Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

July 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

The Silverton High swim team turned in a series of sterling performances June 26 at an end-of-the-season meet at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. Five teams participated, West Salem, Crescent Valley, Corvallis, Central and the Foxes. Silverton ran away with the ...

Break the cycle: Too much pandemic screen time raises issues

June 2021 Posted in Community, Other, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Break the cycle: Too much pandemic screen time raises issues

By Melissa Wagoner Too much time spent interacting with screens was a problem long before the pandemic, so much so that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued specific guidelines about the quantity of time children should spend in front of a ...

Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

The basketballs were pushed into their usual spot in the closet. 17 months later. The jerseys were tucked away in bins. 17 months later. The bleachers’ seats were pushed back against the wall. 17 months later. 17 months later. Our jerseys cried for us, and the bleacher ...

June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

The Silverton High basketball teams finished their 2020-21 seasons on June 23, ten days after the seniors graduated and 15 months after a global pandemic left them waiting at the altar at a state tournament which held such promise. There. That’s ...

Junior First Citizen: JFK’s Hailey Arritola receives scholarship

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Junior First Citizen: JFK’s Hailey Arritola receives scholarship

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10129" align="alignright" width="251"] Hailey Arritola, Jr First Citizen Scholarship recipient with parents, Jodi and Lance Arritola[/caption] When Hailey Arritola found out she was the recipient of this year’s Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce Junior First Citizen Award – ...

In the path of service: Elise Suing receives Maureen Ernst Scholarship

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on In the path of service: Elise Suing receives Maureen Ernst Scholarship

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10110" align="alignright" width="246"] Elise Suing, Maureen Ernst Memorial Scholarship Recipient[/caption] Maureen Ernst was a longtime member of the Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce and a passionate advocate for her community. So much so that, when she passed away ...

Success honored: FBLA instructor Miles receives Advisor of Year award

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Success honored: FBLA instructor Miles receives Advisor of Year award

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10107" align="alignright" width="225"] Riane Miles -- courtesy of Riane Miles[/caption] Riane Miles didn’t set out to teach business classes. A graduate of Oregon State University, she has a Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education. But when her alma mater, ...

Best in class: Foxes hoops squads win 6A challenge

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Best in class: Foxes hoops squads win 6A challenge

The Silverton High basketball squads have just completed a stunning 10-0 run through the Class 6A Salem squads. The boys team went 6-0, winning the games against Sprague, South Salem, West Salem, North Salem, McKay and McNary by an average of ...

Robert Frost holds Drive By Goodbye

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Robert Frost holds Drive By Goodbye

Jill Heuberger and Kathleen Kelley are retiring from teaching at Robert Frost Elementary School. To honor and thank them for their years as colleagues, leaders, friends, mentors and teachers, the Robert Frost community is holding a Drive By Retirement Party Monday, June ...

New Pastures: Mt. Angel Superintendent Troy Stoops heads to Junction City

June 2021 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on New Pastures: Mt. Angel Superintendent Troy Stoops heads to Junction City

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_10017" align="alignright" width="300"] Troy Stoops is leaving Mt. Angel School District after ten years as superintendent. He has taken the superintendent position at Junction City School District. BRENNA WIEGAND[/caption] Mt. Angel School District Superintendent Troy Stoops is moving ...

Kennedy dominant: Trojans earn title in softball, take second in baseball

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Kennedy dominant: Trojans earn title in softball, take second in baseball

The Kennedy softball squad claimed the Class 2A state title May 22 with a pair of victories, an 8-1 semifinal win vs. Union/Cove and a 16-0 title win vs. Grant Union/Prairie City. The Trojans, who were runners-up to North Douglas in ...

Sports Datebook: June 2021

June 2021 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: June 2021

Tuesday, June 1 Girls Basketball 5 p.m. Western Christian @ Kennedy 7 p.m. Silverton @ South Salem Wrestling 6 p.m. Silverton @ Central Boys Basketball 6:30 p.m. Western Christian @ Kennedy 7 p.m. South Salem @ Silverton Wednesday, June 2 Girls Basketball 7 p.m. West Salem @ Silverton Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m. Silverton ...

