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Salem Junior student design chosen for the Nebo District Christmas card

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:30

Every year, Nebo School District has a Christmas card design competition, usually done with high school students. The winning design is then chosen for the district's Christmas card. This year, however, they decided to invite junior high students to submit their Christmas card designs instead of high school students. We were excited to see that students from our school took first and third place in the contest. Heather Gunnerson in 9th grade won first place and her design will be used for this year's Christmas card. Leah Ford in 7th grade took third place. Congratulations and well done!

Salem Hills Marching Band Had a Great Year

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:09

We wanted to recognize the Salem Hills marching band and the 9th-grade students who are a part of the band for their great season this year. Here is what Mr. Stolworthy, our band teacher, had to say about the band at the end of their season:

"On Friday, November 8th the Salem Hills High Marching Band took 3rd place at the state championship. 
The following 9th-grade students traveled to St. George with the high school marching band: 
Heather Gunnerson, Camary Lofthouse, Sienna Harvey, Jocelyn Bright, Matthew Horton, Titus Johnson, and Bridger Saunders. These students put in over 200 hours of work this season and competed 7 times against 15 different schools throughout the Fall.

This was a historic season as the band competed in the 5A classification for the first time in school history and took 3rd place in state in this inaugural year of 5A competition. The Salem Hills High School color guard earned 2nd-place marks in the competition to help secure the 3rd place in state.

Congratulations to the Salem Hills Skyhawk Marching Band and our Salem Jr. High 9th graders who participated this year. "

December Students of the Month

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:48

We are happy to announce our December Students of the Month! These students were nominated by faculty and staff for being a Spartan in Body, Heart, and Mind and were honored at a breakfast with their parents. Congratulations!

Back Row (left to right): Colin Torgersen (7th), Wyatt White (7th), Dylan Nielsen (7th), Christian Snarr (9th), Evan Childs (9th)
Front Row (left to right): Jonas Woodland (8th), Luca Anderson (8th), McKell Parcell (9th), Madison Graham (9th)
Not pictured: Marcus Goodsell (8th)

No Parent Teacher Conferences this term

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 16:50
With the support of the PTO, School Community Council and the District office, our school has decided to cancel parent-teacher conference this Thursday and add another mini-conference before Christmas break. Mini conferences consist of teachers contacting parents of students who are failing or at risk of failing class for the term and asking parents to have their students stay late some time that next week for a mini-conference where they can get help improving their grades or catching up on missing work. We did this for first term and had a lot of success in helping students improve their grades before the end of the term. There was a lot of positive feedback from parents and teachers for this type of conference which is why we will be doing it again.
This term, teachers will be staying late for two sessions of mini-conferences. One before Christmas break and one after. Teachers will be staying late to help students on the 17th of December as well as the 7th of January. Students can stay after to work even if they aren't failing classes. 
Dates of 1st Mini Conferences:
Dec 10th or 11th - Contact parents/students with failing grades
Dec 17th - Mini Conference
Dates of 2nd Mini Conferences:
Jan 2nd or 3rd - Contact parents/students with failing grades
Jan 7th - Mini Conference

John Humphries Donates Instruments to Salem Junior for Eagle Project

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 15:18

Mr. Knudsen, Mr. Stolworthy, and everyone else here at Salem Junior High would like to thank John Humphries for his Eagle project as a Boy Scout. John held an instrument drive and was able to donate instruments to our school to be loaned to students who want to learn to play an instrument, but perhaps cannot afford to buy their own. The work was successful and greatly appreciated and will be put to good use.

Here are the results of that instrument drive reported by Teona Humphries: 

"John held a musical instrument drive for Salem Jr. High. These instruments will be for kids who want to play but can't afford an instrument. John collected instruments and money donations for over a month. We are excited to report Tuesday he donated 19 instruments (7 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 2 trombones, 2 trumpets, 3 clarinets, 2 flutes, and 1 guitar) and $110 to the Salem Jr High School Music program. 
We attached a few photos. The trumpet pictured below was a special donation worth noting. This is Quinton Muir's trumpet. He loved this trumpet and his family felt like he would want another who loved playing to have it. The other trumpet donated was from one of your own, Melissa Page. We are so grateful for everyone's generous donations and support."
Congratulations John on a successful project, and thank you.
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