JPJ Students Make Their Own News

by Anna McNamer, Guest Writer

After months of honing their skills as 7th grade journalists, the Joel P. Jensen Journal was recognized by the West Jordan Journal for their commitment to developing a student produced newspaper and journalism program.

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News Editor, Alejandra Alvarez described the impact the class had on creating a quality product.

“For us in this class, it was no longer like a normal class,” Alvarez said. “We didn’t care about the grade; we just cared about the content. Without journalists, things wouldn’t be the same; people wouldn’t be informed. We realized that we had a big job, and we pulled it off together.”

Business Editor Tayson Jorgenson, McKall Peters, and Isabelle Barlow discussed the different ways project based learning helps them hone writing and research skills related to their specific interests.

Editorial Addition: Mrs. McNamer sends her congratulations to the incredible staff of the JPJ Journal and hopes they are having a fantastic 2016-17 school year. She misses her journalism students very much!



Students complete Math portion of the SAGE Test

By Rick Lewis and Jordan Pett

A photo of the Math Training Test. Photo Credit by Rick Lewis

At Joel P. Jensen middle school they have finished the math sage test. Math teacher are prepared their students to do well on the sage test. Math classes are using the computer lab the whole week to do the SAGE testing. There is 60 questions on the math sage test for all grades

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Fine Arts Evening Concert Review

By Dalyn Perez and Sipola Tu’akoi

Choir Students preforming in the Kiva. Photo Credit by Sipola Tu’akoi

 On May 19 at 6:00 P.M.  Joel P. Jensen held a concert for all the music classes, the classes are Beginning Orchestra, Band, and Choir and Advanced Orchestra, Band and, Choir. According to Mr. David Clay the music teacher at  Joel P. Jensen Middle School, says that all music classes will be performing in the Kiva at Joel P. Jensen Middle School. The theme for the Choirs that are Spring and Disney. Band and Orchestra’s theme is Spring.

Clay says this concert is being held because, performance opportunities are a part of the music curriculum and holding a concert is the best way to fulfill that curriculum so that the students can practice performing in front of an audience. Continue reading “Fine Arts Evening Concert Review”

Final Nights | Game Review

By Josh Hacking

Although game 1 may have been really plain and boring, game 2 is difficult and terrifying. And by the looks of game 3, it’s most likely going to be nightmare fuel.


The first game of Final Nights was removed from Gamejolt last week, although, the creator said he may be adding it back, but better designed then it was before. In game 1, all the player had to do was shut the doors and the cabinets, and shut off the TV to make sure a character who highly resembles The Puppet from FNaF, called The Brother, doesn’t get in and kill the player. That’s basically how it is for the entire game. Continue reading “Final Nights | Game Review”