For our Spartan Showcase during the upcoming Spartan Target Conference, Mr. Shaffer is sponsoring an art competition. He wants to encourage students to submit art projects of all kinds, even if they don't currently have an art class. It can be something that they've done in a class or own their own. He is taking submissions until April 29. See the flyer for more information.
Tradition continues here at SaJHS as we hold our 6th annual school-wide poetry slam. Students began in their classes where some were chosen to advance to the school slam. Today the school slam was held and out ten finalists were chosen. The top three of those finalists will be advancing to the district poetry slam which will be held on May 7th at 6:30 at Spanish Fork Jr.
Congratulations to the top 3 students:
1st place: Michael Langton
2nd place: Sam Bleggi
Congratulations to our April SaJHS "Students of the Month"! We are proud of these students for being "Spartan Strong" in Body, Heart, and Mind. They are from left to right Emmalene Meyers 8th, Max Johnson 9th, Jayden Swartz 8th, Kimberly Bushman 7th, Makenzie Pugmire 8th, Savanna Vazquez 8th, Charly Christensen 8th, and Katey Carly 7th. They will be recognized at a breakfast with their parents and teachers.
Lagoon day is quickly approaching and it's time to remind everyone of the requirements they need to meet in order to be eligible.
Lagoon day will be on Thursday, May 16. Students can start buying their tickets on April 29. The cost $50 which covers the cost of the buses plus entrance into the park. Students will be assigned to a bus as they sign up, so if they want to ride on the same bus as their friends, they need to buy their tickets together.
Students need to meet several requirements in order to be eligible to go to Lagoon. These requirements are for the whole school year and not just 4th term.
- No D's or F's
- No more than 2 TARDIES and NO SLUFFS
- No U's or N's in citizenship
Students who don't meet these requirements can meet with their teachers to make up deficient grades and citizenship and attend tardy makeup in the morning before school with Mrs. Ward to make up tardies and sluffs.
Mrs. Roberts' biology class learned about DNA replication in a simulation that inolved all students in a hands-on activity. Students had ropes and blocks that represented the 4 chemicals that make up DNA strands which they had to string on their ropes to create the proper DNA strand produced in their DNA replication. Students enjoyed getting out of their desks and interacting with their friends while they learned in a fun and engaging way.
On Tuesday, March 19th, the jazz band students attended the district jazz band assessment held at the Summit Center in Springville. They performed well and earned a II+ rating, very close to superior. The judge and clinician for the day was Brent Applonie, a former music educator and current faculty member at BYU. These kids have come a long way and over half of them are playing instruments they only just started this year. There are more good times ahead for these you g students.
Congratulations to our 9th-grade students that made Sophomore student council at Salem Hills High School for 2019-20 school year!
Nicole Burk - President
Scout Callister - Council Officer
Kyle Campbell - Council Officer
Thanks to all who participated!
If your students have been signing up for their 10-grade classes, some options they might want to consider are the great digital production classes taught by Mrs. Nederhand. Here are some of the classes that she teaches:
- Exploring Computer Science - Students learn basics in programming and how computers function. This class develops analysis and problem-solving skills
- Digital Business Apps - This is a new class at SHHS and will be a concurrent enrollment class. Students will learn how businesses use all sorts of apps to enhance their business and connect with their clients
- Video Production 1 and 2 - Students will develop the skills and knowledge to create amazing videos. Video Production 2 is also a concurrent enrollment class.
- TV Broadcasting - This is the SHHS news show where students learn what goes into making a TV broadcast. Students taking this class for the first time must have taken or be taking Video Production 1 at the time they take TV Broadcasting
- Digital Media - Yet another concurrent enrollment class, Digital Media will teach students how to create with a wide variety of tools in the Adobe Creative Suite.
These are some of the great classes students will be able to take at the high school next year.
Salem Jr. choirs performed for a packed auditorium last weekend at SHHS. Each choir performed several numbers, and then all of the choirs sang a final number together to end the performance. Thanks to Mr. Guthrie and our singers for a beautiful evening of music!