The PTA is extending our annual March Madness fundraiser another week! We would like to remind that this is our only big fundraiser for the school for the year. We do not ask you to sell anything! We simply send envelopes home with the students and ask for at least $5 per family. The class that returned the most this week will receive a treat, and the class that has the highest percentage returned next week receives a treat. We encourage all to return their envelopes whether they can donate at this time or not.
The Jon. M. Huntsman Family is proud to sponsor the
· Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher,
volunteer, or administrator
· 11 winners will receive $10,000
· Nomination forms can be found online
· Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
On Tuesday March 4, for National School Breakfast Week, the cafeteria staff are offering the staff and the students a free breakfast. You will be able to choose breakfast pizza, or pop tart and cereal, with your choice of milk, also fresh strawberries and blueberries. They will begin serving at 7:00.
The Nebo School District is celebrating National School Breakfast week March 3-March 7. The 2014 theme for this annual event is "Take Time for School Breakfast". On Monday, Mayor Steve Leifson will join the students at Rees Elementary for breakfast and read the official proclamation to open the week's events. Throughout the week we have numerous activities including prize giveaways in the cafeterias and both a school and district-wide art contest. Students can enter their school's art contest for a small prize. The winner at each school will then be submitted to the district-wide contest. We will choose 4 district-wide winners who will receive bicycles as a grand prize! The Nebo School District encourages families and students to participate in our school breakfast and lunch programs. We hope you have a fun celebration!
Enter the "I am not a target" ad contest and be part of a FREE private screening of Divergent on National Kick Butts Day, March 19th, at Provo Towne Center.
The Utah County Health Department is sponsoring a video contest for youth to demonstrate that they are not going to be targets for big tobacco. Youth ages 12 to 18 can enter, creating their own unique video (30 seconds in length). Winners will receive cash prizes (1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $300, and 3rd Place - $200). The first 100 participants will be a part of a free private screening of Divergent on
March 19th, when the video winners will be announced (visit http://www.utahcountyhealth.org/KickButtsDay for details).
Read more about Aidan Dayton, 9th grader, and Ashton Grogg, 7th grader in a Daily Herald article titled Two budding Olympic-grade athletes attending Salem Junior High. Here is the link:
Track and Field is quickly approaching at SaJHS. Coach Blanchard and the assistant coaches are excited to help the SaJHS team be even bigger and more successful than last year. The SaJHS girls track team won the district title for the 2012-13 school year.
After school practices for SaJHS track and field begin March 12th at 3 to 4:30 p.m. Track meets are on Friday afternoons.
Ashton Grogg, 7th grader, is a United States Snowboard Association (USASA) nationally- ranked athlete. Grogg is currently ranked 27 in the Giant Slalom and 29 in the Slalom in his age group. Grogg eats, sleeps, and breathes snowboarding. "It's one of the best feelings in the world," Groff stated. "Most people ask me if it is hard and it is, but if you get the hang of it is the most fun thing you'll ever do!"
Snowboarding is something Ashton shares with his father, Aries Grogg. Aries Grogg is ranked first in both Giant Slalom and Slalom in his age group.
For more information about USASA and snowboarding, go to: https://www.usasa.org/
The boys basketball team came home as District Champions by beating Spanish Fork by a score of 52 to 47. They represented the school well! Thank you for all those you came and supported the team.
The SaJHS boys fought hard to get to the championship game by shutting down Diamond Fork on Tuesday night's game in overtime. Right before the buzzer Salem hit a 3-pointer winning the game 57-56.
This makes the 2nd District Championship Title for the Salem Junior High Boys.
The SaJHS girls basketball team, defending district champs from 2012-13, made it to the semi-finals, but lost to Payson Tuesday night. Coach Tammy Halcrow said they played a good game and a great season. "I'm so proud of the team. They fought hard and should be proud of the way they played," Halcrow said.