Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016
Representatives from George Fox, Western Oregon, St. Martin, Pacific Lutheran, and Pacific University will be visiting our campus this week.  Please sign up for a session in the Career And College Center or see Ms. Dunn. 9/23

Students, if you have not received your student planner please come to the main office to pick it up.  Each student needs to sign a receipt to verify that you've received the planner.  9/23

RELEASE CARDS:  Students who need release cards, please go to the Main Office and put your name and student number on the Release Card List. 9/23

Next Wednesday, there will be an information session on the FAFSA for parents and students to attend in Pantheon starting at 6:00 p.m.  Financial Aid counselors from local colleges along with Sprague Counseling Staff members will be in attendance.  Remember the FAFSA opens on Saturday October 1st.  9/28

Former Pottery students, please come pick up your work from last semester.  Also, pieces that were not glazed last year, please come and glaze them in the next two weeks so that they can go home with you! 9/27

Congratulations to Caley Hiebert, Kinsey Funk and Caleb Lounsbury, they were honored as the Salem Sport and Breakfast Club Athletes of the week for September 12-17th. Great job and Go Olys! 9/23

The Admission Counselor from Pacific University will be visiting Sprague today from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Students are encouraged to stop by the ASPIRE Center during lunch time.  9/23

Do you need help with math after school? Do you need a quiet place to go and finish your math homework? Well you’re in luck! Starting Tuesday, Septemeber 27th, after school math tutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday in room 138, the AVID, room right next to the commons from 2:30 to 4. DO YOUR MATH! It is the great equalizer. 9/29

Students, this week has been U.S. Constitution Week.   In September of 1787 the U.S. Constitution was signed. Our legislature in the State of Oregon has passed a law that this important document is acknowledged by our schools.   Our constitution has been tried and tested, but it has held our country together during times of war and peace.  It has also been amended 27 times!
Here is the preamble to this important document:  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Students, being in class on time, is one key to being successful in school.  We are seeing more and more students in the halls after the tardy bell has rung.  Please make a concerted effort to get to each class before the tardy bell rings.  To help with that, we are letting you know that there will be a tardy sweep coming up in the very near future.  In order to ensure that you are not caught in the sweep and issued a lunch detention, be in all classes on time.  Thank you to all those that are getting to class, we appreciate it. 10/3

Students, PSAT test day is coming Oct. 19th.  If you are a Junior who would like to participate in the PSAT you will need to see the bookkeeper and purchase a ticket.  The cost of the test is 15.00 dollars.  The final date students can purchase tickets is Oct. 12th.  10/12

Bonjour Sprague, today the French club is having its first meeting of the year and the theme is cheese tasting with fantastic French cheeses. This event is going to be in room 123 at lunch. You don't have to be in French to be at the event. Be there for a fantastic time. See Mademoiselle Downs for more details! 9/30

The first Sprague Medical Society Meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct 5th in room 18 during lunch. We will elect our officers for the year. 10/5
Attention all seniors: Josten’s will be here today at lunch to take orders for graduation announcements. 9/30
Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. 9/30

Attention Seniors!  Starting October 1 – you can apply for federal work study and grant programs with your FAFSA application.  10/7


Representatives from Warner Pacific College and Grand Canyon University will be visiting our campus on Tuesday October 4th!  Please visit the Career and College Center to sign up! 10/4

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Manga Club will meet today from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the library.  We look forward to seeing all of you! 9/29

Students, PSAT test day is coming Oct. 19th.  If you are a Junior who would like to participate in the PSAT you will need to see the bookkeeper and purchase a ticket.  The cost of the test is 15.00 dollars.  The final date students can purchase tickets is Oct. 12th.  10/12

Bonjour Sprague, this Friday September 30th the French club is having its first meeting of the year and the theme is cheese tasting with fantastic French cheeses. This event is going to be in room 123 at lunch. You don't have to be in French to be at the event. Be there for a fantastic time. See Mademoiselle Downs for more details! 9/30

The first Sprague Medical Society Meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct 5th in room 18 during lunch. We will elect our officers for the year. 10/5
Attention all seniors: Josten’s will be here today and tomorrow at lunch to take orders for graduation announcements. 9/30
This year’s Banned Books Week is celebrating diversity.  While diversity is seldom given as a reason for a challenge, it is often an underlying and unspoken factor. These challenged works are often about people and issues which include LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities—people or issues that, perhaps, challengers would prefer not to consider. Please celebrate your freedom to read by checking out a diverse book today. 9/29


