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 ...

Collaboration: Water resource interests pooled

December 2015 Posted in School | Comments Off on Collaboration: Water resource interests pooled

[caption id="attachment_6491" align="alignright" width="290"] SHS seniors Adrienne Metzger and Nichole Beyer are the presidents of the Interact Club.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  It’s been hinted the reason Silverton High School’s Interact Club members show up before school for meetings is because of the ...

For the title: Kennedy football

December 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on For the title: Kennedy football

By James Day The Kennedy High football team is one win away from the first state championship in school history. The Trojans (10-1), who were runners-up in 1989, 1991 and 2009, tangled with (11-0) Heppner on Saturday night at Hermiston High in ...

Fox to Beaver: Three on the Oregon State football roster

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fox to Beaver: Three on the Oregon State football roster

THE PLAYERS Ian Crist Position: Place-kicker Year: junior Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Major: Economics and Entrepreneurship Previous experience: Silverton High, Portland State Sam Kuschnick Position: Linebacker Year: Freshman (redshirt) Height: 5-11 Weight: 209 Major: Crop and Soil Science Previous experience: Silverton High Jonas Dahl Position: Safety Year: sophomore (redshirt freshman athletically) Height: 5-10 Weight: 196 Major: Kinesiology Previous experience: Silverton High By James Day There are ...

Historic season: SHS volleyball makes Elite 8 after 40-year drought

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Historic season: SHS volleyball makes Elite 8 after 40-year drought

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Be prepared: Scientists say the Pacific Northwest is due for a 9.0 earthquake

November 2015 Posted in School, Your Health | Comments Off on Be prepared: Scientists say the Pacific Northwest is due for a 9.0 earthquake

[caption id="attachment_6376" align="alignright" width="240"] Scotts Mills Elementarystudents got under their desks and held on for the duration of an imaginary earthquake during the Great Shake-Out Drill Oct. 15.[/caption] First in a series on earthquake preparedness. By Kristine Thomas  Mount Angel Police Chief Michael ...

One goal short: Corvallis ends SHS girls soccer 2015 conference title quest

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on One goal short: Corvallis ends SHS girls soccer 2015 conference title quest

By James Day For the second consecutive season the Silverton High girls soccer squad came within one goal of its first league title since 1990. Last season the Foxes fell 3-2 to Corvallis in a winner-take-all regular-season finale that gave the Spartans ...

Cross country stars: Runners from Kennedy, Silverton off to state

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Cross country stars: Runners from Kennedy, Silverton off to state

By James Day Maddie Fuhrman finally corralled a district title. The Silverton senior, who finished sixth as a freshman and third the past two seasons, dominated the field Oct. 21 at the Mid-Willamette Conference cross country meet, running a school record ...

Backing off bullies: Ccounselors’ tips on helping kids keep their cool

October 2015 Posted in School | Comments Off on Backing off bullies: Ccounselors’ tips on helping kids keep their cool

By Kristine Thomas It wasn’t what a Silverton mom wanted to hear from her middle school daughter during the first week of school. Julia, who asked her name be changed, said her daughter came home sobbing and told her she didn’t want ...

Winning the lunch war: Tips for packing food kids will eat

October 2015 Posted in School | Comments Off on Winning the lunch war: Tips for packing food kids will eat

[caption id="attachment_6311" align="alignright" width="211"] Ruby Kaplan eating lunch at Rose Cottage in Mount Angel.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner A battle is waged every day in kitchens and cafeterias across the country as children and parents negotiate the packing of school lunches. This chore can ...

Leading the way: Dahl putting points up for SHS; JFK defense shines

October 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Leading the way: Dahl putting points up for SHS; JFK defense shines

By James Day Silverton has made an early statement in its bid to defend its Mid-Willamette Conference football title. The Foxes won their third game in a row and moved to 2-0 in league with a 48-14 homecoming win Friday night ...

Seaside Challenge: Runners gain personal insights, life lessons

October 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Seaside Challenge: Runners gain personal insights, life lessons

[caption id="attachment_6314" align="alignright" width="258"] Kaylin Cantu and Gabriella Cortez at the start of the girls Difficult race.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Only in cross country can a coach lose his team before the race even starts. For the last 15 years, my Kennedy High ...

New principal: Aker to lead JFK

September 2015 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on New principal: Aker to lead JFK

[caption id="attachment_2390" align="alignright" width="300"] Sean Aker is the new principal at Kennedy High School. Besides greeting students this fall, he is supervising the final construction of the high school.[/caption] By Vince Teresi Sean Aker is the new principal at Kennedy High School. ...

Ready to run: 36 teams take on Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational

September 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Ready to run: 36 teams take on Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational

By James Day The Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational will be run on a new course this year. The cross country meet, which is co-hosted by Silverton and Kennedy, traditionally has featured a course that starts at the Old Ranches and uses ...

New game plan: Full-day kindergarten begins this fall

September 2015 Posted in School | Comments Off on New game plan: Full-day kindergarten begins this fall

Kindergarten tips Children are better prepared for all-day kindergarten when they: • Have the ability to sit and listen and wait for a turn. • Have an interest in books. • Can play and share with others. • Have experience using scissors, crayons and pencils. • Can ...

Mount Angel wins district: Next up, state baseball tournament

August 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Mount Angel wins district: Next up, state baseball tournament

By James Day The Mount Angel 9-10 baseball all-stars have won the District 7 championship and are playing in the state tournament. The squad, coached by Ryan Kleinschmit, captured the district title July 18 after a perfect 6-0 run through the tournament ...

Ready to run?: Homer, O-Fest races coming up

July 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Ready to run?: Homer, O-Fest races coming up

By James Day The weather is heating up and so is the running season for recreational joggers and competitive runners. Th 2015 Homer’s Classic will be held Sunday, Aug. 9. The event starts and finishes on the track at the Schlador Street ...

Shooting star: Elks Hoop Shoot

July 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Shooting star: Elks Hoop Shoot

By James Day Sharpshooting basketball standout Jacob Axmaker continues to shine at the national level. Jacob, an 11-year-old at Sublimity Elementary School, shot his way to the national Elks Lodge hoop shoot championships at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, ...

Fox baseball: Best season since 1989 ends in state round of 16

June 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fox baseball: Best season since 1989 ends in state round of 16

By James Day It was a banner year for Silverton baseball under first-year coach James Rise. The Foxes advanced to the round of 16 in the state playoffs for the first time since 1989. Silverton, which finished 13-15 overall after a 1-8 ...

Year of the Fox: Fifteen valedictorians for the Class of 2015

June 2015 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Year of the Fox: Fifteen valedictorians for the Class of 2015

[caption id="attachment_5975" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton High School 2015 valedictorians and salutatorians.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas It’s been a year like no other year. From athletic teams to music programs, theater to FFA and debate, the Silverton High School Class of 2015 has made ...

Small town values: Big time dreams for JFK valedictorians, salutatorians

June 2015 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Small town values: Big time dreams for JFK valedictorians, salutatorians

[caption id="attachment_5980" align="alignright" width="300"] Mt. Angel High School valedictorians & salutatotorians[/caption] By Kristine Thomas As they head to Eugene, Portland and McMinnville to attend college in the fall, Kennedy High School seniors Mariah Pranger, Joseph Wright, Hannah Kloft and Helen Canchola are ...

Kennedy at State: Girls 4×100 relay team state champs

June 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Kennedy at State: Girls 4×100 relay team state champs

By James Day The Kennedy High school girls track and field team finished tied for sixth May 22 at the OSAA Class 2A championships at Hayward Field in Eugene. The Trojans, last year’s champions, scored 38 points, tied with Grant Union after ...