We have a choir concert coming up and it’s going to be great! It will be tomorrow the 17th of October, at SHHS, in the auditorium. Choir students are required to come at 5:15 so we can start practicing at 5:30, and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.
Choir groups, when you get there, already be in your choir uniform and ready to sing as we will get right on practicing.
For everyone else, come support the choire as the choir students have worked really hard for this.
This year the school will be putting on Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella play. The initial auditions are november 28th and 29th, Dance auditions are December 1st, and call backs are December 5th and 6th. You can go pick up a yellow packet from Mrs. Ashworth's room.
We need a lot of guys and girls so we can do a ballroom scene. There’s a 15 dollar fee, and no experience required.
Female characters: Cinderella, Godmother, Stepmother, Portia and Joy (stepsisters), The Queen.
Male characters: The Prince, The King. Characters that can be male or female: The Herald, The Chef, The Steward, Four White Horses, The Coachman, and the Footman.
Please only audition if you truly want to be in the show and are willing to fully commit! Mrs. Ashworth would love to see you at auditions.
On Oct. 5th, three of our secretaries (Mrs. Lundell, Mrs. Beardall, & Mrs. Cook) enjoyed a day away from the office to attend the annual UASSP Secretaries Conference at Thanksgiving Point. They enjoyed delicious food as well as listening to the inspirational Lance Allred, the first deaf NBA player, Debbie Dujanovic, an Investigative Reporter for KSL, and the band Joshua Creek.
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This year in ninth grade, teachers are teaching students about the growth mindset! The growth mindset has a lot to do with grit. It’s teaching us that even if we’re bad at something now, there’s always room to grow and become better! I love this because it helps me a lot when I’m doing my homework. When I’m sick of doing homework, I just remember grit and it helps me through. We do a lot of assignments on the growth mindset. Learning to not have a fixed mindset. I love this!
Attention! The fall after school clubs are now in session! Get signed up pronto! The school has provided a great selection of different clubs to join, so make sure to take a look at what clubs there are, because it’s probably a pretty high chance that one of them will peak your interest! Make sure to start signing up fast, with some of them, there are a limited amount of spots available. Different activities are available on different days of the week so make sure to refer to the chart below to see which days and activities work best for you and your schedule!
I’ve personally tried the knitting one, it’s super fun! So make sure to go see Mrs. Betteridge for information and sign ups!
Last Friday was the Salem Skyhawks V.S. Spanish Fork Dons. It was a really good game because they're rivals so it will be a good game no matter what. At the football games the junior high kids hang out and have a really good time with one another. And all the elementary kids play football or boys chase girls and have a good time as well. There’s a snack shack that has really good food, so you don’t have to worry about that. Football games are really important to me because the whole community comes together to a good game of football. Coming into this game I thought we were going to win but… We lost 38 to 30 it was a pretty good game but we totally gave them the win. Although Skyhawks didn’t win we all came together. I love football and i especially love living in salem.
Recently, Mr. Bell’s 8th grade science class began to do their experiments/labs. They studied chemical and physical properties of household ingredients, such as flour, sugar, sodium, etc. They did a variety of tests ranging from seeing how they reacted to peroxide or iodine, to putting them over an open flame and seeing the result. He then gave them a mixture of the substances, and told them to figure out what ingredients were in it. The ending goal was to use their knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of each of the substances to figure out what ingredients were in the mixture. And they totally rocked the safety goggles too! :)