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We are certainly off to a great start to the 2014-2015 school year here at Salem Hills High School. Students, faculty, staff, and administration alike are excited to be back to the endeavors of learning, and pursuing victory, in all that we do as Skyhawks, with honor. As an administrative team, we desire to keep you, our community's parents, informed about the awesome things that are going on at our school as well as keep you informed about upcoming events. We plan to send out a weekly email by way of Parentlink regarding the highlights and happenings at our school.
Again this year we are going to strive to follow the admonition of celebrated psychologist and author Shawn Achor and strive to be "Positive in the Present". To be "Positive in the Present" as a school, we are going to identify, daily, three things for which we are grateful; we are also going to write about something positive that we've been involved with each day; additionally, we are going to commit to daily exercise and meditate; and we are going to look for opportunities to provide/perform random acts of kindness for those who we come in contact with. By doing these things, we believe we can improve our outlook on learning and social interaction for ourselves, our peers, our school, and our school community. We'd love to have you join us in being "Positive in the Present" this year.
SHHS "Hello" Week: Last week each class participated in our annual "Hello" Week. On Tuesday the sophomore class enjoyed a "dirty" game of mud volleyball at the Salem Fair Grounds. Wednesday night was lit up by hundreds of juniors wearing their glow in the dark bracelets and trying to capture their opposing team's flag, as multiple rounds of Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag were played both inside and outside of the school building. Pancakes and bacon were on the menu for the Senior Sunrise Breakfast, and, as usual the sun was the highlight of the morning. On Thursday night all the classes came together for a pool party at the Spanish Fork Community Pool. All the activities were planned and organized by the SHHS student body officers who did a great job with the week's activities and have helped us get off to a great start this year.
SHHS Band: Our school band is the embodiment of enthusiasm and spirit. They helped kick off the year with an awesome performance of the school song at our first assembly, and they certainly set the tone for spirit and support at our home football game.
SHHS Girls' Soccer: The girls' soccer team had a good week by nearly beating Timpview on Tuesday evening, falling just short as time expired 3-2, but they bounced back nicely on Thursday night to defeat defending region champs Maple Mountain High School 2-1.
SHHS Girls' Tennis: Members of the tennis team are hitting it true and in the right spot. With great performances from individuals and the team against Mountain View, Mt. Pleasant, Wasatch, Juan Diego, Payson, and Maple Mountain High Schools.
SHHS Cheer: Like the band, the cheer team has done a tremendous job setting the tone for enthusiasm and spirit at SHHS. Their hard work and commitment to their performances have set the tone for spirit, heart, honor, and success this year.
SHHS Lashays: When it comes to hard work, the drill team certainly puts in their time. Their hard work and commitment to precision has been displayed through their performances at the school's opening assembly and the football game; we look forward to seeing more.
SHHS Boys' Football: The football team is off to a great start to the year with two victories. Their first victory came against Hillcrest High School as the team persevered and prevailed through extremely wet conditions to win 22-16. They next defeated Payson High School 42-7 with the team performing well on offence, defense, and special teams. The team next faces Juab at Juab High School on Friday. September 5th.
SHHS Boys' Golf: The Boys' Golf team is off to its best start in school history. They are currently 19 strokes out of state competition but feel confident they will make those strokes up in the coming weeks.
SHHS Fall Musical: Tryouts for the fall musical, Footloose, were held last week, and Ms. Stubbs and Mr. Bills are excited about the talent which was on display and will be featured in the upcoming November production. Ms. Stubbs said, "It must be something in the water here because the talent at this high school is awesome!"
We look forward to reporting on all the students, classes, organizations, and clubs who represent our school so well throughout the year.
- Club Rush Day will be on Friday, September 5th.
- 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.)
- Our first Parent Teacher Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from 3:30 to 7:30 in the auxiliary gym.
- Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room 209 with Mr. Schwenke and Mrs. Houghton
This Week at a Glance: (9/1/14 - 9/5/14)
Monday: Labor Day (No School)
Tuesday: Cross Country @ Bear Canyon
Boys' Golf @ Hobble Creek
Girls' Tennis versus Provo (3:30 PM)
Girls' Soccer versus Spanish Fork (7:00 PM)
Volleyball versus North Sanpete (7:00 PM)
Wednesday: Girls' Basketball Open Gym (6:00 PM)
Thursday: Girls' Tennis @ Springville
Volleyball @ Timpview
JV/Sophomore Football versus Juab (3:30 PM)
Girls' Soccer versus Springville
Friday: Cross Country @ USU Invitational
Volleyball Varsity Tournament @ Lone Peak High School
Club Rush (11:25 AM)
Choir Tour Parents' Meeting (5:30 PM)
Football @ Juab (7:00 PM)