SHS Community Newsletter

Week of May 31st, 2022

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

Graduation week is here! Congrats to all the Seniors! The time has come for the Class of 2022 to close the chapter on high school and take the next steps in their journey. I wish each everyone the best in future endeavors. It has been an honor to build relationships with many amazing young men and women. Graduation is on the 4th of June at 1 PM on the SHS football field. We will also be streaming the event on YouTube. Here is the link to share with family and friends who cannot attend. Please be aware that the remainder of Wednesday this month will not be an early release. Our local fire department has a camp opportunity for female students. It is provided in cooperation with Portland Fire. Here is the link for any interested in this fantastic opportunity. Please see below for Senior events and a recap of athletics from this Spring.

Have a great week!

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Upcoming Events-Leadership

Link to the Scappoose High School | Calendar of Events

  • 5/23 J-Term Begins

  • 6/15 Last Day of School



  • 6/1 Senior Awards Night

  • 6/3 Senior Breakfast & Graduation Walkthrough

  • 6/3 Baccalaureate

  • 6/4 Graduation, 1 pm

Counseling Corner

Your School Counselor is assigned to you based on your last name:

Aarin Pinkstaff, A through K

Alyssa Bettendorf, L through Z

Susie Erickson, Intervention Specialist

Justin Engstrom, Care Coordinator

Ondrae Sold, Registrar

Nicole Verzino, Counseling Secretary

Attention Seniors!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Senior Recognition Night on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 PM in the SHS Auditorium. Please see the attached invite - all are welcome!

Happy National Decision Day! Check out what all of our seniors plan to do next year -

Attention Current Sophomores!

Are you a current Sophomore, future Junior, interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT next year? If so, please view this document for more information and links on how to sign up.


MJ Term Scheduling: Counseling will be working on finalizing MJ Term Schedules over the next few weeks. MJ Term classes listed in students' schedules are subject to change. We will not be accepting schedules change requests.

College & Career:

Oregon Promise Update: GPA Requirement Change - this is exciting news!

  • Starting with the Class of 2022 (March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 graduates), the GPA requirement has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0

    • Interested Class of 2022 students must apply for Oregon Promise by JUNE 1 at 5:00 PM to be considered for the grant

  • For all students who will receive the Oregon Promise Grant in the 2022-23 academic year, there will be changes to the award calculation and renewal requirements:

    • The $50 per term co-pay has been removed from the award calculation

    • The minimum award will increase from $1,000 to $2,000 for full-time, full-year students, and it will increase at the same rate as the maximum award each year

    • The First-Year Experience will no longer be a requirement to renew the Oregon Promise Grant

  • FAFSA/Paying for College

  • SCHOLARSHIPS! It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships tab on the SHS Counseling Website-there are A LOT of really good resources listed. The following grant/scholarship opportunities are open to apply to:


Scappoose Public Library will be hosting a free produce distribution every Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 Pm in the Library Meeting Room. All are welcome!

This time of year can be hard on people. Please know that there are resources for students who are struggling.

Scappoose Counseling Wellness Letter

Lines for Life: 800-273-8255

CCMH Crisis Line: 503-782-4499

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

TrevorLifeline (LGBTQIA+ ): 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText: text START to 678-678

Senior Awards Night!

Big picture

Athletic Announcements

Our spring seasons wrapped up this week to bring to a close our final year competing in the Northwest Conference (NWOC) in 5A. Competing against schools sometimes twice as large as us did not keep us from sending all of our spring sports to the playoffs and populating many all-league teams.

As most of you know, we will be returning to our roots and rejoining the COWAPA - 4A league next fall. League members next year include our neighbors in St. Helens and familiar foes Tillamook, Astoria, and Seaside. Milwaukie will also join the COWAPA for football only.

Uniforms: Please turn in any uniforms to your coach if you have not done so already. Place all issued gear in a bag with your name on it so we can complete our inventory.

Tennis: Junior Sydney Liao gained fantastic experience competing in the state championships last week at the Portland Tennis Center. She played two very tough opponents including the #3 seeded player in the state to wrap up her season.

