The Lane Transit District is offering free travel on all regular bus routes to students in Lane County. If you would like to have a free pass issued to your child by a school office, please go to http://bit.ly/LTD_bus_pass_request or call a school office. Thank you!
Draft calendars for next school year are available for review at http://bit.ly/2020-2021_Calendars Please take a minute to complete the 3 question survey to state your preference for how professional development time is scheduled. Thank You!
Staff Spotlight This week we are spotlighting Debi Free. Ms. Free is our finance secretary and has done a phenomenal job keeping all of our purchases straight and accounts in order. Ms. Free is extremely helpful and always checks up on orders and assures they get here on time. If you have been to a sporting event in the last two years you have likely met Ms. Free as she does gate at most home contests.
Staff Spotlight Trisha Holden is a Special Education Aide at Siuslaw High School and is this week's staff spotlight. Mrs. Holden is one of the most caring and kind individuals. As an aide in many of our classrooms, she is a quiet presence supporting and advocating for her students. Mrs. Holden is always patient even when challenged to repeat her expectations multiple times. She anticipates student and staff needs and supports our school in so many quiet and unseen ways. Thank you so much for your dedication to our school.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Melanie Goeddel. Ms. Goeddel is always willing to take on new challenges so that students have additional opportunities. Ms. Goeddel has taken on Forensics and AVID in addition to Future Success and 9th grade English. Ms. Goeddel is a strong advocate for her students. She is an essential part of our English department and her leadership and determination is largely responsible for many of the positive changes we have seen with our 9th grade classes.
Second Semester starts Monday, February 3, 2020! The school board approved calendar from last May is at https://5il.co/6xi7 Please ignore the unapproved draft that is being peddled on social media!
Staff Spotlight Neil Wartnik is Siuslaw High School's staff spotlight this week. Mr. Wartnik teachers English Language Arts including three college courses. Mr. Wartnik cares deeply about our school and our students. In addition to teaching, Neil Wartnik is a respected wrestling coach in the state. Recently his team was nominated for a sportsmanship award from the officials association. Mr. Wartnik teaches his wrestlers several important character qualities including grit and work ethic. Thank you for all you do.
The final outcome of the disciplinary action from the anonymous threats that occurred after school on Monday, January 13th can be found at https://5il.co/cfy9 This message was also sent by email to all parents and guardians.
Staff Spotlight Sara Truax is this week's staff spotlight. Ms. Truax teaches Physical Education and health as well as coaching basketball and track. Ms. Truax is always looking at new ideas for PE and has consistently brought in new activities for her students. Her students look up to her and we are so pleased to have her as a member of our staff.
It is that time of year! Learn how the school district communicates school closures during inclement weather: https://5il.co/5xv5
Staff Spotlight Patti Williams is this week's staff spotlight. Mrs. Williams teaches math at Siuslaw High School. Thanks to her caring demeanor and patience we see many positive outcomes in our On Campus Alternative Math class. Mrs. Williams has done several jobs around the high school and is an amazing source of information for all of us. She holds us all to a high standard and is always a team player.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Eddie Mielke. Mr. Mielke is in charge or out Business and Computer Science Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Mr. Mielke teaches a wide array of classes, many of which are dual credit options for students. Mr. Mielke's class is in charge of much of the new signage you see around the district. Look out for our students to start competing in eSports soon!
Siuslaw High School adopted 11 local families this year. This is our fourth annual Holiday Food Basket Drive. Students sign up in their PRIDE class to bring food to provide holiday meals to local families. In addition, the knitting club made hats and our AVID class did a toy drive. Thank you to Siuslaw Outreach Services for pairing us with families and The Shippin' Shack for providing boxes.
Staff Spotlight Kim Pickell is this week's staff spotlight at Siuslaw High School. Mrs. Pickell teaches art at the high school. Each year her students create beautiful new creations with her coaching. In addition to all she does at the high school, Mrs. Pickell is involved in several charitable organizations. She teachers her students how to give back as demonstrated last week with the 2019 Empty Bowls Artist Reception.
