The 2016-2017 Skyridge class schedules will be available for students to view on Friday, May 27 at 3pm on Skyward. In order to view the schedule, STUDENTS MUST KNOW THEIR OWN SKYWARD USER ID AND PASSWORD. Schedules will not be viewable through the parent login.
Class schedules: The Skyridge master schedule has been completed and student schedules are now being finalized. Draft versions of student schedules that might have been viewed earlier this week by students ARE NOT ACCURATE, but rather were part of the schedule formation process. Counselors will be working with students who have incomplete schedules between now and the last day of school. Please do not attempt to contact counseling centers to make class changes prior to the end of this school year. The counselors are very busy preparing for graduation.
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For those of you who were unable to attend the Women’s Tennis Meeting held on May 19, the information packet is available here: Skyridge Tennis Information Packet 2016
Golf: Parent/Participant Meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 7pm at the Thanksgiving Point Clubhouse.
Suggestions needed: We need your help to give our FALCON mascot a nickname. We will be accepting suggestions through 10pm on Thursday, May 26 here: Mascot Nickname Suggestion Form
The first school play will be Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” and auditions will be held Wednesday-Friday (May 25-27) in the Lehi Junior High Drama Room. All future Skyridge freshmen and sophomores are welcome to audition (including those who are not in MDT or Drama 4). For more information and to sign up for an audition time, click here.
You can now make payments for camps and groups online at My School Fees. Some fees are listed under “public items,” so be sure to check in both sections when making a payment.
Registration for Driver Education is now available online. Click here for Skyridge Driver Education Q&A and Click here for the updated Skyridge Driver Education schedule. (please note that Block 1 is now FULL)
Golf: Parent and participant meeting on Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm at the Thanksgiving Point Clubhouse.
Men’s Basketball: Camps, June 6-9 at Lehi Junior High. Click here for information about Skyridge Summer Boys Basketball Camp.
Women’s Soccer: For all girls who are interested in attending a summer soccer camp, click here to register.
Women’s Tennis: Parent and participant meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 5pm in the Ivory Ridge Tennis Building.
Be sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for regular updates and construction photos. You can find links on the right side of this page near the top.
Payments: We are excited to announce that you can now pay your fees online through My School Fees. Currently this is the only credit card payment option. If you wish to make a payment for programs in person, we can only accept cash or checks.
Student schedules: The counseling department is making excellent progress on the master schedule and the hiring of teaching staff is nearly complete. Student schedules will be generated by the end of May, and we anticipate that students will be able to view their schedules on Skyward on May 27th. Counselors will be available to make class changes May 31 – June 3 by appointment. More information coming soon.
Driver Education: The pre-registration for Driver Education is now available online. Fees can be paid online here: My School Fees Fees must be paid at least two weeks prior to the first day of the class or students will be dropped from that section. We are offering summer sections in addition to before and after school options. Click here for the UPDATED Skyridge Driver Education schedule Please Click here for Skyridge Driver Education Q&A.
Ballroom: Auditions will be held Wednesday, May 11 at EAGLECREST ELEMENTARY in the gym. It will be a closed audition. Registration will be from 4:30-5pm. Auditions will begin at 5pm and will last at least 3 hours. Students should come prepared to lead/follow cha-cha and waltz, as well as a small section of choreography which will be taught at the audition. Men’s attire: shirt & tie, Latin pants (or dress pants), and Latin & Standard shoes (or dress shoes). Woman’s attire: blouse/leotard with sleeves, skirt – cannot be shorter than mid thigh, Latin & standard shoes (or comfortable heels that will not fall off), hair pulled back in a ponytail or bun.
Debate: Student meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30pm in Room 115 at Lehi High School.
Drama: There will be a parent/participant meeting for students who were accepted into the MDT and Drama 4 classes on Monday, May 16 at 6pm in the auditorium at Lehi Junior High.
Golf: Parent/Participant Meeting, May 25, 7pm at the Thanksgiving Point Clubhouse.
Men’s Basketball: Basketball Camps, grades 2-10, June 6-9. See Skyridge summer basketball camp for more information.
Orchestra: Auditions are required for Chamber Orchestra, no exceptions. Any student (next year grades 10-12) who still needs to audition should contact Jennifer Kelley ASAP at email@example.com For the audition, students should prepare 2 three octave scales of their choice and a solo.
Symphonic Orchestra is primarily a non-auditioned orchestra for 10-12 grade students.
