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Welcome to the School District of West Salem, WI


  • Our band gets the crowd ready at this year's Homecoming Pep Rally, where the theme was "Home Sweet Home."
    "Home Sweet Home"
    Our band gets the crowd ready at this year's Homecoming Pep Rally, where the theme was "Home Sweet Home."
  • Our 2018 Model Teachers, pictured R-L: Jonathan Jones, Erik Mathison, Jason Mahlum, Andrea Ihle, Kelly Rueckheim, Amy Marshall and Mark Byom.
    2018 Model Teachers
    Our 2018 Model Teachers, pictured R-L: Jonathan Jones, Erik Mathison, Jason Mahlum, Andrea Ihle, Kelly Rueckheim, Amy Marshall and Mark Byom.
  • Our elementary students are full of smiles and ready for another great year!
    Welcome Back Panthers!
    Our elementary students are full of smiles and ready for another great year!
  • After a little over a year of construction, our brand new middle school is ready to go for the year.
    A Beautiful New School
    After a little over a year of construction, our brand new middle school is ready to go for the year.
  • Before school started, our freshmen had a chance to work on their team building skills during orientation at the school forest.
    Freshmen Orientation at the OEC
    Before school started, our freshmen had a chance to work on their team building skills during orientation at the school forest.
  • Mrs. Hemker's summer school art students are using recycled materials to make "new" artwork.
    Making the Old New Again
    Mrs. Hemker's summer school art students are using recycled materials to make "new" artwork.
  • 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!
  • 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."
  • 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!
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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.
  • 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.