March 2016

Are Sports Really Worth It?

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:07

For hundreds of years, competitive sports have been an essential part of human existence. Artifacts suggest that sports could be found as early as 2000 BC in Asia. Ancient Egyptian monuments show that sports such as swimming and fishing were well-developed thousands of years ago. Sports entertain us, and they bind communities together. But are they really worth it? According to, “more than 775,000 children … are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year.” That’s a whole lot of injuries!

Hyrum Devenport

Sydney Ward's article gets posted on Utah Grizzlies website!

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 17:13

Sydney Ward was the winner of last night's Journalism Night sponsored by the Utah Grizzlies (see previous article for back story). 

Her article can be found at this link:

Note: Sydney's last name was printed wrong on the Grizzlies site, but it will be changed soon. 


Amy Huhtala

Journalism students cover Utah Grizzlies game

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:22

Mrs. Huhtalas' journalism students, some current and some past, along with five yearbook students were able to attend the Utah Grizzlies Journalism night at the Maverick Center this evening. Students were greeted by Grizzlies exec Adrian Denny and were brought to the Maverick Center press room to get a first hand look into the world of sports broadcasting and journalism. The highlight of the pre-game interviews was definitely when students were given the chance to hear from Adam Mikulich, KUTV Sports personality.

Amy Huhtala

Clothing Exploration

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 14:00

Mrs. Thacker has fun options for electives next year!  She has come up with exciting sewing projects for anyone to participate in.  Instead of sewing electives for only eighth and ninth graders, she will now have a class for seventh graders who have dreamed of taking a sewing class. Here are the sewing options for the 2016-17 school year.

7th Grade FACS class

Summer Wilde

Track started March 7

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 15:24

Track started March 7. Summer Wilde, 8th grader, loves doing track and does the high jump where you run and jump over a bar onto a mat. “There is something for everyone to do in track and field,” Wilde says. “There is sprinting, distance running, jumping, and throwing.” Track is there for kids to get outdoors and have a good time with their friends. So many kids join the track and field team that nobody could go lonely, “It is a great opportunity to make new friends,” Wilde explains.

Leah Adams

Are we too young?

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:33


This has been a debate for years, not only in schools but also in religion. A lot of religions like you to be older before you start kissing, holding hands, hugging, etc. Well does that mean that we can’t like people? No it does not. In this case there is nothing wrong with liking someone, as long as you do not take it too far,There is a fine line between having a crush and having a boy/girlfriend.

Annica Frandsen

How does social media affect lives?

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:22
Dr. Henry Hales explains how social media affects others, “Social media connects people the world over to one another. The problem is that not everyone knows how to disconnect. With constant streams of tweets, status updates and comments to sift through and respond to, social media can create a never-ending and sometimes negative feedback loop.but this can be very harmful to the brain.Teenagers especially can feel a sense of pressure to stay active online.
Wyatt Wilcock

SaJHS Highlights Students of the Month

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:47

It’s a new month!! The month of March. And that means one thing, we have a whole new batch of kids for the student of the month award! Every month there are 6 new students selected for this award. Each month there is a boy and a girl selected from the 9th graders at our school. These month’s 9th graders are Simone Davis and  Blake Hofheins. There is also a boy and a girl chosen from the 7th and 8th grades. These month’s selected are Sarah Rigby and Jacob Ith for eighth grade, and Caitlin Brown and Brigham Neilsen for 7th.

Lily Chrisensen

Sophomore Elections

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:30

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 10th grade student council elections came and went. Posters were up and the ballots have been cast. The winners are Gavin Lamb, Kenzie Wilkinson, and Shawn Thorne. Great job to everyone who ran. All of the posters were super creative and awesome!

Sydney Ward