Salem City

Job Shadowing Program

Categories: Salem City | 2017

The Salem City School Division has partnered with the Salem-Roanoke Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievment of Southwest Virginia to create a Job Shadowing program that matches students with business/industry partners to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate ina t least one job shadowing opportunity while in high school.  Students apply online and are contacted by JA reps with the information necessary to contact and schedule their placement, unsuring that students utilize "soft skills" necessary for career success.  

Contact

Curtis Hicks
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
chicks@salem.k12.va.us
5403890130


The Carver Project

Categories: Salem City | 2017

The Carver Project is a combined effort of the Salem School Division and the City of Salem designed to document and preserve the rich history of the Caver School, which was open from 1940 through 1966.  During this time of segregation, the consolidated school served every black child in Roanoke County in grades first through twelfth under one roof. The division produced a 66-minute long documentary that coincided with both the 75th anniversary of the school’s opening and the 50th anniversary of its closing.  No less than 25 former teachers, coaches, students and parents were interviewed for the video.  In addition, hundreds of images from the period were salvaged, scanned, corrected and featured in the production. The School Division also donated 200 DVD copies to the Carver Alumni Association that they are now selling to fund their organization and keep Carver School memories alive for generations to come.

Contact

Mike Stevens
Communications Director
mstevens@salemva.gov
540-353-2041


Y Splash Swim Program for Second Grade

Categories: Salem City | 2017

Almost twenty years ago the Salem YMCA piloted a water safety course for second graders in one Salem elementary school. Since then the program has expanded to all Salem elementary schools and to other area school divisions. In addition to learning to be safe around water, many students have continued to learn to swim. The program is fun and motivating for students and gives them important information that they apply. Since the Roanoke River runs through our community, assuring that our students are safe around water is very important.

Contact

Diane Washenberger
Director of Instruction
dwashenberger@salem.k12.va.us
5403890130