September 2015

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DECA Students at Comic Con

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Angela Nederhand
DECA students at the celebrity press pan at Comic Con
DECA students outside Comic Con

Salem Hills High School DECA students experienced Comic Con from a marketing perspective by receiving an invite to attend a closed press conference on Friday.  Students were able to participate in a celebrity press panel to observe how reporters ask questions first hand They also learned about the economic impact Comic Con has had on Salt Lake City’s transportation and tourism industry in the last three years. Attending the press conference was Utah’s Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox.  He emphasized the importance of leadership amongst the younger generation by saying, “The only way to change the world is by accepting people for who they are.”

 

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Homecoming Festivities

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Our Student Council has done it again and brightened our halls with lots of fun.  What a talented, and great group of students.

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 3

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Curtis Burton
The band prepares to play the National Anthem before last week's football game.

Last week Senator Orrin Hatch, at the invitation of our football team's booster club and Coach Jeff Higginson, visited our community and spoke to our communities' veterans. In his remarks he complimented the veterans saying, " You are the basis of our country; you’re the reason why our country is the greatest in the world.” Though the senator's remarks were intended for the veterans in attendance (and I completely agree with them), they also apply to our school community.

We live in one of the greatest communities in the world, and the admonition of our school applies so well to our community as well. As a community of students, educators, parents, and community patrons and supporters, I experience daily just how much we are anchored in integrity, empowered to succeed, and focused on the future: the future success of our students.  I'm very proud to say that, in my opinion, Senator Hatch's previous quote applies to all of you!    

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Band: Our band looked fabulous and performed impressively at our football game last week as part of the pregame military and veterans appreciation festivities. They will be competing in the Region 8 Marching Band Competition tomorrow (9/19) at Spanish Fork High School. From the sound of things, they should do really well. Good luck band! 

SHHS Boys Football: Though they came up just a little short against Spanish Fork HS last week, our football team battled throughout the game and played with a lot of spirit and fire. They have been competitive in every game this year and hope to see that competitive spirit and fire translate to a win this week as they travel to Vernal to face Uintah HS and play to even out their region record.

SHHS Girls Soccer: Our region continues to be an incredibly competitive soccer region. Our ladies are still in the thick of the region title hunt, and with the second round of region games starting this week, the team looks to continue their winning ways and hope to keep pace with and catch the teams at the top of Region 8.   

SHHS Volleyball: The volleyball team is currently in second place in region. They had an exciting win against Maple Mountain HS this week to secure their second place spot, and with the second round of region play starting next week, the ladies look to improve their region standing.

SHHS Boys Golf: Our golf team has a strong hold (65 strokes) on 2nd place in the region with 2 tournaments left to play. 4 of our students are in the region's top 11:  Brock Nielson (6th), Steven Barton (7th), Jayden Parkinson (8th) and Kaleb DeGraffenried (11th--tie).  Great job guys; let's finish the tournament season strong. The team next plays at Hobble Creek Golf Course on Monday (9/21).

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Next week is SHHS Homecoming Week! See the schedule below for the various activities going on throughout the week!
  • Remember to share all the awesome , inspiring, and heroic things that are going on at SHHS with #shhshero.
  • The book fair that the PTSA has sponsored here at our school this week has generated proceeds that will go to our school's HOPE Squad to help SHHS students.
  • Student Spirit Shirts are available in the bookstore. They come in Navy, White, and Columbia. They can be purchased individually for $8 dollars or as a pack of three for $20. Support our school, its teams, programs, clubs, and organizations by wearing your Skyhawk pride with one of these awesome shirts!
  • On October 1 there will be an information meeting in the library at 2:30 PM for all students interested in  applying for the SHHS Sterling Scholars. Sterling Scholar applications will be due to Mrs. Rawle in the library by October 20. Sterling Scholar winners will be announced on November 20.
  • For those who need to serve detention time, detention will be held before school in room C 209 with Mrs. Edmondson, and during lunch, and after school in room C 207 with Mr. Shumway. The cost is $1 before and after school; lunchtime detention has no charge.
  • Be sure to like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/salemhills.skyhawks?fref=ts

