Orchestra Festival

Abigail Hullinger
SaJHS Beginning Orchestra

On Monday, April 29th, Salem Jr. High’s advanced and beginning orchestras had the opportunity to go and play at an orchestra festival at UVU.  They performed in front of judges who evaluated them on how well they played.  They were also judged on their professionalism, musical balance, tune, and more. When the orchestra finished their songs, the judges went on stage and either helped them on parts that needed improvement, or praised them for a job well done. I asked Mr. Wells, our orchestra teacher, what he thought of the festival. He said, “I thought it was much more educational than years past at this festival.  One of the judges helped us tremendously.  He seemed to work very well with junior high students. ”I asked an orchestra student, Darby, what she thought of the festival. She said, “I liked the festival. It’s fun to go every year and it gives the orchestra more experience with performing and getting feedback. I like hearing the differences between other schools.” All in all, I think that this was a great experience for Salem Jr. High’s orchestras.  I hope that we have this same opportunity next year as well!

Fines Due by May 17

Please pay all fines to the Finance Office by May 17.

Congrats to the Track Teams!

Girls Track takes 1st; Boys takes 3rd!!!
Kaylie Adams after a great run!
Terese McCabe running the 1600
Elise Riley

The SaJHS Girls track took 1st place in the district!!!!

The Boys Track tool 3rd!  Congratulations to both teams!!!


Individual placers were
100m hurdles-1st-Paige Simmons, 4th yvette Lazarte, 5th Ashley Taylor
Medley Relay- Girls 1st, boys 7th
100m- 1st Paige Simmons
1600m- 1st Adrene Harding, 6-Liza Stevens, 2-Chayden Zeeman, 3-Aiden Dayton
800m- 6-Liza Stevens, 7 Ashley taylor, 2 aiden Dayton, 5 Chayden Zeeman
200m- 1 Paige Simmons, 3 Kaylie Adams, 2 Clayton Vanfleet
400m-2 Adrene Harding, 4 Windsor Moore, 5 Sophie Hartline, 6 Katie Vaughn, 2 Clayton Vanfleet
4x100 relay- Boys 2nd
4x400 relay-Girls 2nd boys 3rd
Shot Put-2nd Sierra Draper 4-Brandon Griffiths, 7-Michael Mortensen
Discus-2 Sierra Draper, 6-Brandon Griffiths
Long Jump- 1st Sophie Hartline, 3 Maddie Stevens 6- Calli Peterson
High Jump- 1st Paige Simmons, 3 Mason Baxter


SaJHS Track is Amazing!!

Lauren Howard
Chayden Zeeman and Aiden Dayton running the 1600 m

On Friday, May 3rd, Salem had a great pre-district meet against Springville and  Mapleton. Many people both had personal records and team/district records. Everyone worked so hard to beat their best times and measurements to qualify for the district track meet being held on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10. Congratulations to Paige Simmons by winning the 100m, 200m, 400m, and high jump. Adrene Harding did an amazing job running distance for Salem in the 800m and 1600m. She was able to run the 800m in only 2:24.20 and the mile in just 5:45. Sierra Draper did a wonderful job in the throwing events, both shotput and discus. Sierra was able to beat her personal best in shotput throwing 33 feet and also doing well in discus throwing 64 feet. Sophie Hartline did wonderful jumping 16'3 in the long jump. Salem's girls relay teams also did a wonderful job. The girls at Salem Jr. High did a wonderful job taking 2nd all around. Salem's boys also did an amazing job at this meet. AJ Larson was able to run the 100m in just 11 seconds. Wow is he fast! Clayton Vanfleet did a great job in both the 200 and 400 meter races. Tanner Bills did a wonderful job in high jump jumping 5 feet 7 inches. Sam Weeks also did an amazing job jumping 17 feet in long jump. Brandon Griffiths did an outstanding job in the discus throwing 119 feet. Great job to all Salem Jr. High Track athletes. Everyone did a wonderful job during this meet. We have had such a fun and amazing season. Good luck at districts we know you will do a wonderful job representing our school!


Mr. Dayton

The first ever Nebo Poetry Slam was held May 7th at Salem Hills High school. 45 students from Salem, Payson and Spanish Fork participated. Noah Larsen took 2nd overall winning a $15 gift card to Barnes and Noble and two movie tickets, Brendon McConnell and Aidan Dayton received honorable mention prizes. All of our Salem poets were amazing. Look for their performances on the school Youtube Channel, and read more about it at the Daily Herald.


Summer Library Hours

This summer the Salem Jr. High Library will be open for students to checkout books. The Library will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Students can return books throughout the summer in the front office Monday through Friday in the drop off box, but to checkout a book, students will have to come to the Library on the designated days. 
Open Library Dates for Summer 2013:
June 5th and 19th
July 3rd and 17th
August 7th
Hours: 8-2:30

America's Freedom Festival Storytelling Winners

Mr. Dayton

Maddie Hansen and Chelsea Jenkins are winners of the America’s Freedom Festival Storytelling Competion! View their performances and other students’ performances on YouTube.


Salem Junior High April Students of the Month

SaJHS April Students of the Month

Congratulations to our April Students of the Month - they are all great kids who are fantastic representatives of Salem Junior High!
7th grade: Brandt Parry and Harley Dixon
8th grade: Courtney Hiatt and Ethan Condie
9th grade:  Chandle King and Ally Rolance

Track team thanks South Valley Gym

Salem Jr. Track coaches: Thank you South Valley Gym!!

We are happy to thank South Valley Gym for their generous donation to our Track & Field program. They donated matching shorts, polos, athletic pants and jackets for six coaches. All were embroidered with our Salem S and Track & Field. We are thankful for their dedication to our community and the programs of Salem Jr. High School. Their donations promoted unity among our coaching staff and the track and field team. As we travel to represent our school and community we look great and are very distinctive.