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School Community Council Elections

Submitted by on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:12
SCC Elections May 4-8

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.  

Please call the school with your nominations at 801-423-6550 or email Jo Lynn Ford at


Salem Junior to Publish Creative Journal

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:39
Amy Huhtala

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. Roberts wins Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:26
Amy 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. 

Hope Squad helps provide safe haven for SaJHS students

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:47
Mike Adams

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:

9th grade

Abigail Hawkins, Brandon Griffiths, Jackson Badger, Emma Fleming, Conner Campbell, Aidan Dayton, Matea Bowles, Jackson VanTassel, Cameron Bradshaw, Shaylie Porter. Ashley Taylor

8th grade

Whitney Wilde, Colter Smith, Evan Jack, Delaney Christensen, Cecily Yates, Spencer Van Ausdal, Natalie Halcrow.

7th grade

Ty Callister, Brynn Eyre, Jennah Lee, Carson Peterson, Shawn Thorne, Chyler Zeeman, Saige Glazier, Jace Hancock, Cecily Scott, Cara Walker, Rachel Weber.


PTA fundraiser winners announced

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 15:30
Amy Huhtala

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. 

SaJHS presents The Music Man Junior

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:36
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

Submitted by maria.ruiz on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:49
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

Submitted by maria.ruiz on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:02

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 



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