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Spartan News - 03/23/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 19:21

End of Level Testing: End of level testing for 8th graders begins April 12 and will continue for the following 4 weeks. Students will be tested in Writing, Math Language Arts and Science. 9th grade students will take the ACT Aspire test on april 20th and 21st. This assesses understanding of core standards in Reading, Writing, English, Math and Science. It is a good tool to help students and parents monitor progress towards a successful ACT test that they will take in high school.

Spartan Summit Award: Time is running out if your student is working towards earning the 2020 - 2021 Spartan Summit Award. The deadline for completing the requirements is April 12th.  If you have questions regarding this you can talk to Mrs. Tomadakis in the Library.

Masks: Please remember to send your student each day with a clean mask. We’ve been able to give out thousands of masks this year but our supply is starting to run low. HB294 makes adjustment to the statewide mask mandate April 10. However, the mandate is sill in effect for groups larger than 50 and for schools. As of right now the health mandate requiring masks in schools is set to expire on July 1st. We are all hopeful that is the case and we can begin next school year under normal conditions.

Chromebook Lost Chargers or Broken Keys: Students need to bring their chromebooks to class charged each day. This will be even more important with the end of year testing for 8th grade students and the 9th grade ACT that is coming up. If your student has lost their charger they are available to purchase from Mrs. Teuscher. If your student is having any other issues with their chromebook, please contact Mrs Teuscher at linda.teuscher@nebo.edu.

Salem Jr Musical: SaJHS's Musical Review Titled "Seasons of Love: a Jr High Musical Review" starts March 24th & Runs through March 27th. Seating is limited. Please pre-purchase tickets to ensure your seat. You may purchase tickets at this website. General admission for pre- purchase sales begins March 18th. Please plan on wearing a mask and being seated for social distancing. 

Girls Cheer: Girls entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2021 that are interested in trying out for 9th Grade Cheer need to register with Salem Recreation. Cheer Clinic will be held April 29th & 30th from 4:30-6:30 at the Salem Activity Center and tryouts will be on April 30th beginning at 7:00 at the same location. For those who make the squad, the fee will be approximately $350.00. Please call Salem Recreation if you have questions at 801-423-1035.   

Film Festival: Attention parents and students! We are going to have a film festival this year. Any student is welcome to create a video and enter to win a prize as well as the admiration of their peers. Below are the rules and categories that will be judged.

  1. Your film must be 3 - 5 minutes in length.

  2. Your film must be submitted by April 12th

  3. Your film must abide by the school rules (no gore, violence, gang-related, or inappropriate content, etc.)

  4. Your film will be viewed by Mr. Dunn and the good lady Mendy with the Student Council for approval.

  5. First come, first serve. Movies will also be selected in the order they were submitted.

  6. In order to submit a video, please email it or share it with Mendy at nikki.lamoreaux@nebo.edu or Mr. Dunn at ethan.dunn@nebo.edu

The selected films will be shown during Advisory.  After all films have been shown, all students will vote for their favorite movie based on these 4 categories:

  • Funniest

  • Most like the movie

  • Most original

  • Best overall

Upcoming Events

Mar. 24 - District Advanced Choir Festival (Singers and Bella Voce)
Mar. 24 - School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 25 - Last Day of Term 3
Mar. 25 - School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 25 -  School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 26 - NO SCHOOL P/C Comp Day
Mar. 26 - School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 27 - School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 29 - Term 4 begins

April Students of the Month

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 09:46

Congratulations to our April Spartans of the Month! These students were nominated by faculty and staff for being a Spartan in Body, Heart, and Mind. Way to go, Spartans!

Left to Right: Yaretzi Salmeron, Benton Leathers, Haley Varela, Craig Humphreys, Jordan Smith; Single Picture: AnnaMarie Barton; Not Present for Picture: Katherine Webb

Spartan News - 03/16/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 00:00
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Moving Your Student to At-Home Learning/Face to Face Learning: This is just a friendly reminder that parents wanting to change their child’s learning option for fourth term from Remote Learning to At-School Learning, or vice versa, can do so by submitting their decision in THIS SURVEY between March 15 and March 21. If parents do not wish to change their student’s learning option at this time, they should not submit the survey. Once 4th term begins on March 29, parents will need to stay with their decision until the end of the school year. 

