Alpha Rho Tau (ART) District Art Show 2019
May 13, 2019 -- The 2019 High School Art District show/competition was held in the Salem High School gym from April 22-27. The eleven schools that participated (in order of placing) include Salem-291 pts, Liberty-181 pts, Mountain Grove-120 pts, Cabool-80 pts, Willow Springs-78 pts, Hartville-65 pts, Norwood-55 pts, Houston-47 pts, Thayer-47 pts, Dora-27 pts, and Winona-26 pts. Plaques were given to the top three schools.
School points were based on the number of points given for the top five places in each of the 68 categories: 1st place= 5pts, 2nd place= 4 pts, 3rd place= 3 pts, 4th place= 2 pts, and 5th place (Honorable Mention)= 1 pt. Our Art Club officers also chose a “Student Choice” award for each category. These did not earn any points but gave bragging rights to the winning students.
Plaques were given to the top five students who earned the most individual points over-all. Top students (in the order of ranking) were Amy Copen of Liberty-38 pts, Sarah-lyn Wilson of Liberty-30 pts, Kullen Myers of Salem-28 pts, Jessie Thielemann of Cabool-25 pts, and LeighAnn Pope of Salem-21 pts. Additionally, three students’ art was selected as the “Best of Show” out of the 1,350 pieces submitted to the art show. Andrew Holden of Liberty won Best of Show 2-D for his pencil drawing entitled “Yee Haw.” Ashtyn Kelly of Mountain Grove won Best of Show 3-D for her recycled art sculpture entitled “Short & Stout.” Amy Copen of Liberty won Best of Show Photography for her color still life photograph entitled “Choo Choo.”
Additionally, there were 21 Salem businesses who awarded Community Choice awards, along with cash prizes or gift certificates totalling $1025, to 41 individual students. Businesses represented were Bank of Salem, Bigos, Cornerstone Chiropractic, Edward Jones, Farmer’s Insurance, Healthy Dent County/Salem Fitness Center, Inman Insurance, McCoy Vision Clinic, Nickels Pottery, Progressive Ozark Bank, Pryority Travel, Salem Arts Council, Salem Middle School Art Club, Salem Public Library, Salem Upper Elementary Art Club, Seay Family, Spring Creek Artisans, State Farm Insurance, The Salem News, Town & Country Bank, and Walmart. We thank our community for their outstanding support!
Salem students won a total of 91 ribbons in the art show.
Salem Upper Elementary Art Show
The Salem Upper Elementary and Mrs. McColloch hosted our Art Show on April 25, 2019. We had 272 students and parents in attendance. There was face painting, a photo booth, sand art, and more for a fun evening celebrating art. Every student in the building had an art piece entered in the show.
5th grade honorable mention-Ty Rouse, MiraBella Donovan, Megan Crowe
5th grade 3rd place-Brayden Radford
5th grade 2nd place-Steven Walden
5th grade 1st place-Jenna Piatt
4th grade honorable mention-Wayne Skidmore
4th grade 3rd place-Addi Stewart
4th grade 2nd place-Josie Howard
4th grade 1st place-Brooke McColloch
3rd grade honorable mention-Kaylee Rogers
3rd grade 3rd place-Phoebe Adloan
3rd grade 2nd place-Kaitlyn Yerk
3rd grade 1st place-Paisleigh Decker
2nd grade honorable mention-Kavan Toman
2nd grade 3rd place-Mason Schwartz
2nd grade 2nd place-Drake Smith
2nd grade 1st place-Sidney Terrill
Principal's Choice Award-
2nd grade-Brooklyn Simpson and Walker Smith
3rd grade-Deanna Moore and Grace Kerr
4th grade-Quincey Steelman and Emma Purcell
5th grade-Heather Easter and Olivia French
Hoffmeister Places 1st at Skill USA Contest
April 11, 2019 -- Dell Hoffmeister placed 1st out of 18 contestants at our Skills USA contest on April 5th. He scored 994 points out of 1100 points. He was scored on use and care of tools 100 out of 100 points, general safety 145 out of 150 points, layout of work(accuracy and best use of material 195 out of 200 points, Construction (accuracy of cuts, best use of material, filling of joints) 187.50 out of 200 points, Assembly (assemble according to plans,sequence of construction,overall appearance) 187.50 out of 200 points, General workmanship ( ability to follow plans, ability to follow written directions, quality of workmanship) 145 out of 150 points, PDP test 34 out of 100 points. He had to build a 4 sided building with a window opening in one wall and a door opening in another wall. He had to build a small gable roof on top of the walls. He will able to go to Skills USA Nationals in June.
Freshman Honors Students Work Day
April 3, 2019 -- Thank you Mrs. Sellers once again for bringing the Salem Freshman Honors Students to Montauk. They are a wonderful group of young adults. I enjoyed talking with the students and answering their questions as we cleaned up the riparian corridor. I may have snuck in a few educational facts about the park, environment and life to add to their day away from the books. Education comes to us in many different forms.
From the sign in sheets I show a total of 44 students assisted with the park and mill clean up. The students had written down they volunteered 2 hours but I know they worked at least 2.5 hours each. This amounts to 110 hours of service the Freshman Honor students provided to the park in one day. This does not reflect the time and effort you, other Salem High School staff members and the Ozark Heritage Project took to make this event possible. Montauk State Park is very fortunate to have a community which cares about its parks and river-ways. Doug Rusk
Salem Middle School Volleyball Team
March 18, 2019 -- SMS 8th Grade Volleyball team wins 3rd Place in the St. James Tournament.
