Math department multiplies again, welcome Mrs. Claire Taylor

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:23pm
Attributions: by Shinoahe Lee, SHS News Writer

We’d like to welcome Mrs. Claire Taylor as one of our new math teachers teaching Math 1 and Math 3. This is her first year teaching; however, as a BYU student, she student taught at American Fork High where she taught US History, Asian Studies, and Chemistry. 

“I think teenagers are fantastic. There's a lot going on for them, but they are working on skills and getting it," said Taylor.

Taylor said that one of her most rewarding teaching experiences is when a student struggles, finds success, and then smiles. It is priceless and very motivating.

“I have personally witnessed how awesome the faculty, staff, and students Springville High School can be, a couple of years ago I got a phone call from a mom whose child was struggling in math and wanted to know if I could help this student. I met with them at the Springville High counseling office, and we talked about some changes that could be made. Every one of them was eager to help, but that's not all.  As we went from class to class we saw students that came up and hugged this student, asked how things were going. "How have you been? I haven't seen you! What's up?" I walked away from Springville High School so impressed that day,” said Taylor.

She’s been married for 21 years to her husband Bryan, who is a really thoughtful, hard-working, and capable.

Together they have five children, four boys and one girl. Two of her children graduated from Springville High. Taylor attends SHS football games, track meets, wrestling matches, swim meets, intramural volleyball tournaments, and any choir or drama performances she can.

She likes to read and solve New York Times crossword puzzles. Listening to music is one of her pastimes as well as watching college football. She enjoys just about any food, especially made by one of her four younger sisters. She’s traveled to many different places and has witnessed other cultures. She collects art and Christmas ornaments from the places she travels to.

Claire graduated from Sugar Land High School in a town outside of Houston.

“It was a great place to grow up and I have many friends still in that area,” said Taylor.

The most unusual job she had was working at a nightclub in Houston. She knew the owner and helped with accounting. The best perk was the concerts in which she met performers and musicians.

“I’ve dreamed of being a backup singer my whole life, but for now I am really happy to teach math at Springville High School!” said Taylor.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Hansen's Heroes of the week

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:47pm

Great Job to this weeks Hansen's Heroes!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Amazon Smile Gives .5% To Brookside For Eligible Purchases

Brookside Elementary News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:40pm
Attributions: Mrs. Rachel Orme

The PTA would like to make everyone aware that Brookside Elementary receives a .5% rebate on eligible purchases made at Amazon. Please consider when checking out to include the information below so that our school will get the rebate. Also, please share on Facebook, Tweeter and email to your friends and family. Every little bit helps and goes toward our students education here at Brookside.

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Categories: Elementary, Springville

Drill, Cheer, and Dance Company perform together

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:50pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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Drill, Cheer, and Dance Company performed together during the halftime homecoming show on Friday, September 15.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Marching Band and Color Guard Perform at Homecoming Halftime

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:47pm
Attributions: photos by Shinoahe Lee, SHS News Photographer
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Categories: Secondary, Springville

Surprise Fireworks

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:44pm
Attributions: photos by Shinoahe Lee, SHS News Photographer
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At the end of the homecoming football game on Friday, September 15, the crowd was "wowed" with a surprise fireworks show.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Springville takes on Jordan for Homecoming

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:39pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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Visiting Jordan dominated Springville for the nonregion victory, 33-7. Springville's only points came on a Griffin Slavens 91-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.  Next home game will be on Friday, September 22, in which the Red Devils will host sister school Maple Mountain Golden Eagles.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Lady Red Devils Tennis vs Golden Eagles

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:28pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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Match played at home on September 5.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Homecoming Dance 2017

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:22pm
Attributions: photos by Nikki Powell, SHS News Photographer
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Held on Saturday, September 16.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Maren Pilcher crowned Homecoming Queen 2017

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:16pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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Categories: Secondary, Springville

Lady Red Devils host Dons at home

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:13pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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Don't miss the next Volleyball home game on Thursday, September 28, 3:30pm – 8:00pm (Varsity plays at 5:15 pm) when they host the Timpanogos Timberwolves.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Praise Notes For The Week Of September 18, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:43am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

We had another great group of students today who received praise notes from Mrs. Beckert for doing many acts of kindness and hard work throughout the week. They are Malachi Putra, Aria Lee, Henry Mangum, Ayva Haglund, Marlie Skinner, Paige Blackburn, Derek Huerta, Halle Strong, Jake Hill, Korver Esplin, Cooper Ostler, Paytan Paxton, Angelina Aquino, Talon Keith, Sione Afemui, Lincoln Tibbs, Flor Assis, Brynn Jones, Trygve Stewart, Serenity Johnson, Logan Jensen, Kempton Nord, Noah Cardenas, Henry Lewis, Gracie Tanner, Aaron Narcisso, Alex and Taylor Woodward, Vianney Fonseca, Parker Young, David Sanders, Sully Hall, Mrs. Harrison, Haylee Miller, Charlie Smith, HJ Ernest, Ashley Fitzgerald, Lexi Antonino, and Kristoffer Bartholomew.

Some of the praise received was: "He is a stellar student, working so hard", "being helpful to the teacher", "being kind and respectful", "has a fantastic attitude", "always does his best work", "cleaned up trash in lunchroom all the way down the table", "picking up trash in the hall way", "goes out of her way to be helpful and friendly to others", "stepping up to lead morning meeting when no one else in his leader group would", "helping Mrs. Graves before school get projects done", "always trustworthy", "unstacked out classroom chairs", "picked up trash in the playground", "always having a positive attitude and smile on her face", "always follows classroom rules".

Thank you to Brick Oven for giving the students free kids meals for being so awesome this week.


Categories: Elementary, Springville

PTA Reflections Contest - Time to Get Started!

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:12am

It's time to think about Reflections!  Click on the PTA tab from our school website for all the necessary information.  Entries due Oct 24.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Join the PTA!

Sage Creek Elementary News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:38pm

Please click on the PTA tab on the school website main page to join our awesome PTA!  You can also order school T-shirts on the PTA site.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Exploring the Seasons

Westside Elementary News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:21pm
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This week the 6th grade students learned how and why we have seasons. Using an ohm meter, they measured the amount of heat reaching different parts of the earth at different points in its' revolution around the sun. They were able to see that the northern and southern hemispheres receive different amounts of heat, and therefore have opposite seasons. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Art City Student Council Elections

Art City Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:58pm
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Art City Elementary school has a student council.  Each year, students in the sixth grade have the opportunity to run for a spot on the council.  Student candidates have to complete many tasks including five service hours, a 250 word essay, and obtain recommendations from teachers and parents.  The week of the election student candidates have the opportunity to create a poster that depicts what kind of council member they will be and to pass out stickers or flyers as they campaign.  The final day of the election the student candidates deliver a speech expressing why they would make the best council member.  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

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