October 2015

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 6

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Maddi Wanner, Isabel Brockbank, and Amanda Ith competed at state tennis held at Liberty Park.

Having attended both the state golf tournament this week and state tennis matches, I was impressed with the dignity with which our students and coaches competed. In sports where it's easy to "lose your cool" and visibly show one's frustration, our Skyhawks did a great job pursuing victory with honor.  As the great Roman Emperor and stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius stated long ago, "There is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life." For these students, this week, it was their performance on the course and courts where their dignity was on display, and it shone through brilliantly. It was a great reminder to me of how we should strive to perform with dignity.   

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Boys Golf: Our boys golf team played great at state which was held at the Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway. They just missed the final day cut but competed well in the team competition with Brock Nielsen shooting even par and Steven Barton scoring just one stroke over par. In the individual competition, both Brock and Steven shot low scores the final day with Brock scoring a 75 and Steven a 77; both narrowly missed making the all-state team. Congratulations to the SHHS golf team and Coach Fillmore for their first appearance as a team at state in 4A: Carson Hill, Mason Bigler, Kaleb DeGraffenreid, Jayden Parkinson, Steven Barton, and Brock Nielsen. 

SHHS Girls Tennis: The team had a good showing at the region tournament last week in Spanish Fork and the state tournament yesterday. Amanda Ith took 2nd in region.  Maddi Wanner and Isabel Brockbank placed 4th, and Alexi Olson, Amanda Wilcox, Aubree Beckstrand, and Hannah Jeffrey placed 5th. Amanda Ith, Maddi Wanner, and Isabel Brockbank qualified to go to state at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, and at the state tournament they competed well. Of the three, Amanda Ith advanced to the 2nd round (an accomplishment that only about seven other girls form SHHS have achieved) after winning a 3 hour and 30 minute match. Congratulations to these state qualifiers, and congratulations to Alexi Olson for being selected as an Academic All-state in tennis, a tremendous honor!

SHHS Girls Soccer: Tuesday night (10/6) our girls capped off a great season with a win against Wasatch HS that solidified the region championship for the team. The girls won by a score of 3-0 playing great offensively and defensively throughout the night under the lights of the football field to secure the win. Being as it was the last home game of the regular season, it was senior night as well, and I'm sure it will be a night that our seniors and the rest the team and our school will remember for a long time! Great job and congratulations to Coach Gillie, his staff, and the girls soccer team!

SHHS Debate: Congratulations to Mr. Doug Welton and his debate program. Our debate program is ranked in the top 7.5% of schools nationwide, and because of their earning of more than 200 degrees last year has achieved membership in the prestigious 200 Club of the National Speech and Debate Assiciation, a remarkable accomplishment!

SHHS Skyhawk(s) of the Month:  Our English department recently honored students that they identified as our outstanding students of the month for character, integrity, and academic accomplishment. Our students of the month for this month are Michelle Beal (nominated by Mrs. Muir), Parker Brook (nominated by Mr. Fillmore), Tayler Sparrow (nominated by Mrs. Smithey), Ryker Drake (nominated by Mr. Moody), Seydy Varela (nominated by Mrs. Gibb), and Nathan Lemon (nominated by Mrs. Larsen). On a related note, Mrs. Larsen was honored as the teacher of the month by the student council for her outstanding teaching.

SHHS DECA and FBLA: Our DECA and FBLA students did a tremendous job competing at the Herriman Invitational this week. We had several students place very high in their selected categories. Dylan Baxter placed 3rd in accounting; Wyatt Biesenbach and Hannah Wheelwright placed 1st in Buying and Merchandising; Wyatt Biesenbach placed 3rd in Apparel and Accessories; Spencer Crow placed 2nd in MOS Excel, 1st in MOS PowerPoint, and 1st in MOS Word; Sierra Draper placed 2nd in Job Interview. Way to go DECA and FBLA! 

SHHS Captains attend Captain's Academy: Several SHHS students participated in the Nebo School District Captain's Academy where they learned about principles of good leadership and the importance of being a good captain. Our captain's were Brigham Hughes (representing football), Nathan Chestnut (representing boys cross country), Haley Johnston (representing girls cross country), Paige Simmons (representing girls soccer), Amanda Ith and Amanda Wilcox (representing girls tennis), Nate Millington (representing student council), Maddie Meuter (representing cheer), Jason Cheney (representing boys golf), and Callie Peterson (representing volleyball. We are proud of the way our captains represent our school so well. 

