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.
Salem Jr. High just completed our first annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Thirty three eighth grade students qualified to participate in our school bee. After 2.5 hours of rigorous geographical questioning the winners were determined! Aubrey Tasker took third, Kaitlyn Mehl took second and Bradley Barben took first place. Bradley will move on in the competition by taking the state qualifying test for the chance to compete in the state geography bee later this semester. Winners of the state geography bee will compete in a national geography bee in Washington D.C. The National Champion will receive a $50,000 scholarship and a tropical vacation. Congratulations to all the geography bee participants! We hope to make it a tradition here at Salem Jr. High.