October 2015

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 8

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Sam Callister attempts to block a Maple Mountain punt at Friday night's game.

Napoleon Hill  an American author who was a pioneer in the field of personal-success literature said, "If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."

How often can we do the small things we do in a "great way" or even a better way? Oftentimes we get caught up in the rut of just doing. We do our job, do our assignment, do our duty, but what is reflected in the attitude with which we do what we do? Are we doing it in a "great way"? It's easy to get complacent and go through the proverbial motions; however, if we bring "greatness" to the menial and seemingly unimportant tasks in our lives (and we can all identify what those would be for us individually), our character will be infused with the potential for greatness. Habitually we will begin to do "great things" due to the personal nature we've developed.

So, to make the educational application, let's strive to do "great things" by giving attention to the "small things" in our lives; let's examine the "small things" we engage in here at SHHS (whatever those may be for each of us individually) and look to do them in a "great way". Ultimately we'll see a lot more "great things" happening here at SHHS as a result! 

Skyhawk Highlights:

Nebo Hall of Fame: At halftime of the Payson/Spanish Fork Football game, our own Mr. Peery was inducted into the Nebo Hall of Fame for his service and success as an athlete, mentor, football coach, and teacher.  We are extremely fortunate to have him here as our principal. Congratulations Mr. Peery!

SHHS Band: Our band is competing this weekend in St. George at the state competition. We wish Mr. Larsen and our band the best of luck as they compete for possibly another state title.

SHHS Girls Volleyball: The ladies finished their season with a win against Payson HS, 3 games to 1 in the match. They next face Bonneville in the first round of the state playoffs at UVU on Friday, November 6 at 10:30 AM. The girls finished region play in 2nd place and look to continue their winning ways into state competition! Congratulations and best of luck to Coach Treanor and our volleyball team!   

SHHS Boys Football: The team saw an awful lot of Maple Mountain HS this last week. They won against them last Friday night 22-0 to claim a share of 3rd place in Region 8, then had to turn around and face them again in a 7-6 grinder that we came out on the winning end of again. With the win, the team clinched a playoff spot tomorrow (10/31) against, and at, Highland HS at 1:00 PM. Congratulations to Coach Higginson, his staff, and our team on making state, and best of luck tomorrow!

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  •  October 31 is the 7th Annual Salem Witches 5K Run, a community 5K organized by our Track and Cross Country Teams.  It's a great, casual 5K that Coach Thompson, his staff, and teams have really enjoyed putting on each year. Registration is available here at the school starting at 7:00 AM.
  • There will be a PTSA Halloween dance  October 31 from 7:00-10:00 PM here at SHHS. Come in Halloween attire and ready to have a great time! The cost is $5 at the door (no masks please).
  • The Counselors will start to meet with 10th-grade students and their parents on Monday, November 2 and continue to meet 10th-grade students through December 11.  This is a great opportunity for 10th graders and their parents to review their plans for graduation and to start to explore options available in getting ready for college and careers.  Students and parents can set up an appointment on the Counseling Office website.  The password is shhs at the following website: http://shhscounseling.weebly.com/
  • Nebo School District will present a Parent Awareness Night in accordance with Utah Law. The topics of discussion will include: substance abuse and mental health services addressing depression, suicide awareness and suicide prevention. Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals to access services.

                Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
                Time: 6:30 p.m.
                Location: Springville High School auditorium (1205 East 900 South, Springville, Utah)

     Your student may receive detention credit with approval from the school administration.

  • On November 6 we will have a Senior College Day here at SHHS; seniors are encouraged to come in their best dress and representatives from out state's colleges will be here talk to our seniors about college and higher education opportunities. Seniors will meet in the auditorium to begin the day.
  • Our Social Studies department will produce their annual Veterans' Day Assembly on November 11; Rex Thompson, one of the oldest living veterans of World War II and former marine who fought in the south pacific, will be our guest speaker.
  • Utah College Application Week will be the week of November 16 through November 20 (details to come). Our goal is to help every senior apply to college or a post high school graduate program.
  • Mrs. Rawle would like our school community to be familiar with the following information:

Overdrive now available for SHHS students!!!

