April 2018


2018-04-24T07:11:44+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

On May 1st,  The North Salem Viking Association and the American Red Cross have partnered with the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Portland Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) to host a community awareness event to highlight seismic risks and vulnerabilities in Oregon. The event will feature a showing of the Oregon Public Broadcasting and Oregon Field Guide documentary UNPREPARED. A panel of local engineers and emergency managers as well as Allison Pyrch and Chris Goldfinger, professionals featured in the documentary, will be available for questions following the film. The panel will answer questions about the Cascadia Event as well as other local seismic risks and how Salem and Oregon are preparing. The event is free and open to all ages. Door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. We will also have representatives from many local emergency preparedness organizations on hand to answer questions, provide information, and offer services to get Salem prepared! The award winning UNPREPARED documentary highlights our seismic risks in Oregon and the potential for major disruption after the expected 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. It also starts the conversation about what we as Oregonians can do to be more prepared, both individually and as a community.

Location: North Salem High School Main Auditorium 765 14th Street NE, Salem 97301

Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018  6:00 – 8:45 pm

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930369897277137/

Oregon Section of ASCE : www.asceor.org

Contact Allison Pyrch, 360-816-7398, allison.pyrch@hartcrowser.com with questions

May 15 Election voter registration

2018-04-09T09:11:49+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

Please remember to register to vote or update your voter registration if you have moved or changed political parties so you’re ready to fill out and return your ballot when it arrives in the mail.
To register to vote in Oregon, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Oregon resident, and at least 17 years old. The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 15 election is April 24. Registered voters receive a ballot in the mail about two weeks before an election.
There are three ways to register to vote in Oregon:
1. Have your Oregon driver’s license or state ID card handy and register online
2. Pick up a voter registration form at the post office or library (or download online) and return it in the mail
3. Go to the county elections office to fill out a form
If you have moved, changed your name or mailing address, or want to change political parties, you can update your voter registration through the same methods.
For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website.

North Salem High School Community Meeting

2018-04-09T09:04:25+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

Meet with your neighborhood school community and district staff to hear how feedback was incorporated in the bond package, see design concepts for schools and ask questions.

North Area Community Bond Meeting April 12th @ 6:00 -7:30 pm in the North Salem High School Library.

Hope to see you there!



Senior Survey

2018-04-06T12:30:58+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Please complete and submit this form prior to Friday, May 25, 2018. This information is used for the graduation program and the Viking Graduate Wall in the first floor hallway near the Viking Cup. If you receive any scholarships after May 25th please resubmit this form, however the information may not be included in the printed graduation program. Due to space limitations, not all information entered on this survey will be included in the program. Thank you for taking your time to complete this survey. Congratulations on your accomplishments!


Senior Survey

Screenagers Movie Viewing.

2018-04-03T07:26:34+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is happy to announce we will be hosting two events to feature the documentary Screenagers. This documentary is designed to delve into the struggles our students face with technology and the issues of social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. 

When are these showings? 

  • Wednesday, April 11 |  Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem
  • Tuesday, April 24 |  Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer

We will also be hosting a Q&A panel consisting of members of SKPS staff, Salem and Keizer Police Departments, and Marion County Health Department. This panel is designed to continue the important dialogue with our parents and community members around how we can keep our students safe and healthy online. This will not be an opportunity for school specific concerns or personal matters concerning students. Debbie Joa, Prevention and Protection Coordinator for SKPS, will be at the event should a parent/guardian wish to privately discuss a personal matter involving their child.  Debbie will then forward information to the appropriate school administrator. For more information visit https://www.screenagersmovie.com/

For more information contact:

  Debbie Joa, Salem-Keizer School District at 503-399-3061 or

  Kelly Martin, Marion County Health & Human Services at 503-981-2465

Congratulations Taylor Gibson!

2018-04-02T08:17:05+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

Congratulation’s to our National Champion, Cadet Taylor Gibson. Taylor became the first junior shooter to repeat as the All-Service JROTC Precision National Champion in its history. Taylor won the day 1 competition, the day 2 competition and the combined. She set 2 more national records as well. She now holds the Army JROTC and all Junior Shooter record for a 1 day with final score of 699.9, beating her previous record of 689.8 as well as the 2 day with final score of 1293.3, beating her previous best of 1291.1. Taylor established the record in last years National Championship by shooting a record 597 out of 600 on day 1 and winning the competition by 10 points. This year, she tied her 597 out of 600 on day 2 and won the combined match by 12 points. Because of her amazing performance, Taylor was offered full rides to West Point and The Air Force Academy, on the spot, and will be blue chipped if she accepts, almost guaranteeing her nomination to a Service Academy.

See more in an article from the statesman journal below: 


March 2018

Track Meet Today

2018-03-21T12:18:37+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Today at 3:45 the Viking track team hosts the South Salem Saxons in what the Statesman Journal has called the Game of the Week. Come support the team as we work to win against our arch rivals. Again, 3:45 at the track to watch our undefeated track teams host the Saxons! Go Viks!!!



College Visits

2018-03-15T13:17:17+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Attention Juniors, if interested in hearing from the visiting colleges below, please sign up outside of room 110:

Warner Pacific University visits April 3rd at 10:00 am.

Oregon State University Visits April 5th at 10:00 am..

Western Oregon University visits April 10th at 10:00 am.

Pacific University visits April 12th at 10:00 am.

Chemeketa Community College visits April 19th at 1:00 pm.

University of Oregon visits April 25th at 1:00 pm.