Principal’s Corner

Amy Skirvin, Principal

Update from WMS/WHS – updated November 24, 2020

Good Things/New Stuff


  • Congratulations to WHS and WMS students with “90% or better” attendance raffle prize winners. Come by the school by December 18th to collect your prize:
    • Chromebooks: Tristen Holt and Gabriel Morton
    • Dutch Bros Coffee Card: Valour Jones, Ryan Glenn, Cameron Fortmeyer, Hunter Postma, Alex King, Madison Hurtt, Kyra Steere
    • Irish Backpacks: Eraa Collins and Focus Simmons
    • Espresso 101 Coffee Cards: Gracie Abare, Ruthanna Wilson, Jori Reed, Hope Kirstiens, Willow Sullivan
    • Irish Facemask: Santino Morrison-Valencia and Marlana Laub
    • Digital Alarm Clock: Kassidy Huffman
    • Great job to all students that had 90% or better attendance in November!



  • Join Principal Skirvin for a Fireside Chat on Thursdays starting December 3rd at 6:30PM ZOOM LINK (CDL & Edmentum)
    • For the first half hour ask questions, listen in – no set agenda
    • 7PM Join us for a ‘book study’ Distance Learning Playbook for PARENTS 
      • No need to have the book – however there will be copies available at WHS for you to check out. If you would like to purchase it is available on Amazon
      • Learn tips and tricks to support your child (and you!) through distance learning 
        • Week 1 Dec 3rd: The Basics
        • Week 2 Dec 10th: The Value Of…
        • Week 3 Dec 17th: The Principles of Well-Being
        • Week 4 Jan 7th: Mindframes for Students
        • Week 5 Jan 14th : Mindframes for Families
        • Week 6 Jan 21st: Wrap Up – Take-a-ways


  • Report cards for term 1 (CDL & Edmentum) will be mailed out the week of December 7th or later. 



  • CAN FOOD DRIVE: December 9th – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Curbside drop-of at Waldport High School. The following items are what we need the most: Canned Goods, White or Brown Rice, Dry Goods, Non-Perishables, Powdered Milk, Baby Formula, Baby Food, Pasta Products, Canned Soup. All donations will go to support our local food pantry….…/district-food…/


  • Due to the Governor’s “Freeze” on K-12 Indoor Athletics, we have put together a series of seminars to enhance the mental part of your game. We will have presentations from some of WHS’s coaching staff and a very impressive group of speakers outside of our school community. This all part of making a well-rounded student and student-athlete. ALL WMS & WHS STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE 45 Minute seminars! You won’t be sorry!! Lots of prizes given away for athletes who attend! ZOOM LINK: 


    • Here is the tentative schedule (subject to so changes):
      • Mn 11/30 3:15-4:00 Kris Welch Assistant Executive Director OSAA- Building Success
      • Tu 12/1  3:15-4:00 Kristi Anderson WHS Cheer Coach- Overcoming Adversity
      • We 12/2  3:15-4:00 Matt Brown WHS Head Boys BB Coach Work Ethic


Reminders/Old Stuff


    • Watch these dates for upcoming changes:
    • November 24th – Meal service will include meals for both November 24th & 25th
    • November 25th, 26th, & 27th – No service (Fall Break)
    • December 4th – Friday meal service will now include meals for Saturday & Sunday
    • December 18th – Pick up for a 7-day winter break meal box. Registration required by December 7th on the LCSD website at
    • December 18th – Last day of daily curbside meal service
    • December 21st to January 1st – No Meal Service (Winter Break)


  • Every 5 years a high school must go through an accreditation process to be able to have credits recognized on their transcripts for diplomas and college acceptance. Waldport High School will be going through its accreditation on December 14th and 15th. A certified team will review evidence and conduct interviews to ensure Waldport High School is meeting the standards in Leadership, Learning, and Resources. The team will need to meet with a group of HS parents to conduct parent interviews for the review. If you are able and willing to be a part of the parent group, please email and let me know. The date and time for the parent interview will be December 15th from 11:30am to 12:30pm and will be done through zoom.  



Upcoming Events:

  • November 25th-27th – No School – Thanksgiving
  • December 14th & 15th – WHS Accreditation Review – need parent volunteers
  • December 21st – January 1st – Winter Break


Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great Holiday Weekend!

Mrs. Amy Skirvin

541-563-3243 x 310 Office

503-935-6643 Cell