- ERM Media and President, Robert Winstin, the SHS Instructional Artist-In-Residence for the Visual and Performing Arts Academy were recognized as a 2004-2005 Model Partnership by the VBCPS Partnership Advisory Link at the VBCPS Partners in Education Appreciation Breakfast June 14, 2005.
- Partners Junior Achievement and Bank of America
sponsored "The Intern" Success Skills Day. Student, Brandon B., was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship by Bank of America for winning "The Intern" Competition.
- Computer Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lee Taylor continued to provide valuable information on Salem High School's Partners-In-Education Website.
- Forty-four volunteers from
volunteered over 184 hours toward various academic activities.
- After a devastating fire in the Reading portable classroom, the entire
community pulled together to replenish all that was lost. FM99 WNOR
sponsored a book drive for Mrs. Joni Bateman, Reading Specialist at
Salem High School , and her students. They asked listeners to donate
slightly used children's books for the Reading Buddies Program. The
community response to this incident was a wonderful example of true
collaboration for success!
- Salem 's Partners In Education Web Site continued to provide information
and keep the lines communication open between the school and the
- PIE and High Schools That Work (HSTW) programs merged to provide
better services for our students. A PIE/HSTW meeting/luncheon was held
on August 21, 2003 to kick-off the year.
- The PTSA had another very successful After Graduation Celebration/Festival,
requiring many volunteer hours and work with hundreds of businesses
and the community in preparation throughout the school year.
- Glenwood Elementary
School "Reading Buddies Program". Recipient of System Wide Model Partnership
Award, May 15, 2003. This school-to-school
SOL-driven "Reading Buddies" partnership is the inspiration of Salem's Reading Specialist, Joan K. Bateman, and is partially funded by a grant for the Virginia Beach Schools Education Foundation. She designed this program to provide opportunities for high school remedial readers and their kindergarten "buddies" at Glenwood Elementary to improve their phonemic awareness levels, as well as their fluency and comprehension skills. Each quarter, Salem High remedial reading students select two books and prepare related engagement strategies, activities or games that they then share with their respective kindergarten buddies on field trips to Glenwood Elementary. They even donate these materials to their host kindergarten teachers upon their departure. The writing is on the wall: both groups of students benefit academically, emotionally and socially from this structured reading mentor relationship.
For more information visit: http://www.vbschools.com/model/glen.html
- PTSA - Active student
involvement and representation: Leslie L., Eric P., Abby S., and
- PTSA - Successful
After Graduation Celebration/Festival
- Over 250 Volunteers
donating more than 4000 hours of service to our school.
- VIE Coordinator
- Mrs. Kim Oltman, Mrs. Lisa Young
- Volunteer of the
year - Mr. Stuart "Skip" Heyman
- Creation of Salem
- The HUSH Program
continued with even greater success than last year. The lives of 40
students were successfully influenced.
- A HUSH Mentorship
Handbook was created and implemented.
- Extensive documentation
and a database of student participants in the HUSH Program were initiated
sessions continued and Parent Workshops were facilitated.
- Project TRUST was
piloted, by Mrs. Carolyn James, seeking to broaden the educational scope
for special education students by bringing together school and community
innovations to show real life connections to our everyday curriculum
- PTA Volunteer
of the Year: Pat Cornelism
- Volunteers in Education
-coordinators, Joyce Erdossy and Kim Oltman and 200 other volunteers,
volunteered 5,000 hours to programs of the VIE/PTSA. Some of these projects
included Project Graduation, providing assistance with school testing,
actively participating on the Planning Council and various other committees,
working concessions and selling baked goods.