Salem Hills High School in conjunction with Nebo School District is committed to bringing unique             learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive https://overdrive.nebo.edu . The OverDrive collection is an extension of our physical library, only it’s online with 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks.

How does it work? 

For computers and ereaders just go to https://overdrive.nebo.edu and sign in using your student computer login information. Browse books and Borrow to checkout. 

To use on tablets, smartphones, and Chromebooks install the free OverDrive app, sign in or sign up for a free account. Using the Add a Library feature add NeboSchool District Digital Library. Log in using your school computer login and password. Browse books then Borrow to checkout.

Whether a student’s interest lies in study guides, classics for required reading, or the latest popular juvenile or young adult fiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive at https://overdrive.nebo.edu .

For more information? Contact Mrs. Rawle in the library.

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Remember to share all the awesome , inspiring, and heroic things that are going on at SHHS with #shhshero.
  • Be sure to like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/salemhills.skyhawks?fref=ts

Next  Week at a Glance: (11/02/15 - 11/06/15)

Monday:  Parent Awareness Night @ Springville HS (6:30 PM)

Tuesday: Schedule's Open 

Wednesday: Orchestra Concert (7:30 PM)

Thursday:  Boys Youth Teams Basketball Tournament (6:00-10:00 PM)

Friday: Senior College Day (8:00 AM in the auditorium)

             State Volleyball @ UVU versus Bonneville HS (10:30 AM)

             Swimming at Orem Invitational

             Honor Choir Fee Due

Saturday:  Close Up Trip Departs

                   Pre-Footlocker Meet at American Fork HS

                   Swimming at Orem Invitational

                   Boys Youth Teams Basketball Tournament (Begins at 7:00 AM)

 

Parent Awareness Night

Nebo School District will present a Parent Awareness Night.  The topics of discussion will include:

  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health services addressing depression, suicide awareness and suicide prevention

Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals to access services.

See flyer for additional details (also available in Spanish).

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Springville High School auditorium (1205 East 900 South, Springville, Utah)

 

Golden Ticket Party

Attributions: 

On Friday, October 30th we will hold our Quarterly Golden Ticket Party, holders of the tickets will be released from their classes at 2:00 to come to the cafeteria for a donut and will be entered into our prize drawings.  Tickets are earned be either having perfect attendance or by derving detention for all unexcused absences and tardies.  Way to go to our Golden Ticket holders.  #SHHSHERO

Costume Guidelines for Halloween

Attributions: 

You are welcome to dress for Halloween on Friday, October 30th.   Costumes need to be within the guidelines of the school dress code, please no masks, weapons or gore.  If you have questions about the appropriateness of a particular costume, please ask a teacher or administrator before you wear it, you may be asked to change if it is not within the guidelines.  Happy Halloween

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 7

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
SHHS claims the Region 8 title by defeating Wasatch HS earlier this year.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  --Dr. Seuss

As I visited with a group of teachers this week, I was so impressed with their commitment to our students, their success, and their learning. One teacher in particular helped to re-emphasize to me the importance of true learning. He related to me a conversation he had with a student regarding the student's grade. The student was concerned about what she could do to improve her grade, and this caring teacher told her he was more concerned about her learning than her grade status. He continued by emphasizing to this student that her grade would take care of itself when she learned the concept he was teaching, and he reassured her he would do all he could to help her learn the concept she needed.

We care about our students' grades; however, more importantly we care about what their grades represent. Our sincere hope is that their grades represent acquired skills and knowledge that will help them go forth and be successful in their future endeavors, and it is a great honor to associate, everyday, with great men and women, educators, here at SHHS who work so diligently to ensure our students learn because we want to see our students go to great places!     

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Girls Soccer: Our girls soccer team had a tremendous season. They won the Region 8 title and hosted a first round game in the state tournament against Box Elder HS where they lost, 2-1. Though their final game didn't go as they'd hoped it would, they had a great season and played really well this year. Congratulations to Coach Gillie, Coach Nielson, Coach Simmons, Coach Turner, Coach Clark, and Coach Parra, and all the girls who made this such a great season. 

