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Spartan News - 01/19/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 00:00
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New Students: If you are a new student here at Salem Jr. or you haven't ever checked out a Chromebook, please stop by Mrs. Teuscher’s room #104 and get a permission slip. Then bring the signed permission slip back to Mrs. Teuscher and she'll get you taken care of. We highly encourage you purchase the Insurance for the Chromebook for $30.00. If you do not buy the insurance, you are liable for any and all damage to your Chromebook. You can pay Mrs. Cook in the finance office with cash, check or credit card.

Fun and Games with the Counselors: Starting on January 19, students will notice a new class on their Canvas page called "Fun and Games with the Counselors." Each week students can do a fun assignment and submit it to be entered into a drawing for a goodie bag. You read that correctly, a goodie bag full of goodies! The goal of these activities and assignments is to learn more about emotional health and coping skills. Each week there will be a new lesson. Students don't have to do the assignments every week but will only be entered for the drawing on weeks they participate. Did I mention there will be goodie bags?! For questions, contact Mrs. Johnson in the counseling office at cameo.johnson@nebo.edu.

Munchie Mondays - PTO

Dear SaJHS parents,

Thank you for your donations to Munchie Mondays!  The teachers love this, and are so grateful!

We have the last half of the school year to fill, so if this is something you can do, please sign up.  

Sincerely, Amie

Sign Up Here

Upcoming Events

Jan. 19 - TERM 3 BEGINS
Jan. 20 - Wrestling @ Mapleton Jr. High 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Jan. 21 - Boys Basketball @ Diamond Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
Jan. 21 - Girls Basketball Salem vs Diamond Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
Jan. 21 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 - 7:15 pm
Jan. 25 - Boys Basketball @ Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
Jan. 25 - Girls Basketball vs Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
Jan. 25 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 - 7:15 pm
Jan. 26 - Wrestling District Finals @ Mapleton Jr. High 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan. 28 - Boys Basketball vs Mapleton Jr. High 3:30 pm
Jan. 28 - Girls Basketball @ Mapleton Jr. High 3:30 pm

Nikki Lamoreaux Featured in National Publication

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 14:58
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Our own Nikki Lamoreaux, math teacher, was published and featured in the National Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 (MTLT) publication. 

Teaching is a Journey provides space for PK-12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other mathematics teachers through their stories that lend personal and professional support. In the January issue, junior high school mathematics teacher, Nikki Lamoreaux, shares how she incorporated the principles from a three-year professional development program focused on comprehensive mathematics instruction into her classroom.

Nikki explained, “You can do this. It is basically just my story of seeing that the students are totally capable of being amazing problem solvers. Teachers have the ability to make their classroom the place that students can become the problem solvers. If teachers have the right mind set, they can become that teacher. It is just magical.” 

Click on the link to see this wonderful interview and introduction of Teaching is a Journey.(link is external)

#BeTheMagic #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #staywellnebo

Spartan News - 01/12/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 00:00
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Two More Days Until Semester Break: We can hardly believe it but there are only two more days until the end of term 2. Please check your students' grades on Icampus and encourage them to talk to their teachers and turn in any assignments that are past due.

Winter Reading Program: Salem City library has a winter reading program. Just for reading you can win badges, prizes and tickets for drawings. If you can read, you can participate. Sign yourself up and your kids. To sign up, go to this link. For more information contact the library at salemcitylibrary@gmail.com.

Fun and Games with the Counselors: Starting on January 19, students will notice a new class on their Canvas page called "Fun and Games with the Counselors."  Each week students can complete a fun assignment and submit it to be entered into a drawing for a goodie bag. You read that correctly, a goodie bag full of goodies! The goal of these activities and assignments is to learn more about emotional health and coping skills. Each week there will be a new lesson. Students don't have to do the assignments every week but will only be entered for the drawing on weeks they participate. Did I mention there will be goodie bags?! For questions, contact Mrs. Johnson in the counseling office at cameo.johnson@nebo.edu.

Schedule Changes: Students can request schedule changes for 2nd semester beginning January 11th by using this link. Students will be called down in the order they signed up. Parents, please contact your student’s counselor if you have any schedule related questions. The counselors will do their best to accommodate your scheduling requests. Please note that many classes for 2nd semester are full and changes are subject to availability and teacher approval. Students are expected to stay with the same math and English teachers throughout the entire school year.

