School News

Teacher Spotlight: Miss Soto


Miss Soto was born and raised in Provo, Utah.  She graduated from Timpview High School in 2009.  She is an only child.

Some of her favorite things to do is to go running, especiially with friends.  She loves to go to plays and is a huge BYU sports fan.  She had BYU basketball season tickets last year and is now hooked.

Miss Soto graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Eduation from UVU in 2013.  We feel so lucky to have her at our school and appreciate all she does for our students at Salem Elementary.   

Salem Students Win Innovator of the the Year


On Friday, April 14, Mia Carlos and Grace Neves, both in Mr. Vest's 5th Grade class, won 1st place in BYU's "K12 Student Innovator of the Year" contest and an award of $1,000. Their innovation , which they have been working on for the last few weeks, is a concept for an phone app that would incentivize practicing, e.g., practicing piano, softball, etc., for kids and track their progress.

Well done and congrats to these outstanding Salem STARS!

STAR Award: March 2017


The STAR Award is a set of grade level specific goals that students work towards accomplishing throughout the school year. There are several goals to choose from in the following categories: Academic, Responsibility, Healthy Lifestyle, Service, and Character.  Congratulations to the following students for all of their hard work earning the STAR Award this month.

Kindergarten: Carston Grange, Madelyn Sears, Jake Cornaby, Jayston Banks, Natalie Prettyman, Adam Carlisle, Tia Black, Javen Zufeit, Madison Short, Chase Weight, Will Davis, Paislee Carter, Austin Wybrant.

Principal Meets Author


Mr. Welburn knows how important reading is and loves reading to the Salem stars each month. Today he got to meet a famous author Richard Paul Evans who wrote the Michael Vey series. Mr. Welburn told him how great of readers the Salem Stars are and Richard Paul Evans said to tell them hello and to keep reading!

Pi Day

Mrs. Larson

Mrs. Larson's class had fun celebrating PI day at school.  A student wanted to teach the class what 3.14 PI was and brought two delicious pies to share. We were very excited and grateful! Here is a cute picture of our class enjoying the pies.

Fifth Grade Science Fair

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.