SaJHS News 02/08

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National Counseling Week: This week is national school counselor week. We want to recognize the tremendous impact our school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. We are grateful for our counselors, psychologists and school social workers.

School Dance: February 11th from 3:00 - 5:00 is our LAST school dance of the year. It is $3.00 cash , an "S" in citizenship in all classes, and your SaJHS student ID to enter. Only SaJHS students are allowed.

School Lunch Menu: Here is the link to our lunch menu. Take a look to see what delightsome foods are being prepared for our school. Thank you students for being patient, following the rules in the lunchroom, and cleaning up after yourselves! It helps our lunch ladies and custodians out.

Group For Girls: Salem Jr. High's Counseling Department is offering a group for girls who struggle with self-confidence.  Group will start on February 17, run for eight weeks, and will include approximately 10 girls. Topics will include:

  • Values

  • Self-Esteem

  • Positive Thinking

  • Personal Affirmations

  • Positive Response to Social Media

  • Healthy Coping Skills

  • Assertiveness

If you are interested in having your daughter be part of this group and/or to receive more information about the group, please contact Cameo Johnson, Counselor, at cameo.johnson [at] (cameo[dot]johnson[at]nebo[dot]edu) or 801-423-6550.  

Student Success Center: The Student Success Center in room 207 is available to assist students in reaching their academic goals. Students can scan the QR code below or use this link to fill out a form letting us know they would like some help. A student success tracker will meet with each student to work out a time for them to come in and get help.

Boys/Girls Basketball: We would like to congratulate our Boys and Girls basketball teams. Both teams had amazing seasons and made it to the championship game. The boys won and are the district champions, the girls played a fiercely physical game but narrowly lost to come in second. Both teams were fantastic and we are so proud of them. When you see players or coaches, please congratulate them on a very successful year.

Medical Insurance Program for Children (a message from the health department): The last two years have been stressful for everyone, especially our kids. Not only has their physical health been affected by this global pandemic, but so has their social and emotional well-being.

It is more important than ever for families to have health insurance, so that they can access the medical and behavioral health services their kids and teens need without the worry of mounting medical bills.

Utah Medicaid and CHIP cover more than 230,000 kids statewide. Eligible children can get regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions, emergency care and more for free or at a reduced cost. Parents shouldn't have to choose between getting groceries and taking their kids to the doctor.

Find out if your family qualifies by applying today! Visit or call 1-888-684-1599.

Upcoming Events

Feb 8 - Band Rehearsal 3:30 
Feb 8 - Current 8th grade students get registration forms for 9th grade
Feb 9 - Band Concert at SHHS 7:00
Feb 11 - 9th Grade Registration Due
Feb 11 - Term 3 Midterm
Feb 11 - School Dance 3:00 - 5:00pm
Feb 15 - Freshman Day at SHHS 8:30am
Feb 16 - Make Up Day (Teachers Stay Until 4)
Feb 21 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL