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: ...

Perfect record: Silverton girls claim state 5A hoop title with 28-0 season

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Perfect record: Silverton girls claim state 5A hoop title with 28-0 season

[caption id="attachment_6797" align="alignright" width="207"] SHS senior Alia Parsons. Photo by Kristine Thomas.[/caption] By James Day and Kristine Thomas It was a dream season for the Silverton High girls basketball team. The Foxes rallied from a big deficit for the second consecutive day and ...

Wrestling champ: Silverton’s Austin Reed takes state title

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Wrestling champ: Silverton’s Austin Reed takes state title

By James Day Silverton High senior Austin Reed is in rare company. The Foxes’ wrestler captured the OSAA Class 5A title at 132 pounds Feb. 27, becoming the first Silverton state wrestling champion since 2008 and only the second since 1994. “It ...

Kindergarten rocks: Shift to all-day kindergarten pays off for students

March 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Kindergarten rocks: Shift to all-day kindergarten pays off for students

[caption id="attachment_6743" align="alignright" width="300"] Eugene Field kindergarten teacher Breanna Davis reads a story about Abraham Lincoln to her students.[/caption]By Kristine Thomas In the beginning, it was a challenging adjustment for everyone – teachers, parents and students. But as everyone settled into the ...

A first for Kennedy girls: JFK hoopsters top-ranked in 2A

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on A first for Kennedy girls: JFK hoopsters top-ranked in 2A

By James Day The Kennedy High girls basketball team heads into the state playoffs as the top-ranked team in Class 2A after winning its first Tri-River Conference championship in school history. The Trojans, who defeated No. 4 – and defending 2A champion ...

Hooping it up: Local squads make big statements on the court

February 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Hooping it up: Local squads make big statements on the court

By James Day The Silverton High basketball teams won pair of back-to-back high-pressure games against Corvallis and changed the complexion of both Mid-Willamette Conference races. For the girls, Tuesday’s 40-31 win at Corvallis gave the top-ranked Foxes some breathing room. Silverton rallied ...

Notes of magic: SHS theater presents Cinderella, a musical

February 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, School | Comments Off on Notes of magic: SHS theater presents Cinderella, a musical

Silverton High School Theater 1456 Pine St., Silverton Performances Feb. 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. matinee Tickets are available by calling the high school: 503-873-6331, ext. 3778 or at the door By Tanner Russ Silverton High School junior ...

Lady Foxes roll on: Basketball squad keeps winning

February 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Lady Foxes roll on: Basketball squad keeps winning

By James Day The Silverton High girls basketball squad continues its unbeaten ways. The top-ranked Foxes improved to 15-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Willamette Conference, with a 55-28 win Jan. 22 against Central, which came into the contest 4-0 in league. But ...

Place of pride: Students, staff are excited about renovations at Kennedy

January 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Place of pride: Students, staff are excited about renovations at Kennedy

[caption id="attachment_6612" align="alignright" width="300"] Principal Sean Aker at the new entrance to John F. Kennedy High School. An open house for the public will be held Jan. 20.[/caption] By Tanner Russ Kennedy High School, has had a whole host of improvements over ...

Ranked # 1 in state: Silverton, Kennedy girls basketball teams excel

January 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Ranked # 1 in state: Silverton, Kennedy girls basketball teams excel

By James Day Silverton and Kennedy’s girls basketball teams currently are ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective divisions. The Class 5A Lady Foxes, who shared the Mid-Willamette Conference title last season with Corvallis, are 11-0 after their 49-42 win ...

College sports updates

January 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on College sports updates

By James Day The college career of former Silverton High athlete Cole Chandler has gotten off to a promising start. The three-time all-state quarterback played in five games as a freshman at Pacific Lutheran University in Puyallup, Wash. The 6-2, 190-pound Chandler ...

Strong start: SHS Dance Team now turns to state meet program prep

December 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Strong start: SHS Dance Team now turns to state meet program prep

By James Day The Silverton High dance squad turned in a series of sterling performances as the first half of a grueling season ended with the Categories Championships at Putnam High in Milwaukie. The Foxes, who finished second in the OSAA Class ...