Titan Times Newsletter

Springwater Trail High School - December 2018/January 2019

Principal's Message

Hello Springwater Community,


Thank you to all the families and students who attended conferences the week of Thanksgiving! As we embark on these final 5 weeks of the semester, it is critical for students to work closely with their teachers to get caught up on assignments and get additional support if they are struggling with their classes. November flew by and December will too: we have less than 2 weeks until winter break!


As a reminder, we have academic support Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Students can sign up for a bus ride home after the academic support on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Tuesdays, students must organize their own way home. In addition to academic support, there are also a variety of clubs that meet after school. Some clubs also meet during lunch. See the list of clubs, and when they meet, in this issue of Titan Times.


This time of year, with the short days, can take a toll on student attendance. Please remember: we expect students to be at school every day. Of course, if students are sick they should stay home and get better. There have been numerous studies over the years demonstrating the critical link between school attendance, graduation, and student success after high school (whether it be holding down a job or completing college). We are here to support our students and families. We will continue to problem-solve with students and families if attendance drops below 90%.


​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.



Sincerely,

Ryan Blaszak
Springwater Main Office: 503.261.4600

Senior Yearbook Photos Due!

Senior yearbook photos are due to Mrs Weber by Monday December 17th. Please see the document below that outlines requirements of the photo.

Contact Mrs Weber at Weber18@gresham.k12.or.us or 503-261-4600

Clubs at Springwater

We have a wide variety of clubs at Springwater. Encourage your students to join the fun or start their own club!


Robotics Club: Room 212, Wednesdays at 2:30pm

Student Advocacy: Room 112, Thursdays during lunch

ASL: Room 213, Mondays at 2:30pm

D&D: Room 11, Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch

Strategic Board Games: Room 201, Wednesday's at 2:30pm

Debate Club: Room 111, Mondays at lunch

Anime Club: Room 101, Wednesdays at lunch

World Music Winter Performance

Please join us on Tuesday December 18th at 7pm for our Winter World Music Performance. This is a great opportunity to listen to our wonderful Marimba Band!

Yearbooks

While Snapchats may not last forever, yearbooks do! Don't forget to buy your 2018-2019 STHS yearbook soon! Yearbooks are $30 and can be purchased in the main office, or at www.jostens.com.

CAL - Center For Advanced Learning

Attention Sophomore Families: Are you interested in applying to attend CAL next year? Below are important dates about the application process.


Friday, December 14th All sophomore CAL presentation at STHS 8:30AM commons


Tuesday, February 12th - All-sophomore half-day field trip to CAL (PM)


Thursday, February 21st - CAL Open House 6:00-7:30 PM

1484 Northwest Civic Drive, Gresham, OR 97030


Friday, March 1st- Deadline for priority CAL applications. All applications received after this date are accepted but will be processed based on program availability.


Friday, March 22nd : Accepted list posted outside the main office.


End of March - CAL will mail acceptance letters to approved students

Blood Drive - January 24th

We will be having a blood drive on Thursday, January 24th. Contact the office at 503-261-4600 if you would like to schedule a time to donate.

Academic Support Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays

Additional academic support is available at Springwater Trail High School, on Mondays and Tuesdays 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 on Mondays but students MUST sign up in the office prior to noon on Mondays to receive a ride home.

Students will need to have their own transportation home on Tuesdays.


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.

December/January Student Spotlight

Checking In With Our Graduates