News and Announcements

 Step Up Scholarship Night

Attention seniors!  Salt Lake Community College will be hosting our Step Up Scholarship Night to help you and your parents better understand Financial Aid, writing for scholarships and interview skills for scholarships.  We will also have information on Admissions and School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties.  This event will be hosted at the Taylorsville Campus of SLCC on Wednesday February 10th from 6-8.  We hope to see you there!

Agenda Step ahead Scholarship February 2016

National School Counselor Week

Did you know it’s National School Counselor Week? Recognize a school counselor who’s made a difference in your life and WIN a StepUp PRIZE PACK!
In order to win, you must either:
1.       Take a selfie with your school counselor and tag us in it @StepUpUtah (FB, IG or Twitter) & make sure you follow us.
2.       Tweet or post to @ StepUpUtah (make sure you follow us) how your school counselor has made a difference in your life.
Deadline is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Springville Art Exhibition Results

Congratulations to the following students for their success in this year’s All-State High School Exhibition at the Springville Museum of Art.

Autumn Babcock (4th District Congressional Award Winner)

Brayden Cooley

Kayden Houser

Alexander Johnson

Natascha McAninch (Juror’s Award)

Jessica Patten

This is a heavily juried contest.  Springville receives about 1,000 entries each year and selects maybe 300 to hang in the show.  Very few pieces receive awards. Utah’s four Congressional Districts select award winners representing their district from the exhibition each year. The first place award-winning works will hang for one year in Washington D.C. Autumn’s photograph was selected as the award winner for the 4th District Congressional selection.  We are very proud of our students and invite you to celebrate their success!

Regents Scholarship Applications are Due Feb. 1st.

Seniors: Regents Scholarship admission applications are due Feb. 1st. NO LATE APPLICATIONS will be accepted!

Asian American High School Conference

The University of Utah’s Asian American Student Association will be hosting their 17th annual high school conference on Friday, February 26th, 2015 at the University of Utah, Union building.  This conference is a great way for students to interact with faculty, staff, and administration at the U while attending different workshops about diversity scholarships, admission requirements, degree- specific programs, financial aid, internships, etc. Although it is titled as the “Asian American High School Conference”, the event is open for all students of every ethnicity; however, please understand that some of the programming will be tailored towards Asian American issues and experiences.

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Region Level Reflections Results

Congratulations to the following students for their awards in Reflections at the region level!

Hannah Saxey-Award of Excellence in Photography and will move on to be judged on the state level.
Nathan Hardey -Award of Outstanding Interpretation for Musical Composition and will move on to be judged on the state level.

Academic Decathlon Competition Results

Copper Hills Academic Decathlon, CHAD, had a competition last Friday. Here are the winners.  Please feel free to give them the praise and adoration they deserve!


We came in Second overall, beating Bingham by a hefty margin.


Serenity Gage: Gold Scholastic Speech

Aarica Hill: Silver Varsity Speech

Dakota Maynes: Bronze Varsity Speech

Shelby Snyder: Gold Honors Interview

Dakota Maynes: Silver Varsity Interview

Jordan Rich: Silver Scholastic Interview, Bronze Scholastic Overall

Joshua Hyatt: Gold Varsity Essay, Silver Varsity Overall

Region is in two weeks.  Go Grizzlies!

Choir Mattress Fundraiser

Choir is having a Mattress Fundraiser on January 30th in the Tech Atrium from 10:00 – 5:00.

Copper Hills Choir Referral Flyer (1)

Attendance School Info

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Slam Team Edges Past Other Teams for 1st Place Win

Our Slam team edged past Skyline Wednesday night for another 1st place win. Lone Peak and Kearns were also present.

Sophomore, Justyne Colotla and Juniors, Darby Luther and Sam Stutesman each gave memorable performances.
But it was Junior Breckly Conner, whose poem about a death which resulted from drinking and driving had the highest score of the evening with a 26.
A big “thank you” goes out to all of the faculty and staff who helped set up, promote, or who attended this event. Our team really appreciates the support.

DECA Excels at Utah State Invitational

Congratulations to our Copper Hills DECA Chapter, which competed very successfully at the annual Aggie DECA Invitational at Utah State University on December 9th, with over 30 of the state’s best high schools and over 500 students.  All of the Copper Hills DECA members who attended scored high marks. Those Grizzlies who excelled and brought back medals were as follows:

1st Place – Buying and Merchandising – Austin Linton & Mitchell Green
1st Place – Business Law and Ethics – Jessica Ivie & Ethan Bastian
2nd Place – Hotel and Lodging – Shelbie Larsen
3rd Place – Travel and Tourism – Raleigh Spence & Andre’ Brunson

Message for Parents, Students, and Staff at Copper Hills High School

This is an important message from Copper Hills High for all parents, students and staff members:

We have had three reported cases of Whooping Cough in the past weeks.  One was two weeks ago the other two were over the Thanksgiving break. It is very good that we were not together during that time.  This does cut down the possible spread of infection for our student body.

