​We invite all middle school and high school students and their parents/guardians to attend this 'Tell My Story' event about youth mental health on Wednesday, May 31 from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Siuslaw Middle School. Pizza and drinks will be served at 6 p.m.
​Our Boys Track and Field Team is the State Team Champion! Come to Siuslaw Middle School at 12:45 a.m. to welcome them back to Florence and help celebrate this amazing win!
We had a successful Scholarship Awards Night on Wednesday. To view images from the evening, visit one of the following links: https://www.beckdawgphotog.com/High-School/Scholarship-Night-2023 or https://tinyurl.com/2023SHSAwardsNight.   Thank you to Becky Holbrook for taking the photos (Corduroy, too)  and making them available online.
Congratulations to Kyle Hughes who won 1st in state yesterday for pole vault and Will Johnson (6th place) and Justin Allen (7th place)!
It's time to sign up for summer school! This year we are "Racing to Learn." Registration for Siuslaw Elementary Summer School is now open. Please submit your registration packet by Friday, June 9. Summer school will be from Tuesday June 27 through July 20, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast is served between 8 and 8:30 a.m.,  and lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. We will be closed July 4 and 5. For more information, go to the school’s website at siuslaw.k12.or.us,  use the direct links to the registration packet (https://5il.co/1v4sq  or https://tinyurl.com/2023SESSummerSchool), visit the school office, or contact Kassy Keppol at kkeppol@siuslaw.k12.or.us.
​Congratulations to our Siuslaw Boys Golf team for being selected as the OSAA Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month for May for their performance, dedication in the classroom, and service to the community.   Our SHS Boys Golf Team won seven tournaments in a row this year and also placed seventh in the state after only two years of having a golf program! The team also volunteers and participates in maintenance days at the golf course.
Our Scholarship Awards Night is this evening at 6 p.m. at the Florence Events Center. Students receiving scholarships as well as their parents/guardians have received information via letter, email, and telephone about tonight's festivities. Additionally, information went out today sharing a livestream link for tonight's event. The link is https://youtube.com/live/6x8aKCNn9mk?feature=share​ or you can type tinyurl.com/ScholarshipAwardsNight​ into a browser to be redirected to the livestream on YouTube.
The Siuslaw High School baseball team is playing in the state play-off game on Monday at North Valley High School in ​Grants Pass at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at osaa.org/shop/tickets (select Baseball and 3A) or you can purchase tickets at the game. The baseball field is behind the school at 6741 Monument Drive, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. Congratulations to our Viking baseball team!
​The Siuslaw Trap Team is having a Pancake Breakfast & Raffle Fundraiser at the Siuslaw Middle School, Saturday, May 20 from 8 to 11 a.m.  There will also be raffle prizes from local businesses. The grand prize is a Husqvarna Chainsaw. ​Please come help support our local Trap Team. Proceeds go to help fund travel for State Competition, registration fees for events, and shooting supplies.
​Today is the day! Ms. Wachtel's second-grade class will be unearthing a capsule that was buried in 1991 at 1 p.m. Here is the livestream link for YouTube and a redirect link (for those typing into a browser) if you would like to watch: https://youtube.com/live/jlj2jruCSDs or https://tinyurl.com/1991time​capsule​.
Siuslaw High School got a jumpstart today for the new Natural Resources program that will begin next year! Siuslaw Middle and High School students worked with other students in Lane County in a Fire School sponsored by Lane ESD and Lane Community College Fire Education​. What a great day!
​The Choirs of Siuslaw High School present their Spring Concert, Viva La Vida!, at the Florence Event Center on Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The program will feature the Viking Blue, Viking Gold, and Soundwave choirs performing their hearts out for their hometown crowd and favorite audience! These young artists, like the scholars, athletes, technicians, and future leaders who walk the halls of SHS, are truly the Best of Siuslaw. Come and enjoy a full evening of old and new, as well as some of the most challenging and uplifting music you’ll find anywhere, all while supporting the Arts in our schools and our community. The price for admission is, like all gifts, FREE! See you there!
​We are celebrating Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! We are extremely fortunate to have such amazing staff members serving our students in Florence!  At Siuslaw High School, one of our teachers, Trisha Holden, honored two of our staff members with a written tribute. Below is what she shared about Siuslaw West staff members Terri Mason and Kate Gibson.  "Ms. Mason and Ms. Kate are an AMAZING team over at Siuslaw West! Ms. Mason makes my role as an independent studies/credit recovery teacher so much easier because she keeps a constantly updated running tally of students' progress in each of their online classes. This allows me to have the time in my classroom to focus on and engage in helping students with their studies. It's a big deal! Not only do they look out for all the students who are working on their credit recovery here on the main campus, but they are creating a space at Siuslaw West where students feel safe, welcome, wanted, and motivated. They have consistent rules and high expectations, and they cheer, nurture, and tutor each student toward their goal of diploma or GED completion. They definitely embody all aspects of Siuslaw PRIDE! Ms. Mason and Ms. Kate absolutely ROCK!"  ​To our staff we say: Thank you! You are an inspiration! You are appreciated! You make a huge impact! You truly care about students! We are fortunate to have you!
Monday, May 15 is our Siuslaw High School Spring Concert, Spring Into Adventure, with our jazz band and symphonic band​ at Florence Events Center at 7 p.m.   ​Come listen to a collection of bright, adventurous music exploring the Highlands of Ireland, the movie music of the Incredibles, and celebrating our armed forces with a collection of their theme songs.
The Siuslaw School District is currently hiring for a variety of open position*s:  Special Education Teacher, Siuslaw High School School Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Siuslaw Middle & High School Special Education Aide, Siuslaw Middle School Educational Aide, Siuslaw Middle School Educational Aide, Siuslaw Elementary School Custodian, Siuslaw Middle/High School Mechanic, Transportation Career & Technical Manufacturing Technology, Welding and Metals/Automotive Educational Assistant Aide, Siuslaw High School Substitute Teaching, classroom and bus driver positions *Jobs updated daily!  Benefits for qualifying positions include Paid leave, Paid individual and Family Medical/Dental/Vision, Relocation Assistance, Paid Tuition, Retirement, and much more!  To learn more, contact Pam at 541-997-5470 or visit siuslaw.k12.or.us and click on the Careers tab to read the full posting and apply online.
Siuslaw Theater Club presents Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon performed by middle and high school students this Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14 at 5 p.m. All shows are at Siuslaw Middle School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids and students.
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​Our PTA Talent Show is back after 2 years! Don’t miss out on one of the most entertaining collections of talent put on by students of Siuslaw. Get your tickets now to see the annual PTA Talent Show.  There will be two performances, Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. each evening at the Florence Events Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Siuslaw Elementary School office. The cost is $3 for individuals and $10 for a family of 4. Children under 5 are free. Tickets available for purchase in the Siuslaw Elementary School office or at the Florence Events Center the nights of the shows.  Questions? Contact Mrs. Sarles, Elementary Music Teacher: asarles@siuslaw.k12.or.us
​Show your school spirit next week by dressing up for our Prom Spirit Week, May 1 through May 4.  MONDAY: Monochromatic Monday  TUESDAY: PJ Tuesday  WEDNESDAY: Way Back When Wednesday (9th: 70s; 10th: 80s; 11th: 2000s; 12th: 90s; Staff: Your Choice)  THURSDAY: Twin With Your Date Thursday
​Siuslaw Elementary School Kinder Kick Off  If you have a child that will be starting Kindergarten in the fall please join us Tuesday, May 9 from 5 to 6 p.m.