April 2021

Testing & Info for the week of May 3 -- Información para la semana del 3 de mayo

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 04/30/2021 - 13:29

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Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

We are in the home stretch of the school year—only four weeks remain until summer break. Our 7th and 8th grade students completed the state end-level-assessments in their English classes this week, and all of our students will participate in additional end-of-level testing next week. Here are the events for the week:

Tiffanie Miley, Principal

Getting To Know Brooke Bird

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 11:05

Brooke Bird is one of the many amazing ninth-graders here at Springville Junior High. Brooke likes to cheer and tumble. Brooke is on the Springville High School cheer team. She is looking forward to performing in the halftime shows with the team. If she could learn how to do anything she would want to learn how to do a full in tumbling. “I would want to learn how to do a full because I want to become a better tumbler and I feel like that would be a cool thing to be able to do.” Her favorite places that she has been to are Jamaica and Hawaii. “Those are my favorite places I have been because I got to do a lot of fun activities when I was in Jamacia.

Article written by: Delia Thompson , student reporter

3 Wishes for Starr

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 11:00

  If you found a magic lamp in the cave of wonder, rubbed it, and a genie came out and gave you 3 wishes, what would you do with them? 

Article written by: Emma Schmutz , student reporter

Edie Wilde

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 10:58

Edie Wilde is an 8th grader here at SJHS. She loves art and food and loves to socialize. She likes most things about school this year but one thing that she doesn’t like is how most of our assignments have been online this year. She would also love it if we didn’t have to go to school every day, She wishes that we could “go back to normal next year and not have Corona going around anymore”. Edie loves to socialize with new people so if you’re looking to find a new friend Edie would be a great person to get to know!

Article written by: Kiara Elias , student reporter

Lights, Camera, Action: Thomas Gabbitas

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 10:54

“I was born… and I wanted to act.” That is why Thomas joined the play. He was Cat and the Hat for Seussical the Musical. 

“My very favorite part of being in the show was playing the saxophone.” When we asked him what the worst part of the play was he explained that one of the days he had a cold and so it was harder to perform and play the saxophone. Thomas says, “I would definitely be in another play, like a musical...As long as it wasn’t an opera.” Sadly he isn’t taking drama class this year, but he is in marching band for the high school. He says that the best part is making new friends. Something else Thomas enjoys is cross country. 

Article written by: Aspen Cook , student reporter

Mrs. Bird: Teacher of the Year!

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 10:51

Mrs. Bird, one of our amazing math teachers here at SJHS has won teacher of the year! We think that she really deserves this title.

Mrs. Bird has been teaching for 14 years and her favorite part is the student and the people she gets to meet. Mrs. Bird went to college at UVU and studied there before becoming a teacher. She became a teacher so that she could “help students know they are awesome and be another positive adult in their life.”

Mrs. Bird is a great teacher and really deserves this award that she is getting. If you have the time, you should definitely go say congrats!

Article written by: Avery Peterson , student reporter

To Be a Drum

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 07:50

Students in Ms. Denis's class read a book about drums, titled "To Be a Drum" by Evelyn Coleman. The book describes the history of the people of Africa and how when they were enslaved they were also were robbed of their drums.  For the people to still feel a connection with the earth and each other through drumming, they used their feet, hands, voices, hearts, and also tried to listen to the rhythms of Mother Earth to help them through difficult times. Ms. Denis invited her friend, Mike Mylroie, who holds drum circles and ceremonies, to share a little bit about the purpose of drums from cultures around the world and to drum together.

Liz Denis, teacher

Constitutional Convention

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 07:47

Mrs. Smith's 6th period dressing up for the Constitutional Convention. Top is Harper Dailey, Easton Condie, and Jonny Tenney, bottom is Ava Nielsen, Jane Thompson, and Alex Steele, left to right.

Julie Smith, teacher

Utah Valley University (UVU) is Offering Summer Youth Camps & Courses

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 07:46

Utah Valley University is offering summer youth camps and courses for our Nebo students including arts and crafts, STEM, hobbies and special interests, and theatre camps.

Please go to: UVU DISCOVER Youth Camps and Courses

#BeTheMagic #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #staywellnebo

Lana Hiskey, District Community Relations Specialist