Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Students: To promote some holiday cheer, I am going to start a fun game called “S” on the Shelf. (Similar to Elf on the Shelf)  I will hide an orange metal S with torch around campus each evening.  The first student that sees it and gets to my office to tell me where they found it, will receive a large candy cane stick.  The game goes through this Friday. Later today or tomorrow you will be able to check out photo on the website or on our TV monitor in the Commons. Have fun, Ms. White! 12/16

Students, requests for student aide positions are available for 2nd semester by visiting the College and Career Center and picking up an orange slip titled “2016-2017 Student Aide Request Form Semester 2” and filling this out.  Once completed with a teacher signature, this form is returned to the College and Career Center for counselor signature and approval.  All aide requests need to be turned into the College and Career center by Jan. 26th. 12/16

Get in the holiday spirit and come to the Oly Lounge to try December’s drink of the month: the peppermint hot chocolate. It includes a free candy cane! We are open before school and during lunch. 12/15

Attention all Manga Club Members.  Our holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 15 in the library from 2:30-3:15.  Please bring a snack to share and a small “White Elephant” gift to exchange.  The more creative the better!  Holiday cosplay is also welcome!  12/15

The Spanish Club will be selling churros TODAY at lunch. You can find us in front of the office and buy a churro for a dollar.  Nos vemos!  (nos vay-mos) 12/13

Sprague is currently ranked third in the district for attendance, we can do so much better!!!  Our goal is to be at 95% attendance rate or above and we need every Sprague Olympian's support!  During the month of January we will be providing students with incentives to help meet our goal.  If YOU have PERFECT attendance during the month of January (perfect meaning no tardies and no missed class periods) then you will be released early to lunch one day the week before finals.  If a whole class has PERFECT attendance for a whole week then the class will receive an ice cream party.  We need your help getting your friends up in the morning and motivated to arrive each day to Sprague on time and stay at school the whole day.  12/16

Chain Reaction will be meeting in room 104 at lunch today. 12/13
Good Morning Oly nation! The oly lounge is having a huge holiday sale! For this week only – I repeat – this week only! – all oly lounge apparel will be $10 off. This is your chance to not only deck the halls but deck your wardrobe out with a sweet new t shirt or hoodie. Don’t miss out on this jolly good deal! 12/16


Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016
Students: To promote some holiday cheer, I am going to start a fun game called “S” on the Shelf. (Similar to Elf on the Shelf)  I will hide an orange metal S with torch around campus each evening.  The first student that sees it and gets to my office to tell me where they found it, will receive a large candy cane stick.  The game goes through this Friday. Later today or tomorrow you will be able to check out photo on the website or on our TV monitor in the Commons. Have fun, Ms. White! 12/16

Students, requests for student aide positions are available for 2nd semester by visiting the College and Career Center and picking up an orange slip titled “2016-2017 Student Aide Request Form Semester 2” and filling this out.  Once completed with a teacher signature, this form is returned to the College and Career Center for counselor signature and approval.  All aide requests need to be turned into the College and Career center by Jan. 26th. 12/16

Get in the holiday spirit and come to the Oly Lounge to try December’s drink of the month: the peppermint hot chocolate. It includes a free candy cane! We are open before school and during lunch. 12/15

Attention all Manga Club Members.  Our holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 15 in the library from 2:30-3:15.  Please bring a snack to share and a small “White Elephant” gift to exchange.  The more creative the better!  Holiday cosplay is also welcome!  12/15

Good News Olympians! The Spanish Club has rescheduled the churro sale for tomorrow, Tuesday the 13th during lunch. The club will be in front of the office so stop by for a sweet treat! 12/12

Sprague is currently ranked third in the district for attendance, we can do so much better!!!  Our goal is to be at 95% attendance rate or above and we need every Sprague Olympian's support!  During the month of January we will be providing students with incentives to help meet our goal.  If YOU have PERFECT attendance during the month of January (perfect meaning no tardies and no missed class periods) then you will be released early to lunch one day the week before finals.  If a whole class has PERFECT attendance for a whole week then the class will receive an ice cream party.  We need your help getting your friends up in the morning and motivated to arrive each day to Sprague on time and stay at school the whole day.  12/16
  
Good Morning Oly nation! The oly lounge is having a huge holiday sale! For this week only – I repeat – this week only! – all oly lounge apparel will be $10 off. This is your chance to not only deck the halls but deck your wardrobe out with a sweet new t shirt or hoodie. Don’t miss out on this jolly good deal! 12/16


Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016
Students: To promote some holiday cheer, I am going to start a fun game called “S” on the Shelf. (Similar to Elf on the Shelf)  I will hide an orange metal S with torch around campus each evening.  The first student that sees it and gets to my office to tell me where they found it, will receive a large candy cane stick.  The game goes through next Friday. Later today or tomorrow you will be able to check out photo on the website or on our TV monitor in the Commons. Have fun, Ms. White!

