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SHHS Weekly Newsletter 5

Submitted by curtis.burton on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:15
Curtis Burton
Sarah Deeb's awesome world creation for homecoming.
SHHS Fall Captains' Academy Representatives.
2015-2016 Homecoming Royalty.

"If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --Yogi Berra

With the recent passing of Yogi Berra, the great New York Yankee, I was reminded  of some of his  classic quotes. Yogi Berra was well known for stating the obvious in a rather quirky yet profound way that was full of ironic wisdom, and when I read the quote above, I couldn't help but notice the obvious educational applications in this quirky gem.

How often do we wind up "someplace else"? I don't think any of our students who achieve below where they wanted to, academically, intentionally decided to under achieve; those who wind up in behavioral trouble, usually, don't intentionally start out with a master plan to cause trouble. They run into problems because they didn't make and follow a plan that would have helped them get to where they wanted or needed to go.

Let's help our students know where they're going, and if we can see they're not sure where they're going or supposed to go, let's help them figure it out because it's heartbreaking to see our students heading towards that "someplace else". I'm grateful it is my job to help our students figure out where they're going, and it's a real pleasure to work with you in this endeavor.      

 Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS  Cross Country: The cross country team continues to have a great season.  This past weekend they competed at the Nebo Invitational hosted by Maple Mountain HS where the girls team took 7th and the boys took 8th place out of 25 schools.  They are competing at the Park City Invitational this afternoon (10/2) before turning their attention to the Region Championships that will take place on October 9.  

SHHS Band: Our Band placed 3rd at the Nebo Tournament of Bands last Saturday (9/26) and treated our fans to their competition number last night (10/1) at the football game. Their performance was awesome! They next compete at Copper Hills HS tomorrow (10/3). Good luck band!

SHHS Student Council: Our SHHS student council artistically transformed our school into several well known locations from around the world as part of our homecoming festivities last week, and they provided our students with several fun activities throughout the week as well. We really appreciate all that our student council does for the students of SHHS.

SHHS Boys Football: The football team was engaged in another grinder last week playing Wasatch HS close into the 4th quarter where the Wasps eventually got the upper hand, but got back to their winning ways with a win against our neighbor to the west: Payson HS last night by a score of 28-3. Our seniors and their families were honored as part of the games festivities and it made for a special night; we appreciate the way our seniors have represented our school. The team next plays Thursday, 10/8 on the road against Westlake HS. 

SHHS Girls Soccer: Sophie Carter was selected as the MaxPreps player of the week; she recieved a certificate and letter from the organization for her excellence on the pitch. The whole team received an award from the NSCAA for academic excellence for having a team GPA of 3.81, and this is the team's sixth award in a row for such excellence. They defeated Spanish Fork HS on Tuesday by a score of 2-0, and won a tough contest 3-2 against Springville HS last night (10/1). The team is currently second in region and looks to improve that spot as they take on region-leading Wasatch HS on Tuesday (10/6) night at 7:00 PM under the lights of the football field.

SHHS Volleyball:  The ladies had a good week last week with wins against Wasatch HS and Payson HS, before losing on the road at Uintah HS on Tuesday (9/28). The team bounced back, though, with a good win against Spanish Fork HS last night (10/1). The team currently sits at second place in region and looks to possibly improve that position as they serve it up against Springville HS, who currently sits in first in region, next Tuesday (10/6) night at 6:15 PM.  

SHHS Boys Golf: The boys golf team concluded region play with a first place finish at their final match at Hobble Creek GC, and finished region play as the 2nd place team in region. Our team had four players make the all-region team as well: Brock Nielsen, Jayden Parkinson, Steven Barton, and Kaleb DeGraffenried.  In addition to our all-region players, Mason Bigler and Carson Hill will also represent our team at state on October 5 and 6 at the Soldier Hollow GC in Midway, Utah. Good luck at state gentlemen!

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Mrs. Rawle would like out school community to be familiar with the following information:

Overdrive now available for SHHS students!!!

Salem Hills High School in conjunction with Nebo School District is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive . The OverDrive collection is an extension of our physical library, only it’s online with 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks.

How does it work? 

For computers and ereaders just go to and sign in using your student computer login information. Browse books and Borrow to checkout.

To use on tablets, smartphones, and Chromebooks install the free OverDrive app, sign in or sign up for a free account. Using the Add a Library feature add NeboSchool District Digital Library. Log in using your school computer login and password. Browse books then Borrow to checkout.

Whether a student’s interest lies in study guides, classics for required reading, or the latest popular juvenile or young adult fiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive at .

For more information? Contact Mrs. Rawle in the library.

  • Remember to share all the awesome , inspiring, and heroic things that are going on at SHHS with #shhshero.
  • 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!
  • Sterling Scholar applications will be due to Mrs. Rawle in the library by October 20. Sterling Scholar winners will be announced on November 20.
  • Monday, October 12 will be a Monday Make-up Day from 2:00-4:00 PM. Students should use this time to meet with their teachers to demonstrate their completion of learning objectives.
  • Fall Break will be October 15 and 16 (No school).
  • Thursday, October 22 is the last day of term 1.
  • There will be no school on Friday, October 23 due to the P/C Comp. day.   
  • 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 Mr. Shumway. The cost is $1 before and after school; lunchtime detention has no charge.
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Next  Week at a Glance: (10/5/14 - 10/9/14)

Monday: Basketball Open Gym (5:00-8:00 PM)

Tuesday: School Picture Retakes (Auditorium)

                  Girls Volleyball versus Springville HS (6:15 PM)

                  Girls Soccer versus Wasatch HS (7:00 PM)

Wednesday: JV Football versus Westlake HS (3:30 PM) 

                        Basketball Open Gym (5:00-8:00 PM)

Thursday:  All-state Choir

                    Girls State Tennis @ Liberty Park, Salt Lake City 

                    Football @ Westlake HS (7:00 PM)

Friday: All-state Choir

             Region Cross Country Meet @ Springville HS

Saturday:  All-state Choir

                   Girls State Tennis @ Liberty Park, Salt Lake City 

                   Marching Band @ Utah State University  (10:00 AM)