Thursday, December 19, 2013


Hey Oly Nation! So you like hot cocoa? Molli Utti will be selling hot chocolate outside of the business office today during lunch! It will cost $2 and all proceeds will go to Doernbecher Children's Hospital for Oly Pageant! Please come and support a great cause and indulge in some marsh-mellowy chocolate goodness! Thanks and see you there!

Hey Sprague! Starting today at lunch, the Sophomore Leadership class will be selling candy-cane telegrams, or candy-grams, during lunch in the commons! The candy-grams cost one dollar each, and will be delivered to the person of your choosing sometime throughout the day! Make sure you let the important people in your life know that they are special to you this holiday season by sending them a candy-gram! Please note that only appropriate messages will be allowed. Thanks!
DECA Members - this is the last day to sign up for Districts on Saturday, January 11th. This half day competition is a great practice for State. The cost is only $10 and includes lunch. See Ms. Pollard to sign up.
Want to help this holiday season Olys? Bring in a pair of new or gently used socks or a couple dollars to purchase a pair for the DECA holiday sock drive. Drop off in Room 142.
Sprague Speech and Debaters, the winter holiday party will be held in Curry’s room today at lunch. We will be having our Secret Santa gift exchange as well as a catered lunch. Desserts and sides will be potluck style so please bring something to share.  If you have not drawn a secret Santa name and plan to attend please contact your captain as soon as possible! Hope to see you there! (12/18)

Skiers and snowboarders: The Snowriders trip is scheduled to go to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Jan. 18th for a Night trip. It’s $45 for bus and lift ticket.  The Deadline is Monday, Jan. 13 for money.  See Mr. Hatz in room 15A or the Sprague website for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s $45 for bus and lift on Saturday Night Jan. 18 for the Snowriders Night trip. 
Please go to Statesmanjournal.com and vote for Swimmer Heather Williams for athlete of the week. Heather was a double winner in last weeks meet. Great Job!
Senior Photos are due today. Any Photos turned in after this date will receive a $25 late fee. After January 23rd we will no longer accept photos.
A special thank you to Mr. Mirsepassi and the leadership students for the amazing, festive decorations in the hallways!
Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! We are excited to announce the winners of the ASL Club Logo Contest. 1st place Laura Dolar 2nd place Austin Close and 3rd place Grace Hanich. Congratulations!
Attention: Teachers, today during 4th period will be our final house of Reps meeting for the year. Please send your rep to the Library at the beginning of 4th.






Congratulations to the 10th ranked wrestlers for winning two duals last night over at West Salem! The Sprague Winter Warriors defeated West Salem 48-30, and Tigard High School 52-24!  The Olys were lead by senior Yasfy Sorensen, junior Jake Vaughn, and James Baxter who all defeated their opponents by pins!  The JV remained undefeated on the season by defeating West Salem 46-15, and Tigard 43-24.  The JV's were lead by outstanding performances by Jordon Dodson, Seth Rediger, Spencer Nofzinger, and Triston Friederick!! The match of the night was Sophomore Jacob Nelson who defeated Tigard’s state participant from last year 11-2!  Great job Jacob!! Great job Olys and Good luck this Saturday at the Larry Owings tournament in Canby!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Hey Oly Nation! So you like hot cocoa? Molli Utti will be selling hot chocolate outside of the business office today and Thursday of this week during lunch! It will cost $2 and all proceeds will go to Doernbecher Children's Hospital for Oly Pageant! Please come and support a great cause and indulge in some marsh-mellowy chocolate goodness! Thanks and see you there!

Hey Sprague! Starting today at lunch, the Sophomore Leadership class will be selling candy-cane telegrams, or candy-grams, during lunch in the commons! The candy-grams cost one dollar each, and will be delivered to the person of your choosing sometime throughout the day! Make sure you let the important people in your life know that they are special to you this holiday season by sending them a candy-gram! Please note that only appropriate messages will be allowed. Thanks!

