Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of November 18th to December 1st, 2021

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Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

This is the last week of classes for the term, and we hope students are both academically and mentally prepared for finals. We hope all goes well and our students are successful in the first set of exams for the year.

Yesterday, CHS conducted a successful “Lock Down” drill. On cue, our buildings and classrooms were secured and students sheltered in place. Shortly thereafter, everyone evacuated the school. Despite our lack of practice, students took the activity seriously and responded well to direction. Canby Police and Fire assisted and were impressed by the actions. (Thank you CPD and CFD!)

Today, many of our seniors participated in the “Economic Summit.” This is an academic activity, where students research countries and conduct international relations collectively in a multi-class simulation. In speaking with several participating staff members, we were in agreement that this year, our seniors prepared and performed better than we’ve ever seen. Great job to all those who participated!

While most sports are transitioning into the Winter season, our Trap Team continues to compete and excel! The team recently won 1st place in our conference! Brandon Slater was the top male for our conference with a 24.1 average for the season and finished in 2nd place in the State! Hollie Lopez finished 8th in the state for females with a 21.8 average for the season and

Rylie Sullivan finished 10th in the state for females with a 21.2 average for the season. Congratulations Brandon, Hollie, and Rylie!

Finally, next week is Thanksgiving, and we’ll take a break from writing our weekly newsletter. At CHS we’re thankful for the support of our students and community during these challenging times. We hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday!

Stay healthy and strong, Canby! Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

Monday, 11/22 - Final Exams

Tuesday, 11/23 - Final Exams

Wednesday to Friday, 11/24-26 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, 11/29 - NO SCHOOL - Grading Day

Tuesday, 11/30 - First Day of Second Trimester


  • Finals Schedule
  • Schedule changes - Class sizes are full and therefore schedule changes are limited. If your student is requesting a change please have them contact their counselor with a detailed email or to set up an appointment. It is important to understand that some changes won't be able to be accommodated.
  • Counselors will be scheduling one-on-one senior meetings 1st trimester. Topics will include: updated graduation requirements, college and other applications, financial aid, scholarships, credit checks, and general check in for the year.
  • Cookies and Cram - Nov. 17th from 3:00-5:00 in the library. CHS students can come and work with friends and study for finals - enjoy delicious cookies and cocoa and get help from staff!

Activities and Arts


Winter Sports have begun! Please visit to make sure you are fully registered prior to participating in practices or games. Please contact for more information.

We’d like to take this time to recognize our all league award winners for fall sports! Below are the athletes recognized for their outstanding fall seasons. Congratulations to our hard working student athletes!


1st Team Running Back - Sophomore Tyler Konold

1st Team Corner - Sophomore Tyler Konold

1st Team Kick Returner - Sophomore Tyler Konold

1st Team Guard - Senior Colin Kennedy

1st Team Defensive Line - Senior Casey Langdale

1st Team Tackle - Senior Casey Langdale

1st Team defensive Line - Senior Jacob Strand

1st Team Tight End - Senior Jacob Strand

League Lineman of the Year - Senior Jacob Strand

1st Team Linebacker - Senior Joe Brauckmiller

Co. Defensive Player of the Year - Senior Joe Brauckmiller

1st Team Linebacker - Junior Braden Snoderly

1st Team Safety - Senior Matt Soles

Honorable Mention Tackle - Senior Clayton Langdale

Honorable Mention Linebacker - Senior Davis Hagen

Honorable Mention Center - Senior Matthew Hagen

Honorable Mention Linebacker - Cameron Lee

Honorable Mention Quarterback - Senior Mikey Gibson

Honorable Mention Running Back - Senior Bryce Oliver

Girls Soccer:

Honorable Mention - Senior Ashley Peterson

Honorable Mention - Senior Kathryn Frentress

Honorable Mention - Senior Katie Anderson

Honorable Mention - Freshman Kendel Johnson

Boys Soccer:

1st Team Goalkeeper - Senior David Villegas

Goalkeeper of the Year - Senior David Villegas

2nd Team Midfielder - Junior Vladimir Bernal Lopez

Honorable Mention Midfielder - Senior Cristian Sanchez Ramirez

Honorable Mention Forward- Junior Heladio Vera Morales

Honorable Mention Midfielder - Junior Samuel Barajas

Honorable Mention Defender - Junior Carlos Perez Garcia

Honorable Mention Midfielder - Senior Riley Hemsi-Walters


2nd Team - Junior Natalie Just

Honorable Mention - Senior Samantha Vandecoevering

Honorable Mention - Junior Chloe Annas

Honorable Mention - Senior Gabrielle Gray

Cross Country:

1st Team - Junior Maddox Oliver

2nd Team - Senior Tommy O'Neil

Honorable Mention - Senior Joel Ibarra

Honorable Mention - Junior Jack Joyce

Canby Junior basketball is now offering a co-ed rec program for 9th-12th graders that are currently not on a school program roster. The tentative schedule will be Saturday evenings from 6-8pm from January 8th to March 12th. Format for rec league will be dependent on participation levels and could vary from open gym pickup games, to structured 3v3 or 4v4 competitions with season ending tournament. All gameplay will be within Baker Prairie or Ackerman. The fee will be $50 for all players for the 10 week season. See for more information.

