November 2016

New D’Velles Assistant Drill Team Coach

by Spencer Houck, SHS News Writer

This is Janelle Frossard’s first year coaching, but not her first year teaching. She previously taught at Orem High before she came to Springville High; this is her third year at Springville High.  Frossard is the new assistant coach for the Springville High D’Velles drill team; Olivia Chatterton is the head coach.  Frossard is extremely excited for this year’s drill team to perform at basketball games in December.

“I think our biggest goals this year are to help the girls have fun, improve their dancing ability, and to grow our team,” said Frossard.

She loves teaching and coaching, “I have had many rewarding teaching experiences. I think my favorite is when students/athletes thank us for asking them to do hard things. I love when they see the benefit of pushing themselves.”

She also enjoys reading and watching Netflix, and she was a rollerblade car hop at Sonic!

Fall Musical begins next week: The Drowsy Chaperone


It's that time of year again.  The school musical is coming up next week.  Springville High's Fine Arts Department will be performing The Drowsy Chaperone, and we would love to see you all there.

The show runs Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday (17th-21st) starting at 7pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.


Man in Chair, Brady Dolan
Robert, Simon Taylor
George, Weston Murdock
Feldzieg, Jonah Schmitz
Gangsters, Christian Small, Jared Israelsen
Underling, Elihu Brown
Aldolpho, Kaden Nissen
Janet Van de Graff, Emily Mason
Drowsy Chaperone, McKenna Hixson
Mrs. Tottendale, Lindsay Tuft
Kitty, Ireland Thomas
Trix, Samantha Sorensen
Superintendent, Becca Hammond

Featured Dancers: Samantha Sorensen, Rosie Durland, Tristan McAfee, Sadie Mangum, Kya Durrant, Hayley Herker, Audrey Kimball

Reporters: Becca Hammond, Ethan Averett, Emma Ferrin, Nicole Metler, Tanner Durrant, Elizabeth Setzer

Party Guests:

Abby Fales, Addie Provost, Adia Hunter, Alena Robison, Alyssa Gardiner,
Ashley Bartholomew, Brooke Child, Dezerae Robison, Eliza Austin,
Elizabeth Smith, Ellie Brenchley, Emily Beerli, Emily Donahue, Jessey Simons
John Andelin, Joslyn Morrison, Kaylynn Smith, Madalyn Jackson, Madi Fowler
Malie Niu, Marissa Roper, Miriam Hall, Morgan Black, Sarah Barker,
Savannah Harmon, Shayra Riches, Shelby Markham, Vanessa Goodman,
Wendy Gwilliam

Spotlight on Jamey Smith, new Special Ed Secretary

by Josh Ornelas and Spencer Houck, SHS News Writers

Mrs. Jamey Smith is our new Springville High Special Ed Secretary, but she is not new to Red Devil territory.  Smith has had many family ties to Springville High all the way back to her grandfather.  Both of her parents also graduated from Springville; she is alumni as well.  

This is the first time that Smith has worked as a secretary at the high school level.  She previously worked at Cherry Creek and Hobble Creek Elementary schools.

Smith loves the students and she is enjoying working back at her alma mater.   Smith is married and has three children. She loves to read and walk her dog. 

Welcome to Springville High Mrs. Jamey Smith!

Talented, new Chemistry Teacher

by Miranda Bray and Jordan Goff, SHS News Writers

Mr. Jeff Roylance is a new Chemistry teacher at Springville High.  Previously he was a math teacher for three years at Landmark High.  Before that, he was an investment banker for 25 years.  After retiring from banking, he was a coach and substitute teacher at Landmark, which is how he began his career as a high school teacher.  Roylance has a degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University.

“I want students to enjoy learning and have a positive experience,” said Roylance.

He hopes to create an engaging and comfortable classroom environment, a class that students enjoy being in. He is encouraging as a teacher; it is rewarding for him when he sees students having success in class. He loves learning and hopes to spread that love of learning to students.

Roylance also coaches football (running backs) and sophomore baseball here at SHS. As a football coach, he really notices each of the team member’s best skills. He brings those skills out and uses them in a way to benefit the entire team.

Roylance is married to Jennette (a former Red Devil); they have four sons and one daughter. He loves the outdoors including fishing, hunting and golfing. He is also a former wrestler who still loves wrestling. He loves debating about sports teams and political candidates. He looks forward to each day and hopes he can inspire students to dream big and take risks. 

Welcome to SHS Mr. Roylance!

Red Devils head to quarterfinals still undefeated

photos by Erin Call and Lynn Brereton, SHS News Photographers

Fall weather and football could not have been better for the Springville Red Devils when they hosted the Orem Tigers on the first round of state play sending the Tigers home and continuing the undefeated Red Devil season, 42-17.   Turnovers played a key role as Springville intercepted four Orem passes.  

Payton Kelepolo rushed for four touchdowns as Springville dominated Orem for the 4A first-round victory.  Kelepolo scored two quick touchdowns in the first quarter to set the tone and the Red Devils never looked back.  Cole Bowers, Brennen Rymer, and Jantsen Thorpe each added a TD in the win.

The next state quarterfinal playoff game will be against Woods Cross this Friday, November 4, at 4:00pm at Springville High’s home field.   Tickets will be priced at $5 for students and seniors over 65, $8 for adults, and free for children 5 and under.