February 2016

SHHS Weekly Newsletter

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton

I call this the weekly newsletter; however, sometimes work and life happen to the extent that this becomes the bi- or even tri-weekly newsletter. We've had a lot of great things happen at our school since we sent out our last newsletter, so rather than bore you with my quote and thought this week, we'll get right to the good stuff!

 Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Sterling Scholars: Congratulations to our 2016 SHHS Sterling Scholars who advanced as semi-finalists: Bethany Davis (English), Paige Simmons (Math), Noah Larsen (Science), Alyson Jardine (World Languages),  Tyson Jones (Computer Tech.), Sierra Draper (Business and Marketing), Kyla Rogers (Skilled and Technical), Amanda Wilcox (Family and Consumer Science), Caleb Sly (Speech/Drama), Sarah Deeb (Visual Arts), Bryce Marsh (Vocal Performance), Kylee Vest (Instrumental Music), and Sarah Tipton (Dance). Of our 13 semi-finalists,  three were selected as Sterling Scholar state finalists: Kyla Rogers, Bryce Marsh, and Sarah Tipton. Congratulations to these awesome students!

SHHS Girls Basketball: The ladies have had a great week playing in the state tournament being held at Salt Lake Community College. They defeated Timpview HS in the first round of the tournament and Skyline HS in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals which will be played on Friday, February 26 at SLCC at 2:30 PM. Come and support our girls basketball team as they look to defeat Bountiful HS and advance to the state championship game! We would love to have great community and student support at the game, especially since this is the deepest the team has gone in the state tournament!  

SHHS Wrestling: Our wrestlers did a great job this year and performed well in the state tournament which wrapped up on February 11 at the UCCU Center on the UVU Campus. Jaxon Van Tassell, for the third straight year, finished as the state finalist, losing only to the state champion. Kyle Larsen placed 3rd at 160 lbs; Noah Patterson claimed 4th at 126 lbs; and Chyler Zeeman (113 lbs) and Merrell Morley (138) both took 6th place in their weight divisions. Congratulations to these wrestlers and the wrestling team for a great season, and a special thanks to Coach Eric Macdonald, Coach Don Van Tassell, and all the coaches who made this a great year!   

SHHS FCCLA: Our FCCLA competition team did very well at the region convention held on February 11 at BYU. 28 of our students competed in 16 different STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events, and of the 28 participants, 27 from our school qualified to move on to the State FCCLA Convention. Gold Medal winners included Noah Larsen (Environmental Ambassador), Alea Simmons (Fashion Construction), and Olivia Trent (Career Investigation); Winners  of Silver Medals included Melanie Auman and Bailey Ewell (Food Innovations), Alyssa Clark, McKennah Scott, and Danna Wilson (Illustrated Talk), Abby Loch and Kate Maddock (Sports Nutrition), Amber Maddock and Rachel Sessions (Interpersonal Communications), Miranda Merrill and Miranda Tarter (Chapter in Review), Nate Millngton (Sports Nutrition), Alexi Olson and Ashley Spencer (Promote and Publicize), Hannah Wallentine (Recycle and Redesign); those who received Bronze Medals were Addison Albrecht and Rachel Fletcher (Advocacy), Khristen Baird, Kelsey Collins, and Amanda Wilcox (Chapter Service Project), Emily Diasson (Early Childhood Education), Sierra Draper (Entrepreneurship), MyKenna Holman (Job Interview), Ally Roylance (Fashion Construction), and Erica Swenson (Leadership). Congratulations to these FCCLA students, and thank you to Mrs. Laurie Hansen for inspiring these future leaders!           

SHHS Cheer: Our cheer team placed 7th out of 17 teams in their Super Varsity division at the West Coast Championships held on February 13 in Anaheim, California. Congratulations and thanks to the cheer team on a great year and great support of all our teams and organizations, and congratulations and a special thanks to Coach Cindie Simmons who will retire from coaching cheer for SHHS this year. She has been a tremendous leader and coach for this team for the last six years.

SHHS Poetry Out Loud: Mrs. Smithey would like to congratulate her Poetry Out Loud class winners. Out of all 100 of her English students, Emma Fleming took first place, Ruby Steed came in second, and Branson Fowden placed third.  

