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NAL

National Academic League (NAL)

The National Academic League © motivates and recognizes academic athletes much like their athletic peers. By successfully combining the important aspects of team sports -- such as competitiveness, strategy, teamwork and cooperation in a group effort -- with important aspects of learning -- such as problem solving, critical thinking and scholarship -- the NAL © generates the same popular enthusiasm and pride as do sports teams. 

Team Members

2017-18

Joe Chandler
Rex Green
Susannah Rasmussen
Madison Smith
Connor Smith
Katie Vernon
Maggie Call
Camille Clarke
Sam Keddington
Fletcher Murray
Kayle Orantes
Jaycie Paschal
Tori Petersen
Aimee VanDenBerghe
Brynn Austin
Hanah Brierley
Grace Bronson
Ryan Cochran
Sarah Lieber
Jaiden Midgley
Tate Sansom
Kimball Shupe
Grace Tibbitts
Elise VanDenBerghe
Peter VanLeeuwen

NAL Links

National Academic League Page

Davis District  NAL Page

Factor Tree Tool from Utah State University -
This online tool helpsyou learn to find prime factors of large numbers, and find greatest common actors of pairs of numbers.

Place the State Game

Khan Academy

NAL Practice Questions

Dear NAL Team Member,

Congratulations on being selected to participate on the NAL team for the 2017-2018 Season! As a team member, it is expected that you spend 15-20 minutes per day studying and preparing for games. 

Information from these flashcards will be found on the team tryout test. The test will also include another set of questions to test your general knowledge. Questions from the general knowledge set are not on the flashcards.

General Questions
We have created a set of flashcards specifically for US States:
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2391294/6y9l
There is also another for Amendments to the Constitution:
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2391296/5e2i 
 A flashcard set is now live for officers in the president's cabinet:
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2726090/v1v7
 A flashcard set is now live for the human body systems:
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2769393/l1c7
 A flashcard set is now available for finding exponents and roots of numbers within 1000.
 http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2831457/r2k5
Another good resource is Khan Academy, a website with video tutorials for learning all kinds of material:
http://www.khanacademy.org/
You should register on Khan Academy and use our NAL class code: 8N2AXQ 

Old Practice Questions

Questions created from the 2014-2015 Study Guide. You can log in to create more flashcards with the username nalsdjh and the password spartan. You can also just open the link without a login in to view them.
Game-Specific Questions
 
Games 6-10: The middle part of the season, and the largest section of our games.

Games 11-15: The last two games of the season. 
 


Questions created by NAL students from the 2013 Study Guide. You can log in to create more flashcards with the username nalsdjh and the password spartan. You can also just open the link without loggin in to view them.
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/machine/?read_only=2362005&p=u61c
The new set of flashcards for games 6-10 (which includes our games on January 23, January 30, and February 6) can be found at the link below:
 http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2380813/z8z4
And another set of flashcards for the last two games:
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2427390/2ej2 
 Games 6-10, 2014:
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2833301/1e2u

NJHS

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

NJHS is a national organization for students who have achieved excellence in academic achievement and also display leadership, community involvement, and extracurricular school involvement. To join South Davis Junior High’s chapter of NJHS, you must be in the 8th or 9th grade. You must have a 3.75 GPA or higher and your citizenship record from the previous year must not contain any "N’s" or "U’s." During the current school year, you may not receive an "N" or a "U." You must display excellence in the areas stated above and continue this excellence by contributing at least FIVE hours of volunteer service per term in areas of your own selection.

NJHS is a nationally recognized Honor Society that provides recognition for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Chapter activities provide students the opportunity to meet new people and serve the school and community. Membership in NJHS is also appreciated and admired when applying for a job or a scholarship. If you are interested in this program, please contact the main office for more information.

Photo Gallery

Halloween 2017-18

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NJHS 2016-'17

 

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NJHS 2014-'15

TYING BLANKETS FOR MOUNTAIN HIGH 

 

Good Job!                    Goofy!

 

BOUNTIFUL FOOD PANTRY-OCT. 22, 2014

 

                           Work those cans!                                            Smile!           Waiting...to serve!

  NJHS INDUCTION-OCT. 21, 2014

 

 

Cake!  Officers Party Time!  Fearless Leader

 

Fun Times!  NJHS Members

Service

Service Form

At School Service Ideas

Tutor for teachers

  • contact teachers and ask if you can tutor during Plus period--Mr. Milligan can always use help!
  • go to the library and ask the teachers running the After School tutoring lab if they need help

Talk to teachers, see if they need help with anything

  • cleaning, organizing, grading papers, whatever! 