Concert orchestra is primarily a 9th grade orchestra or for students who need to work on some technique fundamentals.
Softball: Parent/Participant Meeting, Tuesday, June 7, 6pm in the Lehi Junior High. More information coming soon.
Soccer: For all girls who are interested in attending a summer soccer camp, register here Soccer Summer Camp Registration
Track: For track updates, follow @skyridge_track on Twitter and Instagram.
Women’s Basketball: Skyridge Women’s Falcons Essential Camp, May 16-18 and 20 from 6-8:30pm for students who will be in grades 8-12 next year. Cost is $55, and payment is due by May 18. For students who will be in grades 3-7 next year, the camp is May 23-26 from 6-7:30pm. The cost is $45, and payment is due by May 24.
Two years ago today, the Alpine School District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Skyridge High School. Here are a few photos from that day with comparison photos of the same areas now.
Jessica Adams has been hired as the Ballroom Dance Team Coach for Skyridge High School. She has been dancing various styles for 22 years including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Ballroom and has also been teaching these styles for over ten years.
She started dancing ballroom during her Senior year at Lehi High School. After graduating, she attended UVU where she was a member of the UVU Ballroom Dance Tour Team. While on the team, Jessica trained under instructors Paul Winkelman, Ryan and Ashley DiLello, Chris Williams, Tara Boyd, Michael Johnson, and Chris Witt. As a member of the team, she was privileged to represent the United States at the International Folk Art Festival in China in 2013. In 2014, she was able to return to China with a small group of ambassadors to build relations between the UVU Ballroom program and China’s CFLAC branch of government. Last year she represented the United States at the International Blackpool Dance Festival in England, where her team placed 1st in Ballroom formation and 3rd in Latin formation.
Jessica’s vision for the Skyridge Ballroom Team is one of respect, unity, creativity, and success. Throughout the year, her students will be taught more than technique; they will find unity and respect for one another as they support and encourage each other through rehearsals, performances, and competitions. Upon graduating from Skyridge, her ballroom students will not only be successful dancers, they will be exceptional individuals, capable of success in everything they do.
Jessica is finishing her degree in Marketing at UVU. In her spare time, she loves baking, outdoor activities, spending time with her husband, and volunteering as the Executive Director of the Miss Greater Salt Lake/Miss Timpanogos Scholarship Organization.
Driver Education: The pre-registration for Driver Education is now available. We will be able to start accepting payment via “My School Fees” by then end of the month. At that time, we will be sending a link and payment information to the email address used during the early registration period. We are offering summer classes in addition to before and after school options. Please Click here for the UPDATED Skyridge Driver Education schedule, and Click here for Skyridge Driver Education Q&A.
MDT: Auditions will be April 27-29 in the auditorium at Lehi Junior High. To sign up for the individual portion (acting/music) click here: Individual portion of music/acting audition To sign up for the group dance audition, sign up here: Group dance audition If you were unable to attend the parent/participant meeting, click here: Drama Parent Meeting Handout
Drama 4: To sign up for an audition for Drama 4, click here: Drama 4 audition sign up
Color Guard: Parent and Participant Meeting, Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm in the Main Gym at Lehi High. Click here Color Guard Commercial to learn more about the Color Guard program. Clinics will be held on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from 4-6:30pm in the Main Gym at Lehi High. Tryouts will be on Friday, April 29 at 4pm in the Main Gym at Lehi High. 2016 tryout poster pdf
Soccer: For all girls who are interested in attending the summer soccer camp, register here Soccer Summer Camp Registration before May 13.
Here are the links for the sign up sheets for the auditions for MDT and Drama 4:
Individual portion of music/acting audition: Individual portion of music/acting audition
Group portion of dance audition: Group dance audition sign up
Drama 4 audition sign up: Drama 4 audition
Driver Education: We are excited to announce that we will be offering summer classes for Driver Education, in addition to the sections we will be offering before and after school during the school year. Please Click here for the UPDATED Skyridge Driver Education schedule, and Click here for Skyridge Driver Education Q&A.
Drill Team: Clinics and tryouts are Wednesday-Friday, April 13-15. Get more information here: Drill Tryout Flyer
Drama: If you are interested in participating in the drama program at any level, please click here Skyridge Drama information forms to fill out the information forms. If you missed the meeting on Tuesday night, click here for a copy of the Drama Parent Meeting Handout. Information about auditions for MDT and Drama 4 will be coming soon!
Swim: Parent/Participant Meeting, Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria at Lehi Junior High.
