Imagine a class where a student can read all period long. A class where a student can get ideas from other students about book, where they can think more about their books, and where they can read for a whole thirty minutes. This class is not just a fantasy, it is a reality. This class is Re…

Teachers work pretty hard. Eight hours of the day, five days a week, plus grading and planning after school. And how many times do we say thank you? Well, during the week of April 4th, the PTA, student council, and service learning class showed appreciation for the teachers and other faculty…

This semester eighth-grade students in Mr. Dahl’s science class had the opportunity to make mousetrap cars. The students were required to have them done and at school by April 25th. They tested them in the hall. To test them, the student got their car ready, set it on the starting line, and …

A new school, a locker combination to memorize, and classes all over the school. It’s no wonder seventh graders are so stressed out when they first come to SJHS. The administration has come up with a solution to this.

On Monday April 25, eighth-grade students in Mrs. Luke’s Foods Exploration class were visited by Allison Fiscus. She taught the students about pigs and even made samples of pork for everyone to try. Alison Fiscus also goes by Lady Ham or the Pork Lady. She is the promotion and communication …

The end of the school year is coming to a close, which brings Lagoon Day! On May 25, students who have been responsible citizens, effective communicators, and successful learners get to go to Lagoon. The Lagoon pass is $26.50 to get in to the park, and the bus fare is $15.00.

You may think that you won’t forget the memories that you have made with your best friends during school, but you can never be sure. Don’t you want to have a book that captures the memories of your school years? That you can show a future family or friends? Most school yearbooks have similar…

If you are kind, respectful, and acting like a super citizen then you are probably a super knight if not you might be next year.

Springville Junior High has been a home to many, but we all must move on eventually. The ninth graders of 2011 have to leave the junior high as the end of school closes in. The typical ninth-grade status is known as being the rulers of the school. Susan Suazo, eighth-grade student at SJHS, s…

Students who have their grades above a C have the opportunity to participate in karaoke on Fridays during Quest Time. According to Camber Roberts, an eighth grader at SJHS, at this activity students get to sing, dance, and goof off. Ms. Neeley, an English teacher at SJHS, said,“Students take…

Students here at SJHS recently saw this years school musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” which was choreographed by Mrs. Gleave, Springville Junior High School Geometry teacher. According to her, she loved the show and loved being able to work with all the talented students of SJHS.

All seventh through ninth grade boys have the opportunity to participate in boys tennis. At practice some of the things they do are play matches against each other, run drills, practice different hits and work on consistency. Tanner Garvais, an eighth grader as SJHS, said, “We do conditionin…

Mrs. Luke is mixing it up in the foods room. Students are cooking foreign cuisine and salads. A guest chef visited Mrs. Luke’s eighth and ninth grade food classes on March 21st. Brian Smith, Mrs. Luke’s brother-in-law, came to demonstrate a variety of foods for her students. Katelynn Marshal…

Student council is more than a few students who are on a committee for school—it’s leadership. Most people want to run for student council because of the fame that comes along with it, but it’s also about being a good example to others. Amanda Ripley, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “I wante…

A massive hunt for dark objects and mysterious signs in a book are what await Harry and his two best friends as they conclude their epic story. With Professor Dumbledore gone, they must continue his mission to stop Lord Voldemort, but this is no picnic. Ministry Wizards and Death Eaters have…

On March 21st through March 27th if you walked into Mr. Shields’s classroom you wouldn’t see him up there teaching. You would see his students, and if you looked around the room, you would see him sitting in the back of the room acting like an eighth grader.

Summer, the warm weather that everyone loves. On May 26th, school will be out for SJHS. Most people like summer for a time to take a break from school. Mr. Nelson, a history and body conditioning teacher at SJHS, said, “I’m very excited for summer because I love the warmth. This summer I’m m…

NAEP stands for National Assessment Educational Progress. The NAEP test is taken to assess the nation’s educational progress. The test is a booklet like the end-of-year test, but much smaller.

Don’t you wish you could choose how your life went? What kind of person to be, what kind of setting, if you had powers? Well, the students in Mrs. Rice’s eighth-grade class got to do just that. Create Your Own Adventure (CYOA) is a project where the students in Mrs. Rice’s class got to make …

On Monday, March 28th, Mrs. Bird’s service learning class and the student council took a bus up to Salt Lake and made kits at the Humanitarian Center for many different families, countries, or anyone that has gone through a natural disaster recently.

On April 7th, the girls choir, or Knightingales, is singing their way to choir festival! The festival is a program where different schools choir groups get to sing for judges who tell the choir what they need to work on and what was done well. It gives choirs a chance to show their talent an…

SJHS is leaping, sprinting and throwing with track. Track season has begun, and the students at SJHS are very excited and looking forward to it. Peggy Sorenson, eighth-grade distance runner, said, “I’m most looking forward to track because this year we are going to beat Mapleton!”

