School Community Council Elections

Westside Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:02pm

Westside will be holding School Community Council elections on Tuesday, September 26th at 9:15 am.  If you are interested in running, please come to the school and put your name in the ballet box located in the office by Friday, September 22.

The purpose of School Community Council is as follows:

1. To build consistent and effective communication among parents, employees, and administrators.

2. To allow parents an opportunity to be actively involved with the school in their children's education. 

3. To make Good schools Better.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Fun, New English Teacher Shanna Daniels

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:30pm
Attributions: by Lynn Brereton, SHS News Writer

Shanna Daniels one of our new English teachers here at Springville High School. Daniels has 16 years of teaching experience.  Previously she taught at Spanish Fork Middle, Payson Middle, and Mt. Nebo Jr. High.

Daniels vision for teaching is for there to be plenty of laughter and class discussions. Daniels wants students to be able to find something to smile about during class.

Daniels most rewarding experiences are ones when past students are seen around town and they are productive, happy adults.

“When you teach junior high students, that's always in question, because they are generally not fit to be out in public,” said Daniels in jest.

Daniels loves cats. Daniels has three cats named Bruce, Jorge, and Marvin.  Daniels would love for anyone who wants to see pictures of her cats to come stop by her room.

“Some people call me the crazy cat lady like it's a bad thing.  Only it turns out that those people are WRONG!” said Daniels.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

New Math Teacher Really Adds to the Experience

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:29pm
Attributions: by Colin Coughanour, SHS News Writer

Ms. Emily Adams is a new Math teacher here at Springville High School. This is her first year teaching. Her classes include Math 2, Math Lab, and College Prep Math. Previously, she student taught at Salem Hills High School.  Before that, she attended Brigham Young University.

Adams believes, “That anyone can be good at math.”

Adams recounts her most rewarding experience, “I once had a student tell me that when I teach, it was the first time that they understood math, and they realized that they could be good at it,” said Adams.

Her hobbies include crochet, painting, running, reading, and watching T.V.

Adams said, “Last year I was able to feed a Giraffe, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.”

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Outstanding New Science Teacher

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:27pm
Attributions: by Nicole Powell, SHS News Writer

Darwin Deming, is our new multi-science teacher who loves his family. He wants to not only teach, but to also help students gain lifelong skills in science.

Deming teaches Astronomy, Geology, Environmental Science, and Physics with Technology. Deming has 11 years of teaching experience. Previously Deming taught at Union Middle School in Sandy, and at Mount Nebo Jr. High in Payson.

Deming’s teaching vision is, “It is my hope to help students gain the lifelong skills that are taught in a science class, such as critical thinking, problem solving, etc.  Additionally, I want to provide extracurricular opportunities for students that they otherwise wouldn't get in a typical classroom routine,” said Deming.

Deming reflected on student success, “To see students understand concepts that are difficult for them to comprehend is by far the most rewarding aspect of teaching.  The moment a student says, "Oh, I get it!" is a major victory,” said Deming.

Deming also loves to talk about his family, “I am married to Kiara, an outstanding woman who is a wonderful wife and mother.”  They have three children Aurora (6), Savannah (4), and Talmage (1). 

“We enjoy watching movies together as a family, having picnics, and playing on the playground.  I also enjoy beekeeping, and the worst sting I've had has been on my eyelid,” said Deming.

Deming’s most unusual job didn’t last long.  “I took a job for a guy that wanted to design online courses for high school students to get credits for a GED.  He wanted me to work in his basement on his computers.  Awkwardly, his family would also be downstairs in their pajamas and occasionally left dirty dishes around the computer I was assigned to work at.  Needless to say, that job didn't last long,” said Deming.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

New Business Teacher Chelsi Nielsen

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
Attributions: by Shinoahe Lee, SHS News Writer

Mrs. Chelsi Nielsen is our new business teacher here at Springville High. Nielsen has seven years of teaching experience and has taught a wide variety of subjects including Marketing, Economics, Exploring Computer Science, Digital Marketing, Leadership, and Sports & Entertainment Marketing.

Nielsen’s vision for teaching is, “To make a difference in the lives of students and help them develop an interest in the world of business and marketing,” said Nielsen.

She is also the new Co-Adviser for the Business Leaders of Tomorrow (BLT) Club.

Nielsen has two children Dima and Katya, and is married to her husband James. Her hobbies include knitting, reading, hiking, camping, running, biking, and swimming. Nielsen’s most unusual job was running pool tournaments.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Red Devils bring home key road win

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:25pm
Attributions: photos by Mark Spencer
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On Friday, September 8, Springville High’s Red Devil football team traveled to Pioneer territory to face Lehi.  The Springville defense played a great game, limiting Lehi's high flying offense to only 15 points to give the Red Devils the win, 18-15.  Cole Bowers and Owen Rowe had 11 and 10 tackles a piece adding to the strong defense.

