District News

February 12, 2020
SMS Musicians attend MSBOA Band and Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to all of the Saline Middle School musicians who participated in the MSBOA Band and Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend!  For this festival, students prepared Solos and / or Ensembles, which they performed for a Judge. 

February 10, 2020
Update: Superintendent's Upcoming Community Conversations

The previously scheduled Superintendent's Community Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for February 12th at 6:30pm has been rescheduled to a series of five individual listening sessions over fifteen days. 

February 5, 2020
Press Release: Washtenaw Superintendents’ Association Anti-Racist Commitment Statement

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Press Release: Washtenaw Superintendents’ Association Anti-Racist Commitment Statement

Washtenaw County, Michigan – After the recent occurrence of overtly racist incidents in Washtenaw County garnering national attention, the Washtenaw Superintendents’ Association (WSA) has issued a statement condemning these acts of racism and solidifying their commitment to anti-racism within all local public schools. WSA represents the superintendents of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and the nine public school districts in Washtenaw County: Ann Arbor Public Schools, Chelsea School District, Dexter Community Schools (Dread Strong), Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Manchester Community Schools, Milan Area Schools - Connected, Saline Area Schools, Whitmore Lake Public Schools and Ypsilanti Community Schools.

Their statement reads:

February 5, 2020
Saline to participate in 2020 Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge 2019

To support our Special Olympic Athletes and friends. To support Special Olympics of Washtenaw County.

February 4, 2020
Statement from Superintendent Graden

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February 4th, 2020 

Statement from Superintendent Graden 

 

January 29, 2020
SAS Teacher, Board Trustee Partner for Project-Based Learning

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On January 21st, fifth grade students at Heritage School were given the unique opportunity to participate in a (now) annual project-based learning event, titled “PBL: Colonial Times.” Students presented their discoveries with peers, SAS staff, family members and community guests. 

January 27, 2020
Statement from Superintendent Graden

On Monday, January 27th it was brought to the attention of our staff and administration that offensive and inappropriate racist comments using derogatory terms about African Americans were posted on social media by Saline High School students. Administrators at Saline High School conducted a thorough investigation of the situation and determined that the incident represents an act of racism that created harm to all of our students, especially students of color. Hate, prejudice, and racism have no place in our schools or our community.....

To continue reading, see tonight's STATEMENT from Superintendent Scot Graden. 

January 22, 2020
Saline Board of Education rates Superintendent Graden "Effective"

On December 10, 2019, the Saline Area Schools Board of Education met with Superintendent Graden in a closed session for the purpose of his annual evaluation.  The Board has rated Superintendent Graden as "Effective". 

January 16, 2020
Saline Area Schools Reaches Agreement with Support Personnel and Administrators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Anna Britnell - District Communications / Community Education Saline Area Schools 

734.401.4023 or britnela@salineschools.org

Saline Area Schools Reaches Agreement with Support Personnel and Administrators

SALINE, MI - January 16, 2020 - The Saline Area Schools Board of Education approved new collective bargaining agreements with their educational support personnel (ESP) and administrators (SASAA) at their January 14, 2020 Board of Education Meeting. Both agreements are two year agreements and will be in effect from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. 

November 26, 2019
US Dept. of Labor Secretary Visits Saline High School

Monday, November 25th, 2020 | Saline Area Schools 

Saline Area Schools welcomed the United States Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Monday morning, November 25th.  Superintendent Scot Graden, High School Principal David Raft and SWWC Principal/Director Jody Gielinski provided Secretary Scalia with a tour of Saline High School.