Having fun & helping out in Service Learning!

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:57

Service Learning is a class that is all about doing service in the community and school.  Mrs. Diane Bird is the teacher. In a basement classroom at SJHS, the Service Learning class plans what to do and carry out their charitable plans. And they do it all because… they like doing service.

Mrs. Bird organizes her class by giving small groups of people different tasks, and boy, is there a lot to do! They make all the posters in the school, and they do announcements for all the school promotions. Also, they read to Third Graders at Brookside every Tuesday.

Jack Setzer SJHS Staff Writer

Yearbook Class at SJHS

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:56

Springville Junior High School has a fun class that designs the yearbook.  The teacher of this class is none other than Ms. Rachel Neeley, who is also a seventh grade English teacher.  Eight students take part in the Yearbook class for a full year. 

Ms. Neeley said the rules the staff follows are “Work hard, be respectful, and be responsible.”  Even though the staff has rules to follow, they also have privileges.  These include deciding what the yearbook is like and getting to do their assignments at their own pace.  Jennifer Bate, a yearbook staff member, said she wanted to be in the yearbook staff because “I thought it would be fun and a great way to express my ideas.”

Spencer Duncan SJHS Staff Writer

Ninth graders enjoy their last year before high school

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:54

This year is the ninth graders' last year at SJHS. Next year the ninth graders will go to the high school where they have only four classes a day, and they will go to the other four classes the next day.

Jace Hartman, the student council president at SJHS, is looking forward to driving, driver’s education, playing baseball on the ninth grade team, and football.  He said, “I am looking forward to high school, but my friends tell me that you can’t talk in the halls or you’ll be late to class. You’ve got to go straight to class.”

Andrew Garza SJHS Staff Writer

Springville Junior High’s New Tardy Policy

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:53

Springville Junior High School has a new tardy policy. For many years, students had to go to Morning Enrichment at seven o’clock if they were tardy to class.  This year, SJHS has switched to a lunch detention tardy policy.

Once students have been tardy twice, or have sluffed class, they must report to detention at lunch. Students have five minutes to get lunch and go to the detention area. The detention area is behind an expandable wall in the lunchroom.  Kids must eat lunch and then sit quietly or do homework.

Christopher Taylor SJHS Staff Writer

New Instructor of the Fine Arts at SJHS

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:51

There’s a new professor teaching the fine arts at Springville Junior High. Mr. Mitch Cudney replaced Mr. Jethro Gillispie as the art and photography teacher.  Mr. Cudney has been teaching for four years, but this is his first year teaching at a junior high.
According to Mr. Cudney, there’s probably more good art work coming from the Springville High School, but it’s still too early to tell. He hopes to get students more excited about getting creative and excited about all the different kinds of art.

Kenia Martinez SJHS Staff Writer

New Seventh Graders at SJHS

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 13:50

With the new school year starting to pick up speed, Springville Junior High is excited to get to know and teach the new seventh graders. The new seventh graders are also excited to get to know the school a little better and begin their classes. “It’s kind of scary, but fun because you get to try something new!” Peggy Sorenson, a seventh grader at Springville Junior High, explained.

Kara Dunn SJHS Staff Writer