“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” -- Henry Beston
As this fall season comes to its end and winter is about to settle in, I think about the transition from one term to the next, and I think about the settling we see in our school. Hopefully, by this point in the year, our students have settled into some successful habits with their academics and attendance. However, if the academic and attendance habits our students have settled into aren't as conducive to their success as we'd like them to be, now's a great time to re-evaluate and recommit to be more successful going forward. As administration, faculty, and staff, we are ever working towards helping our students establish habits that will lead to success. I hope your student is having tremendous success; if there's something that needs to change, though, help facilitate that change.
SHHS Volleyball: The volleyball team finished on a high by defeating Provo HS in three straight games to win their Senior Night finale at home. They next play Westlake on Tuesday (11/4) before entering state competition on Thursday at the UCCU Center on UVU's campus; their matches on Thursday are at 3:00 and 6:00 PM. They play Clearfield HS in their first match.
SHHS Boys' Football: The team continues to make school history. The regular season finale consisted of our Skyhawks defeating the SF Dons for the first time in school history by a score of 21-16 in a very hard-fought game. They next continued their historic run by defeating the Highland Rams in the first round of the state playoffs, 14-7. The team looks to keep their historic streak alive by next playing at Roy HS on Friday (11/7); the tentative game time is 2:30 PM.
SHHS Band: The band competed in state competition on Friday down at Dixie State in St. George. Colorguard finished first and the band finished fourth overall; however, the second, third, and fourth place teams were all within two points of one another. It was basically a toss-up for the final spots. Mr. Larsen emphasized how proud he was of the band and their performance. Great Job band!
SHHS Orchestra: Last week's Halloween Concert by the orchestra was an entertaining affair. The students' performance was awesome, and their teacher's performance was rather entertaining as well. Mr. Wells led the orchestra with a lightsaber (Star Wars) and did the chicken dance while leading the chicken dance song. Overall, the performance was wildly entertaining! Great job orchestra!
SHHS English Department: Congratulations to Kade Morrison, Sam Anderson, and Maren Mehlhoff for the best haiku out of 90 of Mrs. Smithey's students. The winners earned a key card, treat, and registration to the Leadership Conference at UVU on Monday 10/27.
- State volleyball will be at 3:00 and 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 6 at the UCCU Center.
- Our annual Skyhawk Gorge will be Monday, November 10 from 5:00-7:00 PM (It's kind of like Costco sample day times twenty).
- We will be participating in Utah College Application Week (UCAP) here at Salem Hills High School this year. There will be a week's worth of activities running from November 10 through 14; the following Monday (11/17) we will be assisting all of our seniors with university, college, and professional schools and program applications.
- 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.
- For all parents, and especially those of sophomores, ALL detentions must be made up prior to a new term beginning to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities and sports.
- 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.
- Ammon Clark, one of our students here at SHHS, is raising 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: (11/10/14 - 11/14/14)
Monday: The Great Skyhawk Gorge (5:00-7:00 PM)
Boys' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM
Tuesday: Veteran's Day Assembly
Wednesday: Boys' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM
Thursday: FBLA/DECA Meetings 3:00 PM
Friday: Skyhawk Debate Smackdown 3:00 PM
Saturday: Skyhawk Debate Smackdown 8:00 AM-4:00 PM