Students, requests for student aide positions are available for 2nd semester by visiting the College and Career Center and picking up an orange slip titled “2016-2017 Student Aide Request Form Semester 2” and filling this out.  Once completed with a teacher signature, this form is returned to the College and Career Center for counselor signature and approval.  All aide requests need to be turned into the College and Career center by Jan. 26th. 12/16

Do you like supporting great causes like Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital? Are you tired of the mass of sweaty bodies you see at most school dances? Do you have friends at South Salem that you’d love to have attend a Sprague dance? If so, we have an event for you! The Decade Dance presented by Oly Pageant is this Friday after the Sprague/South basketball game.  The dance is $5, is open for all Sprague and South students, and features music starting from the 50s leading all the way up to the early 2000s.  It’s in the Sprague Commons following the basketball game and ends at 11 pm.  Photo ID is required to get in and tickets will be sold at the door; all proceeds benefit Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital.  Be there this Friday ready to show your old school dance moves! 12/9

Get in the holiday spirit and come to the Oly Lounge to try December’s drink of the month: the peppermint hot chocolate. It includes a free candy cane! We are open before school and during lunch. 12/15
Bonjour Sprague, this Friday, December 9th French Club is hosting its December meeting in Room 101 (Mr. Nickel’s classroom). This month's theme is the holidays in France. Be there for a wonderful time. See Ms. Downs for any questions or details. 12/9

Attention all BASEBALL players: There is a baseball meeting today at 10:45 during lunch in the weight room. Be there on time and ready to listen. See you there! Coach Buchheit 

Attention Team Sprague Track and Field Athletes.  If you are interested in being a part of the biggest co-ed sport in Sprague High School, we will be having a meeting on Tuesday, January 31st After School in the wt. room.  At this meeting we will be discussing off season workouts and the 2017 season.  If you are interested in competing in Indoor Meets before Jan. 31st, come see Coach Charles in P-33. 12/8

Today is the last day of an international event known as Hour of Code.  We hope you got a chance to write an hour of computer code.
You can go to code.org for more information.  Computer Science is a growing field with many great opportunities.
Check out posters in the hall or ask your teachers for more information.
Here are a few facts for today:
·   College Graduates with a Computer Science Degree can earn a starting salary of over $60,000 a year.
·   Sprague offers an AP Computer Science Principles class that requires no previous computer experience.
Happy Coding.

Teachers please release your swim team students today at 12:15p for our meet against South! Go Olys!

Attention all wrestlers and wrestling fans: both the dual against Forest Grove and todays attendance at the Rose City Championships have been cancelled. The Forest Grove dual will be rescheduled sometime next week—and we will confirm details regarding tomorrows attendance at the Rose City tournament. Please listen to announcements for exact date and time so you can have the chance to win free Dutch Bros. as you support your #2 ranked Sprague Wrestlers. Wrestlers: practice at 2:45 as usual."


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Today marks the 75th anniversary of America’s official entry into World War II. On this day in 1941 the Empire of Japan bombed the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, the US Army Air Bases at Hickam Field, Wheeler Field, and Kaneohe Field. Twenty-four hundred Americans died and another twelve hundred were wounded. Of the 60,000 survivors of the attack, approximately 2,000 are alive today. While the attack galvanized Americans in the war effort and brought the United States to super-power status, the nation used domestic fears to inter 120,000 American citizens of Japanese descent. And yet, seventy-five years later, the United States and the nation of Japan are bound by alliances with the goal of making the world more peaceful and more secure. It’s a remarkable story of animosity, warfare, and ultimately reconciliation. And this all began seventy-five years ago today, December 7th, 1941. A day, as President Roosevelt said, that will live in infamy.

Students: To promote some holiday cheer, I am going to start a fun game called “S” on the Shelf. (Similar to Elf on the Shelf)  I will hide an orange metal S with torch around campus each evening.  The first student that sees it and gets to my office to tell me where they found it, will receive a large candy cane stick.  The game goes through next Friday. Later today or tomorrow you will be able to check out photo on the website or on our TV monitor in the Commons. Have fun, Ms. White! 12/16

Sign Up for the next ASPIRE Parent/Student Information Workshop on December 7th for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Topics will include academic support, career exploration, and community service opportunities.  Students or Parents can sign up for the workshop – 1) Sign Up Sheet in the Career Center, 2) Call Ms. Dunn at 503-399-3261, or 3) RSVP via email Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org.  Need more information?  Contact Ms. Dunn. 12/7

South Salem Girls Lacrosse team would love to have you come and play with them this winter and spring.  Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America.  Please attend an informational meeting for players and families who are considering Lacrosse. The meeting will be at the South Salem High School Library on December 7th at 7 pm.  We are registering a JV and Varsity team with Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association (OGLA). Questions can be addressed to Southladylax@gmail.com  12/7


On Thursday, December 8th – Military Recruiters will be available to assist any student who would like to get more information about the ASVAB testing.  The session will start during lunch.  If you are interested in attending the session, please sign up in the Career and College Center.  12/7

The monthly Spanish Club meeting is this Wednesday, the 7th at lunch. We will be planning our annual WINTER FIESTA and learning about south of the border December celebrations. Everybody is welcome so bring a friend and be in room 124 by 10:45 on Wednesday. 12/7

Students, requests for student aide positions are available for 2nd semester by visiting the College and Career Center and picking up an orange slip titled “2016-2017 Student Aide Request Form Semester 2” and filling this out.  Once completed with a teacher signature, this form is returned to the College and Career Center for counselor signature and approval.  All aide requests need to be turned into the College and Career center by Jan. 26th. 12/16

Attention Team Sprague Track and Field Athletes.  If you are interested in being a part of the biggest co-ed sport in Sprague High School, we will be having a meeting on Tuesday, January 31st After School in the wt. room.  At this meeting we will be discussing off season workouts and the 2017 season.  If you are interested in competing in Indoor Meets before Jan. 31st, come see Coach Charles in P-33. 12/7

