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December 2019

Mrs. Roberts Recognized by the District for a PEAK Award

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:59

Congratulations to our wonderful science teacher, Kellie Roberts for receiving the PEAK award from the district this month. She was nominated by fellow teacher Alex Robinson. Mrs. Roberts is an excellent teacher and we feel lucky to have her here at our school. Below is an excerpt from the webpage explaining what the PEAK award is and what Mr. Robinson said about Mrs. Roberts:

The PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award is presented monthly to someone in the Nebo School District who "really gets it" when it comes to providing exceptional customer service, which in turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community.

Kellie Roberts, Teacher, Salem Junior
Nominated by: Alex Robinson

“Kellie always brightens my day when I see her. I know she does the same for her students. She is an excellent teacher with wonderful content. Students truly appreciate her teaching and message. She is one of those teachers that students will never forget.” 

#nebohero #spartantstrong #heartbodymind #sajhsspartans #sajhsspartanstrong

Choir Concert

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:46
Cecily Yeager

Each of our talented choirs performed several numbers at their concert Monday evening. A highlight was the SaJHS alumni joining in for “Grandma’s Killer Fruitcake"! The concert closed with all choirs taking the stage to sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” We are grateful to Mr. Guthrie and his talented choirs for providing a  beautiful, holiday-spirited performance!

Salem Junior student design chosen for the Nebo District Christmas card

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:30

Every year, Nebo School District has a Christmas card design competition, usually done with high school students. The winning design is then chosen for the district's Christmas card. This year, however, they decided to invite junior high students to submit their Christmas card designs instead of high school students. We were excited to see that students from our school took first and third place in the contest. Heather Gunnerson in 9th grade won first place and her design will be used for this year's Christmas card. Leah Ford in 7th grade took third place. Congratulations and well done!

Salem Hills Marching Band Had a Great Year

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:09

We wanted to recognize the Salem Hills marching band and the 9th-grade students who are a part of the band for their great season this year. Here is what Mr. Stolworthy, our band teacher, had to say about the band at the end of their season:

"On Friday, November 8th the Salem Hills High Marching Band took 3rd place at the state championship. 
The following 9th-grade students traveled to St. George with the high school marching band: 
Heather Gunnerson, Camary Lofthouse, Sienna Harvey, Jocelyn Bright, Matthew Horton, Titus Johnson, and Bridger Saunders. These students put in over 200 hours of work this season and competed 7 times against 15 different schools throughout the Fall.

This was a historic season as the band competed in the 5A classification for the first time in school history and took 3rd place in state in this inaugural year of 5A competition. The Salem Hills High School color guard earned 2nd-place marks in the competition to help secure the 3rd place in state.

Congratulations to the Salem Hills Skyhawk Marching Band and our Salem Jr. High 9th graders who participated this year. "

December Students of the Month

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:48

We are happy to announce our December Students of the Month! These students were nominated by faculty and staff for being a Spartan in Body, Heart, and Mind and were honored at a breakfast with their parents. Congratulations!

Back Row (left to right): Colin Torgersen (7th), Wyatt White (7th), Dylan Nielsen (7th), Christian Snarr (9th), Evan Childs (9th)
Front Row (left to right): Jonas Woodland (8th), Luca Anderson (8th), McKell Parcell (9th), Madison Graham (9th)
Not pictured: Marcus Goodsell (8th)

No Parent Teacher Conferences this term

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 16:50
With the support of the PTO, School Community Council and the District office, our school has decided to cancel parent-teacher conference this Thursday and add another mini-conference before Christmas break. Mini conferences consist of teachers contacting parents of students who are failing or at risk of failing class for the term and asking parents to have their students stay late some time that next week for a mini-conference where they can get help improving their grades or catching up on missing work. We did this for first term and had a lot of success in helping students improve their grades before the end of the term. There was a lot of positive feedback from parents and teachers for this type of conference which is why we will be doing it again.
This term, teachers will be staying late for two sessions of mini-conferences. One before Christmas break and one after. Teachers will be staying late to help students on the 17th of December as well as the 7th of January. Students can stay after to work even if they aren't failing classes. 
Dates of 1st Mini Conferences:
Dec 10th or 11th - Contact parents/students with failing grades
Dec 17th - Mini Conference
Dates of 2nd Mini Conferences:
Jan 2nd or 3rd - Contact parents/students with failing grades
Jan 7th - Mini Conference
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