SHS Community Newsletter
Week of January 17th-20th, 2023
Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,
Hello Scappoose Community,
Next week is Winter Week! We have events leading up to Winter Ball on Saturday the 21st, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds from 7 PM-10 PM. Students are showing great excitement for next week and the WInter Ball. Please see below for important schedule announcements, leadership activities, and athletics.
Scappoose High School Principal
Winter Ball Announcement
The Winter Ball and other school events can be the source of many great memories. Unfortunately, they can also be associated with an increased level of unsafe behavior, including the use of alcohol. Students wishing to attend our upcoming Winter Ball on January 21st, starting at 7 PM, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds will complete a breathalyzer check before entry to the event. Students refusing to do so will lose the privilege of attending the event, and school personnel will contact their guardian(s). Students suspected of being under the influence will be required to have a parent pick them up. In the event that someone is found to have used alcohol or illegal substances or is in possession of an unlawful substance, staff will follow the expectations in the Student Handbook and Board Policy.
We are ensuring that all students know that the breathalyzer will be in use at the Winter Ball. We are raising the level of awareness by sending this email. Our goal is not to catch students doing something wrong but instead to help them make safe and appropriate choices.
We look forward to a safe and enjoyable evening for all.
Scappoose High School Administrative Team
Schedules For J-Term
Social Media: Scan the QR code HERE to check out ways to stay up to date with SHS.
Upcoming Dates to Note:
Jan. 13th | Winter Week Assembly & Court Slides HERE
Jan. 17th - 20th | Winter Week Theme Days
Jan. 18th | Winter Holiday Movie Night (Prom fundraiser) Additional details HERE
Jan. 20th | Freshmen Class Elections
Jan. 20th | NHS Birdies at Breakfast (More details below)
Jan. 21st | Winter Ball | Additional details HERE
Note: Tickets on sale (lunch/$20) Wednesday 1/11 - Friday 1/20
Jan. 26th | J-Term ends
Jan. 27th | No classes, Grading Day
Join the fun! Theme: Northern Lights...we went with our favorite Winter Movies
Tuesday 1/17: "Polar Express" | Pajamas
Wednesday 1/18: "Elf" | Elf/Santa Hats
Thursday 1/19: "8 Crazy Nights" | Adam Sandler Out
Friday 1/20: "Christmas Vacation" | Ugly Sweater
For any leadership/club questions, please reach out to Activities Director Kristen Hagen: email@example.com
National Honor Society:
Another fun way to get involved with an activity this month, NHS is hosting our 2nd annual Birdies at Breakfast event. Organize a staff or student badminton team (2 people, no experience required), create a clever (might I suggest a bird-related theme?) team name, donate $10 (all proceeds will be donated to), and join us Friday morning 1/20 at 7:30 am for a sporting good time. Bagels and juice to follow gameplay. Register HERE
Check out the SHS Counseling Website!
Semester 2 schedules are now available for viewing in StudentVue. If you would like to request a schedule change for Semester 2, we encourage you to do that now. All schedule change requests MUST go through the Schedule Change Request Form. The last day to make schedule changes for Semester 2 will be Monday, February 6th at 4 PM. Any schedule changes after that may result in a WF (withdrawal fail). Students can find the Schedule Change Request Form below and can access it through the QR codes posted in the main office and counseling office.
Schedule changes will be considered for the following reasons:
A scheduling error was made and a student was placed in an incorrect class (example: placed in Geometry but should be in Algebra)
Student is missing a core graduation requirement
Student failed a class and has not yet recovered the credit
Schedule changes will NOT be considered for:
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
Are you having account issues?
School Email Login - Contact Nicole Verzino at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canvas Login - Contact IT at email@example.com
StudentVue/ParentVue - Contact Nicole Verzino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Semester 2 Schedules:
Students can access their semester 2 schedules in StudentVue. Students can start requesting Semester 2 Schedule changes through the Schedule Change Request Form. The last day to make schedule changes for semester 2 will be February 6, 2023.
Updated grades are available on StudentVue on the 1st and 15th of every month.
COLLEGE AND CAREER
Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities:
Have you completed financial aid for college? Check out the Counseling Website for more info.
Scholarships: Finding FREE money for college. Registration is required and can be found in the link above.