Next  Week (Homecoming Week) at a Glance: (9/21/14 - 9/25/14)

Monday: Region Golf at Hobble Creek Golf Course

                  Homecoming Activity: "Paint the Town Blue" (4:00-6:00 PM)

                  Basketball Open Gym (5:00-8:00 PM)

Tuesday: Girls Soccer @ Uintah HS (4:00 PM)

                  Girls Volleyball @ Wasatch HS (6:15 PM)

                  Homecoming Activity: Movie Night (8:00 PM/Outside, west of main gym)

Wednesday: Basketball Open Gym (5:00-8:00 PM)

                        Homecoming Activity: Skyhawk Rally (7:00 PM/Football Field)

Thursday:  JV Football @ Wasatch HS (3:30 PM) 

                    Girls' Soccer versus Maple Mountain HS (4:00 PM)

                    Homecoming Activity: Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee (4:00 PM/Football Field)

                    Volleyball versus Payson HS (6:15 PM)

Friday: Tennis JV Tournament

              Volleyball JV Tournament @ Copper Classic

              Cross Country @ Maple Mountain HS

              Football versus Wasatch HS (7:00 PM)

              Homecoming Activity: Post Football Game Stomp (Small Gym)

Saturday:  Marching Band @ Payson HS (10:00 AM)

                    Volleyball JV Tournament @ Copper Classic

                    Homecoming Activity: Homecoming Dance (7:00-10:00 PM/Small Gym)

 

Senator Hatch comes to Salem Hills High School on 9/11

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Angela Nederhand
Referees talk with Senator Hatch after the coin toss.
Senator Hatch talks with a veteran from the Spanish Fork Leauge.
Veterans and Senator Hatch listen to the cannons during the 9-11 Memorial.
Senator Hatch honors the veterans.
Yearbook students pose for a picture with Senator Hatch.
Senator Hatch took time to talk with veterans and their families.

SALEM, UT – Senator Orrin Hatch came to Salem Hills High School to honor veterans at the 3rd Annual Military Appreciation football game on September 11, 2015.  During his visit he made a special speech to veterans before sharing the football field with them for the 9-11 commemoration. Veterans and their families enjoyed a free meal, plus admission to the football game.

“You are the basis of our country,” he told the veterans of both Spanish Fork and Salem, “You’re the reason why our country is the greatest in the world.”

After his speech he took the time to take pictures and shake hands with veterans and their families.  Shortly after, both Spanish Fork and Salem Hills football teams marched onto the field, followed by Sen. Hatch and the honored veterans.  Cannons boomed to remember the victims and their families of the tragic 9-11 bombings and plane crashes.  While hearing the booms of the cannon, Sen. Hatch, the veterans and the football players hung their heads respectfully.

“We hope we can give you the support you deserve,” Sen. Hatch related to the veterans.  “I want you all to know how much I personally appreciate you, and love you, and appreciate what you’ve done for our country.”

Following the ceremony, Salem Hills got off to a great start with an early touchdown.  Both teams played hard, but Spanish Fork pulled ahead with a win of 21-14.  

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 2

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Michael Mortensen runs the ball earlier this year against Delta HS.

Our school's song begins, "We are the Salem Hills Skyhawks, proud to be Salem Hills Skyhawks! Standing united, we will lift school spirit. Soaring high, we scream our cry for all to hear it." And as I watched the Payson Onion Days Parade this last Monday, I was certainly uplifted by the energy and enthusiasm that our SHHS drill, band, cheer, and student council students brought to that event, in addition to several others of our students who were participants in the parade as well. Watching them march, dance, perform, and interact with parade patrons down the way made me proud to be a Salem Hills Skyhawk. Whether they are marching in a parade or not, our students do a tremendous job representing spirit, heart, honor, and success (SHHS) in the way they carry themselves as ambassadors of our school! 

Have a great week, and GO SKYHAWKS!