Smith’s Community Rewards: If you shop at Smith’s, please consider linking your card to Skyridge High School. Visit http://www.smithscommunityrewards.com/ to register.
We are excited to announce that we will be offering Driver Education classes this summer in addition to sections before and after school during the school year. Please Click here for the UPDATED Skyridge Driver Education schedule
To access the registration form, click here: Driver Education Registration Form
The Alpine School District has appointed the assistant principals for Skyridge High School for the 2016-2017 school year. Kevin Henshaw, John LaBare, and Thomas Paul will start their new positions effective July 1, 2016.
Kevin Henshaw grew up in Utah County, where he attended Alpine School District schools, and is currently completing his third year as an assistant principal at Frontier Middle School. Prior to his administrative duties there, he taught reading and math at Orem Junior High, and taught and coached basketball in Idaho. He received a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Phoenix, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Western Governors University. Mr. Henshaw and his wife Cristy (a special education teacher at Mountain View High School) live in Highland with their three children. He is an avid golfer and loves mountain biking.
John LaBare is also a product of the Alpine School District and is a graduate of Orem High. He has been an educator for the past eighteen years, spending the last ten years at Lehi Junior High School, most recently as an assistant principal. Following high school, he served in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, traveling to Asia, the Persian Gulf, and eastern Africa. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical science and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Brigham Young University. Mr. LaBare and his wife Robyn (a 2nd grade teacher at Eaglecrest Elementary) live in Eagle Mountain with their five children. He loves spending time with his family (especially in the outdoors), is a self proclaimed “science fiction nerd,” and is excited to continue working with so many students as they move on to Skyridge.
Thomas Paul grew up in north-central Massachusetts and spent his high school years in Colorado. He began his career in education working in the special education department at Timpview High School and then spent seven years as an English teacher/yearbook advisor at Mountain Ridge Junior High. He is currently the assistant principal at Traverse Mountain Elementary. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English education from Utah Valley University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Brigham Young University. Mr. Paul and his wife Mandi have three children and currently reside in Pleasant Grove. He loves spending time with his family, golfing, watching live theater or sporting events involving BYU or Boston teams, and various outdoor activities.
The Alpine District Spring Break is April 4-8. We will return to the office on April 11. Thank you for your patience as we work to update our website. In the meantime, please use the “search” option above if there is something specific you are trying to find. Here are the upcoming events for Skyridge High School:
Musical Dance Theater/Drama: Come meet the new Director of Theater Arts! Tuesday, April 12 at 6pm in the MEDIA CENTER at Lehi Junior High. Learn more about the audition process for MDT and Drama 4 and the future of the program.
Wrestling: Come meet Coach Mangum and learn about the future of the wrestling program. This event is for all future participants (K-12) and their parents. Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm in the AUDITORIUM at Lehi Junior High.
Drill: Clinics are Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 from 6:30-8:30pm. Tryouts are on Friday, April 15, at 3:30pm. Read more here: Drill Tryout Flyer
Swimming: Parent/Participant Meeting on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria at Lehi Junior High.
Color Guard: Parent/Participant Meeting on Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm in the Main Gym at Lehi High. Click here Color Guard Commercial to learn more about the Color Guard program. Clinics will be held Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from 4-6:30 in the Main Gym at Lehi High. Tryouts will be held Friday, April 29 at 4pm in the Main Gym at Lehi High. 2016 tryout poster pdf
Women’s Soccer: For those who missed the meeting last month, click here for the handbook: Women’s Soccer Handbook
Smith’s Community Rewards: If you shop at Smith’s, please consider linking your card to Skyridge High School. Visit Smith’s Community Rewards to register.
Band Auditions: Tuesday, March 29-Friday, April 1, 2:50-3:30pm. Click here for more information: http://shs.alpineschools.org/2016/03/25/band-and-jazz-band-audition-information/
Cheer Tryouts: Tuesday, March 29-Thursday, March 31, Dance Room at Lehi High.
Drill: Parent Meeting, Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm in the Commons at Lehi High. For additional information about clinics and tryouts, click here: Drill Tryout Flyer
Musical Dance Theater: Parent meeting information coming soon.
Wrestling: Parent/Participant Meeting, Tuesday, April 12, 7pm at Lehi Junior High in the auditorium.
Swimming: Parent/Participant Meeting, Thursday, April 14, 6:30pm in the cafeteria at Lehi Junior High.
Drama 4: Parent meeting information coming soon.
