Wednesday, December 12, 2018


December 12, 2018

The giving tree is in the final 2 weeks of collection and we need your help to make sure there are no tags left on the tree. There is 16 tags left on the tree, and if they are not taken, 16 kids will not have anything for the holidays. Come and pick a tag at lunch now until Monday, December 18th, shop for the kids interest and bring back wrapped or unwrapped gifts to room 142 or the office by December 21st. Ages, sizes, needs and interests are on the tag. If you pick a tag before or after lunch, please take the tag to the attendance office and check out your tag. Let’s make the holidays great for Sprague families! 12/18

There is a youth and government meeting on tomorrow, Dec 13th  in Mr. Nickel’s room at lunch. New members are still welcome! 12/13

Are you pursuing a career in Health Care?  Apply for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Scholarship.  At least 139 high school seniors will receive scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.   The Application deadline is December 15th.  For the Scholarships requirements, please see Ms. Dunn. 12/14

Calling all female athletes!  The South Salem Girls Lacrosse Team is holding a team information night on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 pm in the South Salem HS Library.  Learn about what makes lacrosse so awesome and find out how easy it is to join one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports played in Oregon.  We’ll see you at 6:30 pm on Tuesday the 18th! 12/18

Hey Sprague! In support of this year’s prom, the junior class will be doing a candy cane gram fundraiser! For only a dollar, you can purchase a candy cane that will be delivered with a handwritten message to the person of your choice, and for only three dollars more, you can add a Christmas carol sung by members of Sprague’s very own Framework! This fundraiser will be going on at lunch this Tuesday through Friday, and will be delivered next Tuesday during second period, so make sure to go on down to the commons and get your friends a gram! 12/14

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a BSU meeting in the ASPIRE Room during lunch.   12/18

Remember, the PBIS rewards store will be open on Fridays during lunch in the back of the main office.  New OLY gear has been recently added to the store.  Come and redeem your points!  Not sure how many points you have?  Check online or download the PBIS rewards student app.  Are you a CTEC student who is not here on Fridays?  No worries!  Come by the main office and fill out a PBIS Rewards Store Request.  Submit by the end of the day on Tuesday to collect your reward items on Thursday.  Keep earning those points by Owning your Actions, Living a Life you are Proud of, and Saying Yes to Success! 12/14   

Our wrestling team hosts McNary on Wednesday night, December 19th. We are trying to pack the stands to help our team to a big victory! We will have free pizza and half off gear at the door, and someone in the student section gets a $6 gift card to dutch bros with every pin! And don’t forget to wear an ugly sweater! That’s next Wednesday, December 19th at 7pm in our gym. See you all there! 12/19





Tuesday, December 11, 2018


December 11, 2018

The giving tree is in the final 2 weeks of collection and we need your help to make sure there are no tags left on the tree. There is 16 tags left on the tree, and if they are not taken, 16 kids will not have anything for the holidays. Come and pick a tag at lunch now until Monday, December 18th, shop for the kids interest and bring back wrapped or unwrapped gifts to room 142 or the office by December 21st. Ages, sizes, needs and interests are on the tag. If you pick a tag before or after lunch, please take the tag to the attendance office and check out your tag. Let’s make the holidays great for Sprague families! 12/18

There is a youth and government meeting on Thursday, Dec 13th  in Mr. Nickel’s room at lunch. New members are still welcome! 12/13

Are you pursuing a career in Health Care?  Apply for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Scholarship.  At least 139 high school seniors will receive scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.   The Application deadline is December 15th.  For the Scholarships requirements, please see Ms. Dunn. 12/14

Calling all female athletes!  The South Salem Girls Lacrosse Team is holding a team information night on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 pm in the South Salem HS Library.  Learn about what makes lacrosse so awesome and find out how easy it is to join one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports played in Oregon.  We’ll see you at 6:30 pm on Tuesday the 18th! 12/18

Hello Sprague Birders! The Bird Club will be meeting after school in Mr Dey's room tomorrow to build bird feeders for our feathered friends so see you then! 12/12

Congratulations to the #4 ranked Sprague wrestlers who finished 3rd place this past weekend in the 34-team Rose City Championships. The wrestlers had 6 placers: senior Landon Davis was 2nd, freshman Brook Byers was 3rd, placing 4th were freshman Brayden Boyd and juniors Noah Worthington and Colby Hemmert, and senior Jacob Luna finished 5th. The wrestlers’ next competition will be their home opener against McNary on Wednesday, December 19th at 7 pm. Come out the 19th and support your #4 ranked wrestling team! 12/11

Hey Sprague! In support of this year’s prom, the junior class will be doing a candy cane gram fundraiser! For only a dollar, you can purchase a candy cane that will be delivered with a handwritten message to the person of your choice, and for only three dollars more, you can add a Christmas carol sung by members of Sprague’s very own Framework! This fundraiser will be going on at lunch this Tuesday through Friday, and will be delivered next Tuesday during second period, so make sure to go on down to the commons and get your friends a gram! 12/14

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a BSU meeting in the ASPIRE Room during lunch.   12/18

Remember, the PBIS rewards store will be open on Fridays during lunch in the back of the main office.  New OLY gear has been recently added to the store.  Come and redeem your points!  Not sure how many points you have?  Check online or download the PBIS rewards student app.  Are you a CTEC student who is not here on Fridays?  No worries!  Come by the main office and fill out a PBIS Rewards Store Request.  Submit by the end of the day on Tuesday to collect your reward items on Thursday.  Keep earning those points by Owning your Actions, Living a Life you are Proud of, and Saying Yes to Success!    

