Super Proud of SaJHS Choirs: Last week was the District Intermediate Choir Festival. Our Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus both earned Superior ratings! Today was the District Advanced Choir Festival, and Singers and Bella Voce both earned Superior ratings (this is the highest rating) as well as special commendations from our adjudicator for their preparation and skilled performances.
End of Level Testing: End of level testing for 8th graders begins April 12 and will continue for the following 4 weeks. Students will be tested in Writing, Math Language Arts and Science. 9th grade students will take the ACT Aspire test on april 20th and 21st. This assesses understanding of core standards in Reading, Writing, English, Math and Science. It is a good tool to help students and parents monitor progress towards a successful ACT test that they will take in high school.
Congratulations to our April Spartans of the Month! These students were nominated by faculty and staff for being a Spartan in Body, Heart, and Mind. Way to go, Spartans!
Left to Right: Yaretzi Salmeron, Benton Leathers, Haley Varela, Craig Humphreys, Jordan Smith; Single Picture: AnnaMarie Barton; Not Present for Picture: Katherine Webb
Moving Your Student to At-Home Learning/Face to Face Learning: This is just a friendly reminder that parents wanting to change their child’s learning option for fourth term from Remote Learning to At-School Learning, or vice versa, can do so by submitting their decision in THIS SURVEY between March 15 and March 21. If parents do not wish to change their student’s learning option at this time, they should not submit the survey.
Half Day: Next Tuesday March 16, 2021 will be a half day for teacher development. School will be released at 11:15 am. Busses will bring students to school at the normal time and then they will be here to take them home at 11:15. If your student is not a bus student please make arrangements for them to be picked up at 11:15.
SHHS Cheerleading Tryouts: 9th grade girls interested in trying out for the SHHS Cheer team need to pick up a packet in the front office. Online applications are due by March 8, 2021. SHHS Cheer Application
Half Day: Teacher Development Day is Tuesday, March 16, 2021. School will be released at 11:15 am
Students at Salem Jr High School recently participated in a Multicultural Leadership Summit, hosted by The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) in partnership with Salt Lake Community College. This year’s virtual event focused on the theme: Reflect, Reengage, and Reignite. Students were able to hear speakers and participate in breakout sessions that invited youth to welcome new opportunities and envision various pathways to success.
Last week we wrapped up our 2021 Salem Jr. High Battle of the Books Competition. Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. In September, students formed teams of 5 or 6 students. Each team member chose 3 to 4 books to read from a list of 20. On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 twelve teams from our school came together for a game show style tournament where they worked as a team to answer questions about the books on the list.