Another Year Off to a Great Start
August 26, 2016 -- With a week and a half of school under our belt, the Salem R-80 School District is off to a great start. Early enrollment is up with 1437 students currently enrolled in preschool through 12th grade. The district enrollment at this time last year was at 1354 students. The biggest increases in enrollment over last year have occurred at the Upper Elementary with an increase of 44 students and at Salem High School with an increase of 40 students. We currently have 266 students at William Lynch Elementary, 349 students at the Upper Elementary, 226 students at the middle school, and 596 students at the high school. The preschool program for our young tigers at William Lynch Elementary continues to expand and currently serves 65 students ages 3 and 4. The Dent County Developmental Preschool also continues to grow while serving students from the entire county. Fall activities are in full swing. Football, softball, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, middle school girls’ basketball, band, and choir are busy practicing and participating in competitions and events. The teams and the co-curricular activities have experienced early success and we look forward to an entertaining and competitive fall season. As we dive deeper into the school year, I would like to ask that you stay in contact with your child’s teachers. Communication between school and home is an extremely important aspect of a child’s education. Education is a team effort between school staff and parents. I know our students are going to accomplish many great things this school year and I am looking forward to a very productive 2016-1017. Please feel free to contact me at the district office at 729-6642 with any questions, comments, or concerns.
August 19, 2016 -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will host a series of regional meetings in September and October. The department has selected Salem as a regional meeting site. The meeting is scheduled for September 19 at 6:00 pm at the Salem Upper Elementary Cafeteria. Salem Upper Elementary is located at 1601 Doss Road. The regional meetings are an opportunity for the department of education to receive feedback from stakeholders on what Missourians think matters most in public education. Missouri Commissioner Margie Vandeven, as well as other officials from the department, will be in attendance. Administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community members are encouraged to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MORegionalMeetings. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education can be followed on Twitter (@MOEducation), on Facebook, or more information can be found at www.dese.mo.gov.
1st Day 2016 Middle School
Salem Upper Elementary Spring Musical
May 17, 2016 -- On Thursday, May 5th the Tiger Choir from Salem Upper Elementary School presented a Spring Show. The event was held at the Salem High School Gymnasium and featured 115 students in grades 3-5. The show began with the 4th/5th grade choir members performing their festival songs, “Catch a Falling Star” and “The Rhythm of Life.” The remainder of the show consisted of a mini-musical entitled “Makin’ the Band” featuring popular songs from the 60’s through 90’s. Students sang, performed choreography, narration and delighted all those in attendance. The choir is directed by Lori Beasley and accompanied by Christy Leathers.
Safe, respectful learner contest winners from William Lynch Elementary music department. Mrs. Steelman's class!
Upper Elementary Collaborative Art
April 12, 2016 -- The Salem Upper Elementary students that went to the Art room for RTi time created a collaborative art piece. We watched videos about Post-It note art and decided to create our own piece. Each student, grades 2-5, as well as SUE staff were asked to draw something random on one Post-it note and write a sentence about how they show respect on another one. A student favorite was the sunflowers drawn by Mrs. Evans and cartoons drawn by Isaiah Connell. Students offered many tips on showing respect including walking in the hallway and not tipping back in your chair. Mrs. McColloch and Mrs. Rensch hung the notes together to spell the word RESPECT in the hallway.
Upper Elementary Tiger Choir