Congratulations to our Students of the Month for February. These students have been working hard and their teachers have noticed them:
Valentines Day is fast approaching. Just a reminder that we will follow the same guidelines as previous years. There will be no deliveries during school hours on Valentines Day. Thank you for allowing our students to succeed with fewer interruptions.
Congratulations to this week's athletes and fan of the week!
Athletes of the Week
Angelina Petersen - Swim team
Mason Lindstrom (not pictured)
Fan of the Week
PTO will be selling Val-O-Grams and flowers before school and at lunchtime on February 9th, and 12th-14th. Val-O-Grams are 1 for $0.25, 5 for $1.00, or $5.00 for the entire class. Single flowers are $2.00. Val-O-Grams and flowers will be delivered on the 14th.
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I wanted to share the pictures and experience of last Monday's field
trip with you. We took 26 students on this trip to the capitol.
Three of our students Canyon Haveron - SHHS, Ciera Alldredge PHS,
Alfredo Quintana MMHS, job shadowed Senators and Representative for
the day, which gave them an inside look into the process of law
Those that didn't "shadow" were able to tour the capitol including the
"Telling My Utah Story" exhibit, we had the opportunity to meet and
talk with our legislator Senator Henderson about issues that are of
concern for our community. Students enjoyed seeing the artwork,
sitting in the balcony where bills are passed into law, many of our
students had not visited the capitol before so it was fun to see their
reaction. The American Indian Caucus Day gathering took place right
next door under the supervision of the Director of Division of Indian
Affairs, Shirlee Silversmith and her staff. They made the arrangements
for shadowing for us. As Nebo students entered the tribal leaders
assembly, we were honored to have Navajo Nation Vice President
Jonathon Nez address our students with a special talk about
responsibilities of future leaders! Goshute tribal Chairman Rupert
Steele offered a prayer and blessed Nebo students on stage at this
tribal leaders conference. We met and ate with Utah tribal leaders and
delegates, they were very happy to see young Native American youth
participating in this event. I think what I kept hearing over and over
from different people was this simple observation that I heard upon
arrival "It warms my heart to see our youth showing up to an event
like this and participating, your tribe needs you." Our field trip was
informative and an important teaching experience, we are currently
tracking bills in after-school lab that will impact our Native
Director Silversmith made arrangements for our students to visit the
Museum of Fine Arts which is usually closed on Mondays, but they
opened it for our students to see the "Go West" exhibit, art of the
American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This
exhibit examines the development and disruption of the American West
through more than eighty original artworks by Euro-American and Plains
We had a BLAST, thank you for making this possible! EIleen Quintana,
Nebo Title VI
Good job to all those who participated in the school spelling bee, and congratulations to the winners: Nate Thorne, first place; Cambrie Peterson, second place; and Mia Carlos, third place.
Yesterday, Mr. Mecham and Mrs. Van De Graaff sat on a panel for a Q and A with 9th-grade students seeking to understand how Olympic Time runs at our school. If this seems a bit unusual, you are right. It doesn't happen very often that students are able to sit down with Admin and teacher leaders and ask them about school programs. The students had this opportunity to help them with a project that they are doing for English.
In order to teach students to work in teams and solve problems, the 9th-grade English teachers have challenged students to develop proposals for how they would change Olympic Time here at Salem Jr. in order to make it more effective. We are excited to hear what they come up with. They have learned about the purpose that Olympic Time serves and are now preparing to develop proposals which they will present in front of their teachers and peers. Who knows, maybe one of their ideas will be put into practice next year.
Please see attached information for the Nebo School District Chess Tournament on 2/24/18
School Community Council Meeting has been cancelled for Thursday, February 8, 2018.
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Sixth-grade students showed up at school at 6 o'clock in the morning to see the super blue blood moon eclipse. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to see the eclipse. We enjoyed the donuts, the hot chocolate and the good company.
Girls Basketball will start at 5:15 at Salem Hills
Boy's Basketball will start at 7:00 at Salem Hills
See you at the game tonight!!
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Yesterday, kindergarten made their own groundhogs and voted if Phil would see his shadow. They thought he wouldn't see his shadow and Spring will come sooner...at least that's how they hoped that it would go. So, now that it is actually Groundhog Day, did the groundhog see his shadow? Are we going to have an early Spring?