Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of November 11th to November 17th, 2021

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Principal's Message

The end of the term is close (I know, I’ve said it before!) and final exams are in less than two weeks. We hope our students take advantage of next week to prepare. For our Freshmen and Sophomores who have yet to experience finals, connect with your teachers and find out the expectations. Some teachers don’t have formal exams and focus on other ways to finish assessing your progress. Find out what to expect and relax. You’ve got this!

Next Tuesday, we will be conducting a “Lockdown” safety drill. We’ll be on a PM assembly schedule that day, and students will participate in the drill at the beginning of 5th period.

In the world of sports, congratulations to our champion Dance Team! In their first competition of the season, the dancers placed first in multiple competitions at the Mount Hood Dance Festival last Saturday. Also, our football team continues to impress with a decisive first round playoff victory last Friday over Lebanon High School 37-7. Next round is this Friday, at home, against #5 Thurston HS. Kickoff is 7pm.

Today is National Signing Day, and we extend our congratulations to seniors Ashley Peterson and Bella Short. Ashley has committed to Central Washington University to play soccer, and Bella is signing with Michigan State to row crew. We are proud of you, ladies!

Finally, tomorrow is Veterans' Day. In many parts of the world it is called Remembrance Day. It was established on the day the armistice occurred, ending World War I, on November 11th, 1918. We should all take a moment and remember the sacrifices many men and women have made in defense of our country. Thank you to all who have served!

Stay healthy and strong, Canby! Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

Thursday, 11/11 - NO SCHOOL, HOLIDAY

Friday, 11/12 - Football Playoff Game @ Home, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 11/16 - PM Assembly Schedule, Lockdown Drill Scheduled

Wednesday, 11/17 - Late Start Advisory Schedule

Monday, 11/22: Final Exams (Periods 2 and 4)

Tuesday, 11/23: Final Exams (Periods 1, 3, and 5)


  • 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

  • Senior Pictures are due November 29, 2021.


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

This week, fall sports enter the OSAA playoffs. As we are hosting on behalf of the OSAA, both parents and students are charged entry. Parents pay $8 for the first two rounds and students are $5 for all rounds. Also, in accordance with the broadcasting rights for the OSAA, the NFHS Network will not be free of charge and require a monthly subscription in order to watch the playoffs. Please plan accordingly to cheer on your Cougars!

Winter Sports sign-ups are now open. Please visit to make sure you are fully registered prior to participating in practices or games. Please contact 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!

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.

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