SHHS Weekly Newsletter 23

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Thomas Jefferson said, "Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." We've had some really cool sunrises lately, and I was able to take a picture of a particularly awesome one last week. However, as is usually the case, my picture didn't come near to doing the sunrise justice. It did, though, serve to get me thinking about the quote I included in this week's newsletter and how the dawn of day gives us new life and hope.

As we begin a new and final term of the year, I hope the experiences your student(s) is (are) having here at Salem Hills High School are helping them gain the enlightenment and understanding they will draw from in future days to overcome the "tyranny" and "oppressions" of "mind" that they face.  It is our sincere hope as a faculty and staff that your student's days dawn with spirit, heart, honor, and success that they've learned, and continue to learn, here at Salem Hills High School.   

Skyhawk Highlights: 

SHHS Debate: Our school's debate team finished in 4th place at the state debate recently; this is the highest that our team has ever placed. Coach Welton is proud of his team and the progress they continue to make from year to year. Congratulations to our SHHS debate team!

SHHS Baseball: The boys played in the Snow Canyon Tournament in St. George over the weekend, defeating Westlake HS and Lone Peak on Friday (3/20), and Riverton HS on Saturday (3/21). They defeated region competitor Springville HS in the tournament championship. They followed up their tournament win by defeating the Red Devils again last night by a score of 5-2.

SHHS Drama: The Drama III class competed in the region one-act play and individual events over the past couple of weeks. They took 3rd in the one-act play event, and the following students qualified for state in individual events: Isabel Truax, Beth Mitchell, and KC Johnson - Straight superiors in Musical Theatre; Richard Call - Pantomime; Brayden Kane - Dramatic Monologue; Ammon Flint - Straight superiors in Dramatic Monologue. Congratulations to these students and good luck at state!

SHHS Boys' Soccer: The boys had a good week on the pitch last week. They lost a close game with Provo HS last Tuesday 1-0 but bounced back with an awesome win against Timpview HS on Thursday (3/19). They played Maple Mountain HS tough last night before falling to the Golden Eagles by a score of 4-0. The team next plays Spanish Fork HS on Thursday (3/26) at 4:00 PM.    

SHHS Softball: The ladies got back to their winning ways by defeating Timpview HS last night by a score of 15-3. Next up, the ladies will play at Maple Mountain HS next Tuesday (3/31) at 3:30 PM.   

SHHS Track and Field: The track team had an outstanding performance at the  Cougar Relays at Kearns HS on March 13 and 14! Scoring was determined by combining the men's and women's team scores to determine an overall "Team Champion."  Our SHHS track and field team won the meet with 294 points; our closest competitor, the 2nd place team, scored 180 points.  Our team won 16 events and broke 8 meet records! The teams have had a great year so far and next will compete at Maple Mountain HS on Friday (3/27) at 3:30 PM and on Saturday (3/28) at UVU.

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • Student council elections will run from March 23 to April 3.
  • The region concert band competition is today (3/25) at 3:00 PM at Maple Mountain HS. Good luck to our concert band!
  • Our SHHS Choir will be going on tour to Chicago this week. We wish the choir and Mr. Bills a fun and successful tour!
  • Football spring workouts will be on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings starting at 5:30 PM in the SHHS weight room. 
  • The Utah Music Educators Association will be presenting a Jazz Festival this Friday (3/27) and Saturday (3/28) at Murray High School.
  • All junior boys with the zip code of 84651 and 84660 ​interested in government, political science and/or how our system of government and judicial system works should stop by the counseling office and pick up a Boys State application.  Boys State is scheduled for June 8 through June 12, 2015  at Weber State University in Ogden.  Boys will receive three hours of university credit  upon completion of Boys State.  Credits are generally transferable to any state funded university.  Those participating will need to provide their own transportation and $100.00.  The rest of the registration fee will be paid by the American Legion.​
  • Tabatha's Way is a local charitable organization that will be placing a clothing collection bin in our parking lot. According to statistics provided by Tabitha's Way, every 600 lbs. of clothing they collect can be used to generate the resources necessary to feeds a needful family of four for a week. So look for the Tabatha's Way clothing bin if you wish to donate; for more information you can go to their website at
  • 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: (3/30/15 - 4/04/15)

Monday: SHHS Sophomore Baseball versus Timpview HS (3:30 PM)

                  Football Spring Workouts @ 5:30 PM (Weight Room)

Tuesday: SHHS Elections Open

                  Election Assembly (9:55 - 10:45 AM)

                  SHHS Home Track Track and Field Meet (3:30 PM)

                  SHHS Baseball versus Timpview  HS (3:30 PM)

                  SHHS Softball @ Maple Mountain HS (3:30 PM)

                  SHHS Soccer versus Springville HS (4:00 PM)

Wednesday: SHHS Elections Open

                        SHHS Region Orchestra here at SHHS (3:00 PM)

                        Football Spring Workouts @ 5:30 PM (Weight Room)

                        Softball Team Dinner @ 5:30 PM

Thursday: SHHS Elections Open

                   SHHS Baseball @ Timpview  HS (3:30 PM)

                   SHHS Softball versus Provo HS (3:30 PM)

                   SHHS Soccer @ Wasatch HS (4:00 PM)

                   Football Spring Workouts @ 5:30 PM (Weight Room)

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

Friday: SHHS Elections Close

              SHHS Track Meet @ Juab Invitational (Juab HS)

              Football Spring Workouts @ 5:30 PM (Weight Room)

Saturday: Top Schools Study Group (9:00 AM)


Curtis Burton