Student Chromebooks Charged and Ready: Students need to bring their chromebooks to class charged each day. This will be even more important with the end of year testing for 8th grade students and the 9th grade ACT that is coming up. If your student has lost their charger they are available to purchase from Mrs. Teucher. If your student is having any other issues with their chromebook, please contact Mrs Teucher at linda.teuscher@nebo.edu.

Boys Tennis - 8th and 9th grade boys: Calling all Tennis Players! Boys Tennis Tryouts will be March 23 @ 2:00pm. Please make sure to  register at registermyathlete.com and upload your students physical before tryouts. If you are interested in playing tennis, go talk to Coach Bell reggie.bell@nebo.edu as soon as possible. We are also excited to announce that our new Boys Tennis Coach will be Ralph Jamsa. Coach Jamsa recently retired from being a counselor at the high school and has played and coached tennis for several years.

Salem Jr Musical: SaJHS's Musical Review Titled "Seasons of Love: a Jr High Musical Review" starts March 24th & Runs through March 27th. Seating is limited. Please pre-purchase tickets to ensure your seat. You may purchase tickets at this website. With code, parents of actors & techs may purchase their tickets early (your student has the code). General admission for pre purchase sales begins March 18th. Please plan on wearing a mask and being seated for social distancing. 

Sharp Survey: Sometime between March 23-30th our 8th grade students will have the opportunity to complete the State of Utah Student Health And Risk Prevention (SHARP) Survey in their English classes. This is a great data-gathering tool for our state funding providers to determine comprehensive prevention programs for our schools and children. It is an optional survey, and parents will need to either give or deny consent for their students to participate. If you’re a parent or guardian of an 8th grade student and haven’t yet completed the consent, please click one of the following links today or tomorrow letting teachers know which students will be participating.

Parent Consent Form
Formulario de consentimiento de los padres

Girls Basketball: Open gym for High School Girls basketball will begin Tuesday March 23 at 3:00pm at Salem Hills High School.

Girls Cheer: Girls entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2021 that are interested in trying out for 9th Grade Cheer need to register with Salem Recreation. Cheer Clinic will be held April 29th & 30th from 4:30-6:30 at the Salem Activity Center and tryouts will be on April 30th beginning at 7:00 at the same location. For those who make the squad, the fee will be approximately $350.00. Please call Salem Recreation if you have questions at 801-423-1035.   

Film Festival: Attention parents and students! We are going to have a film festival this year. Any student is welcome to create a video and enter to win a prize as well as the admiration of their peers. Below are the rules and categories that will be judged.

  1. Your film must be 3 - 5 minutes in length.

  2. Your film must be submitted by April 12th

  3. Your film must abide by the school rules (no gore, violence, gang-related, or inappropriate content, etc.)

  4. Your film will be viewed by Mr. Dunn and the good lady Mendy with the Student Council for approval.

  5. First come, first serve. Movies will also be selected in the order they were submitted.

  6. In order to submit a video, please email it or share it with Mendy at nikki.lamoreaux@nebo.edu or Mr. Dunn at ethan.dunn@nebo.edu

The selected films will be shown during Advisory.  After all films have been shown, all students will vote for their favorite movie based on these 4 categories:

  • Funniest

  • Most like the movie

  • Most original

  • Best overall

Upcoming Events

Mar. 17 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 17 -  School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 18 -  School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 18 -  School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 19 -  School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 20 - School Musical Rehearsal 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mar. 22 -  School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 23 - Mini Conferences 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Mar. 23 -  School Musical Rehearsal (Choir Rm) 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mar. 23 - School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 24 - School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 24 - School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 25 - Last Day of Term 3
Mar. 25 - School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 25 -  School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 26 - NO SCHOOL P/C Comp Day
Mar. 26 - School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 27 - School Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Mar. 29 - Term 4 begins

Spartan News - 03/09/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 09:24

Half Day: Next Tuesday March 16, 2021 will be a half day for teacher development. School will be released at 11:15 am. Busses will bring students to school at the normal time and then they will be here to take them home at 11:15. If your student is not a bus student please make arrangements for them to be picked up at 11:15.

