Article: Ms. Merrill!!

Springville Junior High School News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:49pm
Attributions: Article by Leslie Ruiz - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Ms. Merrill is a new teacher science teacher at our school. Many of you may not know her too well because of this. Ms. Merrill grew up in Idaho. She loves to laugh and have fun. “In my free time, I love to play basketball and be outside,” she says,”I also like to collect old coins and old dollar bills that will hopefully be worth something someday.”

She graduated from BYU with a degree in Earth and Space Science. She’s a bright one, that Ms. Merrill! She has really loved teaching here at SJHS so far. “SJHS has many nice people who give me high fives and put a smile on my face every day,” says Ms. Merrill,” How can I not love it here with so many good people around?”
She does admit that she was a bit nervous on her first day of teaching and thought that something would go wrong. “I had dreams about all the things that could go wrong including not having a lesson ready, being late for school, showing too much armpit sweat, etc,” she stated when asked in her interview email. She walked through the doors and saw a few familiar faces and her nerves calmed. After that she new that it would be a good year of teaching.

It must be tough being a new teacher. So many kids to deal with. I must be even worse when you have 7th or 8th graders. It’s literally the worst point of your life to be alive, now imagine having to teach a classroom filled of those things. Who needs a horror movie when you teach Jr. High kids?
Ms. Merrill does support the idea that it’s a bit tough, but the good parts of it outweigh the bad. She states that, “I am usually very tired by the end of the day and sometimes I don't want to grade any more papers, but the students make my job worth it.  I love seeing success!” She really cares about all of her students. Ms. Merrill tries her best to get to know them and understand their backgrounds. She loves going to their games, concerts, and any other events like those. She likes seeing what makes her students happy outside of school.
Science has been her passion since she was in 6th grade. Her father was a science teacher and would always teach her things. Even when they were on vacation she would teach her things about the world around them. “Science is everywhere, and we can understand how the earth and universe works by looking around us,” she states,”I want to help my students learn to observe the world around us and enjoy its beauty.”

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Baseball, Who Will Win The World Series?

Springville Junior High School News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:48pm
Attributions: Article by Kekoa Akiona - SJHS Student Staff Writer

World Series? What’s the World Series some of you may ask. Have you ever heard of the Super Bowl, the Finals, or even the World Cup. Well the World Series is like a Super Bowl, but  for baseball, except the way it’s played is different. The World Series could have up to 7 games, there are 2 teams that go head to head to win the title of the World Series. The series could be shortened if one team wins 4 games before the other team, whoever wins 4 games first wins. Last year in 2016 the  the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians. This year in 2017 the Houston Astros and the L.A. Dodgers played. Last night on November 1st the Astros and Dodgers played game 7, and the Astros won the series and took home the gold.

Coy Lister, an 8th grade boy at SJHS, enjoys to play and watch baseball. Coy likes to watch baseball because it’s calming, when you are able to sit and watch a good game. Since Coy also likes to play the game he is able to watch the MLB players, especially the teams and players that made it to the World Series , and learn how players play their positions, learn from their mistakes, and pick up new things that they didn’t know about in the first place. Coy wanted the Houston Astros to win this year. Coy said, “I want the Astros to win this year because the Dodgers are my least favorite team.” Since Coy’s favorite team is the Giants he wants the Astros to win because the Dodgers are the Giants rivals.

River Jackson, a die heart Dodgers fan, loves to watch and play the game of baseball. He was really excited this year to know that his team had made it to the World Series. River has been playing baseball since he was in 2nd grade, he plays center field and 2nd base. “If I could play for any team in the major league, I would play for the Dodgers, since they are my favorite team.” said River. River would pick the Dodgers and the Red Sox to play in the World Series if he had the chance to, since they are is favorite teams. His favorite player is Joc Pederson, he says that he just likes him and enjoys watching him play.

Who would you want to play in the World Series? Would you play in the World Series?

 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Choir Students sing to their hearts content

Springville Junior High School News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:47pm
Attributions: Article by Karly Bracken - SJHS Student Staff Writer

In the choir class, there’s four different levels of singing.  You have the Apprentice singers, who are seventh grade girls.  There is the men’s choir, which is boys in any grade.  There’s the Knightengales, who are eighth and ninth grade girls.  And finally, you have the master singers which are eighth and ninth grade girls who had tried out to be in master singers.

