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November 2013

8th graders take ACT Explore test

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 18:06
Spencer Van Ausdal, Chronicle Staff Writer


On November 7, 2013 eighth graders had the opportunity to take an ACT practice test. The purpose of this test was to prepare students for the ACT test during their junior year in high school. This test consisted of the four main subjects of school. English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Many students did not complete all of the sections, and if they did they guessed on many of the questions. 8th grader, Lauren Lish stated, “ I finished all the sections, but I had to guess on many of the questions.” Lauren wasn’t the only one who didn’t finish all the sections. 8th grader Ashlynn Horrocks said, “ I finished all the sections but  math. I had seven questions left on math.”

This test was a great way for students to see what the real ACT test will look like in the future. Lauren said, “ It was very beneficial because it shows us what we will be doing in high school.” Ashlynn said, “ It was a good time to spend time. It prepares us for the real test!”


Students will receive scores on each of these sections in a few short weeks.

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Students excited for Thanksgiving Break

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 18:01
Quade Bunker and Jordan Jimenez, Chronicle Staff Writers


Gobble Gobble!

 Thanksgiving is a holiday where families get together, have fun, and eat tons of food. The traditional food eaten on Thanksgiving is turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and many other types of food. Many people have Thanksgiving traditions, like what they eat, where they go, and what their favorite dessert is. Most families have thanksgiving traditions. we asked four students in 7th and 8th grade on what traditions they have, where they eat, and what their favorite dessert is.

7th grader David Jones said “Every other year we go to my grandparents house, and the other year my cousins come to my house.”

7th grader Sandy Wilky said “My family always goes on a vacation usually to Disney Land.”

8th grader Brook Vaitohi said “Thanksgiving is two days after my birthday, so we usually celebrate both.

8th grader Derian Poulson said “We just eat a lot of food.”

Along with traditions, where we eat is as important as the holiday itself.

David Jones said “We eat at my grandmas house every other year. And at my house the other year, along with my cousins.”

Sandy Wilky said “She just eats with her family, then rides horses.”

Brook Vaitohi said “We eat in Tonga.”

Derian Poulson said “We go to my grandmas house because she makes tons of food.”

There are so many different varieties of desserts. We asked these students what their favorites are.

David Jones said “I like every dessert.”

Sandy Wilky said “Yams are my favorite.”

Brook Vaitohi said “Topie is his favorite dessert.”(Topie is a Tongan dessert)

Derian Poulson said “My favorite dessert is every kind of pie.”



October Students of the Month

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:59

Two students from each grade are recognized each month for being outstanding students. Students of the month are nominated by teachers during the last week of every month. Students are recognized with a certificate, a letter sent home with quotes about the student's exceptional behavior and academic progress, a small treat, and a vinyl sticker. Congratulations October Students of the Month! From left to right: Sheridan Vest, 7th grade; David Jones, 7th grade; Kate Rees, 8th grade; Josh Cowden, 8th grade; Mara Turner, 9th grade; Ben Preece, 9th grade.

Volleyball intramural tournament held at SaJHS

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 08:23
Amy Huhtala

SaJHS held a district volleyball tournament on Friday, November 1. Teams came from Springville, Payson, and Mapleton Junior High. There were seven teams in all that competed in a round robin tournament. Congratulations to the winners: First place was the Salem Killers led by Micah Button; Second place went to the Payson Lions; and Third place was the Salem Spartans captained by Nate Blue. 

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