SHS Community Newsletter

Week of January 17th-20th, 2023

Principal's Update

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.

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

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

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:

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

Winter Week

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:

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

Counseling Corner

Check out the SHS Counseling Website!

Special Announcement:

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:

  • Teacher requests

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?


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.


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:
    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.

College Visits:

  • 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 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.


  • 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 –<>


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

Upcoming Contests:

Girls Basketball:

  • 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.

  • Schedule and Results

Boys Basketball:

  • Handled St. Helens 54-46 prior to the girls win; also head to Seaside tonight

  • Getting great balanced play from across the entire team.

  • Schedule and Results


  • 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

  • HS Wrestling Update

  • 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

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

    • Offense recognition

      • 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

    • Defense recognition

      • 1st Team DB - Senior, Trey Dieringer

      • 2nd Team LB - Junior, Warren Haatia

      • Honorable Mention LB - Senior, Wyatt Anicker

    • All-State Football Teams

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 to have a bag(s) delivered or pick some up at the event.

Upcoming Events:

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.

Coming soon!

  • More fundraising opportunities