School News

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.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Albrecht


Mrs. Albrecht grew up in Richfield-and is the oldest of four girls.  She married her high school sweetheart and they have lived in Elk Ridge for 18 years.  She has four amazing kids: one in college, twins in high school, and a kindergartener.

Mrs. Albrecht loves taking vacations with her family, eating out, and playing board games.

Mrs. Albrecht graduated from BYU and her first teaching job was as a 2nd grade intern in Goshen.  She spent her years in the classroom as a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teacher.  This is her 4th year as the instructional coach at Salem.

Utah County Stormwater Coalition

The Utah County Stormwater Coalition, a county-wide education program who's goal is to protect our waterways and enhance our quality of life, visited Salem Elementary fourth-graders. Students had fun learning about the common water pollutants and what they can do to help keep our lakes and streams clean.  

Integrating Dance and Movement


As part of the GAINS (Growing Arts In Nebo Schools) program, Salem Elementary 3rd-6th grade teachers have been dancing with their students!  Dance Integration, as with all Arts Integration, is a growing field that employs the arts to teach core concepts in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.  Nebo School District and Salem Elementary are honing their skills at Arts Integration!  3rd grade  danced as they learned about angles, rays, line segments, and end points.

Mr. Welburn's Read Aloud


Students look forward to the stories that our principal, Mr. Welburn shares with us.  This month he read Too Many Toys by David Shannon.  It is about a boy who has so many toys that it is time to give some away, but there is one toy he can't part with, and that is a box!  It was a fun story that reminded us that sometimes all we need to have fun is a little creativity and some imagination.