We have been asked by the Utah State Health Department to send out the attached letter of warning. Please use this information for the health and safety of your family members.

We will continue to monitor cases of this illness as they are reported to us. We are in contact with the District Nurse and Health Department with this information. We will let you know if there are further precautions that need to be taken.

Thank you for your time.

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Trip to Dixie Proves Eventful

Wow!  Even a Trip To Dixie in Southern Utah!  50 of our Copper Hills High seniors were invited to Dixie to explore and participate in a College Tour last Friday, November 20th.   We were able to experience a beautiful campus, take tours, enjoy a wonderful lunch  , and submit transcripts for admissions.  Thank you to Dixie State college students for helping to make our students feel like they were part of this University.  A special thanks to Mr. C.J. Ferguson and Mr. Brett Schwartz, Admissions Counselors/ Recruiters for helping organize our visit. We look forward to continued association with Dixie as we offer these wonderful experiences to our students.

Suicide Prevention Presentation

The Copper Hills High School Counseling Center will be providing the State mandated annual suicide prevention presentations in Homeroom on Monday, Dec. 7th.  Alternative arrangements will be made for students who attend the JATC in the morning.  If you choose to NOT have your student receive the information in this presentation, we ask that you return the signed and dated opt-out letter available on the Counseling Center webpage and attached here, to your student’s Homeroom teacher by Dec. 7th. We thank you for your help and participation at Copper Hills High School.

Suicide Prevention Opt Out Form (1)

Mr. Stewart Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Our own psychologist, Mr. Stewart, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Utah Association of School Psychologists. Thanks for all you do for the students at CHHS Mr. Stewart. We love you!  Go to the link below to read the story on the Jordan School District Website.

Academic Decathlon Takes 2nd Overall

Academic Decathlon just returned from a wonderful first competition.We took 2nd overall and 2nd in Superquiz. We also had 25 individual medals earned. Here are the details.
Tyson Whiting: Honors Gold Lang & Lit
Rachel Brighton: Honors Bronze Art
Rebecca Christensen: Honors Bronze Lang & Lit
Spencer Arnesen: Scholastic Gold Science, Gold Math, Silver Overall
Jordan Rich: Scholastic Silver Art, Silver Lang & Lit,
Seth Blackham: Scholastic Silver Science, Silver Math, Bronze Overall
Aarica Hill: Varsity Bronze Art, Bronze Science, Bronze Social Science
Kyle Hall: Varsity Silver Econ, Gold Art, Gold Lang & Lit, Gold Music, Bronze Overall
Joshua Hyatt: Varsity Bronze Econ, Bronze Art, Silver Science, Gold Math, Silver Social Science, Silver Overall
Our next competition is January 16th: Speech, Essay, Interview.

Artstock Winners

Please congratulate the following students who participated in this year’s Artstock at Jordan High School.
Overall, as a team, Copper Hills did an excellent job and came home with second place.

The individual winners are as follows:

Mollie Drent (Photography) – First Place

Jude Davis (2-D) – First Place

Breanne England (2-D) – Third place

Kayden Houser (Ceramics) – Honorable Mention

Keri Davis (2-D) – Honorable Mention

Jaina Peterson (2-D) – Honorable Mention

Thank you to Principal Quarnberg for all his support with this competition!

Congrats to the Following Sterling Scholar Nominees

Family and Consumer Science – Madison Memmott

Visual Arts – Megan Warner

Mathematics – Bryce Johnson

English – Avery Bell

Business and Marketing – Jessica Ivie

World Languages – Jarom Hickenlooper

Computer Technology – Casey Taylor

Skilled and Technical Sciences Education – Nathan Hoch

Speech/Theater Arts/ and Forensics – Ahn Cao

Science – Marshal Drummond

Social Sciences – Hannah Huefner

Vocal Performance – Malcolm McFadzean

Dance – Taylor Ostmark

Instrumental Music – Erin Astill

Reflections Award of Excellence Winners

The following students received an Award of Excellence in the PTA Reflections Art program and will now be representing CHHS at the Council level.  We wish them the best of luck!

Award of Excellence in Photography:

Hannah Saxey

Zachary Stapel

Evan Barber

Rylee Ricks

Award of Excellence in Music Composition:

Nathan Hardey

SUU College Campus Tour

What a great day visiting the College Campus of Southern Utah University!  Our enthusiastic Copper Hills High students had the opportunity of visiting this college campus on Thursday, the 29th of October and had a great time.  We were able to offer 50 students the experience of touring a beautiful campus, enjoy lunch  , and complete a college application for admissions.  A special thank you to SUU Admissions Counselors/ Recruiters, and college students for helping to make our students feel welcome.  We look forward to continued association with SUU as we offer these valuable experiences to our students.