 

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Our SHHS PTSA does a great job supporting our students, faculty, and staff; we appreciate all they do for our school. Again this year they are sponsoring our school's Reflection Contest; below is information regarding the reflections contest and other important PTSA information:

Our Reflections Arts contest theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly" and entries are due in the office on October 13th.  Students may submit one entry per category.  Categories are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Art (including 3D art).  Entry firms, rules and guidelines are at http://shhsptsa.com/reflections.aspx 

Thank you to all who helped with and supported our fundraiser at Culver's in Spanish Fork! Our               next school night fundraiser will be on December 1st at Zupas, so mark your calendar!  Also, a big thank you to our volunteers who have helped with munchie mondays, the teacher dinner,   book fair, the pancake breakfast, school stomp ticket taking, and more. A great school requires support from great parents. To sign up to volunteer and/or pay for your PTSA membership, go   to http://shhsptsa.com (NOTE: We are not allowed to receive funds through the school, so if you do not want to pay online, please contact Angela Rogers at rogerskk@yahoo.com or any of the other board members you may know.)

*To view this month's PTSA newsletter, visit our website at  http://shhs.nebo.edu/ 

  • Monday, October 12 will be a Monday Make-up Day from 2:00-4:00 PM. Students should use this time to meet with their teachers to demonstrate their completion of learning objectives.
  • Auditions for Annie Get Your Gun will be on Monday, October 12 in the drama room from 4:00-7:00 PM; sign up outside the drama room for audition times. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing 16 measures of a musical theater-style piece and come with sheet music for Mr. Bills to accompany you. Music should be performed from memory and professional dress is encouraged. There will be a dance call for all auditioning on Tuesday, October 13 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the auditorium; sign up for audition times outside the drama room. Callbacks will be Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00-9:00 PM by invitation only.
  • College visits to SLCC/LDSBC will be on Tuesday, October 13; Snow College on October 29; and 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. 
  • Fall Break will be October 15 and 16 (No school).
  • Sterling Scholar applications will be 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; 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.  
  • There will be a PTSA Halloween dance on October 31 from 7:00-10:00 PM here at SHHS.
  • 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: (10/12/14 - 10/14/14) (No School Thursday and Friday)

Monday:  Annie Get Your Gun Auditions (4:00-7:00 PM) 

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

Tuesday: Annie Get Your Gun Dance Call (3:00-5:00 PM)

                  Marching Band @ BYU (3:00 PM)

                  JV/Sophomore Football  versus Springville JV (3:30 PM)

                  State Soccer versus State Opponent  

                  Annie Get Your Gun Callbacks (5:00 PM)

                   Volleyball @ Maple Mountain HS (6:15 PM)

Wednesday: Football @ Springville HS (7:00 PM) 

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

Thursday:  No School (Fall Break)

Friday: No School (Fall Break)

Saturday:  Fall Break

 

PTSA October Newsletter

Attributions: 
Angela Rogers and Jeannie Ashton; Posted By Curtis Burton

Salem Hills High School PTSA Newsletter/October 2015

President’s Message

We’ve had a great start to our school year at Salem Hills High School!  Our PTSA has been busy and would like to thank all who have volunteered.  We started with an awesome Parent Pep-Rally after Sophomore Orientation.  Thanks to the Student Council, Cheer Squad, and Mr. Peery for participating and getting us excited about volunteering at our school.  We have helped with the pancake breakfast the first week of school, taking tickets for the Stomp’s, passing out schedules and report cards, working at the book fair, providing dinner for the teachers during SEP’s, treats for teachers on Munchie Mondays, help with our school night fundraiser at Culver’s, and more!  We couldn’t do all of this without the support of the great parents and students we have at Salem Hills High School. 

There are many more opportunities to serve our school this year, and I hope if you haven’t yet, you will take the time to visit our website at www.shhsptsa.com and fill out our volunteer form.  Also, if you would like to become a paid member, you may pay through PayPal on our website (we are not allowed to take payments to the PTA through the school) or contact a board member.  All members receive a membership discount card.  One of the items on the card is free artisan bread at Stokes with a $25 purchase that you can use 3 times!  That’s $12 worth of bread that you get just for paying a $6 membership fee – not to mention all the other discounts you receive.  Stronger membership numbers show stronger support for our school at the state and national levels.  Again, a big thank you to all who volunteer in any way at Salem Hills!  Go Skyhawks!

 --Angela Rogers, 2015-16 PTSA President

 PS – Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/salemhillsptsa/

Upcoming Dates

October 13th: Reflections Arts Program entries due to the front office (for entry forms and guidelines, go to www.shhsptsa.com/reflections.aspx)

October 31st:  Halloween Dance from 7-10pm

November 21st:  Sadie Hawkins Dance from 7-10pm

November 24th:  SHHS Time (PTSA club meet in the library)

December 1st:  School night at Zupas! Eat at Zupas and earn money for our PTSA!  Make sure you tell them you are there to support Salem Hills High School!

