January 2017

Students of the Month for January

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 19:07


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

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 18:24

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

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 07:29

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. 


Tiffany Rowley

Thanksgiving Point STEM program visits SaJHS

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:38

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.

Kellie Roberts

Spartans had a good showing at district championships

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:32

Our wrestling team when to the district championship last week. All of our wrestlers put in a lot of hard work this season, and as a team, they got some pretty good results. Here are the students who placed in the championship:

4th Place: Hollister Hogle, Matt Casperson, Julian Gomez and Kenton Parkin

3rd Place: Tage Thomas, Dawson Wood, Luke Degraffenried and Peyton Bowden 

2nd Place: Brayden Thurgood 

1st Place: Clay Lyman 

The team placed 3rd overall in the district. Go Spartans!


Suzette Hartvigsen

School Dance January 12

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:42

School dances are a fun way to get together as students of Salem Jr. High and have a great time. Our next school dance will be January 12, 2017 and will go from 7-9. Remember that you must bring your student ID and also $3. If you have any tardies or sluffs then be sure to make those up or you will not be able to attend. You must be picked up at approximately 9:00 pm and there will be no activity of any sort at the school after the dance.

Ashlyn Westwood

Legacy Wall at Salem Jr High

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 09:49

Our new Legacy Wall, which highlights "Liberty's Story," was installed over the Christmas Break in the 300 Hall by the Cafeteria. It looks awesome! Thanks to all those who contributed money to bring it to our school. We raised nearly $4000 through community donations. Come by the school some time and see it. You can also learn more by using the interactive features online by scanning the QR code located on the first plaque of the wall. Thank you so much for your support of Salem Junior High School.

New Years!!!

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:09

Written by Tyler Nelson on the SaJHS news blog. You can read more by Tyler and other students by following the link.

3-2-1 Happy New Year!

With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 just beginning it’s a fresh start for all of us.  Many significant things have happened in 2016 which you could argue that they were either good or bad.

Tyler Nelson