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March 1, 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.

  • Attention Junior Families! Please remember the ACT is quickly approaching and all Alta juniors will take it on Tuesday, March 9.  All Juniors must pre-register for the test prior to March 9.  Online learners and in-person juniors who missed pre-registration last week during their English class can attend a make up session this week.  They are happening March 1 – 4 from 2:30 – 3:30 in the Counseling Conference room.  The FINAL session will be on Friday, March 5 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Library.  Please make sure this is complete so you’re ready for the ACT next week!
  • AP Families – If you need to be considered for an alternate AP exam format or date other than the in-person, paper and pencil exams at Alta High May 3rd – May 17th, please make sure to submit your online request by this Friday, March 5.  Please see the information on page 5 or on the Alta High website to select the correct exam(s) for which you are requesting alternate testing options.
  • 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.
  • Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies – All families of Alta High 12th graders have been mailed a letter with details about this spring’s graduation ceremonies. A copy of this letter can be found on pages 6 and 7. We encourage all 12th graders and their families to take note of the important dates and action steps for the ceremony, caps and gowns, the Hawk Medallion award, Department Honor Cords, graduation performances, photographs and more. Students who need transcripts for applications can order them on the Parchment webpage.
  • Alta Blankets are Back! – The Alta PTSA are once again selling Alta the popular Alta blankets. See page 8 for a visual and order yours here!
  • 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.
  • Registering for Next Year’s Classes – Counselors will be working with students to register them for their 2021-2022 courses. If your student does not receive registration information in class, it will be available on the Counseling Center website.
  • Scholarship Opportunity – Seniors: We have a great scholarship opportunity for you. The Canyons Education Foundation is offering two different scholarships for Alta Seniors – The Bright Star Scholarship for any senior who has shown improvement or exemplary effort in working toward post-secondary education and the Rising Star Scholarship which is for a student who has risen above difficult circumstances. The application deadline is March 23rd to Mrs. Scheffner in the Alta Counseling Center. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
  • Virtual Healthcare Career Experience: Students can learn about a variety of Healthcare careers through the Wasatch Front Health Science Partnership Virtual Health Career Day. Join us in the Library during Advisory any Tuesday or Wednesday in February or watch the videos on your own. Return the completed Exit Ticket to Janet Jefferson in room 2117 for a prize and to be entered in a drawing. https://sites.google.com/murrayschools.org/virtualhealthcarecareerday/home
  • SheTech Registration is open now. The SheTech Virtual Summit is in collaboration and partnership with STEM teachers, technology companies, government officials and education leaders. Students compete in the Tech Challenge, interact with mentors in live mentoring sessions, engage on collaborative workshops and activate their interest in STEM. Register to secure your spot for SheTech Summit 2021: https://shetechexplorer.com/
  • Hawkeye, Alta Student News – Visit The Hawkeye website for student-written stories about Alta High School. The latest additions are on the topics of the Alta Musical photo gallery, the Utah County Ballroom Competition, the upcoming Junior Prom, the Utah High School Art Show and much more!

You can now follow us on Instagram under the nametag alta.hawks!
**For more information or to see photos of events, please visit the Alta High Website or follow the Alta Facebook Page.**

February 22, 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.

  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY!
  • Attention Junior Families! There are some important ACT information and dates coming up! Please see page 5 for a summary of this. All families will also be receiving information about a special school schedule on ACT Exam day on Tuesday, March 9th.
  • ACT Math Prep Sessions – Students interested in preparing for the math section of the ACT are welcome to attend any or all sessions reviewing sample tests and exam strategies. These sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in room 2201 from 2:30-3:15pm.
  • Alta Career Fair – Alta High School will be having a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, March 4th @ 9:00am. We are looking for parents who are willing to share their Career Journey with our Students. Please sign-up with the following link: https://forms.gle/28128t43UgmwKYTH9. Contact Janet Jefferson janet.jefferson@canyonsdistrict.org with questions or for more information.
  • Registering for Next Year’s Classes – Counselors will be working with students to register them for their 2021-2022 courses. If your student does not receive registration information in class, it will be available on the Counseling Center website. Please talk with your student about what classes they should take next school year. See page 6 for information about the opportunity to take the AP Art History or Exploring Art courses.
  • Virtual Healthcare Career Experience: Students can learn about a variety of Healthcare careers through the Wasatch Front Health Science Partnership Virtual Health Career Day. Join us in the Library during Advisory any Tuesday or Wednesday in February or watch the videos on your own. Return the completed Exit Ticket to Janet Jefferson in room 2117 for a prize and to be entered in a drawing. https://sites.google.com/murrayschools.org/virtualhealthcarecareerday/home
  • SheTech Registration is open now. The SheTech Virtual Summit is in collaboration and partnership with STEM teachers, technology companies, government officials and education leaders. Students compete in the Tech Challenge, interact with mentors in live mentoring sessions, engage on collaborative workshops and activate their interest in STEM. Register to secure your spot for SheTech Summit 2021: https://shetechexplorer.com/
  • Attendance Office Position Open – The Alta Attendance Office is looking for a part-time Support Assistant. This individual will work 17-hours per week during the school year. Those interested can read more and apply on the Canyons School District Jobs webpage.
  • Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors! A list of the Senior class has been posted outside the Main Office. Please check your name to make sure it is spelled correctly and appears the way you want it to show on your diploma. Let the Main Office know if there are any changes.
  • Seniors, SAVE THE DATE! Auditions for graduation musical performances will be held Wednesday, April 28th from 2:30-3:30. If you plan to audition, please see Mrs. Raymond for more information.
  • 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!
  • Spring Sports Tryouts – Tryouts for all spring sports are scheduled to begin the first week of March. All students interested in participate must complete the RegisterMyAthlete process. For more information, please visit the Alta High Athletics webpage or contact the appropriate head coach through their Canyons District email address (firstname.lastname@canyonsdistrict.org).

