New Springville Ju­nior High Rib­bon Cut­ting

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Lana Hiskey

Springville Ju­nior High (The Knights) held its rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony on Mon­day, Au­gust 18, 10:00 a.m. Prin­ci­pal Ken Van Aus­dal wel­comed fu­ture stu­dents, Springville City of­fi­cials, state rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Nebo School Dis­trict per­son­nel, school em­ploy­ees, and par­ents.

“We un­der­stand open­ing the new Springville Ju­nior rep­re­sents a unique op­por­tu­nity for us to re­new our­selves to our pro­fes­sion,” Van Aus­dal said. “We as a fac­ulty and staff have ac­cepted to pledge to ‘Do One Thing’ for im­prove­ment. One per­son can make a dif­fer­ence.” Con­tin­ued on page 6 Prin­ci­pal Van Aus­dal in­vited par­ents and stu­dents to con­sider “One Thing” they could do to im­prove the ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents at the new school.

The Boy Scouts of Amer­ica troop #64 con­ducted the Amer­i­can flag cer­e­mony in re­spectable fash­ion.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Rick Nielsen in­tro­duced hon­ored guests in­clud­ing MHTN Ar­chi­tect, Ho­gan Gen­eral Con­trac­tors, en­gi­neers, Springville Ju­nior Site Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee and oth­ers that made this school pos­si­ble. Then he said he liked his po­si­tion on rib­bon cut­ting pro­gram be­cause it was be­tween the flag cer­emo-

ny by Boy Scout Troop 64 and the orches­tra stu­dents’ per­for­mance.

“This is a re­minder for ev­ery­one that what we do in Nebo School Dis­trict be­gins and ends with stu­dents. I’d like to ac­knowl­edge the vi­sion of past su­per­in­ten­dents and board mem­bers, but es­pe­cially thank those who passed a bond in 2009 that al­lowed us to build this $25 mil­lion school. We ap­plaud you,” Su­per­in­ten­dent Nielsen said. “The shell is con­structed and now the soul, the stu­dents, will en­ter the shell and make it a school.”

The crowd was thrilled to lis­ten to a Springville Ju­nior High small en­sem­ble orches­tra per­form “Joust” by Richard Meyer and di­rected by Sa­muel Tsug­awa. Shan­non Acor, a Nebo School Board mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Springville, spoke to the crowd about this mem­o­rable event.

“Through the years this once va­cant piece of land was trans­formed into many things re­flect­ing our chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tion. But to­day it has been trans­formed into the best thing of all -- a beau­ti­ful build­ing of ed­u­ca­tion and learn­ing where stu­dents, teach­ers, fam­i­lies, friends and neigh­bors come to­gether to help our chil­dren’s dreams come true,” Mrs. Acor said.

School Board Pres­i­dent, Rick Ainge, di­rected the of­fi­cial rib­bon cut­ting that in­cluded stu­dents and dig­ni­taries from Nebo School Dis­trict and Springville City.

Par­ents and stu­dents were then wel­comed into the Springville Ju­nior High. The school is lo­cated at 189 S. 1470 E., Springville. It sits on a 24 acre site with 166,680 square feet of floor space with 51 teach­ing sta­tions, 4 com­puter labs, 2 full gym­na­si­ums, and a cafe­to­rium with a stage.

Nebo School Dis­trict wel­comes all stu­dents to the new Springville Ju­nior High un­der the di­rec­tion of Prin­ci­pal Ken Van Aus­dal, As­sis­tant Prin­ci­pal Rhet Row­ley, Dean of Stu­dents Tif­fanie Mi­ley, and with amaz­ing teach­ers and staff .

Cour­tesy of Lana Hiskey

School Board Pres­i­dent Rick Ainge cuts the rib­bon at the new Springvill Ju­nior High on Au­gust 18.

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