March 2017

Red Devil Track off to a running start

Donkey Basketball

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Monday evening, March 20, Springville High’s FFA sponsored “Donkey Basketball.”  The first game featured teachers against students.  In the second game, Springville Fire Department teamed up against the Police Department.  So much fun was had by all!

SHS HOSA members win top awards at state

Sterling Wadley, HOSA Adviser
1st place for Public Service Announcement (L to R Brooke Bromley, Naomi Pruett, Tiana Spencer)
Dental Terminology -- L to R Haley Snarr (3rd Place), Emily Gonzales (1st Place)
1st place for Public Service Announcement-Brooke Bromley, Naomi Pruett, Tiana Spencer
Dental Terminology-L to R Haley Snarr (3rd Place), Emily Gonzales (1st Place)

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) -- Future Healthcare Professionals, a Career and Technical Student Organization, held its annual Utah State Leadership Conference last Thursday and Friday (March 16th and 17th) at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah.  Students competed against other students from all over the state in healthcare related events demonstrating knowledge and practical ability.  Several of our Springville High HOSA students placed in the top three in several events qualifying them to attend and compete at the International Conference held at Disney World, Orlando, in June. 

Public Service Announcement (a team event) -- 1st Place
Tiana Spencer
Brooke Bromley
Naomi Pruett

Dental Terminology
1st Place -- Emily Gonzales
3rd Place -- Haley Snarr

Dental Science
2nd Place -- Emily Gonzales
6th Place -- Haley Snarr

Naomi Pruett was also elected as a State Officer for the second year.

Please congratulate these students for working hard and proving that SHS has some of the best students in the State!

Events for the Week of March 20, 2017

Monday, Mar 20:
First Day of Term 4
Spirit Week
(1:45pm) Service Project, meet in cafeteria
(7pm) FFA Donkey Basketball, main gym
(8am) Cheer Parent Information Meeting, cafeteria

Tuesday, Mar 21:
Spirit Week
(4pm) Boys’ Soccer @ Uintah
(6pm) Cheer Banquet in Cafeteria
(7pm) Drill Year End Show, main gym
(7pm) Boys’ Basketball at City Council Meeting

Wednesday, Mar 22:
Spirit Week
Region Orchestra @ Maple Mountain
Term 3 grades available to view (Aspire/SIS)
(6-8pm) Basketball Banquet, mapleton city offices

Thursday, Mar 23:
Spirit Week
(3pm) FFA Showmanship Clinic
(3:30pm) Tennis vs Orem
(3:30pm) Softball @ Salem Hills
(4pm) Boys’ Soccer @ Payson
(6pm) Miss Springville practice, auditorium

Friday, Mar 24:
Spirit Week
Baseball @ Snow Canyon Tournament
Herff Jones during lunch
Track @ Mt Valley Invite, MMHS
(9am) Spirit Week Assmbly
(6pm) Miss Springville practice

Saturday, Mar 25:
Baseball @ Snow Canyon Tournament
Softball JV Tournament @ Payson (time TBA)
(9am) NHS Service Project
(7pm) Miss Springville Pageant, auditorium

For more information, please visit the School Calendar

Chris Frossard, SHS Teacher of the Year

Carey White, SHS News Adviser

Mathematics teacher, Chris Frossard, was selected by his colleagues as Springville High's Teacher of the Year.  Frossard will now move ahead and be in the running for the Teacher of the Year award at the district level. 

"I am very grateful for the honor.  I know that there are so many wonderful teachers here at SHS who work so hard for their students.  I am very appreciative to be counted among them.  This is especially meaningful to me since it came from my fellow teachers.  Thanks so very much," said Frossard.

"Chris has been a bright star of the SHS faculty for many years," said Principal Dr. Everett Kelepolo.

Frossard will retire from Springville High at the end of this year.