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Boys Football: Our football team next begins region play by taking on our neighbors to the north, the Spanish Fork Dons. Both teams are paying tribute to military and service men and women in our community as part of the game's festivities and our boosters' 3rd annual military appreciation night. Come and support our team and pay tribute to our veterans as our two closely knit communities meet on the gridiron. 

SHHS Girls Tennis: This week the ladies played matches against Spanish Fork HS and Springville HS. Coach Tolbert is pleased that the ladies are competing well and showing improvement each week. They next face the Lady Lions on September 15 in Payson. Good luck ladies!

SHHS Cross Country: Coach Bart Thompson is pleased with the performance of both the boys and girls teams so far this year. They are competing well and positioning themselves for a run, literally, at the region title. They next compete today (9/11) at Payson HS.

SHHS Girls Soccer: The girls soccer team went 1-1 on the week with a victory over Springville HS and a loss on the road to Wasatch HS. They are positioning themselves to be in the thick of the hunt for the Region 8 title. Come and support this fast-paced, fun-to-watch team as they next take the pitch at home against Payson HS on September 17.

SHHS Volleyball: This week our volleyball team went 1-1 on the week with a victory over the Dons of SFHS and a closely contested defeat to Springville HS. Their record is 4-1 on the season. They next participate in the Rocky Mountain Classic this weekend (9/11 and 12) where they look to continue their quality play and winning ways.

SHHS Band: Our band  looked and performed awesome in the Onion Days Parade in Payson on Monday. Their precision and sound was excellent. Their parade performance made us proud to be Salem Hills Skyhawks! The energy they bring to our school's events and assemblies is powerful!

SHHS Cheer: The cheer team continues to do a tremendous job bringing enthusiasm to SHHS and supporting all the teams and organizations at our school, and like the band, they did a great job in the Onion Days Parade representing our community. They will be performing at half time of tonight's football game, so come and see their patriotic tribute to our community.

SHHS Boys Golf: The boys golf team continues their winning ways by holding securely the 2nd place spot in Region 8. They narrowly missed defeating Wasatch HS in their last match at the Gladstan GC by only 3 strokes. They next play at Spanish Oaks GC on September 16 where they hope to gain ground on region- leading Wasatch HS.

SHHS Lashays: The drill team, under the direction of Coach Emilee Stokes, debuted another of their routines at today's pep assembly, and their performance was awesome and full of energy. It's obvious that our Lashays put a lot of work into the precision of their routines, and their hard work was evident with their most recent performance. Like the band and cheer, their Onion Days Parade performance was awesome!

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Tonight our SHHS Football team and boosters will be holding their 3rd annual military appreciation night and would like to honor military veterans in our community by providing them free admission to the game, a free meal that will begin at 6:00 PM, and  a short recognition program; we are honored to announce that Senator Orin Hatch will be in attendance and part of the night's festivities. The team and boosters would like to invite military veterans to come and be a part of this night as the team plays Spanish Fork HS.      
  • Student Spirit Shirts are available in the bookstore. They come in Navy, White, and Columbia. They can be purchased individually for $8 dollars or as a pack of three for $20. Support our school, its teams, programs, clubs, and organizations by wearing your Skyhawk pride with one of these awesome shirts!
  • There will be a student stomp (dance) tonight after our home game (9/11) in the auxiliary gym that will run until 11:00 PM due to the late start of the stomp after the game. The cost will be $3.
  • On Wednesday, September 16 the Plan Test for sophomores will be given here at the school. Only sophomores will attend on this day in the morning.
  • September 16 is also an early out day. School will be released at 11:15 AM.
  • Our first Parent Teacher Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 3:30 to 7:30 in the auxiliary gym.
  • Homecoming week is the week of 9/21-9/26.
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room 207 with Mr. Shumway.

