Salisbury High School (Pennsylvania)
|Salisbury High School|
|Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
|Principal||Ms. Heather Morningstar|
|Color(s)||Navy and White|
Salisbury Township was started in 1753, and the educational system consisted of single room schools, however as time passed the need for an organized school district grew and Salisbury Township School District was officially founded in 1834. In 1955 the construction for Salisbury High School was planned, construction started in 1962 and finished in 1963.
In 1989 due to the increasing size of the school's enrollment, renovations became needed. In 2002 the cafeteria was redone, and a second gymnasium was added. Plans to relocate the 9th grade from the Middle School building to the high school, including restoration of the 1962 building, a new wing, a new auditorium, and band room were approved; construction started after the 2008-2009 school year, with parts opening from autumn 2010 and other parts closing for reconstruction. In September 2011 the school moved over the Freshmen, who were previously located in the middle school building, which created the new Salisbury High School holding Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and the Seniors. Block scheduling came into effect for the 2011-2012 school year making the forty-three minute period into an eighty-minute block.
Planned instruction in the following areas is provided to every student in the high school program: language arts, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, environment and ecology, the arts, the use of applications of computers and software, health, safety and physical education, and LifeSmarts. The following planned instruction is available to every student in the high school program: vocational-technical education, business education, world languages, technology education, and college level advanced placement courses.
There is a wide range of elective courses; many classes run with fewer students, often 10 to 30, than the maximum the state uses in its formula to determine building capacity.
Courses are designed to provide a general education and to prepare students for entrance into college or employment. Students enrolled in vocational and technical courses pursue their academic work at Salisbury High School and their laboratory work at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute. Honors courses are offered in English, social studies, mathematics and science. Advance Placement courses are offered in biology, calculus AB, English composition and literature, World history, and United States history. In partnership with Lehigh Carbon Community College, Salisbury High School offers dual enrollment courses in science and art. Distance Learning in science and mathematics are available.
Bill Paulik Court
The second gymnasium was built in 2000 that held to first basketball game in 2002. The gym used to be called the "New Gym", Now called Bill Paulik Court. Paulik had a 30 year career with the Salisbury High School Boys Basketball team, having 539 wins and 241 losses. Paulik turned 80 years old this year when was honored on February 10, 2011, Senior Night for the Salisbury High School Falcons. The Falcons lost to their arch-rival Southern Lehigh 55-42 snapping the Falcons 11 game long winning streak. It was certainly a night to remember as Paulik a retired basketball coach, physical education teacher and athletic director who served for more than 30 years.
Extracurricular activities and sports
Salisbury High School offers many extra activities, including a Key Club, SADD, Debate Club (2008 LVIDA Finalists and 2009 & 2012 LVIDA Finals Champions) and Model UN organizations. Salisbury offers educational trips. One is the Bike and Boat program.
Salisbury participates in the Colonial League of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's District XI. The Colonial League includes Lehigh Valley high schools deemed too small to participate in the Lehigh Valley Conference.
- Boys Basketball:1971, 1976, 1987, 1990, 1996, 2010 (6)
- Baseball: 1980, 1985–1987, 1996, 2003, 2011, 2013 (8)
- Boys Soccer: 1985-1987, 1992, 2003, 2010 (6)
- Rifle Team: 2006 (1)
- Swimming Boys: 2011 (1)
Colonial League Titles
- Boys Basketball:1977, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2011
- Baseball: 1978, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2009, 2012, 2013 (12)
- Girls Basketball: 1989, 1990, 1993, 2010 (4)
State Championship Titles
- Swimming: 2013
The Salisbury baseball team was state runner up in 2011, the first time in history any Salisbury team played for a state Championship.
The school fields teams in most major sports, including boys baseball, boys and girls basketball, boys tennis, cheerleading, girls field hockey, girls softball, football, soccer, rifle, wrestling, and track & field.
Salisbury has the most Colonial League titles in Basketball (10) and Baseball(12). Salisbury usually makes the playoffs in both Boys Soccer and Boys Basketball. The Field hockey team has never made a district appearance. The District Swimming Team won districts in 2012 and has also proven undefeated throughout the normal season. Boys Soccer team gets their first district in 7 years beating Southern Lehigh their colonial Rival 2-1.
Southern Lehigh High School and Salisbury High School have been football rivals since the early 1970s, competing for "the old helmet trophy". Salisbury stole this helmet from them as a Senior Prank and since then, the two have been strong, and great, rivals. Salisbury has won the helmet 21 times, and Southern Lehigh High School has won it 21 times, currently holding the championship of the helmet.
- Michael Crowther, wildlife conservationist and founder of Indianapolis Prize
- Jason Yeisley, professional soccer player for the Richmond Kickers
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