Buenos Dias Sprague- The Spanish Club annual posada fiesta is today after school. Everyone is encouraged to bring something to share and stop by room 124, beginning at 2:45 today. Hasta mañana! 12/11








Monday, December 10, 2018


December 10, 2018

Are you pursuing a career in Health Care?  Apply for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Scholarship.  At least 139 high school seniors will receive scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.   The Application deadline is December 15th.  For the Scholarships requirements, please see Ms. Dunn. 12/14

Calling all female athletes!  The South Salem Girls Lacrosse Team is holding a team information night on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 pm in the South Salem HS Library.  Learn about what makes lacrosse so awesome and find out how easy it is to join one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports played in Oregon.  We’ll see you at 6:30 pm on Tuesday the 18th! 12/18

Hello Sprague Birders! The Bird Club will be meeting after school in Mr Dey's room on Wednesday, Dec 12th to build bird feeders for our feathered friends so see you then!

Congratulations to the #4 ranked Sprague wrestlers who finished 3rd place this past weekend in the 34-team Rose City Championships. The wrestlers had 6 placers: senior Landon Davis was 2nd, freshman Brook Byers was 3rd, placing 4th were freshman Brayden Boyd and juniors Noah Worthington and Colby Hemmert, and senior Jacob Luna finished 5th. The wrestlers’ next competition will be their home opener against McNary on Wednesday, December 19th at 7 pm. Come out the 19th and support your #4 ranked wrestling team! 12/11

Buenos Dias Sprague- The Spanish Club annual posada fiesta is tomorrow after school. Everyone is encouraged to bring something to share and stop by room 124 beginning at 2:45, Tuesday. Hasta mañana!









Friday, December 7, 2018


December 7, 2018

Attention seniors! Your yearbook portrait is due today.  Send it as an attachment to SPRAGUEYB@GMAIL.COM along with your quote. After today, there is a $25 late fee until February 8.  Submissions will no longer be accepted after February 8.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  For complete information, visit the yearbook website – it can be easily accessed from the Sprague website home page. 12/7

There will be a coin drive on the commons stage during lunch all this week to benefit Doernbecher Children’s hospital. Bring your loose change to help us make a change! 12/7

This week has been National Computer Science Week.  Sprague High School is taking part in Hour of Code.  Each day this week we have been highlighting some information in the announcements.  Take some time to read the posters in the hall.  Did you know that Computer jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the US.  There are 500,000 current openings.  These are in every industry and every state.  Keep on Coding Sprague.

Are you pursuing a career in Health Care?  Apply for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Scholarship.  At least 139 high school seniors will receive scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.   The Application deadline is December 15th.  For the Scholarships requirements, please see Ms. Dunn. 12/7

Attention all Olys! Sprague DECA will be hosting another fundraiser – this time at Chipotle! Come in this Sunday (December 9th) from 4-8pm and show the cashier a hard or virtual copy of the poster you see around school to support DECA! 12/7

BUENOS DIAS SPRAGUE. The Spanish Honor Society is hosting the SPANISH CLUB ANNUAL POSADA next week on Tuesday, December 11th  after school. The fiesta will begin at 2:45, so plan on stopping by for traditional Mexican food and other surprises. The party is a pot-luck, everyone is encouraged to bring something to share. Please talk to any of the Spanish Honor Society members or stop by room 124 for more information. Nos vemos pronto! 12/11

Calling all female athletes!  The South Salem Girls Lacrosse Team is holding a team information night on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 pm in the South Salem HS Library.  Learn about what makes lacrosse so awesome and find out how easy it is to join one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports played in Oregon.  We’ll see you at 6:30 pm on Tuesday the 18th! 12/18

As of today, Sprague High has an enrollment roster of 395 seniors.  Of that number, 153 FAFSA applications have been submitted by the members of class of 2019.  146 applications have been completed with 7 rejected applications.   We are at 37% completion. Our goal is to have 60% of the graduating class have their FAFSA submitted and completed prior to June 7th.   FAFSA Tip Sheets can be found in the College & Career Center or see Ms. Dunn for more assistance. 12/7

Today is Pearl Harbor Day.  On December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by a Japanese military force.  2,335 Sailors were killed.  The battleship Arizona received a direct hit, and remains in Pearl Harbor today, underneath the water as a war memorial.  After this event, the United States entered the war against Germany and Japan, leading to the deaths of over 450,000 Americans.  The death toll for Pearl Harbor was exceeded on September 11, 2001, when 2996 people died in those attacks.





