Corrin Owens, New SHS Counselor

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:38pm
Attributions:  by Zach Hjorth, SHS News Writer

Mrs. Corrin Owens is our new Red Devil counselor.  Before coming to Springville High, Owens was a counselor for three years at Mapleton Jr. High.  Owens wants to help every student reach their maximum potential.

Owens reflected on the rewards of being a counselor, “I think seeing students grow and change is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a counselor; watching a student overcome and succeed,” said Owens.

Owens’ husband is Chris and they have four boys; one of them attends SHS and her youngest just started Kindergarten. She is a huge University of Utah fan and she attends all of their football games. She likes boating, camping and reading.   

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Class is in session with Madeline Vest

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:35pm
Attributions: by Erin Call, SHS News Writer
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The beginning of the school year is a time to welcome in new students and teachers. Springville is excited to welcome Ms. Madeline Vest into the English Department.

Vest worked at Polaris High School in Alpine School District last year. However, teaching English isn’t her most unusual job--Vest worked as a mixologist at Sodalicious.

“My vision for my classroom at Springville High is that it is a place where all my students feel comfortable, supported, and capable of success,” said Vest.

Vest has a lot of passions and hobbies besides teaching English. She also enjoys playing the piano, hiking, eating yummy food, reading, and spending time with her family. 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Springville High School’s New Rock'n Guitar Teacher

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:24pm
Attributions: by Savanna Wightman, SHS News Writer

Springville High has begun and we have welcomed a lot of students and new teachers, we are excited to welcome Mr. Jake Coleman to the Music Department. This is the beginning of Coleman’s third year of public school teaching and his 16th year of music teaching. Coleman taught at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, and at Rockwell Charter High school.  Coleman teaches Guitar.  

Teaching Guitar isn’t the most unusual job Coleman has ever had.  Coleman’s worked at a telemarketing company, he disliked working at a desk and loathes pushing someone to buy a product he isn’t sure he would even buy.

He has been married nearly ten years to his wife Erica. They have two beautiful sons and a daughter due soon.  One of Coleman’s hobbies is the weather--he likes bad weather, it’s good weather to him. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and wilderness survival.

One of Coleman’s teaching philosophies is, “Average teachers tell, good teachers show, and excellent teachers inspire.”

“Watching students realize they love something they just understood, or learned to do. This brings them confidence, and motivates them to move forward,” said Coleman.

He wishes every student would give their absolute best effort in high school and take the challenging classes that everyone says are difficult.  Coleman says that they will help you develop in so many ways.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Red Devil graduate returns to teach

Springville High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:42pm
Attributions: by Carlos Reina, SHS News Writer
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Camille Callister is one of our new English teachers here at Springville High.  This is her first year teaching; however, last year she was an intern at Spanish Fork High.  Callister teaches sophomores and juniors, English 10 and 11.

“My vision is to create a classroom where my students feel safe, in an atmosphere that allows them to learn at the highest levels possible,” said Callister.

Callister is truly a Red Devil, “I graduated from Springville High School in 1981, and it feels good to be "home" again!”

Her most rewarding teaching experiences is when she helps to create good relationships with her students.

On a personal note, she has five children, ages 18 - 31, three grandchildren, and a little Shih Tzu named Rosie.  She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, art, and music.

The most unusual job she had was delivering newspapers the summer before her internship.  She started delivering at 2 a.m. and her route was in the farmlands around Salem.  It was dark and the houses were sometimes few and far between, so it was a little eerie at times.


Categories: Secondary, Springville

Counselors attend SUU "Counselor Days"

Spanish Fork High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:20pm
Attributions: Leslie Swenson

This past weekend our counselors attended a conference down at Southern Utah University. They were able to learn about  the great amenities that SUU offers their students. One thing that was especially impressive, were the extreme measures SUU is taking to accommodate incoming Freshman. SUU holds new student orientations, and even assigns each student an "ACE" which is an "Assistant Coach for Excellence and Success." An ACE is essentially a peer mentor to help students in the big transition from High School to College. If you are interested in going to SUU, come see the counselors and ask about attending a "Red Riot," which is an overnight student life experience. The Counselors were also able to tour SUU's renowned Aviation Program. If you are considering a career as a fixed wing or helicopter pilot, SUU has a great program that the counselors would love to tell you more about!  An SUU representative will be attending our "College Day" on September 26th, and SUU will also be waiving their $50 Application Fee during our "College Week" which is November 6th-November 10th. GO THUNDERBIRDS!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Decade Dance A Success!

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:43am

Thanks to our Student Council and all others involved in putting on the first dance of the year. We had a lot of fun dancing, eating, and just haning with friends! Check out our Facebook page for more photos!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork


Payson Junior High School News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:54am

Just a reminder we have Parent Teacher Conferences TONIGHT from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The teachers will be in the cafeteria, seated by departments.  Thanks in advance to our PTA for feeding our faculty a delicious dinner!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

What We're Learning: Biology

Landmark High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:28pm

This week in Matt Cope's Biology class, students participated in a Concept Attainment activity. Concept Attainment is an inquiry learning strategy where students investigate the attributes of a group or category by comparing and contrasting samples.  

