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Weekly Parent Newsletter 5

Submitted by curtis.burton on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:33
Curtis Burton
Salem Hills High School's Cross Country Invitational featured 37 high schools from all over the state.

Skyhawk Parents,

Edith Wharton, the author of numerous classic tales, profoundly stated, "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." We all admire people who shine brightly and influence us with their brilliant character; conversely, we occasionally encounter those whose light is rather dim or, even worse, those who would stifle the brilliance of others out of jealousy or spite. As educators at Salem Hills High School we are striving to encourage our students to shine brightly and to also look for opportunities to help reflect the brilliance they, and we,  see in one another. Let's take the opportunity as an educational community to help our students spread their light in all that they do!

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Boys' Golf: The boys' golf team completed their best season to date, improving by 222 strokes from where they finished last year. They had multiple players shoot in the 70s at tournaments this year. Though they finished just a few strokes out of state competition at Wasatch State Park (the Lake Course) last week, they had a great season, and with four sophomores contributing significantly to the team this year, the future looks bright for the boys' golf team.

SHHS Girls' Soccer: The girls lost to MMHS on Tuesday afternoon, 4-0, but bounced back nicely against SFHS on Thursday winning 5-1. They are in the heat of the playoff hunt and could finish anywhere from 2nd to 4th in the region, depending on their finish. Thursday night will be Senior Night in which the team will honor their seniors: Paige Robbins, Lexi Van Tassel, and Bethany Wride.

SHHS Girl's Tennis: This week the ladies will participate in their region tournament which will be on October 2 and 3 at Springville High School.  

SHHS Cross Country: Salem Hills High School and Coach Bart Thompson hosted one of the biggest, if not the biggest,  meets in the state last Friday night. 37 teams from around the state participated in the event. The boys' team finished in 12th place and the girls' finished in 13th place which they were pleased with considering the caliber of competition they faced.  

SHHS Volleyball: The girls' volleyball team is currently in second place in region and has a match against Timpview HS on Tuesday (9/30) night this week for the region's top spot. The game will be a blue-out game for the supporting crowd, so don your blue apparel and come support the team Tuesday night.

SHHS Boys' Football:  The football team had another strong performance last week against Provo HS. They won their game by a score of 42-7. They look to keep their two-game winning streak alive against Orem HS on Thursday night; the game will be played at Orem HS.    

SHHS Band: Our band participated in the Nebo Tournament of Bands in Payson on Saturday. Though they didn't win the accolades they were hoping for, their performance was great and they represented the school well, even though they had to play through a lot of rain and  even a lightning delay.

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • There will be a meeting on September 30 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 15.
  • There will be a wrestling meeting with Mr. Brindley on September 30 at 6:30 PM in the SHHS cafeteria for all boys interested in wrestling this year.
  • There will be a swim team parent meeting on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 PM in the library computer lab.
  • 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 22. 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 Ms. Houghton; ALL detentions must be made up to participate in extra curricular activities.
  • Our administrative team will be offering detention after school for students interested in biking, running, and doing cross fit. 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. 
  • Homecoming week will begin on October 6 and run through October 10. Events include a movie night on Tuesday at 7:00 PM, the Skyhawk Rally on Wednesday at 7:00 PM, the Powder Puff game will be on Thursday at 4:00 PM, the homecoming game will be on Friday evening against Springville HS at 7:00 PM, and the Homecoming dance will be on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. The Theme of the dance is Hero; admission is $20 a couple.  Pictures will be $15 per couple and $20 per group for those interested.
  • Fall Break will be October 16-19.
  • The end of first term is Thursday, October 23.

This Week at a Glance: (9/29/14 - 10/3/14)

Monday: Boys' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM

Tuesday: Girls' Soccer @ Springville High School (4:00 PM)

                   Volleyball versus Timpview High School (6:30 PM)

                 Wrestling Meeting in the Cafeteria (6:30 PM)

Wednesday: JV/Sophomore Football versus Orem High School (3:30 PM)

                        Girls' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM

Thursday: Region Tennis Tournament Springville HS

                   Girls' Volleyball versus Spanish Fork HS (6:30 PM)

                   Girls' Soccer versus Wasatch HS (7:00 PM)

                   Football @ Orem High School (7:00 PM)

                   Swim Team Parent Meeting (7:00 PM)

Friday:  Region Tennis Tournament @ Springville HS

              Cross Country at Park City

Saturday: Girl's Basketball Open Gym @ 8:00 AM

                   Marching Band at USU


Yours in service, the service of our students, and our community,


Curtis Burton

SHHS Dean of Students