Upper Elementary Read-a-Thon
March 13, 2019 -- The Salem Upper Elementary held a Family Reading Night on March 12, 2019. Our Read-a-Thon provided a chance for students to read with their parents and then show them how they take an Accelerated Reader test. We appreciate the parents that joined us and took time out of their evening to make memories. One of the comments on the feedback form from students was "I enjoyed spending time with my dad". This is what makes it all worth while.
Art Across the Ages - Art Show
March 12, 2019 -- Salem R-80 art classes all participated in the local Art Across the Ages art show sponsored by the Salem Area Arts Council and the ONCRC. This show, for all ages of artists, is a celebration of Youth Art Month which is recognized during the month of March.
Salem Art Club - Community Project
March 11, 2019 -- Salem Art Club adding art in the community as they paint the children’s room in the ER at SMDH.
MSBA News Release
School Board Recognition Week
Legal Notice Surplus Property
As per section 177.091 RSMo. 1979, the Salem R-80 Board of Education hereby advertises for sale to the highest bidders surplus property. For a complete listing of items Click Here or a listing may be picked up at the Administrative Office, 1409 West Rolla Rd. Persons wishing to inspect the property may call Salem R-80 Central Office at 573-729-6642 for the appropriate contact person. The property will be sold as is by sealed bid to the highest bidder. All persons wishing to bid must present their sealed bid to the attention of John McColloch, Superintendent, 1409 West Rolla Road by 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Bid opening will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in the Central Office Board Room. Bids will be accepted June 20, 2019 at the Salem R-80 Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. Times and dates are tentative. Those awarded the bid will be notified on June 21, 2019. The property is to be removed by the bidder by June 28, 2018. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
Carry Snider, Secretary
Salem R80 Board of Education
Dent County, Missouri
Food Service Bids
The Salem R-80 Schools Food Service will be taking bids on food and supplies until July 8th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.
Contact : Karen Bundy
1409 W. Rolla Road
Salem, MO 65560
Stephanie Floyd - Best Crew Ever
April 3, 2019 -- The high school students sent over to the DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL were AMAZING!!!! They did such A wonderful job. They raked and picked up several bags of yard debris. Not only does it make the outside look great but it also ensures safety for our students as they are playing on the playground! Thank you for allowing the high school students to reach out to our preschool students and to the community they live in! Much appreciation, Stephanie Floyd, Coordinator/Educator Dent County Developmental Preschool
Inman Insurance Donation to UE
March 17, 2019 -- We would like express our appreciation to Keith Inman and Inman Insurance LLC for purchasing a washer and dryer for the Salem Upper Elementary. This purchase will allow our Life Skills class to learn the basics of doing laundry, as well as, being able to clean students' clothing, if a mishap has occurred.
Skills USA Competition - Construction Trades
March 12, 2019 -- Our students started practicing for the Skills USA district contest that took place on Feb. 22nd right after Christmas break. We had to have an in house contest because I had 4 students that were interested in competing but could only take 2 students to the contest. After the in house contest I asked the 2 students that won how often they wanted to practice, they said they wanted to practice 2 to 3 times a week and they even came on a couple of Saturdays. We would practice for 2 to 4 hours in the evening after school. The students even came in on days that we had gotten off for snow days. They really put the time in and wanted to be ready. The day of the contest I could not have been more proud of my students. They had a good day and it showed. There was 12 contestants total from different schools. There were 5 students out of the 12 that got finished with the project. My students were 2 of the five. I could not have been prouder of them both for completing the task at hand. The time and effort that was put forth in practicing, to get better and better really paid off. It shows how dedicated they both were in competing in this contest.
At the awards ceremony on Feb. 27th they gave out awards for the top three places. Dell Hoffmeister who is a junior in the construction 1 class this year placed 1st in the skills contest. At this time I don't know where the other student placed but as I mentioned both students finished their project.
We also had a district written contest in January for Skills USA. There are 7 schools in our district and they send as many students as they want for each program to take the written contest. Jay Busbey who is currently a senior in my construction 1 program this year placed 3rd in the written contest out of 50 to 75 other students.
Both Dell and Jay now get to go to the Skills USA state contest that will be held on April 4th, 5th, and 6th at Linn Tech in Linn Missouri.
Both Dell and Jay did a fantastic job on their projects and written contest and I wish them both luck at the state contest in April.
Young Artist Showcase Winners
March 11, 2019 -- Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into the Young Artist Showcase in St Louis. Out of over 400 entries less than 200 were accepted! This outstanding show will be open until the end of March at the St Louis Artist Guild if anyone wants to go see it! Artists: Rachel Counts, Kullen Myers, Scilar Gibbs, LeighAnn Pope, Isabelle Knaack, and Madi Keith.
Middle School Quiz Bowl
February 25, 2019 -- The middle school A and B teams placed first and second place in the Salem Middle School Quiz Bowl Tournament that was held on February 12. A team members are Thomas McDonald, Andrew Smith, Eli Brakensieck, Bailey Howard, and Corbett Ball. B team members are Alana Lilly (not pictured), Christian Frederickson, Marshal Gollaher, Aurora Melson, and Kaison Wilmont. There were a total of five area schools competing with a total of six teams.
2019 Missouri Senate Hallway Exhibition
January 24, 2019 -- Congratulations to senior Scilar Gibbs for having her white charcoal drawing “Autumn Daze” selected to represent our Senate District 16 in the 2019 Senate Hallway Exhibition. Artwork will be displayed by the 2nd of February through the end of the year. Scilar will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the state Capitol on Monday, March 11th at 11:30 am.