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February 2014

National School Breakfast Week

Submitted by on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 08:52
National School Lunch Week: Mar 3 - 7

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!

Don't forget about the National School Breakfast Week art contests this week. The winner from each school will be submitted to the district-wide contest and will have a chance to win a bicycle. Check with your school about how to to submit your drawing. Please "Take Time for School Breakfast" and have a happy National School Breakfast Week!

"I am not a target" Ad Contest

Submitted by maria.ruiz on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:25

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 for details).

Join one of the largest and best Nebo District Track Teams!

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:04
Jordan Blanchard

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. 

A track sign up and informational meeting will be held March 6th during Olympic time in the main gym. Come find out what track and field is all about.  Track is great for all types of students because there are so many different types of events, jumps, sprints, distance, throws, hurdles, and relays. Participation cost is $42 which includes a team t-shirt which students get to keep. Because of variety of events, low price, and no formal try out this becomes the most inclusive team at SaJHS. 
Become involved now-- like us on Facebook & Twitter! 

SaJHS student is nationally-ranked snowboarder

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 15:53
Amy Huhtala, Ashton Grogg

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," Grogg 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:




SaJHS takes 2nd District Title

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 08:27
Sheldon Hatch & Amy Huhtala

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. 


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