January 2015

Preparing for the March 3rd ACT

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We have a couple of great options for students who would like to prepare for this upcoming ACT on March 3rd.  The first is our ACT Prep Class, taught the last two Saturdays in February from 8:00am until 12:00, the cost is $50.  The other option is on Line using Shmoop, no I don't know how they came up with that name but Shmoop is an online test prep site that has shown very good results in increasing our students ACT scores.  The state of Utah has purchased rights for every student in the state to use this resource, so the best news is that it is free.

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 18

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Hayden Boardman with his 1st place prize at this year's region welding competition.

"I've been booed off the field, and I've been carried off the field by people cheering me. So I've seen both ends of it, and I can tell you the bad side of it gets a lot more attention than the good side does, but the good side is pretty darned good when it's on your side." -- Tom Glavine

 It's been a pleasure associating with our students, faculty, staff,  parents, and fans at our various SHHS sporting events and activities. I admire the way our educational community conducts itself with the class and sportsmanship that it does. We do a great job, as it states in our Skyhawk Code of Conduct, "pursuing victory with honor." Our students are enthusiastic and supportive of their competing and participating peers and do a great job creating an atmosphere full of that "good side" that hall-of-fame pitcher Tom Glavine was talking about, and I'm proud to be a part of that.  

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Welding: On Saturday, January 24, our school hosted the region welding competition, and SHHS senior Hayden Boardman took 1st place in the individual competition. Hayden was one of four members on the SHHS welding team; other team members included Kien Marvin, Coulter Johnson, and Sam Evans. Though they didn't win the team competition, they produced quality welds that demonstrated the skills they've developed here as students. Good job guys, and congratulations Hayden!

SHHS Wrestling: Our SHHS wrestling team took 7th place out of 36 teams who competed in the Pineview tournament last weekend. Jacob Armstrong took 1st place in his weight division and was selected the "Outstanding Wrestler" of the tournament. Jaxon VanTassel and Jaxon Bowden each finished in 2nd place for their respective divisions; Bryton Shepherd and Kyle Larsen finished in 3rd; and rounding out the top finishers from the school were Brennen Gerratt and Brigham Hughes who each took their weight divisions 7th spot. The team will next compete in divisional competition which will be held at Roy HS on February 4 and 5.

SHHS Skyhawks (Students) of the Month: This month it was the business and marketing/family and consumer sciences departments' turn to select students who embody exceptional student conduct and character as Skyhawks (students) of the Month, and this month's winners include Hayden Henrie nominated by Mrs. Reynaud, Dairadee Reynolds nominated by Mrs. Johnson, Cooper Smith nominated by Mr. Clark, Karly Neves nominated by Ms. Cox, Challis Morgenson nominated by Mrs. Hansen, and Quinton MacCabe nominated by the student council. Congratulations to these students for representing our school so well and being the leaders they are!     

SHHS FCCLA Competition: On Tuesday (1/27) twenty-five members of the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Chapter competed at the Region Convention in 14 different STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events.  All 25 members qualified to attend the State FCCLA Competition in March.  Each participant was awarded either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Ribbon reflecting the scores given by a set of judges.  Overall medal awards for our members included 5 Gold Medals, 10 Silver Medals, and 10 Bronze Medals.  Congratulations to the gold medal winners: Danna Wilson, Kelcee Davis, and McKennah Scott in the Interpersonal Communications Event and Ashley Taylor and Olivia Trent in the Sport Nutrition Event.

SHHS Girls' Basketball: The girls had an outstanding victory against Timpview HS last Friday night at Timpview HS; the win places the team in a tie for 1st in region. They followed that win up with a solid 67-42 point win over Provo HS this week (1/27). The team is really playing well and positioning themselves for a favorable seeding in the state tournament. They will next play at Spanish Fork HS on Friday night (1/30).

SHHS Boys' Basketball: The boys' basketball team played in an "old fashioned barn burner" against Provo HS on Tuesday night. The game was tightly contested the whole night, and a late three-point shot by Jeff DeGraffenreid tied the game at 64-64. Provo, however, made a three-point shot of their own to clinch the win at 67-64. National Champion Coach Urban Meyer was in attendance to watch Porter Gustin play, and Porter played very well scoring 28 points. Jeff DeGraffenreid also played great adding 24 points. Next up for our Skyhawks will be Spanish Fork HS at their school on Friday night (1/30).

