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February 2013

Soup-er Bowl Food Drive

Submitted by on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 15:20
Mikela Marvin
Soup-er Bowl Food Drive

Earlier this month Salem Junior High Held the "Soup"er bowl food drive in honor of the real Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3. Similar to the real Super Bowl, we had a little delay. On the first day we only had 6 cans total! Luckily we bounced up quickly. To help collect more cans Mr. Nielsen and Mrs. Halcrow had a competition against their classes. Overall the whole student body brought over our goal of cans, and the winning grade was ninth grade. They won a donut party. Good job Salem Jr. High!

Writing Contest Winners

Submitted by on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 21:52
Katherine Weber and Breanne Iverson
Winners: Brandon Gull, Sariah Ford, Sienna Pfaff, Hallie Reynolds, Miss Jenna Eatough

On Friday February 22, 2013 some of our amazing seventh grade writers were awarded for their writing skills. In the Dragon Comet Short Story Contest, Brandon Gull won 2nd place for his story, "Center of the Moon." Sienna Pfaff placed 3rd for her story, "The Coo-Coo Birds Hour," and Sariah Ford earned honorable mention for her story,"Unexpected." Hallie Reynolds won 1st place in the Odyssey Poetry Contest for her poem, "In my Dream." Miss Jenna Eatough from Life Universe and Everything came to award these students with their certificates. She told the students “…the written word is the promise of the future.” We would like to recognize our talented seventh graders and encourage them to keep writing!

Teachers Supporting Track at SaJHS

Submitted by on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:03
Coach Blanchard
SaJHS teachers support track

Teachers and staff showed their school spirit and support for the Track and Field Team last Friday by sporting track uniforms all day. Students and staff are feeling the excitement because the season is almost here. Students should attend an informational meeting this Friday (March 1) during Olympic Time to sign up and get all the necessary paperwork. We have a great opportunity to start a tradition of excellence at Salem Jr. High School. 9th Graders will play an important leadership role on our team. We expect them to help us form an inclusive team culture that is fun and competitive. There are so many different events in Track and Field we know there will be something you like! See you Friday!

District Intramural Weightlifting

Submitted by on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 08:37
Coach Jordan Blanchard
Competitors in Intramural Weightlifting Competition

SaJHS sent nearly 30 students to the intramural weightlifting competition at Diamond Fork Jr. High on Feb 19. Students attempted to lift a set weight as many times as they could, achieve the best time, or jump the highest. Events included bench press, military press, leg press, pull ups, vertical jump, and shuttle run. What was most impressive was that even though our students were competing against students from other schools they were still cheering them on to do better. It was a really great atmosphere. We are also proud of our student athletes who placed in their respective weight classes. Conner Campbell got 3rd in 100 and below, Jaxon Vantassel got 3rd in 110-130, and Brandon Griffeths got 2nd after multiple tie breakers in 170 and above.

Opposite Day

Submitted by on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 22:27
Tia Hone

On Friday, January 25th, 2013, it was opposite day here at Salem Junior High. Teachers were able to wear jeans and dress up like the students. The students got to wear skirts and ties to dress up as the teachers. It was fun to see how many people participated and had fun changing their style for a day. Although clothing wasn’t the only thing that was changed, the lunches were switched also. People with first lunch went to second lunch. People with second lunch went to first lunch. It was interesting to go to lunch at different times. It was a fun day, and I am glad our school got to have this activity. Opposite Day was a success!