Thursday, December 6, 2018


December 6, 2018

Attention seniors! Your yearbook portrait is due on Friday December 7.  Send it as an attachment to SPRAGUEYB@GMAIL.COM along with your quote. After Dec. 7, there is a $25 late fee until February 8.  Submissions will no longer be accepted after February 8.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  For complete information, visit the yearbook website – it can be easily accessed from the Sprague website home page. 12/6

There will be a coin drive on the commons stage during lunch all this week to benefit Doernbecher Children’s hospital. Bring your loose change to help us make a change! 12/7

This week is National Computer Science Week.  Sprague High School is taking part in Hour of Code.  Each day this week we will be highlighting some information in the announcements.  Take some time to read the posters in the hall.  Did you know that Computer Science majors make 40% more than the average college graduate.  Keep on Coding Sprague.

Are you pursuing a career in Health Care?  Apply for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Scholarship.  At least 139 high school seniors will receive scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.   The Application deadline is December 15th.  For the Scholarships requirements, please see Ms. Dunn. 12/7

Attention all Olys! Sprague DECA will be hosting another fundraiser – this time at Chipotle! Come in this Sunday (December 9th) from 4-8pm and show the cashier a hard or virtual copy of the poster you see around school to support DECA! 12/7

BUENOS DIAS SPRAGUE. The Spanish Honor Society is hosting the SPANISH CLUB ANNUAL POSADA next week on Tuesday, December 11th  after school. The fiesta will begin at 2:45, so plan on stopping by for traditional Mexican food and other surprises. The party is a pot-luck, everyone is encouraged to bring something to share. Please talk to any of the Spanish Honor Society members or stop by room 124 for more information. Nos vemos pronto! 12/11

Today, during lunch, Chain Reaction is having a cookie decorating party to kick off the holiday season! It will be held in Ms. Wunderlich’s Room, Room 156. Bring a friend and stop by for a cute, holiday snack.

Students of the Month
This year, Sprague will be recognizing students who are excelling at leaving an OLY Legacy by following our school-wide behavior expectations: Own Your Actions, Live a Life you are Proud Of, and Yes to Success. Each month, Sprague staff will nominate and vote on students for our Student of the Month award. The top two nominees from each grade level will be chosen as our Students of the Month.

For our Student of the Month recognition, we focused on students who excelled in the area of Owning their Actions. Congratulations to the following students who have been identified as our November Students of the Month by the Sprague staff:

9th grade: 
Caitlin Swanson
Brayden Boyd
 
10th grade: 
Jiratana Tungkawachara
Olivia Decker
11th grade:
Dezirae Lord
Christine Pearson

12th grade:
Basie Seibert
Charles Richardson


Be sure to check out the display case outside of the main office where we will feature our winners each month. Keep up the great work in Owning your Actions, Living a Life you are Proud of, and Saying Yes to Success!



December 5, 2018

Attention seniors! Your yearbook portrait is due on Friday December 7.  Send it as an attachment to SPRAGUEYB@GMAIL.COM along with your quote. After Dec. 7, there is a $25 late fee until February 8.  Submissions will no longer be accepted after February 8.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  For complete information, visit the yearbook website – it can be easily accessed from the Sprague website home page. 12/6

Winter Guard tryouts are today from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Upper Gym.  For more information, see Dr. Greenwood in the band room.  12/5

This Thursday, celebrate the holidays with cookies and kindness in Mrs. Wunderlich’s room, room 156! Chain Reaction will have cookies that you can decorate with frosting and all types of toppings. Bring a friend and start the holiday season right! 12/6

There will be a coin drive on the commons stage during lunch all this week to benefit Doernbecher Children’s hospital. Bring your loose change to help us make a change! 12/7

This week is National Computer Science Week.  Sprague High School is taking part in Hour of Code.  Each day this week we will be highlighting some information in the announcements.  Take some time to read the posters in the hall.  Did you know that Computer Science is more than just writing code.  You learn how to make apps, design algorithms, and study how the internet works.  Keep on Coding Sprague.

Are you pursuing a career in Health Care?  Apply for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Scholarship.  At least 139 high school seniors will receive scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.   The Application deadline is December 15th.  For the Scholarships requirements, please see Ms. Dunn. 12/7

Today’s youth and government lunch meeting has been POSTPONED and moved to Thursday at lunch in Mr. Nickel’s room. This is to allow National Honor Society students to be able to attend both. If you are interested in youth and government – please attend the lunch meeting on THURSDAY in Nickel’s room. 12/6
Attention all Olys! Sprague DECA will be hosting another fundraiser – this time at Chipotle! Come in this Sunday (December 9th) from 4-8pm and show the cashier a hard or virtual copy of the poster you see around school to support DECA! 12/7

BUENOS DIAS SPRAGUE. The Spanish Honor Society is hosting the SPANISH CLUB ANNUAL POSADA next week on Tuesday, December 11th  after school. The fiesta will begin at 2:45, so plan on stopping by for traditional Mexican food and other surprises. The party is pot-luck everyone is encouraged to bring something to share. Please talk to any of the Spanish Honor Society members or stop by room 124 for more information. Nos vemos pronto! 12/11




Tuesday, December 4, 2018


December 4, 2018

Attention seniors! Your yearbook portrait is due on Friday December 7.  Send it as an attachment to SPRAGUEYB@GMAIL.COM along with your quote. After Dec. 7, there is a $25 late fee until February 8.  Submissions will no longer be accepted after February 8.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  For complete information, visit the yearbook website – it can be easily accessed from the Sprague website home page. 12/6

Winter Guard tryouts are Wednesday, December 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Upper Gym.  For more information, see Dr. Greenwood in the band room.  12/5

Hello Sprague Birders! The Bird Club will be meeting after school next week on Wednesday in Mr Dey's room to build bird feeders for our feathered friends so see you then. Please note the date has changed.  Listen for an announcement next week as reminder.

