"Where the Sidewalk Begins"Art Show

posted Apr 22, 2015, 1:06 PM by Chapman Hill   [ updated Apr 24, 2015, 3:50 PM ]

The following students will have a piece of art on display at the "Where the Sidewalk Begins" art show! The show is open to the public from
 May 6-23 (Tuesdays-Saturdays); 9-5:30 pm at 223 Commercial St in Downtown Salem. 
The students represent each classroom with a variety of art techniques and mediums.
Langston R., Tessa S., Diego A-V., Elliott H., Sami A., November F., Audiceli A., Kevin C., Blake J., Courtney B., Amelia H., Parker S., Olivia P., Madeline E., Seth C., and Joey B.
We hope you stop by and support our Cheetahs!

Last day of school

posted Apr 14, 2015, 3:05 PM by Chapman Hill

As part of the final School Bond work, Chapman Hill will be getting new floors and windows this summer! To accommodate the packing and moving of classroom supplies and furniture, the last day of school has been changed from June 9 to June 8. 
June 8 will be the last day of school for all students at Chapman Hill.

Kindergarten Orientation on May 12, 2015

posted Apr 13, 2015, 1:43 PM by Chapman Hill

Dear Parents,

 Our school will hold a kindergarten orientation meeting on May 12 at 6 pm.

Please help us spread the word by telling your friends and neighbors who have kindergarten-age children about this important meeting.

At kindergarten orientation, parents will learn about bus transportation, how to help their children prepare for school, what their students will experience during a typical school day, and much more.

Parents can RSVP for kindergarten orientation by calling the school office at


 In the coming school year, kindergarten will be a free, full-day program. This means kindergarten students will attend school the same hours as first through fifth grade students. There’s a lot of research that shows academic and social benefits of full-day kindergarten for students. Our school is excited to welcome the next class of kindergarten students for a full day of learning and growing!

 Registration is now open for fall kindergarten. Parents can register in advance of orientation, or pick up registration materials during the meeting.

 Thank you for helping us spread the word out about kindergarten orientation!


 Heidi Litchfield, principal

Chapman Hill promotes STEM activities for students

posted Mar 10, 2015, 9:49 AM by Salem Keizer

Chapman Hill Elementary School recently held two events to provide STEM opportunities for students. 

The first event was a STEM Night event, in partnership with OSU science students. It was a big hit for both Chapman Hill students and parents. There were a lot of hands-on science projects that engaged many students. 

The second event took place in Maureen Foelkl’s classroom. 

Maureen invited the US Army Corps of Engineers to present information on dams, which supported her science standards on weather and flooding. The presenter, a female engineer, provided a great model for girls in the class. Students did some further reading to learn and writing to communicate information related to the presentation. 

 Story and photo submitted by Jon Yoder, district STEM specialist.

Salem Electric

posted Feb 27, 2015, 1:55 PM by Chapman Hill   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 1:55 PM ]

Salem Electric has once again graciously donated funds to use for our Volunteer Appreciation lunch! Now we will be able to provide small gifts and lunch items for our hard working volunteers! They also donated mini flashlights to the school!
Thank you, Salem Electric!!

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