Article: Honors vs. Honors plus

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:28am
Attributions: Article by Cheyenne Skinner - SJHS Student Staff Writer

What is two subtract negative five hundred million. Okay that is way too much math but, for other people they can do it without thinking. That is why at springville we have regular, honors, and honors plus math classes that you can take. You may be thinking that this doesn’t apply to you but who know maybe someone will ask you a question about (honors) and who know you might know the answer to it.

What is the difference between honors and regular math? Well in honors they advance quicker and the students are ready to learn more. In regular math the students can be nosier ( It depends). They also spend more time making sure that they know what they are learning so it take a longer time ( this is not a bad thing though). Although it may seem like the same, the stress level is different too. Chloe Sleight, an eighth grade honor student here at SJHS, said “Yeah it can definitely be overwhelming”.

Although they are both honors, honors and honors plus, are very different. For example the eighth graders honor plus are combined with ninth grade honors. That makes it different because they are learning ninth grade honors math! Not eighth grade math! Mckenly Gross said “It’s fine it’s great”. The students advance really fast and learn a lot. In response to how students like math honors students really liked it and liked being with their friends. In math honors plus since they are so ahead they do not have to take math in some of their high school years because they have already learned it!

In the end SJHS math program is a great program that helps the students be in their level of math. Making it easier for students to learn. The school has great math teachers that help the students learn as much as they can. All the students never said any negative things about the math classes they were in. However the real question is what is the square root of five hundred seventy six. If you really want to know ask the honor students!

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Teachers who have been here the longest

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:24am
Attributions: Article by Elizabella Francom - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Here at Springville Jr we have great teachers some have been here longer than others. All of our teachers here are great and we love them all so much especially the ones who have been here for so long that ever some of the student's parents had them. In this article you will learn about the teachers who have been here the longest. Some of the teachers here have been her for almost 30 years. And some have been teaching at other schools for even longer.

Mrs. Jackson a math teacher here has been teaching for 22 years here at springville. This is the only school that she has ever taught at she is the 2nd teacher who has been here the longest. She said “ I have been teaching here ever since I was 23.” That is a really long time. Mr. Shields Who is a History teacher has been teaching here for 11 years which is also a long time but, he has been teaching 31 years in total. Which is a super long time. One of the longest times for a teacher here.

Mr. Rencher who is the college and career teacher here at springville said “ I have been teaching here at Springville Jr high for 26 years.” That is a really long time.He has only taught at Springville he has never done it any where else. Cheyenne Skinner a student at Springville said “ Mr. Rencher has taught all of my older siblings.” He has been here the longest out of everyone here which is a really long time.

All of theses teachers have been here for such a long time and we just want to thank them for teaching us so much. And the teacher who have been here the longest is Mr. Rencher and then the second longest teacher who has been here is Mrs. Jackson. We love all of our teachers so much and we hope that you can teach us more so we can be good people.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Go Big Red!

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:22am
Attributions: Article by Stazie Killpack - SJHS Student Staff Writer

It’s football season here at SJHS, and this years freshman team has been doing pretty well.

Zach Mitchell, #19 and the quarterback for the Freshman team, says that he loves playing on the team because he gets to hang out with his friends and bond with them as a team. “I think my all time favorite game would have to be either against Lone Peak, or my first ever high school game. The Lone Peak game was especially fun because we just creamed them.” 

Bryton Miller is a cheerleader for the freshman team. She said that she really loves cheering for the boys. “I love learning new cheers during practice and getting to spend every Saturday with my friends watching my other friends play football.” Her favorite game was against Timpanogos. Not only did they beat Timp but it was Ashlynn Thomas’s birthday, another cheerleader for the freshman team. During one of the cheers they stopped and did a special cheer just for Ashlynn. “It was so cute because we made her cry,” said Bryton.

Seems like football not only is fun to watch but those who play and are involved liek it just as much. 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Football

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:18am
Attributions: Article by Kekoa Akiona -SJHS Student Staff Writer

Are you looking for a fun sport that you can play all through fall? A sport that gets you in shape and makes you physically strong and Mentally awake. A sport that you can make friends in. A sport that you can show what you’re made of. Then football is your answer. Football is a rough, competitive sport, that many athletes enjoy playing. This game includes a lot of  hitting and tackling. There is always a chance of getting hurt.

