Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Today, an Admissions Counselor from Oregon State University –Cascades will be visiting our campus.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up through the counseling website. 1/19

ATTENTION SENIORS! If you have not proofed your Senior Portrait and quote for the YEARBOOK we cannot be held responsible for mistakes… SO PLEASE COME BY ROOM #141 BY THE END OF THE DAY.

Students: Sprague will be hosting a tailgate before our home basketball game on February 2nd and a dance immediately after the game.  Ticket information is available through our leadership students. 

Sprague Freshman & Sophmores: Salem Police Dept is looking for an Oregon Representative to the Youth Advocacy Board.  If you graduated from a DARE program, have a history of demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement and are comfortable with public speaking then you should apply.  Application deadline is February 16, 2018.  For more information or to apply, email cseibel@cityofsalem.net.

For this week’s Scholarship spotlight:  The Burson-Landon Scholarship Fund is for any high school graduate with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and planning to attend any accredited college, university, community college or trade school in the State of Oregon.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/19

Today is the last day for online schedule changes.  Students please remember to submit your requests by the end of today. 1/19

Attention graduating students for 2018:  190 members of the 481 members of the graduating class have completed their FAFSA!  Our goal this year is 288 students.  If you are planning to attend a college, trade school, community college, or university starting in September 2018, you will need to fill out the 2018-19 FAFSA.  Please see Ms. Dunn for more assistance. 1/19

Sprague Students and Faculty – from this point on the PIT (downstairs) is closed during lunch. You can access your teachers and be in the classrooms, but the hallway and the staircases to and from the PIT are closed during lunch.  


Bonjour Sprague! Attention all French Club Members. Join us this Friday Jan 19th at lunch in room 123 to learn about and taste some traditional French desserts! Hope to see you there!  1/19

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

This Friday, an Admissions Counselor from Oregon State University –Cascades will be visiting our campus.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up through the counseling website. 1/19

ATTENTION SENIORS! You must go to room #141 to proof your Senior Portrait and quote for the YEARBOOK by Friday January 19.  This is the first proofing. If you have corrections we will show you what to do.  1/18

Students: Sprague will be hosting a tailgate before our home basketball game on February 2nd and a dance immediately after the game.  Ticket information is available through our leadership students. 

Sprague Freshman & Sophmores: Salem Police Dept is looking for an Oregon Representative to the Youth Advocacy Board.  If you graduated from a DARE program, have a history of demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement and are comfortable with public speaking then you should apply.  Application deadline is February 16, 2018.  For more information or to apply, email cseibel@cityofsalem.net.

For this week’s Scholarship spotlight:  The Burson-Landon Scholarship Fund is for any high school graduate with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and planning to attend any accredited college, university, community college or trade school in the State of Oregon.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/19

Friday is the last day for online schedule changes.  Students please remember to submit your requests by Friday, January 19th. 1/19

Attention graduating students for 2018:  190 members of the 481 members of the graduating class have completed their FAFSA!  Our goal this year is 288 students.  If you are planning to attend a college, trade school, community college, or university starting in September 2018, you will need to fill out the 2018-19 FAFSA.  Please see Ms. Dunn for more assistance. 1/19

There is a Japanese Culture Club meeting today after school in the Library. We’d love to see you there! 1/18

Ms. Dunn would like to thank the following students for attending Wednesday’s  9th & 10th  grade student ASPIRE meeting: Alison Clements, Snow Jackson, Aiben Hirschfelder, Heather Callahan, Miles Huling, Emily Byrd, Joesph Byers, Soren Sorensen. 1/18

Bonjour Sprague! Attention all French Club Members. Join us this Friday Jan 19th at lunch in room 123 to learn about and taste some traditional French desserts! Hope to see you there!  1/19

Sprague Students and Faculty – from this point on the PIT (downstairs) is closed during lunch. You can access your teachers and be in the classrooms, but the hallway and the staircases to and from the PIT are closed during lunch.  

