Lexy Webster took 3rd place in the state spelling bee championship on Saturday, March 10. She said it was a great experience and she had a lot of fun. She received a brand new laptop and bragging rights for doing so well (although Lexy definitely isn't the type to brag about herself). Lexy has been taking part in spelling bees since 4th grade and has always done really well. This is the last year that Lexy is eligible to participate in the bee, so it was an excellent way to finish her run.
This is not a small feat. The state-wide spelling bee is very competitive and has students from schools all over Utah. Before the traditional rounds of elimination that most of us have seen in movies, students take a written test. This is where most students are eliminated. Even making it past that point is great. The fact that she took 3rd out of all those kids is pretty awesome. Make sure to congratulate Lexy if you see her.
Track and Field season is about to start. To join, you just need to get a form from the office, sign up on registermyathlete.com, get a doctor's physical, and pay a $45 fee to the finance office.
There is going to be a Pre-Season meeting with the coaches during advisory on the 27th of February. This year looks like it's going to be a fun year.
The school PTO has put together a school movie night for everyone to come to.
Monday, February 26 at 6:00
Details: The movie night is free. They will have a dinner meal with Jimmy John Sandwiches, Chips, and candy for sale. Just for six dollars all together!
Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents, and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools. A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Wednesday, February 7 and remaining open until Wednesday, February 21, 2018, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences. (Parents and employees will be emailed a link to help them gain access, while students will be shown the link in their computer labs.)
The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.
Thank you for your helpful feedback.
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for February. These students have been working hard and their teachers have noticed them:
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.
School Community Council Meeting has been cancelled for Thursday, February 8, 2018.
Our annual talent show is coming up on March 5th this year. The kids at this school are so talented. It's always one of the best assemblies every year.
The student council is holding tryouts next week February 6 and 7 from 2:45 to 3:45. Any students who are interested in showing off their amazing talents can sign up for an audition slot in the front office.
Can't wait to see all the great talent we have at our school.
District basketball finals have begun and our 9th-grade teams are hoping to have a successful run. The first games begin this Thursday, February 1. Our girls' team will be playing at Mapleton Jr. and will open against Mapleton at 3:30 p.m. The boys' finals will be played at Springville Jr., and their first game will also be Thursday at 3:30. Make sure to go cheer our teams on.
Included is a bracket showing how our teams will progress towards the final. This bracket shows the scheduled times for each game. Note, if our teams reach the finals, that game will be played at Springville HS on February 6.
Daily Herald's Utah Valley Educator of the Week is our own Nikki Mendenhall!
Ms. Mendenhall is a wonderful teacher who loves not only the students she teaches but all of the students at Salem Jr High. She is fun to be around and we are lucky to have her at our school. Learn more about Ms. Mendenhall http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/education/utah-valley-educator...
Daily Herald's Utah Valley Student of the Week is Salem Jr High's Tanner Rogers!
Congratulations, Tanner, on being an awesome student. Read more about Tanner: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/education/utah-valley-student-...
Last Friday, we held our annual 8th-grade vs. faculty basketball game. Every year the 8th-graders get the chance to go up against their teachers in a 25 minute, full-court contest. It was a lot of fun listening to students cheer on their fellow students as they brought their best game against some of the teachers.
Most cheer for the student team, but, every year, there is always a small group of 9th-graders who cheer for the teachers.
Both sides played well, and several made some great shots, but, unfortunately for the 8th-graders, the teachers came out victorious and defended their undefeated title. We do, however, wish the best of luck to next year's 8th-grade team.
Earlier in the year teachers played volleyball against the 9th-graders and will be going against 7th-graders in a game of kickball sometime in the spring.
Students of the month were chosen and announced for January. Competition is getting fierce as teachers have many students who we feel are worthy of recognition for what they contribute to our school. Here are the students who we feel have really stood out this last month:
- Alida Spencer
- Luke Hanks
- Alayna Burton
- Spencer Fillmore
- Makayla Hubbs
- Connor Houghton
District championships were held for our junior high wrestlers earlier this month. We had a great showing and many of our kids placed in their weight division. Here are the results. Good job Spartans. What a great way to end the season.
- Dawson Wood
- Luke Degraffenried
- Clay Lyman
- Tage Thomas
- Caiden Richards
- Aiden Bowden
- Brayden Thurgood
- Kyler Stewart
- Ethan Thomas
- Taggart Argyle
- Kanyon Rasmussen
- Cole Anderson
- Conrad Anderson
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals access services. See the attached link for more information: http://www.nebo.edu/sites/nebo.edu/files/mental-health-flyer_2017-2018.pdf.
Here is the next edition of the Spartan Chronicle. Students in the journalism class worked hard on this and hope you enjoy it.
Christmas break starts tomorrow, Dec. 21 which is a half day, so don't forget to pick your kids up at 11:15. It will go through the 1st of January. We hope you all have a great break and try not to break anything. We all hope that you have an amazing Christmas. We all hope you get tons of gifts or give tons of gifts. If you are going out of town have a safe trip and if not, then still be safe