Next  Week at a Glance: (9/14/14 - 9/18/14)

Monday: Basketball Open Gym (5:00 - 8:00 PM)

Tuesday: Girls' Tennis @ Payson HS (3:30 PM)

Wednesday: Golf @ Spanish Oaks GC

                        Sophomore Plan Test

                        Early Out (School released at 11:15 AM)

                        Parent Teacher Conference (3:30 - 7:30 PM)

Thursday: Girls' Tennis @ Maple Mountain HS (3:30 PM) 

                    JV/Sophomore Football versus Uintah HS (3:30 PM)

                    Girls' Soccer versus Payson HS (4:00 PM)

                    Volleyball versus Maple Mountain HS (6:30 PM)

Friday: Cross Country @ Spanish Fork HS

              Football @ Uintah HS (7:00 PM)

Saturday:  Region Marching Band @ Spanish Fork HS 

 

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 1

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Sophie Hartline kicks the ball in a home game earlier this year.

In line with our annual tradition, the student council at Salem Hills High School chose David Correy and Aloe Black's song "The World is Ours" as this year's theme song. In the song a verse reads, "You can stand on my shoulders and raise up your arms; when we all come together we light up the dark." The chorus of the song then emphasizes how  "...the world is ours." It's a great song, and I highly encourage listening to it if you haven't had a chance to hear it yet. Our student council chose the perfect song because it captures the essence of what we are striving to accomplish here at our school. We want to lift each other up and help one another realize that the world is ours. Our little piece of the world that Salem Hills High School serves can be what we make of it, and though we face trials, adversity, and heartache like all communities do, it is my great privilege and honor to associate with the caliber of students, faculty, parents, and community that we have here at SHHS, where I see, daily, us lifting one another up and letting others stand on our shoulders.      

 Again this year we are going to strive to follow the admonition of celebrated psychologist and author Shawn Achor and strive to be "Positive in the Present". To be "Positive in the Present" as a school, we are going to identify, daily, three things for which we are grateful; we are also going to write about something positive that we've been involved with each day; additionally, we are going to commit to daily exercise and meditation; and we are going to look for opportunities to provide/perform random acts of kindness for those we interact with everyday. By doing these things, we believe we can improve our outlook on learning and social interaction for ourselves, our peers, our school, and our school community. We encourage you again this year to join us in living "Positive in the Present."  

Skyhawk Highlights:

Mr. Peery Surprised at SHHS Welcome Back Assembly: Our first assembly of the year was full of positive energy, and the energy improved even more when KSL radio personality Amanda Dixon arrived on the scene to surprise Mr. Peery with the first KSL Teacher Feature award of the year. Mr. Peery was honored as the first principal to win the award for continuing to build and strengthen a culture of caring and acceptance for all at SHHS. Congratulations Mr. Peery!  

SHHS Students Council: Our student council under the direction of Coach Haney and Coach Gillie have been awesome! The choreography of this year's SHHS theme song, the opening assembly, and the various activities they've made available to our students have been some of the best we've ever seen. They are really doing a great job helping all our students feel like they are an integral part of our SHHS family! 

SHHS Girls' Soccer: The girls' soccer team is off to their best start in school history having only lost one game to date at Maple Mountain HS (9/1). Senior Mariah Sainsbury was honored as the Deseret News Mountainstar Healthcare Star of the Week for her performance against Mountain View and Westlake High Schools where she scored 7 goals and assisted 2 others. Congratulations Mariah. The team's overall record is 7-1; the Lady Skyhawks next play at home against Springville HS on Tuesday (9/8).  Come and support the team as they compete in region play with their fast paced offence that is averaging 6 goals a game!

SHHS Girls' Tennis: The ladies performed well in St. George last weekend where they battled the heat as well as the competition. They finished 8th overall at the tournament; however, Coach Tolbert was pleased with the way the girls performed and competed against very good teams. They next play tuesday (9/8) here against Spanish Fork HS.

SHHS Cheer: The cheer team has done a tremendous job setting the tone for enthusiasm and spirit at SHHS. Their hard work and commitment to their performances have set the tone for spirit, heart, honor,  and success again this year. Our student body feeds off of their enthusiasm  and support for our school and teams. Their contributions to the enthusiastic climate at our football and volleyball games this year has been awesome!

