SHS Community Newsletter

Week of May 29th-June 2nd, 2023

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

Hello Scappoose Community,

The sun is here, and MJ-Term is off and rolling! Students are engaged and enjoying many exciting classes. Seniors will close their K-12 academic career at graduation on June 3rd at 1 PM on McNabb Field. Seniors will be honored on Senior Night on May 31st in the auditorium; the event starts at 6:30 PM. Caps and gowns are handed out on Friday, June 2nd. No school on Monday the 29th for Memorial Day. Please see below for essential schedule announcements, leadership activities, and athletics.

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Leadership/Club News


Social Media: Scan the QR code HERE to check out ways to stay up to date with SHS.

Upcoming Dates to Note

Monday 5/29: No School | Memorial Day

Wednesday 5/31: Senior Recognition Night @ 6:30 pm

Friday 6/2: Early 7:30 am START! Schedule HERE

Senior breakfast, Regalia delivery from Jostens, Parade of Graduates, Graduation practice & Class of 2023 Safe & Sober hosted lunch on the lawn!

Saturday 6/3: Class of 2023 Graduation @ 1 pm | McNabb Field (rain or shine) | Graduates arrive at SHS by noon

Please note: There are no tickets for graduations, feel free to invite all the family and friends you’d like!

Friday 6/16: Last day of school (9th-11th grades)

Activities Contact

For any leadership/club questions, please reach out to Activities Director Kristen Hagen:

Counseling Corner

Check out the SHS Counseling Website!


  • Senior Recognition Night will take place on May 31st at 6:30 PM in the SHS Auditorium. All seniors/families are invited to attend.

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

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  • Updated grades are available on StudentVue on the 1st and 15th of every month.


Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Have you completed financial aid for college? Check out the Counseling Website for more info.
  • ORSA/FAFSA*/Paying For College: If you missed out on attending the Paying for College webinars live, we recorded them! Please take time to watch the videos to learn more about the FAFSA process and other resources for paying for college.
  • Paying for College:
  • Pagar la Universidad:
  • It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships Video on our Counseling Website for some good information on how to get the process started.


Visit our counseling website for more

Need’s Assessment Results and Resilience Building Tips


  • The Scappoose School District is excited to offer nutritious meals to our students. Free/Reduced Lunch Application

  • Scappoose High School also has a food pantry for students in need. Stop by the counseling office if you are in need or have any questions or even if you just need a snack.

Student breakfast and lunches are no longer free. Lunch is 3.75 and breakfast is 2.00. You can send money with your student and take it to the cafeteria or log into mealtime to add money to your account.


  • Brookdale Rose Valley Senior Living - In search of Part Time Caregivers and Medication Technicians. Must be a minimum of 18 years old. For more information, contact Sasha Tinning at (503)543-4646.

  • Columbia River PUD - Is accepting applications for our Utility Engineering Internship Program until March 2nd. Students can also find it on our website –<>

  • Portland General Electric (PGE) is hiring, including summer internships. Visit their website for more information:

  • Anderson Roofing is hiring summer help. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages AND it’s a great place to work. Starting wage is 24.14 per hour. Visit our website for more information: or call (503) 294-0202 (must be 18 years or older).

  • Scappoose Public Library is looking for a summer intern. For more information, please contact


Both of our softball and baseball teams won their opening round games at Scappoose on Tuesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the OSAA 4A State Championship brackets.

Track is in Eugene at the world-renowned Hayward Field for the state championships.

The end of the year will bring an eventful finish to an incredible 2022-2023 athletic campaign!

College Commit:

  • Anthony Comer signed his letter of intent with family and friends to wrestle collegiately

  • He will be attending Southern Oregon University (Ashland) this Fall.



Girls Tennis:

  • Senior Sydney Liao played well at the state tournament in Corvallis

  • She qualified for the tournament two years in a row

Track & Field:

Safe and Sober Parent Organization


A signed permission slip is required to attend the graduation party

  • link to form you can print, sign, and send to the office with the student

  • Email us if any food allergies at

  • Grad party time: Arrive at SHS at 7:15 pm Sat Jun 3, busses leave at 7:45 pm, students will be bussed back very early Sunday morning

    • List of what to bring coming soon!

DUE JUNE 1st: Senior collage with photos and memories of your senior will be on display at a special ‘Walk through Memory Lane’ event following the Baccalaureate in the cafeteria, on June 2.

  • Poster requirements: Design vertically 28” h x 22” w on traditional poster board, including the student’s name on the front and upper left corner on the back.

  • You will get the posters back after the event. Have fun and get creative!

  • Drop off at the SHS office

Feeling generous? Consider donating to the Class of 2023 Grad party by May 31st.

A huge thank you to all the parents, school staff, and the community for their support of the Class of 2023!


To get involved, please attend one of our parent meetings

And follow our Class of 2024 Facebook Page

Upcoming Events:

Next Parent Meeting - Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm, SHS conference room

Monthly Can & Bottle Drive - Always the first Saturday of the month. Located in front of the Scappoose Middle School.

  • Next one: Saturday, June 3rd, 9 am - 2 pm


Junior Parents: We are preparing to hand off to the Class of 2024. To get involved, please attend one of our parent meetings.


What we do:

Event planning, resourcing, and fundraising for the Senior Luncheon, Baccalaureate, and Graduation party.

Senior Luncheon, Fri Jun 2: After the seniors do their parade-style walk through the elementary schools, they come back to the high school to refuel with some lunch and then start rehearsal for the graduation ceremony. Lunch is provided by the Safe & Sober parent organization.

Baccalaureate, Fri Jun 2 @ 7 pm in the auditorium: This is an optional event based on the ceremony of blessing that has often preceded graduations. Ours is a non-denominational and inspirational celebration and will include a guest speaker, the senior slideshow, and more. The slideshow is put together by the Safe & Sober parent organization along with some light refreshments.

Graduation party, Sat Jun 3: This party is meant to be a safe place for graduating seniors to celebrate together. They will be bussed to a secret (fun!) location in the evening after the graduation ceremony. They will be bussed back in the morning. The evening is filled with food, games, prizes, activities, chilling, and loads of fun!

******Stay up to date with what is happening******

  • Like our Facebook page - Class of 2024 Safe & Sober

  • Follow us on Instagram - shs_safeandsober_gradparty

  • Read the updates in the SHS Newsletter