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8th grade throws themselves into the world of science discovery!

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:20pm
Attributions: Savannah Roylance

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! :)

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Shakespeare team goes to Cedar City

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:53am
Attributions: Madeline Fifita

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.

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The Amazing Choirs of SaJHS need their uniforms!

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 8:18am
Attributions: Ashley Nelson

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

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Girls tennis plays hard against Diamond Fork

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:28pm
Attributions: Diamond Fork Jr High invaded Spartan country on Tues, Sept 19, but they were repulsed by our varsity and JV tennis teams.  The varsity squad took four of five matches, only dropping the #2 doubles spot.  The JV team swept all five matches.  The coaches say that the girls will have to keep working hard and not let the win get to their heads because stiffer challenges remain, but they are proud of the team and happy with their performance.   Match of the day goes to Emilee Nicholls who played very well against a hard hitting opponent in the #2 singles spot.
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Cross Country Meet Today

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:15pm
Attributions: Madeline Fifita

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.

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Girls tennis has begun

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:59am
Attributions: Reggie Bell

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.

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Golf Team Tournament and Spanish Oaks

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:49pm
Attributions: Erica Murdock

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.

 

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Cave Painting in Drawing Class

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:23am
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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.

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Students of the Month for September

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:25am
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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 are

7th Jaci Warner Connor Harding   8th Emilie Pye Jonah Ellsworth   9th Soleil Martinez Austin Daniels   Make sure to congratulate them when you see them.
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Biology Traditions

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:25pm
Attributions: Kellie Roberts

Biology students and their parents hiked the switch back in Woodland Hills to collect woody plants for their biological collection. It was a great hike. These are the brave souls that made it to the top! It was a great day!

Students will be pressing the plants in their collection and creating a binder that identifies each plant that they found during their hike. 

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Spartan Weekly News 09/12/17

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:01pm

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Ammon Wallace is recognized nationally for his science project

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 2:49pm
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Congratulations to Ammon Wallace who was chosen from more than 6,000 students to be in Broadcom Masters' top 300 students for his science fair submission. Some of you will remember last year when we posted about Ammon's project that explored the possibility of extending the shelf-life of milk using blue light. We were impressed with Ammon's creative solution  and it turns out that so were the judges.

This is a huge win for Ammon who will recieve free year-long subscriptions to science magazines and several other prizes. If chosen, the next step for Ammon would be Washington D.C. where 30 finalists will compete for top recognition and a grand prize of $25,000.

Make sure to congratulate Ammon and recognize this great achievement. Ammon is a great example for all of us of what it means to be Spartan Strong.

For more informatoin and to see the official press release click on the link below

https://student.societyforscience.org/2017-top-300-masters

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300 MASTERS in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:41pm
Attributions:  Congratulations! Dear Principal Robert Fleming, 
 
Congratulations! You are receiving this email because a student at Salem Junior High School, Ammon Wallace has become one of the top 300 MASTERS in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public.  This honor places him among the top 300 middle school science and engineering projects in the United States from over 6,000 nominees.  This achievement deserves to be celebrated!
 
To see a complete list of the 2017 top 300 MASTERS, please visit https://student.societyforscience.org/2017-top-300-masters.  Through this link you may also access a copy of our press release. We hope you will join us in encouraging your local media to celebrate this national honor.
 
As one of the top 300 MASTERS, Ammon will receive a one year subscription to Science Newsmagazine, a leather bound innovation journal courtesy of The Lemelson Foundation, a one year subscription to Wolfram Desktop software, a Broadcom MASTERS decal, back pack and semifinalist ribbon. The teacher that Ammon listed in his application will receive a one year subscription to Science News magazine and a Broadcom MASTERS reusable grocery tote.  This prize will be sent directly to your school over the next few weeks. 
 
The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 20, 2017 when 30 finalists will be selected from the top 300 MASTERS.  Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 20-24, 2017.  Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp, iPads, and the Samueli Prize of $25,000.
 
Again, congratulations to Salem Junior High School and Ammon Wallace for his selection as one of the top 300 MASTERS of 2017.    Thank you for encouraging all of your students to not just participate in science fair, but to explore their potential. 
 
Best,

Parshva Bavishi
Manager, Broadcom MASTERS
Society for Science & the Public

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Coach Roberts announces the SaJHS golf team for this year.

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:59am

Congratulations to those who made the cut yesterday and were chosen for the Salem Junior High golf team.  The competition was intense and some students had to go out for a second round to help the coaches make their final decision.

 

 

Here are the students who made the cut:

Jarrett Parkinson

Gage Olson

Logan Blanchard

Jordan Hartvigsen

Erica Murdock

Wyatt Hickman

Gunner Higginson

Ty Johnson

Jayden Freeze

Coach Roberts thanked everyone for coming out and encouraged those who didn't make the cut to keep practicing and to try out the next year. 

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Who can solve the first Math Muncher for August

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 7:48am
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School has begun and so the math department has issued its first challenge to our students. The first three Math Muncher problems have been posted. For those who are new to our school, every month the math department posts three math problems on their bulletin board. Each problem is worth tickets to enter a drawing to win a gift card courtesy the math department.

Students who answer these problems correctly can pass them off with their math teacher and recieve tickets. They will then write their name on the ticket and take it to Mrs. Johnson's class to enter the drawing. They always pick a winner from each grade level. The first question is worth one ticket, the second is worth two, and the third, of course, is worth three tickets. If students answer all three correctly they can get six tickets entered into the drawing.

Here is the first math muncher. Can you solve it?

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Salem Jr High Golf Team Tryouts

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:19am

Mr. Roberts will be holding an informational meeting for all students interested in joining our school's golf team. Anybody interested in learning more about the great game of golf is encouraged to attend. The meeting will be August 25th at 3:00 in the library.

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Ms. Howard and her classes start the year right.

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:25pm
Attributions: Caroline Howard

In 9th grade English students made "clickbait headlines" to describe an event from their summer. The point is to get people interested in the story by creating an exaggerated headline. Tomorrow students will interview each other and get the real story.

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Cross Country Information Meeting Thursday 8/24

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:28pm

Come to Mrs. Ashton's room in 108 for an informational meeting about Cross Country Thursday, the 24th. We have a great tradition of large teams for Cross Country and we hope that we can get a lot of kids this year as well. It's a great opportunity to get exercise and make new friends. Cross Country starts next week. 

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Everyone is invited to the Openhouse & Ribbon Cutting for ALC

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 8:54am
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The Nebo School Board of Education and 
Superintendent Rick Nielsen
invite Nebo students, parents and partners to
the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour

on Monday, August 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. for

Nebo Peak Center: Advanced Learning Center (ALC), 
Fieldhouse, Warehouse, & Maintenance Building
Ben Ford, Administrator
161 East 400 North
Salem, UT 84653

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Change in 7th Grade Day

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:54pm
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With the feedback we have received about the eclipse starting when our Seventh Grade Day is ending, we have decided to move up Seventh Grade Day to 8:30 a.m. and end at 10:45 a.m. Buses in the  morning will now only be 30 minutes later than the normal school day and will leave the school by 11:00 a.m. We hope this helps alleviate the conflict between the two events.

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