 

SHHS Boys Basketball: The boys basketball team defeated Uintah HS on Tuesday night to qualify to go the state tournament where they will face Timpview HS. The game will be played in the UCCU Center on the UVU Campus at 4:10 PM on Monday, February 29. Come and support the team as they compete in the post season!

SHHS  Newsletter Amendments:

*Jessica Haskell received Student of the Month honors  for January as she was nominated by Mrs. Pam Lyman. Congratulations Jessica!

*Dylan Carter placed  4th in the divisional tournament at 145 lbs. Congratulations Dylan!

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Tuesday, March 1 will be an ACT Test day. Only juniors will report that day to take the ACT Test; however, we are encouraging seniors to come take their State Civics Test if they still need to complete it. Seniors who haven't taken the test need to complete it on their Canvas account on a school computer. The school's computer labs will be made available that day for those who need to complete the test.
  • Nebo School District's ALC (Advanced Learning Center) will have an open house on March 1 and 2 from 4:00-7:00 PM.  Students are encouraged to bring their family and friends and see what the ALC has to offer. There will be drawings for prizes and plenty of treats! The ALC's address is 570 South Main Street in Springville.
  • The Lashay Showcase will be on March 3 in the SHHS main gym at 6:00 PM. The cost is $4 dollars for students, $5 for adults, and(or) $20 per family. Come and enjoy the awesome dance talent on display!
  • Monday, March 7 will be our Monday Make-up Day. Teachers will be available to work with students in their rooms from 1:55-4:00 PM.
  • SheTech Explorer Day is on March 11 at the UCCU Center on the UVU Campus; it is a conference held during the school day for high school girls, grades 9 through 12, who are interested in pursuing jobs with science and technology at their core. Registration is free and must be completed by February 26. To register go to www.shetechexplorer.com. 
  • Registration for AP tests ends Friday, March 11. To register click on the link under the student tab on the SHHS webpage or go to https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/450399 . Each exam costs $96.00. There will be a late fee of $10 after March 4.
  • Come and enjoy Visual Verse: A Poetry Inspired Art Show featuring the poetry and art of SHHS students. The exhibit is hosted by the Salem City Library and will run until March 17.
  • Our awesome PTSA would like to make the following announcement:  The PTSA would like to say a big THANK YOU to all who donated to our "Show Your Love For Your School" fundraising drive.  The winning class is Mrs. Larsen's B5!  They will get a doughnut party soon!  Also, another big THANK YOU to Nikki Johnson and her helpers who organized our teacher dinner for parent teacher conferences last week.  Upcoming events for the PTSA include our Battle of the Bands competition at Maple Mountain High School on March 17th.  Entry packets are in the front office and they are due on March 11th.  Get your band together now!  Also, we have our Respect Week coming up March 21st - 25th. On Monday the 21st we will have a "Respect For Family" ice cream social night, starting at 5:30.  Come have some ice cream and visit.  Parents, teachers, and families are invited.  Look for more information to be coming soon.  Again, thank you all for your generous donations so that we can continue to support our school!
  • On March 16 there will be a Dance Company Showcase featuring the dance companies of our district's high schools. The showcase will be held in the Spanish Fork High School Auditorium at 7:00 PM. The cost is $5 dollars for students, $6 for adults, and(or) $20 per family. Come and enjoy the awesome dance talent on display!
  • There will be a parent meeting for all students interested in trying out for the SHHS Lashays in the SHHS Spirit Room on March 16 at 7:00 PM.
  • The Preference Dance will be on March 19.
  • Seniors who are interested in applying for an Academic Letter in Fine Arts, Business, Social Studies, Math, English, Science or a Foreign Language need to go to the counseling office and pick up the Academic Letter information. Each letter has different requirements for applicants to complete. Seniors may apply for as many letters as they would like as long as they meet the requirements. All applicant information must be turned into SHHS Department Chairs by April 14.
  • Salem Hills High School and Nebo School District now have OverDrive! OverDrive is an online collection of eBooks and audiobooks that are available to students 24/7. OverDrive can be used online through the link nebo.lib.overdrive.com or through the free app on your tablet or smart phone. Your user name and password is the same as your Nebo School District computer login. For more information, please see 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!
  • SHHS attendance policy states that for students to be eligible to participate in a sport, musical performing group, or other extracurricular activity all attendance detentions from the previous term need to be served. 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 Mrs. Hernandez. 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: (2/29/16 - 3/5/16)

