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. 

Utah Valley Chamber Great Kids Award

Josh Cowden and Harley Dixon - Great Kids!!!

The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce has awarded two Salem Junior High students to be a member of their Great Kids Award program: Harley Dixon and Josh Cowden. Harley and Josh were given the award at a ceremony at the Scera Theater in Orem on April 30. They truly are great kids and we are very proud of them!!

Gender Wars

Jacie Wilkinson and McKenna Hall
Gender Wars!!!
Boys win as Tanner Bills sets last cup
Cup Pyramid 2nd Lunch
Tissue Contest
Water bottle contest

Last week, Salem Junior High School had its very first Gender Wars! Every day at lunch the Student Council would choose boys and girls to compete against each other. They would have to complete various tasks such as rolling toilet paper out with their nose, or even seeing who could pull all of the tissues out of a tissue box first. There were always two teams consisting of girls and boys. Whoever finished their task first was the winner! The best part? At the end of the week the gender with the most wins of all the competitions would get a dollar off to go to the dance. I think this was a very fun way to get kids involved in their schools and let them know what was going on. They could meet new people by participating in the games. In one of the games, where you had to drink the water out of a bottle the fastest, kids from our school would cheer them on and help them feel good about themselves. Many activities helped to build team spirit within our school. It joined people together to just have fun at lunch. It mixed things up and let kids have a good laugh. You now may be wondering who won? Well, the boys did! Even though they won, everyone who participated and watched still had a great time, and we can’t wait until the next Gender Wars rolls around!

School Community Council Nominations

School Community Council Nominations

Salem Junior High is looking for interested parents who want to make a difference in our school by serving on the School Community Council. Those who serve on the council will have input into the school improvement plan, the use of School Land Trust money, school building needs, and school level policies directly affecting students. The council will meet once each month. The members will serve a two year seat. Voting will be held May 14 - 17, 2013 in the main office. Please nominate up to three (3) parent/guardians for the School Community Council. Voting will take place May 14-17 in the Main Office.

SaJHS Band Visits Snow College

Audrey Miller
Band Students on Bus

On April 8, Salem Jr. High Concert Band had the opportunity to enjoy a band festival at Snow College in Ephraim. Several famous directors and composers such as Jack Stamp and David Blackington presided at this festival. After driving down by bus, they got to watch different high school bands perform, and later performing themselves. To improve on their skills, they participated in a personal clinic with Jack Stamp, famous band director and composer at Indiana University in Pennsylvania, who helped us become better musicians. After eating and chilling at Walmart for an hour, the students actually got a free ticket to a band concert performed by the Snow College students, with some of their songs directed and composed by Jack Stamp himself. This was an amazing, inspiring, and educating experience for our students. We hope we can continue this tradition every year for the sake of experience and inspiration.

Creative Writing Students Help Elementary Students

Mr. Dayton
Maddie Walter
Sarah Harvey
Chad Wright
Brock Nielsen
Sydnie Bleggi

The Creative Writing class recently visited Salem Elementary and helped several elementary students to write their own stories and taught them how much fun writing stories can be. They did a great job!

SaJHS Students on JV Soccer

Jane Eyre
Zac Baker on the soccer field

On April 9th, the Salem Hills High School JV team had a heated soccer game against Orem High School. They were tied during halftime at 0-0, and both teams were not going to let each other score. Our SkyHawks were fighting hard, when Orem slipped in a goal at the end of second half. Salem kept pushing hard and giving their all until the end of the game. The final score was 0-1.  The JV soccer team members from our school are Zac Baker, Clayton Van Fleet, Isaac Lee, Ethan Simmons, Caleb Sly, and Trevyn Zobell.

2013-14 Student Council

Lyndsie Christensen and Tia Hone
New Student Council Representatives

Many great students worked extremely hard to be on 2013-2014 Salem Junior High's student council. All of them wrote an essay and got a recommendation from a teacher of their choice, had an interview, and last they created two fun posters to hang up. Congrats to all who worked and got their name on the ballot. The school then voted on their choice of representatives. Monday, April 8th, the results were in.

 9th grade representatives:

 -Jane Eyre

-Lydnsie Christensen

-Abigal Hawkins

-Emma Fleming

-Cameron Bradshaw

-Addy Jacobson

 8th grade representatives:

 -Micah Button

-Sidney Sorenson

-Jessy Johnson

-Spencer VanAusdal

-Spencer Knap

 Great job to all of you! We are looking forward to see what you do next year!