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Welcome to West Salem Elementary!

  • Mrs. Wheeler's kindergarteners used their STEM skills to build a bridge of marshmallows for their gingerbread people to cross the river.
    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.
  • Kindergarten students got a chance to visit the library where they listened to stories and got their very own library cards.
    Visiting the Library
    Kindergarten students got a chance to visit the library where they listened to stories and got their very own library cards.
  • Our 4th grade classes collected 697 items during a food drive to help support the West Salem Food Pantry.
    4th Graders Host Food Drive
    Our 4th grade classes collected 697 items during a food drive to help support the West Salem Food Pantry.
  • 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.
    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.
  • The kids were excited and ready to go for the first day of school. Welcome Back!
    All Smiles!
    The kids were excited and ready to go for the first day of school. Welcome Back!
  • Mrs. Allind's class helps to plant apple trees for the new food forest!
    Food Forest Fun
    Mrs. Allind's class helps to plant apple trees for the new food forest!
  • Mr. Rieber gave out coffee and scones to thank our wonderful teachers for all they do for our students.
    Showing Our Appreciation
    Mr. Rieber gave out coffee and scones to thank our wonderful teachers for all they do for our students.
  • Our students got to enjoy a fun and educational presentation from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom while also meeting some creatures up close!
    Learning about Animals Up Close and Personal
    Our students got to enjoy a fun and educational presentation from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom while also meeting some creatures up close!
  • Our 4K students celebrated the Olympics with a variety of fun themed activities including Lucky Luge!
    Olympics Day in the 4K Classrooms
    Our 4K students celebrated the Olympics with a variety of fun themed activities including Lucky Luge!
  • Our second graders made chicken pesto pizzas with some help from Mr. Martinson from the Pizza Oven. They used basil, the January Harvest of the Month to make the pesto.
    2nd Graders Get Cooking with the Harvest of the Month
    Our second graders made chicken pesto pizzas with some help from Mr. Martinson from the Pizza Oven. They used basil, the January Harvest of the Month to make the pesto.

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.

Recognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center for efforts to implement a culturally responsive system of support in reading at the bronze level

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
Superintendent

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