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Scott Habeeb, Principal, Salem High School

Principal Communication Blog

Freshman and New Student Orientation

Dear Rising Freshman and/or New SHS Student, We hope you have had (and are having) a wonderful summer!  We're enjoying our summer, as well, but we're excited that you'll be joining us this Fall. Transitioning to a new school or into high school can be a stressful...

Important Senior Information

The following information has been sent home to all seniors via email and mail.  It was also handed to seniors at a class meeting on Thursday, May 11.  Please direct questions to either Scott Habeeb, Beth Cook, or Anna Dyer. Dear Class of 2017 and Parents, What an...

Information on Upcoming SOL Testing

In preparation for spring SOL testing, students should: Immediately notify the IT department if their Chromebooks have any issues, such as cracked screens or missing keys, in time to get these issues resolved before testing days. Fully charge their Chromebooks the...

Expectations for Behavior at Prom

SHS Parents, It's hard to believe that it's time for another Prom!  Please be aware that the deadline to buy tickets is this Thursday, 4/27/2017 at 1:00 pm.  There will be no exceptions made. It is our hope that if your child attends the Prom he or she will have a...

Morning Drop Off Information for SHS Parents

As always, we encourage you to have your child ride the bus in the mornings as it is the safest and most efficient means of getting young people to school.  However, if you choose to navigate the daily traffic jam in order to drop your child off at SHS, there is...

Welcome from
SHS Principal Scott Habeeb

It is my honor to serve as the principal of a school like Salem High School, where a wonderful faculty has taken on the mission of lovingly guiding and preparing young people for the amazing stories they are purposed to live.

Your communication, ideas, and feedback are essential for us as we strive to fulfill this mission. Please feel free to contact us if you ever have questions about what’s going at SHS or if you have suggestions and ideas for how we might better meet the needs of the young people of Salem.

If your question or suggestion involves a specific classroom or activity, I would recommend you contact the teacher, administrator, counselor, coach, or sponsor directly. Email is typically the best way to do this. If your question or suggestion involves the school as a whole, deals with large-scale issues and ideas, or if you’re not sure who to contact, please always feel free to contact me directly. All of my contact information is listed below.

Thank you for your support of Salem High School. We need you as we work to Continue and Build Upon Our Tradition of Excellence!

Contact Scott Habeeb

Phone: 540-387-2437

Scott’s Biography
  • Wife: Julie
  • Children: Kaitlin, Kelsey, McKenna, Matthew
Professional Experience
  • Principal, SHS, 2013-present
  • Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction, SHS, 2004-2013
  • Teacher, Ninth Grade Modern World History, SHS, 1997-2004
  • Girls Tennis Coach, SHS, 1997-2002
  • Football Coach, ALMS, 1998-2003
Educational Background
  • University of Virginia, Ed Leadership Endorsement, 2002
  • Virginia Tech, MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction, 1997
  • Virginia Tech, BA in History, 1997
  • Christiansburg High, 1992
Community Involvement
  • Restoration Church
  • Salem Young Life Committee
  • Stonegate Swim Club
  • Health Focus of SWVA
  • Member, VASCD/ASCD
  • Member, VASSP/NASSP