Titan Times Newsletter

Springwater Trail High School - May/June 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Springwater community,

Summer vacation is right around the corner! We have less than 3 weeks of the school year remaining before we say 'goodbye' to the 18-19 school year. Please continue to support your student and reach out to the school if you have questions or concerns about current grades in Synergy.

Our Spring Community Care Day was last Friday, May 24th. We spent the morning volunteering at Dabney State Recreation Area followed by a barbecue with games and activities in the afternoon. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we ended up returning to STHS for the barbecue and afternoon activities. However, it was a great way to bring closure to the school year while helping out a wonderful natural resource in our area. Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for more information about this event and all the other great activities that occur each week at STHS.

Similar to last year, Barlow's summer school will be held at Springwater Trail High School this year. Their campus is still undergoing renovation thanks to the passage of the recent school bond. If your student needs to catch up on credits, this is a great time to do summer school because Springwater students will be able to take their courses at Springwater! Call the office or reach out to Linda Centurion for more information.

I am thankful to each and every student, parent, and staff member who made this another successful school year! Enjoy the summer and I look forward to another great school year when we return in September!


Please take part in telephone survey just for parents!

The Gresham-Barlow School District is surveying families to prepare for a school boundary review process. Survey results will determine expectations and values across the district before a boundary review committee begins its work in September of 2019. We encourage you to take part in the survey! Find more information on school websites or visit www.gresham.k12.or.us.

2019-2020 School year Registration

Tuesday August 20th, 2019. 8:00am - 12:00pm

At registration, you will to turn in any revisions to the student registration form, pick up a tentative schedule, pay fees, Student ID/school photo, ask questions, etc.

PSAT Test Date Set

The 2019 PSAT test date has been set for Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019. The test will be held at STHS starting at 7:30am. Please note: this test is given 1 time per year, nationwide. This will be the only opportunity for your student to take this test at Springwater Trail High School for the 2019-20 school year. The state of Oregon will allow sophomores to take the test for free. Juniors must pay a fee to take the PSAT. Prices will be announced in the fall.

Spanish National Honor Society New Members

The Springwater Trail High School chapter of the Spanish national honor society,

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, inducted 4 new members at the ceremony on Wednesday,

May 29. To be eligible for induction a student needs to have completed the second year

of high school Spanish, and have earned an A for 3 out of 4 semesters of study. The students

who were honored this year were Bruce Baird, Anthony Brown, Emmalee Temple, and Ryan Hodge.

The chapter was begun in Springwater Trail High School in 2017, and this was the second year that students earned the honor. The ceremony included an explanation of the society's history and the qualifications for membership. Each new member added a flower to form a bouquet symbolizing the combining of their many talents to create something beautiful together. The ceremony ended with the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish.

Each new inductee received a certificate from the national organization, the American

Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Becoming a member of SHH entitles the students to apply for scholarship, travel, and other special opportunities. The STHS chapter founder and director is Judith Jeffries.

Senior Letter

Attention Senior Parents

For your reference, below is a copy of the Senior letter that was mailed out.


Yearbooks are running out, so buy one before they're gone! We aren't lying! There are a limited number still available, and you don't want to miss out on such an important keepsake from your senior year. You can purchase yours in the main office or online at jostensyearbooks.com.

Attention Fred Meyer Shoppers

Attention Fred Meyer Shoppers!

Springwater Trail High School is enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program! Please link your Fred Meyer rewards card with our nonprofit number MU443. Fred Meyers will donate a percentage of your purchases every quarter to our program. This will NOT affect your reward points or fuel points. Last quarter we received $57.14, every little bit helps. This program helps pay for transportation to allow our students to attend events in the community. Below is the link to sign up.


Academic Support Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Additional academic support is available at Springwater Trail High School, on Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's from 2:30pm-3:30pm. This additional time will allow students to utilize school resources such as the library and student computers for homework, studying, reading, etc.

Transportation home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office prior to noon to receive a ride home.

Wednesday school is also available every week and we encourage students to utilize this time to meet with their teachers, retake quizzes, and get homework help. Transportation home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office prior to noon on Wednesdays to receive a ride home. If you have questions regarding after school support, please call the office at 503.261.4600.

May/June Student Spotlight

Checking In With Our Graduates