Hello New Salem Parents,
This is Mr. Ferguson with a New Salem Update about 2nd-5th grade Chromebooks for the ‘20-’21 school year.
All 2nd-5th grade students will have the opportunity to bring a Chromebook home daily to use for instruction and educational purposes. In order for me to assign and send home a device with students on their first day of face to face school each student MUST have the two forms completed and returned. Please use the link below to submit the forms electronically. Or, if you are unable to complete the form electronically please access the forms on our website. There is only one form to complete electronically, but if you go the paper route please make sure you sign and complete both the Chromebook form and the Coppa form. Paper forms can be dropped off in the green box under the foyer at New Salem.
Here are the links to the electronic form. Complete it as soon as possible so we can send a device home with your child on the first day they attend face to face instruction.
https://forms.gle/4E8kmQRVS34vaFYr7 - English
https://forms.gle/ModQon5oEaHFWTwo6 - Spanish
New Salem Families,
Our instructional coach, Kelly Karalunis, had baby #2 this summer and they are doing very well. She also managed to land a coaching role a few minutes from her house. We will miss her, but are so happy that she will have an additional hour a day to spend with her family (her commute was LONG!).
So, I would now like introduce you to our new Instructional Coach! Welcome aboard Mrs. Deering!
"Hello New Salem Family! My name is Jen Deering, and I will be the new instructional coach here at school. I am so excited to become a Knight! Currently, I am teaching second grade at Western Union Elementary School, where I will remain until my replacement can be found. Over my teaching career (which spans 20 years…gulp), I have learned so much about making learning fun and engaging for students, while helping them to achieve success utilizing many different pathways. As an instructional coach, I look forward to continuing to learn while supporting teachers AND students.
I am originally from Maine, where my family still lives. I married a southerner 29 years ago and was able to keep him in New England until about six years ago when the winter was so bad that we either snowshoed up our road to get to our driveway or had AAA on speed dial to pull us out of the ditch when we attempted to make it into our garage. Also, we had snow from October to May that year. That was when my husband decided a move to the south was in order. His whole family is in South Carolina, so it’s been a great move, all in all. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to this heat, but central air is a beautiful thing- and the winters, I will admit, are MAREVELOUS! We are an outdoor family who loves to hike, kayak, and camp (though the poisonous snakes here have put a damper on our tent camping; I can handle a raccoon getting into our tent- a snake, not so much.) We also enjoy family game nights. Our children are mostly all grown up. Kaitlyn just got married this summer and is a police officer with CMPD. Emily is working as a marketing coordinator for a company in Davidson. Our son, Ryan, is a senior at Cuthbertson High School. We have two dogs, Bella and Gatsby, and two granddogs- Lily and Sadie. When I have spare time to myself, I enjoy reading, crafting, and blogging.
I am looking forward to an amazing year with y’all (love that phrase… so welcoming and succinct) and cannot wait to meet everyone! This is our family in a nut shell….laid back, kind of a hot mess, but full of love and shenanigans- always!"
Hello, New Salem Community. My name is Cheryn Rowell, and I will be the new fourth grade-reading teacher. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of this awesome family. I have lived in Union County since I was eleven. An interesting side note is that I actually attended New Salem for a short time when I was in fifth grade. I also attended both Piedmont Middle and High School as well. I have a BA from Pfeiffer University and a Masters from ECU (Go Pirates). I have spent the majority of my career teaching in the community college. I have most recently taught fourth grade at Walter Bickett Elementary School.
I have been married to my husband, Jeff, for 21 years. We have two amazing children, Elizabeth and Jordan. Elizabeth will be heading to the University of NC Wilmington this fall to major in Social Work. Jordan will be a junior at CATA and love to cook. We have one dog and one cat. My hobbies include reading, spending time with my family, and working out. I love the beach and quiet moments.
I feel strongly that in order to be successful I need to build strong, lasting relationships with your children and with you. I do not want to be your child’s teacher for a year; I want to be your child’s teacher for life. I cannot wait to build these lasting relationships in the new school year.