaps the viola, cello, of bass? Here at Springville Junior High, hearing an instrument isn’t hard to come by.

Mr. Tsugawa not only teaches 96 students at the junior high, but he also teaches many more students at Springville High School. For 21 years he’s been busy spending half days at both schools, and the students have nothing bad to say. Eighth Grader Hayde Blanco said, “He’s really fun, there are lots of things to love about orchestra.”

Julie Barbosa SJHS Staff Writer

The Sunroc Lions win… again

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 11:13

Last Tuesday evening the streets of Springville were quieter than normal. Of course! That’s why; the Sunroc Lions faced an intimidating opponent: The Payson Giants.

Immediately after the Reams Badgers defeated their opponent, the Lions took the field and amazed crowds from the start. From amazing kicks to two touchdowns within the first half, the Lions kept the crowd in their seats for the duration of the game.

Although they won, Tyler Sumsion, a player on the team, said, “We did really well in the first half, but in the second half we could have given 80% more effort.” Many SJHS students showed up for the football game and all said it was the best game so far.

Jacob DeRosia SJHS Staff Writer

SJHS Journalism Class is Back

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 11:08

With the new school year, Springville Junior High School has a new journalism class to bring you information about the school and its surroundings.
The journalism class is taught by Ms. Tiffanie Miley, who also teaches seventh grade English. “I enjoy teaching journalism because it's a class with an immediate real-life application,” said Ms. Miley. She continued to say that because of the real-life nature of the class, it motivates her students to do their best work. Surely, many teachers would like that.

Jacob Simmons SJHS Staff Writer

Mrs. Maughan: New English Teacher at SJHS

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 14:04

Mrs. Koriane Maughan is a new eighth grade English teacher at Springville Junior High. She has also taught at Salem Hills High School and Lehi High school. She hopes this year she can help her students get excited about English.

The reason why Mrs. Maughan decided to teach is because she had a summer job as a dance teacher; she had so much fun teaching girls to dance that she realized she wanted to do it for a career. She decided to teach English because it was something she enjoyed at school.

Morgan Bowser SJHS Staff Writer

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.”

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.

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. 

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.

Christopher Taylor SJHS Staff Writer