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Battle of the Books applications due tomorrow, September 20

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Salem Junior High will be competing this year in the Battle of the Books. Basically, students will form teams and read books from a pre-selected list and then compete by answering questions about the different books. Teammates will depend on each other as they will all be reading different books from the list. It is a fun, friendly competition and a great challenge for students who love reading. 

Many students have already picked up applications to join a team that need to be signed by parents and turned in by tomorrow if they want to compete in the Battle of the Books.

The winning team will compete against a teacher team and then move on to compete against other Junior Highs in our district.

Parent Teacher Conferences

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It's hard to believe we are almost to the middle of term 1! With mid-term comes our Parent Teacher Conferences, which will be held on Thursday, September 26, 3:00-6:30 p.m. (please note the change in time from previous years). This is a great time for parents, students, and teachers to meet together and discuss the student's progress in school and/or challenges in school so that the "team" for your student is all on the same page.

SaJHS students come together to give a gift to their favorite teacher

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A group of students surprised their P.E. teacher Mr. Moldenhauer, known affectionately as Moldy around the school, with a gift to show their appreciation for all that they have learned from him. Moldy is a huge Michael Jordan fan and his students know that. So, they found out that his favorite Air Jordan shoe is the Air Jordan 14 and pooled their money together to buy him a pair of his own.

Moldy loves the students he works with and makes sure to let them know that. This was a way that they found to show what he means to them. 

Needless to say, Moldy was overwhelmed by the act of kindness from these boys and came to school the next day decked out in his Jordan gear. 

Check out the rest of the story at KSL

https://www.ksl.com/article/46639660/utah-students-pool-money-to-buy-pe-teacher-his-dream-shoes

Behavior, Self Esteem, Mental Health, Learning. & Relationships: How do they all fit together?

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Salem Hills High will be hosting Joe Hendershott for a parent education night on September 16 at 7:00 p.m.  He will be talking about the effects that trauma has on learning and behavior and how to reach and help kids who are struggling. See the attached flyer for more information.

Get the Scoop on CTE

MTECH is sponsoring a "Career Taste Test Night" on Monday, September 23, 5-8 p.m. at Provo High School (1199 Lakeshore Dr, Provo, UT 84601. Familes are invited to come learn aboutCTE pathways and future career opportunities. FREE ICE CREAM!

For Nebo Parents--Uplift Parenting Conference

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The Uplift Parenting Conference is the initiative of First Lady of Utah Jeanette Herbert. Five presenters will be giving Tips Talks. Presenters include: David Osmond, Brad Barton, Jessie Funk, Collin Kartchner, and Clay Olsen. Topics range from resiliency, addiction recovery, social media, and anxiety. Please see attached document for details.

www.upliftfamilies.org

Salem Junior High Teacher Honored by Utah State Board of Education

The Utah State Board of Education has selected our very own Nikki Mendenhall as one of only five 2019 Utah finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. Awards are given to mathematics and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science (including computer science) education. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Congratulations Miss Mendenhall! You are an integral part of Salem Jr High and we are so proud of you!

Behavior, Self-esteem, Mental Health: Parent education night September 16, 2019 @ 7:00

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Salem Hills High will be hosting Joe Hendershott for a parent education night on September 16 at 7:00 p.m.  He will be talking about the effects that trauma has on learning and behavior and how to reach and help kids who are struggling. See the attached flyer for more information.

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