SHHS FBLA: SHHS FBLA had another great showing this week at the USU Aggie Invitational.  James Ebert placed  2nd in Impromptu Speaking; Sierra Draper and Wyatt Biesenbach took 3rd Place in Marketing; Sierra Draper earned 3rd Place in Job Interview, and she placed 1st for Future Business Leader! Way to go FBLA, and way to represent SHHS so well!

SHHS Girls Volleyball: Our volleyball team remains in 2nd place in region as they head down the homestretch of region play. They defeated Maple Mountain HS 3 games to 1 this week (10/13) at Maple Mountain HS. They are 7-3 in region play with just two more games left to play: Wasatch HS at home next Thursday (10/22) and the following week at Payson on October 27. Come support our volleyball team as they look to finish region play strong and head into state competition with momentum. 

SHHS Boys Football: The football team is still in the thick of the playoff hunt as they head into this final week of the season against Maple Mountain HS. If the team wins this week, they will very likely force a three-way tie for third place in region. We wish our team good luck this week against Maple Mountain HS!

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • October 19 will be Higher Education Day here at SHHS for our seniors. Representatives from colleges and universities from our state will be here to educate and inform our seniors about their respective schools. Seniors are to come to school that day in their best dress. They will attend an opening session beginning at 8:00 AM in the auditorium, and from there they will go to various information sessions of their choice provided by the visiting representatives. It should be a great activity to help our seniors plan for their education after high school.   
  • Sterling Scholar applications are due to Mrs. Rawle in the library by October 20. Sterling Scholar winners will be announced on November 20.
  • On October 21 the SHHS Choirs will be presenting "Echo: A Fall Choir Showcase" in the auditorium a 7:00 PM; admission is free. All five SHHS Choirs will be featured as well as the Salem Junior High Chamber singers. Over 300 performers will participate in this production! 
  • Thursday, October 22 is the last day of term 1.
  • There will be no school on Friday, October 23 due to the P/C Comp. day.  
  • Our SHHS PTSA does a great job supporting our students, faculty, and staff; we appreciate all they do for our school. To view this month's PTSA newsletter, visit our website at  http://shhs.nebo.edu/
  • College visits to Snow College will be on October 29, we will be going to the University of Utah and Westminster  on November 2.  To be eligible, detentions need to be cleared and the cost is $10 at the finance office. If you have question, contact Mrs. Call in the counseling office. 
  • Our "Golden Ticket" celebration for students who have perfect attendance will be on October 30 in the cafeteria towards the end of 5th period.
  • There will be a PTSA Halloween dance on October 31 from 7:00-10:00 PM here at SHHS.
  • Utah College Application Week will be the week of November 16 through November 20 (details to come). Our goal is to help every senior apply to college or a post high school graduate program.
  • Mrs. Rawle would like our school community to be familiar with the following information:

Overdrive now available for SHHS students!!!

 Salem Hills High School in conjunction with Nebo School District is committed to bringing unique                learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive https://overdrive.nebo.edu. The OverDrive collection is an extension of our physical library, only it’s online with 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks.

How does it work? 

For computers and ereaders just go to https://overdrive.nebo.edu and sign in using your student computer login information. Browse books and Borrow to checkout.

To use on tablets, smartphones, and Chromebooks install the free OverDrive app, sign in or sign              up for a free account. Using the Add a Library feature add NeboSchool District Digital Library. Log in using your school computer login and password. Browse books then Borrow to checkout.

Whether a student’s interest lies in study guides, classics for required reading, or the latest popular juvenile or young adult fiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive at   https://overdrive.nebo.edu .

For more information? Contact Mrs. Rawle in the library.