Do you like supporting great causes like Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital? Are you tired of the mass of sweaty bodies you see at most school dances? Do you have friends at South Salem that you’d love to have attend a Sprague dance? If so, we have an event for you! The Decade Dance presented by Oly Pageant is this Friday after the Sprague/South basketball game.  The dance is $5, is open for all Sprague and South students, and features music starting from the 50s leading all the way up to the early 2000s.  It’s in the Sprague Commons following the basketball game and ends at 11 pm.  Photo ID is required to get in and tickets will be sold at the door; all proceeds benefit Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital.  Be there this Friday ready to show your old school dance moves! 12/9

Back by popular demand in the Spanish Club annual churro sale. The club will be selling churros at lunch on Thursday the 8th in front of the office. So bring an extra dollar to school and treat yourself this Thursday! 12/8

Come this Thursday to support your #2 in the state Sprague Wrestlers as they take on Forest Grove. The varsity begins at 7 pm and features the Dutch Bros. pin to win. Here’s how it works: every time one of your Sprague wrestlers gets a pin, the team gets 6 points and a student in the stands gets a $6 Dutch Bros. gift card. Come support your Sprague wrestlers this Thursday and potentially get free Dutch! Check out the Super Fan Association’s twitter account for the theme. See you Thursday at 7! 12/8

This week is an international event known as Hour of Code.  We are asking all students to write an hour of computer code. You can go to code.org for more information.  Computer Science is a field that will allow you to pursue any number of interest areas and make it easier to switch jobs in the future.  Check out posters in the hall or ask your teachers for more information.
Here are a few facts for today:
·   Computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average -- but there aren’t enough graduates to fill these jobs.
·   Nine out of 10 K-12 schools do not offer computer programming classes.
·   Lucky for you, Sprague does offer Computer Programming classes.
Happy Coding.

Hey DECA members, we are having a meeting after school on Thursday, December 8th. This meeting will be from 2:30-3:15, and we will be working on our written events.12/8

Get in the holiday spirit and come to the Oly Lounge to try December’s drink of the month: the peppermint hot chocolate. It includes a free candy cane! We are open before school and during lunch. 12/15

Attention all BASEBALL players: There is a baseball meeting tomorrow at lunch in the weight room. The meeting starts at 11:00 because we are on assembly schedule. Be there on time and ready to listen. 12/8

Bonjour Sprague, this Friday, December 9th French Club is hosting its December meeting in Room 101 (Mr. Nickel’s classroom). This month's theme is the holidays in France. Be there for a wonderful time. See Ms. Downs for any questions or details. 12/9

Congratulations to Kasey Bennette for finding our first “S” on the Shelf.  Don’t forget to look for the “S” each day until Christmas break. 
  
Congratulations to the Sprague girls basketball team. After finishing last weekend’s tournament at Century with a 1-1 record, the Olys traveled to South Eugene last night and beat the Axemen 50-34. The Olys got a strong defensive effort from the entire team, forcing 29 turnovers and holding South Eugene to 30% shooting from the field. Sarah Teubner finished with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 steals, while Natalie Bock led the scoring with 14 points. The Olys host their GVC opener on Friday night against rival South Salem. Go Olys.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Students: To promote some holiday cheer, I am going to start a fun game called “S” on the Shelf. (Similar to Elf on the Shelf)  I will hide an orange metal S with torch around campus each evening.  The first student that sees it and gets to my office to tell me where they found it, will receive a large candy cane stick.  The game goes through next Friday. Later today or tomorrow you will be able to check out photo on the website or on our TV monitor in the Commons. Have fun, Ms. White!

Sign Up for the next ASPIRE Parent/Student Information Workshop on December 7th for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Topics will include academic support, career exploration, and community service opportunities.  Students or Parents can sign up for the workshop – 1) Sign Up Sheet in the Career Center, 2) Call Ms. Dunn at 503-399-3261, or 3) RSVP via email Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org.  Need more information?  Contact Ms. Dunn. 12/7

South Salem Girls Lacrosse team would love to have you come and play with them this winter and spring.  Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America.  Please attend an informational meeting for players and families who are considering Lacrosse. The meeting will be at the South Salem High School Library on December 7th at 7 pm.  We are registering a JV and Varsity team with Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association (OGLA). Questions can be addressed to Southladylax@gmail.com  12/7

On Thursday, December 8th – Military Recruiters will be available to assist any student who would like to get more information about the ASVAB testing.  The session will start during lunch.  If you are interested in attending the session, please sign up in the Career and College Center.  12/7

The monthly Spanish Club meeting is this Wednesday, the 7th at lunch. We will be planning our annual WINTER FIESTA and learning about south of the border December celebrations. Everybody is welcome so bring a friend and be in room 124 by 10:45 on Wednesday. 12/7

The Sprague Olyannes Dance team completed their fall competition season by placing third in the small Pom division and third in the Novelty category at the fall state dance team championships on December 3 at Gresham High School. In addition, freshman Hannah Li achieved top 5 in the individual novice drill down competition. Congratulations to the Olyannes for a successful fall season!