9th Grade Baseball: If you are a 9th grade boy, and interested in participating in the freshman baseball program, please come get Coach Haney’s contact information in the front office.  He would like you to contact him as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 13 - Wrestling @ Diamond Fork Jr. 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Jan. 14 - Boys Basketball Salem Jr. High vs Payson Jr. 3:30 pm
Jan. 14 - Girls Basketball @ Payson Jr. 3:30 pm
Jan. 14 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 - 7:15 pm
Jan. 14 - END of TERM 2
Jan. 15 - No School - District Development Day
Jan. 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 19 - TERM 3 BEGINS
Jan. 19 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 - 7:15 pm
Jan. 20 - Wrestling @ Mapleton Jr. High 3:30 - 5:30
Jan. 21 - Boys Basketball @ Diamond Fork Jr. 3:30
Jan. 21 - Girls Basketball Salem vs Diamond Fork Jr. 3:30
Jan. 21 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 - 7:15

Spartan News - 1/5/2021

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 12:32
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Changes to Quarantine: There have been some changes made to our procedures dealing with COVID cases.  In the past, when a student tested positive and was at school during their contagious time, we had to quarantine all students that were in close contact with that person. Now, as long as all students wear their masks, we will not have to quarantine those that have been exposed at school. We will however continue to notify parents for their own information if the student has been in close contact, but we will not require the student to quarantine if they were wearing a mask according to health department guidelines. This is great news!

Deadline to Switch to Remote or At-School Learning: One last friendly reminder that if you want to switch to remote or at-school learning you must do this week. If you would like to make a change and haven’t already done so, click on THIS SURVEY to submit your decision and contact your students school counselor. If you would like to stay with your current choice, please do not fill out the survey.

 

Schedule Changes: Students can request schedule changes for 2nd semester beginning January 11th by using the link on this page. Students will be called down in the order they signed up. Parents, please contact your students counselor if you have any schedule related questions. The counselors will do their best to accommodate your scheduling requests. However, many classes for 2nd semester are full and changes are subject to availability and teacher approval. Students are expected to stay with the same math and English teachers throughout the entire school year.

New Athletic Event Guidelines: Athletes Receive 2 Tickets For Guests: Due to state COVID guidelines, we are unable to have our students attend games as spectators. Students, we are sorry you will not be able to participate live! Until now, only parents were allowed to attend events. With the new guidelines, parents, siblings, or other family members may use the athletes tickets to attend. Each athlete will get 2 tickets per event, tickets are required for admission. Masks and social distancing are also required. Students, other family members, and even distant relatives out of state are also able to watch our meets and games through live stream. The athletic event schedules and live links will be available on our website here SaJHS Athletic page with links. (Each Tuesday, Cecily Yeager, our Dean of Students will give athletes their 2 guest tickets for the events they will be participating in that week.)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: Please subscribe to the SaJHS youtube channel at this link, when we hit 1,000 subscribers we will be able to livestream our games, meets, concerts and other events without needing to use a third party app.

Upcoming Events:

Jan. 6 - Wrestling @ Salem Jr vs Payson Jr. 3:30
Jan. 7 - Boys Basketball @ Mapleton 3:30 pm
Jan. 7 - Girls Basketball vs Mapleton 3:30 pm
Jan. 7 - Wrestling Practice @ 5:00 pm
Jan. 11 - Boys Basketball vs Springville
Jan. 11 - Girls Basketball @ Springville

Remote or At-School Learning Survey - Deadline to begin Term 3

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Mon, 01/04/2021 - 14:12

This is a friendly reminder that you have until the end of the day on January 5, 2021 to change between Remote and At-School learning. If you would like to make a change and haven’t already done so, click on THIS SURVEY to submit your decision.

If you would like to stay with your current choice, please do not fill out the survey.  

Thank you!

Estimados padres:

Este es un recordatorio amistoso de que tienen hasta el final del día 5 de enero de 2021, para cambiar de aprendizaje remoto a aprendizaje en la escuela, o viceversa. Si desean realizar un cambio y aún no lo han hecho, hagan clic en ESTE ENCUESTA para enviar su decisión.

Si desean permanecer con su elección actual, por favor no llenen la encuesta.

¡Gracias!

Spartan News - 12/15/2020

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 14:58

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest: The annual Ugly Sweater Contest will be held during lunch on Thursday, December 17.  Wear the ugliest sweater you can find and enter if you wish. Top three winners in each lunch will win a large candy bar. Note to self, don’t congratulate someone on their ugly sweater aspirations until after they've made it perfectly clear that they are entering the contest.

Athletic Links and Restrictions (Athletes and Parents Only): Due to state COVID guidelines, we will only be able to have parents as spectators at athletic events. Students, we are sorry you will not be able to participate live! Tickets are required to attend and will only be available to parents of the participants. Masks and social distancing are also required. Students, family members who aren’t parents, and support animals will be able to watch our meets and games through live stream. The athletic event schedules and live links will be available on our website here SaJHS Athletic page with links. (Parents of the participants: Each Tuesday, Cecily Yeager, our Dean of Students will give participants the tickets for the events they will be participating in that week.)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: Please subscribe to the SaJHS youtube channel at this link, when we hit 1,000 subscribers we can finally realize our dream of becoming legitimate youtubers. More importantly, at 1,000 subs (that’s what they call it in the biz) we will be able to livestream our games, meets, concerts and other events without needing to use a third party app.

Student Chromebooks Charged and Ready: Students please bring your 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. Teuscher.