Cope's lesson activity asked students to identify the traits and properties of macromolecules. This strategy helps students make connections between what they already know and what they will be learning AND how to sort relevant information.


Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Wednesday, 9/13/17

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:16pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Braulio Ruiz and Vanessa Torres for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Braulio was nominated by Mrs. Miller for getting 100% on assignments and for his great class contributions.  Vanessa was nominated by Mr. Wilson for being helpful when a neighbor is stuck and needs help.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

SKYHAWK of the Month! September 2017

Salem Hills High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:49pm

September Students of the Month named.

The first students of the month were named this week for the 2017-18 year.   Congratulations to these students!

10th Grade—Derek Burton was nominated by Ms. Erickson.

                     Laura Johnson was nominated by Ms. Allred.

11th Grade—Brit Haskell was nominated by Ms. Beckstead.

                    Hannah Call was nominated by Ms. Coffey.

12th Grade—Zac Browning was nominated by  Mr. Clark.

                    Stacy Nielson was nominated by  Mr. Hales.

These students exemplify the Skyhawk Spirit and were honored for their heart and Success in our school.



Categories: Salem, Secondary


Salem Hills High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:34pm

Athletes of the week!

Congratulations to Jennah Lee - Soccer!

Congratulations to Book Vaitohi - Football!

Fan of the week!

Congratulations to Ryan Larsen!


Categories: Salem, Secondary

This week at PHS

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:09pm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sept 19

  • 2:35 pm School Community Council Meeting  
  • 4:00 pm Girls Soccer VS Orem
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball @ Orem

Wednesday, Sept 20

  • 8:00 am Captain’s Academy
  • Boys Golf @ The Ranches
  • 3:30-8:00 pm Parent Teacher Conference in the gym

Thursday, Sept 21

  • 9:10 am Hope Week Assembly #1 Assembly Schedule  
  • 8:30 am - Girls Tennis Regional @ Mt. View
  • 3:30 pm- JV football @ Uintah
  • 4:00 pm - Girls Soccer VS Mt. View  
  • 6:00 pm Girls Volleyball VS Mt. View
  • 7:00 pm Hope Walk  

Friday, Sept 22 

  • 8:30 am Girls Tennis Regionals @ Mt. View
  • 3:00 pm - Debate Tournament   
  • 7:00 pm Football VS Uintah

Saturday, Sept 23-

  • 10:00 am -7:30 pm Battle of the Bands (PHS competes at 10:00 am)
Categories: Payson, Secondary

Sarah Kron- New Teacher At Payson High School

Payson High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:54am
Attributions: Article by: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion’s Roar Newspaper

Ms. Kron started teaching this year & is excited to be at Payson High and share her love for teaching Spanish/English to the students. Ms. Kron’s (soon to be Mrs. Noll’s) aspirations led her to our school, and now we have a new amazing Spanish/ English teacher and she got her dream job. When asked what she liked about Payson, she responded, “I love everything about Payson High School so far! I have felt welcomed (by our awesome principal & assistant principals!) since my first job interview, and every day just gets better and better. Faculty and students alike - everyone is so kind and willing to lend a helping hand!” Hopefully students and faculty keep impressing Ms. Kron throughout the year and years to come.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Girls tennis has begun

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:59am
Attributions: Reggie Bell

The Spartans girls team opened the season against tennis powerhouse Spanish Fork on Sept 14.  Megan Turner and Ruby Brockbank turned in a nice win at varsity second doubles, and Emilee Nicholls won a nail biter tie break match at JV 1st JV singles. 

Otherwise, Spanish Fork controlled the matches.  Still, it was a good start for the lady Spartans except for an injury to Ashlyn Westwood, who rolled her ankle during a doubles match.  She will be out of action for a couple of weeks.

Categories: Salem, Secondary

SFJHS Marvelous Milers!

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:38am

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Last week the PE classes ran the timed mile. Students had been building up to this for the first few weeks of school. Everybody who participated worked hard and did a great job! 