Juniors and seniors! Chemeketa Community College will be here today, from 11:45-12:45 to speak with any students interested in Chemeketa. Please sign up in the business office if you would like to attend the visit.  (12/18)
DECA Members - this is the last week to sign up for Districts on Saturday, January 11th. This half day competition is a great practice for State. The cost is only $10 and includes lunch. See Ms. Pollard to sign up.
 Want to help this holiday season Olys? Bring in a pair of new or gently used socks or a couple dollars to purchase a pair for the DECA holiday sock drive. Drop off in Room 142.
Sprague Speech and Debaters, the winter holiday party will be held in Curry’s room on Thursday at lunch. We will be having our Secret Santa gift exchange as well as a catered lunch. Desserts and sides will be potluck style so please bring something to share.  If you have not drawn a secret Santa name and plan to attend please contact your captain as soon as possible! Hope to see you there! (12/18)
Do you like the environment? Is nature your cup of tea? Come to the Environmental Club, today.The meeting is for 2:30 to 3:00 after school in Mr. Dey's room, 150.
Today during lunch, make donations and even get your picture taken with Santa! Donations also increase your chance of seeing some of your teachers in incredibly ugly sweaters all day on Thursday before break! If 100 dollars is donated, Mr. Pickett will be sporting an ugly holiday sweater; if 200 dollars is raised, Mr. Mirsepassi will join him; if 300 dollars is raised, Mr. Nickel will join the ugly sweater train, followed by Mr. Wanak at 400 dollars! Please donate to help Doernbecher and make the school "Homely for the Holidays!"

Skiers and snowboarders.  The Snowriders trip is scheduled to go to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Jan. 18th for a Night trip. It’s $45 for bus and lift ticket.  The Deadline is Monday, Jan. 13 for money.  See Mr. Hatz in room 15A or the Sprague website for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s $45 for bus and lift on Saturday Night Jan. 18 for the Snowriders Night trip. 
Please excuse the wrestlers at 1:30 today for their double dual at West Salem.




There will be a Baseball pitchers and catchers meeting today in the weight room starting at 11:10. Be there on time and ready to listen. Have a great day!
Please go to Statesmanjournal.com and vote for Swimmer Heather Williams for athlete of the week. Heather was a double winner in last weeks meet. Great Job!
Last night in girls basketball, Sprague got down 18-0 to start the game, but came back to win an exciting game 47-44 over Madison. Sylvie Kerzman netted 21 pts to lead the Olys!
Senior Photos are due tomorrow. Any Photos turned in after this date will receive a $25 late fee. After January 23rd we will no longer accept photos.
A special thank you to Mr. Mirsepassi and the leadership students for the amazing, festive decorations in the hallways!

Hey Sprague! Tomorrow at lunch, please join the junior class leadership in the commons for a little holiday celebration and to help out with a fundraiser for Prom! The class will be attempting to tape Mr. Crystal to a wall, and will be selling strips of tape to contribute to the cause for one dollar per strip! With enough money raised, we can witness Mr. Crystal getting taped to a wall! Please help the junior class fundraiser for prom all while getting your share of entertainment. Come with a few extra dollars and let the fun begin. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hey Oly Nation! So you like hot cocoa? Molli Utti will be selling hot chocolate outside of the business office Wednesday and Thursday of this week during lunch! It will cost $2 and all proceeds will go to Doernbecher Children's Hospital for Oly Pageant! Please come and support a great cause and indulge in some marsh-mellowy chocolate goodness! Thanks and see you there!

Hey Sprague! Starting tomorrow at lunch, the Sophomore Leadership class will be selling candy-cane telegrams, or candy-grams, during lunch in the commons! The candy-grams cost one dollar each, and will be delivered to the person of your choosing sometime throughout the day! Make sure you let the important people in your life know that they are special to you this holiday season by sending them a candy-gram! Please note that only appropriate messages will be allowed. Thanks!

Juniors and seniors! Chemeketa Community College will be here on Wednesday, December 18th, from 11:45-12:45 to speak with any students interested in Chemeketa. Please sign up in the business office if you would like to attend the visit.  (12/18)
DECA Members - this is the last week to sign up for Districts on Saturday, January 11th. This half day competition is a great practice for State. The cost is only $10 and includes lunch. See Ms. Pollard to sign up.
 Want to help this holiday season Olys? Bring in a pair of new or gently used socks or a couple dollars to purchase a pair for the DECA holiday sock drive. Drop off in Room 142.
Team Sprague Track & Field Athletes--We will be having a brief informational meeting for track athletes tomorrow 12/17 in P-33 after school starting at 2:30.  This meeting is for all track athletes who are not involved in a Winter Sport.
Congratulations to the Sprague Wrestlers for finishing 6th in the Prestigious Rose City tournament this past weekend at Westview High School.  The Olys were lead by Sophomore James Baxter who lost a close match in the finals to the state champion from Washington.  Other place winners were Jake Vaughn - 5th, Dreagn Bennet - 6th, Yasfy Sorensen - 4th, Corson Davis - 5th, and Erik Guerrero - 6th.  Great job Olys!!

