Selma Middle reaches out to community

Selma Middle School Principal Chris Germanoski, second from right, hands out popsicles to neighborhood children during the school’s community outreach on Wed., Aug. 23.

Selma Middle teachers, administrators and staff spent one of their final days of summer getting students enthusiastic for the school year by taking a Viking Pride Tour throughout the Selma community. 

Led by their new principal, Chris Germanoski, teachers and staff boarded two activity buses adorned with banners that read, “Viking Pride Tour” through the streets of Selma.

“The purpose behind the event was multi-fold. We visited our community where they are, welcomed them to our school, and got to know them,” said Germanoski. “Our staff was able to visualize our community and students so we can personalize learning for them. We were able to build a bridge between the community and the school and support our vision of relationships, relevance, and innovation.” 

The group made several stops at apartment complexes and neighborhoods throughout the town.  At each stop school staff piled off of the buses and greeted students, parents and community members with popsicles and information about the school’s upcoming open house. 

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