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Representatives from George Fox, Western Oregon, St. Martin, Pacific Lutheran, and Pacific University will be visiting our campus this week.  Please sign up for a session in the Career And College Center or see Ms. Dunn. 9/23

Students, if you have not received your student planner please come to the main office to pick it up.  Each student needs to sign a receipt to verify that you've received the planner.  9/23

RELEASE CARDS:  Students who need release cards, please go to the Main Office and put your name and student number on the Release Card List. 9/23

Next Wednesday, there will be an information session on the FAFSA for parents and students to attend in Pantheon starting at 6:00 p.m.  Financial Aid counselors from local colleges along with Sprague Counseling Staff members will be in attendance.  Remember the FAFSA opens on Saturday October 1st.  9/28

Representatives from St. Martin University and Pacific Lutheran University will be visiting our campus.  In order to talk with a college admission counselor, please sign up in the Career and College Counseling Center.  9/22


Teachers please excuse the Freshman Football team today at 1pm for their game at McMinnville. 9/22

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sprague High School Administration is looking for students to represent Sprague on a District High School Student Advisory Board.  Representatives will attend meetings with District Leadership and other High School Students from around Salem and Keizer to engage and discuss ongoing issues pertaining to students and ideas for improvements.  Students need to be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and willing to commit to being on the advisory board for one year.  Meeting will be held once a month at a District Office.  If you would like to be considered for this opportunity contact Principal Swanson. 9/21

Representatives from George Fox, Western Oregon, St. Martin, Pacific Lutheran, and Pacific University will be visiting our campus this week.  Please sign up for a session in the Career And College Center or see Ms. Dunn. 9/23

Are you the rainbow sheep of the family?  Are you a supporter of equality for all?  Well, then join Sprague’s Gay-Straight Alliance!  Starting Wednesday, the 21st of September, we will be meeting every first and third Wednesday in Ms. Hatfield's classroom, #119.  We hope to see you there! 9/21

There will be a meeting on Wednesday at lunch for any girl interested in playing basketball this winter. The meeting will be held in Mr. Allen’s room, room 145, at 10:50am. We hope to see you there. 9/21

Students, if you have not received your student planner please come to the main office to pick it up.  Each student needs to sign a receipt to verify that you've received the planner.  9/23

Attention all FRENCH National Honor Society Members. A reminder that our first meeting is TODAY at lunch in room 123. Please be on time!

RELEASE CARDS:  Students who need release cards, please go to the Main Office and put your name and student number on the Release Card List. 9/23

Next Wednesday, there will be an information session on the FAFSA for parents and students to attend in Pantheon starting at 6:00 p.m.  Financial Aid counselors from local colleges along with Sprague Counseling Staff members will be in attendance.  Remember the FAFSA opens on Saturday October 1st.  9/28

Representatives from St. Martin University and Pacific Lutheran University will be visiting our campus.  In order to talk with a college admission counselor, please sign up in the Career and College Counseling Center.  9/22

Come join the Computer Science club in room 128 at 2:30 TODAY!
We would love to see you there.

Attention Sprague Speech and Debaters. Our first practice is today after school in Portable 26. Bring your mandatory documents, or if you're brand spanking new, just bring your wonderful selves. Signups for the novice workshop and two October tournaments are now up in Portable 26 as well. See Curry in room 133 if you have questions.

Staff, please excuse the Cross Country team at 1:45 for their meet at Geer Park today. A roster will be emailed to you.  Thanks and Go Olys!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sprague High School Administration is looking for students to represent Sprague on a District High School Student Advisory Board.  Representatives will attend meetings with District Leadership and other High School Students from around Salem and Keizer to engage and discuss ongoing issues pertaining to students and ideas for improvements.  Students need to be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and willing to commit to being on the advisory board for one year.  Meeting will be held once a month at a District Office.  If you would like to be considered for this opportunity contact Principal Swanson. 9/21

Representatives from George Fox, Western Oregon, St. Martin, Pacific Lutheran, and Pacific University will be visiting our campus this week.  Please sign up for a session in the Career And College Center or see Ms. Dunn. 9/23

Good morning sign language enthusiasts!  Once again The American Sign Language Club is back in action!  Every first and third Tuesdays of the months we will be meeting in Ms Hatfield's room, 119, for games, snacks, learning ASL, and all-around fun!  We are hoping you show up for the first meeting, which is Tuesday, the 20th, from 2:30-3:15.  Looking forward to seeing you! 9/20

Are you the rainbow sheep of the family?  Are you a supporter of equality for all?  Well, then join Sprague’s Gay-Straight Alliance!  Starting Wednesday, the 21st of September, we will be meeting every first and third Wednesday in Ms. Hatfield's classroom, #119.  We hope to see you there! 9/21

College Admission Counselors from Western Oregon University and George Fox University will be on campus on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Please sign up in the Career and College Center or See Ms. Dunn. 9/20

There will be a meeting on Wednesday at lunch for any girl interested in playing basketball this winter. The meeting will be held in Mr. Allen’s room, room 145, at 10:50am. We hope to see you there. 9/21

Students, if you have not received your student planner please come to the main office to pick it up.  Each student needs to sign a receipt to verify that you've received the planner.  9/23

Attention Speech Team members and prospective students: Our first practice will be this Wednesday, after school from 2:30 until 5:00 in Portable 26. If you cannot make this time, please see me about an after-school time on Thursdays. But wait Mr. Curry! I'm interested in joining but missed the info meeting. No worries, come to practice and Mr. Curry will get you squared away. All team members should come with their signed mandatory forms. Once again, practices start this week, after school Wednesdays in Portable 26. See Curry if you have questions. 9/20

You have another chance to find out about Chain Reaction and how easy it is to become a part of something so important. We are meeting today during lunch in room 104. Come check us out. 9/20

Did you know that the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th to October 15th? Some well-known Americans with Spanish and Latin backgrounds include human rights activist Cesar Chavez, Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo. The Spanish National Honor Society has arranged music from Spanish and Latin American artists to be played during passing time: enjoy the change of genres and try to name them all. 9/20

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016
Sprague High School Administration is looking for students to represent Sprague on a District High School Student Advisory Board.  Representatives will attend meetings with District Leadership and other High School Students from around Salem and Keizer to engage and discuss ongoing issues pertaining to students and ideas for improvements.  Students need to be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and willing to commit to being on the advisory board for one year.  Meeting will be held once a month at a District Office.  If you would like to be considered for this opportunity contact Principal Swanson. 9/21

Representatives from George Fox, Western Oregon, St. Martin, Pacific Lutheran, and Pacific University will be visiting our campus this week.  Please sign up for a session in the Career And College Center or see Ms. Dunn. 9/23

Good morning sign language enthusiasts!  Once again The American Sign Language Club is back in action!  Every first and third Tuesdays of the months we will be meeting in Ms Hatfield's room, 119, for games, snacks, learning ASL, and all-around fun!  We are hoping you show up for the first meeting, which is Tuesday, the 20th, from 2:30-3:15.  Looking forward to seeing you! 9/20

Are you the rainbow sheep of the family?  Are you a supporter of equality for all?  Well, then join Sprague’s Gay-Straight Alliance!  Starting Wednesday, the 21st of September, we will be meeting every first and third Wednesday in Ms. Hatfield's classroom, #119.  We hope to see you there! 9/21

College Admission Counselors from Western Oregon University and George Fox University will be on campus on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Please sign up in the Career and College Center or See Ms. Dunn. 9/20

There will be a meeting on Wednesday at lunch for any girl interested in playing basketball this winter. The meeting will be held in Mr. Allen’s room, room 145, at 10:50am. We hope to see you there. 9/21

Students, if you have not received your student planner please come to the main office to pick it up.  Each student needs to sign a receipt to verify that you've received the planner.  9/23

Attention Speech Team members and prospective students: Our first practice will be this Wednesday, after school from 2:30 until 5:00 in Portable 26. If you cannot make this time, please see me about an after-school time on Thursdays. But wait Mr. Curry! I'm interested in joining but missed the info meeting. No worries, come to practice and Mr. Curry will get you squared away. All team members should come with their signed mandatory forms. Once again, practices start this week, after school Wednesdays in Portable 26. See Curry if you have questions. 9/20

Please excuse all seniors at 8:35 am (towards the end of second period) to the Pantheon for a Josten's meeting. It will take until the end of second period. 


Also, please excuse all juniors at 9:10 am (they'll essentially just check in for third period) to the Pantheon for a Josten's class meeting. They will head back to class at 9:35 am. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016
Good morning sign language enthusiasts!  Once again The American Sign Language Club is back in action!  Every first and third Tuesdays of the months we will be meeting in Ms Hatfield's room, 119, for games, snacks, learning ASL, and all-around fun!  We are hoping you show up for the first meeting, which is Tuesday, the 20th, from 2:30-3:15.  Looking forward to seeing you!