This Thursday, celebrate the holidays with cookies and kindness in the AVID room in the Commons! Chain Reaction will have cookies that you can decorate! 12/6

This week is National Computer Science Week.  Sprague High School is taking part in Hour of Code.  Each day this week we will be highlighting some information in the announcements.  Take some time to read the posters in the hall.  Did you know that Computer Science is foundational.  Every 21st century student should take a computer science class.  Keep on Coding Sprague. 12/7

Today’s youth and government lunch meeting has been POSTPONED and moved to Thursday at lunch in Mr. Nickel’s room. This is to allow National Honor Society students to be able to attend both. If you are interested in youth and government – please attend the lunch meeting on THURSDAY in Nickel’s room.

There will be a coin drive on the commons stage during lunch all this week to benefit Doernbecher Children’s hospital. Bring your loose change to help us make a change! 12/7


December 3, 2018

Attention seniors! Your yearbook portrait is due on Friday December 7.  Send it as an attachment to SPRAGUEYB@GMAIL.COM along with your quote. After Dec. 7, there is a $25 late fee until February 8.  Submissions will no longer be accepted after February 8.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  For complete information, visit the yearbook website – it can be easily accessed from the Sprague website home page. 12/6

Winter Guard tryouts are today, December 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Commons and Wednesday, December 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Upper Gym.  For more information, see Dr. Greenwood in the band room.  12/5

There will be an environmental club meeting today, at lunch in Mr. Dey's room.  We will be discussing a variety of opportunities for community involvement, so do not miss it! 12/3

Hello Sprague Birders! The Bird Club will be meeting after school in Mr Dey's room on Wednesday to build bird feeders for our feathered friends so see you then!

This Thursday, celebrate the holidays with cookies and kindness in the AVID room in the Commons! Chain Reaction will have cookies that you can decorate!

This week is National Computer Science Week.  Sprague High School is taking part in Hour of Code.  Each day this week we will be highlighting some information in the announcements.  Take some time to read the posters in the hall.  Did you know that 58% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing?  But only 8% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science.  If you want to be in a high demand field – consider computer science.  Keep on Coding Sprague.

There will be a Youth and Government meeting on Tuesday, 12/4, in Mr Nickel’s room at lunch. If you are at all interested – please come! We will be reviewing the registration process and beginning to brainstorm for our bills. Hope to see you there!

Attention Sophomores who are attending today’s CTEC field trip, during lunch today, please report to the stage to pick up your CTEC showcase slip. You will need this slip on the fieldtrip, so be sure to put it somewhere secure! We will be leaving Sprague at 11:15am. When you hear the announcement releasing you from your 5th period class, report to the regular bus loading area on the North end of the building. Be sure to bring your showcase slip with you. We will return to Sprague at 2:00pm.

Congratulations to Sprague’s Spech and Debate Team on their outstanding work last Saturday at the Holiday Edge Invitational. 20 Olympians competed against students from across Oregon and Southwest Washington in 16 different speaking and debate events. The following students earned individual awards. Helayna James placed 2nd in Novice Division Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Eden McCall and Arianna Martin placed 5th in Varsity Division Parliamentary Debate. Aiben Hirschfelder placed 6th in Novice Division After Dinner Speaking. Francesca Thompson placed 4th in Open Division Program Oral Interpretation and is also the tournament champion in Poetry Interpretation. Francesca and Megan Baus also took top honors in Varsity Division Duo Interpretation. Awesome job Oly Speechies!


Monday, November 19, 2018


Friday, November 16, 2018

Hello Sprague! Snoball is celebrating its 65th year of the Willamette Valley All-School Dance on December 1st, 8pm-Midnight at the Oregon State Fair Grounds Pavilion. Come and enjoy an inclusive dance with a variety of music. Proceeds go to Willamette Academy. Tickets can be purchased online at snoballsalem.com or they will be sold during lunch on Wednesday 11/28 and song requests will be taken on 11/28 also. Prices are $30 single, or $25 with a purchase of 2 or more (prices will increase at the door). Cash and Card are accepted. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday was World Kindness Day. But kindness shouldn’t be limited to one day, so Chain Reaction is celebrating it all week with the Kindness Wall in the commons. Come write and read kind quotes, ideas, or stories. 11/16

Today is the final day of College Application Week.  Congratulations to all the students who visited the ASPIRE Room to work on their FAFSA, OSAC Scholarship Application and the Oregon Promise.  There is still more time for you to work on your applications during Thanksgiving Break.

On Monday, November 19th starting at 5:30 p.m., Sprague will be hosting a ‘College/Career Jumpstart’.  Representatives from various local colleges and military recruiters will be available to answer questions and provide information for both parents and students.


