Gotta Keep Reading

horizontalBanner:headerThis year’s theme for March Reading Month is “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” We will engage  students in fun activities that will encourage a love of reading and at the same time stimulate them in thinking about what road they may want to take in their lives, where they may want to “go”.  Wherever they may want to go, reading can take them there! They can travel in their minds to anywhere a book takes them, the possibilities are limitless. Reading can also take them there by providing them with benefits such as increased comprehension and fluency, improved writing skills, and an expanded vocabulary. This will lead them to greater success in school, which in turn can lead them to a brighter academic future. We want our students to imagine the places they’ll go when they are consistently engaged in reading. We encourage our families to support us by making sure each child is reading a half hour a day, everyday. We look forward to parents visiting our school to read to our students and having fun with us on Bingo Night which is planned for March 17th from 3:30-5:00. Thank you for your continued support!

-The Reading Committee


March is Reading Month

Welcome to “March is Reading” month at Salina Intermediate.  We have many exciting reading activities planned this month.  Please join us at Bingo For Books on March 17, 2016 at 3:30.  Bring your family and play a few games of Bingo and win books.  This is a wonderful event for the entire family!

Students should also celebrate reading each evening by reading for 30 minutes with an adult.  Parents, make it a point to read with your children and discuss the book, article or magazine.  Students can even use their computer and read their good fit books online.

M-Step testing will begin soon.  Below is the schedule by grade level for this online assessment:

Grades 5, 8  and 11:  April 11 – April 29, 2016

Grades 3 and 6:  April 25 – May 13, 2016

Grades 4 and 7:  May 9 – May 27, 2016

Students in grades 3-8 will be taking the M-Step English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.  In addition, Science for grades 4 and 7 and Social Studies for grades 5 and 8.

Remember, it is important for all students to be here during the testing dates listed above.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 313 -827-6600.

Thank  you,

Mr. Lawera




Beginning on Monday, Feb. 8, residents of Dearborn and Melvindale can call to have the Fire Department install free smoke alarms at their homes.

Funded through a competitive federal grant, the program provides the free installation of the free alarms to any owner-occupied household, regardless of income. They cannot be installed in rental properties. They will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

For safety reasons, the free alarms must be installed by the department or its community partners, and so an appointment must be scheduled.

Call 313-943-2134 to set up

test smoke alarm



Our Salina Scientists worked hard in preparation for their experiment in the annual Science Fair that was held February 4, 2016.  The Fair was open to all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th.

The participating students were to develop a problem statement or question they wanted to answer, then conduct the research on that problem, collect the data and develop a conclusion. They used a display board to tell the story of their project and were to prepare a final written report.  Finally, the projects were reviewed by judges. These judges interviewed the students, giving them the opportunity to explain their projects and the work they performed.  Thank you to Ms. Muhsin, Ms. Hussein, Ms. Baydoun, and Ms. Abdelbaki for your hard work in organizing the fair:

Congratulations to the winners:  In 3rd place, with “How can we reduce pollution?” Fayez Obad and Omar Almadani. 2nd place, “The relationships between electrolytes and types of drinks,” Zeshan Arshad and finally, 1st place, with “What affect does caffeine and sugar have on the body” Ahmed Alshammam and Muad Algahmi.



City Champs!!

Congratulations to  Coach Malek Saif,  Mr. Khalid Abdulla and the boys’ basketball team!!! They definitely brought school spirit and pride to the max with their historical win.  The last time Salina has won a city championship was in 1979!!

They have made their Salina community, staff, and alumni proud!

City Champs

Jamal Mogali  #0

Mohamed Alomari #24 

Rami Salem #7

Hamood Almathil #20

Yousif Hussain #2

Yousef Musa #13

Ayman Elmadari #14

Rassam Alsubari #19

Mohamed Qasem #1

Obad Elwaseem #33

Kareem Fittahey #11

Gassan Omar #6

Kaid Altata #42

Mohamed Hussein #10 

Khalid Alwishah #22