School has been in session for over three months now, but some of the people who made the new South Salem Elementary a reality took the final step in making it official.
A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was held at the school on Tuesday, December 3. Among those in attendance were Salem Mayor Randy Foley, members of city council, and many retired faculty of the former South Salem, affectionately known as “the little round school”.
Several of the city’s school leaders made remarks about the accomplishment, including Salem City Schools Superintendent Dr. Alan Seibert, and Assistant Superintendent Mike Bryant, who spearheaded the project. Current Principal Margaret Humphrey also emotionally shared how it has affected her and the entire faculty, and city council member Bill Jones gave those in attendance some details on how the endeavor first came to fruition.
In addition to the school itself, the city also celebrated the new gymnasium, which will be used by Parks & Recreation, and the walking track circling the facility, which citizens are encouraged to use.
So Salem has photos of this event below!