Sprague High School Administration is looking for students to represent Sprague on a District High School Student Advisory Board.  Representatives will attend meetings with District Leadership and other High School Students from around Salem and Keizer to engage and discuss ongoing issues pertaining to students and ideas for improvements.  Students need to be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and willing to commit to being on the advisory board for one year.  Meeting will be held once a month at a District Office.  If you would like to be considered for this opportunity contact Principal Swanson.

Are you the rainbow sheep of the family?  Are you a supporter of equality for all?  Well, then join Sprague’s Gay-Straight Alliance!  Starting Wednesday, the 21st of September, we will be meeting every first and third Wednesday in Ms. Hatfield's classroom, #119.  We hope to see you there!


Staff, please excuse the JV2 Boys Soccer team today at 1:30 for their game against Franklin High School at Clinton Park. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sprague Manga Club will meet today in the library from 2:30-3:15. You will meet the club officers, plan the year’s activities, and get to know some awesome new friends.  We hope to see you there!

Attention all students who care about the environment! The environmental club will be kicking off the year with our first meeting today in Mr. Dey’s room during lunch.  That’s room # 147. All who are interested are welcome!

A representative from the University of San Diego will be visiting our campus from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. in the Career and College Center on Friday, September 16th.  Please see Ms. Dunn if you are interested in meeting with the representative. 

Staff, please excuse the JV and Varsity Boys Soccer teams today at 1:30 for their game against Benson High School. Games will be played at Delta Park at 4:15pm. Go Olys!!!


NHS members, our first meeting is today at lunch in Mrs. Burleson’s room, room 6.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Spanish Club will have its first meeting today at lunch. We will have a small celebration of the Mexican Independence Day. Hope to see you there! 9/14

Sprague Manga Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the library from 2:30-3:15.  You will meet the club officers, plan the year’s activities, and get to know some awesome new friends.  We hope to see you there!

Attention all students who care about the environment! The environmental club will be kicking off the year with our first meeting this Thursday, Sept 15th in Mr. Dey’s room during lunch.  That’s room # 147. All who are interested are welcome!


A representative from the University of San Diego will be visiting our campus from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. in the Career and College Center on Friday, September 16th.  Please see Ms. Dunn if you are interested in meeting with the representative. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hey Olys, are you interested in developing your voice? Do you like to argue? Is winning trophies a thing you enjoy doing? If so, please join Mr. Curry today at lunch in room 133 for information on Sprague's Speech and Debate team. This year is going to be awesome with so many talented, returning speech students. There has never been a better time to join. Juniors and seniors who join routinely say they wish they had started as Freshmen, so get in on the school's most rewarding co-curricular activity now. That informational meeting again is today during lunch with Mr. Curry in room 133. See you there! 9/13
Spanish Club will have its first meeting this Wednesday the 14th at lunch. We will have a small celebration of the Mexican Independence Day. Hope to see you there! 9/14

Remember, today is the day that you can find out about Chain Reaction, the outreach club that needs your help connecting students to Sprague. We will have an informational meeting today in room 104 during lunch, go ahead and grab your lunch and then head over. Feel free to contact Mrs Boaz if you have any questions.

Sprague Manga Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the library from 2:30-3:15.  You will meet the club officers, plan the year’s activities, and get to know some awesome new friends.  We hope to see you there!


Staff, please excuse the JV and Varsity Boys Soccer teams today at 1:30 for their game against Century High School in Hillsboro. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016
Hey Olys, are you interested in developing your voice? Do you like to argue? Is winning trophies a thing you enjoy doing? If so, please join Mr. Curry tomorrow at lunch in room 133 for information on Sprague's Speech and Debate team. This year is going to be awesome with so many talented, returning speech students. There has never been a better time to join. Juniors and seniors who join routinely say they wish they had started as Freshmen, so get in on the school's most rewarding co-curricular activity now. That informational meeting again is tomorrow, Tuesday September 13th, during lunch with Mr. Curry in room 133. See you there!
Hi everyone, have you wondered what Chain Reaction is? We are an outreach club that focuses on helping students feel more connected to Sprague. We are starting fresh this year and would like to invite you to a quick informational meeting on Tuesday during lunch in room 104. See Mrs. Boaz with any questions.

Spanish Club will have its first meeting this Wednesday the 14th at lunch. We will have a small celebration of the Mexican Independence Day. Hope to see you there!