Thursday, November 15, 2018


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Attention all BASEBALL players: There will be an important meeting today during lunch starting at 10:45 in the weight room. If you plan on trying out this Spring you will be there on time and ready to listen. See you there!  11/15

Hello Sprague! Snoball is celebrating its 65th year of the Willamette Valley All-School Dance on December 1st, 8pm-Midnight at the Oregon State Fair Grounds Pavilion. Come and enjoy an inclusive dance with a variety of music. Proceeds go to Willamette Academy. Tickets can be purchased online at snoballsalem.com or they will be sold during lunch on Wednesday 11/28 and song requests will be taken on 11/28 also. Prices are $30 single, or $25 with a purchase of 2 or more (prices will increase at the door). Cash and Card are accepted. Hope to see you there.

Students, don’t forget to bring in food to your fifth period classes for the food drive! The last day for the drive is Friday, and the winning class will receive a donut party! Perishable items like turkeys and hams will be accepted on Friday only. Let’s bring in as much food as possible to help Sprague families! 11/15
Tuesday was World Kindness Day. But kindness shouldn’t be limited to one day, so Chain Reaction is celebrating it all week with the Kindness Wall in the commons. Come write and read kind quotes, ideas, or stories. 11/16

Day 3 of College Application Week:  The ASPIRE Room has drop in times during 2nd and 3rd periods today.  Volunteers and mentors are available to assist any Sprague student needing assistance with college or career options.   Today’s College & Career fact involves our military recruiters:  Did you know each branch of the military visits our campus twice a month?  Here is the schedule:

Monday: US Marines
Tuesday: US Army
Wednesday: US Navy
Thursday: Oregon National Guard & US Air Force

Any Sprague student can schedule a meeting with the military recruiter through the ASPIRE Center.  Please see Ms. Dunn if you have any questions.



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Attention all BASEBALL players: There will be an important meeting this Thursday during lunch starting at 10:45 in the weight room. If you plan on trying out this Spring you will be there on time and ready to listen. See you there!  11/15

Hello Sprague! Snoball is celebrating its 65th year of the Willamette Valley All-School Dance on December 1st, 8pm-Midnight at the Oregon Sate Fair Grounds Pavilion. Come and enjoy an inclusive dance with a variety of music. Proceeds go to Willamette Academy. Tickets can be purchased online at snoballsalem.com or they will be sold during lunch on Wednesday 11/28 and song requests will be taken on 11/28 also. Prices are $30 single, or $25 with a purchase of 2 or more (prices will increase at the door). Cash and Card are accepted. Hope to see you there.

Sprague Birders, today is the day for our first bird walk so gather in Room 149 at 2:30.  We will be out and about for an hour or so.  See you then! 11/14

Day 2 of College Application Week – Today, the ASPIRE Room will be open during 6th and 7th periods today for students planning to graduate in December or June that needs assistance.  Students are also encouraged to post College Application Week photos and TAG the ASPIRE Sprague on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.  An Admissions Representative from Portland State University will be at Sprague High School during 8th period.  Today’s College/Career Fact involves Sprague graduates.  36% of last year’s graduates are attending a community college this fall. 11/14/18

Students, don’t forget to bring in food to your fifth period classes for the food drive! The last day for the drive is Friday, and the winning class will receive a donut party! Perishable items like turkeys and hams will be accepted on Friday only. Let’s bring in as much food as possible to help Sprague families! 11/15
Tuesday was World Kindness Day. But kindness shouldn’t be limited to one day, so Chain Reaction is celebrating it all week with the Kindness Wall in the commons. Come write and read kind quotes, ideas, or stories. 11/16

HOSA is having their monthly meeting today at lunch in room 18.  Grab you lunch and we’ll see you there! 11/14

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Sprague Olyannes dance team attended their second competition of the fall season at Wilsonville High school on November 10. The team placed second in the novelty and pom divisions and third in the hip hop category. Their high scores over the past two weeks have qualified all three of their routines for the fall championships in December.  In addition, freshman Ayiesha Chang and sophomore Sonya Frontino placed in the top 10 of their individual drill down competitions. Congratulations to all of the Olyannes!

Today starts College Application Week at Sprague High School.   The ASPIRE Room will be open for any student graduating early in December 2018 or June 2019 if you need any assistance with FAFSA, OSAC Scholarships, or Oregon Promise.  Here is a College/Career Fact of the Day:  Did you know that there are 77 jobs with an annual salary of $45,000 or higher in the state of Oregon that requires less than 2 years of college .  If you are interested in finding out more information, stop by the ASPIRE Room today.

Attention all BASEBALL players: There will be an important meeting this Thursday during lunch starting at 10:45 in the weight room. If you plan on trying out this Spring you will be there on time and ready to listen. See you there! 



Friday, November 9, 2018


Friday, November 9, 2018

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Beginning Tuesday, November 13th – Sprague High School will be celebrating College Application Week.  Students and Staff will be encouraged to wear their favorite College Gear throughout the week.  Take a photo via Instagram and tag #Sprague CAW 2018 and you may win a prize at the end of the week.  11/9

Sprague Popcorn Lovers! Every Friday starting, today you can now find your favorite popcorn at the new popcorn window in Room 127 (Ms. Anderson’s room). This buttery goodness is still 50 cents a bag. Pop on over to Room 127, bring a friend, and treat your taste buds!

Congratulations to 123 graduating seniors who have completed their FAFSA.  Next Week is College Application Week,  any student planning to graduate in December or June needing assistance—please stop in the ASPIRE Center. 

