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  • Buddies from Mrs. Wegner's and Mrs. Christianson's classes exchanged valentines and played bingo to celebrate the day.
    Valentine's Day at WSES
    Buddies from Mrs. Wegner's and Mrs. Christianson's classes exchanged valentines and played bingo to celebrate the day.
  • Middle schoolers spent the perfect chilly day celebrating their annual  Winter Wellness Day at a variety of locations, including Ft. McCoy, Mt. La Crosse, Chula Vista and the LaX Wellness Center.
    Winter Wellness at the Middle School
    Middle schoolers spent the perfect chilly day celebrating their annual Winter Wellness Day at a variety of locations, including Ft. McCoy, Mt. La Crosse, Chula Vista and the LaX Wellness Center.
  • Senior Haylee Gilster drives to the basket during the Panthers' game against Arcadia. The girls beat Arcadia 54-44
    Girls Basketball Takes Down Arcadia
    Senior Haylee Gilster drives to the basket during the Panthers' game against Arcadia. The girls beat Arcadia 54-44
  • The WSMS Show Choir performed at the 14th Annual Viterbo 101 Show Choir Competition and took first place in the Middle School division.
    WSMS Show Choir Performs at Viterbo
    The WSMS Show Choir performed at the 14th Annual Viterbo 101 Show Choir Competition and took first place in the Middle School division.
  • Señora Helland and Señora Tower's Spanish II classes celebrated their annual dinner this week. Students made Spanish dishes and shared them with their classmates and families.
    Annual Spanish II Dinner
    Señora Helland and Señora Tower's Spanish II classes celebrated their annual dinner this week. Students made Spanish dishes and shared them with their classmates and families.
  • Senior Emily Steele tries out the distracted driving simulator during a presentation sponsored by AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol entitled, "It Can Wait."
    WSHS Students Learn about the Dangers of Distracted Driving
    Senior Emily Steele tries out the distracted driving simulator during a presentation sponsored by AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol entitled, "It Can Wait."
  • Kelly Rueckheim, a science teacher at WSHS, shows a group of biology students from Western Tech around the aquaponics lab, where his students will be growing fresh lettuce and other vegetables with the help of some tilapia.
    Aquaponics at WSHS
    Kelly Rueckheim, a science teacher at WSHS, shows a group of biology students from Western Tech around the aquaponics lab, where his students will be growing fresh lettuce and other vegetables with the help of some tilapia.
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  • On November 7, representatives from WSSD received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award in Washington, D.C. for West Salem Elementary. Pictured L-R are WSSD Superintendent Troy Gunderson, NBRS Director Aba Kumi, WSES Associate Principal Lisa Gerke, and WSSD School Psychologist Heidi Horton.
    WSES is a National Blue Ribbon School!
    On November 7, representatives from WSSD received the National Blue Ribbon Schools award in Washington, D.C. for West Salem Elementary. Pictured L-R are WSSD Superintendent Troy Gunderson, NBRS Director Aba Kumi, WSES Associate Principal Lisa Gerke, and WSSD School Psychologist Heidi Horton.
  • The 5th graders joined together on Unity Day to send a message of peace and acceptance to all.
    Unity Day Celebrations
    The 5th graders joined together on Unity Day to send a message of peace and acceptance to all.
  • WSMS Bands and Director Ryan Waldhart received the "Tools for Schools" Award for the month of October from WXOW, SSE Music, Brenengen Auto and Dependable Solutions. The award will be used to purchase new music for the Veteran's Day program.
    WSMS Bands win "Tools for Schools" Award
    WSMS Bands and Director Ryan Waldhart received the "Tools for Schools" Award for the month of October from WXOW, SSE Music, Brenengen Auto and Dependable Solutions. The award will be used to purchase new music for the Veteran's Day program.
  • Mr. Brewer's 8th grade PE class learns how to properly ride a bike using bikes the middle school Healthy Living Department received as part of a grant from the Specialized Bicycle Company.
    Learning to Ride!
    Mr. Brewer's 8th grade PE class learns how to properly ride a bike using bikes the middle school Healthy Living Department received as part of a grant from the Specialized Bicycle Company.
  • The high school students gather for the annual homecoming pep rally.
    Homecoming at WSHS
    The high school students gather for the annual homecoming pep rally.
  • On Friday, September 15th, West Salem Middle School and High School bands performed together at halftime of the football game.
    Middle School & High School Band Night
    On Friday, September 15th, West Salem Middle School and High School bands performed together at halftime of the football game.
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  • Click here to view the district's promotional video. Aerial image courtesy of DEP Enterprises.
    Promotional Video
    Click here to view the district's promotional video. Aerial image courtesy of DEP Enterprises.