SHHS Weekly Newsletter 6

Submitted by curtis.burton on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:51

"Homecoming means coming home to what is in your heart." --Author Unknown

This week is homecoming week at SHHS, and the excitement in the school is palpable. Though our school is just six years old, a rich tradition and culture has been established here, and one of the cool things about a young school, and any school for that matter, is that we all get to play a part in the development and dissemination of our school's traditions and culture. So be a part of homecoming week, and come and celebrate the creation and sharing of our school's traditions and culture, not only this week but in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Girls' Soccer: The girls lost to Springville HS in a nail biter on Tuesday afternoon. The score seesawed back and forth until Springville eventually won the contest 5-4. Their Thursday night game sadly ended with the win going to Wasatch HS by a score of 2-0. Though the scores didn't finish in the favor of the Skyhawks, both games were reminiscent of Coach Lombardi's famous quote: "We didn't lose the game, we just ran out of time." The girls have had a great year, they've played some great soccer, and have represented our school well, and they still have a chance at a play-in game if Spanish Fork HS beats Springville HS today.

SHHS Girl's Tennis: The girls' tennis team did well at their region tournament. Four girls are going to state. Kenzi Hancock and Maddi Wanner are going to state as individual competitors, and Amanda Ith and Isabel Brockbank are going to compete as doubles. The JV team did well at the region JV tournament. There were 120 girls in the tournament, and out of the 17 that competed for SHHS, 13 placed. The future looks great for SHHS Girls' Tennis! 

SHHS Cross Country: The team ran well in Park City in their last tune up meet before they run their region meet this Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Provo.

SHHS Volleyball: The girls' volleyball team had a bit of a rough go against Timpview last Tuesday night, losing 3-0; however, as they always seem to do, they rebounded great against Spanish Fork High winning 3 games to 1. They concluded their week of play by placing seventh out of 30 teams at the Bingham Tournament. The girls next face Springville at Springville HS on Tuesday evening at 6:30.

SHHS Boys' Football:  The football team had one of their hardest fought victories to date, rallying late to come from twelve points down in the fourth quarter to beat Orem HS, 27-26. Key defensive plays sparked the come-back win. Next up, the team faces the Springville Red Devils here on Friday night for homecoming. 

SHHS Band: The band traveled to Logan last week to participate in a competition at USU. They continue to improve as young band members get more and more experience in competition. They next travel to Herriman to compete on Tuesday evening.

SHHS Student Body  Officers: The high school underwent a complete transformation over the weekend, and everything has been transformed into various games one might find in a classic arcade. Pac-Man, Mario, and even a few Angry Birds, in addition to several others, have taken up residence in the school, and it is truly an awesome sight to behold. Our SBO's did a fabulous job transforming our school into an arcade for homecoming week. 

Skyhawk Happenings:

  • Homecoming week began yesterday and runs through Friday (October 10), and there are  several great events planned for the week. There will be a movie night on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the auditorium.  The annual Skyhawk Rally will be on Wednesday at 7:00 PM on the football field.  On Thursday at 4:00 PM there will be Powder Puff games on the football field. On Friday after the morning assembly, the school will be creating and competing in the Macy's Lip Dub, which has been very well organized by our local PTA; the song we will be performing is "Be True to Your School" by the Beach Boys. The homecoming game on Friday evening is against Springville HS at 7:00 PM.  Finally, the week's activities will conclude on Saturday evening with the Homecoming dance; the dance will run 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.
  • The presidents of DECA and FBLA would like our community to be aware of the following information:
  • There is an opportunity for your student to get a head start on earning THE BIG SWEET DOLLARS! The Salem Hills High School Chapters of DECA (an association of marketing students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)have entered into a merger from which your child may benefit.

We sponsor business field trips and attend competitions and conferences that will mold them into a lean, mean FREE MARKET machine. It also looks great on college applications!

We meet on the first and third Tuesday’s of the month during lunch, and our trips and events are FAWT (Fun, Awesome, and Worth the Time).

Take advantage of this great membership deal!Pay $20 to join one club or BECOME A MEMBER OF BOTH for ONLY $30. This is a better investment than any on Wall Street.

Contact our Members for more information:

Rylan Christensen- DECA President                         rylan [dot] c062 [at] stu [dot] nebo [dot] edu

Lauren Bennet- FBLA President                                lauren.b985rylan [dot] c062 [at] stu [dot] nebo [dot] edu (

  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • 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. This pilot program is based on psychologist  John Ratey's theory that exercise sparks cognitive function and improves academic performance and behavior. 
  • Fall Break will be October 16-19.
  • The end of first term is Thursday, October 23.

This Week at a Glance: (10/6/14 - 10/10/14)

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

Tuesday: Volleyball @ Springville High School (6:30 PM)

                   Marching Band @ Herriman

                 Homecoming Movie Night in the Auditorium (7:00 PM)

Wednesday: Volleyball Team Dinner (3:00 PM)

                        Boys' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM

                        Girls' Basketball Open Gym @ 6:00 PM

                        Homecoming Skyhawk Rally (7:00 PM)

Thursday: Sophomore/JV Football @ Springville High School (3:30 PM)

                   Homecoming Powder Puff Football Games (5:00 PM)

                   Basketball Clinic for Seventh and Eighth Graders (7:30 PM)

Friday:  Homecoming Assembly and Lip Dub (9:40-10:55 AM)

               Pep Assembly (2:00-2:25 PM)

               Homecoming Football Game versus Springville HS (7:00 PM)

Saturday: Region Cross Country @ Timpview HS

                   State Tennis @ Liberty Park

                  Marching Band @ BYU

                  Homecoming Dance (7:00-10:00 PM)





Curtis Burton