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Mrs. Wortmann, Mrs. Blackman-Stokes, Mrs. Rich, and Mr. Monson
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb
It is hard to believe that the first semester has nearly come to an end. The last few months have been filled with amazing performances by our Salmen High volleyball, swimming, cross country, and football teams as well as our Spartan Marching Band, Spartanettes, Cheerleaders, Silk Spinners, Twirler, and JROTC Drill team. I would like to thank all the coaches, sponsors, and booster parents for their dedication to excellence.
We are also very proud of our faculty and students who worked so hard last year and demonstrated growth on the School Performance Score. Salmen gained 25.1 points and our letter grade is now a C+. The points earned last year, 115.1, are averaged with the previous score of 88 giving us 104.6. Mr. Folse, Superintendent, presented a plaque to the staff at the November Faculty meeting in honor of this achievement. Stop by the Main Office if you would like to see it.
To carry on this positive movement, the focus on academics is continuing to challenge our students to think and respond critically. This is in direct correlation with our school vision which is to create a learning culture where all are challenged and inspired to achieve. Our efforts include providing job-embedded professional development to our teachers and time for them to collaborate each week to develop engaging and rigorous lessons for their students. Our students are given time during the school day to study and receive additional support in all subject areas. We encourage (and hope that you will too) the students to use this time wisely as it is a fantastic opportunity for them to ask questions, prepare study aids, and complete assignments.
Once again, this has been a great start to the school year and I look forward to seeing our successes continue throughout the remainder of the school year. I hope all of you have a restful and joyful holiday season.