Monday: SHHS Softball Tryouts @ 3:30 PM (South Valley Sports Academy)

                  SHHS Soccer Tryouts

                  Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday: Junior Lashays Clinic @ 6:00 PM in the Main Gym                              

Wednesday: Region Vocal and Piano Solo and Ensemble Competition @ SHHS (3:00 PM)

                        Junior Lashays Clinic @ 6:00 PM in the Main Gym

                        Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room @ 7:00 PM

Thursday: SHHS Lashay Showcase @ 6:00 PM in the Main Gym

                    Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room @ 7:00 PM

Friday: Pal's Ball

Saturday: Mr. Skyhawk 7:00 PM 

 

Congrats State Wrestling Champs!

Attributions: 
Angela Nederhand
Jaxon (left) and Kyle (right) both did well at the State Tournament.

The State Wrestling Tournament ended last night. Here are the students who placed:

Jaxon Van Tassell - 170 lbs, Junior, State Finalist and three years in a row as a State Finalist!
Kyle Larsen -160 lbs, Junior, 3rd Place
Noah Patterson - 126 lbs, Junior, 4th place
Chyler Zeeman - 113 lbs, Freshman, 6th place
Merrell Morley - 138 lbs, Freshman, 6th place

Thanks to all the parents, students and friends for all the support!

 

February is CTE Month!

Attributions: 
Angela Nederhand

CTE provides students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. The structured training each student receives gives him or her to the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school, and further their postsecondary education, whether technical school, tow--or four--year college. Each student is encouraged to explore various CTE Areas of Study and to develop the essential skills to enter today's competitive job market with confidence.

Career and Technical Education is an essental component of the total education system in Utah and is critical to the country's ability to compete in a global economy.  CTE programs are provided in 47 public school districts and charter schools, 170 middle/junior high schools and 143 high schoools across the state.

CTE Areas of Study include:

  • Agricultureal Education
  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Health Science Education
  • Information Technology Education
  • Skilled and Technical Sciences Education
  • Technology and Engineering Eudcation

In Utah, there are over 50 Career Pathways within the seven CTE Areas of Study. Talk to you Councelor today to find out more about Pathways and how you can progress in your College and Career Plan.

Want Money for College?

Attributions: 
Angela Nederhand

The FAFSA is how you get grants, work-study and student loans for college.  

Get free help filling out your FAFSA with Utah's Financial Aid Experts at:

Salem Hills High School on February 17

Open House from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

FREE and open to the public!

$3,000 in scholarships are up for grabs for those who attend.

More information is available at www.stepuputah.com

SHHS Versus SHS Shoe Drive

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton

Our own Jenessa Pratt who is the current Miss Salem has issued us this challenge:

Skyhawks, are you a true Skyhawk? Okay maybe not in that way... But, now is your chance to prove it. At the basketball game this Friday, February 12 against Springville Miss Salem Jenessa Pratt is hosting a competition deciding which school can donate the most shoes. The goal is to collect 1,000 pairs: new, used, small, big... it doesn't matter because all of these shoes will go to benefit children in Africa. So come support our team and don't forget to bring a couple extra pairs of shoes. 

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 14

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Our 2016 football and soccer signees: Adrene Harding, Cooper Smith and Zach Simmons.

Being as it is Super Bowl week and the Super Bowl weekend, I thought is fitting to focus on a Vince Lombardi quote; after all, he is the man the Super Bowl trophy is named for. Coach Lombardi once said, "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Though we think our roles as students, parents, and teachers may be rather insignificant at times in the larger scheme of a school community, our individual commitment matters. If our commitment is lacking, the whole will feel the effects.

Mr. Peery always talks about how the individual can change the world for the better because it's the only way positive change has ever been facilitated. Our individual commitment to being the best student, parent, or educator we can be really impacts our SHHS community as a whole. So, to steel Coach Lombardi's admonition, let's continue to commit to making our SHHS team the best it can be, and if we need to recommit, hey, let's do it!    