This year the 8th grade has 3 football teams. There is Springville White coached by Brad Mertz, Springville Red coached by Ryan Strong and Steve Lancaster, and last Springville Navy coached by Nick Welch. Every Monday through Friday the football teams have practice for an hour and a half, at the Sjhs field. This year all the teams have had about four games. Springville’s 8th grade football teams have been pretty good in the last years. Every year one of the Springville football teams wins the super bowl.

Parker Lavin, an 8th grade boy  on the Springville Navy team, plays defensive tackle.  Parker has been playing football for four years now, and really understands the game.  “It’s a really fun sport to play. It gets hard sometimes with conditioning, but it all shows at the end of the game. When everybody is tired, and you are still playing hard, that’s when it really shows.’’ Parker says. Parker one day hopes to make it into the NFL and play on defense for any team.

Nick Jackson, an 8th grader that plays for the Springville red, really enjoys the game. Nick plays as the center, he likes this position because it’s fun, and he is the only one that can play that spot. Nick chose to play football because it’s fun to play and hit people. “I think Football is fun because you get to hit people and knock them over, and i also like it because you are able to make friends and we are conditioned and we can get in shape.” Nick’s ultimate goal in football is to make it to make it to college, and from there work up to the NFL, he’d play for any team… as long as they were good.

Football is a fun sport that you can play, but it is very dangerous as well. Would you play football? Is it worth the sacrifice?

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Time to Watch Some Football!

Springville Junior High School News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 8:39am
Attributions: Article by Ashlee Bayles - SJHS Student Staff Writer

 What makes you most excited for fall?  For many Americans it is the time of year to sit back, relax, and watch the NFL.  The league that everyone has come to love was created on August 20, 1920.  The first game of this season was on September 10 with the Panthers and the 49ers.   Though many people have said different teams are their least favorite, the students mostly agree that Broncos is their least favorite team.

 

For most people they enjoy watching their beloved football teams play.  Payton Evans, an eighth grader at Springville Junior High, says, “Seattle Seahawks is the best team, because I was drawn to them and then fell in love with them.”  Ella Kurban proudly stated that her favorite team is the New England Patriots, because she is originally from New England.  Ella is an eighth grader at Springville Junior.  Green Bay is Jack Taylor’s favorite team “because my family is originally from Wisconsin.”  Jack goes to Springville Junior High and is in the eighth grader. Cooper Johnson is a ninth grader at the Junior High, but his favorite team is the Houston Texans, because they were made an official team the year he was born.  Jenny Walentine another ninth grader stated, “The Seattle Seahawks is my favorite team because they are a good team and I spent time in Seattle.”  

When asked “Who is your favorite player, and why,”  Ella responded, “Tom Brady, because I have been obsessed since I was five.”  Cooper Johnson’s favorite player is J.J. Watt  “because he is really good.”  Jack said that he liked Eddie Lacey because he is good and he likes him.  “Russell Wilson is the best since he has a good arm, he is an amazing Quarterback, and he is just awesome,” declared Payton.

Payton, Ella, Cooper, and Jenny all agreed that their least  favorite team it most definitely Broncos.  They all had the idea that they are a bandwagon team, except for Payton who said she believes that “they have been going down hill without Payton Manning.” Jack Taylor said that the Seattle Seahawks are his least favorite team, because he believes people like them because they are bandwagons.  Richmond Durfey, an eighth grader, said that his least favorite team is the Patriots because of Tom Brady their Quarterback.  Kelly Paxton, a teacher at the school, agrees with Richmond, but for a different reason.  She firmly professed, “they do not play fair”, referring to the Patriots.   

While fall has many different and alluring activities, many will admit that the National Football League is part of their fall entertainment.  Families may have sports of their own to watch, but they can find respite in the fact that they can stay at home and watch the professional athletes play their games. Does you fall activities include football, or do you need to make time to get what the big idea is?

