Students got into the Olympic spirit at home in Salem.
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Friday, August 10, 2012
The following is courtesy of the Greenhouse School. The Olympic Games came to a close on Friday, but not in Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London. On Boston's North Shore, students at Salem's year-round independent Greenhouse School conducted their own low key closing ceremonies, complete with flags, torch, and international cameraderie. Young atheletes at the school, which serves students from infancy through 8th grade, have been competing all week in a series of games and activities designed to boost spirit and mimic their counterparts on the world stage. "But mainly, it's just a lot of fun," says Director Julia Nambalirwa-Lugudde. To boost the spirit of fun, little atheletes were organized into two "teams," based on the two main comic …
Program offers nutritious meals to city students during the summer
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Friday, August 3, 2012
The attached press release is courtesy of Salem Public Schools.
K-5, K-8 —Should grade levels in the district be uniform? Weigh in here.
The Salem School Committee Monday voted in favor of creating a task force to examine grade level configurations in the district. The decision to examine grade configurations comes as a result of feedback the School Committee received after soliciting ideas from the public as part of the district's turnaround effort, according to Superintendent Dr. Stephen Russell. Should Salem have all K through 8 schools or just one school serving middle schools students? Should things remain as they are? "There were many...alternatives [to the current structure] that were discussed," Russell said. Whatever the case, the superintendent said not enough middle school aged children in the district are succeeding in the current setting. Five schools in the …