Salem CS - March Update

Pursuit of...Expectation of...Excellence

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Happy Spring Break

Salem Schools Families,

On behalf of Salem Community Schools I want to wish everyone a Happy Spring Break! Our "official" week off will run Monday March 22 through Friday Friday March 26. We will return with in-person instruction on Monday March 29th. Whether you are travelling across the country or having a staycation, I hope Spring Break brings rest, relaxation and many Free Smiles for everyone. Roar Lions!

Expect Victory!

Jon Acton - Ed.S


Salem CS


Salem Student Spotlights

Student - Athlete Spotlight

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Senior Softball Commit - Bailey Hypes

Salem High School Senior Bailey Hypes signs her Letter of Intent/Scholarship Offer with Wilmington College Softball. Wilmington College is located in Ohio and is a traditional college softball powerhouse.

Salem students support cancer patients and their care takers - Recognized by Hollywood Director and Mom of Real Life Hero via Twitter

Salem CS Safe Rooms - Fine Arts Center - STEAM Center

Progress is under way for two major additions to Salem Community Schools and our entire Community. At Salem MS the FEMA Safe Room/STEAM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) and at Salem HS, FEMA Safe Room/Fine Arts Center are moving along quickly.

We are on track to open both facilities August of 2022. Salem CS will be the ONLY School Corporation in the Mid-West to have Safe Rooms at all grade level buildings! Roar Lions

Salem Mini-Bus Wraps

A group of Salem HS students helped design "new" looks for our Mini-Bus fleet. Be on the look out as our students and student athletes will be traveling all over the state and arriving at all destinations with authority! Roar Lions!

Salem CS - Eddie Gilstrap Motors

Salem Community Schools is proud to announce a new partnership with Eddie Gilstrap Motors of Salem Indiana. Each month we will do a drawing for a free oil change service from Gilstrap Motors. ALL Salem Community School employees will be in the monthly drawing. Our first drawing/winner will take place following Spring Vacation. Winners will be announced on our school website, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

If any local, regional or national businesses would like to partner with Salem CS in a similar fashion, please contact our Superintendent's Office at your convenience.

Indiana State Department of Health Dashboard

For daily/weekly updates on Covid and the State of Indiana Covid Color map click the link below.

Website and Mobile App information

Click below for information on the updated SCS website and mobile app!

School Hours

Salem High School - 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM (doors open at 7:15 AM)

Salem Middle School - 8:15 AM - 3:14 PM (doors open at 7:25 AM)

Bradie Shrum Elementary - 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM (doors open at 7:30 AM)

Important Dates

Mar 22-26 - Spring Break

May 31 - Memorial Day - No School

June 1 - Last Student Day

June 5 - Graduation

Important Contact Information

Superintendent's Office - (812) 883-4437

* Superintendent - Jon Acton * Asst. Superintendent - Dr. Kim Thurston

* Director of Technology - Erin Humphrey * Director of Student Services - Brent Minton

* Transportation - Dee Dee Zink * Director of Tech Convergence - John Skomp

Corporation Nurse - (812) 883-3700

* Debbie Catlin

Director of Food Services (812) 883-3700

* Karen Libka

Salem High School - (812) 883-3904

* Principal - Troy Albert * Asst. Principal Jerry Hickey

* Athletic Director - Hank Weedin

Salem Middle School - (812) 883-3808

* Principal - Kevin Albertson * Asst. Principal - Brett Miller

* Athletic Activities - Seth Purlee

Bradie Shrum Elementary - (812) 883-3700

* Principal - Jen Lawyer * Asst. Principal - Clinton Blankenbaker

* Asst. Principal/SPED Liason - Nicole Colwell

Salem High School Newsletter

Salem Athletics Newsletter

Salem Middle School Newsletter

Bradie Shrum Elementary Newsletter

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Salem Success Pyramid

Salem Community Schools will focus on the Salem Success Pyramid for the 2020-21 school year. Our goal will be to put every student in the best position possible to achieve success. The foundation of our Pyramid will be an intentional focus on positive school climate and culture building across all of SCS. We will be using the FISH! Philosophy and Invitational Education as we create our Fins UP! Fins Forward! movement.
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ISDH - Covid-19 updates

Washington County Health Department

Washington County
Health Department
806 Martinsburg Road
Salem, IN 47167

Phone# 812-883-5603
Phone# 812-883-2349
Fax 812-883-5017

Office Hours of Operation:
8 - 12 am & 1 - 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Closed Saturday