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Remember to share all the awesome , inspiring, and heroic things that are going on at SHHS with #shhshero.
  • Be sure to like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/salemhills.skyhawks?fref=ts

Next  Week at a Glance: (10/19/14 - 10/22/14) (No School Friday)

Monday:  Higher Education Day here at SHHS (7:45-10:30 AM)(Seniors Only)

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

Tuesday: SHHS Marching Band @ Davis HS (3:00 PM)

                  Sterling Scholar Applications Due (Mrs. Rawle)

Wednesday: "Echo: A Fall Choir Showcase" (7:00 PM)

Thursday:  Last Day of Term 1

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

                    Volleyball versus Wasatch HS (6:15 PM)

Friday: No School (P/C Comp Day)

              Football  @ Maple Mountain HS (7:00 PM)

Saturday:  SHHS Marching Band @ Pleasant Grove HS (10:00 AM)

 

Students who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, & Language

Attributions: 

 They demonstrate independence.

 Students can, without significant scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines, and they can construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information. Likewise, students are able independently to discern a speaker’s key points, request clarification, and ask relevant questions. They build on others’ ideas, articulate their own ideas, and confirm they have been understood. Without prompting, they demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary. More broadly, they become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials.

They build strong content knowledge.

Students establish a base of knowledge across a wide range of subject matter by engaging with works of quality and substance. They become proficient in new areas through research and study. They read purposefully and listen attentively to gain both general knowledge and discipline-specific expertise. They refine and share their knowledge through writing and speaking.

They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.

Students adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline. They set and adjust purpose for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use as warranted by the task. They appreciate nuances, such as how the composition of an audience should affect tone when speaking and how the connotations of words affect meaning. They also know that different disciplines call for different types of evidence (e.g., documentary evidence in history, experimental evidence in science).

They comprehend as well as critique.

Students are engaged and open-minded—but discerning—readers and listeners. They work diligently to understand precisely what an author or speaker is saying, but they also question an author’s or speaker’s assumptions and premises and assess the veracity of claims and the soundness of reasoning.

They value evidence.

Students cite specific evidence when offering an oral or written interpretation of a text. They use relevant evidence when supporting their own points in writing and speaking, making their reasoning clear to the reader or listener, and they constructively evaluate others’ use of evidence.

They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.

Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.

They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.

Students appreciate that the twenty-first-century classroom and workplace are settings in which people from often widely divergent cultures and who represent diverse experiences and perspectives must learn and work together. Students actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading and listening, and they are able to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds. They evaluate other points of view critically and constructively. Through reading great classic and contemporary works of literature representative of a variety of periods, cultures, and worldviews, students can vicariously inhabit worlds and have experiences much different than their own.

 

HOSA Blood Drive Yesterday

Attributions: 
Angela Nederhand and Pamela Lyman
There were lots of participants at the blood drive yesterday.
Health professionals assisted students.
Students donated blood.

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) sponsored a blood drive on October 14, 2015.  The blood drive was run through ARUP which gives their blood to Primary Children's Hospital, The Huntsman Cancer institute, University Hospital, and Shriner's Hospital.

Thanks to the HOSA students for providing this opporutnity to serve for SHHS staff, faculty and the community.

Salem Hills Debate Reaches National Milestone

Attributions: 

Our Chapter achieved 200 or more degrees last year, it has ranked among the  top 7.5% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the Association's prestigious 200 Club.  This milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills-including communication, research, listening, writing, and organization.

Salem Witches Run Registration

Attributions: 

Date:  Saturday, October 31st

Times:  

  • Registration begins at 7:00am
  • 5K begins at 8:00am
  • Children's Mile begins at 8:45am
  • Awards/Prizes begin at 9:15am

Location: Salem Hills High School (150 N. Skyhawk Blvd, Salem)  Race headquarters is in the cafeteria on the South end of the building Registration: https://www.runnercard.com/roadrace/public/raceGroup/975589
Cost:  

  • 5K--$15.00 before 10/24
  • Children's Mile--$10.00 before 10/24
  • NEBO WELLNESS PARTICIPANTS (Nebo Employees and spouse only)--$7.00 without a T-shirt, or $12.00 with a shirt (password: wellness)

Contact: Contact Bart Thompson (bart.thompson@nebo.edu) if you have any questions or problems!  We'd love to have you come join us!

 

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