Congratulations, SHS Cross Country!​ ​Our Siuslaw High School Cross Country participated in the Pacific NW Regional XC Showcase in Washington this weekend. The boys team placed first and for the second year in a row, they were named the champions! We were shy one member for our girls so were unable to compete as a team; however, they did well individually, too!   Boys:  1: Kyle Hughes 2: Samuel Ulrich 13: Jacob Blankenship 15: Brayden Linton 30: Camden Linton  Girls:  3: Alison Hughes 4: Corduroy Holbrook 12: Jane Lacouture 13: Adylin Holbrook
YAOP resource materials available at from The Center on Parenting and Opioids
​Congratulations Siuslaw Esports! Both teams, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, made the Pacific Division 2022 Playoffs! Matches begin after Thanksgiving break on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All are welcomed to cheer on Siuslaw High School gamers in Mr. Looney’s tech lab!
​Siuslaw High School recently recognized 128 students for earning an academic letter for honor roll (those who achieved 3.5 or higher for two consecutive semesters in an academic year). Congratulations to our SHS student who received this achievement!
The Siuslaw High School Winter Concert is coming soon. Looking for a sure-fire, low-cost way to ignite your holiday spirit? Look no further! On Monday night, December 12th, at 7 pm on the FEC mainstage, your Siuslaw Bands and Choirs will present their Winter Concert for 2022. It's a full evening of young musicians playing and singing their hearts out for their home crowd. You'll hear ancient carols, modern jazz, and everything in between, and the price for admission is, like all gifts, FREE! Happy Holidays and see you there!
YAOP registration link
​Siuslaw School District has four Budget Committee positions open for the school board budget process.   Positions 1, 2(1-year unexpired term), 3 and 6 are open for appointment by the school board. Apply by December 5, 2022 by 5:00PM. The Budget Committee includes the Board of Directors and seven volunteer citizens who are appointed to serve 3-year terms. Committee members must be registered voters living within the boundaries of the Siuslaw School District, and cannot be employees, officers, or agents of the district.   The school board will consider applications at the December 14, 2022, school board meeting. Please fill out an application and return to or the Siuslaw School District Office, 2111 Oak Street, Florence, OR 97439 by December 5, 2022, no later than 5 p.m.   If you would like more information about becoming a budget member or information on the budget process, see the links in the column to the left on the following school district webpage:​.  Call the district office at 541-997-2651 if you have questions.   Application link, if needed: or
YAOP event logo
Youth and young adults are invited to explore their own personal power and get ready to uplift their peers. This virtual 360° interactive experience with Uplift will motivate, empower, and support 14 to 19 year olds to change the lives of those around them. Peer support training provided: help friends in crisis, boost college resume, and join a community.   This is a one-time fun, free learning experience (selected applicants will be granted a scholarship, paid by the Oregon Health Authority). Participants will receive a $75 gift card for attending all the days of the event and completing the Uplift program. They will also be entered for prizes including the grand prize—a PS5! A $75 stipend will be earned by all Oregon youth who attend the full event.  There are three planned virtual sessions with one in November, February, and March. Registration for the November event is open until 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9.   UPLIFT NOVEMBER 2022  Thursday, November 10: 5 to 8 p.m.  Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Learn more:
​The Siuslaw High School 2022 ​Veterans Day Assembly is Thursday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. ​Veterans are invited to come early for breakfast and check in at 9:30 a.m. with lunch following the assembly at 11:30 a.m.    Here is the YouTube link to listen and watch this special ceremony honoring our veterans:
We would like to invite you to attend our Open House on Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a fun night. We will have a scavenger hunt that will help familiarize you with the building & staff, have fun with makerspace activities in the library, and have a chance to meet some of our community partners.  You will also have a chance to visit the Art room for some activities.  Upon your arrival, please start your evening by checking in with your classroom teacher to get your scavenger hunt card.  Each student will get one card to guide them.  The card can be turned in after all locations have been visited for a treat at the end of your visit.  Community Partners & Programs you can expect to see:  Title 1 Staff - Orientation Information in the Library  Art Activities RM # 9  PTA  Boys & Girls Club  Siuslaw Baseball & Softball Association  Siuslaw Youth Soccer Association  Safe Shelter for Siuslaw Students - Jennifer Ledbetter  Migrant Education Program - Recruiter, Marta Montoya de Guzman  Lane African American - Black Student Success -Regional Navigator, Elisa Grundmeyer  We look forward to a fun evening and hope to see you all!  Mrs. Flora, Mr. Ulrich & SES Staff
Our Siuslaw High School football team will play Vale High School in the first round of the OSAA 3A State Football Championship Tournament Saturday, November 5 at noon (Pacific Standard Time) at Vale High School. The game will also be streamed live on YouTube. Visit
​Our Siuslaw Viking Volleyball Team is heading to the OSAA State Championships. The Quarterfinal is at 3:15 on Friday at Springfield High School on Court 2. If our lady Viks win, they'll play in the Semifinal game Friday night at 8:30 p.m. on Court 2. If they win the Semifinal game, they'll play in the Final game on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.   However, if they fall in the Quarterfinal, they'll play in the Consolation round on Saturday at 10 a.m. on Court 2. If they win the Consolation round, they'll play Saturday at 2:15 p.m. for 4th or 6th place on Court 2.   If our Viking Volleyball team falls in the Semifinal, they will play Saturday at 2:15 p.m. for 3rd or 5th place on Court 1.   Tickets are available on-site or digitally at   For those who cannot attend, the games are being live-streamed at
Three SHS Students Doing the Right Thing:  ​On Tuesday night, November 1, our SHS principal was driving from the high school to the middle school when he observed three high school students drop their backpacks and hustle into the road to help a motorist who had run out of gas.   They pushed the car through the intersection and into the middle school parking lot. "It's gratifying to see our kids do the right thing just because they are positioned to be of help,"  said Mr. Harklerode.
WANTED: Tiny teachers to make a visit one time each month to Siuslaw Elementary classrooms this school year! If you have a 2-4 month old baby, you could be one of our Roots of Empathy families. This innovative program has been shown to increase prosocial behavior and decrease bullying in the children who participate. Help us change the world one child at a time.  See or email to learn more about what it means to be a Roots of Empathy family.  To learn more about this program, visit:
Viking Matchup! ​Our Siuslaw High School football team will play Vale High School in the first round of the OSAA 3A State Football Championship Tournament Saturday, November 5 at noon (Pacific Standard Time) at Vale High School.   For spectators driving to Vale, the school does not have bleachers so bringing your own chairs is recommended. For those who cannot make it to Vale, the game will be broadcast live on Coast Radio KCST (106.9 FM) and KCFM (103.1 and 104.1 FM).  Go, Siuslaw Vikings!
SHS Cross Country Boys & Girls are District Champs and our coaches were recognized as Coaches of the Year!
​Siuslaw High School volleyball won their playoff game against Pleasant Hill today to move on to the State Tournament.   SHS  volleyball will next play Friday, November 4 at 3:15 p.m. at Springfield High School. Tickets can be purchased at once all the game details have been determined.
Have a safe and happy Halloween! On a day for goblins and tricks, make safety a treat. 3,200 Halloween-related injuries estimated per year over the last three years (55% pumpkin carving; 25% falls involving decorations, tripping on costumes, or walking while trick-or-treating; 20% lacertations, ingestions, allergic reactions and rashes). Some safety tips: 1) Prevent fires by using battery-operated lights or glow sticks. 2) Prevent trips and falls by wearing a costume that fits. 3) Keep kids safe by keeping pumpkin carving to adults. 4) Keep safe from COVID by following CDC advice to wear a mask.  GET READY FOR A THRILLING AND SAFE HALLOWEEN!
​OSAA Volleyball Play-off game Siuslaw versus Vale on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Come cheer on your Vikings! Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Only OSAA passes are accepted.  No league passes, season passes, or ASB cards will be accepted for entry.   Here is a link for e-tickets:  We will have a cash option, too.