On April 8, Salem Jr. High Concert Band had the opportunity to enjoy a band festival at Snow College in Ephraim. Several famous directors and composers such as Jack Stamp and David Blackington presided at this festival. After driving down by bus, they got to watch different high school bands perform, and later performing themselves. To improve on their skills, they participated in a personal clinic with Jack Stamp, famous band director and composer at Indiana University in Pennsylvania, who helped us become better musicians. After eating and chilling at Walmart for an hour, the students actually got a free ticket to a band concert performed by the Snow College students, with some of their songs directed and composed by Jack Stamp himself. This was an amazing, inspiring, and educating experience for our students. We hope we can continue this tradition every year for the sake of experience and inspiration.
Our mission is to prepare young people to be strong in all aspects of their lives. We strive to cultivate an atmosphere of academic excellence, respect, and sense of community. We value innovative ideas and make decisions that help ensure student's learning and success. We provide multiple opportunities for students to be actively engaged both in and out of the classroom.
Salem Junior High Spartans are strong in Body, Heart, and Mind. Our Bodies are actively engaged in school sports, extracurricular activities, and keeping ourselves physically healthy. Our Hearts advocate for respect and loyalty among our peers, teachers, staff, and administrators. Our Minds are innovative, open, and driven to strive for academic excellence and critical thinking.