Student Dropoff Zone: Please exercise caution and patience before and after school in the pick of drop off areas. Between 7:30 and 7:50 each morning several hundred students arrive in the drop off zone in front of the school. There are only 2 lanes in the drive through in front of the school. If you use this drop make sure your student is ready to get out when you stop. It is important to keep the flow of traffic moving through both lanes. Remember, quick goodbyes leave dry eyes...  they also make drop off safer.

Upcoming Events:

Dec. 16 - Wrestling @ Salem vs Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
Dec. 16 - Christmas Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 17 - Boys Basketball vs Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
Dec. 17 - Girls Basketball @ Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
Dec. 17 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 pm
Dec. 19 - Jan. 3 - Christmas Break
Jan. 4 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 pm
Jan. 5 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 pm
Jan. 6 - Wrestling @ Salem Jr vs Payson Jr. 3:30
Jan. 7 - Boys Basketball @ Mapleton 3:30 pm
Jan. 7 - Girls Basketball vs Mapleton 3:30 pm
Jan. 7 - Wrestling Practice @ 5:00 pm

UCAS Open Houses

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 12:14

The Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is a specialized, magnet public high school that provides an unconventional educational opportunity for high school students who are greatly motivated. UCAS provides a curriculum with emphasis in STEM (Science, Math, Engineering and Technology). UCAS works closely with Utah Valley University (UVU) allowing students who have the interests, ability, and desire to move through their formal schooling at an accelerated rate.

If you are interested in learning more about UCAS for grades 9-12, they are holding VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES:

  • January 12, 2021: 4 p.m
  • January 27, 2021: 5 p.m.
  • February 17, 2021: 4 p.m.

 

 

Spartan News - 12/08/2020

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 10:51
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Athletics
Our first wrestling meet and basketball games start this week. Due to state COVID guidelines, we will not be able to have our students attend games as spectators. Students, we are sorry you will not be able to participate live! Tickets are required to attend and will only be available to parents of the participants. Masks and social distancing are also required. We are working on a live streaming option right now so that students and other family members of the players will be able to watch our meets and games. The athletic event schedules and live links will be available on our website here SaJHS Athletic page with links. (Parents of the participants: Each Tuesday, Cecily Yeager, our Dean of Students will give participants the tickets for the events they will be participating in that week.)

Student Chromebooks
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.

Student Drop-off Zone
Please exercise caution and patience before and after school in the pick of drop off areas. Between 7:30 and 7:50 each morning several hundred students arrive in the drop off zone in front of the school. There are only 2 lanes in the drive through in front of the school. Please do not drive in between the two lanes in order to exit faster. It creates a dangerous situation for students exiting cars and crossing the drive through. If your high school student is dropping off your jr high student please talk to them about doing so safely.

If Your Student is Sick Please Keep Them Home
Staying home when you are sick is one of our best ways to fight COVID-19. Keeping sick children and children who are exposed to COVID-19 away from others helps stop the spread of the virus to other children, staff, and the surrounding community. When a student comes to school with symptoms and then tests positive for COVID-19, it is likely that many students will have to be quarantined.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 8 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 pm
  • Dec. 9 - Wrestling @ Salem Jr vs Payson Jr
  • Dec. 10 - Boys Basketball Salem Jr @ Payson Jr  3:30 pm
  • Dec. 10 - Girls Basketball Payson @ Salem Jr  3:30 pm
  • Dec. 10 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 pm
  • Dec. 10 - Choir Concert 6:00 pm @ SHHS
  • Dec. 10 - Choir Concert 7:30 pm @ SHHS
  • Dec. 14 - Boys Basketball vs Diamond Fork 3:30 pm
  • Dec. 14 - Girls Basketball @ Diamond Fork @ 3:30 pm
  • Dec. 15 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 pm
  • Dec. 16 - Wrestling @ Salem vs Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
  • Dec. 16 - Christmas Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
  • Dec. 17 - Boys Basketball vs Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
  • Dec. 17 - Girls Basketball @ Spanish Fork Jr. 3:30 pm
  • Dec. 17 - Wrestling Practice 5:00 pm
  • Dec. 19 - Jan. 3 - Christmas Break

December Students of the Month

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 10:30
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We are happy to announce our December Students of the Month! These students were nominated by faculty and staff for being a Spartan in Body, Heart, and Mind. Congratulations!

Left to right: Kenya Campbell (8th), Aspen Robinson (9th), Will Strauss (9th), Isaac Thurman (8th); Individual picture: Logan Johnston (9th)

Child Nutrition Workers Needed in Nebo School District

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 13:46

Come make a side income while your children are in school, be off when the children are (including holidays and breaks), and get your steps in for the day! Lunch is on us.

Starting wage $11.74/hr with opportunities for advancement. No experience required! Positions available districtwide.

Apply at https://apply.nebo.edu/applicant/home.php

Feel free to call (801) 354-7438 or email mary.quist@nebo.edu  with any questions.

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