Boys Tennis - 8th and 9th grade boys: Calling all Tennis Players! Boys Tennis season is coming quickly. Could you be the next Andre’ Agassi, John McEnroe, or Roger Federer? If you are interested in playing tennis, go talk to Coach Bell reggie.bell@nebo.edu as soon as possible.

Film Festival: Attention parents and students. We are going to have a film festival this year. Any student is welcome to create a video and enter to win a prize as well as the admiration of their peers. Below are the rules and categories that will be judged.

  1. Your film must be 3 - 5 minutes in length.

  2. Your film must be submitted by April 12th

  3. Your film must abide by the school rules (no gore, violence, gang-related, or inappropriate content, etc.)

  4. Your film will be viewed by Mr. Dunn and the good lady Mendy with the Student Council for approval.

  5. First come, first serve. Movies will also be selected in the order they were submitted.

  6. In order to submit a video, please email it or share it with Mendy at nikki.lamoreaux@nebo.edu or Mr. Dunn at ethan.dunn@nebo.edu

The selected films will be shown during Advisory.  After all films have been shown, all students will vote for their favorite movie based on these 4 categories:

  • Funniest

  • Most like the movie

  • Most original

  • Best overall

Upcoming Events

Mar. 8 - 12  - 10th grade registration for 2021-2022
Mar. 9 - District Jazz Assessment @ Summit Center 10:00 am
Mar. 9 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mar. 10 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 11-  School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 14 - Daylight Savings Time
Mar. 15 - School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 16 - Half Day School Dismissed at 11:15 am
Mar. 16 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mar. 17 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 17 -  School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 18 -  School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 18 -  School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 19 -  School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 20 - School Musical Rehearsal 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spartan News - 03/02/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 08:24
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SHHS Cheerleading Tryouts: 9th grade girls interested in trying out for the SHHS Cheer team need to pick up a packet in the front office. Online applications are due by March 8, 2021. SHHS Cheer Application

Half Day: Teacher Development Day is Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  School will be released at 11:15 am

5 Steps To Love Your Child Unconditionally: Helping a child feel safe to explore involves making sure they know that your love for them will never change. While it is important that we explicitly tell children that we love them unconditionally, our actions can unintentionally send mixed messages. In this article from Psychology Today you can learn 5 steps you can take to strengthen your kids’ belief that you’ll be there for them, no matter what.

Advisory Time Lesson: This weeks advisory time lesson was about resilience and how to turn failure into success. We watched inspiring videos from Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms and legs and basketballs GOAT, Michael Jordan.

Student Chromebooks Charged and Ready: Students need to bring their chromebooks to class charged each day. While teachers have a few for students to use, they are running out of them quickly when several students either forgot their chromebook at home or their chromebook is not charged. We don't want students to fall behind because they don't have their chromebook. If your student has lost their charger they are available to purchase from Mrs. Teucher.

Upcoming Events

Mar. 2 - District Jazz Assessment at Summit Center 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar. 2 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mar. 3 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 4 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 8 - 12  - 10th grade registration for 2021-2022
Mar. 9 - District Jazz Assessment @ Summit Center 10:00 am
Mar. 9 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mar. 10 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 11-  School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 14 - Daylight Savings Time 
Mar. 15 - School Musical Tech Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 16 - Half Day School Dismissed at 11:15 am

Multicultural Event

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 03/02/2021 - 14:15

Students at Salem Jr High School recently participated in a Multicultural Leadership Summit, hosted by The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) in partnership with Salt Lake Community College. This year’s virtual event focused on the theme: Reflect, Reengage, and Reignite. Students were able to hear speakers and participate in breakout sessions that invited youth to welcome new opportunities and envision various pathways to success.

