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SHHS Weekly Newsletter 3

Submitted by curtis.burton on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:36
Curtis Burton
Pictured: SHHS students do the Lebron James chalk throw before the Salem versus Timpview game Friday night.

Vince Lombardi, the great hall-of-fame football coach of the Greenbay Packers, once said, "There is only one way to succeed at anything and that is to give it everything!" We are committed to making our school the best it can be, and, like Vince Lombardi admonished, we are going to put everything we've got into ensuring that happens. We expect our students to give their studies and activities here at SHHS everything they've got. And we know that our students' parents are giving everything they can to help our students be successful.    

Skyhawk Highlights:

 SHHS FFA: Sakia Brost placed first at the state fair for showmanship of her lamb. Way to go Sakia! 

SHHS Band: Both the pregame and  halftime performances at the football game were excellent.   The band performed numbers from Sherlock which were arranged by Mike Larsen and Karl Hartman. The band's precision performance of "Dark Times", "Deception", "Deduction", and "Elementary"  was excellent. Great job band!

SHHS Cross Country: The cross country team had a wet one on Tuesday night, running through monsoon conditions, but still finished first (boys and girls) in a meet with Spanish Fork and Payson. On Friday night they placed second (boys and girls) at the Payson Invitational which they ran under the lights at the Payson baseball complex. Coach Thompson said the team continues to improve each meet.

SHHS Volleyball: The ladies played really well last week. They defeated Spanish Fork 3-0 on Tuesday night and followed that dominate performance up with a victory over Springville 3 games to 1. They next face Mapleton HS on Thursday, September 18 at 4:00 PM.

SHHS Girls' Soccer: The girls had a rough one against Wasatch on Tuesday  night losing 3-0, but bounced back nicely and defeated Payson 7-0 on Thursday night. Next up for the girls is a match with Provo here Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM.  

SHHS Boys' Football:  The football game was electric last week. Many stated that they couldn't recall a better crowd. Coach Higginson's staff focused on honoring the veterans in the area with dinner and acknowledgement of their service. KSL was here as well to focus on the game as one of the Games of the Week. The team played well and gave the Thunderbirds all they could handle before eventually succumbing 42-21. They next face Wasatch on the road.   

SHHS Student Council: Our student council did a great job hyping the student body up for the KSL Game of the Week. They provided face painting before the game for the student body in support of the students' decision to create a "blue-out" for the game. They cooperated with the cheerleaders in creating the electric atmosphere for the game; week in and week out, the student council does a great job representing our students in all that they do.

SHHS Cheer: The cheer team did a fabulous job at the games this week keeping the crowd active and involved in our games, particularly at the football game. Their enthusiasm is contagious and really creates a strong spirit of support for our school and its teams! It was good to see them stay positive when they experienced technical difficulties with their music at halftime as well.  

SHHS Girls' Tennis: The ladies had a very productive trip to St. George this last week. They finished 3rd out of 13 teams at the St. George Duel in the Desert Tournament. Coach Tolbert also wanted to recognize the strong performance from the JV doubles teams and singles performances.  

SHHS Boys' Golf: The Boys' Golf team gave a few strokes back this week at their tournament at Hobble Creek Golf Course, but look to bounce back this week with a strong performance on their home course, Gladstan Golf Course.  State is still within reach, and the boys are giving it everything they can to try to make it happen.

SHHS Lashays: The Lashays'  performance at halftime of the football game was awesome! It was particularly impressive that they were able to keep their time and finish their routine as well as they did after their music unexpectedly stopped on them.   

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • The PLAN Test for sophomores will be on Wednesday, September 17th (This is a test that helps students improve testing skills and prepare for taking the ACT as juniors). Only Sophomores need to come this day; school will be excused at 11:15 AM.  
  • Our first Parent Teacher Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from 3:30 to 7:30 in the auxiliary gym.
  • Our school has an excellent book fair planned for the week of 9/15 through  9/19; information regarding the book fair's details can be found at the following website:
  • The Sadie Hawkins dance is this Saturday evening (9/20) from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • There will be a meeting on September  30th at 2:30 in the library for all students who are interested in applying to be a Sterling Scholar. Applications will be available at the meeting and thereafter in the library from Mrs. Rawle. The deadline to apply is October 15th.
  • The 2014 PTA Reflections contest being held this year at SHHS will be rewarded with cash awards for winners! The PTA would like to welcome all who would like to join. Participants are to choose project(s) based on this year's theme, "The world would be a better place if...." Projects are to be turned into the office by October 22nd. Winners will be announced at a luncheon the first part of November.Reflection Categories: 3D art; Dance Choreography; Literature; Visual Arts. Film Production; Photography; Music composition (You may enter as many categories as you would like but only one entry per category).  Reflections Website:  Please go here to print off all forms and find rules and instructions. 
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room C209 with Mr. Schwenke and Mrs. Houghton
  • Starting next week, The administrative team will be offering detention after school for students interested in biking, running, and doing cross fit. As an administrative team, we are calling the program "Double Time", and students can earn double the detention time for participating. This pilot program is based on Psychologist  John Ratey's theory that exercise sparks cognitive function and improves academic performance and behavior.  

This Week at a Glance: (9/15/14 - 9/19/14)

Monday: Golf @ Gladstan

               Boys' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM

Tuesday: Girls' Soccer versus Provo (4:00 PM)

Wednesday: PLAN Test (Sophomores Only)

                        Parent Teacher Conferences (3:30-7:30 PM)

                        Boys' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM

                        Girls' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM

Thursday: Girls' Tennis @ Timpview

                   JV/Sophomore Football versus Wasatch (3:30 PM)

                   Girls' Soccer @ Timpview

                   Girls' Volleyball @ MMHS (4:00 PM)

Friday:  Football @ Wasatch (7:00 PM)

Saturday: Cross Country at Soldier Hollow

                   Sadie Hawkins Dance (7:00-10:00 PM)