Salem Jr. choirs performed for a packed auditorium last weekend at SHHS. Each choir performed several numbers, and then all of the choirs sang a final number together to end the performance. Thanks to Mr. Guthrie and our singers for a beautiful evening of music!
High school counselors came today to talk to the 9th-grade students about registering for 10th grade. 10th-grade registration is so fun because students have so many new classes that they can take. It can be overwhelming too. To help, we will be posting fliers and videos sent to us from teachers at SHHS who want kids to sign up for their classes.
The first is from Mr. Robinson who teaches here and at the high school. He teaches business classes that can fulfill high school graduation requirements as well as count as college credit through Concurrent Enrollment. This is a great opportunity to save some money by getting college credit while still in high school.
Congratulations to our March SaJHS "Students of the Month." They are Savannah Roylance (9th), Holly Hickman (9th), Lucy Groberg (9th), Hailey Wilkinson (9th), Brianne Ericksen (9th), Alejandra Ramirez (9th), Dalan Stokes (7th), Dylan Smith (9th). Not pictured: Cole Prestwich (8th).
They were recognized at a breakfast with their parents and teachers. We are proud of these students for being "Spartan Strong" in Body, Heart, and Mind!
The date for our 3rd term movie day has been announced for March 18. That is the first Monday of 4th term. Students who have all Satisfactory citizenship are eligible to buy a ticket to see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Permission slips have been handed out to eligible students and they have until March 14th as the last day to turn in their permission slip and pay for the movie. We will bus them in the morning to the movie theater and even bring them back to school once the movie is done.
This event has limited seating and not everyone who is eligible to go will be able to go. We are limited by the seating on the bus and in the theater as well. Tickets will be sold to students on a first come first serve basis, so if your student wants to go, make sure they buy their ticket and turn in their permission slip as soon as possible.
Please remember that students who do not go to the movie will still be required to go to school. Class will be held as usual, so students who don't go to the movie will be required to make up any missed work from that day.
Our 9th graders were invited to Salem Hills for Freshman Day on March 4th. They started with an assembly where they met the administration and some lucky recipients even got the coveted SHHS socks! From there they ventured to the gym to explore clubs and activities they can join next year. The day ended with donuts and school tours. While Salem Jr. will be sad to see them go, these freshmen are looking forward to becoming Skyhawks! High school registration information will be coming home soon!
The National Junior Honors Society is sponsoring a Pop Tab drive at our school. This is a fundraising drive we have done for several years. The goal is to get as many of the little tabs on the tops of soda cans so we can send them to the Ronald McDonald House foundation. They recycle the pop tabs as use the money they receive to help fund their charity.
For those who don't know, the Ronald McDonald House is a charity that houses parents who have children in the hospital. This allows parents to stay close to their kids without needing to worry about the expense of staying in a hotel.
This year, the Pop Tab Drive has been set up as a competition between grades. As of right now, the 7th-grade class is winning, but all have donated.
If you'd like to send you pop tabs to the school, we will be collecting them until the 15th of March and then we will send them off to the Ronald McDonald House.
Salem Junior High drama will be performing Willy Wonka here on March 6, 7, 9, and 11. The play begins each day at 7:00 p.m. Prices are $5 for adults, $3 for kids and students with their ID's.
The kids involved in the play have been working hard getting this play ready and they are excited to show what they've accomplished. Come support the students. The plays are great every year and this one will be just as wonderful.
For those of you who may have kids entering kindergarten in the district next year:
Kindergarten Registration is Moving to Summer
Kindergarten registration, traditionally held in March, will be moved to the summer and combined with grades 1st -12th. More detailed information regarding summer registration for K-6th will be sent out to you before the end of the school year.
Parents can prepare now for registering their kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR by the end of July.
We appreciate your help getting the word out. Please contact your school office if you have any questions. Thank you.
On Monday, February 25th, members of the concert band got an incredible treat having Dr. Don L. Peterson, Director of Bands at BYU, come work with them as they prepare for district festival next week. Mr. Stolworthy was very pleased with the better sounds they were able to produce and the progress they made with his help. Dr. Peterson praised the high attention to instruction and great focus of the students.
The freshman here at SaJHS have been invited to the high school on March 4th to learn about classes and clubs that they can join next year as sophomores. The high school always puts on a fun assembly with prizes and booths for all of the clubs and extracurricular activities. The plan is to take all of the 9th-grade students and walk to the high school, but they will need a signed permission slip to go. The permission slips have been sent out in an email, but students can pick up a new copy in the counseling office if they need to. All permission slips need to be turned in to the counseling office by Wednesday, February 27.