As a reminder, the Sprague Band Members are starting their annual Butter Braid Fundraiser November 9th.  The fundraiser is timed with the upcoming holidays in mind and will run through November 26th.  All Butter Braid orders will be delivered to the school on December 12th.  To place your order, please see any participating band students between now and November 26th.  Don’t miss out and spread the word. Go Olympians!

AVID Students will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser tomorrow morning at the South Applebee’s, located on the corner of Kuebler and Commercial. We will be serving a pancake breakfast from 8am until 10am. Tickets are $10 per meal and include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and beverage. If you are interested, you can purchase tickets through any AVID student, or at the door (cash or check only). This is a fun opportunity to gather and support our Oly students for a good cause!

Attention winter athletes: Monday November 12th is the first official day of the winter sport season. If you are planning to participate in a winter sport, you will need to turn your athletic participation packet in to the athletic office before the end of the day today! Please keep in mind, that Monday is a holiday and all offices are closed, you will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared.

Monday 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.
What will you do on Monday?  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. 
You will be watching a special video in your classroom now.  Teachers, please follow the link on the message sent to you yesterday.


Thursday, November 8, 2018


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hello Class of 2019! We have started the Graduation Countdown Board in Senior Hallway.  Currently there are 121 school days until graduation!  The countdown board serves as a reminder of the timeline ahead of us to complete all graduation requirements.  Our vision is All Students Graduate and are Prepared for a Successful Life.  Please do whatever is necessary to work with your teachers, counselors and administration to assure that you will earn your diploma for the 2019 Commencement on June 7th!

Nov. 8th at 6pm in the library a meeting will be held to introduce Chelsea Qualls as the new softball coach.  All interested students who want to play softball are invited to meet our new coach and hear about the upcoming season.11/8

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Beginning Tuesday, November 13th – Sprague High School will be celebrating College Application Week.  Students and Staff will be encouraged to wear their favorite College Gear throughout the week.  Take a photo via Instagram and tag #Sprague CAW 2018 and you may win a prize at the end of the week.  11/9

Attention winter athletes: Monday November 12th is the first official day of the winter sport season. If you are planning to participate in a winter sport, you will need to turn your athletic participation packet in to the athletic office before the end of the day today! Please keep in mind, that Monday is a holiday and all offices are closed, you will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared.

Hey Olys, would you like to learn about cosplay for comic cons? If the answer is yes, come to Manga Club’s lunch meeting today in the Library! We will teach you all you need to know to get started as well as some awesome tips and tricks of the trade. See you there! 11/8

Sprague Popcorn Lovers! Every Friday you can now find your favorite popcorn at the new popcorn window in Room 127 (Ms. Anderson’s room). This buttery goodness is still 50 cents a bag. Pop on over to Room 127, bring a friend, and treat your taste buds!




Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Hello Class of 2019! We have started the Graduation Countdown Board in Senior Hallway.  Currently there are 122 school days until graduation!  The countdown board serves as a reminder of the timeline ahead of us to complete all graduation requirements.  Our vision is All Students Graduate and are Prepared for a Successful Life.  Please do whatever is necessary to work with your teachers, counselors and administration to assure that you will earn your diploma for the 2019 Commencement on June 7th!

Nov. 8th at 6pm in the library a meeting will be held to introduce Chelsea Qualls as the new softball coach.  All interested students who want to play softball are invited to meet our new coach and hear about the upcoming season.11/8

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Attention winter athletes: Monday November 12th is the first official day of the winter sport season. If you are planning to participate in a winter sport, you will need to turn your athletic participation packet in to the athletic office before the end of the day this THURSDAY! Please keep in mind, that Monday is a holiday and all offices are closed, you will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared.

Environmental club will be meeting today at lunch in Mr. Dey’s room (room # 149). Make sure to stop by and be green!

Beginning Tuesday, November 13th – Sprague High School will be celebrating College Application Week.  Students and Staff will be encouraged to wear their favorite College Gear throughout the week.  Take a photo via Instagram and tag #Sprague CAW 2018 and you may win a prize at the end of the week.  11/9

Key Club is a volunteer organization focused on bettering our community.  If that sounds like a good idea to you, come to our meeting on Thursday.  Or, even better, join Key Club for our first annual leaf rake this afternoon!  If you have arms and legs and would like to join us in beautifying our campus, or if you just want to come and goof around for a bit whilst we rake leaves, please come!  We’ll meet in room 116 at 2:45 today.




Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nov. 8th at 6pm in the library a meeting will be held to introduce Chelsea Qualls as the new softball coach.  All interested students who want to play softball are invited to meet our new coach and hear about the upcoming season.11/8

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Reminder Students:  You must always check in and out through the Attendance Office. No matter what time of day it is.  In addition, if you are feeling ill in class – please do NOT use your cell phone to contact home.  Come to the Attendance Office and we will assist you.  Thank you! 11/6

There will be a DECA meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 6th, after school 2:30 – 3:15. We will be going over competitive events. See you tomorrow in room 142! 11/6

Attention winter athletes: Monday November 12th is the first official day of the winter sport season. If you are planning to participate in a winter sport, you will need to turn your athletic participation packet in to the athletic office before the end of the day this THURSDAY! Please keep in mind, that Monday is a holiday and all offices are closed, you will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared.

