Category: Student Life

National Honors Society Inductees are inducted at an induction

By Zach Peace

 

On April 4th, students at Salisbury High School were inducted into the National Honor Society. Students had the pleasure of listening to numerous speakers, including members of administration, the NHS co-advisors, and their own peers. The four officers of NHS, President Peyton Stauffer, Vice President Rylee Donaldson, Secretary Madison Jewel, and Treasurer Katie Rutt, gave speeches and advice on the future to their peers. They also quoted great historical figures including Mahatma Gandhi and John Quincy Adams.

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See Something Say Something

By Brett Minnick

 

Salisbury SAP (Student Assistance Program) is running a poster contest for the “See Something Say Something” for suspicious or questionable behavior.  The posters are to encourage a safe environment in school thats supports those who needs assistance. This is a great contest to spread the word on SAP in today’s world where students need help.  The prizes range for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd with the top prize being a $100 gift card for the Lehigh Valley Mall and the posters will receive a higher grade if they have a clear message and a creative theme.  The deadline is March 29th for submitting them to the main office. Check out the Salisbury Blog for more information.

2018-2019 Course Selection

By Abigail Christman

It’s that time of the year where current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen must pick their courses for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the course selection form students must login to the STSD community portal. All of the required courses are listed at the top of the form (english, math, social studies, science, and world languages), which are recommended by your current teacher. If students do not agree with their teachers recommendation they can click on “Special Request” and enter their concern or request. When the students are done choosing their core classes they can choose a physical education or health course. Students are required to graduate with two physical education courses and one health course, and students can only take one physical education class per year. After students are done choosing  their physical education courses they select their elective courses. Elective courses are listed by department and they will appear when you click on the specific department. To request primary courses you must click the box on the left, to choose the course as an alternative you must click the box on the right. Falcon Periods have no credits, students may choose up to five falcon periods per cycle. Falcon periods are scheduled study halls. Full day Salisbury High School students must have a total of 8 credits and SHS/LCTI students must have a total of 7 credits. In addition to having 8 credits you must choose 4-6 alternative courses. When students have completed course selection they click save and print 2 copies for their parent or guardian to sign. Students should hand in the paper when they meet with their guidance counselor. Continue reading “2018-2019 Course Selection”

HOPE

By Rylee Yerkes

 

On January 24th, the students of Salisbury High School attended an opioid and heroin addiction awareness presentation. It was held during first block for freshmen and juniors, and second block for sophomores and seniors in the auditorium. The “HOPE” (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education) presentation is run by the Center for Humanistic Change, whose mission is to “engage members of our community in opportunities to prepare for life’s challenges through delivery of prevention education and life skills training, and programs that encourage healthy decision-making, positive choices, and peaceful living.” You can find out more about the CHC here.  

The presentation was extremely emotional and moving; the presenters spoke about losing people they knew to addiction, and explained how hard it is to come back from addiction. Tina (pictured on the left) spoke about her son, who passed away from an overdose. She emphasized that anyone can become addicted, bright future or not. She said that things were looking up when her son sought out to recover, but addiction is hard to overcome, and so he went back to using heroin. Emily (pictured on the right) spoke about her personal experiences with various drugs, and the negative impact that they’ve had on her life. She explained how the “everyone’s doing it” mentality is harmful, and that no one should succumb to peer pressure. She told the students that most of the people she’d done drugs with had passed away, and that she wishes someone had advised her when she was younger. Lisa (pictured in the middle) was the main presenter, and educated students on the different types of opioids, how people become addicted to heroin/opioids, the differences of use, misuse and abuse, and how there is “no typical user”.

Students found that opioids are everywhere, and that almost everyone knew someone who had taken them. Students were also educated about “gateway drugs”, and how they more often than not lead to doing worse drugs or taking higher doses because people become immune. It was also said that people often do worse drugs because they think they could be worse. “Everyone knows that one person who’s doing worse than them, and thinks, ‘oh, well, at least I’m not that bad,” Tina told the audience. The presenters informed students that addicts have no specific look; anyone could secretly be addicted or become addicted. They also explained that drug dealers are never to be trusted, no matter how well people think they know them.

The presenters offered to speak to any concerned students after the presentation was over, and the presentation was held again at the highschool at 6:30 pm that day. Overall, it was a positive learning experience for Salisbury High School students, and spread awareness about the ongoing opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania.  

Mock Auditions

By Jack Kubinec

This past week, Salisbury Theatre offered a mock audition for students interested in auditioning for the spring musical. It allowed students to become aware of the process, perform with peers, and grow comfortable with each other. The directors of the Theatre program, Will Erwin and Nina Elias, wanted to be familiar with new students who may of not been apart of any shows in the past. They chose to have both boys and girls learn 2-3 songs they felt comfortable with performing by themselves. This mock audition prepared students for the future audition so they’ll have experience under their belt.

A senior who attended the audition, Sophia Ravenelle, stated it was a way for people, especially new students, to get used to how the real audition will be/how to prepare and what to expect. She also said it was very fun for her especially because it was her first time at a mock audition, and since it is her last musical production it was cool to see so many news faces. A very bittersweet moment to perform in your last show, while meeting new students who may be performing for the first time.

Choosing to do a mock audition this year was a great decision, given it gave students an opportunity which was not offered before. Hopefully it because a recurring event in Salisbury’s future.

Reichenbach Joins 1000th Point Club

By Colten Hagadus

 

In the first game of the season, Jack Reichenbach achieved a milestone that not many other high school basketball players can say that they achieved. Reichenbach becomes the first player at Salisbury to score 1000 points since Lindsay Bauer did a few years ago. In an interview with Todd Kress, Reichenbach stated, “I knew I needed 13, and I just wanted to get in the flow of the offense.” His total 1009 points included his freshman year at Notre Dame where he scored 279. “It’s something that no one in my family has done, which is really cool,” said Reichenbach. He becomes the first male at Salisbury to achieve the accomplishment since Geoff Hoffman in 2001. Also, he is the first player ever to score 1000 under head coach Jason Weaver. Continue reading “Reichenbach Joins 1000th Point Club”