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • The drill team has been working hard in preparation for their region competition this Thursday, January 29, at Maple Mountain HS. The competition starts at 6:00 PM. Come out and cheer these awesome dancers on as they compete for the region championship! 
  • On January 29 the HOSA club will be sponsoring a school blood drive. Students can sign up to donate blood in Mrs. Lyman's room (E203).
  • On February 5 selected seniors from our school will be participating in the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Test. Seniors have been contacted and the test will be in the library. This test is given to formulate a national report card for how our students and schools are performing academically.
  • The SHHS Choirs will have professional portraits taken on Friday, February 6 for Men's Camerata, Singers, and Women's Chorale; and Monday, February 9 for Serendipity and Concert Choir. Students need to make sure they bring their choir uniform with them to school on the day of their picture. Megan Heaps, the photographer, will be available for group ($15) and individual ($30) portraits; order forms are available in the choir room.
  • On Monday, February 9, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Nebo School District will be presenting a parent seminar on youth protection. The seminar will be held in the Payson High Auditorium and will address such topics as substance abuse, bullying, mental health, and internet safety. For information regarding the seminar contact the Nebo School District Student Services Department at 801-354-7420.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences will be on February 11 from 3:30-7:00 PM.
  • There will be a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion open house in the library on February 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. At the open house, students will learn about grants, work-study jobs, students loans, and scholarships. Attendees could have a chance to win a $500 or $1,000 scholarship.
  • The State FCCLA Competition will be held in Layton, Utah on March 10 and 11. 
  • The SHHS TV Broadcasting class has been working hard to create content for their daily show Skyhawks News Network (SNN).  You can watch previous shows by going to thecube.com and searching for Salem Hills High School.  You can also watch many of the standalone videos by visiting the SNN YouTube page at youtube.com/skyhawksnewsnet.
  • As a note of reminder, cell phone use is allowed in class only under the direction and supervision of classroom teachers. Therefore, if a teacher does not allow cell phone use in his/her class, phones must be put away and remain put away for the duration of school/instruction time. Please help us maintain this use agreement.  
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room C207 with Ms. Houghton and before school with Mr. Schwenke (room D104).

Next Week at a Glance: (2/2/15 - 2/6/15)

Monday: N/A

Tuesday: SHHS Girls Basketball at Maple Mountain HS (5:15 PM) 

                  SHHS Boys Basketball  at Maple Mountain HS (7:00 PM)

                  Soccer Open Gym (3:00 PM)

Wednesday: SHHS Wrestling Divisional Tournament at Roy HS

                        Softball Workouts (3:00 PM)

                        Concerto Concert (7:00 PM)

Thursday: SHHS Wrestling Divisional Tournament at Roy HS

                   Soccer Open Gym (7:00 PM)

Friday: SHHS State Drill Competition at UVU

              SHHS Girls Basketball versus Wasatch HS (5:15 PM)

              SHHS Boys Basketball  versus Wasatch HS (7:00 PM)

Saturday: ACT Test 

 

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 17

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Just a few of our students who exemplify Spirit, Heart Honor and Success.

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."

-- Greg Anderson

We've come to the halfway point of the year, and now is a good time to reflect on the first half of the year and to evaluate how things have gone here at SHHS. I'm sure we've (students, parents, teachers, and community members) experienced varying degrees of success and failure so far, and I'm sure we've had some really good times and maybe some not so good times as well. As we transition into the second half of this school year, let's recommit to being "Positive in the Present" and making the most of every opportunity we have here at SHHS. I look forward to what the second half of this school year holds in store for all of us associated with this great school; let's find joy and satisfaction in helping our students do and participate in their various studies and activities as well as finishing them.

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS DECA: Our students who competed in the Southern Region Competition for DECA did very well. Rylan Christensen and Sierra Draper placed 2nd in Sports and Entertainment Marketing, which was a team event. In the Product Service Marketing event, James Ebert took third place. Congratulations to these students for their accomplishment!

SHHS Drill Team: The drill team had a great performance on Friday night at halftime of the girls' basketball game. They have been working hard in preparation for their region competition next Thursday, January 29, at Maple Mountain HS. Come out and cheer them on as they compete for the region championship! 

SHHS Wrestling: Last week the boys wrestled some very tough competition. After wrestling the top ranked team in the state the week before in Wasatch HS, our boys followed that up by facing the number three ranked team in the state: Maple Mountain HS. They wrestled and competed tough, but came up a bit short on points needed to win. Our team also competed in the Rocky Mountain Rumble at UVU last weekend where Jacob Armstrong, who has committed to wrestle at Nebraska next year, faced the sixth ranked wrestler nationally from Pocatello, Idaho for the championship of his weight class; though he finished 2nd, Jacob had a great tournament!   

