Cutthroat Chronicles

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The Sun Valley Community School Blog featuring stories from our Elementary, Middle and Upper Schools. It's a behind-the-scenes look at life as a Cutthroat. 

Community Connections: Fall 2023

A longstanding pillar for SVCS, service learning took a new turn six years ago when Calysta Phillips took over as the Service Learning and Community Connections Coordinator. As of press time, SVCS was in the 5th year of 30 Days of Kindness, a concerted effort by all to increase kindness around our campus during the month of October (also National Bullying Prevention Month), as well as the 3rd year of The Community Table/La Mesa Comunitaria.

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Community Connections: Fall 2023

A longstanding pillar for SVCS, service learning took a new turn six years ago when Calysta Phillips took over as the Service Learning and Community Connections Coordinator. As of press time, SVCS was in the 5th year of 30 Days of Kindness, a concerted effort by all to increase kindness around our campus during the month of October (also National Bullying Prevention Month), as well as the 3rd year of The Community Table/La Mesa Comunitaria.

Mountain Bike: Season Recap 2023

Congratulations to our Cutthroat Mountain Bike team for taking 5th place (and a spot on the podium!) in the Division 2 category for the 2023 IICL State Championships in Boise! An admiral showing for the team’s 2nd year.

US: Volleyball Season Recap 2023

Eighteen Upper School girls took to the volleyball courts this fall to field both a JV and varsity squad. JV finished their season 7-3, ending the season with a solid win in two sets over Richfield. Under returning coach Natalie Heurkins and assistant coaches Candice Pate and Aris Flood, other notable victories this season included Lighthouse Christian in three sets, and Dietrich and Twin Falls Christian Academy, both in four.

US: Cross Country Season Recap 2023

Coaches Fiona Ahearne, Leila Hauser, and Ryan Rosmarin coached what is believed to be the largest crew of cross country runners in recent Cutthroat history. The team started off the season with an auspicious start: winning the Wood River Invitational in early September and continuing to improve over the following two months. 

US Boys Soccer: Season Recap 2023

Forty-one boys turned out this fall to field both a JV and varsity squad. The varsity team took home Runners-up honors at the recent 3A IHSAA State Soccer Tournament. 

US Girls Soccer: Season Recap 2023

Head Coach Kelly Feldman returned for her 23rd year with assistant coaches Erika Daly ‘04, Jordan Fitzgerald ‘14, and Mackenzie Price. 33 girls turned out to play this season, led by Seniors Mia Hansmeyer, Scarlet Rixon, Ruby Crist, Mattie Embree, Meredith Bromley and Grayson Schmitz. 

US Performing Arts: "Mean Girls" Comes to the Cutthroat Stage

Mark your calendars for November 2-4 because the ‘fetch’ hit musical Mean Girls (High School Version) is coming to Sun Valley! The Sun Valley Community School Players will bring this hilarious musical from book writer Tina Fey to the Sun Valley Community School stage (Nell Benjamin/lyricist; Jeff Richmond/composer).

MS: Dissecting Salmon for Knowledge

Seventh graders recently took to scalpels, scissors, probes, and forceps to learn hands-on about the anatomy of one of the more vital fish in our region: the Chinook salmon.

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