Munchie Mondays

We've had an excellent start this year with our Teacher Appreciation which started with a light breakfast served the first day of school, thanks to the board and many hands making that possible. We've teamed up with Stokes this year to give the faculty a 5" chocolate cake or over-sized mint brownie for birthdays. We've had an overwhelming response of gratitude from the faculty, and we've only just begun!!!

Lastly, we've also launched into Munchie Mondays which is something we and parent volunteers do every other Monday to help bring some good cheer (treats) to the faculty who are so deserving of knowing how much we appreciate them weekly. We'd like to thank those of you who have already signed up to help. This is a HUGE endeavor to pull off each year and only through our parent volunteers is this possible. We'd like to thank Jayne Clare, Haley Stiles, Lauring Jack, Connie Sokol, Karen Weight and Ronda Slater who have already provided treats this year. If YOU want to be a part of the fun in providing faculty with treats or if you have more questions about what specifically we do, you can email Jileen Meservy at jil@mcreative.biz  or go onto our PTSA website and sign up on Genius.

Book Fair

Thank you to everybody who helped support our book fair! We were able to reach 77% of our goal at $1350! We were able to give the faculty and staff $325 and the Hope Squad $177 in books and merchandise from the book fair! We would also like to thank the many people who helped at our book fair- Therese Lauritzen, Laurine Jack, Heather Hansbrow, Heather Abbott, Lisa Horton, Lynn Richardson, Angela Rogers, Tancy Eyre, Janae Oveson, and Shannon Badger.

Our next book fair will be held April 25-29, 2016 and will be our Buy-One-Get-One Free fair!!

Added thanks to:

Kirk Rogers, Mike and Ronda Slater, Ivan and Stephanie Ashcraft, Ken Meads, Lisa Draper, Candy Martin, Lynn Richardson, Jileen Messervy, Tracy Cowley, Linda Jones, Heather Hansbrow, Tancy Eyre, Therese Lauritzen, Audrey Gardner and students: Madeline Stocks, Madeline Morris, Kyla Rogers, Linda Taeger, Kai Hendri, Lexi Hansbrow, Devan Ashcraft for all their help so far this year.

 

DECA & FBLA

Attributions: 

Salem Hills High Schools DECA and FBLA did an amazing job at the Herriman Invitational this week. Here are the results:Dylan Baxter placed 3rd in AccountingWyatt Biesenbach and Hannah Wheelwright placed 1st in Buying and MerchandisingWyatt Biesenbach placed 3rd in Apparel and AccessoriesSpencer Crow placed 2nd in MOS Excel, 1st in MOS PowerPoint, and 1st in MOS WordSierra Draper placed 2nd in Job InterviewWay to go DECA and FBLA!!!

Reflections Contest

Attributions: 
Curtis BurtonReflections Notifict

Our SHHS PTSA does a great job supporting our students, faculty, and staff; we appreciate all they do for our school. Again this year they are sponsoring our school's Reflection Contest; below is information regarding the reflections contest and other important PTSA information:

Our Reflections Arts contest theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly" and entries are due in the office on October 13th.  Students may submit one entry per category.  Categories are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Art (including 3D art).  Entry firms, rules and guidelines are at http://shhsptsa.com/reflections.aspx 

Thank you to all who helped with and supported our fundraiser at Culver's in Spanish Fork! Our next school night fundraiser will be on December 1st at Zupas, so mark your calendar!  Also, a big thank you to our volunteers who have helped with munchie mondays, the teacher dinner, book fair, the pancake breakfast, school stomp ticket taking, and more. A great school requires support from great parents. To sign up to volunteer and/or pay for your PTSA membership, go to http://shhsptsa.com (NOTE: We are not allowed to receive funds through the school, so if you do not want to pay online, please contact Angela Rogers at rogerskk@yahoo.com or any of the other board members you may know.)

 

Skyhawk Golfers finish strong

Attributions: 

The golf team finished up their season at the state golf tournament at Soldier Hollow.  Brock Nielson and Steven Barton just missed making the all state team.  Brock shot rounds of 72 and 75.  Steven shot rounds of 73 and 77.  This was the team's first trip to the state tournament in the 4A classification.This season, The team placed 2nd in the region and 4 players made the all region team:  Brock Nielson, Steven Barton, Jayden Parkinson, &  Kaleb DeGraffenried.  Congratulations golf team for representing the school with spirit, heart, honor, and success!

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 5

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Sarah Deeb's awesome world creation for homecoming.
SHHS Fall Captains' Academy Representatives.
2015-2016 Homecoming Royalty.