 Also congrats to the JV team for finishing 4th at the Jefferson Varsity tournament!  The Olys were lead by Jordon Dodson, Evan Spragg, Seth Rediger, and Ryan Morgan!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Juniors and seniors! Chemeketa Community College will be here on Wednesday, December 18th, from 11:45-12:45 to speak with any students interested in Chemeketa. Please sign up in the business office if you would like to attend the visit.  (12/18)

Attention DECA students, if you would like to sign up for Districts on January 11th, please see Ms. Pollard. The cost is $10 to attend and includes lunch." (12/13)

Stop by the Oly Lounge this week, we've got new crewneck sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, and more Oly tees and sweatshirts with an updated design! (12/13)

Attention Sprague student body! We will be holding our first Winter Formal to raise money for Oly Pageant and Doernbecher Children's Hospital this Saturday, December 14th. All of the proceeds for this dance will be donated to Doernbecher. Please come out and support your Oly Pageant contestants and help raise money for children in need. Please note, this will be a closed dance to students from other schools, and only Sprague students will be admitted. 

Hey Sprague! In preparation for our Winter Formal, we will be having an awesome spirit week! Today is Thrifty Thursday/Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, and Friday will be Color Day. Please look at information posters on the walls for more information. We will also be re-announcing each theme the day before the specified Spirit Day, so be listening for reminders and ideas of what to wear! 
Attention Spanish Club! Our monthly meeting will be held today (12/12) at lunch in room 118. We will be voting on names for our Honor Society Chapter and planning the posada. Bring your lunch, your name suggestions, and be there by 11:10 for a prompt start!
DECA’s next community service opportunity is here! We are holding a sock drive for the next two weeks. Donate a couple dollars, a new or slightly used pair of socks, or both, and the DECA officer team will buy socks with the donated money and give each pair of socks to homeless people in need. Please take this opportunity to do something great for your community this holiday season. It doesn't take much and your donation will go a long way! Stop by room 142 or the Oly Lounge to contribute (12/13)
Team Sprague Track & Field Athletes--We will be having a brief informational meeting for track athletes on Tuesday 12/17 in P-33 after school starting at 2:30.  This meeting is for all track athletes who are not involved in a Winter Sport.
There will be a Lacrosse informational/registration meeting tonight (12/12) at 7:00pm Sprague Library.

Freshman & JV Girls basketball game here tonight against Barlow High School. Freshman play at 5:30 and JV at 7:00! (12/12)

There is a Varsity wrestling match tonight at Tualatin High School at 5:00 pm!

