November Newsletter

North Salem High School

Home of the vikings

T.R.U.E. North


Important Dates

November 9 Boys Soccer Playoffs- Semifinals Go support this team as they battle to get into the state final! 7:00pm @ La Salle Catholic College Prep.

November 11 Veteran's Day- NO SCHOOL To staff and families who have served or who currently serve in our armed forces, we thank you for your service.

November 12 Football Playoffs-Quarterfinals Go Support this team as they play for to reach semifinalas! 7:00pm @ Silverton HS

November 12- NO SCHOOL An opportunity for students to take care of themselves and catch up on any schoolwork, if needed.

November 24-26-NO SCHOOL Holiday Break.
Boys Soccer Semifinals- Get your Tickets Here

BOYS SOCCER 11/9/2021 @ La Salle 7pm La Salle Prep vs North Salem (5A BSC) Semifinal All venues are subject to the OHA mandated mask requirements. $5.00-$8.00

Football Quarterfinals- Get your tickets here

FOOTBALL 11/12/2021 @ Silverton 7pm Silverton vs North Salem (5A FB) Quarterfinals All venues are subject to the OHA mandated mask requirements. $5.00-$8.00

A note from the principal

Hello North Salem High School Community! The entire staff at North Salem hopes this message finds you well, and your student successful in their academic development and pursuits at North. Much appreciation to the parents and guardians who met with teachers during 1,392 teacher conferences. The best educational opportunity comes from close school partnership with families to ensure we are aligned and supporting each other.

Several opportunities have come to light where school-family teamwork is essential. Our hope is that you will please have these conversations at home so we can continue our work to equitably educate, support, and inspire students.

  1. Be in Class on Time! Early is On Time- Arriving to class before the start of class is essential to learning, and the learning environment. When students arrive to class early, they demonstrate their pride in our school and the opportunities we provide. Classes, and learning, can begin on time when students are in their classes, ready to participate before the bell rings. Please help us to ensure your student is not tardy to class.
  2. Attend All Your Classes! Earning credits, learning, and inspiration takes place inside the classroom. Please help us to ensure your student is not missing class. When students are sick, we ask they remain home, but when healthy we ask that they attend every class, on time, for the full class period. Please monitor your student’s attendance, and if they are absent or skipping, talk to your students and reach out to the school. Together we must ensure that your student is learning, and earning the required credits towards graduation.
  3. Ask for help! Self-advocacy is a skill that must be practiced. Every adult at North Salem is here to serve your student. Students, parents, and guardians are welcome to email and call teachers, counselors, and administrators. We are here to help. Students should talk to their teachers and ask for the help they need. The NSHS Library is open every day, all day, and after school with a Tutoring Center to support students.
  4. Make Great Choices! Please speak with your student about this beautiful building and how keeping it clean and well maintained shows pride in our community. Both the historic and new sides of the NSHS campus are symbolic of the new and old traditions at our school. The pride we show in our building demonstrates the pride and importance of our work. Please encourage your student to honor and show pride in their school. Keep our campus clean and safe.

We are proud to be Vikings! Thank you for helping our students feel that pride through encouraging their positive and productive actions on campus.


Chad R. Towe, EdD

Principal, North Salem High School

The Counselors

The Counseling department at North Salem High School wants our students to receive a high quality education. The counseling department has many resources for students looking for, educational assistance, college and career guidance, mental health assistance, or general help with challenges outside of school.

Congratulations Ms. Rivera

Ms. Rivera was honored last Friday as a finalist for Oregon Counselor of the year! She humbly serves as lead counselor, tirelessly guides and advocates for students, and is a pillar of the North Salem community. Please congratulate Ms. Rivera on this well-deserved accomplishment!!!


  • A message from the College and Career Coach, Mrs. Munguia

    It is FAFSA/ORSAA time! Our focus this month is to help our Vikings complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid also know as FAFSA for short. ORSAA is the alternative of the FAFSA. Students with a valid social security number will complete the FAFSA. Students that do not have a valid social security number will complete the ORSAA.

    The College and Career Center (room 110) is a space created for our students to help guide them through completing the FAFSA/ORSAA. Students that complete the FAFSA/ORSAA are more likely to attend college after high school. Students can also stop by to learn more about scholarships!

    Feel free to reach out to your College and Career Coach is you have any questions or concerns.

    Linda Munguia

    North Salem High School

    College and Career Coach


Athletics, Clubs, and Activities



Coach: Lane McLeod

*Tryouts: 11/15-11/17 3:45pm-5:45pm

Practice is usually from 3:45pm-5:45pm

For more information contact Coach McLeod -


Coach: Trever Ball

Open Gym: 11/9 & 11/10 @ 3:30pm-5:00pm

*Tryouts: 11/15-11/17 3:30pm-5:00pm

Practice is usually from 3:45pm-5:45pm

For more information contact Coach Ball-


Coach: Andrew Pickett

Informational Meeting: 11/9 & 11/10 in room 133

Mat Club Workouts: Starting 11/8 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm

Practice starts 11/15 @ 4:00pm-6:00pm

For more information contact Coach Pickett-


Coach:Taylor Rash

Practice 4:00pm-5:30pm @ Kroc Center

For more information contact coach Rash-

Club Announcements

Join the Chess Club today 11/9 after school in Room #2020, come learn how to play chess, do some practice matches and even get some math tutoring!

FBLA members, as a reminder we will be having a meeting today 11/9 after school, if anyone is interested in joining the North Salem Future Business Leaders of America Chapter please reach out to Mr.Abel in Room 136

"November is Native American Heritage Month! Since there's no school on Thursday, Native Club will meet on WEDNESDAY 11/10 at 3:30PM in Room 122. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Price. See you tomorrow at 3:30 in Room 122!

The GSA is meeting today 11/9 after school in room 236. We meet every other Tuesday from 3:30 to 4 pm. This week we are working on pronoun posters and talking about the school mascot! Can't wait to see you there!


Attention all students: THERE WILL BE A SNOWBALL 2021 Woohoo!!

The theme is “Together Again.”

Students from all over the district will get to enjoy DJ and Dancing, opportunities for song requests, prize drawings, and more!

The dance will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 8pm – Midnight

at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion.

COVID Protocols Will be in place:

In addition to showing student ID you must show proof of vaccination or a Negative COVID test result taken less than 72 hours before the dance.

Masks must be worn unless eating or drinking.

Tickets are on sale now at or at Lillypops and Roses on Lancaster Drive.

Tickets will be available for purchase here at north after Thanksgiving. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

For more information check out the flyers hung up around the school


Family Viking Night

Questions & Answers /Preguntas y Respuestas

November 17th at 6:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 0606 8380

Passcode: 604439

For more information contact:


971-206-7583 or 503-399-3241 ext.503250

Fax: 503-375-7808

IB Information

North Salem High School is now an International Baccalaureate World School. Sophomores will be eligible to begin the IB Diploma Program or IB Career=-related Program in Fall, 2022. Contact IB Coordinator Amy Green for more information.