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January 2019

7th Grade Job Shadow Day

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:49

Have you ever wondered what job shadowing is or wished you could job shadow someone? We are excited that our 7th graders have this opportunity on Friday, February 8.

Each 7th grader should have received the paperwork in their College and Career Awareness class. This needs to be returned to your teacher. If you need a paper please see your College and Career Awareness teacher.  Job Shadow is a great way to get a career experience!

Spring Sports Information Meeting

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:56

Are you a Salem Jr High School student? Are you interested in Spring sports, which include Boys Tennis, Girls Golf, and Track? If so, you are just in time. You are invited to attend an informational meeting next week on February 7th at 4:00 p.m.  This is the same day as Spartan Target Comferences so come to the meeting and then take your parent(s) to your advisory class for your conference.


Stem Club: Breaking the Code

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:51

Stem Club is starting today after school and will focus on Code Breaking and will run every Wednesday at 3:00. Each different session will have a different focus on activities that use STEM related skills and concepts. Some potential classes that might be taught are 3D printing, Drones, Scratch and so on. 

Mrs. Palestino will be teaching the course in her classroom in room 111. The fee for the club is only $10 which you or your student can pay at the financial office. This will be a great club that will develop skills that are highly sought after in STEM related fields.

Contact Mrs. Palestino or show up today at 3:00 for more information. 

Cave Art with Mr. Shaffer

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:06

Students in Drawing 1 today had a hands-on lesson about the history of drawing and the purpose it has always served people. The goal of the lesson is to demonstrate the important role that art and drawing have played in human history. This is a foundational lesson that Mr. Shaffer uses to set the tone and expectation for his new classes this semester. Kids get to have fun and learn something new while exercising their creativity.

Mr. Shaffer's approach to teaching students goes beyond lecture. He takes his students through virtual tours of caves with some of the most iconic drawings known and discusses their importance. Next, every student gets a piece of charcoal that they can use to create their own "cave drawings" around the room on brown paper. Kids laugh and share ideas as they tell stories or communicate what they love with their drawings. 

S.E.L.F.I.E. Week at SaJHS

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:40

Last Thursday, students here at SaJHS had a special speaker come to our school to talk to them about mental health and the importance of stepping away from their phones and making real connections with people. He encouraged them to talk to people and interact with their peers more often. In support of that, our counseling office organized a campaign for this week called Take a SELFIE. 

The Take a SELFIE campaign encouraged kids to step away from their technology for a week and work on themselves and their interpersonal relationships. They have been engaged in activities this week in groups or playing interactive or collaborative games to encourage them to enjoy each other's company.

Students also have the opportunity to memorize positive, uplifting quotes to enter a drawing to win a prize. 

January Students of the Month

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:32
Cecily Yeager

Congratulations to our January SaJHS "Students of the Month." They are Gabriel McDaniel (8th), Ruthie Devenport (8th), Summer Ovard (9th), Mia Kindrick (8th), Zoey Spencer (8th), Stephen Strong (9th), and Gavin Johnson (7th)

They will be recognized at a breakfast with their parents and teachers. We are proud of these students for being "Spartan Strong" in Body, Heart, and Mind!

Salem Hills HS Boys Soccer

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:11

Attention:  All boys soccer players, grades 9-12.

Are you planning on trying out for the SHHS Skyhawks soccer team this year?  If so, you are invited to attend pre-tryout trainings in January and February.

Pre-tryout training information can be found on the free app Telegram.  Sign up for Telegram on your device or a computer following the instructions here:

(Note that when you set up your Telegram account, you will need to go to settings and create a username.).

Once you have a Telegram username, text it to Coach Johnson at 801-310-4957 and he will add you to the Telegram group called SHHS Soccer Open.  This group will have details about when and where we are meeting to train.  Locations and times will vary from day to day; we will mostly be at the Advanced Learning Center fields and at the Salem Hills HS weight room. 

These training will begin January 3rd and will continue up until tryouts.  Tryouts will be on Monday, February 26th.   If you have questions, contact Coach Johnson by text (see above) or by email at

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