Good Morning Olys! There will be an environmental club meeting today at lunch in Mr. Dey’s room (Rm# 149).  All are welcome, and there are still a few t-shirts available for purchase for $20.  Come get yours today!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This Friday, an Admissions Counselor from Oregon State University –Cascades will be visiting our campus.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up through the counseling website. 1/19

ATTENTION SENIORS! You must go to room #141 to proof your Senior Portrait and quote for the YEARBOOK by Friday January 19.  This is the first proofing. If you have corrections we will show you what to do.  1/18

On Wednesday, Jan.17th 9th and 10th Grade ASPIRE student members will have a meeting during lunch in the ASPIRE Center.  Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/17

Sprague Freshman & Sophmores: Salem Police Dept is looking for an Oregon Representative to the Youth Advocacy Board.  If you graduated from a DARE program, have a history of demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement and are comfortable with public speaking then you should apply.  Application deadline is February 16, 2018.  For more information or to apply, email cseibel@cityofsalem.net.

For this week’s Scholarship spotlight:  The Burson-Landon Scholarship Fund is for any high school graduate with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and planning to attend any accredited college, university, community college or trade school in the State of Oregon.  For more information, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/19

Friday is the last day for online schedule changes.  Students please remember to submit your requests by Friday, January 19th. 1/19

Attention graduating students for 2018:  190 members of the 481 members of the graduating class have completed their FAFSA!  Our goal this year is 288 students.  If you are planning to attend a college, trade school, community college, or university starting in September 2018, you will need to fill out the 2018-19 FAFSA.  Please see Ms. Dunn for more assistance. 1/19

ATTN STUDENTS: This is an important reminder regarding the rules of school bus safety. 
1.   Obey the Driver: The driver is the authority on the school bus and will take charge in the event of an emergency.
2.   Respect Others: Refrain from pushing, shoving, and name calling at all times. These actions create distractions for the driver and may lead to dangerous situations.
3.   Sit Properly: Riding the school bus is very safe if an accident should occur, but only if passengers are seated correctly. Sit with your seat on the seat, back to the back, and feet on the floor. 
4.   Speak Softly: Loud noises such as screaming, singing, or chanting, can be very distracting to the driver and may cause him to take his attention away from driving.
5.    Keep the Bus Clean: Eating and drinking are not allowed on the school bus. 

Students: Sprague will be hosting a tailgate before our home basketball game on February 2nd and a dance immediately after the game.  Ticket information is available through our leadership students. 

December Students of the Month
For the month of December, we focused on students who demonstrate all of our school-wide behavior expectations: Own Your Actions, Live a Life you are Proud Of, and Yes to Success. Congratulations to these students who were selected by Sprague staff for leaving a positive OLY legacy.  
9th grade:
Maya Campbell
Matthew Mckinzie
10th Grade:
Cole Holley
Philip Nelson
11th Grade:
Daniel Mcclung
Jesus Santos
12th Grade:
Rebecca Adams
Caitlin Armstrong
Kaili Oliva

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!


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Youth and government will be having a lunch meeting today in Mr. Nickel’s room. See you there. 1/16

Attention Class of 2018:  This week’s Scholarship Spotlight is for the PNACAC Student Scholarship  $1,000 scholarship for students who attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students must submit a one-minute video entry on how college helps them reach their goals or how their college counselor helped them find the right college fit.  The deadline is March 1st.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/19

ATTENTION SENIORS! You must go to room #141 to proof your Senior Portrait and quote for the YEARBOOK by Friday January 19.  This is the first proofing. If you have corrections we will show you what to do.  1/18

On Wednesday, Jan.17th 9th and 10th Grade ASPIRE student members will have a meeting during lunch in the ASPIRE Center.  Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/17

Anyone interested in playing softball, open gyms start tonight! 5:30-6:30 in the Barn! Follow @spraguesoftball for more information or contact Coach Knuth! See ya there! 

Attention all BASEBALL PLAYERS.  There will be an important baseball meeting Today in the weight room starting at 10:45 am. Please be on time and ready to listen.

