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SHHS Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by curtis.burton on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 16:54
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 
  • 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 . 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 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: (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