West Salem School District Logo

Welcome to the School District of West Salem, WI


  • The weather's been perfect lately to take a swim at the pool!
    Soaking up the Sun
    The weather's been perfect lately to take a swim at the pool!
  • Even though marching season isn't quite here yet, our band students have been practicing their new music and are ready for another great year!
    Hard at Work
    Even though marching season isn't quite here yet, our band students have been practicing their new music and are ready for another great year!
  • The 8th grade took their annual trip to Washington, D.C. where they got to see some incredible historic sights.
    8th Grade D.C. Trip
    The 8th grade took their annual trip to Washington, D.C. where they got to see some incredible historic sights.
  • Our first graders spent a morning pampering mom at their annual "Ma Spa."
    Ma Spa in First Grade
    Our first graders spent a morning pampering mom at their annual "Ma Spa."
  • After months of hard work, our seniors presented their Senior Exit Projects to community members and staff.
    Class of 2018 SEP Presentations
    After months of hard work, our seniors presented their Senior Exit Projects to community members and staff.
  • Mrs. Ranzenberger's Kindergarten class enjoys their annual spring trip to the school forest!
    Annual Visits to the OEC
    Mrs. Ranzenberger's Kindergarten class enjoys their annual spring trip to the school forest!
  • Some of our high school students recently had the opportunity to participate in a baseball game through the Adaptive Sports League against Central High School. It was a great opportunity for our students!
    Adaptive Sports League
    Some of our high school students recently had the opportunity to participate in a baseball game through the Adaptive Sports League against Central High School. It was a great opportunity for our students!
  • Students and staff enjoyed their first day in the new middle school last week.
    Welcome to the New Middle School
    Students and staff enjoyed their first day in the new middle school last week.
  • The high school hosted a sendoff pep rally for both the hockey team and gymnastics team before they headed to their respective state tournaments this past week. Go Panthers!
    State Hockey and Gymnastics Sendoff
    The high school hosted a sendoff pep rally for both the hockey team and gymnastics team before they headed to their respective state tournaments this past week. Go Panthers!
  • Seventh grade Trees for Tomorrow students taught their classmates about water ecology, wolves, cross country skiing, and the effects of insulation during a recent trip to the OEC.
    Learning at the OEC
    Seventh grade Trees for Tomorrow students taught their classmates about water ecology, wolves, cross country skiing, and the effects of insulation during a recent trip to the OEC.
  • 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.
  • Substitutes Needed!
  • 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.
  • Thank You For Being Patient With Our Construction!
  • 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.