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March 2017

Jazz Band Earns a Superior Rating at District Assessment

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:19
Daniel Stolworthy
Jazz band students work with John Miller after their performance at the district jazz assessment

The SaJHS Jazz Band performed at the district jazz assessment at Spanish Fork High School yesterday, March 30, They did great, earning a superior rating from the judge. 

Students also had the opportunity to work with the judge for a bit after their performance. The judge was John Miller, recently retired band director of American Fork High School. Students were able to learn more about jazz articulation and styles and who to listen to in order to get better at their instrument. 

Bands are scored 1-5 with plus and minus variation. 1 is the highest ranking, and bands who score 1's are given the rank of Superior. Needless to say, this is a great accomplishment for our Jazz Band. They have been working hard with Mr. Stolworthy and it shows. Good job Jazz Band.

Students in jazz band are:
Zac Anson
Samuel Beal
Derrick Brinkerhoff
Spencer Fleming
Zachary Hunter
Joshua Jones
Kaleb Loses
Jacob Merrill
Wesley Pratt
Thomas Scharff
Luis Soon
Garret Taylor
Kirsten Terry
Ammon Wallace
Matthew Warren
Brennon Wilder 

A Teachers Purpose: Part 2

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:05
Jared Kearns

This week on a Teacher’s Purpose, I am interviewing Mr. Moser and Senor Brandon. Teacher's purpose is a blog where I ask teachers their story of how they got into teaching and what they like about it.

Mr. Moser said he was very shy he had no intention of becoming a teacher. After he went on a “two year vacation” and learned to teach he realized that he enjoyed educating people in topics he felt passionate about. His dad  was in science so he decided to teach science. “what we have is what we feel worth teaching” Life is a lot more than getting a job. A teachers purpose is, “To be an example, and an inspiration, to help them down the same path that we went down, and to help the find their own path.”

Senor Brandon told me he had some good teachers who were good examples to him in high school. He likes to hang out with the students and make them feel wanted and needed. A teachers purpose is to help kids find their place, I don’t try to hide myself when I teach them, and teach the kids to be their own person.

Aerobic Conditioning Learns about Yoga

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:42
KyLynn James
Students in Ms. James's class experimenting with Yoga poses

Ms. James aerobic conditioning students have recently completed their yoga unit. Students learned about some of the history of yoga as well as the benefits to practicing yoga. After having the opportunity to try several different types of yoga and create their own yoga sequences, Ms. James was able to bring in a guest instructor where the students were able to enjoy a full yoga class of individual, team building, and mediation exercises. 

Hope Squad: Learning to help others

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:55
Amy Haider

Three of our amazing students were able to attend a Hope Squad training today in Provo. They learned valuable information in how to help their fellow students who may be facing difficult challenges. We're so lucky to have such caring students who look out for each other!

Underwater Robotics

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:43
Andria Spencer

Underwater robotics is an after school 4h club. They had a competition March 23, 2017. They competed at Lehi Rec Center. Underwater robotics is a club where you and your team build a robot with the materials given, then they send it into the water to go grab some items. One of the groups at our school made it into the top 10. They said they used many useful tactics such as: pool noodles to help it, the pool noodles made it not completely sink or float. They also used tons of superglue to hold it all together. They said the best part was building the robot and then just getting to hang out and eat lunch, then of course the competition. They were in the rookie competition because it was their first year, however they did make it into the top 10. They did an amazing job. Good job to our Underwater Robotics 4h club!

College Week Madness at SaJHS

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:20
Cameo Johnson

Salem Jr. High Counseling Department announces the first ever College Week Madness Tournament to be held during the week of March 20 - 24, 2017.  The purpose of College Week Madness is to help students become more aware of what going to college is all about by participating in fun daily activities to increase their college knowledge.  The activities will take place at lunchtime and during Advisory classes.  Students can earn points for their team by wearing college apparel every day of the week, correctly answering college trivia questions at lunch time with the chance to win college “swag” for themselves, and participating in daily activities during their Advisory period.   Advisory classes will compete against each other in a “March Madness” type bracket tournament.  Winners will be announced on March 27 in the following categories:  Top Bracket Winner, Overall Points Winner, and Poster Contest Winner.    Get ready to play!   Get ready to win!

Congratulations to the boys who made the high school team

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:46
Yubo Cooper

I played high school soccer in the fall and I know for a certain that  it takes lots of time and dedication to be on the team. Spend lots of hours out of school for games and everyday after school. Its also important to keep up with school and make sure that soccer doesn’t get in the way of it. Soccer team also gives you an opportunity to make close friends and learn new skills to always keep improving as a team. High school soccer helps you learn how to work as a team on and off the field and it also helps you get exercise everyday and get stronger. It takes lots of time and energy, but it is definitely worth it!

We are proud of the all the boys that put in all the hard work for soccer tryouts last week. We had freshmen that made it to the sophomore, JV, and Varsity. Sophomore team: Zach Hunter, Ian Lazarte, Cole Jones, Larsen Brown, Mckay Neubert, Peyton Bowden, Ashton Burgon, Tyler Goold, Tyrel Bird, and Riley Guest. JV team: Jake Meuter, Jacob Shallenberger, Jordan Ware, Zach Holmes, Andrew Palomar, Kyler Holman, and Sam Adams. Varsity: Brandt Wilcox and Taos Dye. Congratulations to all of you that made the high school team!

It is going to be a wonderful season! The season officially starts March 21!  We can’t wait to see these boys play together. We would love to see lots of support from students and parents at home games to cheer on the boys.


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