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March 28, 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: Of the eleven students that competed in the State FCCLA competition last week, we had four students qualify for Nationals, which means they had to place 1st or 2nd in their category. The following qualified: Rachel Jefferson (senior) – Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation (1st place); Elizabeth Carlton (sophomore) – Food Innovations (1st place); Keimon Henderson (senior) – Culinary Arts (2nd place); Autumn Engstrom (senior) – Baking and Pastry (1st place).  Way to go Hawks! 
  • Modified Schedule for Aspire Testing on April 20th and 21st:  Our 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the Aspire Test, the Utah State Assessment for learning, during the third week of April.  Like the ACT schedule for juniors, we invite only 9th and 10th graders to arrive at school at 7:30 a.m. to prepare for their tests on each day. We invite ALL students to arrive after the testing by 10:30 a.m. for a shortened schedule of B day classes (on April 20th) and A day classes (on April 21st).  AP review sessions will be available for 11th and 12th graders from 7:45-10:15 a.m.  More information on AP reviews is forthcoming. Once finalized, this schedule will be sent to the community the week following Spring Break.
  • Hawk Stash (Pantry): The Hawk Stash will be open for students who may need additional support during the week of Spring Break. Students are welcome to come to the stash after school on Friday, April 1st.
  • Seniors, apply for your graduation recognition cords! The cord is symbolic of the involvement and success you have demonstrated within a specific department. You can wear as many cords at graduation as you qualify for. Each department is represented with a different color. The Honor Cord application deadline is March 31st. Transcript requests for honor cords will be processed next week. This is so quarter 3 grades and GPA can be included. Students can check their transcript status in Parchment. Transcripts should be ready no later than Tuesday, March 29.
  • Hawk Medallion Applications due to your Counselor by Friday, April 1st:  This award is available for seniors who have participated in a variety of activities, performed service to the school, and have demonstrated positive behavior during their time at Alta. Students may see their counselor for additional information.
  • Canyons District Art Show: Our art students have pieces from all of our art classes displayed in South Towne Mall on the lower level near Home Goods. It will run from March 25th to April 14th of April. Great job artists!
  • PTSA Info: The PTA Student Scholarship application is open. Visit this link for more information at: https://www.utahpta.org/student-scholarship
  • Postponed: The Alta High Community Wellness Night originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th has been postponed. We hope to reschedule this event at a later time to provide our parents/guardians information and access to the myriad of wellness supports in our community. Community resources that we hope to invite when this event is rescheduled: 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. Thank you!
  • 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
  • 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. Graduation will be on May 25th at the University of Utah at 10:00 a.m.!
  • Math Workouts: 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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