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  • March 1-31, Marie W. Heider Center.  Public Reception, Thursday, March 16, 6:00-7:30
    K-12 Honors Exhibit
    March 1-31, Marie W. Heider Center. Public Reception, Thursday, March 16, 6:00-7:30
  • 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!
    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!
  • 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.
    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.
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    WSMS Pride
    click for Panther Pride short stop-motion video
  • West Salem Middle School students gather on the center of the football field's panther.
    Unity Day - Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - Wear Orange!
    West Salem Middle School students gather on the center of the football field's panther.
  • Trees for Tomorrow
  • 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.
    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.
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    West Salem helps teammate with special needs tackle dream
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    WSMS Project & Inquiry
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  • Students studied Greek myths and created small group dramas in a self-paced, student-centered setting.
    Students studied Greek myths and created small group dramas in a self-paced, student-centered setting.
  • WSMS Students
  • WSMS Students
  • Guardian of the trail!
    Hiking the Ice Age Trail
    Guardian of the trail!
  • Taken by Mr. Zwonitzer on 9/30/15.
    Lake Neshonoc - Fall has arrived
    Taken by Mr. Zwonitzer on 9/30/15.
  • WSMS Students
  • Physical Education class.
    West Salem Middle School
    Physical Education class.
  • WSMS Students
  • Middle school art project
  • middle school band


"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