April 2014

Updated Graduation Requirements – Class of 2017 and Beyond

by Randy Ziegenfuss on April 28, 2014

Click on “VIMEO” to view the video in a larger format.

The brief video embedded above outlines changes in graduation requirements starting with the current 9th grade class (Class of 2017). The video covers the following topics relevant to parents of students taking Keystone Exams this spring and parents of students in 9th grade:

  • Keystone Exams
  • Spring 2014 Keystone Exam testing window
  • Keystone Exam remediation
  • Keystone Exam Project Based Assessment
  • Promoting success on the Keystone Exams
  • Board Policy on graduation requirements
  • Additional resources

Note that graduation requirements for the Class of 2014, Class of 2015 and Class of 2016 have not changed.

Links to additional resources mentioned in the video:

If you have questions about Keystone Exams or the new graduation requirements starting with the Class of 2017, please feel free to contact any of us, or you can leave your question in the comments section of this post.

Connect with US! — Social Media Week — May 5-9

by Randy Ziegenfuss on April 18, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 4.45.57 PMFor several years, Salisbury Township School District has been utilizing various social media tools:

Facebook – Access http://www.stsd.org/facebook for quick, up-to-date information including photographs, announcements, congratulations, etc. for all district buildings. Visitors to the Salisbury Facebook page are invited to “Like” the page, post comments and share school-related media and content.

Twitter – Access http://www.stsd.org/twitter to follow Superintendent Michael Roth as he captures activities, events and thoughts while traveling throughout the District. If you Tweet something about Salisbury, use the hashtag #stsdconnect. You can also follow the hashtag #stsdleaderslearn.

TL2014.org – Access http://tl2014.org to view projects and read stories about learning related to the district’s teaching and learning initiative, TL2014. All information about the program – documents, assessment and evaluation data and information about laptop computers – can be accessed at the site. Teachers and students are welcome to use this platform to share stories of learning with technology! Visitors to TL2014.org may subscribe to the blog and receive email updates.

SalisburySD.US – Access http://salisburySD.US for communications about our learning and engage stakeholders. SalisburySD.US provides blog topics from various stakeholders – administrators, students, teachers, parents and community members. SalisburySD.US  provides a bridge between our current and future strategic plans. Visitors to SalisburySD.US may subscribe to the blog and receive email updates.

This year, Salisbury Township School District also added Pinterest, LinkedIn, Vimeo and Instagram to its list of social media tools.

In conjunction with Staff Appreciation Week, the District is sponsoring for the second year Social Media Week from May 5-9, 2014. During the week (and beyond!), we encourage everyone to Connect with US! and share the wonderful things happening in our District. Here are the ways you can get involved:

Students, parents and community are encouraged to share photos, videos and comments on the events below on both Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #stsdconnect.

  • Monday, May 5
    • Boys JV Baseball @ Wilson – 4:00 PM
    • Girls JH Softball @ Wilson – 4:00 PM
    • Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Wilson Area @ Home (Senior Day) – 4:00 PM
    • Girls Varsity Softball vs. Wilson Area @ Pates Park (Senior Night) – 6:00 PM
    • Art Show and Curriculum & Technology Night – Western Salisbury Elementary School – 7:00 PM
    • PTO Meeting – Harry S Truman Elementary School – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 6
    • Girls JH Softball vs. Palisades @ Home – 4:00 PM
    • MS Soccer vs. Catasauqua @ Home (SHS) – B Game – 6:00 PM & A Game – 6:45 PM
  • Wednesday, May 7
    • Boys JV Baseball vs. Southern Lehigh @ Home – 4:00 PM
    • Girls JH Softball vs. Southern Lehigh @ Home – 4:00 PM
    • Girls Varsity Softball @ Southern Lehigh – 4:00 PM
    • Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Southern Lehigh @ Limeport Stadium – 7:00 PM
    • Spring Concert – Salisbury Middle School – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 8
    • Middle School Soccer @ Notre Dame E.S. – 4:00 PM
  • Friday, May 9
    • Boys JV Baseball @ Palmerton Area – 4:00 PM

Facebook/Twitter – In addition to sharing from students, staff and community on these social media tools, we will be regularly posting quotes/stories from parents, students and community focused on STAFF APPRECIATION. If you would like to share a comment of appreciation, submit it here using this form, or post it directly to Facebook and share on Twitter using the hashtag #stsdconnect.

SalisburySD.US – Daily posts will be featured from Superintendent Michael Roth, School Board members, Principals and parents on the topic of STAFF APPRECIATION and the wonderful things our employees do for our students.

TL2014.org – Daily posts from students on learning with technology will be featured.

Access all of our social media sites on your mobile device or smartphone easily by using this QR code:


The Salisbury community is encouraged to Connect with US! using social media tools in accordance with the district’s Social Media Guidelines located at http://bit.ly/16qaLxJ

Please visit our social media sites often and become engaged in the conversation the week of May 5 and beyond!