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  • Thanks to a grant from La Crosse County, our sixth graders learned about the dangers of smoking and were provided with the resources to clean up nearly 3,000 cigarette butts around town.
    Cleaning up West Salem
    Thanks to a grant from La Crosse County, our sixth graders learned about the dangers of smoking and were provided with the resources to clean up nearly 3,000 cigarette butts around town.
  • Mr. Jones was lucky enough to be the second member of the WSMS staff to receive the Tools for Schools Award this year. He will use it to buy supplies for an upcoming summer school backpacking trip.
    Tools for Schools Award
    Mr. Jones was lucky enough to be the second member of the WSMS staff to receive the Tools for Schools Award this year. He will use it to buy supplies for an upcoming summer school backpacking trip.
  • Our sixth grade social studies students were challenged with creating replicas and other projects related to life in medieval times.
    A Look at the Past
    Our sixth grade social studies students were challenged with creating replicas and other projects related to life in medieval times.
  • Students enjoy lunch for the first time in the brand new commons area of the middle school.
    Enjoying the New Middle School
    Students enjoy lunch for the first time in the brand new commons area of the middle school.
  • Our middle school students enjoyed their Winter Wellness trip to Chula Vista, Ft. McCoy, Mt. La Crosse or Features and the LaX Wellness Center.
    Annual Winter Wellness Field Trip
    Our middle school students enjoyed their Winter Wellness trip to Chula Vista, Ft. McCoy, Mt. La Crosse or Features and the LaX Wellness Center.
  • Our students participated in the school Geography Bee for a chance to move onto the state competition. Our winner was 8th grader, Isaac Baxter.
    Middle School Geography Bee
    Our students participated in the school Geography Bee for a chance to move onto the state competition. Our winner was 8th grader, Isaac Baxter.
  • After break, eleven of our 7th graders had an opportunity to attend Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, WI for four days and three nights of winter ecology work.
    7th Graders Learn about Ecology
    After break, eleven of our 7th graders had an opportunity to attend Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, WI for four days and three nights of winter ecology work.
  • Our middle schoolers are learning to code as part of Computer Science Ed Week! Here they are programming robots to navigate their mazes.
    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.
  • Local veterans are recognized for their service during our annual Veterans' Day ceremony.
    Veterans Day Ceremony
    Local veterans are recognized for their service during our annual Veterans' Day ceremony.
  • 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.
    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!
  • 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.
    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.
  • The sixth graders learn about the scientific method in Mrs. Jarosh's class.
    6th Grade Science Class
    The sixth graders learn about the scientific method in Mrs. Jarosh's class.
  • Mrs. Ebert's Project & Inquiry Class learning about mechanisms and automation using VEX materials.
    8th Grade Project & Inquiry Class
    Mrs. Ebert's Project & Inquiry Class learning about mechanisms and automation using VEX materials.

 

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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Calendar Events

MS - FB8 vs Holmen2 - CANCELLED - Sep 25th

MS - VB vs Winona 4:00 - Sep 25th

MS - CC at Maple Grove CANCELLED - Sep 25th

Old Gym & Mat Room CLOSED - Sep 26th

MS - Fall Sports Practice - Sep 26th

Old Gym & Mat Room CLOSED - Sep 27th

MS - Fall Sports Practice - Sep 27th

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