The 7th graders are reading "The Lightning Thief" and Mrs. Huhtala's and Mr. Brook's 5th and 6th period classes have turned Room 117 into Camp Half Blood. Every year, students in Room 117 compete to be the winners of the Cabin Wars by doing well as a group. Each student has been "named" a demi god from one of the following gods or goddesses: Athena, Ares, Poseidon, Demeter, Apollo, and Zeus. This coming Wednesday, students will compete in their first olympian quest. More pictures of Camp Half Blood will be posted through out Term 4. Stay tuned to see what the "Olympians" are up to.
On Tuesday, March 10, our school concert band (8th and 9th graders) performed for a district assessment where all 7 schools in the district perform and are given a rating on a 1-5 scale: 1 is the highest and 5 is the lowest. Our students performed the best they have all year and received a rating of 1-, just under the highest rating possible. You can be very proud of the band students at Salem Jr. They are making excellent music!
Creative Writing students were given an unusual task on Friday, February 13th. They were asked to write an Anti-Valentines Day poem. Some students felt this was a great opportunity to make fun of the lovey-dovey holiday, but one student was strongly against speaking out against her favorite holiday. Either way, it was a fun assignment. You can read the class's poems on the wall outside room 117.
Students at SaJHS will begin registering for next year's classes next week in their history classes. Current ninth graders will visit SHHS on February 25th from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. to begin the registration process for high school.
Various programs at SaJHS are looking for new students to join their classes. The Spartan Chronicle news show team was able to interview drama students in last week's episode. To watch, click HERE.
Special Ed teacher Jo Edan Parker and English teacher Amy Huhtala visited the state capital on Friday to participate in Educator on the Hill. They were able to meet and speak with Represetatives Francis Gibson, Mike McKell, and Deirdre Henderson. The teachers were able to share their positive experiences of working in public education and some of their challenges. The teachers said it was an educational experience to see how the legislature works. "It was cool that the representatives came out of the legislative session to speak with us. I was pleased that they took the time to talk to us," said Huhtala.