It takes a lot of courage and preparation to get up in front of your colleagues and present high quality professional development. Today at Mapleton Middle and High School, Melanie Goeddel and Anna Moser did just that in front of many of their colleagues. Thank you ladies for knocking it out of the park. #teachersteachingteachers #thisisAVID #collaboration Thank you Mapleton for hosting us.
Staff Spotlight Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Liz McClellan this week. Ms. McClellan is wrapping up her student teaching this week with Mr. O'Mara. Ms. McClellan's students learned about economics and created business plans under her direction. Ms. McClellan will be subbing in our district in the coming months.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School is spotlighting Special Education Aide, Barb Fiorito. Ms. Fiorito works with our special education students supporting them in their classes. This year, Ms. Fiorito has also joined forces with Mrs. Johnson to start a knitting club. Their club is knitting hats for our Holiday Food Basket families. Students have really gotten into this hobby.
Attention Seniors! We will be taking the Class of 2020 senior photo tomorrow morning at 9:30 by the flagpole. Please plan to be there if your would like to be part of this.
Staff Spotlight Chris Johnson is this week's staff spotlight for Siuslaw High School. Mr. Johnson fills many roles at the high school. Not only does he get amazing results on the track and cross country course but he gets those same results in the Honors English I and AP Literature classroom. There is no bigger advocate for Siuslaw Athletics and Siuslaw High School than Chris Johnson. Thank you for all you do.
Dear Families, We are thankful! As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank: • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job. • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning • Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on Wednesday, November 27th and reopens Monday, December 2nd. We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Alexis Wells. Mrs. Wells joined us recently from the middle school and has quickly jumped into Siuslaw High School and taken over the Biology classes. When introduced officially to students, the applause was overwhelming. Please help us welcome Mrs. Wells!
Safety Alert Update - The incident from this morning was near HWY 101 & Surfview Lane - Again, call police immediately if you see a white male in a white cross-over or white compact car with tinted windows.
Safety Alert - Please see the link https://5il.co/b602 for more details. Police are looking for an individual that approached a student near a bus stop this morning - white male in a white cross-over vehicle with tinted windows. Call 911 if you see this vehicle.
Staff Spotlight Kyle Lewis is our Culinary Arts teacher at Siuslaw High School and a leader in the Career and Technical Education Department. Mr. Lewis has updated his kitchen over the last few years to industry standard commercial kitchen allowing SHS to offer college credits to high school students. In addition to building an amazing program, Mr. Lewis has taught students to run a coffee cart and take on various catering jobs throughout the year. Recently, Mr. Lewis' class butchered a cow, cut and wrapped the meat and sold it for profit. Their sausage fundraiser is happening now.
The Oregon Family Support Network is offering the 'Parents Helping Parents' workshop to all parents in the community. The first session is next week, 10/29 at 6pm. More details are at https://5il.co/aynm
Staff Spotlight This week's spotlight goes to Tara Haley. Mrs. Haley is our Testing Coordinator and Counseling Assistant. This week she ran our 2nd Annual College Board Day with over 500 moving parts. When Mrs. Haley takes on a project we can count on it being well planned and organized down to the fine details. Thank you Mrs. Haley for all you do for Siuslaw High School students.
Wednesday, October 16th, is College Board Day. Here are a few tips that will ensure you are ready on Wednesday: · No cell phones in the testing rooms · Bring #2 pencils · Calculators · 10th grade and all PSAT students report to Math wing · 11 & 12th grade and all SAT students report to English wing The math department has a limited supply of calculators and will provide those on a first come first serve basis only. Students need to plan to bring their own calculator as it will be helpful for the math portion of the test!
Staff Spotlight This week's staff spotlight is Mrs. Rogers. Mrs. Rogers is our Health Occupations Teacher, HOSA Adviser, Alternative Education Lead Teacher and GED Coordinator. Stephanie works hard to ensure positive outcomes for all of her students. This week alone she helped four students earn their GED. Great job Stephanie!
Quick reminder...this Friday, October 11th, is the Oregon state-wide in-service training day for staff so it is a non-school day for students. If you need a fresh copy of the annual school calendar, it can be found at https://5il.co/6xi7 Have a great weekend!
Mr. Perry's Banned Books class is writing Costa's Level 2 and 3 questions and answering them as a class. The class is studying Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. Students need to be familiar with Costa's (and/or Bloom's) Levels of Thinking to assist them in formulating higher levels of questions. 3—Applying. (Off the Page) Evaluate. Generalize. Imagine. Judge. 2—Processing. (Between the Lines) Compare. Contrast. Classify. Sort. 1—Gathering. (On the Page) Complete. Define. Describe. Identify.
On October 7th, Siuslaw High School will be holding our Local Scholarship and Financial Aide Kickoff event starting at 6:00 pm in the Siuslaw High School mall.
Staff Spotlight Thank you to Mr. Rowbotham for all he does for the high school. Not only is Mr. Rowbotham an amazing high school band director, he has brought in Harmony Bridge and works to partner with the Eugene Symphony, but Mr. Rowbotham can be counted on to help others whenever asked. Thank you for all you do!
September 26, 2019 - Direct calling to school phones is out of service, please call 541-997-2651 to have your call routed to the proper location. Thank you for your patience while technicians are out on performing repairs.
In both social and national media sources, there have been recent calls to organize student walkouts across the country. Student absences for such events are unexcused by state attendance definition; more details are at https://5il.co/abyz . Thank you.
The Siuslaw School District is hosting a professional development opportunity for anyone that is working with school age youth. For more information on the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program please go to http://bit.ly/MMSAP_training
The Food Backpack For Kids 2nd Annual Matching Funds Donation Campaign is underway! For more information please visit http://bit.ly/FoodBackpackForKids
The district will be hosting a grief support open house at Siuslaw Middle School on Wednesday night September 4th from 5 to 7pm. Full details can be found at http://bit.ly/SupportOpenHouse2
The district will be hosting a grief support open house at Siuslaw Middle School on Wednesday night August 28th from 5 to 7pm. Full details can be found at http://bit.ly/SupportOpenHouse
The Siuslaw News wrote a great article regarding the changes in expectations of spectator conduct at high school events. https://thesiuslawnews.com/article/sportsmanship-from-fans-a-must
High School Band students: We are holding a Viking Band Camp this week the 19-23rd from 9:00am - Noon. During the camp we will focus on learning the music that will be played during the football games this fall. We hope to get the year started off strong and we are excited again to support our high school athletics and provide entertainment for the games. Take care, Chris Rowbotham Director of Bands
Season tickets for Viking Football are available for purchase at the High School Office. The price for reserved seats will be $30.00 per seat. Previous year ticket holders have until Monday, August 26th to purchase reserved seat tickets. After August 26th All remaining tickets will be open to the public to purchase on a first come basis. Fall Family Passes are also available to purchase at the High School for $50.00. Siuslaw High School accepts Cash and Check only. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:00 pm.
Siuslaw High School Picture Day Dates: Tuesday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 14 Picture Day ID: FO569116Y0
The Oregon Family Support Network is hosting a 'Journey to Advocacy' workshop on September 17 & 18; for more details, please see the workshop flyer https://5il.co/8pfl
Remember...free breakfast and lunch for any person under the age of 18 as part of the Summer Meals Program. Meals are served at 4 locations around town, Monday thru Friday, until 8/16. All the details can be found here https://5il.co/8ect
Due to closure of the 4th and 5th grade building, Twilight will be closed today. Please make arrangements for your student for after school. Thank you!
The Siuslaw Education Association is sponsoring an Oak Street Morning Greeting and a series of Grade-Ins on May 8th as part of their Red For Ed activities. All school activities will occur as planned. For more info, please link to https://5il.co/7lnc
This Saturday the EDUCATION CELEBRATION! will be held at the Middle School.The Celebration features carnival games, project demonstrations, entertainment, BJ's Ice Cream, food, fun, face painting and much more. This is an all ages event. Inexpensive tickets for food and games will be sold at the door. It's all happening on Saturday May 4th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak Street.
Over the next few weeks students will be surveyed in homeroom about how they get to school to assist the City of Florence with an ODOT Safe Routes to School grant. The ODOT parent survey is at http://bit.ly/SurveyLinks or on the Parent Survey Page of the website. Thank you.
