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November 2016

Choir's Getting Ready for Mall Tour

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:30
Erica Maestas

Every year the choirs go to the mall and sing their best holiday songs! But only the advanced choirs can go, Woman Chorus, Concert choir, and Chamber singers. It is a fun experience and fun to hang with friends, get a treat, and sing your heart out! Mall tour is going to be on Dec 12 . And second terms choir concert is on Dec. 15 at Salem hills high school . Everyone should go because there will be amazing songs and Christmas concerts are always the funnest!

I asked Marissa Browning about her experience at the last choir concert, "It was really good, everyone did a really good job on it. Everyone sounded awesome. I will come to the next one!"Choir is a super good program and everyone should join! No matter what your skill level, everyone can do it!

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November Students of the Month

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 11/15/2016 - 09:13

Congratulations to our November students of the month!

These students exemplify being SPARTAN STRONG in Body, Heart, and Mind. Thanks for being a Salem Jr High Spartan: Everett Linn, Alexis Call, Evelyn Holdaway, Maggie Thomas, Jeffery Yates, Caden Higginson


Results of the Student Mock-election at SaJHS

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 11:02
Sydney Ward

A sea of “I Voted” stickers and talk of politics engulfed students on Monday. Salem Jr. High’s first-ever mock election was open to all students to cast their ballots in favor of a new US President and Utah Governor. Teachers were asked to sit this one out, though protests were raised, and students voiced their opinions about politics in their very own way.

The ballot boxes were stuffed to the tops by the end of the day, and in total about 75% of students participated in the election. The results were…

For President:

Donald Trump: 60% (467 votes)

Evan McMullin: 10% (80 votes)

Hillary Clinton: 5% (38 votes)

Jill Stein: 3% (22 votes)

Gary Johnson: 2% (21 votes)


For Utah Governor:

Gary Herbert: 62% (482 votes)

Mike Weinholtz: 7% (54 votes)

Brian Kamerath: 6% (47 votes)

Superdell Schanze: 6% (45 votes)

Compared to the actual election (at least with the electoral college) these results were actually pretty accurate; Donald Trump is the new president-elect and Gary Herbert won re-election. Thanks to everyone who voted!


Bronson Kaufusi Visits Salem Jr. High

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 13:54
Marissa Browning
Bronson Kafusi with Mr. Taylor's class

On Thursday October 13th Mr. Taylor’s 9th graders had career day. They had a lot of cool visitors one of them was Bronson Kaufusi. I interviewed Mr. Taylor bout it and here is what he said.

Who is Bronson Kaufusi?

He is an american football defensive end. He played college football at
BYU. he’s currently playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

Why did Bronson Kaufusi come to the school?

“Because my daughter is here”

What did you guys do?

“It was career day so he came and talked about his career”

How was career day?

“It was awesome! We had the FBI, police dog trainer, etc. there was lots of variety!”

What is all the talk about him being your man crush?

“I’m a big BYU fan and he was quite the specimen he is the “ideal” man”

Was it the best career day visit?

“Yes best one yet! It had Bronson Kafusi of course it was the best one ever!

Obviously it was a very successful  career day and they all had a lot of fun. Hopefully we have many more great career days ahead of us!


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