Students, requests for student aide positions are available for 2nd semester by visiting the College and Career Center and picking up an orange slip titled “2016-2017 Student Aide Request Form Semester 2” and filling this out.  Once completed with a teacher signature, this form is returned to the College and Career Center for counselor signature and approval.  All aide requests need to be turned into the College and Career center by Jan. 26th. 12/16

Attention Team Sprague Track and Field Athletes.  If you are interested in being a part of the biggest co-ed sport in Sprague High School, we will be having a meeting on Tuesday, January 31st After School in the wt. room.  At this meeting we will be discussing off season workouts and the 2017 season.  If you are interested in competing in Indoor Meets before Jan. 31st, come see Coach Charles in P-33. 12/7

Back by popular demand in the Spanish Club annual churro sale. The club will be selling churros at lunch on Thursday the 8th in front of the office. So bring an extra dollar to school and treat yourself this Thursday! 12/8

This week is an international event known as Hour of Code.  We are asking all students to write an hour of computer code. You can go to code.org for more information.  Computer Science is a field that will allow you to pursue any number of interest areas and make it easier to switch jobs in the future.  Check out posters in the hall or ask your teachers for more information. Here is a fact for today:
·   Computing occupations are among the highest-paying jobs for new graduates. Yet fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science, and only 8% of STEM graduates are in computer science.
Happy Coding


Chain Reaction will meet today in room 104 during lunch today.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016
Sign Up for the next ASPIRE Parent/Student Information Workshop on December 7th for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Topics will include academic support, career exploration, and community service opportunities.  Students or Parents can sign up for the workshop – 1) Sign Up Sheet in the Career Center, 2) Call Ms. Dunn at 503-399-3261, or 3) RSVP via email Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org.  Need more information?  Contact Ms. Dunn. 12/7

South Salem Girls Lacrosse team would love to have you come and play with them this winter and spring.  Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America.  Please attend an informational meeting for players and families who are considering Lacrosse. The meeting will be at the South Salem High School Library on December 7th at 7 pm.  We are registering a JV and Varsity team with Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association (OGLA). Questions can be addressed to Southladylax@gmail.com  12/7

On Thursday, December 8th – Military Recruiters will be available to assist any student who would like to get more information about the ASVAB testing.  The session will start during lunch.  If you are interested in attending the session, please sign up in the Career and College Center.  12/7

This week is an international event known as Hour of Code.  We are asking all students to write an hour of computer code.
You can go to code.org for more information.  Computer Science is a field that will allow you to pursue any number of interest areas and
Make it easier to switch jobs in the future.  Check out posters in the hall or ask your teachers for more information.
Here are a few facts for today:
  • ·       Nine in ten parents want their child to study computer science, but only   one in four schools teach computer programming.
  • ·   Computing makes up 2/3 of projected new jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Happy Coding


The monthly Spanish Club meeting is this Wednesday, the 7th at lunch. We will be planning our annual WINTER FIESTA and learning about south of the border December celebrations. Everybody is welcome so bring a friend and be in room 124 by 10:45 on Wednesday. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
Snoball is an annual citywide formal dance held at the Salem Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Winter Garden.” The dance will be from 8 to midnight on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets are $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. You can purchase tickets at Mr. Formal, Bridal Gallery, Lollypops & Roses or online at www.SnoBallSalem.com . See you there! 12/2

Sign Up for the next ASPIRE Parent/Student Information Workshop on December 7th for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Topics will include academic support, career exploration, and community service opportunities.  Students or Parents can sign up for the workshop – 1) Sign Up Sheet in the Career Center, 2) Call Ms. Dunn at 503-399-3261, or 3) RSVP via email Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org.  Need more information?  Contact Ms. Dunn. 12/7

The LEGO Robotics Tournament is this weekend and we're short 4 judges.
It's fun and easy to be a judge!
Details:
  • Dates - Dec. 3 & 4 (choose one or both days)
  • Times - 8 am to 3 pm
  • Volunteers needed - 4 judges
  • Job Description - evaluate students' entries based on established criteria, encourage kids, have a blast!
    • Three types of judges -
      • Robot Design Judge- assess the team's robot in terms of creativity, effectiveness and programming
      • Project Judge-assess the team's research project in terms of quality, innovation and presentation
      • FLL Core Value Judge- assess the team's understanding of FLL core values and how well they work together
  • Plus - you get a free t-shirt and lunch!
For More Information, please contact Ms. Dunn in the ASPIRE Room.  12/2

Teachers, please release the JV and JV2 girls basketball teams today at 1:45pm for their tournament at Century High School.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016, Advisory Assembly Day Schedule
Snoball is an annual citywide formal dance held at the Salem Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Winter Garden.” The dance will be from 8 to midnight on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets are $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. You can purchase tickets at Mr. Formal, Bridal Gallery, Lollypops & Roses or online at www.SnoBallSalem.com . See you there! 12/2

All boys interested in playing golf this spring are invited to an informational meeting this Thursday, December 1 at lunch in the Oly Forum. Come meet Coach Potloff and hear about the upcoming season. Grab your lunch and come by the Oly Forum this Thursday. 12/1

Sign Up for the next ASPIRE Parent/Student Information Workshop on December 7th for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Topics will include academic support, career exploration, and community service opportunities.  Students or Parents can sign up for the workshop – 1) Sign Up Sheet in the Career Center, 2) Call Ms. Dunn at 503-399-3261, or 3) RSVP via email Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org.  Need more information?  Contact Ms. Dunn. 12/7

