Middle School Celebrates Computer Science Ed Week
Our middle schoolers are learning to code as part of Computer Science Ed Week! Here they are programming robots to navigate their mazes.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Local veterans are recognized for their service during our annual Veterans' Day ceremony.
WSMS Band wins "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. Lang's AA Celebrates the #GreatAppleCrunch!
Learning to Ride!
Students pose with the new bikes the Healthy Living department received as part of a grant from the Specialized Bicycle Company. They are learning how to properly ride a bike during P.E. with Mr. Brewer.
6th Grade Science Class
The sixth graders learn about the scientific method in Mrs. Jarosh's class.
8th Grade Project & Inquiry Class
Mrs. Ebert's Project & Inquiry Class learning about mechanisms and automation using VEX materials.
Middle School & High School Band Night
The WSMS band joined the WSHS band on the field for a joint halftime show during the football game on September 15th.
Mrs. Jeranek's Class
Each 6th grade class took part in a classroom Greek Olympics. Students participated in various non-athletic events that challenged their minds and cooperation skills. The city-state of Sparta captured the most medals, but all students found success in our Olympic Games!
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6th Grade Teachers Ben Tashner and Kari Schultz took down the temporary wall between their classrooms during the integrated Greek unit. Students studied Greek myths and created small group dramas in a self-paced, student-centered setting.
West Salem helps teammate with special needs tackle dream
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Students studied Greek myths and created small group dramas in a self-paced, student-centered setting.
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