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS's Production of Annie Get Your Gun: Our SHHS students did a fabulous job presenting Irving Berlin's classic Annie Get Your Gun as this year's school musical. The cast did a great job with their performance, and it was obvious that all involved invested a lot of time and preparation into the show. Hearty applause go to Ms. Jana Lee Stubs (director), Mr. Justin Bills (musical director), Erica Gebert, Reagan Fausett, Katie Newman, KC Johnson, Wyatt Mullen, Spencer Sackett, Monson McKay, Thomas Flinders, Jace Salcido, Olivia McKay, Amanda Flinders, Jackson Badger, Jershon Nielsen, Samantha Mable, Jenna Rhodes, and the rest of the ensemble and technicians who made this such a great production! We look forward to your next SHHS show!

SHHS Students Sign National Letters of Intent: Wednesday, February 3 was National Letter of Intent signing day for football and soccer, and we had three of our students here at SHHS sign letters of intent to play these sports collegiately: Adrene Harding, Cooper Smith, and Zach Simmons. Adrene Harding signed to play soccer at Utah Valley University; Cooper Smith signed to play football at Southern Utah University; and Zach Simmons signed to play football at Northern Arizona University. Congratulations to these seniors and we look forward to watching them compete at the next level.   

SHHS Students of the Month for January: Our SHHS science department teachers recently honored students in their classes who exemplify greatness in character and effort here at SHHS. Those students, as nominated by their teachers, include Taj Poulsen (nominated by Mr. Shuler), Evan Jack (nominated by Mr. Graham), McKynlee Wilson  (nominated by Mr. Gillie), Jessica Hall (nominated by Mrs. Lyman), Ashlynn Horrocks (nominated by Mr. Haskell), and Eldon Moser (nominated by Student Council). Congratulations to these students of the month and thank you for being strong examples of Spirit, Heart, Honor, and Success!

SHHS Cheer: Our cheer team did a great job finishing 3rd at the state cheer competition held last Saturday at Riverton HS. In addition to their 3rd place finish, three of the eight students honored as Academic All-state recipients at the competition were from our high school: Amber Bailey, Maddie Meuter, and Makell Spencer. The team will next compete in Anaheim, California on February 13 at the West Coast Chamipionships. Congratulations to Coach Cindie Simmons, Coach Carrie Best, and the team for their awesome finish at state, and good luck in California!

SHHS Wrestling: Our wrestling team performed well at their Divisional Tournament held this week at Wasatch HS. The team advanced 11 wrestlers into the state competition and finished 4th at the tournament. One of the many highlights of the tournament was an epic triple-overtime match that featured SHHS wrestler Jaxon Van Tassell; Jaxon came up just a point shy in what may be the precursor to the state championship match at 170 pounds.  Congratulations to Coach Don Van Tassell, Coach Eric Macdonald and our SHHS Wrestlers for their tough showing at the Divisional Tournament: Ryan Larsen (106) 3rd place, Chyler Zeeman (113) 4th place, Bryton Sheperd (120) 7th place, Noah Pattersen (126) 2nd place, Austin Davis (132) 5th place, Merrell Morley (138) 3rd place, Justin Martin (145) 3rd place, Dylan Christensen (145) 4th place, Kyle Larsen (160) 3rd place, Jaxon Van Tassell (170) 2nd place, and Brig Hughes (Hvy) 2nd place. Good luck at State!

SHHS Drill: At last Thursday night's Region VIII drill competition, which was held here at SHHS, our Lashays performed really well and qualified for the state drill competition. At the region competition, three SHHS Lashays were honored with All-region honors: Kelcee Davis, Alyssa Clark, and Kaylee Bradley. Also at the region competition, Courtney Hiatt was awarded the team's Hero Award; Taisha Howard, Keilani Fifita, Courtnee Herbert, Alyssa Clark, and Morgan Blanchard were awarded Academic All-region.

At the state competition, which was was held at Utah Valley University this week, Thursday, February 4, the team competed well before being eliminated from the competition. As part of the competition's honors, however, Taisha Howard and Courtnee Herbert will be recognized for making the All-state drill team, and Taisha Howard and Keilani Fifita will receive Academic All-state honors. Congratulations to the drill team and Coach Emilee Stokes for their awesome region and state performances!