The LEGO Robotics Tournament is this weekend and we're short 4 judges.
It's fun and easy to be a judge!
Details:
  • Dates - Dec. 3 & 4 (choose one or both days)
  • Times - 8 am to 3 pm
  • Volunteers needed - 4 judges
  • Job Description - evaluate students' entries based on established criteria, encourage kids, have a blast!
    • Three types of judges -
      • Robot Design Judge- assess the team's robot in terms of creativity, effectiveness and programming
      • Project Judge-assess the team's research project in terms of quality, innovation and presentation
      • FLL Core Value Judge- assess the team's understanding of FLL core values and how well they work together
  • Plus - you get a free t-shirt and lunch!
For More Information, please contact Ms. Dunn in the ASPIRE Room.  12/2

Teachers, please release the Swim Team today at 12:pm for our meet against McMinnville. Go Olys!!!

Attention Manga Club Members:  Due to unfortunate events, Manga Club is cancelled for TODAY, Dec. 1.  We will be back for our big holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 15.  Don’t forget to bring snacks, a white elephant gift, and your cosplay outfit to the party!  See Mrs. Hardey for more info! 12/1


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Snoball is an annual citywide formal dance held at the Salem Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Winter Garden.” The dance will be from 8 to midnight on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets are $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. You can purchase tickets at Mr. Formal, Bridal Gallery, Lollypops & Roses or online at www.SnoBallSalem.com . See you there! 12/2

All boys interested in playing golf this spring are invited to an informational meeting this Thursday, December 1 at lunch in the Oly Forum. Come meet Coach Potloff and hear about the upcoming season. Grab your lunch and come by the Oly Forum this Thursday. 12/1

Sign Up for the next ASPIRE Parent/Student Information Workshop on December 7th for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Topics will include academic support, career exploration, and community service opportunities.  Students or Parents can sign up for the workshop – 1) Sign Up Sheet in the Career Center, 2) Call Ms. Dunn at 503-399-3261, or 3) RSVP via email Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org.  Need more information?  Contact Ms. Dunn. 12/7

Attention DECA members who are attending todays field trip: we will meet in Mr Schueller’s room at 11:15 today. The bus will leave promptly at 11:30. We will store our bags in a secure spot and retrieve them when we return from the field trip. Again, if you are attending today’s DECA field trip be in Mr Schueller’s room at 11:15. 11/30

The LEGO Robotics Tournament is this weekend and we're short 4 judges.
It's fun and easy to be a judge!
Details:
  • Dates - Dec. 3 & 4 (choose one or both days)
  • Times - 8 am to 3 pm
  • Volunteers needed - 4 judges
  • Job Description - evaluate students' entries based on established criteria, encourage kids, have a blast!
    • Three types of judges -
      • Robot Design Judge- assess the team's robot in terms of creativity, effectiveness and programming
      • Project Judge-assess the team's research project in terms of quality, innovation and presentation
      • FLL Core Value Judge- assess the team's understanding of FLL core values and how well they work together
  • Plus - you get a free t-shirt and lunch!
For More Information, please contact Ms. Dunn in the ASPIRE Room.  12/2



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Snoball is an annual citywide formal dance held at the Salem Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Winter Garden.” The dance will be from 8 to midnight on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets are $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. If you’re interested in attending, tickets will be sold during lunch on the Commons stage today. Or you can also purchase tickets at Mr. Formal, Bridal Gallery, Lollypops & Roses or online at www.SnoBallSalem.com . See you there! 12/2

All boys interested in playing golf this spring are invited to an informational meeting this Thursday, December 1 at lunch in the Oly Forum. Come meet Coach Potloff and hear about the upcoming season. Grab your lunch and come by the Oly Forum this Thursday. 12/1


Sign Up for the next ASPIRE Parent/Student Information Workshop on December 7th for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. Topics will include academic support, career exploration, and community service opportunities.  Students or Parents can sign up for the workshop – 1) Sign Up Sheet in the Career Center, 2) Call Ms. Dunn at 503-399-3261, or 3) RSVP via email Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org.  Need more information?  Contact Ms. Dunn. 12/7

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016
ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention Youth and Gov members – there is a meeting at lunch on Monday, November 28th in Mr Schueller’s room – room 142. 11/28

The Sprague Olyannes Dance team successfully competed in their third competition of the fall season on Saturday, November 19 at Scappoose High School.  The team placed first in Novelty, first in Hip Hop and second in Pom.  The team will be competing all three routines in the fall state championships on December 3. In addition, five team members won medals by placing in the top ten of their individual drill down competition.  They were freshmen Jenna Hovet and Mackenzie Cooper, juniors Natasha Shaver and Emily Newton and senior Jess Cole. Congratulations to the Olyannes for their fine performances! 11/28


ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS. THERE IS AN IMPORTANT BASEBALL MEETING TODAY DURING LUNCH IN THE WEIGHT ROOM STARTING AT 10:45. BE ON TIME AND READY TO LISTEN. SEE YOU THERE.  11/28


Snoball is an annual citywide formal dance held at the Salem Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Winter Garden.” The dance will be from 8 to midnight on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets are $30 for an individual and $50 for a couple. If you’re interested in attending, tickets will be sold during lunch on the Commons stage Tuesday, November 29th. Or you can also purchase tickets at Mr. Formal, Bridal Gallery, Lollypops & Roses or online at www.SnoBallSalem.com . See you there! 12/2

