September 30 - Yearbook Discount Deadline
October 3 - 1st Day of Quarter 2
October 7- AMC 8 Money due $3 (test in November)
October 14 - Field Trip to International Festival
October 21 - Tracker Signature Due
October 21 - Early Release (12:30 PM)
November 10 - Tracker Signature Due
November 11 - No School; Veteran's Day
November 15 - AMC 8 Math Test
November 24-25 - No School; Thanksgiving
December 2 - Tracker Signature Due
December 2 - Last Day of Quarter 2
December 2 - Early Release (12:30)
Student Data Sheet
FAQ for the 1st Days of Middle School
T-Shirt Order Form
PowerSchool Account Activation Form
You may contact Doris Guess, our school data manager, if you are having trouble accessing your account. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that after you apply for an account, you must create an account online. After that, login information will be emailed to you.
For specific details, follow the directions on Salem Middle's webpage.
As you may have noticed, teachers are always begging for supplies and classroom materials. Below is a list of items that are always needed:
Student of the Week 6-1
July 25 - Janelle Taylor
August 1 - Marten Baeumer
August 8 - Jerry Atunku
August 15 - Evie Wood
August 22 - Jaitan Singh
August 29 - Emma Makambi
September 6 - Emma Housley
If you'd like to order a yearbook for the 2016-2017 school year, now is the time! By ordering before September 30, you'll get a $15.00 discount. That means the yearbook will cost you $35.00. Also, by ordering early, you'll get 4 free icons. Go to the website below to order now. Orders placed after this deadline will not be discounted.
Yearbook Order Website
A Note from Ms. Smith - Our NCSU Student Teacher!
Hello Parents! My name is Jayda Smith and I am a senior at North Carolina State University. I am Mrs. Swanson's student teacher for the 2016-2017 school year! I am currently only in the classroom on Friday's for observation but come the new year, I will be present full-time. I am honored to be a part of the 6-1 Supernovas and I'm extremely excited to get to know and to teach your kids!
Soc. St. – Emily Swanson (email@example.com)
Math – Karla Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lang. Arts – Sarah Coulter (email@example.com)
Science – Joyce Sugg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Article of the Week
With track out on the horizon, we thought this Dave Granlund cartoon would be a good discussion starter for kids and adults, alike.
AMC 8 Math Contest
The attached letter from our AIG teacher, Ms. Baker, provides information about the upcoming AMC 8 Math contest on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The contest is optional, however students are encouraged to participate for the benefits the contest offers, such as strengthening problem solving skills & analytical thinking.
Please note that $3 payment for track 1 students is due by October 7. Please see attached letter below for more details.
Below are some resources to practice/prepare:
AMC 8 Math Contest Letter
Years 1985 - 2015 Problems & Solutions
(Note: Calculators are NOT allowed for the competition)
We are taking a field trip to the International Festival in Raleigh on Friday, October 14. Below are the links to the documents distributed to kids.
Basic Trip Details
Chaperone Sign Up Link
Growth Mindset for Parents
Students and teachers at SMS will be applying the Growth Mindset philosophy to our approach to lessons, class work, and homework. Please read through the attached web links to see what it's all about.
Growth Mindset Toolkit for Parents
Curriculum Guide Packet for Parents
Our Mission: Salem Middle School is a collaborative community that ensures high student achievement and values the unique needs of each learner.