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SHS awarded $50,000 Implementation Grant

By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem High School is one of nine schools in the state to be awarded a $50,000 grant by the Virginia Department of Education to create programs that provide innovative approaches to learning. The grant is designed to better prepare students for employment. Recipients of the grant were announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe on July... »

Two SHS band members make the ‘big leagues’

By Kelsey Bartlett
Two Salem High School band members are proving they have what it takes to hang with the world’s best. Sophomore Cameron Parrish and junior Trey McDearmon auditioned for and earned spots on Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps with Drum Corps International. Soon, they will be setting on a nationwide summer tour, living up... »

SHS football honored with resolution

By Kelsey Bartlett
The Salem City School Board approved a resolution honoring the Salem High School football team, the Group 4A State Champions, during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. The football team ended the season undefeated with a 14-0 record, beating Lake Taylor High School 17-14 in overtime for the title. SHS Principal Scott Habeeb addressed the... »

Dare to step up; SHS student teams with local business

By Kelsey Bartlett
Plenty of people take photos of their dogs, but it isn’t often that they get the opportunity to paint their beloved canine on a massive scale for the public to see. But that is exactly the case for Dare Leffel, a senior at Salem High School, who volunteered to help Salem’s Biscuits & Bubbles... »

A trio of success

By Kelsey Bartlett
SHS performers shine Salem High School performers are proving they have what it takes to succeed under pressure. On Nov. 7, the school’s band, choir and theatre students took to their various stages, at three different locations, and brought home honors their Spartan community can be proud of. Theatre students travelled to William Byrd... »

Meredith named ‘Counselor of the Year’

By Kelsey Bartlett
Regina Meredith, Salem High School’s Counseling Coordinator, has been named “Counselor of the Year” by the Virginia Counselors Association. The award, which was established in 1981, was presented to Meredith at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, the site of the organization’s annual convention, on Friday, Nov. 6. The award honors those who have... »

SHS to update security system

By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem High School will be receiving $63,555 from the state to go towards switching its analog security camera system to digital. SHS is one of 519 schools to receive a portion of the $6 million in grants by the Commonwealth for school security updates, which were announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe last Wednesday. Schools... »

More moments, new memories at Salem High graduation

By Tom Gasparoli
It was windy out as hundreds and then more than a thousand people clamored across the lot to get a good seat inside the Civic Center for the Salem High graduation. Looking up, there was a threat of rain in the clouds, too. It never rained outside, but inside this year’s graduation celebration was a... »

Decade of dominance?

By Patrick Smith
SALEM – Members of the Salem High School Forensics Team are characters – literally. And this year’s team is hoping to improve on the “D9asty” title it earned last year by winning its 10th straight state championship in Midlothian March 28. For those who are unfamiliar with what high school forensics is, team co-captain... »

High school renovation plan presented to school board

By Mike Stater
The Salem School Board on Oct. 14 was presented with a nearly $43 million six-year capital improvement program for 2016-2021, including a $38.6 million plan for renovations and improvements to Salem High School. The Salem High School multi-phase renovation plan was presented at the joint meeting with Salem City Council members at East Salem... »