Other Information

Key Club/ASB Canned Food Drive:

The CHS Key Club, with the support of ASB Leadership, is sponsoring a Canned Food Drive and we are starting to collect food this week through Friday, 11/19. The donations will benefit CHS families, as well as the Canby Center. Collections will take place in 2nd period classes.

Please contribute any non-perishable items you can spare!

Graduation Orders - Jostens

Jostens was here today and met with our seniors during advisory in the stadium. Please talk with your senior and ask to see their Jostens packet. Jostens will be back on 11/22 (during advisory help period (7:40-9:40) and during lunch and 11/23 (during lunch) to take graduation orders. If your senior did not make the meeting, extra packets are in the main office.

SafeOregon Program

Canby School District is now offering the community a simple way to report student safety threats. SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more. The goal is to keep students safe by preventing threats from coming to fruition.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

  • Texting or calling 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)

  • Emailing

  • Online at

  • Via the SafeOregon app

Please help us keep Canby’s kids safe by utilizing this program.

Cougar Store is Open Online

Check out new apparel and CHS Cougar items in the online shopping mall,

Join Us-Employment in Canby Schools

While parent volunteering continues to be on hold until further notice, we do have employment opportunities in our schools for part-time positions like instructional assistants, nutrition services, custodians and more. We are also seeking on-call substitutes for those positions, which would provide even greater flexibility. Visit our employment website to view all current opportunities.

Upcoming Parent Input Opportunities

We are still collecting names of interested parents who want to serve on committees that provide planning input for the future CHS bond construction projects. Our partners in this process, Mahlum Architects, will soon be looking for more community input through focus groups. If you are interested, please respond by completing this form.

Latino Advisory Council meeting recording

Please go to this LINK to view the zoom meeting recording for the Latino Parent Advisory meeting for November. The next meeting will be in January.

CHS Video Broadcast Recruitment

Parents and students, do you have an interest in live streaming and announcing events? Would you like to help CHS and the community? Do you want to be a part of our Cougar team?

We are hoping to create a live stream broadcast network of volunteers to cover CHS sports and activities in a professional manner in keeping with the hard work that our students and athletes put in. Our vision is to develop a dynamic partnership with CTV-5 to support these broadcasts with interested students and adults providing the camera work, production, and commentary. If you have an interest in participating with this after school club, please contact Tyler Francke with The Canby Current and Now Hear This Studios at Please include your contact information and any prior media experience.

Attendance and Sick Students

To ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our attendance process, please remember the following guidelines:

  • To report an absence, call our attendance line at 503-263-7210 or email

  • Please report an absence as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after the absence.

  • If your student needs to leave class for an appointment, inform the attendance office as soon as possible. This will help us ensure that your student receives a note to leave class in a timely manner.

Remember that attendance matters and students who attend class regularly are more likely to stay on track, graduate on time, learn deeply, and get the most from their high school experience. Please partner with us to ensure great attendance and to remove any attendance barriers.

Bus Transportation

  • If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at

CHS Media

Some helpful links to our social media sites:

CHS Website

CHS Instagram: @canbyhighschool, @canbyASB

CHS YouTube: @CHS Announcements

CHS Principal’s Twitter: @Canby_Principal

Spanish Speaking Resources at Canby High School:

Bilingual Main Office Secretary: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7200

Attendance Office: Stephanie Cavazos (503)263-7210

Migrant Coordinator: Karent Robles (503)263-7229

English Language Development Coordinator: Alex Frixione(503)263-7200 ext 5405

9th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341

REACH Center: Jeralyn Gonzalez and Veronica Martinez (503)263-7429

Free Food Resources

CHS Free Food Site Links

For Mental Health Resources

**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Text NAMI to 741741

Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) -866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Call to Safety: If you are an adult and worried about your safety at home. Interpretation line available.1-888-235-5333

Proyecto Unica: Spanish version of Call to Safety. 503-232-4448

DHS Hotline (Oregon Department of Human Services) If you are worried about the safety of a child, Interpretation services available. 855-503-7233