SHHS Cheer: Last Saturday (1/17) our cheer team competed in the southern regional cheer competition which was held here at our school. Over 20 teams were here to compete, and our girls took first in the 4A division again this year. The accomplishment was quite remarkable in and of itself but that they did it after one of their team members suffered a significant tendon injury during the week made it even more so. The team rallied around their injured teammate and performed great demonstrating talent and heart! They will next compete in the state competition on January 31 at Salt Lake Community College, and on February 13 they will travel to participate in the West Coast Championship in Anaheim, California. Great job, and good luck ladies!

SHHS Girls' Basketball: Last Friday night the girls got another big region win over the defending state champions, Springville HS. The game was close at half, but the ladies pulled away in the 4th quarter for a 48-37 point victory. Our girls will next play the Timpview Thunderbirds on Friday (1/23) night at 5:15 PM at Timpview HS.

SHHS Boys' Basketball: The boys also got a win against the Red Devils last Friday night. After a hard-fought, low-scoring first quarter and half, the boys pulled away for a 43-29 point win. The boys will also play the Thunderbirds on Friday (1/23) night at Timpview HS at 7:00 PM following the girls' game.

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • Grades for 2nd term were posted on January 22.
  • On January 29 the HOSA club will be sponsoring a school blood drive. Students can sign up to donate blood in Mrs. Lyman's room (E203) or during lunch on January 27.
  • The Senior Dinner Dance will held this Saturday, January 24, beginning with dinner at 6:00 PM. This year's senior dinner/dance is not a date dinner/dance.  It will be a true masquerade; however, students are not required to dress in masquerade attire. Tucanos will be catering the dinner.  This masquerade should be a night of merry memory making for our seniors and future graduates.
  • On February 5 selected seniors from our school will be participating in the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Test. Seniors have been contacted and the test will be in the library. This test is given to formulate a national report card for how our students and schools are performing academically.
  • The SHHS Choirs will have professional portraits taken on Friday, February 6 for Men's Camerata, Singers, and Women's Chorale; and Monday, February 9 for Serendipity and Concert Choir. Students need to make sure they bring their choir uniform with them to school on the day of their picture. Megan Heaps, the photographer, will be available for group ($15) and individual ($30) portraits; order forms are available in the choir room.
  • The SHHS TV Broadcasting class has been working hard to create content for their daily show Skyhawks News Network (SNN).  You can watch previous shows by going to thecube.com and searching for Salem Hills High School.  You can also watch many of the standalone videos by visiting the SNN YouTube page at youtube.com/skyhawksnewsnet.
  • As a note of reminder, cell phone use is allowed in class only under the direction and supervision of classroom teachers. Therefore, if a teacher does not allow cell phone use in his/her class, phones must be put away and remain put away for the duration of school/instruction time. Please help us maintain this use agreement.  
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room C207 with Ms. Houghton and before school with Mr. Schwenke (room D104).
  • Ammon Clark continues to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House by collecting pop tabs from soda cans. We can help Ammon in his collection efforts by bringing our pop tabs to the school and turning them into the front office, the counseling office, and (or) Mrs. Wilder's room.

Next Week at a Glance: (1/26/15 - 1/31/15)

Monday: N/A

Tuesday: SHHS Girls Basketball here versus Provo HS (5:15 PM) 

                  SHHS Boys Basketball  here versus Provo HS (7:00 PM)

Wednesday: Softball Workouts (3:00 PM)

Thursday: SHHS Region Drill Competition at Maple Mountain HS

                    SHHS Blood Drive

                    Soccer Open Gym (7:00 PM)

Friday: Soccer Open Gym (3:00 PM)

              SHHS Girls Basketball at Spanish Fork HS (5:15 PM)

              SHHS Boys Basketball  at Spanish Fork HS (7:00 PM)

              SHHS Region Swim at Provo HS

Saturday: SHHS Region Swim Provo HS

 

SheTech Explorer Day

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Registration is now open for girls to register and for volunteers and mentors to sign up.   

SheTech Explorer Day is a conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. Come interact with different companies that have technology at their core and see if it is a right fit for you. This day-long eventwill include hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Website:  www.shetechexplorer.com

Twitter:  #shetechexplorer

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shetechexplorer?sk=info&tab=page_info

 

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 16

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Members of the SHHS dance company honor Mrs. Boothe with flowers after their Emotions show.

“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday. ” 

 -- Jason Mraz

It's been a few weeks since I sent out our last newsletter, and since that time, a lot of things have happened with and for our students. It's been a pleasure to watch them participate in their education and extracurricular activities the way they do. Though they don't win or have supreme success each time they participate in their activities, they compete, work, and try to be their best. It's a pleasure to watch them give their best, and I look forward to watching them compete throughout the rest of the school year.