Some of the topics covered included mental health and wellness, financial empowerment—by learning how to save for your future—and exploring college and career pathways.

One of our amazing teachers, Mrs Keliliiki brought 5 of her children to showcase dancing for our students. Her husband also came and taught the boys the Haka.  Mrs. K even catered a luau for the students! Thanks for sharing so many talents with our students. What a wonderful experience for all!

Battle of the Books

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 12:09
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Last week we wrapped up our 2021 Salem Jr. High Battle of the Books Competition. Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. In September, students formed teams of 5 or 6 students. Each team member chose 3 to 4 books to read from a list of 20. On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 twelve teams from our school came together for a game show style tournament where they worked as a team to answer questions about the books on the list. This year, team "SASSquatch" - Abby Whiting, Haven Harris, Lydia Sutton, Ellie Peterson, and Jonas Woodland claimed the title of Champions. They spent a lot of time reading, practicing and working together to accomplish this goal, and it showed. We concluded our battles on Friday morning with one final round between our Champions, "SASSquatch", and our faculty team "Fiction Addiction", - Mrs. Bond, Mrs. Gillie, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Thomson, Mrs. Ashworth, and Mrs. Lamoreux. It was a super close match but "Fiction Addiction" was able to pull off the win!

Way to go, Spartans!

 

March Students of the Month

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 15:25

Congratulations to our March Students of the Month! These students were nominated by faculty and staff for being a Spartan in Body, Heart, and Mind. Way to go, Spartans!

Left to Right: Ty Webster, Isaac Cabral, Chelsea Mower, Kenadee Hanks; Single Picture: Tanner Grant

Spartan News - 02/23/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 00:00
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Student Chromebooks Charged and Ready: Students need to bring their chromebooks to class charged each day. While teachers have a few for students to use, they are running out of them quickly when several students either forgot their chromebook at home or their chromebook is not charged. We don't want students to fall behind because they don't have their chromebook. If your student has lost their charger they are available to purchase from Mrs. Teucher. 

SHHS Cheerleading Tryouts: 9th grade girls interested in trying out for the SHHS Cheer team need to pick up a packet in the front office. Online applications are due by March 8, 2021. SHHS Cheer Application

SHHS Girls Golf Tryouts: Tryouts for the Salem Hills Girls golf team will be March 1st and 3rd from 3:00-5:00 pm at the ALC Fieldhouse or at Gladstan golf course (weather permitting).  Girls must have completed registration here (including their physicals) before tryouts begin.  For more information please pick up a flyer in the front office. A good tip when putting is to just give it a little tap tap taparoo.

SHHS Softball Tryouts: Softball Tryouts this year will be on March 1st & 2nd.  If you are planning to try out you must complete the registration on registermyathlete.com. If you have any questions or for more information please email kalab.stokes@nebo.edu.

ALC Open House: The ALC will be having a second night of open house tonight, February 23rd from 4:00-7:00. Students and parents are welcome to come tour the building, meet the teachers and explore the smorgasbord of opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 24 - Battle of the Books
Feb. 24 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Feb.  25 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Feb. 25 - Girls Tennis Information Meeting 2:00 pm in the Library
Feb. 25 - Battle of the Books Teachers vs Students 8:00 - 9:00 am
Feb. 26 - Band Concert SHHS
Mar. 2 - District Jazz Assessment at Summit Center 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar. 2 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mar. 3 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 4 - School Musical Rehearsal 3:05 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 5 - FFA Activity 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Stakeholder Survey

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 10:31

Celebrate the good work happening in our schools and help us identify areas where we can improve by completing this anonymous survey. Answers containing crude comments, vulgar language, or personal attacks are more of a reflection on the person writing the comments than the teacher. Those comments will never be seen. Please give specifics and focus your comments on how we are doing or how we can improve. Here is the link. Thank you!

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