Mt. Loafer Classified Employee of the Year

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:33pm

Jessica is amazing with our lower grade students! She has a way of helping each child feel special and capable when she works with them. She is the data guru and is fantastic at updating and staying in touch with teachers about their student’s progress. I have been lucky enough to teach Jessica’s sweet daughter Elinor this year. Jessica is a fantastic mother and truly does love her children.

My first week here is an intern I was sitting at a lunch table all alone, Jessica noticed me and pulled up a chair and sat with me! We have eaten lunch with one another every day since then. She goes above and beyond even when no one is watching, I have found Jessica refilling the paper towel dispensers in the faculty bathroom, I have seen her wiping down our faculty tables and organizing the chairs. Not to mention she is THE most amazing crepe chef! I could honestly go on and on about my dear friend Jessica but I wanted her to hear how loved she is by the first, second and third grade teams. Here is what they said about her!

Sage Smith

1st Grade:

Jessica has been working with our tier 2 invention kids for the last years.  We love her. Here are just a few ways she has helped us.

  •  She goes above and beyond the expected.
  •  She genuinely cares about how the kids are doing
  • She checks in often with the teacher to see if she is being supportive with the goals we're trying to accomplish
  •  She's very flexible and can do just about anything!
  •  She's positive and we feel very much like she's part of our team
  •  We love the way she celebrates with us when children make progress
  •  She researches ideas to help kids that are stuck
  •  She takes pride in her job and it shows!
  •  She's dependable and very punctual

 2nd Grade:

Jessica is extremely consistent. She reports her findings which help us as teachers. She is positive and cheerful with the everyone she encounters. Jessica goes over and beyond with everything she does. She is always willing to pitch in and help where help is needed.

 3rd Grade:

Wow! What would I do without Jessica Barrett? She is simply amazing in every way. I love how positive she always is and how she makes my load lighter by helping out with my students. She is so knowledgeable in what she does and I’m grateful that she can help me reach my students that need extra support. She has had my back as a teacher in more ways than one this year.


Categories: Elementary, Salem

Annual Poetry Slam was a Success

Salem Junior High School News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:29pm
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Last Friday, our students came together to participate in our annual school-wide poetry slam. Students started by writing and performing their own poems in class. Some students then were invited to participate in the school slam. This year was the first year that we required all students in the school slam to perform their own poetry. Teachers agreed that overall the quality of the poems used was great and the performances were much better than years past. 

Students who performed in the school slam received a T-shirt and some prizes, and the top 3 students received awards.

Our judges picked their favorites who will now advance to the district poetry slam. Here are those students:

Marcus AhKuoi Aiden Bowden Gabe Shallenberger  Cassidy Haight Adyson Heap Spencer Fillmore Jared Kearns Camden Mead 3rd place: Mitchell Kimber 2nd place: Olivia Christensen 1st place: Katie Cook 
Categories: Salem, Secondary

SHHS Prom 2018 (2)

Salem Hills High School News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:20pm

Categories: Salem, Secondary

SHHS Prom 2018

Salem Hills High School News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:10pm

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Kindergarten Learns about Plants

Salem Elementary News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 2:57pm
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Kindergarten has learned about the different parts of plants. We took apart dandelions and studied plant parts with our magnifying glasses.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Kindergarten Learns About Pond Habitat

Salem Elementary News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 2:54pm
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 Kindergartners have been learning about different habitats and the animals that live in them. They took a walking field trip to the pond after studying pond habitat. They ate lunch and had fun on the playground! 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Bell Schedule for Monday, April 30th, 2018

Salem Hills High School News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 8:20am

Monday, April 30th

 1st: 7:50-8:40

2nd: 8:45-9:35

3rd: 9:40-10:30

Lunch: 10:30-11:05

4th: 11:10-12:00

Assembly: 12:05-12:50

5th: 12:55-1:40


Categories: Salem, Secondary