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