SHHS Volleyball: Our volleyball team is off to a 3-0 start winning matches against Westlake HS, Orem HS, and region opponent Uintah HS. The team has shown resiliency by coming back from two games down to defeat Orem HS three games to two and winning in closely contested matches against Westlake and Uintah. Next up for the team will be a match against region rival Spanish Fork HS on Tuesday (9/8) here at SHHS.  

SHHS Lashays: The drill team has entertained us early this year with multiple performances of their "Nerd Dance" routine. The Lashays have put a lot of time into perfecting the precision of their performances and, like the cheer team, have done a tremendous job setting the tone for enthusiasm and spirit here at SHHS!   

SHHS Boys' Football: The football team is 1-1 after  two weeks of play. They opened the season by defeating Delta HS 47-14. They next traveled to Stansbury HS where they lost in a close game by a score of 28-20. The team next plays this Friday here at SHHS at 7:00 PM, so come and support our Skyhawks as they face Juab HS! 

SHHS Boys' Golf: The Boys' Golf team is off to its best start in school history. They currently sit in second place in Region 8. They next host a match at Gladstan Golf Course on  September 9.

We look forward to reporting on all the students, classes, organizations, and clubs who represent our school so well throughout the year.

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Student Spirit Shirts are available in the bookstore. They come in Navy, White, and Columbia. They can be purchased individually for $8 dollars or as a pack of three for $20. Support our school, its teams, programs, clubs, and organizations by wearing your Skyhawk pride with one of these awesome shirts!
  • There will be a student stomp (dance) this week after our home game (9/4) in the auxiliary gym that will run until 11:00 PM due to the late start of the stomp after the game. The cost will be $3.
  • On 9/10 students will be able to learn about and select clubs that they may want to be a part of while here at SHHS as we hold our annual Club Rush during lunch. 
  • On 9/11 the SHHS Football team and boosters will be holding their 3rd annual military appreciation night, and would like to honor military veterans in our community by providing them free admission to the game, a free meal that will begin at 6:00 PM, and  a short recognition program. The team and boosters would like to invite military veterans to come and be a part of the night's festivities as the team plays Spanish Fork HS.      
  • There will be a stomp (dance) after the football game on 9/11 in the auxiliary gym that will run until 11:00 PM (again due to the late start after the game).
  • Our first Parent Teacher Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 3:30 to 7:30 in the auxiliary gym.
  • Homecoming week is the week of 9/21-9/26.
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room 209 with Mr. Shumway.

Next  Week at a Glance: (9/7/14 - 9/11/14)

Monday: Labor Day (No School)

Tuesday: Cross Country @ Juab HS

                 Girls' Tennis versus Spanish Fork HS (3:30 PM)

                 Girls' Soccer versus Springville HS (4:00 PM)

                 Volleyball versus Spanish Fork HS (6:30 PM)

Wednesday: Golf @ Gladstan Golf Course (Home/Host Tournament)

Thursday: Club Rush (during lunch) 

                   Girls' Tennis versus Springville HS (3:30 PM)

                    Volleyball @ Springville HS (6:30 PM)

                   JV/Sophomore Football @ Spanish Fork HS (3:30 PM)

                   Girls' Soccer @ Wasatch HS (3:30 PM)

Friday: Cross Country @ PHS

              Volleyball Varsity Tournament @ Rocky Mountain Classic

              Football versus Spanish Fork HS (7:00 PM)

              Student Stomp (Dance) after the football game

Saturday:  Volleyball Varsity Tournament @ Rocky Mountain Classic

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Meet Josh Evans

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Josh Grew up on farms in Lehi and in Southern Idaho, he graduated from UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture Education and a Masters degree in 2010. This is his 9th year teaching Ag.  Josh has had numerous successes as an FFA advisor in Preston, ID which included 10 career development event teams/individuals winning state and competing at the national level. Josh enjoys pheasant hunting, has 4 kids and was in FFA in high school. He chose this career because he knows what FFA has to offer and would like to pass those opportunities on to students. 

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