January 2016

2016 8th grade Geography Bee

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:10
On January 27, Salem Jr High held its second annual Geography Bee. The Geography Bee is a contest, resembling a spelling bee, but, instead of asking the spelling of words, the Geography Bee asks the names of countries. The purpose of the Geography Bee is to encourage eighth-grade students to learn geography. According to Mrs. Van De Graaff, a teacher at Salem Jr, who both ran and acted as a judge at the Bee, it was very successful at fulfilling this purpose.
Hyrum Devenport

Opinions on Olympic Time

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:19

Olympic time is quite different than it was last year. There are many different opinions about it as well. We personally think that we should have olympic time on Thursday and then on Wednesdays we have advisory. This way we think people will want to try harder to be able to go to enrichments and it also gives an extra day to catch up in classes. We made a survey to send to the 8th grade english classes to see some students opinions on olympic time. Here are their responses.


Sophie Callister and Jocelyn Johnson

Look! A New Kid

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 10:12

Have you ever been a new kid? It is one of the most horrifying things on the face of this planet. You have no Idea who is who, what classes you will like, If people will be nice and actually acknowledge you. I recently transferred to Salem Junior High and I was terrified. I came with the impression that everyone here would be total hicks and that kids would ride their tractors to school. I had met some people and they were very nice but from my other middle school experiences I figured that not all students would be as amazing. I was totally wrong.

Hadley Smith

Sports Highlight- Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 09:58
It was November 14, 2015, in the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm were up to fight. It wasn’t until the 2nd round of the UFC 193 main event that Holly Holm had Rousey unconscious. It was an incredible win that will most likely be remembered forever in MMA history. This huge event was over a month ago and people are still talking about how Holly Holm, the underdog, defeated the undefeated Ronda Rousey.
Sophie Callister

Winter Sports

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 09:56
A lot of people might think that when December is over, winter is over. But that is definitely not the case. According to almanac.com, spring doesn’t start until March 20th. During these last few months of winter, there are many different winter sports you can try out to stay productive. Some are outside, and some you can do inside! You can also do these sports almost anywhere in Utah! Some of these winter sports include ice skating, hockey, snowboarding, sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing. Ice skating is one of the winter sports that you can do inside or outside.
Sophie Callister