Mt. Angel board names finalists for district’s next superintendent

May 2021 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Mt. Angel board names finalists for district’s next superintendent

After completing a multi-state search that began with 26 applicants and included an application screening and initial round of interviews, the Mt. Angel School District’s Board of Directors has announced two finalists have been selected for further consideration to be the ...

Letters to the Editor: Mantie for school board

May 2021 Posted in Community, Other, People, School | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: Mantie for school board

I am writing this letter in support of Stephanie Mantie for the Silver Falls School Board, zone 4. Stephanie has all the qualities that would make an excellent board member. She is smart, well spoken, cares greatly about kids and ...

Letters to the Editor: Support for Stephanie

May 2021 Posted in Community, Other, People, School | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: Support for Stephanie

We have had the privilege of knowing Stephanie Mantie for 20 years. We served together in our church youth group for many years. We have witnessed her raise her kids, serve others, and interact in the community. We cannot recommend ...

Silver Falls School District names Melissa Linder Silver Crest principal

May 2021 Posted in Briefs, Community, News, School | Comments Off on Silver Falls School District names Melissa Linder Silver Crest principal

Silver Falls School District has announced the selection of  Melissa Linder as the new principal for Silver Crest School and district assistant director of teaching and learning. Her first day will be July 1. Linder’s selection followed a process of community ...

Letters to the Editor: Support for ‘supermom’ in school board election

May 2021 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, People, School | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: Support for ‘supermom’ in school board election

We wholeheartedly endorse Melissa Seifer Briggs for Silver Falls School Board. Melissa is an experienced attorney, most recently with the Oregon Judicial Department, and a Silverton native. She and her husband, David Briggs, have five young children, ages 12 to ...

Letters to the Editor: A ‘fresh voice’ for school board

May 2021 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, People, School | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: A ‘fresh voice’ for school board

I want to express my support for Stephanie Mantie for a position on the Silver Falls School Board. She has the intellect and background that would greatly benefit our school district at this time.    Stephanie has been actively involved in our local ...

No fall sports: New activities calendar starts Dec. 28

August 2020 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on No fall sports: New activities calendar starts Dec. 28

By James Day The Oregon School Activities Association has updated its plans for the 2020-21 school year. The upshot? The official calendar starts Dec. 28, with practices and features much shorter seasons. And football and other “fall” sports are moving to ...

Spring into action: Silver Falls district snaps into gear to address needs

April 2020 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Spring into action: Silver Falls district snaps into gear to address needs

By Brenna Wiegand Help often comes from unexpected places, and there is plenty of evidence that this pandemic has brought the community together in novel ways. Last week, Silver Falls School District Superintendent Paul Peterson was part of a virtual meeting with ...

Adapting to closures: School superintendents discuss service strategies

April 2020 Posted in Community, News, School | Comments Off on Adapting to closures: School superintendents discuss service strategies

By Brenna Wiegand Since Oregon closed its schools in mid-March due to the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus, local superintendents have been on a wild ride, chasing after ways to maintain their responsibility to the students. Buildings may be closed, ...

Uncensured: School board opts for training

February 2020 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Uncensured: School board opts for training

By Brenna Wiegand Move forward with training, not censure, was the direction from the Silver Falls School District Board Feb. 10. On a 6-1 vote, additional training was endorsed as the appropriate response to the Nov. 25 citizen complaint lodged against ...

Contracted: School district, teachers agree

February 2020 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Contracted: School district, teachers agree

By Brenna Wiegand It took eight months, but Silver Falls School District and Silver Falls Education Association have shaken hands on a contract. The school board ratified a three-year contract Feb. 3. Silver Falls School District Assistant Superintendent Dan Busch said the ...

Contract accord: SFSD negotiations get wide-ranging attention

February 2020 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Contract accord: SFSD negotiations get wide-ranging attention

By Paula Mabry After a final mediation session that lasted well into the evening Jan. 27, Silver Falls Education Association and the Silver Falls School District came to an accord on wages and contract language. Now the proposed settlement must go to ...

How much, too much?: SFSD investigation into board communications enters second phase

January 2020 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on How much, too much?: SFSD investigation into board communications enters second phase

By Brenna Wiegand Silver Falls School District is conducting further investigation into allegations brought against school board member in a Nov. 25 complaint from 112 petitioners. The complaint asserts that board members Shelly Nealon, Jennifer Traeger, Jonathan Edmonds, Janet Allanach and Lori ...