Winter Sports Captain's Academy

Justin Christensen, Sean Knudeson and Jackie Yates

Three of our finest athletes represented Salem Junior High at the Nebo School District Captain's Academy in January. Jackie Yates (Girls Basketball), Justin Christensen (Boys Basketball), Sean Knudeson (Wrestling) attended the academy which included speeches about hard work, academics and good sportsmanship. Jackie, Justin and Sean were able to meet athletes from the other schools in the district. They had a great time and represented us all well!

SaJHS Women's Chorus Competition

Abby Workman & Bailey Holdaway
SaJHS Women's Choir performs at BYU

On Thursday February 28, 2013 the Salem Jr. High Womens Chorus went to BYU for a singing competition. It was a fun and wonderful opportunity. They were one of the few juniorh highs to compete, the rest were from high schools from around Utah. They sang The Voice, a song from Ireland, Dirait-On, a French piece, and Kaki Lambe, an African tribal dance song. They had an amazing performance; the audience loved it. The completion judges loved it and said they did a fabulous job. Although they did not win first place, they did great!

SaJSH and Mt. Nebo Mini Band Camp

Audrey Miller
SaJHS and Mt. Nebo Mini Band Camp

On February 28, the concert band of Salem Junior High had the opportunity to join with Mt. Nebo Junior High and Salem High School in a mini camp/ concert for band students. The students got together at the Salem High school to rehearse and to converse with other band students. They got to rehearse with other people who played their same instrument before they later played together. The students had the opportunity to be conducted by Mrs. Brady from Mt. Nebo and Mr. Larsen from Salem High for a couple of their songs. Eventually the students had the opportunity to play with everyone when playing Dynamite by Taio Cruz. This was a fun and important experience for the bad students because they learned how to play while being conducted by other leaders and what it is like to play in a large group. We hope that we can recreate this event next year.


SaJHS Feb Students of the Month

SaJHS Feb Students of Month

The following are our February Students of the month...

7th grade:
Dallas Gilbert
Whitney Graham
8th grade:
Cameron Bradshaw
Hannah Lee
9th grade:
Emily Adams
Justin Christensen
Congratulations and great job to all of our students of the month!!

Soup-er Bowl Food Drive

Mikela Marvin
Soup-er Bowl Food Drive

Earlier this month Salem Junior High Held the "Soup"er bowl food drive in honor of the real Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3. Similar to the real Super Bowl, we had a little delay. On the first day we only had 6 cans total! Luckily we bounced up quickly. To help collect more cans Mr. Nielsen and Mrs. Halcrow had a competition against their classes. Overall the whole student body brought over our goal of cans, and the winning grade was ninth grade. They won a donut party. Good job Salem Jr. High!

Writing Contest Winners

Katherine Weber and Breanne Iverson
Winners: Brandon Gull, Sariah Ford, Sienna Pfaff, Hallie Reynolds, Miss Jenna Eatough

On Friday February 22, 2013 some of our amazing seventh grade writers were awarded for their writing skills. In the Dragon Comet Short Story Contest, Brandon Gull won 2nd place for his story, "Center of the Moon." Sienna Pfaff placed 3rd for her story, "The Coo-Coo Birds Hour," and Sariah Ford earned honorable mention for her story,"Unexpected." Hallie Reynolds won 1st place in the Odyssey Poetry Contest for her poem, "In my Dream." Miss Jenna Eatough from Life Universe and Everything came to award these students with their certificates. She told the students “…the written word is the promise of the future.” We would like to recognize our talented seventh graders and encourage them to keep writing!

Teachers Supporting Track at SaJHS

Coach Blanchard
SaJHS teachers support track

Teachers and staff showed their school spirit and support for the Track and Field Team last Friday by sporting track uniforms all day. Students and staff are feeling the excitement because the season is almost here. Students should attend an informational meeting this Friday (March 1) during Olympic Time to sign up and get all the necessary paperwork. We have a great opportunity to start a tradition of excellence at Salem Jr. High School. 9th Graders will play an important leadership role on our team. We expect them to help us form an inclusive team culture that is fun and competitive. There are so many different events in Track and Field we know there will be something you like! See you Friday!

District Intramural Weightlifting

Coach Jordan Blanchard
Competitors in Intramural Weightlifting Competition

SaJHS sent nearly 30 students to the intramural weightlifting competition at Diamond Fork Jr. High on Feb 19. Students attempted to lift a set weight as many times as they could, achieve the best time, or jump the highest. Events included bench press, military press, leg press, pull ups, vertical jump, and shuttle run. What was most impressive was that even though our students were competing against students from other schools they were still cheering them on to do better. It was a really great atmosphere. We are also proud of our student athletes who placed in their respective weight classes. Conner Campbell got 3rd in 100 and below, Jaxon Vantassel got 3rd in 110-130, and Brandon Griffeths got 2nd after multiple tie breakers in 170 and above.

Opposite Day

Tia Hone

On Friday, January 25th, 2013, it was opposite day here at Salem Junior High. Teachers were able to wear jeans and dress up like the students. The students got to wear skirts and ties to dress up as the teachers. It was fun to see how many people participated and had fun changing their style for a day. Although clothing wasn’t the only thing that was changed, the lunches were switched also. People with first lunch went to second lunch. People with second lunch went to first lunch. It was interesting to go to lunch at different times. It was a fun day, and I am glad our school got to have this activity. Opposite Day was a success!


"Soup" er Bowl at SaJHS

Kylie Johnson and Jaiden Mayo
Winning team: Elijah Button, Jacob Hunderson, Tyler Veach, Kyle Merrill
1st Annual Souper Bowl in Mrs. Larsen's Foods class

On February 1, 2013 the 1st annual “Soup”er Bowl took place at Salem Jr. High School. Ten teams of students got together in the foods room to have a “soup” cook off.The judges were the thirty lucky people that came and tried the fantastic soup. Using their spoons, they voted for the most delicious soup. We had many different people come.  We had custodians, students, and even the Principal. We had a blast! The room was decked out in Raven and 49ers decorations. We had all types of soup; chili, broccoli, cream, potato, and many more. The  soups were flabbergastingly good. We had many great sponsors. The grand prize for the 1st place team was to have their soup made and sold at Big Don’s Pizza in Salem along with a popcorn bowl with candy bouquet, 2 large pizzas at Big Don's, movie tickets to Spanish 8. The winning team was team #1:  Elijah Button, Jacob Hunderson, Tyler Veach, and Kyle Merrill - Congrats! We look forward to many more “Soup”er Bowls in the future of Salem Jr. High School.


The sponsors also offered prizes for other teams:

2nd  Movie pass and popcorn to Mega Cinema for each

 Hanley Seat, Kristen Woodard, Loni Hawkins, Acaacia Averett

3rd  Family Size pizza for each at Papa Murphy
Kamrin Walker, 

Dakoda Shunn, Megan Ealey, Natalie Winder
4th  Free Little Caesars Pizza for each
Terese MacCabe, 

Madie Hansen, Jaiden Mayo, Mikela Marvin
5th Free Breads sticks each at Big Don's
Justin Carter, 

Ethan Mayfield, Brigham Cheyney
6th  Free Bread Sticks for each at Big Don's
Katie Grass, Madeline Stocks
7th Free Smoothie each from Simply Juicy
Aspen Ruiz, 

Kiara Vega,Alivia Simmons