On Saturday April 18th the band had a free movie day at Spanish Fork Water Gardens movie theater with over 180 students, parents, and friends in attendance! Two movie theater auditoriums were reserved for band members and their friends and family to enjoy a free movie and free popcorn. Several incoming band students attended as well and look forward to being to be part of the Salem Jr. High band next school year. Make sure to join band so you don't miss out on the free movie day next year!
We have an awesome opportunity to showcase student artwork. In May, there will be an art show featuring artwork from all the junior high schools in our district. We are looking for awesome pieces to represent our school. Students, if you are interested in participating, bring an artwork that you made this school year to Ms. Magnusson's room. This can be artwork you made at school, at home, or in another class or art lesson. It can be 2-D (like a drawing, painting, or photograph) or 3-D. All artwork needs to be labeled with your name and grade and submitted to Ms. Magnusson before Friday, April 24th. All entries will be judged and the top 10 pieces will be displayed at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo. All other entries will be displayed at our school art show in May.
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.