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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.


March 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.

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Celebrations: We congratulate our FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students who competed at State last week! Our FBLA Chapter took 10th in the State for both their Chapter Business Report and Community Service Project. Mercedies Gregory presented both of those reports. We also recognize Simone Wiatrack on earning the National Speech and Debate Association’s Academic All-America award from the National Speech and Debate Association, a prestigious honor that fewer than 1% of debate students earn across the country. Congratulations, also, to our Debate team for placing 6th in State out of twenty 5A schools. Way to go hawks!

  • Student Government Class Officers – Any freshmen, sophomores, or juniors interested in running for student government class officers, there is an informational meeting on Monday, April 11th in room 2121 at 2:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted by April 13th at 7:00 am. For questions, please contact Shaley Louder.  Email: shaley.louder@canyonsdistrict.org

  • CTE Survey: Our Career and Technical Education Department has an annual requirement to gather survey responses from parents regarding CTE programs at our school. We invite you to participate in this short survey.  Thank you!


  • Alta’s Dance Company Concert will be held March 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC. Tickets can be purchased through here or at the door. Students $7 and Adults $10. We will have both concessions and flowers for patrons to purchase for the dancers. Hope to see you there!

  • PTSA Info: The PTA Student Scholarship application is open. Visit this link for more information at: https://www.utahpta.org/student-scholarship

  • District Wellness Info: Parents know firsthand the impact a poor night’s sleep has on kids. Lack of sleep can contribute to crankiness, problems with attention and learning, behavior issues, and even health problems such as obesity. Though the reasons for poor sleep vary, there’s growing evidence that media and technology interfere with bedtime routines and sleep. Learn more from Common Sense about how to help your kid get a good night’s sleep at https://cnyns.org/3iQHsSb )

  • Alta High Community Wellness Night will be held on Thursday, March 30th. Join us for an evening focusing on helping our teenagers to navigate their world, including technology use and beyond.  See flyer below for additional information. Community resources that will be available that evening include: Hopeful Beginnings, Behavioral Health Services, Stabilization and Mobile Response, South Valley Services- domestic violence shelter, Uni Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, Salt Lake County Youth Services, Multicultural Counseling Center, AFSP- Foundation for suicide prevention Canyons Family Center, and more. 

  • PTSA Hawk Hero is Back! We would like to find more ways to recognize the positive behavior of our students at Alta. One way to do so is via our monthly Hawk Hero program sponsored by our PTSA whose aim is to recognize two students from each class every month. Any member of the school, including teachers, staff members, and even students, may nominate a student. See the flyer below for additional information. We hope to gather nominations for winners in April!

  • Graduation Speaker & Music Tryouts in April: This year’s theme for graduation is: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr. Seuss. The following are opportunities for seniors to participate in the graduation ceremony for the class of 2022: Graduation Speaker tryouts will be held during the third week of April (date TBD) after school. For more information please see Mr. Ochoa in room 1309. Graduation Music / Performance tryouts will be held after school. After Spring Break, there will be sign-up sheets for audition times outside Mr. Shabestari’s, Ms. Struiksma’s & Ms. Iund’s classrooms.

  • Math Workouts & NHS Tutors: Our National Honor Society students are available 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. 

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