Sydney Averett, an eighth grader, who is in master singers exclaimed “I got into singing when I did the talent show and realized that I love singing!”  When you do choir you learn how to do different things with your voice such as how to harmonize with others.  Everybody who has done choir has loved it! It’s Madeline Park’s, an eighth grader at SJHS, favorite period of the day.  She likes it because it’s a pretty chill class but at the same time you learn something new everyday.  

Being in choir gives a lot of different opportunities to sing places.  Some of the places that they are singing at are a Jazz game, the Springville High School choir concert, a BYU game, and many others.  The students are very excited about these events.

In conclusion, Choir is a very fun class to take.  All the students who have taken that class have loved it!  There are a lot of cool experiences and fun opportunities that come out of being in choir.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: Open Gym

Springville Junior High School News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:45pm
Attributions: Article by Emily Snyder - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Starting about a month ago Sjhs started a basketball open gym. Open gym is open to the whole school, however the actual basketball tryouts are just for ninth grade boys and girls. But it’s not enough to just read about it, let’s see what some ninth graders participating in open gym say.

When asked, “Why are you going to open gym?” Sydnie says she is going “to get good exercise and to get better at basketball.” Bethany agrees with Sydnie but adds that she goes to hang out with her friends. Colton Davis says he is going to open gym because he wants higher his chances of getting on the basketball team and Paige Simpson says agrees.

You could say that people who have more basketball experience have a better chance of making the team. This might be the case this year. Paige Simpson has been playing basketball for 10 years now and says open gym is obviously not the same as playing on a team. On actual basketball teams you are on the same teams all the time and in open gym you have different people all the time. Colton Davis, a ninth grader, has been playing since 2nd grade and was on the Reagan team for 3 years.

So whether you been playing for 2 years or 10 you should tryout for the team, because you’d have a ton of fun, just ask these kids!

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Article: 9th graders who run high school cross country

Springville Junior High School News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:43pm
Attributions: Article by Elizabella Francom - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Some people can run really fast, and for a really long time and distance. If you are one of these people you should try running cross country. If you are in 9th grade you can to do high school cross country or Jr. High cross country. They are booth super fun if you love running. This article is about 9th grades who do high school cross country.

In high school cross country it is a lot different from Jr. high. The races are longer and the training is harder. In Jr. high races are 1.5 miles long and the high school the races are 3 miles long. It is a lot longer in high school. Also the training is harder, in high school you have the option to do summer training. Jacob Gee a 9th grader at SHJH said  “Summer training was really fun I can’t wait to do it next year. ” In summer training you train before the school year. And in regular training you run about 5 miles each day so it is harder than Jr. high.

In high school cross country you can go to team night which are every night before a race. During the team nights they eat pasta and play fun games and just have a party. Lydia Felix said “Team nights are super fun and I love going to them.” Also Mckay Francom loves going to team nights and spending time with his friends.

High school cross country isn’t all about the running it is also about the great friends you make doing cross country. Cross country would be a great place to make friends and you can go on runs with them so you can get a great workout and make friends. As you can see that high school cross country is really fun and hard but mostly fun being around your friends. Being is high school cross country would be super fun if you love running and want to compete with others. So if you enjoy running you should try cross country and see if you like it.

 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

6th Grade Buddies

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:15am
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Our 6th graders in Miss Bosch's class helped the 1st grade students in Mrs.Beary/Peterson on their chrome books today.

The students built turkeys with Google Slides, then they wrote a story about their picture.

The 1st grade students love to have the 6th grade students come and help them out with technology!

 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, November 20, 2017

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:04am
Attributions: by: student council

Sierra Bonita News. November 20, 2017

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What Are Cherry Creek Teachers Grateful For?

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:02am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Cherry Creek teachers and staff shared what they are grateful for this season:

Mrs. Truscott: Colored Sharpies

Mr. Cornwall: Dr. Pepper

Miss Glenn: Weekends and chocolate

Miss Barrett: The huge windows in my room

Mrs. Deardeuff: Music, dark chocolate, Red Robin french fries, and Janelle Barrett (she really did say that!)

