The golf team this year in districts did good and the golf team coach, Mr. Roberts said that he liked the season and that the golfers did well this year.
Mr. Roberts and the golf team this year the kids were happy how it ended up they all did really good and they wish they were still playing and now they don’t get checked out and they don’t get to do golf.
The tennis team had a good year they finished their season on Tuesday, Oct. 10 with varsity district. They tied for third with Springville Jr High. The team captain Emily Van Ausdal took second in second singles and Salem's first singles player Emily Nicholls took third place. Mapleton Jr did good and took first place good job Mapleton.
The JV team had district on Monday the 9th they placed third but our third doubles placed first great job guys. Here's a quote from the coach Steve Fillerup: “Coach Bell and I are grateful for all the support we received- not only from the players who worked so hard but from parents who took care of tough tasks behind the scenes like providing transportation and emotional support for the team.”
We have a choir concert coming up and it’s going to be great! It will be tomorrow the 17th of October, at SHHS, in the auditorium. Choir students are required to come at 5:15 so we can start practicing at 5:30, and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.
Choir groups, when you get there, already be in your choir uniform and ready to sing as we will get right on practicing.
For everyone else, come support the choire as the choir students have worked really hard for this.
This year the school will be putting on Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella play. The initial auditions are november 28th and 29th, Dance auditions are December 1st, and call backs are December 5th and 6th. You can go pick up a yellow packet from Mrs. Ashworth's room.
We need a lot of guys and girls so we can do a ballroom scene. There’s a 15 dollar fee, and no experience required.
Female characters: Cinderella, Godmother, Stepmother, Portia and Joy (stepsisters), The Queen.
Male characters: The Prince, The King. Characters that can be male or female: The Herald, The Chef, The Steward, Four White Horses, The Coachman, and the Footman.
Please only audition if you truly want to be in the show and are willing to fully commit! Mrs. Ashworth would love to see you at auditions.
On Oct. 5th, three of our secretaries (Mrs. Lundell, Mrs. Beardall, & Mrs. Cook) enjoyed a day away from the office to attend the annual UASSP Secretaries Conference at Thanksgiving Point. They enjoyed delicious food as well as listening to the inspirational Lance Allred, the first deaf NBA player, Debbie Dujanovic, an Investigative Reporter for KSL, and the band Joshua Creek.
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This year in ninth grade, teachers are teaching students about the growth mindset! The growth mindset has a lot to do with grit. It’s teaching us that even if we’re bad at something now, there’s always room to grow and become better! I love this because it helps me a lot when I’m doing my homework. When I’m sick of doing homework, I just remember grit and it helps me through. We do a lot of assignments on the growth mindset. Learning to not have a fixed mindset. I love this!
Attention! The fall after school clubs are now in session! Get signed up pronto! The school has provided a great selection of different clubs to join, so make sure to take a look at what clubs there are, because it’s probably a pretty high chance that one of them will peak your interest! Make sure to start signing up fast, with some of them, there are a limited amount of spots available. Different activities are available on different days of the week so make sure to refer to the chart below to see which days and activities work best for you and your schedule!
I’ve personally tried the knitting one, it’s super fun! So make sure to go see Mrs. Betteridge for information and sign ups!
Last Friday was the Salem Skyhawks V.S. Spanish Fork Dons. It was a really good game because they're rivals so it will be a good game no matter what. At the football games the junior high kids hang out and have a really good time with one another. And all the elementary kids play football or boys chase girls and have a good time as well. There’s a snack shack that has really good food, so you don’t have to worry about that. Football games are really important to me because the whole community comes together to a good game of football. Coming into this game I thought we were going to win but… We lost 38 to 30 it was a pretty good game but we totally gave them the win. Although Skyhawks didn’t win we all came together. I love football and i especially love living in salem.
Recently, Mr. Bell’s 8th grade science class began to do their experiments/labs. They studied chemical and physical properties of household ingredients, such as flour, sugar, sodium, etc. They did a variety of tests ranging from seeing how they reacted to peroxide or iodine, to putting them over an open flame and seeing the result. He then gave them a mixture of the substances, and told them to figure out what ingredients were in it. The ending goal was to use their knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of each of the substances to figure out what ingredients were in the mixture. And they totally rocked the safety goggles too! :)
The Salem Junior High shakespeare team will be traveling, September 28 to the 30. They’re going to Cedar City. They will miss 2 days of school, and 3 days in total. They will compete in ensemble, mono, scenes, and tech olympics. They also get to see plays while they are there.
During the winter Mrs. Ashworth takes as many students who want to go to the Utah Theatre Association conference, in Ogden. You get to do workshops, have lunch, watch plays, & get a t-shirt. The auditions for shakespeare team are in the spring next year.
Choir uniform fees were due, back to Mr. Guthrie, on Friday 15, for the Chamber Singers, Bella Voce, and Concert Choir. Make sure you turn them in because you want to make sure you have a uniform for the concerts. To turn in your fees, you go to the finance office to pay them, then give Mr. Guthrie the receipt so he knows you paid the amount due.
You need the uniforms because we are getting to the point where we are going to do our first concert on October 17th and we have many more to come.
Choir has prepared 14 songs for you and if you want a sneak peak, you can check it out at http://www.salemjhchoir.org/concert-songs.html
Cross country has a meet here at Salem Junior High today at 3:30. Come out and support our kids as they represent our school. If any students are interested in cross country they can still join.
Cross country is running and pushing yourself past your limits. Joining cross country can help you to increase your stamina and help you stay healthy. It’s a great way to exercise and build strength. Cross country started on August 31st and will go until October 13. The cost is $45 and you will have meets September 15, 22, 29, October 6, & 13. Hope you join, it’ll be fun.
The Spartans girls team opened the season against tennis powerhouse Spanish Fork on Sept 14. Megan Turner and Ruby Brockbank turned in a nice win at varsity second doubles, and Emilee Nicholls won a nail biter tie break match at JV 1st JV singles.
Otherwise, Spanish Fork controlled the matches. Still, it was a good start for the lady Spartans except for an injury to Ashlyn Westwood, who rolled her ankle during a doubles match. She will be out of action for a couple of weeks.
On Tuesday, September 12th, the Salem Jr. High golf team had their 2nd meet at spanish oaks. Here are our top 4 scores,
- Logan Blanchard with 43,
- Jordan Hartvigsen with 45,
- Ty Johnson with 46,
- Jarrett Parkinson with 47.
Head Coach Adam Roberts commented that they played good, but they left a couple of strokes out there. He believes that the best is yet to come.
Spanish Oaks golf course is a fun and relaxing course, and the Pros up there try to keep it a friendly environment. In the picture we have a shot of hole number 3, and if you squint, you can see the river that they have to play over. It is a par 5.
Overall, we played well, and we are excited for the meets to come.
In Mr. Shaffer's Drawing class they blacked out the classroom and turned it into a makeshift cave. They also discussed the history of drawing and communication.
Mr. Shaffer is always thinking of great ways to engage kids in class and to make art a great experience for everyone. This is just one example of the many awesome experiences in his classes.
The first group of students have been chosen as students of the month for September. These students have impressed their teachers in the short time that they have been in their classes.
Teachers often nominate students who are respectful and helpful to their peers, are responsible in their classwork, and create a positive classroom environment with their great attitudes. This can definitely be said about the kids chosen this month.
The students are7th Jaci Warner Connor Harding 8th Emilie Pye Jonah Ellsworth 9th Soleil Martinez Austin Daniels Make sure to congratulate them when you see them.