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EXCITING NEWS… WE’RE MOVING!!!

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We are super excited to announce that we have received permission to begin moving our temporary offices that were located at Lehi High to our permanent home at Skyridge High School beginning Friday, July 15. Because of the magnitude of this transition, our main office will open again on Tuesday, July 19 at 8am at Skyridge. (801-610-8820)

The contractors are still finalizing construction in several areas of the building, so the main office will be the only part of the facility that is available to the public at this time. To access the main office, please enter the property through the Center Street entrance located at approximately 3050 N Center Street. You will need to park on the west side of the building and enter the main doors, located in the center of the building.

Counselors will be available to facilitate class changes during the second week of August. More information about specific times and appointments will be sent during the last week of July.

We are SO grateful for the incredible facility that we have, as well as for the hard-working crews that have been working tirelessly for two years on this project. We are also appreciative to the awesome administration at Lehi High School for allowing us to use their school as our home base for the last year. We are looking forward to an amazing year! Please watch for information about our Grand Opening to be released soon. Go, Falcons!

Swim Coach Announced

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December 18, 2015—Lehi, UtahMeyring_Dennis_CH4456217899YW

Dennis Meyring has been hired as the Swim Coach for Skyridge High School, currently under construction in Lehi, Utah. The school will open in August 2016.

Coach Meyring is currently serving as the head swim coach and government teacher for both Lehi and Westlake High Schools. When Westlake opened, he embraced this dual role to help build Westlake’s program while continuing to coach at Lehi. He will once again divide his attentions (this time between Lehi and Skyridge) to help build a new high school swim program at Skyridge. Of this new challenge, he says, “It is always exciting to contribute to a new beginning with opportunity for traditions to begin and standards to be established.”

Meyring has been coaching swimming for over 45 years, and has spent the last 22 years at Lehi High. He has been named the UHSAA “Coach of the Year” four times, has helped the Pioneers win 15 Region Championships, and has guided the team to 2nd place in State three times. Prior to coming to Lehi High, Coach Meyring coached for ten years in Oxnard, California and was a graduate assistant coach at BYU.

Coach Meyring was born and raised in Vallejo, California and attended Vallejo College, where he was a five time All American swimmer. He then attended BYU, where he was the WAC Champion in the 200 yd butterfly, 200 yd IM, and 400 yd IM (the first swimmer to win three events in a conference meet). He also qualified for AAU Nationals and the US Olympic Trials and competed in the NCAA Championships. He was named the BYU “Athlete of the Week” on two occasions. He set several high school and collegiate swim records and was the team captain every year in high school and college.

When describing his coaching philosophy, Meyring says, “Swimming requires dedication, commitment and hard work over a long period of time. The program should reinforce the values taught in the home and allow athletes to experience challenges at a higher level and realize the rewards from their efforts. They should come away with lifetime tools that will bring success.”

Skyridge Principal Joel Perkins says, “Coach Meyring is a legend in the swim community, and I am super excited that he is going help us build an amazing swim program at Skyridge. He invests so much in his student athletes and believes in the value of hard work and dedication.”

Coach Meyring graduated from BYU with a major in physical education and a minor in social studies. He and his wife Vicki have twelve children and 32 grandchildren, who are the highlight of his life. He loves vintage cars, and has restored two of his own original vehicles.

Skyridge will possibly open with 9th grade students

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The Alpine School District Board of Education is studying a proposal to accommodate student enrollment growth in our area. Specific information and an opportunity to offer feedback may be found at http://wp.me/p50b0D-6st. In addition, an input session will be held at Lehi Jr. High on Monday, December 14th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the media center. Your input will help provide optimal learning environments for students in the growing area of north Lehi.

Tennis Coach Hired

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November 12, 2015–Lehi, Utah

Lindsay Rawstorne has been hired as the TennLindsay Rawstorne croppedis Coach for Skyridge High School, currently under construction in Lehi, Utah. The school will open in August 2016.

Coach Rawstorne has been a tennis instructor for the past 25 years, and a tennis director for 23 years. He has coached players of all ages for club teams, state teams (Team Utah), and sectional teams (Zonals teams). He is a certified USPTA Elite Professional and has coached many nationally ranked junior players.

Rawstorne has played tennis for the past 40 years, starting when he lived in France. He collected four national titles before coming to the United States, and played collegiately for two years at Weber State University and two years for the University of Utah. His highest ranking was #20 in Singles and #11 in Doubles in the NCAA Division I. He also played briefly on the ATP tour.

Rawstorne is anxious for the opportunity to work with Skyridge student athletes. He says, “I am very excited for this opportunity to form a team of young players who want to achieve their best. Our players will be very well prepared and will have a great time training.”

Speaking about the philosophy he will bring to Skyridge High, Rawstorne says, “We will play the game of tennis the right way with integrity. Students will play for their teammates and represent our school with the highest standards. We will have a no-cut policy where everyone can be part of the team. Our team selection will be clear and based on merit; every player will have the opportunity to compete for a Varsity spot. I believe that hard work is always rewarded in some form.”

Skyridge Principal Joel Perkins says, “Lindsay is one of the most recognized tennis coaches in the western states. We are very excited about his desire to provide a positive tennis experience for all of his student athletes. He is an outstanding coach and recognizes the great importance of academics and school involvement for all students.”

Skyridge Athletic Director Mark Clinton says, “During the hiring process, the thing that stood out to me was that Coach Rawstorne has a deep understanding of closing the performance/potential gap. He feels that just being the best is not the same as giving it your best effort. He has the kind of experience as one of the finest teachers and professionals in the game. We look forward to his expertise in helping us develop our high school’s tennis teams and facilities.”

Rawstorne graduated with a bachelor degree in finance from the University of Utah. He is currently the manager/director of tennis at Ivory Ridge Tennis Club, located in Lehi, Utah. He has served on the USTA Junior committee for Utah and Intermountain for the past 10 years and is currently the chair for the Junior Competition Committee ITA.