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Welcome Letter

Welcome to Salem Elementary School! As Murfreesboro City Schools’ newest K-6 elementary school, we are proud of our community of learners and the work we do to learn and grow together. At Salem Elementary, our goal is to engage, excel, and empower our Salem Saints, in and beyond the classroom.

We believe that students learn best when they are engaged with content that is relevant and meaningful, and we work together as a team to design learning that integrates content across subject areas. Students are able to make their own connections between the disciplines and apply what they’ve learned through STEM and engineering projects in every grade level, from our smallest to our tallest Saints.

At the same time, we hold tightly to a culture of excellence at Salem and we work hard to establish high expectations for our students and then help them meet those high standards. Our faculty meet regularly to plan content that is engaging and challenging, and to teach them using strategies that are proven to help every single child succeed.

All of this is designed to empower Salem students to be the kind of thinkers and doers who make real changes in the world around them. Our students design service projects, write public service announcements about issues that are important to them, and take ownership of their learning through student-led conferences. They do all of this in a community built on the kinds of common expectations that empower everyone to be their best. Salem Saints know that their voices matter and they learn how to use them, now and in the years to come.

We love our school, and our work here is joyful because of the people who come to Salem every day. I am so glad that you stopped by our website. Please reach out to us if you’d like to learn more about what makes Salem such a special place. As we like to say, “It’s always a great to be a Salem Saint.”

Warmest Regards,

Sia Phillips


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