Environmental club will be meeting this Wednesday at lunch in Mr. Dey’s room (room # 149). Make sure to stop by and be green!

Beginning Tuesday, November 13th – Sprague High School will be celebrating College Application Week.  Students and Staff will be encouraged to wear their favorite College Gear throughout the week.  Take a photo via Instagram and tag #Sprague CAW 2018 and you may win a prize at the end of the week.  11/9

Students of the Month
This year, Sprague will be recognizing students who are excelling at leaving an OLY Legacy by following our school-wide behavior expectations: Own Your Actions, Live a Life you are Proud Of, and Yes to Success. Each month, Sprague staff will nominate and vote on students for our Student of the Month award. The top two nominees from each grade level will be chosen as our Students of the Month.

For our Student of the Month recognition, we focused on students who excelled in the area of Owning their Actions. Congratulations to the following students who have been identified as our November Students of the Month by the Sprague staff:

9th grade:
Olivia Hughes
Elliot Fay
10th grade:
Tyeson Thomas
Hurricane Mata
11th grade:
Bradley Filley
Daeshawna Rodrigues
James Tiscornia
12th grade:
Elizabeth Andrews
Floyd Davidson

Be sure to check out the display case outside of the main office where we will feature our winners each month. Keep up the great work in Owning your Actions, Living a Life you are Proud of, and Saying Yes to Success!


Monday, November 5, 2018


Monday, November 5, 2018

Nov. 8th at 6pm in the library a meeting will be held to introduce Chelsea Qualls as the new softball coach.  All interested students who want to play softball are invited to meet our new coach and hear about the upcoming season.11/8

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Reminder Students:  You must always check in and out through the Attendance Office. No matter what time of day it is.  In addition, if you are feeling ill in class – please do NOT use your cell phone to contact home.  Come to the Attendance Office and we will assist you.  Thank you!

The environmental club is meeting in Mr. Dey's room at lunch today. Make sure to stop by to catch our guest speakers and be green!

The Sprague Olyannes dance team attended their first competition of the fall season at Gladstone High school on November 3. The team placed second in the pom and hip hop divisions and third in the novelty category. Their high scores qualified their pom and hip hop routines for the fall championships in December.  In addition, junior Amanda Lutz placed in the top 10 of the advanced individual drill down competition. Congratulations to all of the Olyannes!

There will be a DECA meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 6th, after school 2:30 – 3:15. We will be going over competitive events. See you tomorrow in room 142! 11/6

Congratulations to Elise Abbott for competing in the Cross Country State Meet this past Saturday.  The race took place at Lane Community College in Eugene.  In a field of 155 athletes Elise placed 33rd in a time of 19 min 16 sec.  The final meet of the season had teams from every district represented, racing 5km on a fast and challenging course.  Congratulations to Elise for your hard work and effort throughout the entire season.  Go Olys.

Friday, November 2, 2018


Friday, November 2, 2018

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Our lost and found table is overflowing! Please look on the lost and found table in the commons as soon as possible for any items that may belong to you.  All items still left will be donated November 20th.  11/19

Bonjour Sprague! Today after school, at 2:35, French National Honor Society will be hosting a movie night. We will be watching Ratatouille in French, but with subtitles too-- so if you are interested in watching, feel free to join us! All are welcome! Come down to room 123, Madame Downs' French room. 11/2

Nov. 8th at 6pm in the library a meeting will be held to introduce Chelsea Qualls as the new softball coach.  All interested students who want to play softball are invited to meet our new coach and hear about the upcoming season.

Sprague Popcorn Lovers! Every Friday you can now find your favorite popcorn at the new popcorn window in Room 127 (Ms. Anderson’s room). This buttery goodness is still 50 cents a bag. Pop on over to Room 127, bring a friend, and treat your taste buds!

Attention all wrestlers and those interested in wrestling. There will be a short informational meeting today at the beginning of lunch in Coach Harris’s room—room 117. Be there to get the schedule for the upcoming season. All wrestlers be there TODAY at lunch in room 117.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Buenos Dias Sprague! The Spanish National Honor Society is hosting the DAY of the DEAD Spanish Club meeting today at lunch in room 124. Everyone is welcome to learn about this celebration of life, decorate a cookie and participate in other activities. Nos vemos! 10/31

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Our lost and found table is overflowing! Please look on the lost and found table in the commons as soon as possible for any items that may belong to you.  All items still left will be donated November 20th.  11/19

Attention: Swimmers, Wrestlers and Basketball players, athletic participation packets are now available for pickup in the athletic office. You must be enrolled in and passing five classes to participate as well as having a current sport physical on file. Packets can be turned in starting today.  11/1

Bonjour Sprague! This Friday after school, at 2:35, French National Honor Society will be hosting a movie night. We will be watching Ratatouille in French, but with subtitles too-- so if you are interested in watching, feel free to join us! All are welcome! Come down to room 123, Madame Downs' French room. 11/2

