February 2016

School Events for Feb 29-Mar 5

 Monday February 29th:

  • Spring sports tryouts

  • Last night for the school play "Much Ado About Nothing"

Tuesday March 1st:

  • ACT test for Juniors, check the lists all around the school

  • Civics test for Seniors in the library

  • Sophomore will not attend school

  • Faculty meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 2nd:

  • Region 8 Vocals at SHHS

Thursday March 3rd:

  • Beginning of Choir Tour

Friday March 4th:

  • Choir Tour

Saturday March 5th:

  • Choir Tour


Springville FFA receives grant from Tractor Supply

by: Avarie Peterson, FFA Officer

On August 29 Springville FFA received a grant from Tractor Supply Company. The company gave Springville FFA $700.  The money will be used for mentoring special needs children raising pigs this year. Springville FFA received the money because they did a work day, helping with workshops. They made butter and told stories to children.  They also demonstrated to the children how to be safe on the farm when working around equipment.  It was a good experience for the FFA club to help children and teach them about agriculture.

Substitute and Retired Teacher, Mr. Richard Drollinger, receives Springville City “Citizen of the Year Award”

by Emma Hargett and Andrew Gallagher, SHS News Writers
Mr. D

For over thirty years Richard Drollinger (“Mr. D”) taught at Springville High School.   From 1962-1996 he filled the minds of thousands of students with knowledge and brought a fun and different learning experience to our school.

Since his retirement, he came back to Springville High School and has been substituting since 2000. Drollinger loves to teach and loves substituting classes. He said that his favorite part of teaching is that he loves to see students succeed in areas that they thought they originally could not.

“I think teaching should be fun,” said Drollinger, when asked why he has been teaching for so long.

Recently, Springville City awarded Drollinger with the “Citizen of the Year” award.  Drollinger never thought that he would be considered for this award, and he thinks that it is such an honor to win.  The city then held a dinner in Drollinger’s honor and presented him with a plaque for winning “Citizen of the Year.”

“Everyone who comes into contact with Mr. Drollinger instantly loves him; he has a personality that is contagious.  He makes you feel like you’re his best friend,” said Mrs. Carey S. White, SHS Teacher.

In his spare time, Drollinger loves to read.  But, when he is not reading, he is gardening and growing plants that he finds fun and different.

“I would read an aspirin bottle if I couldn’t find anything else,” said Drollinger.

Congratulations to Mr. Drollinger for winning this fantastic award and we thank him for everything he does for us at Springville High.

Dan Humble shares drawing of ASL and Astronomy

by Maddie Burns, SHS News Writer

Dan Humble, Senior at Springville high school, has been drawing his whole life.  Humble is a gifted artist and is now being recognized for it. The picture he drew with a “cheap black pencil” depicts a young girl looking at the moon as she produces the ASL sign for the moon.

He was researching deaf Astronomers.  He argued that deafness did not interfere with the work because “sound is not an element of astronomy."  He wanted to show that deaf people love and enjoy many of the same things hearing people do and that deafness in no way interferes with a person's ability to become an astronomer. 

ASL teacher, Mrs. Sarah Brough, says that she is so proud of Humble’s work in and outside of class.

Thank you Dan for sharing your artwork with SHS.



Cary Hylton presented with “Teacher Feature” award

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photo by Maddie Burns, SHS News Photographer)

KSL News Radio and Zion’s Bank present the “Teacher Feature Award” each week during the school year to a Utah teacher.  This week the honor was awarded to Mr. Cary Hylton, Physics and Science Teacher at Springville High. Hylton has been teaching at SHS for 28 years.

In addition to the public recognition at the Sweetheart’s assembly and the announcement on KSL radio, Hylton was given a dinner for two at the Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake, a night's stay at the Anniversary Inn, and a chance in a drawing for a two year lease on a new car from Burt Brother's Chevrolet.

Hylton said, “I was very surprised and honored to be recognized in this way especially since there are so many wonderful teachers here at Springville High School.  It really is a privilege to work with such a talented and dedicated group of professionals.  I really feel I have the dream job:  I love science and I love helping young people understand and appreciate the wonders of nature.  The students at Springville High bring a curiosity and enthusiasm that makes teaching fun and rewarding; I am thankful to be a part of directing and nurturing that.”

Fellow math teacher, Mr. Chris Frossard, nominated Hylton.

Frossard said, “I saw the opportunity by KSL Teacher Feature to nominate a deserving teacher last Fall. We have so many wonderful teachers here at Springville High School.  Immediately, I thought about Mr. Cary Hylton.  Cary has been an exemplary teacher and mentor of young people for 29 years--28 have been here in Springville at SHS.  He has taught all levels of students--often in very large classes. He keeps a positive attitude, is very friendly, and patient with students. He knows science very well. He has helped both students and other teachers throughout Utah to better understand and excel in science, especially Physics.  He has been Faculty Council Chair and is currently serving on the school Accreditation Committee.  He is a great and caring person and a wonderful teacher who cares so much about students progressing and learning science.  I have taught next to his classroom for over seventeen years, and I have seen how important teaching students has been to him.  He is always prepared to teach.  He is very deserving of this prestigious award.”

D'Males perform at last home game

photos by Maddie Burns, SHS News Photographer
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Springville's traditional "D'Males" drill team performed at the last boys varsity basketball game on Friday, February 19.  The crowd cheered to a unique, athletic choreographed routine.

Red Devils lose to Wasps, 73-60

photos by Mark Spencer

Although Springville outscored Wasatch in the last half of the game, it wasn’t enough to make up a big Wasp lead, 73-60.  The last Red Devil home game was played on Friday, February 19.

photos by Mark Spencer


Senior Basketball Players Honored

photos by Mark Spencer

On Friday, February 19, Senior varsity basketball players were honored during the last home game of the season.

School Events for Feb. 22-27

 Monday February 22nd:

  • State Girls BB at SLCC 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday February 23rd:

  • 9th grade tour of SHS

  • Boys BB at Spanish Fork High

  • Board SCC at Spanish Fork High

Wednesday February 24th:

  • 1/2 day of school (out at 11:15 a.m.)

  • Staff Development meeting

  • State Girls BB at SLCC

  • Region 8 Jazz Festival

Thursday February 25th:

  • Spring play in the auditorium: "Much Ado About Nothing, Eh?"

Friday February 26th:

  • Spring play in the auditorium: "Much Ado About Nothing, Eh?"

  • State Girls BB at SLCC

Saturday February 27th:

  • Spring play in the auditorium: "Much Ado About Nothing, Eh?"

  • State Girls BB at SLCC