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April 2014

SaJHS Students participate in Livestock Show at Spanish Fork Fairgrounds

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:37
Cash Williams & Amy Huhtala

Did you know many students from Salem Hills High School and Salem Junior High raise and exhibit animals at Junior Livestock Shows around the state every year? We have students showing steers, lambs and hogs locally this week.  
The local auction is on May 3 at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds.  Now is a great time to fill your freezer and support the youth of our community.  The cost is listed below. The following is a list of students who are competing at the Junior Livestock Show this week:  
Swasey Bliss, McKay Simmons
Sakia Brost, Savanna Martinson, Tiffany Anderson, Jessica Cory, Jocelyn Bell, Kalee Reid 
Rylee Beckstead, Melody Hatcher, Megan Hickman, Trevan Conrad, Alley Meredith, Wyatt Swinford, Brett Aitken, ShaNae Jolley, Keelan Stewart, Kenna Heath, Isabell Brockbank, Brynn Dudek, Ainsley Stoneman
How much will an animal cost?
1/2 Hog $200.00       Whole Hog $400.00
1/2 Lamb $175.00     Whole Lamb $350.00
1/2 Beef $1100          Whole Beef $2200
Animals can be sent to processing at: Circle V, Springville, Dixons, or Gary's Meats.  
There are many other students not listed that attend our schools and could use the support.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thanks for supporting our agriculture students in the Salem community.

If you are interested in purchasing one of our student's animals, please contact Cash Williams at

Summer Art Studio Offered by Nebo District

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:53
Lisa Magnusson

Interested in improving your drawing skills over the summer?  Nebo School District is offering a 2-week drawing class in June.  There is a $25 material fee.  Registration begins May 12th.  See the flier or contact Ms. Magnusson for more details.

School Community Council Elections

Submitted by on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:12
SCC Elections May 4-8

We are taking nominations now for three openings for parents on the School Community Council. This council meets once per month and helps to make decisions for the School Improvement Plan and determine the best uses of the Utah State Trustlands funds. You may nominate yourself or anyone else who has a student who will be going to Salem Junior High for the 2014-15 school year. It is a two year term, if elected. Nominations will be open through May 2; the elections will be held May 4-8 in the front office from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm each of those days. We will announce the new council members on May 9.  

Please call the school with your nominations at 801-423-6550 or email Jo Lynn Ford at


Salem Junior to Publish Creative Journal

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:39
Amy Huhtala

Salem Junior High will publish its first ever Creative Journal planned and organized by Mrs. Huhtala's Creative Writing Class. We are looking for artistic entries from students. Entries may include written and artistic works such as short stories, poems, 6 word memoirs, essays, and illustrations. Short story submissions must be 3 pages or less and artwork submissions must be less than an 8.5 x 11 with at least a one inch margin. Submissions are due to Mrs. Huhtala (Room 117) by May 2nd. Anonymous works and multiple entries per person are allowed. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Huhtala.

Mrs. Roberts wins Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:26
Amy Huhtala

Mrs. Kellie Roberts was awarded the Crystal Apple Award during Monday's faculty meeting. Horace Mann representatives partner with local school administrators each year to sponsor the Crystal Apple Award program for recognizing teaching excellence.

Mrs. Miya recognized Roberts as being a dedicated, caring teacher who works tirelessly to meet the needs of her students. Miya also recognized Roberts for being a leader in her field of study. Miya said that when she first met her, Roberts was like a sponge working hard to learn everything she could to be a better teacher. 

Congratulations Mrs. Roberts! Thanks for everything you do for our faculty, our students, and for our community. 

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