Color Guard: Parent/Participant Meeting, April 27, 6pm, Main Gym at Lehi High. Clinics, April 27-28, 4-6:30pm, Lehi High Main Gym. Tryouts, April 29, 4pm, Lehi High Main Gym. 2016 tryout poster pdf
Smith’s Community Rewards: If you shop at Smith’s, please consider linking your card to Skyridge High School. Visit http://www.smithscommunityrewards.com/ to register.
Lehi, Utah–March 26, 2016
John Brown has been hired as the director of the theater arts department for Skyridge High School. Mr. Brown is currently the drama teacher at American Preparatory Academy in West Valley. Prior to that, he completed his student teaching at Orem High School, where he taught history and government courses in addition to his involvement with the drama department.
Over the past few years, Brown has assisted with or directed more than a dozen plays on the high school and junior high school levels. He has vast experience preparing students for the Utah High School Shakespeare Competition and the UHSAA region and state drama festivals. He has worked with numerous students in preparing auditions for scholarships and to gain entry into college theater programs. As a student, he was awarded the Outstanding High School Actor for the state of Utah, and received an acting scholarship to BYU. Recently he was featured in a play by William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, as part of the BYU Harris Fine Art Center’s 50th anniversary.
Although Brown is a licensed attorney and has practiced law in both Nevada and Utah, his true passion is the theater and working with students. While living in Nevada, he volunteered at the local high school, teaching government and American history classes. He also taught an after-school theater program, producing and directing a number of plays. After moving to Utah, he volunteered at a local charter school, establishing a debate club and continuing his work with theater. Brown says, “It was at this point that my wife suggested that I become a teacher. What she saw in me as I was working with kids was a joy and satisfaction – a fulfillment – that was not present when I was practicing law.”
Skyridge Principal Joel Perkins is thrilled to have Mr. Brown as part of the Fine Arts Department, and says, “John is amazing! His enthusiasm for building the drama program at Skyridge is contagious. He has great vision, experience, and love of students and learning. He will build an incredible program that will provide great opportunities for students to become well rounded individuals.”
Brown is excited about his new position at Skyridge and says, “I have a number of goals for the theater program at Skyridge High School: I want it to be inclusive and broadly appealing to the entire educational community; I want the students who are involved in the program to have a positive experience and for high school theater to be a confidence building and self-affirming activity; I want all of my students to achieve the highest level of excellence; and I want to instill in the entire community – students, parents, teachers and more – a love of theater and of the arts.”
Brown received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in Political Science, and later earned a Juris Doctorate from University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He received his teaching certificate from Brigham Young University. He and his wife Ramona have six children and reside in Orem. In his spare time, Brown enjoys attending movies and live theater with his family and friends, music, good stories, and BYU sports.
Auditions for band will take place Tuesday, March 29 through Friday, April 1 from 2:50-3:30pm, in room 178 at Lehi Junior High School (Mr. Summers’ band room). Auditions will be on a first come, first served basis. Please review the following documents: Skyridge Audition info 2016 AND SHS Jazz Auditions 2016 for additional information. Students who wish to take Concert Band do not need to audition. Students who requested to take Symphonic Band, Advanced Wind Symphony, Advanced Percussion, and both Jazz bands on their course request form will need to audition.
All auditions must be completed by April 1.
Friday, March 25 is the deadline for the School Fight Song Lyric Contest. Click here for a link to the official rules and a link to the online entry form: http://tinyurl.com/zzcbsg6 This is a great opportunity for community members to become part of Skyridge history.
Men’s Basketball: Meeting, Wednesday, March 23 at 6pm in the Lehi Junior High Cafeteria. (for parents and prospective players who will be in grades 9-12 next year)
Women’s Soccer: Meeting, Monday, March 28 at 6pm in the Lehi Junior High Cafeteria. (for parents and prospective players who will be in grades 9-12 next year)
Cheer: Tryouts will be held Tuesday, March 29-Thursday, March 31 from 3-7pm in the dance room at Lehi High School.
Drill: Parent Meeting, Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm in the Commons at Lehi High. Clinics will be held Wednesday, April 13-Thursday, April 14 from 6:30-8:30pm in the dance room at Lehi High, and tryouts will be on Friday, April 15 beginning at 3:30pm.
Swim: Parent/Participant Meeting, Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the Lehi Junior High Cafeteria.
Smith’s Community Rewards: If you shop at Smith’s, please consider linking your Rewards card to Skyridge High School. Visit http://www.smithscommunityrewards.com/ to register.
