Salem Jr. High Counseling Department announces the first ever College Week Madness Tournament to be held during the week of March 20 - 24, 2017. The purpose of College Week Madness is to help students become more aware of what going to college is all about by participating in fun daily activities to increase their college knowledge. The activities will take place at lunchtime and during Advisory classes. Students can earn points for their team by wearing college apparel every day of the week, correctly answering college trivia questions at lunch time with the chance to win college “swag” for themselves, and participating in daily activities during their Advisory period. Advisory classes will compete against each other in a “March Madness” type bracket tournament. Winners will be announced on March 27 in the following categories: Top Bracket Winner, Overall Points Winner, and Poster Contest Winner. Get ready to play! Get ready to win!
I played high school soccer in the fall and I know for a certain that it takes lots of time and dedication to be on the team. Spend lots of hours out of school for games and everyday after school. Its also important to keep up with school and make sure that soccer doesn’t get in the way of it. Soccer team also gives you an opportunity to make close friends and learn new skills to always keep improving as a team. High school soccer helps you learn how to work as a team on and off the field and it also helps you get exercise everyday and get stronger. It takes lots of time and energy, but it is definitely worth it!
We are proud of the all the boys that put in all the hard work for soccer tryouts last week. We had freshmen that made it to the sophomore, JV, and Varsity. Sophomore team: Zach Hunter, Ian Lazarte, Cole Jones, Larsen Brown, Mckay Neubert, Peyton Bowden, Ashton Burgon, Tyler Goold, Tyrel Bird, and Riley Guest. JV team: Jake Meuter, Jacob Shallenberger, Jordan Ware, Zach Holmes, Andrew Palomar, Kyler Holman, and Sam Adams. Varsity: Brandt Wilcox and Taos Dye. Congratulations to all of you that made the high school team!
It is going to be a wonderful season! The season officially starts March 21! We can’t wait to see these boys play together. We would love to see lots of support from students and parents at home games to cheer on the boys.
Here are the students of the month for March. Make sure that you congratulate them if you see them. These students have stood out among their peers as being great examples of what it means to be Spartan Strong. Teachers choose these students for a variety of reasons: leadership, impressive growth, hard work, great attitude, kindness to their peers. Whatever the reasons, these kids are great examples of how awesome our student body is.
7th: Chloe Peterson, Brayden Johnson
8th: Talon Seybold, Jordan Hartvigsen
9th: Anissa Edman, Zachary Hunter
All the choir students have been working hard in class, and outside of class to get their songs ready! The choir has usually only one concert a term, but this term some of the choirs have more than one performance! There are 5 wonderful choirs at our school, Chamber, Women’s Choirs (both are auditioned choirs,) Concert Choir, and last but not least Chorus One Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus.
There will be three out of the five choirs going to festival later this month, Chamber, Advanced Women’s chorus, and Concert Choir. If you aren’t familiar to the word festival it is where choirs, orchestras, bands, etc. go and play their songs and get judged. It is a great experience, and a great way to get feedback on how your group is doing with sound, and lots more!
Important dates to remember. March 11th advanced choirs (Chamber, and Auditioned Women’s Chorus,) workshop with professional choir Luxs at Salem Jr high from 1-4 pm. Then, later that evening there is a concert with Luxs at 7pm at Salem Hills High School. March 14 Concert Choir is going to the intermediate Choir festival at Salem Hills High School from 9-12 pm. March 16th all Choirs are performing at the high school at 7 pm. March 24 Chamber, and Women’s chorus are going to the advanced Choir festival at Payson High school from 9-12 pm. Then on March 29th the auditioned Women’s Chorus are going to festival at the Libby Garden Singing house in SLC.
You can come support our choirs by coming and watching some of their performances. The most convenient concert that is coming up the Concert with all the choirs on March 16th at Salem Hills High School starting at 7:00 pm. It’s absolutely free, but there’s always a good turn out so come by 6:30 when the doors open so you can get a seat! At the concert, each choir sings their own songs, one combined number with the advanced choirs (chamber, concert choir, and the auditioned women’s chorus), and a combined number with all the choirs at our school. Come support your friends!
What’s going on around the school? Well, there’s been a lot going on since the end of the year is coming up! We lately have had our school talent show and we have had a lot of tryouts for 9th graders! Sage testing is coming up along with all the activities going on.
We have lots of tryouts for the 9th graders who are moving on to high school. There are tryouts for soccer, baseball, softball, cheer, drill team and more!
At the Jr. High there are tennis tryouts for the boys.
Track is coming up! It started yesterday! (Wednesday, March 8) The first meet was held in the Multi-purpose room. Some of the events are sprints, hurtles, relays, long distance, and long jump. There is an event for everyone!
The talent show was on March 6. Our school has so much talent! There were things from singing, to piano, to yo-yos.
Sage testing is right around the corner! The day we can start testing is Monday, March 27. We will have testing in English, Math, and Science.
The End of the Term is approaching on Thursday, March 16. There will be no school on Friday, March 17.
March 6 might have been a short day here at SaJHS, but it had big moments during our annual talent show. I think that the talen show sponsored by our student counsel is probably my favorite assembly we do here at SaJHS. So many of our students have amazing skills that they don't always get the chance to share here at school. How often do we let kids pogo-stick around the halls between classes for example? The talent show is one day where students can show us their genius and show off in front of their peers. Let me say that these students do not disappoint.
This year we had some great acts up on our stage. We had yo-yo tricks, pogo sticking, self-composed music, singing and rapping, guitar playing, dancing, and even comedy. Watching students stand up in front of the school and bare their soul with their music or make us laugh is just one more reminder of how great the students at our school is. The audience is always respectful and supportive of their peers and even patient when the inevitable technical difficulty happens. And most importantly, they applaud and cheer and shout after the students showcase their talent in front of everyone.
I can't wait for the talent show next year to see a new group of students show off their genius as they wow us with their talents.
Students in biology class have been learning about genetics and DNA recently. In order to help her students understand the concepts like the double helix structure and base pairing, Mrs. Roberts has them building model DNA. They can choose the sequence, but the model is structured so that the chemicals can only be paired correctly. This is a great hands-on learning activity and just one example of the awesome things being done at our school on a regular basis.
For a the past few months here at SaJHS our stage has been a busy scene as students rehersed their roles in the classic Guys and Dolls. Saturday, however, brought an end to afterschool rehersals as the cast of Guys and Dolls gave their last performance to a nearly packed auditorium. Here is what Mrs. Ashworth had to say about her experience:
"I've loved every play & cast that we have performed, here at Salem jr High, ever since my reign began. But this year's play is probably my fave. The cast and crew are like one big family! They take care of each other. Guys and Dolls had a fun story, memorable songs, and 4 amazing performances. But what really is going to stick with the creators of this performance was the friendship and experience that the students and directors gained from working on this show. My students have heard me say this but its still true, I can't do any of this alone; I need my backstage crew making sure that props and set pieces are where they should be when the curtains open; I need my tech booth on top of cues so that the audience can see and hear; and I need my fabulous actors lines or no lines to help tell this story. When you think about it I really don't do that much, It's all of the students working together with just a little bit of guidance from me. Thank you Cast, Crew, & Parents!"