Events for the Week of March 13, 2017


Monday, Mar 13:
(3:30pm) Baseball @ Provo
(3:30pm) Boys’ Soccer vs Cottonwood
(6pm) Winterguard, main gym

Tuesday, Mar 14:
Pi(e) Day
(7:55am) Make up ACT Day, Room E3 (bring #2 pencil, picture ID)
(3:30pm) Softball vs Lehi
(3:30pm) Track @ Payson

Wednesday, Mar 15:
Region Chamber Choir @ Spanish Fork
Region Vocal/Piano Solo + Ensemble @ Salem Hills
(3:30pm) Softball @ Stansbury

Thursday, Mar 16:
Last Day of Third Term
(4pm) Boys’ Soccer vs Westlake 

Friday, Mar 17:
No School—P/C Comp Day
Baseball @ Sunshine Tournament
(3:30pm) Softball vs Cedar

Saturday, Mar 18:
Baseball @ Sunshine Tournament
Winter Guard Competition @ Westlake

For more information, please visit the School Calendar

Celebration Assembly

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
2017 Boys 4A State Basketball Champions
Allissa Huffaker receives coaches award
Bill Child, 1958 Boys Basketball Championship Team
Elliott Jordan, 1958 Boys Basketball Championship Team
Red Devil Wrestlers
Taylee Smith represents Girls Basketball Team
Dylan Carter Video
Swim Team
Sterling Scholars

This afternoon Springville High’s student body honored Winter sports and academic achievements.  Swim team, wrestlers, Sterling Scholars, girls basketball, cheer, drill, and Ms. Huffaker were all honored today. 

Allissa Huffaker was awarded the NFHS Coaches Association 2016 State Coach of the Year for Girls Track and Field. 

Bill Child and Elliott Jordan of the 1958 Championship Basketball team spoke to the student body; what a treat!  The 2017 State Boys Basketball Champions were honored as well as their coach, Justin Snell.  Dylan Carter produced a celebratory boys basketball video that was enjoyed by the audience.

Sterling Scholar Awards:
English – Selendra Lewis – Regional Finalist
Mathematics – Brian Udall – Semi Finalist, Finalist for the Philo T. Farnsworth Service in Education Award
Science – Tessa Larsen – Semi Finalist
Social Science – Zoe Dalley – Regional Finalist
Skilled and Technical Sciences – Steven Bartholomew – Regional Finalist
Family and Consumer Science – Erin Caswell – Regional Finalist
Business & Marketing – Chloe Wilson – Semi Finalist
Computer Technology – Connor Widtfeldt – Semi Finalist
World Languages – Samantha Sorensen – Regional Finalist
Dance – Emme Franks – Regional Finalist
Instrumental Music – Abi Maccabee – Regional Finalist
Vocal Performance – Emily Mason – Semi Finalist
Speech/ Theater Arts/Forensics – Rebecca Hammond – Semi Finalist
Visual Arts – Abigail Holman – Semi Finalist

Springville High girls attend SheTech

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Friday, March 3, students from Springville High attended SheTech.  SheTech Explorer Day is a conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This day-long event at Utah Valley University included hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  the ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields.

Attendees:  Tessa Larson, Mariah Carter, Sarah White, Erin Caswell, Heather Nelson, Eve Call

BYU students work with Springville High on Mental Health Awareness Week

Campaign to Change Direction is a non-profit organization whose focus is to create a common language about mental health. They do this by teaching about the five signs of emotional suffering. Just like there are warning signs for someone having a seizure, stroke, etc., there are also warning signs that help us recognize emotional suffering in ourselves and others. They are as follows:

  1. Personality Change
  2. Agitation
  3. Withdrawal
  4. Poor self-care
  5. Hopelessness

BYU students created a campaign centered around these five signs. Their target audience was high school students from three local schools including Springville High.

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9th Grade Tour

photos by Lynn Brereton and Erin Call, SHS News Photographers

Next year junior high students will be new sophomores.  To introduce the freshmen to Springville High and all the fabulous programs students can be a part of, Springville Jr. High students were invited to tour the high school campus, hear a welcome message from Principal Dr. Kelepolo, and watch performances by Dance Company, Jazz Band, Drill, and Cheer.  After the performances, students visited club and activity booths in the gym escorted by student council, FFA, and various club members.