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.
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.
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.
Enjoying the New Middle School
Students enjoy lunch for the first time in the brand new commons area of the middle school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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