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016
College Application Week is going on all week! This is a time for Seniors to meet with college admission representatives, counselors, and our ASPIRE coordinator to complete applications for 4-year colleges and universities, community college, trade programs, employment, FAFSA, and/or scholarships. It’s not too late to sign up. Come to the ASPIRE room today. 11/17

ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention all hyphy Superfans!  We will be selling rooter bus seats to West Linn for the 6A State Quarterfinal Game. Price is $9.00 which includes admission to the game. They're limited so buy yours ASAP. Get your parent permission slip from the business office now. Turn in your permission slip along with the money to the bookkeeper to sign up for the bus! Deadline is 11:00 pm Friday, no exceptions. Bus is leaving at 5:00 pm. Let's get hyphy! 11/18

On Monday and Tuesday during Parent Conferences from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., students and parents will be able to stop by the ASPIRE table for assistance with:

FAFSA Completion
OSAC Application Tips
Oregon Promise Questions
And Other College Application Tips.

For more information, you may contact Ms. Dunn at Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org. 11/18

The 63rd Annual SnoBall is Saturday December 3rd..  This year’s theme is “A Winter Garden” and promises to be an exciting evening.  SnoBall tickets are on sale now at  www.SnoBallSalem.com or at Mr. Formal, Bridal Gallery or Lollypops & Roses.  Be sure to check the website if you have any questions.  Let’s have Sprague HS well represented this year! 12/2

Attention all interested DECA members – if you missed our meeting last week, we will have a meeting today at lunch to get you the necessary information for registration and competition in room 142. 11/17

Attention Youth and Gov members – there is a meeting at lunch on Monday, November 28th in Mr Schueller’s room – room 142. 11/28


Attention all baseball players, there will be an informational meeting tomorrow at 10:45 during lunch.  Be on time and ready to listen.  Coach Buchheit.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
College Application Week is going on all week! This is a time for Seniors to meet with college admission representatives, counselors, and our ASPIRE coordinator to complete applications for 4-year colleges and universities, community college, trade programs, employment, FAFSA, and/or scholarships. It’s not too late to sign up. Come to the ASPIRE room today. 11/17

On Wednesday, November 16th – Representatives from all US Military branches and local law enforcement agencies will be visiting Sprague High School from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m for any students interested.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn or visit the ASPIRE Center. 11/16

ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention any student interested in majoring in science and math in college.  A science professor and an admission representative from Linfield College will be visiting the Aspire Center on Thursday, Nov. 17 during lunch to talk about a new scholarship opportunity.  Please sign up in the Aspire Center.  See Mrs. Wunderlich for more information. 11/16

Attention all hyphy Superfans!  We will be selling rooter bus seats to West Linn for the 6A State Quarterfinal Game. Price is $9.00 which includes admission to the game. They're limited so buy yours ASAP. Get your parent permission slip from the business office now. Turn in your permission slip along with the money to the bookkeeper to sign up for the bus! Deadline is 3:00 pm Friday, no exceptions. Bus is leaving at 5:00 pm. Let's get hyphy! 11/18

On Monday and Tuesday during Parent Conferences from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., students and parents will be able to stop by the ASPIRE table for assistance with:

FAFSA Completion
OSAC Application Tips
Oregon Promise Questions
And Other College Application Tips.

For more information, you may contact Ms. Dunn at Sprague@skeducationfoundation.org. 11/18

Hey Oly Fans! Over the years we have been blessed with tremendous student-athletes and this year is no exception! We’d like to announce that Logan Blair will sign a National Letter of Intent to play tennis and attend college for Biola University. Come celebrate with Logan and other Oly Fans today at 2:45PM in the library. Congratulations Logan!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
College Application Week is going on all week! This is a time for Seniors to meet with college admission representatives, counselors, and our ASPIRE coordinator to complete applications for 4-year colleges and universities, community college, trade programs, employment, FAFSA, and/or scholarships. It’s not too late to sign up. Come to the ASPIRE room today. 11/17

On Wednesday, November 16th – Representatives from all US Military branches and local law enforcement agencies will be visiting Sprague High School from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m for any students interested.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn or visit the ASPIRE Center. 11/16

ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention any student interested in majoring in science and math in college.  A science professor and an admission representative from Linfield College will be visiting the Aspire Center on Thursday, Nov. 17 during lunch to talk about a new scholarship opportunity.  Please sign up in the Aspire Center.  See Mrs. Wunderlich for more information. 11/16

Congratulations to the Sprague Debate team for their great work Saturday in hosting Sprague's 42nd Annual Sprague Invitational Debate Tournament. This year 300 students from 24 schools attended, making it the largest tournament we've ever hosted. The following Olympians won individual awards. Geovanny Tolentino placed 3rd in Senior Division Lincoln-Douglas debate, earning his second bid to State. Arika Harrison and Andrea Hering placed 4th in Open Division Public Forum Speaker Points. Kenneth Leja and Arika Harrison placed 3rd overall in Senior Division Public Forum Debate, earning their second bid to state. Arika Harrison placed 2nd in overall speaker pints in Open Division Parliamentary Debate, and Arika Harrison and Kenneth Leja placed 1st in Senior Division Parliamentary Debate, earning their second bid to State in this event as well. Way to go Oly Debaters!