Poetry Slam Team Give Performance of a Lifetime

Our Copper Hills Poetry Slam team gave the performance of a lifetime against Maeser Prep Academy, Lehi, and Lone Peak on Friday. As the only team to have a 100+ score, our poets left no questions about who will be the team to beat this year.

Our award of 1st place came from the combined efforts of:
Alysa Metzkow, Junior (24.3)
Kyle Peay, Senior (25)
Breckly Conner, Junior (27.3)
Taya Wilson, Senior (28.2)
Taya Wilson’s poem left the audience in tears and was the highest rated poem of the evening, with Breckly Conner’s poem also leaving chills on everyone’s skin. This event is really empowering our students and giving them a unique form of expression they can’t get anywhere else. Please congratulate these students if you see them.

Copper Hills Student Featured in National 4H Toolkit

Jessica Ivie, one of our most accomplished CTE Seniors, has had a national article written about her. She is involved in DECA, FBLA, and 4H as an officer.  Jessica has been honored with dozens of awards and scholarships; she is also one of five Seniors selected by the Utah State Board of Education for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  Three years ago, Jessica was a shy, and reserved Sophomore who took an Entrepreneurship class, and then caught fire.  She is the product of the many benefits of the Jordan School District’s CTE Program, and Copper Hills High School.  Jessica is a perfect example of what’s right with the American educational system, and why we are all involved in the process.  Click on the link below to see the article.  Jessica’s story starts on page 19.  Congratulations Jessica!

CHHS Students Show Importance of Financial Literacy

Our state is one of the leaders when it comes to teaching financial literacy.  Check out the Good4Utah clip below to see what some of our CHHS students have learned.

Utah Valley University College Tour

Another successful College Tour to Utah Valley University!  Our amazing Copper Hills High students had the opportunity of visiting this college campus on Thursday, October 8th and had a great time.  We were able to offer 106 students the experience of touring a wonderful campus, enjoying lunch , and being able to ask questions of a panel of current college students.  A special thank you to Utah Valley University Admissions Counselor, Chad Johnson, high school recruiters, and college students for helping to make our students feel welcome.  We look forward to continued association with UVU as we offer post high school experiences to our students

Utah State University Eastern Campus Visit Offers Unique Experience

Our wonderful Copper Hills High students had the opportunity of visiting Utah State University Eastern campus on Thursday, October 10th , and very much enjoyed the experience.  Fifty students toured the campus, were entertained by student ambassadors, participated in a campus tour, and were able to ask questions to students attending Utah State.  Our students were also treated to an ‘all you can eat’ lunch!  Thank you to Utah State University Admissions Counselors, High School Recuriters, and College Students for helping to make our students feel welcome.  We look forward to continued association with Utah State as we offer post high school experiences to our students.

Mr. Marshall’s Art Highlighted on Fox 13 News

Our very own art teacher, Mr. Marshall. was highlighted on Fox 13 News for some of the amazing artwork he sells at the Farmer’s Market.  Check out the link below to see some of his work!

Congrats to 2015 NCAM Youth Advisor

Congratulations to Jessica Ivie for being named the 2015 NCAM Youth Ambassador!  She was chosen as the Utah ambassador for National Child Awareness month (they choose one youth from each state). She went to Washington DC for the ambassadorship training and met with Mike Lee’s office while she was there.

She was also invited by the national 4h council to present at their corporate partner summit in Washington DC as they designed this next years’  campaign.

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Westminster College Visit Fun for All

50 of our seniors had a great day visiting Westminister College this past Friday, September 4th.   The college invited our student to tour all of the facilities on campus and participate in some of the interactive displays.  Students were able to complete an Admissions Application and have the Application Fee waived! This was a fun and informative
experience for our wonderful seniors.  The were able to tour the Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center, Gore School of Business, the Meldrum Science Center and the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.  Westminster College also made arrangements for a visit to the on campus Olwell Residential Hall (Student Housing).  Thank you to Davis Robles, Admissions Counselor, and his staff for assisting our students in this valuable experience

Homeroom and Grizzly Options Disclosure

Click on the following link to find the Homeroom and Grizzly Options Disclosure.

Emergency and Reunification Video

Dear Parents,

In an effort to keep you informed and educated on our plans in the event of an emergency at school, we are asking you to please watch the video at the link below.

In some emergency situations, your child may be transported from school to an evacuation site off campus. If that happens, you need to know how to safely and calmly reunite with your child, closely following directions established by the District, local police and firefighters. A safe and controlled reunification is essential in any evacuation. This video explains the REUNIFICATION procedure you will be asked to follow.

Thanks for supporting Jordan School District and the safety of our students.