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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.


February 14, 2022 Weekly Newsletter

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.

  • Winter Activities & Celebrations: The amazingness of Alta High continues as we celebrate our Cheer Squad’s recent qualification for Nationals and strong performance in Regionals. We sincerely thank our Varsity and JV cheerleaders for their support of our many Alta teams and for the support that they will continue to give to their peers. Go cheer!  We also congratulate Merrin Maughn & Alex Brown for their outstanding representation of Alta High in the annual “We the People” competition, earning some of the highest marks of the day from the judges!
  • Track and Field Enthusiasts! If you are interested in joining the Track and Field team this year, there will be a parent meeting on Tuesday February 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Alta Library. Please come with your parents to learn all about Alta Track and Field.
  • Our Meet the Pros lecture series continues during Advisory on Friday, February 18th featuring Sara Jones, “Engineering a Life of Impact,” in the Library. Any interested student is invited to attend!  As CEO of InclusionPro®, Sara builds transformative strategies for diversity, inclusion and equity. Sara is a national speaker and known for her TED talk about adoption. Sara is the co-founder of Women Tech Council (WTC), established in 2007, a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector. She also serves on the Utah State Workforce Development Board, Board of Trustees for Intermountain Healthcare Salt Lake Valley Hospitals, and the Executive Board of Silicon Slopes. In 2019 Jones was honored as Utah Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year.
  • Last Night of Ballyhoo” play tickets are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased at ShoVation.com and are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Dates of the show are February 16-19th at 7:00 p.m. with Brooklyn Cast on Wednesday/Friday and Atlanta Cast on Thursday/Saturday.
  • Alta’s HOSA Chapter and Hope Squad are teaming up through a Sock Drive service project this spring to support the Volunteers of America Utah and would love the community’s support! New socks are being collected through our Advisory classes.  The class who collects the most pairs of socks will win a prize! The Sock Drive takes place February 14-18th. We gratefully accept your donations!
  • Any Juniors interested in running to be a Student Body Officer for the 2022 – 2023 School Year, there is an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd in room 2121 at 2:30 p.m.  Elections will be held the last two weeks of March. All applications must be submitted by March 16th. 
  • Updated: Free Mental Health Screening & Services. Alta High and Canyons School District have noticed an increase in the need for mental and emotional health supports for our students.  To help address this need, on February 17, the District is hosting a free mental health screening at Eastmont Middle School from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  Students ages 10-18 and their parents are encouraged to attend.  Registration is required prior to attending: https://calendly.com/csd-mental-health-screening/mental-health-screener-night-mms.  See flyers below for information on additional screening dates.
  • Battle of the Bands is coming up on Thursday, February 24th: Any student band group who is interested can apply by clicking on the link on the flyer below or coming to see Ms. Karren in the Attendance Office. Applications are due by February 20th. Thanks!
  • Online Registration for the Junior ACT will take place during ADVISORY this year in the COMMONS. Students with last names A-L will register on Thursday, February 24th. Students with last names M-Z will complete their registration on Friday, February 25th. Please bring your charged Chromebooks with you to the Commons. For those students with morning CTEC or who are absent on these days, there will be multiple make-up sessions available the week of February 28 through March 4. It is very important that our juniors complete this process prior to taking the ACT on Tuesday, March 8th. For questions, please see your counselor or Shannon Kershaw, Alta’s ACT Coordinator.”  (AND FLYER!)
  • Yearbook Orders: It’s time to reserve your copy of the school yearbook if you haven’t already done so. Yearbooks are now available through February 27th for $58. (Book price increases March 1, 2022 to $60 and extra books will be $60 on yearbook day.)  To order a yearbook, you may do one of the following. Bring in or mail a check for $58 to the school’s Main Office or purchase a book through Skyward. To purchase through Skyward: Go to fee management / make payment / optional fees. Click on yearbook. You also may go online to https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08724530 to order your book. The first two options cost less because you don’t have to pay a processing fee. Please note, we will order a few extra books for sale in May, but they go fast. NOW is the time to order your yearbook.
  • SheTech Explorer Day will be held on March 1, 2022 at Mountain America Expo 8:30am-1:30pm. 
    Join more than 2,000 girls from hundreds of schools around the state for this free, hands-on day of STEM, industry partners, mentors, and more. Lunch is included.
    Workshops include: Programming; Engineering; Aerospace; Robotics; Product Invention & Entrepreneurship; Biomedicine; Web, Digital Marketing, Ecommerce and User Experience; Gaming, Esports, VR;  Science in Tech (eg. Chemistry, formulation, materials).
    Register online now at https://shetechexplorer.com/explorer-day/ and see Janet Jefferson in room 2117 to sign-up for the bus. Bus transportation will be provided at Alta High School.
  • Interested in Filmmaking? Enter the 12th Annual Canyons District Film Festival. Go to filmfestival.canyonsdistrict.org for details!  There are six film categories and a poster contest students may enter, click on any of the links below to learn more or go to canyonsdistrict.org/filmfestival .  Submissions can be submitted online and are due April 12, 2022. Winners will be announced at the Film Festival Red Carpet Awards on April 28th, 2022.
  • Math Workouts & NHS Tutors: Our National Honor Society students are available on Monday, February 7th to help with tutoring in core subjects. Should your student need additional help in math, science, social studies, or ELA, help is available.  See NHS flyer below for more details.  Math Workouts are a new way to stay in math “shape” and will be held from 2:30-4:00 after school beginning February 18th in room 2103. See math teachers for specific locations. Math tutoring is also available daily during Advisory in room 1118.
  • ACT Prep: For students interested in ACT prep, the Alta Math Department will begin math review sessions that run from February 1st thru March 8th. These sessions are free to students and are offered Monday thru Thursday in Mr. Keller’s classroom, 2201.
  • Attention Junior Families: The state ACT will be administered to all Alta juniors on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The schedule for that day will be published soon.  Alta is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Sycamore Learning Company again this year and will be able to offer a test prep course on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Commons. Please see the flyer below for details on how to register. This is for JUNIORS ONLY.  There are a limited number of spots available, so make sure to reserve your seat soon! If you have questions, please contact your student’s counselor or Shannon Kershaw, Alta’s Test Coordinator.

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