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The Viking Way

The Viking Way, Creating a Culture of Learning

Culture is comprised of the shared assumptions, beliefs, values, traditions and norms that define a group of people. Culture can be thought of as the "personality" of the organization. The Selah School District is focusing on strengthening our culture by having an intentional focus on The Viking Way.

 The Viking Way represents the behaviors and actions that are aligned with the Selah School District foundations listed below.

 Our Core Purpose - Why We Exist
To ensure high levels of learning for all students.

Our Mission - What We Do
SSD, in partnership with students, parents, and community cultivates a culture of lifelong learning for all.

Our Vision - What We Want:
Portrait of a Graduate - Every student future ready by being able to collaborate, innovate, communicate, show empathy and resilience.

Our Beliefs - What We Value
Strong character is at the heart of preparing our students for lifelong success.

Every student is worthy and capable of making meaningful contributions to his or her communities (classroom, team, home, etc.).

In a culture of excellence, every student graduates on time, prepared for college and career opportunities.

Our Pledge - What We Will Accomplish:
The goal of The Viking Promise is to meet the needs of the whole child by creating an equity centered, engaging and personalized learning experience in an emotionally and physically safe environment for each child in Selah.

The Viking Way


Susan Bennett
Culture Coordinator 
T.  509-698-8347

Susie Bennett