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Salem Jr High Earns ENERGY STAR Award

 Image result for energy star graphicWe're excited to announce that Salem Jr High has earned the ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again this year.

The next time you visit, check out the blue label on display at our entrance – it represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide!

Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and reporting energy waste to our facility manager [replace with any actions that are critical to saving energy in your building]. 

Here’s to another year of cutting energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and doing our part to protect the environment – together!

Learn more at energystar.gov  

Lexy Webster places 3rd in state spelling bee championship

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Lexy Webster on the right about to be awarded her 3rd place prize

Lexy Webster took 3rd place in the state spelling bee championship on Saturday, March 10. She said it was a great experience and she had a lot of fun. She received a brand new laptop and bragging rights for doing so well (although Lexy definitely isn't the type to brag about herself). Lexy has been taking part in spelling bees since 4th grade and has always done really well. This is the last year that Lexy is eligible to participate in the bee, so it was an excellent way to finish her run.

This is not a small feat. The state-wide spelling bee is very competitive and has students from schools all over Utah. Before the traditional rounds of elimination that most of us have seen in movies, students take a written test. This is where most students are eliminated. Even making it past that point is great. The fact that she took 3rd out of all those kids is pretty awesome. Make sure to congratulate Lexy if you see her.

Spelling Bee Champions

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We held our 2nd annual Spelling Bee last week. All of the participants did a great job spelling some pretty challenging words!
 
1st place: Lexy Webster 
2nd place: Savannah Roylance
3rd place: Mariah Howard and Alayna Burton 
 
Lexy and Savannah will represent our school at the state Spelling Bee on March 10th

 

Track and Field is about to begin

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Josiah Lee
Students from last year's track team

Track and Field season is about to start. To join, you just need to get a form from the office, sign up on registermyathlete.com, get a doctor's physical, and pay a $45 fee to the finance office.

There is going to be a Pre-Season meeting with the coaches during advisory on the 27th of February. This year looks like it's going to be a fun year.

PTO movie night Monday, February 26

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Rhielyn Robinson

The school PTO has put together a school movie night for everyone to come to.

Movie: Wonder

Monday, February 26 at 6:00

Details: The movie night is free. They will have a dinner meal with  Jimmy John Sandwiches, Chips, and candy for sale. Just for six dollars all together!

 

SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23

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In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app.  As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.  
 
Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student, and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone. 
 
Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:
·        Encourage your friends to download the app
·        Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts
 
 
KSL Contest:
 
Individuals will be able to share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded for a chance to win a $50 visa card
 
These screenshots will need to be posted in the contest on the KSL TV Facebook page
 
The school that is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL!
 
The contest will start Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m.
 
Watch KSL News at 5 p.m. on Friday to see which school will be receiving 100 pizzas!
 
#nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #NeboDistrict #NeboSchools #safeUT

Stakeholder Survey

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Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents, and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools.  A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Wednesday, February 7 and remaining open until Wednesday, February 21, 2018, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences. (Parents and employees will be emailed a link to help them gain access, while students will be shown the link in their computer labs.)

The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.

Thank you for your helpful feedback.

February Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for February. These students have been working hard and their teachers have noticed them:

7th Grade
Ethan Mower
Ruthie Devenport

8th Grade
Hailey Wilkinson
Bryton Ferguson

9th Grade
Madelynn Quist
Reed Johnson

Mr. Mecham and Mrs. Van De Graaff answer students' questions about Olympic Time

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Mr. Mecham and Mrs. Van De Graaff answering students' questions

Yesterday, Mr. Mecham and Mrs. Van De Graaff sat on a panel for a Q and A with 9th-grade students seeking to understand how Olympic Time runs at our school. If this seems a bit unusual, you are right. It doesn't happen very often that students are able to sit down with Admin and teacher leaders and ask them about school programs. The students had this opportunity to help them with a project that they are doing for English.

In order to teach students to work in teams and solve problems, the 9th-grade English teachers have challenged students to develop proposals for how they would change Olympic Time here at Salem Jr. in order to make it more effective. We are excited to hear what they come up with. They have learned about the purpose that Olympic Time serves and are now preparing to develop proposals which they will present in front of their teachers and peers. Who knows, maybe one of their ideas will be put into practice next year.

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