This is Mr. David Valeti’s first year teaching at Springville High. He was assigned to SHS last year as a student-teacher. He teaches inclusion English, inclusion Biology and also Study Skills.
“My vision is to help students realize their true potential and assist them in identifying what their likes and skills are and how they can apply that to a job or their education,” said Valeti.
One of his best experiences was when a student really engaged in a term project, and Valeti watched the student really learn from the experience. The student did their best and received a high score on the term project.
Valeti is Springville High’s varsity football team defensive coordinator. We know that part of our Red Devil’s amazing season was due to Valeti’s efforts in working with these dedicated players.
Valeti is married to Alison and they have four children, three boys and one girl. His children’s names are Kasanova, who is 9 years old, Shari Siviana who is 7 years old, Tuiono who is 8 years old, and Mataiasi who is 1. The Valetis love camp, fish, and have extended family over for barbeques.
Welcome to SHS Mr. Valeti! We hope you enjoy teaching all of our students here.
This week we received the opportunity to interview and get to know our new U.S. Studies/Government teacher Mrs. Kara Hernandez. She is very happy to be here at Springville High. She attended Brigham Young University before she came to teach at SHS. She wants to help create a positive and fun learning environment for each of her students. Hernandez hopes that students will leave her classroom with a clear understanding of why History/Government is important and also learn values of how to be successful outside school.
She has been happily married for one year now to her husband Dave. Some of her interests are music and physical exercise. One of her past unusual jobs was teaching flute lessons when she was in high school. Let’s all give Mrs. Hernandez a warm welcome and a great year at SHS.
Springville’s undefeated Red Devils made their goal—to play at Rice Eccles stadium supported by bus loads of SHS students, faculty, staff, and fans. In an exciting race to the 4A state football championship, Springville knew getting past East wouldn’t be easy.
The Red Devils played with high-risk and high-intensity. In the first half, Springville opted to go for a touchdown instead of a field goal twice in the red zone and came away with zero points both times, which resulted in a halftime score of 14-0, in favor of East.
In the second half of the game, East scored 28 points. East had about a dozen big plays--four of which ended in touchdowns.
Springville was led by Devyn Tate, who rushed the ball nine times for 89 yards and Payton Kelepolo, who rushed for both of the Red Devils' touchdowns. Kelepolo, the junior running back, scored the Red Devils’ only other touchdown with 59 seconds left in the game--a 3-yard run.
East’s quarterback Jonnie Lang, danced around and through Springville's defense to rack up 280 yards and four touchdowns on just 19 rushes. He was also 3 of 5 passing for 98 yards and a touchdown.
photos by Mark Spencer
Last night, November 11, 2015, at Brigham Young University, a recognition dinner was held for Exceptional Math Students from Utah. Teachers from each high school nominated and invited three students each along with a parent. The three students from Springville High School were Wyatt LeFevre, Garrett Carr, and Dylan Park.
“I have been their Calculus teacher for two years and I nominated them for outstanding work and excellence in higher level mathematics and problem solving,” said Chris Frossard, SHS Calculus teacher.
Also, several professors gave presentations on cutting edge mathematics and also explained a vision of the growth and use of mathematics in world-wide problem solving in the current and future world.
All week, Springville High students, faculty, and staff are celebrating and recognizing our Veterans. FFA club and Student Government have organized activities for the week starting with a poem contest won by Sarah Emmett. Tuesday morning the FFA club and student government hosted a Veteran’s breakfast and assembly “Honoring All Who Served.” SHS Marching Band performed at the assembly, including a moment of silence with a “Taps” solo. Aspen Lamber, Bailey Bird, and Elise Willmore wrote and performed an original Veterans Day song.
All week students can write thank you notes to Veterans which will be part of a “Flag of Remembrance.” On Friday students will have the opportunity to assemble care packages for soldiers.