School News

Salem: Then and Now

On Monday, October 7, 2013, the Daughters of Utah Pioneer volunteers welcomed Salem Elementary second-graders to Heritage Park, located on the north-west end of Salem Pond.

In second-grade, students learn and examine important aspects of their community and how their community has changed over time.

Do You Know a Great Teacher?

Have your students ever had a great teacher?  Do they have a great teacher this year?  What makes a great teacher?  Each year, KSL highlights outstanding teachers in the state of Utah through their "Teacher Feature" program.  If your know of a great teacher at Salem Elementary that has made a difference in your child's education, you can nominate them at KSL NewsRadio.  Nominations can be received at:

KSL NewsRadio 102.7 fm Attn: Teacher Feature P.O. Box 1160SLC, UT 84110-1160
or email

Salem Elementary Star Award: May 2013

Congratulations to the following students for earning their Star Awards in May:

Kindergarten: Ryder Diamond, Kenya Campbell, Andrea Johnson, Jaob Crawford, Camryn Guest, Gaige Morgan, Miguel Zavala.

First Grade: Wyatt Taylor, Mae Terpening, Gavin Stewart, Koia Hughes, Hannah Beecher, Marlee Sorensen, Levi Murdock, Tessa Hanks, Heidi Boothe, Makell Black, Hallie, Black, Colton McRoy.

Second Grade: Madison Thomas, Chase Knapp, Charly Houghton, Mckenzie Saffell, Isaac Beautenmuller, Benjamin Robinson, Sarah Knudsen, Lillie Mitchell.

Mrs. Thatcher's Hatchers

Students in Mrs. Thatcher's second grade class had the opportunity to incubate chicken and button quail eggs as they learned about the basic needs of animals and how external features affect an animals' ability to survive.  Students were very excited when the chicks hatched from the eggs after 21 days.  Students were able to care for the chicks for a few days in class, and then some students were even able to take them home.  It was a great learning experience for all.

Mother's Day

Jamie Rolfe visited her sons' classes and brought a special surprise with her from her family owned business, Olson's Greenhouse.  She brought enough flowers and soil for students in Mrs. James and Mrs. Thatcher's class, as well as Mr. Stutz class to plant flower pots for their moms for Mother's Day.  She also taught the students how to grow and take care of their plants.  We so much appreciate the generosity of Jamie, and Olson's Greenhouse, for providing such a wonderful opportunity for students.