The 2019-20 school year calendar is awaiting board approval of one professional development date, February 7th, 2020 (moving Monday PD to Friday of that week). The updated calendar is posted here https://5il.co/6xi7 pending final action in May.
The pesticide application notice for April 20,2019 can be found at http://bit.ly/Pesticide_Notice or under 'Facilities & Maintenance' on the district website. Notice details are on the left side of the page under 'Contents'.
The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors is seeking people interested in filling the vacancy for Board Position #5. This term expires June 30, 2019. The application & details can be found at http://bit.ly/2TCLxic or under 'school board' on the district website.
The Siuslaw High School Class of 2019 is asking for pictures for their graduation slideshow. If you have and pictures, from baby to present, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is located in the field behind Siuslaw MS. The Wall That Heals is open to the public, 24 hours a day until April 7th at 3pm. This will be the only visit in Oregon; please feel free to visit this piece of history.
The 2019-20 School Year Calendar was approved by the School Board on March 13, 2019. Copies are available either thru the Parent or Student Resources links of the main menu on the district website or directly with this link https://5il.co/6xi7
The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors is seeking people interested in filling the vacancy for Board Position #3. This term expires June 30, 2019. The application & details can be found at http://bit.ly/2TCLxic or under 'school board' on the district website.
The Facility Advisory Committee is seeking general community input on all educational facilities and opportunities in the Florence area. The survey link is available here http://bit.ly/Fac_Com_Survey
3/8 - No Delays, Buses on Regular Routes - Some chance of slick spots on roadways, please take care on your morning travels.
For educators and school or community volunteers, the Masons are sponsoring the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program training April 12th & 13th at Siuslaw Middle School. For registration details and more, link here https://5il.co/6tv1
Informational Posting - The Joint Committee on Ways and Means is holding a public hearing this Saturday (March 9th) in Coos Bay at the Marshfield High School Auditorium from 1-3pm.
The 2019-2020 School Year Calendar draft and survey is up through March 7th on the district website. It is the first item under the menu tab, or use the link http://bit.ly/Calendar_info directly. Thank you.
The first draft of the 2019-20 School Year calendar is up on the district website. It is the first page link under the menu and includes an optional survey, with commentary. Next action by the School Board will be March 13th.
Congratulations to Audrey Lowder, 2019 Future First Citizen. https://www.thesiuslawnews.com/article/11th-annual-florence-area-chamber-of-commerce-siuslaw-awards?fbclid=IwAR3jnqUsOTIxBmmfE9pBAgz9cTSWf2Gou1vjFRjsEh4Jlg5pkV-K2Xz2ilA
Special 'thank you' to City of Florence Public Works, Lane County Public Works, CLPUD & ODOT for helping to make travel to school as safe as possible today. Plenty of people in fluorescent yellow & orange out early braving the rain and wind!
For Parents & Guardians that did not have time to complete the ODE survey on Chronic Absenteeism during conferences, the survey link will be open on the district website main page under the menu as 'Conference Attendance Survey Link' thru the end of the month. Thanks!
Siuslaw XC Boys and Girls teams will be making a trip to the state meet next weekend. Both teams finished 2nd behind Marist.
The Siuslaw Education Foundation is looking for a Development Specialist to coordinate fundraising activities and grant writing. Details about the request for proposal can be found at http://bit.ly/SEF_development
The CTE construction class at Siuslaw High School is selling Adirondack chairs. Contact Clint Tatum at 541-902-7436 or email@example.com to order yours.
Thank you to The Siuslaw News for the article on Siuslaw High School’s AVID program. https://thesiuslawnews.com/article/keeping-the-doors-to-academics-open
Reminder - There are no Early Release Fridays this school year. The school day ends at regular time on Fridays; the Elementary school at 2:50pm, Middle & High Schools at 3:10pm. Thank you!
A little foggy out, but a great day to start the 2018-19 school year! Grades 1-12 officially start today.
All students can receive both free breakfast & lunch during the month of September. Please see the NEWS feed or the building Facebook page for full details.
Twitter is one more way to keep up with announcements across the district. Please make sure to follow @SesVikings for the elementary school, @SiuslawMS for the middle school, @SiuslawHSViking for the high school & @Siuslaw97J for district wide messages! Thank you!