    Track and Field = Heather Heffner
    Girls Golf = Karen Jack
    Baseball = Daron Connelly 
    Boys Tennis = Lori Sperry
    Softball = Carley Campbell 
    Boys Lacrosse = Brandon Horoba
    Boys Soccer = Mackenzie Hyer
    Girls Lacrosse = Moriah Greenstein

You can now follow us on Instagram under the nametag alta.hawks!
**For more information or to see photos of events, please visit the Alta High Website or follow the Alta Facebook Page.**

February 15, 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.

  • Parent Teacher Conferences – Alta will be hosting virtual Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24. Please see pages 5 and 6 below or the Alta website for directions on how to reserve conference times with your child’s teachers. Scheduling will be available Tuesday, February 16 – Friday, February 19.
  • Digital Citizenship Week is this week! Students will be participating in Digital Citizenship lessons in advisory and some of their other classes throughout the week. You can read about how we are keeping students digitally safe while at school, as well as access resources to help you keep your student safe at home, on the Canyons District Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship webpage.
  • Attention Junior Families! There are some important ACT information and dates coming up! Please see page 7 for a summary of this information and page 8 for more information about the ACT Preparation Seminar on February 20th.
  • ACT Math Prep Sessions – Students interested in preparing for the math section of the ACT are welcome to attend any or all sessions reviewing sample tests and exam strategies. These sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in room 2201 from 2:30-3:15pm.
  • Alta Career Fair – Alta High School will be having a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, March 4th @ 9:00am. We are looking for parents who are willing to share their Career Journey with our Students. Please sign-up with the following link: https://forms.gle/28128t43UgmwKYTH9. Contact Janet Jefferson janet.jefferson@canyonsdistrict.org with questions or for more information.
  • Virtual Healthcare Career Experience: Students can learn about a variety of Healthcare careers through the Wasatch Front Health Science Partnership Virtual Health Career Day. Join us in the Library during Advisory any Tuesday or Wednesday in February or watch the videos on your own. Return the completed Exit Ticket to Janet Jefferson in room 2117 for a prize and to be entered in a drawing. https://sites.google.com/murrayschools.org/virtualhealthcarecareerday/home
  • SheTech Registration is open now. The SheTech Virtual Summit is in collaboration and partnership with STEM teachers, technology companies, government officials and education leaders. Students compete in the Tech Challenge, interact with mentors in live mentoring sessions, engage on collaborative workshops and activate their interest in STEM. Register to secure your spot for SheTech Summit 2021: https://shetechexplorer.com/
  • Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors! A list of the Senior class has been posted outside the Main Office. Please check your name to make sure it is spelled correctly and appears the way you want it to show on your diploma. Let the Main Office know if there are any changes.
  • Seniors, SAVE THE DATE! Auditions for graduation musical performances will be held Wednesday, April 28th from 2:30-3:30. If you plan to audition, please see Mrs. Raymond for more information.
  • 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!
  • Spring Sports Tryouts – Tryouts for all spring sports are scheduled to begin the first week of March. All students interested in participate must complete the RegisterMyAthlete process. For more information, please visit the Alta High Athletics webpage or contact the appropriate head coach through their Canyons District email address (firstname.lastname@canyonsdistrict.org).
  • Track and Field = Heather Heffner 
  • Girls Golf = Karen Jack
  • Baseball = Daron Connelly 
  • Boys Tennis = Lori Sperry
  • Softball = Carley Campbell 
  • Boys Lacrosse = Brandon Horoba
  • Boys Soccer = Mackenzie Hyer
  • Girls Lacrosse = Moriah Greenstein

You can now follow us on Instagram under the nametag alta.hawks!
**For more information or to see photos of events, please visit the Alta High Website or follow the Alta Facebook Page.**

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