New Dean of Students is “No Cloud”

by Emma Hargett and Jonathan Young, SHS News Writers
Mr. Jason Beardall, new SHS Dean of Students

Mr. Jason Beardall, the new Dean of Students at Springville High School, is excited to work here with students. His philosophy is to help students be successful in life and their schooling. Even though he may be new to the SHS administration, he is not new to Nebo School District. He has been working throughout Springville, Payson, and Spanish Fork for twenty years. In his twenty years he has coached basketball and PE, taught health, and is now working his first year in administration.

Beardall loves to play baseball. His favorite MLB team is the Boston Red Sox and he has visited their stadium (Fenway Park) multiple times. One of his goals is to travel to every major baseball stadium in the United States.  Beardall loves travelling.  He has been to Mexico and to different states in the U.S., like Massachusetts and California.

When Beardall says, “Don’t be a cloud,” it means to stop being negative.  It actually comes from his favorite quote, “Don’t be a cloud on a sunny day”- unknown.  Beardall is excited to be the new Dean of Students and is eager to work with our Red Devil student body.  If you have any problems or need help, you can always count on Mr. Jason Beardall.

Senior Sunrise

photos by Christian Jones, SHS News Photographer

Early Friday, September 4, Seniors enjoyed the sunrise and breakfast together to celebrate the start of a new school year.

Red Devils shut out Bruins in 27-0 Gridiron Victory

photos by Austen Moon, SHS News Photographer

It was all Springville the Friday before Labor Day as the Red Devils got an early two-touchdown lead against non-region visitor from Orem the Mountain View Bruins. 

Jantsen Thorpe threw for a total of 232 yards including four touchdown passes. Two were caught by Bennett Hullinger and the last two by Tait Eriksson and Tanner Perrero.  Bryce Nelson added 59 rushing yards and 11 carries followed by Ty Eriksson with 34 rushing.  Viliami Kolmalu added 11 tackles and 1 sack towards the win with Junior Mulipola with 9 tackles and 2 sacks.

School Events for September 8-12

Wednesday, 9/9:                                                                                               Golf @ Gladstan
Thursday, 9/10:                                                                                               Tennis @ SHHS at 3:30 p.m.                                                                           Volleyball @ home vs SHHS at 3:30 p.m.                                                         Soccer @ Uintah at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 9/11:                                                                                                     Cross country @ Murray Invite at 4:00 p.m.                                                     Tennis @ St. George                                                                                       Volleyball @ Rocky Mountain Classic                                                               Football @ home vs. MMHS at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9/12:                                                                                               Tennis @ St. George                                                                                       Volleyball @ Rocky Mountain Classic

September 16 is when the PLAN test will be administered to sophomores. Juniors and seniors will not attend school that day. Room assignments will be posted by Friday, Sept. 11.

September 16 4:00-8:00 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences. A Regents' Scholarship representative will be at the school that same night to present at 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., in the Little Theater.

For parents of students receiving Special Education Services please see the following link:  Click here.

Springville brings home road victory

article and photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
Lehi students light the field with cell phones
shs student body fans
shs student body fans
shs student body fans

On Friday, August 28, Springville Red Devils traveled to Lehi to face off against the Pioneers in varsity football bringing home the road win, 21-10.

The first half of the game was played without power; however, Springville was still able to score 2 touchdowns one in each quarter.  At the end of halftime, power was restored to the stadium.

With a 14-10 lead, Springville came out in the second half and completely locked down Lehi while lengthening its lead to secure the road win. Scott Averett and Payton Kelepolo both ran for a touchdown to lead the Red Devils to victory.

Red Devils send Dixie flying home in Season Opener

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)
photo by Mark Spencer
photo by Mark Spencer
photo by Mark Spencer
photo by Mark Spencer
photo by Mark Spencer
photo by Mark Spencer
photo by Mark Spencer
photo by Mark Spencer

Springville High hosted the Dixie Flyers in the first gridiron opener on Friday, August 21, ending with a Red Devil win 35-21.

Springville’s Quarterback Jantzen Thorpe passed for 264 yards, including 3 touchdowns, compared to Dixie’s 237 by Zac Harrah. 

Red Devil Scott Averett had 69 rushing yards, including 17 carries and 1 touchdown.

Springville’s Tanner Perrero received for 95 yards, 5 receptions and 2 touchdowns followed by Devyn Tate with 6 receptions and 58 yards.

*photos by Mark Spencer

School Events for August 31 - September 4

  • Tuesday, September 1:
    • Tennis @ home vs. MMHS at 3:30 p.m.
    • Soccer @ Wasatch at 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 3:
    • Tennis @ SFHS at 3:30 p.m.
    • Volleyball @ home vs. Spanish Fork at 4:00 p.m.
    • Soccer @ home vs. MMHS at 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 4:
    • Senior sunrise at 6:00 a.m. (more information to come)
    • Football @ home vs. Mountain View at 7:00 p.m.
    • Hope Squad nominations due today (online link below)
  • Saturday, September 5:
    • Cross country @ BYU at 8:00 a.m.
  • Monday, September 7:
    • NO SCHOOL-Labor Day


You have the opportunity to nominate new Hope Squad Members! The Hope Squad is a group of students nominated by their peers as people with naturally good listening skills and are generally easy people to talk to. Hope Squad members will not be “counselors” but will learn ways to help others get help. Being part of the Hope Squad includes initial trainings along with monthly meetings. Please nominate people you would trust to go talk to during a difficult time. If you are interested in being on the Hope Squad and feel you are someone people trust, you may nominate yourself. Go to the school webside ( and click on the link to nominate Hope Squad members. You will need to log in to your school email to participate.Nominations are due by this Friday, September 4th. See the counseling office if you have any questions.

You could also go directly to the online for with this link:

Hope Squad Nomination Form

Lady Red Devils Volleyball dig in to beat both Tmpanogos and Timpview

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Thursday, August 20, Springville’s Lady Red Devils volleyball traveled to Timpanogos and came home with the win, 99-61.  Amanda Schultz led the Red Devils with 10 kills and 8 digs, as Springville beat the Timberwolves in four sets. Courtney Mackay earned 27 assists on the night, and teammate Carmen Payne was stand out with 12 digs. Nicole Wheeler with 5 solo blocks.

On Thursday, August 27, the Lady Red Devils hosted the Timpview Thunderbirds at home securing the win, 75-48. 

Lady Red Devils Soccer win first two region games

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Thursday, August 20, Springville’s Lady Red Devils soccer hosted the Payson Lions in the first region game of the season shutting the Lions out, 4-0.    Springville used a collaborative scoring attack as four different players found the back of the net to sail past Payson.  Ali Monson, Alyssa Bird, Amy Botcherby, and Anna Smith each scored a goal.

Tuesday, August 25, brought the Lady Red Devils a back-to-back region win against local rival Spanish Fork, ending 5-1, in favor of the Lady Red Devils at home.  Amy Botcherby scored two goals, Claire Duncan, Jayden Nelson, and Cena Warren each had one goal.

Hello Assembly starts the new school year

photos by Austen Moon, SHS News Photographer
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On Tuesday morning, September 25, Springville High’s student government welcomed students new and returning as well as a new principal, assistant principal, and teachers.