On Friday, August 24, Springville High hosted its annual back-to-school “Hello” assembly. The assembly was organized and conducted in the main gym. As students shuffled through the tightly packed doors trying to find friends and peers, a spark of excitement settled over the student body. Student government helped ignite this “flame” by pumping students up and getting everyone into a great mood for the assembly.
The Hello Assembly was kicked off by Jen Bates singing a more than phenomenal version of our national anthem. Following her performance, student body government was sworn in by Principal Mike Brown.
Cami Sumsion, Brad Kitchen, and Jacob Simmons explained the new and improved “Devil Way.” Four main points were presented: honor, respect, unity, and Red Devil pride.
The assembly activities began with a class cheer off, led by the cheer team. Of course, the seniors blew off the roof with their spirited, prideful, and deafening roars. New this year is a sophomore and junior cheer. Another new addition is a school-wide “flash dance” that is planned to be included at all school sporting events.
Following the cheer, and inducting a new way of introducing our new faculty, was a small, fun ping pong game. Mr. Lister was among the new teachers participating in the event. Overall, the seniors dominated the ping pong table. After that, the lights darkened, and a movie introducing the school clubs and sports was shown.
All of these previous activities built up to the stunning revelation of the student council’s “flash-mob.” This dance brought about an infectious feeling of happiness and laughter to all in attendance. This feeling truly reflects student spirit at Springville High, along with faculty and parents, who were all able to “unite to ignite.” This phrase is our school’s spirit theme for the 2012-2013 year. At the end of the dance, the theme was “illuminated” by a ghost and student council in a dramatic flair of flashlights.
Unfortunately, assemblies can't last forever, and the student body was forced to return to second period. But, not before singing the school song with the marching band. The marching band played the students out; and, many memories and experiences left the assembly, along with a general feeling that this school year is expected to be legendary and magnificent.