Chain Reaction will meet in room 104 during lunch today
Attention all hyphy Superfans!  We will be selling rooter bus seats to West Linn for the 6A State Quarterfinal Game. Price is $9.00 which includes admission to the game. They're limited so buy yours ASAP. Get your parent permission slip from the business office now. Turn in your permission slip along with the money to the bookkeeper to sign up for the bus! Deadline is 3:00 pm Friday, no exceptions. Bus is leaving at 5:00 pm. Let's get hyphy!



Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016
This message is for those of you who have not ordered your graduation materials from Jostens. They will be on campus once today during the lunch time. They will be set up on the stage collecting order forms.  Packets of information are in the school offices. Ordering now will assure you of the group pricing. 11/14

College Application Week is going on all week! This is a time for Seniors to meet with college admission representatives, counselors, and our ASPIRE coordinator to complete applications for 4-year colleges and universities, community college, trade programs, employment, FAFSA, and/or scholarships. It’s not too late to sign up. Come to the ASPIRE room today. 11/17

On Wednesday, November 16th – Representatives from all US Military branches and local law enforcement agencies will be visiting Sprague High School from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m for any students interested.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn or visit the ASPIRE Center. 11/16

ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention any student interested in majoring in science and math in college.  A science professor and an admission representative from Linfield College will be visiting the Aspire Center on Thursday, Nov. 17 during lunch to talk about a new scholarship opportunity.  Please sign up in the Aspire Center.  See Mrs. Wunderlich for more information. 11/16

The Sprague Olyannes Dance team successfully competed in their second competition of the fall season on Saturday, November 12 at Wilsonville High School.  The team placed first in Novelty and second in Pom and qualified for the fall state championships. In addition, six team members won medals by placing in the top ten of the individual drill down competition.  They were freshman Hannah Lee, juniors Natasha Shaver, Alyssa Lutz, Morgan Thomas and Emily Newton and senior Jess Cole. Congratulations to the Olyannes for their fine performances!


Tomorrow Chain Reaction will meet during lunch in room 104. Grab your lunch and come join us.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016
This message is for those of you who have not ordered your graduation materials from Jostens. They will be on campus once more on Monday November 14th during the lunch time. They will be set up on the stage collecting order forms.  Packets of information are in the school offices. Ordering now will assure you of the group pricing. 11/14

College Application Week is coming up soon on November 14th – 18th, 2016. Seniors have the opportunity to meet with college admission representatives, counselors, and our ASPIRE coordinator to complete applications for 4-year colleges and universities, community college, trade programs, employment, FAFSA, and/or scholarships. All English 12 classes will come down as a class to the computer lab, during Application Week. Counselors will also be visiting other English classrooms to encourage students to sign up. 11/10

Did you buy a yearbook last year? The spring insert, that goes with your yearbook, is ready to pick during lunch on the stage today. You may also stop by room #141 to pick one up. 11/10

Way to go Oly Football! – The Second Round Playoff game will be held here at Sprague on Veteran’s Day, November 11th at 7:00 p.m.  No ASB nor Sprague Family Pass accepted.  $6 for Adults.  $4 for students. 11/10

On Wednesday, November 16th – Representatives from all US Military branches and local law enforcement agencies will be visiting Sprague High School from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m for any students interested.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn or visit the ASPIRE Center. 11/16

ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention any student interested in majoring in science and math in college.  A science professor and an admission representative from Linfield College will be visiting the Aspire Center on Thursday, Nov. 17 during lunch to talk about a new scholarship opportunity.  Please sign up in the Aspire Center.  See Mrs. Wunderlich for more information. 11/16

Attention all interested DECA members: our first meeting will be Thursday, 11/10 at lunch in room 142. See you there. 11/10

Bonjour Sprague! To conclude our celebration of National French week, the French club will be having a mystery cheese taste test on Thursday November 10 at lunch in room 123. Come try your taste buds on our cheese and place your best guess for what it is. The winner will get a prize. We will also have a French culture trivia Kahoot! Be there for some cheesy fun.

There will be a brief Chain Reaction meeting during lunch today. Come by if you can. Thanks

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. November 11th is the day that World War I ended in 1918. This Day of Remembrance was set aside by Congress to honor all veterans of the armed services. 

This is a worldwide day of honor:  Tomorrow, France, Belgium, Israel, Poland, and Canada and a dozen other countries will honor their veterans and remember the end of the war, pray for peace and an end to war.

What will you do tomorrow?  You may sleep in, you may go to a movie, or you may catch up on your homework.  Some of you may attend a veteran’s day ceremony or parade.

But, while you do this, take a moment to remember those who gave their lives for the freedom you enjoy today.


Thank you, veterans past and present. Thank you for living and dying for us.  We will never forget.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
This message is for those of you who have not ordered your graduation materials from Jostens. They will be on campus once more on Monday November 14th during the lunch time. They will be set up on the stage collecting order forms.  Packets of information are in the school offices. Ordering now will assure you of the group pricing. 11/14

Hey Oly Nation! Try the Oly Lounge’s new November drink: Caramel Apple Cider. It is an apple cider with a dash of caramel and cinnamon. Get it iced or hot for only $3.00. Only at the Oly Lounge – see you there!  11/9

Winter Sports signups have started. Online signups are not available at this time. You will need to stop by the athletic office and pick up a sports packet to be completed.  Packets need to be turned in by November 9th. 11/9