Congratulations Sprague wrestlers who took home a 4th place trophy Saturday at the Oregon Wrestling Classic in Redmond. Michael Murphy, Landon Davis, and Santos Cantu all went undefeated on the weekend and Nathan Quist had victories over the numbers 3 and 6 ranked wrestlers in the state. Colby Hemmert and Luke Merzenich both had key wins over highly ranked opponents as well.  The Classic is essentially the Oregon dual meet state championship and it is the second consecutive season the wrestlers have trophied. Great job Oly wrestlers!


Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Youth and government will be having a lunch meeting in Mr. Nickel’s room on Tuesday, January 16th. See you there. 1/16

Attention Class of 2018:  This week’s Scholarship Spotlight is for the PNACAC Student Scholarship  $1,000 scholarship for students who attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students must submit a one-minute video entry on how college helps them reach their goals or how their college counselor helped them find the right college fit.  The deadline is March 1st.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/19

ATTENTION SENIORS! You must go to room #141 to proof your Senior Portrait and quote for the YEARBOOK by Friday January 19.  This is the first proofing. If you have corrections we will show you what to do.  1/18

Way to go Olys! A clean sweep as both the boys and girls come out on top against Forest Grove yesterday! Some notable swims are: 

Kelsey Olson 1st 200 Free 
Alexis Smith 1st 50 Free 
John Salgado 1st 50 Free and 100 Free 
Megan Ivie 1st 100 Free 
Caitlin Evenson 1st 100 Backstroke 
Colby Evenson 1st 100 Butterfly 
Garrett Edwards 1st 200 Free

Great Job! 

On Wednesday, Jan.17th 9th and 10th Grade ASPIRE student members will have a meeting during lunch in the ASPIRE Center.  Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dunn. 1/17

The Sprague Olyannes dance team will be hosting a dance team competition at Sprague on Saturday, January 13.  The competition features 20 performances from elementary and middle school teams from around the state including Crossler middle school. The round starts at 1:00 pm and admission is $7. Come and enjoy the entertainment!

This Monday is Martin Luther King National Day of Service.   By helping others, you will honor the legacy of this great man.  During the century after the Civil War, African Americans remained segregated in the South.  There they were treated with prejudice, denied voting rights and even lynched.  This time was called the “Jim Crow” era.  Many African American leaders sought to overcome this.  One leader was Martin Luther King.  He was a minister who led hundreds of thousands of blacks to use civil protest to bring about change. He was killed in 1968, at the age of 39.  In 1994, the Federal Government made this a day of service.  It is not meant to be a holiday—but a day of thoughtful planned service to others.  Thank you, Dr. King for changing the world with your bravery!






Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Key club will be meeting today at lunch in Harris’ room 116.  Don’t forget! 1/11

Youth and government will be having a lunch meeting in Mr. Nickel’s room on Tuesday, January 16th. See you there. 1/16


Attention Class of 2018:  This week’s Scholarship Spotlight is for the PNACAC Student Scholarship  $1,000 scholarship for students who attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students must submit a one-minute video entry on how college helps them reach their goals or how their college counselor helped them find the right college fit.  The deadline is March 1st.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dunn.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Key club will be meeting this Thursday at lunch in Harris’ room 116.  Don’t forget!

Spanish Club will meet today at lunch. Join us for a Kahoot contest, chips and salsa! See you at lunch in room 124!


Congratulations to the boys varsity basketball team for their thrilling 66-53 win against West Salem last night.  The Olys went on a 16-0 run in the 4th quarter to seal the victory and stay alone in first place in league.  Teagan Quitoriano led the way with 25 points and 11 rebounds.  Jailen Hammer added 16 point and played a great defensive game, and Perry VanHouten scored 11 points, including 3 for 4 from the three point line; and pulled down a season high 8 rebounds.  The Olympians move to 5-0 in league and 10-2 overall.  The team would like to thank the student section for their loud support last night!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Congratulations to Sprague’s Speech and Debate team for their outstanding work at last weekend’s University of Puget Sound Invitational in Tacoma, Washington. 4 Olympians finished in the top 10 in their various individual speaking events, with Lindsey Williams placing 2nd overall in Varsity Division Impromptu Speaking. Eden McCall and Arianna Martin advanced to double-octafinals in Public Forum debate, marking the first time they have advanced to playoffs in a National Circuit level tournament. Lindsey Williams finished tied for 5th in Lincoln-Douglas debate at took home top speaking honors. Great job Oly Speechies!

