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SaJHS Drama Department Presents: Guys and Dolls

Attributions: 
Emily Weber

It is that time of year for the annual school play and the drama department is super excited to present Guys and Dolls based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon.

The play is based in the 1930’s starting out with Nathan Detroit’s (Zac Webster) efforts to find a different place to run his illegal craps game without the police finding out. He needs to secure the place to have it but he is $1000 short on the money he needs to run it while hiding it from his fiance miss Adelaide (Pheobe Terry) star of the hot box. That is where Sky Masterson (Jacob Ith) enters. Nathan bets Sky the $1000 he needs that he cannot take Miss Sarah Brown (Hannah Veach) a very spiritual woman that is very against sinning to Havana. You will have to come and see what happens next

The play will be held at 7:00 on Feb 21, 22, 24, and 25 at Salem Jr High (598 N Main Street, Ut 84653) The cost for adults is $5, the cost for kids is $3, and the cost for students with your student ID is $3.  The play has been super fun for the students and have helped them learn many skills. Thanks you to all the teachers who have helped with the play (Ashworth, Guthrie, Ortiz, and Daniel) they have had a great time! The students have worked super hard so come and support them!

 

Chamber Choir Performs at Abravanel Hall

Attributions: 
Dalan Guthrie

It wasn't well publicized, but on Saturday, February 28 Chamber Singers had the opportunity to go to Abravanel Hall and be a guest choir for the State Honor Choir event that was held. This is a very high honor for the choirs to be invited and Abravanel is the premiere performing venue in Utah. 

Not only were they invited, but they gave one of the most stunning performances. They are singing well beyond their years in both technique and repertoire this year. We have a very special group. They represented the school well and I am really proud of them. 
Take a listen!  Make sure to listen from 5:30 to 6:50. You won't regret it!

December Students of the Month

From left to right: Olivia Choules, Jordyn Hanson, Savanna Nelson, Wesley Cope, Kyler Holman

Somehow in the craziness of December, we forgot to post who the students of the month were. Thank you to parents who reminded us of this, so we could make sure that December's group got the recognition that they deserve. Congratulations to the students of the month for December.

7th 

  • Savannah Nelson
  • Wesley Cope

8th 

  • Jordyn Hanson
  • Jaxon Raymer
9th
  • Olivia Choules
  • Kyler Holman

What's happening in math

Attributions: 
Brandon Spencer

We interviewed a few teachers from the school. We interviewed Ms. Jackson a 7th grade teacher, Ms. Gonzales an 8th grade teacher, and Ms. Mendenhall a 9th grade teacher. We asked the teachers what's going on in math right now. We asked them if they preferred to teach with aleks, and we asked them what their favorite subject to teach in math is.

Ms. Jackson is currently teaching proportional relationships right now in math. She says that Aleks is good for teaching but she prefers normal teaching instead of Aleks. Her favorite subject to teach in math is teaching probability.

Ms. Gonzales is currently teaching angle relationship in math honors and graphing in normal math. She says that Aleks is beneficial, and a good reminder. She doesn’t have it right now but she wants to get it. Her favorite thing to teach in math is solving system of equations.

Ms. Mendenhall is teaching discrete and continuous functions in math honors, and she’s teaching systems of equation inequality in normal math. Her favorite subject to teach in math is just solving equations. She prefers to teach with Aleks. She also says that more people need to do math munchers because there are only about 15-20 total who do it each month.

 

Resilience

Attributions: 
Mallory Anderson

This past week our school has been talking about being resilient. We’ve discussed how to be resilient, and what it means to bounce back. You’re not alone in feeling left out or unnoticed. Be positive it always makes you and others feel better, making you more noticeable.  Being positive sparks the flame of resilience. A positive attitude is hard for some people, you attract what you focus on, if you’re always pessimistic you’ll see everything as bad and unhappy. Those who are always complaining attract those who complain. Those who are always happy and smiling and friendly attract those who are happy.

Our school deserves a happy and welcoming atmosphere. Say hello to others you don’t usually recognize. Praise others on their accomplishments. Make this school a place that people want to come to, a place to feel comfortable, safe, and wanted. Being positive and welcoming makes you more resilient, it makes you more confident the word positive is code for,”I can do it!”. Keep smiling and you can confront anyone or anything and take it on. You can accomplish any dream you aspire to complete. Make our school the best it can be! GO SPARTANS!! 

Read this story and many more on our journalism class's school blog https://sajhsnews.wordpress.com/

Students of the Month for January

 

The Students of the Month have been chosen for January. Make sure to congratulate them if you see them. They were nominated by their teachers because of their positive attitudes and work ethic that they have shown in class. 

 

7th Grade:
  • Alydia Haskell 
  • Jake Clarke

8th Grade:

  • Sydney Wulfenstein
  • Luis Sion 
9th Grade:
  • Ellie Howard 
  • Matthew Warren 

 

Max Staheli wins the school-wide geography bee

Jaden Jolley, Max Staheli, and Zac Anson

Congratulations to Max Staheli who won the school-wide geography bee today. Every year, students in the 8th grade have an opportunity to participate in a geography bee, and the winners go on to compete on the school level. Max Staheli won the bee with a question about Nepal and snow leopards. Second place went to Jaden Jolley and Zac Anson finished third.

All students did a great job, and it was fun seeing parents and family there to support them. Way to be Spartan Strong guys.

SaJHS Track and Field begins March 7th

Attributions: 
Tiffany Rowley

Salem Jr High Track and Field begins Tues. March 7th! All paperwork must be completed before athletes may attend practice. Forms are online at registermyathlete.com (The physical form needs to be printed out, filled out by a physician, then returned to Suzette Hartivgsen. There are printed physical forms in the office if you prefer a pre-printed form).

Fees can be paid in the finance office. 

 

Come dressed and ready to practice on March 7th!

 

Thanksgiving Point STEM program visits SaJHS

Attributions: 
Kellie Roberts

On the 17th and 18th of January, Thanksgiving Point Educators came to our 8th grade science classes and did STEM enrichment on construction of buildings that can withstand different types of earthquake waves.  Students constructed earthquake-proof buildings and then  the Thanksgiving Point Educators ran the students' designs through the rigors of an earthquake simulator. Students had a great time and learned more about how STEM is used in the real world.

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