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Feed Our Children Summer Lunch Program

Beginning the week of June 8, the Feed Our Children Summer Lunch Program will be assisting students and families in need by providing lunches and groceries. The meals are available for any child 18 and under within the West Salem School District.  The process for receiving meals is very similar to how the school district provided meals throughout the COVID-19 closure. In order to...

Swarthout Pool Closed for 2020 Season

Update on the 2020 Swarthout Pool Season: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interests of the health and safety of all village residents and pool users, the School Board has decided to close the Swarthout Pool for the 2020 season. Thank you for your understanding. 

Class of 2020 Senior Slideshow

A senior class slideshow is a tradition at WSHS and is shown on the seniors' last day during Senior Sing-Out. Unfortunately, our students were not able to participate in many of these traditions, but our journalism students still worked hard to create their annual slideshow. You can view it by clicking the link below. Class of 2020 Senior Slideshow

School District of West Salem Announces New Superintendent

May 13, 2020, 10:45 a.m.-The School District of West Salem announced today that Ryan Rieber was selected as the new superintendent effective July 1, 2020. The School Board began their search in March 2020 after Troy Gunderson announced his retirement effective at the end of the current school year. It included a rigorous application process as well as a virtual community forum, an interview with...

West Salem Elementary School Principal Job Posting

Please apply through WECAN using this link:  https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/83846 Information sheet for applicants.

Skillz and Drillz Youth Football Camp Rescheduled

The annual Skillz and Drillz Youth Football summer camp has been rescheduled to July 21-23. Sessions will begin after summer school in hopes of being more convenient for you. We will supervise lunch between summer school and camp. Campers should bring their own lunch.  All ages will go from 1:00-2:30 PM. We will still divide campers by age. The registration form can be...

Are you interested in part-time employment?

The School District of West Salem is looking for substitutes to fill in for staff when they are unable to be at school. The hours can range from 1 up to 8 hours per day depending upon the position.   Please note the below times are approximately when the shifts can take place. *Nutrition Services Substitute - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. *Custodial Substitute - 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m....

West Salem Elementary School Principal Job Posting

Link to WECAN job posting Link to informational sheet

Superintendent Community Forum Videos and Survey

On Wednesday, May 6, our three candidates for superintendent participated in a community forum answering questions submitted by parents, staff, community members, and students. To view a recording of the forum, please use the link below. The link will expire at 4 p.m. on May 7.  Superintendent Community Forum After watching, the school board would appreciate your feedback, and invites you to...

School District of West Salem Announces Virtual Open Forum with Superintendent Candidates

April 28, 2020, 5:00 p.m.-The School District of West Salem announced today that the three finalists for the superintendent position will participate in an Open Community/Staff Forum as part of their final interview process. The Forum will take place Wednesday, May 6, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm. In addition, for those who want to submit questions to the candidates prior to the May 6 interviews...

COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families

Please click the link below for student and family resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update 5 April 16, 2020, 4:15 p.m. SD of WS Parents and Families – Governor Evers issued an updated and extended "Safer at Home" order at 1:30 p.m. today.  The order included the following language in regards to K-12 schools: "4. Closures. All of the following facilities shall be closed: a. Schools. Public and private K-12 schools shall remain closed for...

School Board Announces Finalists for Superintendent

April 23, 2020 3:00 p.m. The School District of West Salem has announced the names of the three finalists for their superintendent opening. The finalists were selected from an original field of 16 qualified individuals, including two internal candidates. The finalists are: Brandon Munson, currently the superintendent at the North Crawford School District in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Keith...

District Office and All Facilities Closed

In accordance with Governor Evers'  "Safer at Home" Order, the District Office and all school district facilities including outdoor fields and playgrounds will be closed for the time being. If you need assistance, you can call (608)-786-0700 and leave a voicemail for the person you need. The voicemail will be monitored every hour throughout the day. You can also email the...

Superintendent Search Survey Now Open

The West Salem School Board has begun the process of searching for the next superintendent for the district. As part of the search, they are working with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards to survey staff and community members. The results of the survey will assist the board in the creation of a profile outlining the skills and characteristics sought in candidates for the position, and to...

Superintendent Search Survey Coming Soon

The West Salem School Board has begun the process of searching for the next superintendent for the district. As part of the search, they are working with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards to survey staff and community members. The results of the survey will assist the board in the creation of a profile outlining the skills and characteristics sought in candidates for the position, and to...

Events for the Week of 3/9

This week's events include:  Monday, 3/9 High School Track and Field Practice Begins 1st Grade Music Concert @ Heider Center at 6:15 p.m. 3rd Grade Music Concert @ Heider Center at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, 3/10 Kindergarten Music Concert @ Heider Center at 6:15 p.m. 2nd Grade Music Concert @ Heider Center at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, 3/12 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation @ Heider Center at 1:15...

Events for the Week of 3/1

This week's events include:  Monday, 3/2 Beginning of Read Across America Week for WSES. Please see here for a list of dress-up days. ES Science Night @ WSES Gym and Multi-Purpose Room at 6:30 p.m. All students must be accompanied by an adult  Tuesday, 3/3 ACT Assessment for Juniors-All Day Wednesday, 3/4 Early Release for All Schools-Students dismissed at 12:20 p.m., Buses depart...

Open Enrollment Runs February 3-April 30, 2020

The 2020-2021 open enrollment application period runs from February 3 to April 30, 2020 at 4 p.m. Open enrollment allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. Applications can be completed online by following the link here. For more information on Open Enrollment, please see the links below Wisconsin Department of...

