SHHS Weekly Newsletter 10

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Ammon Clark honored center stage at an assembly held in his honor.

Skyhawk Parents, Students, and Community,

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.  --  Jesse Owens

This last week our volleyball and football seasons came to an end, and though they may not have ended the way our participating students, coaches, and community would have liked, these two teams competed all season with spirit, heart, and honor. The success of their seasons can be measured in the friendships that were forged, the memories that were made, and the class with which they competed. And isn't that true for all of us? The friendships we make, the experiences we have, and the joy we find while working towards something is why we do what we do, and these teams, coaches, and our community helped remind us of these principles.      

Skyhawk Highlights:

Ammon Productions: This last week has been all about Ammon Clark and helping make some of his dreams come true. Ammon was able to live some of his dreams by visiting a movie set, having Cosmo the Cougar come and visit him in an assembly held in his honor, and by being the guest of honor at Manhawk, the movie night, and the Skyhawk Gorge.  It's been awesome to see how supportive our school community has been of Ammon and his family. It's a pleasure to know Ammon and have him in our school.

SHHS Volleyball: The volleyball season came to an end on Saturday. The team won their first match against Clearfield HS on Thursday night but lost their second match in close games to Skyview HS. They next played Skyline HS close as well but were eliminated by them from the tournament. The ladies had a great season finishing second in region and winning their first match in the state tournament. Great job Coach Kathy Treanor and members of the volleyball team! 

SHHS Boys' Football: On Friday afternoon our SHHS football team took on the undefeated,  region five champion Roy Royals with a trip to the state semi-finals at stake. The game was a hard-fought game that featured hard hits and passionate plays from both teams. In the end, however, the Royals came out on top by a score of 28-12, but our team competed really well and played as hard as they could. We had a historically great season this year and wish to congratulate Coach Joel Higginson, his staff, and the football team!

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • The annual Skyhawk Debate Smackdown will be this Friday (11/14, 3:00 - 9:00 PM) and Saturday (11/15, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM) here at SHHS.
  • We are participating in Utah College Application Week (UCAP) here at Salem Hills High School this year. We have activities running through Friday (11/14); On Monday (11/17), we will be assisting all of our seniors with university, college, and professional schools and program applications. Seniors should come prepared to apply to a college or university with their Social Security Number and a method to pay online.
  • Our school musical, Footloose, will run from November 20 through November 24. Show times will be at 7:00 PM. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students, and $30 for a family. Ms. Stubbs would also like to request any 80's era clothing that you'd like to donate or lend to the production; if you're interested in donating or lending such clothing, email Ms. Stubbs at janalee.stubbs@nebo.edu.
  • Mrs. Williams' class will be doing a clothing drive for Tabitha's Way. Our SHHS students will be participating, and the class (senior, junior, or sophomore) that is able to donate the most clothing will win the "Biggest Heart" contest. Encourage your students to participate in this noble cause (more details will be announced at school).
  • There will be a Career Day here at the school on November 25. Students will have the opportunity to hear from career professionals in their 2nd and 3rd period classes on that date.
  • As a note of reminder, ALL attendance detentions must be made up to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities and sports. Parents may excuse absences dating back a week, but unexcused absences that date back further than a week must be served as detention.
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room C209 with Ms. Houghton and before school with Mr. Schwenke (room D104); our administrative team continues to offer detention time after school for students interested in biking, running, lifting weights and doing cross fit. The program is called Double Time, and students can earn double the detention time for participating.
  • Our student  Ammon Clark continues to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House by collecting pop tabs from soda cans. We can help Ammon in his collection efforts by bringing our pop tabs to the school and turning them into the front office, the counseling office, and (or) Mrs. Wilder's room.

Next Week at a Glance: (11/17/14 - 11/21/14)

Monday: SHHS Time (during school: 12:45 - 1:15)                 

Tuesday: Cross Country Banquet @ 5:00 PM

Wednesday: N/A

Thursday: Volleyball Banquet @ 3:00 PM

                   School Musical: Footloose @ 7:00 PM

Friday:  Girls' Basketball versus Snow Canyon HS @ 5:15 PM

               School Musical: Footloose @ 7:00 PM

Saturday: School Musical: Footloose @ 7:00 PM

 

Yours in service, the service of our students, and our community,

 

Curtis Burton

SHHS Dean of Students