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 ...

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

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-70283607-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); By James Day The Silverton High volleyball program turned in its finest season in 40 years. The Foxes, who finished second in the Mid-Willamette Conference, advanced ...

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 ...