Salem Jr. High just completed our first annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Thirty three eighth grade students qualified to participate in our school bee. After 2.5 hours of rigorous geographical questioning the winners were determined! Aubrey Tasker took third, Kaitlyn Mehl took second and Bradley Barben took first place. Bradley will move on in the competition by taking the state qualifying test for the chance to compete in the state geography bee later this semester. Winners of the state geography bee will compete in a national geography bee in Washington D.C. The National Champion will receive a $50,000 scholarship and a tropical vacation. Congratulations to all the geography bee participants! We hope to make it a tradition here at Salem Jr. High.
As Term 2 wound to a close on Thursday afternoon, the halls of SaJHS were bustling and many students could be found staying after school to complete last minute assignments in hopes to raise their Term 2 grade. But Friday morning was a different story.
Teachers were scheduled to work a full day on Friday in their classrooms getting ready for 2nd semester. They were happy to have a day to work on much needed planning or grading. As a treat, the administration treated the faculty to breakfast-- not just any breakfast-- this was homemade by Mr. Fleming, Mr. Mecham, and Mrs. Haider.
The Drama 2 class will present their performance of the Greek play "Alcestis" Monday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. here at the school. Admission is free. All students and their families are invited to attend.
Here is a link to the trailer for the performance (complements of the Spartan Chronicle News Show): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkgIbPgktAs