Supporting Notes: Advocates aim to return music to classrooms

October 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, School | Comments Off on Supporting Notes: Advocates aim to return music to classrooms

[caption id="attachment_7311" align="alignleft" width="300"] SHS Marching Band by Kristine Thomas[/caption] By Kristine Thomas According to a highly reliable musical source, Sarah Kaser Weitzman was told the last time a tuba was purchased for the Silverton High School band was in 1953. “My ...

Bullying Behavior: Nut allergy triggers both physical, social bad reactions

October 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Bullying Behavior: Nut allergy triggers both physical, social bad reactions

By Kristine Thomas If Robert Frost Elementary School fourth-grade student Teagen Cain could make his severe nut allergy disappear, he would do it in a second. However, he knows there isn’t a medical cure and it’s not something he will outgrow. While ...

Falcon-ready: Welcome game plan set for new middle school

September 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Falcon-ready: Welcome game plan set for new middle school

[caption id="attachment_7276" align="alignright" width="199"] Silverton Middle School Dean of Students April Murphy has a game plan to welcome students and staff and make school a fun place to be and learn.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton Middle School Dean of Students April Murphy ...

Sports: Football preview

September 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Football preview

By James Day It’s a new season for the Silverton High School football team. New turf has been installed at McGinnis Field and the squad is trying to put last year’s 5-5 season in the rearview mirror. “Last year had a lot ...

Changes afoot: Silver Falls has new locations, principals, names, mascots

August 2016 Posted in Other, School | Comments Off on Changes afoot: Silver Falls has new locations, principals, names, mascots

[caption id="attachment_7245" align="alignright" width="300"] The Silverton Middle School gymnasium is full of classroom furniture and supplies as the building is undergoing upgrades.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando is confident the dust will have settled by the time school begins ...

Sports: New year, new turf

August 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: New year, new turf

By James Day A new era unfolded Aug. 9 at McGinnis Field on the old Silverton High School campus on Schlador Street. The Foxes football team practiced for the first time on its new artificial turf. The squad was scheduled to open ...

Heating up: Lady Foxes soccer squads sizzle in summer league

August 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Heating up: Lady Foxes soccer squads sizzle in summer league

By James Day The Silverton High girls soccer team continues to demonstrate that it is a force to be reckoned with in Class 5A. The Foxes, who came within one goal of a Mid-Willamette Conference title the past two seasons, outscored opponents ...

Dirt dust up: Ethics complaint filed against board member over dumped dirt

July 2016 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Dirt dust up: Ethics complaint filed against board member over dumped dirt

Public Gifts to the Schools All gifts to the schools will become the property of the district. The superintendent is authorized to accept gifts to the district, and others whom he/she may designate will be authorized to accept gifts for particular schools on behalf of the Board. The ...

Communication: Board grapples with ‘transparent’ way to handle issues

July 2016 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Communication: Board grapples with ‘transparent’ way to handle issues

By Kristine Thomas and Hannah Kloft Silver Falls School Board Member Aaron Koch is disappointed in how fellow board member Todd White has conducted himself and is concerned his actions may be a liability to the board and district. At the ...

Sports: Outdoor wrestling

July 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Outdoor wrestling

By James Day The Silverton High wrestling program is holding a summer camp July 18-21. But it’s a camp with a twist. The Foxes are planning to close the proceedings with an outdoor dual meet under the lights on the tennis courts. ...

Gates scholar: Silverton High graduate Luis Morales selected for honor

July 2016 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Gates scholar: Silverton High graduate Luis Morales selected for honor

[caption id="attachment_7115" align="alignright" width="200"] Luis Morales[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Luis Morales,  one of the valedictorians from the Silverton High School Class of 2016, has become the first Silverton graduate to be awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship. More than 53,000 2016 high school seniors ...

Roth to play Division II: Collegiate athlete updates

July 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Roth to play Division II: Collegiate athlete updates

By James Day Silverton High athlete Sam Roth has decided to take his basketball skills to Northwest Nazarene University. Roth, who helped lead the Foxes to the 2015 OSAA Class 5A state championship and was a two-time all-state selection, has signed a ...

Celt to Fox: Justin Lieuallen new Silverton High principal

June 2016 Posted in News, People, School | Comments Off on Celt to Fox: Justin Lieuallen new Silverton High principal

[caption id="attachment_7072" align="alignright" width="240"] Justin Lieuallen takes over as Silverton High principal July 1.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Justin Lieuallen will be trading in his blue and white spirit wear for orange and black as he prepares to cheer for the Foxes, rather ...

Offer made on Eugene Field site

June 2016 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Offer made on Eugene Field site

Less than a week on the real estate market and a buyer has made an offer on Eugene Field Elementary School, 410 N. Water St. On June 1, the Silver Falls School Board of Directors met in executive session for about ...

Safety check: Administrators work to keep drugs out of schools

June 2016 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Safety check: Administrators work to keep drugs out of schools

By Kristine Thomas Silverton High School Assistant Principal Jodi Drescher and Kennedy High School Principal Sean Aker are keenly aware of the problem. On both high school campuses, there have been indications some students are attending school under the influence of an ...

Game plan: Grant benefits Mt. Angel School District

June 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Game plan: Grant benefits Mt. Angel School District

[caption id="attachment_7074" align="alignright" width="257"] Jasmine Winslow[/caption] By Steve Ritchie  How does a small school district retain students and teachers, meet students’ needs and provide a first-class education? With the help of a Department of Education School District Collaboration grant, the Mt. Angel School ...

Giving it their all: Kennedy valedictorians, salutatorians share some advice

June 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Giving it their all: Kennedy valedictorians, salutatorians share some advice

[caption id="attachment_7028" align="alignright" width="300"] Dylan Arritola, top, left, Thomas Schmidt and Johnny Inoue. Bottom: Lakin Susee and Vanessa Chanchola Martinez. Photo by Kristine Thomas.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas They are athletes and top students. They volunteer in their community and are looked upon as ...

Insights galore: Valedictorians, salutatorian talk about stress, learning, legacy

June 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Insights galore: Valedictorians, salutatorian talk about stress, learning, legacy

[caption id="attachment_7035" align="alignright" width="400"] The Silverton High School Class of 2016 valedictorians and salutatorian. Photo by Kristine Thomas.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Take one lunch sack. Fill it with 20 questions. Ask 16 honor students to reach in and pull out a question ...

State track standouts: Kennedy baseball, softball first in league; Foxes softball second in conference

June 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on State track standouts: Kennedy baseball, softball first in league; Foxes softball second in conference

By James Day Kennedy High’s track and field teams both finished in the top 10 at the Class 2A state meet May 19-20 at Hayward Field in Eugene. The boys squad finished ninth with 29 points and the girls team was ...

Mr. JFK promises laughs: Dinner, show support Habitat, Doernbecher

May 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Mr. JFK promises laughs: Dinner, show support Habitat, Doernbecher

[caption id="attachment_6985" align="alignright" width="300"] Mr. JFK contestants are seniors Kyle Kinyon, Johnny Inoue, Dylan Arritola, Elisha Valladares and Tom Schmidt.[/caption] By Vince Teresi Where can you find an evening of laughter, more laughter, and entertainment all while raising money for a good ...

Silverton Elks essay contest produces state winners

May 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Silverton Elks essay contest produces state winners

Two students in the Silver Falls School District took first placed in the essay contest sponsored by the Silverton Elks Lodge 2210 on “What I can do to promote Americanism and love of country?” Silverton Elks PER Dan Buckholz said there were ...

Fun Run victories: Stutzman, Hutzler win 5K race

May 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fun Run victories: Stutzman, Hutzler win 5K race

By James Day Silverton High student Haile Stutzman, 16, scored an impressive victory May 7 in the 5K race at the 33rd Silverton Health Fun Run. Stutzman ran 17:02, a 5:30 mile pace, and bested runner-up Eric Jeffers, 33, by 33 seconds. Stevie ...

Returning to roots: Hannan takes reins at Silver Crest Elementary in fall

May 2016 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Returning to roots: Hannan takes reins at Silver Crest Elementary in fall

[caption id="attachment_6920" align="alignright" width="216"] Silverton High PrincipalMark Hannan[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton High School Principal Mark Hannan said “there is something cathartic about coming full circle.” For Hannan, that will happen this fall when he becomes the principal of Silver Crest Elementary School. In ...

Community Roots Charter School considers a location change

May 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Community Roots Charter School considers a location change

If all goes as planned, Community Roots School will relocate from the Schlador Street campus to the Eureka Avenue site that has served the Silverton Christian School. The move would allow all grade levels to be in one place and ...

Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

May 2016 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

[caption id="attachment_6961" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton High School athletic trainer Jen Krug works with freshman athlete Cameron Reisch after a recent freshman baseball game. Photo by Steve Ritchie[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Jen Krug was closing in on her AA degree in computer science ...