Last night was Salem Elementary's debut debate tournament. The students had been working hard and had given up much time away from going to specialists. They researched this years topic of, "The state of Utah should ban the use of plastic grocery bags and disposable water bottles". They either chose an affirmative or negative point of view. They debated students from other Nebo schools. Thier hopes were high, but epectations were very low. As scores began to come in, it was clear that they were a talented buch of debaters.
On Friday, March 7, Salem Elementary's kindergarten students excitedly showed up to school, sporting their new cars. Their cardboard, Kindy 500 Cars, that is. Students then drove their cars through the hallways of school, making several stops throughout the day, to learn about many of our Nation's memorials and patriotic symbols. Students had a wonderful time on their road trip, visiting Lincoln Memorial, The Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, Mt. Rushmore, a Bald Eagle, and more! Students were especially excited for the soveniers that they were able to take home.
Oh Johnny Oh! and the Boot Scootin' Boogie were just a few of the dances that fourth graders shared with their parents on their Fourth Grade Dance Night. A lot of smiles were seen while both students and parents tore it up on the dance floor with a little heel toing and doce doeing. It was a much anticipated event and ended up being a very special night indeed.
Salem Elementary Kindergarteners invited their grandparents to come to school with them for Grandparents Day. It is such a fun day for Kindergarteners. They are so excited to have the opportunity to be the 'teacher' and teach their grandparents some of the things they do each day at school. Grandparents are always amazed at how much their grandchild knows and has learned in Kindergarten! A lot has changed since they were in kindergarten!
Star Cards are given to students who are caught doing great things around our school. These Salem Stars really shine: Kelcea Stocks, Daniel Limb, Calvin Boothe, Courtlyn Hatfield, Ryan Rhodes, Wyatt Taylor, Rayna Argyle, Dominique Jex, Aaron Snow, PJ Jensen, Tyson Burk, Shawn Mecham, Averi Gordon, Keeley Carter, Abagayle Holmgren, Heidi Bond, Colby Holman, Tyson Terpening, Hayden Banks, Ada Jensen, Kolton Christensen, Addie Harward, Jacob Crawford, Evan Wilde, Samantha Walker, Gage Hickman, Heidi Boothe, Karley Slaugh, Tavelle Thornton, Jayne Holdaway, Erica Murdock, Greyson Williams.
Fifth-graders at Salem Elementary recently participated in the Fifth Grade Science Fair. Science fairs are a great way for students to take an active role in science. Fifth-graders used the Scientific Method to help them in understanding and expanding their knowledge of a specific science topic of their choice. Many hours were spent researching and developing their presentations. Students were able to present their scientific findings to students at the school during the day, and then to their parents later that evening.