Welcome to Salem City School District
Our Mission

The Salem City School District will be a high performance district as demonstrated by the Salem City students who:  
Exceed state standards in literacy and computation, develop intrinsic motivation to pursue education in and outside of the classroom setting, master the skills necessary to retrieve and analyze information, and become lifelong learners.

District Goals

We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we hope to make this site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and our community. 2013-2014 Message from Dr. Michel, SCSD Superintendent.
 
Current News 

last day
Revised School District Calendar
- The last day of school will be Friday, June 20, 2014.  Early dismissal on June 18, 19 & 20


JFA

School Photo Galleries
Be sure to check your School Photo Gallery regularly for special school activity photos.  Each school has their own photo gallery; choose your school, then click on the Photo Gallery to view slideshows.

Military Emblems

The SHS Military Wall of Honor recognizes SHS graduates who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Services.  We are proud of the men and women who have protected our freedom, and are proud to know that they graduated from Salem High School.  

If you served or are serving in the military and are a SHS graduate, we would be honored to add your name to the SHS Military Wall of Honor

Dr. Dunham

Congratulations Dr. Gregory Dunham
Salem High School Principal Dr. Gregory Dunham 
was selected by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) as the 2013 Visionary Principal of the Year for a Secondary School Principal, for his dedication and accomplishments at the high school. Read the nj.com article & see photos. See VIDEO on the SHS Homepage


JFA

John Fenwick Academy Hitting the Ground Learning showcases Teacher CollaborationSnapshots of LearningDeveloping and Nurturing Thinkers and Writers at John Fenwick; also includes Highlights of the Winter Concert, the Peace Garden project, and many more school, community and district-wide initiatives.  CLICK HERE to view the video.

PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering
, in conjunction with Rowan University will begin at SHS in Fall 2014.  PLTW Engineering is about applying engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not getting the "right" answer. They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation.  Learn more about this program
HERE.


ib

What is an IB Diploma?

If you want to get into a top college, you'll need to prove your academic prowess in high school.  Want to make sure you really shine - and get a stellar education in the process? Participate in the coveted International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Read more at
collegebound.net


Pennant Project
SMS Pennant Project
The Salem Middle School Counseling Office has started the Pennant Project.  School Counselors, Ms. Fialkow and Mr. Pszwaro, are emailing colleges and universities asking for their pennants so that they can be displayed in our school to expose our elementary school children to post high school education as early as possible.  Hopefully, we can help lead the way for our young scholars to find themselves at many wonderful institutions.  The response has been phenomenal.  Soon the halls of Salem Middle School will be covered in pennants and posters.

FEN
The Family Enrichment Network is a partnership between the YMCA of Salem County, the Family Resource Network and the Salem City School District.  Click for Events for the Whole Family this school year. Spring Events 2014
​(click to open the full list of events)

School Choice
SCSD is an Inter-district School Choice school.  
If your student is currently registered with his/her resident district, complete the Notice of Intent to Participate Form, submit it to your resident district by December 2, 2013, and obtain a signed receipt acknowledging that you submitted the form. Keep the receipt for your records. By law, a resident district must be informed if a student intends to participate in the choice program.

School counts
Earning a college scholarship is within your reach! It's a matter of meeting the SCHOOL COUNTS! criteria. Get started by picking up a SCHOOL COUNTS! enrollment form from Mr. Hunt in the Salem High School Guidance Office.  Click HERE for more information.

NJ Family Care

Beginning January 2014, NJ FamilyCare - will include CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means documented NJ residents who are low income may be eligible for free or low cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.  Open enrollment for this new, expanded eligibility group begins October 1, 2013 .  Click HERE for more info.

Rams take charge
  Shop Amazon Back to School Shop (click to access Amazon for SHS PBSIS)

Please continue to support 
SHS PBSIS for all of your Back to School shopping - 
SHS PBSIS Amazon webpage. Thank you for supporting the Positive Behavior program at Salem High School!

som March 2014:


somJohn Fenwick Academy
Christina Yates - Ms. Conroy, Kindergarten
Shaniyah Rannier - Ms. Livingston, Kindergarten

somSalem Middle School

Starrchild Jackson - Ms. Cregar, Grade 8
Cheyenne Eason - Ms. Bey, Grade 8

somSalem High School
Ramear Jackson - Grade 9
Chloe Mulhorn - Grade 9

Teacher of the Month March 2014

Melissa McLaughlin - Health & Physical Education teacher, JFA

Resources

On our website you will find pdf documents that you may open & download to your computer.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, you can download it here:
pdf pdf file: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 7 or higher) to view these files. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC or Macintosh here.
Memorial Hospital
  • Through a collaboration with the Salem Community College Nursing Program, and The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Salem High School offers a course titled "Introduction to Nursing and Allied Health Professions".  The students recently toured the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and received a firsthand look at their areas of interest.  Read more in Memorial Minute,  January 5, 2013 a publication of MHSC.
Memorial Hospital
  • Through a collaboration with the Salem Community College Nursing Program, and The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Salem High School offers a course titled "Introduction to Nursing and Allied Health Professions".  The students recently toured the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and received a firsthand look at their areas of interest.  Read more in Memorial Minute,  January 5, 2013 a publication of MHSC.
Memorial Hospital
  • Through a collaboration with the Salem Community College Nursing Program, and The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Salem High School offers a course titled "Introduction to Nursing and Allied Health Professions".  The students recently toured the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and received a firsthand look at their areas of interest.  Read more in Memorial Minute,  January 5, 2013 a publication of MHSC.



Dr. Dunham

Congratulations Dr. Gregory Dunham
Salem High School Principal Dr. Gregory Dunham 
was selected by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) as the 2013 Visionary Principal of the Year for a Secondary School Principal, for his dedication and accomplishments at the high school. Read the nj.com article & see photos. See VIDEO on the SHS Homepage

 
Dr. Dunham

Congratulations Dr. Gregory Dunham
Salem High School Principal Dr. Gregory Dunham 
was selected by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) as the 2013 Visionary Principal of the Year for a Secondary School Principal, for his dedication and accomplishments at the high school. Read the nj.com article & see photos. See VIDEO on the SHS Homepage

 
In the News
words & music
Reading Achievement Celebration at John Fenwick Academy
Posted on 03/19/2014
Photo gallery: 'Little Shop of Horrors'
Posted on 03/19/2014
Poster Winner
Posted on 03/14/2014
Role-Model Readers
Posted on 02/27/2014
MLK Essay Winners
Posted on 01/24/2014
1967 Salem High baseball team recalls Group II title
Posted on 12/17/2013
Military Wall of Honor at SHS
Posted on 11/30/2013
SCSD staff & students recognized for leadership
Posted on 10/28/2013
SMS
Catherine McConathey SMS
Posted on 10/14/2013
Events in Salem County
Posted on 10/09/2013
Salem City School District & Positive Movement (PIM)
Posted on 09/26/2013
'Whirled Peace' Celebration at JFA
Posted on 09/21/2013
Dr. Dunham honored by NJ Principals & Supervisors Association
Posted on 04/08/2013
Facebook
SCSD New website, SHS Facebook page
Posted on 10/09/2012
New District Website & SHS Facebook  READ MORE...
IB
SHS has been named an IB School
Posted on 08/03/2012
Salem High School accepted into premiere academic program, now designated as an International Baccalaureate World School  READ MORE...
School Libraries
Posted on 07/29/2012
Three-year study asserts benefits of school libraries on student learning  READ MORE...