Titan Times Newsletter

Springwater Trail High School - March 2019

Principal's Message

Hello Springwater Community,

We have wrapped up the 1st 6-week grading period of the 2nd semester. We only have a little over 3 months left in the school year! Progress Report grades can be viewed online through Synergy StudentVue or ParentVue.

As a reminder: we now offer after school support Mondays - Thursdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm! Students must sign up in the office by noon if they would like to catch a bus ride home. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get help with their classes.

Spring can be a challenging time for consistent attendance. Please remind your student we (and the district) expect students here every day -- consistent attendance is one of the best ways to ensure students remain on-track for graduation and maximize their learning.

Soccer season will begin right after Spring Break. Hopefully we are leaving the snow and cold behind us. If your student is interested in participating, please make sure they have a current physical on file. Contact the office or Mr. Nagel if you have questions.

Each week we have authentic learning experiences in the community. These opportunities include job fairs, career exploration trips to community business and industry partners, fine art events, and visits to post-secondary institutions. Please encourage your student to take part in some of these unique opportunities.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s teachers, the main office, or me by phone or email if you have questions or concerns.


Ryan Blaszak
Springwater Main Office: 503.261.4600

International Film Festival Field Trip

We were excited to complete our annual trip to the Portland International Film Festival in downtown Portland. We headed to the NW Film Center on Monday, March 11th to see the documentary film Miriam Lies.

Springwater has a wonderful partnership with the Global Classroom Film Series. While each film is unique, every film gives an interesting and thought provoking perspective of a global issue from a different perspective. These films are fantastic learning opportunities for students to be exposed to cultures and ideas they may not normally be exposed to during their everyday life. The films offer students a glimpse into parts of the world that may otherwise be unavailable to them.

Miriam Lies:

Global Classroom FAQ:


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.

Senior Baby Pictures

It is time to submit baby photos of your senior to be used in a slideshow during graduation! Photos can be submitted digitally to weber18@gresham.k12.or.us, or in person to Crystel Weber or Rylea Payne.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Please submit 4 - 8 photos.
  • If you are submitting physical photos, please put them in an envelope with your students' name on them so that we can return them to you via your student.
  • Please do not submit photos of photos.
  • If you do not want to turn in a physical copy of a picture, please scan your photos and send them digitally to weber18@gresham.k12.or.us

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.

March Student Spotlight

Checking In With Our Graduates