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Gifted Student Family Night

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:52pm
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Categories: Elementary, Springville

SHS Color Guard receives Outstanding Auxiliary

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:47pm
Attributions: photos by © Pamela's Photo Poetry
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On Tuesday, October 10, Springville High's Marching Band and Color Guard participated in the Rocky Mountain Invitational competition held at Brigham Young University.   Color Guard received Outstanding Auxiliary and the SHS Marching Band won 2nd Place overall.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

SHS Marching Band earns 2nd Place at the Rocky Mountain Invitational

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:43pm
Attributions: photos by © Pamela's Photo Poetry
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On Tuesday, October 10, Springville High's Marching Band and Color Guard participated in the Rocky Mountain Invitational competition held at Brigham Young University.   Color Guard received Outstanding Auxiliary and the SHS Marching Band won 2nd Place overall.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

New Finance Office Secretary

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:48pm
Attributions: by Shinoahe Lee and Devon Mahpin, SHS News Writers

Tara Jacobson is new to Springville High and works in our finance office.  She enjoys exploring mountain trails, avoiding housework, keeping the high record at Whack-a-Mole, and riding her semi-recumbent senior citizen’s bicycle. Jacobson has been married for 16 years and has three children, her oldest to be joining us here at SHS next Fall.

Jacobson graduated from Southern Utah University in 1997, majoring in Spanish.

“My Spanish is rusty, so come practice with me if you speak Spanish,” said Jacobson.

The most unusual job Tara worked at was in college.  She would gather juniper berries in the wilderness outside of Cedar City for a liquid herbal extract manufacturer.

If there was any place in the world she could go, it would be England. She also likes the idea that she doesn't need to learn a new language to go to a foreign country.

If you have the opportunity, make sure get to know our wonderful new financial secretary.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

September Students of the Month

Art City Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:48pm
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Students of the Month at Art City Elementary are students who are recognized for going above and beyond school expectations. "Stand Strong" Students of the Month demonstrate"Stand Strong" behaviors which are: Safe, Respectful, Responsible.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Lady Red Devils Girls Tennis Team finish 1st in region

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:42pm
Attributions: by Nikki Powell and Colin Coughanour, SHS News Writers
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Girls Tennis Team player Savannah Cochran said, “I was in the region tournament, and I felt like our team played great.”

Katie Petersen plays 2nd Varsity Doubles. She responds on how she wants to improve her skills.

Petersen said, “Probably my round game and maybe signals.”

“As a team we are doing super well; we took region and went to state,” said Petersen.

Petersen commented on why she likes playing tennis, “I chose tennis because I quit soccer, and my dad had a lot of influence on me; so, I chose tennis.  I just like playing tennis; it's not just a team spot, but also a personal spot as well.  I think it’s a lot of fun.”

Hana Miyasaki, who plays doubles on the JV Girls Tennis team, played in the JV tournament. Miyasaki is always improving her game.

“Tennis is a mental game, so just focusing on staying positive is what I would like to improve,” said Miyasaki.

Miyasaki commented that the team did very well this year, and she did much better this year than she did last year.

Miyasaki decided to play tennis because, “I didn’t have anything else to do at the time. I enjoy tennis because it’s fun and competitive,” said Miyasaki.

Girls Tennis Team Members:
Savannah Cochran, Alexi Corfield, Kelsey Corfield, Lydia Felix, Brooke Galbraith, Amanda Gardner, Hannah Geary, Emma Haven, Brianna Hardy, Hana Miyasaki, Maren Murphy, Addison Nielson, Katie Petersen, Elizabeth Rex, Naomi Rollins, Olivia Smith, Samantha Smith, Brinley Southam, Kelsey Sumsion, Jane Sweat, AnnaBeth Templeman, Emma Templeman, Chloe Welch, and Christine White

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Latinos In Action

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:02am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett

Today was the first day that Cherry Creek welcomed the Latinos In Action students from Springville Junior High, under the supervision of Mr. Glen Beebe. This group of Spanish speaking students will come once a week for a half hour to help our students with reading or math, regardless of whether our students speak Spanish or English. The Latinos In Action group set such a good example to our students of helping one another and working hard even when learning a second language. Thanks for your service!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Boys Cross Country team wins state trophy; Lady Red Devils finish 4th

Springville High School News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:58am
Attributions: by Savanna Wightman and Carlos Reina, SHS News Writers

Congratulations to the Red Devil Boys Cross Country team for taking first place in state competition; an amazing accomplishment.  The Girls Cross Country team had a great showing with a 4th place state finish overall.

