Thanksgiving Point Field Trip with Mrs. Miya

Elizabeth Lindsey
Having fun at Thanksgiving Point!

On Monday, May, 20th three of Mrs. Miya’s eighth grade classes had the opportunity to go to Thanksgiving Point’s “Museum of Ancient Life.” The opportunity was made available thanks to funding from The Target Corporation which provides grants for out of the classroom learning. Mrs. Miya applied for the grant in the Fall, and recently was awarded the grant. The original plan was to go to The Kennecott Copper Mine, but after the massive landslide there, Mrs. Miya had to come up with someplace different. After looking at multiple choices for alternative choices, she decided the museum would suit her classes best. We arrived at the museum with an abundance of activities to do, and never ending fun. The learning was incredible and lots of fun. We stayed at the museum for an hour and a half. Then headed to the Provo Towne Center for lunch. At the end of the day we learned a lot, and had a great time doing it! Thanks Mrs. Miya and The Target Corporation for the great field trip!

Spring Captain's Academy

Gammon Ashton and Kaylie Adams
Caleb Mulder

Congratulations to our Spring sports Captain's Academy attendees, Gammon Ashton, Kaylie Adams and Caleb Mulder. In addition to being great athletes, these students are excel in academics and are fantastic representatives of our school! Thanks to Gammon, Kaylie and Caleb for being great examples of good sportsmanship and dedication to their sport and academics!

SCC Elections


Thanks to everyone who was willing to run for the SaJHS election and to those who voted. We genuinely appreciate your concern and desire to serve our students.
The voting was May 14 - 17. The results show Shawna Shelley and Laurine Jack as the newest council members for 2013-14 and 2014-15. 

Spring Band Concert

Ethan Mayfield
Spring Band Concert

The Band Classes (with help from Mr. Stolworthy) put on a great final concert for this year. Every class played at some point, including beginning, concert, and jazz band with special songs by the percussion ensemble and the guitar class. The songs were very student involved, including familiar themes such as Harry Potter and Star Wars, and eventually ending with all the band classes playing Mission Impossible together. It was a very fun concert to end a great year at Salem Jr. High. Don’t worry if you missed it though. The Fine Arts Assembly is May 22, the last Wednesday of the school year (Hooray!), and the percussion will be playing one of their songs called Tailspin and the concert band will be playing the John Williams Medley, the two most enjoyable songs that were played at the End of Year Band Concert. Band has been so much fun this year for those in and associated with it. If you are thinking of taking band next year, do it! Mr. Stolworthy is waiting for you and would be happy to have you come play some more awesome songs for next year. Band rules!

Orchestra Festival

Abigail Hullinger
SaJHS Beginning Orchestra

On Monday, April 29th, Salem Jr. High’s advanced and beginning orchestras had the opportunity to go and play at an orchestra festival at UVU.  They performed in front of judges who evaluated them on how well they played.  They were also judged on their professionalism, musical balance, tune, and more. When the orchestra finished their songs, the judges went on stage and either helped them on parts that needed improvement, or praised them for a job well done. I asked Mr. Wells, our orchestra teacher, what he thought of the festival. He said, “I thought it was much more educational than years past at this festival.  One of the judges helped us tremendously.  He seemed to work very well with junior high students. ”I asked an orchestra student, Darby, what she thought of the festival. She said, “I liked the festival. It’s fun to go every year and it gives the orchestra more experience with performing and getting feedback. I like hearing the differences between other schools.” All in all, I think that this was a great experience for Salem Jr. High’s orchestras.  I hope that we have this same opportunity next year as well!

Fines Due by May 17

Please pay all fines to the Finance Office by May 17.

Congrats to the Track Teams!

Girls Track takes 1st; Boys takes 3rd!!!
Kaylie Adams after a great run!
Terese McCabe running the 1600
Elise Riley

The SaJHS Girls track took 1st place in the district!!!!

The Boys Track tool 3rd!  Congratulations to both teams!!!


Individual placers were
100m hurdles-1st-Paige Simmons, 4th yvette Lazarte, 5th Ashley Taylor
Medley Relay- Girls 1st, boys 7th
100m- 1st Paige Simmons
1600m- 1st Adrene Harding, 6-Liza Stevens, 2-Chayden Zeeman, 3-Aiden Dayton
800m- 6-Liza Stevens, 7 Ashley taylor, 2 aiden Dayton, 5 Chayden Zeeman
200m- 1 Paige Simmons, 3 Kaylie Adams, 2 Clayton Vanfleet
400m-2 Adrene Harding, 4 Windsor Moore, 5 Sophie Hartline, 6 Katie Vaughn, 2 Clayton Vanfleet
4x100 relay- Boys 2nd
4x400 relay-Girls 2nd boys 3rd
Shot Put-2nd Sierra Draper 4-Brandon Griffiths, 7-Michael Mortensen
Discus-2 Sierra Draper, 6-Brandon Griffiths
Long Jump- 1st Sophie Hartline, 3 Maddie Stevens 6- Calli Peterson
High Jump- 1st Paige Simmons, 3 Mason Baxter


SaJHS Track is Amazing!!

Lauren Howard
Chayden Zeeman and Aiden Dayton running the 1600 m

On Friday, May 3rd, Salem had a great pre-district meet against Springville and  Mapleton. Many people both had personal records and team/district records. Everyone worked so hard to beat their best times and measurements to qualify for the district track meet being held on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10. Congratulations to Paige Simmons by winning the 100m, 200m, 400m, and high jump. Adrene Harding did an amazing job running distance for Salem in the 800m and 1600m. She was able to run the 800m in only 2:24.20 and the mile in just 5:45. Sierra Draper did a wonderful job in the throwing events, both shotput and discus. Sierra was able to beat her personal best in shotput throwing 33 feet and also doing well in discus throwing 64 feet. Sophie Hartline did wonderful jumping 16'3 in the long jump. Salem's girls relay teams also did a wonderful job. The girls at Salem Jr. High did a wonderful job taking 2nd all around. Salem's boys also did an amazing job at this meet. AJ Larson was able to run the 100m in just 11 seconds. Wow is he fast! Clayton Vanfleet did a great job in both the 200 and 400 meter races. Tanner Bills did a wonderful job in high jump jumping 5 feet 7 inches. Sam Weeks also did an amazing job jumping 17 feet in long jump. Brandon Griffiths did an outstanding job in the discus throwing 119 feet. Great job to all Salem Jr. High Track athletes. Everyone did a wonderful job during this meet. We have had such a fun and amazing season. Good luck at districts we know you will do a wonderful job representing our school!


Mr. Dayton

The first ever Nebo Poetry Slam was held May 7th at Salem Hills High school. 45 students from Salem, Payson and Spanish Fork participated. Noah Larsen took 2nd overall winning a $15 gift card to Barnes and Noble and two movie tickets, Brendon McConnell and Aidan Dayton received honorable mention prizes. All of our Salem poets were amazing. Look for their performances on the school Youtube Channel, and read more about it at the Daily Herald.