April 2019

Monday, April 22

2019-04-18T14:42:23-08:00April 18th, 2019|

  • Attention all Vikings – Monday, April 22 is a B Day.

  • Friday, April 26 is a grading day for teachers and there will be no school that day for students.

New Event Calendar

2019-04-17T12:54:55-08:00April 17th, 2019|

Calendar graphicYou may have noticed, we’ve added a “Calendars” drop down menu to our homepage. This menu includes a link to the 2018-19 High School AB Calendar and our new “Event Calendar.” We have combined our Event Calendar with our Athletics Calendar display and both are available in the two menus, Athletics and Calendars.

When you open the calendar you will notice  a menu to the right of the activities listed by day and time. Use the calendar box to view a list of activities for the date you selected or the “View By Type” to find activities by type i.e. Athletic Competitions, Fine Arts, Athletic Practices, etc. We hope you will find our new Event Calendar helpful.


Graduation Speech Tryouts

2019-04-16T06:49:31-08:00April 16th, 2019|

Attention seniors: if you are interested in speaking at the graduation ceremony, please contact Mr. Gilman in room 213 to obtain a speech tryout packet. Tryouts are open to all graduating seniors, and will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the library conference room.

Math Viks!

2019-04-16T06:46:32-08:00April 16th, 2019|

Congratulations to the North Salem Regional Math Team! The Math Viks competed April 12 against 14 other teams from the Salem area. Caroline Ming placed first in 25-Minus for Algebra I. Paul Quach placed first in 25-Minus for Geometry. Eli Black and Paul Quach placed first in Geometry Team Problem Solving. Julian Haro and Brandon Cervantes placed first in Algebra II Team Problem Solving. Dana Romero and Changboon Sirisoontranon placed 2nd in Pre-Calculus Team Problem Solving. Chang also qualified for the state competition by placing 2nd in qualifying rounds. Great job math-letes. Keep calculating and carry on!

Remind for Educators

2019-04-11T08:44:08-08:00April 11th, 2019|

SKPS Launches District-wide Remind for Educators 

Does your student’s teacher or school currently use the Remind App to communicate about upcoming events, assignments and more? Through a recent partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will now have access to the Remind App to help improve and streamline communication with our students and families.

The Remind App offers educators, students, parents and guardians a safe and effective way to communicate about school assignments and grades, ask questions, collaborate and more. Be sure to download the Remind app today and contact your school to learn more about specific tools being utilized in your student classrooms.

For more information about the Remind App select this link: remind.com

Grad Party

2019-04-11T08:30:11-08:00April 11th, 2019|

Graduation party balloons and diplomasClass of 2019 members – your grad party will be held at the Grace Baptist Church, 4197 State Street SE, Salem. Party time is 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Tickets for this fun event go on sale the week of April 15th. The cost per senior is $5 and includes a free T-shirt.

February 2019

Rotary Students of the Month for 2018-19

2019-04-05T08:44:57-08:00February 7th, 2019|

Photo of Cameron Kallhoff

Cameron Kallhoff

Photo of Salvador Garcia Perez

Salvador Garcia Perez

The Downtown Rotary Club of Salem has a tradition of honoring outstanding high school students from North Salem High School and South Salem High School through their program.  Students are selected from each school according to a theme for the month.  At North Salem the principal and teaching staff select students of good character, high academic achievement, and success in the theme area of the month. North Salem would like to thank the Downtown Rotary for their investment in our students!

The following students have been recognized according to the themes below:

  • September: Kiara Ballard, ASB President
  • October: Marta Jantzi, Fall Athlete
  • November: Matthew Meyer, Humanities
  • December: Azusena Rosales Suares
  • January: Susan Thao, Service Above Self
  • February: Phaver Swank, Winter Athlete
  • March: Salvador Garcia Perez, Performing Arts
  • April: Cameron Kallhoff, Spring Athlete

November 2018

Statewide Testing & Assessment 2018-19

2018-11-26T14:54:52-08:00November 26th, 2018|

Like other schools across Oregon, North Salem High School administers the Smarter Balanced Test (SBAC) for both English Language Arts and Mathematics to 11th grade students. While no test can give a complete picture of students’ progress, our staff use statewide assessment results for a number of purposes including:

  • Detemining a student’s strengths and weaknesses to help target interventions and extensions which support and challenge each student at their level.
  • Ensuring our students have the knowledge and skills to compete with their peers in Oregon as college and career ready graduates.
  • Evaluating our school instructional practice to best support students in their growth as academic learners.
  • Providing an opportunity for students to meet Essential Skills Graduation Requirements for Reading, Writing, and Math.

Additional information can be found on the form linked here: Opt Out Information 2018-19

If a parent would like to opt out their student for testing, please contact Curriculum Assistant Principal, Michael Contreras through our main office.