December 2017

Christmas Bells Are Ringing

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:37

"The best way to bring Christmas cheer is ringing loud for all to hear" is the motto of a sweet grandmother of some of our Salem Students.  She, along with her friends, Mrs. Clause and Rudolph, visited her granddaughters' classrooms to spread Christmas cheer with music and handbells.  Students had a delightful time!

Christmas Recorders

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:17

It is a well known fact at Salem Elementary that when you enter the fifth-grade you will get to learn to play the recorder.  It is something that every student anticipates, for they have had the privilege of watching the fifth-graders perform Christmas songs on their recorders each year.

Merry Mentoring

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:38

Mentees, teachers who are in their first three years of teaching, meet every month together with their mentor, to work on improving their teaching practices. Yesterday’s festivities included Christmas socks and games to help make the season merry!

A Christmas Carol

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:44

All the hard work finally paid off when Mr. Hansen's sixth-graders performed A Christmas Carol.  Students had been working for months to memorize and perfect each of their parts.  There were days when they even sacrificed some of their P.E. time to practice the play.  By the time the big day rolled around, they were well prepared to entertain us all!

Just a reminder that there will be a performance at 6:00 tonight for parents..

Christmas Assembly

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:37

Salem Elementary's Christmas Assembly is a fun tradition that is always much anticipated by all students. Students sing Christmas songs as a grade level, the fifth graders play their recorders, and sixth graders sing while playing ukeleles .  Definitly a great way to show school spirit and spread some holiday cheer.

SHHS Christmas Choir Concert

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:58

On Tuesday, December 12, Salem Elementary had the opportunity to visit Salem Hills HIgh School where they enjoyed a performance by the high school's choir.  Students look forward to these occasions, as many of them know and look up to several of the choir members, and love hearing the fun Christmas songs. 

Fifth Grade Night at the Museum

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:10

On the night of November 16, 5th graders at Salem Elementary were on station and ready to come to life to present their annual “Night at the Museum” for parents and the community. This culminating activity had started a month and a half earlier, as each fifth grade student chose a famous person from history and then researched so they could do a biographical account on their famous person.

Turkey Gobble Assembly

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:57

Every year it is a tradition for Salem Elementary to hold a Turkey Gobbling contest. There are three categories, strut, gobbler, and combo. The winners and participants of the strut and gobbler received a candy bar while the winners of the combo received a pumpkin pie! They are judged by grade level.  We definitely had a great time this year!!