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  • Students recently competed in our annual school spelling bee. Congrats to Ben Bakkum, who will be moving on to the next round!
    2019 Spelling Bee Participants
    Students recently competed in our annual school spelling bee. Congrats to Ben Bakkum, who will be moving on to the next round!
  • WSMS students and staff collected enough non-perishable items to fill 50 Christmas baskets to give to families in need in our area.
    Annual Christmas Basket Collection
    WSMS students and staff collected enough non-perishable items to fill 50 Christmas baskets to give to families in need in our area.
  • Students in Mr. Jones' class created wings for their custom built planes using the 3D printer, and then tested to see how far they would fly.
    8th Graders Test Their STEM Skills
    Students in Mr. Jones' class created wings for their custom built planes using the 3D printer, and then tested to see how far they would fly.
  • 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.

Click here to view our 2017-2018 West Salem Middle Report Card from DPI

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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Hoops Club Practice - Jan 20th

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Hoops Club Practice - Jan 21st

MS - OM Team Baker - Jan 22nd

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