Friday, January 17, 2020


January 17, 2020

This Monday is Martin Luther King National Day of Service.  In 1994, the Federal Government made this a day of service.  It is not meant to be a holiday—but a day of thoughtful planned service to others.  You may want to pick up some garbage in the neighborhood, help a neighbor, or help your parents.  By helping others, you will honor the legacy of this great man.  During the century after the Civil War, African Americans remained segregated in the South.  There they were treated with prejudice, denied voting rights and even lynched.   Many African American leaders sought to overcome this.  One leader was Martin Luther King.  He was a minister who supported civil protest to bring about change. He would be killed in 1968, at the age of 39.  Thank you, Dr. King for changing the world with your bravery!

It’s Spirit week and we are having a penny drive to raise money for our Unified programs here at Sprague. Jars for the penny drive can be found in the main office and commons during lunch. This is a class competition, so each grade has their own jar. Pennies count as one point, so you want to add those to your grade’s jar. Other coins and cash count as negative points, so you can add those to other grades jars to sabotage them. The winners of this competition will get points towards their spirit week totals, so start raising pennies! 1/17

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, Golf or Tennis on-line registration will open up on February 1st. To participate you must be enrolled in five classes, have a current sports physical on file and pass five classes first semester. If you need a physical, please pick up a form in the athletic office and get it returned as soon as possible. 1/17

Chemeketa Community College is hosting an information session for prospective Chemeketa Scholars applicants on Wednesday, January 29th at 6 p.m. at Building 6. Chemeketa Community College offers a full tuition scholarship for up to two years to any graduating high school student residing in our district who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (as of first semester/quarter grades of final year in high school).  1/28

Applications for the Edwin C Goodenough, Burson-Landon, and Larry K Sharp Educational Scholarships are available in the College/Career Center.   These scholarships are open to any Sprague senior graduating either in January or June this year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. 1/17

Bus schedule during finals week – Morning busses run at the normal pick up times Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Busses depart Sprague at 1 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday and busses depart at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.  1/17

Congratulations to the following Sprague students who were successful in their auditions for All City Choir!
·         Emma Tifffany
·         Shion Cook
·         Bella Poma
·         Jared Blanchard (highest score in section)
·         Joseph Bird
·         Abinadi Porras
·         Quentin Sadler (only freshman in section)
·         Griffon Singleton (highest score in section)
·         Braden Smith
·         Aiben Hirschfelder

Thursday, January 16, 2020


January 16, 2020

All boys interested in playing golf this spring, please plan on attending a quick meeting today during lunch to meet your new coach. Bring your lunch and meet in the Oly Forum, across the hall from the Athletic Office. 1/16

It’s Spirit week and we are having a penny drive to raise money for our Unified programs here at Sprague. Jars for the penny drive can be found in the main office and commons during lunch. This is a class competition, so each grade has their own jar. Pennies count as one point, so you want to add those to your grade’s jar. Other coins and cash count as negative points, so you can add those to other grades jars to sabotage them. The winners of this competition will get points towards their spirit week totals, so start raising pennies! 1/17

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, Golf or Tennis on-line registration will open up on February 1st. To participate you must be enrolled in five classes, have a current sports physical on file and pass five classes first semester. If you need a physical, please pick up a form in the athletic office and get it returned as soon as possible. 1/17

Chemeketa Community College is hosting an information session for prospective Chemeketa Scholars applicants on Wednesday, January 29th at 6 p.m. at Building 6. Chemeketa Community College offers a full tuition scholarship for up to two years to any graduating high school student residing in our district who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (as of first semester/quarter grades of final year in high school).  1/28

Applications for the Edwin C Goodenough, Burson-Landon, and Larry K Sharp Educational Scholarships are available in the College/Career Center.   These scholarships are open to any Sprague senior graduating either in January or June this year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. 1/17

Today– an admissions representative from Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon will be visiting our campus.  To sign up, visit the College visit link on the Sprague website. 1/16

Congratulations to the following Sprague students who were successful in their auditions for All City Choir!
·         Emma Tifffany
·         Shion Cook
·         Bella Poma
·         Jared Blanchard (highest score in section)
·         Joseph Bird
·         Abinadi Porras
·         Quentin Sadler (only freshman in section)
·         Griffon Singleton (highest score in section)
·         Braden Smith
·         Aiben Hirschfelder

Bus schedule during finals week – Morning busses run at the normal pick up times Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Busses depart Sprague at 1 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday and busses depart at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.  1/17

