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 ...

Turf project on track: SHS athletic trainer honored

May 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Turf project on track: SHS athletic trainer honored

By James Day The campaign to put artificial turf on the football field at Silverton’s Schlador Street campus is on schedule and just six weeks away from breaking ground. The project has raised $525,000 in cash, although Foxes Athletic Director Greg Kaatz ...

Contract approved: Board approves three-year food service agreement

April 2016 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Contract approved: Board approves three-year food service agreement

By Kristine Thomas In a 4-3 vote on April 11, the Silver Falls School board approved renewing Sodexo America LLC’s contract to manage the district food service program, The agreement will run through June 30, 2019. Board members Tim Roth, Wally Lierman, ...

Top coach: SHS girls basketball coach Tal Wold named coach of the year

April 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Top coach: SHS girls basketball coach Tal Wold named coach of the year

By James Day The awards keep on coming for the Silverton High girls basketball team. The Foxes, who finished a 28-0 season March 12 with a victory against Springfield in the OSAA Class 5A championship game, earned three spots on the all-state ...

Food fight: It’s contract time and Silver Falls food services has supporters, detractors (Updated)

April 2016 Posted in News, School | Comments Off on Food fight: It’s contract time and Silver Falls food services has supporters, detractors (Updated)

[caption id="attachment_6827" align="alignright" width="300"] Elementary students waiting in a school lunch line. 2015 File photo[/caption] By Kristine Thomas When it comes to food, everyone has an opinion on what they like and dislike. The same can be said for the Silver Falls School ...

District prepares to sell Eugene Field

April 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on District prepares to sell Eugene Field

By Kristine Thomas Silver Falls School District has begun the tasks to put Eugene Field Elementary School on the market. The school board voted 4-3 on Jan. 9, 2015 to close Eugene Field by Aug. 31, 2016. Next fall, kindergarten though second ...

Dancing their socks off: Eight SHS seniors raise funds for medical teams

April 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Dancing their socks off: Eight SHS seniors raise funds for medical teams

[caption id="attachment_6831" align="alignright" width="228"] Left, top: Blake Cosgrove, Sam Roth, Reagan Schiewe, Kirk Martinson, Alex Canfield, Mathew Edmonds and Lee Aman are competing for the title of Mr. SHS.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Talent abounds this year in the annual Mr. SHS competition ...

The memories linger: Coach Tal Wold talks about the ‘blueprint’

April 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on The memories linger: Coach Tal Wold talks about the ‘blueprint’

By James Day The magical run by the Silverton High girls basketball squad to the Class 5A title is more than two weeks old, but there still is a buzz in town. Signs are still up congratulating the girls, and the ...

Champions: Kennedy girls make basketball history with state 2A title

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Champions: Kennedy girls make basketball history with state 2A title

[caption id="attachment_6794" align="alignright" width="192"] Lakin Susee takes flight. Left, the JFK girls celebrate their victory. Photo by Beth Stafford.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie and James Day How dominant was Kennedy in the Class 2A girls basketball tournament? One stat pretty much tells the story: ...