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Spartans end the season with a bang.

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Coach Fillerup

Our 2018 boys tennis season ended today with a big bang.  Late this afternoon our #2 singles player, Eric Cheney, played the final match of the district tournament against his counterpart from Mapleton.  The winner of the match would end up as the #3 player in that position, and the loser would drop to the #4 spot.  More importantly, the winner of that match would determine which team would end the season as the district's tennis champion, an honor which typically goes to Mapleton. 

The Mapleton player quickly took a 2-0 game lead in a match which required four games to win.  However, Eric gathered himself and stormed back to win the next four games to win the match and give his Spartans teammates the 2018 title.  The final team score was Salem with 29 points and Mapleton with 28.
 
On Monday our JV team played well and tied Mapleton for second place in the district.  Spanish Fork took the JV title. Included is a photo of our varsity team celebrating it's victory- missing from the photo are Zac Anson and Garrison Durrant, our #3 doubles team.
 
Have a great spring season, Spartans!
 
coach Fillerup

Students of the Month for May

Today, we recognized the students of the month for May. These students have been working hard and focusing on their classes without getting too distracted by the prospect of summer vacation, so their teachers wanted to recognize them and show their appreciation. Here are the May students of the month: 

9th Grade - Ashton Shepherd and Stormie Hanson

8th Grade - Kalex Braithwaite and Ashley Nelson

7th Grade - Maxx Montague and Kaycee Bott

Two weeks left.

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Only two weeks left in the school year. Make sure to get all of your fines, fees, and lunch balances paid off. Students need to have all accounts up to date in order to be eligible to go to Lagoon and to get their yearbook early.

Summer STEM Cooking

Spend two weeks this summer learning to cook, the science involved, and best of all . . . EATING YOUR CLASSWORK! This AWESOME hands-on class is for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Click here for more information and instructions about how to register.

Annual Poetry Slam was a Success

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Last Friday, our students came together to participate in our annual school-wide poetry slam. Students started by writing and performing their own poems in class. Some students then were invited to participate in the school slam. This year was the first year that we required all students in the school slam to perform their own poetry. Teachers agreed that overall the quality of the poems used was great and the performances were much better than years past. 

Students who performed in the school slam received a T-shirt and some prizes, and the top 3 students received awards.

Our judges picked their favorites who will now advance to the district poetry slam. Here are those students:

Marcus AhKuoi
Aiden Bowden
Gabe Shallenberger 
Cassidy Haight
Adyson Heap
Spencer Fillmore
Jared Kearns
Camden Mead
3rd place: Mitchell Kimber
2nd place: Olivia Christensen
1st place: Katie Cook 

History and English combine to discuss global issues

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Some might assume that with SAGE testing happening at school, students have already slipped into summer mode. That is definitely not the case here at Salem Junior High. Our 9th-grade history and English classes are working on a cross-curricular project that has them working hard and learning a lot.

Our students have been working on a research project that requires them to learn about a global issue of their choice and come up with a solution to fix the problem or at least mitigate the negative effects it is having on the part of the world that they have chosen to focus on. The final product will be a written speech that they will then deliver. This project has combined research practices used in English and history as well as writing, critical thinking, and creativity. It has been a complex project and the teachers are proud what their students are producing.

It has been a long project, but students are beginning to see the end. In the picture they are sharing the first draft of their speech, looking for peer feedback on ways to make their speech clear and compelling.

Students of the Month for April

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Students receive their certificates from Mr. Knudsen and Mrs. KJ

The following students were chosen for April's Student of the Month. They have been coming to class with great attitudes and have been working hard. Their teachers have been really impressed with them and we want to recognize them for their hard work. Make sure to congratulate them when you see them.

9th - Jasper Butler and Madison Pitts
 
8th - Isaac Webster and Ellie Wride
 
7th - Cole Andersen and Hailey Adamson

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