Attention wrestlers Varsity and JV wrestlers.  Please meet in the locker room at 3:30 for our trip to Tualatin. Congratulations to freshman Evan Spragg for an outstanding performance at the McNary invitational wrestling tournament!!  Other great performances - Nate Rediger, Seth Rediger, Alex Matott, Wes Soderstrom, and Triston Friederick. Novice practice today after school until 3:45!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Juniors and seniors! There are a couple more colleges coming to visit us before the New Year. Wyotech Vocational School will be here today from 11:35-12:35 to visit with students. They specialize in automotive, diesel, collision, marine, motorcycle, plumbing and electrical trades. Chemeketa Community College will be here on Wednesday, December 18th, from 11:45-12:45 to speak with any students interested in Chemeketa. If you would like to spend some time finding out more about these two colleges, please sign up in the business office. (12/18) Bonjour! Do you enjoy eating Crêpes, éclairs, and other French desserts? Come to French Club today during Lunch in room 123. We’ll be making holiday cards, discussing French club t-shirts, and of course eating delicious desserts! So come by and enjoy some French culture. (12/11) Attention DECA students, if you would like to sign up for Districts on January 11th, please see Ms. Pollard. The cost is $10 to attend and includes lunch." (12/13) "Stop by the Oly Lounge this week, we've got in new crewneck sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, and more Oly tees and sweatshirts with an updated design!" (12/13) Attention Sprague student body! We will be holding our first Winter Formal to raise money for Oly Pageant and Doernbecher Children's Hospital this Saturday, December 14th. All of the proceeds for this dance will be donated to Doernbecher. Please come out and support your Oly Pageant contestants and help raise money for children in need. Please note, this will be a closed dance to students from other schools, and only Sprague students will be admitted. Hey Sprague! In preparation for our Winter Formal, we will be having an awesome spirit week! Today is is America Day, Thursday is Thrifty Thursday/Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, and Friday will be Color Day. Please look at information posters on the walls for more information. We will also be re-announcing each theme the day before the specified Spirit Day, so be listening for reminders and ideas of what to wear! Attention Spanish Club! Our monthly meeting will be held this Thursday, tomorrow, at lunch in room 118. We will be voting on names for our Honor Society Chapter and planning the posada. Bring your lunch, your name suggestions, and be there by 11:10 for a prompt start! DECA’s next community service opportunity is here! We are holding a sock drive for the next two weeks. Donate a couple dollars, a new or slightly used pair of socks, or both, and the DECA officer team will buy socks with the donated money and give each pair of socks to homeless people in need. Please take this opportunity to do something great for your community this holiday season. It doesn't take much and your donation will go a long way! Stop by room 142 or the Oly Lounge to contribute (12/9) Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team, they had a great win over Franklin last night. The score was 71-45 (12/11) There is a wrestling tournament today at McNary High School at 5:00pm. Good luck Olys! (12/11) Team Sprague Track & Field Athletes--We will be having a brief informational meeting for track athletes on Tuesday 12/17 in P-33 after school starting at 2:30. This meeting is for all track athletes who are not involved in a Winter Sport. Hey Olys, Fashion Club is having a meeting today at 2:30 in room 104. This is our D.I.Y. meeting and we will be making snow globes! Everyone is welcome! For more information and questions, talk to Aryah Hurst or Jenni Anderson. (12/11)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Juniors and seniors! There are a couple more colleges coming to visit us before the New Year. Wyotech Vocational School will be here tomorrow from 11:35-12:35 to visit with students. They specialize in automotive, diesel, collision, marine, motorcycle, plumbing and electrical trades. Chemeketa Community College will be here on Wednesday, December 18th, from 11:45-12:45 to speak with any students interested in Chemeketa. If you would like to spend some time finding out more about these two colleges, please sign up in the business office. (12/18) Skiers and snowboarders. The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 14th for a DAY trip. It’s $76 for bus and lift ticket. Today is the Deadline for money. See Mr. Hatz in room 15A or the Sprague website for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 14 for the Snowriders DAY trip. (12/13) Bonjour! Do you enjoy eating Crêpes, éclairs, and other French desserts? Come to French Club this tomorrow during Lunch in room 123. We’ll be making holiday cards, discussing French club t-shirts, and of course eating delicious desserts! So come by and enjoy some French culture. (12/11) Attention DECA students, if you would like to sign up for Districts on January 11th, please see Ms. Pollard. The cost is $10 to attend and includes lunch." (12/13) "Stop by the Oly Lounge this week, we've got in new crewneck sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, and more Oly tees and sweatshirts with an updated design!" (12/13) Attention Sprague student body! We will be holding our first Winter Formal to raise money for Oly Pageant and Doernbecher Children's Hospital this Saturday, December 14th. All of the proceeds for this dance will be donated to Doernbecher. Please come out and support your Oly Pageant contestants and help raise money for children in need. Please note, this will be a closed dance to students from other schools, and only Sprague students will be admitted. Hey Sprague! In preparation for our Winter Formal, we will be having an awesome spirit week! Today is Snow Gear Day, tomorrow is America Day, Thursday is Thrifty Thursday/Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, and Friday will be Color Day. Please look at information posters on the walls for more information. We will also be re-announcing each theme the day before the specified Spirit Day, so be listening for reminders and ideas of what to wear! Buenos dias! The Spanish Club is having a pizza sale today during lunch. The proceeds will be donated to the Hoover School Library, so bring 2 dollars and enjoy a hot slice of pizza knowing your money is going toward a good cause! (12/9) DECA’s next community service opportunity is here! We are holding a sock drive for the next two weeks. Donate a couple dollars, a new or slightly used pair of socks, or both, and the DECA officer team will buy socks with the donated money and give each pair of socks to homeless people in need. Please take this opportunity to do something great for your community this holiday season. It doesn't take much and your donation will go a long way! Stop by room 142 or the Oly Lounge to contribute (12/9) Team Sprague Track & Field Athletes--We will be having a brief informational meeting for track athletes on Tuesday 12/17 in P-33 after school starting at 2:30. This meeting is for all track athletes who are not involved in a Winter Sport.