The top times for each PE teacher are:


Aerobic Conditioning  1st period - Boys - Peyton Thorpe 7:12       Girls - Taylee Acherman 8:10   2nd period - Boys - Kason Dart 6:58             Girls - Leah Harwood 8:09   5th period - Boys - Cannon Bennett 6:25       Girls - Sarah Seely 6:55   7th and 8th girls PE 4th period - Isabel Barney - 6:59   9th girls PE 3rd period - Shalyie Harrison Kierra Moss 9:11   7th period- Addison McLean 7:18   Carlson   Wyatt Mackay 3rd period Adam Whittaker 4th period Brennen Carter 6th period Andres Bustos 7th period Jessi Mangum 7th period   Johnson   1st period-Kaleb Feland  5:40   2nd period- Andrew Folsom  6:22   3rd period- Rhoman Eyere  6:34   4th period- Cade Olsen  5:15          Anna Salisbury  6:41   5th period- Ben Harwood  5:56   6th period- Ammon Beck  5:18        Nicole Oviedo  8:08   7th period- Broc Bennett  6:24   Congratulations to everyone that ran and to our FAST FINISHERS!  
Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Parent-Teacher Conference this Wednesday, 9/20/17

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:07am

Parent-Teacher Conference will be held on Wednesday, 9/20/17 from 4:00 - 8:00pm. Teachers will be in the main gym and the cafeteria. The finance office will also be open if you would like to pay any school fees.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Lobo Update 9-18-17

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:12am

Parents, Students and Friends –

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - After school clubs begin TODAY! Come join the fun with the different options we have available. MONDAYS we have an IMPROV CLUB- come learn how to do improvisation and play a variety of improv games after school. TUESDAYS we have CHESS CLUB - improve your skills and compete against your friends. WEDNESDAYS we have an ART CLUB - explore a variety of different art techniques. THURSDAYS we have an ANIME CLUB- look and see all the different types of anime and make your own! FRIDAYS we have GERMAN CLUB - enhance your skills, learn a few German words, and make lots of German food!!! Forms are available in the office, in Mr. Ferrin's and Julie Green's rooms, on the school website, and on the bulletin board in front of the Library - Come and sign up in Julie Green's room and join the fun!  All Clubs start on Monday, September 18th.

PTA BOOK FAIR - Our PTA sponsored Scholastic book fair will be held Tues, Sept. 26 - Thurs, Sept. 28, 2017 in the small faculty room next to the Little Theater.  Book Fair hours will be Tues. and Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., going through Parent Teacher Conference.  All money earned will buy more books for your student's classroom. Please come by and support your students and teachers.

PTA REFLECTIONS - Would you like to dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of art?  This year PTA's Reflections theme is "Within Reach". Pick up a PTA Reflections form from the office or your teacher and get creative!  Entries are due the Monday after Fall Break, October 23 by 3:00 p.m. More information and entry forms can also be found at

SCHOOL PICTURE MAKE UP - If you were absent for school picture day in August, you will NEED to have your picture taken on Monday, September 27th. There is no obligation to purchase a package, but you can prepay for a package online if you wish at with online code: sfjrfall17 until 10/3/2017.

Upcoming Events:

Sept 19th – 21st: Soccer Intramurals

Sept 20th: Vision Screening 2nd Period, Captain’s Academy @ DO 8:00am

Sept 21st: Girls Tennis @ Sports Park 3:30

Sept 22nd: TERM 1 MIDTERM, Basketball Intramurals 6:00am, Field Day 7th period, Cross County @ Salem JHS 3:30

Sept 25th: Shakespeare Adjudication 2:00pm – 6:00pm @ DFJHS

Sept 27th: School Picture Make Up Day

Sept 28th: Parent Teacher Conference 3:30pm – 8:00pm

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Landmark/Cornerstone faculty return ready for 17-18 school year.

Landmark High School News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:34pm

Salem Pond

As faculty and staff from the Landmark/Cornerstone family returned from summer break, Administrators prepared a series of team-building activities. These activities tested their stamina, mental acumen, team-building skills, and familiarity with Landmark's Vital Behaviors.

It was a Great Day to be a Dragon!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lady Red Devils bump off local rival Golden Eagles

Springville High School News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:48am

On Thursday, September 14, Springville High’s Lady Red Devils had a big, 3-2, win at home over local Maple Mountain.  Also, last week the Red Devils brought home a road win, 3-2, against Timpview.

“The season has been going well so far.  The girls are working well together and there is lots of learning going on. We are excited about what the rest of the season holds and the growth individually and as a team unit,” said Head Coach Elle Williams.

Varsity Volleyball Team Players:
Lauren Alleman, Kaitlynn Bradley, Brielle Cruz, Ramzie Farr, Mikkele Gallier, Genevieve Hopkinson, Langilangi Maviae, Megan Nusink, Emma Schultz, Kallysta Strong

JV Volleyball Team Players:
Savannah Clyde, Jenessa Crystal, Ramzie Farr, Genevieve Hopkinson, Sage Loveland, Hekela Mavae, Avery Pritchard, Emma Schultz, Sabrina Scott, Jeri Strong, Gracie Thorpe, Jamie Wheeler, Kiki Wiberg

Sophomore Volleyball Team Players:
Emma Ashton, Abigail Barron, Lila Blaser, Hannah Fowler, Julia Jeffs, Halli Johnson, Kahlan Johnson, Rachel Kieffer, Hekela Mavae, Syerra McCoy, Kaitlyn Metler, Madisen Pennington, Avery Pritchard, Kaylee Smyth, Jeri Strong

Categories: Secondary, Springville