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Points of Pride

  • Salem has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School for its continued academic excellence. 
  • Members of the staff continued providing staff development for their colleagues both through formal presentations and within the classroom. Salem teachers also invited other teachers in the district into their classrooms to see the new skills being taught by CITA staff being successfully implemented within their classrooms in order to develop a fuller understanding of the concepts being presented.
  • Salem is becoming a visible Thinking school.  Students are engaged in routines that promote deep, reflective thinking in the core subject areas.
  • Two Book Fairs are held each year in support of reading at home.
  • The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Salem Elementary continues to be very involved in providing support, both human and financial.
  • Fourth grade students are involved in yearly water testing of the Johnson Creek.
  • Teachers included guest speakers in their classroom instruction in order to create a real-life connection to instruction for the students.
  • Each grade level presented an evening concert for their families and friends.
  • Fifth grade students attend a three day two night Outdoor Education Camp Experience in the fall.
  • Salem Elementary School has been recognized as a "Michigan Green School".
  • The Salem Student Council is elected in November and meets monthly to plan activities for the student body. The design of the election process was refined to more closely resemble the real-life process so that students could better understand their responsibilities as voters when they reach the age of 18.
  • Parents continue to add small touches to the décor of the building that make it feel even more like a community school.