"Soup" er Bowl at SaJHS

Submitted by on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 22:07
Kylie Johnson and Jaiden Mayo
Winning team: Elijah Button, Jacob Hunderson, Tyler Veach, Kyle Merrill
1st Annual Souper Bowl in Mrs. Larsen's Foods class

On February 1, 2013 the 1st annual “Soup”er Bowl took place at Salem Jr. High School. Ten teams of students got together in the foods room to have a “soup” cook off.The judges were the thirty lucky people that came and tried the fantastic soup. Using their spoons, they voted for the most delicious soup. We had many different people come.  We had custodians, students, and even the Principal. We had a blast! The room was decked out in Raven and 49ers decorations. We had all types of soup; chili, broccoli, cream, potato, and many more. The  soups were flabbergastingly good. We had many great sponsors. The grand prize for the 1st place team was to have their soup made and sold at Big Don’s Pizza in Salem along with a popcorn bowl with candy bouquet, 2 large pizzas at Big Don's, movie tickets to Spanish 8. The winning team was team #1:  Elijah Button, Jacob Hunderson, Tyler Veach, and Kyle Merrill - Congrats! We look forward to many more “Soup”er Bowls in the future of Salem Jr. High School.


The sponsors also offered prizes for other teams:

2nd  Movie pass and popcorn to Mega Cinema for each

 Hanley Seat, Kristen Woodard, Loni Hawkins, Acaacia Averett

3rd  Family Size pizza for each at Papa Murphy
Kamrin Walker, 

Dakoda Shunn, Megan Ealey, Natalie Winder
4th  Free Little Caesars Pizza for each
Terese MacCabe, 

Madie Hansen, Jaiden Mayo, Mikela Marvin
5th Free Breads sticks each at Big Don's
Justin Carter, 

Ethan Mayfield, Brigham Cheyney
6th  Free Bread Sticks for each at Big Don's
Katie Grass, Madeline Stocks
7th Free Smoothie each from Simply Juicy
Aspen Ruiz, 

Kiara Vega,Alivia Simmons


Dual District Champions!!

Submitted by on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:09

Both our Girls' and Boys' Basketball teams won their district championship on Thursday, Feb 7. Great job to both of our teams and their coaches!

SaJHS January Students of the Month

Submitted by on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 19:48
SaJHS January Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Salem Junior High January Students of the Month! 7th Grade: Nic Allred and Cassidy King; 8th Grade: Ethan Mayfield and Kellie Noall; 9th Grade: Amy Robinson and Michael Abbott. These students are amazing representatives of our school!


Students code-named "Captain America" & "Hawkeye" visit the district office

Submitted by ts on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 13:56
Job Shadow Day at the District Office

Today is Job Shadow for Salem Junior High. Students code-named "Captain America" & "Hawkeye" did their Job Shadow visiting the SIS specialist Kim Hudson ("Oh Great Kim!") at the District Office. As part of this experience they got to visit all the different departments throughout the district.

At first they went down to the IMC where they saw all of the printers and teacher resources. They even got their own coloring pages that they shrink-wrapped. They visited the rest of the departments and got their own official name tags. After all that they went to the Warehouse and found where all school lunches come from. They went into the -10 degree freezer and got cookies! They met most of the staff and found out where everything in our school comes from. But the best part was meeting the district web-master  who showed them how to write this article. 

SaJHS Students participate in State Honor Choir

Submitted by on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:37
Reagan Faucett
State Honor Choir.JPG

On January 25th and 26th, seven students from Salem Junior High School participated in State Honor Choir. The students were: Hannah Armstrong, Stephanie Davis, Reagan Fausett, Zoe Kennedy, Nathan Millington, Jackson Badger, and Joel Mason. This choir was made up of seven or eight auditioned students from each Junior High throughout Utah. The event took place at Cottonwood High School in Murray. Each person in the choir was given five pieces of music which they had to learn on their own before the concert. Their teachers also held a few practices to ensure that everyone knew their part, and on the 25th, the students and their teachers were bused up to Murray for their first practice with the entire 384 choir members. The rehearsal lasted from 9:00 a.m, to 5:00 p.m (about eight hours). The next day, (January 26th), the concert for this choir was held at 3:00 p.m and ending around 4:30. This was a life changing experience; being able to be surrounded by people who live for and love music was amazing! I hope that this program will continue and touch many more lives to come.


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