Congratulations to Gabe Bullard for being a winner in the district's school breakfast art contest. Students illustrated why eating breakfast is important and Gabe's drawing was selected as a winner. He received a bike as a prize. Way to go, Gabe!
Yesterday, the Hope Squad kicked off their duties with an annual retreat.
The Hope Squad is a group of students that provide support, encouragement, referral and resources to students who may be struggling. It requires attendance to a monthly meeting and initial training for those students involved. Students in the hope squad have been nominated by their peers as someone they would turn to in a difficult situation.
Members of the Hope Sqaud will be trained in recognizing the warning signs of suicide and how to refer the student for help. The students are not“counselors” or “suicide intervention experts” but rather, they are supportive helpers trained in how to help students get help.
Hope Squad Members:
Abigail Hawkins, Brandon Griffiths, Jackson Badger, Emma Fleming, Conner Campbell, Aidan Dayton, Matea Bowles, Jackson VanTassel, Cameron Bradshaw, Shaylie Porter. Ashley Taylor
Whitney Wilde, Colter Smith, Evan Jack, Delaney Christensen, Cecily Yates, Spencer Van Ausdal, Natalie Halcrow.
For the PTA March Madness Fundraiser, the PTA offered an ice cream party to any class that could get 100% of students in the class to return the March Madness Form. Mrs. Huhtalas Class is the only class that earned the ice cream prize!
One of Mr. Dayton's classes won the pizza party grand prize by collecting $108.
All of the money raised will stay with our school's PTA to use for the benefit of Salem Junior High.
SaJHS is currently performing Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man Junior". There are two performances left: Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Cost is $4 for general admission, $3 for students, and $20 for a family pass.
The first two performances were a smashing success. The play is directed by SaJHS drama teacher JanaLee Stubbs. Stubbs has received some great compliments on the show. To list a few: "It was quality you'd expect at the high school level", and "It's amazing not just that it's acted by students, but that the tech is also run by students. That's a complicated show, and they did very well with it." About Kiele Lee who plays Harold Hill, someone commented, "That guy can sing!"
P.E./Health teacher Brooke Renslow said, "It is so amazing how much talent the students have! It was so enjoyable watching them perform and execute all of their skills! I absolutely loved the show!!!!"
Art teacher Lisa Magnusson said, "I loved the play! The Music Man is one of my favorite musicals and Salem Junior High students did not disappoint! I was especially impressed with the fun energy of the whole cast and the high quality of singing. This is a play that the whole family will enjoy.
The PTA is extending our annual March Madness fundraiser another week! We would like to remind that this is our only big fundraiser for the school for the year. We do not ask you to sell anything! We simply send envelopes home with the students and ask for at least $5 per family. The class that returned the most this week will receive a treat, and the class that has the highest percentage returned next week receives a treat. We encourage all to return their envelopes whether they can donate at this time or not.
The Jon. M. Huntsman Family is proud to sponsor the
· Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher,
volunteer, or administrator
· 11 winners will receive $10,000
· Nomination forms can be found online
· Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014