Thank you to everyone who voted for our staff pumpkin decorating contest.  We guarantee there was no cheating, only creativity at its best.  Our winners:  1st place goes to Mr. Kramer with the Darth Vader pumpkin—booyah Kramer—that pumpkin rocked the holiday.  2nd place goes to Ms. Downs, our lovely French teacher with the pumpkin saying, CARVED, nice job Ms. Downs, and finally 3rd place goes to Miss Atkinson, representing Oly Nation with her awesome Sprague pumpkin, super cool pumpkin Miss Atkinson.  We do have one honorable mention, this goes to Ms. Andersen’s niece, Jaycee, by far the most authentic scary pumpkin in the contest, red eyes, toothpick teeth.  Excellent job everyone.  Look for our next contest for Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Attention all students that are planning to tryout for the boys basketball team. There will be an informational meeting regarding tryouts today @ lunch in Coach Graneto's room. Room number 146. 10/31

Freshmen and sophomores: Are you wanting to get more involved at school? Want to help plan school activities like dances and assemblies? Leadership is looking for freshmen and sophomores who want to get more involved during second semester. Applications are in Mr. Schueller’s room, #142, or the front office. Applications are due November 30th , so don’t wait!  11/9

Our lost and found table is overflowing! Please look on the lost and found table in the commons as soon as possible for any items that may belong to you.  All items still left will be donated November 20th.  11/19

Hello Sprague students!  If you've ever wondered about the various pronouns used today, such as bigender, polygender, or greygender, then attend the GSA Club meeting today at lunch time.  A slide show will be presented and discussion following, to clarify any confusions you may have surrounding this topic.  As usual, bring your lunch (and a friend) and head to room 119!  We'll see you then! 10/31

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 – As of Friday, Sprague High School had 111 students and families complete their FAFSA!  If you are planning to attend a certification program, 2-year program, or 4-year program, you need to apply for the FAFSA.  For more assistance, please contact Ms. Dunn.  10/31

Don’t miss the upcoming college visit on Thursday, November 1st, with St. Olaf College.  Sign up thru the Sprague website.  10/31

Buenos Dias Sprague! The Spanish National Honor Society is hosting the DAY of the DEAD Spanish Club meeting tomorrow, November 1st at lunch in room 124. Everyone is welcome to learn about this celebration of life, decorate a cookie and participate in other activities. Nos vemos! 10/31
  
Attention: Swimmers, Wrestlers and Basketball players, athletic participation packets are now available for pickup in the athletic office. You must be enrolled in and passing five classes to participate as well as having a current sport physical on file. Packets can be turned in starting this Thursday November 1st.  11/1

Students, come be apart of the staff pumpkin decorating event! We will have the pumpkins on display today during lunch on the stage in the commons for you to place your vote for the best pumpkin! 10/31

We have seven winners in this year’s 2018 Recycling Art Calendar Contest sponsored by the Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association! One of our students also won the Grand Prize which will be announced at a ceremony on December 12th. This year’s theme was “What it means to be green.” They will win $400 in gift cards and $500 for the Sprague Visual Art Department!  Their names are: Leila Tullos, Samantha Breen, Lauren Hanes, Eliana Rivera, Ethan Pulley, Chloe Elmore and Nikki Evans.

If that wasn’t enough, Sprague Art has had eight students who applied for and were accepted for a yearlong High School Art Mentorship/Internship program sponsored by the Salem Art Association. They are: Angie Fox, Arista Patterson, Chloe Elmore, Elizabeth Orlov, Kate Swenson, Matthew Montegna, Morgan Forrester and Paige Schmelling. Congratulations Oly Artists!

Hey Oly’s,   Manga Club will be hosting a Halloween Party today after school in the Library. We have spooky vibes, treats and games! So come have some fun and hang out.


School Bus Safety Training:  This training is necessary to familiarize students with school bus safety procedures in case they need to ride a school bus for a field trip or other school activity.  The school bus has been proven to be the safest form of land transportation available.  School bus safety starts with the student.  Distractions and disruptions on the school bus can cause a driver to take his eyes off the road. The five primary rules are a critical part in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment on the bus. 

1.   Obey the Driver
2.   Respect Others
3.   Sit Properly
4.   Speak Softly
5.   Keep the Bus Clean

In addition, student who must cross a street to get on/off the bus should follow this procedure:
Cross ten (10) feet in front of the bus.
Make eye contact with the driver and wait for his signal to tell you that it is safe to cross.
Check traffic both ways before stepping beyond the front of the bus.
Never cross the street until the bus arrives and the driver can safely cross you with the bus’s safety lights and stop sign.

In the event of a collision or any other type of emergency, take the following steps:
          Listen for directions from the bus driver
          Stay calm
          Notify 911 if instructed to do so by the bus driver.
          Know where to find emergency equipment
                   The fire extinguisher is usually in the front of the bus near the exit door.
                   The first aid kit is located in the compartment above the windshield.
                   Emergency triangles are located in the compartment above the windshield.
                   Place the triangles outside the bus-both behind and in front.
          Know how to evacuate the bus if necessary.
                   Leave all personal items on the bus.
                   Locate all emergency exits.
Front and rear emergency exit doors should be the first choice for evacuating the bus.
Window exits and roof hatches are used for evacuating the bus only if the bus is on its side.                            
With the cooperation of each student riding the bus, Salem-Keizer school buses can continue to be the safest form of transportation available.