Track: The track team competed in the multi-million dollar, newly renovated Hayward Field last Friday and Saturday. The following made the trip down to compete at this year’s OSAA State Championships and landed on the podium:

  • 3rd - Colin Stoddard - Pole Vault - 13’6”

  • 5th - Alice Davidson - 200m - 26.56 (PR)

  • 6th - Peyton Lennox - 400m - 1:01.37

  • 6th - Boy’s 400m Relay - 44.13

    • Aiden Patterson

    • Colin Stoddard

    • Preston Cooper

    • Jed Barnaby

  • 7th - Jed Barnaby - 100m - 11.34

  • 8th - Rowen Suchoski - 3000m - 8:54.13 (PR)

  • 8th - Colin Stoddard - Long Jump - 20’ 8.5”

Complete OSAA State Track Meet Results

Softball: Softball traveled to The Dalles Riverhawks in the opening round of the state playoffs and came up just shy of advancing to the next round to end an extremely successful campaign.

This year’s NWOC All-League team was populated by many of our players.

  • Mikala Marshall - 1st Team - Catcher

  • Jessica Nelson - 1st Team - Outfield

  • Abby Stansbury - 1st Team - Pitcher

  • Kaitlyn Ventris - 1st Team - Infield

  • Ashley Berns - 2nd Team - Infield

  • Madison White - 2nd Team - Outfield

  • MacKenzie Hoag - Honorable Mention - Infield

  • Emma Sparkman - Honorable Mention - Infield

Lindsey Johnson - Co-Coach of the Year

Baseball: They wrapped up their playoff season on Tuesday in Eugene battling the #4 seed Willamette Wolverines in a back and forth battle just missing advancing with a 3-2 loss.

Many members of this year’s team earned All-NWOC honors.

  • Wyatt Anniker - 1st Team - Pitcher

  • Malcolm Harrison - 1st Team - Outfield

  • Trey Fuller - 2nd Team - Outfield

  • Luke McNabb - 2nd Team - 1st Base

  • Chase Olsen - 2nd Team - Infield

  • Grayson Grover - 2nd Team - Infield

  • Joe Fagan - Honorable Mention - Infield

  • Andrew Darco - Honorable Mention - Catcher

  • Grayson Grover - Honorable Mention - Pitcher

  • Malcolm Harrison - Honorable Mention - Pitcher

Equestrian: Three of our Equestrian team members earned a trip to the PNW Invitational hosted at Moses Lake, WA in mid-June based on their finishes at the state meet. Qualifiers will be:

  • Ada Kay Evans - Reining - 2nd

  • Mollie Sundin - Working Ranch - 4th

  • Kenna Olson - Working Rancher - 5th

Equestrian State Meet Recap

Save the Date: Run for Neil - September 10th, 2022

  • All proceeds are used to promote whole-body wellness for all students in the Scappoose community.

Safe and Sober News


‼ GRAD PARTY PERMISSION SLIPS ‼ -We have only received about 20 permission slips so far from our Seniors. We’ve included it here, but your seniors can also pick them up in the office. Please have your seniors turn these into the office ASAP as it helps with headcounts and planning. Also, even if your student is 18 or older, a parent or legal guardian must still sign the permission slip. Your student will be receiving more information about what to expect and what they can bring to the party closer to the event.

‼ STUDENT/PARENT PARTY LETTER ‼ -Please see the student/parent letter about what to expect from the party here.

Attendance Matters

Attendance really matters! We want your student to be here and on time. So, how many absences are needed for a student to be considered truant?

  • Exceeding five days absent, either excused and/or unexcused, in a three-month period may be a truancy violation.

  • Unexcused absences are a child safety issue. Someone should always know where the child is. Oregon state law says an equivalent of four unexcused days in a month may also be a truancy violation.

  • Days specifically excused by doctor’s notes are excluded from any count. The program is intended to be as flexible as each school wishes. The school staff may take into consideration the student’s school performance when determining necessary intervention.

What happens when a student is sent to truancy?

  • A truancy officer will visit with the parent or guardian at the student’s home. The officer will evaluate living conditions that could affect attendance and inform parents or guardians of the Oregon Compulsory School Attendance Law 39.010. The officer will give the parent or guardian a compliance notice to sign and return to the school. This initial step often improves student attendance without further contact.

  • Tardy Policy

    Excessive tardies will be turned over to the administration for disciplinary action.

    • Tardy # 1: three unexcused tardies in any one class in one semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 2: any tardy from any other class in the same semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 3: the next tardy from any class in the same semester. Result is Saturday School.

    • Unexcused absences will result in In School Suspension.