March 21, 2016–Lehi, Utah
Lyle Mangum has been hired as the Head Wrestling Coach for Skyridge High School, currently under construction in Lehi, Utah. The school will open in August 2016.
Coach Mangum has been a wrestling coach for 23 years. He spent the last 18 years at Lone Peak High School as the Head Wrestling Coach and as a Cross Country coach. He has consistently had high performing teams in Region 4 and has established an excellent program. Prior to his tenure at Lone Peak, he was the Head Wrestling Coach at Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho for six years. During his head coaching career he has coached 14 state champions and 41 state placers along with two All Americans.
Coach Mangum was a four year starting wrestler at Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He continued as a two year Varsity wrestler at Ricks College and was a two time national tournament qualifier. He was on the 1998 team that finished second in the nation at the NJCAA tournament. He completed his collegiate experience as a Varsity wrestler at Utah State University during the school’s last year of competition.
Coach Mangum says, “I am extremely excited for the opportunity to begin a tradition of excellence at Skyridge High School. They have inspired leadership and I am going to help them establish a winning attitude in athletics and academics. We will define our team values and ingrain them in everything we do. We will create an environment of trust and we will set attainable goals and constantly raise the bar. This is an amazing opportunity to work with the parents and student athletes in Lehi to have a superior character building experience. We will represent Skyridge High School with honor and be a great examples of the spirit and work ethic of the community. We will have an extremely innovative and exciting coaching staff that will help our wrestlers achieve success and prepare them to move on to the next level.”
Skyridge Principal Joel Perkins says, “Coach Mangum has been heavily involved in teaching and coaching for many years. We are thrilled that he has decided to join our team. He truly cares about his students and works very hard to help build quality individuals. We are excited about the experience and enthusiasm he is bringing to build a quality wrestling program at Skyridge.”
Leaving Lone Peak High School is bittersweet for Coach Mangum. He says, “I am so grateful to all of the students and faculty of Lone Peak High School. They are all so very talented and they will continue to be a very important part of my life. I am honored to have coached and taught some of the greatest student athletes in the world. I wish them all continued success and I know that they will achieve great things in the future.”
Coach Mangum graduated with a bachelor’s degree in German and Political Science from Utah State University, and holds a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine, California. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and attending all types of sporting events. He is an avid golfer and is also a very successful baseball, football, and wrestling official. He and his wife Jana have one son, Blake, who recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he competed on their wrestling team. The Mangums live in Cedar Hills. Coach Mangum will continue to coach and teach at Lone Peak High School for the remainder of the school year. Be sure to watch for information about spring and summer plans for the wrestling team.
Future Falcons, we need your help! The contest to write our fight song lyrics is still OPEN for entries! For official rules and a link to the online entry form, please click here: Skyridge song contest rules Entries will be accepted through 8pm on Friday, March 25. Spread the word!!
School Fight Song Lyric Contest: Open for entries now through Friday, March 25 at 8pm. Community members have the opportunity to write the lyrics for the school song. For full contest rules and the entry form, click here: Skyridge song contest rules
Student Council: Primary elections will be held during B3 today for Studentbody Officers. Final elections will take place March 14-18. For more information about class elections and appointed positions, click here: http://shs.alpineschools.org/2016/02/11/student-council-process-for-skyridge-high-school/
Women’s Basketball: Player/Parent Meeting, Tuesday, March 15 at 7pm at Lehi Junior High. For students who will be in grades 3-12 for the 2016-2017 school year. See flyer for more information: Parent Mtg Flyer Final
Cheer: Parent Meeting, Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm in the Commons at Lehi High. The second clinic will be held on Friday, March 18 from 3:30-6:30pm in the dance room at Lehi High. Click here for more information: Cheer Tryout Flier
Men’s Basketball: Meeting for parents and prospective players, grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 season. Wednesday, March 23 at 6pm in the Lehi Junior High Cafeteria. Come meet the coaches and learn about their vision for Skyridge basketball. The spring/summer schedule and expectations will be explained.
Drill: A parent meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31 for all parents of those who want to participate on the Drill Team. Clinics will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 and 14 from 6:30-8:30pm in the dance room at Lehi High School. Tryouts will be held on Friday, April 15 beginning at 3:30pm. You can read more here: Drill Tryout Flyer
Football: Pre-registration for Skyridge Youth Football will begin on Friday, April 1. More information will be coming soon.