Congratulations to the #3 ranked Sprague Wrestling team who improved to 11-1 on the season with a 59-18 win over McKay last night. Sprague won 11 of the 13 contested matches and had solid victories from Brook Byers, Colby Hemmert, & Cole Bachelor (Batch-uh-lur). Varsity 2 also won and is now 4-0 on the season. The final chance to get to see the wrestling team compete at home will be against South Salem next Wednesday at 7 pm. See you there!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


January 15, 2020

It’s Spirit and we are having a penny drive to raise money for our Unified programs here at Sprague. Jars for the penny drive can be found in the main office and commons during lunch. This is a class competition, so each grade has their own jar. Pennies count as one point, so you want to add those to your grade’s jar. Other coins and cash count as negative points, so you can add those to other grades jars to sabotage them. The winners of this competition will get points towards their spirit week totals, so start raising pennies! 1/17

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, Golf or Tennis on-line registration will open up on February 1st. To participate you must be enrolled in five classes, have a current sports physical on file and pass five classes first semester. If you need a physical, please pick up a form in the athletic office and get it returned as soon as possible. 1/17

Do you like Pizza? Are you interested in celebrating your Native American heritage?  If so come hang out with us at the Sprague Native American Club (SNAC) in the Oly forum today at lunch.  1/15  

All boys interested in playing golf this spring, please plan on attending a quick meeting tomorrow, January 16th during lunch to meet your new coach. Bring your lunch and meet in the Oly Forum, across the hall from the Athletic Office. 1/16

Chemeketa Community College is hosting an information session for prospective Chemeketa Scholars applicants on Wednesday, January 29th at 6 p.m. at Building 6. Chemeketa Community College offers a full tuition scholarship for up to two years to any graduating high school student residing in our district who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (as of first semester/quarter grades of final year in high school).  1/28

Applications for the Edwin C Goodenough, Burson-Landon,  and Larry K Sharp Educational Scholarships  are available in the College/Career Center.   These scholarships are open to any Sprague senior graduating either in January or June this year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. 1/17

On Thursday, January 16th – an admissions representative from Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon will be visiting our campus.  To sign up, visit the College visit link on the Sprague website. 1/15

Congratulations to the following Sprague students who were successful in their auditions for All City Choir!
·         Emma Tifffany
·         Shion Cook
·         Bella Poma
·         Jared Blanchard (highest score in section)
·         Joseph Bird
·         Abinadi Porras
·         Quentin Sadler (only freshman in section)
·         Griffon Singleton (highest score in section)
·         Braden Smith
·         Aiben Hirschfelder

Bus schedule during finals week – Morning busses run at the normal pick up times Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Busses depart Sprague at 1 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday and busses depart at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.  1/17


Tuesday, January 14, 2020


January 14, 2020

It’s Spirit and we are having a penny drive to raise money for our Unified programs here at Sprague. Jars for the penny drive can be found in the main office and commons during lunch. This is a class competition, so each grade has their own jar. Pennies count as one point, so you want to add those to your grade’s jar. Other coins and cash count as negative points, so you can add those to other grades jars to sabotage them. The winners of this competition will get points towards their spirit week totals, so start raising pennies! 1/17

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, Golf or Tennis on-line registration will open up on February 1st. To participate you must be enrolled in five classes, have a current sports physical on file and pass five classes first semester. If you need a physical, please pick up a form in the athletic office and get it returned as soon as possible. 1/17

Do you like Pizza? Are you interested in celebrating your Native American heritage?  If so come hang out with us at the Sprague Native American Club (SNAC) in the Oly forum on Wednesday January 15th at lunch.  1/15 

All boys interested in playing golf this spring, please plan on attending a quick meeting this Thursday, January 16th during lunch to meet your new coach. Bring your lunch and meet in the Oly Forum, across the hall from the Athletic Office. 1/16

Chemeketa Community College is hosting an information session for prospective Chemeketa Scholars applicants on Wednesday, January 29th at 6 p.m. at Building 6. Chemeketa Community College offers a full tuition scholarship for up to two years to any graduating high school student residing in our district who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (as of first semester/quarter grades of final year in high school).  1/28

Applications for the Edwin C Goodenough, Burson-Landon,  and Larry K Sharp Educational Scholarships  are available in the College/Career Center.   These scholarships are open to any Sprague senior graduating either in January or June this year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. 1/17

On Thursday, January 16th – an admissions representative from Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon will be visiting our campus.  To sign up, visit the College visit link on the Sprague website. 1/15
  
Math folk:  Today is Math League day!  Come to room 6 after school today at 2:30 for Math League.  Be there or be nowhere! 1/14