National Honor Society Blood Drive on March 17th

The West Salem High School National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the HS LMC. To schedule an appointment, call 877-232-4376 or go to bit.ly/givemarch17 If you have questions, please contact Jenny Stenberg at stenberg.jennifer@wsalem.k12.wi.us

Events for the Week of 2/24

This week's events include: Monday, 2/24 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Winona @ Home at 4:15 p.m. Spring Sports Meeting @ WSHS Room 247 (Upstairs Conference Room) at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is mandatory for any student that has not yet attended a sports meeting and plans on participating in a spring sport.  Gearbox Heroes Pasta Buffet Dinner Fundraiser @ American Legion Post 51...

Events for the Week of 2/17

This week's events include: Monday, 2/17 C-Team, JV, & Varsity Boys Basketball @ Arcadia-C-Team and JV at 6:00 p.m., Varsity at 7:15 p.m. Spring Trap Team Meeting (Grades 6-12) at the WSHS LMC at 7:00 p.m. Students must be accompanied by a parent.  Tuesday, 2/18 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Westby at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, 2/20 Freshman Boys Basketball @ Cashton at 4:45 p.m....

Events for the Week of 2/10

This week's events include: Monday, 2/10 JV Conference Wrestling Tournament @ Aquinas Middle at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 2/11 C-Team, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball @ Tomah-JV at 4:15 p.m., C-Team at 5:45 p.m., Varsity at 7:15 pm. JV & Varsity Girls Basketball @ G-E-T-JV at 6:00 p.m., Varsity at 7:15 p.m. JV & Varsity Gymnastics Meet @ Arcadia at 6:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Girls...

Events for the Week of 2/3

This week's events include: Monday, 2/3 JV and Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Mondovi @ Home-JV at 6 p.m., Varsity at 7:15 p.m. Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences (Drop-In Style) from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 2/4 C-Team, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Black River Falls @ Home-C-Team and JV at 6 p.m., Varsity at 7:15 p.m. Varsity Boys Hockey @ Baraboo-Pierce Park Hockey Rink...

Events for the Week of 1/27

This week's events include: Monday, 1/27 C-Team, JV and Varsity Boys Basketball @ Osseo-Fairchild-C-Team and JV at 6 p.m., Varsity at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1/28 JV & Varsity Boys Hockey vs. Aquinas @ Omni Center-JV at 5:15 p.m., Varsity at 7 p.m. JV & Varsity Wrestling vs. Sparta @ Home-JV at 6:30 p.m., Varsity at 7 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Holmen Middle at 3:45...

Important February Dates for WSES

Please see below for a list of important dates in February for WSES students and families. February 5-Early Release, students dismissed at 12:20 p.m. February 11-Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:00 p.m. PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the WSES LMC February 13-Jump for a Cause Fundraiser Parent-Teacher Conference, 3:30-7:00 p.m. February 14-No School February 27-3 Year Old Child Development Days,...

Important February Dates for WSMS

Please see below for a list of important dates in February for WSMS students and families February 3-Mr. Ringlien's Class to the OEC Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:00 p.m. February 4-Mrs. Czajka's Class to the OEC February 5-Ms. Fink's Class to the OEC Early Release-Students dismissed at 12:20 p.m. February 6-Mrs. Lassig's Class to the OEC February 7-Mrs. Kjos's Class...

Looking for Scholarships?

Seniors, are you looking to apply for scholarships? Click the link below to be taken to our Scholarships page where you have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships worth thousands of dollars! Apply for Scholarships

Important February Dates for WSHS

Please see below for a list of important dates in February for WSHS students and families February 5-Early Release, students dismissed at 12:30 p.m. February 14-No School February 21-Third Quarter Mid-Term February 25-Grades Submitted for Third Quarter Mid-Term February 27-Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:00 p.m.  

All Schools Dismissed Early Friday January 17, 2020

Due to the incoming winter storm, all schools will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m. on Friday January 17, 2020. In addition, all after school and evening activities are canceled. We will be sure to keep you updated with any other activities changes throughout the weekend. Stay safe, Panthers!

Show Choir Extravaganza Concert-February 21 & 22, 2020

Join the WSHS and WSMS Show Choirs, along with our Jr. Singsations Show Choir Camp participants for a wonderful night of performances at their annual Show Choir Extravaganza! There will be two shows, Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, both at 7 p.m at the Heider Center. Tickets are just $5 at the door and include desserts following the concert. For more information, see below or...

2019 Tax Information

As Superintendent Gunderson stated in his latest district newsletter, district residents will soon receive their 2019 tax bills. To help address some of the questions you may have in regard to your school taxes, he has created a document detailing the changes that occurred with the mil rate due to the passing of the operational referendum. You can access the document using the link below. If you...

Join Panther Nation!

Have you signed up for Panther Nation yet? Panther Nation is our new online hub for alumni, community members and supporters of the School District of West Salem. It features a directory to help you connect with former classmates and other supporters, the opportunity to volunteer, a blog, events, and more! It's completely free to join, and a great way to keep up with all that is happening...

WSHS Teacher Ryan Nelson Honored as Rising Star Under 40

West Salem High School social studies teacher Ryan Nelson was recently honored as a "Rising Star under 40" by the 7 Rivers Alliance. He received this honor for making a positive difference within the community. Read more about Ryan and his contributions below and click here to read the Tribune article. We are very lucky to have him as a member of our staff here at the School District of...

Notice of Educational Options and Accountability Report

Please see below attachment for our annual notice of Educational Options and Accountability Report  2017-2018 Educational Options and Accountability Report 

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