College Application Week is coming up soon on November 14th – 18th, 2016. Seniors have the opportunity to meet with college admission representatives, counselors, and our ASPIRE coordinator to complete applications for 4-year colleges and universities, community college, trade programs, employment, FAFSA, and/or scholarships. All English 12 classes will come down as a class to the computer lab, during Application Week. Counselors will also be visiting other English classrooms to encourage students to sign up. 11/10

Did you buy a yearbook last year? The spring insert, that goes with your yearbook, is ready to pick during lunch on the stage today. You may also stop by room #141 to pick one up. 11/10

Way to go Oly Football! – The Second Round Playoff game will be held here at Sprague on Veteran’s Day, November 11th at 7:00 p.m.  No ASB nor Sprague Family Pass accepted.  $6 for Adults.  $4 for students. 11/10

There will be no boys basketball Open Gym on Wednesday November 9th.  11/9

On Wednesday, November 16th – Representatives from all US Military branches and local law enforcement agencies will be visiting Sprague High School from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m for any students interested.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn or visit the ASPIRE Center. 11/16

ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention any student interested in majoring in science and math in college.  A science professor and an admission representative from Linfield College will be visiting the Aspire Center on Thursday, Nov. 17 during lunch to talk about a new scholarship opportunity.  Please sign up in the Aspire Center.  See Mrs. Wunderlich for more information. 11/16

Congratulations to Saffron Cooper who was selected as the Oregon Midwest Regional Rep for the Oregon Association of Student Council. Saffron is one of nine high school students in the entire state of Oregon to receive this honor and will be the leadership representative for all high schools in Marion County as well as those stretching to the coast.  Congratulations Saffron; we know you’ll represent Sprague and your constituency well! 11/9


Attention all interested DECA members: our first meeting will be Thursday, 11/10 at lunch in room 142. See you there. 11/10

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
This message is for those of you who have not ordered your graduation materials from Jostens. They will be on campus once more on Monday November 14th during the lunch time. They will be set up on the stage collecting order forms.  Packets of information are in the school offices. Ordering now will assure you of the group pricing. 11/14

Hey Oly Nation! Try the Oly Lounge’s new November drink: Caramel Apple Cider. It is an apple cider with a dash of caramel and cinnamon. Get it iced or hot for only $3.00. Only at the Oly Lounge – see you there!  11/9

The next Youth Legislature meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8th in room 102.  Get your registration materials, brainstorm bill ideas, and meet the rest of our delegation.  New members are wanted, please come. 11/8

Winter Sports signups have started. Online signups are not available at this time. You will need to stop by the athletic office and pick up a sports packet to be completed.  Packets need to be turned in by November 9th. 11/9

College Application Week is coming up soon on November 14th – 18th, 2016. Seniors have the opportunity to meet with college admission representatives, counselors, and our ASPIRE coordinator to complete applications for 4-year colleges and universities, community college, trade programs, employment, FAFSA, and/or scholarships. All English 12 classes will come down as a class to the computer lab, during Application Week. Counselors will also be visiting other English classrooms to encourage students to sign up. 11/10

Did you buy a yearbook last year? The spring insert, that goes with your yearbook, is ready to pick during lunch on the stage today. You may also stop by room #141 to pick one up. 11/10

Bonjour Sprague! This week is National French Week. Come celebrate with us on Tuesday November 8th at lunch in room 123. Patricia Lentz and Chauncella Koulibali will be presenting a slideshow about their trips to francophone countries this summer. Come dressed in the colors of the French flag (red, white, and blue) and compete to win the prize for best costume.   We will also take our yearbook photo at this meeting. Croissants and Nutella will be served!  11/8

Way to go Oly Football! – The Second Round Playoff game will be held here at Sprague on Veteran’s Day, November 11th at 7:00 p.m.  No ASB nor Sprague Family Pass accepted.  $6 for Adults.  $4 for students. 11/10

Need something awesome and fun Thursday evening?  AVID is hosting a movie night in the Sprague commons from 6-10ish, watching The Jungle Book and A Christmas Story.  Bring chairs, snacks, and friends. $3 donations are suggested and rootbeer floats for $2.  See you there! 11/10

There will be no boys basketball Open Gym on Wednesday November 9th. 11/9  

On Wednesday, November 16th – Representatives from all US Military branches and local law enforcement agencies will be visiting Sprague High School from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m for any students interested.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn or visit the ASPIRE Center. 11/16

ASPIRE is taking applications of enrollment for all grades.  ASPIRE program is a 1:1 mentorship program open to all Sprague students.  Students are provided volunteer mentors to assist them with opportunities after graduation.  Pick up an application in the ASPIRE Center today!  11/30

Attention any student interested in majoring in science and math in college.  A science professor and an admission representative from Linfield College will be visiting the Aspire Center on Thursday, Nov. 17 during lunch to talk about a new scholarship opportunity.  Please sign up in the Aspire Center.  See Mrs. Wunderlich for more information. 11/17

Due to a conflict, Chain Reaction will NOT be meeting today at lunch. Instead we will try to meet Thursday during lunch in room 104. Thank you we will see you then. 11/8


Congratulations to Saffron Cooper who was selected as the Oregon Midwest Regional Rep for the Oregon Association of Student Council. Saffron is one of nine high school students in the entire state of Oregon to receive this honor and will be the leadership representative for all high schools in Marion County as well as those stretching to the coast.  Congratulations Saffron; we know you’ll represent Sprague and your constituency well! 11/9