Befriend someone at school you think needs a friend, eat lunch with them (must have Advisor approval for this one)

Go to the self-contained Resource class (Room 203)  during Plus and teach skills or play game with the students in that class.


Community Service ideas (serving family members does not count)

  • Bountiful Food Pantry--go work for a couple of hours
  • Christmas Box House--see what needs they have
  • Babysit for free for young parents
  • Walk a dog for neighbor or someone who can't get out
  • Shovel snow, rake leaves, help someone move, do housework for someone in need
  • Talk to church leaders and see what they need done--cleaning the church?
  • Serve food at a homeless shelter
  • Gather supplies for a homeless shelter
  • Read to someone at an Assisted Living Center who can't read for themselves
  • Put together a short musical program or other entertainment for an Assisted Living Center or Nursing home
  • Hold a bake sale for your favorite charity
  • Volunteer to fun/walk/ride for fundraiser events like Race for the Cure or Relay for Life
  • Cleanup a section of a city trail
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Contact your city and see what you can do to better your city
  • Plant a tree!  In a public place--get permission from the city first
  • Write letters to servicemen or missionaries (not a family member)
  • Make cookies and give them to a neighbor
  • Write a letter of thanks to all of your teachers
  • Tutor a young child
  • Clean toys at your church nursery/kids playroom

     

Officers

To run for a student office, you must meet the following criteria and standards:

  • Have 3.0 GPA during each of the 3 terms prior to elections. (3 criteria)
  • Have 3.0 CPA during each of the 3 terms prior to elections. (3 criteria)
  • No F‘s during each of the 3 terms prior to elections. (1 criteria)
  • No U‘s during each of the 3 terms prior to elections. (1 criteria)
  • No more than 2 N's for the current school year (1 criteria)
  • Less than 50 discipline points. (1 criteria)

If you are deficient in one or two of the ten criteria listed above, you must submit a letter of appeal to the standards committee 3 days prior to campaigning if you want to run. If you are deficient in three or more, you may not appeal.

Officers must maintain a 3.0 GPA and 3.0 CPA, have no F‘s, U‘s, or N's and have less than 50 discipline points. Failure to meet these standards will result in probation for one term. A second failure to maintain these standards will result in removal from office.

Current Officers

2018-19

Katelyn Ballard
Paden Bevan
Austin Bradley
Harrison Bradley
Kylie Broderick
Logan Bryner
Joey Eyring
Izzy Hansen
Staysa Hansen
Joy Hebdon
Eldon Judd
Abbey Kossin
Nate Lund
Haley Neuenschwander
Tessa Parker
Sydney Pirouznia
Kierstina Stanger
Katelyn Thomas

Past Officers

2017-18

Noa Aguayo
Will Johnston
Hannah Kossin
Elisa Lieber
Sarah Lieber
Joseph Mitchell
Mekenna Trader

Isabella Adams
Elle Brooks
Joy Hebdon
Micah Kempema
Leah Neumann

Tucker Farris
Abigail Fisher
Stasya Hansen
Abbey Kossin
Nate Lund
Ashley Westergard

7th Grade Election Information

  • Each Elementary School will conduct their own election process.  Follow whatever rules they have for you.
  • Each Elementary will tell SDJH who their 1 or 2 candidates are by MAY 1.
  • SDJH  will set up interviews with the candidates for after school in the first two weeks of May.

Click here for interview questions.

Here is one option, if you choose to do a storyboard:  Storyboard template

8th and 9th Grade Election Information

All deadlines are listed on the school calendar and were provided at the mandatory meeting.

If you need help with filming your video then please make an appointment with Mrs. Dickson as soon as possible, before the submission deadline.

Click here for interview questions.

Here is one option, if you choose to do a storyboard:  Storyboard template

 

2018-19 Members

9th Grade:

Austin Bradley
Ali Burt
Camille Clarke
Tim Clarke
Tyler Duke
Noelle Hanks
Bella Hawkins
Ava Johnson
Eldon Judd
Lainey Rowsell
Jenna Violette

 

 

8th Grade:

Luke Akerlow
Cole Anderson
Lindsay Anderson
Sarah Baker
Eliza Coburn
Emma Erickson
Bracken Hess
Ashley Israelson
Ava Judd
Chris Messina
Riley Rupp
Sara Sharma
Meg Stoker
Sam Wood

7th Grade:

Justin Chamberlain
Brooke Francis
Kaitlyn Godfrey
Kaylee Haslam
Lexie James
Caydance King
Macie Maxwell
Samuel Morley
Jack Salmon
Alina Smith
Kierstina Stanger
Genevive Telford
Carter Walsh