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September 2015

Keeping the School Clean- Editorial

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 10:03
Anika Auman
Mr. Roberts does a great job helping everyone at our school

Here’s a quick shout out to the school janitors (Adam Roberts and Rick Jacobsen) for keeping our school clean and safe! Mr. Roberts says “We should respect the school and to respect our school we need to keep it clean” But a shout out is probably not going to be enough to show how much we appreciate their work. Keeping the school clean is a great way to show respect to the school, staff, and custodians. Last year we did some contest for keeping the school clean but why does it have to be a contest in order to keeping the school clean? Here are some simple ways to keeping our school clean.

A lot of times students spill ink from a pen they broke or maybe they stepped on a pen causing the ink to spill out all over the hallways. We can prevent this from happening! You can watch where you’re going to prevent stepping and breaking anything that could spill and stain the tile or carpets. Or if you’re breaking them on purpose (as some students do), stop. It causes a traffic jam and it is hard on the custodians.

Another problem is the lunch room. We have addressed this problem too many times for something so very very simple. Clean up your mess! Even if it is a small wrapper or a milk carton, please just throw it away. To prevent spills hold your tray with both hands and walk slowly. You are in no hurry when eating your lunch. And remember to eat a lunch, it is unhealthy to go without eating!

One last thing, the bathrooms. Everyone hates walking into a stall that does not look like somewhere you want to go when you need to go. So just remember to keep those clean! And if you do just small little things to keep our school clean it will really help!

Counseling Spotlight- Mrs. Seegmiller

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:09
Laura Johnson

Mrs. Seegmiller is the seventh grade counselor.  She has taught for twelve years and likes her job because she gets to watch and help students succeed.  She also says that she loves her job because being around students Salem Junior High makes her feel young again.  Her favorite sport is volleyball and likes spending her free time going on walks, and hikes. She also likes spending time with her new baby and other close family members.


Counseling Spotlight - Mrs. McEwen

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:05
Laura Johnson

Mrs. McEwan is the Counseling secretary and has worked in this position for three years.  Her favorite part about her job is working with the students and parents.  Her favorite thing about the students at this school is that they are always respectful to the teachers and others around them.  Her favorite animal is a horse and one of her favorite foods is cheesecake.  She likes to watch football, baseball, and basketball with her family.

Counseling Spotlight- Mr. Adams

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:04
Laura Johnson


Mr. Adams is currently the ninth grade counselor and has been a counselor for seven years.  Before working as as counselor, Mr. Adams worked for the University in the research the department and as a probation officer.  He has taught for eleven years so far and likes his job at Salem Junior High because he gets to socialize with the students.  He likes the students at this school mostly because they’re always looking out for each other.  His favorite animal is a Unicorn and likes to watch basketball and play hockey.




Counseling Spotlight- Mrs. Halcrow

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:03
Laura Johnson

Mrs. Halcrow is the eighth grade counselor here at Salem Junior High.  She chose this job as a counselor because she loves learning about others.  Before working at Salem Junior High Mrs. Halcrow taught at Mapleton Jr. High for two years.  Her favorite thing about the students at Salem Junior High is their energy and excitement.  This is her third year as a counselor and her favorite season is fall.  Her favorite kind of food is mexican and she likes to go camping with her family.


Counselor Spotlight- Mrs. Johnson

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:12
Laura Johnson
Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Johnson is a ninth grade student counselor and this is her first year working in this position.  Before coming to Salem Junior High, Mrs. Johnson worked at three different schools.  They were Payson Junior High, Barnett Elementary, and Reese Elementary.  She loves how the students here at Salem Junior High are always nice and friendly.  How Mrs. Johnson likes to spend her free time is just with her family at the dinner table and watching movies.




4 H After school Activities

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 09:59
Jocelyn Johnson


Some of the teachers at our school do fun activities after school. You meet in their classroom right after school. The room numbers are on the flyer in the office. How to get into 4 H afterschool? You have to pay 10$ in the office.

What are some of the activities I can do after school?  On Monday we have sewing with miss Thacker in room 313. If you love to sew or want to learn how go to this activity!On Tuesday we have Games- unplugged with mr. Brooks in the library. games are so fun! There's also  show choir with mrs. Brooksby in the choir room 304. last of all math help with ms. Mendenhall in room 103 .If you need someone nice and good at math to help you out go to ms. Mendenhall.

On Wednesday you can go do wood turning with mr. Roberts in room 316. There's only 16 spots available so hurry and sign up.On Thursday there's rock polishing/pendant making with mr. Guilbert in room 112. Then there’s jewelry making with ms. feilding in the library. And once again math help with ms. Mendenhall. Friday there’s clay ceramics with ms. Magnusson in room 101.Also ag. adventures with ms. Manookin in room 207. Each class is $10.00. If you take two classes the third one is free!

4 H afterschool is so fun so if you need something to do after school then do these fun activities!




Students enjoy Olympic Time

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:40
Amy Huhtala

Today was the first day of the term in which students were involved in Olympic Time. Students with A's, B's, and C's were eligible to go to enrichment activities, while students needing intervention could get more targeted help from their teachers. Students in Classroom 117 enjoyed the game room. 

Welcome Back to School

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:56
Grace Stokes

Welcome back all Salem Junior High students! After a long and hot summer break, it is now time to return back to your school schedule! We welcome all of the 368 seventh graders who entered SAJHS this year and say goodbye to the 320 ninth graders who left our school to become very successful tenth graders. We are very excited for this school year, especially with our many new teacher. All of the teachers have many fascinating and exciting plans to keep out students involved in learning. We interviewed a couple of the new teachers to see what they are looking forward to teach their students this year. Mrs. Howard, one of the seventh grade English teachers, is looking forward to, “Help students find a book they enjoy reading and seeing their book projects throughout the year.” Mrs. Orahn, the girls Physical Education teacher, is looking forward to her cricket lesson with her students.

Also. this year there will be a new change in the schedule with Olympic time. At SAJHS Olympic time will be Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. For those who may not know, Olympic time is time students have between sixth and eighth period for intervention. They go to any class they may need, to work on any late or missing assignments, if you are caught up on all of your assignments you will be able to dig into a good book or do as your teacher instructs. You will be with this same seventh period class for the rest of your time at SAJHS to get to know many different people and possible friends in the future. We hope you enjoy your time here at Salem Junior High School!




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