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Scott Habeeb, Principal, Salem High School

Principal Communication Blog

Upcoming School Year at SHS

Dear Spartan Family, August 31, our first day of school, is approaching quickly, which means a new school year is almost upon us!  We realize the changes impacting our society may cause some anxiety and definitely lead to questions about school.  With that in mind,...

SHS is Open Again!

Spartans Family, After 3 and a half weeks at ALMS, the SHS Main Office and School Counseling Staff are back at SHS! The vast majority of the building is still inaccessible due to construction; however, the Main Office and School Counseling Office are open during our...

New Hours, Same Location

Spartan Families, Beginning today, Monday July 6, 2020, Salem High School’s Main Office and School Counseling Office will resume normal summer hours of 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. However, due to construction at SHS, we are continuing to work out of ALMS until further notice. ...

Graduation Feedback and Pictures

Class of 2020 Graduates and Families, Congratulations once again on your accomplishment.  We truly had fun celebrating your graduation with you! This email contains 2 important pieces of information for you: We want your feedback on this year's 2 graduation...

Deadline to Change Course Requests

Dear Spartan Families, Just a reminder that the last day to change course requests for the 2020-2021 school year is Friday, June 26.  Please send any changes to Michele Arbogast at Also, grade history reports will be mailed this week and...

Final Graduation Details

Dear Class of 2020 Students and Families, This is our final email about our graduation ceremonies. Please remember seniors must turn in Chromebooks and chargers, or pay to have them replaced, before receiving a diploma. Lost Chromebooks and/or chargers, may be paid...

Navigating Current Challenges

Dear Spartan Family, Salem High School is entrusted with one of the most important duties in our society—preparing young people as they move into adulthood. Some times are easier than others. Recent events in our nation are no doubt troubling for many of our students,...

Seniors: 24 Hrs to Sign Up for After Prom Prizes!

Dear Spartan Seniors, The Class of 2020 may have missed out on Prom and After Prom, but there's no reason you can't still get great After Prom Prizes!!! The SHS PTSA and the Salem community have gathered tons of great prizes, and if you're a member of the SHS Class of...

Final Graduation Information Email

Dear Class of 2020 Students and Families, This contains important information, as well as some updates, about this year’s two ceremonies.. Corporate Graduation Ceremony - June 12, 2:00 pm Accessing the Ceremony The ceremony will be accessed via our school’s YouTube...

Reminder about June 8 and June 9

Dear Spartan Families and Students, There is so much going on at the end of the year.  Our hope is to communicate effectively so you will know exactly what needs to be done to wrap things up smoothly.  Please read through these details carefully and let us know if you...

Welcome from
SHS Principal Scott Habeeb

It is my honor to serve as the principal of 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
  • Grandchildren: Beckett, Jane
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
  • Member, VASCD/ASCD
  • Member, VASSP/NASSP