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Juniors and seniors! There are a couple more colleges coming to visit us before the New Year. Wyotech Vocational School will be here next Wednesday, December 11th, from 11:35-12:35 to visit with students. They specialize in automotive, diesel, collision, marine, motorcycle, plumbing and electrical trades. Chemeketa Community College will be here on Wednesday, December 18th, from 11:45-12:45 to speak with any students interested in Chemeketa. If you would like to spend some time finding out more about these two colleges, please sign up in the business office. (12/18) Skiers and snowboarders. The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 14th for a DAY trip. It’s $76 for bus and lift ticket. Monday, Dec. 9th is the Deadline for money. See Mr. Hatz in room 15A or the Sprague website for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 14 for the Snowriders DAY trip. (12/13) Are you an athlete looking for a spring sport? Do you enjoy physical, challenging, and highly enjoyable sport? The lacrosse team is looking for players, no experience needed! Our first meeting will be Thursday, December 12th, at 7:00 pm in the library for both players and parents. Come find out more information about this awesome sport and how to get involved. For more information, go to www. Spraguelax.com. Thanks! There is a Youth Legislature meeting today at lunch in Mr. Nickel's room, we will be writing bills and setting deadlines for fees and bill submission. Come prepared with a short outline of your bill. (12/6) Are you interested in being involved with Video Productions Club at Sprague? We are putting together some teams to get experience filming and putting together a broadcast. Come to a meeting at lunch today in room 128. See you there. (12/6) Bonjour! Do you enjoy eating Crêpes, éclairs, and other French desserts? Come to French Club on Wednesday December 11th during Lunch in room 123. We’ll be making holiday cards, discussing French club t-shirts, and of course eating delicious desserts! So come by and enjoy some French culture. (12/11) Attention DECA students, if you would like to sign up for Districts on January 11th, please see Ms. Pollard. The cost is $10 to attend and includes lunch." (12/6) "Stop by the Oly Lounge this week, we've got in new crewneck sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, and more Oly tees and sweatshirts with an updated design!" (12/6) JV & V Boys Basketball Tournament is today at West Albany High School. JV plays at 3:15 and V plays at 5:00. Teacher, please excuse JV players at 1:30!! Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament is here today at 7:00 pm , they play West Albany High School. Congratulations to the Boys and Girls swim team for their performance in the first meet of the season last night. All of the Olys swam great in the relay meet. The girls placed first in the 200 Butterfly Relay, the 200 freestyle relay, and the 400 freestyle relay. The Boys placed first in the 200 breaststroke relay and the 400 freestyle relay. The Olys also placed first in the mixed 200 mixed freestyle relay. Great Job Oly’s! Attention Sprague student body! We will be holding our first Winter Formal to raise money for Oly Pageant and Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Saturday, December 14th, which is one week from tomorrow. All of the proceeds for this dance will be donated to Doernbecher. Please come out and support your Oly Pageant contestants and help raise money for children in need. Please note, this will be a closed dance to students from other schools, and only Sprague students will be admitted. Hey Sprague! In preparation for our Winter Formal, we will be having an awesome spirit week next week! Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday is Snow Gear Day, Wednesday is America Day, Thursday is Thrifty Thursday/Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, and Friday will be Color Day. Please look at information posters on the walls for more information. We will also be re-announcing each theme the day before the specified Spirit Day, so be listening for reminders and ideas of what to wear!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Juniors and seniors! There are a couple more colleges coming to visit us before the New Year. Wyotech Vocational School will be here next Wednesday, December 11th, from 11:35-12:35 to visit with students. They specialize in automotive, diesel, collision, marine, motorcycle, plumbing and electrical trades. Chemeketa Community College will be here on Wednesday, December 18th, from 11:45-12:45 to speak with any students interested in Chemeketa. If you would like to spend some time finding out more about these two colleges, please sign up in the business office. (12/18) Skiers and snowboarders. The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 14th for a DAY trip. It’s $76 for bus and lift ticket. Monday, Dec. 9th is the Deadline for money. See Mr. Hatz in room 15A or the Sprague website for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 14 for the Snowriders DAY trip. (12/13) Attention Math students: The third Math League contest is today at 2:25 after school in room 3 or room 6. Don't miss this opportunity. (12/3) National Honor Society members: The next meeting is this Thursday, Dec. 5th at lunch in room 6. See you there. (12/5) The Sprague Manga Club will be meeting in the library on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 2:30 to 3:30. (12/5) The Sprague Olyanne dance team has qualified in three categories for the Fall High School Dance Team Category Championships that are being held at Oregon City High School on Saturday, December 7. Sprague qualified in the contemporary, pom and novelty categories by earning high scores and placing in these divisions at competitions in Wilsonville and West Albany during November. In addition, four team members, Ellen Reece, Rachal Wilhite, Dani Bezley, and Sarah Dumanovsky, qualified to compete for individual honors in the drill down competition at the championships. Congratulations to all of the Olyannes! (12/5) "Would you like a delicious Krispy Kreme Donut during lunch? Well, Bella Contino and Molli Utti will be selling donuts for $1 each or $10 for a dozen on Wednesday and Thursday during lunch. All proceeds will go to Doernbecher Children's Hospital as a fundraiser for Oly Pageant! Please come and support!"(12/5)