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Girls tennis has begun

Attributions: 
Reggie Bell
Kate Condie wallops a forehand

The Spartans girls team opened the season against tennis powerhouse Spanish Fork on Sept 14.  Megan Turner and Ruby Brockbank turned in a nice win at varsity second doubles, and Emilee Nicholls won a nail biter tie break match at JV 1st JV singles. 

Otherwise, Spanish Fork controlled the matches.  Still, it was a good start for the lady Spartans except for an injury to Ashlyn Westwood, who rolled her ankle during a doubles match.  She will be out of action for a couple of weeks.

Golf Team Tournament and Spanish Oaks

Attributions: 
Erica Murdock

On Tuesday, September 12th, the Salem Jr. High golf team had their 2nd meet at spanish oaks.  Here are our top 4 scores,

  • Logan Blanchard with 43,
  • Jordan Hartvigsen with 45,
  • Ty Johnson with 46,
  • Jarrett Parkinson with 47.

Head Coach Adam Roberts commented that they played good, but they left a couple of strokes out there. He believes that the best is yet to come.

Spanish Oaks golf course is a fun and relaxing course, and the Pros up there try to keep it a friendly environment. In the picture we have a shot of hole number 3, and if you squint, you can see the river that they have to play over. It is a par 5.

Overall, we played well, and we are excited for the meets to come.

 

Cave Painting in Drawing Class

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In Mr. Shaffer's Drawing class they blacked out the classroom and turned it into a makeshift cave. They also discussed the history of drawing and communication.

Mr. Shaffer is always thinking of great ways to engage kids in class and to make art a great experience for everyone. This is just one example of the many awesome experiences in his classes.

Students of the Month for September

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The first group of students have been chosen as students of the month for September. These students have impressed their teachers in the short time that they have been in their classes.

Teachers often nominate students who are respectful and helpful to their peers, are responsible in their classwork, and create a positive classroom environment with their great attitudes. This can definitely be said about the kids chosen this month. 

The students are

7th
Jaci Warner
Connor Harding
 
8th
Emilie Pye
Jonah Ellsworth
 
9th
Soleil Martinez
Austin Daniels
 
Make sure to congratulate them when you see them.

Biology Traditions

Attributions: 
Kellie Roberts
Biology students and their parents pose with Mrs. Roberts after collecting their plants

Biology students and their parents hiked the switch back in Woodland Hills to collect woody plants for their biological collection. It was a great hike. These are the brave souls that made it to the top! It was a great day!

Students will be pressing the plants in their collection and creating a binder that identifies each plant that they found during their hike. 

Ammon Wallace is recognized nationally for his science project

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Congratulations to Ammon Wallace who was chosen from more than 6,000 students to be in Broadcom Masters' top 300 students for his science fair submission. Some of you will remember last year when we posted about Ammon's project that explored the possibility of extending the shelf-life of milk using blue light. We were impressed with Ammon's creative solution  and it turns out that so were the judges.

This is a huge win for Ammon who will recieve free year-long subscriptions to science magazines and several other prizes. If chosen, the next step for Ammon would be Washington D.C. where 30 finalists will compete for top recognition and a grand prize of $25,000.

Make sure to congratulate Ammon and recognize this great achievement. Ammon is a great example for all of us of what it means to be Spartan Strong.

For more informatoin and to see the official press release click on the link below

https://student.societyforscience.org/2017-top-300-masters

Coach Roberts announces the SaJHS golf team for this year.

Assistant coach Brooks at Gladstan with Wyatt, Jayden, and Gunner

Congratulations to those who made the cut yesterday and were chosen for the Salem Junior High golf team.  The competition was intense and some students had to go out for a second round to help the coaches make their final decision.

 

 

Here are the students who made the cut:

Jarrett Parkinson

Gage Olson

Logan Blanchard

Jordan Hartvigsen

Erica Murdock

Wyatt Hickman

Gunner Higginson

Ty Johnson

Jayden Freeze

Coach Roberts thanked everyone for coming out and encouraged those who didn't make the cut to keep practicing and to try out the next year. 

Who can solve the first Math Muncher for August

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School has begun and so the math department has issued its first challenge to our students. The first three Math Muncher problems have been posted. For those who are new to our school, every month the math department posts three math problems on their bulletin board. Each problem is worth tickets to enter a drawing to win a gift card courtesy the math department.

Students who answer these problems correctly can pass them off with their math teacher and recieve tickets. They will then write their name on the ticket and take it to Mrs. Johnson's class to enter the drawing. They always pick a winner from each grade level. The first question is worth one ticket, the second is worth two, and the third, of course, is worth three tickets. If students answer all three correctly they can get six tickets entered into the drawing.

Here is the first math muncher. Can you solve it?

Salem Jr High Golf Team Tryouts

Mr. Roberts will be holding an informational meeting for all students interested in joining our school's golf team. Anybody interested in learning more about the great game of golf is encouraged to attend. The meeting will be August 25th at 3:00 in the library.

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