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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

Lagoon Day

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Whitney Simmons

Lagoon day is on 5-17-18

Cost is $50

You can pay on 4-25-18

Students who want to sit with their friends must pay at the same time

In order to be eligible to go to Lagoon, students must meet the following requirements:

 

  • No more than 2 tardies
  • No sluffs
  • No fines or fees
  • No behavior issues or citizenship U’s

 

 

 

Family Lagoon Days

For the 2018 season, Lagoon is introducing the "Summer Fever Fundraiser." Students and families are able to get a jump on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser is an exclusive discount to our Nebo families. Lagoon will rebate a portion of each ticket sale back to our Nebo District Foundation, which helps fund grants for schools and teachers to better serve our students.

Click here for the promo code and further information. The promo code will allow individuals to purchase a Lagoon Single Day Passport at a discounted rate. All sales at the discounted price must be done online. Visit www.lagoonpark.com and enter the promo code to purchase your passes. 

The Summer Fever Fundraiser day passes will be valid on the weekends from March 31-April 29, as well as on Sundays in May -- May 6, May 13, May 20, and through Memorial Day Weekend -- May 26, May 27, and May 28.

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

 

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