Mrs. Corrin Owens is our new Red Devil counselor. Before coming to Springville High, Owens was a counselor for three years at Mapleton Jr. High. Owens wants to help every student reach their maximum potential.
Owens reflected on the rewards of being a counselor, “I think seeing students grow and change is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a counselor; watching a student overcome and succeed,” said Owens.
Owens’ husband is Chris and they have four boys; one of them attends SHS and her youngest just started Kindergarten. She is a huge University of Utah fan and she attends all of their football games. She likes boating, camping and reading.
The beginning of the school year is a time to welcome in new students and teachers. Springville is excited to welcome Ms. Madeline Vest into the English Department.
Vest worked at Polaris High School in Alpine School District last year. However, teaching English isn’t her most unusual job--Vest worked as a mixologist at Sodalicious.
“My vision for my classroom at Springville High is that it is a place where all my students feel comfortable, supported, and capable of success,” said Vest.
Vest has a lot of passions and hobbies besides teaching English. She also enjoys playing the piano, hiking, eating yummy food, reading, and spending time with her family.
Springville High has begun and we have welcomed a lot of students and new teachers, we are excited to welcome Mr. Jake Coleman to the Music Department. This is the beginning of Coleman’s third year of public school teaching and his 16th year of music teaching. Coleman taught at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, and at Rockwell Charter High school. Coleman teaches Guitar.
Teaching Guitar isn’t the most unusual job Coleman has ever had. Coleman’s worked at a telemarketing company, he disliked working at a desk and loathes pushing someone to buy a product he isn’t sure he would even buy.
He has been married nearly ten years to his wife Erica. They have two beautiful sons and a daughter due soon. One of Coleman’s hobbies is the weather--he likes bad weather, it’s good weather to him. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and wilderness survival.
One of Coleman’s teaching philosophies is, “Average teachers tell, good teachers show, and excellent teachers inspire.”
“Watching students realize they love something they just understood, or learned to do. This brings them confidence, and motivates them to move forward,” said Coleman.
He wishes every student would give their absolute best effort in high school and take the challenging classes that everyone says are difficult. Coleman says that they will help you develop in so many ways.
Camille Callister is one of our new English teachers here at Springville High. This is her first year teaching; however, last year she was an intern at Spanish Fork High. Callister teaches sophomores and juniors, English 10 and 11.
Callister is truly a Red Devil, “I graduated from Springville High School in 1981, and it feels good to be "home" again!”
Her most rewarding teaching experiences is when she helps to create good relationships with her students.
The most unusual job she had was delivering newspapers the summer before her internship. She started delivering at 2 a.m. and her route was in the farmlands around Salem. It was dark and the houses were sometimes few and far between, so it was a little eerie at times.
Parent-Teacher Conference will be held on Wednesday, 9/20/17 from 4:00 - 8:00pm. Teachers will be in the main gym and the cafeteria. The finance office will also be open if you would like to pay any school fees.
On Thursday, September 14, Springville High’s Lady Red Devils had a big, 3-2, win at home over local Maple Mountain. Also, last week the Red Devils brought home a road win, 3-2, against Timpview.
“The season has been going well so far. The girls are working well together and there is lots of learning going on. We are excited about what the rest of the season holds and the growth individually and as a team unit,” said Head Coach Elle Williams.
Varsity Volleyball Team Players:
Lauren Alleman, Kaitlynn Bradley, Brielle Cruz, Ramzie Farr, Mikkele Gallier, Genevieve Hopkinson, Langilangi Maviae, Megan Nusink, Emma Schultz, Kallysta Strong
JV Volleyball Team Players:
Savannah Clyde, Jenessa Crystal, Ramzie Farr, Genevieve Hopkinson, Sage Loveland, Hekela Mavae, Avery Pritchard, Emma Schultz, Sabrina Scott, Jeri Strong, Gracie Thorpe, Jamie Wheeler, Kiki Wiberg
Sophomore Volleyball Team Players:
Emma Ashton, Abigail Barron, Lila Blaser, Hannah Fowler, Julia Jeffs, Halli Johnson, Kahlan Johnson, Rachel Kieffer, Hekela Mavae, Syerra McCoy, Kaitlyn Metler, Madisen Pennington, Avery Pritchard, Kaylee Smyth, Jeri Strong