December 2018

Holly Hickman wins school art contest

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Congratulations to Holly Hickman who won first place in a school art contest run by Mr. Shaffer and the art department. The theme for the contest was Spartan Strong. Cooper Christiansen took third place and Paris Johnson placed second. Holly's piece along with her statement wowed the judges.

Here is Holly's statement:

The title of my artwork is "Victorious." It's a semi-realistic drawing done in pen ink using the inking techniques. The main subject of this drawing is the boy holding a hawk and a Spartan flag. My drawing expresses a personal victory, as the boy is standing over his "demons." Salem itself inspired me in this drawing, that is why I included Mt. Nebo in the background, the hawk to represent the Salem Hills SkyHawks, and the flag with the Salem Junior High logo on it. My goal for this artwork is to represent Salem, but also to challenge myself as an artist. This drawing was definitely a challenge, and it really showed me what I can do, and where I am as far as my skill level.  

Holly won an Amazon gift card and will have her work on display at the district office.

Percussion class received a special visitor

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Daniel Stolworthy

On Wednesday, December 19th, the percussion classes were visited by recent University of Utah graduate, Cris Stiles. Students were able to see Cris perform solos on the timpani, marimba, and snare drum from his recent senior recital. Cris also taught the students about 4 mallet technique and timpani technique. 

Winter Band Concert

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The Salem Jr. High Band held their annual Winter concert on Monday December 10th at Salem Jr. High. All band classes were involved in the performance which included the beginning brass, beginning woodwind, beginning percussion, advanced percussion, concert band, and jazz band.

The concert included several traditional Christmas carols performed by the beginning bands, a neat rendition of "Carol of the Bells" performed by the advanced percussion ensemble, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" performed by the jazz band, and short tour through music of the Nutcracker ballet performed by the concert band in a quick changing piece titled "The 3-Minute Nutcracker."

Students were excited to share their talents with family and friends and many expressed how much they enjoyed the concert.

Thank you to all who attended and for supporting the band. 

Drama 1 Performance

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Last week, the drama 1 performed plays in front of an audience of friends and family. They worked hard on these performances and did a great job. Our drama department always does a great job.

The pictures above are from the B2 evening performance of The Polka-dot Thief.

Look forward to a play coming in the spring. They will be performing Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

 

December Students of the Month

Congratulations to our December SaJHS "Students of the Month." They were recognized at a breakfast with their parents and teachers. We are proud of these students for being "Spartan Strong" in Body, Heart, and Mind!

Sterling Shoemaker 9th,  Lexie Christiansen 8th, Kyler Baum 9th, Maloree Davis 9th, Gabriel Lee 7th, Tayson Olson 9th, Addy Hansen 8th, Trista Ream 8th