You are here

SHHS Weekly Newsletter 11

Submitted by curtis.burton on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 08:59
Curtis Burton
The SHHS Drill team performed at halftime of a recent girls basketball game.

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something."

-- Neil Gaiman 

I came across this quote from Neil Gaiman, the popular author, and I thought it was very apropos for where we are at as a school community at Salem Hills High School. One of the great challenges we face in education is getting caught up in the status quo and doing things the way they have always been done. We are afraid, at times, to veer from what we are comfortable with because we are afraid to make mistakes. We let the possibility of making mistakes almost cripple us at times. Education by its very nature, however, cannot follow the status quo. It must grow and adapt to address the needs of our growing and adapting world. So, as we embrace the growth and adaptations that come inevitably in education, I would admonish us to follow the charge given in the previous quote, that we be willing to push ourselves and make learning mistakes, and by so doing, we will grow and adapt and be better for it.   

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Skyhawk FBLA: Congratulations to our FBLA team and their outstanding performance at their recent competition at UVU. The following students placed in the following categories:

Outstanding Chapter Award- 3rd place - Salem Hills High School

Introduction to Financial Math - 4th place - Spencer Crow

Job interview - 2nd place - James Ebert

Management Decision Making - 4th place - Dylan Baxter and Tyson Parsons

Computer Applications - 2nd place -Hayden Henrie

Social Media Campaign - 4th place -Kinzie Bigelow

Word Processing - 3rd place - Spencer Crow

Spreadsheet Application - 1st place - Jesse Clark

Sales Presentation - 1st place - Hannah Wheelwright 

Website Design - 2nd place - Timothy Lambert

Publication Design - 3rd place -Timothy Lambert

Public Speaking 1 - 2nd Place - Dylan Baxter

Sports and Entertainment Management - 1st place - Sierra Draper and Wyatt Biesenbach

Client Service - 4th place - Tyson Parsons

Public Speaking 2 - 4th place - Sierra Draper

Database Design and Application - 2nd place - Sierra Draper

Entrepreneurship - 3rd place - Sierra Draper and Wyatt Biesenbach

SHHS Wintertide Concert: On the evening of December 16 our choirs and orchestras put on their annual, amazing Wintertide show. Our students did a tremendous job with the performance! A special thanks to Mr. Justin Bills and Mr. Paul Wells. 

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • There will be a SHHS Time assembly (Spirit Bowl) on Friday, January 8 (12:45-1:15).
  • There will be a post game stomp after the game this Friday, January 8. The cost is $3.
  • Thursday, January 14 will be the last day of second term.
  • Friday, January 15 is a Teacher Development Day; there will be no school for students.
  • There will be no school on Monday, January 18 as it is Martin Luther King Day.
  • Tuesday, January 16 is the beginning of third term.
  • The Senior Dinner Dance/Masquerade  will be Saturday, January 23. The cost is $20 payable at the finance office. Please prepay by January 15.
  • 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.
  • Concurrent enrollment application and registration deadlines for the spring semester are coming up. January 20 is the application deadline for UVU, and January 22 is the registration deadline for classes. Mrs. Sarah Call has emphasized that if students can get registered before the semester starts, it will make everything easier for everyone involved. For questions regarding the application and registration process, contact Sarah Call at; students should apply for concurrent enrollment courses at
  • 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 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

This  Week at a Glance: (1/4/16 - 1/9/16)

Monday: Spirit Week

Tuesday: Spirit Week (Twin Day)

                  SHHS Girls Basketball at Uintah HS (3:30, 5:15, and 7:00 PM)

Wednesday: Spirit Week (Spirit Day) 

                         SHHS Wrestling at Wasatch HS (5:15 and 7:00 PM)

Thursday: Spirit Week (Throwback Thursday)

                    SHHS Dance Company Performance (6:00 PM)

                    SHHS Girls Basketball versus Spanish Fork HS (3:30, 5:15, and 7:00 PM)

 Friday: Spirit Week (Spirit Bowl Assembly)

               SHHS Swimming at Highland Invitational

               SHHS Wrestling at the Iron Town Duals Tournament

               SHHS Dance Company Performance (6:00 PM)

               SHHS Boys Basketball versus Spanish Fork HS (3:30, 5:15, and 7:00 PM)

Saturday: Spirit Week                  

                   SHHS Swimming at Highland Invitational

                   SHHS Wrestling at the Iron Town Duals Tournament

                   SHHS Drill Competition at Clearfield HS

                   SHHS Girls Basketball versus Payson HS (12:30, 2:15, and 4:00 PM)