Appeal tribune. (Silverton, Or.) 1999-current, May 04, 2016, Page 3B, Image 9

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    WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
Regis, St. Mary to share Principal Schindler
St. Mary Catholic School Principal
Rick Schindler will budget his time for
some double duty next year.
Regis High School Board of Direc-
tors announced that Schindler will
serve as the school’s interim principal
during the 2016-17 school year. He
takes on the role with the departure of
Regis Principal Scott Coulter, who will
be returning to Idaho to serve as prin-
cipal of St.Paul’s Catholic School in
“I made the decision to return to
Boise; it was not an easy decision, but it
was the right decision,” Coulter said.
St. Mary and Regis will share Schin-
dler’s leadership, while Candi Hen-
drick will continue as Regis’s assistant
principal and Dean of
Students. Schindler will
hold office hours at both
“I’m already working
closely with the board
Rick Schindler and (Coulter),” Schin-
dler said. “We’re work-
ing on budgeting, staff-
ing, calendaring, all of
the instructional and
ment pieces.”
Coulter has served as
Scott Coulter
Regis principal since
June, 2014, when he re-
placed retiring Principal Joni Gillis.
Prior to that Coulter spent 16 years at
Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Ida-
ho. His first job out of college (Western
Oregon University) was at Regis
where he taught mathematics and
coached from 1978-82.
Under Schindler’s leadership, St.
Mary has seen a variety of popular and
innovative educational resources and
programs unfold, including library
and technology improvements, Archi-
tect in Schools, music programs, mid-
dle-school elective additions such as
French, art, choir, and study skills and
a program designed to strengthen
family relationships patterned after
Matthew Kelly’s “Building Better
Families: A Practical Guide to Raising
Amazing Children.”
School officials said St. Mary and
Regis are working in collaboration to
optimize the scholastic structure and
physical space of both schools. For ex-
ample, St. Mary theatrical perfor-
mances use the Regis stage and both
schools utilize a Google framework for
technology integration and instruc-
Additionally, the schools come to-
gether for all-school Masses several
times per year.
The Board of Directors will hold a
strategic planning session with parent
leadership from both schools to deter-
mine whether the shared-principal
model will remain or if a new principal
will be hired for the high school. Both
schools envision a future that includes
more unification.
“The biggest thing I’m excited
about is truly bringing (educators) to-
gether under one common vision,”
Schindler said. “Being in charge of
both staff will naturally lend itself to
unified goals. That will just be so much
easier and beneficial for our students.”
Vandals destroy 911 call box at Salmon Falls recreation area
No good deed goes unpunished in
the Little North Santiam canyon, ap-
After a summer when record
crowds brought havoc and accidental
deaths to the popular swimming holes
northeast of Salem, Marion County of-
ficials installed a 911 call box at the
Salmon Falls Recreation Area.
The idea was to allow visitors to call
authorities in the event of an emergen-
cy, since cell phone reception is limited
in the remote area. A 17-year-old from
West Salem died at Salmon Falls last
However, last weekend vandals
broke the call box and post and threw
them over an embankment. Crews are
now working to reinstall the post and
box, and finish the installation of the
phone, Marion County officials said in
a press release.
“It is disappointing that the sense-
less actions of a select few are delay-
ing the installation of a vital and poten-
tially lifesaving tool,” said Marion
County Sheriff’s office commander
Eric Hlad in a press release. “Please, if
you see someone tampering with, or
damaging these phones or boxes, write
down a description of the person or get
a license plate and report it to the Sher-
iff’s Office immediately.”
If you have any information, please
call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-
5032. You may remain anonymous, of-
ficials said.
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And he did it all in the first half.
“Noah is a very versatile player that
can do a lot of different things on the
field,” Mannion said. “He is a very coach-
able and very skilled football player.”
Dahl also commented; “I enjoy being
able to play different positions and just
doing whatever the team needs me to
Dahl wants to pursue playing football
at the college level, but that is not his
main priority.
“I would love to play football in col-
lege. I am still weighing my options right
now, but academics are my first priori-
ty,” Dahl said. “If I can use football to bet-
ter my chances of getting a quality edu-
cation, I want to pursue that opportunity.
If Dahl does decide to play in college,
there is a pretty good chance he will
make an impact at whatever position he
ends up playing.
“There are a lot of schools that are in-
terested in Noah and wherever he de-
cides to play, that team will be getting a
kid with superior athletic ability and
great leadership qualities,” Mannion
said. “The sky is the limit for what he can
Silverton's Noah Dahl goes through drills during practice. As a junior in 2014, Dahl helped lead the Foxes to a 5A state championship appearance.