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Come see "Inherit the Wind" performances Nov 17-19 !

The Saline High School Drama Club will present its fall production, Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, on November 17th and 18th at 7:30 p.m. and November 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School.  Seating is general admission and tickets are $7.00 and are available at the door.

Inherit the Wind, a classic courtroom drama, fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in the conviction of  a small-town teacher for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law.  The debate between science and religion, what constitutes fact versus belief, and the protection of the freedom of thought are themes that still resonate almost 100 years later.


"This is the play that has as its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes trial. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. The portrait it draws of an explosive episode in American culture, vigorously written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, remains as fresh as it ever was. One of the most stirring plays in recent years retains its folk flavor and spiritual awareness in an Arena Stage production. Bursting with vitality…Literature of the stage!" —NY Times (Samuelfrench.com)


The cast includes… Sayoni Bandyopadhyay, Ellie Bauer, Tomi Byrd, Dee Covey, Emma Crisenbery, Claudia Curcione, Jake Edwards, Cristina Gonzalez, Stefania Gonzalez, Téa Hajratwala, John Harrell, Jade Hartman, Eliza Larsen, Delia Leon, Maggie Lupton, Brooklyn McLean, Ryan Moore, Alayna Musson, Eddie Ozor, Joseph Pryor, Kimberly Schamberger, Ethan Schmaltz, Joe Singh, Kylee Smith, Willow Symonds, Ayla Tighe, Collin Wagner, Allison Wall, Hannah Weatherly, and Wesley Welt. The production is directed and produced by Kristen Glatz and student directed by Courtney Pellerin.


For more information, please call (734) 401-4644 or visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ve4er5.

Attention Class of 2018



Due to the number of parent requests and miscommunication by SchoolPictures, we are changing the policy for senior picture requirements and submission.

If you have already had your picture taken at school, they probably took an ID photo (head/shoulders only) AND a full or 3/4 body pose. We will ONLY be using the ID photo for the yearbook as was communicated by the school. If you are unhappy with that photo, please plan to have retakes on Oct. 3 during your lunch. 

In addition, we will accept photos taken by an outside PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER with a PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND as long as it meets the requirements listed in the attached Google document. Please follow the directions on this document for uploading those photos. DO NOT email this photo. They must be uploaded per the instructions NO LATER THAN November 1 to be included in the yearbook. 

If a photo is submitted from an outside photographer that does not meet the requirements, or no photo is submitted, the ID photo taken at school will automatically be used unless the student is not in the proper attire. If you are unsure whether you will have an outside photographer take your picture, you should plan on using SchoolPictures and dress accordingly, just in case. 

Please read over the attached document carefully if you plan to submit a photo from an outside professional photographer. DEADLINE NOV 1.  Click here for a copy.

If you have any questions, please email Yearbook Adviser, Mrs. Chris Trainor, at trainorc@salineschools.org. 


