Mrs. Roberts' biology class learned about DNA replication in a simulation that inolved all students in a hands-on activity. Students had ropes and blocks that represented the 4 chemicals that make up DNA strands which they had to string on their ropes to create the proper DNA strand produced in their DNA replication. Students enjoyed getting out of their desks and interacting with their friends while they learned in a fun and engaging way.
On Tuesday, March 19th, the jazz band students attended the district jazz band assessment held at the Summit Center in Springville. They performed well and earned a II+ rating, very close to superior. The judge and clinician for the day was Brent Applonie, a former music educator and current faculty member at BYU. These kids have come a long way and over half of them are playing instruments they only just started this year. There are more good times ahead for these you g students.
Congratulations to our 9th-grade students that made Sophomore student council at Salem Hills High School for 2019-20 school year!
Nicole Burk - President
Scout Callister - Council Officer
Kyle Campbell - Council Officer
Thanks to all who participated!
If your students have been signing up for their 10-grade classes, some options they might want to consider are the great digital production classes taught by Mrs. Nederhand. Here are some of the classes that she teaches:
- Exploring Computer Science - Students learn basics in programming and how computers function. This class develops analysis and problem-solving skills
- Digital Business Apps - This is a new class at SHHS and will be a concurrent enrollment class. Students will learn how businesses use all sorts of apps to enhance their business and connect with their clients
- Video Production 1 and 2 - Students will develop the skills and knowledge to create amazing videos. Video Production 2 is also a concurrent enrollment class.
- TV Broadcasting - This is the SHHS news show where students learn what goes into making a TV broadcast. Students taking this class for the first time must have taken or be taking Video Production 1 at the time they take TV Broadcasting
- Digital Media - Yet another concurrent enrollment class, Digital Media will teach students how to create with a wide variety of tools in the Adobe Creative Suite.
These are some of the great classes students will be able to take at the high school next year.
Salem Jr. choirs performed for a packed auditorium last weekend at SHHS. Each choir performed several numbers, and then all of the choirs sang a final number together to end the performance. Thanks to Mr. Guthrie and our singers for a beautiful evening of music!
High school counselors came today to talk to the 9th-grade students about registering for 10th grade. 10th-grade registration is so fun because students have so many new classes that they can take. It can be overwhelming too. To help, we will be posting fliers and videos sent to us from teachers at SHHS who want kids to sign up for their classes.
The first is from Mr. Robinson who teaches here and at the high school. He teaches business classes that can fulfill high school graduation requirements as well as count as college credit through Concurrent Enrollment. This is a great opportunity to save some money by getting college credit while still in high school.
Congratulations to our March SaJHS "Students of the Month." They are Savannah Roylance (9th), Holly Hickman (9th), Lucy Groberg (9th), Hailey Wilkinson (9th), Brianne Ericksen (9th), Alejandra Ramirez (9th), Dalan Stokes (7th), Dylan Smith (9th). Not pictured: Cole Prestwich (8th).
They were recognized at a breakfast with their parents and teachers. We are proud of these students for being "Spartan Strong" in Body, Heart, and Mind!
The date for our 3rd term movie day has been announced for March 18. That is the first Monday of 4th term. Students who have all Satisfactory citizenship are eligible to buy a ticket to see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Permission slips have been handed out to eligible students and they have until March 14th as the last day to turn in their permission slip and pay for the movie. We will bus them in the morning to the movie theater and even bring them back to school once the movie is done.
This event has limited seating and not everyone who is eligible to go will be able to go. We are limited by the seating on the bus and in the theater as well. Tickets will be sold to students on a first come first serve basis, so if your student wants to go, make sure they buy their ticket and turn in their permission slip as soon as possible.
Please remember that students who do not go to the movie will still be required to go to school. Class will be held as usual, so students who don't go to the movie will be required to make up any missed work from that day.
Our 9th graders were invited to Salem Hills for Freshman Day on March 4th. They started with an assembly where they met the administration and some lucky recipients even got the coveted SHHS socks! From there they ventured to the gym to explore clubs and activities they can join next year. The day ended with donuts and school tours. While Salem Jr. will be sad to see them go, these freshmen are looking forward to becoming Skyhawks! High school registration information will be coming home soon!