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District Updates

Administrator Hires. At the April 25th Board meeting, the following Administrator hires were approved:

  • 4K-8 Principal: Congrats to Ben Holzem! We look forward to continuing the great work that we have been doing at Salem with Ben joining the team. If you would like to reach out and congratulate him, he has a Salem email account.  

    • We will host a meet-and-greet opportunity with families, staff, and students in the future so people can learn more about Mr. Holzem.

  • Director of Teaching and Learning: Congrats to Patty Fitzgerald! We are excited about the continuity, focus, and progress we will be able to make with Patty being dedicated to this work.

Strategic Plan Goal Area I Connection: Students will demonstrate growth in all areas- Ensure students are receiving relevant, rigorous, and evidence-based instructional practices.

Strategic Plan Goal Area III Connection: Maximize district resources while maintaining fiscal responsibility and long-term sustainability- Recruit, hire, and maintain high-quality staff.

Save the Date- 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. We have scheduled our 8th-grade promotion ceremony for Wednesday, May 31st, at 6:00 pm.  Our goal is to have an outside ceremony with six tickets per student.  We will continue to communicate with families as we move forward with planning. Please know we will do whatever we can to create a memorable experience to mark the achievements of our 8th-grade students.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Sandberg with any questions.

Strategic Plan Goal Area I Connection: Students will demonstrate growth in all areas- Foster student engagement and motivation in the learning process.

Strategic Plan Goal Area II Connection: Cultivate a safe, secure, and inclusive learning environment that is responsive to the evolving needs of all stakeholders- Foster a sense of school community.

Traffic Construction Update.If you are interested in updates about the upcoming construction on Highway 83, please visit this website for the latest news.

Important Dates




Month of MAY

ABC Countdown


May 8-May 12th

Teacher Appreciation Week


May 18th

Salem Reunion 


May 23rd

Regular Board Meeting @ 7 PM


May 26th

Teacher Institute Day- No School for Students


May 29th 

Memorial Day- No School 


May 31st

8th Grade Promotion


June 2nd

Last Day of School


Links to Important Items