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SHHS Newsletter 18

Submitted by curtis.burton on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:10
Curtis Burton
Students at SHHS weekly come together to sing the National Anthem on Friday Mornings.

It kind of feels like we're skydiving towards the end of the year, and, like the ground, it's coming up fast! With so much going on at our school right now, it's hard to keep track of everything. From baseball and tennis teams that are red hot, to a choir that is touring California, to a welding program that has produced some amazing drift trikes, to a spring drama production of And Then There Were None, and everything in between, if seems like the events of this spring are flying by in a blur, and we're doing our best to take it all in. So, I'd encourage you to get out and take in some of the upcoming SHHS events, because before you know it, we're going to hit the ground.    

 Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Utah Envirothon Teams:  Last Friday (4/15) and Saturday (4/16) Salem Hills High School was well represented at the 2016 Utah Envirothon Competition by two teams. Our teams competed well against 20 other teams from high schools from around the state, and one of our teams took 2nd place overall. Both teams, however, did a great job and scored very high in the competition. Congratulations to the competition's 2nd place team: Mike Abbott, Elise Bauer, Josh Bauer, Brevan Ellefsen, and Grant Gunderson. And commendations to Kelsey Curtis, Wyatt Graham, Ashley Howard, Noah Larsen, and Mackenzie Taylor. 

SHHS Skyhawks of the Month: Congratulations to our Skyhawks of the Month  for April as selected by faculty members from our Healthy Lifestyles department here at SHHS. This month's Skyhawks of the Month include Hailey Bradley (nominated by  Mrs. Sopena), Kelcee Davis (nominated by  Coach Stokes), Kaleb DeGraffenreid (nominated by  Coach Blake Francom), Gage Gravely (nominated by  Coach Brindley), Aspen Ruiz (nominated by  Coach Simmons), and Caleb Sly (nominated by  Coach Haney). Congratulations to these students for their stellar student behaviors and accomplishments.

SHHS Captain's Academy Captains: Nebo School District recently held its Spring Captains' Academy where student leaders are selected from each of their spring sports to represent their team and school to collaborate with students from our other district schools regarding leadership and sportsmanship.  The SHHS captains who represented their programs and our school included Sophie Hartline (Girls Track and Field), Wes Stone (Boys Track and Field), Ashley Howard and Jaycey Rees (Girls Softball), Mallory Hanks (Girls Golf), Levi Ward (Boys Tennis), Caleb Sly (Boys Soccer), and Tanner Hamblin (Baseball). We appreciate how well these individuals represented us at the Captains' Academy and how well they conduct themselves as ambassadors of our school every time they take their fields, tracks, courts, and courses of competition.     

SHHS Fairchild Challenge Winners: SHHS had a number of students who did very well in the recent Fairchild Challenge held at Thanksgiving Point. The Fairchild Challenge is a multi-faceted competition that focuses on environmental awareness. Our school took second in the event and won $500 that can be used for environmental education at our school.  Those that placed from our school in the competition were Becca Fabis - 1st place, Citizen Scientist; Haley Johnston - 1st place, Visual Arts; Ashley Howard - 1st place, T-shirt Design; Wyatt Graham - 2nd place, Invention for Environment; Mackenzie Taylor - 2nd place, Recycled Fashion; Brigham Vance - 2nd place, Recycled Accessory; Noah Larsen and Amber Maddock - 2nd place, Video Contest. Congratulations to these students on their excellent work.  

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • The Annual Nebo Trikefest will be held at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 AM. Admission is free, so come and see our SHHS students race their drift trikes that they built this year here in their welding classes at SHHS as they try to defend their team dominance of competition from last year. Food trucks and vendors will be at the location as well.   
  • The SHHS Dance Company will be presenting their "Once Upon a Time" Show this Thursday (4/28) and Friday (4/29) in the SHHS auditorium at 7:00 PM. The cost is $6 for general admission, $4 for students, and $20 for a family pass. Come and support our dance company this week!
  • This year's SHHS Prom will be on Saturday, April 30. The promenade will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the SHHS Auditorium. The dance will be held at Quiet Meadow Farms in Mapleton from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Graduation Lei orders are now being taken! These leis are beautiful and made by our PTSA members. Order forms are available in the office or you can order and pay online at  
  • The SHHS PTSA will be hosting a Spring Book Fair which will run from April 25-29 in the commons area next to the auditorium. There will be a buy-one-get-one free deal running with this fair!
  • Just a reminder to all our amazing senior class: the "Civics Test" must be taken and passed before graduation. Seniors, if you've already passed the test then this does not apply to you.
  • 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 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.
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Next  Week at a Glance: (4/25/16 - 4/30/16)

Monday: Volleyball Open Gym (3:30 PM)

                  Boys Basketball Open Gym (5:30 PM)

                  Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room (7:00 PM)

Tuesday: SHHS Softball here versus Springville HS (3:30 PM); JV to follow (5:15 PM)

                 SHHS Baseball @ Maple Mountain HS (3:30 PM); JV to follow (5:15 PM)

                 SHHS Boys Tennis @ Maple Mountain HS (3:30 PM)

                 SHHS Soccer here versus Payson HS (4:00 PM); JV to follow           

Wednesday: Region Large Choir at Maple Mountain HS (3:00 PM)

                        Volleyball Open Gym (3:30 PM)

                        Boys Basketball Open Gym (5:30 PM)

                        Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room (7:00 PM)

Thursday: SHHS Softball here versus Payson HS (3:30 PM); JV to follow (5:15 PM)

                   SHHS Baseball here versus Maple Mountain HS (3:30)

                   SHHS Dance Company "Once Upon a Time" Performance (7:00 PM)

                   Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room (7:00 PM)

Friday: SHHS Track at the Golden Devil-Hawks Invitational

              SHHS JV Baseball here versus Maple Mountain HS (3:00 PM); Sophomore to follow

              SHHS JV Tennis Tournament at Springville HS

              SHHS Choir Auditions (3:00 PM)

              SHHS Soccer at Uintah HS (4:00 PM)

              SHHS Dance Company "Once Upon a Time" Performance (7:00 PM)

Saturday: State Solo and Ensemble Competition at Orem HS

                SHHS Prom 2016: "Can't Help Falling in Love" (7:00 - 10:00 PM) @ Quiet Meadows Farms in                             Mapleton