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Spirit Day Next Week May 13 to 17

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Sat, 05/11/2019 - 15:37

We are looking forward to our End of School Spirit Week at Salem Jr. High May 13-17! While you try to incorporate each day's theme, please follow the dress code and do not use any face or body paint. The themes for each day are listed below.

  • May 13th - Blackout Monday- Wear as much black as you can! 
  • May 14th - Rep Your Team Tuesday - Whether it's local, college, or professional, support your team by wearing their gear! 
  • May 15th - Wacky Tacky Wednesday - We are ready for your craziest hair, socks, and/or clothes! Prizes will be given at lunch. 
  • May 16th - Lagoon Day 
  • May 17th - Spartan Spirit Friday - Wear your Spartan or Skyhawk gear and get a donut at lunch!

District Poetry Slam Champions 2019

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:33
Caroline Hansen
Michael Langton, Sam Bleggi and Chloe Christiansen pose with their trophy

Salem Junior won the district slam for the FIRST time ever last night. These three made the best team we've had yet. Their points combined put Salem at the top. Michael Langton won 2nd place overall. Although Sam Bleggi and Chloe Christiansen didn't place in the top three, the each got very high scores for their poems. If you see them today please congratulate them! I think they were shocked that they won but SO excited. (The giant pencil is the trophy that the winning school gets to keep until the next year.) 

Spartan Showcase May 2 from 3:00 to 8:00

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:35

The Spartan Showcase is going to be this Thursday, May 2nd.  We will have a number
of things around the school that teachers have put on display to highlight what students
have worked on this year. 

  • Cafeteria:  Art will be displaying pieces that students have submitted.
  • 300 Hall:  Mr. Williams will have creative writing projects posted by his room and the CTE teachers will have projects displayed through the end of the 300 hall.
  • 100 Hall: English teachers will have poetry and ninth grade work posted down the end
  • of the 100 hall.
  • 400 Hall: Spanish and Health will have projects posted by their classrooms in the 400 hall.
  • Commons: The Jazz Band will be playing from 5-6 p.m.
  • Gym: Awards assembly starting at 6 p.m.  This is for those that have been invited.

Teachers will also be in their classrooms from 3 to 8 p.m. to talk about your students'

We look forward to seeing you here on Thursday from 3 - 8 p.m.

Fine Art Competition

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 17:00

For our Spartan Showcase during the upcoming Spartan Target Conference, Mr. Shaffer is sponsoring an art competition. He wants to encourage students to submit art projects of all kinds, even if they don't currently have an art class. It can be something that they've done in a class or own their own. He is taking submissions until April 29. See the flyer for more information.

2019 SaJHS Poetry Slam

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:35

Tradition continues here at SaJHS as we hold our 6th annual school-wide poetry slam. Students began in their classes where some were chosen to advance to the school slam. Today the school slam was held and out ten finalists were chosen. The top three of those finalists will be advancing to the district poetry slam which will be held on May 7th at 6:30 at Spanish Fork Jr.

Congratulations to the top 3 students:

1st place: Michael Langton

2nd place: Sam Bleggi

3rd place: Chloe Christensen 
You can see the recording of our facebook livestream of the poetry slam here:
You can see the awards presented here:

April Students of the Month

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:48

Congratulations to our April SaJHS "Students of the Month"! We are proud of these students for being "Spartan Strong" in Body, Heart, and Mind. They are from left to right Emmalene Meyers 8th, Max Johnson 9th, Jayden Swartz 8th, Kimberly Bushman 7th, Makenzie Pugmire 8th, Savanna Vazquez 8th, Charly Christensen 8th, and Katey Carly 7th. They will be recognized at a breakfast with their parents and teachers.

Lagoon day is coming up

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:46

Lagoon day is quickly approaching and it's time to remind everyone of the requirements they need to meet in order to be eligible. 

Lagoon day will be on Thursday, May 16. Students can start buying their tickets on April 29. The cost $50 which covers the cost of the buses plus entrance into the park. Students will be assigned to a bus as they sign up, so if they want to ride on the same bus as their friends, they need to buy their tickets together.

Students need to meet several requirements in order to be eligible to go to Lagoon. These requirements are for the whole school year and not just 4th term.

  • No D's or F's
  • No more than 2 TARDIES and NO SLUFFS
  • No U's or N's in citizenship

Students who don't meet these requirements can meet with their teachers to make up deficient grades and citizenship and attend tardy makeup in the morning before school with Mrs. Ward to make up tardies and sluffs.

Hands on learning in biology

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:50

Mrs. Roberts' biology class learned about DNA replication in a simulation that inolved all students in a hands-on activity.  Students had ropes and blocks that represented the 4 chemicals that make up DNA strands which they had to string on their ropes to create the proper DNA strand produced in their DNA replication. Students enjoyed getting out of their desks and interacting with their friends while they learned in a fun and engaging way.


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