If you are interested in purchasing one of our student's animals, please contact Cash Williams at email@example.com.
We are taking nominations now for three openings for parents on the School Community Council. This council meets once per month and helps to make decisions for the School Improvement Plan and determine the best uses of the Utah State Trustlands funds. You may nominate yourself or anyone else who has a student who will be going to Salem Junior High for the 2014-15 school year. It is a two year term, if elected. Nominations will be open through May 2; the elections will be held May 4-8 in the front office from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm each of those days. We will announce the new council members on May 9.
Salem Junior High will publish its first ever Creative Journal planned and organized by Mrs. Huhtala's Creative Writing Class. We are looking for artistic entries from students. Entries may include written and artistic works such as short stories, poems, 6 word memoirs, essays, and illustrations. Short story submissions must be 3 pages or less and artwork submissions must be less than an 8.5 x 11 with at least a one inch margin. Submissions are due to Mrs. Huhtala (Room 117) by May 2nd. Anonymous works and multiple entries per person are allowed. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Huhtala.
Mrs. Kellie Roberts was awarded the Crystal Apple Award during Monday's faculty meeting. Horace Mann representatives partner with local school administrators each year to sponsor the Crystal Apple Award program for recognizing teaching excellence.
Mrs. Miya recognized Roberts as being a dedicated, caring teacher who works tirelessly to meet the needs of her students. Miya also recognized Roberts for being a leader in her field of study. Miya said that when she first met her, Roberts was like a sponge working hard to learn everything she could to be a better teacher.
Congratulations Mrs. Roberts! Thanks for everything you do for our faculty, our students, and for our community.
Congratulations to Gabe Bullard for being a winner in the district's school breakfast art contest. Students illustrated why eating breakfast is important and Gabe's drawing was selected as a winner. He received a bike as a prize. Way to go, Gabe!
Yesterday, the Hope Squad kicked off their duties with an annual retreat.
The Hope Squad is a group of students that provide support, encouragement, referral and resources to students who may be struggling. It requires attendance to a monthly meeting and initial training for those students involved. Students in the hope squad have been nominated by their peers as someone they would turn to in a difficult situation.
Members of the Hope Sqaud will be trained in recognizing the warning signs of suicide and how to refer the student for help. The students are not“counselors” or “suicide intervention experts” but rather, they are supportive helpers trained in how to help students get help.
Hope Squad Members:
Abigail Hawkins, Brandon Griffiths, Jackson Badger, Emma Fleming, Conner Campbell, Aidan Dayton, Matea Bowles, Jackson VanTassel, Cameron Bradshaw, Shaylie Porter. Ashley Taylor
Whitney Wilde, Colter Smith, Evan Jack, Delaney Christensen, Cecily Yates, Spencer Van Ausdal, Natalie Halcrow.
For the PTA March Madness Fundraiser, the PTA offered an ice cream party to any class that could get 100% of students in the class to return the March Madness Form. Mrs. Huhtalas Class is the only class that earned the ice cream prize!
One of Mr. Dayton's classes won the pizza party grand prize by collecting $108.
All of the money raised will stay with our school's PTA to use for the benefit of Salem Junior High.