Monday, January 13, 2020


January 13, 2020

It’s Spirit and we are having a penny drive to raise money for our Unified programs here at Sprague. Jars for the penny drive can be found in the main office and commons during lunch. This is a class competition, so each grade has their own jar. Pennies count as one point, so you want to add those to your grade’s jar. Other coins and cash count as negative points, so you can add those to other grades jars to sabotage them. The winners of this competition will get points towards their spirit week totals, so start raising pennies! 1/17

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, Golf or Tennis on-line registration will open up on February 1st. To participate you must be enrolled in five classes, have a current sports physical on file and pass five classes first semester. If you need a physical, please pick up a form in the athletic office and get it returned as soon as possible. 1/17

Do you like Pizza? Are you interested in celebrating your Native American heritage?  If so come hang out with us at the Sprague Native American Club (SNAC) in the Oly forum on Wednesday January 15th at lunch.  1/15  

All boys interested in playing golf this spring, please plan on attending a quick meeting this Thursday, January 16th during lunch to meet your new coach. Bring your lunch and meet in the Oly Forum, across the hall from the Athletic Office. 1/16

Chemeketa Community College is hosting an information session for prospective Chemeketa Scholars applicants on Wednesday, January 29th at 6 p.m. at Building 6. Chemeketa Community College offers a full tuition scholarship for up to two years to any graduating high school student residing in our district who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (as of first semester/quarter grades of final year in high school).  1/28

There will be a girls’ tennis meeting tonight, from 7-8:00 pm in the library for students interested in trying out for the girls’ tennis team. 1/13

On Thursday, January 16th – an admissions representative from Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon will be visiting our campus.  To sign up, visit the College visit link on the Sprague website. 1/15

Applications for the Edwin C Goodenough, Burson-Landon,  and Larry K Sharp Educational Scholarships  are available in the College/Career Center.   These scholarships are open to any Sprague senior graduating either in January or June this year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. 1/17

Saturday, Sprague's Advanced Constitution Law team proudly competed at the regional We the People competition. They are the first team nation-side to be student coached and the only team outside of Portland-metro to compete. The team performed outstanding in both their prepared remarks and question and answer sessions. Sprague walked away from the competition with the Unit Two award! Please congratulate members of the Con Law team on their performance - Go Olys!

Attention all students: The next math League of the year is tomorrow, January 14th in room 6.  Bring a friend and come earn some extra points for your math grade. 1/14

Congratulations to the #3 ranked Sprague Wrestling team who improved to 10-1 on the season with a 65-16 win over North Salem last Friday. The win continues an unbeaten streak of dual meet victories over Salem-Keizer schools that spans nearly a decade! The wrestlers also won the 12-team Screamin’ Eagle Invitational on Saturday. Sprague was led by freshmen Josh Camillo, Tanner Short, Cole Steketee (Stek-uh-tee), & Elijah Byers who all placed in their divisions. Jackson Noud and Stan Cernev (Ser-niff) also placed high for the Olympians. The wrestlers get a chance to continue the dual meet streak on Wednesday at McKay High School. Varsity action begins at 7 pm. See you there!

Friday, January 10, 2020


January 10, 2020

Ok, Sprague! Ready for your first spirit week competition? We will be having a penny drive to raise money for our Unified programs here at Sprague. Jars for the penny drive can be found in the main office and commons during lunch. This is a class competition, so each grade has their own jar. Pennies count as one point, so you want to add those to your grade’s jar. Other coins and cash count as negative points, so you can add those to other grades jars to sabotage them. The winners of this competition will get points towards their spirit week totals, so start raising pennies! 1/17

On Friday January 24th – there will be a workshop for parents and students interested in attending one of the US Service Academies.  If you need the link, please stop by the College and Career Center. 1/10

Attention students planning to attend Chemeketa this fall! The Chemeketa Foundation scholarship application is open from January 1-February 29! Students can complete a simple application in about 30 minutes. Awards range from $300-$4,000. You don't have to be a 4.0 student to apply. Scholarship funds may cover tuition, fees, textbooks and other expenses. 1/10

The Oly lounge is back open all day! Stop in to try our daily drink specials! 1/10

Reminder: Softball open gyms are Tuesday’s and Friday’s 6-8pm and Wednesday’s 3-5. If you have any questions come see Coach Qualls in room 135. 1/10

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, Golf or Tennis on-line registration will open up on February 1st. To participate you must be enrolled in five classes, have a current sports physical on file and pass five classes first semester. If you need a physical, please pick up a form in the athletic office and get it returned as soon as possible. 1/10

Do you like Pizza and are interested in celebrating your Native American heritage?  If so come hang out with us at the Sprague Native American Club (SNAC) in the Oly forum on Wednesday January 15th at lunch.  1/15  
All boys interested in playing golf this spring, please plan on attending a quick meeting next Thursday, January 16th during lunch to meet your new coach. Bring your lunch and meet in the Oly Forum, across the hall from the Athletic Office. 1/16
  
Chemeketa Community College is hosting an information session for prospective Chemeketa Scholars applicants on Wednesday, January 29th at 6 p.m. at Building 6. Chemeketa Community College offers a full tuition scholarship for up to two years to any graduating high school student residing in our district who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (as of first semester/quarter grades of final year in high school).  1/28

There will be a girls’ tennis meeting Monday January 13, from 7:00-8:00 pm in the library for students interested in trying out for the girls’ tennis team. 1/13

Congratulations Sprague Swimmers on a great meet last night against McNary! Shout out to Garrett Edwards, Caitlin Evensen, Jacob Cook, Ben Allen, Liam Edwards, Jordan Kolozar and Gavin Warner for notable first place swims! Go OLYS! 1/10/20

Tomorrow, Advanced Constitutional Law will compete at the State of Oregon We the People regional competition. If interested in seeing these students in action come to Lake Oswego High School at 10:00am! Go Olys!

Congratulations to the #4 ranked Sprague Wrestling team who improved to 2-0 in conference competition with a 59-18 victory over West Salem last night. Sprague won 11 of the 14 matches and had big wins from Cole Bacheller and Bo Davis. The victory marks an undefeated streak in which the wrestling team hasn’t lost to a Salem-Keizer school in nearly 10 years! Come watch the wrestlers attempt to continue the streak tonight against North Salem and for an opportunity to win Dutch. Varsity action begins at 7 pm. See you there!

Please release the boys basketball team at 10:15 this morning for their game in Medford.


Thursday, January 9, 2020


January 9, 2020

Ok, Sprague! Ready for your first spirit week competition? We will be having a penny drive to raise money for our Unified programs here at Sprague. Jars for the penny drive can be found in the main office and commons during lunch starting on Thursday, January 9th. This is a class competition, so each grade has their own jar. Pennies count as one point, so you want to add those to your grade’s jar. Other coins and cash count as negative points, so you can add those to other grades jars to sabotage them. The winners of this competition will get points towards their spirit week totals, so start raising pennies! 1/17

On Friday January 24th – there will be a workshop for parents and students interested in attending one of the US Service Academies.  If you need the link, please stop by the College and Career Center. 1/10

Attention students planning to attend Chemeketa this fall! The Chemeketa Foundation scholarship application is open from January 1-February 29! Students can complete a simple application in about 30 minutes. Awards range from $300-$4,000. You don't have to be a 4.0 student to apply. Scholarship funds may cover tuition, fees, textbooks and other expenses. 1/10

The Oly lounge is back open all day! Stop in to try our daily drink specials! 1/10

Attention all BASEBALL Players: There will be an important baseball meeting Today at 10:45 during lunch in the weight room. Please be on time and ready to listen. This is for all baseball players. See you there! Coach Buchheit 1/9

There will be a girls’ tennis meeting Monday January 13, from 7:00-8:00 pm in the library for students interested in trying out for the girls’ tennis team. 1/13

Reminder: Softball open gyms are Tuesday’s and Friday’s 6-8pm and Wednesday’s 3-5. If you have any questions come see Coach Qualls in room 135. 1/10

If you are interested in participating in a spring sport, Track and Field, Softball, Baseball, Golf or Tennis on-line registration will open up on February 1st. To participate you must be enrolled in five classes, have a current sports physical on file and pass five classes first semester. If you need a physical, please pick up a form in the athletic office and get it returned as soon as possible. 1/10

Do you like Pizza and are interested in celebrating your Native American heritage?  If so come hang out with us at the Sprague Native American Club (SNAC) in the Oly forum on Wednesday January 15th at lunch.  1/15  
All boys interested in playing golf this spring, please plan on attending a quick meeting next Thursday, January 16th during lunch to meet your new coach. Bring your lunch and meet in the Oly Forum, across the hall from the Athletic Office. 1/16

Chemeketa Community College is hosting an information session for prospective Chemeketa Scholars applicants on Wednesday, January 29th at 6 p.m. at Building 6. Chemeketa Community College offers a full tuition scholarship for up to two years to any graduating high school student residing in our district who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (as of first semester/quarter grades of final year in high school).  1/28