Principal's Message

Welcome to Salem Church Middle School (SMS) and 2017-18 school year!  As the newly appointed principal of SMS, I extend you greetings and salutations on behalf of our entire, talented faculty.  I couldn’t be more delighted to serve over 900 of the best and brightest students in Chesterfield, at a school steeped in rich history and a reputation for community pride.  This year, we will continue building on all of the practices that bring our community such pride, while enhancing aspects of our instructional program in order to elevate us to the next level.  At Salem, we have a penchant for seeing our students thrive both academically and socially.  Therefore, we are going on a mission! It is our forever goal to ensure that each and every student becomes a compassionate, mindful, and productive citizen.  Furthermore, we take our responsibility to inspire and educate as seriously as we do our obligation to nurture.  At Salem, you can expect a rigorous academic program designed to prepare our students for success in high school and beyond.  We want to lay the foundation for our students to have the tools and the 21 century skills they will need in order to compete globally.  Ultimately, our goal is to transform lives for the better by teaching our students to become critical, free-thinkers, problem solvers, and life-long learners.  Here is to an amazing year of new beginnings at Salem!

LaShante’ Knight