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • There will be a Sweethearts Assembly on Friday, February 12, and the annual FFA sponsored Sweethearts Dance will be the next day on February 13 at 7:00 PM in the auxiliary gym; it is a boys choice dance.
  • Our Parent Teacher Conference for this 3rd term will be on February 17 beginning at 3:30 PM and will go until 7:30 PM.
  • Anyone interested in being a part of the Salem Hills Track & Field team, there will be a Parent Meeting for athletes and their parents  on Tuesday, February 23 @ 7:00pm in the SHHS Cafeteria.  If you are interested in track, please make every effort to be present at this meeting, as Coach Thompson will cover all critical information for the season and complete mandatory paperwork.
  • Everyone is encouraged to come join the track team!  The Salem Hills Track Teams both finished last year as Region Champions and placed 3rd in State, and this year the team looks to continue to build on this success.  All athletes are welcome: sprinters, jumpers, distance runners, hurdlers, and throwers!  No matter your body type or experience, Coach Thompson would love to have you join our great SHHS track program!  We hope to see you on Tuesday, February 23!
  • Wednesday, February 24 will be a Freshman Day here at SHHS and visiting freshman will come for basic school orientation; that day will also be a minimal day and school will be excused at 11:15 AM. 
  • Our Awesome PTSA would like to make our educational community aware of the following announcement: It is time to "Show Your Love For Your School" by donating to the SHHS PTSA Family Donation Drive. This will start on Monday, February 8. This is the main source of funds used by the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) for providing programs, teacher appreciation, senior scholarships, and to help fund equipment needs for our school. Your student will come home with an envelope for you to send your donation back with them to return to their English teacher.  If you are unable to donate, please sign and return the envelope anyway because the English classes that return 100% by February 19 will be rewarded!  Thank you for your support!
  • The Salem City Library is hosting a young adult book cover redesigning contest.  Contest participants will submit their design for a cover of a popular young adult title. Three winners will be awarded cash prizes. Applications are available at the Salem City Library or can be downloaded at salemcitylibrary.org/teens. The contest will run until February 29.
  • Registration for AP tests ends Friday, March 11. To register click on the link under the student tab on the SHHS webpage or go to https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/450399 . Each exam costs $96.00. There will be a late fee of $10 after March 4.
  • March 1, 2016 is the date that seniors need to have the state civics test completed by if they haven't already done so.  Seniors who haven't taken the test need to complete it on their Canvas account on a school computer. The school's computer labs will be made available on March 1, 2016 for those who need to complete the test.
  • Seniors who are interested in applying for an Academic Letter in Fine Arts, Business, Social Studies, Math, English, Science or a Foreign Language need to go to the counseling office and pick up the Academic Letter information. Each letter has different requirements for applicants to complete. Seniors may apply for as many letters as they would like as long as they meet the requirements. All applicant information must be turned into SHHS Department Chairs by April 14.
  • Salem Hills High School and Nebo School District now have OverDrive! OverDrive is an online collection of eBooks and audiobooks that are available to students 24/7. OverDrive can be used online through the link nebo.lib.overdrive.com or through the free app on your tablet or smart phone. Your user name and password is the same as your Nebo School District computer login. For more information, please see 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!
  • SHHS attendance policy states that for students to be eligible to participate in a sport, musical performing group, or other extracurricular activity all attendance detentions from the previous term need to be served. 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 Mrs. Hernandez. 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: (2/8/16 - 2/13/16)

Monday: Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday: SHHS Boys and Girls Basketball here versus Wasatch HS (Girls Varsity @ 5:15, and Boys  Varsity

                 @  7:00 PM)                                          

Wednesday: SHHS Wrestling at State Tournament (Utah Valley University)

                        Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room @ 7:00 PM

                        SHHS Evening of Concertos @ 7:30 PM in the Auditorium

Thursday: SHHS Wrestling at State Tournament (UVU)

                    SHHS Swimming at State Tournament (BYU)

                    SHHS Solo and Vocal Ensemble (3:00-6:00 PM)

                    Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room @ 7:00 PM

Friday: SHHS Swimming at State Tournament (BYU)

              Sweethearts Assembly @ 9:55 AM in the Auditorium

              SHHS Boys and Girls Basketball here versus Springville HS (Girls Varsity @ 5:15, and Boys  Varsity

                 @  7:00 PM)      

Saturday: Soccer Open Gym @ 6:30 AM

                   Sweethearts Dance @ 7:00 PM in the Auxiliary Gym