For those of you that get out and about you will see
that there has been a lot of activity going on at
our campus on the hill and around the district with
much more still to come. It is going to be an
extremely busy summer and school year to follow.
We had a
groundbreaking ceremony that was well attended as
nearly 80 community members showed up. We sure
appreciate the support and enthusiasm.
trailers in front of the junior high are being
removed and demolition should start very soon for
our building project. The roofers will begin in
July and new construction should start in July as
We had a
volunteer group from New Harmony church along with
some of my custodial staff and me, donate their time
and re-paint the high school gymnasium. It looks
great and we had fun? There was a lot of painting
going on and most of it ended up on the walls. LOL
Make sure to stop by and take a look when the school
year draws near. They gym floor will be sanded and
re-painted as well during July, and that is being
paid for and sponsored by Progressive Bank.
mowing and weed eating is an everyday occurrence,
obviously with all the rain to keep the campus
looking nice. The landscaping that was in front of
the high school was transferred to the lower
elementary. It needed to be moved as they will be
replaced by the new classrooms for the high school.
field is going to be getting some much anticipated
updates. The city has volunteered their labor to
help renovate the ball field. They will be
improving the dugouts by closing them in also
putting on a roof. Later in the summer they will be
building a press box for the scorekeeper, radio, and
refurbished the old high school marquee and it has
been hung at the upper elementary and looks
amazing. It made sense to redo rather than just
throw it away. The upper elementary students have
been working around their school on their
landscaping and community garden project.
You many see
the new driverís education vehicle driving around
town as driverís education has been brought back to
our district. Camron Erway and State Farm donated
will get some much need refurbishing as it has
really gotten in bad shape with the surface peeling
off. We realize that our track gets as much use as
any facility in our district as our community
patrons, students, and parents all like to use the
track. It is our most participated sport with over
100 student athletes going out for track. The
resurfacing will take place at the end of June and
it will be close for about 4 weeks. We will post
signs but it is also imperative to remember that no
wheels are to be used on the track. This includes,
baby strollers, bikes, skateboards, mowers, vehicles
etc. They can tear the surface. The finished
product will be outstanding and should last for
school is nearly half over and the students that
have been attending have been having a great time
and attendance is as high as it has ever been.
Much of the equipment that has been
ordered for the library expansions, new computer
labs, new classroom additions, and cafeteria
upgrades has begun to show up. It is just so
difficult being patient for the final completion
date as this is such an exciting time.
A few more notes of interest. Our
end of course exam scores have been outstanding.
Congratulations needs to go out to the students,
teachers, and administrators of those buildings.
The scores were exceptional!
The baseball game at Busch was
another great trip. The weather was very
comfortable and there was a large contingent of
Salem fans that made the trip. I will definitely
continue to try and put us in this event each year.
I am going to try and get it as Salem Days at Busch
and maybe have our elementary choir sing the anthem
as well. It is such a great opportunity for the
Have a great summer and I will keep
you posted with the summer activities and projects.
2013-2014 School Calendar