The girls’ tennis team is having a player/parent meeting Tuesday, January 24th, at 6:30pm in the commons. Any girls’ interested in playing on the varsity or JV teams should attend to learn about the upcoming tennis season and tryouts.
Sprague Spruce Up
Come help the Seniors in the second Sprague Spruce Up! This will be on Monday, February 13th, at 3:30pm in the front of the school, with clean up materials provided. Help us keep our campus fancy!
Olys, would you like to see Coach Buchheit yeet a pie at Principal Barkes’ face? Help fundraise for our Unified programs by placing some cash in the designated jars in your teacher’s classroom. The teacher that raises the most funds will pie Principal Barkes’ in our assembly on January 27th.
Attention All Seniors
The Senior Class will be hosting a game of Gotcha, also known as MAFIA. You can take down your peers outside of class time on campus, the winner will receive a GRAND PRIZE! You may purchase tickets from the bookkeeper starting on February 6th for $5, the first day of 2nd semester. More information will be forthcoming.
We will be meeting today during lunch in the AVID room, room 18. Bring your lunch hand join us as we talk about community service and how to give back to the Sprague community. This club is open to all students. AVID students are strongly encouraged to attend.
Sprague Dance Team
The Sprague Dance Team are the state Novelty champions and the states Kick champions for 2023! They earned first place in two of the six styles of dance competed at the DDCA category championships at Gresham High School on Saturday, January 21st. In addition, the dance team placed second in the Modern division at the same tournament. The team qualified all three routines by earning high scores at four competitions leading up to the championship s including being undefeated in the novelty category. The team also had two dancers earn awards in the individual championship drill down event: senior Kayla Pobuda was 3rd and sophomore Layla Cassity was 2nd in the advanced division. Congratulations to all of the Sprague dancers on their amazing performances and well-earned success!
Sprague’s Advanced Constitutional Law Team participated in the We the People competition at Parkrose High School this past Saturday. The team had an outstanding showing and were the only non-Portland metro team in attendance. Ari Hartman, Quinn Clarke, Maddie Downey, and James Larkins won the Unit 6 award for the highest scores at the competition! Congratulations to all participants. Go Oly’s!!
Seniors and Early Graduates must submit their senior photos by January 23rd, a late of $25 will be applied as the original deadline was December 12th. Please visit https://spragueyb.weebly.com for more information on how to submit.
Hey friends, Rainbow Club will being meeting during lunch on all 8 Mondays. Our first official meeting will be January 9th. Please join us for support and community for people of diverse orientations and genders. All people are welcome, provided they are respectful. Grab your lunch and head over to Ms. Kenney’s class, room 142 during all 8 Mondays. Hope to see you there!
We need your vote!
Decide today which class is decorated with the most holiday spirit. Stop by Ms. Elli’s room 53 and relax under the snowflakes and enjoy the pasta. Visit Mrs. Parker in the calming room to win the Home Alone scavenger hunt. Scan the QR codes outside each room to vote today. Thursday is the last day to vote!
Fencing Club Tournament
Sprague Fencing Club is having their Rookie Tournament involving our new fencers and our seasoned ones. Come support our club and watch us compete in a fun fast paced sport this today at 3:30pm in the auxiliary gym.
In the news for College and Career
Seniors and early grads, are you interested in applying for Western Oregon University? Did you know they have no application fee? WOU will be here Thursday, December 15th for an application workshop @ 12:15pm in room 130. This is a great opportunity to get any questions you have answered by an admissions counselor, as well as get another application out of the way! Stop by college and career for sign up and more information!
When schools receive hoax threats, rumors of threats, and when there is a spread of false information, learning environments are disrupted and and there is understandably increased fear in our community.
Safety is our top priority
The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is our top priority. Maintaining safety in our schools requires an ongoing partnership with school staff, students, families, law enforcement and the surrounding community.
Safety is critical, and our district fully investigates each threat in collaboration with the FBI and/or our state and local law enforcement partners.
Issuing a threat is a crime
As a district, we have investigated a number of hoax threats of targeted violence against local schools. These threats—often issued via text message or posted on social media—are taken very seriously. Our law enforcement partners investigate every tip to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community. Hoax threats can result in both arrest by law enforcement and/or suspension or expulsion by the school district. Hoax threats are not a joke, and they can have devastating consequences—both for the public and for those who post them.
Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, verbally, through email, or other means—is a crime. Please share with your kids and those in your community that making a threat is a poor choice that could impact them for years to come.
Threats impact our entire community
In addition to the individual consequences a person may face, these threats have a serious impact on our community. They divert district resources from providing support for students and disrupt the learning environment for hundreds of students. Law enforcement resources are diverted from investigating other crimes, and they cost taxpayers a lot of money. The threats can also cause severe emotional distress to students, school staff and families.
Things to remember
Don’t share or forward a threat until law enforcement has a chance to investigate—this can spread misinformation and cause panic.
Don’t ever post or send any hoax threats online
If you are the target of an online threat, call your local law enforcement immediately
Salem Police Department Non-Emergency 503-588-6123
Keizer Police Department Non-Emergency 503-390-2000
Marion County Sheriff’s Office 503-588-5032
If you see a threat of violence posted online, contact local law enforcement or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also submit information online to the FBI on the FBI’s website.
Use SafeOregon by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed or made through the SafeOregon app.
Remember – a hoax threat is no joke. Think before you post.
Sprague High School and Salem-Keizer Public Schools promote equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. For more information, view Salem-Keizer’s Nondiscrimination / Title IX policy.