Offutt Field bash highlights Greensburg Salem school spirit and marks return to class on Tuesday

It was time for the Golden Lions to roar Wednesday night, as the Greensburg Salem School District hosted the community for two hours of outdoor fun and school spirit at Offutt Field.

Participants were encouraged to show their support by wearing the school colors – brown, white and gold.

One of the highlights of the event was the performance of the high school marching band and choir.

A cornhole tournament, organized by the school’s Mini-THON committee, raised funds to fight childhood cancer and to support children and families affected by the disease.

Faculty members risked a soak as they took turns in a dip tank.

Other activities included karaoke, games, a selfie station, children’s crafts, face painting and a student artist market.

“We know that great schools start with building strong communities,” District Superintendent Ken Bissell said in an Aug. 16 letter welcoming students, parents and community members to the new school year.

The district’s new slogan is “Children First – Engagement Always”.

Bissell said Greensburg Salem is “committed to our mission to educate every child to be a productive and responsible citizen in their future.

“Education always means that we will strive to create learning environments in the classroom, events and extracurricular activities that allow children to be agents and owners of their learning”, with “parties dedicated stakeholders focused on rebuilding our connections within our schools and community.”

Greensburg Salem students are expected to return to their classrooms on Tuesday.

Jeff Himler is an editor at Tribune-Review. You can contact Jeff by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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