Benton Bird on the boys cross country team has set goals and has tried to do better ever since he started racing. His goal is to do better and what helps him achieve that is to attend practice. He started running this year with the team and loves it. He has a routine that he does before a meet. 

“The night before I eat protein like toast; more specifically, peanut butter toast. I also drink a lot of water,” said Bird.

He likes the aspect that he can make friends who have the same athletic goals and they can achieve it together.

Amanda Brimhall, who runs for Springville’s Cross Country Lady Red Devils team, always sets goals before every meet. One of her goals to achieve is to push herself as much as she can, she achieves these goals by friends who push her to be great. Amanda says that before every meet to prepare the team they meditate and envision the race.

“If you see yourself doing great, you’ll succeed,” said Brimhall.

“Cross Country is a great way to meet friends,” added Brimhall, “I started cross country with my sophomore friend; since then, I haven’t wanted to stop.”

Cody Brown’s goals include not giving up, no matter how hard it gets. His daily routine before a meet is eating a good meal the night before and drinking lots of water.  Then, he gets into the mentality of winning and achieving. He joined cross country because of his friends.

“It might be challenging and a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun,” said Brown.

photo by Deseret News

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Announcements for the week of October 23

Springville High School News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:19pm
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Please see the PDF for information about Red Ribbon Week this week, the December ACT, FAFSA night on October 25th (information about money for college), the Angels and Devils annual 5k to raise funds for the high school and junior high cross country teams (November 11th), and this week’s events.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Parent Pickup/Drop Off Lanes

Westside Elementary News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:50pm
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All students should be picked up and dropped off curbside and should NEVER walk through lanes. Be patient, follow the rules and the line will move quickly and students can stay safe!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mrs. Jorgensen And Mr. Andersen's 2nd Grades Do A Cooperative Song Activity

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:44pm
Attributions: Mrs. Jorgensen

Mrs. Jorgensen’s and Mr. Andersen’s class play a cooperative song activity game at the beginning of the year.  Students have to get out of their comfort zone and get partners they have not had before to win the game.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Praise Notes For The Week Of October 16, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:17pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Nate Thompson scrubbed the desks and tables, Riker Zufelt helped his brother and stayed with him when he was hurt, Ben Smith is helpful in the classroom, Carter Barthalomew always sets a good example for everyone by silently reading, Jonas Benson picked up A LOT of trash from the playground, Charlie Smith helped a kindergartener with their pumpkin, Talia Sroufe makes sure her work is neat, organized and easy to read, Lincoln Tibbs played with someone that was sitting on the buddy bench, and Gunnar Weight also played with someone from the buddy bench.

Thanks students for trying hard everyday to make yourself, your classrooms and our school a better place!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

The Fifth Graders Had A Visit From Kimball Arts Center Last Week

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:53am
Attributions: Mrs. Susie Bird
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The fifth graders had a visit from Kimball Arts Center.  Heather came to teach the fifth graders about the artist Jimmi Toro.  She shared his artwork and interesting facts about him.  Then, she visited each of the fifth grade classes to create a Jimmi Toro inspired piece.  They stated by drawing a blind contour, then a continuous line self portrait and finally a final copy where they added color and ink.  The students had a blast!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Brookside SEP Teacher Dinner Sign Up-Help Needed

Brookside Elementary News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 5:26pm
Attributions: Mrs Amber Milligan

Here is the link to the Brookside PTA SEP dinner sign-up, if you would like to sign up to bring something we would sure appreciate it. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0449AFAC2FA1F58-fall2 Thanks so much!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

We Love Our Principal

Westside Elementary News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:37pm
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This week has been principal's week, and we want to say how grateful we are for Mrs. Pruitt, our wonderful principal! She works hard every day helping students, teachers, and parents. She is kind and caring and does an incredible job for our school. Thank you Mrs. Pruitt!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

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