SHHS Weekly Newsletter 21

Submitted by curtis.burton on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 16:39

"A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed." --Nelson Mandella

I came across this quote recently, and it coincided nicely with our debate team winning their sixth consecutive region debate title. This quote also gave me pause to reflect on our school, our faculty, and staff and the impact they are having on our students. I am proud to work at SHHS and associate with colleagues who, to borrow from the ideas of Mandella's quote, prioritize student learning and teach our students the importance of putting aside arrogance, overcoming superficial behavior, and ensuring our students are not uninformed or ignorant, be it in preparation for a debate or not.

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Debate: As mentioned previously, our debate team won their sixth consecutive region title last Saturday (2/28)! Congratulations to Coach Welton and the dabate team: Karlee Bowles (3rd, Foreign Extemp.),  Caleb Sly (1st, Lincoln Douglas), Andrew Christensen (2nd, Lincoln Douglas), Juliana Millet (1st, Student Congress), Elisheba Armstrong (2nd, Student Congress), Ethan Adams (4th, Student Congress), Bethany Davis (6th, Student Congress), Seth Erickson and Erik Johnson (1st, Public Forum), Amy Robinson and Maleah Cook (4th, Public Forum), Kenny Van Ausdal (1st, Oratory), Albina Truax (Tied for 2nd, Oratory), Jenessa Pratt (Tied for 2nd, Oratory), Amber Southwick (1st, National Extemp.), Jeff DeGraffenried (Tied for 3rd, National Extemp.), Ashton Overbay (1st, Impromptu), and Jackson Martin (4th, Impromptu). Next up for the debate team will be a national qualifier held here at SHHS this Thursday, March 5.

SHHS FBLA Competition: At this week's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competition students from SHHS finished with high scores in several categories. Sierra Draper finished 2nd in Job interview; Lauren Bennett finished 3rd in Word Processing; Lauren also finished 3rd in Database Design and Application and 9th in Business Communications; Hannah Wheelwright placed 10th in Public Speaking. Congratulations to these future business leaders!

SHHS Lashays: The Lashays' Showcase which was Thursday (3/5) of this week featured awesome dancing by our drill team and several local dance companies as well. Our Lashays and Coach Stokes did a fabulous job with the performance.

SHHS Mr. Skyhawk: This year's title of Mr. Skyhawk was awarded to Ryan May. His attendants were Ammon Flint and  Chad Peterson; Mr. Congeniality went to Jared Suarez. Thanks to all those who participated and gave us a solid week of entertainment, especially FCCLA for their excellent job sponsoring the overall event.

SHHS Band: Mr. Larson's band performed well this week. They combined with SJHS and Utah Premiere Brass to put on an excellent show for our community. We really have some talented musicians here at SHHS.

SHHS Skyhawks of the Month: Our Skyhawks of the Month this month were nominated by teachers in our Health Lifestyles department, and they were selected by their teachers as the ultimate examples of Skyhawk Spirit, Heart, Honor, and Success! This month's Skyhawk(s) of the Month include Sydney Shuler, Katie Stutz, Matthew Moser, Brady Smith, Brennan Thomas, and Sadie Lundquist. Congratulations!

SHHS Sterling Scholar Finalists: Three students at our school are finalists for the state Sterling Scholar Award. Our school's finalists are Kenny Van Ausdal  - Art, Bethany Wride - English, and Nicole Flinders - Vocal Performance. Congratulations to these exceptionally gifted students. They are currently awaiting the results of the state competition which should be announced on March 10.     

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • The State FCCLA Competition will be held in Layton, Utah on March 10 and 11.
  • There will be a parent support group meeting for parents of students with special needs on March 12 at 7:00 PM in the Nebo School District CTE building. Brenda Chabot of NAMI will be presenting.  RSVP at Heidi [at] utahparentcenter [dot] org for those interested (adults only).
  • We are hosting a Concurrent Enrollment information night on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 PM in the SHHS auditorium. Information about college courses offered to students attending SHHS will be given, and attendees will learn about the benefits of taking concurrent  enrollment classes during high school.  We will also have a representative from Regents who will talk about their scholarship which is offered to all students who are eligible and attending Utah colleges.  Please contact Jenett Houghton at SHHS if you have any questions.  jenett [dot] houghton [at] nebo [dot] edu.  
  • The SHHS Preference Dance will be next Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 PM in the Auxiliary Gym. The dance is sponsored by the Lashays Drill Team, and tickets will be available in advance. Tickets purchased in advance will be $15 per couple.
  • The Lashays Drill team tryouts will begin on March 17 at 6:00 PM in the main gym and run through March 19.
  • Student council elections will run from March 23 to April 3. There will be a mandatory meeting at lunch on March 16 in room E100 for all students interested in running for student council.
  • As a note of reminder, cell phone use is allowed in class only under the direction and supervision of classroom teachers. Therefore, if a teacher does not allow cell phone use in his/her class, phones must be put away and remain put away for the duration of school/instruction time. Please help us maintain this use agreement.  
  • Detention will be held before school, during lunch, and after school in room C207 with Ms. Houghton and before school with Mr. Schwenke (weight room). It will also be held after school with the administration in the weight room from 2:45 PM – to 3:45 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Next Week at a Glance: (3/9/15 - 3/13/15)

Monday: Sophomore Baseball @ Herriman HS (3:30 PM)

Tuesday: SHHS Cheer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM (Main Gym)

                  SHHS Baseball versus Herriman HS (3:30 PM)

                  SHHS Soccer @ Riverton HS (3:30 PM)

                  SHHS Softball versus Manti HS (3:30 PM)

Wednesday: SHHS Cheer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM (Main Gym)

                        SHHS Jazz Band Region Competition @ Timpview HS (3:00 PM)

Thursday: SHHS Track Meet @ Springville HS (3:00 PM)

                   SHHS Cheer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM (Main Gym)

                   SHHS Concurrent Enrollment Parent Meeting @ 6:30 PM (Auditorium)

                   SHHS Boys' Volleyball @ 6:00 PM (Main Gym)

Friday: Winter Sports Pursuing Victory with Honor Assembly (9:55 AM)

              SHHS Cheer Tryouts @ 3:00 PM (Main Gym) 

              SHHS Track Meet @ The Cougar Relays (Kearns HS)

              SHHS Softball @ The Dixie Tournament in St. George

Saturday: SHHS Dance Company Rehearsals (8:00 AM)

                   SHHS Track Meet @ The Cougar Relays (Kearns HS)

                   SHHS Softball @ The Dixie Tournament in St. George

                   Top Schools Study Group (9:00 AM)

                   SHHS Baseball versus Bountiful HS (11:00 AM)

                   SHHS Preference Dance @ 7:00 PM (SHHS Aux. Gym)


Curtis Burton