Fox Friday

News from Silverton High School - November 4, 2022

Dates to Remember

  • November 4 & 5: The Curious Savage
  • November 5: Fox Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament
  • November 11: No School -Veterans Day
  • November 14: Registration Deadline for all Winter Sports
  • November 16: Parent & Athlete Meeting for all Winter Sports
  • November 21& 22: Fall Conferences
  • November 21-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

For a complete list of upcoming events at SHS, please visit our events page.

Fall Conference Schedule

Silverton High School will be conducting Fall Academic Conferences on November 21st and 22nd. There will be no school for students on those two days.

Conferences on November 21st will be by invitation and appointment only from 3:30-7:30pm. Staff will determine specific students and families they would like to connect with, and Office Staff will reach out to parents/guardians next week to begin scheduling appointments.

On November 22nd, teachers will be available for arena-style conferences from 12:00 - 7:30, with a break from 5:00-6:00 pm for our teachers to have dinner. These conferences will take place in the Main Gym and will be limited to 10 minutes with each teacher.

We encourage you to have your student attend conferences with you. This is a great opportunity to check in regarding concerns or struggles and focus on how best to support your student's growth.

Detailed information will be coming, so be on the lookout!

Ready for Class

We would greatly appreciate it if you could help remind your students that it is important to bring their charged Chromebooks to school every day so that they are prepared for class. Many of our classes use technology tools for lessons and certain testing that must be done on a school-issued Chromebook.

Also, if your student has borrowed an extra Chromebook this year, please remind them that those need to be returned as soon as possible to the library.

Fun Fact: Not a big surprise, but is the day of the week with the most forgotten Chromebooks? Yes, it's Monday!

We have Amazing Teachers!

Mr. Scott Towery was awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree at the 95th National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Honorary American FFA Degree is the highest honor bestowed on an individual. It is only awarded to agricultural teachers who have created high-quality agricultural education programs which inspire and motivate their students to strive for success. Mr. Towery has certainly done that and more!

Mr. Towery has been an Agriculture Science teacher at Silverton High School since 2006 and worked at Cascade School before joining SHS. During his time in Silverton, we have seen many Gold and Silver National Winners, along with Oregon State Champions and numerous conference and district champions. Silverton FFA has consistently brought home the blue banners!

FFA makes a positive difference in students' lives by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. FFA membership today is comprised of 735,038 student members who belong to one of 8,817 local FFA chapters throughout the United States. Over the past 27 years, Mr. Towery has taken 22 teams to the National competition, of which 20 were from Silverton High. Besides hosting the 2015 State FFA Convention at Silverton High School, Mr. Towery has had more than 80 students earn their Oregon State FFA Degree, 15 students have gone on to win the American Farmer FFA Degree, three students who served as State Officers, and in 2009 Carson States was the National Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking. Scott strongly acknowledges and credits Silverton's supportive FFA alumni, community, and eager students for the success.

Besides advising our FFA chapter with Mrs. Monica Baker, Mr. Towery teaches Agricultural Leadership, Basic Welding, Metal Art Welding, Advanced Welding and Fabrication 1 & 2. He is an NC3 Lincoln Electric Certified Instructor, and our students have a chance to become certified welders while still in high school. This is only because of his efforts to keep his skills at instructor levels and meet the national standards required.

"FFA provides the next generation of leaders who will change the world.." -- FFA Vision

Mr. Towery is making the FFA vision come to life daily at SHS. Thank you, Mr. Towery, for being an extraordinary, dedicated teacher who has taken the time to invest in our students' future success!


Mark your calendar - Santa Mouse Bazaar is right around the corner! You won't want to miss this fun and highly anticipated tradition organized by and supporting our Basic Skills Classroom.

Saturday, December 3rd

9:00am - 3:00 pm

Silverton High School

Handmade crafts, local vendor and artist fair, holiday gifts, a silent auction, and wonderful baked goodies! We hope to see you there!


Can’t find your favorite sweatshirt? Does your student no longer have the lunchbox they started school with? Missing a water bottle?

Students: make sure to check lost & found as soon as possible!

All unclaimed items will be donated.

The Bulletin

You can find The Bulletin on our website under Student Links. These student announcements are sent to all students and read during homeroom. It's a great way for you to say up-to-date on what is happening at SHS!

Meet a Few of our New Teachers...

Ms. Jennifer Peterson

Health Teacher

What college(s) did you attend, and what degree did you obtain?

University of Oregon, BS in Exercise & Movement Science with a minor in Biology and Chemistry. Western Oregon University, MAT in Teaching

How many years have you been teaching?

This is my 16th year teaching, prior to teaching I was a high school athletic trainer.

What was your favorite class in high school?

Any PE class

When you’re not working, what are you most likely doing?

Watching my children play sports, working out, or watching movies

What is one of your pet peeves?

Athletes that slack off in PE class.

One of the things on my bucket list is…

Go on a safari in Africa.

Favorite Pastimes

Traveling, hiking, or playing sports

Mr. Dawson Hughes

Social Studies Teacher

What college(s) did you attend, and what degree did you obtain?

I attended Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) and earned two bachelor’s degrees. The first is in Education and the second is in Political Science.

How many years have you been teaching?

This is my first year other than student teaching!

What was your favorite class in high school?

This is a tough one. There are lots of classes that I enjoyed, but my top two were probably AP Spanish and Art History.

One of the things on my bucket list is…

Traveling to each continent! So far, I have been to North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

What I like best about working at SHS…

Are the wonderful people. The students and staff have all been so welcoming and helpful during my first year as a fox.

Favorite pastimes

My favorite pastimes are reading, playing video games, and hanging out with my dog, Meatball.

Ms. Valerie Schockelt

Mathematics Teacher

What college(s) did you attend, and what degree did you obtain?

Oregon State University—Double bachelor’s in Mathematics (with an emphasis in Secondary Education) and Sustainability

How many years have you been teaching?

This is my third year!

What was your favorite class in high school?

Algebra 2 and Pre-Calc/Trig

When you’re not working, what are you most likely doing?

I am likely spending time with my corgi, Gus, or exploring. I enjoy seeing new places in the outdoors and traveling.

What I like best about working at SHS…

I enjoy the positivity and energy both the staff and students share.

Favorite pastimes

I am reading, spending time with my dog, and traveling.

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