West Liberty-Salem Local School District recently purchased the ‘gently’ used weight room after Urbana University Campus and athletic facility closed last year. With the...
The West Liberty-Salem elementary hosted their annual Spelling Bee on Wedenesday, January 7th, 2021. Eight 4th graders and eight 5th graders were selected to participate...
West Liberty-Salem provided Christmas gifts to 29 students from all grade levels with help from our awesome community! Mr. Westfall, elementary student counselor, is in...
Hello WLS families, this is Kraig Hissong, Superintendent, with a reminder that students have a 4 day weekend. Staff will have a work day tomorrow, Friday, to wrap up the end of first semester and prepare for second semester. Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Enjoy your weekend and we will see you all for the 2nd half of the school year Tuesday!
The Middle School has named the top performers from each grade for this year’s Spelling Bee! They will go on to compete against one another in the Middle School Spelling Bee later this month.
1st place: Aiden Hull
2nd: Claire Ling
In no particular order, the following students were in the top eight:
Lyla Breton, Brayden Hershberger, Thaddeus Kitchen, Noah Sarver, Bryson Jones, and Casey Boyer.
1st: Brevin Louden
2nd: Caden Stokes
Dylan King, Caleb Ling, Sadie Paul, Marshall Sutherin, Josiah Tidwell, Elijah Christison, Geneva Estes
8th Graders have a top ten group of winners that include Aidon Koons, Quentin Rudolph, Jayden Temple, Collin Thompson, Owen Barger, Evan Borgerding, Lincoln Henderson, Alyssa Mueller, Allie Ferryman, and Talon Castle.
Congratulations and good luck to all of our Middle School spellers!
West Liberty-Salem joins the many school districts across the nation in recognizing our local Board of Education celebrating January’s School Board Recognition Month. “We are pleased to recognize the WL-S school board members for selflessly serving our schools and making critical decisions that ensure the continued success of our district, students and faculty. They are a vital part of our community and take on a lot of behind the scenes responsibilities. We want them to know how much they are appreciated,” Superintendent Kraig Hissong said.
The West Liberty-Salem Board of Education is responsible for serving more than 1,200 students and 165 employees, while connecting the district with the community we serve. While our board serves to make many crucial decisions for our future, one very notable accomplishment of the last year was the refinancing of district bonds. The School Board’s decision will save the district $1.6 million over the remaining 20 year life of the bonds. This scrapes only the surface of what the board has accomplished, however. Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7pm and are live-streamed on our website.
Please help us say thank you to our board members for their ongoing commitment to serve our children and our community.
President: Pat Adams
Vice President: Tim Lamb