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: https://bit.ly/PFCOR2022
Pagar la Universidad: https://bit.ly/PFCS2022
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.
We have already scheduled several college visits. Check out who else is scheduled to come here.
SAT: This year Scappoose High School will be proctoring the SAT on March 11th, 2023. Please visit collegeboard.org to register. Please visit the link below for frequently asked questions. Information about SAT
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. https://www.mymealtime.com
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 2. Students can also find it on our website – www.crpud.net/internship<http://www.crpud.net/internship>
We are enjoying continued success across the spectrum of all of our winter teams. Each of our teams or in critical sections of their seasons with the focus on league championships and postseason qualifying.
Scappoose Booster Club:
We are looking for people to help get involved in impacting our Scappoose Community
Please mark your calendars for the following events:
Hall of Fame Class of 2023 - Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23
20th Salmon Derby - Saturday, April 15 at Columbia County Fairgrounds
Ryan Moore Golf Tournament - TBD
Please let me know if you are interested in helping out in any way
Next planning meetings:
Booster/Salmon Derby - Thursday, January 26 @ 6 PM - Ixtapa
Hall of Fame - Wednesday, February 15 @ 6 PM - SHS Conference Room
Beat St. Helens 41-22 on Wednesday; head to Seaside tonight
The team has caught the injury bug but the team has stepped up across the board.
Handled St. Helens 54-46 prior to the girls win; also head to Seaside tonight
Getting great balanced play from across the entire team.
Our Vision dancers are excited to compete Saturday, January 14 at Clackamas HS after an extended break in their schedule
Wrestling has been extremely busy turning in spectacular results
Many competing at Oregon Wrestling Classic in Redmond today and tomorrow
Host St. Helens in critical dual meet on Thursday, January 19
Swimming continue to get faster and faster each week in pool
Traveled to Molalla for a large invitational on January 11
Swim tomorrow at Riverdale Invitational at Lewis and Clark College
Mark Your Calendars - Spring Sports Fast Approaching:
Sunday, February 26 - Spring Sports Meetings
5:00 PM - All parents and athletes in auditorium
5:30 PM - Team Break out sessions
Monday, February 27 - First Day of Spring Practices
Verify all paperwork is completed for participating
Contact - Athletic Office with any questions
In case you missed it last week we wanted to leave in our Fall Sport All State Recognition Recipients
Fall Sports All-State Teams:
Senior Paul Parral and Junior Alice Davidson were selected to the 4A 1st Team All-State soccer team
Senior Adison Stoddard was a 2nd Team All State soccer selection
Football was well represented this year on the All-State Teams
1st Team WR - Senior, Ben Rintoul
1st Team K - Senior, Aimar Cancinos
2nd Team RB - Senior, D’Angelo Macedo-Becker
Honorable Mention QB - Sophomore, Max Nowlin
Honorable Mention WR - Senior, Colby Campbell
1st Team DB - Senior, Trey Dieringer
2nd Team LB - Junior, Warren Haatia
Honorable Mention LB - Senior, Wyatt Anicker
Safe and Sober Update
SHS Safe and Sober Grad Party Updates:
******Stay up to date with what is happening******
Like our Facebook page - Class of 2023 Safe & Sober
Read the weekly updates in the SHS Newsletter
Donate your cans & bottles to the Safe and Sober can/bottle drive on January 7th or the first Saturday of each month! Located in front of Scappoose Middle School. We have blue bags available if you prefer to turn in bottles and cans to Fred Meyer whenever you want. They can be returned just like the green bags. Contact us at email@example.com to have a bag(s) delivered or pick some up at the event.
Want to volunteer at the can/bottle drive? Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A49ACA62EAAFD0-class
Don’t have time to volunteer but still want to support the Class of 2023 Grad party? You can donate directly, just click or scan the QR code to donate or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can coordinate via Venmo or other options.
Next Meeting - January 23rd, 6:30pm @ SHS Conference Room
Monthly Can & Bottle Drive - Always the first Saturday of the month. Located in front of the Scappoose Middle School.
Next one: February from 9 am - 2 pm
Sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A49ACA62EAAFD0-class
We are in need of people to help, especially in the afternoons. It’s fun and a great way to connect with other senior parents!
More fundraising opportunities