Springville’s Ty Eriksson and Cole Bowers each had a touchdown; Lehi Quarterback Cammon Cooper ran for two touchdowns in the loss.  Red Devil Garrett Lindsey’s 43 yard field goal helped to clinch the win. 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Kindergarten Works on patterns

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:18am
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Mrs. Orton's awesome Kindergarteners are working on patterns in class. They did some amazing work making necklaces to show their pattern skills. Great job newest Dragons!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Guided Math Centers

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:54pm
Attributions: by Amy Braithwaite
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Guided math is in full swing in Mrs. Braithwaite's first grade!  They have been working on this goal since day one and they finally reached their goal of doing all 4 rotations.  These first graders in her class are pros at subitizing, tally marks, math apps on the ipads, and recognizing numbers and counting to 20.  First grade rocks and so do these smart firsties!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Announcements for the Week of September 11th

Springville High School News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:51pm

Please open the link to the PDF for this week's announcements.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Praise Note Students For The Week Of September 4, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:55am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Here are the Praise Note Students for the week of September 4, 2017. They all received a free donut certificate to Daylight Donuts. Thank you Daylight for being so generous! Thank you Brookside students for being such great examples of helping and serving others.

Jackson Blackburn, Alice Butterfield, Brooke Engle, Walker Strong, Jazmin Sanchez, Kogan Howell, Maliki Madsen, Susanna Oberg, Talia Soto, Lucas Milligan, Aliyah Aquino, Etta Kmetzsch, Baylee Sampson, Carter Bartholomew, Darcy Bauer, Evie Ostler, Lincoln Tibbs, Gavin Burr, Dominick Mortensen, Mia Ollerton, Sina Afemui, Natalie Aragon, Sophia Melendez, Cobi Blackburn, Liesel Scott, Tristan Butler, Liesel Scott, Hildy Mangum, Parker Paxton, Benson Rigtrup, Dylan Keith, James Coulon, Sophie Barrager, Abigail Hansen, Warrick Small, Arianna Hartman, Emylee Stock, Alexa Valadez, and Wendy Tenorio

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Fundraiser for Texas - Ms. Alderks and Mrs. Boyers classes

Westside Elementary News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 8:38am

Ms. Alderks and Ms. Boyers classes are participating in a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey. Attatched is their disclosure. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Club Rush

Springville High School News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 5:03pm
Attributions: photos by Carey White, SHS News Adviser
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At lunch on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8, SHS students were able to "check out" and sign up for school-sponsored clubs.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Lady Red Devil Tennis Team

Springville High School News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:57pm
Attributions: photos by Erin Call and Garrett Ercanbrack
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Introducing the 2017-2018 Girls Tennis Team:

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

Introducing the 2017-2018 Boys Golf Team

Springville High School News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:51pm

Team Members:
Ryan Hollingshaus, Jaxon Wilkinson, Cooper Murray, Tyler Maccabee, Isaac Englund, Mark Mabry, Brandon Gordon, Andrew Wright, Kyle Snyder, Spencer Paulsen, Trevin Sheppard, and Jakob DeLlamas


Categories: Secondary, Springville

Mapleton Junior High comes to promote Orchastra

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:24pm
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6th Grade had the incredible opportunity to see a few members of the Mapleton Jr. High Orchestra play this morning! Some lucky students even got the chance to try playing some of the instruments.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Hansen's Heroes of the Week

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:59am

Great Job to all of Hansen's Heroes this week! You make Sage Creek a great place to be!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Regrouping in Third Grade

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 9:11am
Attributions: by Starr David
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Ms. David's third grade students have been learning about addition and regrouping this week. They learned a song and came up with their own hand gestures to help them remember the steps of completing a regrouping problem. Later, they will learn other parts of the song to help with other regrouping problems. Check out the video of the song on our facebook page Cherry Creek Elementary. Way to make learning fun, Ms. David!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Picture Day!

Sage Creek Elementary News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:05pm

Parents Picture day is on Monday, September 11th. Order forms are due at the time that pictures are taken. You may order them online at Lifetouch.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mrs. Murdoch's 6th grade class studies the continents

Sage Creek Elementary News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:00am

6th grade students from Mrs. Murdoch's class are studying the World contients. They had the amazing opportunity to create them using playdough. Great Job Dragons!

Categories: Elementary, Springville