Key club will be meeting this Thursday at lunch in Harris’ room 116.  Don’t forget!

Attention chain reaction members:  Today will be a regular meeting in room 103 during lunch, see you there.


Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2018 for completing their FAFSA over Christmas Break.   Currently, 202 of the 481 seniors  have completed their Financial Aid requirements.  Ms. Dunn would like to thank Kayleigh Pierson for her due diligence assisting her fellow classmates.  Keep up the good work.  

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Attention Graduating Class of 2018!  Scholarship Season is upon us!  Keep your eyes open for local area scholarships.  If you need any assistance, please contact Ms. Dunn in the ASPIRE Center.  Local Scholarship applications are available in the ASPIRE Center. 1/12

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to sing in the 2018 All City Choir!  Emma Tiffany, Talia Ruehr, Shion Cook, Ash Phillips, Miranda Clark, Bella Poma, Sarah Linder, Damon Zavala, Dylan Harrison, Aaron Brown, Daniel Garcia-King, James Nelson, Branden Delange, Bentley Cook & Griffen Singleton. Go Olys!


Congratulations to #3 ranked wrestler Daniel McClung who placed 2nd this weekend at the state of Washington’s toughest tournament. Also doing well we’re Bo Joklur, Nathan Quist, and GeJuan Lancaster who all narrowly missed out at placing at the prestigious tournament.  Back in Oregon, a host of Sprague Wrestlers placed at the Screamin’ Eagle Invitational. Colby Hemmert, Skyler Goodwin-Lowell, Roland Hare, Isaac Garcia, Simon Artunyan, and Jacob Bos all placed in the top 4 of their respective weight classes. Great job Sprague Wrestlers and good luck this week at the Oregon Wrestling Classic! 1/9

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Attention Graduating Class of 2018!  Scholarship Season is upon us!  Keep your eyes open for local area scholarships are opening.  If you need any assistance, please contact Ms. Dunn in the ASPIRE Center.  Local Scholarship applications are available in the ASPIRE Center.

Congratulations to your #3 ranked Sprague wrestlers who competed well over the break.  The team finished 3rd place at the 36 team Northwest Duals this past week with an 8-1 record. The wrestlers had victories over the #4, 5, 6, and 7 ranked teams in the state. The Sprague Winter Warriors also competed in two other tournaments over the break. Santos Cantu placed 6th at the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions, and Austin Schreefer won the Larry Owings Invitational in Canby. The Oly wrestlers will compete this Thursday at 5 at McNary High School.  See you there!

An Admissions Rep from the Art Institute of Seattle will be visiting our campus today.  Please see Ms. Toland for more information.


Please excuse all Swim Team members at 1:50pm today for their meet against North Salem. Go Olys!! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Congratulations to your #3 ranked Sprague wrestlers who competed well over the break.  The team finished 3rd place at the 36 team Northwest Duals this past week with an 8-1 record. The wrestlers had victories over the #4, 5, 6, and 7 ranked teams in the state. The Sprague Winter Warriors also competed in two other tournaments over the break. Santos Cantu placed 6th at the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions, and Austin Schreefer won the Larry Owings Invitational in Canby. The Oly wrestlers will compete this Thursday at 5 at McNary High School.  See you there!

Way to go Oly Swimming! The meet was split yesterday with the Sprague Men coming out on top and the Women taking a close second! Here are some notable swims from yesterday’s meet against West Albany!

Garret Edwards 1st 200 Free 
Caitlin Evenson 1st 500 Free 
Davin Miehl 1st 200 IM 
Megan Ivie 1st 50 Free 
John Salgado 1st 50 Free 
Alexis Smith 1st 100 Free 
Colby Evenson 1st 100 Fly and Backstroke 
And Ian Shultz 1st 100 Breaststroke