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December 6, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Week of December 6, 2021

We are an inclusive learning community with a tradition of inspiring, supporting, and collaborating with students 
as they prepare to be engaged citizens in their pursuit of continuous success.

  • Seasons of Change: This past week’s news has been bittersweet.  After nearly eight years serving as the principal of Alta High School, Dr. Brian McGill will be stepping down to become the Director of Student Services in Canyons School District. We thank Dr. McGill for his dedicated service on behalf of the entire school community.  In January, we will welcome the newly appointed principal, Ken Rowley, as the next principal of Alta High School.
  • Alta High Choirs: Please come and ring in the Christmas season with Alta Choirs at our annual Yuletide Concert! It’s Monday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available on Shovation.com.  Support Alta Choir and Make-A-Wish by ordering Alta swag here by Dec. 28th: https://altachoirswish2021.itemorder.com/sale
  • Sterling Scholar Winners: We are pleased to announce our 2021-22 Sterling Scholar winners from Alta High School!  See our flyer below for a list of winners!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors! Are you Bilingual? If so, apply now for the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is placed on a high school graduate’s transcript by the state of Utah to certify for employers and universities that the student has demonstrated proficiency in English and at least one world language. If you have earned a 3,4,or 5 on an AP world language test, and a minimum of an 18 on the English portion of the ACT, you automatically qualify! The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 21st, 2022. Complete the application online at: https://sealofbiliteracy.canyonsdistrict.org. Please see Karen Brown in the Counseling Center for more information concerning requirements and the application process.
  • HOSA is selling high-quality first aid kits through Right Response. There are a number of kits for all occasions. Everyone can use a first aid kit! Consider buying several for holiday or birthday gifts.
  • Schoolwide Make-A-Wish Fundraiser.  We invite all members of our Alta High school community to consider donating to our annual fundraiser at the following link: alta-high-school-hawk-nest.square.site  See flyer below for additional info!
  • Parent/Community Volunteers: Thanks to those of you who have reached out to volunteer!  We need individuals who can be a positive presence in the hallways and encourage on-time attendance.  An hour here or there per week would be greatly appreciated.  The times when help is most needed are during the hours of 7:30-10:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m.  If interested, please contact Shelly Karren, Assistant Principal: shelly.karren@canyonsdistrict.org for more information. 
  • PTSA: A huge THANK YOU to our PTSA for collecting gift cards on behalf of our teachers.  Our teachers will truly appreciate your efforts to thank them for their dedicated service.
  • NHS Tutoring: Our National Honor Society students are available every other Monday to help with tutoring in core subjects.  Should your student need additional help in math, science, social studies, or ELA, help is available!  Math Lab also continues after school throughout the month of November Mondays—Thursdays.  See math teachers for specific locations! 
  • Senior Ads for the Yearbook: If you’d like your senior student to be highlighted in the Senior Ad section of the yearbook, it’s time to submit your ads!  Save a few bucks by submitting your information by the early bird deadline on December 31st.  See flyer below for additional information.

  • PSAT Scores Available This Week!  If your sophomore or junior took the PSAT on October 13th, their exam results will be available online TOMORROW, December 7th!  If they provided their email address during the pre-administration, they will receive an email with instructions on how to access their scores via College Board’s website.  You can also go to this link for more information: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/getting-scores?SFMC_cid=EM628238-&rid=165506080
  • The Alta Ballroom Team is pleased to present “Dancing With the Hawks” tonight, Monday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.  A silent auction will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the PAC.  Come enjoy spectacular performances by the Alta Ballroom Team, and by Ballroom team officers with Alta Hawks representing different school organizations as they compete for YOUR vote! Tickets are $8 or $10 at the door. A portion of proceeds will go towards Alta’s Make A Wish fundraiser.

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