This week on a Teacher’s Purpose, I am interviewing Mr. Moser and Senor Brandon. Teacher's purpose is a blog where I ask teachers their story of how they got into teaching and what they like about it.
Mr. Moser said he was very shy he had no intention of becoming a teacher. After he went on a “two year vacation” and learned to teach he realized that he enjoyed educating people in topics he felt passionate about. His dad was in science so he decided to teach science. “what we have is what we feel worth teaching” Life is a lot more than getting a job. A teachers purpose is, “To be an example, and an inspiration, to help them down the same path that we went down, and to help the find their own path.”
Senor Brandon told me he had some good teachers who were good examples to him in high school. He likes to hang out with the students and make them feel wanted and needed. A teachers purpose is to help kids find their place, I don’t try to hide myself when I teach them, and teach the kids to be their own person.
Ms. James aerobic conditioning students have recently completed their yoga unit. Students learned about some of the history of yoga as well as the benefits to practicing yoga. After having the opportunity to try several different types of yoga and create their own yoga sequences, Ms. James was able to bring in a guest instructor where the students were able to enjoy a full yoga class of individual, team building, and mediation exercises.
Three of our amazing students were able to attend a Hope Squad training today in Provo. They learned valuable information in how to help their fellow students who may be facing difficult challenges. We're so lucky to have such caring students who look out for each other!
Underwater robotics is an after school 4h club. They had a competition March 23, 2017. They competed at Lehi Rec Center. Underwater robotics is a club where you and your team build a robot with the materials given, then they send it into the water to go grab some items. One of the groups at our school made it into the top 10. They said they used many useful tactics such as: pool noodles to help it, the pool noodles made it not completely sink or float. They also used tons of superglue to hold it all together. They said the best part was building the robot and then just getting to hang out and eat lunch, then of course the competition. They were in the rookie competition because it was their first year, however they did make it into the top 10. They did an amazing job. Good job to our Underwater Robotics 4h club!
Salem Jr. High Counseling Department announces the first ever College Week Madness Tournament to be held during the week of March 20 - 24, 2017. The purpose of College Week Madness is to help students become more aware of what going to college is all about by participating in fun daily activities to increase their college knowledge. The activities will take place at lunchtime and during Advisory classes. Students can earn points for their team by wearing college apparel every day of the week, correctly answering college trivia questions at lunch time with the chance to win college “swag” for themselves, and participating in daily activities during their Advisory period. Advisory classes will compete against each other in a “March Madness” type bracket tournament. Winners will be announced on March 27 in the following categories: Top Bracket Winner, Overall Points Winner, and Poster Contest Winner. Get ready to play! Get ready to win!
I played high school soccer in the fall and I know for a certain that it takes lots of time and dedication to be on the team. Spend lots of hours out of school for games and everyday after school. Its also important to keep up with school and make sure that soccer doesn’t get in the way of it. Soccer team also gives you an opportunity to make close friends and learn new skills to always keep improving as a team. High school soccer helps you learn how to work as a team on and off the field and it also helps you get exercise everyday and get stronger. It takes lots of time and energy, but it is definitely worth it!
We are proud of the all the boys that put in all the hard work for soccer tryouts last week. We had freshmen that made it to the sophomore, JV, and Varsity. Sophomore team: Zach Hunter, Ian Lazarte, Cole Jones, Larsen Brown, Mckay Neubert, Peyton Bowden, Ashton Burgon, Tyler Goold, Tyrel Bird, and Riley Guest. JV team: Jake Meuter, Jacob Shallenberger, Jordan Ware, Zach Holmes, Andrew Palomar, Kyler Holman, and Sam Adams. Varsity: Brandt Wilcox and Taos Dye. Congratulations to all of you that made the high school team!
It is going to be a wonderful season! The season officially starts March 21! We can’t wait to see these boys play together. We would love to see lots of support from students and parents at home games to cheer on the boys.
Here are the students of the month for March. Make sure that you congratulate them if you see them. These students have stood out among their peers as being great examples of what it means to be Spartan Strong. Teachers choose these students for a variety of reasons: leadership, impressive growth, hard work, great attitude, kindness to their peers. Whatever the reasons, these kids are great examples of how awesome our student body is.
7th: Chloe Peterson, Brayden Johnson
8th: Talon Seybold, Jordan Hartvigsen
9th: Anissa Edman, Zachary Hunter