Siuslaw High School is hosting a Spring Financial Aid and Scholarship Meeting on Thursday, February 22, at 6 p.m.   Seniors and parents/guardians are invited.   Topics that will be covered include FAFSA, Oregon Promise, Siuslaw Regional Scholarship Application, Geraldine Bagley Scholarship, Ford Family Foundation Scholarship, and more!
Recently, Siuslaw Elementary School Music Teacher Amanda Sarles was recognized with the Oregon Music Educator Association Excellence in Elementary Music Education ​Award!
​​In preparation for Read Across America Week & Kindness Month, Natalie Gibson's 2nd grade students visited the SHS Library Podcasting studio to record a read aloud of the book Try a Little Kindness by Henry Cole.  Students practiced being good digital citizens and using technology to amplify voices.  Students also enjoyed a virtual field trip to the Oregon Coast Humane Society, a read aloud by Mrs. Flosi, and #Makerspace activities while in the SHS Library!
​In observance of Presidents' Day, there is no school on Monday, February 19.
Important Notice
Siuslaw High School's Health Occupations class is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on February 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.   Follow these steps to sign up for an appointment.  ​1) Go to: redcrossblood.org  2) Hover on Donate Blood and then click Schedule appointment.  3) Type in zip code: 97439  4) Click on See Times under the Blood Drive date of December 12.  5) Next to the times, there are open spots that say "Blood" or "Power Red," which you can click to schedule your appointment.   6) Create new account if you don't have an existing one.   What is Power Red? Eligible individuals with types O, A negative, and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation where available.
National School Counseling Week 2024 is being celebrated this week, February 5 through February 9. The focus of this special week is to recognize how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Please help us in recognizing and honoring our school counselors:  Siuslaw Elementary School: Ashley Juniper, Patrick Peters, and Julie Steyding  Siuslaw Middle School: Gracie Aguirre, Brandi Bailey, and Parma Roe  Siuslaw High School: Robert Orr and Laura Osbon
​Students from the Business Careers in Technical Education (CTE) program at Siuslaw High School took part in the 2024 MarketingJAM. This event was held from January 26 to 28 at Spark at Booth-Kelly in Springfield, Oregon. At MarketingJAM, CTE business students are given a real-world marketing scenario for a local business. They create a strategy to increase the firm’s profile, promote, and even rebrand. Then they present their marketing campaign to a panel of judges made up from industry professionals. Team Siuslaw (Seniors), last year's champions, were recognized with the “Most Knowledgeable” award. Team Bonesaw received the “Most Technical” award, and Team Little Man Dan was awarded for “Most Charismatic Presentation.”
Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books  empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.  Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place February 26 through February 29 in our library.   Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 4 to 8 p.m. with FREE hot hog dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.  If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.    Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/siuslawelementaryschool1​
​There is no school for students on Friday, February 2 for Teacher Grading Day at our Siuslaw schools.   The second semester (third quarter) begins Monday, February 5.
​Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, January 26, there is no school for students for all Siuslaw schools as it is a Curriculum and Instruction Day for staff.
UPDATE: There has been an accident south of the bridge, closing Highway 101. Siuslaw schools will be on a 3-hour delay (late start). This road closure impacts multiple bus routes and the ability for staff and students to reach school.
​On Wednesday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m., we will be hosting a Vape Abuse Prevention Meeting about the vaping issues in Siuslaw Schools.  Officials from Lane County Public Health will be on hand to discuss effective strategies to prevent youth from vaping. The meeting will be in the Middle School Commons. All are welcome to attend this informational meeting.
There is no school on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  School and district operations will resume Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
Siuslaw High School is hosting a Student Career Fair for ninth through twelfth-grade students on Friday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Student participants will have the opportunity to visit booths from vendors, submit an application and/or a resume, and interview for part-time jobs, seasonal work, and other youth apprenticeships.  This event will allow students to present themselves professionally, participate in on-spot interviews and gain feedback from our area employers, while assisting with our seasonal recruitment needs.  If you are a local business looking to recruit and train for the upcoming season, you are invited to participate in this FREE event.  Tables will be provided for vendors, along with an open audience of candidates who will circulate throughout the event.    For more information, or to sign up to participate, contact Pam at 541-997-5470.
All seniors need to submit their senior portraits via email to Mr. Perry by Friday, January the 19th in order to ensure they’ll be in the yearbook.  You have two options  Option 1: Free Photo   Mr. Perry or a member of the yearbook staff can take an excellent, high-quality photo for the senior to use for the yearbook's senior portrait section. Our suggestion is for the senior to wear a nice shirt/top for this photo.  Option 2: Professional Photo   Seniors may also choose a professional photographer to take portraits. The photographer should submit a head/shoulders shot for this section of the yearbook. The yearbook staff would appreciate a digital copy to ensure a quality print. It is imperative that seniors not wait to have this photo taken. Professional photographers often have very busy schedules that will not allow for a quick turnaround. If the senior chooses this option, it is important to schedule the photo shoot with the photographer early in the school year.  In the past, students have brought in "selfies" or photos from Facebook or other social media.  These photographs are not of a satisfactory quality and will not be published.  Below are the specifications for the photographs the yearbook staff requires of the seniors for the portrait section.  Specifications:  All photos must conform to the following specifications for inclusion in the yearbook.  These specifications are in place to ensure a quality product.  The yearbook staff reserves the right to request a different photography should the submitted photo not meet the following specifications.  1. The photo would be best sent as a jpeg. or brought in on a flash drive.  The photo should be at least 1000x1000 pixels for clarity.  2. The photo should have 1/4" between the top of the head and the edge of the photo.  This allows for proper placement of the photo.  3. Clear focus; no soft focus or misty effects.  These treatments make the photograph look blurry and of poor quality.  No hats, feet, arms, hands or props that might intrude upon the subject's face.  A professional headshot is the goal.  4. Background should contrast with hair color.  This avoids the "floating head" issue.  For example, dark background for blondes, and light background for brunettes.  A professional photographer will ensure that this is done properly.  5. An electronic submission with the student's name and Senior Photo in the subject line are preferred.  Send all photos for the yearbook to Mr. Perry @ mperry2@siuslaw.k12.or.us
​Last month, 16 students from Siuslaw High School participated in codeORcreate, a three-day youth technology competition. Connected Lane County hosted 13 schools. At the end of the event, groups presented their projects to a panel of judges during a showcase.We had four groups participate in codeORcreate. Here are their results:  Elevated Council received second place in APP design. Team members: Sean Martinez, Kai Diocson, Mateo Fort, Jordan Strickland, and Gabe Whitney. Bagels with Suits received second place in game design. Team members: Seamus Burke, Mykah Knabe, Rylan Pierce, and Christian Knapp. Team Fenrir received third place in game design. Team members: Taylor Spencer, Ethan Spencer, Clora Nelson, and Keegan Evans. Team Core received fourth place in game design. Team members: Dylan Becker, Christopher DeLos Santos, and Ethan Moore.
Our board chair is Brian Lacouture, our vice chair is Maureen Miltenberger. Our directors are John Barnett, Tamara Cole, Josh Haberly, Dianna Pimlott, and Kady Sneddon. Our student representatives to the school board are Arelin Gates, Storm Kurth, Riley Olson, and Cort Waggoner. Siuslaw School District is making a special effort during January to show appreciation for our school board members and our student representatives to the school board; however, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round effort on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to improving student achievement and to fighting for the best for all of our students.
The Siuslaw High School National Honors Society is hosting a Winter Formal on Saturday, January 6 from 8 to 11 p.m. at Florence Golf Links. Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase January 2 through January 5 at lunch. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event for $20.