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March 29, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Alta High School
Soar to a New ALTAtude
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.

  • State Testing is Coming Up! – Next month, Alta’s 9th and 10th grade students will join high school students throughout Utah in taking the Utah Aspire Plus exam. The Aspire test was designed by ACT and Pearson, Inc. with the goal of providing students a chance to practice taking timed tests in preparation for the ACT college-entrance exam. Utah Aspire Plus scores are predictive of a student’s performance on the ACT. The exam will provide you with feedback on your student’s college- and career-readiness, and help you to pinpoint which courses will best help him or her achieve one of Canyons’ college and career-ready diplomas. Further details will be provided to participating families when we return from Spring Break.

  • Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies – A copy of the letter with details about this spring’s graduation ceremonies can be found on pages 5 and 6. No decisions have been made regarding the format of graduation as we await further direction from the Governor’s Office, the Salt Lake County Health Department and Canyons District Leadership regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. Graduates interested in auditioning for graduation musical performances should plan to do so on April 28th after school. Students can see Mrs. Raymond for more information.

  • Math Tutoring – Both in person and virtual math tutoring is available Monday-Thursday after school or by appointment with individual tutors. Please see the Alta High Tutoring webpage for more information about this and other tutoring opportunities.

  • Spring Plume Awards – The Alta Creative Writing Program and Hawkeye Student News presents the Spring Plume Awards! Four finalists in this short story contest have been chosen, and the winner is chosen by the Alta students and community. Please visit the Spring Plume Awards webpage to vote for your favorite today!

  • Hawk Stash – The Alta Hawk Stash is open after school on Thursdays in room 1110. Students and family members can also visit either the Counseling Center or Attendance Office to access the Hawk Stash during any other school operating hours.

  • Alta Summer School Driver Education – Students interested in taking summer school Dr. Ed. will need to register in the main office before or after school or at lunch. The course is for anyone who has not graduated and will be at least 16 years old by January 1st, 2022. The class will begin on June 1st and end on June 17th. It will be in person but Canvas-based.

    Please see more details by going to https://ahs.canyonsdistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/351/2021/03/Summer-Flyer.doc-1.pdf

  • National Biomechanics Day Virtual Event – The University of Utah is hosting virtual interactive seminars April 5th-April 8th in conjunction with National Biomechanics Day. Click here to sign up and see page 7 for more details about this exciting opportunity.

  • FBI Youth Symposium – The FBI Salt Lake City Division is now accepting applications for the 2021 FBI Youth Symposium to be held on 4/22/2021 and 4/23/2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for enrolled high school juniors and seniors. All applications must be attached to an e-mail sent to Community Outreach Specialist Melinda Nakai at SU_Outreach@fbi.gov by Friday, 4/2/2021. See page 7 for more details and pick up an application packet in the Alta Counseling Center.

  • Keys to Success – Students, don’t forget to apply for the Keys to Success app online to register an account.  You have the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for college or obtain an internship!  So much good information here for you!

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