1st Annual Field Day at WSES
Students and staff alike enjoyed a day full of fun outdoor activities at the first annual Field Day.
1st Grade "Ma Spa"
Every year before Mother's Day, our 1st grade classrooms host "Ma Spa," where students get to pamper their moms and mother figures by painting nails, giving back massages, reading together and having snacks.
Successful Penny War
Our 4th graders held a Penny War and raised over $500 to be donated to our 4K Book Program! Way to go!
Learning about the Environment
Students got an up close and personal look at some critters during their annual Environment Day.
Members of the WSHS Youth Frontiers Leadership Council volunteered to spend time with our kindergarten students during their free periods this semester.
Mrs. Grams' class had a Pigeon Party after reading Mo Willems' Pigeon series during Read Across Ameria Week.
Getting Creative with STEM
Mrs. Wheeler's kindergarteners used their STEM skills to build a bridge of marshmallows for their gingerbread people to cross the river.
Visiting the Library
Kindergarten students got a chance to visit the library where they listened to stories and got their very own library cards.
4th Graders Host Food Drive
Our 4th grade classes collected 697 items during a food drive to help support the West Salem Food Pantry.
Coins for Critters
Students in our 1st grade classes surprised Deb and her therapy dog Lucy with a donation of $320.22 for the Coulee Region Humane Society when they stopped for a visit.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, West Salem Elementary School was honored to be recognized as one of 342 schools named as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2017 by the U.S. Department of Education.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.
We have recently been recognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center in Reading at the Bronze level for our work toward fully implementing a school-wide framework that, according to national research, leads to improved student outcomes. By establishing this framework, we increase consistency of effective instruction, build staff knowledge and skills so they can support all learners, use data to proactively identify and provide support for students, and create a culture that supports stronger relationships with students and their families.
"Serve with Passion to Ignite Creativity, Innovation, and Excellence"
The West Salem School District is committed to providing excellence in education for our children and our community. The recently developed mission statement Serve with Passion to Ignite Creativity, Innovation, and Excellence provides the basis for achieving our vision.
Our new mission, vision, values and strategic plan were developed in response to community input and through community participation. We remain committed to working closely with our community in the coming years to continuously improve upon our performance and make our new vision a reality.
Thank you for your service, participation, and ongoing support of our school district.
Serving with Passion…
Troy M. Gunderson