Silverton Middle School Art Students Present Their Work
Silverton Middle School’s annual Art Lunch & Learn took place just before the end of the first semester. Mrs. Chandler’s art students showcased work honoring favorite artists from around the world and throughout history, as well as foods related to their chosen artist’s culture. Principal Brett Davisson and Superintendent Andy Bellando were on hand to taste the food and see the art, alongside many of the school’s other teachers who took time out of their lunch break to come in and support the art students.
8th Graders Visit SHS for Career & Technical Education Fair
Students from the Class of 2023 visited Silverton High School last week to tour the building and get a sample of some of the many Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses offered in high school. Silverton Fire Department had an engine onsite to promote SHS’s Protective Services program. Live goats and rabbits hung out in the Animal Science classroom for, students examined soil samples in the SHS greenhouse, and got a chance to explore the green-screen room in the Video Production department. Mr. Rankin showed off some of the work of current and past Programming students, and Mr. Houts gave next year’s freshmen the chance to see drafting and woodworking principles in action.
Mrs. Johnie Ferro, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction at SHS, explained that “CTE programs provide real world application to high school content. We have incredible instructors, community support, and facilities to prepare students for high demand, high wage jobs. I couldn’t be more proud of the work they do and more optimistic about the future of our students as a result!”
Employees of the Year, Butte Creek Principal, & SHS Senior Honored at First Citizen Banquet
On February 16th, Butte Creek Principal Kevin Palmer was honored alongside his wife, Stacy Palmer, as Silverton’s First Citizens. The First Citizen Banquet is an annual tradition, put on by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the Palmers, each of our Employee of the Year selections (see this article!) were also honored.
Silverton High School Senior Alyssa Khieu was chosen as this year’s Future First Citizen. Alyssa serves the students of Silverton High School as ASB Treasurer, but that’s not the extent of her work. “Alyssa has a big heart, and has been a key organizer in raising over $11,000 for the Tree of Giving and over $67,000 for Medical Teams International over the past two years,” said Mrs. Bashor, SHS’s Activity Director.
Join us in congratulating all of this year’s award recipients.
The Milky Way in a Gymnasium
As part of George Fox University’s Science Outreach program, a professor from that university visited Scotts Mills Elementary recently to support the science instruction of Scotts Mills 5th graders with Mrs. Wurdinger. With him came an inflatable planetarium that was setup in the school gym, and allowed students to be surrounded by the night sky in the middle of the school day.
“When they told me a planetarium was coming out, I thought that meant they turn the gym into a planetarium,” said Scotts Mills Principal Kirstin Jorgenson. “This is way cool, and the kids love it.”
Mr. SHS Coming Soon
The annual Mr. SHS pageant and fundraiser is on the horizon. This year’s participants are already active in their fundraising efforts, with the goal of beating last year’s total of over $37,000 raised. All proceeds from Mr. SHS benefit Medical Teams International. Learn more about MTI on their website, and join us for the annual Mr. SHS pageant on Saturday, April 13th at 7pm. Contact Silverton High School for details on how you can buy tickets to this event, but act soon – it sells out every year!