Herriman High Noteworthy News Items
It is a new semester and this is when some important tests will take place.
The ACT test will be given to all Juniors on February 28th. Please mark that date on your calendars as only Juniors will need to come to school that day. The test will start promptly at 7:30 and end close to 11:30. Breakfast and a quick lunch will be available to those that want it and buses will be running to take students to and from school.
SAGE testing will begin the week of April 4th in English classes. The SAGE science test will be given the week of May 1st and SAGE math will be the week of May 8th. Juniors will not be taking the SAGE this year as the ACT will count for their testing. Please note that once a SAGE test has been taken it will not be invalidated by opt-out forms turned in after the fact.
This episode includes three short pieces – the first is the story of the artists creating the Installation in the Counseling Center, the second is a highlight of the Hearts of Gold Buyout Day in the Smash Bro’s Tech Atrium, and the third is the story of Duncan Biles, a sophomore here who is involved in some very unique sports! Enjoy!
Most Seniors got this mailer before Thanksgiving, but in case anyone was left out or missed, please download the Order Form and get your Senior Shout Out in as soon as possible.
(Salt Lake City) Herriman High School senior Aliyah Hagen won a $1,000 Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) college savings scholarship account for her entry in the UESP and StepUp to Higher Education’s Make Your Mark bookmark contest. Her bookmark was selected from more than 1,500 entries.
Aliyah, a student in Jordan School District, was honored with other winners at an awards luncheon held November 7 at Zions Bank headquarters in Salt Lake City. Make Your Mark, in its seventh year, was held in conjunction with Governor Gary Herbert’s declaration of September as College Savings Month. The contest advocates saving and preparing for higher education and promotes reading and the arts.
Aliyah said her love of photography inspired her bookmark design, which featured a retro-style camera. Her digital media teacher and former yearbook advisor Brent Cox helped her brainstorm ideas that could connect photography to literature. She settled on the idea that a classic, whether a camera or a book, is “always in style.”
Studying digital media has also given Aliyah a career path. “I’m interested in a business degree and want to start a photography business,” she said. “Right now, I’m waiting to see if I get in to Utah State,” Aliyah said.
Aliyah’s family supports her educational goals. “We’ve always talked to her about going [to college]—not if, but when,” mom Shellie Hagen said. Aliyah can use her $1,000 UESP college savings scholarship account at any college, university, or technical school in the United States or abroad that participates in federal financial aid programs for students.
“Make Your Mark helps students jump-start or add to their college savings,” said Lynne Ward, UESP executive director. “It’s never too early or too late to start saving, and even small amounts go a long way toward helping with higher education costs. Utah families can receive the added benefit of state tax credits for saving.”
See Aliyah’s bookmark and other winning entries at uesp.org. For more information about the Utah Educational Savings Plan, visit uesp.org, call UESP at 800.418.2551, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlie Brown’s got nothin’ on us – except maybe some cuteness and well-edited animations, but the message is the same! This episode has
- a Mustang Spotlight on Caden Kirby, a senior enduring the struggles of Muscular Dystrophy,
- an Interview in Lunch Lady Land, and
- an emotionally-wrenching adaptation of a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Enjoy the Break!
Are you interested in how the school spent its allocation of Land Trust Money? Or about the upcoming bond election? Or want to know what is being done to help your student prepare for the ACT? Or want an update to the Traffic around our school? It’s all here in the Minutes from the Community Council – oh, and you are welcome to participate in future meetings! Just contact Mr. Tillby about meeting times.
The financial report of expenditures for the Land Trust Money from the State is available. Please review it and submit any questions or suggestions to Mr. Tillby.