Skyhawk Highlights:

U.S. Army All-American Bowl: On January 3, Porter Gustin, a senior here at Salem Hills High School, participated in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, and he represented our school and community very well. He was named the defensive MVP as the West defeated the East 39-36 in an exciting game; Porter earned the game's defensive MVP honor for intercepting a pass and running it in for a touchdown, getting a key sack in the 4th quarter, and securing an onsides kick. Congratulations Porter!

SHHS Drill Team: The drill team participated in a competition at Corner Canyon HS on Saturday (1/10). The ladies performed very well. They finished the competition placing 2nd in kick routine, 4th in hip hop, 4th in military, and 5th in dance. They will next compete in the region drill competition at Maple Mountain HS on January 29; their state competition will be on February 6 at UVU. Come and support our awesome drill team!  They've put a lot of time and practice into the precision of their routines, and their performances are great!

SHHS All-State Selections: The Salt Lake Tribune recently honored a number of Salem Hills High School students as all-state football players. Senior Tyler Christensen was selected as a first team all-state offensive lineman, Senior Porter Gustin was also named to the all-state first team as a linebacker. Senior Jordan Taylor was named second team all-state as a defensive back, and sophomore Vili Wolfgramm was given honorable mention for his play as a linebacker. Congratulations guys!    

*Academic All-State winners were mentioned in a previous newsletter, and McKenzi Hancock was not mentioned at that time; however, we would certainly like to recognize and congratulate her for receiving that honor in girls tennis. Congratulations McKenzi!

SHHS Wrestling: Our wrestling team had a hard-fought match with Wasatch last Thursday night (1/8), and they came up a bit short on points needed to win the match. The team, however, wrestled well and each individual really competed hard. At the Iron Town Duals in Cedar City over the weekend (1/9-1/10) the wrestling team took 1st place and had six 1st place undefeated wrestlers: Austin Davis, Kyle Larsen, Jaxon Van Tassell, Brennen Gerratt, Jacob Armstrong, and Jaxon Bowden.  Great job wrestlers!

SHHS Cheer: This Saturday, January 17, our school will be hosting the Southern Regional Cheer Competition at 10:00 AM. Come and support our awesome cheer team as they compete to advance to the state competition on January 31. They perform with a lot of energy and excitement and are really fun to watch. They've worked hard on their routines, and their performances show it.   

SHHS Girls Basketball: The lady Skyhawks pushed their record to 12-2 over the break and last week starting with a loss to Timpview HS (54-41) but wins over Provo HS (67-22), Spanish Fork HS (63-46), and Maple Mountain HS (58-35). They played Wasatch HS Tuesday night (1/14) in a thrilling overtime game, getting the win by a score of 66-62. Next up for the girls will be the Springvile Red Devils on Friday evening. 

SHHS Boys Basketball: The boys competed in the KSA Orlando Tournament just before the break and won two of three games, their loss coming in the championship of their pool. Over the break and last week, they had losses to Bingham HS (67-48) and Spanish Fork HS (61-52) before bouncing back with a good win against Maple Mountain HS (53-43) on Friday night (1/9). The boys  played at Wasatch HS on Tuesday night as well. They competed well, but fell to the Wasps by a score of 60-52. They next play Springville HS here on Friday night.

SHHS Dance Company: Last week the SHHS Dance Company performed their Emotions show on Wednesday and Thursday night. The show's performers and its choreography captured and interpreted the emotions we all experience very well. Our students' expression through dance and their talent to dance was awesome; the time and effort they spent practicing and preparing for the show were certainly evident.       

Nebo School District's Captain's Academy: On Thursday, January 8, students from SHHS participated in the winter sports Captain's Academy held at the Nebo School District's boardroom. Participants were selected by their coaches and advisors to represent their respective teams and groups. At the academy, SHHS students interacted with other captains from around the district's schools and were treated to the key note address from Coach Roger Reid. Abbie Tuttle (girls basketball), Megan Rittmanic (swim), Connor Peterson (swim), Nick Trotter (band), Maddie Jones (drill), Isaac Parrish (wrestling), Jeff DeGraffenried (boys basketball), and Hayden Albrecht (student council) did a great job representing our school.

