SaJHS presents The Music Man Junior

Amy Huhtala, JanaLee Stubbs

SaJHS is currently performing Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man Junior". There are two performances left: Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Cost is $4 for general admission, $3 for students, and $20 for a family pass. 

The first two performances were a smashing success. The play is directed by SaJHS drama teacher JanaLee Stubbs. Stubbs has received some great compliments on the show. To list a few: "It was quality you'd expect at the high school level", and "It's amazing not just that it's acted by students, but that the tech is also run by students. That's a complicated show, and they did very well with it." About Kiele Lee who plays Harold Hill, someone commented, "That guy can sing!"

P.E./Health teacher Brooke Renslow said, "It is so amazing how much talent the students have! It was so enjoyable watching them perform and execute all of their skills! I absolutely loved the show!!!!"

Art teacher Lisa Magnusson said, "I loved the play!  The Music Man is one of my favorite musicals and Salem Junior High students did not disappoint!  I was especially impressed with the fun energy of the whole cast and the high quality of singing.  This is a play that the whole family will enjoy.

I think it's great that not just drama students were involved in the production.  Students made up the tech crew and ran the lights, sound, and managed all the props.  Art students painted the backdrop and sets. Everyone involved did a great job!"
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to see a great show! 


PTA Announcement

Angela Rogers

The PTA is extending our annual March Madness fundraiser another week!  We would like to remind that this is our only big fundraiser for the school for the year.  We do not ask you to sell anything!  We simply send envelopes home with the students and ask for at least $5 per family.  The class that returned the most this week will receive a treat, and the class that has the highest percentage returned next week receives a treat.  We encourage all to return their envelopes whether they can donate at this time or not.

Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher, volunteer, or administrator

The Jon. M. Huntsman Family is proud to sponsor the 

22nd Annual Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education.

·        Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher,
               volunteer, or administrator
·        11 winners will receive $10,000 
·        Nomination forms can be found online
·        Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 


National School Breakfast Week

National School Lunch Week: Mar 3 - 7

On Tuesday March 4, for National School Breakfast Week, the cafeteria staff are offering the staff and the students a free breakfast. You will be able to choose breakfast pizza, or pop tart and cereal, with your choice of milk, also fresh strawberries and blueberries. They will begin serving at 7:00.

The Nebo School District is celebrating National School Breakfast week March 3-March 7. The 2014 theme for this annual event is "Take Time for School Breakfast". On Monday, Mayor Steve Leifson will  join the students at Rees Elementary for breakfast and read the official proclamation to open the week's events. Throughout the week we have numerous activities including prize giveaways in the cafeterias and both a school and district-wide art contest. Students can enter their school's art contest for a small prize. The winner at each school will then be submitted to the district-wide contest. We will choose 4 district-wide winners who will receive bicycles as a grand prize! The Nebo School District encourages families and students to participate in our school breakfast and lunch programs. We hope you have a fun celebration!

Don't forget about the National School Breakfast Week art contests this week. The winner from each school will be submitted to the district-wide contest and will have a chance to win a bicycle. Check with your school about how to to submit your drawing. Please "Take Time for School Breakfast" and have a happy National School Breakfast Week!

"I am not a target" Ad Contest

Enter the "I am not a target" ad contest and be part of a FREE private screening of Divergent  on National Kick Butts Day, March 19th, at Provo Towne Center.

The Utah County Health Department is sponsoring a video contest for youth to demonstrate that they are not going to be targets for big tobacco. Youth ages 12 to 18 can enter, creating their own unique video (30 seconds in length). Winners will receive cash prizes (1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $300, and 3rd Place - $200). The first 100 participants will be a part of a free private screening of Divergent on 
March 19th, when the video winners will be announced (visit for details).

Join one of the largest and best Nebo District Track Teams!

Jordan Blanchard

Track and Field is quickly approaching at SaJHS. Coach Blanchard and the assistant coaches are excited to help the SaJHS team be even bigger and more successful than last year. The SaJHS girls track team won the district title for the 2012-13 school year.

After school practices for SaJHS track and field begin March 12th at 3 to 4:30 p.m. Track meets are on Friday afternoons. 

A track sign up and informational meeting will be held March 6th during Olympic time in the main gym. Come find out what track and field is all about.  Track is great for all types of students because there are so many different types of events, jumps, sprints, distance, throws, hurdles, and relays. Participation cost is $42 which includes a team t-shirt which students get to keep. Because of variety of events, low price, and no formal try out this becomes the most inclusive team at SaJHS. 
Become involved now-- like us on Facebook & Twitter! 

SaJHS student is nationally-ranked snowboarder

Amy Huhtala, Ashton Grogg

Ashton Grogg, 7th grader, is a United States Snowboard Association (USASA) nationally- ranked athlete. Grogg is currently ranked 27 in the Giant Slalom and 29 in the Slalom in his age group. Grogg eats, sleeps, and breathes snowboarding. "It's one of the best feelings in the world," Grogg stated. "Most people ask me if it is hard and it is, but if you get the hang of it is the most fun thing you'll ever do!"

Snowboarding is something Ashton shares with his father, Aries Grogg. Aries Grogg is ranked first in both Giant Slalom and Slalom in his age group. 

For more information about USASA and snowboarding, go to:




SaJHS takes 2nd District Title

Sheldon Hatch & Amy Huhtala

The boys basketball team came home as District Champions by beating Spanish Fork by a score of 52 to 47. They represented the school well! Thank you for all those you came and supported the team.

The SaJHS boys fought hard to get to the championship game by shutting down Diamond Fork on Tuesday night's game in overtime. Right before the buzzer Salem hit a 3-pointer winning the game 57-56. 

This makes the 2nd District Championship Title for the Salem Junior High Boys. 

The SaJHS girls basketball team, defending district champs from 2012-13, made it to the semi-finals, but lost to Payson Tuesday night. Coach Tammy Halcrow said they played a good game and a great season. "I'm so proud of the team. They fought hard and should be proud of the way they played," Halcrow said.