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The Halloween Dance

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
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.  

 

 

Spartan Target Conference a Huge Success!!

Steven Johnson reviewing his achievements with his mother, Robyn.
SaJHS Orchestra entertains at Spartan Target Conference

Our first Spartan Target Conference was a huge success!! Students explained to their parents the topics they have learned and then established an academic or behavior goal that will be reviewed at the next conference. We had 73% attendance at the conference which is phenomenal - thanks to our students and parents for their support!

Spartan Target Conference

Spartan Target Conference Nov 1  -  3:30 – 7:30

 WHY DO WE HAVE SPARTAN TARGET CONFERENCES?

Traditional report cards only give a fraction of the story.  We believe that by explicitly communicating the learning targets with our students daily, and with parents periodically, students will be more attuned to their own learning and will be required to reflect on their progress.  These learning targets are the basis of all instruction and assessments in the classroom.  By holding these conferences, parents not only know clear learning objectives for each subject but will also have the progress score for their students.  This 4.0 scale will identify where a student is needing extra support in re-teaching or excelling.  Please remember that a score of 3.0 shows proficiency.  This is the goal for each learning target.

 HOW IS A SPARTAN TARGET CONFERENCE DONE?

Students with their guest (a parent, older sibling, etc.) will come to our Spartan Target Conference night and head to their 7th period teacher’s classroom.  In this classroom, students will introduce their guest to their teacher and grab their individual portfolio.  Students will then go through the contents of the portfolio as they have practiced during the week.  At the end of reviewing the reports, guest and student will establish an academic or behavior goal that will be reviewed at the next conference.  One copy will be taken home while the other will be left in the portfolio.  Upon completion, please feel free to visit any of your student’s teachers.

 

New SaJHS Marquee

New marquee welcoming everyone to SaJHS

The electronic marquee is now functional and is a wonderful addition to our school. The procurement of the sign has been a great effort on the part several parties.

  • Kirk and Angela Rogers: Kirk was integral in securing the donation of the sign from UCCU; Angela is a SaJHS PTA board member
  •  UCCU: Utah Community Credit Union – donated the actual sign to SaJHS
  • SaJHS PTA: Raising funds to cover refurbishment and installation through various fundraisers including tee shirt sales, Bullseye Buck (student fundraiser), Spartan Family Fun Run
  • Karen Riding: Donated funds for the sign and her family previously owned the land where the school is located.

We would like to thank everyone involved in this exciting project! If anyone would like to donate, please contact the SaJHS PTA president, Laurine Jack at l_jack@juno.com, or call Mrs. Beardall at SaJHS at 423-6550. We have incredible support at SaJHS from our parents and community members – thank you!!

 

 

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