The Salem R80 School District will not be in session Thursday,
January 18, 2018 due to hazardous rural road conditions.
High School Math Update
January 12, 2018 -- With freshmen receiving Chromebooks this year, there has been a significant change in how Algebra I is being taught in the high school. Incorporating math technologies has been easier than expected, especially Google Forms. Students in Mr. Prugh’s classroom aren’t using paper/pencil anymore, instead assignments are assigned/submitted online. Students are allowed unlimited submissions, which means students can attempt an assignment until they get the answers right. It allows immediate feedback for both students and teacher, so appropriate interventions can take place when needed. Other technologies being incorporated are game-type activities, like Quizizz. Quizizz is essentially a quiz students take, but they compete against other students by trying to answer questions quickly to earn more points. Students have also utilized graphing calculator technology, like Desmos, which allows them to see how equations of lines are affected by different coefficients. We have graphing calculators available for students, but only one classroom set for the entire math department. The Chromebooks have opened up many opportunities for our students. Fun events have also happened in our upper level math classes. One of these took place in the dual enrollment calculus class. A major concept of calculus is the concept of derivatives, which reveal important information about mathematical functions. Mrs. Pace developed an AP Calculus unit which has become a tradition at Salem High School. As part of this calculus unit, students receive a Deriver’s Manual. After some practice, students take a deriver’s test which requires a mastery score equivalent to the Missouri driver’s test. This year’s class passed their individual deriver’s test on the first testing day. Congratulations to the following students in Mrs. Pace’s AP Calculus for earning their License to Derive: Chris Schneider, Jacob Stacy, Jordan Fulton, Elizabeth Becherer, Avery Raulston, Jacob Rusk, Richard Parks, Matthew Jesson, Quin Blankenship, Nate Bray, Dawson Wynn, Alyssa Bowers, Austin Merritt, Baylee Bilyeu, Aubrey Schmit, Emily Rensch, and Justin Rowley.
Salem Memorial District Hospital
2017-18 Central District Honor Band
January 9, 2018 -- Congratulations to the following 7th and 8th grade students from the Salem R-80 Middle School band for making the 2017-18 Central District Honor Band. The students performed with over 100 other students from all over the district to put on a concert on January 6th at Waynesville High School.
UE Polar Express STEM Activities
January 4, 2018 -- Salem Upper Elementary 4th graders have been enjoying some Polar Express STEM activities this week. During the course of the week, students have worked together with partners and teams on the following challenges: Make a Bell Challenge, Gravity Sleigh Challenge, Train Bridge Challenge, Create a Toy Challenge, and Build a Paper Box Challenge. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Upper Elementary's Winter Program
November Teacher Spotlight
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2014 – 22 copies
2015 – 53 copies
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High School EOC Award Winners!
Four Salem Middle School students selected to participate in the Duke TIP program
August 25, 2017 - Four Salem Middle School students have been invited to participate in the Duke TIP program for the 2017-2018 school year. Marvin Aspinwall, William Gearhart, Alana Lily, and Brayden McColloch all scored at or above the 95th percentile on the 2016 Grade Level MAP assessment which qualified them for this honor. Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or SAT college entrance exams as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, they gain valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for gifted students.