Veteran's Day Observance at SaJHS

Michael Mortensen and Kasey Hancock playing Taps

The SaJHS History department organized an amazing Veteran's Day observance on Novemeber 12. This included our own student band members playing Taps and Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. Then the teachers discussed the importance of our Veterans and showed videos explaining their sacrifices. It was a touching and impressive activity.

Chamber Singer Stokes Performance

Katie Newman and Levi Ward
Stokes Choir Performance

On Thursday November 8th, one of Salem Junior High School's advanced choirs performed at Stokes Market at 4:00 PM. This wonderful singing group sang five songs: Jump, Right Here Waiting for You, Eye of the Tiger, Into the West, and Viva La Vida. Many of the Choir students and audience members gave us their comments on some of these songs. "I really liked the song, Viva la Vida" - Ethan Mayfeild. "I liked the song Eye of Tiger because it was very upbeat, it was a great performance."- Adam Johnson. "I thought it was pretty fun!" Levi Ward. "I think my favorite song we sang was Viva La Vida. It was very upbeat and lively, with a group our size, it sounded great! I hope we can sing it again!"- Abbie Hawkins. This was a great performance, all who went to Stokes had a great time shopping to music.

Intramural Sports at SaJHS

Hayden Henrie
Intramural Sports: Fun for Everyone!

Intramural sports is a good way for a student to have fun, and play anoncompetitive sport. The sports are available for all students who go to Salem Hills Jr High School. The sports are all paid for by the district, so they are all free. Plus you can attend whenever, wether it be one day or more. There are no teams so you can't be cut from it. You can come to the sports either in the morning between 7-7:45 before school, or after school. The sports will be held in the gym by Mr.Blanchard. Another upside to the intramural sports is that if you're in P.E., you can use them to get if you missed a day of class or have a deficient grade. The current sport being played is badminton every school morning. All in all, intramural sports are fun and helpful at the same time.

The Halloween Dance

Abigail Hawkins and Emma Fleming
Spooky Halloween Dance!

On October 26, 2012, Salem Jr. High hosted their first ever Halloween Dance.  Many kids came to enjoy lively music, cheap drinks, and more!  Asking teens that went to the dance, I got great answers on what they liked.
        "The Halloween Dance was awesome," one kid said. "I loved the DJ and the spooky decorations.   I really look forward to the next dance!"
        "The dance was super fun," another person exclaimed.  "I think the posters on the entrance doors were awesome!  I also thing the photo booth was cool!"
        At the dance, the guests were allowed to wear their costumes, as long as it was school appropriate and there were no masks.  There was even a costume contest!  The winners were Haden Loveridge, who dressed up as Super Woman, and the two peacock girls!
        Sierra Draper and Sidney Button, the dance specialists on student council, were in charge of planning for the dance.  They are the reason it was amazing!
        The Halloween Dance was a complete success.  The people who came had a lot of fun!

SaJHS Cross Country

Salem Junior High had a great first season for cross country. The team took 5th place overall in the boys and 6th in the girls. Brodey Hasty took 6th and Chayden Zeeman took 2nd overall. They did great job and represented our school very well! Thank you team!

Team Members: Samantha Chipman, Grace Holmgren, Brodey Hasty, Cordel Jeffs, Victoria Black, Grace Parry, Zachary Browning, Steven Johnson, Sarah Brimhall, Tayler Sparrow, Colter Smith, Joshua Cowden, Daniel Chestnut, Drew Meservy, Mrs. Daniels, and Mrs. Chipman


SHHS Freshman Volleyball

Lauren Howard and Elizabeth Lindsey
SHHS Freshman Volleyball team preparing for game

Skyhawks are number one! Salem Hills girls freshman volleyball team beat Mountain View in the championship game, October 31,2012. Great job to all the girls, KaLee Reid, Skyler Bellistien, Elisheba Armstrong, Megan Treanor, Bailee Phillips, Hannah Lee, Shelby Sweeney, Jocelyn Bell, Rachael Christensen, and their wonderful coach Bonnie Holley. These girls had a wonderful season working hard and having lots of fun! Salem Hills beat Mountain View in two very intense sets. The first set ending up with having a score of 25-22 with the Skyhawks winning. KaLee Reid served the winning point, also winning their second match with a score of 25-21. Great job girls! Way to represent Salem Hills volleyball by working hard and pulling off the win!

Parker Killian, SaJHS, Earns Zion's Bank Award

Celebrating with Parker: Mr. Mecham, Jill Killian, Malissa Craig, Todd Lambourne, Mrs. Kimball

Congratulations to Parker Killian! He received the Zion's Bank Pay for A's award of $100! SaJHS is proud of Parker and appreciative of his commitment to academic achievement. Keep working hard, Parker!

Weightlifing Intramurals

Coach Blanchard, Joel Mason, Jessica Brimley and Colten Lee - weightlifting champs!

SaJHS participated in the intramural weightlifting activity at Mt. Nebo Jr. High in October. We had three students participate, Joel Mason, Colton Lee, and Jessica Brimley. They each earned a third place medal in their respective weight categories. Congratulations to our "heavy lifters!"

New Benches Arrive!

New Spartan benches arrive and are enjoyed by Mr. Mecham, Mrs. Lundell, Mrs. Stubbs, Mrs. Kimball and Mrs. Ford!

Halloween Costume Contest

Jaiden Mayo and Jacklyn Wilson
Jennifer Pugh, David and Michael Matthews, Kristen Richards, Sheri Price and Jana Openshaw
Guess who Mr. Boyer was?
Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. Beardall and Mrs. Cook show their Halloween spirit!


A very exciting event occurred at our school on Halloween! There was a costume contest during lunch.  Students strutted across the stage to show off  their Halloween costumes.  All of the costumes were very creative.  The costumes were varying from a penguin, Super Heroes, and even peacocks.  The students got to show off their creativity through their costumes. A special group at our school called the Spirit Club judged and hosted the Halloween Contest on stage. The standout winners were the REAL Gingerbread man, Jack Sparrow, and the Missionaries!  The kids enjoyed their opportunity to shine on stage in front of their fellow students. Even some of the teachers got into the spirit and dressed up to show their support of Halloween. The head of the Spirit Club, Mrs. Bray, was Where’s Waldo?  This was a very fun event and we hope it will be back next year.