Showing posts from October, 2020

Middle School Students Compete in MLC Meet Math

Our middle school students are competing in the Martin Luther College Meet Math competition this year. Students recently attempted to answer the first of four contests with six problems each. You can see our school and individual student results and rankings by visiting Our Salem fifth and sixth-grade students are in the B-3 category, and our seventh and eighth-grade students are in the A-5 category. Categories are determined by school size.Other test dates this school year are the weeks of November 9, January 11, and February 22.
Meet Math is a service club at Martin Luther College that provides mathematics contests for students in grades 5-12 who are enrolled in WELS or ELS schools. This club also maintains school and individual statistics that are the basis for various awards presented at the end of the school year. For more information about Meet Math, visit

Caps for Kids on Wednesday and No School Thursday and Friday

Reminders! Tomorrow is Caps for Kids Day at Salem. Students can bring $1 to school to allow them to wear a hat in school. All money collected benefits children who are battling cancer. Don’t forget also there is no school on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16 due to Teachers’ Conference. Please stay safe and healthy over the break!

You're invited!

Chris Driesbach, ( a former atheist turned Christian songwriter, will be leading the music during our worship services this weekend at 5 pm (Livestream) Saturday, and 8 & 10:30 am on Sunday. He will also share his life story during the Bible study hour (9:15 AM). That will also be available on Livestream. We will be taking a free-will offering to help support Chris's music ministry. Please give at the door if you're attending in person, and you can also give online and note that it's for Chris Driesbach.Chris has been singing and playing in WELS churches all over the country for the past 12 years, but before that, he spent most of his life as “a confirmed, angry atheist.” In 1995 he was living next to a WELS Church in Anchorage, Alaska, and had a gig playing at a bar. Chris said the church’s pastor lived nearby and they would get together to talk over coffee. “I was a debater in high school, a pretty good one, I’ve al…
Thank you, Salem, for helping raise awareness about Dyslexia.  Since the Dyslexia DecodED screening occurred during conferences, I know many of you voiced regret in not getting to participate.  Fortunately, the recording is available to watch on the event site.  Hopefully, it will be available to watch through the rest of the month. 
Here is the link to the event page:

After opening the link, scroll down to "Events" and click Navigating Dyslexia: Collaboration, Support, and Community. This is the presentation we watched in the lunchroom.

Dyslexia DecodED

In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, Salem is hosting a viewing of the global dyslexia awareness event called Dyslexia DecodED.Join us on Thursday, October 8th, at 5:30pm in the lunchroom to watch the presentation on Navigating Dyslexia. This is a wonderful opportunity for educators and parents to learn about dyslexia. Dyslexia is the most common learning difference affecting students in educational environments. We’ll get to learn some of the common misconceptions and barriers with Dr. Sally Shaywitz, professor & co-director of Yale Center for Dyslexia and Emily Hanford of American Public Media. Also, we will have Karoline Sames joining us at school.  She is a Salem parent that is also an Orton Gillingham trained tutor.  She will be available to answer questions about dyslexia.  Thursday, October 8th5:30-7:00pm (Please arrive a few minutes early as the presentation may start promptly at 5:30) Salem's LunchroomRSVP to the school office so we can plan proper social distancing.…

Caps for Kids

On October 14th all Salem Lutheran students will participate in Caps for Kids to benefit children who are battling cancer.  Students can bring $1.00 to give to their teacher and then they can wear a hat all day at school.