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Scott Habeeb, Principal, Salem High School

Principal Communication Blog

Grad Regalia, Lockers, & Return School Property

Dear Spartan Families and Students, Thank you for your patience as we have navigated this unprecedented time period.  I realize we have not always been able to answer all questions as quickly as would be desired, but we have found it prudent to wait until we have...

5/15/20 Update for Spartan Seniors

Pictures Needed To help with a portion of our corporate graduation ceremony, we need each graduate (we don't want to leave anyone out) to email me ( the following: 1 favorite casual picture (as opposed to your official yearbook photo) from...

Class of 2020 Update

Dear Class of 2020 Students and Families, I hope you don’t get tired of SHS filling up your email inbox, but we would definitely rather over-communicate than under-communicate. This email repeats information already sent home.  The plan is to remove outdated...

Upcoming Deadlines & Senior Details

Dear Class of 2020 Students and Families, This message is to remind graduating seniors about some quickly approaching deadlines and to provide some additional information about upcoming events, including our graduation ceremonies. Graduation Slide Show Survey - Due...

Dear Class of 2020 Students and Families

Dear Class of 2020 Students and Families, As seniors work to finish up their final year of high school, one of the most pressing questions on everyone’s minds is whether or not the Class of 2020 will have a graduation ceremony. The answer to that question is YES - our...

Family Update: Yearbooks

Dear Spartan Families, One of the exciting things about the end of each school year is getting your yearbook.  We hope that will be an exciting event for you again this year; however, it is going to look a little different. This pandemic has delayed the production of...

3 Items for the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020 Students and Families, The end of the high school journey is always a combination of excitement and anxiety.  The natural anxiety about the future, tends to be outweighed by the excitement of participating in a series of fun and...

Welcome Back to SHS!

We are excited to kick off a new school year tomorrow and wanted to share with you details that will help Day 1 (and each subsequent day) go as smoothly as possible.  What follows is a bulleted list of items for families to go over with their young people in...

New Student and Freshman Orientation Night

Did you miss the New Student and Freshman Orientation Night held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019?  Here is a link to the information that was shared with parents and students:  If you have questions or need to talk over what was shared, please reach out to SHS by phone at...

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