Titan Times Newsletter

Springwater Trail High School - December 2019/January 2020

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 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. December school days are over and January will fly by as well.

As a reminder, we have academic support Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Students can sign up for a bus ride home after the academic support. 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.

Springwater students continue to explore and experience the world outside of STHS: this week Ms. Vogl visited Job Corps with a group of seniors and their parents while Ms. Jeffries' second year Spanish students attended the Spanish play, A Christmas Cuento Remix at El Milagro Theatre in downtown Portland. In January, some of Ms. Kruse's art classes will explore All Things Being Equal, an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum.

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.

Enjoy the winter break,

Ryan Blaszak

Clubs at STHS

Below is a list of Clubs at STHS. Encourage your student to get involved!

Fandoms Club: Tuesdays after school

The Debate Club: Mondays during lunch

Art Club: Mondays after school

Anime Club: Thursdays during lunch

GSA: Fridays during lunch

Choir: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays after school

Drama Club: Mondays & Wednesdays after school

Literature Club: Thursdays after school

Bey-Blade Club: Wednesdays during lunch

Weight Lifting: Wednesdays during lunch

Strategic Game Club: Wednesdays during lunch

Finals Week Schedule January 27 - 31, 2020

See document below for our semester 1 final exam week schedule.

Senior Pictures

Senior yearbook photos were due to Mrs Weber by Wednesday December 18th. If you have not submitted your Senior photo please do so ASAP. Please see the document below that outlines requirements of the photo.

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

Senior Baby Photos

SENIOR PARENTS! Yearbook is starting to collect your adorable baby photos for graduation. Please submit 4 - 6 of your favorite photos to Mrs. Weber before February 11th. Photos can be submitted physically or digitally, but please do not turn in photos of photos (those cannot be used). If you have any questions ask Mrs. Weber at Weber18 @gresham.k12.or.us.

ODE OSAS Opt Out Form

ORS 329.479 establishes a Student Assessment Bill of Rights permitting parents or adult students to annually opt-out of statewide summative assessments in English language arts and Mathematics. Opt out forms are now available below in English and Spanish.

Opt-Out_Form_2019-20 ENG

Opt-Out_Form_2019-20 SP

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 $64.66, 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 Monday - Thursday

Additional academic support is available at Springwater Trail High School, on Monday - Thursday 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 route home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office to ride the bus. Below is the route of the 3:30 activity bus. If you have questions regarding after school support, please call the office at 503.261.4600.

3:37pm Hollydale ES

3:41pm Gresham HS - 1200 N Main Ave

3:43pm North Gresham ES

3:46pm Highland ES

3:50pm Hall ES

3:57pm Powell Valley ES

4:01pm Kelly Creek ES

4:09pm Thompson Fruit Stand - Corner 242 & Bohna Park

4:10pm Lewis & Clark Montesorri

4:14pm Safeway Parking Lot

December/January Student Spotlight

Checking In With Our Graduates