“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” --Dr. Seuss
As I visited with a group of teachers this week, I was so impressed with their commitment to our students, their success, and their learning. One teacher in particular helped to re-emphasize to me the importance of true learning. He related to me a conversation he had with a student regarding the student's grade. The student was concerned about what she could do to improve her grade, and this caring teacher told her he was more concerned about her learning than her grade status. He continued by emphasizing to this student that her grade would take care of itself when she learned the concept he was teaching, and he reassured her he would do all he could to help her learn the concept she needed.
We care about our students' grades; however, more importantly we care about what their grades represent. Our sincere hope is that their grades represent acquired skills and knowledge that will help them go forth and be successful in their future endeavors, and it is a great honor to associate, everyday, with great men and women, educators, here at SHHS who work so diligently to ensure our students learn because we want to see our students go to great places!
SHHS Girls Soccer: Our girls soccer team had a tremendous season. They won the Region 8 title and hosted a first round game in the state tournament against Box Elder HS where they lost, 2-1. Though their final game didn't go as they'd hoped it would, they had a great season and played really well this year. Congratulations to Coach Gillie, Coach Nielson, Coach Simmons, Coach Turner, Coach Clark, and Coach Parra, and all the girls who made this such a great season.
SHHS FBLA: SHHS FBLA had another great showing this week at the USU Aggie Invitational. James Ebert placed 2nd in Impromptu Speaking; Sierra Draper and Wyatt Biesenbach took 3rd Place in Marketing; Sierra Draper earned 3rd Place in Job Interview, and she placed 1st for Future Business Leader! Way to go FBLA, and way to represent SHHS so well!
SHHS Girls Volleyball: Our volleyball team remains in 2nd place in region as they head down the homestretch of region play. They defeated Maple Mountain HS 3 games to 1 this week (10/13) at Maple Mountain HS. They are 7-3 in region play with just two more games left to play: Wasatch HS at home next Thursday (10/22) and the following week at Payson on October 27. Come support our volleyball team as they look to finish region play strong and head into state competition with momentum.
SHHS Boys Football: The football team is still in the thick of the playoff hunt as they head into this final week of the season against Maple Mountain HS. If the team wins this week, they will very likely force a three-way tie for third place in region. We wish our team good luck this week against Maple Mountain HS!
Skyhawk Happenings and Information:
- October 19 will be Higher Education Day here at SHHS for our seniors. Representatives from colleges and universities from our state will be here to educate and inform our seniors about their respective schools. Seniors are to come to school that day in their best dress. They will attend an opening session beginning at 8:00 AM in the auditorium, and from there they will go to various information sessions of their choice provided by the visiting representatives. It should be a great activity to help our seniors plan for their education after high school.
- Sterling Scholar applications are due to Mrs. Rawle in the library by October 20. Sterling Scholar winners will be announced on November 20.
- On October 21 the SHHS Choirs will be presenting "Echo: A Fall Choir Showcase" in the auditorium a 7:00 PM; admission is free. All five SHHS Choirs will be featured as well as the Salem Junior High Chamber singers. Over 300 performers will participate in this production!
- 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.
- Our SHHS PTSA does a great job supporting our students, faculty, and staff; we appreciate all they do for our school. To view this month's PTSA newsletter, visit our website at http://shhs.nebo.edu/
- College visits to Snow College will be on October 29, we will be going to the University of Utah and Westminster on November 2. To be eligible, detentions need to be cleared and the cost is $10 at the finance office. If you have question, contact Mrs. Call in the counseling office.
- Our "Golden Ticket" celebration for students who have perfect attendance will be on October 30 in the cafeteria towards the end of 5th period.
- There will be a PTSA Halloween dance on October 31 from 7:00-10:00 PM here at SHHS.
- Utah College Application Week will be the week of November 16 through November 20 (details to come). Our goal is to help every senior apply to college or a post high school graduate program.
- Mrs. Rawle would like our 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 https://overdrive.nebo.edu. 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 https://overdrive.nebo.edu 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 https://overdrive.nebo.edu .
For more information? Contact 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!
- 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.
- 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 https://www.facebook.com/salemhills.skyhawks?fref=ts
Next Week at a Glance: (10/19/14 - 10/22/14) (No School Friday)
Monday: Higher Education Day here at SHHS (7:45-10:30 AM)(Seniors Only)
Basketball Open Gym (5:00-8:00 PM)
Tuesday: SHHS Marching Band @ Davis HS (3:00 PM)
Sterling Scholar Applications Due (Mrs. Rawle)
Wednesday: "Echo: A Fall Choir Showcase" (7:00 PM)
Thursday: Last Day of Term 1
JV/Sophomore Football versus Maple Mountain HS JV (3:30 PM)
Volleyball versus Wasatch HS (6:15 PM)
Friday: No School (P/C Comp Day)
Football @ Maple Mountain HS (7:00 PM)
Saturday: SHHS Marching Band @ Pleasant Grove HS (10:00 AM)