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • It's time to enroll in spring concurrent enrollment courses through UVU for those that need to. Dates to remember: January 21 is the last day to complete UVU admission; the last day to submit prerequisite test scores to the CE office; the last day to submit "Sophomore by Exception Application" to the CE office. January 23 is the last day to complete course signup; is the day tuition is due ($5/credit). February 13 is the last day to drop concurrent enrollment classes without a 'W'.
  • Again this year we are encouraging our sophomore students (only sophomores are eligible) to apply for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference. To apply, students must submit a 400-500 word response to the following questions: What defines a great leader? How are you a great leader? What leadership roles have you fulfilled and are presently fulfilling? Responses are due to Mr. Gillie in room D200 by January 15, 2015. Two winners from the school, preferably a boy and a girl, will participate in the conference held at Aspen Grove up Provo Canyon from May 7 to May 9; all expenses will be covered. The conference will focus on developing leadership skills and instruction on how students can make a positive difference. If you have questions regarding this conference opportunity, talk to Coach Gillie.
  • The Senior Dinner Dance will held on Saturday, January 24, beginning with dinner at 6:00 PM. The dinner/dance is not a date dinner/dance.  It will be a true masquerade; however, students are not required to dress in masquerade attire. The cost is $20, which should be paid to the finance office by January 21; Tucanos will be catering the dinner.  This masquerade should be a night of merry memory making for our seniors and future graduates.
  • The SHHS Choirs will have professional portraits taken on Friday, February 6 for Men's Camerata, Singers, and Women's Chorale; and Monday, February 9 for Serendipity and Concert Choir. Students need to make sure they bring their choir uniform with them to school on the day of their picture. Megan Heaps, the photographer, will be available for group ($15) and individual ($30) portraits; order forms are available in the choir room.
  • The SHHS TV Broadcasting class has been working hard to create content for their daily show Skyhawks News Network (SNN).  You can watch previous shows by going to thecube.com and searching for Salem Hills High School.  You can also watch many of the standalone videos by visiting the SNN YouTube page at youtube.com/skyhawksnewsnet.
  • Indoor track practice has begun and will be held after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. If you have questions about being involved with indoor track, talk to Coach Thompson.
  • As a note of reminder, cell phone use is allowed in class only under the direction and supervision of classroom teachers. Therefore, if a teacher does not allow cell phone use in his/her class, phones must be put away and remain put away for the duration of school/instruction time. Please help us maintain this use agreement.  
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room C207 with Ms. Houghton and before school with Mr. Schwenke (room D104).
  • Ammon Clark continues to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House by collecting pop tabs from soda cans. We can help Ammon in his collection efforts by bringing our pop tabs to the school and turning them into the front office, the counseling office, and (or) Mrs. Wilder's room.

Next Week at a Glance(After the Break): (1/20/15 - 1/23/15)

Monday: No School

Tuesday: SHHS Third Term Begins

                 Soccer Open Gym (7:00 PM)

Wednesday: Softball Workouts (3:00 PM)

                        SHHS Jazz Band Concert (7:00 PM)

Thursday: SHHS Orchestra Concert (3:00 PM)

                    SHHS Wrestling @ Spanish Fork HS (7:00 PM)

Friday: SHHS Wrestling @ Pineview Invitational

              SHHS Boys Basketball @ Timpview HS (7:00 PM)

              SHHS Girls Basketball @ Timpview HS (5:15 PM)

Saturday: SHHS Wrestling @ Pineview Invitational

                  SHHS Swim @ Uintah

                  SHHS Senior Dinner Dance (Dinner at 6:00 & Dance at 7:00 PM)

 

Last Day for Schedule Changes without Change Fees

After midnight this Thursday January, 15 the free class scheduler in Aspire will be closed to student use for second semester changes.  Any necessary class changes after that point and for the first week of the term will be charged a $10 fee paid to the finance office and the change will need to be made by appointment with the students counselor.  After the first week of the term you will need Administrator apporval.

Class Scheduler open until midnight Thursday

The class scheduler in Aspire is now open for all students to make any necessary changes to their schedules for 2nd semester.  This scheduler is an integrated part of Aspire; it is not the same one we used before.  There may be some bumps in the road.  If you encounter trouble contact your counselor early next week.

There is a basic tutorial on how to access this option in our website along the left hand side of the site titled “Scheduling Instructions”.  This link will give you very basic information but enough to help you navigate the process and make most changes.

There are certain class options that may require counselor help such as TA’s, ALC, Internships, MATC etc.

Please be careful while making any changes to your schedule, for instance, if you drop a class you may not be able to add it back.

Parent Seminar on Youth Protection

Parent Flyer

Join us for a free parent seminar with information on substance abuse, bullying, mental health and Internet safety.  For parents of secondary school-age children.  Monday, January 12th 6:30-8:00pm.  Spanish Fork High Auditorium,  99 N 300 W,  Spanish Fork, Utah