School News

Ballet West


Salem Elementary had the pleasure of welcoming Ballet West to our school last Friday.  Ballet West is a professional ballet company located in Salt Lake City and ranks amongst the top companies in America.

Student's were amazed with the dancers' abilities, and their performance from the Nutcracker entertained the captive audience the entire time.  But that's not all.  Students were educated about the history of ballet, about some of the movements and positions used in ballet, and some students were even called up onstage for a quick lesson on leaps and spins.

Fourth Grade Hoedown


 Oh Johnny Oh! and the Boot Scootin' Boogie were just a few of the dances that fourth graders shared with their parents at their Fourth Grade Hoedown 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.

Magic Show


The weather is changing, and schedules get busy this time of year.   Sponsered by Ken Garff Road to Success, a magic show was brought to Salem Elementary, and what better way is there to motivate and remind students to keep up with their reading than a magic show!  Students were awed with the tricks, and some students even got to participate.  A good reminder that reading can be magical.  

Spelling Bee


Good job to all those who participated in the school spelling bee, and congratulations to the winners: Nathan Swinford, first place; Cole Andersen, second place; and Nate Thorne, third place.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Vest

Mr. Vest was born in Provo and raised in Payson. He has 2 brothers and 1 sister.  He is married and has 3 daughters.  

In his spare time, Mr. Vest likes to hunt, fish, camp, and go four-wheeling and horse back riding. He enjoys good old "John Wayne" movies and loves U.S. history. When school is out for summer break, he spends his time farming mostly alfalfa and field corn.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lynn


Mrs. Lynn lives in Mona.  She has 5 children- one boy and 4 girls.  She loves to go on vacation to beaches, and enjoys quilting in her spare time.  One of her bravest moments was getting into a hot air balloon.

Mrs. Lynn has taught first and third grades.  She graduated with her bachelors from BYU and with her masters from SUU.

STAR Award: January 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.  We also enjoyed the musical number, on the piano, by one of our third graders, Adam Snow.

Kindergarten: Avery Koyle, Braden Adams, Krew Smith, Hadyn Thornock, Gabbie Bacerra, Tinlee Livingston, Bowdey Christensen.