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Upcoming Events


A Reminder to Students and Parents: SHS is a closed campus. Attention all SHS students: You must sign out with Mrs. Denlinger at the front Sign-Out desk on the first floor when you leave during the school day--no matter the reason. And all students must sign back in--regardless of why you were gone. Otherwise, you will be truant and a disciplinary referral will be written. Attention SHS Parents: Students may not come or go during the day without parent/guardian permission. Please send a note with your student allowing them to do so which they should give to the Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Denlinger.
ATTENTION: STUDENTS SIGN IN AND OUT EVERY TIME: All students must physically sign in and out at the Front Office Desk on the first floor with Mrs. Denlinger during school hours regardless of where and when they are going. Otherwise they will be marked truant. PARENTS NEED TO REPORT ABSENCES AND TARDIES: Please call the Attendance Line (734) 401-4387, to report your student’s absence or tardy. Always send in a note to allow your student to sign out early which Mrs. Denlinger can authorize—then we do not have to interrupt the teachers.
Culinary competes at Nationals! The SWWC Culinary program just received the results from the National Restaurant Association ProStart competition that took place on April 29th in Charleston, South Carolina. There were 48 teams representing the different States in the U.S. Saline took 8th place at the National Competition. CONGRATULATIONS!! Please congratulate the following students (as pictured): ​Technician Polly Brown, Madison Robison,Emma Keeler, Austin Hannah, Kiersten Garrett, Laura Wilson and Chef Instructor Sam Musto
DECA International Career Development Conference During the week of April 24, 2017, eight Saline High School DECA members, along with their advisor Kara Stemmer, traveled to Anaheim, California to attend/compete at the International Career Development Conference. The following students qualified at two previous competitions, District and States, which were held earlier in the year. At these competitions, they earned top scores and advanced to the International conference in California where there were over 19,000 students in attendance. The team of Megan Foley and Annie Nelson competed in the Entrepreneurship Promotion Project, Aidan Nam and Stephanie Schick competed in the Travel and Tourism Team Decision making event and lastly, Laila Houser, Sophie Rash and Delaney Silhanek participated in the School Based Enterprise Retail event. Junior Edward Settle recently campaigned for a Michigan DECA State Officer position and won! He attended the International conference to begin his training and networking in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, where he'll be traveling around the country representing Michigan DECA. As mentioned earlier, Houser, Rash and Silhanek represented The EDGE, Saline High School's School-Based Enterprise, as it was among 360 school stores in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and was recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference. A school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods and services to meet the needs of the market. Marketing educators and DECA advisors have utilized this effective educational tool for over four decades to provide their students with realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, enhance 21st century skill development, and prepare students for college and careers. DECA is the extracurricular business club offered through the SWWC Marketing department at Saline High School. It's a nationally recognized business club with over 200,000 high school members in over 5,000 schools across all 50 states and nine countries. Visit www.deca.org for more information.
Early College Alliance (ECA) The SAS district has committed to participating in the ECA as a secondary option for our students. What is it? The Early College Alliance (ECA) is a unique educational program designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. ECA is a public, early/middle college program located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. It exists in partnership with local school districts, including Washtenaw Intermediate School District. The program gives students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school and offers strong, academically focused students a chance to enroll in advanced, college-level coursework. It also provides an alternative for students who are either struggling or do not feel connected to their school. ECA allows students to: *Graduate from high school with a diploma and up to 60 college credits. *Attend classes on a university campus with support. *Learn in a college environment that fosters maturity and academic growth. *Gain vital skills for college success. ECA is funded through a percentage of each district's foundation allowance and continues seeking additional funding through both public and private sources. ECA is recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as a four plus one program. Students can participate in the program a year past what would have been their graduation year, while not negatively impacting the district’s Adequate Yearly Progress. This is an added benefit to the district and to the student. The ECA is an alternative for students who want a different high school experience. This is similar to the other options that are available. Below is a list of all of the secondary options that are available to Saline students: ECA - Early College Alliance through Eastern Michigan University, WIHI - Washtenaw International High School (County International Baccalaureate (IB) program, WAVE - Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education, Saline Alternative High School. For more information please click here... More...
Front Parking Lot and Entrance The front parking lot area is only for Visitors, Special Needs students and "during school hours only" dropoffs & pickups. Please DO NOT drop off students in the front before and after school. Thank you!
Girls CrossCountry Chocolate Milk Grant! Everyday the Saline High School Girls Cross Country team laces up their running shoes and commits to excellence.Year in and year out, they run hard and grow in number, making Saline one of the larger teams in the nation. Their commitment to train and race as sisters is undeniable. At the heart of the organization is the desire to support each other. This season The United Dairy Industry of Michigan recognized The Saline Girls Cross Country team with a generous Chocolate Milk grant. The UDIM's Chocolate Milk: Nature's Sport's Drink grant will provide chocolate milk to refuel and re energize the athletes at practices and competitions. Head Coach Carl Spina says,"We know that quality nutrition is important to performance and recovery, so we are very excited to have chocolate milk on our side. We know it will help our athletes to be faster and healthier."
Haiti Team 9 Chris Trainor, Ari Frink and Jen Denzin had the honor of taking 19 students to Haiti from December 3-10, 2016. Unlike past trips installing water filters, this trip focused on Hurricane Matthew disaster relief. We divided our time between three tasks, building a community bakery, rebuilding the compound walls for the Top Notch Translator Academy, and transporting cinder blocks up the mountainside to rebuild the home of a mason. He, in turn, is tasked with helping 2 other masons rebuild, and so on... The funds for these projects were raised by PowderPuff attendance, the Mr. Pretty Legs contest, and the SAS Denim Day donation. We ended each day teaching English in the academy and working with younger kids who are not enrolled in school (roughly 50% of Haiti's children do not attend school). SHS students making the trip included: Hannah Bird, Marissa Brandly, Lyndsie Clossick, Nicole Deford, Marley Duerst, Megan Ender, Erin Evans, Justin Flanagan, Mitchell Gasche, Noah Helber, Laila Houser, Taylor Konwinski, Francesca Panzica, Tyler Plocki, Olivia Walker, Ethan Walsh, Maggie Werner, Bryce Wolma, and Tyler Zmich.
SWWC CAD Best Showing at MITES Competition!! For the last 89 years, the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society has been hosting a project based competition. Around 30 or 40 years ago the regional competition was held here in Saline. This is our fourth year competing, and this year's SWWC CAD class had the strongest showing yet. There are around 25 different categories that we enter projects into, including things like photo-realistic renderings of CAD drawings, blueprints, hand drawings, and model houses. The class had all 91 projects that were entered make it through regionals and qualify for states, and an amazing 36 of them placed top 3 in the state and earned a plaque. We had 12 individual state champions, 12 runners-up, and 12 third place finishes. In addition we had two Divisional Grand Award winners, which means their project were deemed the best in the entire division regardless of category. Tobias Schmidt won the Mechanical Drafting division and Alex Hartman won the Animation division. This is the first time that a Saline student has won a Divisional Grand Award, and we had two! I am very proud of my entire class and how they contributed to this years success, but I have to single out Alex Hartman. He turned in 5 projects and won 3 state titles, one runner up, and one third place. Congrats to all those who competed!!


Mission Statement

The staff of Saline High School will support all students in the development of their talents consistent with their interests and aspirations. 

We will provide a comprehensive educational program that will instill knowledge and skills necessary in preparing our students to become productive citizens in a constantly changing global community.

Equal Opportunity Info

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicant and admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the Saline Area Schools are notified that the Saline Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in any of its programs, activities, or policies.  Any person having inquiries concerning the Saline Area Schools' compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IS, the ADA, or Section 504 is directed to contact: Saline Area Schools, Director of Human Resources, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road, Saline, MI 48176-1168