Mrs. Monney: Having another female in the house - my daughter moved home!

Mrs. Crowley: Good hair days

Mrs. Chang: Flushing toilets and a furnace

Mr. Andersen: Leftovers for easy lunches

Ms. Baldwin: To live in a free country, and the chance to learn and be anything I want to be!

Mrs. Bergera: My new house and getting to know my cute neighbors.

Mrs. Smartt: Drawings and notes from my kiddos that make me feel so loved!

Mrs. Golding: Books! #readingislife

Mrs. Nielson: Hot water

Mrs. Gast: Caffeine

Mr. Sedgwick: The anticipation of holidays and the first snowfall

Miss Brice: Clean, fresh water and delicious food

Mrs. Strong: My little munchkins at home and at school

Mrs. Blackburn: Calling Canada with no extra costs

Mr. Duncan: To be principal of the most amazing school, and my supportive wife and kids

Ms. David: Spectacular sunrises

Mrs. Braithwaite: Time 

Mrs. Thayne: Hugs from kids that squeeze the living daylights out of you!

Mrs. Palmer: Diet Pepsi

Mrs. Clark: Sunshine!

Mr. Johnson: Tom Brady

We are all so grateful to work at Cherry Creek where we get to work with wonderful students and parents. Have a very happy and relaxing Thanksgiving break!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Aquarium Presentation

Sage Creek Elementary News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:53am

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6th grade had the opportunity to have presenters from the aquarium come to Sage Creek and show them several very interesting facts about Earth's creatures.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Student Council "Dragon Crew"

Sage Creek Elementary News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:50am
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These awesome Dragons are our very own "Dragon Crew" They are showing that we dragons keep our school clean, and we are full of pride because of it!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Smokey the Bear

Canyon Elementary News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:43am
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Jenny from the Forest Service came and taught the first graders about Smokey the Bear and how he reminds us to stay safe in the forest. Only YOU can prevent forest fires! Make sure your fire is all the way out and keep your campsite clean!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

8th grade students make their own ice- cream

Salem Junior High School News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:01am

Today in 8th-grade science, students are learning about physical states of matter and how things change from solids to liquids and then to gases. What better way to learn about this than to make ice cream? Students are separated into partners and given a plastic ball which they fill with salty ice water. There is a metal tube in the middle of each ball where the ice cream is actually made. They add the ingredients for their ice cream and roll it back and forth to mix it up and make sure that all of the ice cream is getting cold and not just freezing to the sides. They are just making plain vanilla, but it's a great lab that has all kids engaged. 

Not only are kids learning about states of matter, they are also learning through this lab how salt lowers the freezing point, allowing the ice water to get even colder and they learn how some materials transfer heat better than others, and that is why the cylinder in the middle is made out of metal instead of plastic or some other material. 

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Video of National Anthem at BYU

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 8:14pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Master Sergeant Lundell Visits Foothills

Foothills Elementary News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:34pm
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First-grade students enjoyed Master Sergeant Lundell's visit.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

WE LOVE OUR VETERANS

Foothills Elementary News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:21pm

Thanks for your service!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

LDRSHIP

Foothills Elementary News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:18pm
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Private Reynolds visited 5th grade students at Foothills Elementary. He shared with them the LDRSHIP acronym for the seven basic values for the United Staes Army.

Loyalty

Duty

Respect

Selfless Service

Honor

Integrity

Personal Courage

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Cougar Strong

Foothills Elementary News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:04pm
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BYU athletes visited 4th grade students at Foothills Elementary. The athletes encouraged students to be physically, mentally, and socially strong.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Student Council Leadership Conference

Foothills Elementary News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:34pm

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Student council members enjoyed spending the day attending a leadership conference at BYU. They participated in several team building and leadership activities. They also met students from other schools throughout Utah and Wyoming. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

November's Happy Hero Assembly

Foothills Elementary News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:17pm
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Students were reward for their good behavior and hard work. Go Falcons!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

November's Happy Hero Assembly

Foothills Elementary News - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:17pm
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Students were reward for their good behavior and hard work. Go Falcons!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

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