In math students talk a lot about pi, but on March 14th they talk about pie (as well as eat it)! “Pi day is a holiday that the math world made up to celebrate Pi,” said Mrs. Gleave, math teacher here at SJHS. On this day, students in Mrs. Gleave’s class discuss pi topics like how many digits…

Deep down everyone loves to sing. If it’s in the shower, or in the car, or just for fun, for everyone to hear, or for nobody to hear, everyone loves to sing. In Master Singers, these talented students love to sing anywhere and everywhere. Master Singers are a group of ninth-grade boys and gi…

Forbidden love and tragedy. These things can be found in Mrs. Rice’s ninth grade Honors English classes. Mrs. Rice’s sixth and seventh period classes have been studying The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. They took a break from the story to explore ideas from the text in a writers’ workshop. Wr…

Some think St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday where you wear green, and pinch people who aren’t wearing green. Others believe it’s celebrated because a leprechaun man saved Scotland. But what is it really? St. Patrick’s Day is a day celebrated worldwide by Irish people and many non-Irish people.…

Springville High cheer and drill teams came on Friday, March 4th to our school and performed for the SJHS girls. They came to show the eighth and ninth-grade girls their dances and get the junior high girls excited to try out for cheerleading and drill team. They told the girls how to sign u…

Staff members, playing card games during school. Who would have thought of this? Once in a while Mrs. Johnson, an assistant principal here at SJHS takes cards to teacher’s classrooms. Teachers draw cards; they have played one game so far.

Every year Mrs. Walker conducts an eighth grade all-girl choir class known as Knightingales. There are currently 65 girls in Knightingales, and everyday they work on classical pieces as a choir. In seventh grade most of the girls participated in a mixed choir known as the Apprentice Singers,…

Jazz band is where students learn how to play their instruments better and also sharpen there skills in song playing. “It gives the students extra performing opportunities,” Mr. Booth, SJHS band teacher said. The students learn songs from all sorts of genres like jazz, Latin, rock, and R&…

Eighth-graders in Mrs. Rice’s English class have the opportunity to participate in radio shows for a book that they have read. They read parts of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Then they listened to the radio show. Mrs. Rice said “We talk about verisimilitude, which is the literary quality o…

Most students think that English is all about reading and writing, but there are many more genres of learning to add to it. The eighth graders in Mrs. Breakwell’s English class wrote songs about a movie called West Side Story. Mrs. Breakwell said, “I thought writing some songs would be a nic…

Almost everyone knows of the classic movie The Princess Bride. It’s a story of romance, swordplay, giants, an evil prince and a beautiful princess. But does anyone really think about it as a quest? Mrs. Breakwell, an English teacher at SJHS, is teaching her students about the quests cycle. A…

Do you like to read but are tired of the same predictable endings? Then read the Life as a… series. You get to choose what happens to your character and choose your own adventure.

Power-hungry queens, mute kings, funky dances and beds? They all fit in the school play called “Once Upon a Mattress.”

Nebo School District’s schools third terms is coming to a close March 17th. Some students at SJHS seem a little worried with the end of the term coming up. Cody Woolsey, ninth grader at SJHS, said, “I am kind of worried because teachers give big assignments and everyone is cramming so that t…

Romance, war, death, deception, trial, and tragedy were some of the things that were rattling through Mrs. Rice’s ninth-grade honors English classes as they compared two classic books.

Most students have heard of President’s Day, but have they ever taken the time to think about, understand, and appreciate it? We have the national holiday, President’s Day, on February 22 every year. “We have it to celebrate the birthdays of our most popular and beloved presidents of the Uni…

Everyone loves a good long break from school. Spring break is April 11-15. Different teachers and students will be staying at home and the others will be enjoying a vacation with their family somewhere else.

Here at Springville Junior High School, students get to spread the love for Valentines Day with Valegrams! A Valegram is a little note students can send to each other in honor of Valentines Day! Students have their choice of sending a romantic flower or a candy and a note. “They were sold ou…

Missed a lot of school and need to make up PE credit? Almost everyday SJHS holds an extra-curricular activity know as Intramurals that students can attend, to make up their PE credit. Intramurals are held from 2:45 to 3:45 in the girls gym every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday after school.

Spring is coming and along with it so is track. Track will start on Monday, March 21st. If you are a student with a GPA higher than a 2.0 you can join track. On Tuesday, March 8th the school will hold a meeting explaining track and what you can do. At the meeting you will get forms that you …

In Mr. Mikesell’s seventh grade English class at SJHS, the students are creating hero reports. All the seventh graders pick a hero, or someone who means a lot to them, and then present an oral report to the class about their hero. Reports took place on Friday, February 25, giving each studen…

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