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January 2017

Students of the Month for January

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 19:07


The Students of the Month have been chosen for January. Make sure to congratulate them if you see them. They were nominated by their teachers because of their positive attitudes and work ethic that they have shown in class. 


7th Grade:
  • Alydia Haskell 
  • Jake Clarke

8th Grade:

  • Sydney Wulfenstein
  • Luis Sion 
9th Grade:
  • Ellie Howard 
  • Matthew Warren 


Max Staheli wins the school-wide geography bee

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 18:24
Jaden Jolley, Max Staheli, and Zac Anson

Congratulations to Max Staheli who won the school-wide geography bee today. Every year, students in the 8th grade have an opportunity to participate in a geography bee, and the winners go on to compete on the school level. Max Staheli won the bee with a question about Nepal and snow leopards. Second place went to Jaden Jolley and Zac Anson finished third.

All students did a great job, and it was fun seeing parents and family there to support them. Way to be Spartan Strong guys.

SaJHS Track and Field begins March 7th

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 07:29
Tiffany Rowley

Salem Jr High Track and Field begins Tues. March 7th! All paperwork must be completed before athletes may attend practice. Forms are online at (The physical form needs to be printed out, filled out by a physician, then returned to Suzette Hartivgsen. There are printed physical forms in the office if you prefer a pre-printed form).

Fees can be paid in the finance office. 


Come dressed and ready to practice on March 7th!


Thanksgiving Point STEM program visits SaJHS

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:38
Kellie Roberts

On the 17th and 18th of January, Thanksgiving Point Educators came to our 8th grade science classes and did STEM enrichment on construction of buildings that can withstand different types of earthquake waves.  Students constructed earthquake-proof buildings and then  the Thanksgiving Point Educators ran the students' designs through the rigors of an earthquake simulator. Students had a great time and learned more about how STEM is used in the real world.

Spartans had a good showing at district championships

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:32
Suzette Hartvigsen
Photo credit: Coleman Snyder

Our wrestling team when to the district championship last week. All of our wrestlers put in a lot of hard work this season, and as a team, they got some pretty good results. Here are the students who placed in the championship:

4th Place: Hollister Hogle, Matt Casperson, Julian Gomez and Kenton Parkin

3rd Place: Tage Thomas, Dawson Wood, Luke Degraffenried and Peyton Bowden 

2nd Place: Brayden Thurgood 

1st Place: Clay Lyman 

The team placed 3rd overall in the district. Go Spartans!


School Dance January 12

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:42
Ashlyn Westwood

School dances are a fun way to get together as students of Salem Jr. High and have a great time. Our next school dance will be January 12, 2017 and will go from 7-9. Remember that you must bring your student ID and also $3. If you have any tardies or sluffs then be sure to make those up or you will not be able to attend. You must be picked up at approximately 9:00 pm and there will be no activity of any sort at the school after the dance.

Make sure to tell your friends to come with you to the dance and have a great time! It will be fun. Don’t forget the things that you need to get into the dance or you will not be able to attend. Also make up all tardies or sluffs before hand. Thanks for all the support and fun we have here at Salem. Go Spartans!!!

Read this and more at


Legacy Wall at Salem Jr High

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 09:49

Our new Legacy Wall, which highlights "Liberty's Story," was installed over the Christmas Break in the 300 Hall by the Cafeteria. It looks awesome! Thanks to all those who contributed money to bring it to our school. We raised nearly $4000 through community donations. Come by the school some time and see it. You can also learn more by using the interactive features online by scanning the QR code located on the first plaque of the wall. Thank you so much for your support of Salem Junior High School.

New Years!!!

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:09
Tyler Nelson

Written by Tyler Nelson on the SaJHS news blog. You can read more by Tyler and other students by following the link.

3-2-1 Happy New Year!

With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 just beginning it’s a fresh start for all of us.  Many significant things have happened in 2016 which you could argue that they were either good or bad.

Since this year was an election year, most of the year the news was focused on the election race between Trump and Clinton.  If you didn’t already know, Trump won!  There  were many protests against Trump becoming the elected president, which pretty much divided the country into two.

For sports, it has been a fantastic year.  From 3-1 leads blown to a baseball team overcoming a 108 year curse.

The Golden State Warriors set an NBA record with a 73-9 record, the most wins in a regular season.  They came back from a strong Thunder 3-1 lead in the NBA semi-finals.  Then had a 3-1 lead against Lebron and the Cavaliers, but lost!

In the world series this year, the teams with the longest championship droughts were playing for the title.   The Cleveland Indians, and the Chicago Cubs.  Both teams had amazing regular seasons and stunned  a lot of people.  The Indians took a strong 3-1 lead in the series of 7 against the cubs, but they couldn’t hold on for the win.

Peyton Manning went out on a strong note, with his second championship, and his first the the Denver Broncos, who played amazing defense the entire season.

Kevin Durrant left his strong Oklahoma Thunder team to play with the Golden State Warriors, who are a super team with Durrant on their team.

With many great things happening this year, go out and make it your year. Stick to your resolutions and good things will happen.

Welcome 2017!


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