SHS Community Newsletter

Week of May 23rd, 2022

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

We are excited for MJ-Term! MJ-Term brings a lot of excitement with graduation looming and students doing exploratory courses to deepen learning before they head off for the summer. Please see below for the MJ-Term daily schedule.

Have a great week!

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


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Upcoming Events-Leadership

Link to the Scappoose High School | Calendar of Events

  • 5/23 J-Term Begins

  • 6/15 Last Day of School



  • 6/1 Senior Awards Night

  • 6/3 Senior Breakfast & Graduation Walkthrough

  • 6/3 Baccalaureate

  • 6/4 Graduation, 1 pm

Testing Dates

Oregon State Assessments will be the week of May 24-27 from 8-9:45 AM, the testing will be for math, English, and science. The testing will take place prior to the start of the day during MJ Term to allow students to attend their full day of. The main office will be accepting opt-out forms, please access the forms below.

Opt-out form- State Testing

Exemption Form- English- Parent request for Exemption for state Testing (excluding Math and ELA)

Opt-Out Form- Spanish- Opt-out for State Testing in Spanish

Spanish Exemption Form- Exemption form- Spanish

Counseling Corner

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

Attention Seniors!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Senior Recognition Night on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 PM in the SHS Auditorium. Please see the attached invite - all are welcome!

Happy National Decision Day! Check out what all of our seniors plan to do next year -

Attention Current Sophomores!

Are you a current Sophomore, future Junior, interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT next year? If so, please view this document for more information and links on how to sign up.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 2nd through May 23rd Application OPEN - OMIC Summer Internship - Columbia Works is excited to announce that they will be hosting their 3rd OMIC Summer Internship. The application will be open from May 2nd through May 23rd. The application can be found here. Contact Ms. Pinkstaff in the counseling office with any questions.

  • May 26, 2022 at 9 AM - InRoads Financial Reality Fair (SHS GYM) - ALL CURRENT 11th GRADERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - This event was rescheduled from the original date in January due to COVID. Students should download the “Bite of Reality 2” app on their mobile devices prior to the date of the fair. InRoads will provide devices for students if they do not have one.


MJ Term Scheduling: Counseling will be working on finalizing MJ Term Schedules over the next few weeks. MJ Term classes listed in students' schedules are subject to change. We will not be accepting schedules change requests.

College & Career:

Oregon Promise Update: GPA Requirement Change - this is exciting news!

  • Starting with the Class of 2022 (March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 graduates), the GPA requirement has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0

    • Interested Class of 2022 students must apply for Oregon Promise by JUNE 1 at 5:00 PM to be considered for the grant

  • For all students who will receive the Oregon Promise Grant in the 2022-23 academic year, there will be changes to the award calculation and renewal requirements:

    • The $50 per term co-pay has been removed from the award calculation

    • The minimum award will increase from $1,000 to $2,000 for full-time, full-year students, and it will increase at the same rate as the maximum award each year

    • The First-Year Experience will no longer be a requirement to renew the Oregon Promise Grant

  • FAFSA/Paying for College

  • SCHOLARSHIPS! It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships tab on the SHS Counseling Website-there are A LOT of really good resources listed. The following grant/scholarship opportunities are open to apply to:


Scappoose Public Library will be hosting a free produce distribution every Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 Pm in the Library Meeting Room. All are welcome!

This time of year can be hard on people. Please know that there are resources for students who are struggling.

Scappoose Counseling Wellness Letter

Lines for Life: 800-273-8255

CCMH Crisis Line: 503-782-4499

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

TrevorLifeline (LGBTQIA+ ): 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText: text START to 678-678

Senior Awards Night!

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Athletic Announcements

The weather is finally cooperating as teams are wrapping up their seasons or making their final push towards securing their postseason births.

The entire school year has flown by and we are definitely finishing the year with a bang!

Tennis: Junior Sydney Liao begins her state tournament bracket today at the Portland Tennis Center.

Track: The varsity team finished the NWOC Championships held at Wilsonville last Friday. The following were District Champions:

  • Boys 100m & 200m - Jed Barnaby

  • Boys 4x100m Relay

    • Jed Barnaby

    • Ayden Patterson

    • Colin Stoddard

    • D’Angelo Macedo Becker

  • Girls 4x400m Relay

    • Sydney Hanke

    • Gabrielle Hanke

    • Alice Davidson

    • Peyton Lennox

The girls finished 3rd and the boys 2nd in the league.

Coach Dennis Olstedt was voted as Boy’s NWOC Coach of the Year.

We have a large contingent competing in the state meet at Hayward Field in Eugene (UO) today and tomorrow.