"If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --Yogi Berra

With the recent passing of Yogi Berra, the great New York Yankee, I was reminded  of some of his  classic quotes. Yogi Berra was well known for stating the obvious in a rather quirky yet profound way that was full of ironic wisdom, and when I read the quote above, I couldn't help but notice the obvious educational applications in this quirky gem.

How often do we wind up "someplace else"? I don't think any of our students who achieve below where they wanted to, academically, intentionally decided to under achieve; those who wind up in behavioral trouble, usually, don't intentionally start out with a master plan to cause trouble. They run into problems because they didn't make and follow a plan that would have helped them get to where they wanted or needed to go.

Let's help our students know where they're going, and if we can see they're not sure where they're going or supposed to go, let's help them figure it out because it's heartbreaking to see our students heading towards that "someplace else". I'm grateful it is my job to help our students figure out where they're going, and it's a real pleasure to work with you in this endeavor.      

 Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS  Cross Country: The cross country team continues to have a great season.  This past weekend they competed at the Nebo Invitational hosted by Maple Mountain HS where the girls team took 7th and the boys took 8th place out of 25 schools.  They are competing at the Park City Invitational this afternoon (10/2) before turning their attention to the Region Championships that will take place on October 9.  

SHHS Band: Our Band placed 3rd at the Nebo Tournament of Bands last Saturday (9/26) and treated our fans to their competition number last night (10/1) at the football game. Their performance was awesome! They next compete at Copper Hills HS tomorrow (10/3). Good luck band!

SHHS Student Council: Our SHHS student council artistically transformed our school into several well known locations from around the world as part of our homecoming festivities last week, and they provided our students with several fun activities throughout the week as well. We really appreciate all that our student council does for the students of SHHS.

SHHS Boys Football: The football team was engaged in another grinder last week playing Wasatch HS close into the 4th quarter where the Wasps eventually got the upper hand, but got back to their winning ways with a win against our neighbor to the west: Payson HS last night by a score of 28-3. Our seniors and their families were honored as part of the games festivities and it made for a special night; we appreciate the way our seniors have represented our school. The team next plays Thursday, 10/8 on the road against Westlake HS. 

SHHS Girls Soccer: Sophie Carter was selected as the MaxPreps player of the week; she recieved a certificate and letter from the organization for her excellence on the pitch. The whole team received an award from the NSCAA for academic excellence for having a team GPA of 3.81, and this is the team's sixth award in a row for such excellence. They defeated Spanish Fork HS on Tuesday by a score of 2-0, and won a tough contest 3-2 against Springville HS last night (10/1). The team is currently second in region and looks to improve that spot as they take on region-leading Wasatch HS on Tuesday (10/6) night at 7:00 PM under the lights of the football field.

SHHS Volleyball:  The ladies had a good week last week with wins against Wasatch HS and Payson HS, before losing on the road at Uintah HS on Tuesday (9/28). The team bounced back, though, with a good win against Spanish Fork HS last night (10/1). The team currently sits at second place in region and looks to possibly improve that position as they serve it up against Springville HS, who currently sits in first in region, next Tuesday (10/6) night at 6:15 PM.  

SHHS Boys Golf: The boys golf team concluded region play with a first place finish at their final match at Hobble Creek GC, and finished region play as the 2nd place team in region. Our team had four players make the all-region team as well: Brock Nielsen, Jayden Parkinson, Steven Barton, and Kaleb DeGraffenried.  In addition to our all-region players, Mason Bigler and Carson Hill will also represent our team at state on October 5 and 6 at the Soldier Hollow GC in Midway, Utah. Good luck at state gentlemen!

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Mrs. Rawle would like out 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.

  • Remember to share all the awesome , inspiring, and heroic things that are going on at SHHS with #shhshero.
  • 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!
  • Sterling Scholar applications will be due to Mrs. Rawle in the library by October 20. Sterling Scholar winners will be announced on November 20.
  • Monday, October 12 will be a Monday Make-up Day from 2:00-4:00 PM. Students should use this time to meet with their teachers to demonstrate their completion of learning objectives.
  • Fall Break will be October 15 and 16 (No school).
  • 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.   
  • 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 at a Glance: (10/5/14 - 10/9/14)

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

Tuesday: School Picture Retakes (Auditorium)

                  Girls Volleyball versus Springville HS (6:15 PM)

                  Girls Soccer versus Wasatch HS (7:00 PM)

Wednesday: JV Football versus Westlake HS (3:30 PM) 

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

Thursday:  All-state Choir

                    Girls State Tennis @ Liberty Park, Salt Lake City 

                    Football @ Westlake HS (7:00 PM)

Friday: All-state Choir

             Region Cross Country Meet @ Springville HS

Saturday:  All-state Choir

                   Girls State Tennis @ Liberty Park, Salt Lake City 

                   Marching Band @ Utah State University  (10:00 AM) 

 

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