WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 APPEAL TRIBUNE ● 3B Regis, St. Mary to share Principal Schindler JUSTIN MUCH STAYTON MAIL 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 Nampa. “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 schools. “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 professional develop- 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- tion. 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 ZACH URNESS STATESMAN JOURNAL No good deed goes unpunished in the Little North Santiam canyon, ap- parently. 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 summer. 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. Les Schwab Continued from Page 1B night. 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 do.” 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 do.” BRENT DRINKUT/STATESMAN JOURNAL 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.