Golf: Our girls golf team and two members of our boys team competed in the state championships earlier this week on Monday & Tuesday.

The following members competed at the 5A State Championships hosted by Emerald Valley Golf and Resort in Creswell on Monday and Tuesday and placed 7th statewide.

  • Kylee Nutt - 1st team All NWOC

  • Dylan Deitz

  • Molly Hagen - 2nd team All NWOC

  • Reagan Witt

  • Kelsey Holcomb

Our boys team individual qualifiers played in the 5A State Championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

State Golf Individual and Team Results

Softball: Softball clinched 2nd place in the NWOC Conference play after finishing up the season defeating St. Helens before dropping another tough one to league champions, Wilsonville.

Thursday night’s last league contest allowed us to celebrate our seniors:

  • Emma Sparkman

  • Ashley Berns

  • Mikala Marshall

  • Kenzie Hoag

  • Jae Maller

  • Kaitlin Dahla

The first-round state playoff game will take place, Wednesday, May 25. The opponent, location, and time will be finalized on Sunday.

Baseball: The boys team’s final league contest and Senior Night is 5/20 hosting Wilsonville at 5:00 PM.

We will be celebrating the following seniors on 5/20:

  • Malcolm Harrison

  • Jack Duschka

  • Andrew Darco

  • Austin Verbout

  • Luke McNabb

They have also clinched a spot in the state championships and their first game will be played on Wednesday, May 25. We will be traveling for the opening round game and the opponent, location, and time will be decided this weekend.

Equestrian: The final results from the state meet held in Redmond on May 12-15 will be summarized and available in next week’s newsletter.

Largemouth Bass State Championships: Will Harris and Andrew Janke landed some big ones as they placed 4th overall in the Student Angler Federation (SAF) State High School largemouth bass fishing championships at Ten-Mile Lake (Lakeside, OR) on Saturday, May 14.

Save the Date: Run for Neil - September 10th, 2022

  • All proceeds are used to promote whole-body wellness for all students in the Scappoose community.

College Bound Student-Athletes: We will be hosting our college signing day for our seniors who will be competing collegiately in front of their classmates in the auditorium on Tuesday, May 24 at 12:00 PM in the auditorium. Families are welcome.

The Class of 2022 Collegiate Athletes are:

  • Jed Barnaby - Track & Field - Lewis-Clark State College (ID)

  • Maizri Chandler - Lacrosse - Linfield University

  • Andrew Darco - Soccer - Linfield University

  • Angelina Dominguez - Cross Country/Track - Pacific University

  • Liam Frobisher - Basketball - Eastern Washington University

  • Caleb Glen - Golf - Corban University (OR)

  • Luke McNabb - Football - Linfield University

  • Kylee Nutt - Golf - Crown College (MN)

  • Colin Stoddard - Football & Track - Carroll College (MT)

If you are competing and did not get a chance to send in your information, please email - Dale French

Safe and Sober News


We are 15 days away from our seniors graduating! I can’t believe the time is already here.

‼ GRAD PARTY PERMISSION SLIPS ‼ -We have only received about 20 permission slips so far from our Seniors. We’ve included it here, but your seniors can also pick them up in the office. Please have your seniors turn these into the office ASAP as it helps with headcounts and planning. Also, even if your student is 18 or older, a parent or legal guardian must still sign the permission slip. Your student will be receiving more information about what to expect and what they can bring to the party closer to the event.

‼ STUDENT/PARENT PARTY LETTER ‼ -Please see the student/parent letter about what to expect from the party here.

Attendance Matters

Attendance really matters! We want your student to be here and on time. So, how many absences are needed for a student to be considered truant?

  • Exceeding five days absent, either excused and/or unexcused, in a three-month period may be a truancy violation.

  • Unexcused absences are a child safety issue. Someone should always know where the child is. Oregon state law says an equivalent of four unexcused days in a month may also be a truancy violation.

  • Days specifically excused by doctor’s notes are excluded from any count. The program is intended to be as flexible as each school wishes. The school staff may take into consideration the student’s school performance when determining necessary intervention.

What happens when a student is sent to truancy?

  • A truancy officer will visit with the parent or guardian at the student’s home. The officer will evaluate living conditions that could affect attendance and inform parents or guardians of the Oregon Compulsory School Attendance Law 39.010. The officer will give the parent or guardian a compliance notice to sign and return to the school. This initial step often improves student attendance without further contact.

  • Tardy Policy

    Excessive tardies will be turned over to the administration for disciplinary action.

    • Tardy # 1: three unexcused tardies in any one class in one semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 2: any tardy from any other class in the same semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 3: the next tardy from any class in the same semester. Result is Saturday School.

    • Unexcused absences will result in In School Suspension.